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micahfelker

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About micahfelker

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    NPORA Old-Timer
  • Birthday March 27

Previous Fields

  • Your Pathfinder Info
    Lifted '96 and stock '97
  • Place of Residence
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Standalone Tool Chest Mechanic
  • Your Age
    16-21
  • What do you consider yourself?
    Serious Off Road Enthusiast
  • Model
    XE
  • Year
    1996

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Bozeman, Montana
  • Country
    United States
  • Interests
    Wheelin' and dealin'

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  1. I was really not at all a fan of the OME springs they wore out way too fast and the AC's ride way better IMO. Definitely more firm and solid feeling, but I wouldn't describe them as "stiff" in a negative sense though. 32's will rub in reverse with OME springs but they won't rub at all with AC's. As for what year, I would focus more on whichever one you like better. Pick a color you like with a good interior and all the options you want even if it means spending a little more. Year isn't really all that important
  2. What elevation do you live at? This will affect the answer significantly. Both here in Bozeman and back in Dillon where I used to live the elevation is about 5000 feet, and mine isn't even happy trying to do the speed limit (80) on it's own. When I lived in Dillon I had to tow my friend's Miata (about 2000 lbs) back from Butte and it definitely noticed it on even the slightest inclines. I also didn't go above 45mph since I was flat towing him with a strap. I haven't really pulled anything with my tan one which is a manual and has the 4.63's instead of the 4.36's, but it holds its own significantly better by itself that the auto does. You'd probably be better off with your manual than you would with an auto, and there's no doubt that it COULD tow it, but that doesn't mean you SHOULD.
  3. If he was referring to the button panel on the bottom right hand side of the steering wheel (not on the wheel itself) that’s just for cruise control. That’s how it is in both my 96 and my 97. Neither one has buttons on the steering wheel besides the cruise control ones. I’m sure it’d be possible to tap into that somehow and make the buttons function for the radio instead but it would probably not be worth it and then you wouldn’t have your cruise control switches. What you could possibly do though is see if a newer pathfinder or a qx4 has a steering wheel with audio controls built into it and pull the whole wheel off a junkyard vehicle and swap it out with yours and then tie that wire from the radio into that.
  4. Lying about having an off road package and having fog lights on the forum seems like bringing it onto the forum. Here's what I think. Obviously we have a great community of great people on here who all share the same passion: their Pathfinders. When it comes down to it, we want this to be a place where people can talk about what they have and what they've done with their cars for what they actually are. In a perfect world nobody should feel the need to lie about what they have to try and give themselves a persona of being special. The fact is, everyone's car is special to themselves regardless of the fact that to everyone else it may just be another stock rig. When I first got my Pathfinder handed down to me from my folks, I loved it to death because it was mine and to me it was the best car I could have. To everyone else it was just a boring stock Pathfinder, but to me it was beast. Our goal here should be to be able to relate to that, and take that passion for a vehicle and help talk with and guide people into building and modifying their car to be exactly what they want, which is what so many people on here helped me with a few years ago when I first started modifications. There is absolutely no shame in having a stock and unoriginal vehicle, because that's where literally everyone has to start. The only thing we decide is how to talk to and help people who are in that place we used to be, and not act in a way that would make people feel like they have to lie about what they have. I haven't been on here a lot recently so obviously I don't know all the influence that's going on, but from everyone I know personally on here there are no actions I see that would seemingly make anyone feel they need to be untruthful about what they have. Everyone I know on here is nothing but helpful and direct when it comes to helping guide people to how to add certain things to their cars, and the right way, so I don't think it's the forum that's the problem. But we don't need to get into why the truth was or wasn't told. I think the only thing that needs to be made clear at this point is what we expect from our community. Making up information about what you drive should not be tolerated, there's nothing to gain from it on either side. This forum is here as an awesome resource for people who have questions and want to talk about their cars, and we want it to stay that way. I know a lot of people on here that rock NPORA stickers on their cars, and everyone who does so is presenting this website and this group to all the people of the world in a way. Each person represents NPORA when they rock the sticker, and we want a good image portrayed to anyone who may be able to or be interested in coming on the forum. If we have people badly representing us, it'll keep people from wanting to come on here, and NPORA will become a wasted and unused resource to anyone new who may hav otherwise been able to use it. That said, as a friendly and welcoming and helpful community to everyone in every stage of build, there should be no need to stretch the truth, only to be honest and seek actual answers!
  5. Dude I absolutely love the color, it looks super good. I gotta ask though, why the tinted lights? The regular red would match well with the red you have going on and look really good, and tint like that is not at all safe. Cars with tinted lights are impossible to see at night, and the only thing that really catches the eye of someone behind you at that point is the reflective license plate, which appears to be covered by your tire carrier lol
  6. Yoooooo Jose you're finally on here lol and you spelled your own ig wrong
  7. I vote Montana unless you want me to show up in the Subaru lol
  8. Yo get me one too and bring it to Montana
  9. Here’s a pic of the tan one from camping last weekend. I’ve got lots of Subaru pictures though if you guys wanna see those [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Little update since I haven’t been on here in forever. The very next weekend after wheeling with Tyler I went and hydrolocked my car because I never got around to relocating the inlet hole of the air box after my plastic wheel well liners got ripped out Got flat towed home and realized I must have broken an axle too because my front end would hop all over if I was in 4wd. Also lost all my power steering fluid and ripped all 4 cv axle boots and both rack and pinion boots. I got it running again a couple days later and pulled it back into the driveway (pics for comparison of how much taller it is than stock) It drives fine at 25 around town (parking lots suck without power steering) but it needs a lot before it’s gonna do anything besides drive around town. Both of my rocker panels are super smashed and have large rust holes in them so I’ve been thinking about cutting them out and welding in a piece of 2x5 square tubing that will double as rockers and sliders. Also if anyone wants to buy the tan one let me know Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Turn your flashers on and put your ear up to where the clicking is coming from. You can stick your hand up there and feel around and you'll be able to feel what's making the clicking, and that'll be the one to pull out.
  12. Warning: Don't watch this if you're afraid of body damage
  13. Wanna donate a set to the Micah's smashed rocker panel foundation?

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