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has any one done this?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by TylerJohnLandscaping, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. TylerJohnLandscaping

    TylerJohnLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61


    i have my 07 nissan frontier that i use for towing my trailer works great for what i need. power wise its great even thought its a v6 i have done some work to the truck and have is at 350Hp now cant wait to get my new gears. but i am looking to get a small dump bed bc i do sometimes have to move a yard or so of dirt around but i dont feel like having to look at a dump bed when the truck is my daily driver.

    what u wanted to know if any one on here has done this
  2. TylerJohnLandscaping

    TylerJohnLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    or has any one used a load handler in the bed
  3. wellbuilt

    wellbuilt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 275

    Yes we made a 81 ford f 350 dump .
    We had to build a frame under the bed to support the weight of the material and the bed.
    We used the dump for construction debris.
    i don't know about dirt in the little toy .
  4. TylerJohnLandscaping

    TylerJohnLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    i have had dirt and mulch in the back all the time. just getting it out with a shovel
  5. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    That 4.0 really pushing 350 hp? Stock they were what 200hp at best?
  6. TylerJohnLandscaping

    TylerJohnLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    its the 2ed gen it comes 260 stock.
    aftermarket work:
    volant cold air intake
    jardine exhaust
    wrpt intake manifold spacer
    wrpt crank pulley
    wrpt throttle body spacer
    uprev custom tune
    took out the heads worked on them a bit to free airflow

    what i cant wait to get is my long tube headers and my new gears

    also bc i tow my trailer every day my leafs went bad so i added another 3 leafs onto it.
    will be getting airbags soon
  7. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,838

    LoL there is no way you picked up 200 hp from bolt ons and head work.
  8. TylerJohnLandscaping

    TylerJohnLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    I did not say I picked up 200 that would be crazy I wish I could. But at that point I would have to get all new insides bc my motor would not be able to take that power as a dd
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  9. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    Gears would have been the first thing I would have done...I put 3.83 on my 94 chevy impala ss and it made the car feel so much lighter off the line. I had done cam, intake, headers, exhaust, cold air kit. and gears and LT1 edit. Lt1 edit and gears should have been the first mod...

    max payload is 1300lbs. so after you get in the truck and the odd assortment of gear we all carry your payload is now down to 1000 lbs...
    which might be one yard of mulch or 1/3 of a yard of soil/stone You add a dump bed to the truck its going to take away a few lbs of your capacity as well.... you add en employee or a trailer to the mix your payload went down some more... no way a small truck can legally/safely handle a yard of dirt
  10. TylerJohnLandscaping

    TylerJohnLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    I have before with no probs my truck took it like a man.
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