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  1. Finally adding better quality Top and Bottom lid pictures with finished outcome. Hope this helps someone looking for more storage. I think it’s a perfect fit and discretely holds everything in place with no rattle of objects bouncing around in the compartment.
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  2. Hello all, Since lock down i decided to use my time to look for a new vehicle, I was mostly looking at trucks because i do want to do some towing in the future, but did enjoy my large suv coming from the QX4. The worst part about the QX4 was the power or lack of it, so i desperately wanted to avoid that again. Basically for towing and not under powering a chassis i needed a full size v8 (like a 5.7 Ram not a 4.7). After 2 months of searching i stumbled upon the holy grail - a fully loaded 2008 V8 Pathfinder that looks to be in near mint condition minus a little but of rust at the front bottom corner of the driver door. I got another 2 hour drive this weekend 1 way to go pick it up and she will be all mine! My plans for the vehicle are nothing crazy, I saw the ironman lifts on sale but currently out of stock and was deciding on if i really needed that. After driving this one the suspension still felt great so i decided i dont need a full conversion yet and if it fits the V8 I plan to do the 1.5" SFCreations body lift to improve asthetics and maybe a bit more clearance to fit a new bigger set of K02's. Besides tires and the small body lift i may in the future still do a suspension lift, but im considering if i can fit a hidden-type winch in the factory bumper and or throw on some new light bars. Will post some photos when i get it
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  3. The 2002 model year has well noted issues about the Idle Air Control Valve going bad, allowing coolant to leak. One thing leads to another, and left untreated you’ll eventually burn a hole in your ECU. I’d suggest changing that gasket/IACV don’t want to end up like this guy with a damaged circuit board: https://x.nissanhelp.com/forums/pathfinder/26536-02-pathfinder-possible-ecm.html
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  4. Keep an eye on your oil level, some of the VQ trucks have consumption issues.
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  5. I'd suggest researching adding loctite to the power valve screws. Other than that, nothing really jumps to mind other than the usual used vehicle stuff like changing fluids. When researching your new ride, you may find it useful to add site:nissanlathfinders.net/forum to the end of your Google searches to just get results from this site.
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  6. Getting some 3-wheel action in the super-stock Qx4!
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  7. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  8. First time taking driving on the sand. The Wildpeaks did great! (assateague island) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  9. And a lil flex Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  10. The other week up near Nahatlach! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  11. I almost forgot to mention I also installed an arb onboard air compressor. Hawairish cut the plate and I gave it some awkward bends to make it fit. Sent from my Pathfinder
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  12. I want to start by giving a huge thank you to [mention]hawairish [/mention] for his unmatched pathfinder expertise, fabrication skills, and most of all his generosity. This past weekend I headed East to visit hawairish for fun garage day. Our plan: remove OEM steps and install sliders. We started by removing the steps. (Internet pic) Once the steps were removed, we noticed how robust the mounts actually were and the round tube was much thicker than anticipated. This photo is after the mounts were cut and notched but it shows the thickness of the tube. I believe it is 10ga. After seeing the mounts we decided to change our game plan. We were no longer going to use the included slider legs and mounting plates and instead reuse the original mounts but not without beefing them up....a lot. Before we started cutting the legs we brainstormed of how we could make our idea work. We decided on making gussets from 3/16” steel. Once the plan was set, we cut the legs, cleaned them up, and notched them to fit slider main tube. Here’s the driver’s slider ready to be tacked on. Once tacked we removed slider and got to work on the gussets. Hawairish sketching up the gussets Gusset cut and welded A complete slider ready to mount. Notice the beefy legs Slider fully welded and mounted When we had finished with the installation, we looked at the step left over after we cut the legs. We realized we could actually separate the top plate that holds the plastic step from the channel that was welded to legs. This is our end result. The plate welded onto slider. Hawairish has to cut the plate above the kickout to keep it level. I had to cut a small section to accommodate the kickout of the slider. Installed and compete. The step sticks out about 3” more than OEM which is great! Underside of slider Obviously we had to test these bad boys. Absolutely zero deflection no matter where we lifted. [mention]hawairish [/mention] is the artist in his family I must say it was a lot if work but I am more than happy with the outcome. Two long days of custom fabrication really wore us out, not to mention the temp was 108 degs. Next time I’m in town we’re wheeling and I’m breaking these in. Sent from my Pathfinder
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  13. Hey folks, So I pulled the trigger (told you I was being serious! ). I bought the Pathy in the first set of photos I posted above. She's a USDM 2003 SE with 130k miles, throttle-by-wire (thought those started after 2004), A/T, with the only options being the tall roof rack and the Bose stereo (more on that below). What won me over was how mint it was considering the mileage, especially the interior. It pulls hard, exhaust pipe is clean as a whistle and I don't see or feel any indications of power valve failure (but that's TBD once I take the intake apart). It's evident that one of the previous owners was a smoker, probably back when it was in the US (it has been here since 2012). There is a brown stain just above the driver's seat and it smells, not a lot by now, but definitely noticeable. I went to pick it up yesterday and since then I've been polishing all glass, headlights and cleaning the interior. There was this nasty brownish crud everywhere. Next weekend I'll tackle the power valves and report back. If there's something missing I'll do a compression test afterwards. Wish me luck! It is the one that I thought was grinding when switching from 4L to 2H but you were all right, I was just being too slow to shift. Heck, even the manual says that. I have a few new questions though: The driver's side window auto up works, but just after it closes it goes down like 1/3rd of the way. I can still close it by pulling the switch a second time. I suppose it "thinks" there is something in the way. I think I read somewhere that there is a way to reset it by accessing the motor, aye? The tach is just a bit jerky, most noticeable between idle and, say, 2k rpm. 2 other R50s I test drove also had a similar quirk. Is it normal? Were USDM 2003 R50s affected by the Takata recall? I don't want the airbag to kill me. Is the "seal" trim between the fender flares and the fender supposed to be yellow-ish? I guess not, it looks bad. Here she is receiving some much needed love: Headlights before polishing: Clock fixed! Resoldering did the trick: This is probably not as easy to fix, but I'm giving it a try (it turns on and sounds fine but after a minute or 2, the screen goes dark and I lose most controls): Wasn't fun pulling the ashtray out and finding this: Much better!: Obligatory strut tower photos:
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  14. As for the sunroof i actually went to a hardware store and got that clear tubing, very cheap (forgot how long i got) and opened the sunroof completely. There are 2 drain holes on each side to the front and i ran the tube down as far as it went and used hot water. If that didn't work i would have used a air compressor to blow it out. But it worked with hot water and water started dripping down both side of the under carriage. Yes for the power valves! Worked has picked up again so not much time to tinker as much but next up is to do my VC gaskets, all the gaskets, power valves once I'm in there. Oil pan gaskets etc and even upper gaskets, RMS. Coolant Flush with both thermostats as well asap. Like u said I'm gonna do this initially all once to have it mint :)
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  15. [emoji22]You people with your clean garages sicken me! [emoji1785]
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