What did you do to your rig today?

General Chat about the forum, it's members & their trucks.
User avatar
BigRed44
Premium Member
Premium Member
Posts: 697
Joined: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:23 pm
Reactions score: 1
Location: Tavistock
Make/Model: Xterra Off Road
Year: 2007
Tim's: French Vanilla

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by BigRed44 »

opened the door and checked if it still smelled like AW :D
OF4WD 6318
HAM Call Sign VA3ERX
CNTC Member BigRed44
Overland Bound 9362
User avatar
Bow_Tied
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6167
Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:20 pm
Reactions score: 5
Location: London
Make/Model: Xterra P4X ZR2 Bison
Year: '15/20
Tim's: Medium DD

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by Bow_Tied »

BigRed44 wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 2:49 pm opened the door and checked if it still smelled like AW :D

 
:lol:
 
#MoreRon

"Most of the members are people, but there are a few exceptions." - Miner
User avatar
Adam
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2969
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:10 pm
Reactions score: 4
Location: Ottawa Ontario
Make/Model: Xterra SE SC
Year: 2002
Tim's: Medium Regular

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by Adam »

BigRed44 wrote:opened the door and checked if it still smelled like AW :D
At least the door still opens….

Mine is sagging so bad now that it hits the striker on the way down.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Image

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. -Frank Zappa
User avatar
Adam
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2969
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:10 pm
Reactions score: 4
Location: Ottawa Ontario
Make/Model: Xterra SE SC
Year: 2002
Tim's: Medium Regular

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by Adam »

Ordered rugged rocks HD motor mounts :D
Image

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. -Frank Zappa
User avatar
Adam
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2969
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:10 pm
Reactions score: 4
Location: Ottawa Ontario
Make/Model: Xterra SE SC
Year: 2002
Tim's: Medium Regular

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by Adam »

BigRed44 wrote: Tue Sep 26, 2023 2:49 pm opened the door and checked if it still smelled like AW :D

 
Did you find your keys?
Image

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. -Frank Zappa
User avatar
BigRed44
Premium Member
Premium Member
Posts: 697
Joined: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:23 pm
Reactions score: 1
Location: Tavistock
Make/Model: Xterra Off Road
Year: 2007
Tim's: French Vanilla

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by BigRed44 »

Found the key's and opened the door to a dead battery :( no i have to pull the battery and charge it then find the big exhaust leak.
OF4WD 6318
HAM Call Sign VA3ERX
CNTC Member BigRed44
Overland Bound 9362
User avatar
Adam
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2969
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:10 pm
Reactions score: 4
Location: Ottawa Ontario
Make/Model: Xterra SE SC
Year: 2002
Tim's: Medium Regular

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by Adam »

BigRed44 wrote: Fri Nov 03, 2023 8:50 am Found the key's and opened the door to a dead battery :( no i have to pull the battery and charge it then find the big exhaust leak.

 
Just put headers on it and a glasspack
 
Image

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. -Frank Zappa
User avatar
Nd4SpdSe
Premium Member
Premium Member
Posts: 2354
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:29 pm
Reactions score: 1
Location: Québec / Niagara
Make/Model: Pathfinder V8
Year: 2008
Tim's: Ice Cap Supreme
Contact:

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by Nd4SpdSe »

Trucks been working a moving some metal around using a friends 14ft enclosed trailer. It's a project for them, so makes sense to have access to their trailer.

I also just found out this week that Auxito makes switch back white/amber fog light bulbs. I don't like amber fog lights, but in the winter there are times I would to of liked to of had them. The X had a yellow overlay on my lower 20" light bar and used it as such. I'll be dropping lumens, going from 6000 to 4000 with these lights, but I'm curiously excited to see how they work, especially since winter is here (had been for a few weeks in Quebec City anyway). I couldn't find them on their site nor Amazon as they're brand new, and ordered from Aliexpress.
 
 
 
2008 Nissan Pathfinder LE - 5.6L V8 + Double Locked
2001 Nissan Frontier CC SB - Offroad Trailer
2003 Nissan Xterra SE - 5-Speed Supercharged
User avatar
Bow_Tied
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6167
Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:20 pm
Reactions score: 5
Location: London
Make/Model: Xterra P4X ZR2 Bison
Year: '15/20
Tim's: Medium DD

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by Bow_Tied »

Got winter tires on the X and the all-seasons on the ZR2. While changing the tires on the X, noticed that both rear sway bar end links were notably bent and one was broken in two. Easy swap for two new ones, just need to watch and see if there is any repeat action on that bending. Serviced the brakes.... Xterra needs new ebrake shoes too. Always something.
 
#MoreRon

"Most of the members are people, but there are a few exceptions." - Miner
User avatar
Adam
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2969
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:10 pm
Reactions score: 4
Location: Ottawa Ontario
Make/Model: Xterra SE SC
Year: 2002
Tim's: Medium Regular

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by Adam »

Discovered I've got a dead battery in the X... Put a tender on it and hopefully the optima isn't cooked after only 4.5 years.
Image

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. -Frank Zappa
User avatar
Bow_Tied
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6167
Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:20 pm
Reactions score: 5
Location: London
Make/Model: Xterra P4X ZR2 Bison
Year: '15/20
Tim's: Medium DD

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by Bow_Tied »

How dead? A tender may not bring it around. If really dead it may need to hook with a 2nd battery to charge.
#MoreRon

"Most of the members are people, but there are a few exceptions." - Miner
User avatar
BigRed44
Premium Member
Premium Member
Posts: 697
Joined: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:23 pm
Reactions score: 1
Location: Tavistock
Make/Model: Xterra Off Road
Year: 2007
Tim's: French Vanilla

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by BigRed44 »

I figured out how to "Jump Start" one of the smart battery chargers into charging an extremely dead battery :)
OF4WD 6318
HAM Call Sign VA3ERX
CNTC Member BigRed44
Overland Bound 9362
User avatar
Adam
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2969
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:10 pm
Reactions score: 4
Location: Ottawa Ontario
Make/Model: Xterra SE SC
Year: 2002
Tim's: Medium Regular

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by Adam »

Bow_Tied wrote:How dead? A tender may not bring it around. If really dead it may need to hook with a 2nd battery to charge.
Just dead enough where it can’t roll the motor over fast enough for it to catch. Usually down near 10V on the gauge.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Image

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. -Frank Zappa
User avatar
Adam
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2969
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:10 pm
Reactions score: 4
Location: Ottawa Ontario
Make/Model: Xterra SE SC
Year: 2002
Tim's: Medium Regular

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by Adam »

Got a call at midnight last night about a car accident at my parents... Girl flew off the road, through the ditch, and of course of ALL the vehicles in the driveway I would rather have been hit... Image Image Image Image
Image

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. -Frank Zappa
User avatar
Nd4SpdSe
Premium Member
Premium Member
Posts: 2354
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:29 pm
Reactions score: 1
Location: Québec / Niagara
Make/Model: Pathfinder V8
Year: 2008
Tim's: Ice Cap Supreme
Contact:

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by Nd4SpdSe »

BigRed44 wrote: Wed Jan 03, 2024 9:33 am I figured out how to "Jump Start" one of the smart battery chargers into charging an extremely dead battery :)

 
I have a friend's friend, who I'm friends with, who works with large scale battery backup systems, and sold me a few of his old batteries, says that AGM batteries don't like to be slow charged. Rule of thumb is 1A of charge for every 10aH of the batteries capacity. After a deep discharge it's best to charge them hard.
 
2008 Nissan Pathfinder LE - 5.6L V8 + Double Locked
2001 Nissan Frontier CC SB - Offroad Trailer
2003 Nissan Xterra SE - 5-Speed Supercharged
User avatar
BigRed44
Premium Member
Premium Member
Posts: 697
Joined: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:23 pm
Reactions score: 1
Location: Tavistock
Make/Model: Xterra Off Road
Year: 2007
Tim's: French Vanilla

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by BigRed44 »

Nd4SpdSe wrote: Mon Jan 08, 2024 3:04 pm
BigRed44 wrote: Wed Jan 03, 2024 9:33 am I figured out how to "Jump Start" one of the smart battery chargers into charging an extremely dead battery :)


 
I have a friend's friend, who I'm friends with, who works with large scale battery backup systems, and sold me a few of his old batteries, says that AGM batteries don't like to be slow charged. Rule of thumb is 1A of charge for every 10aH of the batteries capacity. After a deep discharge it's best to charge them hard.
 

 
True but if the battery voltage is lower than what some of the so called "Smart" chargers consider a dead but good battery there are way's around it :D
 
OF4WD 6318
HAM Call Sign VA3ERX
CNTC Member BigRed44
Overland Bound 9362
User avatar
Adam
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2969
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:10 pm
Reactions score: 4
Location: Ottawa Ontario
Make/Model: Xterra SE SC
Year: 2002
Tim's: Medium Regular

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by Adam »

Honestly I am just leaving the X plugged into the charger all winter long.
Image

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. -Frank Zappa
User avatar
Adam
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2969
Joined: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:10 pm
Reactions score: 4
Location: Ottawa Ontario
Make/Model: Xterra SE SC
Year: 2002
Tim's: Medium Regular

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by Adam »

Got my money for the pathfinder. After it's fixed I'm going to start driving it more... I parked it to save it from the salt and wear, look what it got me. May as well enjoy it.
Image

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. -Frank Zappa
User avatar
BigRed44
Premium Member
Premium Member
Posts: 697
Joined: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:23 pm
Reactions score: 1
Location: Tavistock
Make/Model: Xterra Off Road
Year: 2007
Tim's: French Vanilla

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by BigRed44 »

Got the battery back in the x an moved it. forgot to fix teh exhaust leak and it sounds loud as hell now so that's a spring project :D glad everything is working out for the Pathy Adam
OF4WD 6318
HAM Call Sign VA3ERX
CNTC Member BigRed44
Overland Bound 9362
User avatar
Bow_Tied
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 6167
Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:20 pm
Reactions score: 5
Location: London
Make/Model: Xterra P4X ZR2 Bison
Year: '15/20
Tim's: Medium DD

Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Post by Bow_Tied »

Adam wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2024 7:45 pm Got my money for the pathfinder. After it's fixed I'm going to start driving it more... I parked it to save it from the salt and wear, look what it got me. May as well enjoy it.

 
Congrats!!   I hope you fared well.
#MoreRon

"Most of the members are people, but there are a few exceptions." - Miner
Post Reply