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Cptpackrat's 01 build "EMMA"

Cptpackrat Jan 18, 2015

  1. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    I basically turned a turn signal on and traded the clicking. It is above where your foot would be if you were touching the gas pedal. just flip a signal on and reach up and feel one of the relays, it will be clicking.
     
  2. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Sounds easy enough. Thanks Prime
     
  3. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Called Calmini AGAIN.... talked to justin and he informed me my kit will ship in a week. Lets just go with 3-4weeks...
     
  4. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Well I had to replace my deive side door panel. My factory one cracked at the bottom and would hang up when I tried to open the door. Pretty frustrating when you rip half the panel off every time you try to get into your rig. Duncan Mills on the various Xterra groups on bookface found me one and got it sent to me in a VERY short timeframe.
     

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  5. harryron

    harryron Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    That good just don't let him cut your fenders.
     
  6. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Lololol im dead!!
     
  7. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    I got my supporters sticker yesterday, its on the rig!
     

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  8. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Still doing Gone2017 prep amd noticed something strange... I was missing 3 of the 4 bolts on my passenger upper balljoint and the 4th was halfway backed out. Looked like I had been driving like that for a month or so. I replaced the balljoint and loctite on the new hardware to keep them from backing out. Also checked the driver side and noticed those wete a touch loose, pulled them and loctite and torqued them down. Hopefully thats the last of the excitement before Gone...
     

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  9. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Holy shiat that's scary. That could have made for a bad day.
     
  10. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    No kidding! I drive less than 8 miles a day and nothing over 30mph so it could have gone unnoticed for a long time. And to think Im driving 6hours to Denver on Friday with hardly anything around on the way there.
     
  11. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Well the X got quite the workout today. Drove about 500miles through sun, rain, snow, and wind. Picked up my front diff from Darude, then hauled ass to Colorado Springs and got my third member. Once we arrived at my buddy and his wifes place the regear was on! She is sitting on 5.13 front and rear just 6 hours before we head out to Moab and 6 hour drive. Tomorrow will be the first trail run as well as another hard day Sunday.
     
  12. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Damn son! Doing work!
     
  13. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Right? Made it up and over the summit no problems, running with the front of the group for the first time. 75mph at 3k rpm. So far 175miles on 3/4 tank of gas no problem. Loving these 5.13s!!
     
  14. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    And of course, had to do a wash on the rig after pulling into town. She cleans up nicely

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  15. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Glad that whole adventure went smoothly!
     
  16. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    IMG_7078.JPG IMG_7075.JPG IMG_7073.JPG IMG_7069.JPG IMG_7065.JPG IMG_7061.JPG IMG_7080.JPG So today we started off the day with TOTW, and then hauled a$$ to the meet and greet, and then cut out early to go do a night run of Strike Ravine. Such an awesome rough long day on the trail. My rig hasnt seen this much time in 4L in a long while!
     
  17. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    IMG_7095.JPG IMG_7119.JPG IMG_7093.JPG IMG_7091.JPG Today I ran Poison Spider Mesa. Awesome trail with some rather fun obstacles!
     
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  18. ThompsonXterra

    ThompsonXterra First Fill-Up (of many)

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    That's a lot of NSFW images you just posted sir. Looks like an awesome trip.
     
  19. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    We had a little excitement out playing around at area bfe. Nothing bad happend and we got the recovery done pretty quick

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  20. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Today we ran Metal Masher. I was acting as tail gunner until a culmination of a broken rear 5165 Bilstein, a blown CV?, and a cut CB cable made my rig not so capable in its position. I have sourced a couple shocks to try however the 2 fronty ones I was given wont work. The CV is getting adressed tomorrow as I will be skipping thursday trail, and the CB cable was replaced with my spare.

    I FINALLY BROKE STUFF! I have been trying for 3 years to rip my rig apart!

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  21. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Can I tweet your pictures on the XN twitter?
     
  22. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Also, I hate you.
     
  23. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Go for it Prime! I will have more as I get them
     
  24. Cptpackrat

    Cptpackrat Wheeling Supporting Member

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    IMG_7331.JPG IMG_7336.JPG IMG_7337.JPG IMG_7342.JPG IMG_7343.JPG IMG_7301.JPG So I took my Thursday off and did some running around and repairs to get my rig ready for Steel Bender on Friday. I ended up replacing my CV axle which seemed to fix some of my issues. But not for long....

    Shortly after the start of the trail today I was alerted to my truck wanting to pidgeon toe. I knew my centerlink was bad, but I guess my ambitious trail scheduel this year was proving to be a challenge. I decided to push forward and attempt to get through the trail. We made it about 2/3rds the way through and completed the drop, a 6' tall ledge that was far more intimidating in person. I would be lying if I said I wasnt a little nervous about breaking my rig. I managed to drop off smile on my face and escaped without tearing too much up. As we twisted through ledges and rock gardens I heard a slight tire rub on the driver rear. I knew something wasnt right. The next bump told me imediately that I had sheared a leaf spring center pin off and the axle had shifted backwards. With Daniel Grooters from XP, Joey "Blueberry" Parent, and Derrick Metz "Metzican" on the trail we cobbled together and pulled the axle forward with a ratchet strap and cranked the U-bolts tight which allowed me to get off the trail after 2.5 more hours on very rough unforgiving terrain. Those 2.5hours were the most technical and challenging lines I had to chose to eliminate as much stress as I could on the axle and leafs. I had an absolute blast on Steel Bender and will say it is up there with one of the best trails I have ran here in Moab.
     

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