hello friend and welcome to my horrible build thread. the following thread is the result of over 5 years worth of hard work to getting my Xterra where she is today and continuing forward. even though its pretty much the same as anyother 1st gen modded this much (like most of them are, lets be honest) here's my version other that story. if you told my pre senoir year self back in the summer of 2010 when i bought this thing off my dad, that id still driving it and doing what i did with it, 2010 me would probably start laughing and calling BS, then again highschool me was an idiot who wanted a big lifted pick up yatta yatta. you may ask yourself, "then why after 7 years of ownership are you still here?" the answer is simple, i fell in love. i fell in love with the Xterra, and more importantly the community. you guys are great, no really i mean that. between my local club GLX and the nationwide community i met at Went and are friends with on FB, its something i wanna keep around for a long time. though every time one of you new guys pops up, Xterra still virgin, your eyes big and blue, drool comin out your mouth looking at all the possibles with these builds, then you ask THE question that drives some of us nuts, "whats biggest tire i can run on my X?" i just wanna put you in a head lock and say "boy, you gonna learn today". but then i smile because 6 or 7 years ago i was asking the same questions. so here we are 2017. i hope enjoy what you see. if you are new, welcome. if your seasoned like me, welcome back, if i know you in person, welcome back you *(^***^%%$$^&. hope you like what you see. My X is a white 2004 XE 3.3L V6 non-S/C, 4.90 gears, and her name is RYOKO 涼子. CHECK LIST  Hover Conversion [X] S/C Rad Swap [X] Cragar Soft 8s (4" back spacing) [X] Shrockworks bumper [X] tire carrier rear bumper [X] Skid plates (engine/tranny and front end) [X] Shrock sliders [X] 2in body lift [X] PML [X] Bilstien 5100 3in shocks [X] AC AAL/Calmini UCAs for a full 3in SL [X] 32" LED light bar [X] 33s BFG KOs Snorkel [X] Flowmaster super 44 (it feel the F*** off on the freeway) [X] NGK spark plug wires [X] Rear diff locker [X] Front diff locker [X] Flaps and running boards removed  Diesel swap or Natural Gas conversion (in a few years) Current pics Lifestyle Off Road tire carrier. here is a pic from me wheeling in the X for the first time. notice how soccer momish she still looked haha! then when summer rolled around i got tires and took of the splash guards and step rails first major mod was a shrock. when you drop tha kinda money, you know there is no going back.