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  1. Same here. The auto parts stores seem more sanitary than the fast food joints to me lol. For those of you still going out to eat, don't forget, even if the employees at the drive-thru are wearing gloves, those gloves just touched the credit card of the person behind you, then your drink, and the next person's card, then their drink, and the next person's card, then their drink...matters a bit more now, but that's something to think about always - money and cards are gross!
  2. Been a while since an update, but it drives good now! Not that I've driven it a lot in the past few weeks...thanks Corona. New rotors all around solved all of the shaking issues from what I can tell, and a rebuild on the parking brake made it work; some bits were entirely missing, and the rest was well worn. Also have some DuroBump bumpstops up front, which has the suspension at a point that I'm happy with for the time being. Put a radio out of a 2007 Scion TC in to replace the Jensen head unit, as it was buggy and didn't match the rest of the interior very well. Also put on a new passenger front wheel bearing and ProComp Series 69 wheels after I had a tire fall off during some New Year's wheeling. Done a few other odds and ends since, but mostly been trying to just keep it in good shape and enjoy it. Also has a 1" body lift and a full factory exhaust now.
  3. Here in Michigan lots of people are staying inside like they're supposed to, but there's also plenty who aren't. I work fast food and that's considered "essential" so I still have some income thankfully, although reduced hours. It's strange not driving to class or anywhere else. Getting lots cleaned around the house and hoping to kill some time with wiring projects on the 4Runner soon.
  4. But only very very small ones, from what I've experienced a pic will only fit if you reduce its resolution hugely.
  5. March 2020: mrelcocko *Pending official border.
  6. Congrats @Mrelcocko! *Pending official border.
  7. Photos on this forum are a little different than what you're probably used to, you have to host them externally. There's a few different how-to's and informational threads, here's one:
  8. Another excellent video Tyler! I'm looking forward to seeing you tackle that obstacle at the end again in the future with more upgrades.
  9. Since the strut overhangs the inner edge of the tire (lower coil bucket, should be pretty easy to see if you peek in there), maximum diameter is very critical. As @R50JR said, 31" is your max with regard to that. If you want to retain your current wheels when you get larger tires later on down the road you'll need spacers. As far as fitting without trimming the fenders or bumper, 31's may require some trimming, but if so it won't be a lot.
  10. That's a cool build you've got going! What are your plans for the rear tray? Just gonna do a flat deck, or something more elaborate?
  11. I believe that orientation is making the camber worse, but it's been a minute since I touched R50 suspension. I'd definitely say it's worth trying it rotated 180°.
  12. Not unusual, it's a *fantastic* little pocket for junk to collect in and rot through. Yaaaaaaay rust!
  13. That depends, did you install the camber bolt on the top hole or the bottom hole? In any case, it should be easy enough to loosen the bolt and rotate it 180° to see which way is correct. Even without putting the tire back on you should be able to very clearly see the knuckle change angle.
  14. Well I'll de darned, Dobinson's does in fact make a small lift. Couldn't find the link to the Lovells one @RAW444 mentioned but if he was right about the Dobinson's I'm sure he was right about that too. Dobinson's stuff is very highly favored in the 4th gen 4Runner community, in many cases higher than OME, so I'd put a big thumbs up for that. https://www.dobinsonsprings.com/nissan/niss-79/kits
  15. Bumper plastic, and commonly also a bit of metal on the fender right by the rocker panel. I had to take a small triangle off mine in that area.
  16. If @Mr_Reverse's suggestion doesn't work, only other idea I've got is to start cutting.
  17. I agree with everyone else, with the new glass in it's really not bad! A couple body panels from the junkyard and it would honestly look pretty excellent. Really jealous of how clean your strut towers are too! Looks like you've got a good setup going for it.
  18. I have 1aauto sway bar end links on my 4Runner. The parts are fine but the nuts they included were junk. I wouldn't trust any significant parts from them. With discount codes you should be able to get KYB stuff from Advance Auto or something like that for a comparable price.
  19. There is very little information about that generation Pathfinder on this forum, as they're not optimized for offroading from Nissan really in any way, and this is a primarily offroad forum. All of the discussions thus far (very few) are here: http://www.nissanpathfinders.net/forum/forum/72-2013-present-r52-pathfinders/ As far as a lift, the only suggestion I would have is getting a spacer lift custom machined, just then you'll have to take the plunge to experiment with if the CV's will survive and if it will even be possible to align it, let alone if any of the car's electronic systems will get fussy.
  20. I dig that red! I've seen your rig on IG too, it does well!
  21. First of all, nice looking Pathy!! 15's will fit, but it's kinda situational. Steelies tend to be much more likely to fit than alloys. I had ProComp Series 51 15x8 3.75" BS on my QX4, looked tough IMO. For the OP, I'd suggest getting either 15's or 16's, whatever you think fits your budget (consider tire price too) and local availability better. Seems like tires for 15's are becoming less common as new 4x4's get bigger and bigger wheels stock. Pics here:
  22. Lots of info on this already covered in there. You just gotta sift through it. To summarize, you can fit 32's with some trimming on a 2" lift (springs every time over spacers), you'll want 15x8 wheels with 3.75" backspacing or 16x8 wheels with 4" BS.

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