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Year:1998
Make:Nissan
Model:frontier
Trim: XE
Color:Crystal blue

Mods:

Interior:2003 xterra bucket seats, cobra cb w/p.a., RF P2D48 subwoofer in custom box, Jenson Power 760 amp

Exterior:american racing wheels painted black, painted badges, 5% tint back window, 15%tint front windows, painted grille, fender flares and other plastics, fiberglass antenna, leonard toolbox

Suspension & Tires:t-bar crank, 30x9.5 bfg at's, Ranchos all around

Armor:coming sometime

Performance:airbox mod

In near future: custom front/rear bumpers, 3 inch suspension lift, other small things.

Well i guess since i have changed a few things and have more mods coming up fairly soon(hopefully) i will put everything on this thread so i dont have a bunch floating around everywhere. I got the truck about two years ago before my freshman year in college. I had a '88 hardbody and upgraded to my '98 frontier.

The earliest picture i have of it is from my first night i "wheeled" it, which consisted of me driving it through a bunch of mud puddles lol

Next i did the whole t-bar thing because the front end was about three inches lower than the back. It still isnt even but its a lot better than it was.

the next night i did the spin around on the wet road and smash your front valance in a ditch mod. this is the best picture i have that shows the damaged valance

took off the white pinstriping which didnt actually go with anything on the truck(i assume the previous owner put them on because they werent even straight)

got busy with school for a while and didnt have time or money to do anything to the truck but after i saved up some money i got rid of those nasty stock wheels and the 235/70 sized road tires and put on some less ugly(barely) wheels and 30/9.5 bfg at's
this is what it looked like with the 235's

and heres the 30's


just for the record, i love these tires. they are 100 times better in all aspects than my old ones

Then i took off the "frontier" badges from the doors and sanded off the chrome and painted them black



and that is how she currently sits. Coming up fairly soon i am going to reindex the t-bars, switch the bench seat out for buckets, paint the wheels and toolbox black, figure something out for the front bumper, and a few other things. i will go ahead and apologize for updates being few and far between, but im a poor college kid as some of you already know. any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. are welcomed. i would love to hear what your opinions of what i should do with it are
 

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i have a feeling i will be plugging at this for a while but that fine with me, i enjoy it quite a bit. i understand the money thing lol most of my mods up to this point have been either free or really cheap, even the wheels and tires. i am trying to save up to get richard to make me some bumpers, so i havent spent too much on anything else yet.

i decided that i did not like the bug shield on my hood so it came off this morning

 

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I got bored yesterday and made a rough model of the center console I will be making eventually.



The front part will have two cupholders since I only have one at the moment. There is enough room behind it for the box I will be building for my sub, but the sub will come later, possibly around christmas. I still need to figure out how I want it to close and all the hinges and such. Let me know what you guys think and anything that I could change to make it better.
 

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I got bored today so I moved my CB to its permanent home. I had it all ghetto rigged and it wasn't very secure and kept getting in the way. I took out the passenger airbag on/off switch because it has never worked with my key anyway, and I cut out the plastic until the CB fit. Not a major mod, but it makes life in my truck a little more organized. Crappy cell phone pictures. It was dark too.

 

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I'm thinking the next mod should be with the motor or the front bumper. Do you have tow points in the front? (D rings or hooks).

I like your truck and think its coming along. Yeah, I'd even consider a custom front bumper if you know anyone that does Fab work...A prerunner bumper would look awesome.

Spare tire in the bed or on a custom roof rack!!
 

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A custom front bumper will be coming next summer when I actually have money lol As of right now, I plan on buying a harbor freight bender and building it myself. It will incorporate tow points, but for now my shackles are working fine with the loops that hang down from the frame horns. If I can afford it, I will be getting an intake of some sort, possibly headers this summer as well. This will all happen after I lift it though, so theres no telling what I will be able to afford.
 

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I finally got rid of my mag mount antenna and replaced it with a 4.5' Wilson K40.


Here is how I mounted it, nothing special.


I also added this sweet new Billy Mays sticker. I think it is supposed to add 10 or 15% gain in horsepower but I'm not sure.
 

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I ordered some rubber floor mats the other day from yournissanparts.com and the next day I got an email that the floormats were not made anymore so I won't be getting them. Bummer. Anyone know anywhere else I could get some from? I would prefer for them to fit without having to cut them, but if I have to I will get some from advance auto or somewhere similar.
 

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i got some sweet heavy duty black rubber diamond plate lookin mats at autozone, had to trim along one of the lines but it took a whole 10 seconds and they have been good for me since i got the truck
 

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autozone>advance......just pull out the carpet and rhino line the floor if that is all possible.....where did you get the billy mays sticker, i might have to get one lol thats awesome
 

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I would love to rhino line the floor but I don't actually know how long I will have the truck and I don't know if that would decrease the value at all. I got the sticker from a friend who had one on his integra. I told him I liked it and he had another one. If I can remember next time I see him I will ask him where he got it.
 

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Do it, rhino line the floor. Also, Drill a hole under your drivers and passenger side seats for drain plugs. You can buy little rubber stoppers. I had a ranger, rhino lined the floor, looked really good and I put in drain plugs. Super easy to maintain and when you sell it, people will like it, its a clean look.
 

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I've been thinking about Rhino Lining pretty much everything in my truck. The bed and everything interior that has carpet....

I might have to look into getting those tires until I'm ready to get on with the big build that I'm planning for the future....
 
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