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Date Registered: 07-2008
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Henri could you take some more pics please in daylight? Curious as to how it looks from front and rear, and as to how the CVs look.

BFG have a 225/75/16 in the KM2 muddies. If I ever get bigger springs in our car, that will be the tyres I get.

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I'll try and do that when I get home from the office. The problem lies in us not having that many daylight hours per day in Finland this time of year... emoticon

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Thanks mate...certainly no rush, dont want you to freeze your tail off or anything. emoticon

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Heh, it's not that cold up here yet. But I am looking forward to playing around in the snow with this! emoticon

Here are the pics:

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And the CV:s...

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Thanks for the pictures Henri....given me some things to think about emoticon

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Henri

how have the springs settled in terms of lift in mm? also, how are the CV joints holding up?

thanks!

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Henri

how have the springs settled in terms of lift in mm? also, how are the CV joints holding up?

thanks!



Sorry for the late reply, somehow I had missed the fact that there had been activity on this thread.

Measurements immediately after the lift:
Front 515mm (average)
Rear 530mm (average)

Measurements yesterday:
Front 496mm (average)
Rear 520mm (both sides equal)

Measured from centre of wheel to wheel arch and both times with almost a full tank, my tools and other stuff onboard so unladen it would sit even higher. The bash plate wasn't fitted when making the measurements so the front may be a bit lower normally.

Then about the CV joints, since the lift the X-Trail has done about 6000kms and I have now replaced both boots on my passenger's side front driveshaft. The greater angle seems to put more stress on the CV boots, then again they had already seen some wear to begin with... Also learned the hard way that the inner CV boot needs to be genuine Nissan, grrr... In addition, the deep note and shudder on acceleration seems to have gone slightly worse, I am preparing to have a driveshaft replaced in the near future.

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In addition, the deep note and shudder on acceleration seems to have gone slightly worse, I am preparing to have a driveshaft replaced in the near future.



Well, it appears that the worsened acceleration shudder was mostly due to different front tyre pressures. Not a big difference, only about 0.1 to 0.2 bar (or 1.45 to 2.90 PSI) but enough to cause problems. Don't know how I managed that, but it does explain why the problem emerged only after switching to winter tyres. Oh well, it's a relief knowing that it wasn't caused by a driveshaft. emoticon

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Hi Guys,

I have had some Superior Engineering Strut spacers in for about the last 5 years or so (give or take). And there definitely a good bit of kit.

I took the spacers out and replaced my suspension with a full Pedders kit, springs and shocks, for a 20mm lift all round, after the springs had settled.

I decided to put the spacers back in to get a 70mm lift all round, like Henri's, after getting the spacers back in in everything seemed ok except the front passengers side was making a really bad loud grinding noise. On closer inspection the top of the inner CV was sitting right on the edge of its socket, feeling it through the boot it was maybe sitting 5mm out at the top. The drivers side seemed fine. The axel on the passenger side is a little shorter compared to the drivers side.

my query is...

Should this side be shorter? and if so,

Is it possible to put a longer 1/2 axel in on the passenger side? (maybe a drivers side 1/2 axel?)

thanks guys,

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Date Registered: 06-2008
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70mm lift is pretty extreme for an Xtrail. Many people don't recomend using spacers with a lift.
I don't think there is anything you can do in regards to the axel cause the angle of the CV won't change which means they will wear out super quick.

There are CV drop units available for Navara's, Hilux's and many CV front end 4wdrives that lower the entire front end to keep the Cv's flat while still keeping the increased lift on the vehicle.
To my understanding, you can't do this to an X Trail due to its monoque chassis.

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