So Show US Your 4x4 Adventure Then!

Discussion in 'Adventure On Four Wheels' started by Bovino, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Bovino

    Bovino Been here awhile

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    I always enjoyed taking my Suzuki Vitara to the old Sahara:

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    Now it's mostly tame stuff in my Hilux. Like here, Picos de Europa in northern Spain:

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    Or some sandy tracks in Poland:

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  2. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target Supporter

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    My first car - had it since I was 15 and yes, absolutely been an adventure.

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  3. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    I grew up in Tucson. My first vehicle was a Bronco.
    I was pretty crazy then, it lasted almost a year.
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    I had a nice 4wd van I fixed up. It was fun but I couldn't stand up inside, so sold it for the RV i have now.
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  4. moosey

    moosey Superconcentrated Bitch

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    i started off on 2 wheels (sold):

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    Then I added a wheel (2005 Triumph Tiger with DMC sidecar)

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    Finally to a 2014 Jeep Rubicon with an Ursa Minor J30 top:

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  5. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    After the Bronco I got a big truck to help keep me from rolling so often.
    It was big alright, heavy too.
    To really help to keep me in check, I put a cabover camper on it.

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  6. jkam

    jkam Nomadic Man

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    For fun, I added a 48 CJ2A to my growing fleet.
    This was way more fun than the F 250.
    By then, I had learned not to roll over.
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  7. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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  8. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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  9. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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  12. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    Had a 3-b in HS ('53).. still can't smell Bondo today without thinking of that thing..and smiling
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  13. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Stay Grateful

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    Assuming this is your truck, can you give us some more information on this build?
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  14. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    06 Nissan Frontier Nismo King Cab 4wd. 6 speed manual transmission. 4.0L V6
    Factory rear locker on a Dana 44 variant. Armored aluminum diff cover.
    Stock size 265/75r16 (32") tires.
    Bilstein 5100 in front set at 1.5" of lift. Custom shock top spacer for another 1/2" of lift.
    Total Choas front Upper Control arms.
    Bilstein 5125 (softer than 5100) in rear. Firestone airrite airbags for variable lift and load control.
    Lokka auto locker in front diff. 3.69 gearing
    Shrockworks Engine Skid, Transfer case skid, Gas tank skid.
    Custom sliders.
    Extra hook in front and hidden hitch trailer hitch as recovery point in rear with shackle receiver.

    You can find me at clubfrontier.org @nissan4life
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  15. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Stay Grateful

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    Beautiful build, very tastefully done. I have the same truck but in CC, this post may cost me money.
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  16. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    The truck is a somewhat DD, so I didn't go CRAZY. Also money is a limiting factor for me. I also did not want to really stand out. In my teens and 20s="look at me". In my late 30's when I first got the truck I wanted to be as low key a possible. There is indefinitely an order of things to upgrade/protect, based on how hard you plan to wheel your truck. Do you have a pro4x/nismo? First mod should be steel engine skid, even if you have the factory one. Love to talk this stuff.
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  17. OhBoy

    OhBoy Got Out

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  18. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Stay Grateful

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    Yeah, I'm in the same boat. Used to own a fairly built TJ that was way more offroad oriented than anything I'd drive today. My '16 Frontier has a levelling kit and 32" all terrains, that's about it. It's not a Pro4X but does have the 6sp M/T which is just awesome. I'm not likely going to wheel this truck, I just like tinkering and seeing what others do to their Frontiers. I think the truck is undervalued in general and has proven reliable from what I've read up on it. If/when I do something I'd likely add a motor skid/locker/A-arms to replace the spacers PO installed, but lots of other things to take my money first. :D
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  19. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Now a days I would rather have a auto than a manual. Pretty hard to wheel/rock crawl a manual. Other 4 wheel non 4wd adventures from last couple of weeks. Dump run. Pile #6. You can see how wavy my sliders are from bashing on rocks. I did not use DOM tubing. Also passenger side gets twice as many hits as driver. I have some shrockworks extended type sliders ready to go on. But I have been stalling due to the fact that those have very noticeable look. ANd I want to go low key.
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    Wood haul. That is probably 2000lbs in the bed with the camper shell and the tongue weight of the trailer. Those airbags make the truck a lot more capable. The tires where the weak point here.
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  20. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Broke it/Bought it

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    Had a Jeep that I loved dearly. Took me/us to some interesting places.

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    Sold it to buy the R1200GS. Bought a used Subaru, then a used Lexus RX300 and now have an Xterra that I kind of love. Replaced the GS with a WR250R and will be hauling it to exotic locales on the back of a van.

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