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Old 12-12-2021, 05:15 AM   #11
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Howd it turn out?

Originally Posted by cDANKowens View Post
I have a 1994 Hardbody I recently purchased. I intend to fix it up a bit and make it an excellent example but I still want to change things up a bit and mod it lightly, or as lightly as I can. The first mod I plan to do is lowering it so it has less roll in corners, makes it slightly sportier and a rarity around where I live. The trick is, it's 4 wheel drive. Before people tell me to sell it and get a 2wd I live in a climate where I need 4wd, if rwd was an option I'd have gotten a Z car or a 240sx.
So with that out of the way, from what I understand I would have to loosen the torsion bars for the front end to drop. Keep in mind I'm not looking to scrape so I hopefully won't be putting too much stress on the front end parts. The rear is a bit of a different story due to the leaf springs being on top of the axle. Now a leaf flip is on the forefront of my plans with either blocks or spring inserts to lower it. Am I missing anything I would have to do? I plan on replacing the shocks with performance shocks I found on rock auto to accommodate for the lowering.

Any help regarding my conundrum is appreciated, happy to be apart of the infamous Nissan family!
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Old 12-12-2021, 02:02 PM   #12
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You could swap an xterra version in the h233b axle in the rear. Those are underslung and would allow the use of blocks to lower it.
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Old 12-12-2021, 07:21 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by SirLeoDepraved View Post
Howd it turn out?
Sadly, he made that one post, popped in a a few months later and has not returned since.

You could drop him a PM and see if he responds... GL...

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What he is saying is the aerodynamics of a D21 is a brick in the wind.
Probably at least as bad as a Jeep so worse than a cow.
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