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This project/build is culmination of the last 2 xterra builds that I've done and what I learned from them, both god and bad. The plan was to build an all around Wheeler/Overland capable rig, we did some testing last week in Moab and it outperformed all of my expectations.





Username: Golf286 aka The Princess



Year: 2010



Make: Nissan



Model: Frontier



Trim: SE/Pro4X



Color: Silver



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Mods:



Interior:

5 slot switch carrier

Kenwood Double Din

Upgraded Seats

Fridge mount (back seat)

Upgraded Steering Wheel

Weathertech floor mats



Exterior:

DepHep Hi-Lift mount

Hefty spare tire mount

ARB Twin Compressor

Train Horn

Powertank mount

more to come



Drivetrain:

Rancho Drop Bracket Lift

M205 Titan Swap

ARB Front Locker

Custom Radflo 2.5 coilovers

Titan Rear Axle w/ Locker

Custom Alcans

Custom rear Bilstein Shocks

Nisstec Adjustable Shackles

Custom Shock skids

4.56 Gears

Custom Brake Lines front and rear

17" XD Machete Rims

35 x 12.5 x 17 Nitto Trail Grappler (5)



Armor:

Hefty Aluminum Front Bumper

Smittybilt X20 10K w/ Synthetic line

Hefty Aluminum Skids

Hefty Rear Bumper (being made)

Hefty Sliders



Performance:

Volant CAI

IMS

Custom Exhaust

UpRev Tune
 

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Truck looks good, really want to pull the trigger on that bumper. Curious what seats you upgraded to.
 

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We installed the CB and HAM Radio this weekend and finally got to wheel after being sidelined since May.

 

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'Bout time you decided to come wheel with the big boys. If you can just keep the axle housing in it's intended location/orientation you should be golden ; )
 
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got any more pictures of your hood?
You can also check sudingusnavy and carjeep's builds. They used the same Poison Spider hood louver kits and did fairly extensive write-ups on the procedure
 
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thanks, didnt realize it had been done before. Ill look into them.


They have s great write up, you can use one meant fort a Jk or TJ (the TJ one is slightly smaller than the JK)
Time consuming to do it and patience is the key, I also did cut the hooks in the hood.
 

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'Bout time you decided to come wheel with the big boys. If you can just keep the axle housing in it's intended location/orientation you should be golden ; )


LOL!!!
Well the original plan was to get a Fronty a year ago but 2.0 fell in my lap so it got delayed, yeh keeping the axle in place won't be an issue this go around.
I'm really happy with the Fronty so far and looking forward to goneMoab and wheeling with you!! The hard part is getting used to the Fronty wheelin compared to the Xterra.
 

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The wheelbase makes that much of a difference? (Dumb question I know, but I've never been off road on anything larger than a Honda Rancher)
BTW your truck looks awesome
 

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The wheelbase makes that much of a difference? (Dumb question I know, but I've never been off road on anything larger than a Honda Rancher)
BTW your truck looks awesome


Hey there,
Yes it's actually a really big difference.

There's pro's and con's to the additional wheelbase in comparison to the Xterra. The two biggest differences are the break over angle going up an obstacle and the *** end hanging out on a descent (which results in using the trailer hitch skid or worse caving in sheet metal) all that being said I love the Fronty and I wish I would've done it sooner.. Oh and honestly it feels more stable than the Xterra because of the longer wheelbase (tippy sections will be interesting though)
 

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Looking good! I gotta ask, ordering the aluminum front bumper soon and was curious if the radiator skid plate still works without the sway bar and calmini DB kit? Not sure how similar it is to the lift you have.
 
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Looking good! I gotta ask, ordering the aluminum front bumper soon and was curious if the radiator skid plate still works without the sway bar and calmini DB kit? Not sure how similar it is to the lift you have.


Shouldn't be an issue come take a look at mine
 
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