Sebastian Build

2012 Nissan Xterra Pro-4X

Objective

If you’ve read my about page you know that while I use to live nomadically out of my car — today I only pretend to on the weekends. The objective of the Sebastian build is to create a very capable, self-sustaining, gear sherpa ready for  back country adventure — while remaining a competent daily driver (keep it simple, don’t overbuild).

Build CHRONICLES

Click here to see all the blog posts that chronicle the trials and tribulations of the build.

Factory Goodies

  • A thirsty 261HP DOHC 4.0L V6 (mod)
  • Fully boxed ladder frame
  • Two speed transfer case
  • Dana 44 (M226) rear with e-locker (mod)
  • Hill descent control
  • Bilstein HD shocks
  • Rear sway bar
  • Radiator, engine, transfer case, and gas tank skid plates
  • 265 75 R16 tires (31.7″) with full-size spare
  • Rooftop off-road lights
  • Rooftop gear basket (mod)
  • White faced dash gauges
  • Rockford-Fosgate premium sound system
  • Gentex auto-dim and compass mirror
  • Nevada tow package
  • Mud flaps x6
  • Badges

Upgrades

  • ✔ – Done
  • ❗ – Awaiting Install/On Order
  • ✘ – Incomplete

Suspension & Wheels

Exterior

Protection

  • ✔ – Shrockworks rock sliders
  • ✔ – Shrockworks radiator skid
  • ✔ – Shrockworks engine skid
  • ✔ – Shrockworks diff skid
  • ✔ – ARB bull bar winch Bumper
  • ✔ – maXTERRA rear bumper with swing-arm and LED backup lights
    • ✔ – Front Runner drop-down table
  • ✔ – Bed line rockers, lower door and lower fenders

Capability/Performance

Convenience/Looks

Interior

Maintenance

Current

*OEM unless noted below. Here’s a handy reference guide.

Non-Maintenance Repairs :-(

  • ✔ – Fan clutch – OEM (60,884)

Gear

Safety

Comfort

 

Here’s our overland trip packing list.

Videos