Review: RockyMtnX Front Winch Mount/Front Sliders/Maxterra Rear Bumper - Second Generation Nissan Xterra Forums (2005+)
 
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Review: RockyMtnX Front Winch Mount/Front Sliders/Maxterra Rear Bumper

Early spring I contacted Steve at RockyMtnX about fabricating a factory bumper winch mount,a set of sliders and threw out the question if he could fab a rear bumper also. The winch mount and sliders were a go and he thought he might be able to get his hands on a used Maxterra rear bumper from a fellow Xterra owner. He gave me a build date of end of June. In the mean time he did acquire the used Maxterra bumper so everything was set in motion -now I'm getting Xterra mod fever.

End of June 3 crates arrived in Anchorage, Alaska - I was out in the bush working so the DW went in and picked them up. When I returned I found 3 heavily created fork-lift friendly crates that you could of used to shore up your truck while you're changing a flat -I'm impressed already. I opened up all to inspect for any shipping damage - I found the winch mount/sliders/bumper secured inside the crates with wood/carpeting bubble wrap - all were in perfect shape! The quality of workmanship is Awesome. I took the rear bumper in to the powder coaters and matched up the Xterra silver will take a week.

I installed the sliders first - not one hitch - they bolted up perfectly and look great. Next was the front winch mount bumper install - with the help of the how-to-posts for grill and bumper removal it went fast again without a hitch. Fit perfectly with no mods, think the elongated holes helped out with the bolt on to frame; you have to take a second look to even notice its there. The hardest part of that install was making the first cut in the plastic bumper. I was able to use the black plastic bumper after it was cut to fit as a template for the silver lower fascia and with a more detailed cut - made it into a nice finish piece. I used a piece of lead solder to make a template of the curve of the grill above the winch to cut the license plate holder to fit like it did on the lower fascia. I installed the winch control box under the hood on top of the fuse box. Got the rear bumper back from the powder coaters and installed in less than an hour - took me longer to install the 7 pin wiring harness. I used brass bushings and washers along with a rubber O ring on the recovery shackles to keep them from flopping around on the front and Maxterra rear bumper. For the license plate light I went to Wally world and picked up a 10" Led flex light - cut it to length and blocked off LEDs until I was satisfied with the amount of light on the plate, it attaches with 3M tape under the license plate gutter.

All in All (Very impressed with the quality of workmanship and detail
that went into the winch mount and sliders and shipping crates) RockyMtnX cleaned up the used Maxterra rear bumper and kudos to the excellent workmanship and customer service!

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https://picasaweb.google.com/1101812...ontWinchMount1

Slider:



https://picasaweb.google.com/1101812...ckyMtnXSliders

Rear bumper:



https://picasaweb.google.com/1101812...erraRearBumper

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looks nice, I am going to eventually make my own but same concepts

Is that an led strip for the license plate light?


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Yes, It was a 10" Flex Light cut down to size and attached with 3M tape that comes with the LED - got it at Wally World, comes in white or blue with 10' of wire, had to cover up LEDS until the brightness was correct
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Nice choice for the rear bumper!

I need to cut my front silver piece out, how did you mount it?
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The silver fascia is attached to the plastic bumper under the shackles with 2 plastic Ford pins I had from a previous job, the bottom is attached with the original bolts to the black plastic bumper. If you look at the front pic (inside the right shackle you can see one of the pins)
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