it's been put on hold. I have become very concerned about the added width. Was just out wheeling tonight and scratched my truck up real good on some tight trails, don't know if it would of made it with the aramada swap.08SEME wrote:Is there any update on the progress? I would love to see this once completed
rragpaoa, Just wondering where you got your lift set up? Did you get it as a kit or piece it together? Also if you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost? How do you like the ride on the road and how much of a difference did it make when on the trails? Did you happen to look at the calmini 5" kit before gettting your current set up? Trying to figure out which would be the best way for me to go for light to medium trails and on road performance as well.rragpaoa wrote:I stand corrected, they are cutting/trimming the fenders up front, but can't find any mention about cutting the rear with spacers.
I'm running 33.5 tires, 275/70 18. They are .5 larger than the 285/65 tires. With my upgraded suspension, I had to do the melt mod, but no trimming.
With my Radflo extended shocks in the rear, I'm getting close to 10" travel, and close to 8" up front. Not too shabby. Stock, the Armada's are getting close to 9", so I can imagine what we can gain with extended shocks and coils.
Radflo designed the extended rear for our Pathfinder per my specification to eek out close to 10". Our drive shafts are pretty flexible up and down and I bet I could have pushed it to 11", but I wanted to play it safe.
Radflo is an hour drive from me so I can get them to build an extended shock and coils (they work closely with Eibach) for the Armada setup if interested. I bet we can get 12-13" easily. That's more than most solid rears. As a reference, Jeeps with a decent suspension upgrade get around 11-12" in the rear, from my friends who own jeeps.
Thanks for the reply! I plan on Titan swapping the front so I figured I would do the rear with an Armada Swap. If you guys know of anyone who has done this, please let me know! Also if anyone has the IRS setup out of their truck and wants to sell let me know. I would be willing to trade for the Solid axle in my Xterra which is C200.Frozen wrote:
it's been put on hold. I have become very concerned about the added width. Was just out wheeling tonight and scratched my truck up real good on some tight trails, don't know if it would of made it with the aramada swap.
At this point I will be swapping just the diffs for better gearing when I run 33.5 tires.
Thanks for the clarification on this and the excellent advice. I am not looking at spending any money just for looks. I want to be able to use what I spend as well. Don't own a bank and I'm not into that look thing anyway. I want to use it as well.rragpaoa wrote:Hey 1armyguy,
Everything was pieced together. I actually brought my Pathfinder to Radflo to get fitted and tweaked. Night and day both on-road and off-road. Makes a huge difference on the trails.
Even though the IFS/IRS is limited in wheel travel, the suspension articulation is awesome (the ability to keep all wheels on the ground over the rough). I'm around 8" up front, and 10" in the rear. Not too bad considering.
For pricing, since I was the prototype, I cannot give out prices, but just go to prgproducts and price out the xterra setup and that's close to what you will be paying.
As for the 5" Calmini, I recommend you stay away from any suspension drop lift kits, and even body lifts. It weakens your overall suspension/body structure and adds absolutely NO advantage at all to the suspension performance, and reduces your on-road handling. The ONLY advantage is you get to put bigger tires (and bragging/poser rights), but gearing will kill you there at 34"+ tire size.
If your worried about your under carriage, invest in a full set of skid plates and sliders. Those would save you more than ground clearance because no matter how high you are, you will hit your under belly.
I looked for the booster kit you were referring to but couldn't find it. Do you have a link?Thupertrooper wrote:Xterra and frontier have run the bigger brakes with stock booster.
But check out offroadgorilla.com they have a booster kit just $$$
But I think you will be fine with stock booster. The 18â€ rims are a must to clear the calipers.
Armada swap only works in the frontKilo Golf-60 wrote:While I will probably not jump right into an Armada swap before doing another sort of lift, I would like to get a feel for this more. I have seen more than one Titan/Armada swapped up front but I have not seen any that have done it all the way around.
Has anyone done this yet?
How much lift is this going to be?
I am not looking to create some monster off road rig but I do want some lift and some added capability for some county volunteer work I do in the winter and/or emergencies in the spring and early summer. A friend of mine and I have been talking more and more about doing this but I don't think I'm willing to jump in with both feet yet.