Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Yadkin County, NC
2000 SE Xterra
If I did everything all over again the only thing I would have changed would have been getting the articulating package. I started with the body lift, because I originally planned on getting sliders as my first big upgrade. I wanted to have the bodylift out of the way so I could get the sliders with the lift option. however my plans and money situation changed since I started modding and I ended up with the body lift first, suspension lift second, tires and wheels third, and now I am starting on armor. I picked up a used gas tank skid, and am planning on either fabbing all my parts from here on out or getting them second hand. I try to think long term, but sometimes good deals come up, or I suddenly find myself with enough cash to buy something I didnt expect to have the money to get, or something breaks and I have to spend my money on unplanned mods. so plans always get changed. I want armor in a bad way, but its just out of my reach until tax season is gone and I get the timing belt finished on my wifes car. and unlike rob, I am lucky enough to have another vehicle if this one breaks something. I have been rolling for a couple of months on a leaky heater core, exhaust manifolds are cracked all to hell, air conditioner doesnt work, and my intake was cracked behind the MAF, so I ended up buying a volant a few weeks ago so my truck would run right.
For me I knew the places I would get to go with my truck on a regular basis were basically going to be muddy fields and creek bottoms on some of my friends land. Closest place with rocks to beat the bottom on is about 2 hours away and doesnt open again till april. hopefully by then I will have the money for my sliders and 1 or 2 more skids.
Apply dirt liberally, rinse and repeat
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