Skatchkins' '03

skatchkins Nov 27, 2017

  1. skatchkins

    skatchkins Test Drive

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    Long time driver and lurker. First time posting on an Xterra board in years.

    2003 Xterra with stuffs. Got it stock and did the 2" BL + 3" Calmini blue parts special. A few years ago a car yelled surprise and pulled out in front of me and I drove (jumped?) over it from the windshield forward. The car was flattened but the X only sustained +10 damage to an upper arm and shock. Insurance said the frame moved a hair and stamped salvaged on it so I bought it back and swapped a JY frame under it and had a friend redo the front end all custom-like.

    Anyway, it's my get-there vehicle and DD. It stays dirty and has only caught fire once but that's why I have the extinguisher right? It also has 4 matching tires as of a couple weeks ago so I'm feeling pretty fancy.

    For crawling
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    For storm chasing
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    Close encounters
    by No Stone Unturned Photography, on Flickr

    For Moab
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    Hell's Revenge
    by No Stone Unturned Photography, on Flickr

    For Christmas
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    Cabin snow
    by No Stone Unturned Photography, on Flickr

    For camping
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    Camp
    by No Stone Unturned Photography, on Flickr

    For urban exploring
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    Abandoned X
    by No Stone Unturned Photography, on Flickr

    For the post-apolcalypse
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    I stand corrected, I found a clean photo
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    Found a front susp pic
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    Thanks
     
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  2. BEEFY

    BEEFY Bumpers Installed

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    Ooo, a first get with coil over ifs. I like it a lot.
     
  3. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Wooooowwww.

    Welcome to XN!

    I'm gonna need more pictures and info on your front suspension.
     
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  4. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Titan Swapped / SAS'd Moderator Supporting Member

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    Ooooh. Howdy. That's a nice looking 1st Gen!
     
  5. BEEFY

    BEEFY Bumpers Installed

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    Nice photography. Spent over an hour starting to going through it.
     
  6. skatchkins

    skatchkins Test Drive

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    Woah thanks! Especially the photog comment, Beefy.

    Prime, I dug up a couple

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  7. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Holy hell. That's ufcking sexy right there.
     
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  8. Fromfrontier2Xterra

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

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  9. BEEFY

    BEEFY Bumpers Installed

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    my pants are getting tight
     
  10. kirk

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

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    DAmn very very nice!
     
  11. Rhaas

    Rhaas Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Where did you get the lower control arm and coilover supports and that? Me need!!!
     
  12. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Now this is a bada$$ build! Cant wait to see more
     
  13. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    SUB'D.

    Do you know how many inches of travel you have?
     
  14. skatchkins

    skatchkins Test Drive

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    Thanks again

    Friend of mine. He did a SAS on a cut-up X seen around boards in the long-ago.
    We went with the longer travel IFS since I mostly use mine for expedition/exploring stuff.

    As a man I should... but I don't.

    It's not SAS woah, but I like it. Especially on the big woops.
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    With the longer travel setup the front wheels stick out 3". The back has 1.5" spacers.

    Roof rack was custom made by a friend and I.

    Thanks again for the comments.
     
  15. jg8992

    jg8992 Hi, my name is Brandon Supporting Member

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    Me: babe look
    Wife: wow! That’s cool!
    Me: we’re doing that to your X
    Wife: I like it the way it is tho
    Me: this is BETTER
    Wife: then you pay for it
    Me: ...nah


    Crazy awesome build dude. WAY outside the box.
     
  16. Alien

    Alien Test Drive

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    Nice rig.
     
  17. skatchkins

    skatchkins Test Drive

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    Dug up a photo from the CL ad I bought it from. The lady was so disappointed it got a tiny scratch the day before I showed up and took some money off the price. I can't ID that scratch from the others now.
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    The altered suspension and no sway bars provides that nice lean on turns that passengers start looking concerned over, but the wider stance up front keeps her steady and well planted.
     
  18. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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  19. harryron

    harryron Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    That there is sexy
     

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