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well guys the title says. i kinda convince my wife to make her truck a prerunner so I'm asking what is needed and the best place to get and install the parts...thanks guys...
 

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Main thing here is how extreme are you going to go? Is it a 4x4 or 4x2? Are we talking hitting whoops at 50mph? I'm not sure of the price on these but I am slowly converting mine to one... another great place to post would be http://www.titantalk.com/forums/titan-suspension/70727-prerunner-titans.html. Calling Greg at PRG would be an idea as well... PRG offers a Mid-Travel kit PRG Products. Found this as well for a long travel leafspring option from GIANT: http://giantmotorsports.com/content/view/48/88/

Suspension: Front: 2.5" coilovers, Bypass shocks are also an option depending on how much you want to spend, New upper and lower control arms, Maybe some Air-Bumps. Rear: Some form of piggyback shock or bypass if you have the money, Deaver C-30 pack, Not sure if Air-Bumps are needed, Traction Bars.

New fenders could be needed, Pre-runner bumper, anything else...

I would say go to the prerunner link I gave and talk to those guys... they will be very helpful... all the desert junkies!
 

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Main thing here is how extreme are you going to go? Is it a 4x4 or 4x2? Are we talking hitting whoops at 50mph? I'm not sure of the price on these but I am slowly converting mine to one... another great place to post would be http://www.titantalk.com/forums/titan-suspension/70727-prerunner-titans.html. Calling Greg at PRG would be an idea as well... PRG offers a Mid-Travel kit PRG Products. Found this as well for a long travel leafspring option from GIANT: Giant Motorsports - Offroad Race Truck Suspension Specialists | Nissan Titan 64" Long Travel Kit | giantmotorsports.com | Travel, Kit, Long, Giant

Suspension: Front: 2.5" coilovers, Bypass shocks are also an option depending on how much you want to spend, New upper and lower control arms, Maybe some Air-Bumps. Rear: Some form of piggyback shock or bypass if you have the money, Deaver C-30 pack, Not sure if Air-Bumps are needed, Traction Bars.

New fenders could be needed, Pre-runner bumper, anything else...

I would say go to the prerunner link I gave and talk to those guys... they will be very helpful... all the desert junkies!
good to know. and i guess i can call them and do just like you one piece at a time.. good luck in your build..
 

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How far do you want to take the truck ($), and how fast do you want to go?
humm good question... honestly i dont know. my wife is the one that grow up in Baja and her friends are the racers. me im just a motivated husband and "fiebru"(race lover)


the way the truck is rigth now we hit dunes in Baja and sometimes dirt and mud but mostly dunes. Im not sure if your familiar with Baja racing and "Laguna Salada" close to Mexicali, BC,MX. that were mostly we run the truck all the way to San Felipe(where the Score 250 ends) thats just to give you an idea of where we drive the truck


so i guess a mid travel kit would be ok. the thing is the truck needs to be hwy safe and reliable since we live in NM close to El Paso,TX. so its a drive everytime we go to the races...

advise....
 

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acording to what i have read in prg website i should get:

1-PRG Titan Mid Travel Kit
2-shocks to meet the new travel distance
3-extended axles (wifes is 4x4)
4-over size fenders

so far so good(i think)

but what about the rear?
 

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Hey Mamito, sick old school GTR.

When you put those parts on the front you will end up with some lift depending on the preload you put on those "extended travel" (I think they are 6" of travel) coilovers. There are add-a-leaf spring packs you can add to the rear, along with upgraded shocks, but they will add some height in the rear of the truck unless you put on a lowering shackle like the PRG rear shackle. You can add a dead c-10 pack, to get rid of that slab-like spring at the bottom of the pack. This should add around 2.5" of rear lift, and you can use the shackles to lower it back down to only 1.5" of rear lift. I think you should try to keep the truck low, but with lots of suspension travel. You might think about putting on 2.0 x 2" bumpstops in the front in place of the OEM bumpstops if you plan on really bashing the front end. I think the 4x4 trucks come with less rake from the factory, so you might want to adjust the front ride height on those coilovers to allow you 2.5"-3" of front lift so you are close to level. There's a trick where you can "flip the hat" and mount the shock differently to acheive more or less lift without adding preload, i'm not sure which. There's a lot of info on here about that. As for the availability of those SAW shocks, I have heard the company may be in trouble so getting replacement seals and little parts might be a big problem in the future. You might go with the Donahoe's or Radflo's with the same travel numbers. For rear replacement shocks you can get either the monotube bilsteins or icons and if you want to go big get some rear resi shocks with more travel. With those oversized fenders you should be able to run 35" tires no problem. Dont forget to keep your old parts so you can re-sell them some times.

Have fun buddy!!
 

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Oh yeah, I agree with the prerunner bumper with some Hella or PIAA lights on it. DirtKing makes awesome bumpers that can be specifically built to match the angles of your fiberglass fenders and include lights.

They also make M/T kits, but aren't making those 4x4 axles yet so I would stay go with PRG for those axles at least.
 

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Sway A Way makes the extended axles that PRG sells so anybody can buy them as long as you know how much over stock you are.
 

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Dirt king built my front and rear bumper and is currently in the works for long travel.

I always say " all or nothing"


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As already stated, how fast do you want to go...There are steps heading up the Pre-runner ladder and going up the next step can mean not twice the cost of the previous step, but 4 times...

Bilsteins all the way around...improved ride and off-road capability...but barely a mild pre-runner...minimum cost...

SAW/Radflos up front, a c-10/c-30 Deaver mini pak in rear....the next step...

Extended PRG kit w/ the extended shocks, and mini-pak and Radflo/SAW Piggys in the rear.....great basic off-road all day and light pre-running. This a good step to think about, the next step goes up in price and the rear end starts to become the limiting factor.

PRG Mid travel kit (along with longer shocks...more money)with the above rear end set-up. This adds a few inches of front travel, but the rear end performance will be pretty maxed out without going up to full aftermarket springs and shocks thru the bed....which is a big step up in cost when adding to the PRG kit....

Are you getting the idea?....:)
 
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