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Southern California Club Xterra => SCCX General Discussion => Topic started by: Toro on September 29, 2012, 06:08:12 PM

Title: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on September 29, 2012, 06:08:12 PM
I'll kick this one off.

(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j361/Sprinter7/D4E5EE98-3A66-4BFD-9D0F-0FDE0D7233CA-5039-000006484E0CE90D.jpg)

Dropped in a new Radiator, un-did the trans bypass and Fab'ed up a couple of brackets for Trans cooler fan. Should be running cool on the rocks.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: s14slide on September 30, 2012, 09:23:39 PM
Broke my motor mounts at Cleghorn, which manage to disengage my intake tube from the back of the maf when I put some torque to it.   
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Lava on September 30, 2012, 09:34:25 PM
Broke my motor mounts at Cleghorn, which manage to disengage my intake tube from the back of the maf when I put some torque to it.   

Glad the trail side fix wasn't to bad to get you up and running. Sounds like we need to have a MOD day to get that mount replaced ???
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: RockinX on September 30, 2012, 10:18:43 PM
Broke my motor mounts at Cleghorn, which manage to disengage my intake tube from the back of the maf when I put some torque to it.   
You may want to check out the heavy duty motor mounts at ruggedrocks.  Heavy Duty Motor Mounts (https://ruggedrocksoffroad.com/nissan-xterra-motor-mount-c-42_1139.html?osCsid=9d78s004bvar64spk051q0g1n7)  I think Bobby B runs them and I have a set that I haven't yet installed.  It will make it a little bit harder for you to break them next time.   ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on September 30, 2012, 10:19:02 PM
Broke my motor mounts at Cleghorn, which manage to disengage my intake tube from the back of the maf when I put some torque to it.   

I can weld that up for you.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: s14slide on October 01, 2012, 02:40:01 AM
Yeah, Angel was telling and showin his mounts to me at the end of the day.  They seem to be the way to go, but I might have to take Toro up on his offer for a short term solution if the mounts are going to hurt the funds for Big Bear run.  I'm already spending dough on making my sliders for that trip.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on October 02, 2012, 10:13:22 PM
You can get the NISMO mounts from a 98 240SX that are a direct bolt on for the 1st Gen X.  Not sure about the 2nd gen.

I fixed and calibrated my cb radio, re-mounted the sml. solar panel that charges the 2nd battery in the trunk and did a Mobil 1 5-30w oil change.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on October 02, 2012, 11:00:04 PM
Removed my air compressor, looks like im going to have to send it back. I might only have one locker for CANVAZ. Steve at RuggedRocks has been looking out for me. Im glad I bought from him.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: s14slide on October 02, 2012, 11:03:01 PM
You can get the NISMO mounts from a 98 240SX that are a direct bolt on for the 1st Gen X.  Not sure about the 2nd gen.

I fixed and calibrated my cb radio, re-mounted the sml. solar panel that charges the 2nd battery in the trunk and did a Mobil 1 5-30w oil change.

Well being that I'm VERY familiar with that chassis, if what your saying is true, then any of the aftermarket mounts for an s14 will fit.  Which means 95-98 with a ka24de motor.  There are many others than overpriced NISMO.  Glad to know Nissan didn't deviate from their Lego block mentality.  Parts compatibility between chassis.  Thumbs up to you for the info and to Nissan for being smart.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on October 03, 2012, 06:46:12 AM
Yeah, I had a mean 1989 240sx drift car with an even meaner KA24E 12v race motor, so we talk the same language.  full port and polish, headers, custom 2.5" carbon fhber exhaust, 18" rims, Tein 12k/8k coilovers, KAAZ 1.5 way LSD, dtc, etc...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: s14slide on October 03, 2012, 09:23:10 AM
Guess that explains why we both have slide in our Usernames.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on October 03, 2012, 08:39:28 PM
Ordered ABS electrical lines for both sides of rear for the M226 from Brian at Cherry Hill Nissan.
Ordered Dirt King Titan stock replacement LCA's from Nick at Dirt King
Scheduled Titan Swap, 4:10 Superior gear installation and ARB locker installation,  with Jeff Arabia of Arabiasoverkill.com for Monday.

Shakedown cruise at Big Bear for CANVAZII :):)


Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on October 04, 2012, 04:50:52 AM
Guess that explains why we both have slide in our Usernames.

I have always wondered about Irwin's handle...and this explains it.  Cool that you guys come from the same "roots."

Ordered ABS electrical lines for both sides of rear for the M226 from Brian at Cherry Hill Nissan.
Ordered Dirt King Titan stock replacement LCA's from Nick at Dirt King
Scheduled Titan Swap, 4:10 Superior gear installation and ARB locker installation,  with Jeff Arabia of Arabiasoverkill.com for Monday.

Shakedown cruise at Big Bear for CANVAZII :):)

Can't wait to see this in BB Mr. Haynes...a long time coming.  Want to see the axle that we trudged from Moab to Cali installed and operating...good luck with everything.  

T-minus 4.5 days...and counting. :)

Back on topic...I put $78.00 of gas in my tank...damn gas prices just jumped $0.15 cents a gallon in 24 hours.  You know who I'll vote for???  The guy that brings gas back to $2.50 a gallon...that's who.  >:(
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on October 04, 2012, 09:38:29 AM
4:50 AM?  My god brother, what on earth are you doing up that early?!?!

Yikes!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on October 04, 2012, 10:47:56 AM
Most likely getting up to put his kids laundry in the dryer :)
then back to bed.....:)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on October 04, 2012, 01:32:05 PM
4:50 AM?  My god brother, what on earth are you doing up that early?!?!

Yikes!!

Ha!  Big presentation at work today...couldn't sleep, so up and posting.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: DocNasty on October 04, 2012, 07:50:21 PM
Just got my AJ Super Squares on along with PRG Adjustable rear shackles.... stand by for pics... its dark out. :/
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on October 04, 2012, 09:01:08 PM
Just got my AJ Super Squares on along with PRG Adjustable rear shackles.... stand by for pics... its dark out. :/

Cool man...look forward to the pictures.  8)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: DocNasty on October 04, 2012, 09:13:18 PM
Gobi Rack goes on tomorrow as well, may wait for everything to be on before I start snappin. That will be the last mod before I push out;/ Bummer, but can't wait to come home and get back on that grind haha.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on October 04, 2012, 09:16:28 PM
Gobi Rack goes on tomorrow as well, may wait for everything to be on before I start snappin. That will be the last mod before I push out;/ Bummer, but can't wait to come home and get back on that grind haha.

You gotta post up some picks of the Gobi...those are really cool.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on October 05, 2012, 07:52:55 PM
Got my trans cooler set up.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5LvDspX8bY&feature=youtube_gdata_player  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5LvDspX8bY&feature=youtube_gdata_player)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on October 05, 2012, 09:00:03 PM
Got my trans cooler set up.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5LvDspX8bY&feature=youtube_gdata_player  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5LvDspX8bY&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

Nice.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on October 06, 2012, 08:54:38 AM
Yeah, with a screen name like this, some perverts take it waaaaay of course, not realizing that it goes back to my days in racing.
Me, I'm up at 4am everyday cause I work in construction.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: s14slide on October 07, 2012, 08:44:06 PM
Just finished changing my oil and filter and lubed my upper arms.  Woohoo!  No more squeaky poly bushings!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Unbreakable on October 08, 2012, 11:40:13 AM
I was going to start a new thread but figured this might be appropiate

I haven't done much to my X just yet, but I have an IMS and Injen intake awaiting install, wondering if you guys have any preferred shops, good work for a good price and could point me in that direction that would be great... Also just ordered a magnaflow 12268 and am looking for a shop to fab some piping

Thank you!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on October 08, 2012, 12:03:56 PM
I was going to start a new thread but figured this might be appropiate

I haven't done much to my X just yet, but I have an IMS and Injen intake awaiting install, wondering if you guys have any preferred shops, good work for a good price and could point me in that direction that would be great... Also just ordered a magnaflow 12268 and am looking for a shop to fab some piping

Thank you!


Where do you live?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Paul on October 08, 2012, 12:31:10 PM
Took it out to scrape up the skid plates some.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/paul1960/Xterra/12-10%20Camping%20at%205%20Rocks/ShrockFront01.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Unbreakable on October 08, 2012, 12:44:07 PM
Where do you live?

Oh that would help im sure

I'm in Claremont/Pomona area.. But i venture all over Socal if it's worth it
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: CAWoody on October 08, 2012, 12:51:12 PM
I can recommend After Hour automotive in Anaheim.  They are right where the 91 and 57 come together.  (714)666-0710  Ask for Rick.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on October 08, 2012, 12:59:25 PM
Oh that would help im sure

I'm in Claremont/Pomona area.. But i venture all over Socal if it's worth it

Theres a shop in Monrovia accross the street from the high scho there. The guys a bit of a douche, but he works for beer and pizza. Woody's been there.......maybe he can chime in.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: CAWoody on October 08, 2012, 02:05:17 PM
Theres a shop in Monrovia accross the street from the high scho there. The guys a bit of a douche, but he works for beer and pizza. Woody's been there.......maybe he can chime in.

He's not so bad once you get past his collection of Harbor Freight tools and his kids soaking you his there squirt guns.  Father of the Year material there.  ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on October 08, 2012, 02:17:59 PM
BS! Most of my tools are OG Craftsman.. I mean his tools.
     And yeah.... my kids will execute you "super soaker" style.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Unbreakable on October 08, 2012, 02:32:07 PM
Lol.. Super soakers are great...
And that would be amazing, Monrovia isn't too far and the payment is perfect... Even if it doesn't work out I appreciate the input!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on October 09, 2012, 05:02:07 PM
Hahaha, man, thats funny.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on October 09, 2012, 07:00:54 PM
Put it on Jacks :)
(http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b562/chrishaynesusa/IMAG0898_zpsd3b7a2d6.jpg)
(http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b562/chrishaynesusa/IMAG0899_zps2b5f7b9e.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: npgtech on October 09, 2012, 07:24:28 PM
That rear looks familiar... oh yeah, I drove behind it from Utah last year!    ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Lava on October 09, 2012, 10:12:36 PM
I started laying out the drawings and cardboard for a custom built Gen2 hidden winch mount that will allow you to use your OEM bumper (minor trimming of plastic required), and will include 2 front recovery points.  ;D

Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on October 09, 2012, 10:36:14 PM
I started laying out the drawings and cardboard for a custom built Gen2 hidden winch mount that will allow you to use your OEM bumper (minor trimming of plastic required), and will include 2 front recovery points.  ;D



http://www.thenewx.org/forum/showthread.php?t=39914

Some good research and maybe a direction to move in.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Lava on October 10, 2012, 09:39:50 AM
Excellent! I Checked em out. They have some good ideas.

Im going to develop something similar but costs far less than the cost of a winch to produce. Anyone else interested? Once I get it fabbed up, I'll post some pics. I already have a Fabricator on board to produce in small numbers.

Completly bolt on, minor trimming required, Roller or Hawse Compatible. Now if only I could stuff an ARB PowerPlant Dual Force in there somewhere..... ;D

I liked this one from FrontRunner for the LR3. Small strong and functional.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on October 10, 2012, 10:04:28 AM
I have a set of 1/4" steel mounting brackets from a shrock bumper if your interested. You can have them for what I paid for them. They kind of look like this.

(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j361/Sprinter7/20121006_224914.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on October 10, 2012, 10:15:42 AM
Well I just installed my bully dog tuner on my X. It seems to have more get and go and that WOT off thing is so nice but that doesnt help my gas mileage when i do that lol.
Oh I put on a couple new stickers too :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on October 10, 2012, 12:49:22 PM
That rear looks familiar... oh yeah, I drove behind it from Utah last year!    ;)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/Gone%20Moab%202012/eda0eb91.jpg)

Point C, from Moab to Cali.

I have other pictures of Chris' rear end/diff filling party, but they are definitely NSFW.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: FrankB on October 10, 2012, 05:32:38 PM
. . . .
I have other pictures of Chris' rear end/diff filling party, but they are definitely NSFW.


Seriously, something about that just does not sound right.  I really don't think we need those pictures here.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on October 10, 2012, 05:37:37 PM
I saw that diff in Oz's garage. That things like the traveling gnome. Its magical in some way.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on October 10, 2012, 08:09:15 PM
Rear diff has been fitted with an ARB locker

(http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b562/chrishaynesusa/IMAG0922_zps1238020f.jpg)(http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b562/chrishaynesusa/IMAG0921_zpsbbd1e4e1.jpg)

2" body lift puck

(http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b562/chrishaynesusa/IMAG0910_zps538f3b2f.jpg)
(http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b562/chrishaynesusa/IMAG0909_zps081ce1d3.jpg)(http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b562/chrishaynesusa/IMAG0905_zps967e19a8.jpg)

(http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b562/chrishaynesusa/IMAG0899_zps2b5f7b9e.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on October 10, 2012, 09:08:14 PM
Those lowers are nice
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on October 10, 2012, 09:37:33 PM
Very nice, cant wait to see her in action.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on October 11, 2012, 05:51:34 AM
Looking good Chris...looks like you found a one stop shop.

Obviously the 4.10's are in.  8)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on October 11, 2012, 06:12:52 PM
Good god, that's a lot of money being poured there.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on October 11, 2012, 06:16:29 PM
Good god, that's a lot of money being poured there.
dont tell my wife ;)
or my mistress ;) ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on October 11, 2012, 07:47:01 PM
dont tell my wife ;)
or my mistress ;) ;)

Oh yes...your secret's safe here on the internet.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on October 11, 2012, 07:52:43 PM
dont tell my wife ;)
or my mistress ;) ;)


Oh yes...your secret's safe here on the internet.

...........................There goes my Run for public office :):)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: FrankB on October 11, 2012, 09:30:58 PM

...........................There goes my Run for public office :):)

You've not spent a lot of time paying attention to politicians lately have you?  As if having a wife and mistress would make much difference these days.  It probably would not be much of a problem even if they were of different genders.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on October 11, 2012, 09:46:58 PM
You've not spent a lot of time paying attention to politicians lately have you?  As if having a wife and mistress would make much difference these days.  It probably would not be much of a problem even if they were of different genders.

Prolly right :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on October 12, 2012, 08:10:28 AM

...........................There goes my Run for public office :):)

Chris...I would vote for you.  Then you could tax break my middle class.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on October 12, 2012, 09:04:47 AM
  Then you could tax break my middle class.

Is that slang for some kind of sexual favor?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: CAWoody on October 12, 2012, 12:32:36 PM
Is that slang for some kind of sexual favor?

EEEEEWWW.  What kind o group did i sign with? :o

TMI!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on October 12, 2012, 02:35:37 PM
Is that slang for some kind of sexual favor?

Strictly bi-partisan politics.  :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Lava on October 12, 2012, 04:22:02 PM
Got the preliminary winch mount fabbed up.  ;D

This plate style carrier should fit 09 and up and fit a large variety of winches with 4x10 bolt pattern.

The lower portion of the factory bumper will need to be trimmed so this carrier can fit properly.

I suspect it will fit just a few inches beyond the current bumper, like its almost not even there.

I should be able to bolt up the OEM skid or any other brand name skid plates to the plate carrier, by drilling the required holes in the bottom rear of the carrier.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on October 12, 2012, 06:42:10 PM
Got the preliminary winch mount fabbed up.  ;D

This plate style carrier should fit 09 and up and fit a large variety of winches with 4x10 bolt pattern.

The lower portion of the factory bumper will need to be trimmed so this carrier can fit properly.

I suspect it will fit just a few inches beyond the current bumper, like its almost not even there.

I should be able to bolt up the OEM skid or any other brand name skid plates to the plate carrier, by drilling the required holes in the bottom rear of the carrier.

I have an OEM bumper thats beat up if you want to trim and test fit with it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on October 22, 2012, 05:02:04 PM
Just took delivery of my custom cargo area shelf carrier.
(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j361/Sprinter7/20121022_164644.jpg)
Its there..... just gotta put her together.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Lava on October 23, 2012, 05:40:25 PM
ahhhh Here's a man with a VISION!  ;D ;D

Cant wait to see it. If it looks anything like your ARB compressor mount, Its gonna be sweet! PICS ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SteeevO on October 24, 2012, 10:17:49 PM
Right now my pathfinder is in PIECES.. so I guess most recently We've cut a ton of stuff off and designed the new front 3-link that will be offered in kit form.
Going on 37's and 14" travel coil overs with 5.57 gears!
Haven't been rushing the build at all making templates for all the pieces etc. but It'll be back on the trail soon.
Not too many pictures yet but updates are posted here: http://forum.ruggedrocksoffroad.com/index.php/board,40.0.html
I'll also be writing some blogs on the build when we get closer to the finish.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on December 17, 2012, 03:54:54 PM
Took her out to Mammoth.
(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j361/Sprinter7/0D418EDC-80E9-403D-9851-02700E6F23F9-449-000000600157F681.jpg)
Right now it's in another foot of snow and it's still falling.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on December 17, 2012, 04:38:08 PM
Well I guess we know where you are...   Snowed in in Mammoth   ;D   I can sure think of some worse places.....
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: justin123560 on December 17, 2012, 08:28:54 PM
Purchased:
-CoverKing M.O.L.L.E Seat Covers
-Xoskel Light Cage 
-Kool Vue CAI
-4 HID Kits
-500ft of various colored wires and gauges

In the Works:
-New CB Antenna Mount in the bed using utilitrac
-OTRATTW Switches
-Poor Man's "OBA"
-Designing a low-profile box on the roof

Its going to be a long winter  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on December 18, 2012, 01:09:53 PM
*Replaced my broken leaf springs and added a 3" in AAL kit and polyurethane bushings.
*Replaced home made cb antenna bracket with a FireStik hatch bracket.
*Replaced a 5 yr. old Optima Red Top battery with the same.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Blackx on December 18, 2012, 04:56:20 PM
Finally got my clevis shackle mounts welded on and installed the winch on Sunday.

Before:
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm281/jejallo1/blackX006.jpg)

After:
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm281/jejallo1/photo-2_zps26b520d5.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on December 18, 2012, 05:11:53 PM
Hey that's cool Jeff.  What size winch did you get?  I can tell synth cable  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on December 18, 2012, 08:26:22 PM
Well I guess we know where you are...   Snowed in in Mammoth   ;D   I can sure think of some worse places.....

Cool pic Danny...you should add this to your build thread.  The Yak basket looks great too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: FrankB on December 18, 2012, 09:06:56 PM
I took mine out for a drive in the desert last weekend.

(http://frankbaiamonte.smugmug.com/So-Cal-Explorations-Day/Anza-Borrego-121412/i-RchrF9k/0/L/7FBB1847-L.jpg)

As for mods, haven't done anything significant to it in several years. I'm sure it could use some more stuff, like lights, but gas is cheaper than mods.
 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on December 19, 2012, 06:17:29 AM
No, I would say that gas is more of a priority than mods.  Mods are simply a long term investment.  Well, at least for me it is 'cause I don't plan on changing my truck for a while.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on December 19, 2012, 06:53:01 AM
I took mine out for a drive in the desert last weekend.

(http://frankbaiamonte.smugmug.com/So-Cal-Explorations-Day/Anza-Borrego-121412/i-RchrF9k/0/L/7FBB1847-L.jpg)

As for mods, haven't done anything significant to it in several years. I'm sure it could use some more stuff, like lights, but gas is cheaper than mods.
 

Nice pic Frank...who's white Gen 1 Xterra is that?  Looks pretty equipped!  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on December 19, 2012, 12:59:33 PM
Cool pic Danny...you should add this to your build thread.  The Yak basket looks great too.

I would have to start a build thread for that. That shovel bailed my out a few times this weekend. Absolutly not for decoration. I had to dig 3 ft of snow for about 20ft just to get to my truck.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Blackx on December 19, 2012, 02:12:28 PM
Hey that's cool Jeff.  What size winch did you get?  I can tell synth cable  :)
I ended up getting the Warn VR8000-S.  Yep synth line
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on December 19, 2012, 03:04:19 PM
Nice set-up Jeff.   You going to GoneMoab 2013? 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Blackx on December 19, 2012, 04:34:18 PM
No Moab for me.  I've been there and like to use my vacation time for new places  ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: FrankB on December 19, 2012, 06:37:49 PM
. . . . That shovel bailed my out a few times this weekend. Absolutly not for decoration. I had to dig 3 ft of snow for about 20ft just to get to my truck.


A great reminder to folks to always bring your shovel down off the roof rack and bring it inside with you for the night - never know when you might have to dig your way back to your truck.  Of course, that's probably not something I would ever remember in the real world.
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Post by: chrishaynesusa on December 19, 2012, 07:59:36 PM
No Moab for me.  I've been there and like to use my vacation time for new places  ;D

These are just suggestions...........:):)

One week of vacation for Moab.
one week for Thailand
one week for the Jamaica

That's only 15 days. I get 20 so one more week in Canada!
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Post by: Blackx on December 21, 2012, 01:37:20 PM
Those a great suggestions.  I did 3 weeks in Thailand/Cambodia 3-4 years ago.  Best trip I've ever done.
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Post by: Toro on December 29, 2012, 10:46:59 AM
After destroying my wipers in Mammoth,
(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j361/Sprinter7/892F377B-7310-4AC8-B624-EB22272FAA67-906-0000010B6407035F.jpg)

I decided to splurge on some Bosch Icons. Let's see what all the fuss is about.
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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on January 01, 2013, 10:27:59 PM
I finally made time to mount my trail compressor inside the front bumper on the passenger side.  Had to route the compressors air intake hose up into the fenderand mount its filter by the battery.  Had to buy 4 10mm rubber vibration isolator dampners, fabricate 2 corner "L" brackets, buy a 1/4" inch NPT tap to rethread the compressors fittings, a Pep Boys large 1/4" inch. airline fitting kit anodized in blue and a variety of Home Depot angled fittings, 3' ft. of 3/8" hi pressure hose, and a new 25' ft. roll of 3/8"  orange airline hose.  Total investment just to mount:  @$80 and 2 days (had to remove bumper and fix a few things).
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Post by: ultrapc40 on January 02, 2013, 09:20:50 PM
just ordered a light up autobot emblem for the frontier. going to install it on my Jan trip back.
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Post by: DocNasty on January 05, 2013, 10:47:18 AM
Well I obviously didn't do this myself. My brothers took it upon themselves to install my rear Shrock bumper for me. Pretty stoked... Minus the stock tire on the tire rack. haha

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Post by: HEVAK on January 05, 2013, 11:20:35 AM
Looks really good Doc  ;)
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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on January 05, 2013, 07:56:56 PM
Damn, it looks really good.  What was your wait time for delivery?

I just added a reversing camera ($15 from China) with park assist to my Boss BV9155B 2-DIN DVD/cd player ($250 + 75 inst.) in my 2000 Xterra today.
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Post by: DocNasty on January 05, 2013, 09:04:52 PM
Looks really good Doc  ;)
Damn, it looks really good.  What was your wait time for delivery?

Thanks guys, wait time was killer. Took roughly 6 months to get there. I didn't mind though since I knew I would be on deployment for half of that time anyway. The front bumper is there too... that will probably take them a little more time to figure out haha.
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Post by: Ghost65 on January 07, 2013, 04:47:58 PM
Dig the Gobi rack Doc.
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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on January 22, 2013, 04:16:24 PM
Here is the reversing camera, the ceiling-mounted CB speaker, and the tennis balls on the antenna.
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Post by: RockinX on March 18, 2013, 02:14:22 PM
I changed out my blue tinted HID lights to plain white HIDs so that I won't be so annoying to Randy/RBduffer.  I mean, I will still be annoying to him (heck, I even annoy myself online), but at least my vehicle won't be so annoying when driving behind him. :) 
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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on March 21, 2013, 06:24:38 AM
Just purchased two rear Fox 2.0 shocks with Remote Reservoir and polyurethane bushings for my 1st Gen X, paid $500..
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Post by: chrishaynesusa on April 07, 2013, 09:11:16 AM
sent truck to Nissan to have new Odessy 1200 , new radiator, and new Timing Chain installed. Silver RIG

received Timbren Rear bumpstops via UPS for Granite RIG.

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Post by: Toro on April 07, 2013, 12:43:46 PM
Just swung a serious upgrade to the comm's

Kenwood TM-V71A Dual Bander w/ remote faceplate.
(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j361/Sprinter7/91948338-D513-45AD-9940-E4C1EC85DFD0-5614-0000055F00EE51EE_zps511c3c19.jpg)

Base unit under seat
(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j361/Sprinter7/4B2C5F2F-D474-4C0E-9408-1BA939B92295-5614-0000055EFCA6ABDE_zps3e63c468.jpg)
(http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j361/Sprinter7/F7F80F08-1BD7-4923-B828-192DEB756C38-5614-0000055EF783C290_zps16f63c83.jpg)

CB relocated to center consol
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All piped into a nicely tucked external speaker
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Antenna is a DualBand 1/2 wave Mag mount that will come off and on as needed.
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Post by: RBduffer on April 07, 2013, 03:11:43 PM
Nice upgrade Danny!  I still got the old TM41A 'monoband' :(  As usual, great pics.
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on April 07, 2013, 04:15:55 PM
Danny!!!!   You make me sick ;)
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Post by: xxSVxx on April 07, 2013, 06:46:21 PM
Awesome as always Danny!!!  :)
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Post by: knightrider on April 07, 2013, 11:50:58 PM
That speaker fits perfect.  Might have to pick one or two of those up.
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Post by: HEVAK on April 08, 2013, 05:26:33 AM
That speaker fits perfect.  Might have to pick one or two of those up.

Ditto
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 08, 2013, 07:47:23 AM
Nice install Danny...clean. 

Does the speaker work for both ham radio and CB?
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Post by: Toro on April 08, 2013, 08:01:37 AM
Does the speaker work for both ham radio and CB?

Yes. They both run to the speaker. A "y" connector and a couple of mono extensions made it all work. I had the seats and entire center console out for this.
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 08, 2013, 08:58:29 AM
Yes. They both run to the speaker. A "y" connector and a couple of mono extensions made it all work. I had the seats and entire center console out for this.

Nice.

Where did you get the speaker, and what brand is it?
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Post by: knightrider on April 08, 2013, 09:04:59 AM
I'll have to figure something out. With a dual receive ham and a cb, I think I'd rather have separate speakers.
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Post by: RBduffer on April 08, 2013, 04:09:35 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^
What Jordan said! 
I put one speaker behind the seats so I know if it's the CB or the Ham mike that I have to pick up.
Example:
Ham speaker, "Hey Randy, is rest of the group keeping up OK?
CB mike,  "Are you kidding me, those stupid CBers could not keep up with with my grandma's.........(break)
CB speaker, "Hey you stupid SOB, you're talking on the wrong radio again.
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on April 08, 2013, 04:20:13 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^
What Jordan said! 
I put one speaker behind the seats so I know if it's the CB or the Ham mike that I have to pick up.
Example:
Ham speaker, "Hey Randy, is rest of the group keeping up OK?
CB mike,  "Are you kidding me, those stupid CBers could not keep up with with my grandma's.........(break)
CB speaker, "Hey you stupid SOB, you're talking on the wrong radio again.

One of the hazards of two radios Randy. ;D  But I think you definitely have a point.   Hey I had a problem at TruckHaven  maybe dyslexia comes with age... :D
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Post by: knightrider on April 08, 2013, 04:26:22 PM
yea too many mics is always a problem, haha. i already have a cb speaker so i may just need a stereo speaker for the ham and ill be set.
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Post by: Toro on April 08, 2013, 05:49:38 PM
I'll have to figure something out. With a dual receive ham and a cb, I think I'd rather have separate speakers.
The volume's work from the radios them selves. You can have each as soft or as loud as you want. I can immediately tell the difference between the two from the sound quality.
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Post by: Toro on April 08, 2013, 05:53:08 PM
Where did you get the speaker, and what brand is it?


http://amzn.com/B000ZIC18Q
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Post by: HEVAK on April 08, 2013, 07:58:12 PM
Ordered...Thanks Toro
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Post by: HEVAK on April 13, 2013, 04:31:50 PM
Installed a new CB Speaker. Fits like a glove. Inspiration courtesy of Toro.

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg237/kaveh34/5F6188D4-4686-428E-8C34-A805F8C6370F-1400-0000015F01A94C1D_zpsb87e6ee2.jpg)
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Post by: HEVAK on April 29, 2013, 09:39:15 PM
Adjusted my Radlos to reduce my rake since the AAL's and Shackles.

Loosen the lock nut
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Gently convince the adjustment nut to CRANK UP. Not easy, even with two people.
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Rake adjusted. It's not level, but our rigs are designed to have a little rake.
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Thanks for the help Drshankles
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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on May 03, 2013, 09:55:52 AM
Sweet rides!  I an finally leavin Austin, TX and heading home to install my Fox shocks and get the air conditioner fixed. .
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Post by: HEVAK on May 03, 2013, 11:20:18 AM
New 5" LED Spot Lights. I'll wire em this weekend  ;D

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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on June 01, 2013, 10:08:42 PM
Gott the air conditioner fixed on my X, installed Nology Hot Wires which increase the ignition wires spark from 15k to 45k Volts,  got an oil cooler thermostat installed in-line, and added black shock boots to my Fox 2.0 shocks.
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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on June 12, 2013, 09:28:35 PM
Had a small oil leak on the oil cooler thermostat hoses.  got those changed and added 1/2" NPT male to -8AN fittings, and -8AN female to hose barb to make the oil cooler and thermnstat more serviceable and easily removable. 
Had to leave to AZ for a few days.r
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Post by: Toro on June 16, 2013, 09:02:14 PM
I should be running a damn chop-shop!
Pulled my coil-overs out in 18 min flat!
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Now, off to get re-sprung.
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on June 17, 2013, 09:20:15 AM
That has to be some kind of record.   Averaging 9 mins per side?  :o

BTW who is doing the re-springing for you?
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Post by: 0317 on June 17, 2013, 09:23:53 AM
Added 2 cheap $15 lights to front bumper. good cheap project to work on wiring knowledge.

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/marinecorpwife8/Santiago%20Peak%206-15-13/15.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/marinecorpwife8/media/Santiago%20Peak%206-15-13/15.jpg.html)
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Post by: Toro on June 17, 2013, 10:09:08 AM
That has to be some kind of record.   Averaging 9 mins per side?  :o

BTW who is doing the re-springing for you?

A local shop. Should be a quick spring swap.
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on June 17, 2013, 11:27:41 AM
A local shop. Should be a quick spring swap.

So what are you saying we are going to need a good set of spring compressors in our repertoire  :D   My problem is I've always considered that kind of a "Death defying" act.   Actually I wish I had had them at Superstition Mtn.  when I was trying to put that coilover back together.
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Post by: Toro on June 17, 2013, 12:04:17 PM
Spring compressors spook me, but as much as I'm paying to have someone do them, I should just go out and get one my self.
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on June 17, 2013, 12:16:54 PM
Spring compressors spook me, but as much as I'm paying to have someone do them, I should just go out and get one my self.

That was exactly what I meant by Death defying.  I've heard of all kinds of stories about those things coming apart.   BUT when you are 200 miles from home, they seem to be about the only alternative.
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Post by: ultrapc40 on June 17, 2013, 03:21:03 PM
I throw a ratchet strap over it when I play with spring compressors. I am super afraid of them too.
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Post by: Toro on June 17, 2013, 08:37:18 PM
I have a pair on the hook and bolt type compressors but only have them incase of emergencies.
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Post by: xxSVxx on June 18, 2013, 09:40:09 AM
I have a pair on the hook and bolt type compressors but only have them incase of emergencies.

Yeah, I tried using a pair of those on my Bils when I broke that snap ring; they didn't fit over the larger 'off road' spring.  I had a few life-threatening moments before I decided that they were not the tool for the job...
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Post by: Adio. on June 18, 2013, 03:46:30 PM
Well today I swapped out the stock diff breather for the extended one and ran some new hosing that actually fits around the breather up and into my tail light. Now I don't have a redneck breather extension anymore.
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Post by: SocalTerraX on June 18, 2013, 05:07:39 PM
Oh. Is that what the white hose was dangling below your exhaust the other day?
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Post by: Adio. on June 18, 2013, 05:14:02 PM
Yeah, it's supposed to be clear.  ;D

And it's not supposed to be dangling, but zip ties took care of that. I did a real half assed job on that one, and my back up seal for it was duct tape lol.

I picked up the extension from a local nissan dealer, makes putting a hose on it way easier, and you get a way tighter seal around it. It's a cheap little mod that's definitely worth it.
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Post by: Mastagrog on June 18, 2013, 06:16:07 PM
Well had to buy a new tire because of a good ole nail through the sidewall, was running my matching spare for a few weeks until a mysterious thing happened.  My wheel (and tire obviously) almost fell off on Ortega Hwy. The damage was 2 studs broken off on the spacer/adapter and a good as scrap metal wheel. the lug nuts decided to come loose and try to kill me, mind you I tuorqe my lugs on a regular.  Just goes to show you to check your stuff and shit happens haha. $120 for spacers, $305 for a new tire, and $90 for labor (mount, balance, and putting the spacers and everything back together) the ruined wheel im using as my spare now.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/19/9a4ypyru.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/19/7azutuzu.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/19/qyhubusy.jpg)

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Post by: DannyX on June 18, 2013, 06:26:25 PM
Wow bummed. What brand spacers are those?

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Post by: Mastagrog on June 18, 2013, 06:40:22 PM
Wow bummed. What brand spacers are those?

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I have no idea man. It really wasnt the spacers that caused the problem, they were still tight on the axle. The only reason they broke is because of when the wheel lugs loosend up they webt through some serious abuse with the wheel

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Post by: SoCalXTerry on June 19, 2013, 12:39:26 PM
Wow bummed. What brand spacers are those?

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Danny that is exactly the same thing that happened to me Monday at GoneMoab.    I nearly lost my left front on the way back from that black run.   Lugs loosened up destroyed the wheel and multiple lug bolts on the spacer.
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Post by: Adio. on June 19, 2013, 12:55:45 PM
I'm on jack stands now... Just waiting for my lift to get here. ;D

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Post by: xxSVxx on June 19, 2013, 01:07:41 PM
I'm on jack stands now... Just waiting for my lift to get here. ;D



Awesome!! Congrats Jonathan!
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Post by: HEVAK on June 19, 2013, 01:17:41 PM
I'm on jack stands now... Just waiting for my lift to get here. ;D



NICE!!!
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Post by: Adio. on June 20, 2013, 08:13:13 AM
I didn't do my lift yesterday. My front sway bar wouldn't unbolt and i was beginning to strip the bolt so I had to stop. Although I think I may have figured out why it wouldn't even budge. I took the bolt off the UCA and I set whole thing down on my tire, well I think the stress of it not being all connected might've made it harder for me to unbolt my sway bar. I could be wrong though.

Thanks toro for trying to help!
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Post by: knightrider on June 20, 2013, 08:31:41 AM
Sway bar should be the first thing you remove if doing UCA.

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Post by: Adio. on June 20, 2013, 08:54:36 AM
Yeah I just realized that when I was thinking what I did wrong yesterday. I didn't do it in the right order.
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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on June 20, 2013, 10:04:30 PM
Good gravy,  I lost 1st gear on my 5spd tranny and need to replace the clutch master cylinder.  I just had new bearings put in on the last rebuld 2 wears ago.  Now I have to fork over another $1300 to rebuild it again.
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Post by: knightrider on June 20, 2013, 10:05:17 PM
Ouch.

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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on June 20, 2013, 10:56:57 PM
I meant 2 YEARS ago.
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Post by: SocalTerraX on June 20, 2013, 11:42:18 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/21/rusasa2y.jpg)

This was my most recent. Deaver leaf pack rebuild
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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on June 21, 2013, 06:19:49 AM
When I cracked open the t-case from the tranny last night, i was able to see all the little sml metal chunks, gear teeth and bronze gear teeth drain out with the old gear oil.  This just confirmed my worst fear... :-(
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Post by: LupinOne on June 21, 2013, 03:21:52 PM
Scheduled the install with ORW in Temecula of my PRG Advanced Coilover Kit for next Friday, the 28th. That will give me (finally) PRG Radflo 2.0 Coilovers, PRG Upper Control Arms w/ new bolt, urethane bumpstops, PRG Deaver 2-Leaf Spring Packs, Bilstein 5125's in the back.

I also picked up a 5lb. dry chem fire extinguisher, a set of Staun Deflators and a Smittybilt 2781 Compressor setup so I won't have to mooch air after making runs.

Now I'm just contemplating where to install the bracket for the extinguisher.  I'm thinking on the left side of the cargo bay, below the window, horizontally orientated.  I'll have to pull the trim panel and put an aluminum plate behind it to act as a doubler so the extinguisher won't pull out and flop around.

Still mulling over the question of the bumper. :T
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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on June 21, 2013, 07:00:44 PM
I have that "mooch air" problem too.  You can use 3" in long 10-32 bolts with fender washes and nylon locking nuts.  Easies than a plate.
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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on June 26, 2013, 08:17:19 AM
Got my tranny rebuilt for$1k, took @ 3 days to put in.  Got new bearings and synchros put in, Royal Purple gear oil, Lucas Oil stabilizer so it feels stronger and shifts smoother now.  I had a lot of little things to fix along the way.  Added more DEI exhaust wrap up to the exhaust tip in the back.  Even upgraded the 3" rubber flex hose for the CAI. 
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Post by: knightrider on June 26, 2013, 09:10:31 AM
Hopefully you got someone else to do it this time and hopefully it will last longer than 2 years.

Not sent with the stupid auto guide app
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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on June 27, 2013, 02:57:49 PM
Yeah, I know.  I got this hole in the wall place that has been around forever in Fontana.  the Old Timer there said he's been there 30+ years so I figured "what tha' heck".  I did all the labor myself, he just rebuilt the internals.  In my defense, I have driven the truck hard from Central Cali to  AZ.
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Post by: Adio. on June 29, 2013, 10:52:32 AM
Just bought some rockymtnx rear recovery brackets brand new off someone on TNX, should be getting them within the next week. Looks like I'll have those along with my SL to install.
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Post by: Adio. on July 01, 2013, 11:20:58 PM
I like to spend my evenings 3-wheeling in Toro's driveway.

(http://oi44.tinypic.com/2ls7epu.jpg)

Oh yeah and installing my suspension lift.  ;D

I'll get some pictures up tomorrow!

Thanks for the help Toro!
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Post by: SocalTerraX on July 02, 2013, 07:58:18 AM
Sweet Adio, how much of a lift?
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Post by: ultrapc40 on July 02, 2013, 08:36:17 AM
Nice! Also like the fact it's still dirty!
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Post by: SD_Frontier on July 02, 2013, 09:07:26 AM
Nice! Also like the fact it's still dirty!
Hahah. My truck hasn't been washed either. Not before, not after. But, I did put a Bully Dog Triple Dog GT tune on it. Regular Octane fuel, set the top speed to 119, and removed the WOT restriction.

Anyone know what warning levels I should set for coolant and trans temps?
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Post by: Adio. on July 02, 2013, 12:32:08 PM
Sweet Adio, how much of a lift?
2" all around.
2" TJM Med Coilovers w/ Bilstein 5100s
2" Adjustable Lift Shackles
2-4" Rear Bilstein 5100s

Gonna go test her out today in Silverado Canyon.

(http://oi42.tinypic.com/nn6s8k.jpg)
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Post by: Toro on July 02, 2013, 12:49:19 PM
2" all around.
2" TJM Med Coilovers w/ Bilstein 5100s
2" Adjustable Lift Shackles
2-4" Rear Bilstein 5100s

Gonna go test her out today in Silverado Canyon.

Looks nice. You owe me a lot of beer ;)
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Post by: Adio. on July 02, 2013, 01:01:20 PM
I'll buy you beer and chipotle.  ;D

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Post by: xxSVxx on July 02, 2013, 01:19:57 PM
I'll buy you beer and chipotle.  ;D



Well, if I remember correctly, you're like 12teen, so I'd leave the beer purchasing to us old folks....  ;)
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Post by: Adio. on July 02, 2013, 01:21:50 PM
It's okay, I got this.

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1361358037_80714578.jpg)
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Post by: xxSVxx on July 02, 2013, 01:36:46 PM
It's okay, I got this.

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1361358037_80714578.jpg)

Supremely well played sir!!

+100
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Post by: knightrider on July 02, 2013, 02:05:15 PM
It's okay, I got this.

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1361358037_80714578.jpg)

Hahahaha

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on July 02, 2013, 02:08:42 PM
It's okay, I got this.

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1361358037_80714578.jpg)

Lol!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Odinson on July 02, 2013, 03:02:42 PM
2" all around.
2" TJM Med Coilovers w/ Bilstein 5100s
2" Adjustable Lift Shackles
2-4" Rear Bilstein 5100s

Gonna go test her out today in Silverado Canyon.

(http://oi42.tinypic.com/nn6s8k.jpg)


Lookin' good Adio!!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Adio. on July 02, 2013, 07:30:04 PM
Thanks man!

I'm loving the lift offroad, I crawl over a lot of the side trails up there like it's nothing now.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: HEVAK on July 02, 2013, 09:03:02 PM
I finally came out of the dark ages and got a tunable antenna.

Stormtrooper White of course...

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg237/kaveh34/32EDA85C-8A9A-4F3E-92C8-6F9432EF5E13-4820-0000051E4B6FD91A_zps258ea32c.jpg)

Gotta protect your rear...

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg237/kaveh34/7C69BE58-EBF5-4578-B216-471E5050D44B-4820-0000051C793BCE24_zps167c6611.jpg)

Black Widow style...

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg237/kaveh34/2DE95E47-49C2-4168-81FF-4B0B830C7B55-4820-0000051D4BEBA5A2_zpsf0101c06.jpg)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg237/kaveh34/F3E76E2E-B5A6-40A6-BB95-4B53C7679A06-4820-0000051DE3B6DAA4_zpsb7f33e3d.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SD_Frontier on July 02, 2013, 09:23:29 PM
Gotta protect your rear...

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg237/kaveh34/7C69BE58-EBF5-4578-B216-471E5050D44B-4820-0000051C793BCE24_zps167c6611.jpg)

Black Widow style...

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg237/kaveh34/2DE95E47-49C2-4168-81FF-4B0B830C7B55-4820-0000051D4BEBA5A2_zpsf0101c06.jpg)

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg237/kaveh34/F3E76E2E-B5A6-40A6-BB95-4B53C7679A06-4820-0000051DE3B6DAA4_zpsb7f33e3d.jpg)
What brand is this and from where did you buy it? This looks just like the one I have for my C200.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: HEVAK on July 02, 2013, 09:28:11 PM
What brand is this and from where did you buy it? This looks just like the one I have for my C200.

4x4parts.com for a C200
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SD_Frontier on July 02, 2013, 09:31:09 PM
4x4parts.com for a C200
That's right. Thanks for helping me remember.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SocalTerraX on July 03, 2013, 07:20:34 AM
Well, if I remember correctly, you're like 12teen, so I'd leave the beer purchasing to us old folks....  ;)

Lmao.

Looks good Adio. Now just for some big boy tires too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Adio. on July 03, 2013, 10:51:45 AM
Do I look like I'm made of money?  ;D

Ahaha I'll throw on new tires eventually, today I'm making a shovel and axe mount for my roof rack.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on July 03, 2013, 03:36:38 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/04/arugyhuv.jpg)

This is what I came up with.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Odinson on July 03, 2013, 04:28:05 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/04/arugyhuv.jpg)

This is what I came up with.

What is that lower piece called, Toro? That you fit the QuickFists to - I couldn't find it at HomeDepot and ended up just using pipe hangers (still worked but only holds 1 clamp)
Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on July 03, 2013, 04:42:10 PM
Looks like an exhaust clamp

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on July 03, 2013, 06:15:09 PM
It's an exhaust clamp welded to a piece of 1" flat stock.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Adio. on July 03, 2013, 08:31:25 PM
I'm doing something slightly different than that, whenever I get sliders and then a hi-lift I'll probably just do that. But I'm using Pipe repair clamps, and then drilling 2 holes in the shovel and axe and mounting one ontop of the other. I'll have it done tomorrow, I just need to get the right size clamps.

Love your idea though! I saw your thread on thenewx on it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on July 04, 2013, 08:56:06 AM
It's okay, I got this.

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/1361358037_80714578.jpg)

Elevated levels of awesomeness.


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Adio. on July 04, 2013, 12:55:25 PM
Axe and Shovel Mounts!!!

(http://oi42.tinypic.com/vsi348.jpg)

(http://oi39.tinypic.com/icsjn5.jpg)

I need to saw the bolts down, but it's a really nice and sturdy mount.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: LupinOne on July 05, 2013, 10:11:09 PM
Axe and Shovel Mounts!!!

(http://oi42.tinypic.com/vsi348.jpg)

(http://oi39.tinypic.com/icsjn5.jpg)

I need to saw the bolts down, but it's a really nice and sturdy mount.

Rotate that shovel 180 degrees and the blade will contour your vehicle and not stick out whacking things or making drag. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Adio. on July 05, 2013, 10:19:55 PM
You see since I don't have any armor weighing me down and there's an eagle on the rear of my car... The chances of my X picking up and flying are pretty high, so the drag from that shovel is a must.

No just kidding haha good suggestion.  ;D

I'll fix that tomorrow, I had to buy a new shovel and more clamps to re-mount it today. The shovel as seen in the picture you quoted is broken because that kind of material isn't meant to be drilled into... Now I decided to put clamps around the new shovel without having to drill into it, and I re-mounted it to the position seen in the picture. I'll take pictures of it tomorrow.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on July 05, 2013, 10:22:05 PM
i was wondering if drilling holes in the handles would weaken them, guess thats my answer haha.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Adio. on July 05, 2013, 10:25:42 PM
Yeah I noticed a crack towards the bottom of the shovel and I pulled it off and put some pressure on and it started cracking even more... I'm not sure what I was thinking drilling holes into that kind of material. The axe is fine though.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on July 05, 2013, 10:27:41 PM
Try chopping wood with it
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Adio. on July 05, 2013, 10:32:49 PM
I'll find a log to test it out on tomorrow. If that axe breaks ill be pissed lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Adio. on July 06, 2013, 07:25:21 PM
The axe is still in one piece.  ;D

But I'm returning the pipe repair clamps and getting some quickfists and a muffler clamp... It takes way too long to get my shit off the roof with those bolts. Also I have to put the clamps back together and yeah it just takes too much time.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on July 08, 2013, 10:25:03 AM
At least the axe is one piece  :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Adio. on July 09, 2013, 12:55:33 PM
Went wheeling with my buddy who has a 93 Cherokee Laredo in silverado canyon to pleasant peak this morning and damn that thing was overheating like crazy, old engine with 208k miles on it so I wasn't really surprised but damn his coolant was boiling a few times when we had to stop. Anyways... I need new tires ahaha and bad, I'm missing chunks out of mine now and I think I'm gonna take it easy until I get new ones.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Adio. on July 13, 2013, 05:29:44 PM
I didn't get my rear recovery brackets yet, but decided to go over to Tim's and help whenever I could with his body lift and ended up doing the melt mod on my own rig so I could fit some 33s on when I have enough saved up for it. I replaced my air filter too, and drilled a couple holes in the bottom of my intake.

Just looked at my in cabin air filters and god these things are dirty, I just finished blasting them with air in my best attempt to clean them off... But I think I'm gonna just go buy some replacements for them today. I'd suggest looking at your air filters for those of you that haven't already.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Adio. on July 14, 2013, 03:02:52 PM
The stupid little clips on the bottom of the cover to the air filter broke so I just used a zip tie to hold it in place.

(http://oi40.tinypic.com/11imyyq.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on July 15, 2013, 06:02:41 PM
Zip  ties fix everything.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: ShockBlue_Scott on July 16, 2013, 06:18:27 AM
The axe is still in one piece.  ;D

But for how much longer?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Adio. on July 17, 2013, 07:50:14 PM
I just placed an order for custom plates... So i'll have "Adio X" on my plates in about 8-12 weeks.  ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Adio. on July 23, 2013, 06:06:51 PM
Went off roading with my friend up at holy jim, ended up taking a side trail that goes up and along the side of some good sized hills and the trail ended up totally falling off into the canyon so we couldn't pass and had to put it in reverse and then get turned around very slowly ahaha. We were driving literally inches from a cliff with a 200ft drop off, and I ended up blowing a tire. We replaced it and got on our way... then I headed down to a tire place and got my wheels swapped out so mom won't know I blew a tire until my dad notices the tread is new on one tire and none of the others. Anyways haha I'm looking to buy 1 long trail 265/70/16.
Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on July 23, 2013, 06:46:57 PM
Yea don't piss off your mom, we need cookies

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Adio. on July 23, 2013, 07:14:42 PM
When I blew that tire I totally thought I might have blown the chances of SCCX ever seeing her cookies again.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on July 23, 2013, 08:13:47 PM
These go on at the dealer tomorrow.

(http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b562/chrishaynesusa/Misc%20V/IMAG1851_zpsb77c7e6f.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: HEVAK on July 23, 2013, 08:44:20 PM
^^^UMMM???^^^
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on July 23, 2013, 09:03:20 PM
^^^UMMM???^^^

Motor mounts.
Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on July 23, 2013, 09:06:44 PM
PRG motor mounts

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: HEVAK on July 23, 2013, 09:39:51 PM
Thank you
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on July 24, 2013, 03:45:01 PM
When I blew that tire I totally thought I might have blown the chances of SCCX ever seeing her cookies again.

Seriously....don't ever jeopardize our access to mom's cookies again.  Ever.

Kids these days....SHEESH!   ;)
Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on July 24, 2013, 04:19:13 PM
I think most of the blame falls on us though, we created a monster and now we have to take the consequences with the rewards.

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Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on July 25, 2013, 09:28:21 AM
I think most of the blame falls on us though, we created a monster and now we have to take the consequences with the rewards.

But.....but......think of the cookies Jordan......THE COOKIESSSSSS!!!!!!
Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on July 25, 2013, 07:35:57 PM
Bought a new air setup
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/26/bypugy2a.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/26/u8agybas.jpg)
And made a setup to fill 2 tires at once
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/26/ve6e3ymu.jpg)
Compressor fills the 1.5 gal tank to 135 psi in 2 mins and its enough for air tools.  
2 tires takes 6 mins from 9 to 40 psi, my little red mv50 takes 4 and a half mins to fill one tire

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on July 25, 2013, 07:52:51 PM

Damn nice Jordan.   Is the welder next? ;D
Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on July 25, 2013, 08:01:56 PM
I do really need a welder, most likely 220v though, not 12v

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Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: occupantX on July 25, 2013, 09:36:30 PM
Bought a new air setup
...
And made a setup to fill 2 tires at once
...
Compressor fills the 1.5 gal tank to 135 psi in 2 mins and its enough for air tools.  
2 tires takes 6 mins from 9 to 40 psi, my little red mv50 takes 4 and a half mins to fill one tire
Nice! Where did you buy?
Do you have the cfm for this? Air-tools would need >2 right?
Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on July 25, 2013, 10:06:30 PM
EBay, seller is buzzard-gultch. 


http://www.ebay.com/itm/190836040515
$227
Rated at 3.4 cfm @ 40
3 cfm @ 90
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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on July 28, 2013, 06:43:08 PM
After only a year and a half, the MEAN GREEN 180A alternator for my 2000 X has COMPLETELY FAILED.  The first sign war about 6 mos after buying them.  The voltage regulators have a reputation of failing on the high side.  Mine hovered around 14.2 - 14.7V. Anything over 14 will trigger a Check Engine Light. 
I still feel that I overpaid and should have gotten the Villager 130A O.E. alternator.
Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on July 28, 2013, 07:00:35 PM
Yea I have heard a lot of bad stories about the mean greens and went the quest direction with my first gen

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on July 28, 2013, 08:04:21 PM
Not a damn thing...and it's driving me crazy.  :P
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on July 28, 2013, 08:21:02 PM
Nice Jordan. I have one of those for camping. It works great!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on August 12, 2013, 11:24:37 AM
Bought a new Shrockworks rad skid this weekend...from Erwin/Xterra3100.  

He drove down and we met in OC for the quick exchange.  

Now fully moved and unpacking...so hoping to get back on the MOD Train.

MOD train in action...
(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/The%20GhostX/XtraininOcotilloCalifornia.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/The%20GhostX/XtraininOcotilloCalifornia.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: 08PrerunnerX on August 12, 2013, 07:35:46 PM
I put a hitch on so I can get my Rhino to the desert.
Title: Re: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Mastagrog on August 12, 2013, 09:00:16 PM
I put a hitch on so I can get my Rhino to the desert.
hell ya! When we going?(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/13/gumavu8e.jpg)

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on August 13, 2013, 10:57:23 AM
Got the alternator switched to the Nissan Quest alternator, did a major rewire up to 2awg and finally connected the battery isolator.
Title: Re: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: 08PrerunnerX on August 13, 2013, 12:25:24 PM
hell ya! When we going?(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/13/gumavu8e.jpg)

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I'm not sure yet, I've got to get it down to Langston Racing so they can jet it on the dyno, Gotta add a few tabs, paint my cage because I cant afford powdercoat, wire up my hids. So my first run wont be til around October. Where do you go riding at?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Adio. on August 13, 2013, 09:28:37 PM
Well my battery is dead.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Adio. on October 17, 2013, 03:32:41 PM
Well since my battery died I got an optima yellow top and now I also have custom plates, sliders, and new tires!

(http://www.sccxterra.com/smf/index.php/topic,1995.0.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on October 17, 2013, 08:26:16 PM
Added a Diamond antenna mount for a new 2M ham radio coming.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: 0317 on October 17, 2013, 10:44:44 PM
Finally solved that MPG problem.

(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/marinecorpwife8/Mobile%20Uploads/image.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/marinecorpwife8/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on October 17, 2013, 10:59:07 PM
i think that only works if you have AAA platinum with the 100 miles of towing.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: 0317 on October 18, 2013, 09:41:03 AM
Yea got it, that also works out great when you snap a lower control arm climbing up heart attack hill in anza and need to get him at 10pm.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on October 18, 2013, 12:57:48 PM
Oooo that's impressive. Where did it break at? Too bad I threw all my old parts away when I moved. I had lowers too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on October 18, 2013, 02:11:59 PM
i think that only works if you have AAA platinum with the 100 miles of towing.

the fact that I have this helps me sleep at night
Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on October 18, 2013, 02:56:14 PM
One 250 mile tow per year and three 100 mile tows.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on October 18, 2013, 03:03:24 PM
I have the AAA Platinum.  I thought it was one 200 mile tow and three 7 mile tows.
Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on October 18, 2013, 03:33:50 PM
One 250 mile tow per year and three 100 mile tows.

Wait...they don't airlift you out of trouble and gently drop you in your bed upon summoning?
Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on October 18, 2013, 04:29:53 PM
Okay, I was close. 
One 200 mile tow and
Three 100 mile tows per year.

http://autoclubsouth.aaa.com/Membership/Premier.aspx

Plus a happy ending for all you troubles.
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Post by: Deadpilot on October 18, 2013, 06:06:24 PM
Ive been working on a replacement roof rack system

Ill be running five lights up front and ill have room 6 fuel/water cans  plus other crap
(http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww71/deadpilot_2009/20131014_141854_zps1591affa.jpg)

(http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww71/deadpilot_2009/20131009_145137_zpsfe6bcb71.jpg)

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: CAWoody on October 20, 2013, 03:34:32 PM
I think you might want to use something a little heavier.  That steel looks a little on flimzy side. ;D

Do you plan on using that to carry a jeep off the trail?
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Post by: Deadpilot on October 20, 2013, 03:43:32 PM
Now that would be great jeep recovery pic lol.
And its not as bad as it looks. I can lift up there on my own. So its good lol

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on October 28, 2013, 08:28:12 PM
I think it looks pretty sturdy.  Built my Gobi Hatch ladder with thinner square tube and still holding up strong.
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Post by: Deadpilot on October 29, 2013, 10:49:36 AM
Probably could have used a thinner walled square tubing but the round tubing is good. And I think the 1" tubing has a good look to it but if someone wants it smaller tubing I could always do that

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Post by: knightrider on October 29, 2013, 06:56:09 PM
I dig it, I've always wanted to make a rack
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on October 29, 2013, 09:02:34 PM
 
                              vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>This is me resisting a joke about a nice rack!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
                              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                                      (.Y.)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on October 30, 2013, 02:33:44 PM
Yessss DUFFMAN!!!  Thx for the laugh bud :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: ShockBlue_Scott on November 01, 2013, 01:32:07 PM
I know its an incrediably crappy picture (Galaxy S4) and there is no Cali lift done to the Xterra. I recently took off the stock side steps for 2 reasons. The drivers side was bent back from getting snagged on ruts in WA State and I wanna use them as templates for DYI sliders. My father in law welds :)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/WRX_scott/20131025_073835_zpsf2da406e.jpg)
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Post by: Toro on November 01, 2013, 02:41:23 PM
Check out the DIY slider kit at
https://ruggedrocksoffroad.com/builder-parts-rock-sliders-c-1202_895.html?osCsid=qfuqidiooe67aho6o2640c2v83
Steevo's the man and I saw a few sets of these in action at Johnson Valley.

BTW....my S4 takes freakin awesome pictures!!!!!!
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Post by: ShockBlue_Scott on November 01, 2013, 05:58:42 PM
Check out the DIY slider kit at
https://ruggedrocksoffroad.com/builder-parts-rock-sliders-c-1202_895.html?osCsid=qfuqidiooe67aho6o2640c2v83
Steevo's the man and I saw a few sets of these in action at Johnson Valley.

BTW....my S4 takes freakin awesome pictures!!!!!!

Thanks for the link.

Regarding the S4 and its pictures. My lack of quality could because of the end user. LOL!!!
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Post by: Deadpilot on November 02, 2013, 04:50:03 PM
I finished my roof rack today.
(http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww71/deadpilot_2009/20131102_150351_zpsb751a55b.jpg)

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SurferX on November 02, 2013, 05:06:33 PM
Looks awesome
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Post by: Toro on November 02, 2013, 07:32:37 PM
Just in time to show it off tomorrow.  ;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on November 06, 2013, 07:15:42 AM

                              vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>This is me resisting a joke about a nice rack!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
                              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                                      (.Y.)


Lol...how long did THAT take you on the keyboard??

Nice rack Jason...a little combo of Xoskel/Gobi with a custom twist.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on November 06, 2013, 07:17:17 AM
On a serious note Jason...I'd be curious to get a wind noise report from you.  Thanks bud.
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Post by: Deadpilot on November 06, 2013, 05:38:33 PM
Yea it is and the funny thing I didnt notice it till I was done. Just built it how I wanted it.

But with wind noise there isnt any. Sounds like the stock one is still there.

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Post by: Toro on November 07, 2013, 11:58:05 AM
Neoprene CoverKing seat covers delivered....Thanks to our friends at ORPP!
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Post by: DannyX on November 09, 2013, 08:07:58 PM
Glad you got your stuff Dan.. I felt like a shady  secret drug drop off that early in the morning.. Lol
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SurferX on November 18, 2013, 10:46:42 AM
Lift completed! Pics to follow
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Post by: SurferX on November 18, 2013, 11:35:27 AM
Started the morning off right:
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u566/SurferXterra/IMG_0915_zpsa843f2e5.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/SurferXterra/media/IMG_0915_zpsa843f2e5.jpg.html)

Pre-Lift:
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u566/SurferXterra/IMG_1507_zpsd9c8b6ee.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/SurferXterra/media/IMG_1507_zpsd9c8b6ee.jpg.html)

Starting the lift:
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u566/SurferXterra/IMG_0916_zpsc6b4866b.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/SurferXterra/media/IMG_0916_zpsc6b4866b.jpg.html)

and completed:
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u566/SurferXterra/IMG_0922_zps2ab55f34.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/SurferXterra/media/IMG_0922_zps2ab55f34.jpg.html)
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u566/SurferXterra/IMG_0924_zpsb8770386.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/SurferXterra/media/IMG_0924_zpsb8770386.jpg.html)
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u566/SurferXterra/IMG_0923_zpsf950d86e.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/SurferXterra/media/IMG_0923_zpsf950d86e.jpg.html)

And of course, after a little bit of work:
(http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u566/SurferXterra/IMG_0918_zpsbf652300.jpg) (http://s1322.photobucket.com/user/SurferXterra/media/IMG_0918_zpsbf652300.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on November 18, 2013, 11:35:46 AM
Just got some amp research steps and 2.5 king shocks for the tow rig. Mmmm tow right that rides like the frontier. I can't wait.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: npgtech on November 18, 2013, 11:59:05 AM
Finally got serious about doing my Titan swapped and scheduled it for the day after Thanksgiving!  Gotta work off all the food!
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Post by: Ghost65 on November 18, 2013, 01:31:40 PM
Finally got serious about doing my Titan swapped and scheduled it for the day after Thanksgiving!  Gotta work off all the food!

Nice...congrats Nick.
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on November 18, 2013, 02:35:12 PM
Right congrats Nick.   Need any help you ought to put out the word.
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Post by: SurferX on November 18, 2013, 02:40:06 PM
Man, harsh crowd.. Nobody liked the lift.
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Post by: steve c on November 18, 2013, 02:55:31 PM
Man, harsh crowd.. Nobody liked the lift.

I like it! 

Congrats.  Should be fun when we do some runs
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: GreenGoon on November 18, 2013, 03:52:03 PM
Man, harsh crowd.. Nobody liked the lift.

The lift looks good. I'm sure it's the first of many mods.

Don't feel bad. I got hardly any comments on my build thread after I completed my SAS. Once I posted the second set of pictures the right time of day, more people commented.

Your post just got a little buried.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SurferX on November 18, 2013, 04:23:57 PM
The lift looks good. I'm sure it's the first of many mods.

Thanks man! Yes, first of many... next mission is a roof rack, or rear tire carrier. Cant. decide.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on November 19, 2013, 10:29:20 AM
Man, harsh crowd.. Nobody liked the lift.

Surfer, you're 100% right?!  The title of this tread is 'What have you DONE to your rig...', not what are you 'going' to do ;)
Congrats to all of you guys.  I'm gonna open a thread called 'What will I do to my rig when I get all the parts, and my tax refund, and a clue on how to do it'.  It'll be bigger than the Kardashians :o
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SurferX on November 19, 2013, 01:26:44 PM
Surfer, you're 100% right?!  The title of this tread is 'What have you DONE to your rig...', not what are you 'going' to do ;)
Congrats to all of you guys.  I'm gonna open a thread called 'What will I do to my rig when I get all the parts, and my tax refund, and a clue on how to do it'.  It'll be bigger than the Kardashians :o

But, but, but I did do something to my rig!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on November 19, 2013, 05:46:29 PM
But, but, but I did do something to my rig!

I like the lift photos...nice shots.

Maybe time for you to start an official "Surfer X" Display Case thread.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on November 19, 2013, 05:48:01 PM
So...last night I used my new Harbor Frieght 2 ton jack to switch my KM2's back to my BFG A/T's...and voila...I can hear my Bluetooth and the stereo goes from Vol 20 to Vol 12.  Much smoother ride...shocked.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on November 19, 2013, 05:49:59 PM
I'm gonna open a thread called 'What will I do to my rig when I get all the parts, and my tax refund, and a clue on how to do it'.  It'll be bigger than the Kardashians :o

Done.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: GreenGoon on November 19, 2013, 05:54:33 PM
I relocated my washer reservoir.

(http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a605/don_padrote/Mobile%20Uploads/ResizedImage_1382715503069_zps51aa1078.jpg)

No more washing rocks

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Post by: Ghost65 on November 19, 2013, 05:55:42 PM
Nice vanity plate...great photos!!
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Post by: Toro on November 19, 2013, 06:14:41 PM
That was the perfect rock, at the perfect hight, at the perfect spot.... to give us all a good laugh.
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on November 19, 2013, 06:33:28 PM
That was the perfect rock, at the perfect hight, at the perfect spot.... to give us all a good laugh.

X2   ;D
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Post by: GreenGoon on November 19, 2013, 06:57:47 PM
X3  :-\  ;D

And thanks John
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Post by: Toro on November 19, 2013, 08:38:20 PM
Tom, when are we wheelin? What time do you get out of work on weekends?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: GreenGoon on November 20, 2013, 06:50:49 AM
I don't know, I'll take the weekend off for the right trip.

I thought I would have weekends off after December 1st but we just decided to run winter tours. (Anyone want to go wheelin' and zip-lining in the snow?)  It's also been tough to leave because one of our other managers just got married and resigned.

This time of year I'm usually off by 5:30pm, I need to buy a light bar so I could wheel at night. My girls are out of school next week so I'm thinking of taking the car out Wednesday.

Anyone want to hit Cleghorn the day before Thanksgiving?
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Post by: ultrapc40 on November 20, 2013, 07:42:26 AM
I will be up there they day after. Might run up to Mohave road and do part of it that weekend too. A little bird told me Danny will be playing at Gorman this weekend.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: GreenGoon on November 20, 2013, 08:45:43 AM
Yeah, I have to work after Thanksgiving. I'm off Monday through Thursday. We're going to do some hiking, rock climbing, and wheeling next week.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on November 20, 2013, 08:38:40 PM
Anyone want to hit Cleghorn the day before Thanksgiving?

Hey If I get my Rig together by then I could be interested in doing that.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on November 21, 2013, 06:10:47 AM
Hey If I get my Rig together by then I could be interested in doing that.

More half axle headaches?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on November 21, 2013, 08:13:01 AM
No hopefully fixing half shaft headaches.   I'm installing the Prototype RCV half shafts that Steevo had built.    And if these things live up to their name, my headaches should be cured...    ;D
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Post by: Toro on November 21, 2013, 09:01:37 AM
Terry and I are going to go out and try and break them as soon as we can.
    I'm not saying where...but it starts with Odessa and ends with Doran.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: GreenGoon on November 21, 2013, 12:38:49 PM
 Cool, it'll be great to wheel with you again Terry. Keep me posted.
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on November 21, 2013, 03:02:07 PM
Terry and I are going to go out and try and break them as soon as we can.
    I'm not saying where...but it starts with Odessa and ends with Doran.

Danny!!!!!    What???   You gonna put a hex on them before they even get installed?   ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on November 21, 2013, 04:50:00 PM
Well I got a pair of these for my X:    I'm so happy  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/FOEMOTj.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: GreenGoon on November 21, 2013, 05:26:13 PM
Nice! We'll see what's stronger, the RCV or the voodoo of Danny.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on November 21, 2013, 05:37:18 PM
Nice! We'll see what's stronger, the RCV or the voodoo of Danny.

LMAO.    You silver tongue 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: nevastray on November 23, 2013, 11:34:38 AM
Socalterry how much did u get that for and where?


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Title: Re: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on November 23, 2013, 04:17:44 PM
Socalterry how much did u get that for and where?


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Its one of those..."if you have to ask..." type questions. RCV actually doesnt accept money for thier products. They accept payment in the form of an organ. They prefer kidney's but'll accept tissue, retinas, livers and lungs too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on November 23, 2013, 07:11:49 PM
Socalterry how much did u get that for and where?


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Well...your surgeon would be Steevo @ Rugged Rocks...and your "co-payment" would be about $2,000.00   ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on November 27, 2013, 07:04:14 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/28/pyre2y4u.jpg)

Have run brand new tires on the truck for 6 years... I don't know what I am going to do with all these treads


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on November 29, 2013, 10:23:11 PM
Just bought a new 2013 PRO4X on black friday.
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Post by: DannyX on November 30, 2013, 08:56:12 AM
Hell yeah! Nice!
Title: Re: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on November 30, 2013, 11:55:54 AM
Just bought a new 2013 PRO4X on black friday.
Very nice! Congrats.
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Post by: DannyX on November 30, 2013, 12:00:25 PM
Reinstalled My fender liners after I chopped them up to fit with the fiberglass flares.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: nevastray on December 09, 2013, 02:54:23 PM
Plasti Dipped the tail lights
Installed new Hid fog lights..
Waiting for my hella lights to arrive tomorrow..
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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: nevastray on December 11, 2013, 02:57:27 PM
Took it for a spin.... Cactus Flats- near big bear lake.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on December 14, 2013, 11:56:23 PM
Got most of the aftermarket parts off the old 1st Gen and began puting some on the 2013 X.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on December 15, 2013, 10:24:40 AM
Very stealthy Nevastay.  ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on December 15, 2013, 11:00:55 AM
Installed a new passenger side headlight housing and bulbs...wow, what a difference.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/53C476D4-7D64-4028-8B09-8520DA4BDE7A.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/53C476D4-7D64-4028-8B09-8520DA4BDE7A.jpg.html)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/174ED5AE-CC3B-4EC7-A9E1-A77348FAB1F2.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/174ED5AE-CC3B-4EC7-A9E1-A77348FAB1F2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on December 15, 2013, 12:46:04 PM
Wow JT that is a dramatic difference.   Almost tells me the driver's side is on the docket very soon.

I replaced both sides and put HID's in also.   Talk about a difference.  Especially on those DARK stretches of freeway in Utah.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on December 15, 2013, 07:59:51 PM
Wow JT that is a dramatic difference.   Almost tells me the driver's side is on the docket very soon.

I replaced both sides and put HID's in also.   Talk about a difference.  Especially on those DARK stretches of freeway in Utah.

Yup...DS definitely in the near future.  Want the new lights to age gracefully together for the next 195K.  8)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on December 16, 2013, 04:46:29 AM
Yup...DS definitely in the near future.  Want the new lights to age gracefully together for the next 195K.  8)

Yes sir   ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: nevastray on December 19, 2013, 01:45:23 PM
Its raining today so i decided to do this
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Post by: ShockBlue_Scott on December 19, 2013, 03:22:22 PM
Its raining today so i decided to do this
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Post by: nevastray on December 19, 2013, 03:38:58 PM
Looks good


thanks!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on December 25, 2013, 01:10:04 AM
Bought amber H11 foglights, a new 800 watt 120V inverter, pair of amber LED sidemarkers, added the Odyssey battery from the 1st gen x, nd upgraded most of the lightbulbs into LED type.
Title: Re: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on December 25, 2013, 10:33:49 AM
Bought amber H11 foglights, a new 800 watt 120V inverter, pair of amber LED sidemarkers, added the Odyssey battery from the 1st gen x, nd upgraded most of the lightbulbs into LED type.

Moving right along with the Mods.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on December 25, 2013, 12:43:08 PM
Yeah, I'm actually about to buy a spacer lift as soon as I get the insurance check.
Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on January 10, 2014, 07:47:48 PM
Not so much for the rig, but it'll defenatly benifit from it.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/11/u8aby6ur.jpg)
Just picked up twin cylinders, of cast iron, super quiet, belt driven, 30 gallons of upright goodness.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on January 11, 2014, 07:17:21 AM
Very nice.

Did you sell your other compressor?
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Post by: Toro on January 11, 2014, 07:41:32 AM
Its gone like Donkey Kong.
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Post by: Toro on January 11, 2014, 12:32:12 PM
Baterry on the X died. Went to PepBoys and paid $50 difference and got a Big Ass Yellow Top!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on January 11, 2014, 03:20:51 PM
Love it when that happens. When my yellow top does I thought I would have to fork over hundreds but it was still under warranty, so 25 dollars later I had a new battery!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Lava on January 13, 2014, 03:11:37 AM
Tweaked my rear Tag bumper...still need to add the fuel can rack to the right of the tire.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/The%20GhostX/justinsXbumper.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/The%20GhostX/justinsXbumper.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on January 13, 2014, 07:07:21 AM
Santa Daphne delivers...

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/The%20GhostX/5CDF72BF-33A7-4B1A-B996-EE36C8493A6C.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/The%20GhostX/5CDF72BF-33A7-4B1A-B996-EE36C8493A6C.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on January 13, 2014, 09:35:02 AM
Tweaked my rear Tag bumper...still need to add the fuel can rack to the right of the tire.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/The%20GhostX/justinsXbumper.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/The%20GhostX/justinsXbumper.jpg.html)


I thought this X was going the way of the DODO bird?
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Post by: Toro on January 13, 2014, 09:40:01 AM
Nice to see Justin around.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: npgtech on January 13, 2014, 10:34:56 AM
Wired up my Pioneer AppRadio 3 in the X this past weekend.  Still gotta get the rear view camera hooked up, and program the steering wheel control adapter.  Hopefully finish up this evening.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: nevastray on January 13, 2014, 09:50:39 PM
Modified the bully dog gt windshield mount and relocated it with screws.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: CAWoody on January 15, 2014, 07:49:29 PM
Just installed a new to me rear bumper and tire rack.  Thanks Toro.

(http://[attachment=2][/attachment])
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Post by: Toro on January 15, 2014, 08:21:26 PM
With the body lift and the hitch gone, you probly gained quite a bit of departure.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: CAWoody on January 15, 2014, 08:34:38 PM
Enough that I can actually sit under the truck and not hit my head.  ;D
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on January 15, 2014, 10:08:46 PM
That looks awesome!

Danny, you need to post a pic of your rig

When I removed the spare and hitch from under my X, it was like a cavern.  There's a lot of space under there
Title: Re: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on January 16, 2014, 05:48:02 AM
That looks awesome!

Danny, you need to post a pic of your rig

When I removed the spare and hitch from under my X, it was like a cavern.  There's a lot of space under there

Your right!

After Steve got rear ended alot of parts got replaced....including this.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/16/u4y4udad.jpg)
A little grinding and a little massaging and everything was lining up again. I picked up his old bumper as an experiment and it worked out well.
    Thanks Steve!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Lava on January 17, 2014, 10:10:21 PM
I thought this X was going the way of the DODO bird?

And let you have all the fun?! You can thank the misses for letting me keep her. :)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: LupinOne on January 17, 2014, 10:30:06 PM
Interior LED conversion and HID OR lights conversion. Pics in display case.
Title: Re: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on January 19, 2014, 11:50:14 AM
Your right!

After Steve got rear ended alot of parts got replaced....including this.

A little grinding and a little massaging and everything was lining up again. I picked up his old bumper as an experiment and it worked out well.
    Thanks Steve!

WOW.  Very nice!  Glad it worked out well for you. 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on January 19, 2014, 11:51:06 AM
And let you have all the fun?! You can thank the misses for letting me keep her. :)

HURRAY! 

Thank you Mrs. LAVA! 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on January 19, 2014, 10:02:31 PM
Just added a 6000k bi-xenon HID headlight kit.  Gives me great low and high beams for $60 on ebay.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on January 23, 2014, 12:03:35 AM
Just bought a complete 1.5" lift, med duty rear leaf pack spring set from ARB through Steven over at RuggedRocks.com.  $560 with u-bolts and bushings.  Arrives in 2 weeks
Title: Re: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on January 23, 2014, 10:35:15 AM
Just bought a complete 1.5" lift, med duty rear leaf pack spring set from ARB through Steven over at RuggedRocks.com.  $560 with u-bolts and bushings.  Arrives in 2 weeks
Since you stock leaf pack is still relatively new.....how about a "pay it forward" over to xxSVxx (Chistiaan).;)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on January 23, 2014, 11:23:53 AM
Sure, pm me and we can discuss the details.

And remember...  You must find the Jade Monkey before the next full moon... (the Simpsons) 
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on January 25, 2014, 07:47:46 PM
Now Danny and I are twinzies  ;D

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/163/8qfk.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/4j8qfkj)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on January 26, 2014, 09:14:06 AM
Now Danny and I are twinzies  ;D

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/163/8qfk.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/4j8qfkj)

Nice ass...


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on January 26, 2014, 05:10:26 PM
Nice ass...


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You sayin' they both have nice asses?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on January 26, 2014, 05:16:17 PM
You sayin' they both have nice asses?

Sure...I'm an equal opportunity ogler.


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on January 26, 2014, 05:49:54 PM
 :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: Toro on January 26, 2014, 07:30:29 PM
I dont know if you guys realize, but that swing arm used to be on the other side. He chopped it off, re did and extended the tire mount and rewelded the whole thing.
   Pretty freakin impressive me thinks.

Edit...

Wait...wtf? Justin.....where did your picture go?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Lava on January 26, 2014, 07:30:48 PM
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Post by: Toro on January 26, 2014, 07:32:42 PM
Not that one......the one of your bumper...
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Post by: Lava on January 26, 2014, 07:32:51 PM
I dont know if you guys realize, but that swing arm used to be on the other side. He chopped it off, re did and extended the tire mount and rewelded the whole thing.
   Pretty freakin impressive me thinks.

Thanks! I'll just need to add the fuel cans and we are set!

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: nevastray on January 30, 2014, 01:42:59 AM
Installed nismo pedals.


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Post by: Lava on January 30, 2014, 04:57:24 PM
Not that one......the one of your bumper...

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Post by: knightrider on January 30, 2014, 06:15:38 PM
Installed hid projectors in my spare headlights...so bright

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Post by: Deadpilot on January 31, 2014, 05:02:21 PM
Took off bumper

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Lava on February 01, 2014, 06:17:02 PM
Changed Oil to Mobile1 5w30 Full Synthetic, cleaned K&N drop in filter for stock airbox, removed Nismo Intake for the wet season...If we ever get a wet season.  ::)

14,000 miles and going strong.  ;)
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Post by: Ghost65 on February 01, 2014, 06:50:39 PM
Took off bumper

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Root canal...whoa Jason.
Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on February 01, 2014, 07:31:09 PM
Yup basically. Here's what it looks like with the new parts

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The cool new coolent line.
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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on February 01, 2014, 08:34:54 PM
Uploaded per xxSVxx's request:

Rack 1:

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/rack3.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/rack3.jpg.html)

Rack 2:

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/ToroRack1.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/ToroRack1.jpg.html)

Rack 3:

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/rack1.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/rack1.jpg.html)
Title: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: nevastray on February 03, 2014, 03:22:56 PM
Gonna have an interior face lift soon
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Post by: Deadpilot on February 04, 2014, 07:31:26 AM
I just got my X back up running

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on February 04, 2014, 09:26:37 PM
Just received my ARB EMU Dakar leaf spring set today with two bushing kits and 4 U-bolts.  Also got my last W2 so I will be doing my taxes this Sat.  In a few weeks, ARB front springs and PRG 2" spacer and shackle mini kit, Nisstec extended brake lines x4, and who knows...
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Post by: Toro on February 05, 2014, 05:58:05 AM
Sounds awesome Irwin.
   Just a note:
With the coils and 2" spacers, you might want to consider UCA's too.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on February 05, 2014, 04:38:21 PM
Little by little.  Truck only has 5,700 miiles and already getting a new suspension.  Patience... Might end up doing a Titan swap with the control arms and axles.
Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on February 09, 2014, 03:16:04 PM
This is what I got done this weekend. Just a start to my inside storage.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on February 11, 2014, 11:35:26 AM
Just installed a tow hitch hn the rear and the ARB EMU Dakar leaf springs, considerably stiffer, and only about 1.5-2" without the stinkbug effect.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on February 21, 2014, 12:15:03 AM
New drivers side headlamp installed.  (what a difference)

Two new brake light/running light bulbs (both went out at the same time?)

Removed roof rack in preparation for install of new roof rack.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: nevastray on February 21, 2014, 12:33:18 AM
Installed retrofit hid kit... Super bright.


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on February 21, 2014, 09:34:30 AM


Removed roof rack in preparation for install of new roof rack.

you had a nice rack.....CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE NEW ONE!!!


can....can I touch it?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on February 21, 2014, 10:13:47 AM
you had a nice rack.....CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE NEW ONE!!!


can....can I touch it?

Only if your hands are warm.


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on February 21, 2014, 11:03:55 AM
Installed a nicely used Cobra 29 LTD Classic cb radio above the dashboard center consle, right smack in the middle.  Puts out 30 watts.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on February 21, 2014, 01:50:22 PM
Puts out 30 watts.

Really?


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on February 21, 2014, 01:55:44 PM
-26 maybe....

CB - 40 CHCB - 26.965 TO 27.405 MHZ0.005 %PLL (PHASE LOCK LOOP) SYNTHESIZER-30
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Post by: knightrider on February 21, 2014, 05:13:16 PM
Could be modded. All CB's are only legal to output 4watts that doesn't stop people from tweaking the output higher

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Post by: Toro on February 21, 2014, 05:23:24 PM
Or getting on of these
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CPNJN58/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_GV.btb0DWSTFJ
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on February 22, 2014, 09:34:41 AM
This is a 20 yr old MODDED radio.  The TX/RX module wasn't working, guy de-soldered it, put a new one in, noticed the modded amp, reassembled it, tested it, showed 30.7 watts of power.
Pics coming...
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on February 22, 2014, 06:29:39 PM
Well there you go.


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: LupinOne on February 22, 2014, 08:20:40 PM
Installed awning with Fourtreks mounts. Pics in Display Case.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on February 28, 2014, 12:32:59 PM
Couldn't find a spot to get 12v power for the cb radio so I ran a #2awg red wire tru the firewall to an Autozone 6 circuit fuse box rated for 150 amps max, then to a smaller Pep Boys 30 amps max, 4 circuit fuse box. under the passenger side kick panel.
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Post by: Toro on February 28, 2014, 01:29:53 PM
There's a 10awg circuit at the ignition harness... but a fuse box is always a good idea. I have two, one for constant and one for ignition.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on February 28, 2014, 06:34:31 PM
This one is straight to the battery.  Eventually I will add a dedicated 30 amp fuse box from a relay to work off the ignition switch, only if the need arises. 

Also ordered the ARB OME Dakar front lift springs.  ETA is 3.11.14, coming from WA.
Title: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on March 01, 2014, 03:24:22 AM
Finally picked this up:

 (http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/3D529885-16A4-4EF7-9C6B-CB5FD77CE5F8.jpg) (http://s971.photo-bucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/3D529885-16A4-4EF7-9C6B-CB5FD77CE5F8.jpg.html)

Hella 550 roof lights and wiring next.  


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: ShockBlue_Scott on March 01, 2014, 07:50:10 AM
Looks good
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on March 01, 2014, 08:14:23 AM
Damn that looks nice.   You could expedition for 6 months with that roof rack...  you can even get the kitchen sink up there .
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on March 01, 2014, 09:51:23 AM
Very nicely done, John.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on March 01, 2014, 02:00:38 PM
Finally picked this up:

 (http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/3D529885-16A4-4EF7-9C6B-CB5FD77CE5F8.jpg) (http://s971.photo-bucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/3D529885-16A4-4EF7-9C6B-CB5FD77CE5F8.jpg.html)


Danny you see this?
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Post by: Deadpilot on March 01, 2014, 08:15:18 PM
Looks great. I like way it looks but I still like way mine flows. I still need a side by side.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on March 03, 2014, 11:23:25 AM
added some horses and a little bit of a roar....

Volant Cold Air Intake

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on March 07, 2014, 05:15:11 AM
Picked up my ARB front springs today and a new 800W power inverter with a remote mounting head.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on March 07, 2014, 05:20:47 AM
Very nicely done, John.

Thanks Irwin.

Are your front springs OME, and what rate did you go with?

Are you planning for armor or a winch?


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on March 07, 2014, 05:48:41 AM
Gnod morning John.  Yes, they are the light load OME.  The sales rep at ARB felt that the HD springs would be too stiff and high for the front end without the HD bumper.  Want one but not sure when I'm going to get it with my car payments.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on March 07, 2014, 11:27:28 AM
Gnod morning John.  Yes, they are the light load OME.  The sales rep at ARB felt that the HD springs would be too stiff and high for the front end without the HD bumper.  Want one but not sure when I'm going to get it with my car payments.

Cool. When you can swing it, the ARB bumpers are nice.

The paradigm...new X with sometimes less mod money vs. high mileage money pit. ;)


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on March 07, 2014, 06:33:36 PM
Ha ha ha, yes.  Well spoken.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on March 08, 2014, 06:38:46 PM
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Ran the X out on a little MJR pre run.

Ocotillo Wells today.


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Post by: knightrider on March 08, 2014, 08:07:50 PM
I know that area well

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on March 09, 2014, 07:48:01 AM
I know that area well

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Cool Jordan...is this what I think it is then?

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on March 09, 2014, 10:10:55 AM
A TARGET??    Is ducking in order???
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Post by: knightrider on March 09, 2014, 11:38:32 AM
Terry is correct, your good as long as you stay on the road supposedly.  Those are targets for the helos to do strafing runs.  Beware of the large triangles, those are bombing run targets.  My roommate and I found an m10 tank destroyer from ww2 used for target practice out there

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on March 09, 2014, 01:57:06 PM
Thanks Jordan...there we a few bullet holes in it, but from the hardware I have seen on the Military Channel, that target should have been obliterated.

We stayed "on the road" and motored out of there.  I was surprised that there weren't fences/gates?  I guess the govt. figures anyone foolish enough to wander beyond said signs should suffer the risk/reward? ;)

The hill to the south of us looked like it had an observation post, as well as lots of high tech communications gear.  We thought Homeland Security/Border Patrol, but after seeing the signs for the bombing range...maybe spotters/comms for pilots?

Nonetheless, a really cool area of the desert.

Just curious, what do you guys think about a "Where have you taken your rig lately" thread, similar to this one, instead of "done" more of a focus on "where?"  Kinda a quick post area for trip photos...rather than starting a whole new thread?

Thoughts?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: BikersCage on March 09, 2014, 02:35:10 PM
(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1901849_10203319598929517_1493218721_n.jpg)

Not been around a while, no more underways while in San Diego though!
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on March 09, 2014, 03:19:54 PM
Just curious, what do you guys think about a "Where have you taken your rig lately" thread, similar to this one, instead of "done" more of a focus on "where?"  Kinda a quick post area for trip photos...rather than starting a whole new thread?

Thoughts?

Sounds like a good idea!

(I have nothing funny to say at this time)
This space is reserved if I do.
Title: Re: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on March 09, 2014, 03:26:32 PM
Thanks Jordan...there we a few bullet holes in it, but from the hardware I have seen on the Military Channel, that target should have been obliterated.

We stayed "on the road" and motored out of there.  I was surprised that there weren't fences/gates?  I guess the govt. figures anyone foolish enough to wander beyond said signs should suffer the risk/reward? ;)

The hill to the south of us looked like it had an observation post, as well as lots of high tech communications gear.  We thought Homeland Security/Border Patrol, but after seeing the signs for the bombing range...maybe spotters/comms for pilots?

Nonetheless, a really cool area of the desert.

Well when they are actively using the area they block access, once we stumbled upon an f150 with a few British SAS guys hanging out around the hills and the alerted us that they were doing strafing runs with a helo.  we stayed a while and watched the show, the helo would land right next to the f150 and they would reload the turret with ammo.  the back of the f150 was packed with ammo crates.  It was an awesome day despite not getting to off road in our favorite area.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on March 09, 2014, 06:02:12 PM
Just curious, what do you guys think about a "Where have you taken your rig lately" thread, similar to this one, instead of "done" more of a focus on "where?"  Kinda a quick post area for trip photos...rather than starting a whole new thread?

Thoughts?


Do it.
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on March 12, 2014, 03:53:58 PM
Off road light install prep.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SD_Frontier on March 12, 2014, 05:53:23 PM
(https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1901849_10203319598929517_1493218721_n.jpg)

Not been around a while, no more underways while in San Diego though!
Nice bumper. Who fabbed that for you?
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: BikersCage on March 12, 2014, 06:33:10 PM
Its the xtfab bumper
Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on March 14, 2014, 12:49:08 PM
Just dropped 3 bills on fluids! She's worth it though.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/15/u3ave7yv.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on March 14, 2014, 02:03:21 PM
dang bro...well done.....I'm going to be changing my oil before TMR for sure....thanks for the reminder ;)
Title: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on March 14, 2014, 02:35:26 PM
Matic S. Delicious!


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Title: Re: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on March 14, 2014, 04:13:10 PM
Done in 2.5 hrs!
Engine
Full trans
Transfer case
Both Diffs.

Even had time to paint the cover and skid
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Title: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on March 14, 2014, 06:07:26 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/15/equzupa9.jpg)

Nice!  I have a little extra purple kicking around if you like. :)


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Lava on March 15, 2014, 03:28:32 PM
Rebuilding the bumper today....

Shortened the swing arm, relocated a new 1/4" bracket with dual carrier bearings that are greaseable, and added a 90* degree locking latch.

Gas cans are going to be roof mounted..Instead of on the arm.

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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on March 15, 2014, 10:18:38 PM
Man you guys are kicking butt.  I'm not doing any more Mods until I get the last ones dirty :P
Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on March 15, 2014, 11:47:29 PM
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More roof plumbing today.


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Title: Re: What have you done to your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on March 16, 2014, 06:22:43 AM
Damn...
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on March 16, 2014, 07:44:46 AM
Got the OME springs, Energy Suspension bumpstops and sway bar bushings installed last night.  Front end seems much stiffer and bouncier.  I can see where the upper control arm contacts the coil bucket.  Not much downward travel left either so I will definitely start sourcing parts for my own Titan Swap.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on March 16, 2014, 01:30:16 PM
Day 2 of wiring project.

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Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on March 21, 2014, 03:56:44 PM
After everything she's been through, she still shines up nice!(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/22/udu4e4a9.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on March 21, 2014, 06:40:24 PM
Still the love the little kiss on that right rear door.  Adds character  ;D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on March 22, 2014, 06:43:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/AU5XWSE.jpg)

Well even though it doesn't look like much.   The front diff was rebuilt with few "broken locker parts replaced".   All caused by "The Rubicon" and my anxiety to GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE.   Drove about 12 very tough miles with a broken half shaft while locked (Had to do that to get three wheel drive)  UGLY.   Oh wait I also moved the bottle opener  ;D   Hmm why did I move the bottle opener?

(http://i.imgur.com/UX7huuq.jpg)

Yes I Finally caved.   That also has Rubicon reasons.   Have you ever tried to change a tire on a hill by yourself (Oh and add injury to insult  1. I had to unload the damn X to get to that stupid three pieces of steel to let the tire down and 2. Lay under the damn X 2ft rocks and all, trying to lower the F$^King tire and then get it off the chain by yourself)  Needless to say I am very happy with my acquisition.   It is a MAXTERRA creation.   Supreme workmanship.  ;D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on March 22, 2014, 07:20:38 PM
Nice Terry. Trying to decide if I should jump on your other bumper for Daphne's future Nissan.

Just curious...did you have the RCV half shafts when you ran The Rubicon?


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on March 22, 2014, 07:25:33 PM

Just curious...did you have the RCV half shafts when you ran The Rubicon?


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Nope wish I had.  Life would have been better if I had.

Oh you want it you got it.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on March 23, 2014, 06:27:43 AM
I was admiring Jordan's MAXTERRA bumper when we were in Big Bear last week. Superior craftsmanship for sure. I especially like the cut in reverse lights. How long was the wait time Terry, from order to receipt?


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on March 23, 2014, 07:57:09 AM
About 8 weeks because I ordered bare metal.   He told me powder coating was an extra week.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on March 23, 2014, 12:11:26 PM
Great!  Did you get it powder coated in Cali?


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on March 23, 2014, 04:59:44 PM
Nope I Durabak'd it.   Matter of fact that is what is on the Shrock rear bumper.
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Post by: knightrider on March 24, 2014, 12:01:22 AM
Hmm, where do you get this durabak? The bedliner I used on my maxterra bumper isn't doing so well so I'm thinking of redoing it soon

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Post by: SoCalXTerry on March 24, 2014, 04:57:16 AM
Hmm, where do you get this durabak? The bedliner I used on my maxterra bumper isn't doing so well so I'm thinking of redoing it soon

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http://durabakcompany.com/ (http://durabakcompany.com/)  Great stuff.  Just remember to use their "special" rollers,  it ONLY thins with Xylene and serious sand and prep.   It is extremely tough they must put this stuff on everything.

Actually I think Amazon of course has some of it too.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on March 25, 2014, 12:30:08 PM
I almost got sideswiped on the fwy twice in one day.  I realized that if you stand 90 deg directly left or right of your Xterra, you can't tell that my blinker is on or that I'm changing lanes.  Its a legitamite blind spot for other drivers.  As such, I decided to add two - 3-LED turn signals by PILOT, commonly found at Pep    Boy.  pics to follow...
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on March 27, 2014, 09:32:18 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/28/mesegure.jpg)

I added some bling.... I think I am going to need more.


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Title: Re:
Post by: Deadpilot on March 28, 2014, 09:07:09 AM
I finally replaced the battery in my original key fob. About 7 years life not too bad

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Post by: Ghost65 on March 28, 2014, 01:25:33 PM
I finally replaced the battery in my original key fob. About 7 years life not too bad

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Better range with new battery, or does it just work?  :D
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Post by: Deadpilot on March 29, 2014, 12:12:27 PM
Way better range and it works again lol.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Lava on March 29, 2014, 02:28:20 PM
I still haven't removed the gas can from my roof from the AAT trip last week.  ::)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: LupinOne on March 31, 2014, 10:06:43 AM
Added a Phillips FR-2 Heartstart AED with pads for Adult, Child, and Infant to my safety gear.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on March 31, 2014, 12:58:56 PM
wow, how much did that set you back?
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Post by: Toro on March 31, 2014, 02:25:15 PM
Word....unless there hot, those are expensive!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on April 01, 2014, 08:23:57 AM
Added a Phillips FR-2 Heartstart AED with pads for Adult, Child, and Infant to my safety gear.

I want you with me John....
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on April 01, 2014, 08:38:10 AM
That's one serious first aid kit!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: LupinOne on April 02, 2014, 09:57:38 PM
wow, how much did that set you back?

Actually not that bad.  Less than 500 for the AED.  Its a re-certified one that I got from THIS (http://www.aed.com/) website. Great people and easy to deal with. I've seen them as low as 350ish.  I got a few other things so about 700ish out the door for my unit, the pads, a hard case, and a battery that is good for 4 years.

I want you with me John....

LOL, any time Terry, you know me.  You just need to call and I just need to be in town... :P

That's one serious first aid kit!

Heh, thanks. Over 9 years of SAR in my history.  You can take the dog outta SAR, but can't take the SAR outta the dog. Right Shiloh? :P

I had been toying with the idea of getting an AED (which yes, made my wife roll her eyes) for some time, but an incident that happened last year while I was working the "Kids On Public Land" event cemented my decision to get one.  One of the drivers in a group was out on the trail and started having chest issues and going south.  He pulled over and transferred the kid to another vehicle and the tailgunner stopped to check on him.  He was waving other vehicles past him in true "Oh I'm fine" fashion outside his vehicle when the tailgunner got to him.  Apparently he had been treated for heart issues in the past (which none of us knew about).  By pure dumb luck I had decided to follow the group up the trail to show my wife it since she would be driving it the next day.  I pulled up as this all was happening and as I looked out my window he dropped.  Fortunately not the kinda drop that makes for singing "stayin alive" but still in a bad bad way.  We got him evacuated off the trail in another vehicle and Fire/EMS met him at the road and took care of him.  This was the 2nd cardiac event I had been involved with in as many years up here.  Once just helping out on ham radio, and this one playing medic support until our RN (who is always out with a group on the trail) took over and escorted him out, letting me go back to the trail and taking over as tail gunner.

I figure if I have the gear and am prepared, then "Murphy" will leave us all the heck alone.  If someone does need it... well... :)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMssc_c4pK8

(My Favorite is this one however...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILxjxfB4zNk
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Post by: Toro on April 02, 2014, 11:05:05 PM
Dude...
ACLS
&
BLS over here...
It's all about
  http://youtu.be/n5hP4DIBCEE
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Snoopy on April 06, 2014, 08:20:27 PM
The Mojave Road trip has motivated us to take care of things that we've been meaning to do:
- Replace seals in the transfer case drive shaft
- Paint all the tow shackles
- Sand stock wheels of numerous scrapes and dents
- Primer and paint stock rims semi-gloss black
- Remove, sand, re-paint, and reinstall the rocker rails and radiator skid plate
- Replace the 8-year fogged-out headlights with brand new ones
- Install CB radio and antenna
- Install shocks on the rear hatch door
- Install the Maggiolina Air Top tent that arrives tomorrow!!

If time permits...
- Rewire the off-road lights that were stolen some months ago
- Install and wire winch with synthetic line
- Repaint the white paint that is chipping around the windshield

Looking forward to this trip in a few weeks!!!
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Post by: nevastray on April 08, 2014, 12:37:35 AM
Replaced sbar bushing with polyu bushings.
Installed 3 rocker switches and 4 fog lights w/ halo...
And hard wired radar detector to rocker switch.

Installed carbon fiber dash kit.

Installed leather shift boot and leather center console arm rest.

Installed bulldog safe in trunk.

Feel accomplished today.



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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on April 09, 2014, 01:02:18 PM
Wow, that is a lot.  I added 2 more stickers to my truck, good for 1/2hp more.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on April 09, 2014, 02:39:44 PM
Just this...

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Post by: xxSVxx on April 09, 2014, 02:46:29 PM
 [ You are not allowed to view attachments ] Hey uh....John.....um...you left a part out.....
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Post by: ultrapc40 on April 09, 2014, 04:05:12 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/10/ahyby3yz.jpg)
Got some new bling. After multiple polish, I give up.


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on April 09, 2014, 04:32:06 PM
[ You are not allowed to view attachments ] Hey uh....John.....um...you left a part out.....

That WTF is the DIFF replacement...about to be swapped in sir.


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Post by: SoCalXTerry on April 09, 2014, 05:38:35 PM
M205 right?   Got the locker in it already or is that later?
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Post by: Toro on April 09, 2014, 06:35:16 PM
That's an R180.
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Post by: knightrider on April 09, 2014, 07:34:40 PM
Let me know if you need a hand john, its my last week of freedom, going back to work on the 14th.  Of course it will be a short week because I'm taking Friday off :)

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Post by: SoCalXTerry on April 09, 2014, 07:50:37 PM
That WTF is the DIFF replacement...about to be swapped in sir.


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So why the replacement?  Something wrong with the original?
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Post by: Lava on April 09, 2014, 08:40:25 PM
Let me know if you need a hand john, its my last week of freedom, going back to work on the 14th.  Of course it will be a short week because I'm taking Friday off :)

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Congratulations!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: LupinOne on April 09, 2014, 09:53:59 PM
Added GoPro3+
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on April 10, 2014, 09:01:16 AM
So why the replacement?  Something wrong with the original?

Yep...I think I blew out the drivers side seal/mechanicals on the way back from Big Bear with my blown CV/floppy half axle.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on April 10, 2014, 02:22:43 PM
Ugh.  you got seals and that for the new one?

Side note:  Did you buy all your wire for your lights locally?  Didn't you say you had 2 gauge wire.   Actually I'm going to need some 0 gauge wire and am wondering if I can find it locally.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on April 10, 2014, 03:51:18 PM
Ugh.  you got seals and that for the new one?

Side note:  Did you buy all your wire for your lights locally?  Didn't you say you had 2 gauge wire.   Actually I'm going to need some 0 gauge wire and am wondering if I can find it locally.

Custom breather tube...thanks Jordan. :)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/11/urape2u7.jpg)

Seals good on the new diff Terry, but the old one is shot. I think it has more internal damage but I'm just not sure.

I have some extra 4 gauge if you need it. Let me know.

0 gauge...wow, you powering a small town? ;)




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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on April 10, 2014, 04:18:07 PM

0 gauge...wow, you powering a small town? ;)

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Nah just a dual battery system to drive my inverter and winch.
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Post by: Celt on April 10, 2014, 05:01:43 PM
 Since the San-O power station went off line I heard you were going to be used as the backup genny system??????
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on April 10, 2014, 05:18:53 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/11/ybejasuz.jpg)

Terry...this chart might help, I used it for my light install.


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Post by: knightrider on April 10, 2014, 05:53:57 PM
Terry, try stereo install places, they normally have a limited selection of bulk wire.

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Post by: SoCalXTerry on April 10, 2014, 07:14:55 PM
Terry, try stereo install places, they normally have a limited selection of bulk wire.


Bingo thanks Jordan.  I am thinking of possibly pulling 150-200 Amps about 10 feet.   With that John's graph says 4 gauge would be over kill.  Guess I certainly don't need 0.
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Post by: knightrider on April 11, 2014, 08:57:14 AM
Just be careful of cheap wire, most budget wire is undersized with extra insulation to make it look comparable higher quality wire.  You can also try boating places if you've got any, like west marine. 

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on April 11, 2014, 09:48:48 AM
Terry-for my main power line from the battery to the fuse block, I utilized 4 ga with a 60 amp inline fuse.

Picked it up on amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000RN62GQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1397234859&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40


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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on April 13, 2014, 04:16:36 PM
Oversized wire is never a bad idea, a bit of extra insurance actually.  Most local stereo shops have the budget wire so assume oversize.  Pep Boys has a nice amp install kit with generous lenghts of premium 2/0 cable for both pos (+) and neg (-) as well as a nice MAXI fuse block and distribution block included..
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on April 13, 2014, 07:57:15 PM
Thank you for the input. I appreciate that a lot
Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on April 13, 2014, 08:46:05 PM
I used these when I ran power and air hose through the truck.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/14/rypa7ydy.jpg)
I still have a few laying around if you need one.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on April 13, 2014, 10:23:23 PM
You can also try your luck at a do-it-yourself junkyard like Pick-A-Part and get everything for @ $25.  Everything.  I found what used to be a nice Honda Accord with a busted trunk latch.  I was able to open the trunk after lots of prying and found that the trunk had not been raided like the rest of the car.  It had, at one point in time, several speaker amps in the back that were long gone.  However, they left behind a very nice assortment of 2 & 4awg wire reaching towards where the battery sits, dist. blocks, several fuse blocks, and other misc stuff.  Price?  $25 for everything
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on April 18, 2014, 05:42:07 AM
Just purchased a Garmin 2597LMT GPS for my wife and the OME HD overleaf spring for my X.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: nevastray on April 22, 2014, 12:55:32 AM
Clay bar bath.. Silky smooth.
Got some new shoes... Duratracs.
Added two more fogs.


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Post by: Deadpilot on April 22, 2014, 03:53:18 PM
I'm in the process of replacing the stupid stock nut things on the roof for the roof rack.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on April 22, 2014, 03:57:16 PM
I'm in the process of replacing the stupid stock nut things on the roof for the roof rack.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/23/erudy2y8.jpg)

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Jason...I used a 250 watt soldering iron to heat the rev nuts and loosen the thread compound that Nissan used. Worked great!


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Post by: Deadpilot on April 22, 2014, 04:09:56 PM
Jason...I used a 250 watt soldering iron to heat the rev nuts and loosen the thread compound that Nissan used. Worked great!

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Thanks for tip. I have a couple that are spinning so I'm taking them all out and replacing them by welding nuts to roof on the inside

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Post by: Ghost65 on April 24, 2014, 02:23:52 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/25/uzyvu6et.jpg)

Mounting relays and wiring switches.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/25/aqa7yjyp.jpg)

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Post by: Deadpilot on April 24, 2014, 04:45:38 PM
More of my interior moding

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/25/6yzebuvu.jpg)



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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on April 24, 2014, 05:22:06 PM
Clay bar bath.. Silky smooth.
Got some new shoes... Duratracs.
Added two more fogs.
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what do you do with a clay bar?

is it to make pottery while you are  camping? :)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: nevastray on April 26, 2014, 10:28:54 PM
what do you do with a clay bar?

is it to make pottery while you are  camping? :)

I know some prefer a dirty 'X,' or a restored used 'x'  but i prefer mine nice and clean with 1 owner. Haha, yes pun intended


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on April 27, 2014, 12:13:02 PM
I know some prefer a dirty 'X,'

Did someone call me? [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on April 27, 2014, 01:48:55 PM
Let there be...

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on April 28, 2014, 05:14:49 PM
Just got new AVS window visors with the cash from selling the other visors on my old X.
Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on April 28, 2014, 05:51:51 PM
I replaced those stock nut for the roof rack. And got the head liner put back in.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/29/vygyna3a.jpg)

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on April 28, 2014, 08:03:19 PM
Let there be...

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/28/pyjaseze.jpg)


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 Nice, looks like that wiring worked out for you..
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on April 29, 2014, 01:57:00 PM
Hey John, how hard was it to get to that headliner?  Is it a whole day thing where you have to move other stuff to get to it, or a few hours?
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Post by: Deadpilot on April 29, 2014, 04:35:12 PM
I got the roof rack redone

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/30/7y9epyma.jpg)

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on April 29, 2014, 04:51:09 PM
Hey John, how hard was it to get to that headliner?  Is it a whole day thing where you have to move other stuff to get to it, or a few hours?

Irwin...I'll let others chime in on this as well, as I know Toro and Deadpilot have recently dropped their headliners.

It took me about 30 minutes of prep work to drop the front portion of the headliner to access the roof top wiring from my rack.



I got the roof rack redone

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Nice roof rack Jason...is this the rack you fabbed up yourself?
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Post by: Deadpilot on April 29, 2014, 06:02:05 PM
To drop the whole headliner it will probably take most of the day. A lot of the interior piece has to come out. (At least that's how I did it) The big pain is taking all the tape off the wires and washer fluid line off the head liner.

John,  yea this is the one I fabbed myself.

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Post by: Toro on April 29, 2014, 08:29:28 PM
Hey John, how hard was it to get to that headliner?  Is it a whole day thing where you have to move other stuff to get to it, or a few hours?

Dude, bring it over. We'll have the headliner out in 20 min.
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Post by: Deadpilot on April 29, 2014, 08:41:45 PM
What's your trick? I fought mine

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Post by: Toro on April 29, 2014, 08:51:02 PM
In a past life, I've removed hundreds of headliners. Everything from the top of the doors to the roof, has to come out. Most of it is held on by clips.
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Post by: Deadpilot on April 29, 2014, 09:11:16 PM
Yea I took all that stuff out. Maybe it would have been easier if I took off the seat belt cover things...

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Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on April 30, 2014, 12:13:52 PM
And the light bar is on the roof rack and works! It's bright even in the day lol

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on April 30, 2014, 06:49:40 PM
 That's a really nice looking light bar you installed. I bet that turns night into day judging by that pic.
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Post by: Deadpilot on April 30, 2014, 06:54:54 PM
I haven't had on at night yet but I have a feeling that it's gonna be like looking into front end of a cop car lol

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on April 30, 2014, 07:28:53 PM
I'm thinking a little brighter......
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: LupinOne on May 02, 2014, 12:40:46 PM
- Installed Midland CB with Bandit RF filter and "Little Wil" antenna.

- Installed Highlift Jack with Neoprene Cover and Nisstec Lotus Slider Adapter on Highlift Tube mounts (during Mojave Road run... thanks Terry!) (with functional test... :P )

- Converted Smittybuilt Air Compressor to standard 1/4" air fittings (now it plays nice with my ARB guages)
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Post by: Deadpilot on May 03, 2014, 09:08:32 PM
So this is just the light bar on and all I can say is after this pic I can't see lol but from inside it looks like day

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Post by: LupinOne on May 04, 2014, 08:39:04 PM
So this is just the light bar <snip>

Dude... my monitor screamed too bright... :P  Very nice...


- Removed defective midland CB, installed new Uniden 520XL unit and external speaker. Custom mounted external speaker to center console (pics in display case). CB comms now fully operational.
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Post by: Toro on May 04, 2014, 09:31:54 PM
..... installed new Uniden 520XL......

That's the stuff!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on May 05, 2014, 11:03:17 AM
Fabbing ug a small prerunner style light bar for the front bumper for my 4 Hellas I used to have up on the roof of my old X.
Also redoing the rock sliders.
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Post by: Deadpilot on May 05, 2014, 04:21:36 PM
Got this done today

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/06/se8yme7y.jpg)

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Post by: SoCalXTerry on May 05, 2014, 05:59:37 PM
Wow too cool.   Just curious does it mount the same way as the OEM corners?  Or do you have to build up the area inside the fender?
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Post by: Deadpilot on May 05, 2014, 06:28:46 PM
They don't really use any of the oem mounts. I made two lower mounting brackets one uses the bumper mounting holes and the other one come up in of the front shackle. Then it mounts in the rear area where the oem one mounts and one other bolt underneath the fender bend. Ill take some pics and post them up

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Post by: Deadpilot on May 05, 2014, 06:37:12 PM
Here's the mounting locations. Don't mind the mess I haven't cleaned anything up yet and the one bolt will be flipped but yea..

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/06/y7e9ate7.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/06/ama3udun.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/06/3u9y6agu.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/06/2uvedeve.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/06/eze2a5yb.jpg)

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on May 05, 2014, 06:47:54 PM
Nice
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Post by: GreenGoon on May 05, 2014, 09:02:42 PM
Those are really nice... Let me know when I can get them for a 1st Gen.
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Post by: Deadpilot on May 05, 2014, 09:27:47 PM
Once I get them done for the 2nd gen I can work on the 1st gen ones. Ill just need a volunteer ;)

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Post by: Deadpilot on May 09, 2014, 02:08:43 PM
One corner is done

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/10/y9e7amy9.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/10/8yjude5a.jpg)

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on May 11, 2014, 09:52:35 AM
I got the OME HD D37XL extra  leaf installed last might.  Its basically a duplicate of the 2nd leaf in the pack.  Truck sits a tiny bit higer in the back now.  Seems to look better that way.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: CAWoody on May 11, 2014, 12:45:15 PM
One corner is done

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/10/y9e7amy9.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/10/8yjude5a.jpg)

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I like it.  Lookin' like a transformer. ;D
Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on May 11, 2014, 07:40:27 PM
Thanks!

And I got the X a new toy.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/12/mu6uzata.jpg)

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Post by: SurferX on May 13, 2014, 08:07:21 AM
So I had some fun with my 2WD... Had some stock steel laying around so I figured I would build some sliders with them help from my business partner.

Just built some very simple sliders. You will see later I installed them to kind go away.

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k159/jderuyt13/IMG_0899.jpg)

Then we just sprayed them...
(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k159/jderuyt13/IMG_0901.jpg)


& installed...
(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k159/jderuyt13/IMG_0908.jpg)



Then the next weekend we had some extra time so we installed a little spacer lift... Since everyone said my Xterra looked lowered I figured I would lift it a little bit.

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k159/jderuyt13/IMG_0916.jpg)

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k159/jderuyt13/IMG_0922.jpg)



Hey Beautiful  ;)
(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k159/jderuyt13/IMG_0925.jpg)

and we finished off with some adult beverages...

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k159/jderuyt13/IMG_0918.jpg)

I threw on some bigger tires 2 weekends ago.. just need to take a photo now.

-Josh


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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on May 13, 2014, 09:41:37 AM
Very nice.
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Post by: Deadpilot on May 13, 2014, 09:58:00 PM
I got my cargo trailer set up for my X.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/14/9ubazaba.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/14/e5adaqu4.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/14/bejany2u.jpg)

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Post by: LupinOne on May 19, 2014, 08:25:04 PM
Installed front and rear shrock bumpers, diff armor, Ironman winch.  New pics in the build thread. :)

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Post by: Deadpilot on May 20, 2014, 03:36:31 PM
Got the other corner mocked up.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on May 21, 2014, 05:45:49 PM
This:

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/22/a4emy3y9.jpg)

And this:

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Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on May 24, 2014, 08:11:05 PM
I did this

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Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on May 25, 2014, 07:32:58 PM
All done.

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Post by: glamisdude72000 on May 26, 2014, 12:00:24 PM
Finished my t swap on Saturday:) she now sits wide and low, could use a bit more lift I feel but for now I dig it. Also big thanks the John/ ghostX for help with CVS. Although I still can't find the right tool for the CV straps.... So they just have hose clamps currently and they seem to be holding up.
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(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t507/glamisdude72000/IMG_20140524_190215_zpslejfmzry.jpg) (http://s1063.photobucket.com/user/glamisdude72000/media/IMG_20140524_190215_zpslejfmzry.jpg.html)
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on May 26, 2014, 01:38:54 PM
Truck looks awesome Chris. When I get a chance I'll research the crimpers at O'Reilly's and post a pic for you. Hopefully you won't need them. ;)


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: FBinSD on May 26, 2014, 01:54:33 PM
How bad did your tires rub after the swap?
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Post by: glamisdude72000 on May 26, 2014, 08:54:25 PM
Thanks John!

No rubbing at all, I has little meats:D only 265s on there right now.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on May 27, 2014, 02:33:00 PM
dropped off rig at Arabias OVERKILL.
having ARB m205 locker installed with new 4:56 gears in the front and rear and the highly overrated 35 inch Goodyear wrangler MT with Kevlar sidewall.
Title: Re: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on May 27, 2014, 04:18:23 PM
dropped off rig at Arabias OVERKILL.
having ARB m205 locker installed with new 4:56 gears in the front and rear and the highly overrated 35 inch Goodyear wrangler MT with Kevlar sidewall.

Dibs on your old tires!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on May 28, 2014, 10:05:33 AM
Thanks John!

No rubbing at all, I has little meats:D only 265s on there right now.

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Awesome...glad it all worked out.

dropped off rig at Arabias OVERKILL.
having ARB m205 locker installed with new 4:56 gears in the front and rear and the highly overrated 35 inch Goodyear wrangler MT with Kevlar sidewall.

The beast gets more beasty!
Title: Re: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on May 28, 2014, 05:29:59 PM
Dibs on your old tires!

Markeye512 called dibbs first.
If he does not like my terms your second.

Cheers
Title: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on May 29, 2014, 04:13:53 PM
Fixed this:

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/082BE39E-DD5A-4AFF-9C52-A71C36261065.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/082BE39E-DD5A-4AFF-9C52-A71C36261065.jpg.html)

With this:

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/93D73D5E-2CF1-44D5-B649-902BAD8C9E07.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/93D73D5E-2CF1-44D5-B649-902BAD8C9E07.jpg.html)

To work like this:

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/5A7AE9FA-CCAA-4BD4-9D6B-F8FBA6D20086.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/5A7AE9FA-CCAA-4BD4-9D6B-F8FBA6D20086.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on May 29, 2014, 08:38:24 PM
not totally fixed it's still black not purple.

got truck back from Arabias OVERKILL shop with new Superior 4:56 gears and ARB m205 locker and brand spanking new OEM Titan axles
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on May 30, 2014, 10:59:59 AM
not totally fixed it's still black not purple.

got truck back from Arabias OVERKILL shop with new Superior 4:56 gears and ARB m205 locker and brand spanking new OEM Titan axles

Well...

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/Funny%20Photos/thisthreadisworthlesswithoutpichers.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/Funny%20Photos/thisthreadisworthlesswithoutpichers.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on June 02, 2014, 09:02:57 PM
On my way to work tonight...vibrations and chirping and grinding sounds from the rear axle.

Not good.


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on June 02, 2014, 09:50:58 PM
On my way to work tonight...vibrations and chirping and grinding sounds from the rear axle.

Not good.


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that sucks bud....lemme know if I can help
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on June 02, 2014, 10:11:42 PM
4:56 gears and m205 ARB locker are in!!

the spline count was different between the 4:10 gears and the 4:56 gears.
which means I needed a different flange which Steevo included.

(http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b562/chrishaynesusa/MISC%20VIII/20140426_101605_zps6e426a97.jpg)
(http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b562/chrishaynesusa/MISC%20VIII/20140528_080100_zps9cab91c8.jpg)
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(http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b562/chrishaynesusa/MISC%20VIII/20140528_080829_zpsb5eb20c7.jpg)
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Title: Re: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on June 02, 2014, 10:57:52 PM
On my way to work tonight...vibrations and chirping and grinding sounds from the rear axle.

Not good.


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Dude!
    Put some crisco on it. What's happening?
Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on June 04, 2014, 12:44:59 PM
I broke my add a leaf at some point and time.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on June 05, 2014, 05:04:09 AM
Took it to my local mechanic...he's pretty sure there is a failure in the driveshaft.

Going to take it to MIT Driveline in El Cajon for further diagnosis.


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on June 05, 2014, 05:45:33 AM
Sorry to hear that John. 

Hey, DEADPILOT.  Was that AAL a single or triple?
Title: Re: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on June 05, 2014, 07:11:59 AM
Took it to my local mechanic...he's pretty sure there is a failure in the driveshaft.

Going to take it to MIT Driveline in El Cajon for further diagnosis.


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Have you ever even changed your drive shaft fluid?
Title: Re: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on June 05, 2014, 09:25:40 AM

Hey, DEADPILOT.  Was that AAL a single or triple?

It was a double AAL. And it was about 4 years old with a lot of miles and towing miles and weight.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on June 05, 2014, 10:28:43 AM
Took it to my local mechanic...he's pretty sure there is a failure in the driveshaft.

Going to take it to MIT Driveline in El Cajon for further diagnosis.


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John you still have OEM drive shaft right.    Have you looked and tried to make your u-joints move yet.   They will eventually where out especially on lifted vehicles (angles are more extreme).    I've seen them so bad that the actually come apart and can drop the driveshaft on the ground.
Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on June 05, 2014, 04:06:19 PM
So this what I was trying to build the other day when I found my broken AAL.

Rear diff skid

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on June 05, 2014, 08:24:04 PM
The power of the pen (or in this case, the keyboard):

I was checking out Raingler's website and I really like their stuff, and it dawned on me that my hatch handle got nuked because I was carrying extra shocks in the back of my rig.  Needless to say, my handle got thrashed and I was in need of a new one.

I shoot Raingler an email asking if they make hatch handles and if not, do they know anyone that does.

I get an email from Eddie at Rangler and we exchange ideas and I am the proud owner of the first privately owned Raingler hatch handle -


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on June 05, 2014, 09:14:49 PM
Wow Christiaan,  that is really good looking.  :D
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Post by: DannyX on June 07, 2014, 12:16:04 PM
Yeah buddy! EDDIE at Raingler is a super cool cat!
Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on June 19, 2014, 08:21:20 PM
So I'm creating something new and different.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on June 20, 2014, 05:16:45 AM
Cool
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on June 20, 2014, 02:39:48 PM
Have you ever even changed your drive shaft fluid?

Unfortunately, I had not.

Running dry at just shy of 205K miles, and ran the drive shaft bearings raw.  

A little 145W gear oil, and GTG.
(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/Funny%20Photos/3193F654-15A5-4A32-8590-EE8DDB948C3F.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/Funny%20Photos/3193F654-15A5-4A32-8590-EE8DDB948C3F.jpg.html)

Thanks for the reminder Toro.  8)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on June 20, 2014, 02:47:45 PM


Thanks for the reminder Toro.  8)

what kind of mileage would you suggest changing the drive shaft fluid?

100k?  Less?  More?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on June 20, 2014, 03:28:46 PM
Every 50,000 miles...just to be safe.


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Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on June 23, 2014, 03:22:55 PM
I thought some more air flow would be a good idea

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on June 23, 2014, 04:22:42 PM
What?   How did you do that?  I've had two already.   Is it a trend?
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Post by: Deadpilot on June 23, 2014, 04:43:54 PM
I'm guessing that it hit a container when I closed it. And pop it exploded.

But I think it is a trend lol

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on June 23, 2014, 07:08:18 PM
Definitely a trend.. :P
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Post by: Deadpilot on June 23, 2014, 07:34:16 PM
All the cool kids are doing lol :D

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Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on June 24, 2014, 03:39:35 PM
So me and my X aren't getting along right now... Rear glass is fixed but found her marking her parking spot.

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Bad output seal and nissan can't get the seal till tomorrow wtf??  ??????

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Post by: Deadpilot on June 25, 2014, 09:30:09 AM
I have started my conversion process to 4x4 SAS. Most of my parts are on order and should be here in week or so.

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Post by: SoCalXTerry on June 25, 2014, 01:57:22 PM
I have started my conversion process to 4x4 SAS. Most of my parts are on order and should be here in week or so.

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 ;D Wow.   What axles are you using?
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Post by: Deadpilot on June 25, 2014, 02:12:54 PM
I'm using a dodge d 44 for the front and the rear is staying stock for now.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SuperSlideStyle on June 27, 2014, 10:28:36 AM
Ooooooh, SAS.  (Homer drool and gurgle!)
Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on June 27, 2014, 12:46:13 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/28/azu3y5un.jpg)

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Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on June 27, 2014, 03:31:15 PM
X meet dana 44 for the 1st time =)

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Post by: Toro on June 27, 2014, 04:00:03 PM
Very nice Jason!
   How are you going to gear the diffs? What does a Dodge have in it?
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Post by: Deadpilot on June 27, 2014, 04:36:30 PM
Since I am keeping my c200k I need to find out what and who makes the gears for that then I can match that. Right now it's stock at 2.9 something

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on June 28, 2014, 10:14:21 PM
I think 3.36 frontier gears are it IIRC?


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Title: Re:
Post by: Deadpilot on June 29, 2014, 07:32:01 AM
That gives me a staring point at least

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on June 29, 2014, 07:49:43 AM
All Frontier gears in C200K Fashion and the rigs they came from. When getting gears, there is no aftermarket support. Your only options are the dealer, the junkyard or Steevo.

XE KC 4x2 5M C200 4.083
XE KC 4x2 5A C200 3.692
SE KC 4x2 5A C200 3.133
SE KC 4x4 5A C200 3.133
SE CC 4x2 5A C200 3.133
SE CC 4x4 5A C200 3.357
LE KC 4x2 5A C200 2.937
LE KC 4x4 5A C200 3.133
LE CC 4x2 5A C200 3.133
LE CC 4x4 5A C200 3.357

You can not walk to a dealers part counter and ask for a gear ratio. They need to do it by VIN or type of rig.
    Get this stuff through Steevo. Trust me, you'll want his support and experience that comes with every order.
Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on June 29, 2014, 08:04:05 AM
The deepest gear would be ideal. A 4.08 in the c200k would match a 4.10 in the D44. But....... (there's always a but (  ))...
   There is carrier split in the c200k somewhere but I'm not sure where. The 4.10 will not just drop in. You will need to have a spacer machined to make everything jive.
    The next option is a D44 3.73 Jeep gear (Contingent on asuming Chrysler used the same diff across the board) and the 3.69 from a Frontier. Again, not sure where the carrier split hit the c200k.
    This is what I have on the other way around. 3.69fr & 3.73rear.
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Post by: Deadpilot on June 29, 2014, 08:23:56 AM
Thanks for that break down. I hate this stupid split carrier on the c200k and it as a whole. Lol  I figured Steveo would have it but last week his site was down. So ill probably run the 4.08 in the rear and I think I found a 4.08 for the dana 44 to match I'll just have to find it again.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on June 29, 2014, 09:03:49 AM
Danny,

can you post that gear post in the new x?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on July 01, 2014, 08:10:35 AM


You can not walk to a dealers part counter and ask for a gear ratio. They need to do it by VIN or type of rig.
    Get this stuff through Steevo. Trust me, you'll want his support and experience that comes with every order.

Plan A.

Plan B: order gears through Boulder Nissan...their parts guru Eric Stockton helped grab my gears when I converted to 3.36, pricing was fair, and shipped to my door in 3 days.  LMK Jason if you need a back up parts source.

Great gear info Toro...looks like you've done a good bit of homework on the topic.  ;D
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Post by: Deadpilot on July 01, 2014, 08:48:59 AM
Ordered everything through SteeevO front and rear gears and install kits. Going to 4.08 in the rear and 4.10 up front. And we are going to playing with the whole spacer thing too for the c200k.

So I'm back on track but off budget a little lol. It happens.  Wife isn't too happy about the budget issue lol

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: 0317 on July 01, 2014, 12:09:49 PM
Deadpilot, I'm curious to know your thoughts on your axle decisions for your SAS. What is your spline count front and rear? Your Dana 44 has a larger RP than your c200k, I would consider your 44 stronger than your 200. Does it concern you having a stronger front axle than your rear  ?
Title: Re: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on July 01, 2014, 12:39:32 PM
Deadpilot, I'm curious to know your thoughts on your axle decisions for your SAS. What is your spline count front and rear? Your Dana 44 has a larger RP than your c200k, I would consider your 44 stronger than your 200. Does it concern you having a stronger front axle than your rear  ?

IIRC my axle which came out of 97 dodge 1500 ram is a 30 count spline and I don't remember what the count is the c200k. I honestly don't see a huge issues with it. I will eventually put a D44 or something like that back there I'm just on budget and the front and conversion to 4x4 is top

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Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on July 02, 2014, 04:27:04 PM
I played with fire today

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on July 02, 2014, 07:18:09 PM
Literally.... ;D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on July 07, 2014, 10:13:36 AM
PSA -

204,000 mile product warning - valve stems become brittle with use.


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Title: Re:
Post by: knightrider on July 07, 2014, 10:19:07 AM
Doh
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on July 07, 2014, 10:25:46 AM
that sux bud....sry
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on July 07, 2014, 11:10:15 AM
Christaan: Learn to spel
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on July 07, 2014, 11:16:40 AM
Judging by the clean spot I say it was tampered with  ;)
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Post by: Toro on July 07, 2014, 11:17:30 AM
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CBQFE8E/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_wqUUtb1WMQHBX
Title: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on July 07, 2014, 11:27:49 AM
Christaan: Learn to spel

Lose the flip phone and join the 21st century. :)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CBQFE8E/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_wqUUtb1WMQHBX

Cool, thanks man.

Judging by the clean spot I say it was tampered with  ;)

Grassy knoll conspiracy. :)

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on July 07, 2014, 03:00:04 PM
Christaan: Learn to spel

Mie upawlageez, randee

eye'll dew bettr

praw-miss
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on July 07, 2014, 03:11:32 PM
Mie upawlageez, randee

eye'll dew bettr

praw-miss

That hurt my brain.   Thanks for that. 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on July 07, 2014, 05:59:40 PM
Mie upawlageez, randee

eye'll dew bettr

praw-miss

Cool!  You speak Fallbrook!!


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on July 07, 2014, 08:20:42 PM
Replace all 4 TPMS at the same time.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on July 08, 2014, 12:54:02 PM
Replace all 4 TPMS at the same time.



Or...new rubber valve stems all around and sticker the light...which is where I'm headed.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on July 08, 2014, 03:19:43 PM
I'm with you Sir.  That TPMS is nothing but pain.   I've replace at least 6-7 of them between broken valve stems(which is a great reason for the rubber) and breaking for no apparent reason.   What I also love is when that damn light starts blinking then the only option to as Chris puts it buy all 4 if costs you a trip to the dealer because they seem to be the only folk that can diagnose WHICH one is bad.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on July 08, 2014, 05:21:48 PM
I'm with you Sir.  That TPMS is nothing but pain.   I've replace at least 6-7 of them between broken valve stems(which is a great reason for the rubber) and breaking for no apparent reason.   What I also love is when that damn light starts blinking then the only option to as Chris puts it buy all 4 if costs you a trip to the dealer because they seem to be the only folk that can diagnose WHICH one is bad.

If one goes .....then they will alll go....brittle...bad batteries...etc....they have the same born on date.

labor will kill ya pocket book if you do them one at a time.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on July 10, 2014, 08:24:17 AM
I gotta go with Ghost, if I could just find the part# for the sticker.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on July 10, 2014, 01:46:57 PM
Outside the box sensor bypass idea
http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/142895-tpms-diy-bypass-completed-tested-pics/
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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on July 12, 2014, 12:24:09 PM
Damn John, that was hard to read.  Funny but difficult.  Wouldn't it be easier to buy an aftermarket TPMS system with its own monitor that shows the actual air pressure?  I think I've seen them in RV's.

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Post by: Deadpilot on July 12, 2014, 02:22:09 PM
Orange tpms I think it is. They can kinda be expensive last time I checked. But they are good.

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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on July 15, 2014, 06:09:20 PM
I think APC makes a kit for @ $200 (+/-).
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Post by: 0317 on July 16, 2014, 09:19:52 PM
Installed my new K&N Apollo filter, next step mount my snorkel.
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Post by: Adio. on July 18, 2014, 07:00:38 PM
Installed my new rear diff cover today with Spencer's help.
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Post by: ShockBlue_Scott on July 18, 2014, 07:56:36 PM
Installed my rear shackles today.
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Post by: 0317 on September 08, 2014, 11:37:14 PM
Been working on three mods: OBA system with tank, leaf pack skids, and snorkel. Have hit snags on all three. After I mounted my new air compressor if kept seizing up and burning through fuses drawing to much power. Quick call to the company and a new one is on it's way, waiting on that. Had to order new u bolts for the lead pack, waiting on those. Still gather correct hardware for my snorkel. Hoping to have all three projects done in a week and will post up pictures.
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Post by: Toro on September 09, 2014, 06:32:02 AM
Been working on three mods: OBA system with tank, leaf pack skids, and snorkel. Have hit snags on all three. After I mounted my new air compressor if kept seizing up and burning through fuses drawing to much power. Quick call to the company and a new one is on it's way, waiting on that. Had to order new u bolts for the lead pack, waiting on those. Still gather correct hardware for my snorkel. Hoping to have all three projects done in a week and will post up pictures.
What compressor are you running?
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Post by: 0317 on September 09, 2014, 01:58:54 PM
Puma 12v

http://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/puma-12v-compressor.166969/
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on September 09, 2014, 05:19:05 PM
Serious battery upgrade:

(http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab225/socalx46/Truck%20modifications/NewBattery_zps5dc018fd.jpg)
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Post by: 08_x on September 10, 2014, 12:30:50 AM
Just installed bilstein 5100 all around after using my stock ones for along time probably went 103,000 miles on them
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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on September 11, 2014, 07:38:38 AM
Got my old skids re-fabbed and redesigned to fit my 2cnd gen X.  Just need to weld them on this weekend.
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Post by: Toro on September 11, 2014, 09:42:59 AM
Got my old skids re-fabbed and redesigned to fit my 2cnd gen X.  Just need to weld them on this weekend.
Just want to make sure I read that right.
   Your going to weld on your skids?
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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on September 11, 2014, 12:29:59 PM
Yes.  Had to add 1/4" thick, 2"x5" steel plates double-welded to the side of the frame to beef it up.  The legs  and gussets will sit on top of the plate.  RustOleum gloss black paitnt will finish it off.
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Post by: knightrider on September 12, 2014, 10:32:34 PM
That sounds like a terrible idea
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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on September 12, 2014, 10:58:57 PM
Sorry you feel that way.  The last sliders I made for my 2000 X were bolt-on but I never removed them.  So why should these be bolt-on too?
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Post by: Toro on September 13, 2014, 05:49:20 AM
...... last sliders I made.......

And there it is.
    You've been saying skids..As in skid plates.

Got my old skids re-fabbed......

You have to admit, welding on skid plates is a poor choice. (which is what we thought you were doing)
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Post by: steve c on September 13, 2014, 07:05:10 AM
OH!  I thought he meant skid plates as well!
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Post by: Ghost65 on September 13, 2014, 08:44:02 AM
Got my old skids re-fabbed and redesigned to fit my 2cnd gen X.  Just need to weld them on this weekend.


Skids...sliders...

(http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x284/desertcharger_2007/DSC02487-sceneofcrime.jpg) (http://media.photobucket.com/user/desertcharger_2007/media/DSC02487-sceneofcrime.jpg.html)

(http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t421/food_pron/-Recipes/Parm-Sliders-beauty_580.jpg) (http://media.photobucket.com/user/food_pron/media/-Recipes/Parm-Sliders-beauty_580.jpg.html)

...okay.
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Post by: Toro on September 13, 2014, 12:15:22 PM
You really couldn't find a picture of a more appealing slider....
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Post by: chrishaynesusa on September 13, 2014, 02:16:29 PM
You really couldn't find a picture of a more appealing slider....

(http://cdn.foodbeast.com.s3.amazonaws.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/memphis-bbq-beautiful-ladies.jpg)
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Post by: SuperSlideStyle on September 13, 2014, 03:28:42 PM
Jeez, I really missed that one.  My mistake.  Thanks for catching it!
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Post by: Ghost65 on September 13, 2014, 11:20:10 PM
You really couldn't find a picture of a more appealing slider....

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh33/vetmama678/2009-06%20June/2009-06-257.jpg) (http://s252.photobucket.com/user/vetmama678/media/2009-06%20June/2009-06-257.jpg.html)



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Post by: 0317 on September 15, 2014, 09:23:07 PM
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/marinecorpwife8/compressor.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/marinecorpwife8/media/compressor.jpg.html)
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Post by: Toro on October 12, 2014, 07:37:32 PM
Started throwing a p0447 code. I ripped the evap out, took compressed air to it.... blew out about a pound of dirt...put it together.
   Still threw the code. Took out the purge valve, hit it with carb cleaner, then with silicone lube. Slapped it back in...BAM!
  no mas code.
Easier than I thought.
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on October 13, 2014, 05:28:04 PM
Started throwing a p0447 code. I ripped the evap out, took compressed air to it.... blew out about a pound of dirt...put it together.
   Still threw the code. Took out the purge valve, hit it with carb cleaner, then with silicone lube. Slapped it back in...BAM!
  no mas code.
Easier than I thought.

Thanks Danny.  More and more information about the mysteries of the Nissan products.
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Post by: Ghost65 on October 14, 2014, 09:26:48 PM
Guru Status...unlocked. :)


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Post by: Cthulhu on October 19, 2014, 01:40:37 PM
No pictures sorry.

My Shrockworks rear bumper and tire carries arrived on Friday and I installed it all yesterday on my 2013 Pro-4X.   I ordered the thing on August 6 and asked for a delivery before 12/1, so am very happy.

The install went relatively smooth and most of the issues were because I was in a hurry to complete.  I slowed down and amazingly things went better.  Still, the web said a 1 hour job and I did it solo in about 8, counting time spent having to buy really big crescent wrenches for the hinge pin and some nylon washers.

Only major issues were on the nylon gate slider for the swing away tire arm and the actual hinge mechanism for the arm. There are two nylon sliders that need to be installed on the bumper and they cushion the bumper at the latch end of the swing arm.  One of the sliders is compressed between the swing arm and the bumper when the latch is closed.   That's the one with the issue (and why I slowed down).  The nylon slider is held in place with two countersunk flathead screws.  One of the holes was countersunk almost all the way through the nylon.  It works but I had to be careful when tightening the washer and nut.  The other issue is of my own making.  The other screw hole has a threaded insert in it and I managed to cross thread the damn screw.  It was stuck in the hole and the screw head stuck out slightly farther than the nylon slider.  Because of this, the gate hit the screw head and I couldn't engage the latch.  I ended up drilling off the screw head and it all worked out.  When and if it becomes time to replace the nylon slider, I'll drill out the hole and make it all good.

I also had an issue with the gate hinge but chalk this up to either not having the right tools, know-how, or both.  There are brackets on the bumper that the swing gate is placed between. A large bolt is dropped through the top bracket, through the swing gate, and through the bottom bracket, all forming the hinge.  My problem was that two washers were supplied that are placed on the top and bottom of the swing gate and then all are sandwiched between the two brackets.  It's an incredibly tight fit and no matter what I did I couldn't get the holes in the brackets, washers, and swing harm in line enough to drop the large bolt through.  After about an hour, I just finally gave up and bought a couple of nylon washers slightly thinner than the supplied metal washers and the arm went on without a hitch and swings freely.  There's probably a tool or technique that would have made this all go smoothly but I got there in the end.

The only other 'problem' was from the hi-lift jack mount.  The Pro-4X has a backup camera and the camera housing is in the way of hi-lift handle. I solve this by just removing the tubular handle and will carry it inside with the hi-lift base (which is also removed).

I added a nissan trailer harness and used the bracket supplied by Shrockworks to mount the 7-pin plug.  I also spent a couple minutes contemplating using the stock light housing from my factory bumper to light up the license plate but I would have had to modify the housing to fit the hole on the license plate holder.  In the end I just spliced the light unit Shrockworks supplied onto the end of the stock license plate harness and it was good to go.

I tested a trailer hitch I had and the receiver fit perfectly and I was able to use a locking clevis pin to hold it on.

One final issue, and a cautionary note to all.  Wear glasses when laying under the car and pulling stuff off.  I could not believe the amount of dust and dirt.  Virtually everything I touched produced a small sand fall, from the chain fall holding the tire (it removed that whole mechanisms) to the factory housings for the license plate lights.  The spare tire had enough dust on it, that I could have started a garden up there.

A day later, and it all looks great.  I'm towing about 4000 lbs to the top of California (from San Diego) this weekend so that will be the really big test although more of my mechanical abilities than Shrockworks, still, you might want to avoid I-5 this Saturday AM.  Again, the bumper looks great and I couldn't be happier.  Thanks Shrockworks.
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Post by: Ruination Fan on October 19, 2014, 04:01:56 PM
Been a bit since I have posted....but so far the newest additions are:
*4wd swap
*Airtec Snorkel
*White knuckle sliders
*Shrock skids (used and waiting for hardware to install)
*waiting patiently for Shrock to send my front and rear bumpers.
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Post by: chrishaynesusa on October 19, 2014, 10:22:27 PM
2 post from members with no pics.

what is going on in SoCal?
cosmic rays fry all your cameras?

Rhino liner

(http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b562/chrishaynesusa/Miscellaneous%20X/Truck22_zps6a6dd1da.jpg)
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Post by: steve c on October 19, 2014, 11:03:16 PM
2 post from members with no pics.

what is going on in SoCal?
cosmic rays fry all your cameras?


Here you go Mr. Haynes

Jordan (knightrider) drove 2.5 hours to a mod day to help me (he did all the work) install my ham radio

Nissans representing.  Dragonx's/Dannyx's new Frontier, my X and a jeep th

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/540/I6XQy8.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/f0I6XQy8j)

Jordan doing Jordan things

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/540/Y1lBsk.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/f0Y1lBskj)

The first time the seat has been out of my X.  We found all sorts of things under there

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/537/PQmWUE.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/exPQmWUEj)


(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/909/B7g13X.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p9B7g13Xj)


Here it is all installed.  The mount is questionable.  However, I am in love with the location of the faceplate.  It shakes around quite a bit, but I think I have a way to minimize that with a little more modding.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/673/8v6kox.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ip8v6koxj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/910/bJH4WK.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pabJH4WKj)
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Post by: JFanaselle on October 20, 2014, 01:19:55 PM
Radio looks good! Keep us posted on the mount and how you eliminate the vibrations. I am looking at a similar mount for a 7" tablet, because I also love that location. I feared it would vibrate a ton and your post confirmed my expectations.
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Post by: steve c on October 20, 2014, 02:54:06 PM
Radio looks good! Keep us posted on the mount and how you eliminate the vibrations. I am looking at a similar mount for a 7" tablet, because I also love that location. I feared it would vibrate a ton and your post confirmed my expectations.

A 7" tablet would not be feasible on that type of mount imo.  It would move WAY too much.  This thing moves up and down ever so slightly even at idle.  The temp fix would be to hose clamp the gooseneck to the center console next to the shifter.  That isolates it quite a bit.  I tried this theory by holding it with my hand and it is much improved. 

Ideally, the pole should be rigid.  (lol, rigid pole)

Seriously though, if I was handy I would bend a piece of metal tubing to the appropriate angles and weld a seat bolt foot on it. 
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Post by: richard310 on October 21, 2014, 08:49:14 PM
Looks good Steve!

I'm looking for a location to put my newly picked up Lowrance GlobalMap 480c. Might have to move either the Ham or the CB to a different location.

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/synikalsoysauce/IMG_20141021_203850_676_zps025c0ea9.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/synikalsoysauce/media/IMG_20141021_203850_676_zps025c0ea9.jpg.html)
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Post by: steve c on October 21, 2014, 08:59:04 PM
Thanks bud!

I have no idea what the inside of a gen 1 looks like so I'm probably no help.
However, when you get it installed I'll happily follow you.  Since now you'll know where you're going. 

That thing is super cool!

I know Steveo of Rugged Rocks is heavily involved with those GPSs.  I'd check out his site or message him.  He is a really nice guy and will answer all your questions (if you have any of course)
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Post by: richard310 on October 21, 2014, 09:21:51 PM
Thanks Steve. This thing is really cool. I powered it up during lunch at work and played with it a bit. Just having extremely limited space sucks. Luckily it came with a RAM mount, but finding a good location for the mount is a little tough.

I'm checking out RuggedRoutes.com right now... Still have to get this thing dialed in. Once I get it mounted, I'll get some pictures up.
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Post by: Deadpilot on October 21, 2014, 09:54:18 PM
Not really to my X but to the trailer that X will haul when the swap is done. But I got a fiberglass top to my newer 101 a3 trailer

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Post by: LBSlide on October 21, 2014, 09:59:28 PM
Are you going to mod the trailer to sleep in or carry toys around in?


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Post by: Deadpilot on October 22, 2014, 07:14:04 AM
I have some plans for it that will make it a muti use trailer. It will have some windows/side door added in and the inside will have subfloor that will fold up so I can still have the whole trailer for cargo. But for now it is as is till the X is done.

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Post by: SoCalXTerry on October 22, 2014, 02:48:17 PM
I have some plans for it that will make it a muti use trailer. It will have some windows/side door added in and the inside will have subfloor that will fold up so I can still have the whole trailer for cargo. But for now it is as is till the X is done.

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So how is the X nowadays?
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Post by: Deadpilot on October 22, 2014, 04:05:15 PM
Just got a new bearing for the rear diff in so that will be re built soon. Tomorrow so more work will be done probably the transfer case mount so I can order my drive shafts

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Post by: Adio. on November 03, 2014, 08:35:27 PM
bought Tim's UCAs off of him and we installed them this weekend

(http://oi59.tinypic.com/20r66oi.jpg)

and i did put the lower bolt in ;D
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Post by: OffRdX on November 08, 2014, 12:59:57 PM
Factory battery was on its last leg.  Barely started this morning with temp in the 30's so she needed to go.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/08/f8792da04bfd6a198e2de70f57bedc66.jpg)
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Post by: Blackx on November 11, 2014, 08:02:14 PM
After being caught in the middle of nowhere recently without a bottle opener for my Pacifico I vowed to never let that happen again and decided to add one to my truck.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm281/jejallo1/IMG_1716.jpg) (http://s299.photobucket.com/user/jejallo1/media/IMG_1716.jpg.html)
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Post by: steve c on November 11, 2014, 08:45:08 PM
Rad. 

Need to get a front bumper for prime bottle opener location mounting
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Post by: FrankB on November 11, 2014, 10:09:57 PM
After being caught in the middle of nowhere recently without a bottle opener for my Pacifico I vowed to never let that happen again and decided to add one to my truck.

(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm281/jejallo1/IMG_1716.jpg) (http://s299.photobucket.com/user/jejallo1/media/IMG_1716.jpg.html)

Jeff - You don't have the factory bottle opener on your truck?  Did you replace the rear door latch hardware when we weren't looking?

By the way, welcome back, from someone else who hasn't posted much here in a while. And, congrats (a bit lat I guess) on the daughter.
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Post by: Blackx on November 12, 2014, 09:58:17 AM
Jeff - You don't have the factory bottle opener on your truck?  Did you replace the rear door latch hardware when we weren't looking?

By the way, welcome back, from someone else who hasn't posted much here in a while. And, congrats (a bit lat I guess) on the daughter.

You know I was using the door latch but it was getting a little too worn :)  Maybe I was doing it wrong.  Yeah Frank I saw you got a new truck.  Looking good. 
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Post by: karlo08 on December 04, 2014, 12:27:18 AM
I just received my new window visors. Will install them later.
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Post by: richard310 on December 12, 2014, 08:23:14 PM
Installed new ARB 1250 awning and Front windbreak a few weeks ago. Plus I replaced my bumper lights that were eaten up by Death Valley washboards and I also installed 3000k HIDs into the 6" housings.

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/synikalsoysauce/AAV%20Toys4Tots%20Event%202014/DSC_0057_zps5f4f2ad6.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/synikalsoysauce/media/AAV%20Toys4Tots%20Event%202014/DSC_0057_zps5f4f2ad6.jpg.html)
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Post by: Ghost65 on December 13, 2014, 12:16:16 PM
That's a nice set up! 


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Post by: Toro on December 13, 2014, 02:44:40 PM
An awning is on my short list. Let's see how Christmas goes and if I can get me one after all is said and done.
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Post by: richard310 on January 17, 2015, 12:21:41 PM
Thanks guys, I've loved the awning ever since I got it. It's been such a great convenience, especially out in the desert.
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Post by: xxSVxx on January 17, 2015, 04:26:46 PM
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k14/SandyV_2006/20150117_1518431.jpg) (http://s84.photobucket.com/user/SandyV_2006/media/20150117_1518431.jpg.html)
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Post by: Ghost65 on January 17, 2015, 05:45:30 PM
(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/87AF01A3-6066-4B71-80AE-EFEB501864F1.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/87AF01A3-6066-4B71-80AE-EFEB501864F1.jpg.html)


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Post by: chrishaynesusa on January 17, 2015, 07:26:48 PM
is there any lasting trauma?

:)
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on January 17, 2015, 09:36:32 PM
(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/87AF01A3-6066-4B71-80AE-EFEB501864F1.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/87AF01A3-6066-4B71-80AE-EFEB501864F1.jpg.html)


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Post by: Ghost65 on January 21, 2015, 07:18:04 PM
So far so good. Weird having a "normal" transmission.

After 98,000 miles of uncertainty it's pretty nice.




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Post by: Ghost65 on January 28, 2015, 10:07:56 AM
(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/F4BC75C6-4EFF-4C52-9154-0DA8F2D38C16.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/F4BC75C6-4EFF-4C52-9154-0DA8F2D38C16.jpg.html)
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Post by: 0317 on January 28, 2015, 12:08:47 PM
88 pathfinder Tx10 w/ bigger chain and 3.7:1 crawler gear installed
(http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/marinecorpwife8/11_1.jpg) (http://s112.photobucket.com/user/marinecorpwife8/media/11_1.jpg.html)
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on January 30, 2015, 10:01:57 PM
Definite crawler  ;D
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on January 31, 2015, 05:00:14 AM
Thanks to my younger brother and Toro(Who so artfully built the battery box).   I finally got my auxiliary battery installed.   I think it worked out very well.

(http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab225/socalx46/20150130_170653_zpsnurfuecx.jpg) (http://s866.photobucket.com/user/socalx46/media/20150130_170653_zpsnurfuecx.jpg.html)

(http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab225/socalx46/20150130_170553_resized_zpsxcb5rx4d.jpg) (http://s866.photobucket.com/user/socalx46/media/20150130_170553_resized_zpsxcb5rx4d.jpg.html)

(http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab225/socalx46/20150130_170523_resized_zpsqqjtfl7x.jpg) (http://s866.photobucket.com/user/socalx46/media/20150130_170523_resized_zpsqqjtfl7x.jpg.html)

Figured I put it here too.   I think it went together rather well.
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Post by: GreenGoon on January 31, 2015, 11:11:47 AM
Really nice Terry and Danny
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Post by: GreenGoon on January 31, 2015, 11:15:13 AM
Beefed up the flimsy Calmini drag link

(http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a605/don_padrote/draglink_zpsoc5ink0p.jpg?t=1422644999)
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on January 31, 2015, 06:52:19 PM
Cool Tom you fab it yourself?
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Post by: GreenGoon on January 31, 2015, 07:41:22 PM
Ed did it. I still don't weld. This would have been good practice.

We just cut the stock wagoneer arm in half and put it in a sleeve of 3/4 wall chromoly tube we had at The Shop. This allowed us to extend the stock arm and get the Calmini extension deep on the threads. It's a simple fix that made a huge difference. We also have a solution for another mod with a Chevy joint that's left threaded for when the lower stock joint wears out.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on January 31, 2015, 09:03:53 PM
Damn Ed he is the man.   ;D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on February 10, 2015, 02:49:00 PM
Spent the weekend mounting more lights. Can never have enough lights!!!  ;D

Mounted a 20" LED bar and two Whelen LINZ6 LED strobe lights (amber) to the rear of my roof rack. Super happy with how it came out - both looks and performance.

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Post by: Jayrat on February 10, 2015, 09:10:25 PM
Very cool Joe
It's always nice to see the trail at Night
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Post by: Jayrat on February 13, 2015, 08:25:43 PM
The Poll was takin' the votes were counted, it's unanimous
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Post by: FrankB on February 13, 2015, 09:43:35 PM
The Poll was takin' the votes were counted, it's unanimous

Good choice.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on February 13, 2015, 09:56:00 PM
The Poll was takin' the votes were counted, it's unanimous

You won't regret it. Just don't let Christiaan/xxSVxx near them. ;) ;)


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Post by: SoCalXTerry on February 14, 2015, 08:07:42 AM
You won't regret it. Just don't let Christiaan/xxSVxx near them. ;) ;)


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Is that like IPhones?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on February 14, 2015, 08:17:04 AM
Is that like IPhones?

I bury iPhones...Christiaan "adjusts" your Stauns, free of charge.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on February 14, 2015, 02:46:59 PM
So what does he adjust them down to 55 psi????
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: FrankB on February 15, 2015, 10:07:53 PM
1.  Installed an SCCX sticker.  I'm pretty sure I gained a few horsepower with this one.

(http://frankbaiamonte.smugmug.com/So-Cal-Club-Xterra-SCCX/My-Xterra/i-gLJWj8w/0/L/52FB1700-L.jpg)


2.  Installed Shrockworks Parking Lot Door Ding Protectors.  Added 100 pounds of weight, so much for the added horsepower from the SCCX sticker.  Oh well.  But, the gray powdercoat does look good with the silver truck.

(http://frankbaiamonte.smugmug.com/So-Cal-Club-Xterra-SCCX/My-Xterra/i-hKmBbTr/0/L/52FB1715-L.jpg)


3.  Took it for a little ride in the desert.

(http://frankbaiamonte.smugmug.com/So-Cal-Club-Xterra-SCCX/My-Xterra/i-Bf6fKhH/0/L/52FB1722-L.jpg)



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Post by: Jayrat on February 16, 2015, 07:38:45 AM
Looks good , I heard those stickers give more power, nice sliders also
If you ever want a Tag a Long???
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: 3rdhandedX on February 16, 2015, 01:59:57 PM
URL=http://s28.photobucket.com/user/Ssaba420/media/IMG_20150216_135224_178_zps5ffe5b06.jpg.html](http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c230/Ssaba420/IMG_20150216_135224_178_zps5ffe5b06.jpg)[/URL]

recently installed new axle . had 150k
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Post by: XXXTerra on February 19, 2015, 08:45:06 AM
1. I installed some new shoes the other day. 17x8.5" MB Stryker wheels and LT285/70R17 Falken WildPeak AT tires.

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x249/tomrushforth/PART_1424295974254_20150217_080258_zps6fa4715d.jpg) (http://s180.photobucket.com/user/tomrushforth/media/PART_1424295974254_20150217_080258_zps6fa4715d.jpg.html)

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x249/tomrushforth/PART_1424295934652_20150218_125947_zps4793f02f.jpg) (http://s180.photobucket.com/user/tomrushforth/media/PART_1424295934652_20150218_125947_zps4793f02f.jpg.html)

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x249/tomrushforth/PART_1424296015868_20150215_144319_zpsa3aa8320.jpg) (http://s180.photobucket.com/user/tomrushforth/media/PART_1424296015868_20150215_144319_zpsa3aa8320.jpg.html)


2. I installed a new bass amp since the old one crudded out (not pictured) as well as my $25 fiberglass subwoofer box Craigslist find.

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x249/tomrushforth/PART_1424295989332_20150215_150833_zps1a5fa363.jpg) (http://s180.photobucket.com/user/tomrushforth/media/PART_1424295989332_20150215_150833_zps1a5fa363.jpg.html)   
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Post by: GreenGoon on February 19, 2015, 09:05:45 AM
nice
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on February 19, 2015, 05:37:46 PM
Too clean.  You should do something about that.
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Post by: XXXTerra on February 20, 2015, 08:41:12 AM
nice

Thanks Tom :)


Too clean.  You should do something about that.


Don't you worry. Like my mind, it never stays clean for long. :o
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on February 21, 2015, 07:56:35 AM
This arrived last night:

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/B2F8C888-CE63-4D0F-B581-3FFFC89B083F.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/B2F8C888-CE63-4D0F-B581-3FFFC89B083F.jpg.html)

After a thick coating of peanuts...found these:

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Post by: 3rdhandedX on February 21, 2015, 10:59:11 PM
planning to have all the fun by yourself ?  :o

i have 150k on mine and starting to whine a little
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Post by: Ghost65 on February 22, 2015, 05:11:10 AM
planning to have all the fun by yourself ?  :o

i have 150k on mine and starting to whine a little

Sort of...I found a mechanic who is going to do a little "sidework."  There wasn't a whine with mine, but it was definitely time at 210,xxx miles.  As recommended, while in there we are replacing the water pump.

The Ghost goes under the torque wrench this morning at 6am...should know more by the afternoon.

Thanks again to Chris for the heads up on the mechanic.
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Post by: LupinOne on March 02, 2015, 07:55:47 PM
Replaced front stabilizer bar end bushings and shifter assembly.   I was getting a solid clunk in the front and the bushing were worn, then I discovered I couldn't select 1st gear.  Apparently from 2nd to 1st is electrical and the shifter mechanism had a bad switch.  Ouch.  But at least I'm set for GONE minus swapping out my trans fluid which is looking a bit discolored.

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Post by: LupinOne on March 06, 2015, 12:01:41 AM
Ordered a Lowrance HDS-7m Gen 2 and Point-1 GPS antenna on the advice of SteeevO.

Found the unit and antenna online HERE (http://www.starmarinedepot.com/lowrance-hds-7m-gen2-touch-insight/plo1101-04.html) for a Godfather price.... an offer you can't refuse.  Plus, there is a $300 rebate from Lowrance right now.  After shipping and rebate it will be - 546.37.

(I still feel bad Steve, but you know I'm coming to ya for the cables and the chip. :P  He and I chatted a while about this before I pulled the trigger.)

Now I just need to plan the install.
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Post by: Toro on March 06, 2015, 07:28:34 AM
Is the 300 rebate, on top of that price?
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Post by: steve c on March 06, 2015, 08:53:38 AM
Here's a dumb question, isn't that for boats? 
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Post by: knightrider on March 06, 2015, 09:38:16 AM
Lowrance are primarily marine GPS units but they are great off road GPS units as well.
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Post by: LupinOne on March 06, 2015, 03:08:38 PM
Is the 300 rebate, on top of that price?

It was $846.37 - $300(rebate) = $546.37 net.

The 300 rebate will be a prepaid visa card they will send you.
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Post by: Toro on March 06, 2015, 04:02:56 PM
Cool.
....still can't afford it
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SoCalXTerry on March 11, 2015, 10:00:56 PM
Well I did plugs and coils in the ole' X today.  DAMN What in PITA.   Because of fat hands and one stinking bolt, I had to remove the Intake Manifold Collector.   Once again DAMN.   

The big problem is that my rig is so tall that I needed a step stool to get to it..   Right.  Back and forth, back and forth.    I'm tired.

P.S.  I changed my mind after starting and bought new coils also which came with plug wires fully assembled.   I had bought wires with the plugs and now don't need them.   So I would be willing to make a great deal for anybody that needs them.
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Post by: knightrider on March 11, 2015, 11:39:28 PM
why did you replace the coils? were you having issues? also, what wires? the x is coil on plug so there are no wires. did you buy a first gen x?
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Post by: SoCalXTerry on March 12, 2015, 06:12:20 AM
Well Jordan the whole coil/wire assembly is three pieces.   The coil, the rubber wire housing and the wire that runs down the inside. I figured while I was in there I might as well replace the coil preemptively also.   Glad I did, cause I don't want to go back in there for that X's lifetime.
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 03, 2015, 07:14:27 PM
All Pro 1.5" wheels spacers installed...a little clearance for the 265/75's.  ;D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on April 03, 2015, 11:33:41 PM
All Pro 1.5" wheels spacers installed...a little clearance for the 265/75's.  ;D

you, of all people, should know what's missing here.....
Title: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on April 04, 2015, 12:10:06 AM
you, of all people, should know what's missing here.....

Duh...my bad.

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Post by: Toro on April 04, 2015, 07:35:40 AM
I bet those are torqued to spec.
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 04, 2015, 08:03:40 AM
I bet those are torqued to spec.

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Post by: Toro on April 04, 2015, 08:19:00 AM
90 lbs.


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Post by: knightrider on April 04, 2015, 05:43:34 PM
Tight spec
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Post by: steve c on April 04, 2015, 07:04:44 PM
Did the 60K service.

Fluids changed to amsoil stuff + unicorn tears for the transmission.
Diffs
Tcase
Transmission
Engine
Radiator

Checked belts, hoses, power steering etc.

Everything looked pretty good. I did the same thing at 30k so I might of been able to wait a little longer.

Thanks knightrider for the help and space to work.  Sorry about my transmission causing a murder scene on your driveway.

Some pics from the day. 

Jordan was drooling over this Defender

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Hurray for powertools!
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Wouldn't be wrenching without a busted knuckle, literally. 
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on April 04, 2015, 07:10:15 PM
Did the 60K service.

Fluids changed to amsoil stuff + unicorn tears for the transmission.
Diffs
Tcase
Transmission
Engine
Radiator

Checked belts, hoses, power steering etc.

Everything looked pretty good. I did the same thing at 30k so I might of been able to wait a little longer.

Thanks knightrider for the help and space to work.  Sorry about my transmission causing a murder scene on your driveway.

Some pics from the day. 

Jordan was drooling over this Defender

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/913/hs9lyR.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pdhs9lyRj)

Hurray for powertools!
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/911/DRnbuV.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pbDRnbuVj)

Wouldn't be wrenching without a busted knuckle, literally. 
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Nice~!

Tight spec

85-90 lbs. per the All Pro instructions...and re-torque every 10 miles until no tightening is necessary.  I've seen these sheared off (although they were not hub centric spacers) and it wasn't pretty...or an easy fix.
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Post by: knightrider on April 04, 2015, 08:29:15 PM
Note: to prevent a matic S murder scene, hold on firmly to the hoses when flushing the transmission.
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Post by: JFanaselle on April 05, 2015, 08:40:14 PM
Picked up a couple of new gas cans and fabricated a bracket for them to go up on the roof rack (thanks to Celt for the suggestion on the gas cans!)

The bracket is made from 1/4" thick 2"x2" aluminum angle and 1/4" x 1.5" aluminum flat stock. . I cut the pieces up and originally planned to bolt it all together, but decided to have a buddy of mine who is a welder take care of it instead.

There are two tabs on the side that have holes for the 3/8" threaded rods that clamp the cans down using a top metal piece. I finished it in black paint and bolted it to the roof.

Very happy with how this came out and will no longer have to tie those lousy plastic cans down to the roof on long trips through the desert.

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/01GC.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/01GC.jpg.html)

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Post by: Toro on April 05, 2015, 08:58:00 PM
That's slick!
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Post by: knightrider on April 05, 2015, 09:56:34 PM
well this happened this weekend... i got alot of comments, "wow its so big!!" im pretty proud :)
Norcold(Engel) 60qt fridge
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(http://media.ziptied.com/members/files/117/NorcoldFridge.jpg)
thanks to SteveC for picking it up from a Craigslist's stranger in Santa Ana before he came down to do his 60k maint.

now i can start my desert ice cream man business :D
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Post by: Celt on April 06, 2015, 12:30:20 AM
Really nice job on the gas can, er cough, cough, choke "oil can" racks!
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Post by: Toro on April 06, 2015, 05:21:11 AM
well this happened this weekend... i got alot of comments, "wow its so big!!" im pretty proud.

yours is so big...
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Post by: ultrapc40 on April 06, 2015, 09:04:28 AM
Those cans are huge!!! Giggidy
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 06, 2015, 09:31:56 AM
60 qts. of sausage...nice.
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Post by: xxSVxx on April 06, 2015, 09:33:10 AM
60 qts. of sausage...nice.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM......................................................
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Post by: xxSVxx on April 06, 2015, 09:34:04 AM
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Post by: JFanaselle on April 06, 2015, 10:29:30 AM
Those cans are huge!!! Giggidy

They're 5 gal each, they're just short and chubby compared to the normal tall and narrow jerry cans. Short and chubby with big cans.... sounds like I need at least a 6 pack first.  ;D
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Post by: ultrapc40 on April 06, 2015, 03:08:59 PM
You will have plenty if 6 packs with Jordan's fridge.
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 06, 2015, 03:28:33 PM
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Post by: JFanaselle on April 06, 2015, 03:32:52 PM
All of that methane gas - Uranus must smell terrible
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 07, 2015, 09:43:44 AM
All of that methane gas - Uranus must smell terrible

Roses...smells like roses.
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 14, 2015, 04:54:58 PM
Power...

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Post by: knightrider on April 14, 2015, 07:15:27 PM
Sweet mount on that fuse panel, been shopping the home depot metal bracket section during work hours?
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 14, 2015, 10:18:08 PM
Sweet mount on that fuse panel, been shopping the home depot metal bracket section during work hours?

Spotted

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Post by: ultrapc40 on April 16, 2015, 10:26:03 PM
Did a little lighting update. 70W each these suckers are bright!


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I now have 3 Hella 4000 that I have converted to HID for sale.  2 pencil (6000K HID) and 1 Fog (3000K HID) if anyone is interested.

If you are interested the LED lights let me know. I can get them.
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 16, 2015, 10:47:43 PM
Did a little lighting update. 70W each these suckers are bright!


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I now have 3 Hella 4000 that I have converted to HID for sale.  2 pencil (6000K HID) and 1 Fog (3000K HID) if anyone is interested.

If you are interested the LED lights let me know. I can get them.

Nice.


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Scott307 on April 19, 2015, 09:50:13 AM
My Gobi rack finally came in .... Got it mounted up. Had to make some brackets to fit my 40" lightbar ...  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
Looking a little naked
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Alex on April 26, 2015, 02:17:20 PM
My Gobi rack finally came in .... Got it mounted up. Had to make some brackets to fit my 40" lightbar ...
The rack looks fantastic, one of the better ones for the 1st Gen.


This happened ;D Also getting the rear suspension prepped for an AAL and shocks
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 29, 2015, 10:53:15 AM
Cool plate Alex.

Nice roof rack Scott...Gobi makes good stuff.


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Post by: Ghost65 on April 29, 2015, 10:54:18 AM
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Oil and air filter change post TMR...trying this. Nice @ 2.99 a quart.


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Post by: LupinOne on May 06, 2015, 06:19:41 PM
Installed Point-1 sensor system for my Lowrance HDS-7M GPS, providing data to Byonics APRS unit.  Pics in my build thread. :)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on May 25, 2015, 10:35:18 PM
New roof rack installed. Aluminum rack from Insain Fabrication:

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(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/Roof%20Rack%2006.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/Roof%20Rack%2006.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/Roof%20Rack%2007.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/Roof%20Rack%2007.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/Roof%20Rack%2008.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/Roof%20Rack%2008.jpg.html)

Still working out some issues with the wind faring. Not happy with how the faring looks, but I just trimmed it down today and it looks much better. Going to give it a few days to see if I should leave it on or not.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on May 26, 2015, 09:55:13 AM
Looks good Joe, I like it with out the faring
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Post by: knightrider on May 26, 2015, 08:30:14 PM
Yea, fairing is a fail IMO
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on May 27, 2015, 10:40:55 AM
Light bar maybe???
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on May 27, 2015, 02:23:58 PM
Light bar is definitely going back on. I've been working on fabbing up some brackets, but it's a slow process because I'm doing it between work and family obligations. They've got a couple of coats of primer on them and just need paint now. I'll re-install the front and rear light bars at the same time, and am probably going to consider a new solution for the side facing lights. Planning on getting an ARB awning within the next few weeks, so I might wait until I have that installed before I tackle side lighting.

Still working through some issues with the wind faring. I trimmed it down and it looks 1,000,000 times better, but now it's REALLY noisy at freeway speed. I'm going to try and strengthen the top of it with a rigid piece of metal as a backer, or possibly add more brackets, or possibly relocate it so it sits at a lower angle and comes up into the bottom of the rack. If none of that works, it's coming off which will leave me with a wire management nightmare.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on June 02, 2015, 09:36:33 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/02/d7ab699fe7565496c8b8e11577bc4e3d.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/02/21facfa478bc4cf3efe4c44d145480e6.jpg)

Retrofit 3 inch projector installed. Much better than the EBay projectors.

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Everything on


Via NSA Spy satellite
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on June 03, 2015, 05:24:04 AM
That looks really nice, do you have any pics of the wiring you did for those lights?
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Post by: ultrapc40 on June 03, 2015, 07:08:46 AM
It's Mostly plug and play. I got everything from DDM
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Post by: Celt on June 03, 2015, 07:08:26 PM
It's Mai ou plug and play. I got everything from DDM

 Not familiar with it, I'll have to do some checking.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on June 13, 2015, 10:52:37 AM
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Just ordered this morning
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Post by: JFanaselle on June 13, 2015, 12:10:04 PM
Sweet Jayrat!!!! When and where is the install party? :) I already have some UCAs sitting in my garage and was planning on ordering some Radflos and rear shackles to turn my PML into a real lift, too.
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Post by: Ghost65 on June 13, 2015, 02:05:52 PM
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Just ordered this morning

Very nice!  Let us know when we can "help" install it.  ;)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on June 13, 2015, 06:24:32 PM
Thank you gentlemen can't wait. & I will need the help from some friends, when it comes in.
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Post by: steve c on June 13, 2015, 07:37:14 PM
Thank you gentlemen can't wait. & I will need the help from some friends, when it comes in.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/661/IP3WXg.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/idIP3WXgj)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on June 14, 2015, 01:57:50 PM
Thank you gentlemen can't wait. & I will need the help from some friends, when it comes in.

  Let's get to wrenchin....
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on July 06, 2015, 08:38:03 AM
Everything almost here, just waiting on my Radflo coilovers  ;D
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Post by: Celt on July 06, 2015, 04:45:14 PM
Everything almost here, just waiting on my Radflo coilovers  ;D

  Nice................. Looks like you will be all set up for the upcoming desert season!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: CAWoody on July 06, 2015, 07:21:34 PM
Got some new shooz for the X.  Mickey Thompson 17x9 wheels with 315\70r17 Hankook Dynapro MT's.

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b489/twoodson460/DSC_0153_zpsiqp4yn8m.jpg)

This baby's got some hips.
(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b489/twoodson460/DSC_0154_zpsmbukkeo7.jpg)

Just need to do a little more fender trimming  and she'll be ready for the trails.

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Post by: 0317 on July 06, 2015, 07:35:49 PM
Looks really good woody
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on July 06, 2015, 08:01:26 PM
Got some new shooz for the X.  Mickey Thompson 17x9 wheels with 315\70r17 Hankook Dynapro MT's.
This baby's got some hips.
Just need to do a little more fender trimming  and she'll be ready for the trails.



(http://img.pandawhale.com/150967-machine-gun-facebook-like-reac-LcCV.png)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on July 06, 2015, 08:10:57 PM
Very nice Tim!!!!
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Post by: RBduffer on July 06, 2015, 09:23:19 PM
I just can't keep up with the Jones' :-[  Looks great Tim

Jayrat: The garage door is always OPEN.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on July 07, 2015, 04:25:40 AM
A "little" fender trimming he said... ;D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on July 07, 2015, 07:38:49 AM
I just can't keep up with the Jones' :-[  Looks great Tim

Jayrat: The garage door is always OPEN.
Thanks Duffman, when I'm ready . I'll have a bottle for your hospitality
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on July 07, 2015, 08:00:23 AM
'GeoYota', sounds like the new license plate got approved ;)
No worries Jay
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Post by: ultrapc40 on July 07, 2015, 11:12:42 AM
Ooooo so you got it John? Did you get the black plate?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on July 07, 2015, 02:41:02 PM
Ooooo so you got it John? Did you get the black plate?

Yup...just waiting to pick it up at the DMV.  Hoping next coupla weeks.
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Post by: xxSVxx on July 07, 2015, 03:39:05 PM
Yup...just waiting to pick it up at the DMV.  Hoping next coupla weeks.

Cool bud....stoked for ya!!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Alex on July 07, 2015, 03:56:26 PM
That looks great Woody!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on July 13, 2015, 07:43:22 PM
Added White Knuckle Sliders and a Bucksnort rear bumper:
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on July 13, 2015, 10:37:17 PM
Looks sharp!  8) What did you line them with? It looks nice and durable.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on July 14, 2015, 05:26:16 AM
The brand name is Herculiner, it is a truck be liner that you apply with a paint brush and roller.  The rough complexion is caused by little chunks of rubber that are mixed into it.
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Post by: Toro on July 19, 2015, 07:52:44 PM
Nice WKOR sliders. That rear kick out will save those rear fender flares.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on July 20, 2015, 10:30:29 AM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/661/IP3WXg.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/idIP3WXgj)
So I got my PRG suspension, HERE IS MY PROBLEM
 I've got 2 hands, 1/2 a brain and some wrenching experience ???  only thing missing is knowledge  and  a little help from some friends ,
So this is my shout out, to anyone willing to help me with guildence
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on July 20, 2015, 11:32:54 AM
I'm off M-T-W.............. I travel with impact wrench    8)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on July 20, 2015, 12:30:59 PM
I also received the last of my PRG stuff, and am putting out the call. I have UCAs, Radflo front coilovers, new rear shackles and new rear shocks to do on mine. I think I really only need help with the UCAs, especially since they're used and I don't have any instructions for them.

I'm free this weekend if we're looking at turning this into a full mod day. Just need some peeps with the brains and experience to show up also (knightrider? RBDuffer? Toro? Motorpig77? GeoTaco? Anyone else I missed? (I only left out Celt because he's not available on the weekends :()

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/661/IP3WXg.jpg)
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Post by: RBduffer on July 20, 2015, 12:31:43 PM
Let's do It!  I am wide open this week, up to and including the 26th.  After that, it's hit and miss for two or three weeks.  Starting with Jay, let's post up availability now, for any other projects and or helping hands/brains. ;D  Thanks guys.


PS Can one of you tech guys please open this in a new thread?  Thanks again.
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Post by: Toro on July 20, 2015, 01:42:10 PM
I'm not in town this weekend. I can help the following weekend though. My place is also available but I know it's a bit out of the way for most.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: CAWoody on July 20, 2015, 01:53:05 PM
I'm open this weekend if you want to come to the OC.  I can also help if it's going to be a that Duff's house, just need an address.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on July 20, 2015, 02:30:06 PM
I'm open the next 2 weekends
this is the set up I got
 http://www.prgproducts.com/media/images/productimage-picture-4wd_advanced_coilover_kit-4027.jpg ??? ???
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on July 20, 2015, 02:40:54 PM
Ok, well let's shoot for this Saturday. I started a new post... let's continue the discussion over there: http://www.sccxterra.com/smf/index.php/topic,3164.0.html
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on July 27, 2015, 02:19:53 PM
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PRG Advanced coil over kit & new shackles
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Post by: Grimx on July 27, 2015, 02:40:35 PM
Siiiiick
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: PainRoller on July 27, 2015, 11:36:33 PM
Nothing too major...just a slick little MOD from OffRoad Gorilla.
Joe, did you get yours installed yet?  Takes 10 min or less.  ;D

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/452/19451632363_c13cd04975.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vCSGBM)
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Post by: JFanaselle on July 28, 2015, 06:58:13 AM
Looks great Barb. I haven't installed mine yet.... probably tomorrow.  :)
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Post by: Alex on July 28, 2015, 01:37:56 PM
Agreed! And it looks like the rods are well out of the way for when working in the engine bay. Do any of the 1st Gen guys know if there's a kit similar to that, or a DIY method? I still need to scour the Xterra forums for it myself.

Looks great Jay! :)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on July 28, 2015, 10:01:39 PM
Alex - Here's a link to a 2nd Gen DIY method. It's not exactly what you're looking for, but it's a good place to start so you can see how people are pulling it off without the brackets that Offroad Gorilla had created: http://www.thenewx.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1313
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on July 29, 2015, 03:29:48 PM
Completed several mods over the past week:

Installed PRG rev2 upper control arms, radflo 2.0 extended travel coilovers (with 650# springs) and PRG adjustable rear shackles on Saturday 7/25 at the mod day at Duffman's house (with help from tons of others! Thanks everyone!).

Also installed 1.5" wheel spacers, and completed the melt mod on Sunday 7/26.

Today, I installed my Offroad Gorilla no-drill hood rod mod kit. Super easy and worth every penny!

Also today, I installed my Vigg Designs hood blackout. It was quite a project by myself, but removing the hood made it easier. In the end, it came out great.

Out with the old - poor man lift setup with Bilstein 5100s, front lift spacers and rear shackles (to be honest, this was a great setup!):
(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/07-29-15%20mods/07.29.04.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/07-29-15%20mods/07.29.04.jpg.html)

In with the new:
(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/07-29-15%20mods/07.29.06.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/07-29-15%20mods/07.29.06.jpg.html)

Hood blackout:
(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/07-29-15%20mods/07.29.01.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/07-29-15%20mods/07.29.01.jpg.html)

No-drill hood rod mod:
(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/07-29-15%20mods/07.29.02.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/07-29-15%20mods/07.29.02.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/07-29-15%20mods/07.29.03.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/07-29-15%20mods/07.29.03.jpg.html)

Looking good with the new stance and blacked out hood:
(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/07-29-15%20mods/07.29.05.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/07-29-15%20mods/07.29.05.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/07-29-15%20mods/07.29.07.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/07-29-15%20mods/07.29.07.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/07-29-15%20mods/07.29.08.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/07-29-15%20mods/07.29.08.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on July 29, 2015, 03:49:45 PM
Looking good Joe
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Post by: Alex on July 29, 2015, 07:38:30 PM
That looks great Joe! How much difference do you feel in the steering now with the spacers?
Thanks for the link: I'm thinking of asking Offroad Gorilla about how plausible it is to fit that 2nd Gen kit to a 1st Gen, else I'll use that to go DIY. :)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on July 29, 2015, 08:20:34 PM
So far I haven't been able to really gauge the difference in steering. It definately different, but I can't decide if I like it. I haven't gotten the truck aligned yet and I've needed to get the tires balanced for a while now. I got the tires done today and it's already riding much smoother, but I still need to get the alignment done.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on July 29, 2015, 08:24:57 PM
So far I haven't been able to really gauge the difference in steering. It definitely different, but I can't decide if I like it. I haven't gotten the truck aligned yet and I've needed to get the tires balanced for a while now. I got the tires done today and it's already riding much smoother, but I still need to get the alignment done.
Hey Joe, I had my steering done on Monday at Firestone it made a difference especially on tight turns (uturns)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: PainRoller on July 30, 2015, 02:51:04 AM
Man..... I'm so jealous!! Both Rick and Joe have their hood blackouts on already!  And they look awesome! ;)

Joe - if you go to Firestone; for $200 you can get a lifetime alignment - you can have it aligned as many times as you want, no limits.  Which for us has already paid for itself...
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on July 30, 2015, 06:37:07 AM
Yeah I already have a lifetime alignment service through a local Goodyear tire shop out here in Hemet. The Firestone shop in Murrieta where I live is not the best (or so I've been told by a few different people that didn't have a great experience there). Anyway, I've only owned my Xterra for about 16 months and I've probably had it aligned there 5 or 6 times already (everytime I install new suspension components or do some serious wheeling). I just haven't had the time to get over there yet since we were working on our suspensions all day Saturday, they closed before I could get over there on Sunday, and I've been working all week. I got off work early yesterday and planned to head over there, but I got "distracted" by a huge thunderstorm in east Hemet and ended up spending my afternoon storm chasing and shooting news video instead. By the time I was done, there was so much mud under my rig, it would have been wrong to expect some poor worker over at the shop to get under there and tweak on it. :)

I'll make my way over there this weekend. The alignment really isn't that far off right now, which is why I haven't been in a hurry to get over there and do it. The balancing of the tires made a huge difference - I was already getting a pretty bad shake before we installed everything on Saturday and the shake just moved to the rear of the car when I rotated the tires, so I'm happy to have that gone now.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on July 30, 2015, 10:29:30 AM

Joe - if you go to Firestone; for $200 you can get a lifetime alignment - you can have it aligned as many times as you want, no limits.  Which for us has already paid for itself...

This used to be true...but Firestone seems to be waffling on the "lifetime" offer to "lifted off-road" vehicles, so be careful how you "posture" your discussion.  

I was denied the lifetime offer based upon my "lifted" Tacoma.  

Maybe it was just a "Toyota" thing, but the Firestone manager here in Oceanside wasn't budging.

Joe...your Xterra looks great, and I especially like the hood black out.  Very cool.  :)

Finished a few AC upgrades to the Yota, as well as the HID upgrade for the headlights.  Check the build thread...photos and text over there.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/2003%20Tacoma%204x4%20DC/tacoma%20HID%20one.jpeg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/2003%20Tacoma%204x4%20DC/tacoma%20HID%20one.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on July 30, 2015, 11:48:34 AM
Here's my Firestone experience.  YMMV, of course.

When the SCCX Mechanical Calvary, Southern Division, helped me install my lift, it was made very clear that I needed an alignment after.
So, when I got back to my neck of the woods I went to the Firestone.  It happened to be Labor Day weekend and they were running a special.  I paid the equivalent of two alignments for LIFETIME alignments!

Now, I get an alignment  after almost every time my truck hits dirt.  Is that excessive and overkill?  Probably. 

I also bought their lifetime rotation and balance service for $75 a few months later.   
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: PainRoller on August 02, 2015, 11:35:35 PM
This used to be true...but Firestone seems to be waffling on the "lifetime" offer to "lifted off-road" vehicles, so be careful how you "posture" your discussion.  

I was denied the lifetime offer based upon my "lifted" Tacoma.  

Maybe it was just a "Toyota" thing, but the Firestone manager here in Oceanside wasn't budging.


That's crazy!  We bought it when we got the lift and needed an adjustment. They used the fact that we offroad as a selling point for the lifetime alignment. Took it to a different (closer) Firestone when we switched out the shocks.  No hassle, no questions, just fast service......

Sounds like you're getting the shaft from that Oceanside manager.....  :'( :'(

Got multiple things done to the Mule this weekend!  Hood blackout done, wiring of lights in process, and corner lights in  ;D
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Post by: knightrider on August 03, 2015, 12:27:43 AM
I also have the Firestone lifetime alignments, local place to me does crappy alignments but doesn't hassle me about going off road.  I just have to be vigilant to make sure they do it right, or make it right when they don't.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on August 03, 2015, 04:37:04 AM
That's crazy!  We bought it when we got the lift and needed an adjustment. They used the fact that we offroad as a selling point for the lifetime alignment. Took it to a different (closer) Firestone when we switched out the shocks.  No hassle, no questions, just fast service......

Sounds like you're getting the shaft from that Oceanside manager.....  :'( :'(

Got multiple things done to the Mule this weekend!  Hood blackout done, wiring of lights in process, and corner lights in  ;D

Interesting...may have to visit a different shop.  Thanks for the info. Barb & Jordan.  :)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: PainRoller on August 10, 2015, 11:36:03 PM
Added LEDs under the Hood  ;D

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/417/20452374726_2b5dedf169.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xaiLss)
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Post by: JFanaselle on August 11, 2015, 02:51:21 AM
Nice!
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Post by: RBduffer on August 11, 2015, 09:56:29 AM
I also have the Firestone lifetime alignments, local place to me does crappy alignments but doesn't hassle me about going off road.  I just have to be vigilant to make sure they do it right, or make it right when they don't.

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I don't pay anyone to fowl up a job that I can fowl up myself, for cheaper and in less time.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on August 17, 2015, 10:55:11 PM
This happened...finally.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/17/8b57b1616e36609acec21c39c46b2be1.jpg)


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on August 17, 2015, 11:06:36 PM
Uuugghhhhhh, I see that photo appears to be in front of the O-Side DMV. I'm surprised you do not have cobwebs and a 2" layer of dust on the Taco as fast as things move there....
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on August 18, 2015, 04:20:45 AM
Uuugghhhhhh, I see that photo appears to be in front of the O-Side DMV. I'm surprised you do not have cobwebs and a 2" layer of dust on the Taco as fast as things move there....

In and out in 60 minutes...not bad for the good ole DMV!  :)
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Post by: fourxfunk on August 18, 2015, 08:44:16 AM
Started modding! Removed mud flaps last night.  Got all my parts for my cb setup (cobra 18wx st2 w/ 4ft. Firestik). And White Knuckle is working away on my DOM sliders.  Eventually I'll go with an OME 2" lift.
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Post by: Toro on August 18, 2015, 08:43:30 PM
Started modding! Removed mud flaps last night.  Got all my parts for my cb setup (cobra 18wx st2 w/ 4ft. Firestik). And White Knuckle is working away on my DOM sliders.  Eventually I'll go with an OME 2" lift.
Good choices all around.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on August 19, 2015, 12:08:52 AM
Spent the whole day doing this:

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0730.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0730.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0734.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0734.jpg.html)

Had to trim the grill a little bit:
(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0735.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0735.jpg.html)

Looks good trimmed, and sits perfect:
(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0739.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0739.jpg.html)

I'll post up some better photos in my build thread tomorrow after the sun comes up. My feedback so far is that this thing is huge... It sticks out so far, my rig is like a foot and a half longer now.  :o
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on August 19, 2015, 01:16:09 AM
It might be longer but your approach angle has been drastically increased.
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Post by: Toro on August 19, 2015, 06:46:40 AM
I do dig that bumper. If it was around when I was shopping, I would have gone for it. Looks awesome.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on August 19, 2015, 07:53:51 AM
Freaking badass Joe.  >:D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: PainRoller on August 19, 2015, 08:52:19 AM
Freaking badass Joe.  >:D

X2!! That looks awesome!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on August 19, 2015, 09:16:31 AM
Looks mean Joe!!! Congrats!
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Post by: fourxfunk on August 19, 2015, 10:14:55 AM
^wow,  that looks great!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: GreenGoon on August 19, 2015, 10:44:11 AM
Looks real good Joe.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on August 19, 2015, 11:24:19 AM
See now what we gotta do is get him out there on some rocks and let him get bit by the bug...
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on August 19, 2015, 04:09:23 PM
That looks great on your white X.  That is badass beefy.  And for about $2.00 a pound you can't beat it ;D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on August 19, 2015, 04:33:20 PM
And for about $2.00 a pound you can't beat it ;D

Ha, that's just about right! I wish I had tried to weigh this thing before I installed it. It has to be at least 150 lbs. The skid plate is easily another 60 lbs. I'm starting to worry that once I mount up a winch, my 650# springs may not be stiff enough anymore  :o
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on August 19, 2015, 05:06:04 PM
Ha, that's just about right! I wish I had tried to weigh this thing before I installed it. It has to be at least 150 lbs. The skid plate is easily another 60 lbs. I'm starting to worry that once I mount up a winch, my 650# springs may not be stiff enough anymore  :o

(http://reaction.club/r/e4d012f.gif)
Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on August 19, 2015, 05:15:31 PM
Ha, that's just about right! I wish I had tried to weigh this thing before I installed it. It has to be at least 150 lbs. The skid plate is easily another 60 lbs. I'm starting to worry that once I mount up a winch, my 650# springs may not be stiff enough anymore  :o
Yea they won't be :) 600's are way soft with a bumper and winch, ask me how I know.

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Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on August 20, 2015, 07:08:12 AM
Yea they won't be :) 600's are way soft with a bumper and winch, ask me how I know.

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This.

650#'ers are perfect Sir Holder of My Griddle.  :D
Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on August 20, 2015, 11:52:22 AM
This.

650#'ers are perfect Sir Holder of My Griddle.  :D

Whoa, whoa, whoa.... that was supposed to be our secret!  :D

Well I guess Greg from PRG did me right when he recommended the 650s (I told him I was already running a winch and that a bumper was in my future). I honestly didn't think they were too stiff before the bumper, and they're much softer now (although still very acceptable) with the bumper but no winch mounted yet. I probably would have liked the ride of 700# more, but the 650# will be fine.
Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on August 20, 2015, 12:17:44 PM
Whoa, whoa, whoa.... that was supposed to be our secret!  :D

Well I guess Greg from PRG did me right when he recommended the 650s (I told him I was already running a winch and that a bumper was in my future). I honestly didn't think they were too stiff before the bumper, and they're much softer now (although still very acceptable) with the bumper but no winch mounted yet. I probably would have liked the ride of 700# more, but the 650# will be fine.

Just buy some timbrens if it's a little too soft. 

Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on August 20, 2015, 12:48:26 PM
I was actually already considering that Steve. I know you're quite happy with yours. Might even be my next purchase. :)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on August 20, 2015, 02:44:59 PM
Shut up and drive it >:D

PS  I got one of John's griddles too.  He's a griddle whore.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on August 20, 2015, 04:32:59 PM
He's a griddle whore.

I resemble that remark.


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on August 20, 2015, 05:09:08 PM
Oh he said he has your griddle? I thought he said he has your girdle. :)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on August 20, 2015, 08:25:37 PM
Oh he said he has your griddle? I thought he said he has your girdle. :)

I'm confused?

Who's makin' pancakes? 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on August 20, 2015, 10:02:53 PM
I'm confused?

Who's makin' pancakes? 

Griddle:
(http://www.sportsmanswarehouse.com/img/products/original/camp_chef_super_deluxe_two_burner_fry_griddle_for_three_burner_stoves_101828_1_og.jpg)

Girdle:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8167/7131698895_ccd3385938_b.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: PainRoller on August 21, 2015, 12:12:54 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8167/7131698895_ccd3385938_b.jpg)

Nice chassis, Joe.  Interesting "MODS"......
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: OhNo on August 21, 2015, 12:39:38 AM
OMG!! Make me unsee it!!!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on August 21, 2015, 02:43:05 AM
Now I want to carve my eyes out with a dull wooden spoon,,,,,

  Thanks JF......
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on August 21, 2015, 09:55:24 AM
I just wanted pancakes.... 

(http://www.overclock.net/image/id/10527346)

(https://33.media.tumblr.com/cd1e52b9841918ca8221bc80ccc739ea/tumblr_n45buvHBe11t37ebho1_400.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/R1RnDZb.gif)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on September 01, 2015, 11:44:45 AM
Installed a new winch. Smittybilt X2O series, 10,000 lb. I bought the one with the steel cable and installed my masterpull synthetic line. The Smittybilt synthetic line didn't seem like it was worth $150 more.

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0821.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0821.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0822.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0822.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0825.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0825.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0824.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0824.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on September 01, 2015, 12:01:43 PM
It looks like they have redesigned them a little. What the switch on the top of the box?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on September 01, 2015, 12:02:57 PM
That looks perfect.  Great job Joe.
Thanks for getting this thread back on track. (My finger was on the Delete Button)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on September 01, 2015, 12:42:39 PM
It looks like they have redesigned them a little. What the switch on the top of the box?

That's the wireless switch. The remote can be either wired or wireless. If you operate it in wired mode, you simply plug it in and it works (the plug is just below the switch). If you want wireless mode, you have to flip a switch on the remote and that switch on the box.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on September 01, 2015, 02:15:51 PM
Gotcha... A wireless switch could be a nice thing to have for sure.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on September 03, 2015, 09:12:50 AM
If it fits, it sits.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/673/M5lgZS.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/ipM5lgZSj)

Hurray!  No more soggy food. 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on September 03, 2015, 10:35:08 AM
AWESOME! Details!?! What brand/model is it? Did you buy it new, or find a deal on a used one?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on September 03, 2015, 10:58:47 AM
Looks like an Engel?


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on September 03, 2015, 01:19:58 PM
AWESOME! Details!?! What brand/model is it? Did you buy it new, or find a deal on a used one?

It's an Edgestar 43qt.

I bought it from Openbox Direct (http://www.openboxdirect.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-HWS-Site/default/Search-Show?q=edgestar portable freezer).
I put a shortcut to the search terms I wanted on my browser and checked it several times a day for a few weeks.  
Finally, last Thursday night, the size fridge I wanted popped up.  I immediately bought it with a credit card to secure the fridge.
In the morning, I called to get some more specifics about it.  The guy I spoke with told me that someone ordered a 60qt fridge from Edgestar  and they sent this one by mistake.  The person they sent it to opened it, realized it was the wrong one and sent it back.  Since the box was opened, they can not sell it as new so it went to Openbox Direct and I snagged it.  

I paid $279 shipped for a "used" (new) fridge!
It still has the manufacturer's warranty, too.  

I'm super happy with it!  

Now I just need to get my battery situation figured out.  Oh, and a way to mount it!  
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on September 03, 2015, 02:41:37 PM
Smooth move Steve 8) 

I'm gonna check out that website.

I don't care how much I spend, so long as I'm savin' $$$  :D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on September 03, 2015, 03:05:53 PM
Smooth move Steve 8) 

I'm gonna check out that website.

I don't care how much I spend, so long as I'm savin' $$$  :D

Compact Appliance (http://www.compactappliance.com/FP430-Compact-EdgeStar-Portable-Refrigerator-Freezer/FP430.html) has them in stock from $450 to $460 regularly.  I had the patience for once in my life to actually wait for a deal. 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on September 03, 2015, 07:46:35 PM
Sweet deal man! I wonder if another deal like that would pop up between now and the November Death Valley trip?!?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on September 04, 2015, 03:56:22 PM
Sweet deal man! I wonder if another deal like that would pop up between now and the November Death Valley trip?!?

I can't say.  It took me 3 weeks to finally happen upon that one.
But, realistically you could wait until about a week prior to departure and if you don't catch one, just get the Fridge fromm Compact Appliance or Amazon for $449
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Post by: Toro on September 06, 2015, 08:20:52 PM
I just gutted my second fridge Steve and Jordan.
   We now have a spare
-power supply
-power inverter
-power harness
-digital display
-side carrying handles x2
-top door hinges x2
-front latch
-compressor cover
-random screws
  Unless the compressor takes a crap, we've got all the parts we need.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on September 06, 2015, 08:47:07 PM
Rad. 

Toro's OEM Replacement Fridge Parts Emporium. 
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Post by: knightrider on September 06, 2015, 08:59:38 PM
Mine doesn't even have a display lol

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on September 07, 2015, 08:13:16 AM
I'd like to thank Jordan for helping me with what I forgot to do on Mod Day, cheers brother
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Post by: PainRoller on September 09, 2015, 02:02:00 PM
(http://trasharoo.3dcartstores.com/thumbnail.asp?file=assets/images/img_9004.jpg&maxx=300&maxy=0)

This came in the mail today!  After seeing Toro's being used on the trail, it was a no brainer to pick one up. 
Now I just need a tire carrier to put in on.... ;)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on September 09, 2015, 02:19:25 PM
Sweet! The newest ones have long enough straps to fit over the rear hatch without a tire carrier until your bumper finally arrives. Check out this thread from a while back, I tried it for myself: http://www.sccxterra.com/smf/index.php/topic,2981.0.html

It's a little bit of a pain to slip the buckle off of the strap in order to feed the strap through the tiny space between the top of the hatch and the roof of the truck, but for a long trip it's worth it. One thing to note is that it'll force your hatch closed with only just a little bit of weight in it, even if your hatch struts are in good shape, so bring along a stick or something to prop the hatch open when you're breaking camp and packing up your rig if this thing is mounted on your hatch. One of those adjustable ski-pole type hiking sticks does the trick for me. :)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Alex on September 09, 2015, 05:39:32 PM
It might be more of a question to Trashoo themselves, but I see that Trasharoo has their address in Forest Falls in the San Bernardinos; has anyone tried local pickup from them instead of shipping? I gotta get a bag from them once my bumper is done.  :)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: PainRoller on September 09, 2015, 05:47:44 PM
Confession:  I kinda cheated.  I wanted free shipping so I ordered off Ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Trasharoo-Off-Road-Spare-Tire-Trash-Bag-GEN2BLACK-/171834737236?hash=item2802260254&vxp=mtr)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on September 12, 2015, 11:45:35 PM
Spent the whole day working on my new OBA setup. It consists of an ARB twin compressor and a 1 gallon aluminum ARB air tank (just to add a little bit of capacity for powering an impact wrench or something).

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0887.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0887.jpg.html)

I fabricated some brackets using the same kind of "angle iron" that they use for mounting garage doors and garage door openers. They may not be pretty, but they are very stout and hold everything in place just nicely. I actually pulled myself up on them once I had them in place (with the compresor and tank on them, too!) and they didn't flex even a tiny bit.

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0889.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0889.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0895.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0895.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0896.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0896.jpg.html)

The whole setup snugs up inside my massive front bumper nicely. I wasn't a huge fan of how far off the front of the rig this bumper sticks out, but CELT gave me the idea to house my OBA setup in there since there is so much empty space. The area where the compressor sits is about as protected as the engine compartment. It has the winch mounting surface above it and solid mounting plates for the bumper on either side that attach directly to the frame. The radiator skid finishes out the protection on the bottom (not pictured - haven't reinsalled it yet). The rad skid has plenty of holes in it for ventelation, so I'm not worried about it getting too hot. Plus, the ARB twin compressor unit has a massive heat sink on each motor, and a built in fan.

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0897.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0897.jpg.html)

I drilled holes into the sides of the bumper to run bolts and attach the bracket I made. With everything in place, the clearances are pretty good. The bottom of the ARB compressor sits about 25" off of the ground in the front, which is as deep of water crossing as I'm comfortable taking anyway without a snorkel.

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0905.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0905.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0906.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0906.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0908.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0908.jpg.html)

The system isn't hooked up yet. My next step is to visit a local hose store to have some custom lines made. The tank uses funky JIC4 fittings. ARB makes a kit with the proper connections for it, but I'd rather just have solid or braided lines made to length. The plan is to put one air outlet in the front bumper. I already have a line running from the area around the stock air box to the rear bumper (with a fitting installed in the rear bumper) from my old OBA setup, when I had a harbor freight compressor mounted between the stock airbox and the passenger headlight. So I might also tap into that one and have another outlet at the rear.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on September 13, 2015, 12:37:40 AM
That looks really good. I think you will like how you have it set up. I've had no trouble with mine and know the compressor gets enough air it won't run too hot.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on September 14, 2015, 11:42:31 PM
Custom air line has been obtained, and adapters have been installed on the other end of the tank so I can tap it into my existing lines/ports on the rig. Hoping to have some time tomorrow evening to run the wiring and get it all hooked up.

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0919.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0919.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0920.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0920.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0921.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0921.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on September 15, 2015, 06:12:28 AM
While I haven't touched the truck in three weeks because I'm out of town, my Hep's Designs roof basket showed up two days after I left.  These lights should also be delivered today.  Sliders and front bumper should be done any day.  There's going to be parts galore waiting to go on the truck when I get back.  It's going to be fun day.  So really, I haven't done anything to the truck lately, just order parts. 

Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on September 17, 2015, 09:11:47 PM
Ordered an on-board air system today:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121642799301

Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on September 18, 2015, 09:25:21 AM
Nice. Just curious where you plan to mount everything (especially the tank)? Removing/relocating the spare tire?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on September 18, 2015, 11:15:57 AM

That's a cool Arb set up you have.

I love my viair.  your kit more CFM, it's got some crazy amp draw.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on September 18, 2015, 12:07:36 PM
Nice. Just curious where you plan to mount everything (especially the tank)? Removing/relocating the spare tire?

No change in spare location.  Went through the whole tire swing-away with my BroncoII.  It is a pain for as much as I access the rear storage.  No, I will find a spot for this tank, or some smaller ones I already have.  I will see if I can fit the compressors behind the front bumper on the wing arms for my hidden winch mount.  I need to have everything in hand before I start that process.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on September 18, 2015, 12:11:02 PM
Ordered an on-board air system today:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121642799301




 Holy Moly that looks nice.. Any reason in specific why you chose to go with a double pump motor setup?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on September 18, 2015, 02:44:30 PM

 Holy Moly that looks nice.. Any reason in specific why you chose to go with a double pump motor setup?

By using two separate pumps (rather than the double pump like the ARB or tank-mounted pumps) I can put them in smaller areas.  My intention is to plumb the vehicle from the front to the rear.  So I could actually put one pump up front and one in back, with the tank somewhere in between, all connected by hard lines and SS flex lines.  Plus if one pump fails, I will have a backup!  It is going to be a fun project.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on September 18, 2015, 04:44:23 PM
Joe...you should do a separate write up of that install for easy forum search access. Hint...hint.  ;)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on September 18, 2015, 07:52:14 PM
Joe...you should do a separate write up of that install for easy forum search access. Hint...hint.  ;)

I certainly can, and will once it's all complete. In fact, I can just add it to my original OBA writeup for my first system, since I'm tieing it all into the air lines I already ran. The issue is that it's pretty exclusive to this bumper, since it has all the extra room up front. But I suppose someone with another bumper that ISN'T running a winch would also have enough space, and it may give some others an idea or two for their setup, so I'll do it. :)

I've been so crazy with my new role at work that I haven't been able to work on it all week. The big hang up right now is that I need to install some rivnuts in the 4 holes along the bottom front part of the bumper where the skid plate mounts. Once the compressor is all in place, you can't reach up in there anymore to put a nut and washers on the back side of the bolt holding the skid plate on anymore, so the rivnuts are a must. The other option would be to weld a nut onto backside of the bumper but 1) I don't weld or have a welder and 2) I'm worried that welding it will mess up the (already crappy) powdercoating on the front side of the bumper.

I tried to install the rivnuts myself using the bolt and box wrench method, and wasn't having much luck. I'm going to give it another go this weekend when I have an extra set of hands to help me hold the wrench while I crank the hell out of the ratchet. If that doesn't work, I'll probably have to do the weld method.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: richard310 on September 18, 2015, 08:00:30 PM
Got the storage system nearly completed:

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/synikalsoysauce/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150918_161214_zpso5lmy0tq.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/synikalsoysauce/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150918_161214_zpso5lmy0tq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Alex on September 18, 2015, 08:12:13 PM
Looking good Richard!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on September 18, 2015, 08:13:35 PM
Yes, looking very good! I like that traffic advisor, too (I LOVE lights  ::)). Details on it? Brand/specs?  8)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: richard310 on September 19, 2015, 05:24:38 PM
Yes, looking very good! I like that traffic advisor, too (I LOVE lights  ::)). Details on it? Brand/specs?  8)
Thanks! I was browsing Amazon and was willing to give this one a try:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HMEBTFM/ref=ya_aw_oh_pii?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I also have this Tocas one on the dash:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00G0PJ046/ref=ya_aw_oh_pii?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Looking good Richard!

Thanks Alex!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on September 19, 2015, 07:42:00 PM
How does it look during the daytime? Nice and bright?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: richard310 on September 19, 2015, 09:01:02 PM
How does it look during the daytime? Nice and bright?

Having it mounted inside behind tinted glass, its actually not bad at all. I'll try to get a picture of it tomorrow when the suns out. The LEDs are really bright and can be seen from a decent distance. It also has left to right, and right to left, along with center out modes which a few of the traffic advisers on Amazon don't have.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: richard310 on September 22, 2015, 03:13:24 PM
My shody carpet job. Lots of lessons learned here on the first pass. I may redo the drawer faces to give it a cleaner look by shaving down the edges to wrap the the carpet around the seams, but for now, it will do.

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/synikalsoysauce/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Full_zpsaboqshjw.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/synikalsoysauce/media/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Full_zpsaboqshjw.jpg.html)


Passenger Side: (Don't mind the top side carpeting as the flip top hasn't been cut out for a latch yet)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/synikalsoysauce/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Passengerside_zpsp8hsza4x.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/synikalsoysauce/media/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Passengerside_zpsp8hsza4x.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/synikalsoysauce/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Passengerside%20Open_zpsdm41kihz.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/synikalsoysauce/media/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Passengerside%20Open_zpsdm41kihz.jpg.html)


Driver Side:

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/synikalsoysauce/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Driverside_zpsjv5akazx.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/synikalsoysauce/media/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Driverside_zpsjv5akazx.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/synikalsoysauce/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Driverside%20Open_zps3mmm48ag.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/synikalsoysauce/media/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Driverside%20Open_zps3mmm48ag.jpg.html)


JFanaselle: As requested:
Here is the "All-On" setting with slight overcast weather:
(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/synikalsoysauce/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Rear%20Lights%20On_zps1jo2guaj.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/synikalsoysauce/media/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Rear%20Lights%20On_zps1jo2guaj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: fourxfunk on September 23, 2015, 09:36:06 PM
I picked up my white knuckle DOM sliders from John himself.  I laid down a couple coats of primer yesterday and will paint tomorrow.  I hope they fit as well as they look. 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Motorpig77 on September 25, 2015, 11:45:56 PM
Wired in a blue sea fuse block and added a 12v outlet to the bed of the truck!
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn186/Motorpig77/Truck%20Build/IMG_20150925_193111035_zpszwmryymv.jpg) (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/Motorpig77/media/Truck%20Build/IMG_20150925_193111035_zpszwmryymv.jpg.html)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn186/Motorpig77/Truck%20Build/IMG_20150925_193148417_zps2jrq96sj.jpg) (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/Motorpig77/media/Truck%20Build/IMG_20150925_193148417_zps2jrq96sj.jpg.html)(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn186/Motorpig77/Truck%20Build/IMG_20150925_193209412_zpse2azzlfl.jpg) (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/Motorpig77/media/Truck%20Build/IMG_20150925_193209412_zpse2azzlfl.jpg.html)
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Post by: Toro on September 25, 2015, 11:49:44 PM
Very cool!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on September 25, 2015, 11:50:11 PM
Looks good, those 12v outlets there in the back of your truck will really come in handy.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on September 26, 2015, 06:41:40 AM
Does that mean you're picking up a fridge/freezer?  :) I REALLY want one before the DV trip in November.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on September 26, 2015, 07:26:44 AM

Does that mean you're picking up a fridge/freezer?  :) I REALLY want one before the DV trip in November.

Pirate fridge...ARRRRRB




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Post by: Toro on September 26, 2015, 08:25:36 AM
I see what you did there.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Motorpig77 on September 26, 2015, 09:36:09 AM
Does that mean you're picking up a fridge/freezer?  :) I REALLY want one before the DV trip in November.

Picked up an ARB 50qt last month! ;-)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on September 26, 2015, 10:02:47 AM
Bought some balls and shafts.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/540/Xl5UYh.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/f0Xl5UYhj)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: fourxfunk on September 26, 2015, 03:02:47 PM
One down,  one to go!  Fitment is spot on.  I think it's time for white knuckle to get into the bumper and skid plate business.  (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/26/ef84fbf9fedf641197c76bd4b2b12d67.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on September 26, 2015, 03:47:52 PM
Very Nice
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Post by: RikRong on September 26, 2015, 04:57:21 PM
One down,  one to go!  Fitment is spot on.  I think it's time for white knuckle to get into the bumper and skid plate business.  (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/26/ef84fbf9fedf641197c76bd4b2b12d67.jpg)
Nice color truck.;)

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Post by: fourxfunk on September 26, 2015, 09:40:00 PM
^ Yer my boy,  Blue!  The other side went on just as nicely.  A+'s all around for White Knuckle!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: LupinOne on September 27, 2015, 02:06:15 AM
Added engine compartment lighting from Anti-Dark.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on October 02, 2015, 09:55:12 PM
These finally arrived:

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0997.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0997.jpg.html)

And so did this:

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_0998.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_0998.jpg.html)

Spend the past couple days priming and painting them. I forgot just how much I hate painting stuff, especially stuff this big and heavy. And the breezy conditions were no help either. >:( If it woulnd't have added several weeks to the delivery time, I would have gladly paid the extra $140 to have it all powdercoated.

Anyway, I'm now ready to go dragging my under side around the desert. Note the previous battle scars on the re-used shrockworks engine skid. ;D

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_1006.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_1006.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_1010.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_1010.jpg.html)


Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on October 02, 2015, 10:01:21 PM
Looks good!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on October 02, 2015, 10:21:20 PM
Looks good Joe!

What was the wait like on that Shrock cover?
I should probably get one of those.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on October 02, 2015, 11:36:00 PM
Busy week getting ready for CANVAZ, the Bradshaw Trail (4 day geologist run) and Death Valley.  Added Firestone airbags to the rear, a RockyMtnX hidden winch mount with a Smittybilt 12,000 X2O with synthetic line, a 23" Osram LED bar in front of the winch, and replaced the stock fog lights with Morimoto XD LEDs.  Not to mention adding the Smittybilt awning the previous week for a geologist trip to Boron and Lake Isabella.

Here is what the front end looks now:

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll21/tango-52/Xterra%20Equipment/DSC00057.jpg) (http://s284.photobucket.com/user/tango-52/media/Xterra%20Equipment/DSC00057.jpg.html)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll21/tango-52/Xterra%20Equipment/DSC00056.jpg) (http://s284.photobucket.com/user/tango-52/media/Xterra%20Equipment/DSC00056.jpg.html)

The Hawse fairlead is behind the license plate.  Need to finish the wiring this weekend.

Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on October 03, 2015, 01:04:13 AM
id be interested to see how the fog lights are, never seen them in person, only crappy pictures online.
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Post by: Toro on October 03, 2015, 06:47:33 AM
That's pretty slick. Looks great!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on October 03, 2015, 07:25:11 AM
Stealthy....


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on October 03, 2015, 07:29:36 AM
What's the details with that Bradshaw Geologist run?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on October 03, 2015, 08:07:42 AM
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ9NDRYWnaGOK6yNss9t0WJw4l3f11lKUW9K3qwpUR-YiPp1lku)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on October 03, 2015, 08:45:26 AM
Geeze Tony... everything looks SLICK! Love the way the light bar sits in front of the winch. It's amazing how much stuff you can cram into a small area when it's all carefully positioned and designed to work together. Can't wait to get a first hand look at it all next weekend.

Steve C - the wait time on the shrock cover was actually very short. They have them in stock (pre-made and sitting on the shelf), so as long as you order it bare, the only wait time is shipping. I ordered it on a Monday and had it on Friday the same week. Ordering it powdercoated adds a couple weeks to the lead time.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on October 03, 2015, 04:27:53 PM
What's the details with that Bradshaw Geologist run?
This is a scouting trip for some specific geologic formations out in the area.  This is a small group (4 of us) looking for a good camping location for a larger group (50+) to come out in the spring of next year.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on October 03, 2015, 04:28:59 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ9NDRYWnaGOK6yNss9t0WJw4l3f11lKUW9K3qwpUR-YiPp1lku)
LOL!  That's awesome.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on October 03, 2015, 08:45:46 PM
This is a scouting trip for some specific geologic formations out in the area.  This is a small group (4 of us) looking for a good camping location for a larger group (50+) to come out in the spring of next year.

Ok thanks, only reason I was asking is my Dad is into that sort of thing and he liked the Bradshaw Trail last time we all went.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on October 04, 2015, 05:21:33 PM
Relocated my GPS and Ham faceplate

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/633/iEdU2C.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/hliEdU2Cj)

Installed a dual USB charging port

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/909/piWzS0.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p9piWzS0j)

Installed an RJ45 panel mount for my Ham mic

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/913/I7ZhEz.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pdI7ZhEzj)

More pics and narrative on the last page of my build thread (http://www.thenewx.org/forum/showthread.php?t=61936)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on October 04, 2015, 07:19:43 PM
Atta boy Steve, you got the electronic bug bad 8)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on October 04, 2015, 07:38:46 PM
looks good ..I like no wire look
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on October 04, 2015, 09:17:59 PM
Looks really good Steve!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on October 05, 2015, 08:12:55 PM
Picked these up today. I got the passenger side installed today, I'll get the driver side done in the morning.(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/05/ee967b4acae4ba0a2c98dccd0e15c384.jpg)

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: PainRoller on October 05, 2015, 08:21:19 PM
Enjoy seeing all the LOVE going on the X's!

So many skidplates, sliders, electronics, winches, etc.

It's awesome to see what you all are adding to your rigs!!

All this awesomeness is worthy of the "Chuck Norris Thumbs Up"

(http://m.memegen.com/a9k5yp.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on October 05, 2015, 08:46:04 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/05/2ee82ba14bb503444de888251e9145f0.jpg)
Put an outlet in the truck bed. Now the fridge can go to the back.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/05/c6fb362924b489d4c1898800017ccc0b.jpg)
Mounted my buddy's Jeep child seat. His 4 year old is ready to go racing around the trail


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on October 06, 2015, 05:32:13 PM
Finished install of the sliders and put HID bulbs in the roof lights. Also installed projector headlights from The Retrofit Source.

Now, just waiting on my bumper and skid plates to come in.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/06/7cdc08c95bdebf7d4e286f51aeeda7f1.jpg)

Roof lights before:
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/06/f530d12a92869d692274c33525399a68.jpg)

After:
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/06/96458e95babe08b0f4e368664850266b.jpg)

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Title: Re:
Post by: fourxfunk on October 06, 2015, 06:30:00 PM
Something about those blue X's! What kind of bumper are you getting?
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Post by: RikRong on October 06, 2015, 08:05:31 PM
Something about those blue X's! What kind of bumper are you getting?
I'm getting the P&P Engineering tube bumper, with no upper hoops.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: FixItGuy on October 06, 2015, 08:23:49 PM
Installed trunk LEDs and "melt mod".

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on October 06, 2015, 08:46:10 PM
Installed trunk LEDs and "melt mod".

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Dude!  The red light and rope lights looks like a place I visited in Amsterdam ::)
Twice.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on October 15, 2015, 03:16:10 PM
Getting ready for the Death Valley trip... Acquired a new ARB 50 quart fridge/freezer (my anniversary gift from my amazing wife!), and installed an Odyssey Extreme battery.

I'm already running a dual battery setup with a small Optima Yellow Top as my aux battery, and the fridge will be wired to that. I installed the Odyssey because I killed my 5 month old Interstate primary battery and don't want to do it again. Now that I have a little commuter car, the Xterra sits in the garage for days at a time without being driven and the dash cam killed the battery (didn't even think it would do that with such a low draw). When I tried to start it, it only had 2 volts in it.  :o

That was a few weeks ago and since then, it's never been the same. If the truck sits for 2 or 3 days, the battery voltage drops a little too much and it turns over very slowly. Plus, with the winch installed now, I probably would have killed my primary battery the first time I needed to make a long and tough pull. This should fix that problem. :D For those who've been shopping around for this battery, I found it for about $240 at 4 Wheel Parts. They had 4 of them in stock at the warehouse and it was in the store the next morning with no shipping charge. This is cheaper than all of the options I could find online (most were about $270 and some charged shipping).

In regards to the fridge - I stole a nifty little mounting idea from a post on TNX. It involves using the ARB mounting kit and attaching the brackets to the existing seat brackets on the 40" side of the rear seat. Hard to explain, but I'll post up some photos as soon as I get the tie down straps in place. They're currently at a shop being extended by a couple feet to accommodate the setup.

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_1134.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_1134.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_1135.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_1135.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on October 15, 2015, 04:07:18 PM
Congrats Joe...you will love the ARB.


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on October 15, 2015, 04:09:34 PM
Get the transit bag :)
acts as another insulation layer.
prevents scuffs and dings

just sayin.....
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on October 15, 2015, 09:00:37 PM
Went to Firestone for the lifetime alignment deal.  Needed it after CANVAZ!!  And only 9000 miles on it.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on October 26, 2015, 05:44:14 AM
Installed a full set of Shrockworks skids - radiator to gas tank.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on October 26, 2015, 10:37:51 AM
Well done Tony.  How is your on board air comming?  I should be in stalling mine this week.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on October 26, 2015, 10:44:43 AM
Well done Tony.  How is your on board air comming?  I should be in stalling mine this week.

What kind of OBA you getting installed?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on October 26, 2015, 06:56:34 PM
The OBA is on my list to try to get done before the DV trip, but other things first.  Today I installed an ARB rear diff cover and modified the factory trailer wiring plug to fit my Bucksnort bumper.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on October 26, 2015, 09:04:37 PM
What kind of OBA you getting installed?

Well, being the cheap guy that I am, I fixed my MF50 Tsunami and bought another one ($50) to make my own twin compressor.  I found a 5-Liter aluminum tank on Ebay ($40) and bought the pressure switch/manifold/air release unit, and fittings to plumb it together.  I don't seem to have as much room as you do under my winch, so I will be mounting everything separately.  I will try to take some pics as it's coming together this week.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on October 27, 2015, 12:27:12 AM
Well, being the cheap guy that I am, I fixed my MF50 Tsunami and bought another one ($50) to make my own twin compressor.  I found a 5-Liter aluminum tank on Ebay ($40) and bought the pressure switch/manifold/air release unit, and fittings to plumb it together.  I don't seem to have as much room as you do under my winch, so I will be mounting everything separately.  I will try to take some pics as it's coming together this week.


 You need any help with the install, I could more than likely give you a hand on Wednesday?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on October 27, 2015, 04:14:06 AM

 You need any help with the install, I could more than likely give you a hand on Wednesday?


Not a huge deal...buuuut....

When folks are quoting a post, make sure you type outside the actual forum code when you hit the QUOTE button on the post, or the post doesn't render correctly and looks like this:


 You need any help with the install, I could more than likely give you a hand on Wednesday?


Not a huge deal...buuuut....

When folks are quoting a post, make sure you type outside the actual forum code when you hit the QUOTE button on the post, or the post doesn't render correctly and looks like this:

Just take a moment to make sure your text is outside the last one of these code markings /quote that is inside the brackets [  ], or else your response ends up inside the quote and lost in translation per say.

 :)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on October 27, 2015, 09:16:50 AM
(https://i.imgflip.com/t7gm7.jpg) (https://imgflip.com/i/t7gm7)via Imgflip Meme Maker (https://imgflip.com/memegenerator)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on October 27, 2015, 10:22:33 AM
Thanks Erik, I hope to have it done today,


If not... oops wrong box.

 You need any help with the install, I could more than likely give you a hand on Wednesday?

I'll hit you up tomorrow.

Hey Yota, No good deed goes unpunished >:D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on October 27, 2015, 11:41:01 AM

Thanks Erik, I hope to have it done today,

I'll hit you up tomorrow.

Hey Yota, No good deed goes unpunished >:D

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/27/391729203ea8979cc4c1385d6ef1f8b9.jpg)


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on October 27, 2015, 11:45:38 AM

Not a huge deal...buuuut....

When folks are quoting a post, make sure you type outside the actual forum code when you hit the QUOTE button on the post, or the post doesn't render correctly and looks like this:

Just take a moment to make sure your text is outside the last one of these code markings /quote that is inside the brackets [  ], or else your response ends up inside the quote and lost in translation per say.

 :)



 You mean like this? You do realize I have the computer prowess of a three toed snail right?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on October 27, 2015, 12:22:43 PM

 You mean like this? You do realize I have the computer prowess of a three toed snail right?

Do snails have toes?  ???






Sorry John
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: PainRoller on October 27, 2015, 12:49:01 PM
This has been sooooooooo Thread Jacked!!    ;D ::) ;D

I can just hear Yota ......

(http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/124/237/officespaceThreadjack.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on October 27, 2015, 01:21:11 PM
This has been sooooooooo Thread Jacked!!    ;D ::) ;D

I can just hear Yota .....

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/903/7njHuU.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p37njHuUj)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: PainRoller on October 27, 2015, 02:27:57 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/903/7njHuU.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p37njHuUj)

This.Is.AWESOME!!!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on October 28, 2015, 12:46:18 AM





Sorry John

 Exactly................
Title: Scepter Cans
Post by: steve c on October 28, 2015, 11:04:31 AM
I posted this on TNX and thought it would be helpful for people on here.

I bought two military surplus Scepter fuel cans from a dude on Expo.  I'm not sure how or where he got them, but now I have them. 
There are some steps to take to get them ready for use with gasoline. 

So, here it is. 

Quote from: spoolup;2782138
Ahh I get it, I bought them as a full on package that way. Ebay does have Viton gaskets and retention straps thru a member called Jagmte. I have a few of his accessories for my water cans (FYI LCI sells them for the cheapest and even offers free shipping on water cans, I have 20 of them, and have had some for over 10 years still going strong).

He also has a direct site here http://www.jagmte.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=59 (http://www.jagmte.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=59)

Looks like he is running low on a lot of things...

Quote from: Un4seen4;2782210
http://www.dstactical.com/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=10&products_id=61 (http://www.dstactical.com/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=10&products_id=61)

bought one along with new retaining caps and gaskets for my 3

Just wanted to follow up on this as my stuff came in and I've installed it. 
I bought two Viton gaskets, two red cap retention straps and a spout. 

(and yes, I know my rear wiper blade looks like a sad fu manchu.  I will be replacing it soon :D)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/911/FOYPaF.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pbFOYPaFj)

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*the spout is way nicer than what I was expecting.  I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it's great!

Quote from: skibum315;2782410
You guys that have used Scepters (looking at Shift_X, Un4seen4, & spoolup in particular) did you do anything to clean or refurb the actual can itself - especially the ones that were previously used for diesel - before filling it with gas?  Or is it just get the right gasket on and you're set?

My cans were previously used for diesel as *most of the military sourced Scepter cans probably were. 
To properly store gas, from what I've read, you need to first check what type of gasket you have.  Most likely, you'll end up with a rubber gasket intended for diesel.  You'll need to get Viton gaskets.  Next, you'll need to ensure that your gasket retention flange is in good condition.  They will sometimes crack.

Once that's done, you can reassemble and be good to go.  Because I was already there, and they had them, I bought red cap retention straps.  I guess red is the universally accepted denotation that these cans are intended to store and transport gasoline.  I just think they look pretty cool. 

The cap retention straps take a little more force than you would think to get them apart.  This video was pretty helpful, if not a little long winded. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFTdCv1LpIs

That's the guy I bought the Viton gaskets from.

In the video he makes mention that you can use a tool to reassemble the caps, but I was able to do it with only my hands.  I guess if you had hundreds of cans to do, the tool would be handy, but it's not needed.

As far as cleaning the cans go, I put a gallon of 87 octane gas in each and am going to let that slosh around for a while.  That should clean them out pretty well.  The problem is, now I've got two gallons of gas used to clean diesel residue that I'm not sure what to do with :D

Final note on where I bought this stuff from.  JAGMTE is in Florida so that's easy.  Came USPS.  DS Tactical is in Canadia.  I placed my order using paypal and it shipped the next day via Canada Post.  There was no tax, no shipping charge and the items came in 5 days (including over a weekend)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on October 31, 2015, 01:19:53 PM
OBA update:

If a picture is worth 1000 words than these photos should add up to about seventy nine.

I ain't no Photo Joe, but I hope that you get the picture :P

BTW it works great using the relays that came with the Tsunamis.


Old and New

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5 liter alum. tank

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Tapping 10mm out to 1/4" pipe

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Rotate reed value and head to align ports

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80% plumbed

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Preasure switch/Manifold with check valve to Tee

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Another angle

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Copper tube from air tank to manifold

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Rigid pipe to Q.D.

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100% plumbed and wired

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Through the bumper; gauge and Q.D.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on October 31, 2015, 03:00:53 PM
Awesome! I thought your tank was going to be 5 gallons, not 5 liters. I was wondering where you were going to fit a tank that big.

Whats the verdict on the air output? Does it fill your tires pretty quickly?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on October 31, 2015, 04:18:01 PM
Randy, the OBA is great and all, but I'm WAY more impressed that you took pictures and wrote words about those pictures!

Somebody mark this day!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: FrankB on October 31, 2015, 07:55:19 PM
Is that big round white thing in some of the pics a speaker of some sort?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on October 31, 2015, 10:24:51 PM
Pretty sure that's the PA speaker for the CB
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on November 01, 2015, 12:38:14 AM
That setup is looking really nice. I'm always impressed at the vehicles on this forum. Lots of talent out there with what everyone is doing.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on November 01, 2015, 04:36:28 AM
Randy, the OBA is great and all, but I'm WAY more impressed that you took pictures and wrote words about those pictures!

Somebody mark this day!


This.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on November 01, 2015, 01:04:55 PM
Randy, the OBA is great and all, but I'm WAY more impressed that you took pictures and wrote words about those pictures!

Somebody mark this day!

Thanks Steve, your right, that was the toughest part for me.  I don't know how you all have the patience to do it, but I've always appreciated it, and decided to pay it forward in my own humble way :-\

I haven't tried a field test yet, but with the 5 liter tank set to 80# shut off, I have about 30 seconds to get from tire to tire with out a restart.  I can preload the tank to 115 lbs from my home compressor and save a little time there too.

And yes that is my PA horn, I will probably move it soon but for now it'll stay cuz some idiot :-[ glued it in place.

Thanks for all the kind words and let me know if you want to try this.


Total cost:
3 year old Tsunami       Kinda free by now

New Tsunami              $50.

Aluminum Tank             40.  Ebay

Pressure sw/manifold     12.

Gauge & check vaulve   17.

Fittings and stuff          40.

Total                       $159.

25 hours in my shop... {Priceless}
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on November 04, 2015, 10:41:33 AM
mounted my edgestar.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on November 04, 2015, 11:05:50 AM
That's lookin good, one of these days I'm going to have to break down and get a refrigerator/freezer.
Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on November 07, 2015, 07:43:49 AM
mounted my edgestar.
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For those of us that don't use our back seats, this location is the best!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on November 07, 2015, 10:01:04 PM
Didn't do anything to my truck, but I did do a little bit of work on the wife's car. Threw on some wheels and dropped it about 1.5".
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Alex on November 10, 2015, 06:34:58 PM
That looks great Rick, the 1.5" lowering and wheels fit just right.

4WheelParts finally sent me my Trasharoo and shackles for the rear bumper! I should have some finished photos up soon. :)
Title: Re: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on November 10, 2015, 08:03:59 PM
That looks great Rick, the 1.5" lowering and wheels fit just right.

4WheelParts finally sent me my Trasharoo and shackles for the rear bumper! I should have some finished photos up soon. :)
Thanks, I'm past my "slamming" days. Ha-ha

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Alex on November 19, 2015, 10:38:29 PM
Ordered the Yaesu FT-2900R along with a few other goodies. Now to just take the HAM exam!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on November 19, 2015, 10:49:02 PM
Ordered the Yaesu FT-2900R along with a few other goodies. Now to just take the HAM exam!

Awesome! Prior to the Mojave Rd. we should meet up and I can use my programming CD to give you all the presets I have. Many are for down this way but we can always put in whatever you want for where you live literally in minutes. You are going to love that radio, super capable and versatile.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: chrishaynesusa on November 20, 2015, 09:08:48 AM
Ordered the Yaesu FT-2900R along with a few other goodies. Now to just take the HAM exam!

After I bought my FT-8800 I learned that it transmits at 50 watts for 2 meter
and 35 watts tops for 70 cm
and I learned that the FT-2900while only 2 meter(probably only use I'll do ) puts out a whopping 75 watts of transmit power.

Whhoo  hhhoooo!!  Lucky you.

Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on November 28, 2015, 12:06:58 PM
Dust lights

Amber, full time
Red, stop
White, reverse

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on November 28, 2015, 12:31:00 PM
Very nice,
It's a comfort seeing rear lights on the vehicle in front of you, when barreling through the Mojave Dust
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Alex on November 28, 2015, 03:20:52 PM
Those lights look great Toro, compact but still very visible when in use; are those the Solarblast light units (Lamphus I think)? Did you wire them right to the rear lights?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on November 28, 2015, 04:41:34 PM
Close.
    They are Abrams flashers fixed to steady on mode. I went with these over conventional lights because of the torch mode and their size. The brightness was an added bonus.
  They are pretty bright.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on November 28, 2015, 06:31:06 PM
Super nice addition!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: fourxfunk on November 28, 2015, 06:37:52 PM
Nice work Toro,  those look pretty killer!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Alex on November 30, 2015, 01:55:30 PM
Oh boy oh boy oh boy! This thing is a brick! I'm ready to install this, a Blue Sea fuse block, and a few other electrical things.

(http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x326/thegreyhats/CAM00108.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on December 01, 2015, 05:37:07 PM
Well, got these last week.
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I've been waiting to install until I got this, which finally came today. I waited four months, when quoted six weeks. I only received shipping confirmation after threatening to file a dispute. I can say, without a doubt, that I will never do business with P&P again. I have yet to see the quality because I'm in Albuquerque right now. I'll be installing this weekend.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on December 01, 2015, 06:01:11 PM
Sucks that most of our options are shops that don't know how to communicate with customers

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: FixItGuy on December 01, 2015, 06:58:56 PM
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This happens this weekend!! ;D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on December 01, 2015, 07:07:51 PM
are those the regular OME or did you get the HD addons too?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on December 01, 2015, 07:48:42 PM
6 leafs...look like regulars.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: FixItGuy on December 01, 2015, 08:03:11 PM
Indeed. These are the Regular springs.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: PainRoller on December 01, 2015, 08:03:40 PM
After this weekend, we should be able to do this.......  ;) ;D ;)
https://www.facebook.com/OMGParadisePage/videos/10150499962264989/ (https://www.facebook.com/OMGParadisePage/videos/10150499962264989/)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on December 01, 2015, 08:16:20 PM
Sucks that most of our options are shops that don't know how to communicate with customers

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There wasn't a lack of communication with them, it was a lack of production.  They responded quickly each time I contacted them.  However, their sense of urgency was never there.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on December 03, 2015, 06:12:46 PM
So for some reaso I can't post picture :(
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: nomad27 on December 03, 2015, 06:21:13 PM
I have been busy with some small things... I finally attempted to install the Vigg blackout by myself.  I failed.  Because I am stubborn, I ordered another and will attempt again with assistance.  I also just installed LEDs in all the interior lights.  While I am not a fan of the LED white color temp, I love how much brighter it is.  Saturday I will be attempting a U joint replacement and finally, I just ordered a Dephep Molle window insert.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: PainRoller on December 03, 2015, 07:55:27 PM
I have been busy with some small things... I finally attempted to install the Vigg blackout by myself.  I failed.  Because I am stubborn, I ordered another and will attempt again with assistance.  I also just installed LEDs in all the interior lights.  While I am not a fan of the LED white color temp, I love how much brighter it is.  Saturday I will be attempting a U joint replacement and finally, I just ordered a Dephep Molle window insert.

This is something you could do at the MOD Day.....just saying  8) >:D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: nomad27 on December 03, 2015, 08:06:20 PM
I would LOVE to do the mod day... It may be just a bit outside of my range.  It's hard to disappear for a few hours with a wife and kids at home.  I am playing it by ear but would still love to go. 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on December 03, 2015, 08:46:19 PM
I would LOVE to do the mod day... It may be just a bit outside of my range.  It's hard to disappear for a few hours with a wife and kids at home.  I am playing it by ear but would still love to go.
Not sure where you're at but I could be willing to help out if you're relatively close, I'm in the Antelope Valley. I did mine with the help of my wife. I did the hard work, scraping,  centering, and stretching. She helped me peel, place on the hood, and keep it straight. So, your assistant doesn't need any real vinyl skills.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on December 04, 2015, 09:38:05 PM
So I build some simple/basic storage for camping suppliesin the back of the X
with access to  the tub
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Alex on December 04, 2015, 10:24:03 PM
That looks great Jay, the black fits well with everything else. What thickness of wood did you use there?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on December 04, 2015, 10:53:22 PM
Nice work Jay! Just wondering since you generally sleep in the back are you going to have some sort of extension to level everything out?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on December 05, 2015, 07:06:38 AM
I believe it was  3/4" pine , the paint was a return from HD on sale return. lucked out on the colour.

Celt . as for sleeping in back, I built it more for the family camping,
 if I'm solo I can remove it with 4 bolts and leave it in storage
always more stuff to bring when the family comes
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on December 05, 2015, 08:17:31 AM
Looks great Jay!


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on December 06, 2015, 07:07:09 PM
Installed the Hefty skids and P&P bumper today. I also still need to run power to my Yaesu and my truck will be in a happy place.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on December 06, 2015, 09:03:36 PM
Very nice,
 That's the last time those skids will look good
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on December 06, 2015, 09:23:58 PM
Very nice,
 That's the last time those skids will look good
Don't jinx me. Ha-ha

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on December 07, 2015, 06:21:27 PM
I really like that bumper; clean, light and great approach angle.  Well done!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on December 07, 2015, 07:33:19 PM
I really like that bumper; clean, light and great approach angle.  Well done!
I was going for a minimalist look and this was it. I wasn't sure how it would look without hoops, but I'm pretty happy n with it.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Alex on December 07, 2015, 08:03:15 PM
That looks really good Rick, I'd second the minimalist look: having a lot of metal would be good for a rig that's constantly scraping/bashing against the rocks, but for most trucks the less weight and heft the better.
And I don't know if I mentioned before but those wheels are awesome! Down the road I might look into whether Level 8 makes those in the first gen bolt pattern. :D

Where did you get the Ham antenna/antenna mount from?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on December 07, 2015, 08:16:03 PM


That looks really good Rick, I'd second the minimalist look: having a lot of metal would be good for a rig that's constantly scraping/bashing against the rocks, but for most trucks the less weight and heft the better.
And I don't know if I mentioned before but those wheels are awesome! Down the road I might look into whether Level 8 makes those in the first gen bolt pattern. :D

Where did you get the Ham antenna/antenna mount from?

I'm pretty sure they make wheels in your more normal lug pattern.

That antenna is for the CB, it came with the package I ordered from Right Channel Radios. I have a mount coming for the HAM radio that will go on the hatch.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on December 07, 2015, 08:56:28 PM
I, um..... couldn't wait. :(        I'm so impatient.  :P

It started out with "I'll just open the box and look at it all and read the installation manual," then moved to "I'll just see how the template fits against the fender," which evolved into "well, I might as well poke a few of the holes while I have the template mounted up," which finally ended with "well I've come this far, might as well just finish installing it."  ::)

Very happy with how it came out. And don't worry, I'm still coming to the mod day, just to hang out and lend a hand. :)

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on December 07, 2015, 09:21:07 PM
Scary
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on December 07, 2015, 09:39:38 PM
Yes... the holesaw stage was super scary. I checked the template like 8 times and held the snorkel body up to it like 6 times before I was finally confident enough to drill the holes.  O0 I poked a small one for the holesaw first and removed the template before using the big bit. Came out perfect in the end.  8)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on December 08, 2015, 05:50:27 AM
That looks good. This mod is on my radar, but I'm still not sure about it.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on December 08, 2015, 10:25:46 AM


 That's the last time those skids will look good

True that...in a good way.


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on December 09, 2015, 10:24:58 AM
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Picked these up on the forum a few months back. Had them stripped and powder coated satin gun metal. Thinking of putting a Nismo decal to make them knock off Nismo wheels hehehe


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on December 09, 2015, 05:35:39 PM
Diggin' the gun metal.  Well done.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on December 09, 2015, 07:25:12 PM
Very nice, can't wait to see tires on them
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on December 09, 2015, 08:05:54 PM
Wheels are killer. Where did you get the coated?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on December 10, 2015, 03:51:29 AM
Thanks to a couple of friends and some young muscle...this happened,

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on December 10, 2015, 08:56:50 AM
Very nice . Heavy duty
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on December 10, 2015, 09:05:15 AM
Wheels are killer. Where did you get the coated?

Local powder coated near the shop. We acid strip the factory stuff off down to bare AL and re did the whole wheel
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on December 10, 2015, 11:05:48 AM
Thanks to a couple of friends and some young muscle...this happened,

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Hell John, you don't gatta be young to mount it to the garage floor :D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: FrankB on December 13, 2015, 09:10:07 PM
I took it out for one of its favorite activities - a long road trip.

An 8-day 2,140-mile road trip. We started from San Diego, spent a night in Phoenix, a night in Albuquerque, 3 nights in Santa Fe (with a day trip up to Taos), then a night in Las Cruces and finally a night in Tucson before returning home.

We saw a lot of cool stuff along the way, and had a lot of great food, but almost had the whole trip unexpectedly cut short on the third day when we came upon this. 

(https://frankbaiamonte.smugmug.com/Travel/New-Mexico-Road-Trip-2015/On-The-Road/i-5r3MptR/0/L/FBXT9440-L.jpg)

It was a close call, but in the end we got past it, and we were able to continue on our way.

I'll post some more pictures of the trip in a picture thread.
 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: fourxfunk on December 13, 2015, 09:57:41 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/13/740693b7072531e8e5acde424e3c2b09.jpg) installed my Dep Hep molle panel Mrs. Fourxfunk got me for my birthday.  Seems solid and now I've got some room to mount some goodies!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Riz98 on December 14, 2015, 09:49:34 AM
So after having a little vibration on the highway that I have been trying to track down, I finally found the culprit.  Someone installed the tender coil underneath the main coil.  That little spring was pretty much all the way compressed bouncing all over the place on little bumps causing the vibration.  I removed the sway bar to allow full articulation so the springs were not compressed and swapped them around. 
(http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/Riz98/DSC06020_zpsxavqhc6z.jpg) (http://s1305.photobucket.com/user/Riz98/media/DSC06020_zpsxavqhc6z.jpg.html)
(http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/Riz98/DSC06023_zps1tgeiprq.jpg) (http://s1305.photobucket.com/user/Riz98/media/DSC06023_zps1tgeiprq.jpg.html)
(http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s541/Riz98/DSC06022_zpsibeyusc6.jpg) (http://s1305.photobucket.com/user/Riz98/media/DSC06022_zpsibeyusc6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on December 14, 2015, 09:57:45 AM
So after having a little vibration on the highway that I have been trying to track down, I finally found the culprit.  Someone installed the tender coil underneath the main coil.  That little spring was pretty much all the way compressed bouncing all over the place on little bumps causing the vibration.  I removed the sway bar to allow full articulation so the springs were not compressed and swapped them around. 

Oops
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: nomad27 on December 14, 2015, 10:52:28 AM
Took advantage of my wife napping with 2 of the kids and got the Dephep Molle installed.  Not pictured is kid 3 who was busy using the Olympic rack as a grill.

(http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad69/carlswanson/IMG_2764.jpg) (http://s922.photobucket.com/user/carlswanson/media/IMG_2764.jpg.html)

(http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad69/carlswanson/IMG_2771.jpg) (http://s922.photobucket.com/user/carlswanson/media/IMG_2771.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: fourxfunk on December 14, 2015, 10:58:33 AM
Nice Nomad!  yours looks a little more "complete" than mine. Where'd you find the pouches?
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Post by: PainRoller on December 14, 2015, 11:03:44 AM
Nice looking setup, Nomad!  8)
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Post by: nomad27 on December 14, 2015, 11:20:24 AM
3 of the pouches came with the Molle seat covers I used to have.  One of them (right next to the red rags) is a condor tear away pouch I ordered from Amazon.  When I put the panel in, I had the Olympic rack out.  After putting it back in, I realized the pouches sit a bit low and are tough to access.  At some point, I will move them up a bit.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on December 14, 2015, 09:43:44 PM
Today as I was leaving work I noticed that I had a burned out passengers side headlight. 
Being the good law abiding citizen that I am (read I don't want a fixit ticket) I headed over to the local Autozone and bought myself a replacement.

Total was $17.38, which is funny.

I thought it would be relatively straight forward, pop it out pop the new one in.

Turns out, the combination of the batteries proximity to the headlight housing and my giant man hands, more disassembly was required!  I texted Jordan, he told me what to do, I did it, called him again, got some more advice, and finally got everything all sorted out.

What I did
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/633/mq5htw.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/hlmq5htwj)

How it felt! 
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/908/aGgGQa.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p8aGgGQaj)

(https://38.media.tumblr.com/82831f7f58ccb203e464c9f77fbf25af/tumblr_nmqpyrGS4x1ruqqm0o1_500.gif)

So for those keeping track at home, add headlight bulb replacement to the "It's so easy, steve c can do it"
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on December 15, 2015, 01:31:10 AM
That's freakin awesome man! HAHAHAAHHA............
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Post by: RikRong on December 16, 2015, 08:25:12 PM
Installed the correct bumper lights tonight.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on December 16, 2015, 08:34:21 PM
You did real good, those look nice!
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Post by: RikRong on December 16, 2015, 08:41:04 PM
You did real good, those look nice!
Thanks, I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: CAWoody on December 17, 2015, 07:03:20 AM
Rik, Who made that bumper?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on December 17, 2015, 08:22:54 AM
Rik, Who made that bumper?
It was made by P&P Engineering. http://p-p-engineering.myshopify.com/collections/xterra-gen-ii-2005/products/2nd-gen-2005-nissan-xterra-tube-front-bumper  It turned out pretty nice, but be wary of their customer service.  It took me just over four months to receive it, when quoted 6 weeks.  There was a guy that was local to them that ordered two weeks after I did and received his bumper 1.5 months before I did.  This seems to be their MO and is fairly well documented on some other forums.  They treat their local customers pretty well, for the most part, but long distance customers seem to have issues.  I had to threaten a payment dispute to get the thing shipped.  The overall quality is excellent and it's pretty well engineered.  However, there is some welding splatter here and there.  You'd be better off finding somewhere local to make a copy.  I've offered up detailed pics to someone else that asked about having one fab'd locally. 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on December 17, 2015, 01:22:13 PM

(http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad69/carlswanson/IMG_2771.jpg) (http://s922.photobucket.com/user/carlswanson/media/IMG_2771.jpg.html)

This was the rack that made me go out an buy a welder.

Panels look awesome!

I mainly like them because they protect the windows from the inside. I'm always lugging around baseball gear or chairs up there.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on December 22, 2015, 07:21:55 PM
I picked up a Lisle no-spill funnel and "burped" all of the air out of my cooling system today. No more cold air from the heater at idle. :) In case anyone is wondering how this works, I used this method: http://www.thenewx.org/forum/11-powertrain-driveline/39744-how-bleed-air-coolant-line-2009-2011-xterras.html My understanding is that it's a different method for the 05-08 (something about a t-fitting near the heater core inlet on the fire wall?)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_1716.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_1716.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_1715.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_1715.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_1722.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_1722.jpg.html)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee234/jfanaselle/DSC_1721.jpg) (http://s231.photobucket.com/user/jfanaselle/media/DSC_1721.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Alex on December 26, 2015, 09:39:29 PM
That reminds me of the time where I was visiting a friend in San Diego, and my starter motor was starting to give out. Sure enough, as I was heading back and picking up some errands and birthday gifts, in one of the parking lots down there I just couldn't get the starter to turn over. Luckily enough there was an Autozone in the same shopping complex, so I picked up a new starter motor, and got to work switching the starter at night in the parking lot. An hour-ish later everything was bolted up and I was rolling again.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on January 04, 2016, 06:23:10 PM
Received the mount for the handheld GPS that the wife got me for Christmas.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: CAWoody on January 05, 2016, 08:05:24 AM
Man that's a lot of gadgets.  very jealous.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on January 05, 2016, 08:12:23 AM
Man that's a lot of gadgets.  very jealous.
I love my gadgets.  :) I determined a needed a better GPS after trying to mark a couple of sites on the in-dash nav that came in the truck.  I tried to find one place in the desert that I had marked at night, so I didn't know what it really looked like during the day.  The GPS put me about 2 miles off, not fun.  Also, the handheld will help during hikes, etc. and it's already pre-loaded with caches, if I decide to do that.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: GreenGoon on January 05, 2016, 09:35:22 AM
The Ham radio looks good too Rick.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on January 05, 2016, 09:46:17 AM
The Ham radio looks good too Rick.
Thanks.  One of these days, I'd like to try to get you for testing.  I've been out and used it and it receives fine, but I haven't actually initiated a transmission.  I picked up a net from Hemet a couple of weeks ago, so I know the thing receives pretty well.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: GreenGoon on January 05, 2016, 11:27:36 AM
Nice. I'm home, just let me know when you want to run a test. Table mountain has a net on Sundays at 6 that you can check into too.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on January 05, 2016, 11:57:18 AM
Both of my trucks are getting an organic bath from the sky right now. Perfect since they are super dusty :)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on January 05, 2016, 12:08:22 PM
Nice. I'm home, just let me know when you want to run a test. Table mountain has a net on Sundays at 6 that you can check into too.
I'll have to check into that this week. Should be a good opportunity to check out the rig.  I tried calling CQ on it a couple of times but have received no response.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ManduhO on January 07, 2016, 03:58:56 PM
Dug her out. Does that count?  :D That curvy thing in the background of pic1 is our Frontier, which I'm pretty sure we won't see until June if the weather stays like this. We've gotten around 30 inches of snow up here in Big Bear in the past 2 days. We're projected to get a few more inches tonight, have a little reprieve tomorrow, couple more inches over the weekend and then more crazy storms next week. I wouldn't suggest it right now, but in a couple weeks it it going to be some amazing snowy trail riding!

(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y347/Manduho/Mobile%20Uploads/20160107_120329_zpsvvgadoam.jpg)
(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y347/Manduho/Mobile%20Uploads/20160107_120312_zps4jot8z6l.jpg)
(http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y347/Manduho/Mobile%20Uploads/20160107_110734_zpsk1y7bzcs.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on January 07, 2016, 04:50:54 PM
EPIC!!!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on January 07, 2016, 04:57:09 PM
Man I miss living where it snows.............
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: GreenGoon on January 07, 2016, 08:38:01 PM
Nice. Wrightwood only got about a foot and a half.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on January 07, 2016, 09:18:16 PM
I got my on her own weight again and went down in the mud on property to pull a trailer out. 1st time getting to use 4 low for non testing purposes. It's nice lmao

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on January 07, 2016, 11:08:25 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/07/8f5457e7d9224dec79ed295a4a13be6f.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/01/07/59d13722898bb83b754cce9faa1b4683.jpg)
Just did an oil change, bolted in some tie downs for the bed and checked pressure on my shocks and bump cans.

Just a few more little things and it's ready for mohave


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on January 07, 2016, 11:53:51 PM
Giddy up!                   8)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on January 09, 2016, 12:48:31 PM
Had a duh moment today when I realized that I had installed all the mounting hardware for my skids, sliders, and bumper with the lock washers on the bolt side. Needless to say, it's all good now. 

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: FixItGuy on January 10, 2016, 07:21:32 PM
Adjusted the front Radflos and got an alignment.

Put the tent on the new and improved, Danny modified, roof rack; complete with winter temp sleeping bags.

Getting itchy for some mud and water crossings on the Mojave Rd!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on January 10, 2016, 07:56:10 PM
Adjusted the front Radflos and got an alignment.

Put the tent on the new and improved, Danny modified, roof rack; complete with winter temp sleeping bags.

Getting itchy for some mud and water crossings on the Mojave Rd!
Can't wait to see that rack.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on January 17, 2016, 10:07:51 PM
I finally made the leap to HID projectors!  Why the hell did I wait so long?¡

I ordered the miniD2S (https://www.theretrofitsource.com/complete-retrofit-kits/universal-kits/bi-xenon-mini-stage-3-kit-d2s.html#.Vpxt3x8rLoc) from The retrofit Source (https://www.theretrofitsource.com/)

Here are some comparison shots.  Nothing scientific, but hey it's something!

Shot with (a week old and brand new to me) Sony a6000.

Camera settings
F8, 800 iso, 0.4 sec awb

(and for the sake of transparency and because I forgot, the stock shots are at 23mm while the HID shots are at 18mm)

The goal with the before shots was to choose the settings that best represented what I saw with my eye.  Is it perfect, definitely not.  Will it serve, SURE!

Low beam no fogs
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/907/5m0dw6.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p75m0dw6j)

Low beam fogs don't matter anymore
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/633/9xQM6f.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/hl9xQM6fj)

High beam no fogs
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/905/rqnekn.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p5rqneknj)

High beam no fogs
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/910/4lPnnJ.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pa4lPnnJj)

Much more commentary and photos from the LONG day Jordan and I had putting these together available on the last page of my build thread (http://www.thenewx.org/forum/50-members-xterra/61936-shift_xs-build-trip-thread-now-hid-projectors.html) on TNX
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: PainRoller on January 18, 2016, 08:14:41 AM
WOW Steve!!  :o
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on January 18, 2016, 08:23:21 AM
Wow Steve, looks AMAZING! This mod is very high on my wish list. I've just always been scared of the actual project of cutting the old head lights up, in case I destroy them. I need to find out what to bribe Jordan with.  O0

As for what you were waiting for - I think it's pretty obvious that you were waiting until you owned a nice enough camera to take accurate before and after photos. :D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on January 18, 2016, 08:24:32 AM
WOW Steve!!  :o

They're bright.   O0

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/903/q0Y02E.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/p3q0Y02Ej)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on January 18, 2016, 08:27:07 AM
Wow Steve, looks AMAZING! This mod is very high on my wish list. I've just always been scared of the actual project of cutting the old head lights up, in case I destroy them. I need to find out what to bribe Jordan with.  O0

As for what you were waiting for - I think it's pretty obvious that you were waiting until you owned a nice enough camera to take accurate before and after photos. :D

Jordan likes car parts, back rubs and money.  :D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Riz98 on January 25, 2016, 12:30:19 AM
Oil change and new brake fluid.  Nothing to major but the small things seem to matter in the long run. 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: PainRoller on January 28, 2016, 12:22:13 PM
I know SOME people don't think this is important, but Pepe likes to be CLEAN!

MRT dirt:

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After all the quarters and 2 hrs of work (So.Much.Mud):

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Check out the admirer in the window....  ;)

Bought replacement cabin air filters.


Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on January 28, 2016, 02:31:43 PM
Mine is still dirty. Can you help?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on January 30, 2016, 12:48:28 PM
Added a Raingler interior roof net that had a little bit of gentle previous Grooters love built into it. Thanks Danny!
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on January 30, 2016, 01:08:07 PM
That's BA Rick! 
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Post by: RikRong on January 30, 2016, 01:44:36 PM
That's BA Rick!
I can't wait to use it, should be a perfect spot for sleeping bags, pads, and extra clothing. It'll also make a perfect spot to hang a lantern while in camp.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Kjswa on February 01, 2016, 02:13:05 PM
Sent Heftyfabworks a bunch of money today, only 12 weeks....
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Riz98 on February 05, 2016, 02:47:19 AM
Got some 33x12.5 General Grabber AT2's mounted up.  So far they seem really nice.  Have not had a chance to take them offroad yet but they do well in the rain.  Nice and quiet on the highway compared to the Wrangler MTRs that got replaced.  I am up in Big Bear just about every weekend snowboarding and the Grabbers are supposed to do awesome in the snow so that was also a big selling point for me. 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on February 05, 2016, 06:46:29 AM
Sent Heftyfabworks a bunch of money today, only 12 weeks....

Noice.  :) :) :)

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/Funny%20Photos/goldmember.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/Funny%20Photos/goldmember.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on February 06, 2016, 11:31:07 AM
Not exactly for the rig, but I followed Toro's advice in the MR thread and picked this up. It was due time for me to get a good flashlight.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ghenderson21 on February 06, 2016, 03:03:50 PM
Guess I can add stuff in here now.

Day after Christmas, grabbed Duractracs (265's, as it's my DD)
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Deps Molle panels (with emergency Hammock!) Will put various Emergency stuff/tools etc here.
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Hatch mounted Shovel and Axe
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Locking Wet Box Handle (Southco 92-42-112)
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Suspension, Sliders after my truck sells, anyone want a 2001 Ranger :D?

Geoff
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on February 06, 2016, 06:16:15 PM
^Very nice mods.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on February 06, 2016, 08:17:44 PM
Yes, very nice Geoff!
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Post by: RikRong on February 14, 2016, 04:04:20 PM
Put this fancy guy on today.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on February 14, 2016, 05:21:27 PM
^^^Nice!!


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: CAWoody on February 14, 2016, 10:31:33 PM
Geez Rik, I know you live WAAAYY out there but I wouldn't call it North Dakota. lol
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on February 14, 2016, 11:02:07 PM
Geez Rik, I know you live WAAAYY out there but I wouldn't call it North Dakota. lol
Ha-ha No smog checks, less than $100 for registration? I'm going to take advantage of that for as long as possible.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Spectre on February 17, 2016, 07:38:08 PM
I picked up and installed a used cargo cover today..   Oh ya.. that's right.. I did that..   Be jealous...    heh..  I'm excited to finally post in this thread. O0
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on February 18, 2016, 06:34:18 AM
Ordered some Timbrens for the rear.  Should be here tomorrow.   8)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on February 18, 2016, 08:26:52 AM
Did you go with the regular ones or the new progressive off road specific ones?

You'll love them BTW
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on February 18, 2016, 12:09:06 PM
The progressive ones:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121888798189?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Ordered them yesterday, UPS dropped them off today!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on February 18, 2016, 02:09:13 PM
I think you'll be the first one around here with them.

You'll have to let us know how they work!  Very cool. 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on February 18, 2016, 02:28:56 PM
I will put them on this weekend.  I have a camping trip next weekend, so I will definitely test them. >:D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Spectre on February 22, 2016, 05:42:47 PM
So yesterday I installed some steps I bought off a member of this forum.   Today I put on the license plates that came in the mail and took all the used car dealership stuff off and out of the windows.. 

Ya I'm starting slow. =)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Alex on February 22, 2016, 05:54:07 PM
A few other easy mods that come to mind: remove the rear sway bar, remove rear mud flaps, and if you're already running bigger tires on the 2nd Gens, look up how to do the melt mod for inside the front fenders. And y'all should make a page in the Display Case to show some pics as things progress! :)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RattFink27 on February 23, 2016, 08:28:29 PM
This weekend I installed the OME suspension kit and a couple days before that I installed the OEM fog lights. And a month before that was some duratrac tires and new wheels. Next up is rock sliders and under garment protection.  ;)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Deadpilot on February 23, 2016, 09:14:19 PM
So today I modified my trans mount again to help deal with a problem there. And also added few inches of metal to the panhard bracket to get everything leveled out. I'll post pics tomorrow. I should be to test drive it tomorrow also

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Post by: Riz98 on February 24, 2016, 11:13:36 AM
Changed the transmission fluid, transfer care, and rear differential fluid.  I was going to do the front but the diff cover doesnt have a drain plug so I wasnt prepared to pull the cover off and reseal it.  The fill plug also requires a large allen key that I dont have so I may get to that this Friday.  The transmission fluid didn't look too bad.  Had a slight tinge of brown to it but was mostly red still.  The transfer case was pretty dirty and had a large amount of metal shaving on the drain plug.  No big chunks so for now I'm good.  The rear diff had some white milky fluid in it which I am assuming was water but once that drained out it had a nice purple color to it.  AFT synthetic for the transmission, Master Pro Synthetic 75-90 for the transfer case, and Master Pro 80-90 for the diff's.  I'll probably change out the diff fluid every 30,000 miles or after deep water crossing so I didn't bother using a synthetic.
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Post by: PainRoller on February 27, 2016, 02:39:57 PM
Changed the transmission fluid, transfer care, and rear differential fluid.  I was going to do the front but the diff cover doesnt have a drain plug so I wasnt prepared to pull the cover off and reseal it.  The fill plug also requires a large allen key that I dont have so I may get to that this Friday.  The transmission fluid didn't look too bad.  Had a slight tinge of brown to it but was mostly red still.  The transfer case was pretty dirty and had a large amount of metal shaving on the drain plug.  No big chunks so for now I'm good. The rear diff had some white milky fluid in it which I am assuming was water but once that drained out it had a nice purple color to it. AFT synthetic for the transmission, Master Pro Synthetic 75-90 for the transfer case, and Master Pro 80-90 for the diff's.  I'll probably change out the diff fluid every 30,000 miles or after deep water crossing so I didn't bother using a synthetic.

Have you considered doing the Breather Extension MOD (http://www.thenewx.org/forum/15-how-tos/54-how-install-rear-diff-breather-extension-22.html) on your rear diff?  Will def help keep water out during water crossings.....

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Post by: CAWoody on February 28, 2016, 07:34:29 PM
Finally got around to installing the new LED bumper lights I got for Christmas with a little help from the current driver.

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Post by: knightrider on February 28, 2016, 08:35:52 PM
Changed the transmission fluid, transfer care, and rear differential fluid.  I was going to do the front but the diff cover doesnt have a drain plug so I wasnt prepared to pull the cover off and reseal it.  The fill plug also requires a large allen key that I dont have so I may get to that this Friday.  The transmission fluid didn't look too bad.  Had a slight tinge of brown to it but was mostly red still.  The transfer case was pretty dirty and had a large amount of metal shaving on the drain plug.  No big chunks so for now I'm good.  The rear diff had some white milky fluid in it which I am assuming was water but once that drained out it had a nice purple color to it.  AFT synthetic for the transmission, Master Pro Synthetic 75-90 for the transfer case, and Master Pro 80-90 for the diff's.  I'll probably change out the diff fluid every 30,000 miles or after deep water crossing so I didn't bother using a synthetic.
The front dif does have a drain plug, iirc its on the driver's side, fill plug is on the passenger side.  The drain and fill use a 10mm Allen

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Post by: Riz98 on February 29, 2016, 12:31:09 AM
The front dif does have a drain plug, iirc its on the driver's side, fill plug is on the passenger side.  The drain and fill use a 10mm Allen

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Dana 44 front axle to be specific.  Anyways I pulled the bolts off the front diff cover and that thing is on there good.  Tried for a little while to get the cover free from the sealant but it wouldn't budge.  The fluid is right at the fill plug so I left it for now.  I think a new cover might be a future mod so I can just fill and drain and be done with it.  Also purchased some wheels spacers from Amazon to widen the front axle to match the rear. 
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Post by: Celt on February 29, 2016, 12:46:53 AM
Dana 44 front axle to be specific.  Anyways I pulled the bolts off the front diff cover and that thing is on there good.  Tried for a little while to get the cover free from the sealant but it wouldn't budge.  The fluid is right at the fill plug so I left it for now.  I think a new cover might be a future mod so I can just fill and drain and be done with it.  Also purchased some wheels spacers from Amazon to widen the front axle to match the rear. 

  What did they seal that cover with JB Weld?
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Post by: Riz98 on March 01, 2016, 12:35:57 AM
  What did they seal that cover with JB Weld?

Yeah maybe.  It looks like black RTV was used and probably alot of it.  Any good tips on getting the cover off the next time I do this?  I didn't want to pry it off and mess up the mating surface of the axle.  Probably try this again soon with a six pack of some good IPA's for help.
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Post by: Celt on March 01, 2016, 12:56:17 AM
Yeah maybe.  It looks like black RTV was used and probably alot of it.  Any good tips on getting the cover off the next time I do this?  I didn't want to pry it off and mess up the mating surface of the axle.  Probably try this again soon with a six pack of some good IPA's for help.

I'm not exactly sure what would be the easiest way to go about doing it if you are worried about marring the metal. Gently tapping a straight slot screw driver straight in with a rubber mallet has always worked well for me. Make sure the screwdriver is more over towards the diff cover so the lions share of the existing RTV is still on the diff and keep the angle straight. If something does get scratched up in the process I'd rather it be the cover. If you have a stock cover now might be a good time to upgrade to something more solid? In the end as long as it gets sealed properly some minor scratches on the cover shouldn't be too much of an issue.
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Post by: Riz98 on March 01, 2016, 11:04:16 AM
I'm not exactly sure what would be the easiest way to go about doing it if you are worried about marring the metal. Gently tapping a straight slot screw driver straight in with a rubber mallet has always worked well for me. Make sure the screwdriver is more over towards the diff cover so the lions share of the existing RTV is still on the diff and keep the angle straight. If something does get scratched up in the process I'd rather it be the cover. If you have a stock cover now might be a good time to upgrade to something more solid? In the end as long as it gets sealed properly some minor scratches on the cover shouldn't be too much of an issue.

Yeah I will try and use a screw driver and mallet like you suggested.  I'll probably hang onto the current diff cover as a quick search shows that it is well built and thick.  http://www.wideopendesign.com/Product/149/CRANE-Dana-44-Diff-Cover.aspx    It would be nice though to have a drain plug.
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Post by: knightrider on March 01, 2016, 12:28:21 PM
putty knife and a mallet.  work around the flange with the putty knife, much better than a screw driver and less likely to gouge the flange.
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Post by: Celt on March 02, 2016, 12:42:42 AM
Yeah I will try and use a screw driver and mallet like you suggested.  I'll probably hang onto the current diff cover as a quick search shows that it is well built and thick.  http://www.wideopendesign.com/Product/149/CRANE-Dana-44-Diff-Cover.aspx    It would be nice though to have a drain plug.

Ouch, that's one expensive diff cover ($299)..... If you need a drain plug as long as you are careful you can always drill your own hole into it then tap it and you will be good to go. It's not too hard just take your time and make sure you get it drilled in the spot you want it. I have drain plugs but don't mind pulling the cover off either as it's a good way to take a look at the gears for developing carnage.
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Post by: Toro on March 02, 2016, 02:34:23 PM
Like Jordan said....
   You can also add insurance by using plastic putty knives like these

www.amazon.com/dp/B0027BBHGG/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_-T21wb9Y2CC1N

   Wedge it in there then go to town with a mallet or hammer.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on March 02, 2016, 05:45:33 PM
Picked up a pair of PRG 2.0 w/600 lb springs for the front.  Now to get some Total Chaos UCAs.   >:D  No more grading the roads for you guys!
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Post by: RBduffer on March 02, 2016, 10:27:17 PM
Atta boy Tony 8)

Your headlights will see farther as well lol
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Post by: JFanaselle on March 02, 2016, 11:57:29 PM
Awesome Tony! You'll be setup nicely for that Spring Mojave Road trip (you are going, right?!?).

That reminds me Randy... how are your new coilovers doing? Did you notice a difference in ride quality, and did you end up having to adjust the height?
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Post by: RBduffer on March 03, 2016, 09:43:06 AM
Awesome Tony! You'll be setup nicely for that Spring Mojave Road trip (you are going, right?!?).

That reminds me Randy... how are your new coilovers doing? Did you notice a difference in ride quality, and did you end up having to adjust the height?

Oh yeah, 'night and day' difference.  I had to back the springs down about 1 1/4" cuz my bumper is a bit lighter than yours and that really smoothed out the ride.  My OME springs were the 'light duty' ones which felt great when the shocks were new but now with your springs and less preload I will get more usefull travel  :)
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Post by: beedee on March 03, 2016, 09:59:15 AM
My X is only 2 weeks old (to me), so no crazy mods yet. I did swap out the oem interior dome/2nd row/cargo area lights for LEDs, much nicer!
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Post by: Ghost65 on March 03, 2016, 11:17:30 AM

..... your springs and less preload I will get more usefull travel  :)

Who are you???

"Preload"...like a boss Mr. Duff.


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on March 03, 2016, 09:59:01 PM
Who are you???

"Preload"...like a boss Mr. Duff.


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Hey Yota, I may not know a bit map from a bit-o-honey, but I know suspension.  Old roadracers rule lol
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Post by: Riz98 on March 10, 2016, 01:11:21 AM
Installed 1.5 inch wheel spacers on the front axle to match the width of the rear axle.  Looks so much better now that the front and rear tires are the same width and the body roll is noticeably less when cornering. 
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Post by: Celt on March 10, 2016, 09:08:38 AM
Hey Yota, I may not know a bit map from a bit-o-honey, but I know suspension.  Old roadracers rule lol

 Is that anything like a ABBA-ZABA bar?
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Post by: Spectre on March 13, 2016, 10:59:00 AM
Yesterday was a busy day with installations
Installed the following
Ham radio under the drivers seat with remote face suction cupped to the windshield to the left of the steering wheel
cb radio just in front of the gear selector turned towards the drivers seat
Pioneer radio with sirus xm and bluetooth audio.
Sirus antenna
Diamond quad band antenna on the rear right hatch
firestick on the rear left hatch
Sccxterra sticker
LA Kings decal that lights up at night while I'm driving.
 
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Post by: Jayrat on March 18, 2016, 10:26:09 AM
Just arrived today
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Post by: Celt on March 18, 2016, 11:06:39 AM
When is the install date? I have an impact wrench and will travel!
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Post by: JFanaselle on March 18, 2016, 02:06:52 PM
Awesome, congrats Jay! Installation is super easy - you just need a few strong sets of hands to help lift the bumper in place and hold it there while it's attached. It seems like a lot of work to remove the old bumper and what not, but trust me, it'll be off and out of the way in like 15 or 20 minutes.
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Post by: knightrider on March 18, 2016, 05:49:37 PM
Jay, let me know if you want help with the install, my transmission jack was perfect when installing my hefty bumper.  saves you from needing strong people to stand around holding it in place.
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Post by: steve c on March 18, 2016, 07:46:15 PM
I'm a child.

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Also!
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Congrats on the bumper, Jay!
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Post by: CVXTERRA on March 18, 2016, 08:55:03 PM
I'm a child.

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 :D :D
 This was taken 3 days ago hahaha. It should be known that this picture was taken by my passenger, my fiancé who somehow did not find this as funny as I did.


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Post by: Jayrat on March 18, 2016, 09:45:25 PM
^^^^^
MMM BOOBS  O0
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Post by: Jayrat on March 18, 2016, 09:55:35 PM
Jay, let me know if you want help with the install, my transmission jack was perfect when installing my hefty bumper.  saves you from needing strong people to stand around holding it in place.

Thanks for the offers, The front plastic & bumper were off yesterday'
I had to remove the engine skid , to replace some bent bolts and remove stock rad skid. PITA. >:(
Going to take Jordans advice, and use my motorcycle jack ( similar to a Trans Jack) to install the bumper.
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Post by: knightrider on March 18, 2016, 11:57:36 PM
ah but the trans jack has a tilting base so it allows you to tilt the  trans/bumper to make it fit perfect :D
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Post by: Ghost65 on March 19, 2016, 10:20:33 AM

ah but the trans jack has a tilting base so it allows you to tilt the  trans/bumper to make it fit perfect :D

Congrats Jay!

And what Jordan said...this jack and Hennies help made the taco bumper (LOLOLOL) a snap to install.


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Post by: RBduffer on March 19, 2016, 02:13:36 PM
OK, OK you guys.  I'm still laughing out loud.  I can't decide which is funnier, 'Taco Bumper' or that two semi adults took pictures of their odometers the same week. 
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Post by: knightrider on March 19, 2016, 05:13:18 PM
steve an adult? even semi adult?  bahahaha
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Post by: RikRong on March 20, 2016, 12:59:34 PM
So, I finally sized up. I worked a swap with billy610, as seen in the thread he posted.
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Post by: EJsarus on March 20, 2016, 02:34:04 PM
So, I finally sized up. I worked a swap with billy610, as seen in the thread he posted.
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looks great... sell me your old tires :)
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Post by: RikRong on March 20, 2016, 07:42:12 PM
looks great... sell me your old tires :)
They're on billy610's truck now.

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Post by: EJsarus on March 20, 2016, 10:31:06 PM
Toyota Xterra... TRD NISMO edition.. lulz

All I did today was Brake Fluid exchange and waiting on parts to do my120k major service interval.
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Post by: fourxfunk on March 20, 2016, 10:54:03 PM
I finally ditched my rear sway bar.  I also picked up a lightly used PRG AAL! Now to piece together the front end...
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Post by: ultrapc40 on March 22, 2016, 08:10:52 PM
Installed some LED light in the camper and two led panels on the hatch so I can light up the camp ground/kitchen.




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Post by: Jayrat on March 22, 2016, 09:38:41 PM
Very cool, Your own personal tanning bed  lol
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Post by: valentin36 on March 23, 2016, 07:42:36 AM
Diff Cover painted!!
Rustoleum heat treated red..time for the install and make matching calipers!!
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Post by: EJsarus on March 23, 2016, 10:31:34 PM
finally installed my PX4 front coil struts on my X. Just waiting on the rear shocks and I will installed the rear leaf pack & shocks.
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Post by: beedee on March 24, 2016, 12:57:21 PM
Removed my mud-guards last night, and managed to not break any of the push clips! :)
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Post by: RikRong on March 26, 2016, 03:45:04 PM
Finally had the AFE Hi-tuck from my Frontier modified to fit the Xterra, just a few cuts and slight re-bends. It certainly wasn't a direct fit like AFE said it would be. Oh well, it works now.
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Post by: Toro on March 26, 2016, 05:07:23 PM
Does the tire hit the diff?
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Post by: RikRong on March 26, 2016, 05:17:06 PM
Does the tire hit the diff?
You know, I haven't even paid attention to that until now. I'll have to look.

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Post by: RBduffer on March 26, 2016, 05:22:49 PM
you might have to 'notch' the spare tire >:D
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Post by: Toro on March 29, 2016, 09:07:30 AM
Dropped the front skids to change the front diff and engine oil.
   Wife is out getting new bolts for them. Rear diff oil getting changed tonight and all will be buttoned up for Moab this weekend.
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Post by: Ghost65 on March 29, 2016, 01:56:37 PM
....for Moab this weekend.

Have fun man, I'll be thinking of ya.
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Post by: steve c on March 29, 2016, 03:22:02 PM
Every time I read Moab, it makes me think of this video

http://youtu.be/FcfnCdnvjSw
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Post by: Ghost65 on March 30, 2016, 07:09:57 AM
Great video Steve...and I raise you...

http://youtu.be/4aJfQpHt9lY


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Post by: ultrapc40 on March 31, 2016, 10:03:16 AM
Making electricity flow in the dodge. Working on setting up a 600w audio battery in the back with an isolator so I can power accessories and LEDs in the back.

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Post by: EJsarus on March 31, 2016, 10:08:38 AM
very nice, I still need to learn how to make badass power rigs like that.
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Post by: Riz98 on March 31, 2016, 07:16:33 PM
I installed "The Cure" from Ruff Stuff today on my drag link to try and limit the tie rod from rolling around.  So far I only drove to work but it feels pretty similar to what I had without it.  Tomorrow I'll be replacing the worn out rod ends on my track bar with some nice FK rod ends.
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Post by: fourxfunk on April 01, 2016, 11:19:31 PM
I had the day off! Tried taking off my factory rear shocks to replace with 0-2" 5100's.. PB blasted 'em and tried some more. Then I said, "heck it,  I'm going to Harbor Freight". I bought their biggest 1/2" breaker bar and some sockets and 45 minutes later, I was done. 
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After a trip to Portillo's for a Maxwell Street polish,  onion rings and a large diet coke (don't laugh,  I've got a figure to maintain) I waddled to the mailbox to find these goodies.. Thanks Geoyota!
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I must say it was a good day.
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Post by: Riz98 on April 02, 2016, 09:48:55 AM
Here are the pictures from when I did "The Cure" from Ruff Stuff and the new track bar rod ends. 

Drag link removed from tie rod
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 The Cure, more or less a hardened plastic bushing to prevent the drag link and tie rod from rolling, installed.
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Track bar bolt is too close to the drag link to gain access to
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Removed the passenger side tie rod from the knucle.  A lot of room now
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Old rod end VS new rod end.  With the old rod end I was able to feel the movement on the bearing with my hands.  Imagine what the weight of the truck was doing to it.  This was the cause of my slight vibration around 55-65 mph on the highway.
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Chevy 1 Ton steering kit from Ballistics Fabrication.  Parts Mike is also a good source for steering upgrades and will cut and assemble the linkage but you have to give the measurements. 
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One end of the track bar had a small edge of metal from when the track bar was cut.
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A couple minutes with a hand file and the track bar was looking good.  Wanted to make a nice flat seating area for the lock nut.
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Anit-Seize for the next time I make an adjustment or replacement.
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Track bar bolt going back in with Red Lock tight.  Torqued to 150 ft lbs. 
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The reassembly went smoothly and the initial drive was a big difference.  I would strongly suggest anyone using the Calmini SAS kit that has some vibrations to check the track bar rod ends if they are the original ones from the complany.  I used FK rod ends part number JMX12T.  Both sides are right hand threaded.  Summit Racing has them for a good price and shipped to my door in 2 days. 
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Post by: RikRong on April 02, 2016, 04:56:02 PM
Like a glove...
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Post by: fourxfunk on April 02, 2016, 05:28:34 PM
^Now that's sweet!^
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Post by: Jayrat on April 02, 2016, 07:17:45 PM
Nice Tetris Job
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Post by: EJsarus on April 02, 2016, 08:30:52 PM
loving it, mind to ask what specific tools you got so i can copy? :)
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Post by: RikRong on April 02, 2016, 10:06:47 PM
Nice Tetris Job
Yeah, it definitely took me a few minutes to figure out the best fit.
loving it, mind to ask what specific tools you got so i can copy? :)
48" hi-lift and just about any axe and short handle shovel should fit. I had to remove the stock jack so the shovel would sit low enough for the seats to lock.

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Post by: RBduffer on April 03, 2016, 04:07:07 PM
I always love the simple solutions 8)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Alex on April 03, 2016, 07:33:18 PM
I'd want to get a 2nd Gen just to do that, very nice! :D
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Post by: RikRong on April 03, 2016, 07:41:13 PM
I'd want to get a 2nd Gen just to do that, very nice! :D
You already have yours nicely mounted.

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Post by: Jayrat on April 03, 2016, 08:25:01 PM
I'd want to get a 2nd Gen just to do that, very nice! :D
Your Rig is Yellow, I wish I could have gotten a 2nd Gen in Yeller  >:D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Riz98 on April 08, 2016, 09:07:26 PM
Replaced the upper shackle bolts on both sides.  The left side was broken and I am glad I noticed it.  Also replaced the transfer case output seal.  So far nothing is leaking.  The transfer case was leaking right on the exhaust so that made for a pretty nasty smell when stopped at a light.
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Post by: ghenderson21 on April 09, 2016, 07:50:12 AM
Finally tackled the oil change, and the oil filter SUCKS to get to. lol. Now that it's done, next time will be easier. Made the switch to full synthetic.

Bought a hi-lift and put it under the seats, as well as some small toolboxes. Moved the stock jack into the lock box up top.

Next, onto the diffs, transfer case, and transmission fluid changes.
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Post by: Toro on April 09, 2016, 10:28:48 AM


Moved the stock jack into the lock box up top.

Cover all the joints and worm gear in grease then wrap it in plastic wrap. The elements will render it worthless if you ever need it.
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Post by: beedee on April 09, 2016, 05:29:55 PM
Very nice Rik! I still need to get that shovel!

Today I picked up a receiver hitch shackle/d-ring and a recovery strap. My first off-road supply purchase! They are tucked away nicely in a backpack in the false door in the cargo area.
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Post by: RikRong on April 09, 2016, 10:16:04 PM
Well, I did this today and it took way too long. I also got the alignment redone to get rid of the positive camber that I had them leave in so the UCAs would clear the CBs. I'll be trimming them tomorrow.

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Post by: Ghost65 on April 10, 2016, 10:42:58 AM
 The "JF" mod.


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ghenderson21 on April 10, 2016, 12:51:30 PM

Cover all the joints and worm gear in grease then wrap it in plastic wrap. The elements will render it worthless if you ever need it.

Noted! Thank you sir. Planning to find a bag large enough to hold it and keep it away from the elements.

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Post by: JFanaselle on April 10, 2016, 09:02:51 PM
The "JF" mod.

Ha! Love it.   O0 Looks great Rick!
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Post by: RikRong on April 10, 2016, 09:05:24 PM
Ha! Love it.   O0 Looks great Rick!
They should make me plenty visible in the dust. Ha-ha

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Post by: JFanaselle on April 10, 2016, 09:12:18 PM
Noted! Thank you sir. Planning to find a bag large enough to hold it and keep it away from the elements.

Geoff - maybe try one of those vaccum seal bags from Harbor Freight. It's only like $5.99 for a box of 3 or 4 of them. They're more than big enough, and you can vacuum the air out of it so it doesn't take up a bunch of space. They're designed for clothes and stuff, but I'm sure it would work. Maybe wrap the jack in a piece of cloth first so there aren't any sharp edges to tear the bag once it's sealed tight.
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Post by: Toro on April 10, 2016, 09:58:16 PM
Plastic wrap...Glad wrap, Renolds wrap.
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Post by: Jayrat on April 11, 2016, 07:28:58 AM
Plastic wrap...Glad wrap, Renolds wrap.
Gangsta Wrap
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Post by: Sage Bromax on April 17, 2016, 02:56:51 PM
Installed Total Chaos Upper Control Arms, Camber bolts, and Radflo 2.0 Extended Travel Coilovers With 600# Springs.  Now she sits level when empty with 10 psi in the rear Firestone airbags.  I will finally stop grading the trails!!
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Post by: Celt on April 17, 2016, 04:07:36 PM
Installed Total Chaos Upper Control Arms, Camber bolts, and Radflo 2.0 Extended Travel Coilovers With 600# Springs.  Now she sits level when empty with 10 psi in the rear Firestone airbags.  I will finally stop grading the trails!!

Post some pics man! I love those TC UCA's!
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Post by: EJsarus on April 17, 2016, 04:18:49 PM
wrapped some tail lights :)
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Post by: Sage Bromax on April 17, 2016, 06:23:38 PM
Post some pics man! I love those TC UCA's!
Ask and ye shall receive.

Front view
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Side views
(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll21/tango-52/Xterra%20Equipment/XTERRA%20Front%20Suspension%20Lift/IMG_1396.jpg) (http://s284.photobucket.com/user/tango-52/media/Xterra%20Equipment/XTERRA%20Front%20Suspension%20Lift/IMG_1396.jpg.html)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll21/tango-52/Xterra%20Equipment/XTERRA%20Front%20Suspension%20Lift/IMG_1397.jpg) (http://s284.photobucket.com/user/tango-52/media/Xterra%20Equipment/XTERRA%20Front%20Suspension%20Lift/IMG_1397.jpg.html)

(http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll21/tango-52/Xterra%20Equipment/XTERRA%20Front%20Suspension%20Lift/IMG_1399.jpg) (http://s284.photobucket.com/user/tango-52/media/Xterra%20Equipment/XTERRA%20Front%20Suspension%20Lift/IMG_1399.jpg.html)

Hardware
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Now to go to Firestone tomorrow and use my lifetime alignment, which I got last year after our Big Bear trip!
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Post by: fourxfunk on April 17, 2016, 06:51:27 PM
Nice work Sage!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on April 17, 2016, 08:21:02 PM
SBM, too bad you won't be on the Mojave run with all of us breaking that new suspension.
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Post by: gaan919 on April 17, 2016, 10:05:19 PM
Installed white knuckle sliders.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on April 18, 2016, 10:00:00 PM
This is happening...

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Post by: JFanaselle on April 18, 2016, 10:43:04 PM
Take 2...  8)

I still can't believe the luck of finding the radiator bracket issue just before TMR. That would have been a certain bad situation out in the desert.

PS - how come he wasn't watching that AWESOME end to the Kings game?!?
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Post by: JFanaselle on April 18, 2016, 11:38:08 PM
It's been a busy couple of months for me and mods, but I have neglected to update anyting on here.

In February, I swapped out my Radflo 2.0s for Radflo 2.5s, and the 2.0s found a great new home. Didn't get any photos of the install, but here's a comparison of the 2.0s and 2.5s side by side (mixed together, but you can tell which ones are which):

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Then in March, I purchased a new Hefty Fab rear bumper from a member on the site. This is the brand new Heft Fab design with a different swing arm and mount. This was while I was in the process of moving, so the bumper went straight into the storage unit for a few weeks until I had a chance to install it (thanks Duffman for the mod day!).

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Then last week, I picked up a set of 6-spoke wheels from craigslist. These are the painted ones, not the machined ones, so they'll still be subject to scratching off road, but I think they look nicer than the 5 spoke "S" wheels. The guy pulled them off his Pathfinder a few years ago and had them sitting in his garage ever since. He gave me a great price, and they had nice goodyear forza all season road tires on them with about 30% tread life left. Then I found a little tire shop in Temecula that swapped my duratracs from my original wheels over to these ones, and took the used all season goodyear tires as payment for the work. Good stuff.

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New wheels all mounted up:

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I also spent last weekend doing a bunch of little stuff to prep for TMR. Moved my CB antenna to the new rear bumper. Relocated my CB from the top of my dash to inside the center console. Installed a new XM radio. Replaced a busted air line in my OBA setup. Calibrated my Staun deflators (got them for Christmas, better late than never!). And installed a new tablet mount.

I think I'm all ready! :) Now maybe one day I'll update my build thread.  :P Oh, and I also need to do something about that UGLY spare on the back. Keeping my eyes open for a deal on a cheap used 32" or 33" with an aggressive tread that I can throw onto one of my 5 spoke wheels and mount up. That'll look much nicer.
Title: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on April 19, 2016, 12:18:18 AM
PS - how come he wasn't watching that AWESOME end to the Kings game?!?

Funny thing happened on the way to the garage...

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But then...KINGS WIN!!!

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Post by: Ghost65 on April 19, 2016, 12:21:06 AM
On a serious note...Jeebus Joe, you're rig is looking great!!

Totally TMR READY!


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Post by: xxSVxx on April 19, 2016, 10:00:37 AM
Take 2...  8)

I still can't believe the luck of finding the radiator bracket issue just before TMR. That would have been a certain bad situation out in the desert.

PS - how come he wasn't watching that AWESOME end to the Kings game?!?

Joe...trust that I was aching to watch it, but I also wanted to get that electrical mess handled before TMR....I had Bleacher Report open on my phone, so I refreshed every 3 or so minutes...we watched the first period, so we saw all the scoring!!

And about that radiator...ugh man....thank GOD we found that at Duffs Landing....what a mess that would have been to find out in the middle of nowhere!!!

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Post by: Riz98 on April 19, 2016, 09:22:24 PM
Oil change with Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage and a Fram Ultra synthetic filter.  Also installed some window visors.  Gotta keep the windows open at all costs not having A/C.
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Post by: Celt on April 20, 2016, 12:18:02 AM
Oil change with Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage and a Fram Ultra synthetic filter.  Also installed some window visors.  Gotta keep the windows open at all costs not having A/C.

No A/C in Southern Ca...? Ouch, that brings me back to my childhood using 2/55.
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Post by: fourxfunk on April 20, 2016, 07:56:20 AM
Oil change with Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage and a Fram Ultra synthetic filter.  Also installed some window visors.  Gotta keep the windows open at all costs not having A/C.
Do you have any issues opening-closing the windows with the visors? I've thought about grabbing some myself.
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Post by: Spectre on April 24, 2016, 08:47:03 PM
I just installed some window visors today.. However I did the outside channel stick on kind.    Also had the Xterra washed. =)
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Post by: FrankB on April 24, 2016, 10:55:02 PM
Do you have any issues opening-closing the windows with the visors? I've thought about grabbing some myself.

WeatherTech In-Channel Vent Shades work very well.  The ones on my first Xterra held up to 9 years of abuse, including some pretty good whack from trees and brush.  The new ones on the new Xterra are just as good. I've also had a set on our Hyundai Santa Fe for over 4 years. Great product.  They don't impede the opening or closing of the window. 
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Post by: Jayrat on April 25, 2016, 08:34:13 AM
My Girlfriend got me a winch for my B-Day
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Post by: Celt on April 25, 2016, 09:00:07 AM
Nice..................................



  When we gonna mount it up? Even more important when are we gonna give you the opportunity to use it??
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on April 25, 2016, 12:51:07 PM
My Girlfriend got me a winch for my B-Day

Sah-weet!
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Post by: RBduffer on April 25, 2016, 05:39:43 PM
I thought your B-day was 2 weeks ago? 

Now Nilda wants another present.
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Post by: Riz98 on April 25, 2016, 10:19:39 PM
No A/C in Southern Ca...? Ouch, that brings me back to my childhood using 2/55.
 
I live right off the water so I get the cooler temperatures unlike people living inland.  A/C or engine driven York Compressor for on-board-air....York for the win.

Do you have any issues opening-closing the windows with the visors? I've thought about grabbing some myself.
I got the visors with the 3m tape.  I had a pair on my last Frontier that held up for years.  Brush, hot summers and cold winters and I never had an issue with them.  Some people have issues with the "in channel visors" scratching their glass from the extra pressure. 
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 26, 2016, 11:05:30 AM
CA penalty mod...

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Post by: JFanaselle on April 26, 2016, 01:45:22 PM
CA penalty mod...

Curious what that set you back, but also afraid to ask.  :-X
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 26, 2016, 01:55:51 PM
Curious what that set you back, but also afraid to ask.  :-X

Dealer:  $245

Amazon:  $93 delivered (kudos to knightrider)

Win.  8)
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Post by: JFanaselle on April 26, 2016, 03:05:50 PM
HUGE win. You Yota guys get lucky with all the cheap parts  O0
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Post by: 2013nick on April 26, 2016, 10:38:56 PM
finally got new tires and rear recovery point!

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Post by: Ghost65 on April 27, 2016, 12:17:56 PM
Waxed my Taco today...

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(Just like the way that sounds)


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Post by: Ghost65 on April 27, 2016, 12:23:13 PM
finally got new tires and rear recovery point!

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Nice tires Nick... :) :)
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Post by: 2013nick on April 27, 2016, 12:32:04 PM
Thank you thank you, need to repaint them then hit the dirt

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Post by: JFanaselle on April 27, 2016, 12:32:54 PM
Nice recovery point Nick  ;)

And too funny John. Nothing beats a freshly waxed taco   lol
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Post by: 2013nick on April 27, 2016, 02:12:20 PM
Nice recovery point Nick  ;)


Thank you especially for that one!
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Post by: RBduffer on April 28, 2016, 09:59:34 AM
Seriously, tampons and waxed tacos! 

I want to see knuckle busting, blood and grease mods!

BTW I installed a new awning.  But my hands are too raw to take photos.
Title: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on April 28, 2016, 12:31:56 PM

I want to see knuckle busting, blood and grease mods!


Lol...okay Randy, here's a couple...

O2 air fuel ratio (AFR) bank one sensor one, the old and the new
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Installed...lubing nuts with PB overnight helps to loosen you up...
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Unplugging this was where I drew blood Randy...that 10mm bolt holds the bracket making it very difficult to remove...
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But I got it...
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 28, 2016, 01:24:51 PM
No more codes or CEL!

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On to my switch mod...going from this:
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Before:
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After:
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Post by: xxSVxx on April 28, 2016, 01:35:41 PM
Seriously, tampons and waxed tacos! 

I want to see knuckle busting, blood and grease mods!

BTW I installed a new awning.  But my hands are too raw to take photos.

No more bazooka?  Pix or it didn't happen!!!
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Post by: JFanaselle on April 28, 2016, 02:09:10 PM
What was wrong with the bazooka?!? I liked it! And now we all know you CAN take photos Randy, so you don't have an excuse anymore. I agree with Christiaan... didn't happen unless you prove it.

And to be fair to Nick, his "tampon" mod first required installing the hitch I sold him. I'm sure there was some grease and maybe a busted bloody knuckle involved. Now waxing your taco.... not sure how much blood was involved with that one.
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Post by: ultrapc40 on April 28, 2016, 03:38:32 PM
Finish the dodge. Build a switch box with a harness so I can unplug and service the dash or move the same set up to my frontier if needed. It's my poor man SPOD


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on April 28, 2016, 04:34:05 PM
Finish the dodge. Build a switch box with a harness so I can unplug and service the dash or move the same set up to my frontier if needed. It's my poor man SPOD


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Great minds...

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Nice switch panel Spencer.
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Post by: RikRong on May 01, 2016, 09:01:04 PM
Added just a little more lift. Not drastic, but it is noticeable. I just cranked the coils up a little in the front and added shackles out back (with longer shocks and brake lines).
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Post by: 2013nick on May 02, 2016, 10:53:51 AM
Seriously, tampons and waxed tacos! 

I want to see knuckle busting, blood and grease mods!

BTW I installed a new awning.  But my hands are too raw to take photos.
Haha yes while its a seemingly boring/easy addition it is more fun when trying to hold said trailer hitch in position with your head, back and knee while tightening bolts simultaneously.. Next will be my lift kit or amplifier for my sound system. After years of donating blood to my old mustang i've decided the less complicated mods are just perfect for me and the X haha

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Post by: ghenderson21 on May 03, 2016, 06:09:01 PM
Little Diff love. Oil change on both front and rear diffs, Amsoil flavored.

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Post by: CAWoody on May 04, 2016, 12:47:45 PM
Just got one of these delivered yesterday.
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Anybody got some good links to hardware and hoses?
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Post by: ultrapc40 on May 04, 2016, 02:50:25 PM
Lowes plumbing section or harbor freight is where I go
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Post by: JFanaselle on May 04, 2016, 09:40:32 PM
Anybody got some good links to hardware and hoses?

I hit up a local custom hose shop here in Temecula called Top Line. They make hoses with proper fittings right there on the spot. The guy had hundreds, if not thousands, of ends and fittings and adapters in the shop, and could make you pretty much anything you needed. I had my ARB twin compressor, which had a standard NPT fitting, plus the ARB aluminum tank with weird JIC fittings. The guy whipped me up a hose from the compressor to the tank, and from the tank to my little manifold/fittings I had plumbed into the car, and it was like $16. There are probably a few little industrial hose shops like that around.

Also, the suggestion to go to Lowes or Home Depot is a good one when you're dealing with all NPT fittings and don't need any special hoses. They stock pretty much anything you'd need.
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Post by: CAWoody on May 05, 2016, 03:22:51 PM
Thank you muchly.  I'll hit 'em up this weekend.
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Post by: ghenderson21 on May 05, 2016, 03:27:18 PM
Transfer Case fluid change, and in-cabin filter change. I don't think the original owner ever changed them...

Joe, great tip about the air line and fittings! Great to know!

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Post by: RattFink27 on May 13, 2016, 08:46:24 PM
Put plastidip on my wheels this morning.

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Post by: JFanaselle on May 13, 2016, 10:31:02 PM
Looks good!
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Post by: Ghost65 on May 16, 2016, 11:17:41 AM
Fridge hinge replacement...
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Also conducting a cabinet recalibration to fix some temp issues we have been experiencing.

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Fridge is 5 years old now. Still love this thing.

Freight cost more than the part!!


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Post by: EJsarus on May 16, 2016, 02:08:18 PM
Me n rick got together and got drunk, end up getting me his 5100 series Bil rear shocks. thats it.... nothing else. :)
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Post by: RikRong on May 16, 2016, 02:41:15 PM
Me n rick got together and got drunk, end up getting me his 5100 series Bil rear shocks. thats it.... nothing else. :)

Haha, I wish I had time to drink some of that beer yesterday.  After we met, we went up to Ridgecrest and had dinner with my dad.  However, I will be trying out that horchata beer tonight.  Yummy!

Oh, I forgot to mention about the boots and after seeing the rub marks in your pic it reminded me to mention something.  You can run these without boots, if you want.  I removed the boots since on these shocks just because they would catch dirt and sand and rub the struts, as you can see.  I also removed the boots on my new struts, before I even installed them.  It's your choice, really, on whether you want to put boots back on them.
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Post by: Toro on May 16, 2016, 03:19:33 PM
Daily driver stable update. El Toro has a partner.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160516/e704e89418307a86ca9d1395bf3f45f1.jpg)

#because11mpgblows!
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Post by: xxSVxx on May 16, 2016, 03:34:59 PM
Congrats on the new whip bud!!! Love Subaru's too!!
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Post by: CVXTERRA on May 16, 2016, 03:37:42 PM
Congrats! awesome ride!
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Post by: RikRong on May 16, 2016, 03:55:42 PM
Very nice!  New project, El Toro Rally?
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Post by: EJsarus on May 16, 2016, 04:12:11 PM
Haha, I wish I had time to drink some of that beer yesterday.  After we met, we went up to Ridgecrest and had dinner with my dad.  However, I will be trying out that horchata beer tonight.  Yummy!

Oh, I forgot to mention about the boots and after seeing the rub marks in your pic it reminded me to mention something.  You can run these without boots, if you want.  I removed the boots since on these shocks just because they would catch dirt and sand and rub the struts, as you can see.  I also removed the boots on my new struts, before I even installed them.  It's your choice, really, on whether you want to put boots back on them.

i will see if i can source some boot cheaply, if not no problem. i ended up picking the same beer on the way home lol
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Post by: JFanaselle on May 16, 2016, 04:53:49 PM
Slick purchase Toro! Needs lots of lights on the front.  8)
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Post by: knightrider on May 16, 2016, 06:01:07 PM
RALLYBRU!!

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Post by: Toro on May 16, 2016, 08:10:45 PM
You guys are hilarious!
   Thanks for the kind words.
   All the Subi is getting is a full set of WeatherTechs and a tow hitch to haul around my bike. Roof rack is built in and the Loadwarrior is in the garage.
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Post by: EJsarus on May 16, 2016, 09:00:14 PM
You guys are hilarious!
   Thanks for the kind words.
   All the Subi is getting is a full set of WeatherTechs and a tow hitch to haul around my bike. Roof rack is built in and the Loadwarrior is in the garage.
you bike? pics??? :)
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Post by: knightrider on May 17, 2016, 08:13:22 AM
Split topic to keep on topic-ish. :D

Pedal Power Thread:
http://www.sccxterra.com/smf/index.php?topic=3825.0
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Post by: EJsarus on May 17, 2016, 08:34:54 AM
sorry :)
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Post by: Ghost65 on May 17, 2016, 09:12:28 AM
You guys are hilarious!
   Thanks for the kind words.
   All the Subi is getting is a full set of WeatherTechs and a tow hitch to haul around my bike. Roof rack is built in and the Loadwarrior is in the garage.

That's a really nice rig man...you and the fam will really maximize it's utility, and as you mentioned...the miiiilllleeeeaaaagggge! 

Lol...congrats!

And there's always this...

Danny takes the kids to school... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aJfQpHt9lY)

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Post by: knightrider on May 17, 2016, 09:22:46 AM
sorry :)

No worries, I just know we have a lot of pedalers here myself included so it's a good topic on it's own. :)
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Post by: xxSVxx on May 17, 2016, 09:31:14 AM


Danny takes the kids to school... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aJfQpHt9lY)

THAT....WAS AMAZEBALLS
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Post by: Ghost65 on May 17, 2016, 10:03:16 AM
If a thread could have a badge...

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...I know, its a Toyota thing...but I like it...

#neverdone (http://trailtoys.net/products/never-done-patch)
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Post by: Toro on May 18, 2016, 08:00:29 PM
I've had her for 4 days and she got her 1st upgrade. Curt, Class III, hitch. T2 fits perfect!
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on May 18, 2016, 08:20:05 PM
I didn't know you bought a sand Prius?









                                                                                                     O0
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Post by: fourxfunk on May 18, 2016, 08:35:12 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160518/13726266d4ad9a1ca97971859349621d.jpg) that reminds me,  here's my old WRX on the way to Gooseberry Mesa. 
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Post by: CVXTERRA on May 19, 2016, 12:56:36 AM
I didn't know you bought a sand Prius?

                                                                                                     O0


^^^^this  :D :D :D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on May 19, 2016, 09:20:17 AM
I like Subaru's...

(http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab152/urbanbigfoot/Midwest%20Mountain%20Bike%20Festival%20%202011/42337e97.jpg) (http://media.photobucket.com/user/urbanbigfoot/media/Midwest%20Mountain%20Bike%20Festival%20%202011/42337e97.jpg.html)
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Post by: beedee on May 19, 2016, 10:44:47 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160518/13726266d4ad9a1ca97971859349621d.jpg) that reminds me,  here's my old WRX on the way to Gooseberry Mesa.

I had to double take at your WRX, here is my old 06 WRX Limited Wagon with my Ibis Mojo.  :D

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p90/stellaplease/IMG_2174_zpsfgkmborz.jpg)

**and to keep it back on the X topic, i'm still waiting on my sliders from WKOR, I think we are about 2.5 weeks in.
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Post by: RikRong on May 19, 2016, 08:11:09 PM
I can walk under my hatch again. Installed McMaster-Carr struts.
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Post by: JFanaselle on May 20, 2016, 09:12:03 AM
One of my favorite mods that I've done! Now you can handle a trasharoo on there with no weight issues, too. :) That's actually why I upgraded mine in the first place, but I love how much higher it opens now.
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Post by: RikRong on May 20, 2016, 09:52:22 AM
One of my favorite mods that I've done! Now you can handle a trasharoo on there with no weight issues, too. :) That's actually why I upgraded mine in the first place, but I love how much higher it opens now.
Funny, I have a Trasharoo on the way...The stock struts could also stand to be longer, that would help a lot for anyone that doesn't change theirs out. 
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Post by: JeffBett on May 20, 2016, 10:06:24 AM
Do you put the Trasharoo directly on the liftgate?
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Post by: xxSVxx on May 20, 2016, 10:07:30 AM
Do you put the Trasharoo directly on the liftgate?

You can...there are a few guys here that do
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Post by: JFanaselle on May 20, 2016, 10:11:49 AM
Check out this thread JeffBett: http://www.sccxterra.com/smf/index.php?
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Post by: ghenderson21 on May 24, 2016, 04:01:49 PM
Installed a ram mount for my tablet to use Torque and Backcountry Navigator. Also routed a usb cable for it under the dash tray and behind the stereo. Transmission flush also done, thanks again Danny!!

Next up, Suspension, when the rest of the parts arrive (hopefully today), and Blue Sea fuse box for fun stuff.

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Post by: fourxfunk on May 24, 2016, 06:17:09 PM
Which ball mount did you use as the base? Thats the final piece to my ram mount puzzle. I'll be mounting in the same location. Does the cubby vibrate while the tablets mounted?
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Post by: ghenderson21 on May 24, 2016, 06:29:09 PM
Which ball mount did you use as the base? Thats the final piece to my ram mount puzzle. I'll be mounting in the same location. Does the cubby vibrate while the tablets mounted?

I used this for the base. Wanted something with 4 holes for a more stable mount, in theory...lol

http://www.amazon.com/Contains-Universal-Pattern-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B004O8LF26/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1464139306&sr=8-11&keywords=ram+mount+1%22

No vibrating or weird noises so far. Does shake a little on bumpy stuff, but the car moves so I wouldn't expect it to stay straight. I did have to do some trimming on the support underneath the tray to get it to sit correctly. Used some large washers to spread the weight a little. Overall it turned out pretty nice.

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Post by: Sage Bromax on May 24, 2016, 11:21:34 PM
Just ordered a Goal Zero Yeti 400 from REI.  They are having a 20% off sale for members, free shipping or store pickup, plus I had a dividend from last year's purchases.  Total cost - just under $360

https://www.rei.com/product/862518/goal-zero-yeti-400-solar-generator

No more worrying about the Engel running out of juice or killing my main battery.
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Post by: Ghost65 on May 26, 2016, 08:53:36 AM
Just ordered a Goal Zero Yeti 400 from REI.  They are having a 20% off sale for members, free shipping or store pickup, plus I had a dividend from last year's purchases.  Total cost - just under $360

https://www.rei.com/product/862518/goal-zero-yeti-400-solar-generator

No more worrying about the Engel running out of juice or killing my main battery.

This I like. Very cool Tony.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JeffBett on June 06, 2016, 12:35:46 PM
I did a couple of things for my X. My friend and I tackled the timing chain tensioners job in my 06 with 160K on it. Went pretty well and everything runs great afterwords and I had no extra parts left over! Took us 16 hours total, but there was a lot of extra conversations in there. The job was a little out of my pay grade so my friend was a great help. While I was at it I also did the water pump, thermostat, spark plugs, cam position sensor, belt tensioner pulley, radiator hoses and new serpentine belt.

I am still wondering why they have to use a different type of clip on every electrical connector. Auto makers must have a large department in the engineering centers just to make sure no 2 connectors and release methods are the same.
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Post by: JFanaselle on June 06, 2016, 02:51:34 PM
Auto makers must have a large department in the engineering centers just to make sure no 2 connectors and release methods are the same.

Truth!  :D
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Post by: RattFink27 on June 06, 2016, 08:04:19 PM
After 2 months of waiting, my rocksliders finally showed up.  Conveniently on my day off too!  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
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Post by: CAWoody on June 06, 2016, 08:42:39 PM
After 2 months of waiting, my rocksliders finally showed up.  Conveniently on my day off too!  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

Very nice.  It's time to test them out.
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Post by: RattFink27 on June 06, 2016, 09:06:09 PM
Very nice.  It's time to test them out.

Definitely gotta try them out soon. Skid plates should be on by this weekend.
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Post by: Riz98 on June 07, 2016, 03:21:52 AM
This last weekend I did some general maintenance.  Oil Change, cleaned the K&N filter, cleaned the mass air flow sensor, and rotated the tires.  Just under 10,000 miles on the General Grabber AT2's and they still look new.  A great tire if anyone is shopping around for an all terrain.  Very similar to the BFG AT but about $50 cheaper.
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Post by: xxSVxx on June 07, 2016, 02:33:08 PM
Hi

You might remember me from 'hey, that's that dude who's shock exploded on TMR' and 'hey, are you the guy who had to limp to Baker with a brick as your suspension?'

Yep.

Anyway, what have I done for my truck lately:

Well, my work neighbor, in the office next door, has an 06 Fronty.  2wd, but has the PRG lift kit, knows his way around his rig, etc.

We got to talking Fri afternoon after work, and he tells me that he happens to have 2in spacers sitting on stock shocks in his garage, and that I'm welcome to borrow them until I get my 2.5's.

Welp, I had to take him up on his offer, since a) my tires have been getting wayy to rubby with the fenders, and I don't want to kill those beauties too soon, and b) I'll be able to move past the 'I drive a Nissan Camaro' phase of ownership.

So, he calls Sat night and invites me over Sunday morning to make the swap.

While we're wrenching, he mentions about a dozen things he recently did to his truck, and how he wants to take it on a trail to see if it's worthy, etc.

Soooo...who am I to decline the offer to get dirty after the guy lent me his stuff?

Anyway, we did about 75% of North Main Divide trail off of Ortega Hwy, almost made it to the radio towers before turning around.

That trail is no joke; the first 50yds we encountered a spot where he had to max skinny pedal it over these ruts that swallowed his rig, and I had to drop it into 4Lo just to make it out w/out getting a running start (wasn't comfortable doing that since the cliff off the trail was in play)

Anyway, she's back to sitting right around where she was with the bilsteins; Garret, I promise, once I get those Rads, I'll wash your stock coils up good and get them back to you.

****One question I have for those 'in the know' regarding my dumb rims; well, I think one of the studs might be stripped.  I couldn't get it to grip like the other 5 could on the driver side tire, so I'm currently lug-less on one stud.

Question is - is that an issue that needs to be looked at soon-ish? 

Anyway, some pix of how she's sitting now, and the views from the trail on Sunday around noon

-Christiaan
aka xxSVxx

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Post by: JFanaselle on June 07, 2016, 03:20:20 PM
Looking good Christiaan. While I can't offer any input on your stud issue, I do want to say I love those wheeling photos, and your rig looks as good as ever. :) I'm surprised to see it's still so green up there... that will probably only last a few more weeks with this heat.  :(

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Post by: SoCalXTerry on June 07, 2016, 05:55:39 PM
Christiaan,

While you can get by with 5 lugs.   I would suggest that you get the stripped lug replaced when you can.    I had the same issue and drove for a couple of months with it.  No problem  BUT!!!
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Post by: Celt on June 07, 2016, 06:15:22 PM
If memory serves me correctly Jayrat just replaced one of his after the same thing happened.
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Post by: knightrider on June 07, 2016, 11:26:48 PM
is it just me or does it look like you have 4 out of 6?
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Post by: Sage Bromax on June 08, 2016, 05:43:38 AM
is it just me or does it look like you have 4 out of 6?
Stealth lug nuts?
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Post by: xxSVxx on June 08, 2016, 09:19:52 AM
is it just me or does it look like you have 4 out of 6?

I'll have to go look, but I should only be missing one
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: valentin36 on June 08, 2016, 02:56:18 PM
I have a few extra studs. Ebay messed up my order and gave me some additional studs. If i end up driving north to pick up my sliders from whiteknuckle i can drop them off.
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Post by: Jayrat on June 08, 2016, 03:03:07 PM
in the picture it looks like 4 Lugs
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Post by: xxSVxx on June 08, 2016, 03:43:53 PM
in the picture it looks like 4 Lugs

It is.  FML.
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Post by: Jayrat on June 08, 2016, 03:56:15 PM
It is.  FML.
Let me know,
I have 2 hands and half a brain.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on June 08, 2016, 09:39:06 PM
Christiaan, you have more trouble holding on to you nuts than anyone I know. 
Jay's two hands will come in handy.
My garage is always open to you guys.
What the F is FML?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on June 08, 2016, 10:19:45 PM
Christiaan, you have more trouble holding on to you nuts than anyone I know. 
Jay's two hands will come in handy.
My garage is always open to you guys.
What the F is FML?

FML (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+does+FML+mean) 

Love ya buddy!   O0
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on June 09, 2016, 05:03:26 AM
Christiaan is loosin his nuts, Jay is offerin up his nuts, Valentin is offerin to bring nuts to Christiaan what the hay is a goin on here? Next thing you know cats gonna start sleepin with dogs.
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Post by: Sage Bromax on June 09, 2016, 05:52:40 AM
Actually, I think Duffman was offering up Jay's two hands to hold Christiaan's loose nuts.   :o
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Post by: knightrider on June 09, 2016, 07:46:01 AM
(http://incrediblecuteness.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/comfypink.jpg)

Sent from my RTT while stargazing

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Post by: xxSVxx on June 09, 2016, 10:17:52 AM
Ok

So, I got down and did all I could aside from removing my tire last night, and it seems I have 2 studs that are stripped.

Who/where can I get replacement studs, and how difficult is the replacement?

I think Valentin said he has some....but I'd like to get a few extra in the event this comes up again

<insert stripped studs, replacement studs, Valentin's studs jokes here>
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Post by: RBduffer on June 09, 2016, 10:24:27 AM
Hee hee hee, he said 'insert'
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Post by: Jayrat on June 09, 2016, 10:44:09 AM
Ok

So, I got down and did all I could aside from removing my tire last night, and it seems I have 2 studs that are stripped.

Who/where can I get replacement studs, and how difficult is the replacement?

I think Valentin said he has some....but I'd like to get a few extra in the event this comes up again

<insert stripped studs, replacement studs, Valentin's studs jokes here>
Auto Zone 2 Lug Studs 1 Lug Nut $10.26
Extra washers to impact drive new stud in
http://www.sccxterra.com/smf/index.php?topic=3330.0
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on June 09, 2016, 12:05:07 PM
front is way easier to replace studs thankfully, just pound the old stud out and install the new stud, using washers and a lug nut to pull the stud through.



I recommend getting a torque wrench and following the recommended torque specs for studs for people that don't have calibrated arms like me :D

too tight can be just as bad as too loose(well maybe not, too loose and your tire falls off :P ) for lug nuts, too tight and you stretch the studs and cause them to break, too loose and the wheel movement allows the lugs to work loose and fall off or break the stud.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on June 09, 2016, 04:47:08 PM
Whhhoooaaaaa, now someone has two "Stripped Studs" looking for "Replacement Studs." This went downhill fast.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ghenderson21 on June 12, 2016, 05:03:51 PM
Finally got around to adding some auxillary power. Now I'm anxious to add some stuff to it!
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USB port, and CB radio are next to be wired up.
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Post by: JFanaselle on June 12, 2016, 11:56:58 PM
Looks great! Is that mounted under the driver's side kick panel? That seems like a good spot.
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Post by: ghenderson21 on June 13, 2016, 05:38:42 AM
Looks great! Is that mounted under the driver's side kick panel? That seems like a good spot.

Yes sir! Had the most room for a bigger block, not that I ever will need 12 spots for power, but it's there if I need/want it. Used industrial velcro for the time being. I think once I actually have everything I want connected, i'll actually screw it in place.
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Post by: BLUHAMR on June 16, 2016, 08:43:16 AM
Damaged stock rear differential during last excursion. Was minor enough to continue but fluid was leaking at minimal. Went home and hammered down damaged area (bottom lip) and resealed. Still noticed leak, but much slower. Decided to go with new and stronger rear differential cover. Not many fabricators for C200 axle. I eventually went with Ballistic, which actually had more negative reviews than positive. Took the risk. Painted and installed. No complaints here yet and hopefully it stays that way!!!  :P [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]
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Post by: beedee on June 24, 2016, 09:24:11 AM
Installed my White Knuckle Offroad sliders on Wednesday night with the help of my buddy. John and Natalie at WKO are top notch, and they estimated 4-5 weeks for us, and nailed the date on the 5th week!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v408/bretdee/09F44FED-DD51-4679-AB70-A3388FAB25B7.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bretdee/media/09F44FED-DD51-4679-AB70-A3388FAB25B7.jpg.html)

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Post by: Jayrat on June 24, 2016, 09:51:24 AM
Be careful those Ballistic Diff covers have been known to turn Gold
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Post by: xxSVxx on June 24, 2016, 09:57:37 AM
Be careful those Ballistic Diff covers have been known to turn Gold

Heh.
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Post by: Celt on June 24, 2016, 11:23:55 AM
Heh.


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Post by: Celt on June 24, 2016, 11:25:15 AM
Be careful those Ballistic Diff covers have been known to turn Gold



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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JeffBett on June 27, 2016, 12:36:56 PM
My X was neglected this weekend but I spent 20 hours with my son's 05. New Bilstein 5100s all around and a single AAL in the rear. (removed the rear sway bar) Got his new White Knuckle sliders installed as well. His X spent the first 4 years in Mass. so the corrosion on the bolts on the front top perch kicked my butt. Had to grind all 6 off as they just popped the stud underneath making them spin freely. Not happy with that design, not any easy grind in that confined space! While working on the rear I found out his seals are blown as the diff breather was corroded shut as well. The diff breather extension we put in should help but I think I'll have a shop do the seals for us. This is all to get ready for a long weekend on trails in the Mammoth Lakes area over the 4th.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ghenderson21 on June 27, 2016, 08:20:02 PM
Went for it, and installed the front suspension today. After a smashed finger, some cuss words, a little dremel work, and very wonky alignment, I have raflos and SPC uca's!

Wasn't as bad as I thought, the driver side rear control arm bolt comes out without cutting, just have to push the steering out of the way. The lower shock bolt on the driver side had some rust and corrosion on it, and refused to come off without a fight. Other than that, put on the ball joint backwards on the first one, laughed at myself, and fixed it.

Got a quick alignment this afternoon, and will tackle the rear lift tomorrow after work. Hopefully get my CB wired before the run on Sunday, and potentially sliders installed once they are done curing. Coming along!

Feels good!
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on June 27, 2016, 09:11:25 PM
Geoff, those are BadAss looking uppers with the camber adjusters.  Good job.

Looks like you need new tires though lol  The tread looks an inch deep.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ghenderson21 on June 28, 2016, 04:52:04 AM
Geoff, those are BadAss looking uppers with the camber adjusters.  Good job.

Looks like you need new tires though lol  The tread looks an inch deep.

Believe it or not, those tires have 8,000 miles or a little more on them already! lol. They need to see some more dirt!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on June 28, 2016, 07:35:23 AM
Finally got the winch installed, Thanks Jordan and his trans jack
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: xxSVxx on June 28, 2016, 10:22:00 AM
Thanks Jordan and his trans jack

so tempting....
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ghenderson21 on June 28, 2016, 08:47:55 PM
Got the rear end done today. Sway bay delete, dual add-a-leafs, and bilsteins. Had a fun test drive around the community, and hit some dips fast. Love the ride!

Adjusted the headlights as well. It's a tight fit if you have larger hands.

Special thanks to Danny (Toro) for answering my call and helping with my random question!! Appreciate it.

Thanks to Painkiller and FixitGuy for the add a leafs, and Joe thanks again for the spare, put it on while I was under the X.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on June 29, 2016, 12:22:17 AM
Just a little FYI, if you have a long phillips head screwdriver, you can stick it down into the teeth on the side of the adjuster and spin the adjuster that way to adjust the headlights, much easier than trying to get a 8mm on the hex on the back.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on June 29, 2016, 10:58:40 AM
Painkiller...giggle.  :D :D :D
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Post by: Ghost65 on June 29, 2016, 11:02:24 AM
xxSVxx...SO tempted.  ;)

Just wanted to say that all of the new activity and installs here is very cool.  Nice to see the new bloods getting it done and wrenching on their rigs!!  :)

Bret, Greg, and everyone else keep it going!

I'm hoping that a coordinated Meet N Greet in the near future will get all of the SCCX/SCXF guys/gals on the same patch of dirt.  :)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ghenderson21 on July 02, 2016, 06:29:48 PM
Sliders installed. CB installed in the center console, with a magnetic antenna, since I plan to eventually go HAM.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on July 02, 2016, 07:31:14 PM
Looks great! However.......................................you definitely need some desert modifications to that vehicle. Those sliders well they are just wayyyyy too p r e t t y. We need to get those mods in order here on the quick before you have to wear the "Fez" in front of the general membership on the next sanctioned run.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ghenderson21 on July 02, 2016, 10:49:19 PM
Looks great! However.......................................you definitely need some desert modifications to that vehicle. Those sliders well they are just wayyyyy too p r e t t y[. We need to get those mods in order here on the quick before you have to wear the "Fez" in front of the general membership on the next sanctioned run.

That's because they were just painted and freshly bolted on. They are getting dirty on the run tomorrow! And will be playing around in Montana in two weeks
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Riz98 on July 03, 2016, 12:45:36 AM
Last trip up to Big Bear the X ran hot the whole time and it was hard to keep it cool.  Upgrades were a must!!!  Today I installed a the supercharger radiator (2 row), 170 thermostat, and wired the second E-Fan to also run off of a switch instead of the thermostat controlled.  Also a plus for water crossings to not have the fan spraying water everywhere.  The second fan would come on rarely and wouldn't stay on when running hot.  I also bypassed the transmission line from the radiator to the external cooler only to hopefully keep the coolant temps down.  Only issue I had was when I sealed the thermostat housing with RTV it leaked.  I used a gasket the second time around and no leaks.  Hood vents looked too pricey right now so for the time being I raised up the rear of the hood 1 inch.  With the fans running ALOT of hot air escapes from the opening vs getting stuck under the hood. 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on July 03, 2016, 05:44:59 PM
Last trip up to Big Bear the X ran hot the whole time and it was hard to keep it cool.  Upgrades were a must!!!  Today I installed a the supercharger radiator (2 row), 170 thermostat, and wired the second E-Fan to also run off of a switch instead of the thermostat controlled.  Also a plus for water crossings to not have the fan spraying water everywhere.  The second fan would come on rarely and wouldn't stay on when running hot.  I also bypassed the transmission line from the radiator to the external cooler only to hopefully keep the coolant temps down.  Only issue I had was when I sealed the thermostat housing with RTV it leaked.  I used a gasket the second time around and no leaks.  Hood vents looked too pricey right now so for the time being I raised up the rear of the hood 1 inch.  With the fans running ALOT of hot air escapes from the opening vs getting stuck under the hood. 


  Funny you mention louvering....... I am currently having louvers fabbed up for the CJ-5. The man does custom work and is priced very reasonable in my opinion. If you want I can have my people talk to your people about it.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on July 03, 2016, 08:13:40 PM
Alot of nice/smart stuff goin' on there Riz.  Well done, and thanks for sharing the tips.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on July 03, 2016, 08:35:31 PM
Changed my cabin air filters.  And yes, the little plastic tab snapped off as soon as I touched it.   Nice design  ::)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on July 17, 2016, 05:46:40 PM
I changed out to a 350Z t-stat today. My old operating temps were between 195 and 200. Now, they're between 183 to 190. Picture is fully warmed up.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160718/61f8e29307f25d241c99ec860d0dfc05.jpg)
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on July 23, 2016, 12:48:26 PM

Installed Nissan window visors last night. Installed extended front brake lines, rear bump stop extensions, and changed the oil today.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on July 24, 2016, 02:28:53 PM
Added the AirLift Wireless control air compressor system to my Firestone rear air bag setup:


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on July 24, 2016, 02:43:29 PM
Installed Nissan window visors last night. Installed extended front brake lines, rear bump stop extensions, and changed the oil today.
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That looks REALLY nice!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on July 24, 2016, 07:09:32 PM
"Added the AirLift Wireless control air compressor system to my Firestone rear air bag setup"

Way cool Tony, didn't even know that they had one :-\
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on July 24, 2016, 07:46:17 PM
I was able to fit it all inside the bulkhead above my right rear wheel.  It is a little loud when it goes off, but it isn't like I'm trying to fill tires with it.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on July 26, 2016, 05:45:29 PM
Got my Xterra smogged today for the first time. It's been 9 or 10 years since I've had to smog a vehicle. It's AMAZING how fast the process is now. I was in and out of the smog check station in 10 minutes... no joke! They were done testing my car before I even finished filling out the paperwork. I was lucky to snap a single photo. :)

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JeffBett on July 27, 2016, 07:34:02 AM
Vehicles 2001 and newer now only need to have a quick test from the OBDII port.  A lot faster since they really don't do much, unfortunately the price did not go down.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: CAWoody on July 30, 2016, 04:02:29 PM
Fianlly got around to finishing the over console.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on July 30, 2016, 06:13:36 PM
Very Cool. did you create that ?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: CAWoody on July 30, 2016, 10:19:10 PM
Very Cool. did you create that ?

Yup.  It only took me three tries with different materials to find on that held together.  My upholstery skills could use a little help though.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on July 31, 2016, 09:37:28 AM
Looks nice Tim.


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: PainRoller on July 31, 2016, 11:53:38 AM
Impressive, Tim!  Looks awesome  8)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Riz98 on July 31, 2016, 11:39:31 PM
That looks great!!!!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on August 25, 2016, 02:48:09 PM
I joined the "no front sway bar" club, but I wasn't exactly planning on it. I've always felt that my front end was too soft to run without a front sway bar. But about two weeks ago while wheeling with Motorpig77, I came down on a rock and heard a loud clunk in the front end. I poked my head under and everything important was still intact (it was very dark out), but there was a large mark on the driver's side of the sway bar where it had impacted a rock, and the lower boot on the driver's side sway bar end link was ripped.

The next day, I noticed a slight rattle noise coming from the front end when hitting small bumps on dirt roads. I also got a horrible knock sound when I would make a sharp right turn at slow speeds that was consistent with wheel speed. I figured I had blown a CV and that was probably the loud noise I heard the night before, but a quick investigation revealed that it was actually the balancing weight on the inside of the driver's side wheel making contact with the sway bar while the steering wheel was fully turned clockwise. So now I figured the sway bar must be slightly bent based on the impact mark from the rock and the fact that the sway bar was no longer clearing the wheel.

I removed the bar and discovered that the upper ball joint for the end link (not the one with the ripped boot) was completely separated. I guess I just beat the sway bar up too much and the end link finally gave way. I'm probably also just a little too high off the ground to still be using the stock end links, and you can see that the sway bar bushing is very loose and not holding the bar tightly anymore.

With the sway bar removed, the front end "dives" into turns quite a bit more, and it's a bit sketchy making slightly abrupt maneuvers at highway speeds. So I'm trying to decide which route I should take:

1) stiffen up the springs on the radflo 2.5s - currently 650lb, but I could jump up to 700 or 750lb
Pros: would allow me to keep my existing setup and keep the front sway bar removed for better articulation
Cons: not the least expensive option, and would stiffen the ride on washboard roads and therefore make trips less enjoyable for the wife and son

2) lighten the weight in the front end: the only way I could really accomplish this would be to relocate the air compressor (which won't improve the situation very much), or swap out my front bumper with a lighter weight one or one that doesn't stick out as far (less lever action against the front suspension). I already swapped out the steel cable on my winch for a synthetic line when I installed it.
Pros: Would improve the overall look and performance of the rig and allow me to
Cons: most expensive option, would have a large lead time with virtually any bumper manufacturer

3) Adjust the height of the Radflo 2.5s to get some preload out of my existing springs. They're virtually all the way down now, and I do have one more hole on my rear shackles to move up and keep the height proportionate.
Pros: Wouldn't cost me anything
Cons: less down-travel within the coilover, truck wouldn't fit in the garage anymore (BARELY fits now... less than 1 inch of clearance) and I keep all of my camera gear in there for rapid response times to breaking news calls, so I don't like to leave it parked outside. Plus, I'm not sure it would stiffen the front end up enough to make much of a difference anyway, but I guess it would be a little stiffer than it is now.

4) Purchase extended end links and re-install the sway bar
Pros: not an expensive option
Cons: still running a front sway bar with less articulation, and would have to replace the bushings too (almost as much money as new coil springs at that point).

5) Just deal with it and run it as is
Pros: sit back and drink a beer
Cons: rollover accident if I ever have to swerve out of the way of something on the highway

In a perfect world and if money wasn't an object, I'd go with option number 2 and sell my Calmini Safari bumper and purchase a new hefty fab aluminum front bumper, and keep the rest of the setup the same. Although I'd also have to relocate the air compressor since there will no longer be room in the front bumper for it and the winch.

Blown out lower boot on sway bar end link
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Impact mark from rock on driver's side of sway bar. Notice the worn out sway bar bushing toward the left of the image:
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Upper end link ball joint fully separated when I unbolted the sway bar mounting brackets:
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Sway bar fully removed (my son wanted his Frisbee to be in the photo):
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on August 25, 2016, 03:00:48 PM
IMO getting 700 springs is not that bad if you have a front bumper and skids, air down the tires and that takes care of the washboard. 

Option 536: get timbren bumpstops, the truck will still dive a bit in the turns but the bumpstops will make it dive less. 
A cheaper alternative to the timbrens is: https://wheelersoffroad.com/product/toyota/tundra-182669/2007-tundra/suspension-261954/miscellaneous-suspension-parts-24936/wheelers-front-superbump-bumpstop-set/

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on August 25, 2016, 04:59:53 PM
My vote is with Knightrider, airing down helps a lot on washboard stuff in the desert. The heavier springs will act similar to a sway bar on the highways. Take a very close look at what type of spring you want because they (I'm sure you know this) are designed to do different things when they compress and unload. I have been completely swaybar-less for several years now and prefer it's handling. With my heavy Calmini bumper,winch, compressor the 450 icon springs I had on we not fun because I got way too much roll and sway in the front, especially on decreasing radius turns. Off road I wasn't happy with their performance either so I put on a set of Titan 650lb springs that fit right onto my icons. I have not looked back, they do exactly what I want to be doing on the rocks and open desert. Granted, I don't move as fast as some of the guys here on the forum but I do more rock crawling/slow speed stuff. Highway performance has been really acceptable as well. If you want to get an idea of how it handles, maybe the next food truck meet and greet you can take my X for a spin or just meet up sometime after work.

 As to anything else I could add: Keep the Frisbee and ditch the sway bar........
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on September 01, 2016, 08:53:23 PM
Took a bath today....(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160902/393ff73a930f1f52a9756baec2af64ba.jpg)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on September 01, 2016, 10:21:24 PM
Very nice! My X hasn't been that clean and shinney for the last 9 years, looks super sweet.... Desert season is approaching my friend!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on September 11, 2016, 08:56:41 AM
Finally installed my snorkel.  Got it in last year's group buy on The New X (as in, a year ago!).  There was always something more urgent to be done.

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I also ordered this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/122108897278

To get rid of the funky hose clamp.

And this:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/54045335

To reduce the dust consumption on our trail runs.

Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on September 11, 2016, 01:47:29 PM
2" spacer and shackle lift went in Wednesday night. I had removed both sway bars for the install but ended up putting the front one back on the following night.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on September 11, 2016, 02:28:39 PM
Finally installed my snorkel.  Got it in last year's group buy on The New X (as in, a year ago!).  There was always something more urgent to be done.

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I also ordered this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/122108897278

To get rid of the funky hose clamp.

And this:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/54045335

To reduce the dust consumption on our trail runs.



Turned out very nice, great job! You X is really getting outfitted very nicely these days!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on September 12, 2016, 09:05:21 AM
Replaced my center bearing at 191,xxx miles...

Old
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During
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New
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Post by: Jayrat on September 12, 2016, 09:10:25 AM
Nice job , I really like the Eddie picture
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on September 12, 2016, 12:47:28 PM
Nice job , I really like the Eddie picture

1985 North American Tour.  ;)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on September 12, 2016, 02:46:28 PM
1985 North American Tour.  ;)

That's when I was born  :-*
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on September 12, 2016, 02:54:26 PM
And this:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/54045335

To reduce the dust consumption on our trail runs.

Curious how that pre-filter will work out. I remember reading somewhere that it's a bad idea to use a pre-filter in the snorkel for the Xterra, but I don't remember what the reason was (and it seemed kind of far fetched, if I remember correctly).
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on September 12, 2016, 03:08:42 PM
Curious how that pre-filter will work out. I remember reading somewhere that it's a bad idea to use a pre-filter in the snorkel for the Xterra, but I don't remember what the reason was (and it seemed kind of far fetched, if I remember correctly).
I plan on swapping it for the street scoop when I am airing down.  There are some other pre-filters that look like a sock that hangs down inside the snorkel tube.  I could see that becoming a problem since you can't easily check to see if it is full, or got sucked down further into the tube!  :o
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on September 12, 2016, 05:10:18 PM
That's when I was born  :-*
I was 1. :D

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on September 12, 2016, 06:42:17 PM
I was 1. :D

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  I guess I shouldn't talk about watching footage of the Vietnam war on the nightly news then. It is good we have a buncha you youngsters around to show me how to turn on that wireless phone everyone seems to be using these days.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on September 12, 2016, 09:11:39 PM
Whippersnappers!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on September 12, 2016, 09:25:11 PM
1985 North American Tour.  ;)
Power Slave was my 2nd Stadium concert
 Defenders of the Faith (Judas Priest) was my 1st  >:D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on September 13, 2016, 07:17:33 AM
Power Slave was my 2nd Stadium concert
 Defenders of the Faith (Judas Priest) was my 1st  >:D

Pat Benatar SD Sports Arena...The Pretenders, Golden Hall/Civic Center.


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Post by: Sage Bromax on September 13, 2016, 07:26:06 AM
Elton John, Balboa Stadium, 1973   O0
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Post by: JeffBett on September 13, 2016, 07:53:21 AM
Journey (Frontier album) with Brian Adams opening with his debut Cuts Like a Knife album, Apr. 7th 1983 - I had to look it up.  I was already 19, not a lot of choices for concerts when you live in a small town in Iowa.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on September 13, 2016, 08:18:40 AM
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on September 13, 2016, 11:27:30 AM
Did you guys see these concerts in a Greek Amphitheater (https://www.google.com/search?q=greek+amphitheater&biw=1890&bih=960&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiEx6rM-YzPAhVM82MKHZNdBHcQ_AUIBigB#imgrc=L69v4oFsp9Fn8M%3A)

(http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/The-Mystery-of-Modern-Acoustic-in-Ancient-Greek-Theatre-Solved-2.jpg) 

Actual photo of JTIII listening to Judas Priest "in stereo"

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The feels

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I love you guys!

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on September 13, 2016, 02:41:56 PM
Did you guys see these concerts in a Greek Amphitheater (https://www.google.com/search?q=greek+amphitheater&biw=1890&bih=960&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiEx6rM-YzPAhVM82MKHZNdBHcQ_AUIBigB#imgrc=L69v4oFsp9Fn8M%3A)

(http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/The-Mystery-of-Modern-Acoustic-in-Ancient-Greek-Theatre-Solved-2.jpg) 

Actual photo of JTIII listening Judas Priest "in stereo"

(http://michaelcumella.com/phonographdj/graphics/phono2.jpg)

The feels

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I love you guys!

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 Steve, the cassette was modern technology man. I was used to the 8-Track mobile jam sessions with some 2/55 AC on the hot days. Fleetwood Mac could really bring it over the 8-Track minus the little reload bumps in the middle of some of the songs.
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Post by: Ghost65 on September 13, 2016, 03:58:30 PM
Bwahahahaha!!!

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Post by: Celt on September 13, 2016, 05:49:51 PM
Bwahahahaha!!!

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And there you have it! Man these kids don't know what they missed out on!!!!!!!

  But I envision Steve C rockin out to some serious ABBA on a Friday night, maybe even the Bay City Rollers.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on September 13, 2016, 05:55:21 PM
And there you have it! Man these kids don't know what they missed out on!!!!!!!

  But I envision Steve C rockin out to some serious ABBA on a Friday night, maybe even the Bay City Rollers.

Nah...I'm thinking he's a Deadmau5 kinda guy.


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Post by: Celt on September 13, 2016, 06:46:17 PM
Nah...I'm thinking he's a Deadmau5 kinda guy.


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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: CAWoody on September 13, 2016, 07:45:02 PM
What a collection.  Little bit disturbed by the Seal and Croft then Chipmunks. :-\  Fricken hippie! :D ;)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on September 14, 2016, 12:33:55 PM
Really brought the old guys out with this one....

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on September 14, 2016, 04:19:38 PM
Changing transfer case fluid tonight, and bought stuff for the rear dif breather mod.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on September 14, 2016, 04:33:25 PM
Changing transfer case fluid tonight, and bought stuff for the rear dif breather mod.
                                   ^^^^^^^^^^^
                   Are we still talking about old guys here lol
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on September 14, 2016, 04:51:56 PM
                                   ^^^^^^^^^^^
                   Are we still talking about old guys here lol

What if I told you will might pull a "hammy" while doing said work?  :P
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on September 16, 2016, 08:38:26 PM
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Blackx on September 20, 2016, 02:51:40 PM
Finally got around to replacing the trip reset button/knob that a vigorous car wash guy broke.  It'd been rattling around for months in my gauge cluster.  I used this how-to on removing the dash and gauge cluster from newx. Took me a long time to find it so here is the info for anyone that might need it.
http://www.thenewx.org/forum/15-how-tos/24974-how-remove-gauge-cluster-install-reverse-lcds.html
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on September 23, 2016, 05:16:28 PM
Gave her a bath and shined her up for Nissfest on Sunday.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on October 07, 2016, 08:01:15 PM
Installed hood struts from Offroad Gorilla.
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Finally installed the hitch wiring.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on October 13, 2016, 10:18:48 PM
Pulled and cleaned out my sensor plugs. I also applied some RTV (as seen in the pic). Some transfer case fluid was leaking out of the ATP one a couple weeks ago before I had the new Companion Flange and Seal installed.

Pic was taken after I screwed them back in.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: EJsarus on October 16, 2016, 08:54:22 PM
So on Friday afternoon doing my inspection before heading to Sacramento I decided to service my rear differential. bought 3 quarts of 75w-90 Valvoline Synthetic gear oil. At the time of drain the plug had the usual picture of "metal sludge" and half way thru the drain, this comes out.

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My assumption and from experience, this is a piece off one of the gear teeth. Super bummer this had to happen before the trip. The oil wasn't as dirty as expected and see this didn't bring any ease to me. Seems the more I try to make sure the truck is up to maintenance intervals, the more I find the prior owner's history of this Xterra. Either I replace the diff or the whole axle to the upgraded m226 or factory replacement.  Wife wants to see how much CarMax values the X, if its a number she is happy we will most likely trade it in or sell it. my wife isnt very happy that the money I want to use for upgrades, its for maintenance. Don't have much to say since the X is under my wifes name. lol  We will look into another Xterra.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on October 16, 2016, 09:02:43 PM
So on Friday afternoon doing my inspection before heading to Sacramento I decided to service my rear differential. bought 3 quarts of 75w-90 Valvoline Synthetic gear oil. At the time of drain the plug had the usual picture of "metal sludge" and half way thru the drain, this comes out.

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My assumption and from experience, this is a piece off one of the gear teeth. Super bummer this had to happen before the trip. The oil wasn't as dirty as expected and see this didn't bring any ease to me. Seems the more I try to make sure the truck is up to maintenance intervals, the more I find the prior owner's history of this Xterra. Either I replace the diff or the whole axle to the upgraded m226 or factory replacement.  Wife wants to see how much CarMax values the X, if its a number she is happy we will most likely trade it in or sell it. my wife isnt very happy that the money I want to use for upgrades, its for maintenance. Don't have much to say since the X is under my wifes name. lol  We will look into another Xterra.
I know it's your vehicle, but seeing the issues you've had with it makes me feel a little frustrated too. It's kinda like sympathy child birth pains. Lol I hope you get everything figured out.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on October 17, 2016, 07:51:02 AM
Ouch,,,, By chance after your trip are you going to pull your differential cover and do a gear inspection?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: EJsarus on October 17, 2016, 08:59:44 AM
Ouch,,,, By chance after your trip are you going to pull your differential cover and do a gear inspection?

Yes, i have that scheduled after this so called rain we just got. lol I was on alert if I hear anything odd while driving. nothing to report.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on October 17, 2016, 09:44:58 AM
That sucks Edwin, seems to be one surprise after another. Expect CarMax to bend you over with no vaseline. But if it is a number you guys can live with, I totally understand moving on from this vehicle.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on October 17, 2016, 10:52:04 AM
The thing about Car Max is that they base their offer off of what their market for the vehicle looks like. They have over 125 dealerships nationwide, and they sell hundreds of thousands of vehicles a year, both at retail and at auction (they actually operate their own auctions now, too). So they have a very accurate barometer of what they'll get for teh vehicle, and there are very standard procedures for profit margins and what not. In the end, they don't care what the blue book says. And this is true either way: They offered us $1800 more than the blue book trade-in value for my wife's first Rogue, because it was a hot vehicle at the time and they were flying out of their dealerships, especially with lower mileage. We then took that "offer" to the dealership where we purchased her Pathfinder, and negotiated an even higher trade-in value for the Rogue there, despite the fact that their first offer came in about $2,000 under Car Max's offer (regular dealerships almost always offer you less than the low blue book on their first shot and say there are "refurbishing charges" and what not, even though Kelly Blue Book already factors that in).

They know what they'll get for it, so it's a pretty simple process to make you an offer once they inspect the car. And it really could go either way: If they have a bunch of people looking for Xterras and they're flying off the lots, they may offer you more than you think for it. If it's going straight to auction (too many miles, needs major work, etc), or if they have Xterras sitting on their lots around the country that aren't selling well, they may offer you considerably less than you were expecting. But it never hurts to check - the appraisal is free and there's no-pressure, and they even honor their offer for a week after they've made it so you can think it over.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ghenderson21 on October 17, 2016, 03:55:07 PM
The thing about Car Max is that they base their offer off of what their market for the vehicle looks like. They have over 125 dealerships nationwide, and they sell hundreds of thousands of vehicles a year, both at retail and at auction (they actually operate their own auctions now, too). So they have a very accurate barometer of what they'll get for teh vehicle, and there are very standard procedures for profit margins and what not. In the end, they don't care what the blue book says. And this is true either way: They offered us $1800 more than the blue book trade-in value for my wife's first Rogue, because it was a hot vehicle at the time and they were flying out of their dealerships, especially with lower mileage. We then took that "offer" to the dealership where we purchased her Pathfinder, and negotiated an even higher trade-in value for the Rogue there, despite the fact that their first offer came in about $2,000 under Car Max's offer (regular dealerships almost always offer you less than the low blue book on their first shot and say there are "refurbishing charges" and what not, even though Kelly Blue Book already factors that in).

They know what they'll get for it, so it's a pretty simple process to make you an offer once they inspect the car. And it really could go either way: If they have a bunch of people looking for Xterras and they're flying off the lots, they may offer you more than you think for it. If it's going straight to auction (too many miles, needs major work, etc), or if they have Xterras sitting on their lots around the country that aren't selling well, they may offer you considerably less than you were expecting. But it never hurts to check - the appraisal is free and there's no-pressure, and they even honor their offer for a week after they've made it so you can think it over.

Great advice ^

In other news, think I found the culprit for the P0301 code my X was throwing...

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Rest of the spark plugs were in decent shape, a little more worn that I anticipated for slightly under 75K.

Changed em all out. Ignition coils all looked in good shape. Reset the code, and hoping it's good.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on October 17, 2016, 04:11:16 PM
Don't forget that Cyl #3 has a +.06 gap increase over the others. Would suck to have to pull the whole thing apart again.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ghenderson21 on October 17, 2016, 04:24:58 PM
Don't forget that Cyl #3 has a +.06 gap increase over the others. Would suck to have to pull the whole thing apart again.

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May have to double check that one... >:(

Got in a rush after the 100 attempts to get things to line up just right. At least I know how to get in there now, should go much quicker!  :o
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: GreenAcres on October 17, 2016, 04:48:50 PM
Don't forget that Cyl #3 has a +.06 gap increase over the others. Would suck to have to pull the whole thing apart again.

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It does? Can you say more? I changed my plugs 20K ago and knew nothing about this specific requirement. Thanks!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on October 17, 2016, 05:01:35 PM
Just F'n with you Geoff.
  I know those are a PIA to do.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ghenderson21 on October 17, 2016, 05:03:07 PM
Just F'n with you Geoff.
  I know those are a PIA to do.

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You sir, suck!! LMAO

Here I am feeling all accomplished, and you drop that bomb.

I was getting ready to go take it back out and measure. The #3 isn't as bad as that first one. This is the only time I'm envious of those with small hands...haha
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on October 24, 2016, 09:15:39 AM
I "permanently" mounted my CB in my console(with velcro on the unit, attached to the passenger side wall of the console cubby), added a right angle connector jack to it, drilled a hole on the backside of the cubby so I can keep the mag-mount antenna permanently hooked up to the CB. The wire is fed through the back of the cubby and out/under the back plate of the console and then I store the antenna under the passenger seat.

Yesterday I installed my 21" single row LED light bar, here is a picture of that.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on October 29, 2016, 04:01:48 PM
Birthday was good, kicking and screaming into the 21st century...

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on October 29, 2016, 04:35:02 PM
Had new shoes installed on Thursday, BFG KO2. Stayed stock, 265/75/16.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on November 01, 2016, 08:57:14 PM
UPS drop of this today

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on November 01, 2016, 09:19:54 PM
Are they an OEM replacement? I know it's OME brand, but was wondering if these will give the same stance as the factory leaf springs.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on November 01, 2016, 09:34:08 PM
Nice going guys.
 
 Jay, you'll have to tell me where you got the best deal, I'm lookin for the same stuff.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on November 01, 2016, 10:44:10 PM
Did the melt-mod in the front inner fender wells to accommodate my new BFG KO2 LT285/75-R16
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on November 02, 2016, 12:47:46 AM
Nice Jayrat..... You are going to love them. I wish I could have passed mine along to you but the new front end in the Rubicon put the kabash on my extra coin for the upgrades.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on November 02, 2016, 08:18:53 AM
Nice going guys.
 
 Jay, you'll have to tell me where you got the best deal, I'm lookin for the same stuff.

I went through Greg @ PRG , it came complete,
Others you buy everything separately ,worked out around the the same price
and I've dealt with Greg before
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on November 02, 2016, 08:21:23 AM
UPS drop of this today

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Nice.  :D
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Post by: Jayrat on November 05, 2016, 08:47:12 PM
2 1/2 hours later...... done
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Post by: Toro on November 05, 2016, 09:32:59 PM
Great job!

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on November 23, 2016, 08:42:22 AM
Just bought a Garvin Industries Wilderness Rack:
http://www.wildernessracks.com/index.php/nissan-xterra-products/adventure-rack-2005-2015-nissan-xterra.html

I will pick it up this afternoon so I can install it over the weekend.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on November 23, 2016, 08:47:17 AM
Just bought a Garvin Industries Wilderness Rack:
http://www.wildernessracks.com/index.php/nissan-xterra-products/adventure-rack-2005-2015-nissan-xterra.html

I will pick it up this afternoon so I can install it over the weekend.

  I think you are gonna love it. I have a Garvin on the Rubicon and it's worked out really nicely thus far.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Riz98 on November 23, 2016, 05:48:40 PM
Installed a new wiring harness from Derale for the electric fans.  One relay per fan this time around to accommodate for the large amperage draw.  Any more issues with the fans and I am going back to the mechanical stock set up.  Also put a new air fitting in the air tank to fix the small leak I had. 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: FrankB on November 23, 2016, 07:13:40 PM
Just bought a Garvin Industries Wilderness Rack:
http://www.wildernessracks.com/index.php/nissan-xterra-products/adventure-rack-2005-2015-nissan-xterra.html

I will pick it up this afternoon so I can install it over the weekend.

Nice.  The Garvin products I've seen appear to be really well made and designed.  Looking forward to seeing that one in person.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on November 23, 2016, 07:20:32 PM
Installed a new wiring harness from Derale for the electric fans.  One relay per fan this time around to accommodate for the large amperage draw.  Any more issues with the fans and I am going back to the mechanical stock set up.  Also put a new air fitting in the air tank to fix the small leak I had. 

  Was that stemming from the air leak we were hearing last new years?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Riz98 on November 25, 2016, 08:55:46 AM
  Was that stemming from the air leak we were hearing last new years?

Yeah that was the same air fitting.  Once the tank hit full air pressure I could wiggle the fitting and it would seal up but the last couple trips it had a constant leak.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: EJsarus on November 25, 2016, 09:10:39 AM
After some nervous time, I took my X to the dealer to get the noisey timing chain guides replaced (they were pretty bad). Had everything changed, with SP changed as well. BUT the noise is still there.... Now im thinking its something in my valvetrain.... :(
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on November 25, 2016, 09:46:26 AM
Yeah that was the same air fitting.  Once the tank hit full air pressure I could wiggle the fitting and it would seal up but the last couple trips it had a constant leak.

  Cool, glad you were able to get that leak fixed so your compressor isn't running on constant cycle.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on November 25, 2016, 08:37:02 PM
Changed the oil and put in a new air filter today.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on November 27, 2016, 08:45:59 AM
Ordered these last night, figured my OEM 4600's were getting tired with 72k on them, plus Inadded a 2" shackle lift a couple months back so the extra travel these offer will be nice. Special thanks to Rick for always answering my questions, much appreciated!

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on January 04, 2017, 04:12:00 PM
Installed some Bora 1.5" wheel spacers today. I was running spacers previously when I had 32s, but took them off and sold them when I upgraded to 33s because I wasn't ready to trim/modify my fenders for clearance. Well I decided I like the wider track much better on the mountain roads, especially with the front and rear sway bars removed. I also forgot just how great the beefy stance looks. :)

I had to do some very minor modifications to the very bottom rear corners of the front fenders. I just followed the same process this guy did (he's actually the guy I bought the spacers from and recommended I do the same): http://www.thenewx.org/forum/50-members-xterra/204626-albatrosscafes-flexterra-now-snorkel-11.html#post3430057

Anyway, here are some photos:

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on January 04, 2017, 04:42:27 PM
Looks great Joe. I have contemplated some 1.25 or 1.5" spacers myself.

Last Friday I removed my 2" spacer and 2" shackle lift. I do have the Habitat Offroad Rear Recovery Points on their way, assuming they'll be here by Friday.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on January 15, 2017, 08:37:28 AM
Here are pix of my install of my Habitat Offroad rear recovery points.  Ryan at HO couldn't have been any cooler when it came to ordering and customer service! I wanted to go this route because I never tow, and loathe how low the OEM hitch sits beneath the bumper. Adding the rear hitch shackle in it ate up even more clearance.

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p90/stellaplease/497F17CB-A9EE-42F4-9BA7-BEB453042B99_zpsvrhgnsgv.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/stellaplease/media/497F17CB-A9EE-42F4-9BA7-BEB453042B99_zpsvrhgnsgv.jpg.html)

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p90/stellaplease/950971CD-4ADA-4511-AF2B-C9137C43CB5A_zps1nbonlvv.jpg) (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/stellaplease/media/950971CD-4ADA-4511-AF2B-C9137C43CB5A_zps1nbonlvv.jpg.html)

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I used an extra bumper I acquired for a 6-pack of beer (thanks to member KJSWA) so I wouldn't have to cut my own bumper. I used a Dremel with a metal cutting wheel and it worked great. Make sure you cut along the outside of your traced line for maximum clearance. Also, I decided to use Rustoleum Hammered Gray for the final top coat after priming. I couldn't get the VHT Cast Aluminum to look good across the entire bumper. I'm sure it is great for touching up the cut/exposed edges.

Thanks again Habitat Offroad!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on January 15, 2017, 03:17:36 PM
Just a couple pennies, don't store your shackles on the recovery points.  The screw pin should be loose in the shackle so that it can be removed by hand when needed, but they will disappear(fall off) due to vibration or thieves will take them.  Best place is to keep them with your recovery strap, the wetbox is a handy place. :D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on January 15, 2017, 05:51:49 PM
Thanks for the heads up. I just put them on for the photo. I keep a backpack in the cargo area full of recovery items.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on January 15, 2017, 07:29:03 PM
Completed an HID projector retrofit. My first one ever. It was a bit of a PITA and there were surely some lessons learned, but this is a HUGE improvement over my OEM lights, which were in terrible shape.

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Some shots of the project... I started out with a pair of headlights I purchased on Craigslist. They were in pretty good shape (especially compared to mine), but I wanted them to look brand new. I used the typical oven method to disassemble them. Once disassembled, I tinted out the amber corner reflectors with VHT Night Shades paint. I also used the Night Shades on the OEM reflector inside the housings, but I used about 5 coats to give them a "black chrome" look. I then used satin black paint on the trim ring after sanding the factory chrome off of them. For my lights, I used the basic H1 bi-xenon projectors (the ones that don't require any trimming) with "mini gatling gun" shrouds, and I painted the shrouds with some "aluminum" colored paint, because I think it looks nicer than the cheap chrome that they came finished with. Once they were re-assembled, I used a headlight restore kit on the lenses before spraying a few layers of acrylic clear coat on them to protect them from hazing up as bad my old ones did. Once the clear coat was dry, I polished the crap out of it for hours and hours to give it a crystal clear finish.

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Out with the old, and in with the new:

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Post by: CAWoody on January 15, 2017, 10:22:30 PM
THey look awesome.  Way too much effort for me.  I have to question your abilities as a pro photographer.  Most pro's get the angle so they aren't in their picture, or is this one of those bad selfies you see on the internet? At least your dressed> ;) :D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on January 16, 2017, 12:18:29 PM
Haha, yeah... I didn't use any of my "pro" skills or equipment for this shoot. ;) I suppose that also calls my skills into question. Most pros wouldn't be caught dead doing a non-professional job on whatever their line of work is.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on January 16, 2017, 02:16:53 PM
Are you taking pictures with an Iphone?!?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on January 16, 2017, 07:20:08 PM
Nah, I'm not allowed to own an Iphone. It's a Sony Xperia X. My old Sony Xperia Z3V did a MUCH better job with photos, but I busted the screen a couple months ago and this is what my company replaced it with. :(
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on January 16, 2017, 08:25:14 PM
That's a company I want to work for.  I have to have an Iphone for work phone, I loathe it.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on January 17, 2017, 02:23:18 PM
That's a company I want to work for.  I have to have an Iphone for work phone, I loathe it.

You LOVE it!

You even lost your old iPhone so you could get a newer more awesome iPhone! 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on January 19, 2017, 09:50:52 PM
Just a couple pennies, don't store your shackles on the recovery points.  The screw pin should be loose in the shackle so that it can be removed by hand when needed, but they will disappear(fall off) due to vibration or thieves will take them.  Best place is to keep them with your recovery strap, the wetbox is a handy place. :D

If you put a small zip tie on them you can leave them in place and the pin will not be able to back itself out. Cut them off when you need them and it's one less thing you have to worry about, especially when you are up to your knees in mud and rain.
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Post by: knightrider on January 19, 2017, 09:58:46 PM
Yea, you just have to find a knife to cut the ziptie while your up to your knees in mud and rain.    Still better to keep them with your recovery gear.
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Post by: beedee on January 20, 2017, 11:12:17 AM
New hatch struts arrived today, I'll install them this evening when I get home. :)
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Post by: ghenderson21 on February 23, 2017, 04:24:13 PM
FINALLY put my awning on the X, via DepHep brackets. Got the attached room for Christmas, need to find a good excuse to go use it all.
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Post by: JFanaselle on February 24, 2017, 05:56:22 AM
Looks great! I didn't know about those dephep brackets.... seems like a nice easy solution. I love my awning, and I've been thinking about getting the room for it also. How quickly does the room set up?
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Post by: knightrider on February 24, 2017, 12:00:47 PM
The room is pretty simple to setup, it has some sail track to attach to the vehicle side and a zipper to attach to a piece that installs in the sail track on the leg side.  the other 2 sides just clip onto the horizontal bars.  The full room has its own ceiling and floor so no worries about bugs getting in between the room walls and the awning. 

I had one for a bit, never set it up until I sold it lol. 
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Post by: ghenderson21 on February 24, 2017, 12:04:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=987X_xT5snQ

This was the video that made we want to get it. I haven't set it up yet, i'll mess with it his weekend a little.
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Post by: JeffBett on February 27, 2017, 08:00:41 AM
My project list is really long for the X (and just as long for my son's Jake's) and not getting shorter.  For each one I scratch off, I add two.  This weekend I replaced the windshield sprayer pump and finally fixed the stupid spring clip on my fuel door.  I hope it stays working, kind of a crappy design.  Trust me you really want a washer pump when you splash through mud puddles on dirt roads, good thing I had new wipers at least.  The last thing I did was create a rolling rack/holder for my new roof top tent using some wire shelving I had.  I don't expect to leave it on the truck so I can park in the garage, etc and to keep it out of the weather.  Don't want moss growing on it living here in the rain forest.

Next weekend is a double timing chain replacement with Jake's and my friends Tony's.
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Post by: GreenAcres on February 27, 2017, 09:12:38 AM
Ohh, I did my timing chain before. Let's just say it took more than a weekend, but that was mostly down to me (having not done it before and being very cautious). And then there are the chain tensioners, whether those are entirely replaced, or just the phenolic (?) wear blocks. Full replacement added a lot of time, for me.

Anyway, good luck!
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Post by: JeffBett on February 27, 2017, 09:21:37 AM
I did mine a few months ago and it took me something like 18 hours.  I expect this time to go much faster.
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Post by: JFanaselle on April 23, 2017, 10:24:37 PM
I had a busy weekend... I mounted and installed my ARB compressor behind my grill (it needed a new home ever since I changed out bumpers), installed a 20" LED bar, blacked out my grill, installed a ram mount for my tablet, changed my front brake pads, and adjusted my e-brake. I went with Duralast Max brake pads from Auto Zone. Normally I stay away from their pads because they're crap, but someone recommended these and so far I'm pretty impressed. They stop noticeably better than the OEM pads I replaced (still running OEM rotors). I'll get some photos of my newly remodeled front-end and the compressor mounting job up on my build thread tomorrow.
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Post by: nworker on April 24, 2017, 08:59:31 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=987X_xT5snQ

This was the video that made we want to get it. I haven't set it up yet, i'll mess with it his weekend a little.

I got one of these too and used it up in Death Valley earlier this year.

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She worked good...
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 24, 2017, 02:47:47 PM
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Hi Lift mounted.
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Post by: Celt on April 24, 2017, 04:40:28 PM
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Hi Lift mounted.

 What mounting brackets did you use? I'm trying to figure out if I want to mount a Hi-Lift for the Rubicon on the Garvin rack or the rear swing arm.
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 24, 2017, 04:45:15 PM
What mounting brackets did you use? I'm trying to figure out if I want to mount a Hi-Lift for the Rubicon on the Garvin rack or the rear swing arm.

The Hi Lift 1-1/2" tube mount Erik...grabbed it on Amazon for $61 delivered. Worked really well, no slippage with the weight of the jack, no rattles, easy access.

Hi-Lift Jack TM-700 1"-2" Adjustable Tube Mount https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003CEODQI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_fVjx3zErEPqQo


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Post by: Celt on April 24, 2017, 06:58:46 PM
The Hi Lift 1-1/2" tube mount Erik...grabbed it on Amazon for $61 delivered. Worked really well, no slippage with the weight of the jack, no rattles, easy access.

Hi-Lift Jack TM-700 1"-2" Adjustable Tube Mount https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003CEODQI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_fVjx3zErEPqQo


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 Ok, so the same mounts that I have on the bar of my front bumper, I like those they work well and have never slipped at all over the last 4 or so years since I installed them. Cool thanks for the info!
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Post by: fiercextreme on May 06, 2017, 12:51:29 AM
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Finally built a rear cargo organizer. I love it! Nothing fancy, just what I envisioned, something basic to stow stuff underneath and not having to worry about digging. Just have to secure it and add the tie downs on top.
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Post by: Riz98 on May 07, 2017, 05:05:06 AM
Looks nice.  I also need to build something to keep tools/trail gear separate from other cargo for ease of access.
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Post by: Celt on May 07, 2017, 06:53:19 AM
Looks nice.  I also need to build something to keep tools/trail gear separate from other cargo for ease of access.

Action packers brother!
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Post by: Jayrat on May 07, 2017, 05:41:15 PM
Revamping my Hefty Bumper
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Post by: Celt on May 07, 2017, 05:56:27 PM
Nice!
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Post by: JeffBett on May 12, 2017, 10:59:06 AM
Spent the last couple of weekends under Jake's truck.  Started out with the front hubs swap and decided to throw on some rear air bags for towing reasons.  While it was down we threw in new front u-joints since one looked like it was failing.  Many of the wear and tear items have now been replaced on his rig.  The next thing to figure out is why his gas gauge now sits at 3/4 full when the tank is completely full It still goes down from there but that does not help a lot.

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Post by: Celt on May 12, 2017, 12:42:24 PM
 I have a similar issue with my sending unit only it drops to 3/4 tank after about 24 miles travelled. What I suspect is the arm in the sending unit has been bent over time off roading so it initially shows an inaccurate level. One of these days I might change it out and see if that fixes the issue.
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Post by: Jayrat on May 13, 2017, 08:34:32 PM
Redesigned my Hefty Fab bumper.

Before:

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During:

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Painted and Installed picture tomorrow



EDIT:  photos rotated and resized. 
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Post by: Celt on May 14, 2017, 06:22:21 AM
Looks like it's all ready for Cerro Gordo!
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Post by: Ghost65 on May 14, 2017, 09:36:40 AM
  Many of the wear and tear items have now been replaced on his rig.  The next thing to figure out is why his gas gauge now sits at 3/4 full when the tank is completely full It still goes down from there but that does not help a lot.


Jeff and Erik...the issues are with the stock Xterra FSU (fuel sending unit)...one of the many electronic "fails" Nissan Engineers had a serious miss on.

Replacing the unit isn't for the faint of heart...but I think you can easily tackle this as a weekend project, which ends the guessing game of exactly where your fuel levels are.

There are several threads on this "over there," but my son and I completed this project in a day, draining the tank, dropping the tank, and replacing the unit in about 4 hours.  The fsu can be had from parts warehouses online for about $150, and you know how much your saving over the stealership rate of $110 an hour by doing this yourself.

After inspecting my unit post removal, it seems that the fuel actually degrades the plastic slider that the float arm functions on, not allowing it to return to its proper "level" thus giving you an inaccurate reading.  The new unit I bought appeared to have an upgraded spring to potentially help with leverage, as the plastic slider mechanism didn't seem to change alot from stock.

I could only find ones silly photo from the project...I'll try to dig for more from some of my old build threads.  :D

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John/Ghost65
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Post by: Jayrat on May 14, 2017, 09:47:19 AM


(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae195/DzrtX/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/Gastankfunny.jpg) (http://s971.photobucket.com/user/DzrtX/media/The%20GhostX/GhostX%20Mods/Gastankfunny.jpg.html)

John/Ghost65
Now that's a B F H  :o
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Post by: Celt on May 14, 2017, 10:05:16 AM
I figured there was some sort of issue with the sending unit, thanks Ghost. The saving grace is when the low fuel light goes off I know I'm down to five gallons so I can at least go another 60-70 miles safely.
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Post by: Sage Bromax on May 14, 2017, 10:29:28 AM
I figured there was some sort of issue with the sending unit, thanks Ghost. The saving grace is when the low fuel light goes off I know I'm down to five gallons so I can at least go another 60-70 miles safely.
This is the same level of accuracy mine came with directly from the factory.  It shows over full when I fill it to the top, but when the reserve light comes on, I still have five gallons left.  My wife's 2016 Rogue, on the other hand, has less than a gallon left when the reserve comes on.
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Post by: Jayrat on May 14, 2017, 02:30:52 PM
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Post by: Celt on May 14, 2017, 04:36:55 PM
Lookin good there.............
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Post by: Toro on May 14, 2017, 06:44:23 PM
Who re-did the arm? That looks like Kennys work.

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Post by: Jayrat on May 14, 2017, 07:02:11 PM
Who re-did the arm? That looks like Kennys work.

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Friend of mine (Nicole's Cousin)
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Post by: Toro on May 14, 2017, 08:04:39 PM
Looks great!

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Post by: Jayrat on May 14, 2017, 09:20:34 PM
Looks great!

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Thanks Danny, he did a good job,,
He's going to make me a proper safari rack also,
 not like the one I made out of conduit
LOL :o
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Post by: JeffBett on May 15, 2017, 08:39:04 AM
I think after doing some research I will replace the FSU by cutting a hole in truck for an access port.  Several have said they broke bolts and had to hassle drilling then out, etc. and Jake's truck spent 3 years in the northeast and I have already had to deal with so many rotted and broken bolts, I am wanting to avoid more.  Anyone have the secret to the easiest way to cut through the floor pan?
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Post by: steve c on May 16, 2017, 09:24:47 AM
Thanks Danny, he did a good job,,
He's going to make me a proper safari rack also,
 not like the one I made out of conduit
LOL :o

Jay, the bumper mod looks great.  Is he open to taking on other projects? My Hefty dual swing while very convenient, is in need of some attention.
I'd also be VERY interested in a full replacement rack. 
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Post by: Ghost65 on May 16, 2017, 11:11:21 AM
I think after doing some research I will replace the FSU by cutting a hole in truck for an access port.  Several have said they broke bolts and had to hassle drilling then out, etc. and Jake's truck spent 3 years in the northeast and I have already had to deal with so many rotted and broken bolts, I am wanting to avoid more.  Anyone have the secret to the easiest way to cut through the floor pan?

Jeff...I've been tossing this idea around in my head since you posted it...and I just can't think of a way that cutting through the floor of the Xterra provides easier access vs. damaging the integrity of your subfloor.

IIRC...the gas tank is located on the DS, just under the rear seat area.  The hole size necessary to facilitate pulling the FSU through would be sizable, larger than a tennis ball but smaller than a volleyball.  Not to mention re-welding and sealing the hole once the project is completed.  That area of the Xterra (again, IIRC) has the seatbelt/seat mount anchors bolted near there, and potentially compromising that body integrity would concern me.

You might attempt pre-soaking the bolts that hold the bands of the gas tank to break them free, but beyond that and physically dropping the drained tank, the solutions are pretty narrow in scope IMO.

Joe...Jordan...Randy...Erik...Danny...Tim...any thoughts on this?
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Post by: Sage Bromax on May 16, 2017, 12:17:54 PM
IIRC...the gas tank is located on the DS, just under the rear seat area.  The hole size necessary to facilitate pulling the FSU through would be sizable, larger than a tennis ball but smaller than a volleyball.  Not to mention re-welding and sealing the hole once the project is completed.  That area of the Xterra (again, IIRC) has the seatbelt/seat mount anchors bolted near there, and potentially compromising that body integrity would concern me.
On my old Range Rover Countys there was an access port built in to the center of the rear deck.  It was a square plate with 8-10 bolts and a seal.  Take off the plate and the fuel pump was right under it in the tank.  No need to drop the tank to change the pump.  Just so long as the hole is bigger than the pump, that could work.

As far as the seat belts go, do they bolt through the body or into the frame?  If it si trough the body, you might need to add a reinforcement plate of some type.
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Post by: Ghost65 on May 16, 2017, 12:45:54 PM
On my old Range Rover Countys there was an access port built in to the center of the rear deck.  It was a square plate with 8-10 bolts and a seal.  Take off the plate and the fuel pump was right under it in the tank.  No need to drop the tank to change the pump.  Just so long as the hole is bigger than the pump, that could work.

As far as the seat belts go, do they bolt through the body or into the frame?  If it si trough the body, you might need to add a reinforcement plate of some type.

Bolts for the belts are to the steel body....not frame.

Access through the hole isn't just for the fsu to pull through, it would also have have room for wrenching on the bolts that secure the unit to the tank.
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Post by: JeffBett on May 16, 2017, 01:20:08 PM
Several have done it through the floor and have posted images on the new X.  Its about an 8 inch hole in sheet metal that is not structural.  I guess the 1st gen Xterra came with the port for this purpose. The guys that have done it just fab a piece of alum. as a new cover, liquid gasket and a few machine screws and its good as new.  The hole goes in about an 1-2" from the jack and tools holder and is completely under the carpet.  Handy for later when the FSU goes again or the pump goes out. 

The bolts under this X are most just rounded nubs with little or no threads left.  It spent 3-4 years in the northeast, I'll never understand how anything lasts long out there.  I already have about 6 bolts to drill out/extract from the original skid plates.
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Post by: JeffBett on May 16, 2017, 01:23:55 PM
Last night I put the $42 hood shocks on my X that came in amazingly fast from Malaysia.  I wish all the Chinese stuff came that fast.  15 min. and they work great.  Certainty not a must have mod, but I was able to justify it in my mind for the price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Front-Hood-Bonnet-Shock-Strut-Damper-Lift-Supports-Fits-Navara-D40-Pickup-05-14/282201612245?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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Post by: JFanaselle on May 16, 2017, 02:04:47 PM
Ghost - here's one example of someone who did it via the "hole in the floor" method - take a look at post #59. http://www.thenewx.org/forum/15-how-tos/15054-how-replace-fuel-sending-unit-fsu-6.html

I am honestly not too turned off by this idea, especially if there are concerns about other problems when dropping the tank (since Jake's rig certainly has some rust compromise). Remember that Jake's factory bumpstop literally fell apart on the Bradshaw Trail a few weeks ago, so there's definitely some concern about rust. From the looks of the hole location, I don't think it would compromise the integrity of the body enough to make the seat belts a concern. There is quite a bit of shape to that metal outside of the hole itself. You'd really have to yank on those belts to do anything else to that floor, even with the hole. If there's that much force against the seat belts, I think having the belt rip away from the vehicle might be the least of anyone's concerns.
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Post by: JeffBett on May 16, 2017, 02:18:26 PM
The bump stop just fell off!!!  He told me he powered over a ridge so fast he caught 30 feet of air and everyone on the trip just thought "that's the way Jake rolls!"  Then he mentions this was after 10 miles of major rock crawling that makes the Rubicon Trail seem like a paved freeway.
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Post by: Ghost65 on May 16, 2017, 04:55:06 PM
Several have done it through the floor and have posted images on the new X.  Its about an 8 inch hole in sheet metal that is not structural.  I guess the 1st gen Xterra came with the port for this purpose. The guys that have done it just fab a piece of alum. as a new cover, liquid gasket and a few machine screws and its good as new.  The hole goes in about an 1-2" from the jack and tools holder and is completely under the carpet.  Handy for later when the FSU goes again or the pump goes out. 

The bolts under this X are most just rounded nubs with little or no threads left.  It spent 3-4 years in the northeast, I'll never understand how anything lasts long out there.  I already have about 6 bolts to drill out/extract from the original skid plates.

Old dog...new tricks.

Carry on. 😊
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Post by: Toro on May 16, 2017, 05:17:04 PM


Joe...Jordan...Randy...Erik...Danny...Tim...any thoughts on this?

Spidey sence tingling......
       I've dropped a tank a few times and its not that bad once you remove the bolts. Just make sure its empty. I can't imagine cutting the floor to access the FSU considering how easy it is to drop the tank.
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Post by: Ghost65 on June 05, 2017, 10:00:27 AM
New obtanium...

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Post by: RBduffer on June 05, 2017, 11:19:16 AM
Will they have this stuff at the ron-day-voo?
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Post by: ultrapc40 on June 05, 2017, 02:45:00 PM
So I have a bad CV on one side and a bad wheel stud on the other. Figure I will tackle it on Sunday.
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Started with the wheels stud.
Then discover the upper uniball is starting to go out. Not bad for 60k of abuse.
Got everything off then the lower control arm bolt won't come out.
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So a word to those doing titan swap. Anti seize your control arm bolts.

Next I move to the drive side for the CV joints. I have an Aluminum spacer between the diff and CV steel bolt and AL spacer over time equal galvanized to the bolt... Argh. So I am stuck here now.
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Since I am taking everything off, I am going to rebuild my shocks with new seals / fresh shock oil and new lower ball joints. The delrin bushings are in great shape after all the miles as well.

Now who wants to get greasy. Also if you want your shocks rebuild or know you have a leak speak up. We can knock it all out as a group.


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Post by: npgtech on June 05, 2017, 07:43:57 PM
New obtanium...

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The force is strong with this picture... I approve!
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Post by: RikRong on June 10, 2017, 10:56:58 AM
Switched up to steelies. It's definitely a different look. I'll be buying black lugs too.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170610/a0fd0f039da4bcbd18e20511b0edeba8.jpg)

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Post by: xxSVxx on June 10, 2017, 10:59:25 AM
Switched up to steelies. It's definitely a different look. I'll be buying black lugs too.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170610/a0fd0f039da4bcbd18e20511b0edeba8.jpg)

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looks great man, and I'm gonna do that as well....not so stoked on the added degree of difficulty the fancy wheels bring to the table
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Post by: RikRong on June 10, 2017, 11:26:06 AM
looks great man, and I'm gonna do that as well....not so stoked on the added degree of difficulty the fancy wheels bring to the table
Oh, my fancy wheels have rock rash on every single one, if that's what you're referring to.

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Post by: xxSVxx on June 10, 2017, 11:41:56 AM
Oh, my fancy wheels have rock rash on every single one, if that's what you're referring to.

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nah, between the special key I need to get my lugs off, to how the lugs have been stripped, I'd rather have steelies to make it easier to take a wheel on/off...esp when in a crunch
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Post by: RikRong on June 10, 2017, 12:19:35 PM
nah, between the special key I need to get my lugs off, to how the lugs have been stripped, I'd rather have steelies to make it easier to take a wheel on/off...esp when in a crunch
Ah, gotcha, that makes sense. It is nice to have normal lugs again.

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Post by: xxSVxx on June 21, 2017, 03:10:52 PM
well, it's nice to have a reason to post in this thread...

Over the weekend, at the epic MOD DAY AT DUFFMAN'S, I definitely came up...

Installed:

Front ICON 2.5's

Rear Radflo 2.0's

PRG adjustable shackles

Timbren Bumpstops in the rear

many (6?) new lug studs

Sawed off via grinder:

Front sway bar

Gremlin discovered and discarded:

electrical issue keeping my light bar/bumper lights from working


All in all...she is good to go!!!!

Thanks again to everyone in attendance.....I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO THIS STUFF WITHOUT YOU

-Christiaan
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Post by: JeffBett on June 22, 2017, 07:36:16 AM
Got My truck back from Bilstein so now I have new shocks all around, 6112's on the front and 5160's on the rear.
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Post by: knightrider on June 22, 2017, 11:03:47 AM
Christiaan:  How are the Icons treating you? spring rate ok?


Jeff: I wonder what valving and length they went with for the rear.  I have been running the 5165 Series 9.9" Travel 255/70 valving in the rear for a year now, which is the universal version of the 5160. I kinda wish I would have gone with the stiffer 360/80 valving, mind asking or maybe I will give them a call.

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Post by: xxSVxx on June 22, 2017, 11:07:10 AM
Christiaan:  How are the Icons treating you? spring rate ok?




I mean....I'm just commuting right now, and I've been babying her so much for the last year +, it's taking some getting used to just to see her in a proper stance....but I honestly cannot tell you what the difference is...seems fine, it's not like I'm going over basketball sized rocks or anything, but in ditches, bumps, seems fine....what should I be looking out for?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on June 22, 2017, 11:38:35 AM
....what should I be looking out for?

Look out for nothing, and for no one, your rig is INVINCIBLE now >:D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JeffBett on June 22, 2017, 11:52:22 AM
Jordan, I just sent an email asking, I'll let you know as soon as I hear back or give you my contacts info.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: EJsarus on June 23, 2017, 09:31:45 PM
So finally threw on the tire carrier, me and the wife have mixed feelings about it :/


Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Toro on June 23, 2017, 09:50:05 PM
Whats wrong with it....lost rear view?

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: EJsarus on June 23, 2017, 09:52:01 PM
Thats one. there is something else but cant seem to point my finger on it.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on June 24, 2017, 05:19:32 AM
Thats one. there is something else but cant seem to point my finger on it.


 It needs a Trasharoo........
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on June 24, 2017, 12:20:46 PM
Looks like you need a BIGGER tire ;)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: fourxfunk on June 24, 2017, 01:09:23 PM
Hey Edwin, who makes that bumper?  Looks good to me.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on June 25, 2017, 12:43:41 PM
Beep - Vroom

With the help of knightrider, my truck now has a Volant 12740 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001BDUPHI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1).  I decided to go with the one that doesn't have a giant whole cut in the sealed airbox.  This meant I needed to relocate my horns.  I figured why move the stock ones when I could get a new set up.  I went with the Hella 922.000-731 Sharptone Horn Kit (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R3O0Y0M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1)  I am now a Subaru.

Old and new
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/923/lwRj4P.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnlwRj4Pj)


(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/922/92OAvq.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pm92OAvqj)


(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/924/cJlfHV.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pocJlfHVj)

I'm not sure the Volant does anything, but it is loud.  I like it! 
I need an exhaust and bullydog and IMS now.  :)

The horns sound German which figures I guess.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on June 25, 2017, 02:19:42 PM
Ja ze horn says now you vill get out ov my vay because I haf vays of making you do zo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHZR9SA5pOg
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: EJsarus on June 25, 2017, 03:31:43 PM
Hey Edwin, who makes that bumper?  Looks good to me.

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it was a custom built. fabricator built a much more beefy one for his x. this was his scrap lol
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Riz98 on July 22, 2017, 09:55:35 PM
Adjusted the preload on my coilovers today and removed the front sway bar. 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: richie on July 30, 2017, 06:14:51 PM
Just finished installing bilstein 5100s with spc cam bolts and single aal rear. Along with that I went ahead and did a transmission bypass while my cooler ships.

Tomorrow I'm going for an alignment because my wheels are \-/

And my 32" tires should arrive this week. I got general grabblers at2
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: fourxfunk on July 30, 2017, 10:13:14 PM
Richie,  I did the same setup in the rear and it's a solid setup.  Way less bottoming than before. Did you use shims back there? I didn't and am aok.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: richie on July 30, 2017, 10:25:03 PM
No shims in the rear, just did the AAL, removed the overload. Rides way nicer and no bottoming out. Right now the rear is a little high, but im expecting it to settle down a little more. If not ill just get a 1/4" spacer to level out the front.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Riz98 on August 14, 2017, 10:39:55 PM
Changed out the front and rear differentials with Lucas 85w140.  Had to pull the front diff cover because there is no drain on mine.  One good thing about that is inspecting the gears while in there.  All is good with no metal chunks or missing teeth.  Transfer case got done with Red Line MT-90.  After alot of searching for a while this is a true GL4(not GL4 / GL5) lubricant that will not corrode yellow or soft metals.  Spark plugs got swapped out also and tomorrow I am going to get a new cap and rotor while I am at it.  New spark plug wires are ready to go on after the cap and rotor. 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: richie on August 14, 2017, 10:46:22 PM
Changed out the front and rear differentials with Lucas 85w140.  Had to pull the front diff cover because there is no drain on mine.  One good thing about that is inspecting the gears while in there.  All is good with no metal chunks or missing teeth.  Transfer case got done with Red Line MT-90.  After alot of searching for a while this is a true GL4(not GL4 / GL5) lubricant that will not corrode yellow or soft metals.  Spark plugs got swapped out also and tomorrow I am going to get a new cap and rotor while I am at it.  New spark plug wires are ready to go on after the cap and rotor.

What method of installing spark plugs did you take? I am about to do sparks on my xterra also. Im reluctant to take the intake manifold off.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Riz98 on August 14, 2017, 11:04:46 PM
I have a 2002 which is the first Gen Xterra with the 3.3 liter engine.  The manifold isn't required to come off but the 6th spark plug was a pain.  Removing the hood helped a lot.  Maybe one of the guys with a second Gen X can give some advice.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JeffBett on August 15, 2017, 08:20:23 AM
Dave, Jake and I finally got around to wiring our light bars we have owned for months.  Now for some tuning to see if I can get rid of some the the new noise.  Its not much especially over the sound of the MT tires but I'll try anyway.  I also put in fog lights in the factory holes as I already had gotten the turn signal stalk from the junkyards.  I am going from my crappy fogged over headlights to brighter then the sun.  Going to be handy for the winter off roading with the short days.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on August 15, 2017, 09:17:39 AM
What method of installing spark plugs did you take? I am about to do sparks on my xterra also. Im reluctant to take the intake manifold off.

The intake manifold is not too hard to remove.  You are just removing the upper half and it uses o-rings so no worries of having to replace the gasket.  It does make it alot easier to get to the passenger side plugs.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on August 17, 2017, 07:39:02 PM
My very own Mechanical Stig (Jordan) and I installed my Hefty front bumper and aluminum engine skid last week.
 Hefty Fabworks was great to work with as always.  Product shipped within the estimated time.  Shipment was packaged well and arrived undamaged. 

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/922/no49sO.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmno49sOj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/923/AklfVr.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnAklfVrj)

The install went well with only minor swearing.  I still need to drill a couple of holes for the engine skid.  Ran out of time.

Here are some pics.  I know everyone has seen a Hefty bumper on the front of an Xterra, but this one is mine and I've been waiting a long time to buy it and finally put this thing on!

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/924/BAOodR.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poBAOodRj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/922/qeFGSD.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmqeFGSDj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/924/fckMwf.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pofckMwfj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/924/Z1W5tc.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poZ1W5tcj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/923/VAmNo8.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnVAmNo8j)

Very happy with the fit and finish of this thing.  The new powder coat is kind of a wrinkle finish.  I love it.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on August 17, 2017, 07:43:35 PM
So, I have on board air now.
Jordan guinea pig'd this set up for "the greater good"  After using his OBA set up for like 2 years instead of the Viair compressor that lives in my truck, I decided it was time to get mine up and running.
For a couple of weeks before, we were messaging back and forth about a parts list and different ideas on how best to complete the work.  We inevitably forgot a few things and had to make a Home Depot AND Dixieline run.
Needless to say, it was a long day.  I think I arrived around 8:30am and got home around 12:30am the next morning.   

The gist of the set up is a Air Zenith OB2 compressor filling a 5 gallon tank under the truck.  Air lines are run to the front and rear bumpers.
If anyone is interested in more narrative or a parts list, I can type it up. 
The install lasted well into the night and I was actually doing stuff *most of the time, so pics from the install are lacking. 

Here are some pics. 

Parts and making a list of what we forgot.
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/924/hRGQRb.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pohRGQRbj)

Where the compressor ended up getting mounted.  Wires were cleaned up. 
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/922/chIx1X.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmchIx1Xj)

The 5 gallon aluminum tank.  We left the brackets long because we may end up doing some sort of skid plate and those would be great to mount to.  They don't seem to interfere with anything that I can see. 
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/922/5OErhj.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pm5OErhjj)

Front chuck mounted in the new Hefty bumper
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/923/1SaaVq.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pn1SaaVqj)

Close up of the air chuck.  We decided after learning from Knightrider's set up that being able to pressurize the system while driving into the air up spot is awesome.  You just let the tank fill up and you're ready to go when you stop.  What's not nice is trying to cram an air fitting into a system that is at 200psi.  Makes it a little tough.  So, we put in ball valves at each of the plug in points.  We're thinking this is going to work great!
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/922/r7ZHZH.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmr7ZHZHj)

Compressor switch and Air Zenith gauge.  (The gauge is a little crooked - we basically installed it in the dark so I'm really surprised it's not upside down... I'll move it soon :) )  And, for anyone wondering what that internet (RJ45) connection is for, my ham mic plugs into there.
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/923/UYfiYx.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnUYfiYxj)

100amp breaker for the 4g wire run back to the compressor
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/922/MbcYq2.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmMbcYq2j)

Rear air chuck
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/923/IkAisP.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnIkAisPj)

Some up close shots at the tank connections.  I think we're going to clean up the wire shielding a little elater down the road.  Probably some heat shrink tubing and sheathing. 
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/922/WrtfuB.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmWrtfuBj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/922/1GdBeB.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pm1GdBeBj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/923/fQxNdB.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnfQxNdBj)

I haven't actually used my set up for filling tires or running air tools, but I have a pretty good idea how it should work having used Knightriders for so long.
Pretty stoked with the whole deal.
The compressor isn't all that loud.  I look forward to airing up all the tires.

PS  I am also building an awesome dual tire inflation system.  I'll post about that when we build it!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on August 17, 2017, 07:46:30 PM
Looks pretty good, I'm sure you will love it.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on August 17, 2017, 07:57:02 PM
So, I think I'm the only one on there that doesn't have on-board air. I know what I'm asking the wife for Christmas.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on August 17, 2017, 07:57:33 PM
Everything looks great Steve! For some reason, I thought you had ordered an aluminum Hefty bumper. I do love the look of the full guard. I wish they offered that on the aluminum version.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on August 17, 2017, 08:20:52 PM
Thanks guys!

Rick, there are definitely a few ways to do it.  Luckily, you literally have about every conceivable configuration available to you for inspection.  Compressor choice, mounting location, tank vs. no tank etc.  Next time we're around a campfire, you should look at everyones OBA set ups. 
I think my install may be a bit overkill, but who cares.  It's there now and depending on my mood or inclination, I can fill tires from two different spots, lol. 

Joe, if Hefty would have offered a full guard aluminum front bumper, I would have bought it in a heartbeat.  I absolutely love the look of the full guard Hefty bumper.  Plus, I've actually stuck to my guns.  I think in my first or second post on this site, I said I wanted a Hefty front bumper.  4 years later, reality! 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Riz98 on August 17, 2017, 09:51:34 PM
Nice bumper and OBA setup.  The dual air fittings in the front and rear are very useful.  What winch are you looking at to stick on that bumper? 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on August 17, 2017, 10:20:12 PM
Nice bumper and OBA setup.  The dual air fittings in the front and rear are very useful.  What winch are you looking at to stick on that bumper?

TBH, Jordan and I talked about this.  I probably don't need a winch.  I want a winch, but the type of wheeling I do, it just doesn't make sense as "the next mod."  That being said, probably one of Warns offerings :) 

There are just some other things I'd like to do before I get a winch.  Stuff to make "overlanding" more awesome.  Roof rack, reworked rear suspension, stuff like that. 

Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: CAWoody on August 18, 2017, 07:10:38 AM
Alright, I'm jealous. >:(  I have my compressor mounted and tank mounted i just haven't wired and plumbed the bugger yet.  I'm a little fuzzy on the pluming connections, where to get them and how to mount them.  Very nice set up you got there.  Hopefully by the next trip I can figure things out on my rig.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on August 18, 2017, 08:06:59 AM
TBH, Jordan and I talked about this.  I probably don't need a winch.  I want a winch, but the type of wheeling I do, it just doesn't make sense as "the next mod."  That being said, probably one of Warns offerings :) 

There are just some other things I'd like to do before I get a winch.  Stuff to make "overlanding" more awesome.  Roof rack, reworked rear suspension, stuff like that.
I happen to have an extra winch (took it off my Dodge) that I could give you a good price on.  It is a Warn 16.5Ti like this:
https://www.amazon.com/WARN-68801-16-5ti-Thermometric-Winch/dp/B0002Z9T1O

PM me if interested.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on August 18, 2017, 09:26:34 AM
So, I think I'm the only one on there that doesn't have on-board air. I know what I'm asking the wife for Christmas.

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Trust me...you're not the only one.  I'm really debating on going with OBA or Powertank.  Obviously the downside of PT is having to get it refilled.  That 30 sec. fill time per tire is pretty tempting.  I also like the idea of running air tools off of a tank that can be moved from the front to the back of the line if needed.  I found a company online that makes a tank that is pretty much the exact same thing as PowerTank for 1/2 the price..so $200 for their setup is much more enticing...
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on August 18, 2017, 09:34:59 AM
http://www.instantairsupply.com/5-complete-systems
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on August 18, 2017, 09:46:10 AM
Have you look at the smittybuilt kit. It's not bad and comes with a bag. Personally 10 pound is too small for me. The added weight and having a highly compress tank in my rig don't sit well with me incase something fails.

I rarely see people with tanks offer to fill air up for everyone. Because you have to refill and it cost money.

If you want speed up tire fill, get a high CFM like Airzenith or the dual ARB compressor, and a 5 gallon tank. That will help speed things up.




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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on August 18, 2017, 09:50:04 AM
http://www.instantairsupply.com/5-complete-systems

That is a pretty damn cool system for the price!  Biggest difference I see between this and the "expensive" Powertank system is the regulator (this one is set to dispense at 150 psi), tank gauges for remaining CO2, and liquid filled gauge for tire pressure monitoring.

Masterson in San Marcos does on the spot fills for $16.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on August 18, 2017, 09:56:37 AM
Masterson in San Marcos does on the spot fills for $16.

Nice!  I've heard upwards of $30 to fill these...glad it's half!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on August 18, 2017, 12:30:51 PM
Nice!  I've heard upwards of $30 to fill these...glad it's half!

 Some scuba shops will also fill them for you at a discount.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on August 18, 2017, 03:17:33 PM
Trust me...you're not the only one.  I'm really debating on going with OBA or Powertank.  Obviously the downside of PT is having to get it refilled.  That 30 sec. fill time per tire is pretty tempting.  I also like the idea of running air tools off of a tank that can be moved from the front to the back of the line if needed.  I found a company online that makes a tank that is pretty much the exact same thing as PowerTank for 1/2 the price..so $200 for their setup is much more enticing...
I'm not sure if I'm going to go with a full onboard setup.  I was just thinking an ARB mounted in the engine bay or trunk area.  I only need air for filling tires, so I don't need the on-demand function that a tank provides.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on August 18, 2017, 05:30:21 PM
The tank is nice because I can fill it to 200psi before getting to the air up spot and air up 2 tires from 10 to 40 psi in about 2 and a half minutes.  The 2nd pair takes a few more minutes, but at Cerro Gordo I had aired myself and Steve in the same amount of time it took everyone else with a little viair pump to do 4 tires.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Riz98 on August 18, 2017, 06:59:32 PM
Alright, I'm jealous. >:(  I have my compressor mounted and tank mounted i just haven't wired and plumbed the bugger yet.  I'm a little fuzzy on the pluming connections, where to get them and how to mount them.  Very nice set up you got there.  Hopefully by the next trip I can figure things out on my rig.

The last time I replaced some air fittings for the tank and plumbing in general, I went to Home Depot.  They have a large variety of fittings to choose from. 

TBH, Jordan and I talked about this.  I probably don't need a winch.  I want a winch, but the type of wheeling I do, it just doesn't make sense as "the next mod."  That being said, probably one of Warns offerings :) 

There are just some other things I'd like to do before I get a winch.  Stuff to make "overlanding" more awesome.  Roof rack, reworked rear suspension, stuff like that. 

Yeah I agree with the direction you are taking on the mods.  So far I have winched once, Duffman at CANVAS 2016 needed a little tow, but I like the extra security it brings for that Oh Shit moment that could happen anytime.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on August 18, 2017, 08:12:06 PM
I'm about 50/50 on the self recovery-other people recovery.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on August 18, 2017, 08:18:48 PM
I have only had to self-recover once, and that was on purpose.  Intentionally put my Dodge into a ditch due to ice conditions to prevent joining the pile up at the bottom of the hill.  After a couple of hours of bright sun the road was passable and I used an abandoned Suburban as an anchor to pull myself out.  Every other time I have used my winch was to pull someone else out, or lift an engine, or pull out fence posts, etc.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on August 18, 2017, 08:24:59 PM
You can really get inventive with a winch that's for sure. Used one on the Rubicon to try to pull a differential back to normal angle after torque broke the welds on the axle tubes snapping the U-joints sending the thing pointing skyward into the tub.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on August 18, 2017, 09:13:37 PM
The last time I replaced some air fittings for the tank and plumbing in general, I went to Home Depot.  They have a large variety of fittings to choose from. 

While true, they get very expensive since they don't have harder to find fittings so you have to buy 2 or 3 pieces that eventually get to what you need.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on August 19, 2017, 05:01:30 PM
As promised, here's how we get the air into the tires.  Two tires at the same time!

Quick disclaimer - This is the first time I've ever screwed around with putting air parts together.  Also, I was unsupervised, lol. 
I may have gone a little crazy with the teflon tape... you'll see. 

It all fits in this handy bag.  I just searched jumper cable bag on amazon and this popped up. 

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/924/ApD5Ia.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poApD5Iaj)

Just about the right size for 26' of 3/8" compressor hose
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/922/IL4SNG.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmIL4SNGj)

The lock on air chuck
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/923/evZtD6.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnevZtD6j)

1 into 3 hose splitter
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/923/kBErBq.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnkBErBqj)

I also included a ball valve here with a quick connect air chuck so I can check tire pressure after it's been filling for a while.
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/923/oSqBtG.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnoSqBtGj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/924/THMLMn.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poTHMLMnj)

The hose system consists of a 10' section from the source to the 1 into 3 splitter.  Off the splitter, I'm using a 6' section for the front tire and a 10' section for the rear tire.
It's really useful to have a bit of extra length to help friends air up.  (Like I was doing off of @knightriders set up for years)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/923/8U4yx4.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pn8U4yx4j)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/924/uIuXkZ.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pouIuXkZj)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/923/9S8IiH.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pn9S8IiHj)

When you think you're close to the right pressure, turn off the ball valve to the system, grab the gauge out of your pocket and jam it into the quick connect chuck.  Bang on! 
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/923/xASQKR.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnxASQKRj)
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on August 19, 2017, 05:05:17 PM
While true, they get very expensive since they don't have harder to find fittings so you have to buy 2 or 3 pieces that eventually get to what you need.

I can personally attest to this.  To the extent it's possible (which it isn't) pre-plan everything you need and buy the correct parts.  Like Jordan said, you can make it work, but using 3 fittings at $4-$6 a fitting (HD pricing) to accomplish what one $3 part would have done from say Amazon, it really adds up quick! 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Celt on August 19, 2017, 05:26:04 PM
Using 3 fittings at $4-$6 a fitting (HD pricing) to accomplish what one $3 part would have done from say Amazon, it really adds up quick! 

 So to put it in more understandable terms it's the difference between having to drink PBR or Hop Stoopid on a trip?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: GreenAcres on August 20, 2017, 09:31:33 AM
So, I think I'm the only one on there that doesn't have on-board air. I know what I'm asking the wife for Christmas.

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Maybe I'll stir the pot a little......

I don't have OBA and it's not on my wish list. I agree its pretty cool to plug into your bumper and air up FAST, but at what cost? I'm not just talking about the hardware cost, what with tank, plumbing and all, not to mention labor, which if you can't DIY can all add up fast. The main reason I am not doing this is because I lose my spare.

I believe that the number one tire failure type, or at least a leading cause, is sidewall damage. Not something you can just plug with a repair kit. In fact this happened to my son just the other day. I know there are hard core methods of stitching your sidewall together, but that doesn't seem practical for the average off-roader, to me. Point is I see my spare as a critical requirement.

Maybe you have a spare on a tire swing. So do I (brand new, will post pics soon). I still want a spare underneath. If I use my one spare "on the job", that leaves me one more to get to safety. When I think of doing weeks at a time in the middle of nowhere (admittedly, still more fantasy than reality, but we'll get there), I'm all about safety. I see OBA as a nice to have, not a have to have.

Lastly is the performance advantage of OBA. My new ARB compressor airs up my 33" from 20psi to 40psi at the rate of about 1psi/5sec. 20lbs, 100sec, I can live with that. If I need to go faster than that then maybe I need to slow down :)

I don't have any comment about the air tool advantage. It's not something I'm planning on enabling, so it's not been a factor in my thinking.

In summary, two full size spares, and a high quality compressor that can do the business just as fast as I need, that's the solution for me. My 2 cents.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on August 20, 2017, 12:08:37 PM
I agree OBA is not a have to have, everyone has their own priorities for wants and needs. 

For me the factory spare location and cubby under the cargo area were completely unused space so it seemed like a perfect location for an air setup and probably some house batteries in the future.   A similar setup to SteveC's could be done with a smaller (or no) tank, still have the ports on the bumper and retain the factory spare if needed. 

For some people it's more about convenience than overall speed, there's no reason you couldn't mount your current compressor somewhere and have an air coupler in the bumper or other convenient place.  It would save you the hassle of having to pop the hood, attach power cables to the battery, then having to handle the burning hot compressor/hose into the little carry bag with not a whole lot of extra parts to buy.  Still get all the ease of use/cool factor without all the cost and loss of space.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on August 20, 2017, 11:28:52 PM
I agree OBA is not a have to have, everyone has their own priorities for wants and needs. 

For me the factory spare location and cubby under the cargo area were completely unused space so it seemed like a perfect location for an air setup and probably some house batteries in the future.   A similar setup to SteveC's could be done with a smaller (or no) tank, still have the ports on the bumper and retain the factory spare if needed. 

For some people it's more about convenience than overall speed, there's no reason you couldn't mount your current compressor somewhere and have an air coupler in the bumper or other convenient place.  It would save you the hassle of having to pop the hood, attach power cables to the battery, then having to handle the burning hot compressor/hose into the little carry bag with not a whole lot of extra parts to buy.  Still get all the ease of use/cool factor without all the cost and loss of space.

This is exactly what I'm doing, and what I've seen many others running as well. I have an ARB twin compressor mounted behind my grill. It has a t-fitting plumbed right into the manifold, with one air line running to the front bumper and one to the rear bumper. Because the ARB units have a built-in pressure switch, It's literally an entire OBA setup without a tank. In addition to not having to pop the hood and fumble with the wires like Jordan mentioned, I also don't have to keep the compressor in a "handy" place within my tightly-packed Xterra on camping trips. I keep my air hose and inflator in a small tool box that I have mounted to my roof rack, so I always have it ready to go. After two or three nights of camping in different spots, my stuff ends up all over the damn place inside my rig. Before this setup, there was more than one occasion that I had to practically unpack my entire truck on the side of the road to find/get to my compressor to air back up.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: GreenAcres on August 21, 2017, 11:57:20 AM
Heh, hey. That's paints a good visual, Joe, one I think most of us can relate to!

Indeed, we all decide what's right for our rig. And I'm totally onboard with making airing up as easy/convenient as possible. In any case if you run =>35" then I think it becomes a moot point (to fit a spare underneath, won't fit). But for everyone else I just wanted to prompt some extra thought around the safety/redundancy of an extra spare vs convenience of OBA.

Like Joe I've got the ARB, but mounted over the tunnel behind the center console. For additional convenience I'm thinking about running plumbing left and right, to both rear passenger doors, enabling filling up both tires on a given side together.

Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JeffBett on August 28, 2017, 09:34:56 AM
Over the last or three weekends I  have done a bunch of small projects on my X. 
I replaced a crummy switch I had for my tranny cooling fan and added a blue LED light on that switch as well.  Mounted it in the Nissan emblem so I am easy to spot in traffic at night when traveling in a group. 
I finalized my spare key hiding technique. 
Moved my trailer hitch wiring into the bumper as it took a hit in Moab in July. (found out there was body putty in a dent I did not know about) 
Added fog lights from Ebay ($35) with a turn signal stalk I got at the Junk yard. 
I permanently wired my dash cam so I don't have any wires hanging down. 
Finally finished wiring the roof light bar. (always fun drilling through your roof)  I also ran my antenna wire at the same time. 
I drilled the hole to be able to open the rear hatch from inside. 
I replaced the hose for my rear diff breather extension to something a little stiffer then the aquarium tube I had.
I completed cutting out my window privacy blocks
Finally fixed the stupid "spring" thing in the gas door
Installed a ABS kill switch
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on August 28, 2017, 11:18:29 AM
Excellent work Jeff, you're an inspiration 8)

All those PITA jobs that don't show much, but need to be done. 

If everyone can't see how cool my mod is, I just won't do it!

BTW, can you show me a picture of where the hole goes for the inside hatch release?

Thanks
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JeffBett on August 28, 2017, 11:26:54 AM
http://www.thenewx.org/forum/13-interior/27129-how-rear-hatch-exit-inside-xterra-quick-easy-free.html
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: occupantX on August 28, 2017, 09:05:56 PM
I permanently wired my dash cam so I don't have any wires hanging down. 

Did you wire from fuse box or from the power on the mirror?

Installed a ABS kill switch

Prey tell my dear JeffBett, what is this ABS killer you're talking about?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JeffBett on August 29, 2017, 07:23:29 AM
I used the little vampire fuse connectors and wired from the fuse box next to the glove box.  I think I use an unused spot for the heated seats.

The ABS kill switch allows me to turn off ABS while off road.  Having ABS kick in on loose rock/gravel can make it worse to stop.
http://www.thenewx.org/forum/15-how-tos/231530-how-abs-off-version-3-a.html
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on August 29, 2017, 02:37:52 PM
Already did the Hatch Hole mod.  You're dimensions were spot on (I did not remove the panel). 

I can also reach the locking bar from there, way cool.

I really lucked out as the hole is right in between my shovel and ax that I mounted last year ;D


Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on August 30, 2017, 09:00:15 AM
Prey tell my dear JeffBett, what is this ABS killer you're talking about?

Leave it to the former San Diego CA "KLR" to ask about killers  lol
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: richie on September 02, 2017, 05:12:26 PM
just changed the rotors and pads up front and did NGK spark plugs, during the fire and heat of socal i legit almost fainted in the engine bay.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on September 03, 2017, 04:16:29 PM
Finally removed front sway bar >:D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on September 03, 2017, 08:24:22 PM
Finally removed front sway bar >:D


Now you're ready to rock and roll O0
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JeffBett on September 05, 2017, 08:41:14 AM
This weekend I got my first battle damage on the trail.  The bumper will push out easily enough, I'll need to find some touch-up paint for the sheet metal to ward off rust.  Looks like I'll be changing a cam position sensor as mine must have gone bad as it now sputters and dies at stops, luckily it did not do this until I got off the freeway near home from driving all the way from the Bishop area.  I think I'll start carrying a spare.

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Post by: knightrider on September 05, 2017, 09:35:08 AM
My mod for the weekend...
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Post by: xxSVxx on September 05, 2017, 09:41:56 AM
My mod for the weekend...
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yikes....that sucks

what happened?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on September 05, 2017, 10:41:49 AM
Antenna bitch slap?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JeffBett on September 05, 2017, 10:42:20 AM
Wow crystal clear rear glass.  Did this happen on the road or when you got home?  Looks like a  run to the border (junkyards) is in order, there are plenty with intact glass.  Dave and I have a lengthy list for the junkyards. next Sat. would have been perfect but camping is more fun.  Let me know if you are going down, I may try to work something out.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on September 05, 2017, 11:40:34 AM
I was just driving down 15 just past the 78 and the rear window just exploded.  I believe the point of impact was in the lower right, just below the SCCX sticker.  It's possible the events from earlier in the day had something to do with it and it was compromised already but hard to say.

I already have an appointment with a Empire Auto Glass for today to get it replaced, can't go driving around without glass falling everywhere.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on September 05, 2017, 11:47:34 AM
You need more SCCX stickers to hold the rest of the glass >:D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JeffBett on September 05, 2017, 12:27:34 PM
Wow.  I didn't think you had the back very full on trips so I wondered if something hit it inside just right.  Makes me wonder, that's probably about the spot my cam position sensor went.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on October 02, 2017, 09:21:57 AM
Picked up my White Knuckle Sliders on Saturday, prepped and painted them yesterday. Thinking the install will take place tomorrow or Wednesday evening.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on October 02, 2017, 01:36:03 PM
It's like Deja Vu ;)

Every time I see a set of these being installed, I'm sad that I have shrockworks sliders instead of WK.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on October 05, 2017, 09:23:12 AM
It's like Deja Vu ;)

Every time I see a set of these being installed, I'm sad that I have shrockworks sliders instead of WK.

LOL, my wife literally said the same thing about deja vu! I told her, "at least its cheaper than my initial plan of dropping too much coin on an 80 Series Land Cruiser".  :P

I installed them last night, gosh I missed having them on the X!
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: EJsarus on October 05, 2017, 07:27:13 PM
they look dope AF
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on October 22, 2017, 08:54:07 PM
Installed the HD add-a-leaf in my Medium Duty Old Man Emu leaf pack. So far, I love the slightly stiffer ride (I don't care what all the reviews say, it DOES NOT ride like a dump truck), and I was able to drop down to the middle hole on my PRG shackles and still gained about 3/4 of an inch of height in the rear, which now has my truck sitting PERFECT (I had a slight sag / bro-dozer look going on, which only got worse when I was loaded down for a trip).

I took GlamisDude's advice and installed some shims within the pack to cut down on noise (note: I was not experiencing any squeaking or noises, but from what I've read, I figured it was only a matter of time. The leafs have been installed since I did my axle swap about 8 months ago). He's got some great advice in a thread over on TNX. Unfortunately, I was not able to drill into the AAL themselves (burned through 6 drill bits trying), so I don't have the shims installed everywhere in the pack. I'm hopeful that they stay quiet. I did notice that my OME bushings are already in pretty bad shape (another widely-commented issue within all of the reviews). Had I thought about it ahead of time, I would have had a new set of bushings ready to install today, but I guess I'll just run these ones until they're too sloppy to tolerate.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: G.B.H. on October 23, 2017, 11:16:34 AM
I went out on a little ride and smashed up my stock step rails a little and tested out the new aluminum skid plates I put on. The skids are awesome!
I figured I would use and abuse the step rails a little before removing and putting on some proper sliders. Looks like White Knuckle is the fan favorite. Any other brands I should look at?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: steve c on October 23, 2017, 11:42:55 AM
I went out on a little ride and smashed up my stock step rails a little and tested out the new aluminum skid plates I put on. The skids are awesome!
I figured I would use and abuse the step rails a little before removing and putting on some proper sliders. Looks like White Knuckle is the fan favorite. Any other brands I should look at?

WK all the way.

Careful putting too much faith in the stock step rails.
They are not in any way a protective piece of equipment.
I like to equate them to a brush guard.  More of a damage multiplier than a damage mitigator. 
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on October 23, 2017, 11:46:32 AM
Agreed with Steve (on both comments). 1st - if you're able to pick up the WK sliders in person, you'll save the shipping costs associated with purchasing ones from Hefty or Shrock or the other popular companies. This will already even out the price, and you'll have a better product (White Knuckle is local - I believe they're in Apple Valley in the high desert). 2nd - like Steve said, it's not just the steps themselves you'll eff up. They've been known to cause significant damage to your rocker panels and the bottoms of your doors. You're honestly better to wheel without them at all than you are to leave them on, even if you don't care about ruining them.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on October 23, 2017, 12:20:51 PM
Changed to my OEM wheels and finally put on some decent tires.
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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RBduffer on October 23, 2017, 10:55:23 PM
Hey, didn't I see this on another thread here >:D 
Just bustin' yer nuts.  If I EVER buy NEW tires I will post photos on EVERY thread and open two new ones ::)
Lookin good Rick.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on October 24, 2017, 07:28:17 AM
Wouldn't that be too much interweb for you Randy?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Ghost65 on October 24, 2017, 10:26:00 AM
Rick...finding those vinyl hood decals in blue/dark grey would look cool too.   ;)

Like the new wheels...Pro 4X?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: G.B.H. on October 24, 2017, 11:24:57 AM
I assume the extra damage from keeping them on is because they are not attached to the frame, correct? I guess I will remove them. Just hate to do a little sideways slide without something there. I was thinking until I get sliders they would be like bubble wrap. Slide and the step dents and not the rocker. Next slide the rocker gets it.
Been looking at the WK website. It's only a little more but is the DOM worth it? I'm far more overland than rock crawler. The reason I damaged my steps and hit my skids (rock crawling Coral Canyon) was because I've only had the Xterra trail ready enough less than a year and wanted to see what it's limitations are. I've found that often rocks get between me and where I'm going. So, I need to know when to turn around and when to go for it. I might slide on them a decent amount but rarely will I land hard on them. Pony up the extra $40?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on October 24, 2017, 11:27:22 AM
Hey, didn't I see this on another thread here >:D 
Just bustin' yer nuts.  If I EVER buy NEW tires I will post photos on EVERY thread and open two new ones ::)
Lookin good Rick.
I must post them in multiple places because I'm overjoyed with finally having decent tires.  O0
Wouldn't that be too much interweb for you Randy?
zing....
Rick...finding those vinyl hood decals in blue/dark grey would look cool too.   ;)

Like the new wheels...Pro 4X?
Hmm, I should look into that...Yessir, Pro4X that originally came on the truck.  They've been sitting in boxes since the weekend after I purchased the X.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on October 24, 2017, 12:04:57 PM
I assume the extra damage from keeping them on is because they are not attached to the frame, correct? I guess I will remove them. Just hate to do a little sideways slide without something there. I was thinking until I get sliders they would be like bubble wrap. Slide and the step dents and not the rocker. Next slide the rocker gets it.
Been looking at the WK website. It's only a little more but is the DOM worth it? I'm far more overland than rock crawler. The reason I damaged my steps and hit my skids (rock crawling Coral Canyon) was because I've only had the Xterra trail ready enough less than a year and wanted to see what it's limitations are. I've found that often rocks get between me and where I'm going. So, I need to know when to turn around and when to go for it. I might slide on them a decent amount but rarely will I land hard on them. Pony up the extra $40?

Yes, mine are also DOM. I'd definitely pony up. I don't do hard core wheeling/crawling but I'd rather be safe than sorry.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on October 24, 2017, 09:12:18 PM
I assume the extra damage from keeping them on is because they are not attached to the frame, correct? I guess I will remove them. Just hate to do a little sideways slide without something there. I was thinking until I get sliders they would be like bubble wrap. Slide and the step dents and not the rocker. Next slide the rocker gets it.
Been looking at the WK website. It's only a little more but is the DOM worth it? I'm far more overland than rock crawler. The reason I damaged my steps and hit my skids (rock crawling Coral Canyon) was because I've only had the Xterra trail ready enough less than a year and wanted to see what it's limitations are. I've found that often rocks get between me and where I'm going. So, I need to know when to turn around and when to go for it. I might slide on them a decent amount but rarely will I land hard on them. Pony up the extra $40?

It is both from the attachment to the body "tub" (which can bend the body panels), and also because you essentially lose clearance with them. They won't drag across your obstacles, they'll simply push up into to the body panels of your vehicle and damage the panels. You can come down on a smaller rock right in the middle portion of your step rail, and it will push the entire rail up into the side of the vehicle (potentially damaging your rocker panel, and both the front and rear doors). Without the step in place, you've got a better chance (maybe another inch or two) of clearing the rock in the first place. But even if you don't clear it, it'll only damage the spot it hits.

The example Steve gave about the brush guard is similar. If you hit, let's say a small animal - without a brush guard, it'll damage the part of the car that was hit. With a brush guard, it'll hit the guard and push it back into your grill, your bumper, your hood, and will pull out the bottom part of your radiator support. Small problem now = big problem.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: G.B.H. on October 25, 2017, 10:26:26 AM
Took the steps off.
Made a mount for my traction boards
Going to order rock sliders tonight. On the drivers side the skid plates mount in places on the frame. Will I have to do any mods to get the sliders on?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Sage Bromax on October 25, 2017, 10:36:22 AM
Took the steps off.
Made a mount for my traction boards
Going to order rock sliders tonight. On the drivers side the skid plates mount in places on the frame. Will I have to do any mods to get the sliders on?
As I recall, the rear-most slider mount on the driver's side overlaps one of the skid plates (fuel tank?).  You can notch it or just overlap it.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on October 25, 2017, 10:43:48 AM
As I recall, the rear-most slider mount on the driver's side overlaps one of the skid plates (fuel tank?).  You can notch it or just overlap it.
You are correct.  I have yet to notch my skid, so I just removed those two mount bolts on the slider and bolted the skid down.  Thank for reminding me that I need to cut the skid.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: SCUBA_Dale on October 25, 2017, 10:49:31 AM
I got my sliders from Desert Runners Off Road, located in Upland.  They are an up and coming fabricator.  I'm really happy with them, and the turn around time was extremely quick compared to what WK is. If I remember,they were less expensive than WK as well.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: ultrapc40 on October 25, 2017, 10:52:50 AM
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Post by: RikRong on October 25, 2017, 11:14:14 AM
Now ^^^that's nice.
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Post by: steve c on October 26, 2017, 07:45:46 PM
Looks good dude!
I love the long travel truck with a pap cap look. 
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Post by: EJsarus on November 20, 2017, 04:51:25 PM
I feel so official, let the modding begin!!!
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Post by: pvthink11 on December 03, 2017, 03:02:58 PM
Finally away with the faded bumper, and on with the new hefty.

Sorry, not to sure why they are coming out sideways.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on December 03, 2017, 03:50:31 PM
Finally away with the faded bumper, and on with the new hefty.

Sorry, not to sure why they are coming out sideways.

Very nice
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on December 04, 2017, 09:32:43 AM
Replaced my rear OEM Pro-4x Bilsteins with some Bilstein 5100's over the weekend. Ride feels more firm, but much less wallowy. :)  Will be putting on the adjustable 5100's set to 1" once they arrive this week.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: EJsarus on December 05, 2017, 06:30:51 PM
Scored this 2300w power inverter from work. One of our field vans was involved in a wreck and alot of the stuff was junked. I took this & air compressor for my garage. Im more excited about this going on my X. 
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Post by: knightrider on December 05, 2017, 07:11:12 PM
You're going to need some thick cables to run that bad boy, bring on the microwave camping.
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Post by: EJsarus on December 05, 2017, 10:11:03 PM
You're going to need some thick cables to run that bad boy, bring on the microwave camping.

My job supplies 0-2 gauge welding cables & connectors. Im pretty much set, in that field. Just waiting to get a bigger battery ( possibly 2nd) to run this thing.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: BLUHAMR on December 09, 2017, 09:34:44 PM
Finally away with the faded bumper, and on with the new hefty.

Sorry, not to sure why they are coming out sideways.

You still have the factory radiator skid and wanna get rid of it?
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: fourxfunk on December 10, 2017, 03:46:05 PM
Anticipating doing some serious mall- crawling during the Christmas season so I  finally installed my Airflow snorkle.. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171210/40adeefd48543279bd099e4b6d9c1858.jpg)

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Post by: PainRoller on December 11, 2017, 10:01:26 AM
Anticipating doing some serious mall- crawling during the Christmas season so I  finally installed my Airflow snorkle..

^^^ lol lol lol lol^^^

Seriously.....looks awesome!
"So how deep of water can you go now" ?? 
Be prepared...  ;) ;)
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Post by: G.B.H. on December 17, 2017, 07:49:23 PM
Not yet done for my rig but doing for my rig. Drove up to Apple Valley Thursday and picked them up. Started late today so didn't finish. Hopefully tomorrow.
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Post by: PainRoller on December 18, 2017, 07:55:20 AM
Not yet done for my rig but doing for my rig. Drove up to Apple Valley Thursday and picked them up. Started late today so didn't finish. Hopefully tomorrow.

CONGRATS!!

They should serve you well for a long time.  WK sliders are one of our favorite and most used MOD's on our rig.  O0
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Post by: PainRoller on January 08, 2018, 11:36:32 AM
So this happened.....Merry Christmas to us!  :D :D

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Now we just need an excuse to go camping......


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Post by: Celt on January 08, 2018, 01:00:32 PM
So this happened.....Merry Christmas to us!  :D :D

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Now we just need an excuse to go camping......




 Well there is a trip going out Saturday............
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Post by: EJsarus on January 08, 2018, 03:02:48 PM
Well, just arriving home from work and get 2 packages. Late Xmas gift & early bday gift.
New Cobra CB unit and antenna set up. :) Nice... Planning out how to hook it up to my 1st gen.

Cobra 19 Ultra II, Firestik 4ft with spring & cable. Just need a mount.
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Post by: Kjswa on January 25, 2018, 07:13:35 AM
Just finished putting CB in. Yesterday a man named Billy-Bob used a $600 digital SWR meter that plugged directly into coax to tune the antenna. Super nice guy. Ham Radio Outlet in Anaheim. He's the CB guy there.
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Post by: steve c on January 25, 2018, 08:36:08 AM
Billy Bob is a pretty knowledgable dude.  Little quirky, though!
He helped me with my ham-tenna and hood mount. 

When are you going to study up and get that ham license? 
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Post by: beedee on January 25, 2018, 09:50:07 AM
I removed my trailer harness plug this weekend while wheeling. 

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Post by: JeffBett on January 25, 2018, 10:17:53 AM
Been there, done that.....  Time to get the hole saw out.
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Post by: EJsarus on January 25, 2018, 07:11:35 PM
Just completed my CB set up on my 1.5gen. Firefly 4ft antenna, Firestik mount, Cobra 19 III Cb radio. Will have the boys over at HAM outlet in Anaheim to tune it up. Next, configure an external mag mount antenna for my BaoFeng UV-5R for abit more range. Well see that Bobby over at the outlet has to say about my setup. No worries, will be going for my license soon.
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Post by: Jayrat on January 25, 2018, 07:21:10 PM
CB is the first step and I still keep mine hooked up , just snapped my firestik on a Joshua Tree on the Mojave
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Post by: Celt on January 25, 2018, 08:40:58 PM
CB is the first step and I still keep mine hooked up , just snapped my firestik on a Joshua Tree on the Mojave


.........   :o  ..........
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Post by: FrankB on January 25, 2018, 09:28:37 PM

.........   :o  ..........

Erik - you can't take a picture but you can figure out how to make that thing scroll across the page? I don't even know what those are called, much less how to make them move like that.
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Post by: Jayrat on January 25, 2018, 10:06:39 PM
Erik - you can't take a picture but you can figure out how to make that thing scroll across the page? I don't even know what those are called, much less how to make them move like that.
I'm with you Frank ,I think he's just holding back on his Inter Web Knowledge
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Post by: steve c on January 25, 2018, 10:27:14 PM
I'm with you Frank ,I think he's just holding back on his Inter Web Knowledge

It's called a Marquee. 
I made you a picture to help understand.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/923/NXVzjL.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnNXVzjLp)

Pretty cool, Right?!?!?!?!

 O0 O0 O0
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Post by: knightrider on January 26, 2018, 01:38:40 AM
Steve just wanted to rub his fancy mspaint skills in everyone's face.
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Post by: steve c on January 26, 2018, 07:11:32 AM
Steve just wanted to rub his fancy mspaint skills in everyone's face.

That’s true.

Also, I take every opportunity I can to mansplain.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: PainRoller on January 28, 2018, 04:44:31 PM
AND........back on topic......

Pepe is such a giver, we decided to return the love this weekend (aka yearly maintenance) : removed and cleaned mud off skid plates (oh Mojave....) , pulled out winch cable and cleaned mud/gunk off, adjusted wiring for OBA, upgraded RTT straps (velcro was losing holding power), and moved RTT mounts forward on FR Rack (moving weight over center of vehicle).

Things to get done this week and coming weekend:  paint skids and re-mount, rotate tires, alignment (yay for lifetime alignments), change ALL the fluids (engine, front diff, transmission, and transfer case), and get Airbag recall taken care of.


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Post by: ultrapc40 on January 28, 2018, 08:49:38 PM
I got a zero degree pressure washer tip. Today I attacked the remaining mud I had stuck way up in the top rear of the truck bed.

Got two cans of black paint and 1 quart of POR 15 to coat the frame once I know all the mud is gone.
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Post by: Celt on January 29, 2018, 04:27:25 AM
I got a zero degree pressure washer tip. Today I attacked the remaining mud I had stuck way up in the top rear of the truck bed.

Got two cans of black paint and 1 quart of POR 15 to coat the frame once I know all the mud is gone.

  That POR-15 is good stuff. I'm still trying to find where all that salt, I mean mud is hiding out.
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Post by: PainRoller on January 29, 2018, 05:50:06 PM
FiG took the front sway bar off...... :o :o

We'll see how long this lasts......

(https://media.giphy.com/media/Ym8HmEqudTnfG/giphy.gif)
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Post by: knightrider on January 29, 2018, 06:53:57 PM
What spring rate do you have on the front?
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Post by: RikRong on January 30, 2018, 08:14:16 AM
FiG took the front sway bar off...... :o :o

We'll see how long this lasts......

(https://media.giphy.com/media/Ym8HmEqudTnfG/giphy.gif)
You'll quickly grow accustomed to it.
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Post by: PainRoller on January 30, 2018, 10:33:17 AM
What spring rate do you have on the front?

Pretty sure 750 lb.....my old brain forgets stuff....

You'll quickly grow accustomed to it.

We both drove it on the freeway yesterday.  Didn't really notice any difference.  A slight bit of body roll, but nothing freaky. 

Right now Pepe is riding without the skid plates or the RTT.  So it will be interesting if those 2 things change the overall feel without the sway bars in. 


Also, removing both things has put the PEP back in PEPE!!   >:D >:D

(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/enhanced/web04/2012/8/8/11/anigif_enhanced-buzz-609-1344440502-9.gif?downsize=715:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto)
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Post by: Jayrat on January 30, 2018, 12:23:05 PM
Pretty sure 750 lb.....my old brain forgets stuff....

We both drove it on the freeway yesterday.  Didn't really notice any difference.  A slight bit of body roll, but nothing freaky. 

Right now Pepe is riding without the skid plates or the RTT.  So it will be interesting if those 2 things change the overall feel without the sway bars in. 


Also, removing both things has put the PEP back in PEPE!!   >:D >:D

(https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/enhanced/web04/2012/8/8/11/anigif_enhanced-buzz-609-1344440502-9.gif?downsize=715:*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto)
Wow you 2 are troopers ,I'm scared to take my skids off , I think ? What if they never fit back on :'(
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Post by: knightrider on January 30, 2018, 12:25:22 PM
the RTT will introduce a little more body roll in the turns, 150lbs on the roof will do that, but I bet you will still like it, the front suspension probably feels way better on bumps.
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Post by: PainRoller on January 30, 2018, 01:26:01 PM
Wow you 2 are troopers ,I'm scared to take my skids off , I think ? What if they never fit back on :'(

First time we've taken them off.  But there was about 2 inches of Soda Lake mud on the inside of them..... even with all the pressure washings, boat ramp dunking, etc....

It was definitely time - needed to assess any rust issues - Soda Lake just provided the final straw.  ;)
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Post by: PainRoller on January 30, 2018, 01:28:41 PM
the RTT will introduce a little more body roll in the turns, 150lbs on the roof will do that, but I bet you will still like it, the front suspension probably feels way better on bumps.

Yeah, but I'm hoping the skid weight will counter-balance the RTT  ::) ::)

Both you and Rick have that fancy Titan Swap, don'tcha?  I'm assuming that stance helps with any body rolling..... too fancy and expensive for us po' folk.....


Edit:  We don't need to worry about extending the brake lines with the front sway bar off,  do we?!?!
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Post by: ultrapc40 on January 30, 2018, 01:33:34 PM
Actually having a wider stance with the lower shocks mount move outbound will generate more roll.
Here is a cool video explaining it
https://youtu.be/ATS0OzCJLMM (https://youtu.be/ATS0OzCJLMM)
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Post by: knightrider on January 30, 2018, 02:19:24 PM
no need to extend brake lines unless you titan swap. 

And Spencer has a point, the titan LCA has the lower shock mount out further so if everything like shock damping and spring rate remains the same(like using the same coilovers after titan swapping) the suspension actually gets a bit softer due to a higher leverage ratio.  I have 700 springs and I find the suspension to be fine even when loaded down with camping gear and RTT, of course I thought it was ok with 600lb springs :D
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Post by: RikRong on January 30, 2018, 02:44:04 PM
First time we've taken them off.  But there was about 2 inches of Soda Lake mud on the inside of them..... even with all the pressure washings, boat ramp dunking, etc....

It was definitely time - needed to assess any rust issues - Soda Lake just provided the final straw.  ;)
Yeah, but I'm hoping the skid weight will counter-balance the RTT  ::) ::)

Both you and Rick have that fancy Titan Swap, don'tcha?  I'm assuming that stance helps with any body rolling..... too fancy and expensive for us po' folk.....


Edit:  We don't need to worry about extending the brake lines with the front sway bar off,  do we?!?!
I also have all of my skid plates off right now.  I pressure washed the truck again after I got home on Tuesday after the trip.  Then I ran it through the touchless the next day, mud was still coming off.  Last Sunday, I dropped the skids and crawled (literally) under the truck the hose and sprayer and spent about an hour getting into the nooks and crannies.  After that, I headed to the car wash, again, and spent 45 minutes under the truck with a pressure washer.  I think I'm good now.  I don't think I have mud left in the nooks. 

On the Titan swap subject...I don't think my handling is due to the swap, so much as to the extra long bump stops I have up front.  My springs are actually rated around 500lbs.  However, I'm just barely sitting on the stops right now because I'm running the Tundra 5100s that don't have much rebound room.  The stops are soft and compress a lot, but they kind of act in a similar fashion to a sway bar.  I'm looking forward to getting my Radflos in, going back to OEM stops, and actually having some compression ability in my front suspension.
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Post by: PainRoller on February 01, 2018, 09:59:30 PM
I also have all of my skid plates off right now.  I pressure washed the truck again after I got home on Tuesday after the trip.  Then I ran it through the touchless the next day, mud was still coming off.  Last Sunday, I dropped the skids and crawled (literally) under the truck the hose and sprayer and spent about an hour getting into the nooks and crannies.  After that, I headed to the car wash, again, and spent 45 minutes under the truck with a pressure washer.  I think I'm good now.  I don't think I have mud left in the nooks. 


Yeah, I ran Pepe thru the self wash AGAIN!!  Figured I'd get better results with the skids off.  So many more chunks of mud removed - yikes!  :o

Took Pepe to dealership for Anti-Roll Airbag Recall.

And FiG KILLED IT today by changing ALL the fluids (diff, transmission, transfer case, and engine).  Most of the fluids looked like they were in decent shape, except the transfer case.  That was really dark and had some shavings.....  :(

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Post by: Jayrat on February 08, 2018, 10:22:29 PM
Finally upgraded my rear Bump Stop game
Hello Timbren  :D
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Post by: steve c on February 08, 2018, 10:36:28 PM
Finally upgraded my rear Bump Stop game
Hello Timbren  :D
Jay, those have been in my build thread for years now. What took you so long?!
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Post by: 0317 on February 11, 2018, 05:49:12 PM
Side moldings removed and glue and paint buffed our.

(https://preview.ibb.co/doSQT7/E339_C795_9_D8_B_443_B_BE71_458_A97022_E8_E.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fbUuMS)

The Khaki Beast will be getting a new paint job soon!! Here’s a preview.

(https://preview.ibb.co/hbTzo7/74_AA4_A6_C_C6_FC_4933_80_D4_04_ABB54_CFB7_F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bCOX87)
(https://preview.ibb.co/gLGkT7/CC0_A1_E45_A54_A_44_D7_8_F8_C_9_D99_AB8_DC6_BE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/n0m8gS)

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Post by: TurboChris on February 12, 2018, 08:32:48 AM
Pulled the front Bilsteins Sat and moved up the c clip to 1.5"....and Sunday painted the wheels.

Looks a lot better.

(https://s18.postimg.org/9mhhyetfd/Xterra_Pic1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/6seckyr91/)
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Post by: TurboChris on February 12, 2018, 06:37:50 PM
Hmmmm, quiet around here...Got the hood shocks / struts today that I ordered about a week ago. Installed in about 10 mins....what a great mod!


(https://s18.postimg.org/h0zfb3xeh/xterra_hoodstruts.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/4z41gyo5x/)
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Post by: Jayrat on February 12, 2018, 07:35:51 PM
Got to love the Hood Struts
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Post by: RBduffer on February 13, 2018, 10:25:24 PM
Chris, your engine is cleaner than my truck!

Your whole rig looks great.  Nice work.
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Post by: 0317 on February 16, 2018, 09:50:35 PM
(https://preview.ibb.co/gd8Xi7/201_B3_EDE_BAF9_4188_8_DA2_9_B568825_F841.png) (https://ibb.co/hJS3qn)
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Post by: EJsarus on February 16, 2018, 10:38:15 PM
well I picked up a backup compressor/jump starter for my rig. Found this one on special at pepboys for 50 bucks, original price of 89.99.

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Post by: EJsarus on February 16, 2018, 10:43:19 PM
DISCLAIMER:
I have no idea why when I upload the image regardless if its thru the forum itself or a 3rd party, it will flips it. I dont know why and its annoying
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Post by: knightrider on February 16, 2018, 11:40:06 PM
I think it maybe has something to do with phone browsers, they are stripping info from the pictures that controls orientation.
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Post by: knightrider on February 16, 2018, 11:41:38 PM
test, android chrome seems to work...

have you tried the gallery?
http://www.gallery.sccxterra.com
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Post by: TurboChris on February 17, 2018, 08:44:23 AM
Chris, your engine is cleaner than my truck!

Your whole rig looks great.  Nice work.


Hahaha I'm taking lots of pictures cause I'm sure it'll never look this good again!
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Post by: EJsarus on February 17, 2018, 09:12:15 AM
test, android chrome seems to work...

have you tried the gallery?
http://www.gallery.sccxterra.com

I took the picture with my phone and uploaded it to my PC. every image is in the correct orientation unit I upload it. I have tried our gallery. Will do next time.
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Post by: PainRoller on February 17, 2018, 03:44:12 PM
(https://preview.ibb.co/gd8Xi7/201_B3_EDE_BAF9_4188_8_DA2_9_B568825_F841.png) (https://ibb.co/hJS3qn)




Bwahahaha!!! X2!!!!  lol lol lol
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on February 18, 2018, 07:33:13 PM
Removed my Gobi ladder Saturday, sold it today.
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Post by: TurboChris on February 18, 2018, 10:01:51 PM
Went to install a 22" light bar and ended up stripping the front end and prepping to paint bumpers, headlights and the light install. Should be wrapped up tomorrow.

(https://s18.postimg.org/fuc6kbbg9/Xterra_takenapart.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/69sjxfm45/)
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Post by: 0317 on March 03, 2018, 10:00:01 PM
New U Joints for my front axle.

(https://preview.ibb.co/ja3Df7/F23_F17_EB_A18_F_462_B_8853_023_ED741562_B.jpg) (https://ibb.co/doqtf7)
(https://preview.ibb.co/fDpx7n/9_BDEEBA2_154_D_4_D20_BA3_D_C896719_D152_E.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hkPVSn)
(https://preview.ibb.co/hTvR07/0_F0_E3358_4931_4_B16_A4_FE_C2864_C817_C9_B.jpg) (https://ibb.co/n6h607)
(https://preview.ibb.co/bEhjnn/FA15_AF7_C_609_F_4375_A7_B2_2_D059_D6_E57_DA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gzBMYS)
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Post by: knightrider on March 04, 2018, 12:06:59 AM
Mmm, spicy
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Post by: TurboChris on March 12, 2018, 09:16:32 AM
Inbetween the rain I installed the bullydog tuner and relocated my rear view mirror up 3" and added in my Valentine One.
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Post by: RikRong on March 23, 2018, 01:28:22 PM
Installed some more America.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180323/c27f26b6bc826f6b19c7c8cd624c7b91.jpg)

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Post by: beedee on March 23, 2018, 05:24:57 PM
Taking off my grill mouth light bar tomorrow. (which will be for sale soon)
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Post by: TurboChris on March 27, 2018, 10:15:30 AM
Ha! Finished installing my grill mouth light bar........funny. And new headlamps. Still gotta finish up the wiring, install the new HID's and install the fogs.

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Post by: Jayrat on March 28, 2018, 08:03:25 PM
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Out with the old in with the new
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Post by: Celt on March 28, 2018, 08:13:42 PM
Nice, did the install go easy?
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Post by: Jayrat on March 28, 2018, 10:10:37 PM
Nice, did the install go easy?
Not as bad as I expected
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Post by: RBduffer on March 29, 2018, 09:34:53 AM
Atta Boy Jay!  I knew you could do it.

You can't put 130,000 miles on a Harley, and not have turned a few wrenches...   Daily >:D
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Post by: beedee on March 29, 2018, 10:00:19 AM
My Timbren rear bump stops arrived yesterday. I PB Blasted the bolts on my X last night, might install tonight or this weekend.
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Post by: Jayrat on March 29, 2018, 10:10:49 AM
Atta Boy Jay!  I knew you could do it.

You can't put 130,000 miles on a Harley, and not have turned a few wrenches...   Daily >:D
LOL
ya just had to build up the confidence up
put a new belt on as well
My Timbren rear bump stops arrived yesterday. I PB Blasted the bolts on my X last night, might install tonight or this weekend.
best MOD ever
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Post by: beedee on March 31, 2018, 01:58:24 PM
Installed my Timbrens today. All four bolts came out like butter and the install took about 15 minutes tops.

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Post by: TurboChris on March 31, 2018, 07:16:52 PM
Had half a day all to myself....so I pulled the front tires, pulled the stock UCA's and threw on the SPC's. Easy peasy. Grinded down the coil buckets while I was in there. I was a little nervous about that, not knowing exactly how much to take off, but when you prefit the UCA's you can easily see where and just keep taking some off till full range of motion is contact free. Just drove it around the block and over some speed bumps at speed and no contact. I think I'm good to go. I have a world class alignment guy so I'll be there at 8am on Monday.


(https://s31.postimg.org/b9xvbpvez/SPCs1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/8fupy9t8n/)


(https://s31.postimg.org/p3m80s3fv/SPCs2.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/95dian97r/)

I also got some 1.5 inch spacers. I didn't install them as I didn't have time to deal with fender work and the SPC's. Thinking next weekend I'll really get into it and paint all the plastic...finish the wiring of all the new lights and do the spacers.

(https://s31.postimg.org/9uwamz76j/Spacers.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/46pzw32tz/)
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Post by: BLUHAMR on April 02, 2018, 09:12:12 AM
Had half a day all to myself....so I pulled the front tires, pulled the stock UCA's and threw on the SPC's. Easy peasy. Grinded down the coil buckets while I was in there. I was a little nervous about that, not knowing exactly how much to take off, but when you prefit the UCA's you can easily see where and just keep taking some off till full range of motion is contact free. Just drove it around the block and over some speed bumps at speed and no contact. I think I'm good to go. I have a world class alignment guy so I'll be there at 8am on Monday.


(https://s31.postimg.org/b9xvbpvez/SPCs1.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/8fupy9t8n/)


(https://s31.postimg.org/p3m80s3fv/SPCs2.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/95dian97r/)

I also got some 1.5 inch spacers. I didn't install them as I didn't have time to deal with fender work and the SPC's. Thinking next weekend I'll really get into it and paint all the plastic...finish the wiring of all the new lights and do the spacers.

(https://s31.postimg.org/9uwamz76j/Spacers.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/46pzw32tz/)

Nice! I have the same UCA and they gave me extra 2" of droop. Did you grease those bushings?
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Post by: ultrapc40 on April 10, 2018, 04:15:09 PM
Wow those  are really big spacers Chris.

For me, I just picked up this little guy from Wilco at Santa Ana

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180410/bcdd7ed5871378a1a94d0be3c7601a2c.jpg)

People following me is going to finally stop telling me my spare tire is falling. Hahaha (it’s not)

This will run double duty between the dodge and the Frontier.

I still need to wire my own Lic plate mount/light and a beer bottle opener.




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Post by: RikRong on April 10, 2018, 07:40:40 PM
Wow those  are really big spacers Chris.

For me, I just picked up this little guy from Wilco at Santa Ana

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180410/bcdd7ed5871378a1a94d0be3c7601a2c.jpg)

People following me is going to finally stop telling me my spare tire is falling. Hahaha (it’s not)

This will run double duty between the dodge and the Frontier.

I still need to wire my own Lic plate mount/light and a beer bottle opener.




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Very nice, can't wait to see them installed.
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Post by: TurboChris on April 11, 2018, 08:21:54 AM
Nice! I have the same UCA and they gave me extra 2" of droop. Did you grease those bushings?

I greased them as per the instructions....so far so good!
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Post by: TurboChris on April 11, 2018, 08:28:34 AM
Wow those  are really big spacers Chris.

Yeah they look huge......but 1.5" is a pretty common size to go.....hoping to put em on this weekend!
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Post by: Jayrat on April 12, 2018, 01:42:24 PM
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Post by: Ghost65 on April 13, 2018, 09:04:47 AM
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Don't cut the red wire... :D
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Post by: beedee on April 17, 2018, 01:32:08 PM
My HCOR rear bumper arrived today, less than two weeks since placing my order. :)

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Post by: beedee on April 23, 2018, 10:31:07 AM
Installed the bumper Friday evening, very happy with it.

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on April 23, 2018, 02:04:00 PM
Nice Bumper,
sorry about the KINGS ???
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Post by: JFanaselle on April 23, 2018, 02:38:39 PM
sorry about the KINGS ???

Says the guy who's team couldn't win without some questionable officiating in the 4th game of their series.  >:D
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: Jayrat on April 23, 2018, 05:23:52 PM
Says the guy who's team couldn't win without some questionable officiating in the 4th game of their series.  >:D
But my True hearted team is the Winnipeg JETS I lost them from !996-2011
that's when I picked up the Hawks, and yes Chicago blew this year :'(
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on April 23, 2018, 05:24:49 PM
Nice Bumper,
sorry about the KINGS ???

They did better than I thought they would. I didn't expect much at all from them this season, even though they started off insanely hot.

Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: RikRong on April 24, 2018, 08:24:24 AM
Personally, I'm cheering for the Knights, just because they're kind of a Cinderella story right now.  Anywhoo...

For the truck...I received my ScanGauge back from being updated.  The new update allows me to read two different AT temps and I can also program TPMS if I want.  Personally, I have the Gauge setup to read water temp, intake air temp, and the two AT temps because I think this gives a pretty good picture of what's going on with the truck.
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Post by: JeffBett on April 24, 2018, 09:10:35 AM
I am sending my Scangauge this week for an update, looking forward to getting temps.
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Post by: RikRong on April 24, 2018, 10:28:14 AM
I am sending my Scangauge this week for an update, looking forward to getting temps.
Yeah, it's definitely nice.  I think I'm going to load up the TPMS gauges, too, just to have them on there.  I think this would interesting to watch during road trips.
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Post by: EJsarus on April 29, 2018, 08:17:36 PM
Well today I finally got my X back. Bro in law borrowed it for 2 weeks. Well today I had the chance to remove the front sway bar. Now the X is getting prepped to get the trans pulled to replace the rear main seal and trans to be sent out to get rebuilt. Trying to sort out the leak son the truck before CANVAS this year.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: beedee on April 30, 2018, 09:56:53 AM
Got her dirty this weekend. :)

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Post by: TurboChris on May 06, 2018, 06:41:28 PM
Decided to tackle the 1.5” wheel spacers today... …… Took my time and it turned out great.  Minor trimming, heating and cutting but it was easier than I thought it would be. Nobody would ever know by looking at it. Just went over next-door to a empty parking lot and went over a bunch of curb stops at full lock left and full lock right...No rubbing!

Special thanks to JFanaselle for pointing me to the link.....  http://www.thenewx.org/forum/50-members-xterra/204626-albatrosscafes-flexterra-now-4-10s-11.html#post3430057 (http://www.thenewx.org/forum/50-members-xterra/204626-albatrosscafes-flexterra-now-4-10s-11.html#post3430057)

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on May 06, 2018, 07:37:08 PM
Just a tip, make sure to apply anti seize between the spacer and the rotor/hub.  I forgot on one side and ended up having to destroy the spacer getting it off the hub.
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Post by: TurboChris on May 07, 2018, 07:56:08 AM
Just a tip, make sure to apply anti seize between the spacer and the rotor/hub.

Wow, really.....I would NOT have guessed it would be necessary in So Cal.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: knightrider on May 07, 2018, 06:53:06 PM
These were on the truck for a few years and i did make a trip out east and camped/off road on the NC Outer Banks for a few days, there was plenty of salt water puddles out there so that probably didnt help. The drivers side that had anti seize came off super easy.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: EJsarus on May 07, 2018, 08:11:05 PM
Never dealt with spacers in my whole automotive modding history and I always wondered, what torque specs are spacers done at? at mfg specs or your own specs? I can only assume, mfg specs and slightly more from spacer to wheel.
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Post by: Jayrat on May 07, 2018, 08:14:37 PM
I did this,
 Stealership wanted $150 to diagnose the problem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHB1EABK6r0
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Post by: RBduffer on May 08, 2018, 09:47:27 AM
Jay, you saved $150!  PBRs all around ;D
Thanks for the Xterra PSA.
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Post by: Jayrat on May 08, 2018, 08:33:34 PM
Jay, you saved $150!  PBRs all around ;D
Thanks for the Xterra PSA.
I had a buddy come over with his reading gizmo, Because my check engine light came on
again they wanted $150 to diagnose the problem but not fix lots of PBR
I found out my EVAP canister is dirty , so I'm going to try this
http://www.thenewx.org/forum/15-how-tos/75314-how-solve-evap-canister-problem-%245-pbr.html
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: TurboChris on May 08, 2018, 10:39:57 PM
Never dealt with spacers in my whole automotive modding history and I always wondered, what torque specs are spacers done at? at mfg specs or your own specs? I can only assume, mfg specs and slightly more from spacer to wheel.

I go by the popular opinion that you torque to the same settings as you would wheels. I tighten to apron 100ftlbs.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JeffBett on May 09, 2018, 07:08:54 AM
Jayrat, the parts stores will all read engine codes for free as well.  I have that same code, p0448 i believe on my blue X and Dave has it on his yellow X as well.  He already tried the blowout method + extension and it helped for awhile and the code came back.  The last run to the junkyards we both just bought newer complete canisters from newer street only Xterras to just swap the whole thing, $25.
Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JFanaselle on May 09, 2018, 07:24:00 AM
I removed my Radflo 2.5s, and I'm taking them to be rebuilt today. In the interim, I threw my stock coilovers back on, just so I can move the Xterra around and out of the garage if I need to...

That stance though..... don't be jealous of my rake.  lol

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Title: Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
Post by: JeffBett on May 09, 2018, 09:14:33 AM
Who is doing your rebuild and how much $?  That stance makes you front tires like a lot bigger than the rear.
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Post by: Jayrat on May 09, 2018, 09:55:54 AM
I removed my Radflo 2.5s, and I'm taking them to be rebuilt today. In the interim, I threw my stock coilovers back on, just so I can move the Xterra around and out of the garage if I need to...

That stance though..... don't be jealous of my rake.  lol

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