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This is a stock '05 Nismo Frontier that we borrowed from our friends at Antioch Nissan in Antioch, California. We brought this truck along to demonstrate the differences between a stock and Jounce Shock-equipped truck. We ran each truck over the same jump at the same speed. We first ran our Jounce Shock-equipped Project Frontier, and after four successful landings we were satisfied with the results. Next we hit the jump with the stock truck you see here. This was the third jump of our test session. Just as the shutter of our camera snapped closed, the stock driver-side front Bilstein Nismo-spec strut experienced a catastrophic failure. The shock simply wasn't designed to handle the force of the jump. Something had to give.