What have you done for your X?

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  1. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    That's what I want to do, just don't wanna have to write that check~ I've got a large landscaping lot with a scale they let me run across right down the street..
     
  2. Brunnie

    Brunnie First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    You need to weigh each axle by itself, not all on one scale. Just make sure the scale you are using does an axle weigh and not an overall weigh.
     
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  3. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    Ahh, ok. So the truck stop I'm guessing..?
     
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  4. Brunnie

    Brunnie First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Yep... A CAT scale. At least you will know how much weight the front and rear axles are each carrying.
     
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  5. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    Throwing my 2 cent's in here , I'll be expecting change !! If I put 20 bushel of oyster's from the axle to the tailgate in the back of a pickup the front end lift's up while the back end squat's : If I load them just forward of the rear axle the front and back squat down together if I pile them up against the back of the cab the front's down more then the back ; So where do you think the majority of YOUR weight's gonna be ? Just behind the back seat's ? from behind the front row seat's back ? are you towing and what's the tongue weight of said trailer [ An Xterra WILL NOT TOW Chug's liquor trailer or Zach's beer trailer ] Can't you guess-ti-mate the weight while loading or make a pile of everything you'll be taking camping in ur house or garage then pick it up and step on a bathroom scale if you need to be accurate ? I would think if you fill just the back it would be around 85-90% would be the on rear axle , from the driver's seat back maybe 60-70% on the rear axle. What kinda armor you got and how much stuff is on the roof ?? Ok , there's too many variable's here that only You can account for and I'm I think I'm getting carpel tunnel from typing so listen to Brunnie and scale it empty then loaded. Damm , now I'm down to a penny . :eek:
     
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  6. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    In anticipation of the hardcore bumper about every 3 day's I'm giving the 6 bolt's that hold the rear bumper on a shot of blaster/free all and some light love tap's with a 2.5 lb mini sledge hammer. ALERT;;;;;;;; having a Peter Gabriel---Sledge Hammer flash back !!
     
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  7. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    Not necessarily "for" my X but related, the Offroad Gorilla magnetic koozie gets two thumbs up from me. Holds a 16 oz can no prob.
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  8. SledheadX

    SledheadX Bought an X

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    Ok, last year I installed a backup camera to the X but was surprisingly disappointed with the picture. Believe it or not it was TOO sensitive to light. Moderate sunlight and my LED backup lights were too much for it so I just replaced it today. Quite happy with the replacement. And that black thing is just my bike hitch. [​IMG]
    Now comes part 2 and could be in the “dumb question” thread. Since the old one still technically works, where is a decent front location to use it when crawling or over landing? My pioneer deck has front inputs available. Would love to have it underneath somewhere for good views but not get whacked or caked with crap and be useless. Be aware it only cost me $15 so if it’s destroyed, oh well. It’s only $ right? Not like $600 for armor or $4000 for the big TS.

    Oh, and didn’t post last week. But....
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    2 Skar Audio VD8’s with 400 watts each on a Rockville RXD-M0. Again, thanks @General_Tarfun for the location brainstorm. Had to lift the rear seats with blocks and bumpers but got good clearance.


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  9. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    I didn't do anything as nice as SledHead , but I figured since Odo has a haircut it's time to get rid of the side burn's !! 20200908_140900.jpg 20200908_142819.jpg 20200908_144442.jpg

    tool's required...ice scraper/plastic putty knife
    .......................bug and tar remover
    .......................scotchbrite sponge
    .......................rag
    Peel plastic off---scrape off thick glue with scraper do long steady stroke's---spray bug remover on leftover glue let sit a couple , then use scotchbrite slightly soaked with remover---wipe clean with rag ---repeat step 2-3-4 as needed , you'll figure it out !!
    cost ................sweat equity
     
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  10. SledheadX

    SledheadX Bought an X

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    He’s naked!!!!
     
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  11. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    Shhhhhhhhhhh.........He think's he has a kilt on :confused:
     
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  12. Mar10OR

    Mar10OR Bought an X

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    Bug remover, huh? I just learned something new.

    Does it work on anything else other than bugs and sticker goo?

    Looks good @TheCrabby1 . You gonna leave the rack off?
     
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  13. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    That's cool. I didn't realize it was smooth under there. I assumed there'd be bolts or something through the door.

    He covered the holes and matched the white paint pretty nicely and said it gave him 2-3 MPG more, so I'm guessing it's permanent.
     
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  14. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    Can you link the camera? Mine kinda sucks. I have the same question on front camera too.
     
  15. SledheadX

    SledheadX Bought an X

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    The camera is a little more than others of the same style but it’s adjustable and the lower sensitivity is perfect for me. I didn’t even need to adjust anything.

    PARKVISION Smart Reverse Backup Camera,One-Key to Reverse/Shift Image Horizontally&Vertically,Mounting at Off-Center Position Allowed,4 Parking Lines Settable,5 Levels Brightness Adjustment,12V-24V https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087G4YGKT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_JBdwFbZYQTAD8
     
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  16. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    When I got looking around the garage to see what could aid in sticker goo removal I had some gas and mineral spirit's and then I noticed Bug and TAR remover and I said "" If it can remove road Tar I gotta try it "" sometimes you get tired of ur hand's smelling like gas for hour's and it's alway's right before you chow down so there's that reasoning:cool:I guess what ever fall's in between bugs and tar ?? is fair game , I've never tried it on anything else but now I will;)I have no intention's to put the rack back on , I mean I'm only around 5ft 8 standing on a pack of match's so having to wait and catch the elevator up to the top of the tire seem's like a waste of time to me . In reality though I'm just trying to keep my center of gravity low especially since I drive too fast in corner's/exit's and with the back seat's down I think I can fit everything I need to carry off road with me. I've still got the nutsert's in the roof with SS bolt's in them with gasket blue and touch up paint on top so I might make a streamline metal bracket one day to hold an awning on but I'm leaning toward's the tent that wrap's around the a$$ end of the vehicle and has it's own awning . I've also thought about buying the magnetic screen door and cutting it to fit over the X's front window's for air circulation , should stay there with the help of a roll of magnetic tape:cool:There I go thinking again !!
     
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  17. 29erClan

    29erClan Bought an X

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    Think I found the problem...

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    Was getting a pulsing / grinding kinda noise when turning. First thought was wheel bearings but they didn't feel loose or anything. While giving it a spin and yanking on the tie rods I saw the giant hole in the CV boot go by. Yep. That'll do it. Just put the old spare axle in for now and will order a new spare soon. No more grindy turns.

    Besides that I got new coils put in. I was getting a ton of interference on my radio that was matching the engine rpm pretty close. Engine runs smooth now, radio stopped humming. The original coils lasted 160k and were still working except for the ham-hell they caused.

    Plus new coolant and diff oil. Didn't have time for the trans flush today. Oh well. The sky hasn't fallen yet, tomorrow's another day.
     
  18. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    Didn't do anything like 29er did but on my weekly forage for Odo grabbed a plasma lighter for the glovebox and some lugnut's for tire carrier from local salvage yard. Probably get a heat gun for melt mod and a new grease gun today.
     
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  19. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    Well I sprayed PB Blaster into the hole's in the frame around the 6 bolt's that hold the bumper on every 3-4 day's for the last couple week's [ with the help of one of those bendy drinking straw's ] and gave gentle but forceful "love tap's" LOL with my 2.5lb mini sledge-a-matic hammer and everyone of them came lose with a little Milwaukee hammer drill. Jeff from Adrenalin offroad was surprised he figured they'd round up or snap off especially if he used the bigger hammer drill; in fact he looked at the bolt's carefully and said he would use them again . :) Sure made me smile !! Now if I could only get a phone call saying bumper is done at the powder coater I'd have a smile-ectamy:confused::D


    Forgot to add it's a 2005 and being near D.C. AND i 95 ;;; THEY USUALLY PUT DOWN ROAD SALT THAT'S DEEPER THEN THE SNOW , AND LET'S NOT FORGET THE BRINE !!!!
     
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  20. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    I almost dodged the fruit in a Gallagher flashback.
     
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  21. Zack.

    Zack. Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Back around New Years I ordered the shirt throw shifter from PRG. It shipped early to mid-April, but I had used my work address and was working from home at that point. So it just sat in the office since then until last Friday when had to go in to pick up a new monitor. So I grabbed that as well as some other goodies I had stashed at my desk, or had sent to the office but were delivered after mid-March.

    So today I installed the shifter and then drove to Target. It’s a significant reduction in the throw distance, and super tight! Kinda reminds me of how my parents’ 4Runner used to feel back when I was used to long ass shifter on the 80s LandCruiser.
     
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  22. Brunnie

    Brunnie First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    Well.... I had a new oil pan put on the X. Seems that a rock on Ophir Pass decided that it didn't like being run over so it retaliated by punching a hole on the oil pan. I was fortunate that I could make it down the hill and to the intersection of Ophir Pass road and Hwy 145 and then call for help. My local mechanic here told me how to make a trail repair that "might" work, and it did. JB Weld to the rescue!! The fix got me from Telluride all the way back to the Springs without leaking.

    Funny side story here... The mechanic tried chiseling out the JB weld from where the drain plug should be, but after a few whacks gave up and drilled a hole in the pan to drain the oil out before removing the pan.
     
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  23. CHUG

    CHUG Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Ah Been Thar Done that!! and a 7 Mile walk Back to camp @27 degree's And Dark. With wolfs, bears Big cats lurking.. Struck Good size rock punched hole in Oil pan.. Long story short.. had it welded up, installed In camp in the snow.. Now, have shrock skid plate. Had good write up and photos on the Other X site that Died..

    Oil pan is a weak Link!!..

    Did find the post.. Will have to add it to this site.. with photos.. If I can locate ;-)
     
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  24. CocoLoco74

    CocoLoco74 Test Drive

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    Was given a product that might help with the yellow hased lenses , it's also quick too. Accomplished first model as well, not a big one but substantial, magnetic fuel door.
     

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  25. CHUG

    CHUG Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Changed out the Cabin air filters.. Due to all the fire smoke for 2week's floating around.. Yep they were ashy!!. Plus some Dang Mice Scat too.. Evil creatures. Over all they are pretty clean looking.. $9.00 with carbon.. cheap.. and they are CHEAP.. pulled one out broke the sides.
    still a BEECH to install with bending.

    1 beer, One small zip tie. 12 minutes install time. finish beer!
    insert key's turn fan on.. Make sure no mice are in the fan.. DONE!

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  26. kryter

    kryter First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    your slippin that is definitely a 3 beer job
     
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  27. CAchief

    CAchief Bought an X Supporting Member

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  28. CHUG

    CHUG Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Added a back up camera. ;-) Plus changed main Air filter. It sure was tad dirty/ASH after 3 months.

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    Well, was pattering a dang Squirrel, that needs a round. Trail cam is mounted on Tree Due to my luck forgetting and driving off with it attached.

    No squirrels showed up in 2 days.. Just dang deer.
     
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  29. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    Well , I didn't get to do the bigger upgrade's I had in mind for this past weekend because of the weather but got to throw on 2 " little " upgrade's on if you can call them that ? :cool: 20200925_153328.jpg
     
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  30. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    Does this count?

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  31. MMac

    MMac Test Drive

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    Swapped out driver's side window regulator and motor assembly and replaced the Crankshaft position sensor this past week. Got an import direct 3 sensor from O'Reilly's while the OEM one is on the way from Amazon. I read on the reviews that the OEM part is new and improved with a metal sleeve instead of plastic. Anyway, Xterra is running as good as new. ;)
     
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  32. CHUG

    CHUG Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Replaced Wipers, with 21" & 22" wipers.. max wipe. Ready for Winter Rain/snow & Bug guts!
     
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  33. Richard

    Richard Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Did a good detail underneath and paint. Did claybar, some buffing. Stripped it down then used a good wax with CMX ceramic overcoat. Found original Nissan stencil on leaf springs. 20201003_155905.jpg 20201003_134531.jpg 20201002_142700.jpg 20201002_142158.jpg
     
  34. kryter

    kryter First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    mag chloride season is coming... used old fashion turtle wax on the 05 black x, took all afternoon. Wax on wax off was work..... ready for winter
     
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  35. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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  36. Richard

    Richard Bought an X Supporting Member

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    I am slightly OCD! :)
     
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  37. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    Tell me you got the blue tinted rock/crawler light's in the well's !!:confused::cool::eek:
     
  38. Brunnie

    Brunnie First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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  39. DoomX

    DoomX Bought an X

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    Agreed... It looks amazing.
     
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  40. Richard

    Richard Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Uhmmmm no......
     
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