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I have bought a used 2010 pearl white cube in 2013 it had 30k miles on it.
Now in 2020, it has just a little over 100k.

It is a 6 speed, I have had nothing major done on it, it's been fairly maintenance free except, just kept basic maintenance (oil, coolant, transmission fluid change)
The only major thing I had to do was change the lower control arms but got kinda duped by the dealer. They wanted $800 to change it, so I bought the control arms for like $50 and had it installed by a mechanic for $100. The mechanic told me it didn't need a change for another 20k. Dealers love having you fix stuff way early than usual to bring in the revenue. I don't go to the dealer anymore and studied everything I could about the cube.

I have done few mods.

1. changed the pulley to a lightweight custom made NST pulley ( slightly better throttle response)
2.J2 Catback exhaust ( originally had a Stillen axle back) the catback produced a little bit better HP
3. Takeda intake (have had injen intake which was the long tube and it wasn't carb approved since I'm in California) Takeda cube intake are carb approved and much easier to work with then Injen intake
4. Clazzio seat covers (makes the seats really nice)
5. ATI front grill
6. Daylight running lights
7. Changed to Amsoil 100% synthetic signature oil (good for 25K) I literally only change the oil only once a year their filter is good for 15k (one of the best things I've done for my car, runs smooth and feels like better HP) Remember most synthetics say pure synthetic, not 100% (Amsoil is one of the only 100% synthetics)
8. Another good mod was LED headlights
9. custom made strut bar and lower front and rear ultra racing under braces

If you have any questions let me know.........
 

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Yes, I recently changed my side marker lights to these dynamic LEDs with dark housing, This is my last modification. I am done, not interested in lowering the car that's about the only mod left. The car runs well. Maybe a tint job eventually on the front window

 

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Yes, I recently changed my side marker lights to these dynamic LEDs with dark housing, This is my last modification. I am done, not interested in lowering the car that's about the only mod left. The car runs well. Maybe a tint job eventually on the front window

Thanks for the heads up on these side marker lights. I had already put in amber LEDs but the dynamic feature of these are awesome! I've put in my order, they shipped from Hong Kong and should arrive around Jan. 8th. Really looking forward to getting them. The dark background should look great since my 2012 is Cayenne Red. This is one of those things that are candy for the eyes of other drivers but just knowing they are there is still satisfying. At only $14.22 and no shipping for the pair it's a great upgrade.
 

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I ordered the Dynamic LED Lamps Side Marker Turn Signal Light For Nissan Qashqai Juke X-trail | eBay on Dec. 1st and received them Dec. 18th. I love them! They are an exact replacement for the standard lights. The only minor issue I had during installation was the fit of the light socket. It was a bit loose. A slightly thicker O-ring will fix this. I temporarily wrapped the top of the socket with electrical tape to keep it water tight until I can get 2 slightly thicker O-rings. The cascading of the leds from front to back is really cool and are also super bright.
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