Harryron's build

harryron Dec 31, 2014

  1. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Mods so far

    PML,
    AC upper control arms,
    Grassroots centerlink,
    Bilstine 5100 shocks,
    HD tie rod adjustors,
    Uniden bearcat 880,
    40" led light bar(currently not hooked up anymore),
    Logan metals front bumper,
    Smittybuilt xrc12winch (still needs to be installed),
    Firestick cb antenna,
    some paracore here and there.
    Pioneer Bluetooth head unit.
    Snorkel,
    32x11.5x15 cooper stt pro tires.

    As my X sits now
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    Plans for the future

    3" suspension lift- kill that I'm happy at the hight it is sitting right now.
    2" body lift- bought one then sold it.
    Armor all around- that is still on my to do list.
    33" tires- not going to happen anytime soon.
    beef up steering componets.- done
    Far far future
    SAS [ ]
     
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  2. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Oh that pic was before the led lightbar; here is a pic with all the lights on

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  3. ericcris10sen

    ericcris10sen First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Nice! Finally a new build thread! :p OMG I have the SAME fog lights LOL it's on my lightbar I just need to have the time to wire it in! Haha so funny! Are those lights pretty good? I read they're pretty good for the price! Those are some expensive future mods!
     
  4. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    For the price I say they are good. I have had them on my X for about a year and a half and have not had any problems. They are brighter than my high beams I use them a lot when driving to work.
     
  5. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Off to a good start! Although, if it were me, I'd be ditching the damage multiplier / approach angle killer on the front.

    What kind of light bar did you get?

    /yes. I can see that it's LED
     
  6. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    It was advertised as a tuff stuff light bar. If it is then it was the deal of the year; I am pretty sure it is a knock off though. I have been thinking about taking the push bar off I got a good deal on it $60.xx I was board and it gave me something to do.
     
  7. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Here are some other random pics.

    My cb cobra 29 classic
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    After playing on some dirt roads last winter
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    added some Hp would like to get some more though and remove some.
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    Just a random pic was playing around on my phones editor.
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    Light bar.
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  8. ericcris10sen

    ericcris10sen First Fill-Up (of many)

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    STOP IT LOLOLOL I have a tuff stuff 12,500 lb winch ahaha dude, we need to hang out and do some trails :p jk. But looks nice dude!
     
  9. Xterra Performance

    Xterra Performance Sliders

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    Nice Start to the build!..Keep it up!
     
  10. Jack Stilts

    Jack Stilts Skid Plates

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    Awesome X! I'm outside of Detroit; let me know if you ever need a hand with anything.
     
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  11. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    So I found out today that the xterra sounds good without a muffler. My exhaust pipe rusted through and broke before the muffler while taking my daughter to my parents. Fixing that will have to wait till tomorrow.
     
  12. xterraminator

    xterraminator Wheeling

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    Its a start. Next if you have 3-4 hrs to spare you can - remove side step rails, remove fender plastics, remove mudflaps, remove sway bar(rear), remove the radiator cruncher in the front, PML. Also the rear hitch limits your height but at the same time saves your ass.(optional removal) Once you do this your truck will look sick!
     
  13. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Yea already done PML wanting to get upper control arms so I can get some more lift out of the front. Mud flaps have been removed a long time ago. As for the step rails they are going to have to wait till I can either come up with the cash to get sliders or make some the kids have trouble getting in and out of the X without them; otherwise they would have been gone a long time ago. I finally have access to a reciprocating saw so if when it ever warms up the rear sway bar is making a grand exit. I started to remove it last year but was having problems with the bolts just spinning so i just tightened everything back up.

    My big projects for this year is sourcing so steel to make some skids, shocks, tune up, and possibly source the parts to do a 2" body lift. I have been searching craigslist for some wheels that I like and are within my budget but I have not had any luck as of yet.
     
  14. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    I would love to find some wheels like this for cheep
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  15. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Looking good
     
  16. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Where in Ohio are you? I am granitex over on ORO also, don't get to be as active as I would like over there but they are a good bunch of guys. If you make it over to columbus give me a shout.
     
  17. xterraminator

    xterraminator Wheeling

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    If your doing a 2" body lift its a waste of money. That's my point of view but it depends if you want to run bigger tires then it is not. The 2" BL will not get you higher off the ground. If you manage to only run 33's, have nice rock sliders then a 2" BL will not do much. From what I have read its ALOT of work and things are not the same, parts get stressed etc... Easy solution get new UCA's, go larger tires and cut the fenders to fit the tire. With the extra cutting out looks so much better. Also with a PML without new UCA's your flex will be limited. All I can say is have fun. If you want to get your truck chopped in half I am the guy to see. I can do the chop, sorry can't close it up. Did one already, not doing it again but it was fun.
     
  18. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Not everybody plans to hardcore wheel man. Some people like to do a little for aesthetics and a little for function. Cutting is also a big deal for some people. Most people can't just ruin the value of their truck like that.
     
  19. xterror04

    xterror04 Site sponsor Founding Member

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    Their is so much wrong here....

    Absolutely nothing wrong with a 2" or even a 3" body lift... I have had a 2" body lift for 5 years... It cost me $65 and never had one single issue with it... Took about 4 hours to install in my apartment parking lot... Very easy and accomplished with hand tools... Then you can fit 33's with out cutting the crap out of your truck...

    Also adding uca's will add flex but we are taking very little still... Plus with the addistik. Of uca's the only way to utilize more flex is to remove the front seat bar... Then when you do flex out it cause's the cv's to bind and al front end components to wear much much more quickly
     
  20. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    A Bodylift is for running larger tires. You need it if you would like to run 33" tires. Since he has done the pml this would put him at 3.5" of lift in total vs the factory heights.

    Because a person owns a sawzaw doesn't mean they should always use said saw.

    This is your first warning about coming on so strong to a new member on Xn. Please be kind or we won't get to number three
     
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  21. Jack Stilts

    Jack Stilts Skid Plates

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    If you need a hand with any of your goals for the year, give me a shout! I'll be glad to come down.
     
  22. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    I live in Mt. Gilead; I have been trying to make it to some of their events but have been unsuccessful. Usually I can't find child care. My seven year old is scared to go off-roading for some reason. I am wanting to make it to southington a few times this year and make it to some of the events that another group Vinton county ovh trails has; some of the members are also ORO members also.
     
  23. xterraminator

    xterraminator Wheeling

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    Harryron. I like what your doing to your truck, keep it up - its your dream. In the last post I made about choppin your truck, I was not being serious just joking with you but apparently some people on this forum thought I was serious. You think anyone would have been crazy enough to do that? I did it and would not do it again. Its your truck you can do anything you want to. Regarding the 2-3" body lift I just wanted to let you know is good to check with a few people on their opinion. I have talked to two or more people who have done it and in the end they were not too fond of it. It had its benefits yes but on the flip side of the coin it does have its cons. You can't ignore them. I did the PML on my truck at one time and in the end I was not happy with it, mostly because it decreased my suspension flex in the front and made things off camber. Adding different UCA's will help with that.
     
  24. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    While on my way to a boring dinner at my parents house I hit some of the back roads.

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  25. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    The aftermath of the trail ride today

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  26. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Where is a good place to put front recovery points on a first gen? I have been using the point on the bottom of the frame but it sucks when they are buried and can't get to them.
     
  27. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Things I have learned today 1) I need a suspension lift 2) need to do something to help increase my approach angle 3) while the tires I have preformed well I need to bump them up to 33" and be more aggressive.
     
  28. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Front bumper. Solves your approach angle and snatch points.
     
  29. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    I talked to a guy about getting a bumper built today. Sent him some ideas about what I would like he is going to give me some estimates. He builds bumpers and sliders for landrovers but is wanting to expand. Will keep you posted.
     
  30. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Thinking about getting something like this made for the X

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  31. XTP_Dyer

    XTP_Dyer First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Looks sweet! I'm sure everyone would be happy to have another fabricator that supports our vehicles.
     
  32. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Ok these came in today
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    I am still waiting on the bolts and nuts.

    Also added some sliders
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  33. zelseman

    zelseman Test Drive

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    Great progress. I have the same Harbor freight lights. They're not so bad. Keep up the good work. Be sure and document the bl., I'm about to tackle that myself.
     
  34. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Quickest way to get a better approach angle would be to take off the bull bar, can't wait to see what you came up with for a front bumper. When are you going to start on the body lift?
     
  35. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Yea, the bull bar is coming off probably this weekend. I will most likely do the body lift in the next month or two. I am still waiting on the bolts to arrive and need to start pb blasting the bolts that are in there now.
     
  36. TJTJ

    TJTJ Skid Plates Founding Member

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    Pull back the carpet and expose the BM bolt's under their plastic caps, and PB Blast them from above too, so the juices can run down the shaft and get more of the rust welds. (A lot of people forget they need to pop off those caps anyway to do the BL...and end up first spraying there the day OF the BL instead of weeks before, etc.)

    :D
     
  37. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Thanks tj I will remember that.
     
  38. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    I finally had time to get that bull bar take off. Now its time to sell the thing.
     
  39. TJTJ

    TJTJ Skid Plates Founding Member

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    I noticed up earlier you said you need steel.

    When I need steel, I go to demolition sites, etc, and take the wrecked steel from I-Beam brackets, spans, etc. Can you do that where you are?
     
  40. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Finished my last planed trail ride (for at least 3 weeks) yesterday. spraying of the body bolts is going to start tomorrow. Hopefully the bodylift will complete soon.
     

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