Roadwarrior's Build Thread: "Roxanne"

Roadwarrior Jan 20, 2012

  1. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Roadwarrior's Build Thread: "Roxanne"

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    2/28/15
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    1/6/15
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    11/24/14 Post Deer 'Fix'
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    9/25/14 WENT Current
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    8/25/13 Current
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    9/6/13 CURRENT PHOTO
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    Mods:

    Suspension:
    Rear Lift Shackles
    (Waiting on drbandkgb's UCA to level the lift) [Soon]
    SAW Torsion bars
    Removed rear sway bar

    Engine:
    Quest alt swap
    Resonator removed
    Efan swap (POS Derale controller died, on mech switch now)

    Exterior/Armor:
    Custom front Hi-Lift mount
    White Knuckle Sliders
    Full set of SkidRow skids
    4 Hella 500's on the grill
    Yakima Snowboard rack
    Rear light brackets from TimRich
    Plastidip hood
    Trimmed fenders
    1.5" wheel spacers

    Interior:
    Custom painted front dash
    Sticker bombed center dash
    On my third center console.. first was stock, then military ammo box, now just simple.
    Xterra rubber mats
    Bedlined headliner
    Fire Extinguisher mounted on A pillar

    Electronics:
    Kenwood DPX-503
    Pioneer and Kenwood speakers
    10" Kicker L5 in a ported box, 800w amp
    Cobra 19 III CB mounted to the ceiling with Firestik Firefly antenna and SS Med spring

    Bedlined:
    All of rear cargo area
    Headliner
    Sliders
    Hi Lift Mount

    Wheels and Tires:
    Kenda Klever MT 285/75/16


    Roxanne is finally growing up, she still has room to grow and I plan on letting it happen as it comes. I am currently a college student and have been getting my upgrades one hand-me-down at a time, so it is a slow process, but I love Roxy and the community that surrounds the Xterra


    KCCO,
    Tucker
     
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  2. AaronsX

    AaronsX Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Awesome looking X man! I like that last picture a lot!
     
  3. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Good looking build thread man. I don't guess I've ever seen your build before. Looks great!
     
  4. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Now that I have most of my pictures from my old computer.. I guess I can make one of these.


    Well it all started off in March of 2009, with this bone stock 2004 XE

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    Then after adding stickers, my first mod was the Yakima LoadWarrior

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    I decided to test out what the X could do, and took it out to a developing residential community (still in the clearing and planning stages) and needless to say, I was never stuck, even though I went through a mud lake..)

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    However on the way back in, it started to get dark, and it became hard to wheel so right after that trip I bought a custom light bar and 4 Hella 500's from a member on XOC (Dead Forum)

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    At this point funds ran dry, being in highschool and not being able to have a job all year means funds dry up.. but I did take a cool Night shot in the snow..

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    Then I went through an audio fling, I bought a Kenwood DPX-503 Double DIN and put Kenwoods in the front and Pioneers in the back. Later I added 2 Kicker 12" L7's with a 2000 watt amp. After breaking somethings in my car, I dropped down to a single JL Audio 12W6V2 and a 800W Kenwood amp. I don't have any pictures of these, but both were obnoxiously loud.

    Later on I started to do the freebie mods, removing step rails, mud flaps, rear sway bar, and resonator/baffles.

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    (This was testing out the new flex)

    About 2 months after this, I bought some new tires, a set of 265/75/16 Kuhmo Road Venture AT's. I love these tires. I can take them anywhere, and they get me through everything.

    The next mod was to add some storage, so I made a LOBO. I also made it so I could lay it down, as pictured in the second picture.

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    I have recently installed a Cobra 25 WX NW ST, CB radio and a PA horn to go with it. I have a 3 ft' Firefly antenna, with a medium duty spring and a antenna mount that is right above my driver side taillight.

    At some point here I painted the plastics and tinted my taillights.. I am not sure where that goes in here, so I will just insert it here.

    The most two recent mods are the Fink Wink Mirror Mod, and I made a custom gear shifter-knob out of a surplus grenade.

    This is the most recent off-road trip. I went on a trail with my dad up on the Blue Ridge Parkway, heading out to Shining Rock.

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  5. xterror

    xterror Bought an X Founding Member

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    Very nice! Can't wait to see what else is to come =]
     
  6. Jmac289gt

    Jmac289gt Sliders Founding Member

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    I didn't reserve any threads either cause I just add the newest information to the latest area so it is easier for people to see whats new.

    Nice start on the X sir...things in life take time but just be patient, think about what you want to do and plan ahead. Don't rush into anything cause that is when you make mistakes or waste time and money.


    Enjoy the ride.
     
  7. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I am normally one who plans things out, but thanks for the advice. I want to do things to the X, to get it where I want it. But it is certain limitations I have. I know I should wait, but the thrill of doing it now appeals to me. Also, in order to do anything major to the X, I have to take over the X from my parents, insurance, mechanical work, everything. So when that happens, then mods should slowly start to make it on to my X. Taking over the X, implies that I have a solid job with decent income.

    But I plan to enjoy the ride, regardless of where it goes
     
  8. xearth

    xearth Wheeling Founding Member

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    X looks good man! really like that first picture from shining rock
     
  9. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Thanks man, I really want to get on the mod train, but money and parental restriction are slowing me. I can understand why, but I hate to see my rig sit at stock height..
     
  10. SnickerDoodle

    SnickerDoodle Life's Better Seeing Pink Super Moderator Founding Member

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    I love you're idea for the lobo. I have a one as well but it's hung by carabiners. I think this weekend I may switch mine to look like yours. I like that if needed you can drop it down or remove it quickly. Awesome idea!
     
  11. BigWhite

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    Wicked... I like the color
     
  12. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Painted the console and the dash area today

    I painted the fuse door white to contrast the black

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  13. BigWhite

    BigWhite Test Drive

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    Cool... I like the fuse cover idea. Gives it a stronger access panel look for the utilitarian theme.

    I always wanted to try a set of those Kumos.
     
  14. Jmac289gt

    Jmac289gt Sliders Founding Member

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    I like the look of white but man I would just get that all dirty and it would end up not looking real good for me. Good job though.
     
  15. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Thanks Jmac. I am not too worried about it getting dirty. I also plan on doing what Emily did and paint/dye my seats over the summer.. those WONT be white, those would get too dirty
     
  16. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Bought some rustoleum bedliner the other day.. trying to figure out what to paint with it. I am thinking the plastics inside the X? like the back plastics..
     
  17. BlOwNXT

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    The white on the inside look sharp!


    Sent from the hills of East Tennessee!
     
  18. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Thanks, I've added some more paint, now for more pictures

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  19. Muadeeb

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    I wouldn't paint anything with bedliner if you're planning on touching it. I was going to spray all my exterior plastics with it (door handles too) but when I felt it, I instantly had that "oooh, no" moment. Luckily it was only on my bumper at the time.
     
  20. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I was thinking the back plastics.. like in the cargo area.. and I plan on doing the bumpers.. I know that those need to be redone
     
  21. AaronsX

    AaronsX Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    I think the back plastics in the cargo area would be pretty cool! Like the plastic that covers the rear speakers. If you did the lower half and left the top half...just my 2 cents.
     
  22. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    You read my mind, I was thinking about the lower plastics and for the back speakers I plan on putting toothpicks through the holes, and then pulling those out afterwards.. or I might just cut the speaker holes out..I don't know..

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    I might just paint all the plastics on the inside.. but not the ones that your arms would be in contact with.. like anything on the doors...
     
  23. BlOwNXT

    BlOwNXT Need Bigger Tires

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    So this weekend I may steal your idea and do a little white painting on the inside :)
     
  24. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Feel free, I love it.

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  25. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Yanked an alternator out a Quest today, planning on putting it in tomorrow. And if the weather stays nice, I am going to repaint my plastics.. if not, that will be done later this week.
     
  26. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Started here

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    and ended with this

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    I also took the lower plastic bumper off, for more clearance.

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    Woohoo! Well, that is all for May 16th of 2012, other than I did pull all my stickers off.. making some people sad (Facebook status told everyone, and after a few messages I realized no one will know "My Xterra" anymore.. oh well, their loss)
     
  27. Timrich

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    Looks good sir!
     
  28. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Thanks man, one day I will convince the rents to let me lift it. I'm getting closer.. It's only taken 3 years..

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  29. AaronsX

    AaronsX Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Take your parents wheeling :D I went to NXM all stock and let one of them ride with me while I wheeled and after that the mods came!
     
  30. Muadeeb

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    Nice thing is a PML is only shackles, a torsion bar crank and an alignment. All easy to undo.
     
  31. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Well, we almost had a tree from our yard fall on a neighbors house.. So there are bigger fish to fry at this point. Any who, I agree, that it is all easy to undo. Granted, I have done some things to the X, that cannot be undone. And this weekend I planned on copping the sides off of the front metal bumper (Where the plastic attached, and well it looks like hell now, but with it trimmed up it will look better) but that won't happen because I am going to be chopping wood for quite some time.
     
  32. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Most recent mod, a 20 mm ammo box as my center console.

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    Relocated the 12v plugs

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  33. bigjim247365

    bigjim247365 Anime boobs & male genitals? Sign me up! Supporting Member

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    thats awesome! ^
     
  34. KChurch86

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    I like the center console, but I know I'd be smashing my elbow into the corner of that thing daily. How you likin' it so far?

    I used to have a smaller tin, I think it was a 7.62 tin, PERFECT size for this but I cannot for the life of me figure out what I did with it. It got lost in a move, I may have left it in my old apartment, or it may have been "stolen". Right now I've just got two mortar tins, they're a little too big for this, lol.
     
  35. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    After wheeling today, I have yet to hit my elbows on this.. A few rib shots, but nothing I can't handle.

    But so far I love it. It's nice, both arms are at the same height, nice for cruising and lounging

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  36. Jmac289gt

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    That is one use for ammo containers I never thought of...crazy but kind of kool idea sir.
     
  37. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Thanks you sir. I love it. It takes a bit yo get used to, but I'm a big guy, and it is nice to have both arms at the same level..

    In other news, it seems as if plans to lift the X are starting to come together. I have been talking to Dave about it.

    I am planning on running a 3 in suspension lift (skipping pml). I have kinda a clue what I want to do, but I'm also up for suggestions.

    So if you think you know what I should get, parts, places, all that jazz.. Now is the time to chime in :D

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  38. AaronsX

    AaronsX Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Sweet finally time for a lift!

    Thats one thing I have never looked into is how to complete the 3" suspension lift so I'm not much of a help here.
     
  39. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I have come up with a few routes for the lift that I want to look into, including a route that has revolver shackles.. That is what I am leaning towards. The increased travel would be nice, but then again.. anything past stock would be nice.

    Right now, this is what I would like to have.

    The AAL from 4x4parts, revolver shackles, stainless steel brake lines, Bilstein heavy duty long travel shocks for the back, and heavy duty for the front, SLR UCAs for stage 1-3 (I am talking to a member on another forum about these). Then going with SAW torsion bars. When I step up to 33's, I will run the 2" BL, and in upgrading steering, I will go TC IAB, Bandit bushing, New Moog Centerlink (seeing how I don't think Grassroots is making any more centerlinks), AC HD tra's, Deeza NI-T602 Inner Tie rods, Deeza NI-T618 Outer Tie rod.

    I was not sure about what I wanted to do in the manner of TRAs and TREs, however after reading the "Steering Setups" thread I went over Luke's (xterror04) post, and after looking it up, I really like this option. But then again, I don't know much about the Tie rods and what I should get in that market. So I am open to suggestions here.

    The same guy that I am talking to about the UCAs also is selling a set of skids and sliders. If that falls through, I am going to have some sliders fabbed up before nXm. I would like to have the skids as well but that may not happen. I am also in the market for new wheels and tires, but in order for that to happen, I need the BL, and I would like to have .. alright I would like to have it all at once.


    So it will be a slow process as I have to decide what I want.. first.
     
  40. Jmac289gt

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    Just curious, have you come up with a price of all the steering components you will need to peice it together like you are talking about?
     

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