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Suspension drop for Nitro

Anyone heard of any lowering kits available yet for the 07 Nitro? I am working with an 07 3.7 2wd.
 

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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¢
 

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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)
 

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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¢
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.
 

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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)
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.

Lowering your ride with springs will work but if you go 2 inches you might want to look into a little shorter strut as the total lift may be enough to unseat the springs if you hit the right pot hole.
 

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:D hello, go to www.eibach.com and or www.drivewire.com and type in dodge nitro then surf their site until you get to the lowering springs and suspension modifications. hope this helps all of you.:cool:

mcnabb in louisiana............:D




#E272885540 EIBACH LOWERING KIT
Brand: EIBACH
Availability: In Stock(1) - Usually ships within 24hrs
Stock By Warhouse: East Coast: 0 MidWest: 0 West Coast: 1 SouthEast: 0
Your Price: $252.54

Retail Price: 345.94



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Lowering Kit: 2007 Dodge Nitro V6; Pro-Kit. For more information on this product, please call one of our expert sales associates at (800) 895-8910.


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to drop or not to drop ??????

so i just got my 2007 nitro and i love it its sweet roomy and [email protected]$$ looking ive been reading alota threads but i still got some questions. i know the nitro will fit 22" rims easy but can i drop it 2" and put 20" rims on it? will that look good or will it be tacky? will the rims fit? ive never droped a truck before so i cant visualize the final result! also my fog light holes have hard platic running thru can i just cut that stuff out to ad fog lamps of my own
 

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2" Drop

Got my Eibach Lowering springs put on about a week ago. Needs to have an alignment done, and holy shit does it ride rough. Its like sitting in the back of the school bus sometimes. Anyways. It looks 100% better and it makes the 20's look bigger. Hope this helps some of you out.



 

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anyway of putting those pics through the board instead of a seperate link? Some of us use the board from work and the filters catch them.. I was thinking of doing this to my truck and would love to see it.
 

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well I go to the site and tried to look for parts but some of them are not available? can you help me with this one?
 

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#E272885540 EIBACH LOWERING KIT
Brand: EIBACH
Availability: In Stock(1) - Usually ships within
hid bulb 24hrs
Stock By Warhouse: East Coast: 0 MidWest: 0 West Coast: 1 SouthEast: 0
Your Price: $252.54
Does that add the shipping price as well?
 

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Hi - looks mean! Can you give us the specs on your wheels? I like the look of them.
You mention the rough ride. What year is yours? All of the 2011's come with 20" wheels and a performance suspension; thicker roll bars, bushings, etc. Mine runs rough enough the way it is! My Jeep Commander rode smoother than my Nitro, but the Nitro does handle better.
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Hello, sblasz,

Your Ride looks very nice with the lowering.

I know about the Comfort Loss, much of my Nitro Colleagues here have changed back to the original Springs (our average Age of Nitro Drivers here is between 45 and 50...).
 

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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.
 

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As the saying goes in the mod world..You have to pay to play. So ya pretty much dropping any vehicle is going to give you that same result. On the other hand, my Tundra is bagged and lays frame, but rides better than stock!
 

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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.
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!
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