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SuperSlideStyle
« on: January 13, 2012, 04:48:46 PM »
Joined SCCX:  Nov.19, 2008
Username:  SuperSlideStyle
Real Name:  Irwin

New truck
Year:  2013
Make:  Nissan
Model:  Xterra
Trim:  PRO4X
Color:  Midnight Armor (metallic Charcoal Gray)
Engine:  stock VQ40DE, K & N filter,
Drivetrain:  stock
Armor:  stock skid plates
Custom:  Custom-built rock sliders, pre-runner style light bar in front
Front Suspension:  ARB HD 1.5" springs
Rear Suspension:  ARB 2" Leaf Pack w/HD AAL set
Tires/Wheels:  5 Yokohama Geolander MTs 305/70/16, stock PRO4X rims, stealth dark chameleon paint
Communications:  Cobra 29LTD CB radio, Firestik 2'/3' antennas,
Lighting:  4 Hella 500's on front light bar, Pro4X roof lights, 5K 9007 bi-xenon HID kit for headlights, 3500k amber H3 foglights
Electronics:  OdysseyPS-1200 battery, 150A distribution block for 6 extra fuse blocks, one 30A, 6circuit fuse block used
Recovery:  Everything from the old X came to this one.
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OLD TRUCK
Year:  2000
Make:  Nissan
Model:  Xterra
Trim:  XE
Color:  Silver
Engine:  Rebuilt 3.3L, 0.002 overbore, Swain Tech Moly-coated piston skirts with Ceramic piston domes, Moly-coated rod and crank bearings,  Stainless Steel exh. valves, ported and polished t-body, plenum, manifold, exh.manifolds and heads, Magnaflow hi-flow cats (x2), custom 2.5 cat-back exhaust w/ HEI exhaust wrap, JET Performance ECU upgrade, Aeromotive Stealth 340 Hi-Flow Fuel pump, Denso Iridium plugs, Cold Air Intake with HKS SuperFlow filter and Outerwear pre-filter, Oil cooler w/ filter relocating kit, Earl's anodized -8AN fittings, Koyo supercharged radiator, Nismo radiator cap (19psi) and thermostat (160 deg.),
Drivetrain:  Rebuilt 5spd. transmission, 4WD w/ Centerforce Dual Friction clutch kit,  
Armor:  Custom made rocksliders
Front Suspension:  Sway-A-Way 26mm +30% T-bars, Rancho RS5000 shocks, Rancho Steering Stabilizer, IAB, Energy Suspension Urethane bushings, Powerslot slotted rotors, Axxis ceramic brake pads, Nismo extended front steel braided brake lines,
Rear Suspension:  Calmini rear shackles, Rancho RS5000 shocks, removed rear sway bar, Nismo extended steel braided brake line
Electronics:  Mean Green 180A alternator, Boss 2-DIN DVD AM/FM head unit w/real carbon fiber trim, 200A battery isolator, Blue Marine Battery switch, Optima Red top (front), Odyssey PS-1200 (rear), Pyle 750W/1500W max 120V power inverter, bumper-mounted 120V GFCI receptacle, Solar Panel, 200W amp w/ 12" sub, Pioneer speakers x6
Custom made: roof light bar, rocksliders, custom Gobi hatch ladder, trunk organizer shelf
Wheels/Tires: 15" alloys with Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 31x10.5x15 tires
Lighting:  HID 35W headlight kit, Euro headlight housings, Catz yellow driving lights, two (2)Hella 500 Fog lights, four (4) Hella 500 roof spot lights, two (2) Hella 450 roof reversing lights with LED bulbs, LED bulbs in reg. tailight reverse light locations,LED interior lights
Recovery:  Hi-Lift trail jack, Tsunami MF-1050 trail compressor, Recovery strap, four recovery hooks, snow chains, med. shovel/pick, jumper cables,
Communications:  Midland 1001z cb radio, Firestik 48" antenna, K-40 coaxial cable with removeable head.
Comments:  Joining SCCX has been one of the best things I've done other than buying my X.  Originally it was purchased as a primary work vehicle to take tools back and forth to the jobsites and providing power in the field via the inverter for charging cordless tools.  Since then, it has become our primary family outing vehicle for camping and long road trips.

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« Last Edit: December 23, 2014, 05:19:19 PM by superslidestyle »
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Re: SuperSlideStyle
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 04:12:44 PM »
beautiful rig buddy!!

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Re: SuperSlideStyle
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 02:09:43 AM »
Thanks.  Its been a tough 4 yrs since I've had it and its finally running good.  went through overheatings, 1 complete rebuild/balance, 1 top end rebuild, oil leaks, slipping clutch, out of work, and so on.
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Re: SuperSlideStyle
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 01:42:05 PM »
Irwin, I would love to talk to you about the engine building you did. I am always looking to improve the VG33 & it looks like you have done a great job of it.

What type of power increase have you realized - HP & TQ
Where did you get the injectors?
Where did get the ECU upgrade?
Was everything you did worth the cost, cause I know it wasn't inexpensive?
Did you put performance cams in?
Who did the work?

Thanks! Great build  8)

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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 09:15:05 AM »
Thanks.  Its nice t see someone interested in motors, the heart of any vehicle.  I've done most of the work myself out of necesity since day 1 because I knew I was going to keep it for a long time.  I think I'm making @ 210 hp and 230 ft.lbs naturally aspirated.  I like to drive on the fast side, set the pace, but on steep fwy climbs, like going north on the 15 or 5 fwy, I woukd really struggle to maintain speed even in 3rd gear.  The port and polish, exh.manifolds inclded, allow motor to breathe more.  But to make power, you need more fuel.  RC Engineering cleaned, balanced and blueprinted the 170cc side-feed injectors ($240).  I think now, I would rather upgrade to a set of 240cc or higher injectors for even more power.  The fuel pump was upgraded to a new-to-market Aeromotive Stealth 340 in-tank pump ($165) and had the ECU reprogrammed by JET Performance ($320).  This allows for a wider injector pulse width (stays open longer per cycle) and modifies/advances the timing curves. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 09:47:09 AM »
I definitetly, absolutely need those Doug Thorley headers bad (@$500).  These would greatly improve torque, and with header wrap and hi-heat ceramic coatings, the scavenging effect would be massive.  The O. E. manifolds are a horrible design, with outlet flow reduced to 60% compared to inlets.  You can physically see that they were designed from the outside in.  I'm thinking about getting the Jim Wolf Technology cams or Bullfrog Gude Performance cams ($450 either one) to help with torque on the low to mid-range power.  Right now I'm getting 12/15 mpg, emissions are ultra clean on the 15 mph run, CO2's are low but Hydrocarbons (Hc) are 650 ppm on the 25 mph run, a bit on the high side I think.  Does anyone else ever read these numbers?
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 02:06:52 PM »
Just added new pics up top, and the 200A battery isolator, Blue Marine battery switch and the Pyle 800/1600 watt power inverter with a GFCI receptacle on the bumper similar to Oz's.  More pics coming.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2012, 02:26:20 PM by superslidestyle »
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2012, 06:44:48 PM »
Did I get us some great parking at the Fontana Nissan Owners Meet or what?!  We had a whole row reserved for SCCX by the main booths and by the DJ.  Thanks to everyone who came.

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« Last Edit: June 05, 2012, 06:46:28 PM by superslidestyle »
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2012, 10:17:35 AM »
Ok, finally got a new Midland 1001z compact CB radio,  K40 slim cable with removable head, and a Firestik II tuneable 4' ft. antenna.  Everything is mounted and powered up, ready to go.

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« Last Edit: July 16, 2012, 07:15:05 PM by superslidestyle »
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2013, 03:20:53 PM »
Here are the pics of my new AAL kit from www4x4parts.com and the on-board air compressor mounted inside the passenger side front bumper above the fog lights.

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Leaf spring was overloaded with tools and broke in two places
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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2013, 08:00:07 AM »
Finally ordered two rear FOX 2.0 shocks with remote reservoir for my 1st gen.  should be at my house in two weeks.  I, on the other hand, won't be back from Texas till the end of April because of work.
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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2013, 06:41:06 PM »
Bought a Diamond Antenna mount, model K412S for my soon-to-be 2M and UHF dual-band radio.  Bought massive 4"polyurethane bumpstops for the rear also.  Gotta make custom mounts for them though.
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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2013, 06:52:41 PM »
Also bought a set of high performance Nology HotWires Sparkplug Wires ($280).  They have several built-in capacitors that require advancing the timing by 4 deg. and delivers a whooping 45,000 volt spark similar to an MSD box.  Allows for a much cleaner fuel burn and picked up an estimated 2hp and 5 lbs. torque.  Right now, I think I am between 240 to 245 hp and 270 lbs. torque froM a 1st gen VG33E.  She REALLY accelerates now.  Need headers and cams now.
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Re: SuperSlideStyle
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2013, 07:59:36 PM »
Nice! I definitely have to increase my HP now that I've done my solid axle swap!
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2013, 11:38:46 AM »
After finally getting the truck to run perfect, some idiot got t-boned, then smashed into me.  I expect the my insurance to total it out but will wait to see what the other driver's insurance will do. 

On the positive side, I have officially acquired the unicorn:  2013 Xterra PRO4X in Midnight Armor (metallic charcoal gray).
This one will be my new project for the time being.  Now I need some SCCX stickers to start.
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