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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Username: Deltaphi216
Year: 2006
Make: Nissan
Model: Xterra
Trim: S
Color: Solar Yellow's September 2012 Member of the Month!


  • Shrockworks front bumper
  • Shrockworks Rear swingout bumper
  • Shrockworks sliders
  • Shrockworks radiator, engine, front diff, and transmission skids (still need the gas tank skid)
  • Ballistic Fabworks m226 diff cover
  • Lower Body Protection w/ herculiner
  • Badland Apex 12K winch w/ synthetic rope

Exterior Mods:

Interior Mods:

CB Radio mods:

Drivetrain/engine mods:
  • Volant CAI
  • Donaldson Powercore Filter
  • Magnaflow 12580 Dual in- Single out muffler
  • Custom exhaust to eliminate the y-pipe
  • XTP intake manifold spacer
  • Painted upper engine cover w/ ew3 paint
  • Diehard Platinum D34 Battery
  • eXternal_Sir battery tie down
  • radiator/tranny bypassed
  • Replaced plastic coolant lines that always break with Z1's metal version

Suspension Mods:

  • M205 front differential w/ 3.36 gears
  • SPC Titan Upper control arms
  • 4th gen Toyota 4runner coils
  • Bilstein 5100 Shocks
  • Superbump extended front bump stops
  • Moog Titan length inner and outer tie rods
  • M226 rear axle w/ 3.36 gears
  • 2" Nisstec adjustable rear shackles
  • 1.5" to 2" OME CS061R Dakar Leaf Springs (lift depends on settle)
  • 5100 bilstein rear shocks (designed for 3-5" of lift)
  • 2" Body lift
  • Removed front and rear Swaybar

Wheels & tires:
  • 35" Cooper Discoverer STT Pros
  • 2" hubcentric wheel spacers for the rear
  • OEM 18 hole Steel 16" wheels

Current to be completed mod list:
1) Wire up rear locker
2) install temp/compass rearview mirror (sitting in a cabinet in the garage)
3) Fix clunk from front diff (probably a broken stub shaft again)
4) rewire courtesy led lights
5) reweld spare tire swing lug bolts
6) replace peeling eyebrow tint on windshield
7) fix AC
8) figure out transmission code
9) change tranny fluid
10) pull skid plates and fix broken weldnuts in frame
11) repaint skid plates
12) repaint sliders
13) repaint windshield cowl
14) replace driver front brake braided brake line
15) replace bad ABS sensor (figure out which one it is first)
16) pull carpet and fix rust
17) fix rust on rear passenger doorsill
18) fix numerous rust spots on exterior
19) fix rear LED lights in cargo area
20) maybe order new wheels (steelies are rusting to death)
21) front driverside shock is bending at bottom again, needs to be replaced

here she is the day i got her

first snow

day after housewarming

just stealthed the wheels (after front spacers but before the rear shackles)

trying to blend in w/ the commoners

painted the side moldings (bumper paint)

... and windshield cowl (Krylon Fusion black paint)

... and the front grill (bumper paint)

Hood Rod Mod

dephep custom lowride roof rack

dephep custom backup light bar

dephep custom rear lightbar for the rack...temp install (with old lights), before I wired everything up

New backup lights

New Raingler roof handles

Painted the switch panel body color

And put some switches in there

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Judging by what's sitting just inside your garage, you must have had a hell of a house warming...

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Discussion Starter · #6 · (Edited)
mcampana said:
Dude, you now are the current title holder for "BEST AVATAR."
Thanks! i found some guys webpage that had a bunch of conan gifs. Also had some funny matrix gif's as well. i laugh everytime i see it.

This was the most frightening one though:

krucam said:
Judging by what's sitting just inside your garage, you must have had a hell of a house warming...
And the housewarming was freakin' AWESOME!!! we've decided to turn it into a yearly event. there were about 80 people here throughout the day. still rockin at 3am. the neighbors didn't care because they were all here!

You can only have 20 pics in a post now, so here's the rest of the story...

Herculined the rear steps and painted the inserts

white gauges and white led's in the cluster!

Herculined rocker panels w/ pinstriping

1.5" wheel spacers

Pathfinder audio controls swapped to Blue leds

eBay projector headlamps w/ Hid's installed

9" Nane bumper lights w/ driving beams

18" titan wheel test fit!

new 40" light bar installed and wired up. the mounting feet match the outer rack bolts almost perfectly!



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You have definitely sold me doing my wheels now that I've seen them on a yellow one.

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Thanks guys. i wondered too about the "white's out" on the wheels. I think it would be too much black on a yellow vehicle. The wheels would seem to disappear.

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
It's a DepHep Rack and they are selling like hotcakes. Learn the whole story on this thread;
Old Navy here to save the day again!

and Dephep is great to work with. If you buy one from him, he will make it custom to exactly what you want. AND, the quality is amazing. I am sooo much happier with this rack than if I would have bought a yakima or thule...

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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
truck looks good.

Did you paint the rack with duplicolor yourself?
yes i did...and i either suck at prep/painting or the duplicolor doesn't like to stick to bars that small because it is starting to peel. I think it is some of both.

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I think the duplicolor just doesn't want to stick to that small of a surface area. Both of us can't be THAT bad at prep and painting.
That would then make three of us who are bad at it. I don't think so, mine is also starting to peel/chip, so I'm thinking of line-x'ing it. AzXMan stated his worked out great with line-x and I don't like the two tone color, (rust/charcoal), look.
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