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Username: bigdog
Year: 2006
Make: Nissan
Model: Frontier Crew Cab
Trim: 4x4 SE
Color: Avalanche White

Mods:

Interior:
GPS Docking Station w/ Garmin Nuvi 750
Pioneer FH-P8000BT Head Unit
Pioneer TSA6992R 5-way 6x9 speakers
Pioneer TSA16822R 4-way 6.5” speakers
Pioneer GEX-P10HD HD Radio Tuner
Midland 75-822 Handheld CB w/Wilson 500 magnet mount antenna
Husky Front floor liners
Covercraft Seat covers
4-slot Switch panel and switches

Exterior:
ShrockWorks Front Winch Bumper w/Bull Bar
Shrockworks Rear Bumper
Hella 500 Driving Lights
OEM Fog Lamps w/Salk swap
Carriage Works Billet Grille
Century "Ultra" fiberglass truck cap
Body Side Molding

Drivetrain:
m226 axle with 3.69 from a manual SE 4x4
front diff with 3.69
ARB Air Locker

Suspension & Tires
Fabtech 6" Lift
PRG UCA
Radflo 2.0 Coilovers
ProComp 7089 Wheels
BFG All-Terrain T/A KO (295/75R16) Tires
Hypertech In-Line Speedometer Calibrator
Custom ALCAN leaf springs with 4" lift, HD+5-600
Bilstein Frontier Rear Shocks 4-6" lift from PRG Products (#bil-6248-f)

Armor
ShrockWorks T-Case Skid Plate
ShrockWorks Diff Cover
ShrockWorks Fuel Tank skid plate
Custom Rock Sliders - by 2k1frontier

Performance
NISMO CAI
JBA Performance Exhaust “Catback”
Superchips FlashPaq 4865
JBA Evol 409 Stainless Steel Headers

Gear and Other
Warn M8000 Winch
ARB High Output On-Board Air Compressor (CKMA12)
48” Hi-lift Jack
NFabworks utilitrac High lift jack Mount
Redline Tuning Quicklift Hood struts
Fire Extinguisher
E-Tool, folding spade
tow strap


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Recent Photo

 

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ShrockWorks Diff Cover on C200K


Redline Tuning Hood Struts


Extended Radflo 2.0' for Fabtech Kit with PRG UCA's


Custom Sliders


URE


After front Bumper Install
 

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Finally got my PRG Deaver 2" 2-leaf pack mounted and replaced the 4" blocks with 2" blocks. The truck is level (again)...



...and it rides better then ever! Here's a view of the install.



you can see how much more bow there is in the leaf. We will see how they do at URE this weekend.
 

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Took the sway bar back off today. Will see how she handles without it now the the suspension is all "worked out".

My Deavers flattened in no time, and it seems to be what is common with them. They will offer good articulation, however. Great build, btw
yea so I am wondering if stouter rear shocks, like the radflos will help prolong their life.
 

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New Gears

I've got new gears in my truck :woot:



I'm going to an M226 in the rear and 3.69 all around. Hope to have at least the rear installed this weekend.

Got the rear cleaned and degreased tonite. Will hit a couple spots with the wire brush in the morning and get some fresh paint on it, change the brake pads and then start the install.
 

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Rear axle cleaned up, painted and ready to go in.



BTW - Who invented those pad clips on the calipers? :crikey:
 

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The rear axle is in and working, minus the ABS.

Front Diff should go in tommorow.

edit front diff is installed and most of the codes are clear. Got get the ABS sensors installed and hope that is why 4WD won't engage.
 

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The m226 diff has a 100% lock?
Mine is not, it is an open diff out of SE with Standard Transmission. I will add ARB Locker in next phase. You should be able to add ARB locker to yours too.
 

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Installed new ABS sensors this weekend and now everything is working great. Man what a differance in performance! I guess there are a whole lot of systems that rely on those speed sensors because now my truck really has lots of power with these new gears.

Also got the OBA mounted and electric run. I still need to finish the plumbing but that will have to wait until the locker arrives.



Click here for more info on compressor location: http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f10/where-have-you-mounted-your-air-compressors-59516/
 

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The locker came in and 4Wheelparts did the install this week. This is more work then I could do in my driveway. You've got to pull the axles off, the gears out, drill hole in pumpkin, press bearings, shim, backlash... So I felt like this part was better left to the pros.

Turns out that I needed new carrier bearings too, also had the rotors turned down and changed the fluid in the front diff. Since the back was changed it seemed to make sense to keep the front on the same cycle. The truck is very quiet now, rides real smooth and ready for some fun.

Here is a shot of the air hose mounted into the top of the diff



The compressor is finally all connected now too. Was waiting for the solenoid that came with the locker.



I did a leak test tonight and all was good to go so I had to do a quick test in the grass and yes there are two equal length tracks. sorry no photo of that :thumbup:

This is a reall cool setup for anyone considering it. The compressor airs up in a couple seconds, then you can engage or disengage the locker at any speed (as long as axles are spinning at same speed) in 2wd, 4hi, or 4lo. If the air system is sealed the compressor barely ever turns on.

URE this weekend for the real test. :woot:
 

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Pix from URE

Just back from URE and unfortunatley the locker was not 100%. It seemed like it was engaging, but the couple time I really stressed it (once on dickey bell, and once on poser rock) it appeared to not be locked. Other times you'd have thought it was engaged, but maybe its just the deeper gears. The truck definitely performed better then it ever had before, a little more tweaking an I'll be there.

Here's a couple photos from the trip.













oh yea, banged up the rear bumper a little more, but the new shrockworks rear bumper will be here some day :laugh:
 

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Just back from 4wheel parts for a bit of warrenty work. Turns out an o-ring got crushed during installation and was blocking air flow to the locker. Seems to be all set now, here was a test on their rock pile.



Hard to see in this picture becasue of the shadows but my rear tire did get off the ground. So it appears to be working but I won't be 100% convinced until I get on the trail and do this in dirt instead of pavement.
 

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4-Switch Panel

Here's a picture of the new panel (std in NISMO) installed with 4 Rockers including the 2 from ARB, 1 for the Hella's, and 1 for the Backup lights (for when the new rear bumper arrives).



Check the http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f9/how-where-did-you-mount-your-switches-53193/ thread for more one mounting switches.

While I'm at it, here is the switch I've added on the side. This one is used to control the Unichip Programmer.



It fit perfectly into the existing hole too. Also notice that I moved the cargo lamp switch over.
 

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Century "Ultra" Truck cap

I found a used white fiberglass cap for $250 and had to get it.







Now I need to find a rear slider window from a KC.
 

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AEM Dryflow Filter

I recently replaced the filter that came with my NISMO CAI with a new AEM Dryflow Air Filter and filter wrap.



In the process I also cleaned the MAF sensor. On road trip to pick up camper shell I ran mid grade fuel and averaged 15.5 MPG. This is a 2 MPG increase which tells me this new combination is working really well.
 

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Shrockworks Rear Bumper

This weekend I completed the install and wiring of my new Shrockworks rear bumber



Gained lots of clearance and shed a few pounds, hopefully this will hold up better then the stock one did.
 

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New Shoes

Well after much deliberation and research I decided to buy the BFG AT TA in size 295/75/16 to replace the Nitto's



Initial reaction is that they are quieter then the Nitto's on the road. The truck handles great! I can't wait to see what happens on the trails.
 
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