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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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Very professionally done Dave.

Excellent. What is the diameter of these steps and are they straight SS pipe with no bends (the hallow type)?

Also, how heavy are they compared to the ones you had?

You didn't think that posting pics of them will get you off the hook that easy LOL emoticon


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Date Registered: 08-2005
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Hi Jalal,
They are straight 3" (76mm for us younger guys)stainless tube with a tiged dome on one end which I just ground down the weld and then spent 2hrs buffing until happy and a press fit end cap om the rear they are 1.6mm thick which is the norm in Australia it was going to cost me a $280.00 per side step to get mandrel bends done in Sydney thats trade price so straight was the only option as we dont have a mandrel tube bender at work. The frame is made out of alloy just to make it lighter and I used nut serts (riv nuts)to mount the tube to the braket but the weight is very close to my other set.
Dave

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Good stuff Dave. As I said, very nicely done!

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Without testing (and possibly damaging) your side-steps, do you know if they will adequately carry the weight of the vehicle in the event of being caught-up on a rock?



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Rich,

I have "un-intentionally" carried this test out during one of my off-road adventures and the exy was used as a swing LOL emoticon

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No damage to the steps or the exy and mine are 76mm too, so I believe Dave's will be of the same strength.

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HAHA! a see-saw...

Dave awesome steps, you have one smooth looking exy!

Matt

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quote:

canberraxtrail wrote:

HAHA! a see-saw...
Matt



That's what I meant but couldn't remember it. hehehehe

The kids were having fun at the back.



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Nice one Dave,
I like them so much I have decided to have a go and make my own set!!!
So can I ask you for some tips, it will save me "re-inventing the wheel"

1. How many brackets hold on each bar.
2. Where do the brackets fit to the car.
   Did it involve Drilling or cutting on
   the car anywhere?
I will design my own brackets from stainless but just need to know where the fixings are on car.
It would be great if I could get a photo of these fixing points.
Thanks in advance for any help from anyone with this.
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Hi Graham,
I would like to point out that you have have the best looking side step in your country they are at http://www.4x4x4.com/vehicles/nissan_xtrail.htm
I tried to import them but the cost was ridicules we're talking$1500 or more You should look at these first.
Dave

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Dave,
   Yes I have seen this site but I think his prices are over the top, I would still have to add 17.5% added tax on to these prices.
However I am a mechanical engineer and It gives me more pleasure and pride when I have done something myself.
I am new to the x-trail and as yet still learning where the fixing points are, I have over two years warranty left on the car so have to be careful not to drill anywhere that might invalidate this.
So as I said the production side of the bars are not a problem, I intend them to be more Bars than Steps.
Thanks Graham.
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