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maXTERRA's Build Thread - Latest Updates May 2016

Intro Comments: A GREAT BIG THANKS to the NewX (Jason & admins) for running such a great and informative site, and to all of you members who have contributed such great and useful knowledge that has inspired and directed me in the building of my X.

Absolutely, there is no way I'd be anywhere even close to where I'm at without the influence of this site. I've been into 4x4's a lot in the past, but getting my X and finding this place has given me a whole new appreciation for this hobby and passion all over again.
Having the time of my life!!!!!!!!

Dave

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Make: Nissan
Year: 2006
Model: Xterra
Trim: S
Color: Night Armor

MODS

Armor:
I try to build all my accessories...
# maXTERRA sliders
# maXTERRA Custom tube-prerun styled front bumper with Milemarker winch
# maXTERRA Custom rear bumper with flush hitch receiver. Hidden safety chain mounts. # Recovery Points. CB antenna mount. Hi-lift mount.
# Custom drop-in cargo rack on roof rack

Suspension:
# 2.0" Radflo Coilovers (front)
# PRG UCA's
# Deaver AALs (rear)
# Bilstien 5125 Shocks (rear)
# Removed Rear Swaybar
# Skid plated u-bolt plates

Tires & Wheels:
# Wild Country XTX 285/75R16 Tires
# Stock wheels
# Matching spare wheel/tire on rear bumper swing out

Recovery Gear:
# MileMarker 9.5 Winch (w/ Viking Blue Synthetic Rope, MileMarker billet Hawse Fairlead (polished) and self closing hook)
# 2.5"x30' Recovery strap
# 48" Hi-Lift (All Cast)
# 4-ton bottle jack
# 3/4" & 5/8 Shackles
# Air compressor (compliments of a drawing here on the newX) and Tire Plug Kit
# Tool Kit
# Jumper cables

Electrical / Electronics:
# Cobra 75 WX ST CB w/ 4' Firestik
# Hella 700FF Driving Lights (mounted to bumper)
# 4 driving lights recessed in front bumper
# Carling Technologies Blue lighted rocker switches for lighting control

Interior:
# Nissan Seat Covers
# Nissan pet divider Net

Survival Gear:
#Jetboil Stove & extra fuel canisters. Mountain house rations, lifeboat rations, energy bars.
#2-man tent
#backpacker mattress & pillow, 20 deg sleeping bag
#Candle lanterns, lightsticks, LED flashlights, lots of extra batteries. LED headlamp.
# Katadyn water purification, iodine tablets.
# First aid kits.
# 2 gal collapsable bucket.
# rope & parachute cord.
# multitool
# Extra clothes & layers
# SPOT satellite tracker unit

Future Mods to-do list:
# Expedition roof rack and lighting.
# Fabricate full skid plates underneath.
# Full titan suspension & diff swap, lockers & gearing
# 35s (if gearing/lockers ever come available)
# Stereo system upgrade
# Scangauge
# Fabricate a New design rear bumper with armored corners & integral steps.
# Gas & water cans storage.
# More winch, hi-Lift and recovery accessories.
# Extra battery in rear expanded storage compartment with battery isolator.
# ARB fridge

PHOTOS

Sliders fabrication


Sliders mounting


Checking the fit


Sliders installed


Rear bumper fabrication




Rear bumper done


PRG suspension install


New tires (285 XTXs) Looks SO much better!


My drop in roof rack


Starting a new front bumper






Filler plates finally done


Bumper back from the powder coater


Installing the winch


Underneath view while fabricating the rad skid














Lighting control panel installed




Installing the carling lighted rockers, relocating the VDC switch.



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Titan swap (long overdue) finally done!

Did the swap during a week off from work (as not to affect the bumper biz schedule) a couple of weeks ago

Finally had this last sunday to finish up all the things I couldn't get to a couple of weeks ago.

Here's the progress of the initial swap:

Off comes all the PRG advanced coilover kit components after 5 yrs or so of hard use. Everything pretty well worn out.



Man the frame looks fugly! Went up to O'reilly's and got a 3" cup brush for the die grinder and went to town once everything was off and cleaned it down to metal. Coat of primer & black and we're SO much better! M205 w/ ARB locker installed, LCS, tie rods. Damn if both old rear LCA bolts weren't seized and I had to sawzall them both off!!!



One side all complete and have installed radflo hydraulic bumpstops and poly-performance 14" limit straps (ended up having to double the limit straps as believe it or not, the 7k rating still stretched too far). Everything cleaned up and re-painted along the way. Brake lines installed and anchored into the back of the spindle to keep everything away from the tires, even the remote rez radflos had to be tucked in tight.



In the back, the m226 had some rework as well. New dropped and gusseted HD lower shock mounts so I could get all the travel out of the Fox 26" shocks for max travel & articulation. Raised up all the e-brake and brake line mounts & the abs sensor mounts for full articulation w/o pulling on anything. As always, had to add dimple dies to everything that I could. Timbren bumpstops up top for a cush stop at full compression. PRG U-bolt flip kit & diff cover too.



Testing the flex of the alcan 3" 450+ springs, shock travel & droop, and making sure everything extended or compressed without problems.



The Alcans are flexible, Very flexible!



Had it up to the point of just balancing on two tires. Everything looking good except for some future front fender trimming soon.





Still gotta install the viair ultra OBA setup so I can hook up the front locker. Rear locker now working now. At least off-road worthy again.

Just love the way it looks and rides! Can blast about any dip or curb at high speed and it just soaks it all up!!!!! :tunes:












So, List of things on this round of changes:
New M205, with ARB air locker installed.
Titan CV's
Moog LCA's
Moog inner & outer tie rods
Rough Country UCA"s
Radflo 2.5 w/remote rez coilovers
Radflo 2"x2" hyd bumpstops
Poly Performance adjustable bumpstop cans
Poly Performance 14" limit straps with upper mount kit
PRG stainless brake lines
PRG u-bolt flip kit
PRG cam bolt kit
Fox 2"x26" remote rez shock from Greg @ prg
Timbren rear bump stops
M226 out of a 2012 w 11k mi.
2" wheel spacers in rear
Alcan 3" rear springs w/450# cap.
PRG rear shackles
Rear driveline modified by Seagull Diesel w/parts from Tom Woods
E-locker harness for m226 locker switching


Next up:
4:56 gears
2" BL
35" tires
Finish OBA install
2nd battery in rear
LED perimeter lighting on new roof rack (in works)

Q? Why did I wait so long to do the best mod evah??
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Great job Dave!! The rig looks freaking sweet. Congrats on the TS, it'll serve you well.

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Legit setup! West Haven, huh? Awesome seeing XTerra's "maxed" out around here, cheers!

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that bumper :drool:

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Congrats, Dave! It looks awesome. Such a nice clean job you did on that install, esp the grinding and repainting- it almost looks like new under there. :-)

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Congrats on the TS!

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Thanks all very much.
Been waiting a long time to be at this point.

Really liking my X again.
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The TS and that front bumper look awesome.

Clean build too.
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