All right, here we go. First post, too much to update, but I will keep it brief. Snagged a 2000, 5 sp, 4x4 KV-8 gray Xterra out of Chicago, with around 216k mi on the ODO. Put Some 200 miles on our way back home and this is how she sits... Right off the bat: Motor, Diff's and Transfer oil/fluids changed PML Resonator delete Snorkel installed (from a Jeep Cherokee XJ, $56 snorkel with minod mods) Inner fender liners removed and cleaning avery single cranny where soil/leaves/water accumulates fro rust inhibition and paint. On the roster, the list is sooo long but ASAP: Full undercarriage rust inhibition DIY steel bumpers with tire carrier manifold/full exhaust replacement The rig will be used for family trips offroad, with some long haul vacations along continental US. I have removed the spare and currently tinkering with the idea of putting an extra fuel tank (likely from a Jeep YJ) to increase fuel capacity over long trips. Any ideas are welcome and thanks for reading through. Here is how she sits with her new $56 snorkel.