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Username: IssacHunter

Xterra Name: Black Betty

Make: Nissan
Year: 2013
Model: Xterra
Trim: Pro-4X
Color: Super Black

Transmission: 5AT
Mileage: January 2016 (My purchase date) - 81k miles
Location: SWVA

Packages: Leather PRO-4X Seats, PRO-4X Carpet Mats/Regular Rubber Mats, Touchscreen Navigation/Bluetooth Phone/Audio

Legend:
[+] = Done
[:D] = In progress/Ordered
[$] = Want
[X] = Removed

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Suspension:

[+] TS Radflo 2.0 w/ 650springs
[+] Titan m205 3 rib w/ 3.36 gearing.
[+] PRG Titan UCA
[+] OEM TItan LCA
[+] Hitachi Titan Inner/Outer tie rods
[+] Nisstec Camber bolts
[+] Alcan +3" with +550lbs over stock
[+] Bilstein 5100 Rear 2.5-4" Shocks
[+] Timbren Rear Active Offroad bumpstops
[+] Superbump Front bumpstops
[+] PRG Red Shackles

[X] NissTec 2" Spacer/AAL Kit
[X] MK84 Front Coilovers with 650lb red springs
[X] SPC UCA with greaseable ball joints
[X] Moog LCA
[X] OME Dakar HD Leaf Packs
[X] Rear Sway Bar
[X] Front Sway Bar
[$] Nisstec 1" Spacer

Wheels/Tires:
[+] 285/75/R16 Falken Wildpeak AT3W on stock 13' Pro4X Wheels
[+] PEM 1.5" Wheel Spacers
[$] Level8 MK6 Gunmetal wheels

Engine/Exhaust/Drivetrain:
[+] Rear differential breather valve relocate
[+] AEM Dryflow 28-20286
[$] Intake Manifold Spacer
[$] Volant Air Intake
[$] Airflow Snorkel
[:D] M205 Front Diff with ARB Front Locker. Currently have a new 3Rib 2017 m205
[$] 4.10 Gears

Armor:
[+] Hefty Steel Engine Skid
[+] Hefty Aluminum Transmission Skid
[+] Hardcore Offroad Full Grille Guard front bumper
[+] Stock P4X skids elsewhere
[+] ShrockRocks Sliders with Textured Black Powdercoat
[$] Hefty Aluminum Transfer/Gas Skids
[+] Hardcore Offroad Steel Radiator skid
[+] maXTERRA Rear Tire Carrier with Jerry can holder with added FrontRunner Drop Down Table
[+] Nisstec Rear Shock Skids - Red
[+] Offroad Gorilla m226 Diff Skid

Exterior:
[X] Remove OEM Mudflaps
[+] Painted all plastics black for stealth look
[+] Front Window Tint 50%
[+] Por15'ed the entire underbody for rust protection
[+] Locking roof gear box - Southco 92-21-511 T-handle
[X] Auxbeam X-series 22" Lightbar
[+] KCHilites 6" Black Daylighters LED 40w
[+] MaxTerra projector rear backup light bulbs
[+] Diode Dynamics LUXEON LED Fog Lamps w/ yellow Lamin-X film
[+] Low Profile Roof rack crossbars aka Unistrut mod holding my FSR M49 RTT
[+] Trico ExactFit 16B rear wiper mod with stronger spring.

Interior:
[+] Raingler Large Ceiling net holding sleeping bag, blanket, clothes, poncho etc.
[+] ZheKing interior LED light kit

Recovery/Comms:
[+] VIAIR 300p Portable Compressor
[+] 20' 15,000lb Tow Strap
[+] 8' TGL Tree Saver
[+] 2x TGL Axle Straps
[+] TGL Snatchblock 24k lb
[+] 2x Vault Shackles
[+] Baofeng UV-82 Radio
[+] Cobra ACXT1035 GMRS/FRS
[+] ICOM 5021 HAM radio with Tram Antenna
[+] Midland 822 CB mounted with MPS mount w/ 3' Firestik II antennae mounted on Diamond K400 Hatch mount
[+] 3ton All-in-jack
[+] USGI E-Tool
[+] Gerber Combo Axe/Saw
[+] Fiskars Chopping Axe mounted on roof rack
[+] Bond short shovel mounted on roof rack
[+] Silky GomBoy saw
[+] TRED 1100's
[+] Ipad navigation 67designs setup using center bin
[+] Smittybilt X20 10,000 synthetic winch

Other:
[+] 8Gal Action Packer loaded with SocketSet/JBWeld/Fluids/ etc.
[+] 8Gal Action Packer with various camping supplies including sleeping supplies, energy bars, fixed blade, cooking set, water purification, fire starting etc.
[+] Soft Cooler loaded with water
[+] Tool Roll loaded with various tools
[+] Various First Aid and Trauma kits for different levels of injury.
[+] BoulderTools Auto-tire deflaters
[+] BoulderTools Deluxe Tire Repair kit
[+] eBay red engine struts
[+] Advance Auto Platinum AGM 24F
[+] ARB 50qt Fridge
[+] Noco 4amp on board battery charger
[+] Freespirit Recreation M49 RTT

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Stock:




As She Sits Now:



 

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
Installed Locking Gear Box Handle


Breather Extension


Painted Exhaust


Painting all the trim Matte Black




Por15'ed the entire underbody. A LOT of prep and sanding




Prep'ed and bedlined Hefty Engine Skid


Installed:
 

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ZheKings Interior LED set



New ViAIR 300p


Misc Riding around on the plains






Not obvious but I took this pic on top of the cliff from the pic above.


Putting it into good use when the trip was over.
 

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Got a nice surprise Friday but unfortunately it poured the rain and then I had to do a long shift Sat but we good now!.








This should help regain some of my lost HP.
 

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Went wheeling in the woods again. Not special but enjoying the day.

Put on the red hood struts after waiting 3 weeks for them.


Got some recovery boards and auto tire deflators


Did Surf and Snow bracket how to on brake extension


Also ordered an AuxBeam X-series 22" lightbar that I'm going to stuff into the bumper mouth.
 

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Ordered an Auxbeam X series 22" led bar and put it in my bumper mouth today. Thing is BRIGHT!






Bar only - Amber - Flood Outer/Spot Inner


Bar only - Clear - Flood Outer/Spot Inner


Bar/HiBeams/RoofLights - Amber - Flood Outer/Spot Inner


Bar/HiBeams/RoofLights - Clear - Flood Outer/Spot Inner
 

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Well a few things have happened since my last update. I've ordered a Hardcore Offroad Full guard front bumper due to be finished in 2 weeks and got a Smittybilt X20 10k synthetic winch ready to put in it.. Got my Shrock sliders installed, made a RAM mount for my iPad for navigation, ordered a Hefty aluminum transmission skid and got a Midland 822 CB mounted in the cab (got an external setup coming in tomorrow to finish it).




 

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Got my external antenna mounted on my rear hatch using a Diamond K400c2


Installed my Hardcore front bumper along with remounting my lightbar and winch.




Installed new backup lights: Should have been my first mod.


 

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What do you think of these lights? Youve had them in for a few months now. Any flickering? Good quality? I see them on Amazon for $14.99. I've been wanting to upgrade mine for a couple years. I originally had my eyes on a pair from DiodeDynamics, their most powerful 921 bulbs. But couldn't get myself to drop $90 on them.
 

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What do you think of these lights? Youve had them in for a few months now. Any flickering? Good quality? I see them on Amazon for $14.99. I've been wanting to upgrade mine for a couple years. I originally had my eyes on a pair from DiodeDynamics, their most powerful 921 bulbs. But couldn't get myself to drop $90 on them.
Held up fine so far and I still love them. Nice and bright. At their price you can't go wrong imo. I like you also considered the DD ones but likewise couldn't justify the $$ on a couple leds.

Sweet looking X
Thank you.
 

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What did you use to paint the plastic bumpers, and how is it holding up? Looks great!
I used a green brilo pad to rough up the plastic and cleaned them with rubbing alcohol then sprayed 3 coatings of Adhesion Promotor followed by 3 coatings of Rustoleum Trim and Bumper Paint in Matte Black. On the side trim, grille and door handles I instead used Rustoleum Acrylic Enamel Auto Semi-gloss black which from my experience isn't really that much more glossy but is a deeper color black than the T&B. Either is fine.

The steel portion of the rear bumper I sanded down, cleaned with rubbing alcohol then used 3 coats of Rustoleum Self-Etching Primer followed by 3 coats of Rustoleum Acrylic Enable Semi-Gloss. The step that attaches to the bumper I bedlined instead of paint.

What I have left on here has been fine so far except for the scratches that happen due to tree limbs scraping me while I wheel. Prep work is king.

Sweet looking X! I'm not sure how I haven't saw your build page until now but I see I'm finally within 2 hours-ish of someone with a modified Xterra!
Right on lol. It's been lonely here in SWVA :grin: Thanks.


Few updates planned come warm weather too:

M205swap in with Pathfinder axles unless I get some big change to go full Titan swap lol
Maxterra rear bumper w/ Jerry can holder ordered ETA around March
Gonna be cutting my fenders to open them up for wheel spacers until the full swap happens.
I'm be sanding/por15/Raptorlining around the fenders and side that falls in line with the rear plastic panel. Similar to how Chris did his.

 

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I'm be sanding/por15/Raptorlining around the fenders and side that falls in line with the rear plastic panel. Similar to how Chris did his.
You gonna make it black or what? I think you should do another color. Even just a subtle charcoal to match darker gray plastics.

(Awful photoshop, I know haha)
 

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You gonna make it black or what? I think you should do another color. Even just a subtle charcoal to match darker gray plastics.

(Awful photoshop, I know haha)
Well my plastics aren't gray anymore :wink: so I was thinking black.

Edit: I suppose my stock roof rack is still grayish but hopefully that's coming off this year as well.

If I had a second vehicle to keep the X down for a week or so I would take everything off, sand it and then Raptor Line it in tan with the side trim piece and below being black Raptor.

Similar to how this 4Runner was done. I like that effect quite a bit. I'm not really a fan of black that's the only part I dislike about my rig.

 

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Well I ended up getting some new lights. KC Daylighter LED's. These definitely punch out further than my Auxbeam lightbar. Gonna head out at night and adjust them later. Along with them I relocated my winch control to the center of the bumper. Now it finally looks right lol.





 
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