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 Post subject: Second times a charm
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:27 pm 
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Location: Meath, Ireland
Car:: Xtrail
Model: T30
Year/Plate: 2003
Colour: Black
Mods: General Grabber AT2 tyres, Wind deflectors, Dog Guard, Bumper Guard and boot liner
Well the first one didn't quite work out;

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But thats not put us off so we're back with another one :thumbs: This one is a 2003 "Sport" diesel :cool: It's a completely different jeep to drive - much more responsive than the old one & with all the extra torque & a 6th gear it is so much more forgiving on the motorway (as I've been driving it to and from work for the past week) but I'll put that down to the old one being a lemon....

Like the last one it has the panoramic sunroof and 6 cd changer but unlike the last one it has a full compliment of tools & jack in the boot along with an owners manual :biggrin: It also has an aftermarket stereo with incorporated bluetooth so Sheena can talk away to her hearts content without the worry of penalty points :roll:

I've salvaged all the the new bits I got for the old one so the new one now has the following;

Fortunately I hadn't fitted the bumper guard to the old one so I'll fit it to the new one next week.... I may also have sourced some Audiobahn speakers and an amp for it to complete the Audio install :grin: but they'll all be hidden behind the existing speaker covers or seat (amp) so it won't look ridiculous....

Anyway, pics :smile:
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I think the rear lights have been partially tinted??? They're definately darker than the ones on our last one but I actually think it suits the black....

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The interior was filthy so got it professionally valeted :bow: Image
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And finally the lights - significant improvement at night over the old ones...
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The fan settings on the Climate control all work, but 2 of the three knobs are broken and none of the back-lights are working in the unit :roll: Is it easier to just find a replacement unit than to take the existing one apart, replace all of the bulbs and somehow fix the knobs????


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 Post subject: Re: Second time's a charm
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 8:56 pm 
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Location: Meath, Ireland
Car:: Xtrail
Model: T30
Year/Plate: 2003
Colour: Black
Mods: General Grabber AT2 tyres, Wind deflectors, Dog Guard, Bumper Guard and boot liner
Well we've had the dogs out in it a few times and the boot liner, bumper guard and dog guard are all well worth it :thumbs: One of the two dogs gets travel sick and the boot liner has dealt with everything and was very simple to clean afterwards :biggrin: The liner has even stopped sand from getting everywhere, we brought them to the beach last week and they both love the sea so I was dreading letting them back in the car wet & sandy but the liner caught everything :bow: Plus a big thanks to Nissan for having tough hardy plastic everywhere in the boot, ten minutes with a wet cloth and the whole lot is as new :cool:

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The one thing I would say is that the Saunders dog guard falls down unless the rear seats are tilted back to their rearmost setting, which takes a couple of inches of space away from the dogs :sad: One of the two dogs always has to see where we're going so she moves around a bit as you brake / turn / accelerate which makes the mat move a bit. The guard is fixed between the floor and roof so when the mat moves the mounts on the floor move with it and it falls down, but tilting the rear seats back has solved the problem as the mat can no longer move :thumbs:


The bumper guard has also been a worthwhile investment, the dogs jump in and out as soon as the rear door is opened and they would have already made a right mess of the paintwork if it wasn't for the guard :cool:

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All in all a very worthwhile investment for any X-T owner that happens to have dogs :smile:


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 Post subject: Re: Second times a charm
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:21 pm 
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Location: Meath, Ireland
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Year/Plate: 2003
Colour: Black
Mods: General Grabber AT2 tyres, Wind deflectors, Dog Guard, Bumper Guard and boot liner
Well I had the pleasure of having the X-T for the entire weekend and what a car! It truly is a one stop shop for all your motoring needs!

I needed to collect feed for Sheena on Friday, well for the yard! There was over 450kg's of feed and it was a bit of a stretch but no trouble to the exy :bow: She went up and down steep enough hills, stopped when I needed it to (poxy tractors tearing around corners in the middle of the road :headbang: ) and despite the huge suspension travel there was no knocking or rubbing :thumbs:

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Empty feed house - full again :cool:
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So finished that on Friday evening, brought it home, hoovered it out and gave it a bit of a clean to get ready for the weekend away. I was bringing 3 mates to the other side of the county for some karting, CBQ'n and drinking. 4 big enough blokes with 4 helmets, 4 lots of clothes, wet gear x 4, drink for 4 and 4 sleeping bags & all 4 of us still had acres of space! Very comfortable drive for all of us and reasonably good MPG too (33-35mpg) :biggrin:

Left first thing Saturday morning and dropped it back last thing Saturday night, after a quick pit stop before dropping it back to Sheena
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P.S. I left a 5 door Mark V Golf (diesel) at home to bring the X-T, to say me and all my passengers are glad I did is an understatement!


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 Post subject: Re: Second times a charm
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:09 am 
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Model: 1.6 Tekna 2 wheel drive
Year/Plate: 2018
Colour: Dark Brown
Mods: Dark brown with broken white upholstery. Tow-hook, fire extinguisher, LED Matrix headlights, LED interior and boot-light, handmade semi leather back-seat cover (dogs), booth-liner, wind deflectors, 4 seasons tires, BOSE audio + sub-woofer, Class 3 alarm
Hey you, don't you know by now??!! Dogs belong on the passenger seat.... LOL :whistle: :thumbs:

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 Post subject: Re: Second times a charm
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:50 am 
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Model: 2.2 Di Sport(T30 - YD22ETI) Trans MT.F6
Year/Plate: Dec 51
Colour: Red AX6
Make sure you let it spool down before turning the engine off.

Have a read.


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 Post subject: Re: Second times a charm
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:36 am 
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Year/Plate: 2003
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Mods: General Grabber AT2 tyres, Wind deflectors, Dog Guard, Bumper Guard and boot liner
lol Wimbo, definately not because those seats are a right pain to clean (so much so that I can't get any valet place to take it :headbang: the place that did it in March will no longer accept X-Trails!)

Umbongo, thanks for the tip :bow: My weekend away was with the SXOC though so I've plenty of experience with Turbo'd nissans :thumbs:


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 Post subject: Re: Second times a charm
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:15 pm 
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Location: The Netherlands, Maartensdijk, centre of the country
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Mods: Dark brown with broken white upholstery. Tow-hook, fire extinguisher, LED Matrix headlights, LED interior and boot-light, handmade semi leather back-seat cover (dogs), booth-liner, wind deflectors, 4 seasons tires, BOSE audio + sub-woofer, Class 3 alarm
Wimbo should not be Wimbo, if he did not ave a solution for that. Cleaning an upholstery from dog/cat hair: use a rotating brush on your vacume cleaner. We do this for years (We seem like a bunch of house wifes now... ☺☺☺) but it works! You can buy spare parts at Handyman (as well in England I presume) Cost you 20 at the most. Buy the smallest you can. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Second times a charm
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:45 pm 
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Mods: General Grabber AT2 tyres, Wind deflectors, Dog Guard, Bumper Guard and boot liner
Excellent, thanks :thumbs:


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 Post subject: Re: Second times a charm
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:15 pm 
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lol Wimbo, definately not because those seats are a right pain to clean (so much so that I can't get any valet place to take it :headbang: the place that did it in March will no longer accept X-Trails!)

Umbongo, thanks for the tip :bow: My weekend away was with the SXOC though so I've plenty of experience with Turbo'd nissans :thumbs:
I wasn't sure that you knew about the spooling down as many don't and end up having to replace it. Was your two front wheels off the road with all that horse feed. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Second times a charm
PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:14 pm 
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Year/Plate: 2003
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Mods: General Grabber AT2 tyres, Wind deflectors, Dog Guard, Bumper Guard and boot liner
Only just! The weight shift when I needed to stop was fairly dramatic :shock: Round two is this evening :thumbs:


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