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Edwin562's 07 2wd-4wd Build attempt.
« on: September 28, 2016, 01:20:11 PM »
Intro: My goal for this build to convert a simple S trim into an overlanding Xterra. With 4wd converted.
Username: Edwin562

Xterra's Nickname: King Geedorah

Make: Nissan
Year: 2007
Model: Xterra
Trim: S converting into P4X
Drivetrain: 2wd (C200 2.91R) Planning to convert to 4wd 3.36R
Color: Midnight Blue Pearl-Mica/Metallic

MODS
Suspension: 2-3” total lift
- Nisstec Adjustable Coil-overs. Installed: Supreme suspension 2" lift strut spacers.
- SPC Upper control arms.
- PRG Dual AAL on P4X rear leaf pack.
- SPC camber bolts.
 
Power:
- SMOD prevention Mod. (Victim July 2016)

Footwork:
- 16" Pro4X 6-spoke Aluminum wheels.
- 285/75R16 BFGoodrich KM2 Tires.

Exterior:
- Removed mud flaps.
- LED reverse/license plate bulbs.
- JDM Yellow painted Fog lamps.
- Generic  5k 35w HID light kit.
- Black housing head lamps.
- Red painted front Tow hook.
- DIY roof rack shovel mount (w/ Generic Lowes shovel).
- P4X Factory armor guards(except gas tank guard).
- Curt aftermarket tow hitch.
- Rigid Industries replica 180w 20” LED Light bar.
- Ebay 2x 18W Flood pods with amber covers (Dust position indicator lamps).

Drivetrain:
- Factory 2wd.
- DIY Rear differential breather kit.

Interior:
- LED dome light.
- Cobra Ultra III CB, with Cobra HG A1000 Antenna.
- Recaro Roadster XL infant seat for my son.
- Sony Head Unit.

Cargo/Recovery Gear:
- HF Snatch recovery strap (20,000lbs)
- 10g surplus fuel jerry can. (CA approved)
- 10g Surplus water jerry can. (CA approved)
- Sears portable power-box (Jumper/Compressor).
- HF generic hand tools.
- HF Tire plug repair kit.

Future plans/mods:
By end of 2016:
- Beginning on sourcing 4wd parts for conversion
-4wd front hubs
-R180 Axles
-Front differential (3.36R)
-Front propeller shaft
-Transfer case
-4wd driveshaft
-M226 rear axle(3.36R w/ E-locker)
-Electrical harnesses/Modules etc.
- Replace radiator due to SMOD.
- Timing chain guide replacement (Not covered by warranty due to mileage)
- Study/ take course for HAM License certification.
- Apply to take course for WFR (Wilderness First Responder) certification
- Apply to take course for HEART (Health Education and Rescue Training) certification
- CPR & Epinephrine certification
« Last Edit: October 18, 2016, 05:21:33 PM by Edwin562 »

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Re: Edwin562's 07 2wd-4wd Build attempt.
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 01:22:32 PM »
Timeline from when I bought to current status.

Day I bought the X, Stock with 112,xxx miles. Came with an awesome 2pac mixtape CD.




One of the first things I did was to modify my headlight housings for black bezels to make it looks like the 08+ Xterra. Also bought and installed a knock off Rigid Industries 20” 180w LED lightbar & factory fog lights with no switch. I was able to source out P4X suspension which is an upgrade for me (I have a type S with generic factory shocks)









Matching toolbox color!


For a while I didn’t do much to the X due to doing my research and getting introduced in the offroad/overland community. I did upgrade to LED interior lights. Here are a few pics of the first gather with SCCX at the Inland Empire Portillo’s meet.





Shortly after my first meet, I finally sorted out the situation with my foglights. Since my X production date is 07/07, this is when the switch to the newer design of the combination switch occurred.  Instead of getting a 08 prior, I had to source out a 08+ combination switch.



I attended my first ever excursion with the facebook group and a few fellas from sccx. Had a awesome time. Made it thru even with street tires.








Early Sept I came up on this dope deal on offroad wheels with 285/75R16 KM2 tires. Super badass upgrade for me.





Late sept I picked up Jordan’s prior rear suspension set up, Leafpack with dual ALL set up. Im going to clean them up from the rust and repaint them. Also picked up Rick’s old front suspension. Super stoked about my suspension upgrade. Just waiting for a day to install my lift.



After more research, I did with the idea to add dust indicator pods (with amber covers) on my X.





That’s the current update. New update coming soon.

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Re: Edwin562's 07 2wd-4wd Build attempt.
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2016, 02:22:25 PM »
It's been awesome watching your truck progress to its current state.  I can't wait to see its future state.  O0
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Re: Edwin562's 07 2wd-4wd Build attempt.
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016, 08:28:12 PM »
C200k 2.91?

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Re: Edwin562's 07 2wd-4wd Build attempt.
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2016, 09:12:36 PM »
C200k 2.91?

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Not sure why I added the K.... :)


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Re: Edwin562's 07 2wd-4wd Build attempt.
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 07:19:15 AM »
Nice build thread Edwin!

Keep posting the progress.  :)
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Re: Edwin562's 07 2wd-4wd Build attempt.
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2016, 09:01:01 AM »
Progress is great. Cant wait for the conversion to come together.


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Re: Edwin562's 07 2wd-4wd Build attempt.
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2016, 05:14:09 PM »
Ok so lots have happened since my last update. Some of you may have me in your social media so you already know.

Ok since last update I have installed the my lift i have pieced together. It was all fine and dandy but I have noticed it was ridiculously stiff as fuck. Not only that but I didn't grind down enough of the strut bucket in order for the SPC arms to have full range of motion. Here is the final product. I did clean up the rear leaf pack and sprayed a fresh coat of black paint to prevent further surface rust. Also threw a K&N filter since I had a 30% off coupon at autozone.




After a week of the stiff nightmare, I decided to pull the coilovers and purchase strut spacers and go with the factory bilstein shock. I been riding like this til current date. I did mistake and blame the coil spring rate for how stiff it was and didnt see how much preload it has. So as of now I will keep the coils until I either get a metal bumper or go 4wd. BUT it may change so I could possibly sell them who knows.



This is how the X stands right now with strut spacers, dual aal and SPC arms. So far very smooth ride. My only complain is the amount of squat I have in the rear. NOT a fan of it, might get adjustable shackles to eliminate the squat and level it out.



With all of my lights on.



This past weekend I took a road trip with my fam up to Sacramento. A few days before I serviced my diff and this resulted.


From a few friends and my trusty Nissan buddy over at Fontana, I was told that the peice is from the spider gear. I was advised to not drive long distance until I find out how my diff looks, OOPPSSSS I just drove abit under 1k over the weekend. lol
I was told this is the perfect opportunity to swap my rear axle to the M226 rear end, but there are a few things that need to be modified in order to make it work. Until I get the diff cover off and really inspect the gremlin of a diff, I will determine what I will do with the X. My wife isn't happy about what I come across the X regarding maintenance, but its the risk we take when buying a used car. So im doing my best to keep the X and still enjoy it.

So first stop at Sac town is the capital to have a word with Jerry Brown and his gun grabbing minions.


Sac town prowling.


Down in Pyramid Lake.



Plans for the X til the end of the year:
Nothing at the moment since until I get the transmission repair paid.
- Source out info regarding M226 swap
- Finish paying the truck off
- If I find a deal or a set of used adjustable rear shackles, will pick up

Plans for the new year:
purchase all of the 4wd conversion. I already have the front diff, axles and propeller shaft sorted, just need to pay for them.
 

« Last Edit: October 18, 2016, 05:35:20 PM by Edwin562 »

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Re: Edwin562's 07 2wd-4wd Build attempt.
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2016, 08:24:50 PM »
Looking good Edwin.
   Remember my driveway is open if you ever need a spot to wrench.

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Re: Edwin562's 07 2wd-4wd Build attempt.
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2016, 12:09:02 AM »
Looking good Edwin.
   Remember my driveway is open if you ever need a spot to wrench.

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Thanks, and thanks for the offer. Im sure when it comes on hosting a mod day in the near future, I will surely ask you if I need a spot.

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Re: Edwin562's 07 2wd-4wd Build attempt.
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2016, 02:40:59 AM »
Gotta love that "sign" language!
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Re: Edwin562's 07 2wd-4wd Build attempt.
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2016, 09:08:34 AM »
Hopefully you use that finger in the ballot booth.  :)
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Re: Edwin562's 07 2wd-4wd Build attempt.
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2016, 11:49:21 AM »
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/pts/5857911735.html

Your gonna need this to put an OE transfer case on.

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Re: Edwin562's 07 2wd-4wd Build attempt.
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2016, 08:22:14 PM »
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/pts/5857911735.html

Your gonna need this to put an OE transfer case on.

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From what I have researched, the 2wd and 4x4 trans are identical trans except the output shaft, the 2wd is slightly longer than the 4x4 ( its the output shaft that splines to the transfer case).I have talked to the transmission guy who rebuilt my trans, he stated that he is willing to tear my trans again to switch out the output shaft and get everything installed for a good price. its just matter of sourcing out the parts. lol BUT thanks anyways Danny for the link. if the guy was selling it with the transfer case, then it would of been a potential purchase.

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Re: Edwin562's 07 2wd-4wd Build attempt.
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2016, 07:06:27 AM »
I am pretty sure I have seen the transfer case for a Xterra just sitting in the back of one at the junk yards down by the border.  Many of the parts you needs are probably just waiting for you, though I know there are only 2-3 4x4s down there.