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  1. Bilstein Shocks old info to new info

    How To's, DIY and Write ups
    I am writing this to try to help others with some updated information. Piggy backing off of chuckamazuk, and their thread "Bilstein Shock and Calmini Idler Arm Brace Install [First Gen]" In their right up they list theses shocks “Bilsteins, F4-B46-2126-H0 in the rear, F4-B46-1099-H0 in the...
  2. Rough riding

    Repair Questions
    Trying to figure out why my Xterra is riding really rough over bumps wondering what all I need to do with the suspension system to make it smoother. figured out I have an independent suspension system on the front it's literally just shocks, no coil springs and it rides really rough over little...
  3. Rear shock stud broke

    Offroad Suspension & Steering
    Hello all, so I spent my saturday installing my AC suspension lift and all went to plan.. and when I say all what im really saying is about 85%. Rear shackles were installed, uca's were installed, torsion bars were reindexed.. so now i just have one issue... I BROKE THE TOP STUD BOLT FOR MY...
  4. Bad vibration from ront end on corners

    Repair Questions
    Just got new tires and everything was fine, nice and smooth. Recently I have been getting a vibration from the front end like the tires were off balance or something. I thought maybe some of the balancing weights fell off or something. I had the tires re-balanced and still have the vibration...
  5. Xterra 2004 Shocks

    Repair Questions
    Hi, I need to buy a set of shocks and struts for a Nissan Xterra 2004 SE 4WD. The driving is 70 % paved and 30 % not paved terrain. It has stock suspension, no modification has been performed. I have been searching on forums and most of them recommend Bilstein 5100, then I realize that I...
  6. Leaf springs broke, third time...

    Repair Questions
    Yesterday the top leaf spring in the driver's side snapped. I didn't want to go anywhere for Memorial Day weekend anyway... I have maybe 50-75 lbs. of gear stored in the back of my 2006 Xterra. This is going to be the third time I've had a set of leaf springs replaced. The guy at the...
  7. Shock Fitment Question - Gen 1.5

    Offroad Suspension & Steering
    I know I know, "just buy new shocks made for your truck." But if I can save $80, then I will. A local guy is selling Bilstein 5125 rear shocks, brand new. They are specifically sold for a Tacoma. I read a post from TJTJ about compressed and extended length requirements, and these shocks fit the...
  8. Shock part numbers

    Offroad Suspension & Steering
    I know... another shock thread. I've been searching this for a little while, and some of the part numbers are out of date, and a lot of the threads just have links to 4x4parts.com, they only list their internal SKUs, and won't give part numbers, even over the phone. I'm specifically looking...
  9. '02 Suspension?

    Street Suspension
    Disclaimer: This is my first post and I am by no means a "car guy". My 2002 XE SC V6 could use new suspension. I bought it 6 months ago and have no idea when it has been replaced, with 165xxx miles, they are visibly rusty now. I am running a pretty tight budget and found the Gabriel Ultra's...
  10. Shocks

    Performance Mods
    I am looking to upgrade my shocks from the standard factory models. Does anyone have any suggestions on which ones to get and where to get them?
  11. Shock replacement options

    Repair Questions
    I have a stock '07 and at a minimum need to replace shocks all the way around. I tow a small bass boat too & the rear sags bad & bottoms out way too easy (partly because of bad shocks but the rear suspension is just weak). I don't get to off road this truck much & don't really want to lift it...
  12. Struts & Shocks for the HEAVY tires?

    Modification Questions
    I, along with a local shop I think I trust, concluded my tire cupping is being caused by my shocks and struts being worn out. They've got 80K miles on them and I want to replace them all. Where I've been using the Wrangler Duratrac tires that weigh a lot more than the stock tires, that's a lot...
  13. Front tires cupped - Horrendously..

    Repair Questions
    Front tires cupped, pretty badly Hi All! I've been running the Wrangler Duratrac's, LT265x75x16's. They are the Load C rated tires (the lower weight carrying version - they also come in a Load E version). 35,000 of driving and I ended up with the front tires horrendously cupped. I've...
  14. Pair of Bilstein 4600 rears for 1st Gen or Frontier

    Parts For Sale
    I bought these Bilstein 4600 shocks for the rear of my 2003 Nissan Xterra, and only used them for about a month before I lifted the truck and had to get extended length ones. These are in "as-new" condition and will fit 2000-2004 Xterras and Frontiers. The Bilstein part number is 24-185011...
  15. Mixing shocks (Brands)

    General Discussions
    Hello everyone, this is my first post. I was just wondering if it is okay to have Bilstein shocks on the front and Monroe reflex on the rear. Is is a cardinal sin to mix brands? I have a 2002 X. Does anyone have any opinions about KYB shocks? Also, from all of the posts I've read, I should...
  16. Help me with my lift!>

    Offroad Suspension & Steering
    hi, i just got a 02 nissan xterra and i wanted to lift it and put firestone's destination mt tires on it ( preferably the 33") what all do i need besides a lift kit and tires? try to be specific, like the name of the kit and the sizes, any help is much needed as my dad is always to busy to help...
  17. Shocks by application for lifted 1st Gen Xterra

    Offroad Suspension & Steering
    I'm sure this information is already here somewhere, but after exhaustive searching, I give up. I've seen this info a dozen times, but can't find it when I need it. What I am looking for is the application information for shocks for our lifted X's ie. Rear shocks for a 99 Tacoma 4x4 V6 (which...
  18. Bilstein Shocks

    Offroad suspension & Steering
    Hey all, looking for some help with some Bilsteins. I have a 2003 and just bought some front 4600 series shocks with an order on hold for the back ones. I am wondering if anyone knows what series (if a specific series) was put in the 2005+ Xterra 4x4 OEM Off Road Packages. I want to know if...
  19. Jeep Rubicon JKU shocks

    Modification Questions
    My front shocks are original and are starting to squeak pretty bad after 10 years of rust. Im installing a SL on my 2012 Jeep Wrangler and im wondering if the original shocks would be compatible with my 03 X. also will it add any lift or noticeably change my handling? thanks in advance for any...
  20. 1 Shock more compressed than other on flat ground?

    How To's, DIY and Write ups
    I installed 2 front Bilsteins today. It seems to me that one side is more compressed by a 1 inch. Could this mean I need to adjust my torsion bars? They were totally untensioned during my install.
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