What was your first vehicle? A busted-up Toyota Corolla? Dad's barely-running Oldsmobile? Well, for James Holquin, this high-flying Nissan Frontier is not only his first prerunner but also his first ride. Following Desert Racing before he could legally drive meant two things: his first ride was going to be a truck, and this truck must be able to eat whoops for breakfast. Now that his truck is complete, James and his friends have formed a 1450 class race team called Unite. His Frontier serves as a chase vehicle and prerunner and is definitely worth a look. Specs VEHICLE: 2002 Nissan Frontier OWNER: James Holguin CHASSIS: 1 3/4-inch chromoly with some stock frame ENGINE: 3.3L V-6 DRIVETRAIN: OEM SUSPENSION: Custom A-Arm front / Custom three-link Rear STEERING: Custom swing set by Kirby Off-Road BRAKES: Wilwood TIRES/WHEELS: 35-inch BFG M/T, Mickey Thompson Classic II INTERIOR: Beard Race Seats, Crow Harness' OTHER PARTS: Hella Rallye 4000 lights, PWR coolers FAVORITE OFF-ROAD AREA: Glamis, Ocotillo Wells, Baja Removing the hood reveals the stock engine, loaded with Kirby custom headers, a PWR radiator and a transmission cooler. James tells us that by the time you read this he will have already swapped in a 6.0L Chevrolet Escalade motor. That should give this mid-sized truck some get up and go. The entire truck front to back was built by Kirby Off-Road. There aren't a great deal of aftermarket components for Nissan trucks which meant James was going to have to drop some good cash to get the truck he wanted out of his Frontier. Kirby was more than up to the challenge having built race-winning vehicles for years.Removing the hood reveals the stock engine, loaded with Kirby custom headers, a PWR radiat In the rear we also found a Jaz fuel cell and dual Red-Top Optima batteries. Rear sway bars are courtesy of Blitzkrieg Motorsports.In the rear we also found a Jaz fuel cell and dual Red-Top Optima batteries. Rear sway bar James had the entire truck caged with 1 3/4-inch chromoly tube just in case he wanted to race the truck. This way its SCORE and MDR race legal. Kirby did an amazing job of building a strong cage while leaving plenty of room for passengers. Resting above the cab is a removable and adjustable light bar containing five Hella Rallye 4000 lamps.James had the entire truck caged with 1 3/4-inch chromoly tube just in case he wanted to r Kirby came up with a trick way to remove the Fiberwerx X-Treme one-piece conversion fiberglass front clip while still keeping it on the truck. This swing-out style is becoming more popular with race vehicles because of its ease of use and the ability to get under the hood without the help of another person.Kirby came up with a trick way to remove the Fiberwerx X-Treme one-piece conversion fiberg For wheels and tires, James chose to wrap 15x8 Mickey Thompson Classic II wheels with 35-inch BFGoodrich M/Ts.For wheels and tires, James chose to wrap 15x8 Mickey Thompson Classic II wheels with 35-i Kirby built its three-link suspension to fit the rear of this Nissan. It pulls a whopping 28 inches of wheel travel using KING 3.0 triple-bypass shocks, 2.5 dual-rate coilovers, and 2.5 hydraulic bump stops. This truck can move, and in order to slow it down James added a solid set of Wilwood brakes at all four corners. The rear end is a Ford 9-inch with extra gussets loaded with a Spool and 5.43 gears.Kirby built its three-link suspension to fit the rear of this Nissan. It pulls a whopping By Jordan May Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!