Street (CARB) Legal headers for the 4.0L V6 Xterras, Frontiers and Pathfinders is something that has been talked about for many years under the roof of Doug Thorley Headers. It never happened in the past with these particular headers. However, with the changes that have happened internally, Mike Johnson is now looking seriously at finally putting their Nissan 2005+ V6 Shorty headers through California testing.
Once this test is passed, all DTH-470-C headers would become street legal and all DTH-470-C headers manufactured moving forward would have a CARB street legal tag on them making them legal for street use and in smog tests.
If you have interest in these headers becoming steet legal, please reach out to Mike Johnson at Doug Thorley through any of the following avenues with your vehicles Year, Model and stating if you already have a set of headers or if you are looking to get a new set.
Phone: (800) 347-8664
Mike will also be needing a 2014 Frontier with a specific engine block code to get the testing done. A free set of headers will go to the owner of the proper test vehicle if used to complete the tests.
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Rugged Rocks, LLC
Back in 2012 we finished the Rugged Rocks solid axle swap. I worked with Diamond Axle to make my H233B/Dana-60 Hybrid front axle. As you can see in the picture to the right, It’s not short on travel. The axle itself uses a H233B 3rd member from the rear of the early 90’s – early 2000’s Nissan 4×4’s which has a ring gear of about 9.25″. This 3rd member drives Dana 60 axle shafts with Dana 60 kingpin steering components The shocks are 14″ travel coilovers with remote reservoirs. The brackets to make it all work are the same between the Pathfinder/Hardbody(’86-’95) generation of trucks and the first generation of Xterras/Frontiers (’98-’04) which are all available on the Rugged Rocks website, here: Nissan Solid Axle Swap Parts
Even if you don’t want to copy my design exactly, I have many Nissan solid axle swap parts available that are useable for your own design. There parts are listed below:
Fits years 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Allows for 1310 & 1350 CV driveshafts to be used on the front output of a Ni..
Fits years 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,H233B Front axle housing for Solid Axle Swaps by Diamond Axle includes Dana 60 Kingpin Inner C’s welded on.When Assembled with Chevy knuckles ..
These gears replace the internal gears on RD135 and RD136 H233B Differential ARB Air Lockers and will accept a Dana 60 35-Spline Axle. **Machining of the journals is required** **Machining the loc..
If you have a Early 90’s Pathfinder (WD21) or are willing to make room for a 4-link rear suspension, you may want to take a look at my 4-link kit. I have personally been running this setup for about 7 years. it’s can be setup to offer lots of travel with the apropriate shocks. The kit is available as a whole or in pieces:
Fits years 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995Our laser cut & MIG welded truss of 1/4″ steel, fits the Nissan H233B Rear Axle and is used for setting up a proper triangula..
FIts years 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995Our frame side rear 4-link suspension brackets are for building a rear long arm triangulated 4-link suspension system on your..
Fits years 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995The Rugged Rocks 4-link rear suspension system welds on to Solid Axle Swapped 1988 – 1995 Pathfinders and allows you to stretch the wheel base ..
The brackets are all in stock and ready to ship. If you have any questions about building your nissan, Please feel free to reply to this e-mail.