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Username: Texasims
Year: 2005
Make: Nissan
Model: Frontier CC
Trim: Nismo 4x4
Color: Silver
Mods: Yes
Interior: WeatherTech floor mats. Xterra 'off road lamps' switch.
Exterior: Marker lights in front and rear.
Audio: Sony XAV-AX100. JL Audio amps, components, and sub. It sounds amazing.
Drivetrain: Automatic for the wife.
Suspension: Bilstein 5100's (set for max lift), adjustable shackles.
Tires: General Grabber AT 285/75/R16. They're ok.
Brakes: Powerstop drilled/slotted rotors and Powerstop pads all around.
Lights: Three 100w KC lights on the front bumper. Two spot beams and one fog. Stock fog lights and marker lights come on with ignition switch. Cheap fog lights under rear bumper for reverse.
Armor: Front bumper, radiator skid plate, rear bumper, and rock sliders. Made by me.
Performance: K&N CAI. Triple Dog GT Gas Gauge/Tuner. Derale transmission cooler.
Other: Clifford remote start. Moog serviceable u-joints.
2" body lift

Feel free to ask questions!

Rock Auto is where I buy most of my parts.

Auto Anything is good too.

Service Manual
 

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So I get to the shop with big plans to build a bumper. I get the front end apart, cut a template from cardboard for my first piece, trace it onto some steel, and that's when I notice the plasma cutter isn't working. Lame!! Project delayed for now. As a last resort I may try to use a die grinder to make the cuts. Will update later...
 

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Truck looks good, sucks about the plasma.
 

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I installed a K&N CAI. As usual, it's freakin' awesome! I also installed a utility light that was on my '88 Chevrolet 1500 that I had back in the day. The K&N heat shield provided a perfect spot for it.




Also, early Christmas present! The Gerber Camp Axe II. I need to figure out where to mount it.
 

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theres plenty of space to store it right behind the seats. thats where ive got mine along with jumper cables and need to put a folding shovel back there too.
 

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Nice! I like the horns... I've been looking for a set of reasonably-priced Firetruck horns myself. Glad to see you using your truck off-road, too. I have my camping axe mounted with my Hi-Lift in the bed (but locked up in my camper shell.) Ran out of room behind the seats with the jumper cables, cargo straps, and hitch. Under the rear seat has my sub, bungee cords, and tire iron.
 

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Sorry if this is mentioned somewhere, but how high do you have your shackles adjusted?
 

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Sorry if this is mentioned somewhere, but how high do you have your shackles adjusted?
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Sorry it's taken me a while to respond! I used the second setting from the bottom which lifted the rear roughly 5/8". There are four different heights available. The pic is of the left shackle and was taken from the left side of the vehicle.
 

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I've been thinking of doing the same as you with the Bilstein 5100s at the highest setting and the stock coils. How do you like the ride? I've read that many people get harsh rebound.
 

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I've been thinking of doing the same as you with the Bilstein 5100s at the highest setting and the stock coils. How do you like the ride? I've read that many people get harsh rebound.
The ride is a little stiff, but nothing intolerable. The stories about the harsh rebounds are true. It's because the front end is sitting near the top of the suspension travel so going over things like speed bumps a little fast allows the shocks reach full extension almost instantly. However, I'm happy with it. The 2" of total lift makes a huge difference off-road.
Hope this helps!
 

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The bumper build has commenced!
I finally found some spare time and was able to begin building my custom front bumper. From looking at various pictures I was able to draw out and cut up some cardboard pieces to use as templates. This is turning out to be a bigger project than I had anticipated and it's definitely a learning experience, but it's slowly coming together. I wasn't able to complete it over the weekend. There's still lots of welding to be done and I have to grind all the exterior welds smooth, but that'll have to wait until later. There will be a light hoop and recovery points added.
Lots of pics!!

























Yes, that's rope holding my skid plate up. Don't judge! I'm not done. I also have plans to build a new skid plate.
 
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