New girl in town

Weippegirl Oct 7, 2018

  1. Weippegirl

    Weippegirl Test Drive

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    Hello all! I just bought my first xterra, I have been looking at them for quite a while and yesterday finally was able to snag one, she’s older and is at 200,800 miles but she has been beautifully maintained and I feel has a lot of miles left...I live way out and really needed a rig that could traverse the all snow and dirt roads I drive every day. I can’t wait to learn more and start making some mods on her to make her feel more like mine!

    Thanks for being willing to share your knowledge with me!
     
  2. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Welcome to XN from Denver!

    Where are you located?
     
  3. Weippegirl

    Weippegirl Test Drive

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    Thanks for the welcome!

    I am located in the tiny town of weippe Idaho!
     
  4. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    :: searches Google machine ::

    Wow! You really are in the middle of nowhere!

    If you have any X questions, let us know.
     
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    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Welcome from North of the border
     
  6. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I spend more money on comic books than my X Super Moderator Supporting Member

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  7. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Greetings from Dallas. Which model did you pick up? And we like pics.
     
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    Alien Test Drive

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    Welcome aboard!

    These guys know their stuff and can help with any questions you may have.
     
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    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    Welcome
     
  10. Weippegirl

    Weippegirl Test Drive

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    Hey Maudeeb!! I got a 2000 XE, it has higher mileage but seemed to be well cared for and looks to have lots of life left in her! [​IMG]
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  11. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Mmmmm.... Square light goodness. Don't let those weird 1.5 round light guys try to dissuade you, square is better :D

    A word of caution on the brush guard: We call those thing "damage multipliers" for a reason
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    They turn a minor incident the X can shrug off into a totaling.
     
  12. Weippegirl

    Weippegirl Test Drive

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    That’s good to know!!! My hope is to put a ARB bumper and bull bar on her as soon as I can afford one, chances of smacking a deer or something bigger out here is pretty high!! And I live on open range five months out of the year and cows just flat out don’t move
     
  13. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Yep. A bar on a real bumper (ARB, Shrock, RLC) is your best bet. We did have a guy at WENT a few weeks ago do some major damage to his ARB, but I do not know all the details on that.
     
  14. thecoalition

    thecoalition Call me Daddy Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Welcome from Richmond Va!
     
  15. Weippegirl

    Weippegirl Test Drive

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    So, question for you, my lights are pretty dim and when I have my high beams on my driver side headlight is dead, so I need to replace the whole assembly or just replace the bulbs?
     
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  16. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    Just the bulb. 9002 iirc, but best to pull the bulb and take it in. I've seen differing lists of what bulb goes in and it's been too long since I've pulled mine.
     
  17. Weippegirl

    Weippegirl Test Drive

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    Thank you so much! I was hopping it was just a bulb but I was also willing to pull the whole housing
     
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  18. kirk

    kirk I once rented two prostitutes at the same time Supporting Member

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    Welcome! You have been awarded the following bonus points as per Xterra Nation regulations:

    *First Gen is the Best Gen
    *Manual Transmission


    Hope you hang around awhile!
     
  19. granitex

    granitex Skid Plates Founding Member

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    being part of that bumper remodel, I was the one who bent it out of the tire, I can attest to a shrock or RLC being a much better choice. much better.
     
  20. Weippegirl

    Weippegirl Test Drive

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    Thanks!!! My one requirement was a manual transmission, I love driving one and didn’t want a auto!
     
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  21. Weippegirl

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    Thank you so much! This is the kind of info I need, my dad and I looked both of them up and I think once I have the cash I’ll go with the Shrock
     
  22. harryron

    harryron Titan Swapped / SAS'd Supporting Member

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    For winter driving invest in some good tires
     
  23. Weippegirl

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    It came with good tires, they are a bit taller and have some wicked tread, and as far as I can tell pretty much brand new...this is what’s on them
     
  24. kirk

    kirk I once rented two prostitutes at the same time Supporting Member

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    I had those on an xterra once with good results. I don’t have your climate however. I bet they do fine.
     
  25. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Three pedals for life!
     
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  26. Tay-Lo

    Tay-Lo I'm the king of junk food! Supporting Member

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    I have a shrock front bumper and love it. Ive kissed trees with it and it held up fine dead pulling a guy at a severe angle dragging him through the mud using a 12000lb winch. I was hooked to his RLC rear bumper recovery points and the welds held up.

    With that said....before i got my bumper i was planning on getting an RLC but found the shrock on craigslit for $300.....cant really pass that up.
     
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  27. JeffPro4x

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