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SHIFT_X's Build/Trip Thread: Now on 34.4s

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Intro Comments: This is my first 4x4. I plan to create a capable over landing / expedition vehicle. I have dreams of exploring the SoCal deserts and getting the EFF out of Orange County every once in a while.

For latest mods and trip photos, head to the last post!

12/29/15
This thread has morphed from a build thread to more of a journey of my Xterra thread. It is the repository for mods, repairs and trip photos. Hope you guys enjoy!

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Make: Nissan
Year: 2012
Model: Xterra
Trim: S
Color: Lava Red

Purchased: 2.10.13

MODS

Exterior:
Hefty Rear Bumper w/ Jerry cans and a spare tire
Mudflaps delete
D2S HID Projector Headlight Kit
Trasharoo
Septer (real deal) jerry cans
Frontrunner roof rack (not cut down yet)
Mt. Shasta Extended Stargazer Pioneer (tree house)
Airflow snorkle

Suspension Front
Radflo extended coilovers 2.5" 650# springs
SPC Titan Upper Arms
Titan lower control arms
Titan length inner and outer tie rods
Steel braided front brake lines
Timbren bumpstops

Suspension Rear
Bilstein 5160 10" piggy back shocks
Alcan leaf pack (1000# over)
PRG Shackles
Timbren bumpstops
PRG Brake block relocation L bracket
Spidertrax 1.5" hub centric wheel spacers (rear)

Armor
White Knuckle Sliders
Shrockworks transfercase skid
Shrockworks transmission skid
Hefty Fabworks aluminum engine skid
Hefty Fabworks radiator skid
Pro 4x gas tank skid
Ballistic Fab Diff Cover

Wheels and Tires
BFGoodrich KO2 315/70/R17 All Terrains
KMC XD Grenade 17x9

Interior
Alpine ute-42bt head unit
Cargo Rack by Toro Fabrication
Blackbox G1W-H dash cam with rear view mirror mount
Garmin 2597LMT GPS with Ram mount Cradle
Weathertech front floor mats
Converking ballistic cordura seat covers
Chuck Box by Klewer Woodshop
Dometic CFX65DZ Fridge/Freezer

Communication
Yaesu FTM-400DR
Diamond nr770hb
Diamond K400s hood mount
[s]Uniden Bearcat 880 CB Radio (in dash)[/s]
Uniden PRO520XL
Firestik FS4-B

Electrical
Odyssey 31M PC2150ST
Renogy 100w Solar Suitecase w/ charge controller
Air Zenith OB2 OBA kit

Performance
Volant 12740
IMS
MagnaFlow 12580 Exhaust Muffler
M226 with elocker from 2010 manual Pro4x with 3.69 gears.
R180 from 2012 manual Pro4x


PHOTOS

Current(ish)











On with the photos. That's what everyone wants to see anyways!

2.10.13
The day I bought it Stock





3.30.13

First off roading experience ever.
Somewhere near Murrieta / Lake Elsinore CA







See more photos in Post #6





New Hefty bumper



In dash CB and new head unit Yaesu FTM400d and Garmin Nuvi 2597LMT





Sad day. 11.12.13
Got rear ended
F350 vs. Xterra Unwanted sexual advances

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post #2 of 348 (permalink) Old 08-11-2013, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Can anyone guess what I went and picked up today ????


OH YEAH! These things are BEEFY!

Then my buddy and I went in to full on man date mode.
The x in it's natural habitat


Poser shots all over Apple Valley




I can't wait for the SCCX mod day next Saturday!

Also have this to install



PRG advanced kit

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No way! Is that some kind of photo trickery going on right there? :P Did you slide down that slope with the quickness? Cool shot nonetheless!

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congrats to your X bud!! i see that you didn't waist any time on getting mods. The mod bug bit you early hahaha. Enjoy that X!!

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No way! Is that some kind of photo trickery going on right there? :P Did you slide down that slope with the quickness? Cool shot nonetheless!

Yeah my buddy tilted the camera... it was still pretty steep though. At least for me.

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congrats to your X bud!! i see that you didn't waist any time on getting mods. The mod bug bit you early hahaha. Enjoy that X!!
Since the day I bought it. LOL. It's all TNXs fault.


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Mod day!

What a truly epic day

I put the call out on SCCX that I had a bunch of parts to install with no location or mechanical ability. RBDuffer stepped up and offered his beautiful home up for a location and the SCCX mechanical calvary showed up to help me with the install.

Here are some photos from our LONG day.

The scene.



Randy doing a little grinding to my coil bucket for the SPC upper arms. We even filed it down and shot it with paint. Randy said he would never do that on his truck, but since mine is so new it just seemed right.



Pre-file and paint + Radflow 2.5s with 650# springs



I came to the mod day with the intention to learn and boy did I. I thought that I would attempt to do things, the guys would get frustrated with my lack of mechanical comprehension and then just say get out the way and do it themselves. On the contrary. Everyone was so paitient with my stupid questions.

So here I am attempting to reinstall my tire.



OH, so that's why it's not threading on



Stupidity like that calls for a cupcake interlude


Thanks Jordan and thanks Jordan's girlfriend.

Time for White Knuckle sliders



Now it's time for some poser shots









Thanks for everything, SCCX. Glad to have met some awesome people so willing to help.

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Dang, that's expensive gas. how do you guys afford to drive an X out there???

Sweet ride, nice upgrades, I'm jealous!

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wow your X has came a long way with the short time you owning it
keep it up man.

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looks good man! you need to get some shackles for the rear now and raise it up a tad more in the back...and get some wheel spacers! seriously tho, looks great. So fresh and clean!
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I was wondering if this was the same Steve_c from str. Confirmed.

You probably already realized this hobby will be more $$$$ than mtb

See ya out on the trails, both.
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