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JFanaselle

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Joe's Xterra
« on: June 19, 2014, 01:02:56 PM »
Username: JFanaselle
Name: Joe Fanaselle
Location: Murrieta

Vehicle info: 2010 Nissan Xterra S 4X4
Color: Avalanche White
Transmission: 5 speed automatic

Mods: (Updated 11/12/17)
 
Drive Train/Performance:
1. Rear axle assembly swapped from 3.13 C200 to 3.36 M226 w/ e-locker
2. Front diff swapped out to match 3.36 gearing after rear axle swap
3. Airflow snorkel
4. K&N drop-in air filter

Suspension/Tires:
1. Radflo 2.5 extended travel front coilovers
2. PRG Rev 2 upper control arms
3. Camber bolts
4. Front sway bar delete
5. Rear sway bar delete
6. Old Man Emu Dakar HD rear leaf springs
7. PRG u-bolt flip kit
8. PRG rear adjustable shackles
9. Bilstein 5125 rear shocks
10. Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 285 75 16 (33") "E" tires
11. OEM early-edition "Off Road" 6-spoke wheels
12. 2 degree axle shims
13. Rear diff breather mod
14: BORA 1.5" wheel spacers front and rear (front fenders slightly trimmed)


Exterior/Armor/Recovery:
1. Hefty Fabworks aluminum front bumper and aluminum radiator skid plate
2. Smittybilt X20 10K waterproof winch with Masterpull 3/8" synthetic line and G110 hook
3. Bucksnort non-tire carrier rear bumper
4. Hefty Fabworks engine, transmission, transfer case and fuel tank skids
5. Shrockworks rock sliders
6. BTF M226 rear diff cover
7. Insain Fab aluminum full replacement roof rack w/ Gobi tool box and Baja Racks hi-lift mount
8. 60" Hi-lift extreme jack
9. ARB 2000 shade awning mounted to driver's side
10. (X2) Two gallon Rotopax fuel cans mounted to IF roof rack
11. OBA setup consisting of ARB twin compressor and quick disconnect fittings plumbed into the front and rear bumpers
12. Vigg Designs vinyl hood blackout
13. Blacked-out grill
14. Gobi passenger-side rear ladder


Lighting:
1. 40" single-row LED light bar
2. 7" side-facing "alley" lights mounted above driver and passenger side front doors
3. Pair of 7" rear-facing LED lights (spot beam) mounted to rear roof on custom made lightbar mount
4. Pair of flush mount cube-style LED lights (flood beam) mounted in rear corner plastics, activated by 3-way switch that allows for operation with or without reverse lights
5. Full array of amber strobe/LED warning lights, including:
   a. Pair of rear-facing Whelen LINZ6 strobes mounted to rear roof on custom made lightbar mount
   b. Pair of Whelen Vertex hideaway strobe lights mounted inside rear reverse lights, synced up to rear-facing LINZ6 lights
   c. Total of 4 SVP Signal "Mini Phantom Max" LED lights mounted inside rear hatch window and rear side windows
   d. Pair of front-facing Whelen LINZ6 strobe lights hidden behind the grill
   e. Forward-facing SVP Signal "Mini Phanton Starburst" alternating LED light in windshield (mounted to rear view mirror)
6. Whelen TIR3 red LED light mounted to rear roof on custom made lightbar mount - operates as external 3rd (4th?) brake light
7. All interior lighting converted to LED bulbs
8. HID headlight retrofit with Mini H1 projectors
9. 20" Rough Country single row LED light bar mounted to top of front bumper


Electrical/Electronics/Communications:
1. Isolated dual battery setup with Northstar group 34 deep cycle primary battery (under the hood) and Optima Yellow Top aux battery (under the driver's seat)
2. Fully isolated auxillary distribution circuit with Bussman 10 circuit fuse/relay box installed behind glove compartment
3. Waterproof 6-circuit terminal box mounted to bottom of roof rack (to simplify addition/removal/replacement of roof-mounted lighting)
4. 1000W inverter hard wired under front passenger seat
5. In-dash dual port USB charger mounted below factory 12V plug
6. Sony 6" in-dash radio w/ integrated TomTom navigation
7. XM Onyx2 satellite radio
8. Google Nexus 7 7" tablet mounted with RAM bracket on lower right dash (for trail maps, weather info, etc.)
9. Yaesu FT7800 dual band mobile ham radio
   a. Radio body mounted under passenger seat with control/face mounted to upper center console just below dash
   b. External speaker mounted inside void space under center console, just left of the gear selector
   c. Dual Band Diamond antenna mounted to passenger side of rear hatch
10. Uniden Pro520XL CB
   a. Radio body mounted inside center console
   b. 48" Firestik fiberglass antenna mounted to vehicle body near driver side tail light
11. Carling Contura V illuminated rocker switches from OTRATTW


Appearance/Interior/Convenience/Extras:
1. ARB 50 quart fridge with mounting kit. Fridge attaches to folded-down 40" rear seat and is hard-wired to aux battery
2. Gentex rear-view mirror with compass and exterior temperature sensor (with green display)
3. Dual USB charging terminal installed in the empty 12V outlet slot in the dash
4. 5 switch dash panel from leather/heated seat Frontier PRO4X model
5. Late-model Pro 4X overhead sunglasses holder/bluetooth mic console (also contains custom-installed 4 switch panel)
6. Front and rear seats swapped out for older "S" model seats with mesh sides/backs and side map pocket
7: Offroad Gorilla "hood rod mod" with gas struts
8: Weather Tech front floor mats
9: Fully tinted windows (20% rear, 35% front)
10: Stealth rear factory badges (plasti-dip)
11: Rear corner plastics coated with "Forever Black" plastic dye
12: 150# hatch strut mod (McMaster Carr version)

 
PHOTOS
 
How she sits today:
 
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« Last Edit: November 13, 2017, 12:05:15 AM by JFanaselle »

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Re: JFanaselle's Xterra
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 04:25:49 PM »
Lose the step rails and mud flaps
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Re: Re: Re: JFanaselle's Xterra
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 09:35:05 PM »


Long-term wish list:

1) 2" NISSTEC OME/Dakar lift kit
2) 285/75/16 tires
3) Skid plates


there......fixed it for you.

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Re: Re: Re: JFanaselle's Xterra
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2014, 01:35:28 PM »
there......fixed it for you.

Thank you sir. :)

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Re: JFanaselle's Xterra
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2014, 02:27:27 PM »
What Toro said...you will want/need/prefer 285's...go for load range E so you can "air-down" to 15-20 lbs. for a nice smooth ride in the rocks/washboard/whoops/Mojave Road.  ;D  This will help with the DW's overall comfort and eventual acceptance of off roading and all things involving The Church of Dirt.  ;D

Lose the step rails and mud flaps

Or you could just run Rattlesnake Canyon...once...and let the trail mod your X for you.  

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Joe's Xterra


Ask Roadinspectress about her step rails...well..."steppin' out."  ;)
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Re: JFanaselle's Xterra
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2014, 05:14:32 PM »
While that sounds like an easy (and fun!) way to remove the step rails, I'd much rather just pull 'em off and sell them (or give them) to someone else who wants/needs them (some pavement princess somewhere). That being said, I need sliders before I can rip them off, because my wife likes the assistance of the step too much (even at stock height with stock tires).

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Re: Re: Re: JFanaselle's Xterra
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2014, 06:15:11 PM »
go for load range E so you can "air-down" to 15-20 lbs.

agree to disagree....
   I recommend a load range D. It's softer compound does better in crappy weather, is more compliant over rocks, requires less airing down to obtain the same effect (less likely to blow a bead...oh yes I did ;) ) and will reduce your chances of deleting entire threads.

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Re:
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2014, 08:26:46 PM »
I recommend white knuckle sliders for the added benefit of assisting the misses in the truck, the kick out works great when trying to get in and out of the tiny rear doors as well.

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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2014, 08:28:18 PM »
Also +1 on load e. I've only debeaded a tire when running cleghorn at 4 psi :) and beat the crap out of mine and gouged the sidewalls with no I'll effects.

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Re: Re: Re: JFanaselle's Xterra
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2014, 10:07:05 AM »
agree to disagree....
   I recommend a load range D. It's softer compound does better in crappy weather, is more compliant over rocks, requires less airing down to obtain the same effect (less likely to blow a bead...oh yes I did ;) ) and will reduce your chances of deleting entire threads.

Ha!  :D :D :D
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Re: JFanaselle's Xterra
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2014, 12:44:25 PM »
 Toro, Knightrider and Ghost are three of the smartest guys ( in that order :-*). 
And 95% of the time their word is gospel.
But..... When it comes to side wall ratings, you must have complete faith that Ghost and Knightrider are full of sh**.
Between the two of them, they have broken more beads than a big breasted bimbo at Mardi Gras.
Go with The Toro, go with 'D' rated sidewalls
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Re: JFanaselle's Xterra
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2014, 02:37:59 PM »
LMAO
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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2014, 08:33:42 PM »
After all that, looks like BFG might have stopped making a D All Terrain and Mud Terrain.....so E it is!

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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2014, 09:29:47 PM »
Well I was gonna say use Cooper STT which are mud terrains but they don't make them as D anymore...  so... Yea looks like ya may be stuck with E's

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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2014, 01:55:59 AM »
Booya bitches

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