3-Link Solid Axle Swap & 4-Link Rear Suspension by Rugged Rocks

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:

1310 Flange-C.V. Driveshaft by J E Reel - Custom Length to 38

1310 Flange-C.V. Driveshaft by J E Reel – Custom Length to 38

Custom Length 1310 Flange C.V. Driveshaft up to 38″ measured from flange center to U-Joint Center with vehicle at ride height. Intended for use with Dana 44 strap style 1310 yoke. *Please specify l..

Nissan 3-Link Frame Side Brackets for Solid Axle Swap

Nissan 3-Link Frame Side Brackets for Solid Axle Swap

3-Link Frame Side Brackets for doing a Solid Axle Swap on a Nissan D21/D22Fits:Frontier (D22) 1998 – 2004Frontier (D40) 2005 – 2017Hardbody (D21) 1990 – 1997Pathfinder (WD21) 1985 – 1995Xterra (WD22) ..

Nissan D21/D22 Solid Axle Swap Crossmember by Rugged Rocks, 1986-2004

Nissan D21/D22 Solid Axle Swap Crossmember by Rugged Rocks, 1986-2004

Used in Solid Axle Swaps for Nissan D21 Pathfinder / Hardbody & D22 Xterra / FrontierFits:Frontier (D22) 1998 – 2004Frontier (D40) 2005 – 2017Hardbody (D21) 1990 – 1997Pathfinder (WD21) 1985 – 1995Xte..

Nissan D21/D22 Solid Axle Swap Front CV Flange Yoke by Rugged Rocks, 1986-2004

Nissan D21/D22 Solid Axle Swap Front CV Flange Yoke by Rugged Rocks, 1986-2004

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..

Nissan D21/D22 Solid Axle Swap Heim Pitman Arm by Rugged Rocks, Big Spline, 1992-2004

Nissan D21/D22 Solid Axle Swap Heim Pitman Arm by Rugged Rocks, Big Spline, 1992-2004

NO IMAGE AVAILABLEFits  years 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, Fabricated Heim Pitman arm. (D21) (D22) Twisted 12 Degrees with 5/8″ Bolt Hole. 1.8″ Heim Mo..

Nissan D21/D22 Solid Axle Swap Heim Pitman Arm by Rugged Rocks, Small Spline, 1986-2004

Nissan D21/D22 Solid Axle Swap Heim Pitman Arm by Rugged Rocks, Small Spline, 1986-2004

Fits years 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004Fabricated Heim Pitman Arm. (D21) (D22) Twisted 12 Degrees with 5/8″ Bolt Hole. 1.8..

Nissan Hardbody H233B Front Axle Housing by Diamond Axle, 1990-1997 (D21)

Nissan Hardbody H233B Front Axle Housing by Diamond Axle, 1990-1997 (D21)

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 ..

Solid Axle Swap Brake Line Kit by Rugged Rocks

Solid Axle Swap Brake Line Kit by Rugged Rocks

NO IMAGE AVAILABLE21/D22 Diamond SAS Front Brake Line Kit. (2) 24″ Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines. 7/16″ Banjo 45 Deg. & 10M FM Inverted (2) 7/16″ – 20 Banjo Bolts w/ brass washers (2) Weld Tabs ..

Upgrade Air Locker Gearset by ARB, H233B, 35-Spline

Upgrade Air Locker Gearset by ARB, H233B, 35-Spline

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:

 

Nissan Pathfinder Long Arm 4-Link Axle Truss by Rugged Rocks, Rear, H233B, 1985-1995 (WD21)

Nissan Pathfinder Long Arm 4-Link Axle Truss by Rugged Rocks, Rear, H233B, 1985-1995 (WD21)

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..

Nissan Pathfinder Long Arm 4-Link Frame Brackets by Rugged Rocks, Rear, 1985-1995 (WD21)

Nissan Pathfinder Long Arm 4-Link Frame Brackets by Rugged Rocks, Rear, 1985-1995 (WD21)

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..

Nissan Pathfinder Long Arm 4-Link Suspension Bracket and Joint Kit by Rugged Rocks, Rear, 1988-1995 (WD21)

Nissan Pathfinder Long Arm 4-Link Suspension Bracket and Joint Kit by Rugged Rocks, Rear, 1988-1995 (WD21)

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. 

-Steven Lutz

 

Nissan Xterra Performance Aftermarket Off Road Parts & Accessories.

Rugged Rocks offers a wide selection of nissan xterra performance parts. These parts are a collection of nissan xterra aftermarket parts. Both Nissan Xterra 4×4 parts and 2WD parts are available for both the  Nissan Xterra D22 & D40 platforms. Your Source for all your Nissan Xterra performance off-road or 4×4 aftermarket parts & accessories needs. If you can’t find the Nissan Xterra off road parts and accessories that you need, then please contact us. Get your performance off-road & 4×4 parts & Accessories from Rugged Rocks.

5.11 Backpack for Free from ARB!

Purchase an ARB Air Locker and receive a special edition 5.11 Tactical Backpack for free. Rebate form must be submitted by August 15th, 2018 to be eligible.

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ARB Air Locker

Created to provide 100% traction on demand, without sacrificing any of your vehicle’s highway driving performance, ARB Air Lockers employ a 12 volt ARB Air Compressor designed to activate (and deactivate) a solid and durable locking mechanism inside the differential. This gives you the traction you need, when you need it, all at the flip of a switch and all within the comfort of the driver’s seat.

The advantage of the ARB Air Locker lies in the pneumatically operated locking system inside the differential. When activated, the Air Locker prevents the differential gears from rotating and therefore prevents the axle shafts from turning independently of each other. With both wheels tied directly to the rotation of the ring gear, the vehicle maintains maximum possible traction at all times. When unlocked, it operates just like a conventional ‘open’ differential.

In addition to providing outright improvements to a 4×4’s off road capabilities, the Air Locker offers significant environmental benefits. An Air Locker equipped vehicle can be driven in a slower, safer and more controlled manner, greatly reducing the likelihood of vehicle damage and environmental impact.

Learn more about the ARB Air Locker

 

ARB Air Locker Features

Provides 100% traction on demand without affecting on-road drivability or driveline wear.

Vastly improved traction means less reliance on momentum, thus reducing the likelihood of vehicle damage and environmental impact.

Easy, convenient operation allows the user to concentrate on the terrain.

Ultra durable and extremely strong – only the highest quality materials used in construction.

Incredibly simple yet effective design that employs minimal moving parts, thereby ensuring maximum reliability.

Thoroughly tested and proven design – trusted and used in over 100 countries around the world.

Front and rear Air Lockers available for most makes and models.

Patented ‘timed’ locking mechanism offers high strength and ultrafast un-locking.

Comprehensive photo illustrated installation and service guides.

Steel reinforced, elastomer bonded annular seal designed to handle extreme climatic temperatures.

 

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