drbandkgb - Stan build

drbandkgb Oct 26, 2011

  1. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    "Stan Smith" drbandkgb build

    Year: 2000
    Trim: XE
    Color: Super Black / Bedliner
    Trans: Auto


    Powertrain & Drivetrain:
    Working on switching it to Mobil 1 high milage


    Suspension & Tires:
    33" 10.50 15R BFG KM2
    Cragar 8"wide 4.00bs
    SAS has started

    Armor:
    B&M Custom made rear bumper (one off)
    Indy boy Rock sliders
    RLC Fab Front bumper
    Skid row skids Full set

    Winch:
    Smittybilt X20 8k Winch
    Viking 80' 5/8 synthetic line


    Electronics:
    Dual 6430 Bluetooth radio
    Cobra 18wxstII CB radio

    Seat covers:
    Smittybilt G.E.A.R. seat cover


    Lighting:
    B&M Prototype Lightbasket
    32" LED bar

    Other Mod's:
    Safari Snorkel
    Volant CAI

    In truck tools:
    Air down gauge VIAR
    Craftsman tool kit
    WARN 19,000lbs Snatch block
    WARN Tree protector
    20' tow strap 20,000lbs


    Parts:
    Spare Nissan Auto hubs

    SAS:
    Dana44, OX locker. Calmini shock towers, FOA Coilovers and a few odds and ends collected









    Here is "Stan" as in Stan Smith off of American Dad..
    2000 Xterra Auto fully stock.. for a couple days anyways :D
    Only issue with this is the 200K on the dash... Timing belt was changed at 110K
    so it will need one soon..

    May 1st 2011


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    Pictures taken as soon as it came home.
    Felt good driving it home :)
    Well if you have read my Turk build you will know I have had some dark times. I lost Turk in January and bought a Jeep.. Yeah yeah.. I could not find an Xterra at all during Dec - Jan. After owning a 1990 Jeep YJ for 2 months It was time to go.. Loved it on the street.. Hated it off road.. After me sinking about 900 in the Jeep I just couldn't take it any longer. So the Jeep went up for sale in April.. Craigslist is great. How could the guy that started the nXm drive a Jeep? Well May 1st at 2pm the Jeep was gone.. In my excitement I checked Craiglist. Sure enough.. a 2000 Xterra 4wd 200K 4500.00 I thought ok..
    So the guy told me he wanted the SUV gone that weekend.. So buy 4pm I owned it, 3600.00 paid in cash.

    Now the plan!
    I now had some mod money and 40 days to get the Xterra ready for nXm.
    So the local seXTERRA guys started the "Lets mod this thing out" but I would need the parts..
    The day I brought the Xterra home I started ordering Stickers for one.. I mean come on! and then night I hit ebay for lift blocks and bolts. The next day I went to Discount tires and bought my 33" Goodyears / and 15" Soft 8s. Then that same day the truck would be torn apart.
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    Parts started flying off!
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    I needed a helper

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    Painted up..

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    Tires came in..
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    That same week RacerXXL brought me some AC lift shackles he didnt need anymore and we did some wheeling. I feel likes its always good to wheel the truck your mod'ing it so a WOOLYs trip was needed. Then a issue popped up on the trail... The brake line seem to rub up against the body.. It picked Woolys as the time to break.
    45.00 dollars later and I was back on the road..

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    I added the Gen 1 Cobra CB Mod
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    OH NO!

    Now I had been waiting on my 2" BL pucks for over a week and guess what showed up?
    In my excitement I ordered the wrong size.. I ordered 2"x2" instead of 2" tall 3" wide.
    So no problem.. Called the dude and sure we can exchange them..Still had 20 days till the nXm

    Well I couldn't wait to see the tires on the X...

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    Now this is why you need a body lift on a Xterra to fit 33s.

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    Mod I seen KChurch do
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    So I had not received the new lift blocks and was about 2 weeks out so I was starting to panic. Calls seemed to be getting ignored from the place in Florida I bought them from. I came to find out till a week after nXm that the place had refunded my money and never told me..

    PML day!

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    I always keep a eye for parts and what not,
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    And then I spotted a ARB bumper for sale.
    Normally Id be so-so on it but the price was great.. $250..
    Only one issue with the deal.. It was in Florida
    Well a call to "TimRich" asking if he could bring it up on his way up to nXm and it was mine..

    PANIC TIME!!!!
    So I had came to the conclusion that the body lift was not going to happen.. :(
    But I had bigger fish to fry.. nXm was a few days away and I had RATTFINK coming up from Texas to help..

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  2. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Now as me and Tim were BS'ing
    I started to plan how I was going to get the bumper on.. Only issues.. The tropical storm Tim seemed to bring with him.. A few hours went by and a few beers were drank and who do I see pulling in my drive "Xterror04" I didnt think much of this since nXm was the next day and he lives about 30 miles away.. Then I hear did someone order a lift! Some how all these guys found the right body lift pucks and had them over nighted.. So in record time the night before the nXm I had a 2"BL done and the ARB installed sort of, and the B&M rear bumper on by 1am... I was ready!

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    I washed it that morning

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    One of the only pix you will see of the Xterra at nXm..
    This was me coming home that night. I bought some sliders from the Indy crew at nXm too!
    My son enjoying the view.
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    Trip to woolys a month later.

    2 months went by
    and the front bumper sitting 2"s lower started bugging me.. Arb doesn't make one for a BL. so I mod'ed it.

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    Then it came to my attention

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    I found out some brand new PIAA lights were going to be for sale :) I couldnt pass the deal up!
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    Oct 2011 seXTERRA run
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    I started on the prototype B&M Lightbasket and what better place to test it than Coal Creek.
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    Nov 2011 me and Xterror04
    Hit Woolys Off road park. This would be one of the best times wheeling I have ever had. The park was about empty and we could do all the trails we wanted.

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    This would also be the 1st Xterra Nation run!
    [video=youtube;2_qd3sWyqWc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_qd3sWyqWc[/video]

    The Weather!
    October was a good and bad month for the Xterra.. Hail storms would allow me to Mod the Xterra more and more
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    3600 dollars in damage to the Xterra. Since it's is paid for where should I spend the money?

    So it had came to my attention
    that a new bumper maker wanted to try their hand at Nissan. After I see'ing the #1 RLCweldfab Xterra bumper, I knew I had to be #2
    In Nov 2011 I picked up my very own RLC bumper. Only took 3 weeks from order to completion. James with RLC is a super cool cat to deal with.
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    SNORKEL!
    I have always love the Safari snorkels but at 400.00 plus shipping they always seemed to be that mod just out of my reach.
    With Hail money in hand.. Game on!
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    This is a very difficult mod to do.. The safari snorkel is build for the AU version of the Frontier.. So the hump on the fender of the Xterra makes this a measure measure measure before you drill. I have seen these go way wrong if you do not pay attention. I know others will do the DIY snorkel on the Xterra, But I like the factory look to these.

    Out of all the Mod's I have done to Stan, This one by far draws more attention to it.
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    The Winch is here!

    How could one have a winch bumper with out a winch? So a call to my buddy Scott with 4Wheelparts.com in Nashville and BOOM!
    Smittybilt X20 8k Amphibious winch.
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    And since I was shopping at 4Wheelparts I figured a little extra storage would be nice.
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    When the music is over?
    Well my son had decided the old Kenwood radio was due to be replaced. After a wasp flew by him in my X.. A foot kicked the radio.. and well.. no more iPod attachment..
    A quick search on eBay and tada!
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    I have to say Bluetooth is very nice with the iPod. Its also very nice to be hands free on the phone too!

    Vroom!
    With the snorkel added it was time to free up some of that air heading to the motor.
    Volant air box, Between this and the Snorkel I added a little over 1.5 MPG
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    Ultragauge
    With the 33" tires the speedo was just a little off.. Adding the Ultragauge was a nice wat to keep me at the right speed as well to pull any codes that would pop
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    With the help of a seXTERRA mod day, The winch was added.
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    Dave and Krylon
    I had meant to add the red paint to the grill when I first bought Stan but in my excitement I forgot LOL. With the grill out it was time to fix that issue.
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    This would be one of the last pictures of Stan with his factory paint.
     
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  3. drbandkgb

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    Scratches!
    With the Xterra being scratched up from trails it was becoming more obvious that something would need to be done to solve this issue.
    I knew I wanted to test the spray bed liners out to see how they would hold up. Over all I had been very happy with the function of it.
    My only issue has been the look of the coats. You could see the spray lines.
    Prep seems to be key on this mod. I scuffed the paint pretty good.
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    3 coats later
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    This will take a good week to dry and blend the coats. But in the end I could still tell that I had heavy lines in spots.
    Take two: Roll on!
    The Xterra is now 95% bed lined..
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    I still need to add one more coat..
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    Some times you just need to wheel!
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    One day Ill own you
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    Oops! wrong thread ;)

    Tires and Stan
    When I bought this Xterra I knew I wanted to try the Goodyear Duratracs out. After seeing them vs other AT tires they won out by far.
    Only issue is with Stan becoming a more capable rig, I tend to put him in spots AT's shouldnt be in.
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    I have cut 2 sidewalls and put holes in them 3 times. For the most part the sidewall issues were due to where I was wheeling.. Tree roots and wet sharp rocks. Would I buy these again? Yes.. Our Gen 2 will be rocking these tires soon. But for Stan.. The next tires will be BFG Km2s.
    I really enjoyed those on my Turk build and feel they will be the best option for Stan down the road.

    Breaker Breaker
    When I started mod'ing Xterras I wanted the Cobra 18WX ST II CB. But shortly after starting the Mod process on Turk I became "Laid off"
    So money was tight, Now Im back making money again and have a few more options. After my trusty Cobra DX III died it was time to start the search for CB #2. Ebay is a great thing some days.. 25.00 later and here is my Used Cobra. I used the mount for the tray under the radio to attach the new CB.
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    Skid on over!
    I watch forums like a hawk for parts. Some times people will be resonable and well some times you wonder what they are thinking.
    Trexterra was parting out his Xterra and had a full set of Skid Row's for sale.
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    I hate stickers on cars
    I really do not like stickers on cars. But for some reason the Xterra keeps begging for them. So like a good owner I give in :)
    I have had dozens of stickers on Stan, Now I have settled into Dark grey. They hide very well ;)
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    Bright lights!
    Found a deal on some slightly used LED tail lights...
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    Lighter is better
    Once again watching for parts on forums has paid off.. Brand new in the bag Viking synthetic winch line with thimbell.
    I saved about 60.00
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    I also picked up a new X2o aluminam fairlead for half price :)
    Since Im not the shiny type of guy a little paint would be needed. I filled in the lettering and clear coated it.
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    Started prep
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  4. noturs14

    noturs14 Test Drive Founding Member

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    When I get a 1st gen someday it will look like this
     
  5. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Man I love this 1st Gen X
     
  6. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Looks a little beat up now.. hail damage :( oh well Ill get paid for it and maybe buy a new mod :)
     
  7. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    woot! Insurance mod money!
     
  8. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Update bump
     
  9. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Probably in class..
    That looks sick what a great build so far.

    One day I will make it over there so I can have you help install my BL and PML..
     
  10. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    Nice build thread Dave. Glad to help you with your X and be apart of the 2"BL :)
     
  11. Xterraforce

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    Stan rocks!
     
  12. Timrich

    Timrich Super Duper Moderator Founding Member

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    I did seem to bring a little moisture with me when I got there...lol Gotta get my build thread going this weekend! Looks good Dave!
     
  13. greentennx

    greentennx First Fill-Up (of many) Founding Member

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    Look's good Dave!
     
  14. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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  17. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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  18. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    Awesome!! I look forward to seeing it and getting your ARB :D
     
  19. Ricel

    Ricel Wheeling Founding Member

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    Had a feeling you were getting one of these! hehe
     
  20. xearth

    xearth Wheeling Founding Member

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    Looking good DRB!
     
  21. Hugetanker

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    You put together some sweet rigs man.
     
  22. xearth

    xearth Wheeling Founding Member

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    Sent RLC a PM about his bumper this morning :)
     
  23. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Parts to be ordered today:
    Snorkel
    Torsion Bars
    Add a leaf 3 pack
    Upper control arms
    Cam bolts
    Timing belt kit

    and waiting on the bumper :)
     
  24. Timrich

    Timrich Super Duper Moderator Founding Member

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    I'm really not liking you this morning... lol
     
  25. noturs14

    noturs14 Test Drive Founding Member

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    Man Dave you are on a mod ordering high, can't wait to see all of it on your X
     
  26. Xterraforce

    Xterraforce <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    That's what I call a plan!
     
  27. Ricel

    Ricel Wheeling Founding Member

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    This build is going waaaaaayyy too fast! Haha
     
  28. NismoFire

    NismoFire Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Well, let me know when you decide to have a mod day...I'll even bring my mechanic's helper.
     
  29. ^^ I would like to know as well. I will try to make it as long as its not terribly close to finals
     
  30. xearth

    xearth Wheeling Founding Member

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    I like the incoming mods DRB!
     
  31. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Well change of plans.... Im scratching the SL for right now.. I just dont have the time needed to do it.. Ill finish up the bumper and a few other treats :)
     
  32. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Couple treats came in today :)
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  33. Davcos

    Davcos Wheeling Founding Member

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    I love those seat covers!
     
  34. NOXIOUS007

    NOXIOUS007 Bought an X Founding Member

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    Sweet!!!!! What type of seat covers are those?
     
  35. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Dude, I'm really interested to see those seat covers on. And that winch in action!
     
  36. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Smittybilt G.E.A.R. Im going to see if we can get a group buy going on them...
     
  37. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Dang! Yes! I don't know how to feel. More money to spend. I want them so bad
     
  38. Dave, how much did the winch cost if you don't mind me asking...
     
  39. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I think its on Sale for 399.99 I got a little better deal...

    I wanted it on synthetic and Smitty isnt releasing it in synth till april... So I bought the cable version and will convert it over
     
  40. Timrich

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    Diggin those seat covers Dave! I may have to get a set...
     

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