What have you done for your X?

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  1. SledheadX

    SledheadX Bought an X

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    Just off hand, how intense were you in cleaning them before priming? I had to send mine to get acid washed to get all the oils off so something would stick and stay. Used the same rustoleum as you on my rims and even they needed excess prep for good adhesion.
     
  2. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    I used acetone then used a stripping wheel on an angle grinder. This is when the outer tube was done. Looking like chrome: [​IMG]

    But in my case the primer is 100% intact. It was just the bedliner that came off. It was etching primer and I gave it a full 24 hours, scuffed it with 120 sandpaper (what the instructions on the can said), and then used a shop vac and microfiber cloths to make sure the surface was clean.

    Even the spot where a piece of 2x4 was in between it and the jack came off. No clue what went wrong.
     
  3. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    I spoke with Rust-oleum today, and they said the problem is spray bed liner shouldn't be used on etching primer. They say it should have gone on bare metal only. If I had used roll-on bed liner I would've been fine. Right now the primer is holding up, but just taking a drive around town today resulted in a bunch of chips. I think my current plan is to fix chips by sanding and filling with regular hammered paint, and then in the spring I'll either take it to get sand blasted and powder coated, or I'll strip off the existing bed liner and use roll-on.

    Oh, and Rust-Oleum refunded me the cost of the bed liner without me asking.
     
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  4. C3NK0

    C3NK0 Test Drive

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    @ffxcores How difficult was the install and would it interfere with the fender replacement if I ever find one?

    Edit: Doesn't look like it would from the pictures but wanted to check
     
  5. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    It wasn't bad. I wasn't feeling well and didn't sleep well the night before, so that probably added a couple hours. Plus I was trying to take video. A second person would probably make it much easier to help lift and stabilize.

    It sits just under an inch from the fender but shouldn't be in the way at all.
     
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  6. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    This week's update ; Putting the center cap's on the 18 hole spare tire rim's . Most everybody here know's I put a full set of the spare tire rim's with some MT's on Odo and I do like the look but what I didn't like was the axle ( 20201229_134412.jpg 20201229_135048.jpg ?) end's with the nut and cotter pin being directly exposed to the element's so I bought 3 center cap's that they run on those 6 spoke silver/grey/aluminum rim's on some X's . After buying some flanged lug nut's [ DORMAN 611-210 ] when I mounted them they were a little lose so what I did was put a 13/16th's nitrile O-ring on [ 1st pic] and that took out the slack ; Just in case someone else was gonna do this. I did sand/ paint the cap itself and clean the little badge before install. So now I have 3 chrome/3 black nut's on each wheel [ yeah , I'm out there ] I'll let it go like this for a while and if I don't like it I'll paint the chrome or replace the black , but I'd bet it stay's like this !! It's not letting me post the lug nut with the o-ring pic .
     
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  7. visitor

    visitor Test Drive

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    well, just trying to get this through winter & see how it (@ 175K) holds up before really committing too much:
    i had put new valve cover gaskets on & iridium plugs 15K ago, when the prev. owner first got it.
    she had timing belt done & later heater core tubes + the hoses going to the tubes from the engine bay,
    but the heater core itself wasn't replaced and there was a pint of residual coolant soaked into the pass. side carpet.
    so new heater core, metal tubes & non-a/c heater duct from a '99 Frontier
    (likely going to eliminate all a/c components eventually)
    new lower intake manifold gaskets & then Blue Devil Pour-N-Go Head Gasket Sealer, cause it was still blowing coolant some
    and i'm not tearing the heads out in the middle of winter here - maybe in Spring if all else is still running well then.
    That stuff did a respectable job of eliminating white exhaust smoke during all but initial start up - time will tell how it holds up.
    front door speakers, added trailer hitch, good winter tires, drained & filled transmission twice, several other little worn/missing pieces.

    owners down south should be so appreciative of your rust-free older vehicles. nothing up here has enough solid metal in the frame or elsewhere after 10 + years to make extensive repairs/mods worth the cost & effort.
     
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  8. Richard

    Richard Bought an X

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    Changed out carrier bearing, u-joints(spicer hd), rear trans seal. Then changed transmission and rear diff fluid and a oil change to enter what hopes to be a better year.
     
  9. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    Shock skid's / U bolt flip kit ordered ! :)
     
  10. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    Which flip kit? And full Shrock set? I thought you were going Hefty
     
  11. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    Just the little skid's that mount onto the shock bolt's . I went with the nisstec flip kit because it's steel , a few people had some issue's with the aluminum one's. It's to late to worry about weight and GPM :D I emailed EXPEDITION ONE about their front bumper 9 day's ago and nothing so I called yesterday and left a message " no reply" !! So they can stick their bumper &#(^!$$$@$)(@%#&*!^%VBE&!$#NE78 !! There profit loss . Still up in the air as to which skid plate set .
     
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  12. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    Ordered thur , arrived today. There shipping seems HIGH but 4 day's later [ I'm alright with that trade-off now-a-day's] 20210111_112318.jpg it's in my hand's and will get put on 2morrow ! Didn't realize how big those shock skid's were till there in my hand's .
     

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  13. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    Managed to rotate the tires this evening after work and stuck the new battery charger on it while I was working. It got it charged but I had to cut the optimization cycle short. I'll throw it back on this weekend and let it go through a full run.

    Other stuff on hold, house repairs are looking like they are going to be nearly $10k. Fawk....
     
  14. Richard

    Richard Bought an X

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    A sunny nice day here so cleaned it up. Supposed to be warm and sunny for about a week.
     
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  15. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    Dayum, if it ain't one thing, it's another.
     
  16. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    Not really liking the U-Bolt's that came with the flip kit , but I did manage to POR-15 the axle and put the shock skid's on. I didn't do some of the brake line axle bracket's all the way because they need to be replaced and It'd be easier without Por on it. 20210114_105548.jpg
     
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  17. Davcos

    Davcos Wheeling Founding Member

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    Haven't been on here in years but I still got my 1st gen. Gave her a quick bath today.... Not bad for a 19 year old Canadian rig!


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  18. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    If you'd have givin her a coat of wax I'd probably would have had to put my sunglasses' on ! Lookin' good"""""""""""""
     
  19. BEEFY

    BEEFY I Smile when Gasoline Can Freeze

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    Its looking good
     
  20. SledheadX

    SledheadX Bought an X

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    0F9FA16B-0902-42A9-8079-A15B105EACCF.jpeg Happy birthday to me!!! Second one coming tomorrow. Little reorganization happening for Rausch Creek in July



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  21. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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  22. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    Sorry SledheadX , don't know what ufcking button I hit ! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^or didn't hit .
     
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  23. SledheadX

    SledheadX Bought an X

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    The taller lid leaning was an accessory for the Wolf Pack container. Bought 2 each from https://offroadpowerproducts.com/. Cheapest pricing/shipping combo I’ve been able to find for them. $123.80 for the 2 boxes and 2 taller lids. Forget the weight limit for them but at 200 lbs, I can stand and bounce on them easily.
     
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  24. kryter

    kryter First Fill-Up (of many) Supporting Member

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    finally ordered the skid plate set from hefty steel over the pan and the front diff, the other 3 are in AL,, Yay
     
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  25. Zack.

    Zack. Has been dubbed Arnold Supporting Member

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    1D4A8544-1B69-4CEC-BF5E-0F5963312026.jpeg More stuff into the backlog/prep. Got the rod ends from FK thru a company called MRO Supply and the other hardware from boltdepot.com.
     
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  26. CHUG

    CHUG Need Bigger Tires Supporting Member

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    Sun was out.. Cherry trees need pruning Darn Main Power line was tad close to branches. To Just Cut And drop. Ugh.
    DING.. I got winch!!!.
    Climbed Tree With ladder, added Chain to a Shackle. ( Ladder failed to Keep me upright.. Amazing how fast one can Become a chimp and cling to the Tree, while Gravity pulls on your body!! ) haha.. Survived!!
    Hooked up my Hitch Mount warn winch, Ran Cable to Pulley to shackle. Hit main switch, COOL winch still works!!.

    Power line safe now!. Beer time to Hydrate and allow Pain soreness to go away!.
    Winch 1.JPG Winch Pulley.JPG
     
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  27. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    Finally had some free time today. Replaced the driver window control button assembly (old one was sticking), and took the two rear door panels off to trim the plastic that was hitting my speaker bracket and keeping the door panel from staying on.

    Felt good to get some minor stuff off my list.
     
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  28. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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    Ordered more Titan parts. Every week more Titan parts. Updates to come.
     
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  29. TheCrabby1

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    Hard brake line's for the rear came in yesterday, now I can replace ALL of them back there mon .
     
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  30. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    Rago ditch light bracket and lights installed. Questioning my light choice (Baja S2 combo) and will probably swap it out with the Diode Dynamics combo when it's eventually available.

    The DD will be lower profile wiring (connector plugs in direct vs inline) and the pattern is driving and flood vs Baja's spot and driving.

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  31. BEEFY

    BEEFY I Smile when Gasoline Can Freeze

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    Used tcase with calmini crawler gears installed.
     
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  32. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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    Nice!
     
  33. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    I need a 1st Gen Fronty SAS.....
     
  34. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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    Who doesn't.
     
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  35. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    Put the Z-1 Offroad extended brake line package and both rear steel line's on today . 1st time playing with brake's since High school !! But while putting the last line on the front driver side I went to move the 7 inch hard line end out of the old hose end at the clip and it moved funny :cool: and then it wasn't funny when I glanced at the other end of said hard line. Okay now here's a test for everyone !

    Guess the one hard line that's on NATIONAL back order ????????????
    Com'on ..................... you can do it .
    It's for an Xterra :cool:
     

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  36. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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  37. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    I'm not posting installed pic's because it's cold and Icey, but here's the new...........................................

    POWERTRAIN Reman tranny $$$$ with 5 year unlimited mile warranty ! did I mention $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    DORMAN 626-598 heater hose assembly [ thank's TerryD ]
    Z1 Offroad billet heater hose connecter with an air bleed valve.
    Koyo rad A 2807 , finally ! It's been sittin in the basement since Hector was a pup ;)
    McFadden's service center installed everything and also made me the hard brake line that NO ONE has in stock !!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):)

    And for the record my Xterra , [Odo] had SMOD when I bought it :( But now what I'm saying is ""DAMM""............this is how an Xterra is supposed to shift and drive , EDDIE LIKEEEY:D
     
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  38. Richard

    Richard Bought an X

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    Had some good weather. So it got a good bath.
     

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  39. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    I guess I didn't spend enough $$$$$$ last week :( The rear passenger wheel started making noise like the emergency brake wasn't fully disengaged or a pad had pulled lose or broke a piece off and got wedged in there or the rotor warped [ even though the pedal wasn't pulsating] so took it over jeff's today and found out the caliper wasn't fully disengaging so after looking it over I just did some local part's store stuff Rotor/caliper/pad's on both rear wheel's and it stop's better then it has since I've owned it:confused:;) 20210222_112749.jpg 20210222_150344.jpg
     
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  40. ffxcores

    ffxcores [fully disclosed] Supporting Member

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    better to find out now than out in the middle of the trail!
     
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