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Old 06-01-2004, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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SAS question....

I got the axles on the way(full size Chevy 10 bolts) and I am going to link it front and rear.

So, what do you guys think of using Fox air Shox? Do you thing the Nissan is light enough for those on all four corners?
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Old 06-02-2004, 03:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What do you plan to use for a Tcase? Chevy axles have passenge side front diffs.

Don't know what model Nissan you have, but even my 4 cyl reg cab Frontier tips the scales at around 2 tons.
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Old 06-03-2004, 08:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It is a 90 short bed pick up. I am going to tube the front and run the fiberglass I have and get new glass for the rear. I think the truck only weighs about 2300 now.
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A 4x4? I guarantee it weighs closer to 3500.
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Old 06-03-2004, 08:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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NO WAY it is 2300 lbs....fox air shocks would be fine
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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As it sits now, it is only a 2wd.

OK, I just checked the door label and it said the GVWR is 4400. But there is no tail gate, fiberglass front finders, tube front bumber, no rear bumber, etc. So it oviously wieghs more than I though, but I will drive it to the scales this weekend and see where it sits right now.

What is the max wieght the Fox Air Shox can carry?

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Old 06-04-2004, 07:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I would weigh both ends of the vehicle and try to guesstimate how much heavier it will be and talk to Fox about it.
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Old 06-04-2004, 06:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My Frontier KC V6 4x4 with some gear in it tips the scales at nearly 4500 lbs. Sans gear it weighs in at just over 4100 lbs. I took her to the drag strip and weighed her a couple months ago.

The GVWR minus the payload capacity will approximate the original vehicle weight, so check your owner's manual for the payload capacity. I would guess that at a minimum the truck weighs about 3200 lbs.
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Old 06-10-2004, 07:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Remember that you don't have to life the axles/tires with the air shocks saveing you a few hundred lbs on both ends.
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Remember that you don't have to life the axles/tires with the air shocks saveing you a few hundred lbs on both ends.
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Old 06-10-2004, 10:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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hes talking about unsprung weight. like if each end of the truck is 2000# and each axle w/wheels is 300#, each pair of shocks is only supporting 1700#
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Old 06-23-2004, 01:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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It's been awhile, but I finally ran it across the scale. A 2wd Nissan short bed with 31 and no tail gate with me(170#) and a Chevy np205 in the back, weighs 3140#. I read that the Fox Air Shox are rated at 1000# per corner, so I think I will be fine with those.
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