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#1678 of 2122 Re: 2006 Nissan Frontier KC 4x4 Gas mileage is bad [centralcal]
Mar 17, 2006 (10:56 am)
Just FYI - I have the 2" lift from PRG and it still has the problem with the upper A-arm hitting the strut bucket. The new A-arm he is coming up with is going to cost over $500...not worth it in my opinion. I'm going to take mine off when I have some time. It looks much better with it on, but functionality suffers. I put BFG A/T's (stock size) and I still lost about 2 MPG with the lift. When off-roading, the loss of down travel is noticeable, but the noise is what really gets me.
On a more general note...I have 30k miles on my Frontier and I'm pretty pleased with it so far. The brakes are beginning to squeal a little, but only when they're cold. I could have done without the roof-rack, but It was bundled with the Sunroof, which was bundled with the Fosgate package - which I wanted.
#1679 of 2122 Re: 2006 Nissan Frontier KC 4x4 Gas mileage is bad [centralcal]
Mar 17, 2006 (1:18 pm)
Does that mean the subwoofer is sitting on the floor? One of the things that appeals to me about the Frontier is the seats pop up and you have a flat floor. If I have a subwoofer there, that will not work for me and my big dogs.
#1680 of 2122 Re: 2006 Nissan Frontier KC 4x4 Gas mileage is bad [atlgaxt]
Mar 17, 2006 (2:14 pm)
it does sit on the floor. I lay the back part of the seats down (which is flat) and put the dogs on top of it.
#1681 of 2122 Re: 2006 Nissan Frontier KC 4x4 Gas mileage is bad [moparbad]
Mar 17, 2006 (8:15 pm)
subs are under the seat on the left side ,they're pretty loud with the write music,I hate that rap crap and I play rock and Grateful dead ,they sound great!
#1682 of 2122 Re: 2006 Nissan Frontier KC 4x4 Gas mileage is bad [centralcal]
Mar 17, 2006 (8:18 pm)
what brand and modle do you have for the lift and do you have any pics you can share with us.
I too love my NIssan, I have the CC Le 4wd.
it so fast!!
Mar 18, 2006 (5:29 pm)
Mine had the high pitched squeak and it turned out that the spare tire was loose and just needed to be tightend.
#1684 of 2122 Rust on rear roof drainage channel "05 Crew Cab
Mar 18, 2006 (5:45 pm)
I'm curious how many will notice this after this message is posted. I have an '05 Nismo 4x4 Crew cab purchased 11-05 built 04-05. The day after I bought it and was washing it, I noticed a 1/4" area of rust in the drainage channel on the drivers side rear. It seems as though there is some type of sealant applied in the groove before painting that stops about 4" shy of the end. Water pools in there and the rough edge of metal that is only covered by paint starts to rust. I noticed two other ones ( brand new, unsold )at the dealer with the same problem. The dealer agreed to fix it, but they were going to repaint the whole roof. I didn't want them to do that as I've had bad experiences with paint jobs here on Maui(overspray, peeling, orange peel etc.. ). I just used my dremel tool to grind out the rust, primed, and touch up painted it with rust oleum . It seems to have not come back yet. I absolutely LOVE this truck with the exception of that. I've had 4 other 4x4 trucks in the past and this is by far the best!
#1685 of 2122 Re: tow hitch package [ageezer]
Mar 19, 2006 (2:14 pm)
HI GEEZER...GOOD INFO. I CHECKED IT OUT. LOOKS GOOD. BUT BEFORE I ORDER THE VALLEY HITCH, CAN YOU TELL ME IF IT WILL INTERFERE WITH THE SPARE TIRE COMMING DOWN? I HAVE A 2005 KC NISMO. I CRAWLED UNDER THERE AND LOOKS LIKE THAT MAY BE A PROBLEM.
#1686 of 2122 Re: Rust on rear roof drainage channel "05 Crew Cab [mauifrontier]
Mar 19, 2006 (9:53 pm)
Thanks for the heads up on this Maui. I'll have a look and see if I have a similar situation. Speaking of rain, you guys have had your share lately!
Second the love affair with this truck! I have ~1500 now on my white Nismo KC 4x2, and I can't wait to go to work in the mornings, just so I can climb up into that cab and rock and roll!
#1687 of 2122 Frontier lift; rear fender road rash problem
Mar 20, 2006 (7:42 am)
I also have the 2.5" lift from Greg at www.prerunners.com and occasionally get "the noise." Greg offered to swap to the 2" lift FOR FREE (talk about great customer service), but I have decided to stay with the 2.5" lift. I need the extra 1/2 inch clearance off-road and very rarely hear the bang. The off-road capability of the NISMO package with locking rear and now 13" of ground clearance is incredible. I have not gotten stuck or done any more body damage since getting the lift, and have traversed some amazing terrain.
On another note, I have the same problem that others have reported: bad road rash on the front of the rear fender flares. Even with the factory mud flaps on the front, the rear fender flares get beat up really bad. The factory puts a small, clear plastic to protect the area, but it needs to be much larger. Eventually I will have to repaint the fenders. After I do, I will put a much larger piece of clear in the area so I don't have to repaint again.