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Calmini Nissan SAS kit

Postby Cronk » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:59 pm

Look at this link, I doubt they'd be willing to design a kit for us but I think that design would be fairly easy to mimic on our trucks.

http://www.xterraownersclub.com/reviews ... sas01.html

Just food for thought. Steering would be the hard part on a 2nd gen Rodeo.
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Re: Calmini Nissan SAS kit

Postby Griz » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:14 pm

Cronk wrote:Look at this link, I doubt they'd be willing to design a kit for us but I think that design would be fairly easy to mimic on our trucks.

http://www.xterraownersclub.com/reviews ... sas01.html

Just food for thought. Steering would be the hard part on a 2nd gen Rodeo.


I've seen both an Xterra and a pickup they did. Really is a sweet kit. But it ain't gonna happen for us though.
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Re: Calmini Nissan SAS kit

Postby stomis » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:27 am

Very cool idea to make the shock hoops bolt to the old upper control arm mounts. There really isnt much complexity to building a radius arm setup like that and makes it simple to keep the truck low.
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Re: Calmini Nissan SAS kit

Postby olson224 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:46 am

Arent indy4x kits similar? unless you wanted the coilover setup

https://www.independent4x.com/merchantm ... cts_id=100
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Re: Calmini Nissan SAS kit

Postby Cronk » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:38 am

Indy does sell some good kits but I like the coil over setup. I like the fact that you can keep a lower center of gravity. Thought it was clever how they used the upper a arm mount.

After looking at the price of those struts in that Calmini kit, I have to wonder if a factory strut from say a F150 or Toyota would work instead.
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Re: Calmini Nissan SAS kit

Postby stomis » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:58 am

olson224 wrote:Arent indy4x kits similar? unless you wanted the coilover setup

https://www.independent4x.com/merchantm ... cts_id=100


The indy kits are really apples to oranges. Theyre kits are leaf springs, that calmini kit is coils w/ radius arms. Not to say it doesnt work but its very difficult to keep a truck low with a leaf spring solid axle swap w/o doing it spring under.
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Re: Calmini Nissan SAS kit

Postby tbecktold » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:52 pm

The big problem with the Calmini radius arm kits is the trackbar is in single shear, lots of wrecks have happened from those shearing in normal driving or normal driving after wheeling. They do make it pretty bolt on though, the only welding happens on the donor axle.

I have the Calmini leaf SAS on my Hardbody and love it, I know a lot of people who've installed them on the newer Nissans too.
I've downgraded to just lusting after regular cab 4x4 Pickups.
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