Second Generation Nissan Xterra Forums banner

1 - 20 of 86 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,011 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
2005 "Bellicose" XTerra S

Username: sevenhelmet

Year: 2005

Make: Nissan

Model: XTerra

Trim: S

Color: Solar Yellow

Mods:

EXTERIOR:
-285/75R16 Goodyear MTR Kevlars
-Front fenders melt modded
-Quick-fist shovel/axe clamps on driver's roof rail
-Hefty Skids
-Rock Sliders
-Tail Light Guards
-Baja Rack dual Jerry Can Carrier (roof)
-OEM Fog lights
-Deleted Brush Guard
-Bedlined front grille to erase cosmetic damage from brush guard
-4' Firestik II CB antenna mounted to driver's side tail light guard
-HAM radio whip antenna mounted on roof rack (Comet SBB-5)


MECHANICAL:
-Timing chains/guides/tensioners replaced
-Radiator/transmission cooler bypassed
-Aftermarket ATF cooler added
-Thermostat-regulated 10" pusher fan added to air/ATF cooler
-VIAIR 150PSI air system with 2.5gal tank and dual trumpet air horn
-ECM relay replaced
-SPC Upper Control arms w/ adjustable UBJs
-Radflo adjustable Coilovers
-OME HD (Dakar) rear leafs w/ 2 degree shims
-Bilstein Extended Travel rear shocks
-Rear Sway Bar Removed
-Front sway bar PRG end links added
-XTP Intake Manifold Spacer
-Bully Dog GT Gas Performance Tune

INTERIOR:
-Bully Dog GT Gas Tuner Gauge
-HAM radio (Yaesu FT-7900R & Comet SBB-5 antenna kit)
-Cobra CB radio
-JVC head unit (iPod ready)
-Emergency glass breaker/webbing knife (between front seats), 2D Mag Lite and fire extinguisher (cargo area)



Comments:
Updated 9-16-2013
-Firestone Air Bags added. This was an easy install; they went on exactly as the How To on this forum said they would.

-Skids removed for a cross-country road trip. Not having 120 lbs of weight underneath will be nice, especially with all the extra gear + trailer. Makes me sad to have the X no longer configured for serious wheeling, but it is only temporary- the skids will wait patiently until they are again needed!


Photos:
The day I bought her home: (18 JAN 2013)


Leading the pack off road into Death Valley. (23 FEB 2013)


Night shot, showing the on-board air system gauge, HAM, and CB radios:


In a friend's shop, getting ready to install the Radflo/OME lift (29 MAR 2013)


Skid detail (5 MAY 2013)


Bellicose today...
 

·
on line
Joined
·
14,613 Posts

·
TNX Administrator
Joined
·
20,260 Posts
:headbang: Nice start to a mighty fine Xterra Page, sevenhelmet.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,011 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
Thanks, all! I obviously didn't look at the rules for posting, so I'll go back and adjust later.

I dunno, I kind of like the brush guard. A friend of mine is the previous owner, and he put it on. It's dented where someone backed into the X, saving the driver's side headlight. Then again, it does add a lot of noise to the rig.

I'll think about removing it, but I have a bunch of other things I want to do first.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,791 Posts
very nice!

great color btw.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,011 Posts
Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
On board air

OBA w/ air horn is officially added and operational as of today! The dual trumpet air horn sounds like a fire truck horn! Boy, the system was a huge PITA to install, though. I'm still chasing a few minor leaks, but it works!

Write-up coming soon...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,011 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
You area ideally located to make Big Bear trips with SCCX. http://www.sccxterra.com/smf/index.php
or go on the mojave road trip http://www.sccxterra.com/smf/index.php/topic,1637.0.html

Or....after you take the brushguard off you can hook up with our caravan and do Moab in May. http://www.gonemoab.com/

or Wheel with the guys from Nevada as well.

Or event the guys in AZ

Are you Navy and stationed in China Lake?(just saw Sticker on Windshield)
Big bear or Moab sounds like a blast. Is removing the b'guard a requirement for Moab?

Yup, I'm active duty stationed @ China Lake.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,011 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
SO NICE to have my XTerra back! Did some work today:

1.) BRUSH GUARD REMOVED. Found a taker in So-Cal, so it's going away possibly as early as tomorrow.

2.) Aux tranny cooler installed per the "How To" on this forum. Works great, no leaks!

3.) Baja Jerry Can roof rack installed, so I can carry my Jerry Cans on the trail now :)

4.) Fixed some leaks in the on board air system. It's still bleeding down over time, but I can live with it at this point- it holds pressure for several hours, which is good enough for a day of wheeling or towing a heavy trailer that might make me want the air horn. The compressor can pump it back up a couple of times a day without burning itself out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,011 Posts
Discussion Starter #18 (Edited)
Thanks :) My truck looks TINY next to your lifted Armada though!

FYI, I sent that other bracket this morning- you should have it on Tuesday.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,011 Posts
Discussion Starter #19 (Edited)
CB antenna mount for the light guard equipped X

So, today I moved my CB antenna. The previous owner had the antenna mount hose clamped to the roof rack crossbar. With a 4' firestik antenna, it put the antenna ridiculously high and I was concerned about the likelihood of it catching on branches and low wires, so I decided to move the mount to the driver's side tail light guard.

Initially, I tried hose clamps, but they couldn't hold the mount securely:


So I took the guard off and drilled holes, and bolted the mount onto the light guard:


I reinstalled the light guard, moved the coax down the outside of the weatherstripping on the hatch, and presto, it's mounted in a better and more permanent place:


And, since I was in a hole drilling mood, I decided to add a fire extinguisher in the cargo area:
 
1 - 20 of 86 Posts
Top