I've checked with a couple people so far on air ride and it has to be custom done. I was told it was a pretty big hassle and it really didn't get the results you look for from an air suspension.07nitr0 said:How bout Air Ride? if you want to lower it do it w/ some style. or just get the biggest wheels to fill in the fender gap so you don't have to lower it. 2¢
Just be careful with 22's that you don't use a tire that exceeds 30 1/2 inches in diameter. There is a 1" rib behind the front wheels that will end up cutting into the tire if you go any larger. It is the joint where the firewall, floorboards and inner fender come together and it is right behind (almost touching) the fender well. You can drop the Nitro with 22's but you may have to have a very skinny tire and in my opinion, you will lose whatever ride comfort you have now. I know my R/T has quite a bit more stiff of a ride than a similar Nitro on 18" rims with a fatter tire.bennos0 said:Hi there, I am getting a dodge nitro soon and want to lower it on 22 inch wheels. If I just lower it by 2 inches with springs, will this be enough?
will this also kill the shocks, just lowering with springs?
Thanks Alan (Melbourne Austrlalia)
Thanks for the info - very informative. I really like those wheels - what is the offset compared to stock? I believe the stock are +40 mm. But, first I would need to find a home for my 20" chrome "pimp" wheels!Hey,
Thanks for the compliments.
To answer you questions - The wheels are 20" American Racing Villans, when I bought the truck it had 16" stock wheels. The tires are Yokohoma Prada Spec X. Size- 255/45/20. No rubbing, run quiet, and have great traction even in the slight snow/slush, and water.
As far as the suspension goes, I made it about 4 months..... I could not handle the ride, it was ridiculous, my gf actually got sick a couple times because it was so terrible. I am only 23 years old and it was just too much.... The downside to having the lower springs on it besides the ride, was my shocks got absolutely wrecked. I bought Bilstein shocks(AMAZING) and put the stock springs back on. The ride is night and day. I will suggest to anybody that lowers their truck to read this post and do the research on it. I didn't think it would be near as bad as it was, and it was actually 1000X worse than I can even describe.