- GraniteX

granitex Jan 2, 2012

  1. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Since this build has taken several years a lot of the pics have been lost to the gods of lost hard drives past.

    Started out as an average 04 with the world championship package. First mod was a custom roof rack. I never did trust the factory cross members so I did a low profile basket that sits inside the factory rails.
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    Sometime around here a set of sliders found there way under the truck
    Next came a well used Shrockworks front bumper with a pair of 130w lights. Followed by a frankin lift 3ich suspension lift, AC uca's and a calmini AAL with Calmini shackles.
    Fast forward a short while and a set of 15inch Legos found a perminant home with a set of Swampers, and a winch.
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    Around this time I decided that I needed a trailer, so I built one.
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    Swampers on the road sucked so it became time for something a little more refined 32-11.5/15 MTRs the old style. along with a old pathfinder transfercase skid, Calmini HD steering, ARB lockers front and rear.
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    Oh and a home made rear bumper with swing away also found a home.
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    The last things of any real note would be a rear diff skid and a custom truss to help protect the rear end a little bit.
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    Last but not least is a diff drop up front, and a set of 33-12.5/15 BFGs, old style again, with the front fenders trimmed to fit, and a set of Throley headers with a nismo cat back.
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    I am sure that there are things that I have forgotten about, but they can always be addressed later.
     
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  2. xearth

    xearth Wheeling Founding Member

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    Nice! I always see you posts, but never what you drive. Really like the trailer!
     
  3. RATTFINK

    RATTFINK XN OG Admin. Founding Member

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    Awesome pix bro.
     
  4. TKDx00

    TKDx00 Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    Dang, How am I supposed to copy you with such a short set of descriptive-detailed-step-by-step-pictured-how-many-turns-on-the-wrench-to-get-the-right-torque descriptions...lol. Nice pics tho.
     
  5. Jmac289gt

    Jmac289gt Sliders Founding Member

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    Very nice X sir.
     
  6. xterror04

    xterror04 Site sponsor Founding Member

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    love those pathy wheels!!!... are they 5.5 bs?
     
  7. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    they are very close to it, not quite 5.5 but veeeeary close.
     
  8. GlamisDunesStar

    GlamisDunesStar Bought an X Founding Member

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    Very Cool, lots of custom work! :)
     
  9. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I love that you do all your custom work.

    Where did you pull the pathy transfer case from? JY? what did it run you?
     
  10. Krisnherx

    Krisnherx Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Woah. Nice!!!! X2 on the customization. Got anything else in mind that you want to do to it or are you out of ideas already?
     
  11. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    It is just the skid plate from a pathfinder, not the tc itself. But I will swap it out to a pathfinder case when I do a set of crawler gears.

    For the future, if a swap happens it will most likely be a match set of corp 14 ff, but still unsure if I want to do an atlas, or a doubler.
     
  12. TKDx00

    TKDx00 Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    :confuseded: HUH??? :lols:
     
  13. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Two new axles, both full floater corp 14, a lot bigger and heavier than a dana 44, or the Nissan h233b. The front would be a total custom job, while the rear would be pretty standard.

    For the transfer case I do not know if I want to get an Atlas, or if I want to do another transfer case mated to the one that is already there for another really really low gear set.
     
  14. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Just remembered a couple of other little odds and ends like the front frame horns boxed and braced, and I have a tranny cooler with an inline filter
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    and a truss for the rear axle,
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  15. Silver dude

    Silver dude Sliders Founding Member

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    Nice build always been one of my faves. Where did you mount your winch solenoid? I know it's underhood some place along with the connector. Just curious as I have to reinstall mine.
     
  16. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    I have it tucked beside the air cleaner.
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    small release notch cut so that the cord has room to come out from under the hood
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  17. gorillamel

    gorillamel Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    Quite an impressive build. Awesome pics! I have to admit, so many of the Gen 1's on here put most of the Gen 2's to shame. Yours included. :)
     
  18. Silver dude

    Silver dude Sliders Founding Member

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    Ah nice way to utilize that space always thought of the evap bracket a waste. I like the way you angled the solenoid keeps the water from draining in from the top. I guess others have said they leak a bit around the terminals letting water in.
     
  19. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Mmmmm... XLR, good for more than audio...

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    Doh! Just looked closely at the above pic and saw it was a speakon. Still good for more than audio...
     
  20. Jmac289gt

    Jmac289gt Sliders Founding Member

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    and a truss for the rear axle,
    Is your RH/brake line already stretched tight while the vehicle is on level ground?
     
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  21. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Nope, it is just the angle of the pic. there is room to spare even under full droop.
     
  22. NMTerras

    NMTerras Suspension Lift

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    This is one of my favorite builds...gen1 w/custom fabbing FTW!
    Nice pics of fins and Kane Creek (?) too....
     
  23. NMTerras

    NMTerras Suspension Lift

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    Also, were the Thorley headers worth it? I am considering them...
     
  24. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    They were worth every penny, I would do it again in a hot second.
     
  25. NMTerras

    NMTerras Suspension Lift

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    That's what i thought...
     
  26. Silver dude

    Silver dude Sliders Founding Member

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    Agreed thorleys were very worthy mod. Performance is great, no more cracked manifolds and exhaust fumes. Best overall engine mod.
     
  27. TKDx00

    TKDx00 Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    I think I asked someone this once but can't find where I did...What's the part number for the DT headers for the GEN1's?
     
  28. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    They are made for Steevo in batches, you have to get them through him. Thorley does not list them as an item for sale.
     
  29. TKDx00

    TKDx00 Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    Would you pm me a contact email or phone#.
     
  30. Silver dude

    Silver dude Sliders Founding Member

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  31. NMTerras

    NMTerras Suspension Lift

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    Ac also has them...RR has a slightly better price but I think he's out of stock at the moment
     
  32. TKDx00

    TKDx00 Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    thanks...
     
  33. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    After rebuilding one of the spring packs a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that one of the add a leafs also had a crack forming. Luckely I had a set of almost new spring packs in the garage so that I could start making some comparisons.

    After a very nice gift from Noxious of the spring packs, I can officially state that the spring pack from a prox4 will and do fit in a first gen xterra.

    Step one is to break down the new spring pack to its basic parts.

    step two is to jack up the back of the truck and remove the spring pack, and break it down also. You will use the original main spring, but you can use the rest of the pack to build the pack back up.

    I ended up using my original main, with the 04 OEM second, new second third, with an additional short add a leaf that I had around the house.
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    I thoughtg that this would work out for a while, but untill I had two broken leafs in one spring pack I never had the need to actually try this out

    After reassembly of the spring pack and installing them the ride is only slightly stiffer, with about an additional inch of lift. So for the record if anyone wants to put second gen springs in the back of a first gen x they will fit, and work very well.
     
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  34. xterror04

    xterror04 Site sponsor Founding Member

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    Im running a similar setup, just from a 07x not a pro4x
     
  35. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    I just used what I had on hand, I really dont think that there is any difference between them. In fact I dont think that there is much, between the first and second gens except the main spring, and that difference is ver slight.
     
  36. xterror04

    xterror04 Site sponsor Founding Member

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    I think there the same as well, the only thing I noticed were the main spring on the gen 2's had a larger bushing for a larger bolt, but i measured everything several times and they are right on.
     
  37. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    If you push out the bushing but leave in the sleeve, I think that they are the same size.
     
  38. idratherbe

    idratherbe Skid Plates

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    Bump. Keeping it up top till you get your awesome truck back!!!!!! (hope it doesn't bother you that I did this)
     
  39. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Take note of what this truck looks like and the mods on it. If anyone notices craigslist ads or anything of the sort let someone know.
     
  40. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Posting your info on every media we have. You are going to get your truck back.

    Sent from somewhere by something
     

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