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Date Registered: 01-2007
Location: Perth WA Nth of the River
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OK guys i thought it was time to get invovled in the discussions as i have been reading for two days now and have learnt a heap. I got the 07 ST-S comming in the next two weeks and the only thing i could afford at the nissan dealer in xtra's was the rubber cargo mat, cause the mrs was like blah blah my shoppings gonna go everywhere... Now after reading a couple of post i now relise i paid to much for that to emoticon But my question is to you guys whats the biggest head turner or the thing that i require first emoticon The side steps or the nudge alloy bar. I have seen the weather shields on here so i plan on getting a set of them and also the back door scuff plates, but to me it just dosn't look like a 4wd with out the bar or steps and the steps are alot cheaper than the bar (mmmmm did i just answer my own question ??) would it cost to much to get the bar and side steps freighted over to perth do rekon ??

also still chasing one of those cargo blind thingies to cause ill never hear the end of it from the mrs untill i get one ???

allright waiting to hear what you guys think Cheers Mick

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2007 ST-S Goldy colour, Got a Huge sunroof, Alloy rims, rear spoiler & and now im just hunting for all the fruit to go along with it :)
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Date Registered: 08-2005
Location: Sydney
TOTAL POSTS: 542
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Re: bar-steps or ?? for the new toy first


Hi Mick,

Doctor X is selling a series II nudge bar HERE for $270, a bloody bargain! Even with freight to Perth that is going to be cheap. Worth considering if he has not shifted it on eBay yet.

Personally I am not a fan of side steps or nudge bars unless they are actually needed (i.e. short people or trips to the outback!!). But each to their own and they certainly do change the look of the car. You might also consider a set of eyelids from the store, they give it a much more aggressive look especially in darker colours.


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Date Registered: 10-2005
Location: Orange. NSW.
TOTAL POSTS: 1999
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Mick,
 Unless you park in a disabled section of the carparks, or receive a fortnightly aged pension emoticon, there is no real need for sidesteps on the x-trail. Standard it is low enough and you do lose a lot in the ramp over and damage WILL happen when off-roading. I agree with Adam and say that a nudgebar would be a much better investment. They are always on Ebay for much cheaper than retail. Regarding the weathershields, speak with Jalal as he is able to get the slimline ones which add alot to the looks and also help reduce the glare off the windows, being so dark. I could keep going, but if I was starting out again, my order would be:
1. Nudgebar
2. Spotties
3. Slimline tinted weathershields
4. Rear bumper protection (stops the groceries and dogs marking the top of the rer bumper, where it meets the cargo area)
5. BFG tyres, Pedders spring lift, Milford cargo safety barrier, UHF radio, IPF fatboys light inserts, 25% tint, QR25DE engine cover, Iridium spark plugs, K&N air filter..... emoticon emoticon emoticon

 Enjoy the build-up process...

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Date Registered: 07-2005
Location: central coast nsw
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quote:

BRETT72 wrote:
5. BFG tyres




 emoticon emoticon emoticon ....again?? LOL

i agree with brett here, go the nudge bar and spotties first, then go from there

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Date Registered: 01-2007
Location: Perth WA Nth of the River
TOTAL POSTS: 5
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Thanks guys for the responses so far I always wanted the nudge bar from the beggining but at 900 bucks its a alot money it should be included in the sports pack in my opionion emoticon emoticon
And as for the side steps it was only for looks not for any real purpose..
Brett im defintley gonna look at getting those weather shields casue they look mint not to sure about the eyelids though i like the bigger glass look. There wasnt any prices on the website link to those products so who do i have to contact for a price on the shields and frieght to Perth ??
Have you guys seen those llights that light up and say x-trail in the rear high stop lamp i think im gonna get one of them too emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Date Registered: 12-2004
Location: Mount Isa, QLD
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quote:

Trailfinder wrote:
Have you guys seen those llights that light up and say x-trail in the rear high stop lamp i think im gonna get one of them too emoticon emoticon emoticon



Mick,

From your last reply I'm about 99% sure your don't know about Jalal's On-Line X-Trail Shop yet?

Aftermarket is usually going to be cheaper than genuine, and just because it's aftermarket doesn't mean it's inferior or of less quality.

For example THIS is what happened to my Genuine Nissan Nudge bar after a tingle with my cousins Mazda Bravo.

I have since upgraded to an aftermarket nudge (which cannot be purchased here in Australia anymore) and only cost me $500. I also installed some aftermarket sidesteps at the same time for another $500. Here are some pics:

- XTrak Nudge Bar (stainless steel); PIC1; PIC2
- XTrak Side Steps (stainless steel); PIC1; PIC2

One thing to be aware of regarding the Genuine Nissan nudge is that it sits directly on the plastic bumper. If you do happen to knock into something there is a high chance your plastic bumper will get damaged, not like some other aftermarket nudges like mine, emoticon

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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 29091
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Hi Mick,

Please use the link provided to you by Noel to inquire about any xtrail accessory that takes your fancy. I am sure you will find there what could cause a marriage breakdown LOL emoticon

In regards to the side steps, I personally fitted them for 3 important reasons:

1. Washing the roof of the exy is a pain in the backside as I can't reach it unless I stand on the rear tyres, so the side steps helped solve this problem.

2. It is a great protection to have for the door sills when and if you go off-road. I have hit my side steps on rocks so many times and every time I thanked heavens for having side steps instead of hitting the under-carriage and door sills. Not much damage can be done to the stainless steel side steps at all.

3. Looks. They look awesome emoticon

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Date Registered: 06-2005
Location: Orange, NSW
TOTAL POSTS: 269
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I was always sorry I did not fit side steps from the beginning. Not the "pipe" ones but the flat ones that run from wheel arch to wheel arch.

My reason being that they would protect the paintwork in front of the rear wheel-arch and the sill from stone chips.

Most of my driving is on country sealed roads and I have suffered considerable stone damage in that area. I have now fitted oversize front mud flaps and I feel that has helped a little, but after 100,000k its a bit late to fit steps now.

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Date Registered: 02-2005
Location: Taylor's Hill (Melbourne)
TOTAL POSTS: 466
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Nudge is not just for outback - our shopping centre has nose to nose parking, and though I try to avoid the spots where there is nothing between you and the facing car I find that someone has "nudged" my bar back - and nicked off of course. It seems to have bent the middle bar towards the bumper but not distorted the bumper itself. I have been meaning to check whether there is much movement on the bolts to pull it away a bit, but after reading Noel's link, might have to have a go at taking it off and bending it.

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