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  1. Used PML install

    How To's, DIY and Write ups
    So I recently ripped some suspension parts off somebody's X. Got Calimini upper control arms , torsion bars , and shackles . I'm gonna clean them up and get off any rust I can find on them completely and put some protective materials over all of that. Is there anything I should be worried about...
  2. New to me X owner

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! Picked up and 04 Xterra a few months back. I'm out in south eastern NM and have had a blast wheeling around these desert mountains already. Already broke a tie rod. That's a funny story haha. So now I know those are a weak point. Now that I've had sometime with it and seeing what...
  3. List of Tools Needed for PML?

    Modification Questions
    Hello everyone! Does anyone know where I can find a complete list of the tools needed to do the PML? I've read through robcarync's DIY thread many times, but it doesn't include a list of supplies. So far here is what I've pieced together: Jack Stands (2) Scissor Jack (1 or 2?) Hydraulic Jack...
  4. Mods on daily drivers

    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...
  5. Where and how do I get a 1.5 lift?

    Offroad Suspension & Steering
    I own an 2001 Xterra and I was looking to do a poor mans lift. I saw a thread on here (Link at bottom) that he was able to get a 1.5 lift on his XTerra. I want to be able to do a 1.5 for mine and I can not find what I need to do one for both the front and rear of my Xterra...
  6. 2000 Denim Blue "Beefy" Xterra Build Thread

    Member's Xterras
    Hey all, thanks for taking a look at my build thread! This is my first time doing a build thread so bare with me in the beginning. On 5/24/15 I joined the family with the purchase of my Denim Blue 2000 Xterra XE. It has the VG33E engine along with a 5-speed manual transmission and the 4wd...
  7. Advice Needed from Those Wiser than Me!!

    Offroad Suspension & Steering
    Ok ladies and gentleman, here is the situation. If you don't already know from a few of my other posts I have a 2000 X with 120k on the clock, and just had the timing belt done... I plan on keeping it for a while! I just ordered a set of Bilstein 5100's front and rear that are set up for 3in...
  8. 32x11.5 on pml

    Offroad Wheels & tires
    Hello I just bought this 2002 xterra and I want it to look aggressive. I was thinking of getting a pml with aftermarket steel rims(4.5 BS) on 32x11.5. Will this fit? Can you also show some pics plz if you have it
  9. Just Some Suspension Musings and Future Plans

    Offroad Suspension & Steering
    Hello all, I think this might be my first post here, but I am not new to forums at all. I really don't have any questions, just posting my upcoming plans for my X, and curious what you more experiences users have to say. I have a 2000 yellow 5spd, with roughly 130,000 on the clock. Needless to...
  10. zelseman's 02 Xterra Build

    Member's Xterras
    -----Current Status----- I spent much of my driving life operating 90's Honda cars and farm trucks. My most recent Honda that I still drive on occasion is my 1999 Prelude H23A: After getting tired of not being able to drive over speed bumps without stopping, getting stuck in the winter...
  11. PML Install Help (GA)

    Southeast Forum
    I live just outside of Atlanta, GA and I'm trying to get help installing my PML from someone who is familiar with it. I know there's a write up on CX but I'd rather not screw it up. I'm willing to drive out and supply lunch and beer of course. I have a 2000 SE thats pretty stock apart from the...
  12. Bumper/ top rail mod, Ideas for lift

    Exterior Mods
    Back a few months ago I decided to black out my bumpers and side trim and top rails with bed liner. Before After This was really my first mod of many hopefully. I've been wanting to add a brush guard and maybe a leveling kit. If I can pull off a PML that would probably be the best...
  13. PML with the Extras (SC)

    Parts For Sale
    I have a PML kit that I purchased to go on my Xterra but never did. All the parts are new in the box and have just been sitting in the garage. So I have the 2in body lift with plastic cover panels, 2in Shackles, Bilstein Shocks, and upgraded Torsion Bars. I want to sell together if possible. But...
  14. 2in Shackles for PML

    Parts For Sale
    Hey guys I bought these shackles from a member a while ago and never got to use them. I sold my X and got into a frontier and I'm looking to get them out of my shed. Never been used, just been passed around lol. $50 takes them. Buyer pays shipping.
  15. Alignments ?

    Offroad Suspension & Steering
    So I'm saving up for a lift . Ik everything I need and know how to do it also for the most part. I'm gonna take everyones advise a prob. Go with PML . After I crank my t-bars and install shackles I'm a gonna need an alignment . I saw TJTJ's specs for gettin it aligned . Does this mean I have to...
  16. Skys mild to wild ride

    Member's Xterras
    Or something like that at least. OK here it goes, bought on Nov 30 2011, early X-mas gift for the family, been shopping for a few weeks, and dreaming of one for 11 years, ever since they came out I knew I had to get one some day. Grew up in the Mountains of Southern California off roading in a...
  17. PML and 2" puck BL

    Offroad Suspension & Steering
    is it possible to do the rear shackle/TB tighten suspension lift AND the 2" BL with pucks and longer bolts without buying new shocks for the front AND back? what shackles do i buy for the 1.5" PML? 2" or 3" longer? DIY thread for the shackles?(already had to replace a TB once) Remove rear...
  18. question on pml

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 2003 xterra, i recently replaced a torsion bar on it because i snapped it muddin a little bit, everything is stock on my ride except a KN air filter, but i know how to do the torsion bar part of the pml, but im wondering what i have to do with the rear shackles, do i just put the longer...
  19. Lift & Tires Q's

    Offroad Wheels & tires
    Im all stock right now and looking at a lift and tires. Just wanted to see everyones say on what to do and what brands to go with. Im also wondering how much these will affect my mpg. Cause its loooow now about 16mpg stock. Options (for now only can do 1 of them) 1. PML and 32's 2. 2"BL and 32's...
  20. All about Lifts (Gen 1)

    Offroad Suspension & Steering
    I’ve been looking into the forums for different pieces of information regarding the lift options for a 1st gen. Some, if not most, of the information is out there, just all over the place. This is an effort to consolidate the options, information, and links to the instructions, how-to’s, and...