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Club Garage => Xterra Garage => Topic started by: pinchel (Rob) on August 11, 2013, 09:22:48 AM

Title: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on August 11, 2013, 09:22:48 AM
So I guess this will be a good start.

So I went back and checked all our repair records because I could not remember what we did.

Done:
Sway Away HD Torsion
Swapped head unti for JVC w/ USB & AUX support
Shrockworks Rear Bumper/Carrier w/custom corners
15s with Cooper Discoverer STT 31x10.5x15
Mossy Oak Steering cover (Does almost nothing for the heat where the rubber is)
Head Gasket
Belts including Timing Belt/chain
Replaced power steering hose
Starter replaced
Fan Clutch
PML - AC Shackles? I forget which maybe 4x4parts
New Thermostat & larger radiator
Aux Tranny Cooler
Removed Front sway bar bushings & endlinks
Replaced all shocks Rear 5125 Bilstein & Front 4600 Bilstein
Energy Suspension Ultra Low profile bump UCA stops
Replaced OEM horn with a WOLO horn
Knock Sensor Relocation
20" LED

Needs:
PML
Radiator & hoses
Thermostat
New bigger tires
Possibly a new Power Steering Pump
Steering Gear Box
Water Pump
Aux Tranny Oil Cooler & fan

Front and Rear Suspension:
Steering stabilizer setup w/IAB
Upgraded UCAs
Cam bolts
Shocks

Not the greatest picture, I'll get a better one later. This was with it first on. I still had some wiring to do and tweaking. It currently sags on the left. And the corners are setup for a 2" lift so that needs modifying.

First view of the new backside.

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7379/27205223343_9f81716e0d_z.jpg)

The bumper.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7070/27707085536_47b6b64e15_z.jpg)

Swapped the 17s for 15s and new rubbers 31x10.5x15 Cooper Discoverer STT, now we can do some muddin'!
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7633/28063456980_735604b49a_z.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/261/18274556514_12e5f9e3e2_z.jpg)

After PML (just the rear)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8691/16894848665_c7a6d76547_z.jpg)

Not sure this is needed but here is my cb setup.
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8884/28367041916_3b1b895fde_c.jpg)

Stock Radio:
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3928/15421667932_fc59dc9991_z.jpg)
Old Bracket:
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2947/15194934010_4aacd4f28f_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on August 11, 2013, 12:27:07 PM
What happened
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on August 11, 2013, 07:23:20 PM
It would not start for me this morning. So instead of trying to start it we had it towed thinking when it arrived to Firestone they would get the same thing, nope it started for them and they tried starting it over 60 times and it didn't fail once yet this morning it failed on me 3 times and didn't start for at least 12 or more key turns.

So they had no clue, but I'm thinking maybe it's the ignition switch. I don't know cuz I've never had an ignition go out. Do they do that?
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on August 17, 2013, 09:23:27 PM
try replacing your battery terminals, or at least inspecting them and making sure they aren't loose. 
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: WHPIVxterra on August 18, 2013, 04:14:34 PM
any update with the starter? 
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on August 19, 2013, 10:47:54 AM
any update with the starter? 

Starter checked out fine, the X got the shop and it worked all day. Weird it has not had an issue since that day. Should I be suspicious?! I am a little. I thought of the battery terminals and had checked them the day before when I topped the fluids and changed the oil, but that was the day before it went up on the flatbed. Without tearing up the console or steering column I'm not sure, it's possible it could be short, but I hate electrical intermittent issues.

We'll wait till it happens again.
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on February 17, 2014, 10:08:58 AM
Starter replaced twice now, works great.
Now we have this problem.

(http://www.azmazda3.com/forum/MGalleryItem.php?id=851)
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on May 06, 2014, 05:56:04 PM
Work done! No CELs, which is good because there weren't any before. :) No leaks. Just can't tell if it is helping, although the engine seems to be running not as rough now. I did not add any tranny fluid, which is weird. Some came out, plus whatever amount was in the old radiator is still there. I checked the dipstick cold and hot and seems ok.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7633/16880782856_48868e6102_c.jpg)

Got the radiator for the S/C Xterra so it was 1-7/16" thick. I think I could have save a few bucks by getting it at Radiator Express versus ordering it from Performance Radiator but I didn't have to worry about driving to get it.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8714/16275080283_b048f7c732_c.jpg)

Old radiator
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7596/16687735067_f2c932c7f9_c.jpg)

dirty as hell, and I sprayed it down sometime ago
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7615/16272700294_36c7f133d1_c.jpg)

New and clean
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8696/16272701704_7db1569afb_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on July 28, 2014, 08:37:18 AM
Replaced the Thermositor (?) in hopes it would help with the a/c but no go as far as I can tell. It was worth a try, it was like $20 ish.

(http://www.azmazda3.com/forum/MGalleryItem.php?id=867)
(http://www.azmazda3.com/forum/MGalleryItem.php?id=866)

So I'm guessing the condenser or the compressor will need replacing. I'll get to it maybe.

If anyone needs a similar piece for a 2005+ I have the part. They gave me the wrong one initially a few months ago. I never returned it.
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on September 13, 2014, 07:22:46 PM
I managed to take off the headliner today. Not sure if'll I'll be able to get it back on. :)
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on September 13, 2014, 09:39:22 PM
Lol, good luck with with one!
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on September 21, 2014, 09:27:42 AM
I managed to take off the headliner today. Not sure if'll I'll be able to get it back on. :)

Redid the headliner, apparently people may learn from my mistakes. If yours has the the center piece with netting do not touch it until you get the whole headliner out and ready to prep it. It requires some precise removal technique from the backside. Needless to say, mine is not going back up. It was missing the cover piece for a few years now and pretty much worthless anyways. I could put it back up with some sort of genius rigging but easier to leave it off.
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on September 27, 2014, 10:24:39 PM
New headliner is up. Cb and antenna installed. I'll need to probably do a quick disconnect setup on the cb but it's good where it is. A little feedback but it works, I'll figure that out later.😨

Picked up a new roof rack from Whattha can't wait to put that on.

I'll post pics later.
Title: Re:
Post by: TeguTerra on September 27, 2014, 10:52:38 PM
I'm jealous.   Still waiting on my chance to order one of those racks from Whattha.  I think I'm very close to getting the ok from the boss (wife)  lol
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on September 28, 2014, 09:47:54 AM
I guess I forgot to take a picture of the headliner falling down but you can imagine it when it happens to you. :D

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3862/15381219035_14263e0407_z.jpg)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3836/15194755057_b61c2493b1_z.jpg)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3850/15381233485_586e18a939_z.jpg)
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15194655238_3349a45b7b_z.jpg)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3882/15194934790_bf0610c91b_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on September 28, 2014, 01:36:50 PM
Did you recloth it? or get a new one?
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on September 28, 2014, 01:48:21 PM
Did you recloth it? or get a new one?
Did you recloth it? or get a new one?

Redone.  See pics...
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on September 28, 2014, 03:05:44 PM
Looks great, well done!
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: remo1991(Brent) on September 28, 2014, 03:14:21 PM
Dang dude job well done
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on October 02, 2014, 12:17:28 PM
It wasn't that bad.
Title: Re:
Post by: TeguTerra on October 02, 2014, 03:20:28 PM
Very nice.
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 09, 2015, 03:39:37 PM
Lift shackles arrived!  ;D
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 20, 2015, 02:46:58 PM
Well the Xterra is now lifted in the back. Just gotta get the torsion bars torqued up. I'll post a pic later if I get back home before the sun goes down. At the moment it appears like a pretty significant lift in the back.
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: WHPIVxterra on March 21, 2015, 08:50:01 PM
dang dude! i bet it looks kinda goofy without the torsion bars up front torqued! did you get about 2 inches in the back?
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 22, 2015, 08:45:04 AM
dang dude! i bet it looks kinda goofy without the torsion bars up front torqued! did you get about 2 inches in the back?

Seems like I got 2" but I didn't measure before hand either. I torqued the torsion a million times to get level as visibly possible and can almost wrench it a few more times I'm sure. My arms are sore from trying to get the bolts off for the spare tire hoist. I'll let it attempt to settle. I know before I touched it the left and the right were already mismatched but I never noticed it as much until the rear was lifted.
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on May 27, 2015, 02:21:38 PM
Added an AZXTERRA UV Tag to the rig! :) At nighttime, it shines up bright, when a UV or light hits it.

Before painted front on the left, and on the right after painted.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8756/18169809542_19b8c41fe4_z.jpg)(https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/578/31304193364_91c019ae1a_b.jpg)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1487/24889305590_b31e0ebe53_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: Stoic V on June 09, 2015, 01:01:19 PM
Love the AZXTERRA tag.  Any chance of getting a night picture of it?

How much did the head liner cost you to replace?
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 09, 2015, 06:31:22 PM
Love the AZXTERRA tag.  Any chance of getting a night picture of it?

How much did the head liner cost you to replace?

Thanks for reminding me that I need a picture. Will do tonight.

Headliner cost me a little more than I wanted because I messed up towards the back. The material I bought on sale cost me like $10 plus two cans of adhesive at $12 each.
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on October 04, 2015, 09:05:53 AM
Replace my front sway bar bracket bushings, endlinks, new rotors, pads, and calipers, and front wheel bearings. Not exactly money I wanted to spend. I would have rather spent it on upgrading my shocks, UCAs, torsion bars, and the like.

Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: Ghostrider on October 10, 2015, 09:20:30 AM
I like your rear window decal  "4WD Do not follow".   I got a hand cobra CB, but I will have get a real one. You do a very good job in hiding the cables.
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: Ghostrider on October 11, 2015, 07:41:18 AM
Question?

Was your "4wd do not follow " I looked on vinyl Tats and did not see it.  Was it accustom Job?

I like his products and I will order 2 blacken American Flags and your Logo for the back window.

Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on October 13, 2015, 08:53:16 AM
Question?

Was your "4wd do not follow " I looked on vinyl Tats and did not see it.  Was it accustom Job?

I like his products and I will order 2 blacken American Flags and your Logo for the back window.


It was a custom one off I made. More questions, please post in my sponsor section.
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on January 13, 2016, 12:51:34 PM
This beast now has new shocks all around! Woohoo! I was able to test the rears this past weekend. What a difference. Just got the fronts in today, so I'm guessing they won't get really tested until the AZXC 2016 Kickoff.
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: Ghostrider on January 13, 2016, 07:25:39 PM
New great! Did  you put Bils 4600 or 5150? or other? I remember on white X the path up to Roosevelt was much more happier experience. 8)
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on February 06, 2016, 09:07:33 AM
New great! Did  you put Bils 4600 or 5150? or other? I remember on white X the path up to Roosevelt was much more happier experience. 8)

Fronts are 4600 and the rears are a 5125 universal with 8ish inches of travel.
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 21, 2016, 07:42:36 AM
Bumper is on. Just needs some adjustments. Pics in OP.
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: Whattha(Nik) on September 12, 2016, 07:30:09 AM
Rig is looking good.  Nice work Buddy.
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on January 06, 2017, 11:21:42 AM
So this happened...
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/578/31304193364_91c019ae1a_z.jpg)(https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/402/31335560283_a219a549b5_z.jpg)

Out with the old faded look, and into the sleek black look.
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on June 06, 2017, 07:31:27 PM
What brand of paint did you use?
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 06, 2017, 07:36:49 PM
What brand of paint did you use?

I don't recall 100% but I believe it was matte black Rustoleum
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on June 06, 2017, 08:29:46 PM
Thanks. I tried a semi gloss on mine and don't care for it. Matte black it is.


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Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on June 07, 2017, 05:36:35 AM
Pinchel did you use primer first, or just the matte black?  How many coats did you put down?
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 07, 2017, 07:32:59 AM
Pinchel did you use primer first, or just the matte black?  How many coats did you put down?

I cleaned it really good, made sure it was dry. The paint I used was the all in one primer and paint, so one coat. I used maybe two cans.
Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: Thatsgr8 (Scott) on June 07, 2017, 10:52:53 AM
Yeah I skipped the cleaning part. Just wanted to see if it was the color I wanted. Thank for the input.


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Title: Re: Pinchel's 2004 Xterra
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 26, 2017, 04:33:05 PM
Pics of my DIY Overland tailgatr table in action. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170626/0920847748a6fbc5c281d95d786504d1.jpg)

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