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by AKROVER
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2012 Nissan Xterra
Replies: 44
Views: 6555

Re: 2012 Nissan Xterra

The Nissan still hasn’t broken the 30K mark, but it is getting close. I finally spent $6 to fix an annoyance that has been there since day one – no outside temperature indicator. When I rolled up to the ski area the other day having no idea whether to expect icy or slushy conditions, I decided I had...
by AKROVER
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1999 F-250 #54
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: 1999 F-250 #54

Clearance lights, LOL. My 2000 F250 was a special order 4X4 regular cab. The only options I specified were the V-10, manual transmission, limited slip (4.30, if I remember right), and clearance lights. It had those same steel wheels and painted bumpers. It was just a truck, a tough one, but those cl...
by AKROVER
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Myth or Fact???
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Re: Myth or Fact???

Several things come to my mind as an engineer who has designed cooling systems for industrial processes (and still remembers the basic equations). First, increasing coolant flow will require more energy. Since that energy doesn’t show up as kinetic energy (it doesn’t help move us), it will show up a...
by AKROVER
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2014 Ford F-150
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: 2014 Ford F-150

Nice looking truck. If I understand it correctly, that built-in trailer brake controller would be my favorite feature. I have never been satisfied with these aftermarket accelerometer based controllers and I have been told that Ford actually ties their brake controller into the hydraulic lines so th...
by AKROVER
Thu May 31, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2012 Nissan Xterra
Replies: 44
Views: 6555

Re: 2012 Nissan Xterra

The Nissan now has over 20K miles. The big chunk in its life is our recent trip out to South Dakota. I towed just over 3000 miles and then drove around the Black Hills at least another thousand looking for real estate (we bought land to build a retirement home on). Life was pretty busy prior to the ...
by AKROVER
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: Spring Carlisle 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 5076

Re: Spring Carlisle 2018

I will probably be there before you all. I will probably leave before 8 AM and just take my time getting there. Google says a little over 5 hours, but I tend to be slower than google.
by AKROVER
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Wanted / For Sale
Topic: Cool Cars For Sale
Replies: 24
Views: 3923

Re: Cool Cars For Sale

That interior is hideous and brings back nightmares. You really should buy that one.
by AKROVER
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2012 Nissan Xterra
Replies: 44
Views: 6555

Re: 2012 Nissan Xterra

The Xterra now has air helper springs. I bought the Firestone kit. The installation was relatively easy, but I did break a bolt in the process (common problem on Xterra forum). I was able to drill the weld on the welded nut and pop it off. I then replaced it with a conventional bolt. The nut is actu...
by AKROVER
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: Spring Carlisle 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 5076

Re: Spring Carlisle 2018

My plan would be to have dinner with BP and Fred on Wednesday. Return is up in the air, probably Saturday, but might leave on Friday.
by AKROVER
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2017 VW Golf #52
Replies: 19
Views: 1918

Re: 2017 VW Golf #52

I thought those were aluminum wheels in the pictures, but I, too, kept telling myself that they must have just been some nice covers on steel. I swear the base was always 15" steel. Those would be good wheels for some winter tires, if you find you need something a little more aggressive for sum...
by AKROVER
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2012 Nissan Xterra
Replies: 44
Views: 6555

Re: 2012 Nissan Xterra

There are two systems available for the Xterra. The Firestone (actually called the Sport Rite, probably because it has less weight handling than the bigger truck systems) is the better one because they used the existing bolts for the travel stop and because they cover the full range of stock suspens...
by AKROVER
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Potential Car
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Potential Car

I am a huge fan of the VW and would have bought one of those instead of the Mazda if the VW didn’t share so many of the interior parts with the Skoda I just want a new car to feel new to me. I was also a little worried that familiar looking controls would add to my confusion in switching back to the...
by AKROVER
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2012 Nissan Xterra
Replies: 44
Views: 6555

Re: 2012 Nissan Xterra

Last week’s progress was just some overdue wiring cleanup. I installed an add-on 12 volt outlet with 2 USB charging outlets under the dash and plugged my phone and my GPS in there. This freed up both the factory outlets, one on the dash and one in the center console, while hiding some annoying wires...
by AKROVER
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: Cleveland Auto Show
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: Cleveland Auto Show

If I can arrange a room reservation at my normal 'Auburn Inn', I'll be there.
by AKROVER
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2012 Nissan Xterra
Replies: 44
Views: 6555

Re: 2012 Nissan Xterra

Last week was my journey to Dayton to pick up our new trailer. http://knapp.rinestock.com/18001.JPG The Nissan was mostly a pleasant surprise as a tow vehicle. The Nissan drivetrain handles this trailer much better than my van handled my old trailer and I was loving having a manual for towing, again...

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