View Full Version : Lowering Xterra
11-03-2006, 12:13 PM
I have a 2002 Xterra that I want to lower. Has anyone on here lowered their xterra and have any suggestions or comments about it? How much did it cost you? Did it improve anything? I dont like how my xterra is so high as I do not go offroading or anything. I would prefer it to be lower for better handeling. I feels too high for turns and also slides out very easily.
thanks in advance
11-03-2006, 12:15 PM
11-03-2006, 12:17 PM
i have nevered seen a Xterra lowered but go for it see how it turns out
11-03-2006, 12:19 PM
11-03-2006, 12:57 PM
The Xterra is a pretty solid platform that can actually hold up to mild off-road usage unlike a lot of other SUV's. If you planned on strictly street driving and lowering, I really think you should have chosen a different vehicle. If for no other reason, just the aftermarket limitations to such a modding path.
Best bet is probably trying to find a vehicle specific forum, as I'm sure it's a relatively uncommon thing to do and it would really help to get advice from people with more specfic experience.
Sell it and get a road racing car if you want something that handles well on the street. Don't ruin a perfectly good 4wd vehicle.
11-03-2006, 01:36 PM
Look in www.nissancustoms.com gallery, I think there's one in there too.
11-03-2006, 03:11 PM
GO ahead and lowered it . It's not like anybody takes their SUVs off pave streets anyways.
11-03-2006, 03:18 PM
This is what i hate to see on forums, people not actually helping the dude that started the thread but instead, insulting him time and time again. If you dont have something positive to say, why say it? As for lowering the xterra i have seen several xterras lowered that look really good but most of them have been slammed to the ground.
11-05-2006, 03:42 PM
I dont plan on driving my car off-road and im not going to sell it and get a new one because its not worth enough to bother selling it and getting a different car. Im pretty sure it will be able to drive through snow and everything if I drop it 3 inches. The thing is way to high up to begin with. If you think im ruining my car, then u can come buy it from me and keep it the way it is.
11-05-2006, 03:45 PM
don't lower it
11-05-2006, 04:01 PM
i dont see a problem lowering it if its a matter of it being to high and you want to put it to a comfortable spot for you but to make it a lowrider would be retarted
11-05-2006, 04:06 PM
search cardomain.com,i saw a pathfinder on there with a 4 wheel air ride system.looked pretty nice!!
11-05-2006, 04:17 PM
and xterras actually do pretty good off roading, my buddy has one with just a 2 inch body lift and 33's and it can crawl over some huge rocks and through ruts up over some big hills and did it all with ease.
11-05-2006, 05:00 PM
Im not planning on doing any serious lowering. Just to put it at a better spot and lower the center of gravity for the car as a whole. Prob drop it around 3 inches. Im not trying to do an air-ride or anything like that. I read up on some stuff and you can actually lower these pretty easily and for pretty cheap too.
11-05-2006, 06:37 PM
prolly a torsion setup (being a nissan truck) might be coils though. check it out up under. torsion bolt will be about middle of your door if there is one, just a long 1 inch tube most likely if its there, may be square.
11-05-2006, 06:46 PM
I believe they actually have it driveable now.
11-05-2006, 06:47 PM
You are not on the approved list to use my word.
11-05-2006, 10:16 PM
i really would not lower an xterra.
11-05-2006, 10:18 PM
i agree, even that one i posted looks goofy in person IMO. the whole step up roof isnt pretty.
11-06-2006, 12:18 AM
the xterra is a goofy vehicle in its own right, much less a body dropped xterra. Anyways, 3 inches may be a lot. I think 2 inches would be prime. 3 inches eliminates a lot of suspension travel, and the springs needed to keep from bottoming out would leave something to be desired in ride quality. Belive me, i have a dropped 240 (2 inches), and though it doesnt have much room to play with to begin, it rides like a gokart. My dad hates it, lol. Hell, keeps him from driving it when its in the way of the other vehicles.
11-06-2006, 04:26 PM
Im not looking to do ANYTHING like that picture. Im just lowering it so that its at a more suitable height. The center of mass is so high on this car and it slides out on my alot around turns.... ESP in the rain if I downshit around a turn, which I never do anymore. I just want to lower it to get a little better performance out of the car around turns. Not make this thing a lowrider like the one above. Altho unique, I think it looks ridiculous
11-06-2006, 07:47 PM
If you want to lower it then do it, it's your vehicle.