Nissan Atlas Transfercase Adapter

 Putting an Atlas transfercase into your truck, will transform it’s abilities on the trail. The deeper gear ratio will give you more control over the vehicle and multiply the torque to climb just about any obstacle.

In the past, adapters were readily available but have fallen to the wayside due to lack of demand… maybe they were just ahead of their time for the newer Nissans?
I’ve been getting quite a few people reaching out over e-mail as well as the phone asking about this lately, and I’m working on bringing it back.

For 88-2004 Nissan Owners:
I have enough parts to do just one more adapter for the 88-2004 Nissan Pathfinder/Hardbody & Xterra/Frontier. it’s unspoken for. Making more shouldn’t be an issue we just need to see the numbers… orders.. or atleast voices. I need an accurate idea of demand and timeframes for ordering we we can be better prepared. We also can’t over estimate and end up with extra parts on the shelf collecting which hurts the long term likelyhood of furutre nissan products by various people in the industry.

For 2005+ Nissan Frontier / Xterra Owners:
The approach of this adpater is changing compared to what was available before. In the past, a special Atlas Input gear was cut that was used only for the Nissans. It’s was a nice approach but since, the engineering drawings were lost. The lack of demand caused it to be seen as an unwise use of time to go back and redo it. We needed an easier approach. We will likely be taking the same approach as the pre ’04 adapter with a spud shaft and slightly longer adapter plate.

I’ve been in touch with Steve at Advance Adapters to try to push this forward further atleast for some CAD drawings so I can take manufacturing elsewhere if neccessary.

If you are interested in installing an atlas in your Nissan, please do 2 things:
1) Contact me with your name, phone number, vehicle, and realistic timeframe for purchase.
2) Let Steve at Advance Adapters know you’re interested at 800-350-2223 ext 526, he needs to see the demand that I see.

Hopefully we can put these adapters back into constant production if the numbers are there. I can’t do it all alone.

Thank you
-Steven Lutz
Rugged Rocks LLC

Flying off the shelf! Battery Terminal Blocks


Battery terminal blocks have been a HUGE hit! 

Many customers have purchased multiple sets for dual battery setups as well as for multiple vehicles!
If you are one of those customers, please take a moment to write a review the the following URL, it would be much appreciated. Please share how they have help you and why you like them.

Otherwise if you have a lot of accessories wired to your battery in a messy fashion, you can get your battery terminal distribution blocks at the link below to place your order now. Make sure to add the riser if your vehicle has a bulky fuse block integrated into the factory wiring.
This is a simple, cost effective solution to a messy wiring problem that many automotive enthusiasts have.

Although Rugged Rocks primarily focuses on Nissans, these battery termianl blocks are a universal product that fits many other vehicle makes.

Thank you,
-Steven Lutz

High Output Alternators – No Group Buy Required

High Output Alternators can now be ordered at your convenience. Last year I had started only opening up ordering of these alternators as group buy opporitunities with a narrow ordering   window. Things have changed for the better on multiple fronts. Although they are still built to order. Turn around times have improved over years past and are typically built and shipped in 4 – 5   weeks, Sometimes sooner.  (I stated 3 weeks in a previous e-mail and would like to set proper expectations).
I’ve also changed my workflow that allows me to better manage orders on built-to-order items.

These alternators are a great option for powering all of your power hungry off road accessories while delivering the majority of their power at idle. Various options are available for Nissans from 1986  to present day in capacities from 180 Amps to 270 Amps.

To view available options and place your order, please visit:

Overall, 2021 has proven to be off to a very busy start and I’m doing my best to stay on top of things in the most efficient manner. I do occasionally miss a phone call and have occasional delays getting back to e-mails right away but please understand that I’m doing what I can to get orders proccessed delivered as soon as possible. Given the current supply chain hurdles, things have been a challenege but I’m keeping things moving forward in the best way that I know how. I’ll also being putting in some time over the weekend to help start getting back on top of phone calls etc.

Your business is much appreciated.
Thank you,
-Steven Lutz