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Intro Comments: Hey all. Got the truck back in December of 2014. Been working on it ever since I saw this online forum. This has now become my addiction.

Make: Nissan
Year: 2010
Model: Xterra
Trim: S
Color: Super Black
Drive:
6 Speed, Automatic

Packages: 4x4, Towing package

Mileage:
December 2014: 39k miles
February 2018: 85k miles

[+] = Done
[-] = In progress
[ ] = Want/need to do

MODS

Interior:

[+] 30 Channel Maxon CB Radio
[+] Yaesu FT-857D Ham Radio with Remote Kit/Upgraded Mic/External Speaker
[+] 2nd Indash 12v Power Outlet
[+] MOLLE Sunshade cover
[+] Multiple Maglites Mounted
[+] OEM Rear Cargo Retractable Cover
[+] WeatherTech All-Season Fitted Floor Mats for Front/Rear/Cargo
[+] Ram Mount Cell Phone Holder
[+] Power Inverter
[+] Fire Extinguisher
[+] Mesh Pockets for added Storage
[+] Cut and mounted OEM Light/Sunglasses/Bluetooth Panel
[+] Rocker Switches (Winch In/Out, Winch Power, Spot Lamps, Roof Bar, Fog Lights, CB/UHF, Roof Lights)
[+] Custom 100A BlueSea Fuse panel w/ 100Amp breaker and relays
[+] McMaster-Carr 175lb Rear Hatch Struts
[+] Garmin 60CSx GPS w/ Ram Mount
[+] ATP Cabin Filters
[+] 2x Hep Molle Rear Window Panel (Powdercoated Black)
[+] Lower Switch Panel Replacement and VDC Switch Relocation
[+] Heated Seats w/ Sports Imports Illuminated Hi/lo/off Round Rocker Switches (Prepping)
[+] Stealth EZPass Holder
[+] Custom Door Molle Panels w/ Biohazard Cutouts by 29erClan
[+] Custom Rear Cargo Rack by 29erClan
[+] Custom LoMo Rack by 29erClan
[+] Tire Tread Arm Rest Cover
[+] Nissan Seatbelt Shoulder Pads
[+] Black/Red Steering Wheel Cover
[+] Headliner Patch Collection
[+] A-Pillar Gauge Pod
[+] Accessory Fuse Panel Reset Fuse

Exterior:
[+] Removed OEM Side Step Rails & Mud Flaps
[+] Ventvisor Ventshades
[+] BFG AT KO2's x5 (285/75R16)
[+] Rear Bumper Offroad LED Lights
[+] LED Door Spotlights
[+] LED Offroad Roofbar
[+] Offroad LED Fog Lights
[+] 6500k LED Headlight & Fog Light Kits
[+] OEM Exterior Door Molding Panels (Blacked out)
[+] FireStik 3ft CB Antenna
[+] Comet Antenna Mounts
[+] Hood Bug Shield
[+] SouthCo Locking Wet Box Handle
[+] Warn External Battery Jumper Quick Connect Hookup
[+] Short Rugged AM/FM Antenna
[+] Taillight Grille Covers
[+] Tow Hitch w/ Multiple Balls
[+] Mini Wide-view Mirrors for Side Mirrors
[+] Trico ExactFit 14" Rear Wiper Blade
[+] Trico Force 20" (P) and 24" (D) Front Wiper Blades
[+] Removed Mud Flaps and Step Rails
[+] R1 Concepts Eline Series Cross-Drilled Slotted Rotors And Ceramic Pads Kit - Front and Rear
[+] Gorilla Automotive Acorn Black Chrome Wheel Locks & Small Diameter Acorn Black 5 Lug Kit
[+] Made Custom Brackets to mount my Shovel and Axe to the roof bar
[+] Shrockworks Front Bumper Replacement
[+] InSain Fab Rear Bumper Replacement with Tire Carrier
[+] Full Gobi Rear Hatch Ladder
[+] Zombie Burger Front Emblem
[+] Red Trail Rated Badges
[+] Poison Syder 14-53-010 Hood Louver (Painted Black)
[+] Hefty Sliders with Tread Plates
[+] AirFlow Snorkel
[+] Trasharoo
[+] RotopaX 2 Gallon Gas Can w/ custom made mount
[+] Front and Rear Bottle Cap Openers
[+] Gates "31836" Locking Gas Cap
[+] Vouke "V-S002 4R4A" Smoked Front & Rear Side Marker Lights
[+] Raingler 2.5" Roof Rack Grab Handles
[+] Obsidian Fabrications Roof Light Bracket w/ 4x LED Kingdom Light Cubes
[+] Rear Side Step Traction Plates
[+] ProComp 7089 16"x8" Wheels
[+] Colby Valves Ultimate Tire Valves
[+] DIY Red-Cabled Limb Risers
[+] Bedlined Undercarraige to protect against winter road salt
[+] Custom Ground Power Connection
[+] Battery Kill Switch
[+] Accessories Kill Switch

Suspension & Steering:
[+] Alcan Custom Rear Leaf Pack rated (+450lbs w/ 2.5" lift)
[+] PRG 1/2" Lift Spacers (switching to 2" Nisstec Top Spacer)
[+] PRG Shim Kit
[+] PRG Ubolt Flip Kit
[+] PRG Cam Bolt Kit
[+] PRG Adjustable VHS Red Shackles
[+] Bilstein Rear 5125 Series Rear Shocks (w/ 4-5" Lift)
[+] RadFlo 2.0 Front Coilover Kit w/ Grade 8 Bolts (Coilover Shocks & Springs / 650lb)
[+] PRG Red UCAs, Rev 2
[+] Timbren Active Offroad Front and Rear Bumper Stops
[+] Removed Front & Rear Anti-Sway Bars
[+] Mevotech LCAs
[+] Moog Front AntiSway Bar Bushings
[+] Moog Wheel Hub Assemblys
[+] Moog Inner & Outer Tie Rods
[+] M226 Rear Axle Carrier Swap w/ 3.69 Gears and E-Locker
[+] R180 Swap with 3.69 Gears and Lokka Locker
[-] Ricochet Polyurethane Rack & Pinion Busings

Armor:
[+] Nisstec Rear Shock Skids (Red)
[+] Shrockworks Radiator Skid Plate
[+] Hefty Engine/Oil Pan Skid Plate
[+] Hefty Transmission Skid Plate
[+] Hefty Transfer Case Skid Plate
[+] Hefty Gas Tank Skid Plate
[+] 4x4Parts.com M226 Diff Skid Plate
[+] Hefty Sliders w/ Tread Plates
[+] M226 ARB Cover
[+] M226 Skid Plate

Engine and Drivetrain:
[+] Nismo Billet Oil Cap in Red
[+] Billet Radiator Cap Cover in Red
[+] Hood Rod Elimination Kit
[+] Femco Quick Drain Oil Plug Kit
[+] Odyssey Extreme 34R-PC1500T Battery
[+] Custom made Billet Battery Tie Down Painted Red made by Fresh Prince
[+] Multi-Port Negative Terminal Adapter
[+] Multi-Port Positive Terminal Adapter
[+] Volant 12740 Sealed CAI
[+] AEM PreFilter
[+] Dewhel Universal Cylindrical JDM 750ml Aluminum Engine Oil Catch Can Reservoir Tank (Red)
[+] Radiator Bypass and Torqflo Secondary Transmission Oil Cooler & Derale 9" DynoCool Fan
[+] Airaid PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer in Red
[+] XTP Intake Manifold Spacer in Red
[+] Hayden Oil Filter Relocation Kit
[-] Offroad Gorilla Red Silicone Cooling Hoses
[-] Spicer Rear Driveshaft 1330 U-Joint
[+] NGK Laser Iridium Spark Plugs
[+] R180 w/ 3.69 Gears & Lokka, Diff Breather & Filter
[+] M226 w/ 3.69 Gears, Diff Breather & Filter and ARB Cover
[-] Tom Woods Custom Double Cardon Driveshaft

Recovery Gear:
[+] Tow Strap
[+] Hi-Lift Jack with Stand/Boot/Clamp/Jack Mate
[+] Bumper Mounted Shackles
[+] Additional Shackles
[+] Warn M8000-S Winch
[+] Warn Black Hawse Fairlead
[+] Warn Wireless Controller Kit
[+] Warn 18k lb Epic Winch Hook
[+] Factor55 Red UltraLink Loaded Shackle Mount
[+] 30ft 30k lb Tow Strap
[+] 3", 8' Tree Saver, Winch Strap 30k lb Capacity
[+] MAXTRAX MKII in Red w/ Mounting Pin Kit

Misc: (Gotta show some Zombie love)
[+] Zombie Apocalypse Response Team Seat Covers
[+] Zombie Stickers/Decals
[+] Biohazard Wheel Stem Caps

Factory Recalls:
[+] Side Curtain Airbag Reprogramming

Achievements Unlocked: (X-Score: 512 pts)
  • The Unseeable Volume (5 pts) Activate low wiper fluid light
  • Rip van Winkle (7 pts) Sleep in your Xterra (by bigollurch)
  • Wide Load (50 pts) Tow over capacity (inspired by ryandavenport and Loki512)
  • Flytrap (5 pts) Add over thirty stickers (individual letters in a line of text do not count towards total, nor do registration stickers or parking passes)
  • Sneaky (5 pts) Stealthed rims, plastics, rails, or bumpers
  • Low Clearance (10 pts) Hit your head somewhere inside the Xterra (inspired by Dead*reckoned and tim13con)
  • MC Hammer (10 pts) Develop rear suspension sag
  • BDUV (10 pts) Add camouflage accessories (inspired by piratex)
  • Bought Some Rubbers (10 pts) Fit 33" tires or larger. (by Alpine X)
  • TactiCool (15 points) Add "tactical" gear to your Xterra. Flashlights, tools, and firearms by themselves do not qualify. (inspired by MTBXjunkie)
  • Armory (30 points) Add permanent/semi-permanent firearms stowage.
  • Let There Be Light (20 pts) One lighting upgrade. May include: LED interior lights, dashboard LED swap, at least two additional fog/driving lights (OEM fogs count on lower-trim Xterras), HID retrofit. Lights may face any direction. Portable lighting does not count. Does not stack.
  • Prometheus (25 pts) LED light bar (Does not stack)
  • Mutt (20 pts) Full set of mixed armor (bumpers, skids, sliders). Must have complete set.
  • Shields Up! (20 pts) Acquire aftermarket steel bumpers
  • Holy (30 pts) Add a snorkel (inspired by rook)
  • Escape Pod (5 pts) Find the backup forum.
--Zur-En-Arrh (5 pts) Register and post on the backup forum.
  • Swiss Cheese (30 pts) Drill five or more holes in your Xterra (inspired by rook)
  • Everest (5 pts) Get high-centered
  • Tripod (10 pts) Achieve a three-wheeling stance
  • I've Fallen (20 pts) Get stuck
  • ...and I Can't Get Up (30 pts) Achieve I've Fallen needing recovery from another vehicle
  • Arête'd Development (10 pts) Scrape a rock (Inspired by 11Pro4X)
  • Gold Digger (20 pts) Contact 10 or more rock formations in a single trail (tire contact does not count)
  • Can You Hear Me Now? (20 pts) Damage your CB antenna on a trail
  • Here's My Card (5 pts) Inspire an Xterra owner to join an Xterra forum. Does not stack.
  • Atlantean (50 pts) Participate in East Coast Xterra Challenge
  • Cold Shoulder (20 pts) Get hung up on a snow bank
  • And Going And Going And Gone (20 pts)*Deplete primary vehicle battery
  • Tesla (15 pts)*Create an electical issue
  • Skidmark (5 pts)*Scratch a skid plate down to the steel
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Lots of gadgets and doo-hickies!

I really like the mirror mounted lights, though the tilt would drive me nuts.

Also, they have a "format" for all build threads on here. Just open up any other ones in this section and you'll see they are separated out into sections with clearly defined sections and basic info.
 

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Lots of gadgets and doo-hickies!

I really like the mirror mounted lights, though the tilt would drive me nuts.

Also, they have a "format" for all build threads on here. Just open up any other ones in this section and you'll see they are separated out into sections with clearly defined sections and basic info.
Thanks! Yeah, a lot of cosmetics for now. More major stuff to come. When in the vehicle, the tilt doesn't bother me. Outside is a little different but I'm getting used to it. lol This came from one that I saw that did round lights. I went with the squared off LED style.

Apologies regarding the thread "format". I'll fix that.
 

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I really like those mirror mounted lights.
Thanks! It wasn't all that hard to mount. Drill, couple bolts and lock-nut washers, a rubber pad between the mount and mirror and run the wiring in, down the door and through the pre-drilled power opening from the factory into the cabin.
 

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Ah... from a Wrangler... that makes sense why they are so square. My brother has the same ones on his jeep. After ~6 years the powder/paint is flaking away in chunks, just fyi.

I've wondered if you could put flush mount light pods into the mirrors themselves... they'd be angled out, which is perfect to seeing around on the trails when used with a bumper mount to light up straight ahead. I just don't know how deep the pods are, or how much space is in a mirror before messing with the glass mounting.
 

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Ah... from a wrangled... that makes sense why they are so square. My brother has the same ones on his jeep. After ~6 years the powder/paint is flaking away in chunks, just fyi.

I've wondered if you could put flush mount light pods into the mirrors themselves... they'd be angled out, which is perfect to seeing around on the trails when used with a bumper mount to light up straight ahead.
Cool. Thanks for the heads up. These were aftermarket and seemed pretty decent and heavy duty. I thought about putting them on a swivel so that I could adjust them if needed, kinda like a police vehicle. But this seem fine for me. I can manually adjust them by a quick turn of a wrench. :)
 

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The complicating issue for me is that I've upgraded to the big tow mirrors already.
Found your vehicle stats thread. I see what you mean! That might be a little hard to do unless we fabricated a different style of mount.

PS- Love the Nissan Emblem replacement in the front. Where did you find that?
 

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Good start! You taking the steps and mud flaps off before ecxc?
I will probably take the mud flaps off. Idk about the steps just yet until I get those slider ones. I use them quite a bit to get up top. lol. I just signed up for the "easy/normal" trails since I don't have any suspension or drivetrain mods yet. Plus, it is my daily driver, so I don't want to screw it up just yet ;)
 

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A forum member here makes them. I forgot his user name, he has a thread titled who wants a zombie burger. He also makes burgers for the back and for the wheel center caps
I found the thread last evening and PM'd him. I may want the center caps as well :)
 

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Good start! You taking the steps and mud flaps off before ecxc?
Down in MD right now for work, but just removed the mud flaps. Still not sure about the steps yet. I know it's only a total of 12 bolts... Do you recommend taking them off if I'm just going to do the light trails for now?


 
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