The 2022 Nissan Frontier Off Road Parts Journey Begins
With the 2022 Nissan Frontier starting to hit the lots of dealerships across the country, there are a lof of questions regarding upgradeability. If you are lookingot build a new, 3rd generation 2022 Nissan Frontier, I’m happy to say that you will definitely want to keep an eye on the Rugged Rocks website for parts that are starting to come down the pipe. Rugged Rocks has been a significant player in the Nissan off road space since 2006. If you have never heard of Rugged Rocks, ask around.. you’ll likely be very surprised.
Nissan Truck Platform Breif History
A few fun facts: The platform code is called the D41US, Similar to how the D21 trucks of the early 90’s progressed into the D22, the D40 truck has progressed to the D41US. This is an american only truck whereas the D23 platform was the next step from the D22 sereis which was only released outside of north america, a few years ago.
Transform your 2022 Nissan Frontier Off Road Capabilities
Make no mistake, there are some similarities between the platforms, but with some key notable upgrades to the D41 compared to the D40. These differences are key to understanding what will be required for the big key upgrades to really make these trucks perform in the dirt and on the trail. At first look, upgrades seem simple but as you look deeper you start to see a twist to many things. I can’t divulge too much information here, but you can expect Rugged Rocks to be a big player with offering many key off road upgrades to this new 3rd generation Frontier.
Cutting to the chase: https://ruggedrocksoffroad.com/2022-nissan-frontier-offroad-4×4-parts-d41US.html
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The saga continues with the 2022 Nissan Frontier.
Stay tuned and I’ll see you on the trail!
The Thailand-built Nissans have a different version of the M226 rear axle than here in the U.S. The Thailand models have 12-ring gear bolts rather than 10. This makes things a little tricky when upgrading to a locker and re-gearing, but it’s not impossible. Rugged Rocks has the 12-bolt version of the locker available.
However, if you plan on re-gearing your axles to a deeper ratio, you will need to use a 10-ring gear bolt locker with the 10-ring gear bolt gears from Rugged Rocks. The 12-ring gear bolt gears in aftermarket ratios are not available. Visit https://ruggedrocksoffroad.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1665 for more details
For an ARB Locker for your Nissan Truck or SUV, visit: https://ruggedrocksoffroad.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=ARB-RD
When installing oversize tires on your vehicle, you’ll notice that you’ll lose low-end power when towing, taking off from a stop or even on the trail. To regain this power, you’ll need to re-gear your differentials. The formula to figure out ideal gear ratio is stock tire size divided by the stock gear ratio.
This should be equal to your new tire size divided by your new gear ratio. However, this doesn’t account for extra rotating mass of the tire, just the dimensions.
Going strictly by this formula works well for street driven trucks without heavy aftermarket accessories. If you’re looking to get more torque for carrying heavy loads, towing, or if you spend a lot of time on the trail, you’ll want to pick a ratio that is deeper (numerically higher) by one or two available ratios than what the formula suggests. This typically ends up being between 5% and 15% deeper.
We have put together a chart to make things a little easier: https://ruggedrocksoffroad.com/nissan-gearing-chart.html
Once you have your gear ratio calculated, you can get your Nissan truck or SUV gears on order at https://ruggedrocksoffroad.com