NOTHING out of a stealerships' mouth surprises me anymore.OK thanks all great advice. I am a little puzzled though I called a Nissan dealer service center and asked and the guy said it had struts. I didnt think that was right but thought he would know. Weird huh?
The only thing that I can think of, is that he thought you had a second gen.OK thanks all great advice. I am a little puzzled though I called a Nissan dealer service center and asked and the guy said it had struts. I didnt think that was right but thought he would know. Weird huh?
Second gens don't have struts either. We have a double A-arm suspension just like the first gens, except we have a coilover shock instead of a torsion bar and shock. A strut assembly only has a lower control arm and the top of the steering knuckle connects directly to the bottom of the strut. This is a common arrangement on smaller, mostly front wheel drive, cars.The only thing that I can think of, is that he thought you had a second gen.
At 67K miles, your shocks aren't going soon; they're already gone. Time for an upgrade. You've heard good things about Bilsteins for a reason. Check them out @ 4x4parts.com.Hey guys I have a 02 X 2WD w/ a 5spd stick w/ 67k miles on it. I work in Mexico and travel back and forth everyday between US and Mex and so I am exposed to some very poor road conditions when in Mex. I have noticed my shocks are very "stiff” whenever i run into a "nice" Mexican pot hole. I have checked under the X and have noticed marks as if the truck is bottoming out whenever I hit these holes... my guess is my shocks are going to go soon, what brand would you recommend to replace my stock shocks with... I dont want to spend 800 USD to replace them! Ive done shock replacements before on my 80's 4Runner (sinch) and from looking at the X it is identical to the 80's style trucks Toyota made.
I have heard a lot on Bilstein, I want something that will stand up to the abuse i put my rig through every day.
The idler arm brace (IAB) is mostly to help if you have larger tires....and the lift amount is not really impacting this.J,
Would you recommend any in particular? If I go with the 5100 Bils with a 3" lift will I need to get longer breaklines? Also is an Idler Arm Brace needed on the 2WD models?