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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-17-2018, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Brunnie's Tonka Build

Intro Comments: Tonka is a daily driver so it has remained a mostly stock Xterra. I do take it off road mainly doing roads that are rated 4 and below, which Colorado has tons of for fun exploring. We’ve been over Tincup Pass, Tomichi Pass, Cumberland Pass (and to the top of the hill there), up many of the roads in the Buena Vista, Fairplay, Alma, Como area.

Brunnie’s Xterra: Geocaching/Exploring Build

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Since 2014

Xterra Nickname: Tonka

Make: Nissan
Year: 2011
Model: Xterra
Trim: S
Color: Avalanche White

Factory Options:
Mud Flaps (removed)

MODS

Suspension/Steering:
Front:
Pro 4 suspension
Moog Sway Bar Links

Rear:
Pro 4 Shocks
Re-arched Springs with an extra leaf added

Tires:
265/70R16 Firestone Destination AT

Interior Mods:
LED interior lighting
Upgraded the LED lighting in the Map Light
LED “junk tray” lighting
2 Additional power outlets
DeLorme InReach SE mount
Auto Dimming Mirror w/Temperature & Compass
Pathfnder Overhead Temperature and Compass display
Garmin Nuvi GPS mount
Hep Design Rear window Molle panel
Raingler Ceiling Cargo Net

Exterior Mods:
Aftermarket Fog Lights
Aftermarket LED floodlights
Rear Differential Breather mod (Nissan P/N 38323-C6010 or 3823-C601A barbed nipple for a C200 axle)
16" Rear Window Wiper (Ace Hardware spring #162)
Tow hook on Driver's side
Gas Hood Strut Kit
Pro-4 Skid plates
Quick Fist Rubber Clamps

Misc Stuff:
Funtreks Colorado Backroads &4 WD Trails Books
Funtreks Moab Backroads & 4 WD Trails Book
Numerous Trails Illustrated Maps
All the NFS maps for Colorado
Boulder Tire Deflators
Viair 400P Portable Compressor


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Added a Garmin Drive 60LMT gps for off-road navigation.

I put this GPS in the lower Left corner of the windshield, using the suction mount. I may change it over to a RAM arm mount once I'm sure I like it here.
The third photo shows how I got power up to the GPS. Both plugs are for GPSRs, one is for normal driving. I tapped power out of the fuse block, radio fuse, and ground was from behind the radio.
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Nice lights. The way they are mounted how well do they do?

Also more info on the fogs please
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Nice lights. The way they are mounted how well do they do?

Also more info on the fogs please
Fog lights are:
Xterra Fog Lights

If you have or get the light stalk with the fog light switch in it, then you can use the stock harness. The lights have the brackets and all hardware needed. If you don't have the stalk, I didn't, I used the supplied harness and switch. They go in the regular fog light opening.

The flood lights do a good job of lighting a wide area. I aimed the left one a bit to the right so as to not blind oncoming traffic. Out on the backroads at night they really add extra light to your whole field of vision. The nice part is they don't draw much current. Where I have them mounted in the grill opening prevents a lot of bouncing.
I picked them up at the local Pull-n-Pay. SCORE!!!

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Fog lights are:
Xterra Fog Lights

If you have or get the light stalk with the fog light switch in it, then you can use the stock harness. The lights have the brackets and all hardware needed. If you don't have the stalk, I didn't, I used the supplied harness and switch. They go in the regular fog light opening.

The flood lights do a good job of lighting a wide area. I aimed the left one a bit to the right so as to not blind oncoming traffic. Out on the backroads at night they really add extra light to your whole field of vision. The nice part is they don't draw much current. Where I have them mounted in the grill opening prevents a lot of bouncing.
I picked them up at the local Pull-n-Pay. SCORE!!!
Awesome, thanks for the fog link. For your floods -- do you know what brand they are? I'm having a difficult time choosing anything 'cause they are so frigging many.
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Awesome, thanks for the fog link. For your floods -- do you know what brand they are? I'm having a difficult time choosing anything 'cause they are so frigging many.
These look like what I have, or pretty close to it,:
18w Flood Lamp Pair

Now this set is the same but it has a wiring kit too:
Lights with Wiring

I bought a switch from OTRATTW (which fits directly into one of our blanks) and a relay (5 pak relays) and added my own wire. No muss... no fuss... and the switch looks stock.
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Bump - 2nd GPSR install

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Bump - Again -

Added Gas Hood Strut kit entry. (Did this a long time ago and just thought of it now.)

Amazing what you think of that you've done when someone else just did it.

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Pathfinder Temperature and Compass Module


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Made a nice box for the stove.
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