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RainGoat

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About RainGoat

  • Birthday 02/23/2002

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    RainGoatPathfinder@outlook.com

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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE (Original Owner) & 2002 Infiniti QX4
  • Place of Residence
    Pacific NW
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Standalone Tool Chest Mechanic
  • Your Age
    46+
  • What do you consider yourself?
    I Go When I Can
  • Model
    LE
  • Year
    2002

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Redmond/Seattle
  • Country
    United States
  • Interests
    Exploration & Overlanding.
    Escaping the city.
    Day trips to the mountains with my kids.

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  1. He’s pretty busy right now but I was cleaning up his electrical a bit before he drove across country. He has one if the light control devices below (I have the same but not yet mounted. It requires only a single line into a control pad in the cabin (I think he used the clutch delete to pass through the firewall). Another line runs up the edge of the passenger side windshield (with his black color it’s pretty well hidden) to his rack. All of his exterior lighting is controlled by that pad & it sits in front of the shifter. 8 Gang LED On-off Car Control Switch Panel with Wiring Harness and Label Stickers https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NRS53X4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_9iQXjlqrzAMo6
  2. He’s pretty busy right now but I was cleaning up his electrical a bit before he drove across country. He has one if the light control devices below (I have the same but not yet mounted. It requires only a single line into a control pad in the cabin (I think he used the clutch delete to pass through the firewall). Another line runs up the edge of the passenger side windshield (with his black color it’s pretty well hidden) to his rack. All of his exterior lighting is controlled by that pad & it sits in front of the shifter. 8 Gang LED On-off Car Control Switch Panel with Wiring Harness and Label Stickers https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NRS53X4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_9iQXjlqrzAMo6
  3. It looks GREAT in person. This was just one of the many shuttle runs we’ve done between Portland & Seattle to exchange parts. Here, @02_Pathy donated his old Falkens to me when he upsized on his rig. Watching him drive away, I can’t help but think it’s probably the best looking R50 out there!
  4. It’s an MCC from Australia-bought & shipped out of New Zealand. It looks great!
  5. A new addition to the barn this summer - these are day of sale pics. My goal had been a clone of my Pathy for eventual total parts interchangability or in house donor. An ‘02 would also get me the best OEM LS & a cabled throttle. I only had a limited time to purchase & overhaul it before it would be out of town for a year or so. [mention=37543]TowndawgR50[/mention] spotted this one & a month later we had inspected it and I bought it. It’s the exact same exterior color & built just one month after my Pathy. The tan interior doesn’t match my Pathy & all my spares - plus it will make it harder to obscure gear left in the truck - but overall, I’m happy to have it. Only 123K & once we maintenance it & freshen the suspension, it should last a long time. Let the overhaul & modding begin! Many thanks to [mention=37543]TowndawgR50[/mention] who has been heavily involved in every step of this process. As you can see - I didn’t even get it home before we’d removed the brushgaurds & he’d polished the headlights back to clarity.
  6. Well, I’m not sure there’s any more difficult test bed than your truck. You have extreme terrain and extreme climate - coupled with skilled driving.
  7. Ditto, I just bought my whole rear end from 4x4 Parts (Automotive Customizers). They have everything in stock & it came reasonably quickly. Shipping was atrocious - as usual. I did see a guy who tried these & would be interested in others’ experience. Certainly less expensive than Automotive Overchargers https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BXH1C5Z/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_imm_9Z3Z09CD0Y38HEG721ZY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 I also read a recommendation to mount poly bushings with silicone paste as a lubricant to prevent squeaking & to make insertion easier. Curious to hear if anyone else has done this & what opinions are regarding it. Finally, another pearl of wisdom I ran across was to put a C-clamp on each side of the split bushings once mounted & let them sit for several hours to let the air captured during insertion work its way out so that they sit in closer together & installation is easier.
  8. My truck never had the side bumpers & I’ve harvested them off another truck. It should be painted metal underneath - though UV changes to the clearcoat may leave you with a ghost image. Personally, I’d just seal the fenders on with the Rhino liner. If you remove them, I’d remove the clips & fill the holes. Personally, I think the truck looks incomplete without fenders, but it definitely looks incomplete with all the mounting holes showing.
  9. Looks Great!! Are you the KiwiFinder now?
  10. FIRST step of any 2001-4 R50 ownership - secure the powervalves! My new Q went under the knife with Dr. TowndawgR50 yesterday. After I bought this truck, it literally sat here in my drive until the parts came in and we could get this done. Having lost the pristine engine on my original owner Pathy, there was no way I was going to risk this truck. All 6 were in still in place, unlike the 5 missing screws & one displaced butterfly valve when my Pathy blew. These two were manufactured only 1 month apart. 15 years & 102K on mine when it went, 19 years & 123K on this one. As always, thanks a million[mention=37543]TowndawgR50[/mention] For any who haven’t done it on a late model auto R50: http://www.nissanpathfinders.net/forum/topic/17104-threadlocker-on-power-valve-screws-pics/page-1 (Keen eyes will note the OEM front bumper in the pic - I just brought that up from a visit to @‘02_Pathy in Portland with@TowndawgR50. Expect something interesting from him soon)
  11. Great looking truck! Huge modification with a VERY clean appearance. Great style!
  12. Took advantage of the warm weather to use the carpet cleaner on the R50 mats & carpets. Ironically, none of them are actually from my Pathy. That grey rug is a spare from one I stripped & I may have failed to mention that I recently bought a QX4 as well. It was manufactured 1 month after my Pathy & is the identical color. You can see it sporting my signature punched nose look in the background.
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