- GraniteX

granitex Jan 2, 2012

  1. Silver dude

    Silver dude Sliders Founding Member

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    Another plus for the viper alarm system. My girlfriend has one on her crap box car she lives in the worst area in the city with the 10th highest crime in the nation. I can honestly say it has saved her more then a few times. One time a crack head broke her rear hatch glass with a circular saw of all things. Forcunately, it comes with speaker which you mount inside your house. If you arm the alarm or it goes off you hear it in the house and it will wake you up. Allowing it to be covered under your smith&weston home security system. Its rather sensitive to motion. We once tossed the keys over the roof, the keys fell short and landed on the roof the alarm went whaling. No doubt, it would go off if a tow truck bumped it. Really loud siren with changing pitch and tempo it will be heard. The circular saw crack head went running after the first impact to the glass as it instantly set the alarm off. My girlfriend awoke from her sleep as the speaker in her kitchen was whaling. Bright blue LED on the dash let's others know its protected. Its the system I should own but don't. I used to think they were gimmicks or don't reeally protect property. I mean how often does a car alarm go off like all the time. Its to the point where the public won't even look up anymore. But, if it let's the owner know that's key.

    Ben
     
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  2. Jmac289gt

    Jmac289gt Sliders Founding Member

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    That is great news...I think, let us know how everything feels and runs when you get it.
     
  3. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    After a good cleaning asnd checkup, everything is good to go. I had a couple of things taken but nothing of any real value, the change, a cheap GPS, cell phone charger, and adapter cord to the radio. But that was it, it even still had a full tank of gas.

    Thanks for all of the good karma that helped it all come to a good ending.

    Now I can start planning our next adventure together.
     
  4. Maxterra

    Maxterra Wheeling Founding Member

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  5. Roninjiro

    Roninjiro Need Bigger Tires

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    just so you know you have inspired me to boot my truck when it is parked no matter what
     
  6. NMTerras

    NMTerras Suspension Lift

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    :):w00t::hihi:
    so happy it ended this way...
     
  7. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    [video=youtube;slCt05_iiGQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slCt05_iiGQ[/video]
     
  8. FaroutX

    FaroutX Bought an X

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    Good to hear your X is back in your everlovin arms, I use a Python 991 Responder LC3 SST Security/Remote Start System, that way I can come a runnin if my remote starts to flash and virbrate, has a one mile range, wow never really thought it could take me up to 20 min to get to my X! ;)
     
  9. TKDx00

    TKDx00 Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    Great news... I can call off the boyz...:lols:
     
  10. UofA_Xterra

    UofA_Xterra Bought an X

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    Nice build!

    What is your experience with an ARB locker up front on the X? Any wear or breakage issues? I'm in the research phase for my axle portion of my rig. I'm trying to decide on going just front locker or the extra cost is worth locking both.
     
  11. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Love every moment of it, there has been no wear or other issues associated with the locker. If you can afford it, there is nothing better. Except for a solid front axle with an air locker.
     
  12. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Well after more than a few long years the old offroad lights on the bumper were trash, had to be cut off and everything.. And low and behold a brand new set of 7 inch HIDs found a home. No pics yet as I finished the wiring at soccer practice for my son but I can tell you that they put the old 130 watt spots to shame, and will ruin your night vision all at the same time.
     
  13. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Yeah buddy
     
  14. JuarezSB

    JuarezSB Test Drive

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    Oh yeah this ones real nice..
     
  15. Silver dude

    Silver dude Sliders Founding Member

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    Been secretly waiting for pics of the new tires.
     
  16. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    i will see what I can do tomorrow

    One word of warning about them is that they like to grab driveway sized rocks and hold them untill about 55-60 MPH.
     
  17. 02Xterra

    02Xterra Wheeling

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    Sounds like an interco tire.. lol
     
  18. rokdaddy

    rokdaddy Wheeling Founding Member

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    Super Swampers on a daily driver? That's what I call dedication.

    Those will go well with your burlap boxer shorts.

    -Rok
     
  19. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    I ran swampers for a while, they would throw out grapefruit size chunks of muddy clay. but on a snow covered road lets just say it was an adventure.
     
  20. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    This is for you Greg, shows the location of the ARB compressor in the back of the truck
     
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  21. TKDx00

    TKDx00 Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    I take it the 2 spots above the orange plastic caps is where you drilled the holes for the tubes. Did you run the tubing through anything to protect them under the body? And did you use straight tubing or the curly one to allow for diff movement?

    Thanks for the pic!!!
     
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  22. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    It is just the standard air line that ARB provided, There is enough slack in the lines to allow for plenty of articulation. The air line is just strapped to other pre-existing lines that were convient like diff breather, and brake lines. Since everything is tucked up and attached securely I did not do the HD lines or put up any form of conduit.
     
  23. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Spent a little time after Went last year putting in a new master cylinder, and alt. Needed to give Brady the one that I borrowed from him on the trail back. And a new set of power stop pads and rotors. what a combo, the new rotors and ceramic pads make a dramatic difference in stopping ability. Did not go with slotted or drilled but they do have a very large effect.
     
  24. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    well it has been a while since there have been any updates to this thread.

    well as of this morning I have started the SAS process, as soon as it is done there will be an extensive for sale thread. one locked front diff, one open, lift upper a arms, calmini hd steering,
     
  25. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    For some reason I thought you were already SASed.
     
  26. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    nope, just been around for a long time, and done some stuff.

    but if you are in the market for a front diff with an ARB and 4:63 gears already in it, you are pretty close to it's current location.
     
  27. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    That's tempting, how hard would it be to change the gears in it.
     
  28. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    It is pretty easy to do actually, pulling the diff is the time consuming part of it.
     
  29. kirk

    kirk Will get you lost in S. Dallas Moderator Supporting Member

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    Fixed all your pics. Try and host them some place other than photobucket. Looking forward to the updates!
     
  30. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    Any updates on your sas?
     
  31. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    have not really had a lot of time to update, actually still sorting out a couple of things like re gearing the rear end this up coming weekend. Other than that it is pretty much a straight forward SAS, used a dana 44 out of a J10, spring under, 5:13 with a lockrite.

    Went with a 35 inch tire on steel wheels with enough offset to clear the steering, and a dodge master cylinder.
     
  32. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    I'm pretty much planning on running the same setup as you. I just need to find an axle first one of my buddies already has the boney motorsports kits for me.
     
  33. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Got the rear re-geared last weekend, rebuilt the rear brakes, and did a crosmember out of a Kia lower control arm. Don't know how Brady knew that it would work so well or why he had one.
     
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  34. Nissan3161

    Nissan3161 Bought an X

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    Mine uses the same control arm out of a Kia so we knew it would work as far as why he had them he told me that he got them from the scrap pile at the old shop knowing they would be good to use for something like this someday so I guess we both got lucky that he took them lol

    You left out the part that if you bed your transmission crossmember mounts badly enough you don't have to build a new one to clear the front driveshaft saved you guys a lot of time
     
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  35. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    I was just going to consider the tranny cross member as pre planning, moab style.
     

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