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I started with a brand new 2006 Nissan Xterra.

It has seen the dirt through the years but has spent the last couple parked as it experiences the current suspension evolution, which is coming to a close. It's time to get back out there.

Suspension:
Fabtech 6" Frontier lift in front w/ 650# Radflos COS
Deaver Add A Leaf & PRG Rear Lift Brackets
Rear SOA conversion and perch relocation to raise pinion by six degrees
Fox 2" Shocks in the rear


Drivetrain:
Tom Wood Custom Driveshaft
Rear E-Locker computer bypass
Extended braided stainless brake lines all around


Electrical:
60 Amp auxiliary buss
Icom 2M/70CM Mobile Unit
Midland CB

Armor:
Front Calmini Winch Bumper
Rear fabricated swing away bumper with integrated 2.6g air tank
P&P Engineering Sliders




pics to come.........
 
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My pair of Nissans...



Bought the X new in 2012, bought the Frontier used in 2015 (its also a 2012)

The X is a bare bones 4WD, meaning no locker or any of the Pro-4X amenities, while the Frontier has the e-locker and various upgrades. Because of that, the greater towing and payload capacity, and the fact that she doesn't like me wrenching on her truck, the Frontier became our exploring rig...don't get me wrong, the X is a little billygoat. It's gotten us through some tough trails bone stock. But the Fronty is more of a mule ;-)

Readylift levelling kit, 2.5" spacers in front/1.5" shackles in the rear. Also Timbren overload springs in the rear, its my work truck as well

Cooper Discoverer AT3's 285/75/16

White Knuckle sliders

I too lucked out on the group buy for a Lokka, but waiting for a spare diff to place it in.

Got a RockyMtnX hidden winch mount due to be delivered tomorrow, need to find a powder coat shop...Warn M8000 has been collecting dust in my toolroom since March...got a lightbar and a few odds and ends to install. It's a solid truck!

2 weeks ago, Copper Mountain, near Conway Summit on 395 - Lee Vining, CA

 
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Articulation check......

I got my rear suspension work finished. I need to fine tune the parking brake cable routing, e-locker wire routing, and install a remote breather.



And then these showed up.........



And then this showed up! (I haven't installed it yet though)





 

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I will be building my rear bumper/swingaway. I want to integrate an air tank into it and I have yet to see this offered anywhere.
 

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MaXTerra at theNewX.org has a compressor and tank mounted in his stock spare tire location with a quick-disconnect hose mount where the trailer lighting plug usually goes. It's pretty slick.
 

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Yes, that was the route I was going to go. Now that I have a decently equipped fab shop, I have more options.
 

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With the extra cross member underneath, my spare got evicted. I need to do this prior to any distance/overnighters.