collapse

Donate Flag2GC

Donate to Toys for Tots!
Become a 2018 AZXC Supporting Member just Click the Donate button.

* Calendar

September 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 [18] 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30

Upcoming Events

* Newest Member

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 34
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
goto AZXC

Go To AZXC

goto AZTC

GoTo AZFC

GoTo AZPC

Forum Chatbox

Refresh History
  • AZ-Ted: Welcome back Kyle!!!  I'd love to see you when I'm in town (3rd week of October).
    Yesterday at 08:10:39 AM
  • AZ-Ted: FYI, there is a trail cleanup of Lower Sycamore (SR87 / Bush Highway exit) on October 20th that I will be attending.  Hope to see you there.
    Yesterday at 08:09:54 AM
  • AZ-Ted: Change of plans:  I won't be camping on Oct19th (due to trail cleanup).
    Yesterday at 08:09:15 AM
  • remo1991(Brent): Good to see you back on the forum Kyle keep going you can do it looking forward to wheeling with you again soon.
    September 16, 2018, 09:58:37 AM
  • remo1991(Brent): @clifford3200 yup
    September 16, 2018, 09:56:49 AM
  • Clifford3200: Remo, are you still in Tucson?
    September 15, 2018, 05:39:56 PM
  • PitSnipe (Kyle): Hi everyone. It has been 27 days since my stroke. After intense physical therapy I have learned to walk again and now have the use of my left arm. Thank you for the kind words. Thank you to those that reached out and visited while I was in the hospital. I still have a long way to go, but I will be back on the trails soon.
    September 15, 2018, 12:23:08 PM
  • pinchel (Rob): haha Brent
    September 15, 2018, 11:00:10 AM
  • pinchel (Rob): it's too hot to be on the forum
    September 15, 2018, 10:59:53 AM
  • Thupertrooper (Victor): I haven’t been using the forum as much as I used to. Plus Kyle was the one always keeping up with totm and new letters but hes been busy.
    September 06, 2018, 07:33:54 AM
  • m.sainz12: seems like more people are moving over the fb group or being more active over there.
    September 05, 2018, 02:10:29 PM
  • remo1991(Brent): Wow this site is dead I thought it would start picking up even our shout box is dead come on guys this is not The AZXC I remember
    September 04, 2018, 08:46:35 PM
  • REXTERRA: If someone is parting out a 2nd gen, I need a hood and a outer Grill
    August 31, 2018, 11:26:05 AM
  • Slapshotking09: Phoenix Rack and Axle was great to me when I purchased mine
    August 30, 2018, 06:49:03 PM
  • AZ-Ted: I got my rack and pinion from RockAuto.  Their prices for a remanufactured unit including the core charge was cheaper than anywhere else without the core.
    August 29, 2018, 11:30:12 AM
  • Thupertrooper (Victor): Do you need an old leaky one or refurbished? Phx rack and axle was the cheapest with lifetime warranty
    August 29, 2018, 11:15:40 AM
  • xZilla: Anyone know of anyone parting out a 2nd gen? Looking for a rack and pinion for my 08 OR, or know of a local junk yard thats best to call?
    August 27, 2018, 08:33:30 AM
  • remo1991(Brent): His family. You can do this Kyle you are the man
    August 25, 2018, 05:15:38 PM
  • remo1991(Brent): Just let everyone know this a shock to me Kyle is a great guy help me emensly during Titan swap he is deeply in my family's prayers for a quick recovery all love goes out to I
    August 25, 2018, 05:14:45 PM
  • Jo-BOB: hey everyone, I hope I'm not overstepping here. But for anyone that has no seen. Kyle "Pitsnipe" on here had a stroke this week. his wife has made some updates and he is stable. And his sister has made a go fund me page for anyone that is able to help. He has done a great job with the forum and has always been a helpful guy. Prayers for a speedy recovery Pit! Here is the go fund me page for anyone able to contribute. [link]
    August 22, 2018, 09:54:11 PM
GoTo RockAuto Vinyltats Nissan Accessories & Parts at CARiD.com
Combat Wipes The Scrubblade Advantage
CVT Tents and Awnings Nissan Accessories & Parts at CARiD.com Nissan Accessories & Parts at CARiD.com

Author Topic: 2nd Gen 2.5" with UCA's + KO2's 285/75  (Read 2878 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Chuy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 452
  • Gender: Male
2nd Gen 2.5" with UCA's + KO2's 285/75
« on: June 07, 2015, 03:45:40 PM »
I had some time to do my lift and Im really liking it. Im getting the bugs worked out and had lots of issues with the install.

Problems:

#1 Rusted bolts, frozen shock mount bolt, tie rod ends inner

#2 shackle sleeves, they were far thicker than OEM, I ruined OEM bushing

#3 bent tie rod end, harbor freight/autozone/ O'reilys tool doesn't fit the inner tie rod

#4 loud popping sound up front I could feel it under the floor board, would not pop with leverage under tire

Solutions:

#1 Grinder and torch to heat up bolts, made it easy as pie

#2 Made a press from longer bolts and washers worked like a dream after I figured this out

#3 replaced and used propane torch to heat and remove, no need for inner tie rod tool just crank the wheel to the left or right to access

#4 loose sway bars, I must have forgotten to torque down, they were very loose, 19mm wrench and 17mm socket to tighten

Lift and new tires are awesome, I hit some trails near the house where the stock X was to low to pass previously. I went over everything very easily.

~37" Front and Rear Fender Measurement













Im still working out  and researching the crooked steering wheel after alignment. Truck drives straight as an arrow but the corked steering wheel is annoying as a DD, but overall the X looks stock with the lift and bigger tires. I like the look and feel.
Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.

Offline Jo-BOB

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 328
Re: 2nd Gen 2.5" with UCA's + KO2's 285/75
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2015, 04:45:21 PM »
Hit up a big o tire. I got an alignment "done" at brake masters, all they did was adjust the toe and my steering wheel was off centered. I was told by brake masters that all lifted rigs are like that. So I took it to big o tire and a technician put it up on the lift and had it out in 15 mins with a straight steering wheel. It was so busy I didnt have a chacne to ask what he did. But long story short I have read its the tech being lazy and not doing a final step to finish hte alignment. I'd take it back to wherever you got it done and tell them to fix it, or take it to another shop.

Offline PitSnipe (Kyle)

  • Club Vice President
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1513
  • Gender: Male
    • Kyle Zastrow
    • xterraguy81
Re: 2nd Gen 2.5" with UCA's + KO2's 285/75
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2015, 04:52:27 PM »
I like the look of your rig. I think I have seen you around.
Eight Time ToTM Winner. July 2013, December 2013, July 2014, December 2014, May 2015, August 2016, February 2017, September 2017

Offline Chuy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 452
  • Gender: Male
Re: 2nd Gen 2.5" with UCA's + KO2's 285/75
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2015, 05:19:02 PM »
Hit up a big o tire. I got an alignment "done" at brake masters, all they did was adjust the toe and my steering wheel was off centered. I was told by brake masters that all lifted rigs are like that. So I took it to big o tire and a technician put it up on the lift and had it out in 15 mins with a straight steering wheel. It was so busy I didnt have a chacne to ask what he did. But long story short I have read its the tech being lazy and not doing a final step to finish hte alignment. I'd take it back to wherever you got it done and tell them to fix it, or take it to another shop.

Thanks I will try them out, I went to Firestone and purchased the lifetime alignment, the first shop at Luke AFB had the steering wheel crooked to the right, the 2nd Firestone off Estrella parkway aligned it crooked to the left. They both said it was maxed out to spec. I don't see how thats possible if it was crooked the other direction previously. The X drives straight and smooth which is #1 right now, but I will give Big O a shot.
Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.

Offline PitSnipe (Kyle)

  • Club Vice President
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1513
  • Gender: Male
    • Kyle Zastrow
    • xterraguy81
Re: 2nd Gen 2.5" with UCA's + KO2's 285/75
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2015, 05:26:05 PM »
The steering wheel being cocked has nothing to do with the alignment pull. To correct the steering wheel you adjust the tie rod ends. So there should be no reason why they cant get it straight.
Eight Time ToTM Winner. July 2013, December 2013, July 2014, December 2014, May 2015, August 2016, February 2017, September 2017

Offline Chuy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 452
  • Gender: Male
Re: 2nd Gen 2.5" with UCA's + KO2's 285/75
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2015, 05:42:20 PM »
The steering wheel being cocked has nothing to do with the alignment pull. To correct the steering wheel you adjust the tie rod ends. So there should be no reason why they cant get it straight.

Thanks, I will be taking it back Monday to address the issue, I thought the tech might be right since the after market tie rod ends were longer from the OEM, but after examining them, it seems they were being lazy, too busy, unexperienced, or lying.

P.S. I saw your pics in the other thread Im surprised I didn't pass you by today on the trails.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2015, 05:51:24 PM by Chuy »
Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.

Offline Chuy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 452
  • Gender: Male
Re: 2nd Gen 2.5" with UCA's + KO2's 285/75
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2015, 10:07:24 AM »
**UPDATE**

To make a long story short I took it back, and they fixed the issue. The X drives straight, steering wheel is straight ;D
Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.

Offline Ghostrider

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 430
  • Gender: Male
  • Red Rock Spirit
Re: 2nd Gen 2.5" with UCA's + KO2's 285/75
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2015, 08:27:44 AM »
Sharp Clean rig. I hope I get the results you have achieve.   I am not one for over modification myself. Just functional thought out improvements.
Mark Costa

Offline pinchel (Rob)

  • Club Treasurer
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1821
  • Gender: Male
  • "He who laughs last, laughs last."
    • robakapinchel
    • pinchel
    • pinchel
    • VinylTats
Re: 2nd Gen 2.5" with UCA's + KO2's 285/75
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2015, 09:34:51 AM »
Ours gets crooked too, but the tie-rods are in need of replacement almost.
Click here to see my rig.  Get your AZXC/AZTC/AZFC Forum Decals here  VinylTats!