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Not so Big Al 03-28-2016 01:52 PM

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..

escape artist 03-28-2016 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Not so Big Al (Post 134574)
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
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie;)

J Mac 03-28-2016 02:08 PM

Aplomb filled pot holes are the worst!

Steve Clark 03-28-2016 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by escape artist (Post 134576)
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
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie;)

What's aplomb weigh?:cool:

escape artist 03-28-2016 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve Clark (Post 134578)
What's aplomb weigh?:cool:

Hi: Steve Clark... Same as a Steinway only lighter!!!:laugh: Alf
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie;)

J Mac 03-28-2016 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Steve Clark (Post 134578)
What's aplomb weigh?:cool:

Same as poutine.

Steve Clark 03-29-2016 03:13 PM

Thanks for the clarity Jmac and Alf. I'm not familiar with poutine, but I know what a Steinway :)

gocamp 03-29-2016 03:23 PM

Firestone air bags seem popular
05 Frontier #2403 Firestone Airbag Install....Simple - Nissan Frontier Forum

Brian B-P 03-29-2016 03:39 PM

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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