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New Leaf Springs Needed

April 12, 2015, 8:03 p.m.
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Been driving my Xterra with a 6spd for 3.5 years and tracking the fuel economy on every fill up. Average of 13L/100km with a mix of city and hwy driving, probably about 50/50.

Sweet. The gauge says 11.9 on my current tank. I reset it when I filled up. I have a Frontier.

April 13, 2015, 9:04 a.m.
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Anyone else have the Nissan vq40de and 6spd? I expected it to be real bad on fuel. It's really reasonable so far.

I have a '07 Frontier 4dr, 6"box, 6spd. 13.23l/100kms over the 36,000kms I have owned. Best of 10L/100Kms and worst of 18L/100Kms (overloaded and pulling a large U-Haul).

That being said @ 80,0000kms I need new rear springs…

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April 13, 2015, 9:29 a.m.
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I have a '07 Frontier 4dr, 6"box, 6spd. 13.23l/100kms over the 36,000kms I have owned. Best of 10L/100Kms and worst of 18L/100Kms (overloaded and pulling a large U-Haul).

That being said @ 80,0000kms I need new rear springs…

Thats reasonable fuel economy, pretty much identical to my old Tacoma. I bought a king cab frontier but it's a pro4x with the bigger tires, I'll probably end up a bit worse off.

April 15, 2015, 11:08 p.m.
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That being said @ 80,0000kms I need new rear springs…

Sounds about right. FYI the Bilstein rear shocks on my Off Road were shot at 110,000km

If it isn't urgent to replace right now, look at ordering the leaf springs from the states or get a custom shop to build you a set. Also plan on new rear shocks as well.

I ordered my Radflo rears from Nisstec Lifts they responded to my emails in a timely manner and called after I placed my order to confirm my order details. I have a discount code for their online store if you want to order thru them

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

May 2, 2015, 10:30 a.m.
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Just ordered a steering part from Big Country Customs and they still have great customer service, so yeah. confirmed cool place to order from.

Ha Ha! Made you look.

May 3, 2015, 1:18 a.m.
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The Canadian distributor for Bilstien shocks is in Richmond and they will sell direct.

I could wait and call but do you know if they can revalve bilsteins? I'm guessing they're not a service center.

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May 3, 2015, 10:20 p.m.
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I could wait and call but do you know if they can revalve bilsteins? I'm guessing they're not a service center.

No idea, the models I've bought from them are sealed and not serviceable I think.

May 4, 2015, 3:09 p.m.
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I'm in the process of binning my Bilsteins and going to servicable RadFlos

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

May 5, 2015, 6:20 p.m.
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I'm in the process of binning my Bilsteins and going to servicable RadFlos

Excellent. Lets us know how they do with everyday driving.

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May 5, 2015, 6:54 p.m.
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I have not had good success with my 2.5" Radflos. Blown twice in 5 years, I think they are officially toast now, but they are at a shop and I'm waiting to hear back from them. They finally have a place in Abbotsford that works on them - before, I had to ship them back to the States for work.

May 6, 2015, 7:04 a.m.
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Excellent. Lets us know how they do with everyday driving.

My leaf pack is fairly stiff. Truck feels better at speed though. Need to get my NSR-4 on the back to add a lil weight

I have not had good success with my 2.5" Radflos. Blown twice in 5 years, I think they are officially toast now, but they are at a shop and I'm waiting to hear back from them. They finally have a place in Abbotsford that works on them - before, I had to ship them back to the States for work.

I assume you mean the 2.5" body compared to the 2.0" body Radflos? Do you have Radflo rears as well?

I likely blew out the Bilis and snapped one leaf and cracked the other in under six years.
Which shop in Abby works on the,?
I'm hoping S-Werx will get into the truck suspension by the time they need service :lol:

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

May 7, 2015, 8:05 a.m.
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I have not had good success with my 2.5" Radflos. Blown twice in 5 years, I think they are officially toast now, but they are at a shop and I'm waiting to hear back from them. They finally have a place in Abbotsford that works on them - before, I had to ship them back to the States for work.

What do you mean by blown? Did the shaft seal leak?

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May 7, 2015, 11:28 a.m.
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What was the eye to eye i have two sets of Toyota leafs with a 44/44.25 inch measurement ? these are from an older truck and give about 4 inches of lift.have poly urethane bushings. .I doubt i will be building another off road truck ,also have extended front drive shafts.

"Looks like a Canoe with the seats kicked out of it !"

May 7, 2015, 11:49 a.m.
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Liking it so far

May 7, 2015, 11:55 a.m.
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Rock city?

Ha Ha! Made you look.

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