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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Intro Comments: Figured I should probably make one of these. Had it since June 2014. Bought it with 20k on the clock, sits at ~110k now. I daily drive an '02 VW Golf TDI with a 2" lift now (since March '17) to keep the miles off the X. The X was pretty much bone stock when I got it. OEM parts I added, fog lights (replaced by LED ones), side steps (since replaced by sliders), pro 4x rear struts (since replaced).

Username: ZheKing

Make: Nissan
Year: 2012
Model: Xterra
Trim: S 4x4
Color: Lava Red


Maxterra Rear Bumper w/ tire carrier, rear backup lights, & jerry can holder (greased with Redline)
Black Widow Front Winch bumper
Hefty Aluminum Gas, T-Case, Trans, Radiator, & Engine Skids
Shrockworks Rear diff cover
White Knuckle Sliders

Arsenal Off-road 40" light bar w/ Off-road Gorilla Mounts
Morimoto LED Fog lights
HID retro fit headlights (
Complete LED lighting replacement

Nisstec MK84 coilovers with 1" top spacer w/ 650 lb springs
SPC UCA (greased with Redline in the joints)
Alcan Rear 3" 700lb spring packs
Rear Bilstein 5125s
U-Bolt flip kit
Cam bolts
Nitto Terra Grapplers 295/75/16 (33... .4")

10" Ram tablet mount w/ samsung Tab3
Cobra 75wx ST Cb
3' Firestik
Upgraded speakers all around
Exide AGM Battery w/ Zheking designed battery tie down.

Performance related
K&N Filter
Redline diff fluids
Royal purple 5w-30 engine oil

Off-road enhancers
SmittyBilt 9.5k winch w/ synthetic line
Rear diff breather mod
Gobi Ladder
Front Runner Outfitter table mounted to my swing arm
@29erClan Zheking style drop in roof rack

Maxpow rear hatch struts
Navara D40 No drill hood struts
Kayak j hooks or Yakima Sky Rise Tent depending on where I'm going
Raingler Cargo Net
AlienGear Cloak Dock Holster mount system
Southco Locking handle
various stickers @ 2.5 hp / sticker

[removed]Hefty steel trans skid

Waiting to install...
TB coolant line bypass

Near Future Stuff...
Blue sea fuse block
Pro-4x Overhead bin with switches and junk

Far Future Stuff I'd Like to Do Someday...
Swap to an E-locker rear diff
T-Swap front and air lock it
Dual battery setup


As it sits today

Old progress photos


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Discussion Starter #6
Thanks.. I see the big diff between your mount and mine is how far forward the winch is... Confident I have no room to put my solenoid up top like you did.
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Mine is some times a pain to get the controller plugged in, but it stays hidden and some what out of the elements.

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Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)
Put the front portion of the lift on tonight. Gained more than I expected. I attribute it to the fact the stock suspension had 110k miles on it and i've added the winch, bumper, and skid. definitely looks goofy with only the front done.

Driver side 33 1/4" ground to fender and 19" center wheel to fender to
37 1/2" ground to fender and 23 1/2" center wheel to fender

Passenger 33" GTF 19" WTF to 37 1/2" GTF and 23 1/2" WTF.

So pretty stoked both sides are the same now (even though before you couldn't really tell before they weren't)

Finished the rear lift. All done with that lift business for awhile. Before and after of stock to lift. the Alcan's were supposed to be 3", i got 5.... I attribute it to the fact the old springs had 110k on them, and i had a lot of weight on them (maxterra bumper, etc etc). Wishing I hadn't JUST bought new tires now... womp womp womp....

Rear before height 34 1/2" GTF, 20" WTF. After, 39" GTF, 25" WTF.

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