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Username: 5280Chris
Year: 2016
Trim: Pro-4X
Color: Glacier White

Mods:

Interior:
- Weathertech Floor Liners
- Ultragauge EM Plus

Exterior:
- Curt Trailer Hitch
- Bumper Mounted OEM trailer wiring harness
- Front Lower Valence Delete
- Rear Badges Removed
- Black Softopper
- Custom Front Shackle Mounts

Drivetrain: Stock

Suspension & Tires:
Front
T-Swap
(23.5" hub to fender)
- MOOG LCA's
- SPC UCA's
- R180 Extended Axles (2 sets purchased used from a NORAC member)
- 1st Gen Tundra 5100's (New PN)
- Custom top hat (Thanks Glamisdude)
- Eibach 600lb Springs
- Nisstec Coilover Adjustment Collars
- Extended brake lines from Nisstec
- MOOG Titan inner and outer tie rods

Rear
(24" hub to fender)
- Alcan 2" Lift 300lbs
- Nisstec Rear Lift Shackles (1.5" setting)
- 5125's
- Extended brake lines from Nisstec
- 1.25" Hubcentric wheel spacers
- Nisstec Rear Axle Shims

Tires
- 285/75R16 Cooper ST Maxx

Armor:
- Factory Pro-4X Gas Tank Skid
- Hefty Fabworks Rock Sliders
- Hefty Fabworks Aluminum Engine Skid Plate
- Hefty Fabworks Aluminum Transmission Skid Plate
- Hefty Fabworks Aluminum Transfer Case Skid Plate
- ARB M226 Differential Cover

Recovery Gear:
- P&P Front Recovery Points
- Hi-Lift Jack
- Rear Hitch Shackle
- MasterFlow MF1050 Compressor (Cheap but works pretty well)
- ARB Speedy Seal Tire Kit
- Recovery Straps
- MaxTrax
- El Cheapo generic mechanics tool kit (to stay in the truck)
- Spare Axles

Performance: Stock

In Progress: Use it!!


Day I bought it:

20160712_174109 by Christopher Smiley, on Flickr

How it sits now:

20170318_175547_HDR by Christopher Smiley, on Flickr


20170328_171425_HDR by Christopher Smiley, on Flickr

20170422_144617_HDR by Christopher Smiley, on Flickr

20170312_133226_HDR by Christopher Smiley, on Flickr

I may have redefined mild....

Thanks for looking!
 

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PRG Mini LIft - 2015 Pro-4X

I just installed a PRG Mini-Lift. I wanted a minor lift (still had to fit into garage) and to level the truck and the Mini-Lift was perfect. 1.5" spacer in front, 1" block in rear. Was able to align to factory specs without cam bolts (anything taller and you'll probably need those). Greg at PRG knows a lot about the Frontier suspension and his products are top quality.

Couple of pics showing the truck. Rear looks higher due to the uneven ground, but front and rear are basically level now with a bit higher stance. Total cost for the lift was $200 plus alignment.

Good luck with your lift!
 

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First Real Trip

So, I took the truck on its first real camping trip up above Central City. I usually ride my dirtbike up there, so I was familiar with the trails and seemed like a safe first trip to push the truck. There are some pretty intense trails up there and the truck handled it really well! Here are a couple pics. I didn't take much time for pictures due to the fun I was having.

20160729_172405 by Christopher Smiley, on Flickr

20160729_172420 by Christopher Smiley, on Flickr

The truck articulated a lot more than expected. Even my jeep friends were impressed! ::grin::

20160729_172545 by Christopher Smiley, on Flickr

Bonus Pic with Lucy the Boxer

20160729_172522 by Christopher Smiley, on Flickr

After this trip I realized that I need a small air compressor. I aired down and had to limp the truck back 10 miles to a gas station to fill them back up. The little harbor freight compressor couldn't handle it!
 

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I run a MF-1050 Compressor. Great simple unit for the price. For the occasional air up it is a decent unit. The trick is to turn on the compressor before hooking it to the tire stem. I got mine at Pep Boys, but they sell the same basic unit all over.


 

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I run a MF-1050 Compressor. Great simple unit for the price. For the occasional air up it is a decent unit. The trick is to turn on the compressor before hooking it to the tire stem. I got mine at Pep Boys, but they sell the same basic unit all over.
Awesome, thanks! I was actually looking at that one on amazon today. Good to know it works well
 

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From my interweb searching it is a decent unit for the price. The main complaints all stemmed from people hooking the fill hose to the tire and then turning on the unit. It seems the compressor does not do well starting against a load. The other complaints are from the wiring, but all that is there is a switch, a fuse and a relay, so, If mine gives me issue, I'll just replace the parts with better. Another complaint is the accuracy of the gauge. While it does not read the correct PSI, It does go to the same spot regularly for a certain PSI.

But with that said, I just used mine yesterday and it aired up all 4 tires (285's) from 25 to 35/37psi without skipping a beat. If I was running larger tires or was going to be using it every weekend, I might choose a different unit, But, for $60, I think it's fine.
 

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From my interweb searching it is a decent unit for the price. The main complaints all stemmed from people hooking the fill hose to the tire and then turning on the unit. It seems the compressor does not do well starting against a load. The other complaints are from the wiring, but all that is there is a switch, a fuse and a relay, so, If mine gives me issue, I'll just replace the parts with better. Another complaint is the accuracy of the gauge. While it does not read the correct PSI, It does go to the same spot regularly for a certain PSI.

But with that said, I just used mine yesterday and it aired up all 4 tires (285's) from 25 to 35/37psi without skipping a beat. If I was running larger tires or was going to be using it every weekend, I might choose a different unit, But, for $60, I think it's fine.
That is exactly what I needed to know. Sounds like that will be the next addition to the tool box
 

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I have an ViAir 85P unit from 4Wheel Parts. It fills up to 31" and its $50. If you have larger tires, the 88P fills up to 33" tires, at $65. My little 85P was plenty to fill my tires and my brothers WJ tires from 15 to 33 without complaining.
 

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PRG Lift: Installed!

I installed the PRG Mini Lift on thursday night. Went in really easy. I am happy with how the truck looks now and am hoping it will keep me from doing anything else to the truck (For a few months ::wink::)

20160805_060818 by Christopher Smiley, on Flickr

I will get some better pics in the next few days!
 

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I've got this Kobalt Air Inflator and I love it. Hook it up to the tire, and set the PSI you want it inflated to on the screen and go. It automatically stops when it gets to your selected pressure.

Shop Kobalt 12-Volt Car Air Inflator at Lowes.com

Also, since you're local you should head over to Nisstec, they're up in the unincorporated part of North Denver. They're good folks to work with.
 

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I've got this Kobalt Air Inflator and I love it. Hook it up to the tire, and set the PSI you want it inflated to on the screen and go. It automatically stops when it gets to your selected pressure.

Shop Kobalt 12-Volt Car Air Inflator at Lowes.com

Also, since you're local you should head over to Nisstec, they're up in the unincorporated part of North Denver. They're good folks to work with.
How does it work filling up all four tires?

Also, I realized they were local after I bought the prg stuff! Bad timing. I like to support local guys but I am sure I'll be using them in the future when I inevitably want to upgrade the suspension again.

Are you by chance involved in the local BMW groups at all?
 

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It works as advertised, it's a bit slow if you're filling up a complete flat but so are all inflators. I also like that all the cords and hoses have compartments on the unit for easy storage. No extra bags or cord ties is nice.

Another local company is Hefty Fab Works down in the Springs. They make some nice armor and sliders.

I'm not involved with any BMW clubs.
 

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It works as advertised, it's a bit slow if you're filling up a complete flat but so are all inflators. I also like that all the cords and hoses have compartments on the unit for easy storage. No extra bags or cord ties is nice.

Another local company is Hefty Fab Works down in the Springs. They make some nice armor and sliders.

I'm not involved with any BMW clubs.
Thanks! Great info. I'll look into them!
I know a guy with the same username local here in the bmw world.
 

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Hefty Fab works makes awesome products, expensive, but awesome, and since your local, if you order from them, just take a quick drive to the Springs and pick your items up vs. shipping, if you make arrangements, you can pick stuff up on Saturdays. Nisstec are good people, located off of 74th behind the Main NAPA store, hard to find, but worth it.
 

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Used the truck as a truck this weekend

Finally made it out to go riding this weekend. The main reason I bought the truck was to pull the bike up the hill and carry my gear. It did great! I was glad to see the rear suspension didn't sag much even with the leveling kit. Although I am thinking about going to an AAL to replace that block so it will carry weight a little better.

20160813_074836 by Christopher Smiley, on Flickr

20160813_112251 by Christopher Smiley, on Flickr

20160813_115056 by Christopher Smiley, on Flickr

Also, I have started talking to the guys at Hefty Fabworks. Looking like that will be in the works here soon! I really appreciate you guys steering me in that direction.
 

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Great rig you've got there.
Side note: Air bags will essentially make your rear suspension adjustable.
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Great rig you've got there.
Side note: Air bags will essentially make your rear suspension adjustable.
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So I looked into that option, too (my dad has them on his Duramax). But don't they take away from the off road capability? I guess at that point, I need to decide what the truck will really be used for most... Have any experience with air suspension off road?
 

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So I looked into that option, too (my dad has them on his Duramax). But don't they take away from the off road capability? I guess at that point, I need to decide what the truck will really be used for most... Have any experience with air suspension off road?
No, sorry...am strictly on-road & 4x2.
 
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