Nice rig. I just finished reading through the 580 posts in this thread. Lots of good info in here.
Well life got in the way cash got tight, very tight, and I’ve been driving it with a problem for a long time. The little shimmy I felt transmitted into everything else and did a number on all of it. But I love this truck so I gladly buy the parts and start over.I feel for ya bro. Been through it a few times myself.
I found that it’s best to change everything rather than one thing at a time as they wear out. If one part of our IFS is just the slightest bit worn it takes out the other parts as it goes. What a pain.
On the side; almost every LBJ change I’ve personally witnessed has resulted in a LCA failure including one of mine. I think that’s the reason Nissan does not recommend it in the FSM.
So ya might want to change out the LCA if you can find a new or less worn one while you have it all apart.
Do not use an “aftermarket” LCA, only the Genuine Nissan part will do. Aftermarket Chinese steel does not hold up...seen that on a buddies truck. Couldn't survive the trip from NJ to Brooklyn.
Yes still on hold. For what I use the truck for now SAS is way overkill. Currently it’s more of an adventure truck than a trail rig as we use it to gain access to remote areas to practice our other hobby wildlife photography. Muddy or flooded fire roads with the occasional serious obstacle so with good tires, good articulation, and the locker it easily walks through the trails we use. Still in the future just not the immediate future.So all the front end work means the SAS is still on hold?
It seems it’s really a pain or not depending on how the SAS is executed and the quality of the design, fabrication, and components used. I’ve seen quite a few well thought out and well planned ones that are durable and trouble free but I’ve seen way more that just make me shake my head and think why. ? It seems many are done so they can just say yeah it’s SAS dig me with little to no thought on how well it will work or how durable it will be.We have a supercharged frontier with the solid axle and 35” tires and it seems like way more trouble than it’s worth. That truck will probably be for sale soon