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  1. Vehicles For Sale
    as you can see I am brand new to the forum. truth be told I am not an "Xterra guy", but I thought there would be no better place to sell my first gen Xterra. It has higher miles, 260,xxx on the V6. The engine runs smooth, however I have no documentation of when or if the timing belt has...
  2. Repair Questions
    My 02 has 2 distinct ticking sounds when I start it up. First one is a low drum ticking and then either after acceleration and coming down or sometimes at idle a higher pitched one comes into play but will go away eventually. I did research and I tested the injectors and replaced one which...
  3. Repair Questions
    I have been trying to remove the roof basket and rails to deep clean the roof. One of the basket screws does spin but won’t come out. I dont want to break it unless I seriously have to b/c it cost almost $4 for 1 screw. Can someone help/ explain! The other 3 come out easily. I will attach a...
  4. Modification Questions
    Ive been doing a lot of looking around on this question and havent found many answers, so i figured i would create an account and see what the veterans had to say. Ive removed the front mud flaps and am going to remove the step bars, should the rear plastic piece that has the rear mudflaps and...
  5. General Discussions
    What size tire and wheel can you fit under the truck on the chain. I'd like to try and put 285/70/17 under there if I can.
  6. Exterior Mods
    What light bars would you recommend to run on the front. I still have the stock roof rack.
  7. Repair Questions
    Hey folks, Recently bought a 2002 X. Love this beast, but I'm a noob when it comes to the wrench. I'm learning whatever I can about mechanical maintenance now, and the first thing I did was replace old stock rear stabilizer bar links with fancy new Moog ones. However, once the tires got back on...
  8. Repair Questions
    Okay, I picked up a 2002 VG33ER X with 210k on the body and 170k on the engine (not sure if it’s the original transmission) and I’m pulling my hair about thinking of what I should do with my transmission. It’s an automatic, and the day after I got it my reverse went out. And by went out I mean...
  9. General Discussions
    Hi y’all, I’m not officially an Xterra owner yet but i’m looking to buy one in the next week or so here!! Torn between two models right now and wondering if i can get some advice?? One is an 02 SE supercharged manual trans, with 139k miles. —single owner, looks well maintained. The other is...
  10. Parts For Sale
    Hey Guys, I'm unfortunately selling my truck because my dog hates it. I'm selling my custom-built headlights. Specs: Morimoto Mini-H1 Bi-xenon projectors 7.0 (latest edition) Blacked out Panamera R white LED shroud Blacked out Stock morimoto shroud underneath to cover all gaps Mounted with...
  11. Modification Questions
    I recently purchased a 2004 Xterra XE that I intend to have as my daily driver. I want to start off-roading soon and add some mods to my car but if possible I’d like to make it as low budget as possible because I don’t have a lot of money to be spending on my car right away. I was wondering if...
  12. Modification Questions
    Hello fellow X people! I just joined and got my first X, and i was wondering if anyone else had any luck finding a front receiver hitch option for a first gen X? Mine is a 2000 Xterra SE. Thank you in advance! X on!
  13. Modification Questions
    Hey I’m looking to redo my front end because it’s faded a light grey. I’m painting all the trim black including the headlight bezels and was looking for a detailed way of going about that. Thanks for the help. 2002 SE 4x4 v6 Automatic, also on a side note does anyone know how to remove the grey...
  14. Repair Questions
    I've searched for people having the problem elsewhere, and really haven't found much on it. At 60+ MPH my truck will start to vibrate/rumble like crazy. It usually is intense for a little while, fades more toward the back, then comes back up front and is intense again. Then kind of just...
  15. Offroad Drivetrain
    I have a Lokka for the front diff on the way, and thought it'd be great if I could get the rear end acting a little less like an open diff. ARB is out of the question as I'd just as soon buy a different vehicle altogether for the same amount of money. Also the front locker will likely take care...
  16. How To's, DIY and Write ups
    Hey Everyone! So I'm looking at buying a 2003 Xterra with the supercharger. The AC compressors pulley has seized so the belt has been removed, which turns the supercharger pulley. The truck is running using the bypass valve I'm pretty sure and its running surprisingly well. My QUESTION is, how...
  17. Repair Questions
    I have an 01 Xterra that I bought last year and since then I've put a ton of work into it as whoever had it before my beat the crap out of it.. I paid too much for the truck but I love it and want to get it in top shape. The truck has a horrible door hinge like squeak when turning the wheel...
  18. Repair Questions
    Hi, I'm replacing the heater core tubes on my 2004 x and I figured I'd replace the heater hoses too, except I can't figure out exactly which hoses I need. Can someone help? Here's a link to the courtesy parts diagram...
  19. New Member Introductions
    Hello all! I'm excited to say that as of this past Sunday, my 23rd birthday, I am now a glowing Xterra owner!! I knew what I wanted months ago and would not settle for anything else. First gen, yellow. On my birthday, I took a ride a couple of hours north near Atlanta, Georgia, and bought my...
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