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Username: Kamikaze
Year: 2005
Make: Nissan
Model: Frontier
Trim: Crew cab
Color: Black,Herced up with pinstripes
Interior: Wet Okole seat covers, husky liners, Panasonic Deck and speakers, custom 10" sub,CB
Exterior:Tinted windows, Herculined below door handles and down and grill, 4 linked and caged in the rear, Pre runner Tiregate, Shrockworks sliders, Defender roof rack, 4 Hellas
Drivetrain: shitload of u-joints, and custom steel driveshaft
Suspension & Tires:FRONT-Titan swapped, PRG uppers, New titan lowers, Radflo 2.5 coilovers, 1/2" spacer, Extended shafts, extended brake lines REAR- 4 link with 2.5" Radflo coilovers TIRES- 285/70/17 BFG All Terrains
Armor:Stock skids for now
Performance: Airflow snorkel, K&N drop in filter, Straight pipe, Red top optima
Gear and Other:Tow straps the usual
In Progress:front bumper

Alrite Im not one to document what i do to my truck, usually i will just get that itch and have to do something. So most of the pics will be after the part was added. Got the whip in Dec of 08 with 58,000 on it. Then started workin on it.*Random wheeling pics inserted*

MARCH 09- Put on the coilovers in the front and Bilsteins and deaver in the back. Got the RF 2.5's in anticipation for the t-swap, had major bucket contact.



APRIL 09- Used Mikes spare tire carrier idea.



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May 09- I put on the straight pipe. Basically just hacking off the muffler, gives it a better growl, and i feel like i got better gas mileage.


June 09- Used inspiration once more for the hi-lift jack holder yet modified it a little bit.




I then had a dry spell where i just wheeled alot and broke a u-joint and also blacked out the grill.


 

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Then I deployed, where i was able to get the money to start actually gettin the truck to where i want her. I ordered Shrock sliders, the PR tiregate, Calmini rear bumper, Airflow snorkel, And the titan swap parts.

MAR 10- Put on the calmini rear bumper and the tiregate. Within a couple days of each other. Pains in the ***.



Then had a legit wheelin trip in the snow at evans creek with some of the guys.



Love this pick Graham.
 

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APR 10- Went ahead and threw on the snork. Sketchy but it came out well, I also went ahead and got a red top, put a cb in, and got some husky liners which i HIGHLY recommend.
Snork







And the other goods. (yes my truck is dirty as hell)
CB& Husky liners



Red top


I have also tinted the windows and added the rain guards and decals stuff, but not to notable. I did have 2 people ask me what the snork was today which was pretty cool, me and my buddy laughed. I should have some swap pics at the end of this month, and if shrock would ever ****ing build my sliders i would have those on as well. Hope youre happy mike haha.
Some videos, all videos by poster are me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPk0yzVULfs
 

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May-10
T-swapped the whip. Took a day with three guys, would have been quicker but had to do the usual parts run around.
Passenger side:
Just the titan upper and the radflo's

Stock frontier lower

Titan upper and lower on coilover bolted on spindle not connected yet

Everything attached titan upper, lower, spindle, and extended brake lines.

Driverside: Basically everything is the same minus the bolt that you have to cut. We tried everything but basically you have to cut it.
Spindle off coilover disconnected from lower.

Pulling the half shaft out.

The bolt

Cutting "the bolt"


I dont have any pics of driverside reassembly because we were trying to knock it out quickly but its the same as passengers side.
 

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Sweet!

How do you like the hi-lift? I've been *****footing around with the OEM scissor and 4x6 blocks and that's nearly useless unless on pavement or packed.

Wondering how well it grabs and how you position it on your truck...
 

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June 10- Put on the new hi lift mount. Had it sitting in my truck for like 4 months and finally put it on. Its also swapped in these pics, with the block added in the rear and the titan u-bolts.


Also finally got my sliders from shrock. Only took them 6 months to get them to me.


And then a little fun with nism-owner and some other nissans.



The battle scar
 

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Did you have any modifications make to your coilovers when you did the Titan swap?
 

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Nah i didnt have to mike. What were you thinking?
 

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Did you gain any more travel?
 

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Definitely did, I only had the stock uca till the t-swap.
 

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how pissed would you be if i basically copied your entire set-up? and are you running the regular rads or the extended 1s that prg sells for the titan swap?
 

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So after taking some nice body damage on a wheelin trip with scratches that went past the primer into the metal, I decided to herculine to prevent rust and any other problems.




So i started early on a nice sunny and of course windy day. Used about a gallon of herc, Taped everything off the day before. I had to go high enough to cover the scratches but still wanted to follow the contour of the truck somewhat, and I also decided to do the grill again. I went to the tail light in the back cause those of us that go offroad with no mudflaps know the truck gets peppered with rocks. I started drivers side which was the most difficult because of the snork and differance in contour because of the gas cap. I scuffed up the paint and then herced it, while waiting for that too dry i did the passenger side in an attempt to stay somewhat busy. And then while waiting for both to dry i did the grill. I did about 4 coats. This is pics in the sun after it had cured, bumper still off and all.


These are pics about two weeks later in overcast weather, its pretty shiny in the sun but in over cast theres a contrast.





 

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nice truck is looking savage dude did you sand the paint before you put the bedliner on ???other than with a stump:laugh:
 

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nice truck is looking savage dude did you sand the paint before you put the bedliner on ???
Haha Thanks bro, nah we just used steel wool this time and cleaned it with acetone. We sanded it the first time and honestly the steel wool was less work with the same end.

how pissed would you be if i basically copied your entire set-up? and are you running the regular rads or the extended 1s that prg sells for the titan swap?
Go for it man,Running the 2.5 rads from prg, but im probably gonna upgrade in a bit.
 

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T-swap pics up
 

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Sorry about you problems with Shrockworks. I waited 12 weeks for my bumper and when it finally arrived, it didn't fit because I guess the brackets are different for a Pro4X. So it's going back. I decided on a bumper from Iron Bull Bumpers, and they told me I could have a front and rear in 3 weeks!. It's a full bumper replacement, so you don't have to worry about cutting the fiberglass bumper to fit it. If will replace everything from the joint at the front of the wheel well, and I was promised by the company, that it's a simple and direct bold on, and I shouldn't need anything but a couple of wrenches!
 

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I am really interested in your spare holder. Right now my plans are to put a slider tray in the back, and I was looking for a swing out spare holder. I, however, want to keep the tailgate and cap on the truck, so It might get a bit more involved. The slider is only about 4 inches high(so I'm told), so I wonder if I can just mount the tire holder further inboard and still be able to use the slider, under it. What company made it, so I can look at what they have? Any other suggestions? I have the same size bed as you, so you know how fast that gets filled up, especially with a big tire and jack inthe way. Your rig looks great! You running 33's. like everyone else I talked to, or did you upgrade your gears?

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Sent in my 2.5 rads got them revalved and refurbished basically, the coilnut was stripped so that got replaced. Sent in my bilstein 5100's for extended 5125's because of some lack of flex. Also got a 2" BL that well be on sunday, as well as got a uws toolbox. Also started a custom fiberglass enclosure for a 10" sub and amp that will go under the rear seats. Pics will be up as we go, Nism-owner will be helping with install. Stay tuned
 
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