2006 Avalanche White Xterra S 4x4
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Aurora, CO
I finally got around to swapping the LCA bump stops from factory to energy suspension 9.9101 i beleive is the model number. the conical shaped ones, they added about a half inch of height over the stock ones, which were surprisingly thicker than i thought upon removal. but, u suppose it will help prevent over stuffing the shocks and maybe help even/ smooth out the ride in certain instances.
did a general check of the under body, looking for rust, leaking fluids, loose grounds etc. found a slight leak at the oil drain plug, theres no drips in my driveway so it must just be seeping out enough to wet the pan..i checked the plug and it was tight, so i just cleaned it off and will keep an eye on it, oil level is good. other than that all was well, its really hard to do this stuff in the winter so i tend to kinda neglect it during the winter and then make up for it come spring, i got a few maintenance things planned for the near future.
I want to replace the exhaust but i always end up just leaving it as is cause why fix what aint broke??
Oh yeah, almost forgot! i removed the front mud flaps. there is a definite outline left in the paint but its not that bad unless up close. I like the look with them off and while removing them i can understand how if(when) they get ripped off it could damage the fender screw retainers and cause a headache.
that said, it rained today and i could surely tell more road debris on the panels behind the front wheels.