A suspension lift kit is one of the most popular and sought-after upgrades in our hobby. For many wheeling enthusiasts, a mild suspension lift is a gateway to new adventures, as the increased height often gets you farther down the trail. Although vehicles equipped with solid axles front and rear were traditionally considered easier to lift, modern IFS suspension kits are becoming just as painless. Recently we got the chance to install a 6-inch Rough Country suspension system on an ’07 Nissan Titan. Working alongside the pros at Low Range 4x4 in Wilmington, North Carolina, we were amazed at how fast this Titan went from zero to 6 inches. With quality aftermarket components that simply bolt in place, we found lifting the fullsize Nissan platform relatively easy and straightforward. And while we miss the golden days of the factory-equipped solid front axle 12-tons, it’s great to see that lifting the modern independent platforms is easier than ever. The only trimming required on the Titan’s 6-inch Rough Country lift is to the factory IFS subframe. After measuring and marking the right spot, a quick pass with the Sawzall removes the unneeded metal.The only trimming required on the Titan’s 6-inch Rough Country lift is to the factory IFS In order to keep the CV shaft angles in check, Rough Country lowers the factory differential using its heavy-duty drop cradle. And since this kit doesn’t increase the front track width, no CV spacers were needed.In order to keep the CV shaft angles in check, Rough Country lowers the factory differenti Finishing out the new IFS subframe are twin cradle braces that tie into the factory crossmember. These bolt-in support bars add a little extra beef to the IFS assembly and help secure the front end in turbulent terrain.Finishing out the new IFS subframe are twin cradle braces that tie into the factory crossm To maintain the factory ride quality while still achieving lift, Rough Country uses a top mount strut spacer. This lift design makes for an efficient way of lifting the truck and doesn’t require any special tools or a coil compressor.To maintain the factory ride quality while still achieving lift, Rough Country uses a top Since the upper control arm stays in its factory location, a drop knuckle is used to tie in the lower A-arm. These CNC-machined iron knuckles reuse your factory unit bearings and bolt together in no time flat.Since the upper control arm stays in its factory location, a drop knuckle is used to tie i Since the Titan’s rack-and-pinion steering system stays in place, it is necessary to swap the outer tie rods from one side of the vehicle to the other. This tie-rod switch changes the bend direction of the bar so it won’t make contact with the wheel.Since the Titan’s rack-and-pinion steering system stays in place, it is necessary to swap Raising the rear of the truck is a straightforward affair, as a mild lift block gives the Nissan the added height. To finish off the back suspension, a set of Rough Country Nitro 9000 shocks replaces the factory ones.Raising the rear of the truck is a straightforward affair, as a mild lift block gives the A great habit that we’ve picked up from Low Range 4x4 as well as many other reputable off-road shops is marking every bolt we touch with paint. Paint marking is an easy and safe way to keep an eye on your truck’s hardware and lets you know if anything has come loose without having to grab a wrench.A great habit that we’ve picked up from Low Range 4x4 as well as many other reputable off- Since the Titan sees mainly a mix of the Carolina coast’s sandy and dry soil, we fitted it with 35x12.50 Pro Comp Xtreme All Terrains. The Xtreme A/Ts have great track record for longevity, and the massive lugs help them perform excellently in a variety of conditions. Securing the new cleats is a lightweight set of Pro Comps 17x9 7033 Flat Black wheels that finished off the daily driver and weekend wheeler nicely.Since the Titan sees mainly a mix of the Carolina coast’s sandy and dry soil, we fitted it SOURCES Rough Country Suspension Systems 1400 Morgan Road Dyersburg TN 38024 800-222-7023 www.roughcountry.com Pro Comp USA 400 W. Artesia Blvd Compton CA 90220 800-776-0767 www.procompusa.com Low Range 4x4 105 Portwatch Way Unit F Wilimington NC 28412 910-392-3204 www.lowrange4x4.com By Ali Mansour Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!