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Lowered to lifted..Pictures and lift result from titan 4x4 coils and Bilsteins

Hey guys, I'll keep it brief:

Earlier today I had a normal height Armada with MotoMetal 18s and 33" BFG tires and lots of plastidip...

This weekend I added:

FRONT
Bilstein 5100 adjustable front shocks (.5", 1 1/2", 3" lift adjustments)
Part number 24-197649...Listed now by Bilstein as a direct fit for Armadas
I ordered from Amazon.com and received 2 days later for $94.59 per shock with free shipping (best price I could find the first week of May 2013)
Total: $189 to my door
In the 1 1/2" setting (middle one)

To match the Bilsteins in the front, I purchased 2008 Nissan Titan Pro4x 4x4 coils from Rockauto.com based on some info from the titan guys. Basically these coils are a tad longer to compensate for the 4x4 extra weight the 08+ titans carry and when these same coils are placed on a 04-07 2wd titan...well you get a lift due to the lower weight of the truck's suspension vs a 4x4 (the spring rate is different so they dont compress as much with the weight)


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For the rear coils I ordered Raybestos 589-1150 Professional Grade Coil Spring Set from Amazon as well. $106.00 shipped to my door. They are listed as "Rear Coil Springs, 4WD, PROFESSIONAL GRADE - SE" BIG THANKS to theJrod for the research on that one. They are the 2207 pound load rating heavier springs.

To the rear coils I also added:
Rancho RS70076 Quick Lift Rear Kit (79 bucks to my door from Amazon.com)

I gained over 4 inches of lift in each corner.
I had expected at a minimum of 3" from some research but its officially confirmed . No dreaded coil bucket contact, smoother ride thanks to Bilstein. I'll post the actual before/post height figures this weekend but yes 4" of lift all around at minimum. Here is a before and after:





All smiles...the original post is here:

https://www.clubarmada.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24085


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Here she is about 2 months ago prior to her transformation:
Lowered (springs for sale), she was on 24s with Rotora Big Brake Kit


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Congratulations man! Looks awesome.


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Very impressive. I love the new look!

Don - 2005 Armada SE 4x4 - PGM 90mm Throttle Body, JBA LT headers, Cajun Catted B-pipes, Borla Duel SS Cat-Back, UpRev, Injen CAI, 6" Pro Comp Lift, Ballistic Jesters, 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers, Train Horn, lights, sirens


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Thanks guys...here are a few pics from the install









Im sooooo happy I made the switch, she is a true beast now....Im soo happy with my Armada...Nissan developed quite an animal. Aren't we all spoiled?!

Time to get her dirty


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Now, aren't you sorry you waited this long to lift it?


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yes sir!!!! now to get me the rear ranchos! How you like yours? and I need a front brush guard like Pops or maybe Drauden...I liked the WAAG one but its no longer available


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Shocks are fine. It's just that the rear is a bit bouncy. Hopefully stiffer springs should do the trick. Waiting in Greg from PRG to come up with some heavy duty ones.


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The parts breakdown on your front end is exactly what I was considering on my LE, but am stonewalled with my LE's load leveling.

Any ideas on how to lift the rear and maintain a factory load level option to match the front? Impossible?
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The parts breakdown on your front end is exactly what I was considering on my LE, but am stonewalled with my LE's load leveling.

Any ideas on how to lift the rear and maintain a factory load level option to match the front? Impossible?
Do you have a two wheel drive or a four wheel drive? How high do you want to lift the rear? 2"? You could get one of those rear spacers from PRG or you could adjust the auto leveling suspension and raise it two inches. The auto-leveling suspension should not stop you from raising/lifting it.


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