I remember when I first joined another forum and saw your "rig", it was the first Xterra I seen all modded out and I have to admit it gave me a little inspiration to get my mods going...although mine will never get to where yours is.
Figured I would add a bit to this... New Knee, Son is in the Marines now & Real Estate has picked up some so I may start up some projects again.
- Calmini Gas Skid Plate
- SAS Kit Skid
- Shrockworks Sliders
- Shrockworks Front Skid
- Custom Cage
- ARB Front Bumper
- Custom Rear Differential Skid
- Custom Rear Swing Gate
- Spider Guard, Front Diff
- Skid Row Rear Bumper
TIRES & WHEELS
- 37 x 13.50 Iroks
- 16" American Racing Wheels
- Front D44 from F250 Cut and Turned to Run Chevy & Waggy Axles
- Front Runs Chromoly Axle Shafts
- Tom Woods Driveshafts Front & Rear
- Slip Yoke Eliminator
- Front 5.13 Yukon Gears Chryo Frozen
- ARB Front Locker
- Rear 5.14 Nismo Gears
- ARB Rear Locker
- 4:1 Tcase Gears
- Front Heavily Modified Calmini SAS System
- 2" Body Lift
- Rear, Alcan Lift Springs 5"
- Johnny Joint Rear Shackles
- Custom Spring Over on the Rear
- Rancho Coil Overs in the Front
- Rancho Shocks in the Rear
- Custom Â½” Wall HD Drag Link
- Custom Â½” Wall HD Tie Rod
- Chevy 1 Ton Parts as well
- Warn XD9000 Winch
- ARB Safari Snorkel
- Custom Fog Lights... crushed
- Window vents
- Hitch built into Bumper
- K&N Filter
- Raingler Nets to secure Tools and Such
- On Board Welder
- Wet Okole Seat Covers
- Rocking Tcase Shifter
- Rubber Floor mats
- Custom switches mounted in dash
- AA Maglight mount Front Door
- D Cell LED Flashlight
- Magnetic Head Lamps
- 15lb Powertank w/Hoses
- EZ Access Bolted Powertank Mount
- Upgraded Battery over 1,000 CCA
- Garmin 60C GPS
- Garmin GPS Dash mount
- External GPS Antenna
- Cobra FRS Handheld Radios (2)
- Cobra C75WXST CB
- 4' Firestick Antenna
- Coolerman Aux Fuse Block
- Alpine Head Unit… Of Course
- Needs better speakers
Last year a few of us did a trail called Carnage BV. Needless to say the weak link was found in a few vehicles. Kevin broke his driver side radius arm free from the axle. The mounts to this arm are welded to the cast housing on a Waggy Dana 44. Kevin got to brain storming on how to prevent this from happening again! A guy could probably encompass (Wrap) the cast area of the axle with plate and weld the radius arm mounts back on to the plated area. This would probably work just fine! However I had an extra HP44 housing from the old red pathfinder laying in a pile.
This axle was one of the units that I had narrowed to 63 in wide. What a guy does is cut 2 inches off the long side of a Ford axle, then burn the C back into place. This makes the long side the same length as a Waggy! With the short side still Ford length, the axle becomes a 63 wide unit.
There are a few things that are sweet about this modified housing:
The shaft lengths are still OEM units! So new shafts can be ordered without a custom cut unit.
The differential ends up closer to the oil pan. Thus allowing the drivers side radius arm mount to be welded to tube.
The tubes on this model of Ford axle are 1/2 inch wall. Can you say BEEF!!!!
The axle is 63 wide... Say goodbye to the wheel spacers!!!!
It is a high pinion unit.. thus lifting the drive-shaft further out of harms way.
However there are a couple downfalls!
This is a high pinion! So the crossmemeber that normally has a sway bar in it has to be removed or modified! Say goodbye to the sway-bar!
The drive-shaft is higher and will hit the cat! So say goodbye to secondary cats...