2014 Metallic Blue X
How are you mounting those leaf springs? That's what, about 10 inches longer than stock xterra springs?
Did you take into account moving the front hanger too?I looked at mine not too long ago to see where you could increase the length without putting the mount under the frame or moving the axle forward and it looked like it would have the shackle mount hanging out beyond the rear bumper.
Do you have a way to take the compressor out without taking off the airbox and headlight? I'm planning on putting mine in the same place but can't figure out how to mount it in a way where it can easily come out...Got a decent tax return a couple weeks ago so I went ahead and Ordered my ARB rear locker for the C200K axle and ARB compressor (the one for $300 that you can run the lockers and air up your tires). Installed the compressor myself in the engine bay next to the driver side headlight (dont reccommend that spot...its a SUPER tight fit and akward anytime you have to remove the headlight especially with these aftermarket SPEC-D/HID conversion lights). I was originally wanting to install it in the rear cargo compartment but the wiring harness they give you is not long enough and I didnt want to deal with having to splice a bunch of wires together to lengthen it.
After getting the compressor and the switches and airline for the rear locker installed, I brought it to a local shop last week to have the locker installed . BTW if anyone is in the San Jose/Bay area and needs locker or gears installed check out MS Gears in Santa Clara. They charged $500 for the rear locker install which was about half the price of what other shops quoted me (everyone I called wanted $900+) and they seem to do quality work and have good reviews on yelp.
Still havent got a chance to really test it out yet but heres a few pics. As you can see its a clusterfcuk or wires/airlines right by the hotass compressor which has me a little nervous.....I did cover the entire airline in some 1/4" electrical plastic serrated tubing ?? (dont know what its called exactly) then wrapped the entire 1/4" tubings with some high temp 220deg rated electrical tape so hoping that helps protect it a little...
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Do you have a way to take the compressor out without taking off the airbox and headlight? I'm planning on putting mine in the same place but can't figure out how to mount it in a way where it can easily come out...
Yeah I guess I just can't figure out how you were able to get a wrench in there to bolt down the ARB to the frame. Or did you take the compressor off of its bracket and mount that first...Ya Its a tight squeeze but its doable. i mounted it right in between the radiator and driver side headlight. ill take a pic for you just give me a a little bit.
EDIT: wait nvm didnt understand your question the first time reading it, and i forgot i already posted a pic on the first pic. I dont really have any other recommended spot but you can still get the compressor in and out without removing the headlight or airbox. and i havent had any issues yet with the compressor getting hot and melting wires etc. but then again I dont ever have it running that long cuz even with the locker on it only runs the compressor for a second and havent got the accessories yet for inflating tires....
i forget but i think i took the compressor off the bracket and mounted that firstYeah I guess I just can't figure out how you were able to get a wrench in there to bolt down the ARB to the frame. Or did you take the compressor off of its bracket and mount that first...
Nice. Sounds like a solid plan. Post some pics of the chevy when you start building it.Have an 05 Silverado I picked up, turning it into the fast vehicle while the Nissan moves to solid axles.