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Mhannis' rig, Nicknamed 'Jules'

2012, CC, Pro-4x.
Anodized Orange paint code (EAF) advertised as, Lava Red.

Engine mods: Airbox intake mod. Painted engine cover, PCV canister

Interior mods: CB radio, LED console lighting

Exterior mods: Plastidipped rear emblems, modified license plate bracket, rear mounted CB antenna, 2nd tow hook, both painted red, BAKflip g2 Hard fold Tonneau cover,

Drivetrain: Axle vent mod completed

Suspension and Tires: http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f26/installed-spacer-lift-285-tires-95826/#post1293274, Calmini spacer swap/install Thanks JeniorNV!

Armor: Factory skids

Performance: K&N drop in filter

In progress: glovebox light install, painted door switch covers, Tinted fog lenses, grill/headlight mods, and drive lamps.

As Julius sits as of 1/15/14

a few shots of the completed and in progress mods. Will make new threads when theyre completed.

hitch connector mounting plate completed.


LED strip waterproof bed lighting

Painted Front Tow Hooks.

Calmini (used) blue 2" spacer and ADF bump stop for UCA.

LED console lighting forward of shift assembly.

Painted engine cover. likely to change in the future thanks to Hayli's painting talents.
 

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Finally you got a Frontier. Haha looks great!
 

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Mhannis, you notice a difference on the butt dyno with the air box mod? I've been considering throwing my stock one back in and trying some stuff to it.
I really havent noticed too much until this morning. i think the cooler morning air and the dampness to it is what gave it more punch. i did notice, like..immediately following the airbox mod, that im using more gas. almost a whole MPG less than what i had been getting the few days prior. so with that in mind, i assume its breathing better. so the truck at least must notice the slight difference, even if my butt dyno didnt.

ill be posting a thread with all the pictures for all the mods i did this weekend. mostly cheapies...except the paint one..that ended up being at least 20$+gas runnin around to get done right.
 

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nice to see more pictures
gonna do my best to keep pictures flowing as the mods go, and the wheeling trips pile up. first trip is end of august. ill try to remember to take cell pics in between enjoying the experience.

there is an additional thread up with all the mods i did over hte weekend, and all the photos i took for them.
 

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Thanks mini, i think the hitch mod was both the most expensive (in terms of damage costs) mod so far, and certainly the most stressful. definitely a get it right the first time or else kind of feeling. im glad it turned out as clean as it did. my neighbor (gf's uncle in his 60s) even told me it looked factory. so i got an old mans approval ROFL
 

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i highly recommend using a hole saw that is rated for cutting metal. i used a plastic/wood one that i figured would get destroyed...i did not figure it would dull so quickly though. ended up having to perforate the metal along the circle that i had scratched, and then finish it off with the hole saw, and an AC powered hand drill. the battery operated DC drills were dieing too quickly. MAN did that get hot. i was afraid i was going to burn the paint, or catch the tape on fire. wd-40 held up though and it finally went through. took a lot of touch up paint and some grinding to smooth things out. but it got there. what shoulda been a half hour job took just over 2 hours. and i got rained on as i was finishing up plugging everything in and letting the paint dry.
 

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I bought an 8$ kit from a local hardware store. figured, if it got chewed up, i still have the 7 other bits around for whatever as this was probably the only time id need something like that. i cheaped out, and had to modify my approach, if you dont already have the 2 1/4 hole saw, i wouldnt go buy a top of the line one, unless youre that kinda guy and need something like that. but if you have one around, use it. otherwise, just be prepared to adapt.

oh...i also bought an 18" serrated machete while i was at the hardware store. for camping (and zombie apocolypse). it was on sale for 5$ so i couldnt resist. its badass...sits by my driver's seat now.
 

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Thanks mini, i think the hitch mod was both the most expensive (in terms of damage costs) mod so far, and certainly the most stressful. definitely a get it right the first time or else kind of feeling. im glad it turned out as clean as it did. my neighbor (gf's uncle in his 60s) even told me it looked factory. so i got an old mans approval ROFL
I did the hitch mod myself, once the hole is drilled there's no going back. haven't towed anything since putting it on. hoping to get a pop camper at one point. need to find a good place to store it first.
 

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i need to organize this a bit...and for anyone following the thread.. i shall do my best to organize and update by the end of next weekend. received a new mod to add on as well, and found some industrial velcro 3M strips that ill be using to temporary mount the cb radio under the center stack.
 
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