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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #255 on: October 30, 2020, 05:10:41 AM »
That really looks amazing! It must feel like driving a brand new car around town. It sounds like you are all settled and happy up there. Must be a great place to live!
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #256 on: October 30, 2020, 03:43:07 PM »
That really looks amazing! It must feel like driving a brand new car around town. It sounds like you are all settled and happy up there. Must be a great place to live!
The guys did an amazing job on it.  Unfortunately, I can't drive it right now because I'm on a nice little overseas "business trip" right now.   O0  We are pretty well settled in and it sure beats the craziness of SoCal.
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #257 on: October 30, 2020, 04:51:15 PM »
Unfortunately, I can't drive it right now because I'm on a nice little overseas "business trip" right now.

 Well once you get home and it's covered in mud with the radiator leaking steam you will know whom to speak with....
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #258 on: October 31, 2020, 04:53:33 PM »
Looks so purdy and shiny.  8)

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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Went north, November 2019...
« Reply #259 on: November 01, 2020, 08:01:01 AM »
Well once you get home and it's covered in mud with the radiator leaking steam you will know whom to speak with....
I told Jenny not to drive it, if there's even the slightest chance of snow, so I can't imagine how it would get dirty... lol
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Sshhiinnyyy....
« Reply #260 on: April 29, 2021, 05:54:38 AM »
Completed some preventative maintenance last week.  Hoping to avoid the plastic tees from blowing up unexpectedly, especially since I plan on keeping this thing for a long time, unlike most of the other members on here.  8)
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Sshhiinnyyy....
« Reply #261 on: April 29, 2021, 07:38:45 AM »
WOW! That sounds like a shot.  Joe do you think that was a shot? ;) :D

More power to you buddy.  Keep that thing going as long as you can.  After 250k of hard driving miles.  I got tired of changing all of those little parts and sensors every month.

I can say, I do miss the X.  15 years together it was hard to part.  Jayrat did say He saw the beast in his neck of the woods, so it is nice to hear it's still going.
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Sshhiinnyyy....
« Reply #262 on: April 29, 2021, 08:13:44 AM »
WOW! That sounds like a shot.  Joe do you think that was a shot? ;) :D

More power to you buddy.  Keep that thing going as long as you can.  After 250k of hard driving miles.  I got tired of changing all of those little parts and sensors every month.

I can say, I do miss the X.  15 years together it was hard to part.  Jayrat did say He saw the beast in his neck of the woods, so it is nice to hear it's still going.
It was a shot, but purely based out of love. :-*  I know things start to happen when the miles build up and I completely understand wanting to get into a newer vehicle.
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Sshhiinnyyy....
« Reply #263 on: May 01, 2021, 08:51:27 AM »
Completed some preventative maintenance last week.  Hoping to avoid the plastic tees from blowing up unexpectedly, especially since I plan on keeping this thing for a long time, unlike most of the other members on here.  8)

^^^^^^This! ^^^^^^

 As a side note it cannot be confirmed as of yet but i heard from two reputable sources Duffman is selling his X and buying a prius........
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Sshhiinnyyy....
« Reply #264 on: May 03, 2021, 05:57:44 AM »
Completed some preventative maintenance last week.  Hoping to avoid the plastic tees from blowing up unexpectedly, especially since I plan on keeping this thing for a long time, unlike most of the other members on here.  8)

^^^^^^This! ^^^^^^

 As a side note it cannot be confirmed as of yet but i heard from two reputable sources Duffman is selling his X and buying a prius........
Well, there is at least one Prius owner in the FB Xterra group who actually wheels it quite a bit.  She joined a couple of years ago when one of the admins played a joke and changed the group name to Prius Crew.  The group had that name for a few months because FB frowns on frequent group name changes.  lol
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Sshhiinnyyy....
« Reply #265 on: May 03, 2021, 09:02:33 AM »
Looks good, Rick. I had to replace that plastic T, as well. I ended up having to use OEM again (because it was a sudden failure) and I got kind of lucky that my local dealership had the whole assembly it in stock. It had been leaking for a bit, and I should have proactively replaced it with higher grade components like you're doing.

I'll agree with Tim and say that I really do miss my Xterra, but I knew that I would. I wish I hadn't been in the position that I was, and that I could have kept it for much longer. But it was on the brink of needing some major work (cats, transmission), in addition to a BUNCH of small things, and it just didn't make sense to invest significantly more into it than what it was worth. Along with some other changes in my working/life situation that put me in a position to sell my "commuter car," it just made sense to replace my "fun car" and my "commuter car" with a new vehicle that would be my DD and my weekend warrior. With the Xterra no longer in production, I was really holding out for a new Frontier. When Nissan announced that the 2022 model was just a carryover of the 2021 (and that the release of the new one was delayed until 2021 second half, as a 2022 model), it was the tipping point that forced me into a Tacoma. I just couldn't wait any longer.

Still zero regrets, but I do miss the Xterra.

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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Sshhiinnyyy....
« Reply #266 on: May 04, 2021, 05:43:50 AM »
Looks good, Rick. I had to replace that plastic T, as well. I ended up having to use OEM again (because it was a sudden failure) and I got kind of lucky that my local dealership had the whole assembly it in stock. It had been leaking for a bit, and I should have proactively replaced it with higher grade components like you're doing.

I'll agree with Tim and say that I really do miss my Xterra, but I knew that I would. I wish I hadn't been in the position that I was, and that I could have kept it for much longer. But it was on the brink of needing some major work (cats, transmission), in addition to a BUNCH of small things, and it just didn't make sense to invest significantly more into it than what it was worth. Along with some other changes in my working/life situation that put me in a position to sell my "commuter car," it just made sense to replace my "fun car" and my "commuter car" with a new vehicle that would be my DD and my weekend warrior. With the Xterra no longer in production, I was really holding out for a new Frontier. When Nissan announced that the 2022 model was just a carryover of the 2021 (and that the release of the new one was delayed until 2021 second half, as a 2022 model), it was the tipping point that forced me into a Tacoma. I just couldn't wait any longer.

Still zero regrets, but I do miss the Xterra.
Understandable, it's a cost versus benefits thing at that point.  I also got my Xterra and started wheeling it several years after many of you OG members on here started, so I'm only starting to scrape the surface on the mileage that some of you all have/had.  When the miles get up there, we'll see how things hold up, hopefully, it's not a tale like all the other Xterras out there.
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Sshhiinnyyy....
« Reply #267 on: May 16, 2021, 12:20:19 PM »
Went back to new versions of the Rugged Ridge seat vests I had on my Frontier and then originally when I first bought my Xterra. I wasn't impressed with the wear resistance of the CoverKings. Yes, they're for a Jeep, but the design of the seat is nearly identical to ours. Yes, they also cover the side seat controls, but I'm the only one who ever drives the X, so no adjustment needed.
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Re: RikRong's BluX build...Sshhiinnyyy....
« Reply #268 on: May 17, 2021, 05:00:39 PM »
Good to hear from you in these posts! Hope all is well there as I reckon it should be in Free America. I like seeing those two mini-people seats in the back. Super glad your family is growing and always wish the best for all of you buddy!
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« Reply #269 on: May 18, 2021, 05:58:22 AM »
Good to hear from you in these posts! Hope all is well there as I reckon it should be in Free America. I like seeing those two mini-people seats in the back. Super glad your family is growing and always wish the best for all of you buddy!
Yep, things are pretty good here.  The mini-people are growing so quickly, they'll be graduating high school before I know it.
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