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02_Pathy

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About 02_Pathy

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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    2002 Pathfinder LE, OME HD/MD springs with 1 inch SF creations spacers, Gabriel Struts, Bilstein 5125 shocks, Grill guard, light bar and CB antenna with Uniden 520xl with a PA.
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    Washington
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    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
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    LE
  • Year
    2002

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    Washington
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  1. 02_Pathy

    Rola rack and mounts

    Looks like that's the same rack@TowndawgR50 uses on his rig with conduit clamps Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  2. Yeah of course. I just did a switch because I'm not the best with electrical so I didnt tap into the wiring just to be on the safe side Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  3. Yeah you can tap into the stock reverse lights with the pods. Theres other people and forums that have a how to on how to tap into the stock wiring. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  4. 02_Pathy

    Rola rack and mounts

    Yeah they're cheap and effective. And they allow flexibility for when the unibody flexes as well while keeping everything secure Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  5. 02_Pathy

    Rola rack and mounts

    The rola rack with extension is about 50 pounds, I've had about 60 pounds of cargo up there(110 total) and one time that I stood on the rack with everything in it brought the weight up to 260 but that was stationary, but everything held up fine. Those are just some numbers I'm throwing out but I've seen people load more but I am not sure what the actual weight limit is on the R50 Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks I like it too! Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  7. 02_Pathy

    Rola rack and mounts

    Well the perk for you is the galvanized conduits match your paint so it works out good imo. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  8. Yeah true more like 9 or 10 months haha Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  9. 02_Pathy

    Rola rack and mounts

    Also when I had a small rack before the rola mounted to the factory LE cross bars I could actually hear the plastic cross bars break a little too when flexing on mine when I had them Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  10. 02_Pathy

    Rola rack and mounts

    Yeah I have flexed my vehicle to the point where I could here the whole body creak from the articulation and I haven't had an issue with the mounts ripping out of the rails because the conduits themselves and rack flex to a degree. So my theory is the longer the rack, it's easier for it to bend and flex compared to those who run short racks. It's kind of like having a really short pencil and it's really rigid and hard to bend and I can see where short racks like that can be an issue because they dont give enough give to bend and flex. Then on the other hand if you have a really long pencil like a new one it's a lot easier to bend and has some play in it, like the rola rack with extension it's long enough where it could bend and flex especially too when it's in 3 pieces but again too the length allows it to bend just like a long pencil. If that makes sense Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  11. Well I'm glad you told me because I haven't gobbed the back of the housing [emoji23] will do that before the rain just dumps nonstop for 6 months lol Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  12. Alright second post. For the rack I used a Rola Rack with extension as the length almost fits perfectly on the roof of the pathy. For the hardware that I used were electrical conduit clamps that I picked up from Home Depot (they come in a pack of 5), lock washer, locking nut, bolt that threads into the stock sliders in the rails and a washer. Most of the hardware I had were Cerakoted black as I didn’t want a galvanized beacon on top of the truck which wouldn’t look so sharp. I chose Cerakote because it is extremely durable as it is a ceramic coating and they can withstand the abuse of the elements and tree branches. Cerakote also is flexible so when you clamp the conduits to the rack it doesn’t chip off. Cerakote application is a little involved as you have to get the materials for it and bake it but I have a certified Cerakote applicator at my work and he gave me a really good deal so I did that route. I used 10 clamps total and it holds the rack very securely, I can rock the whole vehicle by grabbing onto the rack and it doesn’t move or creak at all. I’ve driven up to 90 mph with it and had about 60 pounds of cargo up there and had no issues with it. I can flex the vehicle just fine without the unibody flexing the mounts off or ripping them out of the rail. The rack sits very low to the roof which could be a plus or minus. I can still open the sunroof but the glass touches the bar ever so slightly. After a couple of deadlifts of bending the bar upwards the glass still touches it. The rubber mouldings along the roof sit maybe a ¼ inch or less between the rack. I’m going to fix this issue by probably getting thicker washers and slightly longer bolts to help sit the rack a little bit higher so I can fit straps underneath the lower bar and the stock roof rack rails. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  13. 02_Pathy

    Random picture of your R50

    I was going to make a write up about this as I knew people would be asking. It's a rola rack with extension and held on by electrical conduit clamps. Standby for the write up!
  14. Finally! Yeah its nice having the stock reflectors as a reference point to cut out. If they didn't have them I would've wired them to the rack Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  15. Hopefully these load Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

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