Allshookup's 2011 PRO-4X "Rhino"

Allshookup Aug 1, 2019

  1. Allshookup

    Allshookup Test Drive

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    Location:
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    Intro: Hello everyone. This is the build thread for my 2011 Xterra Pro-4X. This is my first vehicle with 4-wheel drive and off-roading capabilities. It will also be my daily driver and kid hauler when I'm not riding my motorcycle.

    Username: Allshookup
    Xterra Name: Rhino

    Make: Nissan
    Year: 2011
    Model: Xterra
    Trim: PRO-4X
    Color: Night Armor Pearl/Mica [Gray]
    Transmission: 5 Speed AT
    Mileage: 35,496 Miles When Purchased - February 2017
    Location: Burleson, Texas (South of Fort Worth)

    Factory Packages: Rockford Fosgate Audio, Cloth PRO-4X Seats, PRO-4X Carpet Mats

    Legend:
    [+] = Done
    [x] = In progress
    [$] = Want
    [-] = Removed/destroyed


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    Suspension:
    [+] 2" Body Lift - DIY Parts: Link

    Front:
    [+] 2" Front Spacer & Bump Stops for factory upper control arm
    [+] Camber Bolts (Moog K80276)

    Rear:
    [-] Factory Rear Shackle
    [+] Adjustable Rear Shackle 1/2", 1", 1.5" or 2-1/8" of lift (I bought these off of someone on Facebook for $50) - www.4x4parts.com
    [+] 3 Leaf Add-A-Leaf - www.4x4parts.com
    [-] Factory 4600 Bilstein
    [+] 5125 3"-4" Extended Travel Bilstein Shocks BE5-6253-H5 - Amazon.com
    [+] Energy Suspension 9.8108R 3/4" HOURGLASS SHOCK EYE BUSHING - Amazon.com
    [-] Factory bump stops
    [+] Prothane 19-1311-BL Black 4-1/2" Suspension Bump Stops - Amazon.com
    [-] Factory U-bolts & Mounts
    [+] PRG U-blot Flip Kit & Bash Plate- www.prgproducts.com
    [+] Steel Shims for 2.5" Wide Leaf Pack 2.5 Degree - eBay.com
    [-] Factory Rear Sway Bar - delete

    Wheels/Tires:
    [-] 265/75/R16 BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A
    [+] 285/75/R16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac
    [+] 1.5" Hubcentric Wheel Adapters/Spacers (Precision European Motorwerks - Ebay)
    [+] Black Bulge Acorn Lug Nuts

    Engine/Exhaust/Drivetrain:
    [+] Hood Prop Strut Kit - How To: Link
    [+] Rear Differential Breather Mod w/1" aquarium stone filter
    [+] Front Differential added 1" aquarium stone filter
    [+] Oil Catch Can (installed 5/26/17)

    Armor:
    [+] White Knuckle Rock Sliders (Ordered 8/4/17 - Delivered 9/18/17) (U-Pol Raptor Lined & Installed 1/14/18)
    [+] MaxGear MaXterra Rear Bumper w/ Tire Swing Out. Options: Hi-lift Mount, Aluminum Knobs, CB/Flag Mount, Shovel & Axe Mounts & LED Round Backup Lights. (Ordered 3/5/18 - Delivered 9/21/18 - Installed 9/22/18)
    [+] Expedition One Xterra Front Bumper w/ Hoop (Ordered 3/8/18, Delivered 5/21/18 - Installed 5/26-5/28) Group Buy Post - Link to Install
    [-] Removed OEM PRO-4X Radiator Skid Plate
    [-] Removed OEM PRO-4X Transmission Skid Plate
    [+] Expedition One Radiator Skid Plate
    [+] Expedition Engine / Transmission Skid Plate

    Exterior:
    [+] OEM Bug Deflector (on when purchased)
    [-] Removed all dealer decals and or branding
    [+] Rhino Decal Sticker (rear window lower drivers side)
    [-] Remove Front & Rear OEM Mudflaps
    [+] "Meld" mod Front Splash Shields
    [+] 16" Rear Wiper Blade Mod / TRICO Exact Fit 16-B & 162 Ace Hardware spring
    [+] 24" Drivers Side Wiper Blade - Rain-X Weatherbeater
    [+] 20" Passenger Side Wiper Blade - Rain-X Weatherbeater
    [+] Gobi Passenger Side Ladder with Shrockworks tire cutout (Ordered 2/21/17 - Delivered 5/3/17)
    [+] McMaster-Carr 18.19" Extended Length, 175 lbs. Rear Gas Struts
    [+] Custom Built Rooftop Rack Basket - DepHep / Airmapper style: Link to Detailed Build
    [+] Lower Front Fender Mod for 1.5" Wheel Adapters/Spacers - Mod Link
    [-] Removed OEM front bumper and installed Expedition One Front Bumper.
    [-] Removed OEM rear bumper and installed MaXterra Rear Bumper & Tire Carrier.

    Interior:
    [+] SCOSCHE MagicMount- Magnetic Dash Mount for Mobile devices
    [+] Gentex 453 Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror w/Homelink, Compass & Outside Temperature
    [+] Radar Detector Hardwire to Accessory Power - auto on/off
    [+] Rear Hatch/Liftgate Alt-Mod: Link (no more rattle)
    [+] Dash Cam Rexing V1LG Front camera 1080p 170° Wide Angle. Rear camera HD (720p). It has built-in GPS Logger, G-Sensor & Loop Recording.
    [+] Headrest Grip Grab Handles - Brand: Black Mountain
    [+] Raingler Interior Ceiling Mini Rear Cargo Net
    [+] Raingler Rear Upper Barrier Divider Net - Black webbing with red stitching
    [+] LED Interior Lights Upgrade - 31mm 1.25" SMD 12-LED - Link to Mod
    [+] Weathertech Floormats 441801 (installed 6/9/18)

    Recovery/Comms:
    [+] Craftsman 17" Slim Toolbox under rear seats
    [+] 13000lb Wintch Boar Offroad Synthetic Rope Waterproof
    [+] Front & Rear 3/4" D-Ring Shackles
    [+] 48" Hi-lift Jack
    [+] Fiskars 28" Chopping Axe
    [+] KRAZY BEAVER SHOVEL (Black Handle/Red Head)
    [+] Recovery Traction Tracks Boards / Mats for Vehicle Extraction - Amazon Link
    [+] Recovery Tow Strap Heavy Duty 3"x20ft 35000LBS

    Lighting
    [-] Factory Halogen Bulbs
    [-] Philips 9007 X-tremeVision Halogen Headlight Bulbs (Installed 2/6/18 Removed 4/20/19)
    [+] NINEO Gen 2 9007 LED Headlight Bulbs CREE - Amazon Link (Installed 4/20/19) - Install Link
    [+] Installed 4" 30w Amber LED Fog Lights

    Other:
    [+] Jumper Cables
    [+] 4 Way Folding Lug Wrench
    [+] 54 Piece Heavy Duty Tire Repair Tool Kit
    [+] Tire Deflators and 80 PSI Tire Pressure Gauge
    [+] 12Volt 150 PSI Compact Air Compressor Harbor Freight/Pittsburgh

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  2. Allshookup

    Allshookup Test Drive

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    2" Body Lift

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  3. Allshookup

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    This afternoon I got some time to install my Gobi Ladder!

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    I got around to buying and installing the Mcmaster 175lb rear struts. I have been wanting to upgrade these ever since I installed the Gobi rear ladder. Made a huge improvement. Now I just hope my wife can close the liftgate.

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  4. Allshookup

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    Gentex 453 rear view mirror
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    I didn't take a lot of pictures of the install sorry.
    Spent the afternoon installing a Gentex 453 rear view mirror auto dimming, homelink, temp & compass. At the same time I hardwire my radar detector.

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    Allshookup Test Drive

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    Oil Catch Can Install - Pic Heavy

    I got around to installing the Oil Catch Can I bought. I got this one because it has a small baffle system and it is a nice heavy weight aluminum. This model can be found online (Amazon, eBay, Aliexpress, etc) for around $40.

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    First thing I did was toss the cheap hose that came with the kit and got 2 feet of Goodyear 3/8" hose from AutoZone for $3.58. I also Picked up a piece of metal from HomeDepot. A Simpson Strong Tie 12" strap 12 gauge $2.97
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    Fuse & Relay area on the passenger side.
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    Unclipped the relay harness box and lifted it out of the way.
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    Removed the 2 10mm bolts. The first bolt was for a bracket that held the wiring harness against the side of the engine bay. I tossed the bracket because after my body lift it was a little tight and the wires aren't going anywhere. The second bolt holds the bracket that the relay harness box clips to.
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    After removing the bolts I bent the Simpson Strong Tie into a 90° angle to create a bracket. Then I drilled out the spots for the bolts and trimmed the new bracket down to size.
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    Replaced the bolts and put the relay harness box back in place and bolted it down.
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    The I removed the PCV hose off the back of the motor and replaced it with the longer 3/8" Goodyear hose I got from AutoZone. I reused a portion of the original hose for the return to the intake.
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  6. Allshookup

    Allshookup Test Drive

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    Location:
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    September 8th 2018

    I needed to replace a bad tire (a factory BFG Rugged Trail) and decided to go ahead and get a new set of 4. I went with the Wrangler Duratrac and sized up to the 285/75 16.
    I had to remove my 1.5" wheel adapters to make sure they fit.

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    Allshookup Test Drive

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    Location:
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    September 16 2018
    2" Spacer & Shackle Lift Kit Install

    Today I installed a 2" front spacer, bump stops, camber bolts (Moog K80276) & rear shackle lift kit and then got it X aligned. Started at 9am and had the lift installed by 1pm.
    At the front from the ground to the fender I'm sitting at 38" 1/2" inches and at the rear I'm sitting at 38" 3/4".

    I had the best helper a guy could ask for. My 10yr old son Ethan.

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    Allshookup Test Drive

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    Location:
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    ARMOR UPDATE: White Knuckle Rock Sliders - Ordered on 8/4/17, Delivered on 9/18/17 - U-Pol Raptor Lined & Installed 1/14/18

    I finely got around to installing the White Knuckle Sliders I ordered last August. I ordered them as Bare Metal/DOM Tube (Stronger) with the 2" body lift option. I also opted for 10° degree angle instead of the standard 30°. My wife wanted a little more sticking out to use as a step in and out of the Xterra. I coated/painted them with U-Pol Raptor Bedliner.
    It took 2.5 hours to install. Very happy with the way they turned out.


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  9. Allshookup

    Allshookup Test Drive

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    Location:
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    Rhino Extended Roof Top Basket / Roof Rack

    This weekend I started working on a DepHep type roof rack basket.
    I got my inspiration from the member Airmapper here is his roof basket build build post, I have photoshopped the first picture below and modified it to show what I would like my finished product to look like. The main reason I went with this design was I wanted a basket that goes the full length just pass the rear side rails without the extra bolt on option of the DepHep basket. I also like how clean the pipe brackets are that connect the basket to the side rails.


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    Here is my work so far. I am making it out of 16 gauge 1"x1" square tubing. I built the bottom still need to build the top rail and cut the post for it to sit on.
    I purchased (3) 24' 1"x1" 16 gauge square tubing pre primed.
    1"x1" 16 gauge square tubing cost $41.28 (didn't even use one stick so you could minus $13)
    McMaster Vibration-Damping U-Bolts $35.40 + shipping


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    UPDATE #2:
    Spent a little more time on the roof basket Sunday building the top rail and cutting all the post.

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    UPDATE #3:
    I am getting close to finishing my custom roof rack basket. As it is right now it is 6” tall. I'm not sure if I like it this tall.

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    UPDATE #4:
    So I decided to trim the post and make it shorter. This is what it looks like now mocked up on top of the X.

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  10. Allshookup

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    Roof Top Rack Basket Update:

    Roof top Basket Update:

    So I primed the rack with 2 coats of primer then I painted in with two coats of Rustoleum Hammered Paint to give it a little texture.
    Overall I happy with the way it turned out. It was more challenging than I had anticipated but worth it in the end.


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    Dash Cam Front & Rear installed 3/7/2018

    Installed a Rexing V1LG Dash Cam. Front camera 1080p 170° Wide Angle. Rear camera HD (720). It has built-in GPS Logger, G-Sensor & Loop Recording.

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    Headrest Grip Grab Handles

    My son and a few passengers have complained that it is a little difficult to climb in and out of the back seats since I installed a 2" suspension & 2" body lift + the 285/75 16 tires. So today I installed a set of headrest grab handles. You see them a lot on Jeeps but the fit is pretty universal. I picked these up for $12. Took less then a minute to install and they work really well.


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    Allshookup Test Drive

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    Lower Fender Mod for 1.5" Wheel Adapters / Spacers

    Last year when I upgraded my tires to Wrangler Duratrac 285/75 R16 I removed my 1.5" hubcentric wheel adapters/spacers because the mod meld alone wasn't enough clearance. Well after seeing a couple post on the minor trimming, heating and cutting required by TurboChris & AlbatrossCafe I decided it was time to give it a shot. Getting the cutoff saw out and looking at the factory paint and metal was a bit daunting but once you make the first cut it is pretty easy.
    Disclaimer: I have a 2" suspension lift & 2" body lift.

    Before: You can see the 285/75 R16 clear but there is not much room.


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    During: With the spacers mounted you can see the clearance issue when turning.


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    Cutting: Like AlbatrossCafe did in his post. I cut a line/notch right below the bottom hole for the inter fender. I also cut a line/notch at the bottom of the fender. Then I took a rubber mallet and bent/rolled back the lower part of the fender into itself. Then I trimmed the plastic inter fender to fit the new shape.


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    Interior LED Lights Upgrade

    I upgraded all the interior lights to 31mm 1.25" SMD 12-LED's. Man are they super bright at night.
    To avoid any LED glow when the lights are turned off I solder a 1/4W Resistors 1% across the LED to create resistance in the circuit like the old incandescent bulb did.

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    Expedition One Front Bumper, 13000lb Winch & 3" LED 30w Fog Lights - Installed

    I spent the weekend installing the bumper, 13000lb winch, 4" fog lights & skid plates.

    Front bumper and brackets removed & 13000lb winch install


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    Frame bracket with 2" body lift modification & Tow hook bracket


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    Custom fog light bracket fabrication. Sorry they are very crude but they are rock solid and will get the job done. I went with 4" 30w LED aftermarket Jeep lights. I was able to make a slight modification to the plug so I was able to plug them in directly to the factory wiring.


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    Test fitting everything together. I installed the winch control box under the hood behind the driver side head light. To make room I relocated the horns to the front of the radiator support. They are hidden behind the the bumper.


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    Finished results, with a fold up license plate kit covering the winch opening. The only thing left is I'm going to get a 2" wide 3/16" flat bar to go just under the bumper to fill in the gap from the 2" body lift and skid plates.


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    Before installing the bumper I restored the finish on my head lights. What a difference!
    I used 1000, 5000 & 10000 grit wet sand paper and then polished with Mothers PowerPlastic 4Lights. I still need to clear coat them.


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    Most 2007 - 2016 Jeep Wranglers use 4” fog lights. I went with them just because there are so many aftermarket options. I got a set of amber 30w each LED off of Amazon for $50. They are super bright and have a wider throw pattern then the Xterra fog lights. I really like the sharp cut off as well l, so they don’t hit on coming Drivers in the eyes.


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    The fog lights I got had the connector below that plugged into the lights and harness.
    All I did was cut away the out plastic and then was able to plug it directly into the factory harness. I added a zip-tie around the connection to make sure it didn't com undone. The only thing you have to do is make sure you have the polarity correct for the LED's. If they don't work just swap the plug around.


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    Raingler interior cargo area mini ceiling net

    I installed a Raingler interior cargo area mini ceiling net. I picked this up on an Xterra Facebook group for $37.


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    Installed some front WeatherTech floor mats. The fit and finish is a perfect match for the Xterra.


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    MaXterra Rear Bumper Tire Carrier

    After 200 days my MaXterra rear bumper tire carrier arrived!
    Options: Hi-lift Mount, Aluminum Knobs, CB/Flag Mount, Shovel & Axe Mounts & LED Round Backup Lights. (Ordered 3/5/18 - Delivered 9/21/18 - Installed 9/22/18)
    I put my son to work and we knocked it out in around 3 hours.


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    Recovery Traction Track Boards

    This summer I'm traveling from TX to Frisco, NC (OBX). I plan on driving on the beach, so I figured I had better bring a set of recovery traction track boards just in case.
    Now I have to figure out how I'm going to mount them to the roof basket.

    I know these are a knock offs but I liked these over most because they have the replaceable studs like some of the name brands.
    Firebug Escaper Buddy Traction Mats for Off-Road Mud, Sand, Snow Vehicle Extraction (Set of 2), Red


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    5125 3"-4" Extended Travel Bilstein Shocks & 3 leaf Add-A-Leaf

    After sourcing all the parts, I made time this week to upgrade my rear suspension.

    3 Leaf Add-A-Leaf - www.4x4parts.com
    5125 3"-4" Extended Travel Bilstein Shocks BE5-6253-H5 - Amazon.com
    Energy Suspension 9.8108R 3/4" HOURGLASS SHOCK EYE BUSHING - Amazon.com
    Prothane 19-1311-BL Black 4-1/2" Suspension Bump Stops - Amazon.com
    12" Alloy Steel 4130 Tube 0.75" x 0.095" x 0.56" (lower shock mount insert) - www.onlinemetals.com
    PRG U-blot Flip Kit - www.prgproducts.com
    Adjustable rear shackle 1/2", 1", 1.5" or 2-1/8" of lift (I bought these off of someone on Facebook for $50) - www.4x4parts.com
    Steel Shims for 2.5" Wide Leaf Pack 2.5 Degree - eBay.com


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    4 1/2" Universal Bump Stop install.

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    You can see how much taller they are than the factory bump stops.

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    The mounting holes were slightly off. I day to drill them out about a 1/4" on each side.

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    You can see I also notched the rubber a little so that the bolt and washer fit closer.

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    The factory nuts stripped out when I was removing the old bump stops. It was easy to simply drill them out and just add a longer bolt and new nuts on top.

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    Overall they were really easy to install and seem like a good upgrade/option when you lift the rear suspension and need extended bump stops.




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    It rides so much better. I can eat speed bumps for lunch now!
     
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    Raingler Rear Upper Barrier Divider Net

    I picked up a slightly used Raingler Rear Upper Barrier Divider Net. It has black webbing with red stitching. It is the newest version they offer.


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    Burleson, TX
    Painted Grill & Logo

    I decided to go ahead and paint the grill & logo to match my after market bumper. Turned out really good.

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    I used Dupli-Color Trim & Bumper spray paint on the outside & logo. I used the Krylon Fusion Satin Black on the waffle grill insert. I did around 5 or 6 coats. I let each coat dry for approximately 1 to 1.5 hours in between.
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    Last edited: Aug 1, 2019
  24. Allshookup

    Allshookup Test Drive

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    Location:
    Burleson, TX
    Installed: NINEO Gen 2 LED Headlight Bulbs 9700

    I took the plunge to try a pair of 9700 LED headlight bulbs. I did a lot of researched to find a pair that were made for reflector housings and had a good cut off.
    Here is a great website to reference. https://www.bulbfacts.com/led-kits/chart/
    In the after picture the light is hitting a little higher but that is because I am about 5 to 8 feet closer. I didn't realize I parked closer till after I loaded the pictures on my computer. The LED's are brighter and much whiter.

    LED Bulbs:
    NINEO 9007 LED Headlight Bulbs CREE Chips,12000Lm 5090Lux 6500K

    Before bulbs: Philips 9007 X-tremeVision:

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    After bulbs: NINEO Gen 2 LED

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    Last edited: Aug 1, 2019
  25. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I spend more money on comic books than my X Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    That's very nice and smart.
     

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