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Intro Comments: One trip to Rausch Creek and I was hooked. Running blues/blacks now. The truck not as family friendly as it used to be but it is no longer the main family vehicle. It shares DD task with my 330i 2001 BMW. Still love to drive it everywhere.

Username: Lizardking

Real Name: Keith

Make: Nissan
Year: 2011
Model: Xterra
Trim: Pro4X 6MT
Color: Metalic Green

MODS

Suspension/Drivetrain:
4.56 Gears
M205 w/ gear and ARB locker
Titan LCAs
Nisstec extended brake lines
SB1010 Speed Bleeders
Titan SPC UCA
PRG Radflo 2.5 coils extended+ 2" spacer
PRG adjustable shackles
Timbren SES
315/75r16 Mickey Thompson MTZ P3 on stock rims
Alcans 3" + 300#
Bilstein 5100 rear shocks 3-4"

Exterior:
rocky road outfitters diff guard
Hefty front bumper and radiator skid
Hefty engine skid
Shrocksworks Rock Sliders
Hefty transmission skid
Hefty transfer case skid
Hefty fab gas tank skid
2' NGP firestick antenna
Garvin adventure rack
RIXN Large ceiling net
Calmini rear Tire Carrier
x2o 8000 comp series winch
Harbor Freight wireless winch remote (direct plug to x2o)
PIAA ion crystal driving lamps
Volant airbox w/o the cut out.


Interior:
BullyDog GT Gas Tuner
Weather Tech floor mats
CB
External CB speaker


Misc:
adjusted clutch pedal
Femco Oil drian
Viair 400P


Removed:
Coverking Neosupreme seat covers
285/75r16 General Grabber AT2 on stock rims
Mud flaps
front sway
rear sway
Shrocksworks rad skid
Shrocksworks engine skid
Nissan hood protector
Shrocksworks diff cover
Radflo 0-3" rear shock
Stock leaf packs
Nisstec AAL
255/80r17 KM2s
Lokka Locker
285/75r16 Goodyear MTR on stock rims

On order/not installed:


Wishlist:
Freezer/Fridge
Maybe some type of shelving



Comments: Not sure what is next. Rock lights? Snorkle? Head unit?


Update: I have had a few growing pains along the way. I came from a background where I was waxing my car every other day and it has been difficult to see the truck get beat up. At the same time, I am having much more fun then I ever did with my "fast" cars. The truck no longer has to be a minivan (we leased a real minivan) so I have decided to make her even more off-road worthy and stop sweating the scratches and rust. I still want to maintain her and make her last has long as possible, but I will learn from my mistakes and push on. Hell, who knows if she will even survive... she is going to try to make it through 3 kids learning to drive.

Lessons learned so far:
1. "Go as slow as possible, but as fast as necessary." Still working on that one. The funny thing is that might be a life lesson, not just an off-road lesson.

2. Do not join thenewx.org because it will make you spend money.

3. 4 low is your friend when you drive a manual.

4. You will kick yourself for not getting 33s. Nothing wrong with the 32s.... they just are not 33s.

5. Sliders are way cool. They will do their job. They will pay for themselves. They should be mod #1.

6. Clutch cancel can be used for hills but after reading some horror stories about shifting in deep mud I found it is very important to use if your transmission is covered in mud or water.

7. Only use Nissan trans fluid!

8. Magnetic antennas suck.

9. Watch out for the trees! They are sneaky bastards.

10. Check your skid bolts! I lost two and a third was on the way out!

11. Check to make sure you sliders are not rotting your frame...

12. In case you missed it the first time: Do not join thenewx.org because it will make you spend money.

13. Re-spool your winch under load. It is embarrassing when you can't pull a Subaru out of a ditch in the snow because the line is slipping.

14. Powdercoat does not like North East winters.

15. LCA mounts do not like rocks.

16. Replace your rear springs when they are worn. Preferably a few thousand miles before you need it. My helwigs held up ok, but I think they eventually lead to my pinion angle issues. If I had replaced my springs they would have saved me the cost of another drive shaft.

17. Pay attention to your pinion angle. The boot on the drive shaft can only take so much abuse.

18. Stuck CVs are no fun.

19. I loathe rust.

20. I am addicted to wheeling and enjoying a few cold ones with good friends.

21. Dismounting and mounting your own tires is a pain in the rear.

22. What a dumb hobby. I spend lots of money making my truck better offroad. I take it offroad. I beat it to hell and break something. I fix it with something better so that when I take it out again I need to do harder trails to break it even worse. Very dumb. Why the hell do I love it so much??!??

PHOTOS

Maiden Voyage


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Off to a great start already. *sigh* Such a pretty color, too. A little jealous, haha! Love your life's lessons list. Could not agree more with #2- the TNX has given me way too many ideas of ways to spend my money.
 

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Thanks!

I love the green... and so does everyone else it seems. I actually went to the dealer to look a night armor xterra and a pathfinder but this thing was calling me from the showroom floor. When I found out it was a 6peed there was no turning back. It was in my driveway 48 hours later.
 
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Next time, come out to the Bar/Restaurant! It's a blast, and we sit in the dining room so your Son could have hung out and watched the big screen!
 

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Yep... I saw some of the pictures and I was thinking "well we could have gone there." Next time.

Actually, the whole family might go next time. Not all of them will go to RC. My wife keeps telling me we should do a KOA because there is so much to do for the kids. I am a primitive camping kind of guy... but if it gets me to wheel and hang out and drink a few beers without feeling guilty, then maybe I am a KOA type of guy after all. :drink:
 

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Yea Familys try to shy away from us, except for the Bermuda Triangle Canadians that have a portal to a different dimension that camped across from us.

They somehow fit 4 people in a shoe box, right if front of our eyes, it had to be a teleporter.

At every trip we try to do family friendly bars, but the conversations are not always "G" Rated.

We were good this trip, and the People at o'neals like us, so we had no trouble.

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good looking rig ya had there this past weekend! it was good to meet you and I can't wait to see what you do with that rig. Boy do i like that color!
 

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Keith, it was great wheeling with you and your son. Thanks for the extraction as well!!!!
Tom was all worried. I think that mud hole was the best part of my day. Although my radiator skid might disagree but that is why shrock is on the way... good fun.
 

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I do love that color but I would tear the chit out of it and end up hating myself.. oh well I'll just look at yours lol
 

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You did awesome out on the trails this past weekend! Hope to see ya come out to some more events. I know you wanna stay mostly stock. But do yourself a favor and get a shrockworks (or whoever) radiator skid. I destroyed my stock one at rausch. If nothing else it will help keep you out of some trouble, because if it hits, you'll know to back up. :eek:ccasion5:
 

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You did awesome out on the trails this past weekend! Hope to see ya come out to some more events. I know you wanna stay mostly stock. But do yourself a favor and get a shrockworks (or whoever) radiator skid. I destroyed my stock one at rausch. If nothing else it will help keep you out of some trouble, because if it hits, you'll know to back up. :eek:ccasion5:
Thanks. Don't worry. We will be there again. I am hooked.

Rad skid, engine skid and rear diff cover already on order. Hopefully shrock ships quick... lol. I might talk my self into the others but the stock gas tank and transfer case ones didn't take any hits and the transmission seems pretty tucked up in there. If I start thinking about blues, I will order the last three to be safe.

I also have a PRG basic coilover kit on the way.

Soo.... mostly stock turned into stock-ish.
 
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