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I would put this in exterior... but I'm not asking any questions, just showing my first dent on the Xterra :cheers:

So some friends and I ran Rattlesnake Trail in Lehi, instead of doing Little Moab. Only because at the gas station we were at, a few more vehicles were heading up to Rattlesnake so we figured the more the better. I have a stock Xterra, except for the tires. My lift kit was supposed to be here last week, but is showing up sometime this week instead. And I decided to run the trail stock.
First off, here is a pic of my friends I went with.



As you can see my X is on the far left, the only stock vehicle. The 1st gen X has a 5" lift with rear locker, and the other Jeeps are lifted with lockers... I dont have either. But I ran the trail all the way through with only one damage. Not bad for a stock X!

I hit the rocker on the passenger side, just below the rear corner of the front passenger door. It's not that bad, my door still opens. If I had rock sliders, this wouldnt have happened :geek:





But the other Jeep owners were amazed at how well a stock Xterra did... and so was I. Strange thing is we were the only Nissans there, rock crawling and flying through the sand. I had fun, and my X took a pretty good hit. This dent doesn't bother me. As you can see the brushes on that trail like to scratch the paint, so I am not to worried. Overall I am satisfied with what it accomplished today... but it will take on more obstacles once it is finsihed.
 

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^ It looks like your plans should have been to Shrock it first with Sliders, then lift it ....and lock it.
 

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You're right... looks like I have to change my signature! haha
 

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You have to balance the cost of the sliders vs the cost of the repair. My vote is obviously for shrock!
 

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i bet if you shrock it no one will be able to see the dent. if you hammered the dent down a bit so the door would have more travel room then shrock it youd be fine.
 

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Yep. Mask it off and hit it with the rattle can. Looks like two tone?

Bolt on some sliders. Good as new.
 

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Yep. Mask it off and hit it with the rattle can. Looks like two tone?

Bolt on some sliders. Good as new.
So... no class today for me! And I decided to paint the lower rocker. Check the how to's as I took several pictures during the process
 
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