Idratherberidin's Build

idratherbe Jan 24, 2012

  1. idratherbe

    idratherbe Skid Plates

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    Welcome to my build. I bought my Xterra in 2005 with 25,000 miles. Fast forward almost six years and the mod bug finally infested my brain. These are the results of this incurable condition......

    As it sits today 7/27/12 with 66,000 miles
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    Before I started any exterior mods
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    painted grill and lined the hood
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    mid transformation
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    my nice radiator mount
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    all fixed
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    after 2" body lift plus 285/70/17 Terra Grapplers and MB Chaos rims
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    after AC 3" lift, AC IAB, AC HD TRA, new lower BJ's, new inner outer TRE's, Sway Away TB's, New Wheel Bearings, New Steering Knuckles,and a metric sh$t ton of new hardware
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    After B and M light bar, 2 PIAA 520 fogs under grill, and 4 PIAA 520 ATP's on the roof
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    All 3 relays are behind the glove to the right, wiring goes up pillar through roof under roof rack foot
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    Switches and Panasonic radio/monitor for back-up camera
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    new headliner, wrinkles eventually smoothed out
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    Volant CAI (Picture taken before radiator mount was fixed)
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    Amp and Cap plus 10" sub
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    Added a few things,

    Custom fiberglass sunroof cover with LED's and a spot for my switches.
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    Shrock Rear bumper/tire carrier and Shrock Sliders
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    Back up Lights
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    Mod List
    AC 3" lift with UCA's, SAW TB's, AAL Pack, AC IAB, AC HD TRA's, Bilstein 4600's
    2" AC Body Lift
    RLC Front Bumper
    Shrock Rear/Tire Carrier
    Shrock Sliders
    4 PIAA 520 ATP's
    2 PIAA 520 Fogs
    2 PIAA 1500's in Bumper Corners
    B&M Light Bar with custom fold down feature
    Custom Fiberglass Sunroof Cover with LEDS and Switch Pod
    Volant CAI
    Panasonic DVD/ Rear View Camera Monitor
    Lou's Custom SS Cat Back Exhaust
    Color Matched Front Grill
    Bedlined/Color Matched Hood/Chip Protection
    5 17" MB Chaos Rims with Nitto Terra Grappplers
    10" Polk Sub
    6.5" Polk Door Speakers
    Polk Tweeters in Pillars
    US Acoustics 250w amp Hidden in Rear
    Lightning Audio 1 farad cap Hidden in Rear
    DieHard Platinum Battery
    Rear View Camera
    Front Windows Tinted to 30%
    Vent Visors
    Tail Light Guards
    Removed all the stuff everyone else removes, mudflaps, rear swaybar, etc, etc
    ALL work done by ME and my two hands.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2013
  2. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Dang dude that's a nice X!
     
  3. AbuseTheElderly

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

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    Yes, very nice! I like the fact that you stealthed your Sub install.
     
  4. AaronsX

    AaronsX Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Sweeeeeeet!
     
  5. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Those are some high dollar lights on that B&M :)
     
  6. xterror

    xterror Bought an X Founding Member

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    awesome build! love it!
     
  7. idratherbe

    idratherbe Skid Plates

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    Thanks everyone!

    And Dave, if only my lights were of as good of quality as my B & M light bar!:)

    sent from my mind through my fingers
     
  8. Jmac289gt

    Jmac289gt Sliders Founding Member

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    Very nice sir. Did you do an AAL and shackle combo?
     
  9. idratherbe

    idratherbe Skid Plates

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    At first yes, but I felt it was to high in the ass end so I took them off. After driving with it awhile both ways I'm happy I did.

    sent from my mind through my fingers
     
  10. Jmac289gt

    Jmac289gt Sliders Founding Member

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    Yeah I ran just an AAL for a long time but I just put on the shackle to see how I like it for a while, plus to get that little extra clearance from the tire and fender and the hitch to the ground. I kind of like the way it looks now a little better than before cause I believe the AAL had settle down and everyone seemed to think the front was higher than the rear...but still undecided at this time.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your X man...I know you did a lot of work a while back in another thread.
     
  11. idratherbe

    idratherbe Skid Plates

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    new RLC bumper painted and installed. 3 coats primer, 2 coats Rustoleum Bedliner, 3 coats Duplicolor Storm Grey

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  12. lbishop

    lbishop Need Bigger Tires

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    The bumper looks awesome!!! As does the whole rig

    Quick question those PIAA you have, are the a 6 inch light??
     
  13. idratherbe

    idratherbe Skid Plates

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    Thanks. Yes they are the 6" 520 series fog
     
  14. AbuseTheElderly

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

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    Hell yes! The new bumper looks great on an already awesome X!
     
  15. lbishop

    lbishop Need Bigger Tires

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    Sweet thanx bro. That bumper is straight up sick!!! nuff said:D
     
  16. TN4x4Xterra

    TN4x4Xterra Suspension Lift

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  17. Jmac289gt

    Jmac289gt Sliders Founding Member

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    The bumper looks good on there sir and the paint job looks nice too.
     
  18. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I see you went with the 2 color bumper :) Those tubes let you make the bumper all its own... James builds a great one.. And I didnt know if I would like the plain bumper with no hoops..
    But I have to say it looks very good man...
     
  19. xterror04

    xterror04 Site sponsor Founding Member

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    Wow man love the truck.. I wish mine was still this clean!
     
  20. dhyde79

    dhyde79 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    nice bumper....question, if you installed a winch, it'd sit below that bar right? could you mount your front plate from the bar down to the plate?
     
  21. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    It will sit below the top tube.. The bumper has a winch plate built in


    Sent from the satellite of love..
     
  22. dhyde79

    dhyde79 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    right, I'm asking though, if you had a winch installed, and are in a state that requires front plates, could you run from the bar to the plate metal of the bumper for the license plate mount?
     
  23. Jmac289gt

    Jmac289gt Sliders Founding Member

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    Yeah, I guess if you have to have a plate but also have a winch you could always use the lower bolt holes of the plate to mount it up or just zip tie it to the bar.
    Ive also seen someone with the license plate on a hinge setup covering the winch.

    I think that is what your talking about right dhyde?
     
  24. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I didn't understand your plate deal till now.. They make brackets that attach to the rollers- clips on.. Look on 4wd.com


    Sent from the Apple iPhone. It's ggggggreat !
     
  25. Hugetanker

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

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    Great build.
     
  26. dhyde79

    dhyde79 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    that's pretty close, I'm wondering how hard it'd be to mount the front plate so that it covers the gap between the bar and where the solid part of the bumper is, or if it's a smaller gap than a license plate and you could just drill n tap some screw holes to hold the plate.
     
  27. Timrich

    Timrich Super Duper Moderator Founding Member

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    Man your X has come a long way! Great work the X looks awesome!!!
     
  28. Maxterra

    Maxterra Wheeling Founding Member

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    Damn that is a bada$$ looking X!

    Nice job!
     
  29. idratherbe

    idratherbe Skid Plates

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    Thanks everyone for the good words! I've worked hard on it so far and have been saving a LONG time to do all these mods at once. I knew what I wanted I just couldn't make it happen until my warranty expired. Now that I finally own it and I'm saving close to $450 a month in car payments, I can justify (at least to myself) all the mods. (start group hug) If it weren't for you guys and gals it wouldn't be anywhere near what your looking at now. (end group hug)

    Thanks man, I totally stole the idea from you. I didn't want one solid color, and I tossed around using some blue but I like how it turned out.

    That is actually what I was thinking of doing.

    I tapped the holes to 1/4-20 to hold the plate where it is. I like the spring loaded hinge idea for my plate. I'm still trying to find a winch that is right for me, I don't want to spend a ton but I don't want something I have to worry about either.
     
  30. KChurch86

    KChurch86 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    New bumper looks awesome! Great looking rig you've got there.

    Sent to you from my very own piece of East Coast paradise.
     
  31. idratherbe

    idratherbe Skid Plates

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    Finally updated the build with new pictures and added mods. Still in the same driveway though, damn city living....:smile:
     
  32. J Everett

    J Everett Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Rig looks good. Lots of unique, personal touches. I really like it.
     
  33. Davcos

    Davcos Wheeling Founding Member

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    I love this build man, one of my favourite 1st gens for sure. I usually don't like bumpers without a hoop.. but yours looks amazing
     
  34. NMTerras

    NMTerras Suspension Lift

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    Nice job...clean and cool!


    Sent from my brain using technology
     
  35. idratherbe

    idratherbe Skid Plates

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    Thanks guys! And Davcos, I'm humbled. I really appreciate it.
     
  36. NismoFire

    NismoFire Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I can't believe I haven't commented on this thing yet....I'm slackin for sure!



    Love the bumper, love the sunroof/switch panel even more. Seriously, I want one. If you ever decide to make another, I'll donate my panel to you.
     
  37. idratherbe

    idratherbe Skid Plates

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    Thanks!

    PM what you're looking for as far as design wise and I'm sure I can do something for you. The only parts I used off my original cover were the fasteners. Other then that its handmade.
     
  38. Roninjiro

    Roninjiro Need Bigger Tires

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    Loving the touches you are adding to your x! It is giving off this clean line "should have came from the factory like that" look imo.
     
  39. idratherbe

    idratherbe Skid Plates

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    Finally some non-driveway shots!

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  40. xearth

    xearth Wheeling Founding Member

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    The X looks good man, really makes me want a new rear bumper with that lovely tire carrier. Do you have many places to wheel in MA?
     

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