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Nissan Frontier 2005+



  • My 06 Frontier CC LE 4x4 gets about 15.5 on average driving back and forth to work. Half is on the highway and half is in town. I drive fast on the highway, not exactly fule efficient driving. Have about 2200 miles on it now.
  • I love this truck except for one major annoyance - wind noise. The left rear door leaks air horribly. The rubber door seal has been replaced once and that solved the problem for about a week or two until the seal compressed and retained its permanent set - now the noise is back. The worst air leak is of course, at ear height on the door. Anyone else with this problem? Dealer is considering adjusting the door, but everything looks flush, doors all shut good.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,870
    Do you have the Rockford Fosgate package? If so, where are the subwoofers located and how satisfied are you with the Fosgate?

    I've called 7 different dealers, not one has an LE or NISMO Crew with Fosgate. Only one had a NISMO Crew and that one is a base.
    Frontiers are scarce, but WOW do the dealers have a lot of Titans and they are really trying to get sales on the Titan.
  • centralcalcentralcal Posts: 215
    I have the Fosgate. The sub is under the rear seat behind the driver. I think the system is good. You could do better aftermarket, but the steering wheel controls make the deal. I love using the controls on the wheel. I think if I replaced the stock speakers it would be better. Overall, I think its worth the money. I don't like adding a new stereo, had too many break ins just to steal a stereo. Cost more in repairs than the radio was worth. I prefer to have factory.

    As for MPG. I get about 15.5 mixed driving. LE CC 4X4. I also have RPG 2.5 lift. No oversized tires yet. I drive pretty fast (live in SoCal, I think everyone does).

    I am at 25,000 miles. Very happy, few little complaints, but would buy again (especially with the rebate). Still best buy out there IMHO.
  • czmurrayczmurray Posts: 2
    Hey, do you have any pictures you can e-mail me? ([email protected]) i ordered that same lift but i'm scared. also does anyone know who makes a black off road wheel for an LE 4x4? let me know. peace.
  • centralcalcentralcal Posts: 215
    You can't post other forums here, but if you do a google search on: "nissan 2005 frontier forums", a site for 2nd generation frontiers comes up. There are tons of pics with people with lifts, oversized tires. Only a few with black rims (that is actaully what I want also). Great site with a lot of good information.
  • rutzmanrutzman Posts: 9
    i'm looking into a lift for my 2005 Frontier 4x4. Who makes your, can you send any pics to [email protected]

    did you get the new coils or spacers for the front, and for the rear, new set of extra leafs, shackles or blocks??

    give a shout-A
  • centralcalcentralcal Posts: 215
    I have a lift from greg ([email protected]). It is a 2.5" lift with front spacers and rear blocks. there are many other options out there. In my previous post, the other forum has many pictures of different lifts. If you need some other pics let me know. The only downside is that on very sharp drop offs (speed bumps are the worst, off road also), the a-arm hit and makes a band. This doesn't happen to everyone, I am going to go with a 2" lift, Greg says that solves the problem. He is making a different arm to solve the problem. He makes lifts for Titans, Frontiers and Xterra's.

    I would definitely look at the other forum, people have done some really nice things. Great looking trucks with some great mods.
    jeff :)
  • rutzmanrutzman Posts: 9
    yeah that would be great if you could send some photos of the lift, to [email protected] thanks
  • dheidtdheidt Posts: 8
    Just FYI - I have the 2" lift from PRG and it still has the problem with the upper A-arm hitting the strut bucket. The new A-arm he is coming up with is going to cost over $500...not worth it in my opinion. I'm going to take mine off when I have some time. It looks much better with it on, but functionality suffers. I put BFG A/T's (stock size) and I still lost about 2 MPG with the lift. When off-roading, the loss of down travel is noticeable, but the noise is what really gets me.

    On a more general note...I have 30k miles on my Frontier and I'm pretty pleased with it so far. The brakes are beginning to squeal a little, but only when they're cold. I could have done without the roof-rack, but It was bundled with the Sunroof, which was bundled with the Fosgate package - which I wanted.
  • atlgaxtatlgaxt Posts: 501
    Does that mean the subwoofer is sitting on the floor? One of the things that appeals to me about the Frontier is the seats pop up and you have a flat floor. If I have a subwoofer there, that will not work for me and my big dogs.
  • centralcalcentralcal Posts: 215
    it does sit on the floor. I lay the back part of the seats down (which is flat) and put the dogs on top of it.
  • badnessbadness Posts: 242
    subs are under the seat on the left side ,they're pretty loud with the write music,I hate that rap crap and I play rock and Grateful dead ,they sound great!
  • badnessbadness Posts: 242
    what brand and modle do you have for the lift and do you have any pics you can share with us.

    I too love my NIssan, I have the CC Le 4wd.
    it so fast!!
  • Mine had the high pitched squeak and it turned out that the spare tire was loose and just needed to be tightend.
  • I'm curious how many will notice this after this message is posted. I have an '05 Nismo 4x4 Crew cab purchased 11-05 built 04-05. The day after I bought it and was washing it, I noticed a 1/4" area of rust in the drainage channel on the drivers side rear. It seems as though there is some type of sealant applied in the groove before painting that stops about 4" shy of the end. Water pools in there and the rough edge of metal that is only covered by paint starts to rust. I noticed two other ones ( brand new, unsold )at the dealer with the same problem. The dealer agreed to fix it, but they were going to repaint the whole roof. I didn't want them to do that as I've had bad experiences with paint jobs here on Maui(overspray, peeling, orange peel etc.. ). I just used my dremel tool to grind out the rust, primed, and touch up painted it with rust oleum . It seems to have not come back yet. I absolutely LOVE this truck with the exception of that. I've had 4 other 4x4 trucks in the past and this is by far the best!
  • bobratbobrat Posts: 1
  • jjpeterjjpeter Posts: 230
    Thanks for the heads up on this Maui. I'll have a look and see if I have a similar situation. Speaking of rain, you guys have had your share lately!

    Second the love affair with this truck! I have ~1500 now on my white Nismo KC 4x2, and I can't wait to go to work in the mornings, just so I can climb up into that cab and rock and roll!
  • I also have the 2.5" lift from Greg at and occasionally get "the noise." Greg offered to swap to the 2" lift FOR FREE (talk about great customer service), but I have decided to stay with the 2.5" lift. I need the extra 1/2 inch clearance off-road and very rarely hear the bang. The off-road capability of the NISMO package with locking rear and now 13" of ground clearance is incredible. I have not gotten stuck or done any more body damage since getting the lift, and have traversed some amazing terrain.

    On another note, I have the same problem that others have reported: bad road rash on the front of the rear fender flares. Even with the factory mud flaps on the front, the rear fender flares get beat up really bad. The factory puts a small, clear plastic to protect the area, but it needs to be much larger. Eventually I will have to repaint the fenders. After I do, I will put a much larger piece of clear in the area so I don't have to repaint again.
  • czmurrayczmurray Posts: 2
    hey jeff, thanks for the website. just what i wanted. is the 2.5" lift the only one out there? and does anyone know what the height difference is between the 4x4 and 2x4 stock, if ther is any?
  • dheidtdheidt Posts: 8
    Ground clearance is measured at the lowest point of the vehicle, which on the Frontier and most all other vehicles is the differential. Adding the 2 1/2" lift to the truck doesn't increase your ground clearance...adding larger tires does.
  • You are correct in that the lift does not raise the rear differential. However, it does raise the body, frame, and everything in the front suspension area. The difference in appearance and more importantly actual ground clearance in all areas other than the rear differential is very noticable.
  • dheidtdheidt Posts: 8
    It definitely looks better with the lift. I'm just going to hate to spend the money on the new A-arm to fix the noise issue...but it's going to have to be done.
  • hustoncshustoncs Posts: 21
    I bought my NISMO Crew Cab in October of 2005 I have about 7600 miles on it with at least 600 miles being on the dirt in Death Valley and Northern California. I bought the truck to take off road and so far I have been very impressed with what it can do being stock. The Jeepers and Toyota drivers that I run with are all very impressed with this truck. First run out the impression was is the “NISMOOO” going to go "from the Jeepers and Toyotas" up some very tough hills. Then with the truck in lo and the diff locked; up the hills it went without even blinking an eye. Afterwards it was all wow I never thought a “NISSAN” could do that! In the sand, running up streams beds, and down steep hills this truck really is a kick! It’s very tough and the torque is awesome, but I could use some advice how do I get scratches out of the paint that the trails have put on it?

    Cheers :)
  • got1bgot1b Posts: 48
    Does anyone have any experience with these or something similar?
    I am thinking about getting a NISMO 4X4 and wondering what impact the roll and lock will have on the Utili-track system.
    Any other recommended brands out there?
  • centralcalcentralcal Posts: 215
    I went with the fold-a-cover because of the ease of taking it off. The bed (in the CC) is not very long and I like to be able to use the whole bed often. I love the rolling ones, but they take up some room up front. I really like mine. A lot cheaper and very easy to put on.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,870
    I recommend Undercover.
    Will not interfere with the utilitrack.
  • centralcalcentralcal Posts: 215
    I didn't know undercover had come out with the Frontier model yet. They look like great covers. That is probably what I would go with also.
  • hustoncshustoncs Posts: 21
    Yeah I saw this one it looks great and out here in CA it's 300.00 dollars cheaper than the hardcover from Nissan. It's next on my list of things to get.

  • frubierafrubiera Posts: 1
    I have a Nissan Frontier (Navara in Europa)y I have bought separators of 1.3 ". Story really elevates the car? It is necessary to correct the parallel? The wheels can be put 235-85-16
    Felix from Spain
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