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LNXPenguin's Adventuremobile

Vehicle name: Adventuremobile (aka "The Porcupine") (Special shout out to @ChrisHaynesUSA for re-formatting this mod list, original below)
Make:....Nissan
Year:.....2013
Model:...Xterra
Trim:..... Pro-4X 6MT
Color:.... Night Armor

Powertrain/Driveline Mods:
XTP IMS
Rear Diff breather mod
Airflow Snorkel
ARB front locker (WIP, compressor installed and wired)

Cooling System Mods:
CSF 7029 all aluminum racing radiator
Offroad Gorilla Silicone hose kit

Armor:
Shrockworks skids: Engine, Radiator, Transfer Case, Fuel Tank, Rear Diff, Transmission
Rocky Road Super Sliders

Exterior Mods:
Removed mudflaps
Gobi Stealth Rack with Shrockworks compatible passenger side ladder
Hood Strut Mod
Shrockworks Front Bumper w/ 9500lb winch
Changed front grill to 2005-2008 to fit new bumper and winch
Shrockworks Rear Bumper w/ tire carrier and Hi-Lift mount

Electrical/Electronic Systems/Mods:
Uniden Bearcat 980SSB CB
Firestick Fire Ring w/Firestick Door Jamb mount (passenger tail light area), Firestick II 4' fiberglass 5/8 wave 11m antenna, Firestik HD spring
Yaesu FT-857D All Band, All Mode HAM mobile radio
Firestik Fire Ring w/ Firestik Door jamb mount (driver tail area), Firestick II 5' fiberglass 10m 5/8 wave 10m antenna (swapped for 102" whip with Firestick HD spring)
Energizer 800w modified sine wave power inverter
LED lighting for interior, brake/tail/signal lights
Odyssey 34R-PC1500 AGM battery
Arsenal Offroad 7HD 40" lightbar
Rugged Rocks/DC Power 270A alternator
1/0 (30 AWG stranded, oxygen free copper) welding cable w/300A ANL fuse to support alternator upgrade. Terminated to 5/16" lugs
Tram 7732 XM omnidirectional antenna (Because what is a porcupine without more quills?)

Suspension/Lift//Tires/Wheels:
Milestar Patagonia M/T LT285/75R16 BFG LT265/75R16 tires + matching spare on matching alloy rim
Spare alloy rim
Old Man Emu 2" lift, Heavy Duty Springs

Internal/Misc:
ARB CKMTA12 6.16 CFM Smittybilt 2.54CFM compressor, permanently installed above rear passenger wheel well
Rear hatch, 175lb strut upgrade
ARB 50qt fridge/freeze
Raingler like ceiling net


Recovery/Safety/Expedition Style Travel and Camping Gear:
Fiskars hatchet
Ewing felling axe
42" Hi-Lift Jack w/ ORB
TruTemper shovel
MaxAxe multipurpose chopping axe/shovel/sledge hammer/pick/rake/hoe/chisel
MuPuTrax multipurpose recovery boards/table/platform/bench
Warn recovery kit w/ straps and tackle
Trasharoo
Silky Katana Boy 650 saw
Silky Gomuboy 240 saw

To Do:

Dual battery set up w/ isolator-combiner
LDG YT-100 Autotuner for Yaesu rig


Old decisions or products:
Dep Hep rack with expanded metal floor (sold and replaced with Gobi Stealth)
Smittybilt 2780 2.54CFM compressor (replaced with ARB)

*****Original build list****
I figured it was time to do a build thread

Base Unit: 2013 Pro-4X 6MT
Color: Night Armor
Vehicle name: Adventuremobile (aka "The Porcupine")

Mods (Listed in order):
Removed mudflaps
Uniden Bearcat 980SSB CB
Firestick Fire Ring w/Firestick Door Jamb mount (passenger tail light area), Firestick II 4' fiberglass 5/8 wave 11m antenna, Firestik HD spring
XTP IMS
Shrockworks skids: Engine, Radiator, Transfer Case, Fuel Tank, Rear Diff, Transmission
Rear Diff breather mod
Dep Hep rack with expanded metal floor (sold and replaced with Gobi Stealth)
Fiskars hatchet
Ewing felling axe
Rocky Road Super Sliders
42" Hi-Lift Jack w/ ORB
TruTemper shovel
MaxAxe multipurpose chopping axe/shovel/sledge hammer/pick/rake/hoe/chisel
MuPuTrax multipurpose recovery boards/table/platform/bench
Smittybilt 2.54CFM compressor, permanently installed above rear passenger wheel well
Yaesu FT-857D All Band, All Mode HAM mobile radio
Firestik Fire Ring w/ Firestik Door jamb mount (driver tail area), Firestick II 5' fiberglass 10m 5/8 wave 10m antenna (swapped for 102" whip with Firestick HD spring)
Energizer 800w modified sine wave power inverter
LED lighting for interior, brake/tail/signal lights
Odyssey 34R-PC1500 AGM battery
BFG LT265/75R16 tires + matching spare on matching alloy rim
Spare alloy rim
Old Man Emu 2" lift, Heavy Duty Springs
Hood Strut Mod
Shrockworks Front Bumper w/ 9500lb winch
Warn recovery kit w/ straps and tackle
Changed front grill to 2005-2008 to fit new bumper and winch
Shrockworks Rear Bumper w/ tire carrier and Hi-Lift mount
trasharoo
Airflow Snorkel
Gobi Stealth Rack with Shrockworks compatible passenger side ladder
Arsenal Offroad 7HD 40" lightbar
Rear hatch, 175lb strut upgrade
ARB 50qt fridge/freezer
Silky Katana Boy 650 saw
Raingler like ceiling net
ARB front locker (WIP, compressor installed and wired)
Rugged Rocks/DC Power 270A alternator
Silky Gomuboy 240 saw
1/0 (30 AWG stranded, oxygen free copper) welding cable w/300A ANL fuse to support alternator upgrade. Terminated to 5/16" lugs

To Do:
Install CSF 7029 all aluminum racing radiator
Replace all hoses with Offroad Gorilla Silicone hose kit
Dual battery set up w/ isolator-combiner
LDG YT-100 Autotuner for Yaesu rig
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with no pictures?
The pictures are coming, I just need to locate them all

Edit: My ex Xterra (yellow). It made it 225K miles, I was the second owner. Dent was created by first owner.

Brief time I had a Dep Hep rack before upgrading to the Gobi

Found my twin on the way back from a camping trip at Prewitt Ridge (I'm the one covered in dust to the right)
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And just for fun, Xterra Achievments tally: 912 (justified below) Contest away 1129 with suggested point additions

Ownership

5 The Unseeable Volume (5 pts) Activate low wiper fluid light
-Pulled this off near Bear Valley one winter, methanol washer additive is your friend

12 Rip van Winkle (7 pts) Sleep in your Xterra (by bigollurch)
- It was cold and freaking windy @ Black Rock Desert last year

312 Traveling Circus (300 points) Live in (not out of) your Xterra for three weeks or longer (inspired by bigollurch)
- Does driving to Prudhoe Bay count?

322 Low Clearance (10 pts) Hit your head somewhere inside the Xterra (inspired by Dead*reckoned and tim13con)
- Upgraded rear hatch to 175# struts because of it

332 MC Hammer (10 pts) Develop rear suspension sag
- Killed stock leafs on Racetrack road in Death Valley

372 Legacy (40 points) Upgrade from a 1st gen Xterra (stacks)
- My yellow '00 SE 4x4 inspired me to get the '13 Pro-4X

422 Defibrillator (50 pts) Jump-start ten different vehicles
- Amazing how many people forget their lights on in the snow

472 Wide Load (50 pts) Tow over capacity (inspired by ryandavenport and Loki512)
- Towed CHUSA's hot dog cart without brake controller through Siskiyous! Holy tongue weight Batman!

Mods

482 Beast With Two Backs (10 pts) Add a roof basket to the existing roof rack.
- Had DepHep before upgrading to Gobi Stealth

497 Tesla (15 pts) Create an electical issue
- New alternator caused funny issue for short time, corrected itself

517 Let There Be Light (20 pts) One lighting upgrade. May include: LED interior lights, dashboard LED swap, at least two additional fog/driving lights (OEM fogs count on lower-trim Xterras), HID retrofit. Lights may face any direction. Portable lighting does not count. Does not stack.
- LED dust lights on rear of Gobi, LED interior lighting

542 Prometheus (25 pts) LED light bar (Does not stack)
- 40" Arsenal Offroad 7D LED light bar

562 Mutt (20 pts) Full set of mixed armor (bumpers, skids, sliders). Must have complete set.
- Shrock armor and bumpers, Rocky Road super sliders

582 Shields Up! (20 pts) Acquire aftermarket steel bumpers
- Shrock front and rear bumpers

612 Holy (30 pts) Add a snorkel (inspired by rook)
- Airflow baby!

642 Swiss Cheese (30 pts) Drill five or more holes in your Xterra (inspired by rook)
- Snorkel + 3 antenna mounts (4 screw holes each) + rock slider mounts

On the Trails

662 Band of Brothers (20 pts) Recover a Nissan vehicle (inspired by Xybergeek)
- Got '15 Pro-4X unstuck

682 Cold Shoulder (20 pts) Get hung up on a snow bank
- Corral Hollow seems to be a theme, pre-winch high, centered in slush bog

712 I Am Rubber (30 pts) Bounce your Xterra's front end in the air. Both front wheels must leave the ground.
- Dukes of Hazzard jump near Slick Rock

Carnage

782 Rook'd It (70 pts) Use a fire extinguisher on (or in) your vehicle
- Friend kicked pin out of fire extinguisher in passenger side door cupholder, then deployed contents What a mess

There should be something for a rock or similar object cratering and creating a secondary crack on windshield in a near perfect circle. $325 to replace windshield after Alaska!

Community

802 The Ties That Bind (20 pts) Spot a 2000-2001, 2002-2004, 2005-2008, and 2009-2012 Xterra (including your own) within five minutes on an active road. Does not count at Xterra club events.
- Had 4 yellow Xterras Entering at Monterey Fisherman's Wharf parking lot, 2000 (mine), 2001, 2003, 2004. Had 7 Yellow Xterra's line up on 680N from San Ramon to Walnut Creek, didn't know any of the other guys.

812 Paint is Thicker than Water (10 pts) Spot the above Xterras in the same (or similar) color.
- Same as above

912 Family Tree (100 pts)Park in a situation where all of the above Xterras are adjancent to at least one other. CANNOT be pre-arranged.
- Xterra owners unite because it was funny, one guy that just parked flagged me down to park next to the rest, I didn't know any of the other 3. It was more amazing the Wharf lot wasn't overcrowded, but it was early in the morning as I was going whale watching with friends

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957 Aquarium - Transport a live fish in your truck - 15 pts
- 3 live fish in tank (Aquarium was a present for idiot mentioned below)

967 Blow Hard (10 points) installed any type of on-board air
- 2.54 CFM installed

977 Cavity check - have your truck searched by a cop, MP, ranger, etc. 10
- RCMP verifying firearm paperwork entering Canada with Rifle. No tearing apart panels, just locating and verifying barrel length of rifle being brought in. Fairly straightforward border crossing.

999 Traveller - 2 points for every state you've driven in. 10 for every country more than one.
- California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Canada

1019 Headscratcher - Have a problem stump a Nissan certified mechanic. 20
- Gas nozzle won't stay in place, tank won't fill after new charcoal canister, evap lines, valves, etc. (happened today)

1039 It's a Jeep Thang: Recover a stuck Jeep (20 points).
- Moron in a Patriot

1099 The Jeep Thang burns: Recover the same Jeep again (20 points)
- same moron, 3 more times, 1 requiring using my brand new winch

1129 Bonus burnage: On the same obstacle (10 points for each time)
- moron above kept ignoring suggested line, required 3 pulls, but left tow strap attached

Any points for moron in Jeep Patriot not having any recovery points and requiring to be pulled out by axles with tow strap? 100 points?

Honorable mention for idiot in Patriot bending 3 rims from going to fast, warping passenger rear frame, scratching the hell out of paint on wide trail, cracking both front and rear bumper from excessive speed?

Do I lose points for knowing the above idiot and agreeing to run a trail with him? (never again, unless I want a really good laugh In actuality, it was a fun exercise for me in trying various recovery techniques. It's great when you get to learn something new and it's not your vehicle that's getting recovered. I think I got a year's worth of XP in a 10 hour day LOL )

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Just did the airbox mod and switched the K&N oiled filter for an AEM dry filter. There was too much greasy mud inside the air box and I started seeing dust in the plenum approaching the throttle body. It took an hour to get all the mud out of the air box, then I cleaned the MAF. After this next trip, if all goes well and less mud is seen. I will use marine adhesive to truly waterproof the snorkel.

On deck: Swap serpentine belt for serpentine belt from GT-R to try and fix alternator issue at idle. Hopefully the 1" reduction in belt length will bring the tension up more and fix voltage bobble.

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towing my rig should have been worth more points
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towing my rig should have been worth more points
Coming from you Chris, I take that as a compliment!

That was some crazy white knuckle towing. Great trip overall, and glad they were able to get your rig fixed up in Medford.

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This just in. A 1998 Pathfinder SE 4x4 has joined the family. Papers and keys tomorrow. Pics to follow, it's going to be a project car for sure.

Slowly but surely, i will resurrect this vehicle. My first gen X's key FOB gets to live on.

1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4x4 A/T (what was I thinking!?)
Sun Roof, no tow package
Tires Big O tires 265/70R15 (will be replaced as current are bald and worn on inside track)
VG33E V6 170HP engine
JVC bluetooth audio system (awaiting DIN adapter)
TYT TH-9800 Quad Band HAM radio (awaiting DIN adapter)
Moog control arms (awaiting arrival, will change both sides)
Moog tie rod ends (awaiting arrival, changing both sides)
Moog ball joints (awaiting arrival, changing both sides)
KYB struts up front
Monroe shocks in back
Xterra Pro4X branded floor mats (hand me downs from the adventuremobile. Adventuremobile got Weathertec digital fit mats all around)
Nissan Frontier headrests (upgraded frontier headrests a while back, hand me down from 1st gen frontier)
1st gen Xterra key FOB (keepsake from my first gen X, notice a pattern here?)


UPDATES:

Car was towed home from previous owner. The LCA had sheared taking out the front driver CV axle while previous owner was driving, thus I was able to pick the Pathy up for $250.00. The interior looked to be in rough shape, however after shampooing the upholstery and some armorall, it's coming back to life and actually looks good for 20 years old. Electrical looks to be intact, however do get an intermittent crackle while parked over the speakers, no stereo permanently installed yet. I have tested the speakers and they all seem to be in good shape. To date, I have pulled apart the broken parts in the driver side front, I had to replace the coolant reservoir, as the stock one was cracked to all hell and leaking like a screen door on a submarine. The windshield washer reservoir is in decent shape, however one of the washer fluid pumps has the nipple sheared off and am awaiting replacement for that as well.

The sun roof has some issues, the motor does run, but it barely moves the track, I will have to take on the dreaded task of dropping the headliner to check on the reason why. While I am in there, I will run extra control cables for possible future mods. I am planning on replacing all the belts, including timing belt! This seems to be a major PITA from everything I have read up on. I remember the timing belt snapped on my 1st gen X and at that time it was easier to pay a mechanic (I know, bows head in shame). I want to avoid a repeat of that incident.

I wanted a fun project to work on for a bit, this vehicle will actually be going to a family friend in the near future, thus the automatic transmission. Sadly, it will never see its full potential in the dirt. I am sure it will get used in the snow, so at least that much. I decided to get this car because, A) I am somewhat familiar with this generation of Nissans, B) I didn't want to buy another service manual (the book for my Frontier also covers the Xterra and Pathfinder of the same generation ), C) it's a Nissan, it will outlive me most likely.

Edit: The Pathfinder is all fixed up and living at its new home. The new owner is enjoying it very much.
Edit: Because I wanted another project, bought a non-running 2006 Altima, the seller was a young dude, about mid 20's no idea about cars. Picked it up for very little. Pics to follow
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