Product Guides

Top 5 Nissan Frontier Accessories

Getting to different places means exposing your truck to nature’s various forces.

Therefore, it’s important that you gear it for the task ahead. In this article, we tell you which accessories are worth putting on your rig, that spells both resiliency and utility.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BEST NISSAN FRONTIER ACCESSORIES?

There are a lot of Nissan Frontier accessories to choose from, ranging from the extremely useful options like skid plates to the most trivial others like a center console organizer. But some of the basic ones you’ll be needing are the following:

best nissan frontier accessoriesWHICH ACCESSORIES ARE COMPATIBLE WITH MY NISSAN FRONTIER?

nissan frontier accessories 2
Photo Credit: Khaosaming via Wikimedia Commons

The first Nissan Frontier was produced in 1997 but was first publicly introduced in the following year of 1998. Not many improvements were added to it in the succeeding years except in 2008-2009, when visible changes in its tech design took place. This means you’ll most likely look for accessories that are compatible with 2010 to present Frontier models.

DO I NEED A BUMPER FOR MY TRUCK?

truck bumper designThe importance of bumpers can be easily overlooked if you only frequent the roads or streets. But if you normally find yourself on the trails, or worse, in places where animals ran rampant, then getting bumpers for your trucks is a great idea.

There are only 2 truck bumper designs to consider – one that’s bulky and the other that’s just plain and simple. The former is used when you seek to heavily protect your rig against animals like deer or kangaroos, from giving your truck’s radiator and other vital parts, a severe damage.

On the contrary, if you’re into rock crawling, water crossing, etc., the simple counterpart is a smart choice because it won’t interfere with your truck’s approach angle, with the added benefit of being lightweight. And speaking of weights, be sure you also choose the appropriate bumper weight that’s suitable for your truck. The standard steel bumper for trucks weighs 60-150lbs for front and 50-130lbs for rear.

CAN YOU PUT A ROOF RACK ON A TRUCK?

roof rack vs roof railsRoof racks carry extra items that your truck bed won’t allow. Sometimes, when you buy a truck, it already comes with a standard or factory roof rack. But there are instances when you need to install them yourself. If your truck doesn’t have any roof rack at all, the first thing to do is to purchase a roof pack.

A roof pack is a set of clamps that you mount on certain sections of your roof rail to secure your roof rack in place. It also links the fit kit and crossbar. The other one is called a “fit kit” or like a floor padding for your roof rack to reduce the cargo weight and friction that can damage the truck’s top surface.

Take note, roof rails, roof bars, and roof racks aren’t the same:

  • Roof Rails – used to refer to the horizontal bars on either side of your truck roof (from driver to rear passenger seats).
  • Roof Bars – used to refer to the 2 vertical bars that run from driver to front passenger seats.
  • Roof Racks – used to refer to more than 2 vertical bars with a box-like body to contain your various items.

Their appearance and how roof racks are installed on them will differ based on your truck’s year and design model.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN SLEEP IN A ROOFTOP TENT?

Roof top tent mattressRooftop tents aren’t popular to others because they can take a toll on fuel efficiency and are expensive. While those are true, the advantages still outweigh the disadvantages. Specifically, rooftop tents are an excellent substitute for ground tents because of the obvious reason that you don’t have to settle on the dirt and deal with crawling insects. Plus, it usually won’t take you long enough to set it up, especially when you’re already too tired.

Rooftop Tent Sleeping Capacity

As far as sleeping capacity is concerned, there are rooftop tents that can accommodate a maximum of 4 people, but it rarely happens because most varieties you’ll see in the market are good for 1-3 people.

One way to check if a rooftop tent is good for a few campers is by looking at the footprint or space that it occupies when fully open. In a rooftop tent experiment we conducted in 2019, the largest one we had, measures 56″W x 96″L when open and the smallest is 48″W x 83″L.

HOW DO YOU PUT LIGHTS ON A TRUCK BED?

xprite truck bed lights
Photo Credit: Xprite

A truck bed light is exactly what it is – a light that you put on your truck bed, so you’ll have no trouble searching for important tools or valuables, even when it’s nighttime. It can either be a bulb, a light bar or series of lights woven together.

One of the most common ways by which you can install truck bed lights is by literally mounting a set of lights on your truck bed and a light switch on the tailgate. Then, connect the lights to the motion switch. Another alternative is getting a smart motion sensor that’ll help you activate the lights when you reach a certain distance or “proximity,” without having to touch the tailgates.

Factory Truck Bed Lights on the 2022 Nissan Frontier
The latest Nissan Frontier comes with such, known as the overhead cargo bed lights. It’s not installed on the truck bed but just right above it. It performs the basic function of illumination that can also help in your camping needs, which is one of the 2022 Nissan Frontier accessories to watch out for. If it’s not enough, you can always use the in-bed LED lights that go with it as well.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SUSPENSION AIR BAGS?

true suspension air bags
Photo Credit: True Suspension

When you put heavy loads in your truck, it can end up bottoming out during the towing process. This is where suspension air bags come in to neutralize the load that’ll help stabilize your rig resulting in:

  • Proper Handling
  • Proper Braking
  • Bounce Reduction

The good thing about suspension air bags is they can be inflated or deflated to raise your truck to your desired level, so it doesn’t give in under the load, even when you enter rough terrains. There are 2 ways of adjusting suspension air bags:

  • Using portable air compressor.
  • Buying wireless air suspension kits.

CONCLUSION

One important rule when it comes to getting Nissan Frontier accessories is to buy only what you need. This way, you’ll maximize your rig’s full outdoor potentials without unexpectedly wasting your resources, which you could still use for other matters in the future. Did we miss other must-have accessories? Share them with us via your comments below.

 

 

 

Back to top button