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  1. 9 points
    For the PNW Pathfinders, yesterday started as the Silver Pathfinder Emporium & developed into a full on SwinGateFest 2019. Thanks to @02_Pathy &[mention=39745]stpickens[/mention] and his Dad for coming up from Portland. Also, thanks to[mention=32880]ferrariowner123[/mention] for just stopping by to hang out. Most of all, thanks to[mention=37543]TowndawgR50[/mention] for providing the venue, expertise, product development, hard work and good cheer! It really couldn’t have happened without him.
  2. 9 points
    We’ve gotten just a tad bit of snow over the last couple days. This was before I left for Washington on Thursday Anddddd this is what I came back to Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 9 points
  4. 9 points
    Been a while since I updated this. I had a fun snow day today. I hadn’t seen this much snow in local mountains since 2009. The pathfinder is a beast in 4Lo. The skids help a bunch also. I also have the new-style carrier waiting to be installed. I can’t wait! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 8 points
    Now with 2” lift, 16x8 ProComps and Falken Wild Peak 255/70/r16s. Skid plates and bumpers next. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 7 points
    For convenience sake, I'll start putting all of my projects and pertinent pathfinder information in this thread, as well as retroactively putting some of my project in this thread, for starters, here's the car the day we got it. Rebuilt title, a front end wreck had taken out the front bumper cover, nothing else. The covers cheaply painted, but oh well. 151k miles when we bought it (October 2018) Very First thing to get done was a sound system. I swapped my twin 12" subwoofers from the 4runner along with the amp. I added a Kenwood Double Din Stereo, and Rockford Fosgate Component Speakers. I'm not quite an audiophile, but I don't like putting up with stock sound systems on older vehicles. Next thing that happened was the pathfinder got lifted: 2" spacer for 2.5" of lift, 3" spacer in the back. No new moog springs added. Running Boards removed Next: Led Headlights-they're better than cheap halogens, but they took forever to aim properly. Not my smartest or most necessary purchase. @RainGoat was right about the headlights not melting Ice, I had some slush stick to them once while driving. Original thread below. I also Spray tinted my fog light's yellow with Krylon Stained glass spray paint. Also added LED interior lighting. Here's my simple Missing Link-3/4" EMT with the ends crushed, using the existing LCA bolts. Then My Approach Lighting Project- 2 KC Cyclone LED Rock Lights bolted into the old running board holes, and a KC C2 Scene/Area light attached to the bumper. The lights can be all off, or manually on at any time, or set in an auto position that triggers when I'm in reverse or when I open any door, or come on when I unlock with my key fob. Straightforward idea that probably took too long original thread, wiring diagram at the top of post 84 (page 3): Wheels and Tires: 32x11.5r15 Falken Wildpeak AT3w's on 15x8 DX4 Gear Wheels. Love the look of the rims, and the tires more than do their job. Very happy with their performance thus far Manual Hubs: Mile Marker 435's. I broke a stud trying to get them on. That was a fun night I have an ongoing roof rack idea. I know a guy who is about to buy a welder, but if that takes too long maybe I'll just bolt it all together in a ghetto DIY kind of way. Original thread: Added a WD21 Skid Plate for the Transfer case, direct bolt on. Lately I've been messing around with the lack of black on white contrast, so the last week I've been doing some plasti-dipping. I also pulled a honeycomb grill and fuel door off of a black pathfinder. Did the fenders and the body below the doors in black. Still not sure what to do with the tabs under the headlights, I like the black a bit better. I would've kept the original grille, but it was in terrible shape. White on the honeycomb is gonna have to go, and the hood decal if kept needs to be redone in vinyl wrap. The black makes the vehicle look a little tougher and taller, so I was happy with that. White lettering on the fairing is a keeper. That's as far as I've made it so far, I've really appreciated the community and the help I've received thus far. Within the next week I'm hoping to start over on my suspension. OME HD coils and LR 9449's are hopefully in my future, along with finally replacing my shocks. Thanks for taking a look!
  7. 7 points
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  8. 7 points
    And finally have it out of the garage! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  10. 7 points
    Got my full size spare tire mounted Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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  13. 7 points
    Dreaming of warm road trips!!
  14. 6 points
    Thanks everyone for the continued support and patience! I know this thread has tangented off a few directions so far, and that was ok since I think it spawned a little excitement in everyone (including ourselves) to get more products out there. Going forward, though, we'd love it if the discussion stay centered on some of the ideas we're working on and any related questions. We're aware that competing products do, or may soon, exist. But, that doesn't phase us, impress us, nor change our goals here. What we've been working on is far more dynamic than anything out there. We're due for another update, no doubt. We've got a big one coming very very soon (hint: tonight?). Let's just say that yesterday was a major R&D and prototype day for us. Stay tuned!
  15. 6 points
    It’s a whole herd! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. 6 points
    Quick update on the rig, got a swing gate installed with the help of the PNW crew. I'll do a formal write up about this later this week with pics of the install. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  17. 6 points
    For the PNW Pathfinders, yesterday started as the Silver Pathfinder Emporium & developed into a full on SwinGateFest 2019. Thanks to @02_Pathy &[mention=39745]stpickens[/mention] and his Dad for coming up from Portland. Also, thanks to[mention=32880]ferrariowner123[/mention] for just stopping by to hang out. Most of all, thanks to[mention=37543]TowndawgR50[/mention] for providing the venue, expertise, product development, hard work and good cheer! It really couldn’t have happened without him.
  18. 6 points
    Went running around some trails in the south half of the Valley. My cousin got his dad’s jeep stuck until we had the bright idea to use its front and rear differential locks. Good time, lots of mud. My new tires handled really well except they got clogged with mud here and there.
  19. 6 points
    Well folks, to those who haven’t seen it yet, here’s the new Pathfinder! Ended up getting it for $600, and I’ll be driving it back to Bozeman tomorrow and starting my new job at Go Fast Campers on Monday. It’s got a 5 speed manual which it’ll be donating to the red Pathfinder once the weather improves. Also, huge thanks to Alex for the old lift springs! Might as well roll around with a little extra style before the trans comes out! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. 6 points
    Had a fun quick snow trip up in the mountains with my buddies. Aired down to 15psi and finally was able to test the new coils by flexing on a mound. They worked great, with the additional lift in the rear I dont hit my rear fender flares anymore so that's a plus. Downside is that I'll need longer shocks as I did pick up the wheel off the ground but was expected. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  21. 6 points
    Finally got the lift installed. I will be making a thread soon but I need to get it cleaned up for some proper pictures.
  22. 6 points
    Congrats @02_Pathy! *Send any member of the Mod team two additional pictures and they will be added here. *Pending official border.
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  24. 6 points
    Before and after from OME MD to LR NRC 9449's with "32" inch tires and no spare tire in the rear so a little lighter in the rear. Also my driveway is not level Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  25. 6 points
    Alright, this is crazy, but my dad just showed me a picture of the pathfinder that we owned when I was in elementary school. I kid you not, this is the pathfinder in the junkyard with the new style carrier that I just shipped to @Astrorami. The badging, trim, everything matches, including the fact that it had a tire carrier (looking for more pictures of it), but as of now, I have every reason to believe that my family has twice owned that rear tire carrier assembly. Pretty crazy, lots of history behind this
  26. 6 points
    Went joy riding to find a few waterfalls with the kids on this gloomy North GA day! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
  27. 5 points
    I don’t know that I would go so far as to call this a build thread, but I figured it might be good to organize some things into one place! My R50 is a black 2003 SE, that I’ve had for a little over 4 years now. At the time, I was trying to get away from car payments, so I made the decision to sell my one year old car that I was making payments on and then look for something I could afford to pay cash for. I had always liked the R50 platform, and I’d had good experiences with other Nissans in the past so I set out to find a good late model R50 with the VQ35. Most of the low mileage trucks I was finding at dealerships were still asking between $10k and $11k and craigslist private listings just had a bunch of junk. Then I found a recently traded in truck sitting at the back of the Nissan dealer just down the road from me. I stopped to ask about it, and it only had 70k miles and overall looked pretty decent but a bit neglected. They had literally just taken it on trade the day before, and said that since it was older than what they liked to stock on their used lot they were planning to just send it to auction as is. I asked if I could look at it and they handed me the keys and said “have at it”. I spent a good 2-3 hours looking it all over and crawling underneath it. It was the epitome of a soccer mom suv, all the way down to the “proud parent of...” stickers still on the back. It was full of Cheerios (literally), and didn’t appear to have been washed or vacuumed in years. But under the dirt it looked solid. The only mechanical issues I could find were a small oil leak from the oil cooler fitting (very common on the VQ), and the front tires were chewed up from being out of alignment for a long time. I took it for a good test drive and the engine and transmission were both nice and smooth, 4wd shifted in and out smoothly, and every button and switch worked and did what it should. No lights on the dash, and I also scanned it for codes and everything checked out. Long story short, I ended up writing them a check for $7k and taking it home as is. I felt like that was a fair price based on the low miles (keep in mind this was back in 2014). I don’t have much for pictures from back then, but this is what it looked like when I brought it home. I picked up the O ring I needed for the oil cooler for like 6 dollars while I was still at the dealer, and the next day I took it in for a set of front tires and an alignment. Then after taking a full day to pull out the seats, scrub the carpet, clean everything up, change the oil and fluids, etc...it was looking pretty good! I then just drove it like that for about the first year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  28. 5 points
    Yes, in static and adjustable options.
  29. 5 points
    It’s been said before, and ya, the results vary, most people either get a placebo effect or notice a small difference. Though it’s worth noting that @Jax99 wheeled an SFD equipped rig that had no missing link, and his subframe actually cracked and tore. Pictures and explanation of it in his build thread.
  30. 5 points
    Honestly the missing link does very little. It’s one of those things that is so cheap and easy that there’s just no reason not to do it, but it’s not a game changer. If anything it does tighten up the handling a little bit. I 100% think all R50’s should have it because it’s that easy, I just don’t want anyone to get false expectations on what it will do.
  31. 5 points
    Agreed, that group was the reason I deleted my facebook account. Everytime I'd go on I'd just get super annoyed with incorrect information and people who think they're God. And I wouldn't get a sfd from there either, as there are incorrect specs floating around which could be annoying to align best case and dangerous in the worst case
  32. 5 points
    Poor boys rear tire carrier. Just mocked up t this point. Going to need to do a little work to get it better stabilized. Gonna figure out a way to mount my jerry can holder on it too. A project for another day! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
  33. 5 points
    Nissan Skyline Station Wagon
  34. 5 points
    Did a led conversion. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  36. 5 points
    Wide open wheel wells! I wired up some LED driving lights to the factory fog light wiring, and also put my light bar back into the new bumper. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  37. 5 points
    This is where I left it for the night while the paint dries. I’ve got a few more details to figure out in the morning, and should hopefully get it finished up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  38. 5 points
    My 2002 SE Buttercup. She’s a real work in progress, I’ve had her since summer of ‘18 and have had multiple misfires and other unfortunate events. She had been moved from lot to lot before I picked her up, so prior maintenance wasn’t too shabby (she just didn’t get many miles for awhile). Only minor problems, so it’s been mostly enjoyable for us. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  39. 5 points
    Project swingate was a success with the PNW crew (@stpickens,@RainGoat,@ferrariowner123 and especially@TowndawgR50 for making it happen. Back in January I found a swingate off a ‘96 and got it for $19, took it home and cleaned it up. Then after our “Snowmageddon” which delayed us for a couple weeks we finally got them installed.@TowndawgR50 provided aluminum reinforcements and a simple yet effective plate relocator that contours the R50 hatch and makes it look stock. Now you don’t have to zip tie your plate to the spare tire and it allows you to run stuff on the spare tire such as a Trasharoo for those who run them. Next thing I have to do is run lights to the plate and weld a jerry can holder to the swingate but other than that another project done and huge thanks to the PNW crew especially@TowndawgR50 for his expertise and time. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  40. 5 points
    Also had to search for a new gas door a few weeks ago, the old one was jammed and very beat up. Ordered a junkyard piece and had our local body shop color match it with my truck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  41. 5 points
    Replaced the roof mounted off road lights and completed fabrication/mounting for new rear bumper! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
  42. 5 points
    They’re taking over the neighborhood! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  43. 5 points
    With so much rain here in the south(east TN) this past month I haven't had a chance to wash the old gal. Being OCD like I am, has been driving me crazy. The last 3 days with clear skies and highs in the 60's that all came to an end. This is February isn't it? Lol clean machine. #r50obsessed Sent from my SM-S737TL using Tapatalk
  44. 5 points
    What RainGoat said. They can be had for pretty cheap, but replicating would be a pretty tall task anyway. However, if we get around to producing some bumpers, we'll definitely be exploring carrier options.
  45. 5 points
    Hello. I just purchased this on 2/19/2019 on an impulse buy on my lunch break at work.
  46. 5 points
    Not mine but thought I had to share Junkyard woes Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  47. 5 points
    Here's a before and after, it's a little raked but it'll help with my load capacity for my road trip coming up. Also my driveway is not level Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  48. 4 points
    Just starting to kit out my old QX4. Today, new 16x8 ProComp steelies, 255/70r16 Wild Peaks. Will be doing a lift, metal bumpers, etc soon. This is a car for my son to play around in. Good fun!
  49. 4 points
    Got my new coils today straight from England, these things got here fast! They shipped yesterday and got here this morning. These are the LR 9449 coils, I'll post before and after measurements although I'm not sure if I'll be able to install these today but probably tomorrow Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  50. 4 points
    Regarding the panhard drop, this is what I did and it’s worked out perfect. These pics have been hanging out on page one with my original write up. I moved the panhard bar lower and to the right within the existing bracket and drilled a new mounting hole. This won’t work if your going more than 4 inches or so in the back. But for the lift levels most of us are running I think it makes sense. I have about 3 maybe 3.5 inches of lift and this has my rear axle sitting dead center where it should be. The old mounting hole is circled in yellow for reference. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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