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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:32 pm    Post subject: Rancho Quick Lift Questions Reply with quote

2005 Pathfinder SE Rwd here. I'm looking to buy the Rancho quicklift leveling struts for the front and the polyurethane coil spacers for the rear. Part numbers RS999922 and RS70077 respectively.

As a complete lift noob, what do I need to keep in mind throughout this process? I assume there's nothing needed for prep but as I understand it, I need to look out for a few things after the install. Such as getting the front aligned (but no need for rear?), camber bolts (not sure what those even are), and I assume there's more that I just don't know about. Any words of wisdom to this clueless dude would be greatly appreciated!

Pic of my current setup for fun
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caster/Camber bolts are eccentric so that, when turned, they will move the end of a control arm out or in to get the wheel alignment in spec. Some 2005's had them installed from the factory in the front, but Nissan used regular bolts later, requiring camber/caster bolts to be installed when needed for alignment. There are also such bolts in the rear suspension.
Any time you change suspension components, you should get a wheel alignment. If you lift 2" or more in the rear, getting the alignment in spec can be tough to obtain unless you get eccentric control arm bushings to allow more adjustment.
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