The Dumb Question Thread

SledheadX Aug 1, 2019

  1. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Damn, I had them in my Saved For Later @ Amazon but just went and looked and poof, gone.. I'm sure someone will chime in as I'll need those part #'s again too~

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  2. Brunnie

    Brunnie Bought an X Supporting Member

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  3. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 Bought an X

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    Will it work on a 1st gen? Seems like it should since it's just the strut...? Says fits 05-15 so I'm not sure
     
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    Xterrorista Wheeling Supporting Member

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  5. Zack.

    Zack. Bought an X Supporting Member

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  6. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    You'd have to make your own brackets. Or source some. At that point there's no reason to buy the kit.
     
  7. KC!

    KC! Bought an X

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    I just installed Morimoto XB Fog lights and they have like a red/green hue under the beam, it's dimmer than the beam. They were pointed at a wall that was 3 feet away, so I'm assuming it won't be visible on the road. I'll be able to tell tonight, when I can test them better.
     
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  8. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Wheeling Supporting Member

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    So I'm about to order some HD coil springs to put on my 5100s and I see at the bottom of the screen in the impulse buy/click section:

    "Other people who bought this item also purchased these" Coil Spring Assembly

    wtf, do I need this?
     
  9. General_Tarfun

    General_Tarfun Bought an X

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    Do you have a pic or a link you can post?
     
  10. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Wheeling Supporting Member

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    https://www.alldogsoffroad.com/old-man-emu-2608-coil-springs-pair
    No, now when I go look at them they don't suggest a 'coil spring assembly'.. I ordered the adj 5100 fronts awhile back, I haven't even pulled them out yet. I guess that's my next step is to see what hardware they came with.
     
  11. General_Tarfun

    General_Tarfun Bought an X

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    Here's a pic of everything I used when I assembled mine, if I remember correctly the 5100's came with (for each) 1 washer, the lower spring perch, 1 circlip, 1 zip tie, the top nut, and a good dose of anxiety about getting the assembly order wrong haha.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. General_Tarfun

    General_Tarfun Bought an X

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    I'm thinking about lowering the amount of preload on my coilovers by one notch worth of distance. Looking at them I'm starting to think that couldn't I achieve the same thing just by backing the top nut off the same distance?
     
  13. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    You definitely don't want to loosen the top hat nut. That needs to remain tight so that nothing can shift around on the coil. If you run into an unload situation for any reason, the coil has a better chance of moving.
     
  14. BEEFY

    BEEFY Lockers Installed

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    Have any of you 2nd gen people rebuilt the auto trans after the milk shake of death. Or know of a decent write up on doing it.
     
  15. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    There _used_ to be a vid on YT where a shop repaired a SMOD transmission, but the background music he had on in his shop got the vid claimed.

    From what I remember you had to reeeeeealy clean out the computer from the coolant contamination, and then repair the 'traces' from the connector to the rest of the computer, in addition to replacing all the frictions.
     
  16. BEEFY

    BEEFY Lockers Installed

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    So time consuming but not ridiculously hard
     
  17. Muadeeb

    Muadeeb Bastard Admin from Hell Admin

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    I mean, it is a voodoo slush box.
     
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  18. meisanerd

    meisanerd Bought an X

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  19. BEEFY

    BEEFY Lockers Installed

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    That's great info, thanks
     
  20. bigjim247365

    bigjim247365 Tentacle Monsters 'ᴙ Me Supporting Member

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    soooooooooooooooo............. what does it mean when the air bag light on a Gen 2 is flashing??

    [​IMG]
     
  21. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Could be a few things. Put a scanner on it
     
  22. bigjim247365

    bigjim247365 Tentacle Monsters 'ᴙ Me Supporting Member

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    nevermind, i fixed it

     
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  23. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Awe Rye.. es los hotos'way~
     
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  24. Me!Here!

    Me!Here! Bought an X

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    Rye the Car Guy is one of my go to's!
     
  25. hexterra

    hexterra Test Drive

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    Anyone here anything about Discount Tire Direct's Fall Tire Sale?
     
  26. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 Bought an X

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    Do the hubs have any kind of seal that needs to be on them?
     
  27. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    There's a gasket on the cover to keep grease in.
     
  28. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 Bought an X

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    Does it need replacing or does one just reuse it
     
  29. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Not unless it's torn or otherwise damaged.
     
  30. RxnNic66

    RxnNic66 Bought an X

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    Ok cool thanky
     
  31. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Has anyone of you geniuses attempted or know what it'd take to put an overhead light/sunglasses holder in my X with S trim that only has the lights in the overhead console? If so, I wonder what it would take to find and purchase one at a pick 'n pull.. I saw this over at that other place and thought it would make for a good housing for switches. Any suggestions? And what is that switch next to the lights, garage door?

    [​IMG]
    https://www.thenewx.org/threads/fs-2011-xterra-parts-cheap.277228/#post-4311245
     
  32. Brunnie

    Brunnie Bought an X Supporting Member

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    The switch next to the lights is for the sunroof. I'd say that panel came from a Pathfinder or possibly a 1st gen Xterra, some had sunroofs.
     
  33. Me!Here!

    Me!Here! Bought an X

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    Dumb question...I'm pretty sure I've seen em but not sure what their called...looking for a lil led light, directional...kinda like the overhead air on a plane....I'm building an overhead console and will no longer be using the cabin lights...any thoughts??
     
  34. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    You don't want that. You want a Bluetooth console from a 2nd Gen. I swapped mine out. It worked fine.
     
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  35. Me!Here!

    Me!Here! Bought an X

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    NVM I think I found what I want

    https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Bedroom/Gustafson-Lighting/277-000600.html
     
  36. meisanerd

    meisanerd Bought an X

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    Another option is to grab just the sunglass holder part from an early 2000s Altima or Maxima. Close to the same color, and you don't have to remove the existing lights from the X, just cut a hole big enough for the holder, make a simple metal bracket to screw into, and put that in place. TNX has/had a guide on how to do it, or I might do a how-to on here if I ever stop being lazy and actually install mine (also, it is getting cold outside around these parts and I haven't yet convinced the wife on why a heated garage is necessary...)
     
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  37. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    [​IMG]

    What fuse do you have to pull to get 4wd to engage with a ufcked up abs systems?
     
  38. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Ahh, good idea. I guess I just need to start looking around.
    @Prime , Have you looked for parts/misc at pick 'n pull type places around our area?
     
  39. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    There's a lot like that about 15 minutes from the house. They have Xs every once in a rare while. I want to go check out that bigger one up near the 70/76 interchange.
     
  40. Brunnie

    Brunnie Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Several Altimas and Maximas in the Littleton U Pull, down on Santa Fe.
     
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