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Comments: My X is my daily driver. I also use it to wheel to out of the way locations for photography, and to tow a 4000+ lb travel trailer.

Username: kneebuster

Year: 2005
Make: uh, Nissan?
Model: Xterra
Trim: S
Color: Granite (kind of a brown/grey)

MODS:
Interior
LOBO rack
CB
7" touchscreen LCD in dash
Custom carputer including Autoenginuity Scan Tool OBD-II software
Tekonsha P3 trailer brake controller on dash
CoverKing neoprene front seat covers
Tranny temperature gauge
Full RAAMmat sound damping in floor, doors, and side panels
Autopage RS-1000 alarm and remote start

Exterior and armor
Gobi Ranger rack
4 PIAA 540 driving lights on front of rack
2 KC backup lights on back of rack
T-max hi-lift on rack using Gobi brackets
Shovel and axe on rack using Gobi brackets
Geri cans (up to 2 H2O and 2 Gas) on rack using Gobi brackets
Gobi ladder
Shrockworks front bumper
Champion 8000lb winch in bumper
2 PIAA 520 driving lights on bumper
Amsteel 5/16x100 synthetic winch line
Aluminum fairlead powdercoated yellow
Shrockworks rear bumper with tire carrier and Hi-Lift mount
Recovery shackles powdercoated yellow
Shrockworks sliders
Shrockworks diff skid powdercoated yellow
Shrockworks transmission and transfer case skids
HDPE engine and gas tank skids (was a full belly HDPE skid plate which had replaced OEM skids)
Hood air deflector
Wade in-channel window deflectors
Viair 400c compressor with 2-1/2 gallon tank
DieHard Platinum battery

Suspension
Radflo's with 650lb/in Eibach springs (powdercoated yellow) (previously ran ARB Old Man Emu front shocks with AC springs)
Total Chaos UCAs (powdercoated yellow)
Alcan's (+150/side, 2.5" lift)(was running AC single AAL)
PRG shackles powdercoated yellow
Extended brake lines
Radflo 22.5 rear emulsion shocks (previously ran Rancho 9000)
285/75R16 Maxxis Bighorns tires (replaced 255/85R16 TrXus M/T)
American Outlaw Colt wheels (16x8)
EBC Rotors drilled and slotted rotors and Green Stuff pads (front June 2009, rear June 2011)

Performance
Volant intake (previously ran AEM Brute Force intake)
WRP Intake Manifold Spacer
Magnaflow custom cat back system
Super Chips Cortex (had 2 degree timing bump before that)
Auxilliary transmission cooler (bypassed the one in the radiator)
Auxilliary transmission filter
OR model rear diff with locker
Titan front carrier
Pathfinder front axles
u-bolt flip
Mag-Hytec rear diff cover
Snorkel with prototype Volant adapter

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Creek said:
Looks like you have alot in your garage waiting to be installed. I'm willing to help out while I'm out here this month, or after I'm here permanently in May
Thanks for the offer. My challenge is that I'm still recovering from back surgery and am not supposed to lift more than 10lbs, bend, squat, twist, etc for another 3+ weeks. It's driving me nucking futs. I may need to send my wife out of town so I can tackle some of these projects. If I haven't got stuff done by May then I'll probably take you up on the offer.
 

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I'll give a hand...
As close as we have lived, and I have never seen your X in person...
Looks killer though!
 

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We may need to get a wrenching party going. That and a trail run once a bit more snow melts.
 

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Cruiser said:
How are the Trxus holding up as a daily driver? I'm seriously considering getting a set of them in the same size that you've got.
I'm happy with them so far, except for the MPG hit. Traction is great, and though wear seems to be a bit quicker than I might like, it isn't bad yet, and I haven't made any measurements. I'm doing a 5 wheel rotation so I should squeak a bit more life out of a set.

2wheelX said:
Tuning/Wrenching garage day. Let's come up with a date...I'm game to come help out as well! :)
Alright. I've still got parts coming is so I won't be ready for another couple of weeks. Start stockpiling your upgrades.
 

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XterraVT said:
Great looking X KneeBuster
Thanks.

XterraVT said:
That is going to be one heck of a Mod Day or Weekend.

John (Creek) and Keith (Kokopop) are 2 great guys to have around helping with mods.
It looks like it'll be at least a day. We just need to find a location. I'll offer up my house but the driveway is a bit steep and the garage has a nice metal post smack dab in the middle. One or two vehicles needing suspension work, and a couple of others on performance mods, could work.

XterraVT said:
Love the Gobi Rack
Thanks. My rig has been getting a ton of looks. I'm getting a bunch of parts powdercoated yellow to make it a bit flashier, but the major mods are performance.
 

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New goodies

The new exhaust. Magnaflow muffler with custom cat-back piping.


Volant intake in place of the AEM.


Synthetic winch line and hawse fairlead.


The other stuff (Alcans, PRG shackles, Radflos, diff cover, onboard air, etc.) waiting to be installed.
 

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Lonesome Crow said:
Kneebuster, any thoughts comparing the AME intake to the Volant? I know a lot of people have them here I was just curious about another option.
I've only got 6 miles on the Volant so far. There is no doubt that the AEM was louder than the Volant, but that isn't a surprise given the open vs. closed airbox. I'll start a thread after I've put some more miles on and can draw more conclusions.
 

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The weather was gorgeous on Sunday, and I kept looking at all the beautiful parts on the floor of my garage, and one thing lead to another,.....

 

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miles said:
nice man! what paint did you use?
Thanks. They are powder coated. I took a bunch of parts (UCAs, coils, diff cover, PRG shackles, recovery shackles, fairlead) and they stripped the parts that needed it and powder coated them all, for only 135 bucks.

The diff cover went on today, and so far, no leaks.
 
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