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Re: What have you done to your X lately?
« Reply #105 on: September 27, 2015, 06:15:01 PM »
Removed the front sway bar today because it was affecting the steering, as the bushings are toast. Also, wrapped up a busted inner cv boot with plastic wrap and duct tape until it can get repaired. Added a bumpstop to the cb antenna. Removed one wheel lock ( it is now stuck in the removal tool). And lastly have diagnosed that most likey our veer right is due to a front passenger brake issue, and not a bent crossmember or swaybar.

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Re: What have you done to your X lately?
« Reply #106 on: September 30, 2015, 08:45:27 AM »
Put the sway bar back on with new end link and bracket bushings. Seems much better now, just gotta fix the brakes and upgrade the shocks.
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Re: What have you done to your X lately?
« Reply #107 on: October 11, 2015, 02:33:05 PM »
So, I crawled under the X to check on the clicking/popping noise, nothing visible. So I greased the stops, (Not sure that was gonna do much, but on one of the other xterra forums they did that), checked for anything loose and more broken boots. None, other than the other which was already known.

Then I removed the rear sway bar just for kicks. Now it's already out of the way for the new Bilsteins...
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Re: What have you done to your X lately?
« Reply #108 on: October 21, 2015, 04:40:03 AM »
What are these things you call sway bars?
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Re: What have you done to your X lately?
« Reply #109 on: October 22, 2015, 02:25:09 PM »
What are these things you call sway bars?

Well mine doesn't have them any more, took them all off. It was the source of the knocking noise.
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Re: What have you done to your X lately?
« Reply #110 on: October 23, 2015, 05:49:16 PM »
What are these things you call sway bars?

Well mine doesn't have them any more, took them all off. It was the source of the knocking noise.

How is the drive with the front removed? Im considering removing the front and rear but a little worried since I drive 75mph daily on the highway to and from work.
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Re: What have you done to your X lately?
« Reply #111 on: October 23, 2015, 10:08:34 PM »
Mine have both been removed for quite some time now. Your not really going to notice the rear. The front will take some getting used to. The body will roll a lot more. Should have any issues driving that fast. 75-80 is my normal freeway speed.
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Re: What have you done to your X lately?
« Reply #112 on: October 24, 2015, 06:37:15 AM »
It def tests your comfort level, I would recommend against any quick maneuvers.  I DD with mine off on 34s and I don't feel its unsafe.   
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Re: What have you done to your X lately?
« Reply #113 on: October 24, 2015, 08:47:46 AM »
I have yet to notice a difference our on 1st gen without it.
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Re: What have you done to your X lately?
« Reply #114 on: October 24, 2015, 09:49:21 AM »
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Should have any issues driving that fast. 75-80 is my normal freeway speed.
In a straight line, no. With the front off at 75-80 mph, a sudden steering change will bring the pucker.
 Also, at speed on long turns, it feels like the truck is riding off the frame.
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Re: What have you done to your X lately?
« Reply #115 on: October 25, 2015, 08:05:43 PM »
So after 6 or so months I finally dusted off my lift kit and started wrenching.
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  • Added 1.25" hubcentric spacers
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Hopefully next few weeks when time allows CB, new rear diff cover, skid plates, struts for hood.

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Re: What have you done to your X lately?
« Reply #116 on: November 16, 2015, 05:17:32 PM »
I got my Transmission  Skid plate last week. I am using the OEM oil pan and linking it to the Transfer  skid Plate.

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Re: What have you done to your X lately?
« Reply #117 on: November 23, 2015, 09:19:15 AM »
Did a little PM last weekend.  Plugs, Synthetic Oil Change, Cleaned Air Filter and gave her a bath.  She is loving her new garage as well. 
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Re: What have you done to your X lately?
« Reply #118 on: November 24, 2015, 10:51:43 AM »
Last night managed to find some time to install the CB mount and antenna hoping to install new hids today and power up the CB.

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Re: What have you done to your X lately?
« Reply #119 on: December 31, 2015, 05:05:40 PM »
Last couple weeks I finished my CB antenna mount install and wiring and went and bought and installed some Molle packs on my panels. 

 



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