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    Posted: 06 November 2020 at 12:55pm
Hi!  I'm new to the RCRC Forum...

I bought a 2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4WD Crew Cab last spring, and am thinking about gearing it up for overlanding and light-to-moderate trailriding.  With it's long wheelbase and lack of a rear differential locker, I don't anticipate ever attempting any really hard-core obstacle-crawling with it, but it should be a good ride for overlanding.

So, a preliminary question:  Are you all still meeting at Newk's on the first Thursday of the month, or is the COVID thing putting a cramp on that?

So, on to more fun stuff...

Any recommendations on a good mid-range portable air compressor?  I've been looking at Smittybilt 2781 and ARB compressors -- a bit pricey, but a good, solid 5.7cfm compressor seems like a good investment.  Recommendations?  Any brands I should look into?

Next would be some mods to make the truck more trail-worthy, such as slider bars, higher-clearance bumpers (such as Shrockworks' handiwork, which look like they would offer some very helpful improvements to approach and departure angles), and skid plates.  Any best buys to recommend, or pitfalls to be concerned about?  (For example, the Shrockworks slider bars have a note saying they require a 2-inch body lift to clear space on the frame rails.)

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Originally posted by Buck Boarder Buck Boarder wrote:

Any recommendations on a good mid-range portable air compressor?  I've been looking at Smittybilt 2781 and ARB compressors -- a bit pricey, but a good, solid 5.7cfm compressor seems like a good investment.  Recommendations?  Any brands I should look into?


Viair.  I plan to get this one.  I have a CO2 tank, and used to have onboard air but lost it when I swapped the I4 for a V6.  The CO2 tank is wonderful, but its getting hard to find places to refill it, and it seems to run out at inopportune times.  The compressed gas places dont want to refill, they want to just swap out, and give me some nasty-looking banged up thing in place of my nice looking silver tank.
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I have a viair 400p that I've used for years to air up my 4runner tires. Its been airing up 36s for quite a while. It does well. Takes me about 10 to 15 minutes to air them up.

As for sliders, I've built enough sets that I've lost count. We can build you whatever you want if the off the shelf won't work.
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Newks will resume in January. Right now we are virtual.
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Originally posted by 83K10 83K10 wrote:

Newks will resume in January. Right now we are virtual.

Virtual?  As in online meetings via an app like Zoom or something?
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Yes, we are using webex for meetings right now.
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