Agree with the above poster, dont do too much. Just level it with spacers if the shocks are in good shape, once they go, you can upgrade to a bilstein or fox coil over setup and some UCAs for more travel and better angles.
I have the sleeves, theyre definitely good insurance. I'd rather carry a spare set of OEM ones than buy the Cognito or whatever aftermarket brand that cost like $600 a pair. Takes only a few minutes to swap out, and you REALLY have to beat on them to break em with the sleeves. They usually...
A while ago I noticed my front brakes dragged/pulled weird and it was that one of the slide pins in the caliper was rusted and seized up. They come right out if you pull em (hard), I cleaned it up best i could and put some wheel bearing grease and a couple drops of gear oil to match the...
Apparently the Titan swap is "doable" but I've never seen or heard of anything doing it. There are a couple (literally 2) of NAS Y62s in the Nissan subforum who are serious about the platform, but I'd never get into one the way they neutered them for the US. Not worth it IMO.
IFS and IRS still have axles and diffs, theyre just not solid ones. Y61 is the solid axle truck. 2002-2010 Infiniti and 2003-2016 Nissan are Titan based, 2010+ Infiniti and 2017+ Nissan are Y62 Patrol based.
The ROW Y62 and NAS Armada/QX80 have the same frame, suspension, etc; but get a neutered tcase, front, and rear axle assemblies. The NAS one has the R160 and R200 axles IIRC, whereas the ROW one has MUCH beefier 9" and 10" axles, along with the rear locker and all the traction control goodies. I...
I remember back when I doing the axle swap on my XJ, how guys out west were going nuts over how cheap we could get the Ford HP60 front ends. I'd rather pay a premium and not deal with all the rust.
I want to pick up a LR3 in a couple months. I had a D1 for 3 years and it was one of my 'dream trucks' as a kid, and I loved and miss it. But for comfort and such, the newer trucks are way way better. If you want to build a wheeler, you definately want an older solid axle truck.