Rear suspension

Xterrian13 May 8, 2017

  1. Xterrian13

    Xterrian13 Test Drive

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    Can anyone tell me an easy way to beef up the rear payload on my 2013 PRO4X? Maybe helper springs or something like that to keep from bottoming out when there is a light load.
     
  2. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    The easiest way, is not the cheapest way. But if you were to replace the leaf packs with one's that have additional weight rating to them, it would greatly assist in the load capacity. If you go that route, I will recommend contacting Alcan Springs. You can specify how much extra weight you want the springs rated for. The packs are then custom built to your specifications.

    Alternatively, if you were to do some lift, you could do an Add-a-leaf for the rear. That would help with load capacity and provide lift.
     
  3. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Titan Swapped / SAS'd Moderator Supporting Member

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    Our springs are notoriously soft. Hellwig helper springs can I help but if you have higher mileage, your best best is replacing the whole pack. If you're looking for lift + extra load, alcan is 100% the only way to go.
    Another option is General Spring. You may gain an inch in the rear with these, but payload is increased.
    https://www.generalspringkc.com/Leaf_Springs_Nissan_Xterra_s/1946.htm

    Upgrading your rear bumper stops will also help, since stock ones are basically hunks of steel covered in hard rubber.
     
  4. Xterrian13

    Xterrian13 Test Drive

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    Great help! Thanks guys.
     

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