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Club Garage => Xterra Garage => Topic started by: Jack5885 on April 15, 2013, 10:56:23 AM

Title: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: Jack5885 on April 15, 2013, 10:56:23 AM
Username: Jack5885
Truck name: Alpha
Year: 2002
Make: Nissan
Model: Xterra
Trim: XE
Transmission: Manual
Color: QM1 Cloud White

(http://i.imgur.com/7HPAv1Pl.jpg)

Mods are slowly coming as I feel the need for them...

Exterior:
-Calmini Roof Rack (Thanks to NoSup4U)
-Removed Mud Flaps, Running Boards, grey lower bumper piece.
-2 HID roof lights mounted on custom mount.
-CB antenna on custom mount
Armor:
-Removed brush guard
-Homemade rock sliders [in progress]
-Shrockworks Tire Carrier [Ordered]
Suspension/Tires:
-265/75R16 Cooper Discoverer AT3
-Poor Man's Lift
-Removed rear sway bar
-Installed frame stiffeners
-Bilstein HD shocks
Interior:
-Clarion CX501
-OEM rubber mats
-White LED dome lights
-1 white, 1 red LED map light
-Headliner Fix
Engine:
-Removed air baffles
Gear:
-Oasis II Roof Top Tent
-Viair 300p
-Steel Spade
-Plastic snow shovel
-Hatchet
-ARB Tire Repair Kit
-KA-BAR

Planned:
-Fix rust spot on fender


--STOCK--
(http://i.imgur.com/LmRTPl.jpg)

--AFTER A FEW MODS--
(http://i.imgur.com/USgeNl.jpg)

--CURRENT--
(http://i.imgur.com/iAoHrcjl.jpg)
Title: Re: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: Rev on April 16, 2013, 12:55:38 PM
Looking good ;D

What kind of mount did you make for those HID lights?
Title: Re: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: Jack5885 on April 16, 2013, 01:46:23 PM
Looking good ;D

What kind of mount did you make for those HID lights?

I took some 3/4"x3/4" steel angle iron and welded some bent flat stock onto it so the bar sits down below the wind fairing.

Not my X, but its basically the same as this:
(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/6909/106094.jpg)

EDIT:
Here is a photo of my setup.
(http://i.imgur.com/vooVcl3.jpg)
Title: Re: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: mjepps72 on April 16, 2013, 02:41:07 PM
Thanks for the pic, that's a nice and easy setup, I might have to try that out.
Title: Re: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: Rev on April 17, 2013, 08:38:29 AM
I like simple and effective. Thanks! ;D
Title: Re: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on April 17, 2013, 12:29:48 PM
Another great 1st gen, keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Re: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: Rosie on April 18, 2013, 02:20:39 PM
Hey, I remember you saying recently you got your timing belt changed and whatnot. Did the place you went to also change out the water pump? I'm trying to find price quotes for the job around my side of town, unfortunately looking at $800 and up...
Title: Re: Re: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: Jack5885 on April 19, 2013, 10:48:19 PM
Rosie,
Airpark Auto Service does all the work on my truck. They are up near the Scottsdale airport. I'd call them to get a quote.
Title: Re: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: Jack5885 on April 19, 2013, 10:51:58 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/AZJbr2j.jpg)

Here is a new crossbar I'm fabricating to hold my CB antenna and eventually a shovel and Hi-Lift. I'm using a Miller Diversion 180 TIG welder and it makes beautiful welds.

Close up of my TIG welds:

(http://i.imgur.com/JG1hi0d.jpg)
Title: Re: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on April 22, 2013, 11:11:24 AM
Those welds do look nice, well done, nice mod. 
Title: Re: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: Rev on April 23, 2013, 09:10:19 AM
Yeah that CB mount came out awesome, I like how it folds for low clearance. We'll be looking to you for more cool fab mods ;D
Title: Re: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: Jack5885 on June 10, 2013, 10:48:10 PM
teaser time.... ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/5UnI1e5l.png)
Title: Re: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: Rosie on June 11, 2013, 02:05:14 PM
Sliders? Front bumper? Rear bumper? What!
Title: Re: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: Jack5885 on June 23, 2013, 11:42:28 PM
Shrock Rear Bumper coming soon.

I also just picked a used Oasis 2 RTT on my way back from California. Without the ladder, it weights only like 40 lbs which is pretty great. Hopefully I can go camping with it this weekend.
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1039864_10151655311813426_1411832505_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: AZXterra410 on June 24, 2013, 08:46:54 AM
I like it. How is build quality on that kind? Iv been looking to get one but dont feel like dropping 1500 for one...
Title: Re: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: Jack5885 on June 24, 2013, 03:06:22 PM
I like it. How is build quality on that kind? Iv been looking to get one but dont feel like dropping 1500 for one...

Great build quality and if you don't want to pay full price for one, get a used one. They lose an insane amount of value if you buy them new and then don't lose much value after that, so if you buy it used and sell it a few years later, you wont lose all that much money. I got mine for a fraction of what it cost when it was new and I don't expect it to lose much value now.
Title: Re: Jack5885's Xterra: "Alpha"
Post by: Jack5885 on December 14, 2013, 01:24:22 PM
(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1484731_10152041104193426_421764709_n.jpg)

New to me Calmini Roof Rack thanks to Mark, aka "NoSup4U".