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found one with a semi blown motor 3 hours from me. started enough to get it on the trailer and off. he messed something up during a timing chain job.
i have a spare motor sitting so im happy either way.
rebuilt trans with only 30k on it, everything else is in ok condition.

interior needs some lovin....



i ordered so random parts it needs. should have it mobile by this weekend.
i was going to pull the motor today but its snowing and i feel like been lazy.
 

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got it moved into the garage and starting pulling it apart.
my timing kit showed up, and all my little parts i think i need for this swap.

im pumped to get this thing swapped and done by sunday hopefully upload a nice little running video of it.
after looking it over a few times, i think i like this one a little more than the tan one.
probably my new daily for a little while lolololol.

hopefully i get it running by sunday, updates by then!
 

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Wait you got another X? Dude we know you love these things but could you share?
yea i got another one lol.
1800$, it was a little more than i wanted to pay but he wouldnt come off it any lower due to a bank loan.


this one was on craigslist in the lake of the ozarks.
and likely to be the last one i buy, this year at least.

i probably wont do this much vehicle musical chairs until i find another vk swap or something random falls in my lap again.
 

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Just keep finding Titans that you can part out and pay for the rest of your 83 Nissans.

On a side note my wife's friend and her husband has an 05 and 08 Xterra. I asked her husband if they still had the stock radiators and he said he wasn't sure. Less than 2 months later they both had smod...
 

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Is that 'your' Raptor in the drive? Thought you moved on from it...??

Wait...put the Raptor 6.2 in the X...yeah?? Yeah!!
 

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Warm weather and i are the best of friends.




got some tinkering done, still need to do bellhousing/tq converter and exhaust.
should be able to pull from there.

and set the new one in friday and finish up saturday.
woooot wooot, lets go!!!
 

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i took 1 single picture and didnt even upload it lol.


motor has been swapped, just needs all the buttons.
i decided to wait on the timing chain since im not sure what this motor sounds like with quiet accessories on it yet.
this is the new utah vehicle so should be a good time with it not moving a week before we are leaving lolololol.


more to come.
 

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its almost drive able woooot. the interior was just too much for me to enjoy hah. im not pulling carpet out but am going to spray what i can. this xterra will get the frontiers seats soon so hopefully they dont look odd being blue.


has a newer wheel and my pathfinder setup from the frontier.


just going away on its own huh?

after a couple passes with steamer, spray, brush on shop vac.


still need to do timing chain and pulley but should be quiet and not a big piece of **** to sit in soon.
 

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information has finally come down the pipe.
i get to keep keep my tan xterra so this one is getting sold el super fast.

anyone want a cheap xterra? 3500 picked up.
runs and drives great.

needs?
timing chain is a hair noisy but not too bad, will do this soon.
air bag light, in a dear collision and never fixed it
cel for one of the cats, havent fixed this yet either.


i think i said it up top but i picked this up with a blown motor and swapped it. im currently in the middle of cleaning it up so i can drive it around while i fix it. but now that ive been given my other xterra back i wanna chuck this sucker.

dont get me wrong, if no one wants it ill keep and keep fixing and chuck it up for sale soon, but if someone was into a running and driving cheap project. here ya goooooo!!!
 

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small Xterra and life update.
i tore my ACL and Meniscus so im down for a few months.

a buddy visiting me saw the xterra and liked it enough to buy it.
he doesnt get online too often so ill still update this thread as he changes it and takes it out.

but likes doing the same type of trailing and traveling i do so hopefully it will make for a safer more enjoyable traveling future. solo dolo trips get sketchy often.
 

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Buddy picked it up last weekend. Washed it and is waiting for me to recover for some needed maintenance but I think he’s daily driving it now.

His wife likes that she can see clearly out of it and it feels planted and drives like a little tank.
 
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