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Old 03-28-2016, 01:52 PM   #1
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Nissan Fronty Rear Springs

I think, as many other Frontier owners have mentioned, that the rear springs are inadequate. Has anyone tried changing the springs. I have found a place that sells a four leaf heavy duty set that they claim boosts the weight they can handle 800 lbs..
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I think, as many other Frontier owners have mentioned, that the rear springs are inadequate. Has anyone tried changing the springs. I have found a place that sells a four leaf heavy duty set that they claim boosts the weight they can handle 800 lbs..
Hi: Not so Big Al... We have the 4X4 and find the Std. springs handle all but the biggest of pot holes with aplomb!!! Alf
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Aplomb filled pot holes are the worst!
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Hi: Not so Big Al... We have the 4X4 and find the Std. springs handle all but the biggest of pot holes with aplomb!!! Alf
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What's aplomb weigh?
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Hi: Steve Clark... Same as a Steinway only lighter!!! Alf
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Same as poutine.
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Thanks for the clarity Jmac and Alf. I'm not familiar with poutine, but I know what a Steinway
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Firestone air bags seem popular
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I wouldn't put stiffer leaf springs in a truck and be stuck with harsher ride and poor rough-road handling all of the time. Added air springs (Firestone's Ride Rite or another brand) allow you to add stiffness only when you need it, and (unlike any leaf spring change) let you keep the ride height at anything up to the empty level (although it shouldn't be set quite that high).

No spring change or addition will increase the maximum capacity of the rear axle, but they can increase the amount that can be carried with acceptable ride and handling... if you find the stock setup inadequate for the rated load.
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