bigskypylot 's new bigskyX build thread

bigskypylot Aug 8, 2019

  1. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    2006 XOR Granite Metallic FB_IMG_1565227896041.jpg I guess we can let the cat out of the bag. Things are going down in Cincinatti
     
  2. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I bought a Taco Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Wait... this is the first post...

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  3. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Is that bad?
     
  4. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I bought a Taco Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    No. But I’m kinda a fiend. You got anymore of them pics?
     
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  5. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Ha! Not yet. Just the one DD posted on their FB/IG page. Talked to him tonight. Things will start rolling next week or so. He's doing a how-to series of videos and I'm sure there will be pics and I'll pimp them on here
     
  6. AdventureRider81

    AdventureRider81 Bought an X Supporting Member

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    I'm like Dave Chappelle right now. I have been waiting for too long to see this build. Think I've had a chubby ever since the first time I saw those trimmed fenders on your rig. Keep em' pix coming.

    FYI, everything copy and paste from the other site easily, even pix.
     
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  7. PhullD

    PhullD Bought an X

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    Hell's ya, another VK swap!
     
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  8. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Ha! You mean these??
    I need to get your splitter y-pipe for the aux tank :)
     
  9. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    You mean these fenders?? :)

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  10. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I bought a Taco Super Moderator Supporting Member

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  11. AdventureRider81

    AdventureRider81 Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Damn fender porn. Makes me bust one everytime. Lol!

    So well done! The attention to detail and craftsmanship is epic.
     
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  12. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Clean-up in aisle three!!

    Yeah, my buddy cut the fender and re-used the factory lip after he cut the rest of the fender (we went up 2-3/8" across the top and then 3+ further back, cut/ground off the pinch weld) after that he welded that factory lip back in to place and it looks well, factory :)
     
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  13. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Y'all a bunch of heathens lol
     
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  14. PhullD

    PhullD Bought an X

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    If this fender option was open for me would have been a no-brainer. My flares are ok and all, but I prefer a clean factory look.
     
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  15. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    More pics should be coming this week.
     
  16. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    This was from yesterday or the day before. Engine and trans are coming out in the next few days.
     
  17. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    And now for the fun to begin
     
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  18. 13ADVX

    13ADVX Bought an X

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    awesomeness!!
     
  19. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Been a little quiet. Things should start getting more interesting. Need to order up some new gaskets and o-rings. Cleanest VK he's worked on so far. JWT CS2 camshafts going in along with the upgraded intake and exhaust springs
     
  20. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Looking pretty
     
  21. PhullD

    PhullD Bought an X

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    F-yeah! Can't wait to see the end result.
     
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  22. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Me either!
     
  23. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    I really want to do your aux tank project!
     
  24. PhullD

    PhullD Bought an X

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    I posted it and the ABS Off mods in the DIY section.
     
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  25. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    I have it bookmarked on TNX but will do so on here. So, how long have you had it installed? Any issues since? My friend who is going to fab the cage and skid/heatshield wants to know how they did the splitter exactly
     
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  26. PhullD

    PhullD Bought an X

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    Installed in March. I've done tons of miles with no issues. Splitter is two bent stainless tubes cut on one end and joined nicely via welding. On the OEM tank side of the splitter there is a hole drilled for the intake line from the auxiliary tank. The harder part was welding the auxiliary tank air vent outlet to the stock filler neck.
     
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  27. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Ugggh. I wish your shop did a kit lol
     
  28. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    I added both of @PhullD 's how to that you to the master how to lists here List of How to and DIY
     
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  29. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Been a little bit since the last post...
     
  30. PhullD

    PhullD Bought an X

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    Dude! You put a supercharger on it too? That's ridiculous!
     
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  31. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    Not sure what that thing is on the top lol
     
  32. PhullD

    PhullD Bought an X

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    Stillen doesn't even make the supercharger for the Xterra/Frontier anymore so you need the VK :(
     
  33. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    I think it's a toaster lol
     
  34. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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    You got the dual D60s to go with it? Hahaha
     
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  35. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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    I didn't know that they ever made one. I guess of you could supercharge the VQ40 you wouldn't need the VK. You'd still need the D60s though.
     
  36. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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    The rear diff will be trussed, and next step are some chromoly axles. Itll be fine
     
  37. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Bumpers Installed Supporting Member

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  38. AdventureRider81

    AdventureRider81 Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Holy Fcuk Nuggets! There's a growth in my shorty shorts
     
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  39. bigskypylot

    bigskypylot Bought an X

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  40. PhullD

    PhullD Bought an X

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    I wished I had forced induction when I was stuck in 4th gear going uphill on the I-70
     

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