GPD605X's New TS'd Build Thread

GPD605X Sep 10, 2016

  1. GPD605X

    GPD605X Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    Thanks! The DK's were only $475! Cheaper than SPC's.


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  2. Prime

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    How in the hell did you get them that cheap?
     
  3. GPD605X

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    A guy over on Titan Talk FB page. He works or owns a Offroad Warehouse company and buys direct from Dirt King. His FB name is Mike ORW. I know you're not on FB but if you want some, I can send him your info and he can invoice you. I paid him via paypal.
     
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    Yes. I do. I'd like a price for the Titan uppers and lowers.
     
  5. GPD605X

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    Aight. Titan uppers are $475 with poly bushings. IDK about the heim joint ones. I'll message ya
     
  6. GPD605X

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    Heimed are $650 but I imagine you want poly huh? @Prime
     
  7. GPD605X

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    Small update:
    Finally mounted and wired up my ARB High Output Compressor with the super awesome help from El Presidente of NORSE! I'm not good with wiring so he helped out a ton!

    I also install my 9" E-Fan to the trans cooler to help with operating temps while on the trails. We shall see how it fairs in Moab. I somehow forgot to order a properly labeled switch so now, the "Rock Lights" switch will do lol

    All I have to do before Moab is run the Airline down to the front diff, install skids and wire the E-Locker up. Only like 11 days... sheesh!
     
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    I kind of like where your heated seat switch is. that is the same switch that came with my seat heaters I put in. Seeing as how I'm out of room for full size switches, that might be a thing.
     
  9. GPD605X

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    Yea, when I bought the X, I didn't even notice that switch lol. I went to see the P.O. after I bought it and that's when he told me the stealership took out the heated seats and the Cover King Tactical Seat Covers. He said he had the heated seats on top of the cloth seats and then had the covers on top of them. So all I would need to have them again is the heat pads (if that's what they are called).


    Also finished up the rear locker yesterday! Took me about 6 hours to run the wires lol. I had to pry apart everything, find a good ground for the rear, cut out switch panels and then run the wires through the cab etc. The problem with the location of the Lockers switch is that you can't see it from the steering wheel so I have to look above or below to make sure they are actually on/off. I'll eventually move them all to the roof but in a rush to get everything finished for Moab in 8 FREAKING DAYS!
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  10. GPD605X

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    Happy to report that I'm fully locked now! Wired the rear up and tested out fine. Next day, wired/plumbed the front and jacked up both ends and spun like they should. I'm pretty happy with myself. I still suck at wiring lol but I had a lot of help from Jim (NORSE Prez). He talked with me for over an hour on the phone helping with schematics and wire colors etc. Got a small issue with the lower indicator on the front locker switch but I believe it might be a bad switch but I'll get it figured out after Moab. The only thing left to do is mount the skids so off to the hardware store I go!
     
  11. GPD605X

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    Well I'm back from Moab with some greatly disappointing news. Day one on Hell's Revenge was super scary but I did it. On our way back to the trail end, I went up a steep hill and the tire caught a ledge and I heard a loud pop. Figured it was fender but it wasn't. Went through Car Wash Hot Tub and it was grinding like a mother so we figured it was a CV axle that busted. Got back into town and you could hear this bad clicking noise so we changed out the passenger side CV and problem still persisted. Next morning, changed out the pass CV which was destroyed. I though, maybe that's it. Changed it out and drove around and problem still persists. So limped it over to Bill's condo and with them and Steve from Rugged Rocks looking at it, they determined that I chewed a few teeth off the 4.10 gears.


    The Friday they tore the front diff apart and they noticed some severe carnage. Something that they've never seen before. 8 teeth were chewed off, a few of the brackets were completely cracks and the tensioners.. one side was so tight he could barely get it lose while the other side was not even finger tight. They also said that the gears weren't set in far enough and only about a half inch was catching. So yea, the entire front diff has to be completely rebuilt. Luckily, the locker is still good but everything else inside it is trashed. So the only trail I got to drive through was Hell's. But because of how awesome Bill Eiris is, he made sure I still had a good time while I was there. I rode with him on Steel Bender, Rode with a guy named Bryan on Bartlett Wash/3-D and rode with Kuma on Fins-N-Things. Even though I was pretty bummed that the truck was broke, I still had a good time. I hope to get the rig back to fully operational before WENT or before Moab next year.
     
  12. GPD605X

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    Did some upgrading this weekend. Had a Jeep buddy selling his JK so we swapped tires. I'm rocking 315/75r16's now. Had to chop some off the lower front fenders just to be able to turn fully but it will require a lot more cutting to allow for flexing and whatnot. Also got rid of the rear tire license plate mount. I hated it there. I could never use my trasharoo or anything so relocated it on the swingarm. I plan on moving the tire up somehow because right now, I can't tow anything right now because the tire covers the hitch. Gotta get a license plate light too.

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    And some small flexing pics
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    Cutting the bottom of the fenders off
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    Then went and tested them out for my birthday weekend
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    And then she got a much needed bath
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    All done! The white letters out really make it pop!
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    She's got a purty a$$
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  13. GPD605X

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    Dam, been a while since I've updated this thing....

    Moab was awesome, but on Day 1, the front diff blew. The front gears were not installed properly so it chewed off 8 teeth on the ring and basically destroyed it. The shimming wasn't done right and tooth engagement wasn't even close. I had Steev-O from Rugged Rocks and some serious Nissan experts there assisting and they have both said that they have never seen a M205 with this kind of damage. My luck right?? Still had a blast though. The ARB Air locker and housing are all fine but everything else in it has to be replaced. So that will be a while from now since I can't afford it right now.

    Also replaced my Black Auxbeam bar. The black one shorted out and almost melted wires. None of the wiring was damaged on my end, but the wire coming out the bar is what messed up. Like the wire from the bar to my connections was hot but all the other wiring was fine so they sent me a replacement.
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    Did some upgrading this past weekend. Had a Jeep buddy selling his JK so we swapped tires. I'm rocking 315/75r16's now. Had to chop some off the lower front fenders just to be able to turn fully but it will require a lot more cutting to allow for flexing and whatnot. Also got rid of the rear tire license plate mount. I hated it there. I could never use my trasharoo or anything so relocated it on the swing arm. I plan on moving the tire up somehow because right now, I can't tow anything right now because the tire covers the hitch. Gotta get a license plate light too.

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    And some small flexing pics
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    Cutting the bottom of the fenders off
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    Then went and tested them out for my birthday weekend
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    And then she got a much needed bath
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    All done! The white letters out really make it pop!
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    She's got a purty a$$
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    And some random shots from the other day during an absolute beautiful sunset.
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  14. GPD605X

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    Well, changed some things up a bit this weekend. Added some color to my life. I went and painted the Procomp 7089's Tan! Rustoleum Camo Tan in flat finish. It was a toss up between the tan and a Dark Grey. I think I made the right choice. They've actually cured a little darker than this so I'll get some new daylight pics.

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    I like the way that sets it off!

    Can you take some close ups of your front fenders? Imma do the same this weekend, and just wondering what you did.
     
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    That color looks really good.
     
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  17. GPD605X

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    Well the fenders were damaged from my big flop and the radflo busting. We cut a small amount off but its still rubbing. I plan on doing about 2" on the top end and around 4" on the back side. My passenger side is catching the pinch weld even after beating the hell out of it and cutting some off so we gotta figure out something to fix that. The rubbing is really on my nerves. Its mostly on the back end thats rubbing.
     
  18. GPD605X

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    Next on the list is brake pads. The rears only have a little meat left on them and are starting to squeal. We checked them when I had the tires off while painting the wheels. So once the pads are replaced, I'll be moving on to the rear bumper corners. I'm thinking all black but the step in that same tan color. My original plan was to go black, red and dark grey. I think I'll be switching from the dark grey to the tan scheme. I may even paint my light bar trim tan instead of red too. Just doing some small cosmetics until I can afford to get the front diff rebuilt.
     
  19. GPD605X

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    Damn, been a while since I've posted.

    So I finally got the chance to get the M205 worked on and its not pretty. 8th teeth chewed off and the adjuster cracked. Got new 4:10's along with a master install kit and new adjusters ready to rock. Now I just have to replace my steering rack/pinion and I'll be good to go!
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    Ouch. What were you doing to grenade it like that?
     
  21. GPD605X

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    Day 1 out in Moab on Hell's Revenge. Apparently the shop that installed them did a piss poor job. Tooth engagement was all wrong along with backlash. Even Steevo from Rugged Rocks hadn't seen 4.10's and a M205 get damage like this. I just couldn't do it the easy way lol
     
  22. GPD605X

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    Added an awning last night. Used my DepHep Hi-Lift mounts instead of using the provided brackets. I might lower it but let’s see how it works for now. It’s really solid awning for $100.
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    Finally extended the awning for the first time. This is my first time messing with an awning so it was a little difficult to do but I'm sure the more I do it, the better I'll get at it. Here's a little video on it. I do plan on doing a full video review on it but I wanted to get a video on that shows the thing as a whole.


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    Beautiful Xterra!! Keep up the great work
     
  24. GPD605X

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    Man, been a while since I've updated this...

    Diff is still not finished. Got everything together and then realized we needed some bearing so I got that ordered and waiting to put it in. Once that is in there, the diff will be back 100% operational again. I also need to replace my steering rack as its whining a good bit. Not sure if its the 35's adding additional stress or its just wearing out from the 100k miles lol.

    Changed out the front pads and found a major electrical problem. When I bought this rig, it was already wired up for lights etc. It all appeared to be functioning properly but obviously not. My light bar would work for a few seconds and then stop. Then the bumper bar would barely light up. So we popped the hood and found this... We also found wires just twisted together and not properly connected.
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    So if you do buy a vehicle with lights already on it, RE-WIRE it anyway. We now have to rewire all lights in the vehicle and replace all wiring. Yay... But good news, the truck didn't burn down lol!

    Friend of mine was given some 3rd Brake light thing that mounts behind a spare tire and he wasn't going to use it so he gave it to me. Its pretty simple. Just a black plastic ring with LED's glued into a recessed portion of it. Connected to the brake lights and done. It mounts in between the carrier and the tire so you have to drill your holes to match the carrier studs. I think its pretty cool, not sure how cool a 3rd brake light can be lol but you'll definitely know when I'm braking haha
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    Got my "new" steering rack and attempted to break the bolts loose... couldn't do it with hand tools, impacts or breaker bars so I had my buddy come over in his service truck and used air tools and they zipped right off so hopefully this weekend **weather cooperating** and it will finally be finished. The Steering Rack had a slow leak and lasted almost a year on that minor leak. Picked one up from Duncan Mills while at Moab and just now getting to install it. The pass side inner tie rod was completely shot. I'm keeping the outer tie rods for spares and the one good one for a spare in case I ever need it. **knock on wood**
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    Also got a new starter because I thought my starter was going out. Turns out my battery terminals were sh1t and couldn't hold a good connection to the battery so it was starting very weak and then just stopped starting. Changed out the terminals and fired right up. I'm probably going to change it out anyway and keep my old one as a spare since I've got it already. Got this starter from Amazon for right at $100.
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    Got the X back from the shop and the diff is back in and ready to rock! Apparently the little bulkhead fittings on the airline came loose and fell off so they weren't able to secure the airline to the front diff. So I ordered the part again, and according to 4x4 Parts.com, ARB Part # 170111 has been discontinued so idk what that means for anyone else needing that particular part. I also told them I would install the CV's to help save on labor so once the weather cools down, I'll be putting those on and then I should be back to 4x4!

    I'm also in the process of re-wiring EVERYTHING. The wiring its just horrible from the previous installer and even melted a fuse which isn't good. I've also got a blue sea fuse block to assist with the install but I'm thinking about getting rid of it and going w/ a Brooking Industries SW830 Switch Panel. Linky Loo This will allow me to delete 8 switches and allow for a much cleaner install. That way I can have just the 2 locker switches and the compressor switch by the gear shifter in the stock locations and have everything else on the switch panel.
     
  25. GPD605X

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    Small Update:

    Got the X back from the shop and the diff is back in and ready to rock! Apparently the little bulkhead fittings on the airline came loose and fell off so they weren't able to secure the airline to the front diff. So I ordered the part again, and according to 4x4 Parts.com, ARB Part # 170111 has been discontinued so idk what that means for anyone else needing that particular part. I also told them I would install the CV's to help save on labor so once the weather cools down, I'll be putting those on and then I should be back to 4x4!

    I'm also in the process of re-wiring EVERYTHING. The wiring its just horrible from the previous installer and even melted a fuse which isn't good. I've also got a blue sea fuse block to assist with the install but I'm thinking about getting rid of it and going w/ a Brooking Industries SW830 Switch Panel. Linky Loo This will allow me to delete 8 switches and allow for a much cleaner install. That way I can have just the 2 locker switches and the compressor switch by the gear shifter in the stock locations and have everything else on the switch panel.
     
  26. GPD605X

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    Nice little update we have going on here...

    So I was having electrical issues w/ all the accessories such as LED bars, pods and compressor. I thought the wiring from the Previous Owner was good enough but apparently wasn't. So we found a melted 30amp fuse which made me take almost everything off the battery that wasn't stock until I could rewire everything. Well with WENTwindrock coming up, we decided to tackle the beast. So I started the night before taking off all the interior panels and prepping for a long day. Started at 11am Saturday morning, stopped at 2am. Got back at it at 10am Sunday and finished everything at 10pm. Took a total of 27 hours to do it all. We removed ALL the wiring. I mean EVERYTHING that was wired from the previous owner. I originally wanted to use my Brookings Industries SW380 Switch Module but come to find out, it's not nearly rated for what I needed it for. I could have used a relay to every single thing and it would be fine but maybe later down the road I can switch to it. To save time, we just kept them on the same switches as before.

    Tearing it out the night before:
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    Morning tear out:
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    And of course, you have to rep your goneMOAB hat and Offroad Gorilla magnetic koozie lol
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    This is all the wiring we took out... it was ridiculous.
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    Now its all pretty again. I have another plate to go around the cluster to replace the 2 holes from where I had the original locker switches. Also still need replace the switches so they are labeled properly.
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    Moved the CB out from the center console and will be mounting it here.
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    Used the existing seat warmer switch for my side lights and roof driving light. Since I can't seem to find any SPDT round switches with any actual labels on them, they will just have to be plain with no label. Up is for my Driver Side Alley lights and down is the roof driving light. Also the "driving light" switch here is for my E-Fan.
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    Installed the Blue Sea fuse block behind the driver side kick panel
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    And all pretty again
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    Also added a front facing camera! I rode w/ Kuma aka Alex during Moab and his front camera was a fantastic idea. Especially when all you see is sky lol Camera Link
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    These are my left over switches lol. I'll have even more when I properly label the ones installed lol. I may have a problem
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    To be continued....
     
  27. GPD605X

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    Here's with just the driving lights from the Auxbeam X-Series light bars. They are pretty bright in the night too. Not blinding but not too dim either.
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    To be continued...
     
  28. GPD605X

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    Ordered new tires on Sept 5th from Simpletire.com and received them 2 days later. Can't beat free 2 day shipping! Ordered Milestar Patagonia MT's in the 315/75r16 flavor. Technically a 34.70" tire.

    These things are meaty!!
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    Getting them mounted.
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    Installed!
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    They have a nice little humm to them but nothing bad at all. Total weight of 5 tires was 370lbs! Which may seem like a lot but I believe my BFGs were heavier. Can't wait to test them out in Windrock!
     
  29. Prime

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    Truck is looking good man! That spare looks just as rediculous as mine on the back. Hahaha.

    How was WENT?
     

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