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Nissan Frontier Leaf Springs and U Bolts: Replace Yours Today

Nissan Frontier Leaf Springs and U Bolts: Replace Yours TodayHow long has it been since you checked the health of the suspension on your Nissan Frontier? When things are running smoothly, the suspension is not high on your list of things to check, and when things go wrong, the suspension is often the last place most people check. Since the Nissan Frontier has been around since 1998, you might want to stop and take a closer look at your suspension, especially if you have an older model.

Routine Maintenance is Key to Top Suspension Performance

The key to a better performing suspension is to regularly maintain your leaf springs and U-bolts. To start, take a quick look at your truck to see if your truck sits to one side or the other, as this might indicate a cracked or saggy suspension. Even if this is not evident, it’s recommended that you take a look to ensure your suspension is performing optimally.

With the wheel removed, clean any rust, grime, dirt or road salt form your leaf springs and U-bolts, using a wire brush if needed. When the grime is gone you can then look more closely at the suspension parts. Check for any wearing or cracks in the leaf springs and particularly any missing nuts on the U-bolts. If you find damage, then replacing the leaf springs is the safest option before you have a catastrophic failure.

What to Consider When Buying a Replacement Leaf Spring?

The leaf springs used in the Nissan Frontier stayed the same for quite some time, and the replacements are the same for model years from 1998 to 2004. After 2004 however, there was a big change in leaf spring design for these trucks; so make sure that you know the model year of your vehicle before purchasing any suspension products for your Nissan Frontier.

Another thing to consider is the truck options, especially for older models. Since 2005, you could either have regular or heavy-duty leaf springs, but up to 2004 there were differences between the leaf springs used on the 2-wheel drive 4-cylinder model, the 2-wheel drive 6-cylinder model, the 4X4 model and the supercharged 4X4 model. So, make sure you have the right leaf springs for your exact year and model Nissan truck.

For Nissan Frontier Leaf Springs Call General Spring

General Spring has been an automotive leaf spring and suspension authority since 1965, supplying our customer with quality products, fast shipping, low prices and a commitment to keeping the majority of our items in stock. Our specialties are leaf springs, coil springs, add-a-leafs, load support and suspension attachment parts. We are confident that we can help you find the right type of suspension products at a price that is well within your budget.

If you need a full service shop and are located near New Century, KC we can help, but if not, we can also ship out our top-of-the-line suspension parts to the entire United States, and even around the world. If you are ready to replace or improve your suspension give us a call locally at 913-829-0619, and national customers can call us toll free at 1-888-829-0619 or contact us online.