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  1. Steering Wheel Shake at 65+ mph

    Repair Questions
    The steering wheel/ column shakes when I drive at/over 65mph. It gets worse as I go faster except for when I reach 80 mph then it settles down a bit. I got used tires put in about 3 weeks ago and the front passenger one was already wearing wayyy faster then the other 3. Took it to the shop and...
  2. Front shock upper bushings?

    General Discussions
    I'm running Bilstein 5100, those didn't come with upper shock bushings, so I reused the old OE ones. Now they are cracked and falling apart, so I need to replace. Does anyone know any aftermarket sellers? I realize has all the things, but I'm in Canada and ordering from them is...
  3. Sway bar end links - worn?

    General Discussions
    How do you tell if your front sway bar end link or sway bar bushings are worn? I'm guessing these are toast and should be replaced?? How long should one expect these to last?? These have only been on for less than two years; but I was running some very worn tie-rods ends for a while, so I...
  4. Moog stabilizer bar links hitting leaf springs

    Repair Questions
    Hey folks, Recently bought a 2002 X. Love this beast, but I'm a noob when it comes to the wrench. I'm learning whatever I can about mechanical maintenance now, and the first thing I did was replace old stock rear stabilizer bar links with fancy new Moog ones. However, once the tires got back on...
  5. space between

    Repair Questions
    I replaced the front shock with a new Bilstein # 24-137430 Front Shocks, 46mm. I reused the coil and all other rubber pieces from the original shock assembly. When I had the tire off, the space you see wasnt present. It wasnt until I loaded the shock that the space between the washer and the nut...
  6. 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...
  7. Urgent repair advice?

    Repair Questions
    Hi everybody, my name as you can see is Kamen and i live in south Texas. I have loved my Xterra 2002 4WD SE not supercharged,regardless of the accumulation of rust and continues repairs. My front suspension have been screeching for almost two years and after finally getting the upper control...
  8. Front End Diagnostic Help

    Repair Questions
    I can follow instructions as well as the next guy, but my ignorance shows when it comes to identifying problems/parts. On that note, what is this thing? And should I be worried that it's cracked? Images attached below. Thanks for your help!
  9. Stiff ride / rocking motion

    Street Suspension
    Hi all, I am new to the Xterra. I have the option to buy a 2012 4x4 S, 75,000 mi, suspension is stock, new all season AT tires, no mods. Took it for a ride on roads and the suspension seemed stiff but every expansion joint in the road caused the Xterra to have a slight "galloping" or "see-saw"...
  10. Ready Lift Kit

    Offroad suspension & Steering
    Hey gang, I have a 2015 Xterra Pro-4x. Mostly a city driver but I do hit the country on the weekends and do some light off-roading, boggy/baron, rocky trails, etc. Looking for a small, modest lift to improve clearance. Not planning on changing stock tires or rims (I have winter tires as well...
  11. Questions about upgrades/Budget upgrades

    Offroad Suspension & Steering
    Hello Everyone, I am new to this site but have seen a lot of great info from it. I wanted to take the opportunity to ask some question for anyone who won't mind answering. I have a 2002 X and very much enjoy off-roading. I am, however, getting a little tire of my stock suspension performance...
  12. 04 X Sus Lift

    Modification Questions
    I’m installing a 2.5'' Rancho Suspension lift on my 04 X. However it says it will only fir up to 31.62'' tall tires. I already purchached 33x12.5R15 for it. Will I need to mod my front end? 31 inch tires for an almost 3 inches of lift sounds funky to me. I figured it'd tuck 33s.
  13. Suspension with added ARB bull bar weight?

    Modification Questions
    I have a stock 2012 Xterra Pro-4X. Was shopping for a bull bar but read a couple of reviews that said the only thing they were good for was runaway shopping carts. So…had an ARB bull bar (bumper) w/o winch installed. Now, the front end is riding low due to the added weight. Can I just add a...
  14. Update my suspension for bigger tires??

    Offroad Wheels & tires
    I have a 2015 Nissan Xterra Pro-4x. Its my baby. I want to put on some big offroad tires. Duramec maybe. Well do I need to update anything for it to run good? I do NOT want to have anything cheap or half ass on it. Let me know EVERYTHING I definitely/possibly should update. Not sure what size...
  15. '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...
  16. Suspension Lift

    Offroad Suspension & Steering
    I currently have a 3 inch SL on my 04 xterra and am looking for ways to add another inch or two. I'm against BLs, but am always open to learn more about them. Rear suspension is easy, more leaf springs or longer connection things (blanking on the name), but what about the front? I've heard of...
  17. Just Some Suspension Musings and Future Plans

    Offroad Suspension & Steering
    Hello all, I think this might be my first post here, but I am not new to forums at all. I really don't have any questions, just posting my upcoming plans for my X, and curious what you more experiences users have to say. I have a 2000 yellow 5spd, with roughly 130,000 on the clock. Needless to...
  18. 2003 X - LifePod Preservation - DIY Overhaul

    Member's Xterras
    2003 X Build Thread - DIY Overhaul Long time forum stalker, I have been studying all the options that I wanted for my Gen 1 2003 Xterra. I've done all the creature feature mods, like the lobo rack, which everyone that rides with me loves. (props to the originator) I camp and like to explore...
  19. Front lift idea's?

    Modification Questions
    Hey, Im running an '01 x and I'm looking for a front lift. My plan is to do an axle flip in the rear but I'm having a heck of a time finding a kit for lifting just the front. I'm thinking I should get 3-4" in the rear. With the torsion suspension in the front I can push it up some but I kinda...
  20. New to xterras/lifts. Advice?

    Modification Questions
    Hey I am new to this forum and was looking for some help. I have in mind what I want to do with my 2000 x but don't really know how to do it. I currently run a stock first gen x with 31.5 duratracs. I was looking for some help on the lift aspect. I was planning on buying a 3" suspension lift and...