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SpecialWarr last won the day on December 8 2015

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About SpecialWarr

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  • Birthday 06/25/1973

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    1990 VG30E, 4 door 4X4, MANUAL locking hubs, automatic ... new owner, new truck, new tools..... Power pack, LSD and 31-10.5-15 GY Wrangler Territory tires.... where is the mud!! PACESETTER HEADERS NGK Wires, Bosch Plugs Fuel Pressure Regulator installed! Intake plenum gasket and throttle body gaskets installed Maxima SOHC 90 amp Alternator installed Starter installed Main Engine Sub-Harness installed 31 x 10.5 x 15 Good Year Wrangler TERRITORY....4... on sale installed FENDERS: installed! Master Power Window switch installed ( 3 out of 4 windows currently operate....) Rear Frame rebuild done! Upper ball joints and tie-rods are on the list this week! TO-DO LIST: Alignment A bit of body welding Sunroof seal and weatherstrip replacement Spot Weld Plugs from PO "roof rack install" Radio head unit that works Figure out why only 3 out of 4 windows operate.... or nevermind... I'll just add a DPDT switch for the drivers' door.
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    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
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    Weekend Warrior
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    career suspension tuner and racer of bicycles, wrencher of broken things and maker of tools.... if it's broken I will mend it, if it needs welding I'll weld it...assuming I'll have the time!

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  1. SpecialWarr

    Max offset? -27 doable?

    Well that's going to depend on what your local laws state is a legal stick-out or maximum offset. I know that I can get a -20 to clear the inside of the fender flares so I don't see why another 7mm is going to make a difference. That's a quater of an inch... that may be enough to irritate a police enforcement agent ( around here that might be enough to get you pulled over ) but not likely to make much of a difference. You should look into what is and isn't a legal modification in NZ... I'm sure google can help!
  2. SpecialWarr

    1995 Pathfinder XE electrical problems

    The speaker and radio are on their own circuit as can been seen in the fuse box under the dash and have nothing to do with the engine circuits unless they were wired directly to the battery. IF they were wired to the battery you may have popped a fuse somewhere else. I also would like to note that if you don't have a fuse to the dash, the truck won't start... at all... The real question is : does it crank? If yes, then your problem is most likely coil; if not then: weak ground straps, ignition module (prone to failure) or a oil soaked starter (replace). Aaaannnnd that's all I've got...
  3. SpecialWarr

    wheel bearing issue

    That, to me, sounds like you have a stuck or seized piston inside one of your brake calipers. I could be wrong but the last time I had that happen was because of 1) my cheap ass not greasing the guide pins for the caliper and 2) a seized piston from my dumb ass having stabbed a hole into the seal while trying to get the caliper off. But I'm a brrroke bicycle mechanic so I have to do my own work. That's all that I can point you at unless you want to get into specifics of your vehicle!
  4. SpecialWarr

    95 SE Rear Spring Leveling kit

    Try eBay, that's where I bought mine a few years ago.
  5. SpecialWarr

    Go Ahead and Laugh

    Wait... what?? How did...?? . . . yea but you can't...!?!?!? I need pictures!
  6. They _might_ be interchangeable but you would have to be the guinea pig on that adventure! Nissan may have carried over the glass portion and done some different surface treatments to it and shabango you have a different part number. But it would really take one of each in front of you and see what happens.
  7. SpecialWarr

    Headers - time to bite the bullet

    The Pacesetters work fine, like it has been mentioned before, the paint burns off but that's because it's for shipping and not extreme temperature paint. On the rear of the driver's side make sure to mow off about 3/16" off of the end of the header to clear the engine hoist clamp BEFORE you try to fit them on.
  8. SpecialWarr

    Springs or Spacers

    I'd would say that the chance of anything "slipping" is minuscule at best... speaking direct to the spacers anyway. I still had my compressors on after I installed the spacers and Joey and I were pulling down on the axle just to get the springs back in. The only time something should "slip" is if the shaft of the shock rips off either the upper retainer nut-spacer-washer from the body or the piston-shims-nut off of the shaft itself.... both are extremely unlikely occurrences. That's just my experience with Fleurys spacers, nice machining by the way Steve! If you've never seen one they have a 16-19mm step on the inside to nest one in another and retain the spring in place on the seat. That is not going anywhere without something else breaking first!
  9. Looking through Courtesy Parts list and it looks like they are not interchangeable. About the only thing they have in common is the weatherstrip surround but that's just a stretchy bit of rubber common to a lot of sunroofs as far as I can tell.
  10. SpecialWarr

    Springs or Spacers

    I can't really see a difference but I went with the spacers since they are available in 1 and 2 inch stacks AND I don't have to cut the pigtail offfff of a Cherokee spring. Both were a bonus for me since I have no space for a pair of old rusty springs in my apartment and my cheap grinder died a horrible death while doing a welding job on the frame of the Pathfinder. Other than that, Cherokee springs are cheaper in parts IF you have the tools already; otherwise the cost of a set of springs PLUS the cost of a grinder are the more than the cost of a pair of spacers. Either way you'll need a set of spring compressors and some _really really_ tall jackstands. The 32" set we had were _just_ tall enough to be able to getter done!
  11. SpecialWarr

    Max Horsepower Rating Stock Engine Internals

    That being said.... I would think you could get close to 300 at the wheels in a daily driver with the long block ( as mentioned above) but it won't even think about operating in the cold without a really good ECU tune from a standalone system or a Jim Wolf setup. Pistons could be custom machined (yes verrry sexy.. mmmmm... machined pis.. oops.... sorry about that. My mind started wandering.) that will get you back some lengthy driving time at a cost. Minimum requirements must be: Premium fuel, Jim Wolf ECU tune / standalone, fuel pump, injector set, hoses, clamps, money.... think that'll get you a reliable boosted WD21!
  12. SpecialWarr

    95 pathy shift problem

    So the engine revs up to 4k? or just the needle in the dash? I'd say that the transmission control unit is having a hard time but I bet the ground wires need to be looked at, I would also check that the trans is not loosing any fluid (maybe a drain and refill might be in order). Umm.... did you check that you are getting flow _out_ of the radiator because that may be blocking oil flow from the cooler in the bottom of the rad (they do that). I ran two coils of flexible copper tube ahead of the rad for.... like... two years bypassing the rad completely. So no solutions, just a few suggestions!
  13. Looking for a new career? Anyone want to trade for a bicycle mechanic? No?... didn't think so. *sigh*

  14. SpecialWarr

    Max Horsepower Rating Stock Engine Internals

    I was under the impression that the long blocks were identical between the Z31 and the WD21, the intake, and all other accessories were quite different but some people have gotten some serious horsepower out of these engines at the cost of reliability. for one: but that engine gets rebuilt or blown up often. for two : Both of these guys are running some serious boost into their turbos so you know that's hard on a car's internals. So no... they are not going to last a long time at that kind of output. If you want power you _have_ to sacrifice reliability OR money (mostly both). That's my two cents worth so take that for an internet opinion but I have a fairly fresh motor _when_ you need one.... it's not cheap though... and shipping isn't free! LOL!!
  15. SpecialWarr

    Aftermarket trailing arms?

    Both of those front trailing arms are supposed to be straight as an arrow. I have no idea how you do that to a cast steel piece but I would bet an attempt to remove the truck from where it was stuck was the culprit. I'm pretty sure those are only on the early WD21s (my '90 has them) and suspect that they are on up to 1992/93 when they started making changes (round dash models). Don't bother trying to straighten that though, you'll need to bring the piece up to at least cherry red (preferably orange) before it will even move, at that temperature the bushings will be on fire (press-in bushings) and you need to have an alignment bar to make sure that she's beyond straight by 3 degrees and comes back to straight once it cools. 1/8" out won't kill you but it's going to be tough to get the bolt in and threaded! Once you've done that the thing is going to need to be tempered in an oven a 200 degrees C. for about an hour. Then you need to install new / used and good bushings at both ends.

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