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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-04-2016, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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2015 Brilliant Silver ❌terra Pro-4X
 
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PiXterra Build by nworker

Intro Comments: My goal: A capable overland vehicle and photography platform.

Username: nworker
Ham: Yes Call Sign: N6HWW

Xterra's Nickname: PiXterra

Make: Nissan
Year: 2015
Model: Xterra
Trans: Auto
Trim: PRO-4X
Color: Brilliant Silver

MODS

Power:
- BullyDog Tuner w/ChargerCity Multi Angle Mount
- Volant Cool Air Intake Kit
- XTP Intake Manifold Spacer (Awaiting Install)

Electrical
- Dual Odyssey PC1200MJT batteries
- DC Power Engineering 270A Alternator
- Upgraded ground and alternator wiring
- Valentine One Radar Detector
- Uniden PRO520XL 40-Channel CB Radio w/RoadPro RP-550 36" Ring Tunable CB Antenna
- Yaesu FT-7900R Dual-Band 144/440 MHz Ham
- Dual battery setup using Blue Sea ML-RBS Remote Battery Isolater/Combiner
- Isolating solenoid for winch
- Solar charge system
- Victron 75/10 MPPT bluetooth enabled charge controller
- 100W Flexible Solar Panel
- Cutoff relay for all house circuits
- Two house circuits
- Front Cabin
- 11 solenoids behind center console
- 6 switches in headliner instrument cluster
- Front LED bar
- Rear LED bar
- Dust Light
- Rock Lights
- Rear Compartment
- 4 solenoids behind passenger cubby
- Smittybilt 2780 2.54 CFM Air Compressor in Wheel Well
- Inverter
- Rear cabin light
- Dometic CFX-65DZ Portable Electric Cooler Refrigerator/Freezer
Suspension:
- Melt mod
- BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A 285/75R16 KO2
- Radflo 700 lb Coilovers
- OME Leaf Springs
- Removed Rear Sway Bar
- PRG U-Bolt Flip
- Timbren Bump Stops
- PRG Diff Bushing Kit
- Delrin Rack Bushing Kit
- PRG Variable Height Shackles
- 2 Degree Shims
- PRG Upper Control Arms
- Hellwig 500 EZ Level Helper Spring Kit

Exterior:
- Removed Mud Flaps
- Wade 72-69485 In-Channel Wind Deflectors
- Hi/Lo Beam 5000K Color Temp HIDs
- JDM 1200 Lumen Fog Light bulbs
- P&P 5 Piece 1/8” Skid Plate Set
- Rocky Mtn Xcessories Winch Mount
- MaxDesign Sliders
- MaxDesign Rear Bumper and Swing Gate with Rotopax mount
- LED Reverse and License Plate Bulbs
- Rotopax 1-4 Gal Gas, 1-2 Gal Gas, and 1-2 Gal Water
- Gobi Stealth Rack
- Gobi Passenger Side Ladder
- Gobi Hi-Lift Attachment
- Gobi ARB Awning Attachment
- ARB 2000x2500 Awning
- ARB Awning Room with Floor
- Thule Roof Box
- Raingler Roof Net
- Extreme Off Road Lighting 40” LED Light Bar
- 14.5" Kohree 90W CREE Led Light Bar
- LED dust light
- Trasharoo Spare Tire Trash Bag
- 2 PRO-4X Rims with Full Size Spares
- Smart Touring System Quick Fit Brackets

Drivetrain:
- Rear Diff Breather Extension
- No-Spill Oil drain system
- PRG Aluminum Front Diff Mount Inserts
- PRG Delrin Suspension Rack Bushings
- ARB m226 Aluminum Diff Cover
- ARB Front Air Locker

Interior:
- Rugged Ridge Rear Grab Handles
- Kenu Airframe Smartphone Mount
- LED Dome Lights
- Heps Designs MOLLE Window Panel
- Heps Designs MOLLE Tailgate Panel
- McMaster-Carr 175 lb Rear Struts
- Raingler Interior Net
- Rubbermaid ActionPacker Storage Box, 8-Gallon
- Coleman 9-Quart Excursion Cooler
- Rexing V1 2.7” LCD 170 degree Dashboard Camera
- Rugged Ridge All-Terrain 82905.10 Black Front Row Floor Liner
- Coverking Ballistic Tactical Seat Covers

Recovery:
- WARN M8000-s Winch
- WARN Medium Duty Winching Accessory Kit
- Hi-Lift 48” Jack
- Hi-Lift Handle-Keeper
- Hi-Lift Off-Road Base
- Hi-Lift Lift Mate
- LITE-WAY Recovery Traction Mats
- Fiskars X15 Chopping Ax

PHOTOS
GoneMoab 2016

Panamint Valley 2017

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N6HWW

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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-04-2016, 03:47 PM
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Nice build page buddy!
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Have you used the traction mats yet? They have a nice price if they hold up.
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post #4 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-04-2016, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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I have not used the mats yet.

They are thinner than my friend's Maxtrax mats.

The question I have is: How will they perform when there is a void under them. They seem sturdy enough.

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post #5 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-06-2016, 06:18 PM
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Wow. I am impressed with your build specs, a very utilitarian approach but still sexy. Many thumbs up.
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Damn! Really nice!

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Truck is looking great, but we need more pics
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Nice build! Looks like I have some catching up to do :P

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Only 2 pics and neither work? This thread needs more pics! Curious to see the rear bumper.
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Added Power to Rear Cabin

I recently installed a compressor in the passenger rear wheel well which required me to run power back to that area. While I was at it I put in a switch for a refrigerator. Here is my experience that might be helpful.
I used 4AWG welding cable for the line back from the battery to the wheel well.



I purchased a crimper and lugs for the cable.




Right after coming off the battery I put in a resettable circuit breaker.



I ran from the breaker over the front wheel well along the frame rail, over the rock slider arms for extra support and zip tied it all in place to the rear passenger side. I removed the interior wheel well liner which required laying down the back seats, remove the cargo tie down bolts and a handful of those christmas tree connectors and 1 or 2 hex bolts, on that is in the cargo cover receptacle. There is a screw hidden in the cargo cover bracket. I drilled a hole through the floor board and ran the cable into the vehicle. The cable is protected as it passes through the floor board with some fuel hose as a gromet.

In the rear wheel area, I installed a Blue Sea fuse block.



I mounted four relays on the wheel well.



From Otrattw, I built a four position switch block and mounted the switches on the wheel well cover in the recess to protect them from being bumped. I powered their lights using a line running down from the dome light. I figured I would have the hatch open any time I wanted to access the switches.




Here is the finished installation.

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