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Intro Comments: I bought this truck in 2016 with 100K on it and have been slowly building it. I go on multi day overland trips and my goal is to be able to carry all my gear and also be able to tackle challenging trails. I have recently managed to retire this rig from the daily commute and hope to keep it for a long time. Right now it has 130K on it.

Username: k1mj

Make: Nissan
Year: 2005
Model: Xterra
Trim: S
Color: Granite

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So far I have done the following upgrades:

Exterior:
Expedition One front bumper
Expedition One front skid plates
Baja designs Squadron sport amber cornering lights in the front bumper
Warn VR10S winch with synthetic line
Shrockworks rock sliders
Shrockworks rear bumper with swing out tire carrier and hi-lift mount
Front runner fold out table mounted on the tire carrier
Hilift Extreme jack
Trasharoo garbage/recovery gear bag
Diamond 2m/70cm Antenna on the tire carrier
2X 5 gallon Rotopax on the roof
Waterport solar shower on the roof
KC Daylighters with Gravity 6 LEDs
P&P Engineering light cage
Wraingler Xterra roof rack net
Wraigler roof rack cargo net
Rear view camera on the rear license plate (from Amazon)


Drivetrain and Suspension:
Upgraded front R180 to 3.69 ratio
Upgraded rear end to M226 with e-locker 3.69 gear ratio
Rear diff breather mod
Front coilovers: Radflo 2.5 inch extended travel, 600 eibach spings
SPC upper control arms
1 inch spacer top plate spacer
Longer pressed studs for the coilovers
Rear: Radflo Emulsion shocks (2-3 inch lift)
OME CS061R XL 2.5 inch Lift Leaf Pack
PRG adjustable shackles
33'' tires: 285/75/16 BFG KO2
Procomp 7089 wheels

Interior:
Bluesea fusebox
Kenwood TM 281A Radio (Ham)
Midland handheld/mobile CB radio
Samsung tablet running Gaia GPS
Garmin GLO GPS module
Sony XAV-AX100 media player with Android Auto
ALPINE SPR-69 6X9 speakers for front
Polk Audio DB652 speakers for rear
Focal TiS 1.5 tweeters
Rear cargo net
Dephep rear window molle panel
Custom homebuilt drawer for the cargo area
Pullout board/table
ARB 50qt fridge/freezer
Dual 100AH battery system using ARKPAK730 and Project IDC25 DC to DC charger
50A air compressor mounted in the back


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Today, I put on new wheels too. The rear wheels were rubbing on to the frame when flexing so I got a set of procomps with more offset to eliminate the issue. Had to trim the bottom part of the fenders to have them fit but well worth it. I'm liking the wider stance.

Here is how she looks now.
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Had some time to work a little more on the drawer this weekend. I installed my air compressor. Took out the plastic bin from the cargo area and installed the semi complete drawer system (doesn't have an actual drawer yet) but will add that too. The hardest part of this project so far has been installing the cabinet in the car. I wanted it to be extra secure so I don't have to worry about the fridge falling on my dog in case of un-planned off-road turbulence! Next steps are:
1-Add my dual battery system and wiring
2-Add a hinged door to to the right side to cover the bin
3-Add the drawer



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@k1mj nice rig

question about the bottom fender trim - did you follow a guide posted here? I'm trying to find the best method on how to do it.

I'll be doing a similar setup to you with procomps. Not sure if I will go kO2's or duratracs yet.

Also you had to trim coilbuckets too right? What settings are you using in the PRG shackle? Did you do camber bolts?
 

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@k1mj nice rig

question about the bottom fender trim - did you follow a guide posted here? I'm trying to find the best method on how to do it.

I'll be doing a similar setup to you with procomps. Not sure if I will go kO2's or duratracs yet.

Also you had to trim coilbuckets too right? What settings are you using in the PRG shackle? Did you do camber bolts?

Hey, thanks!


If you are running 33" tires you can get away with some minor cutting and bending the corner of the fender. I followed this guide

I did not trim coil buckets. Is that to eliminated contact with the UCA? I am running SPC UCAs and there is no contact. As for camber bolts, my truck has adjustable bolts on the LCAs (some early models have these factory bolts) but I haven't been able to get a good alignment yet. I need to do more research on that and see what can be done.

My PRG shackles are in the center hole right now and the truck is level when it is empty. But when I go wheeling it is usually fully loaded with stuff and that brings the rear a little lower than front. So I plan to put them on the upper hole.
 
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