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About KiwiTerrano

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    1997 JDM R50 Terrano G3M-R Ltd (QD32ETI), 2007 NZDM Nissan Pathfinder Ti VQ40DE
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  1. Rear springs, fit some of those land rover ones with the procomp es326500 shocks off Summitracing.com. 11" travel. Take the rear sway bar out and you'll out flex solid front axle trucks. My terrano had better ramp travel than a solid front prado with those rear shocks and no sway bar.
  2. My springs were standard rate for a v6 and I had them in a twin battery diesel so maybe a bit unfair. I would recommend efs shocks, I had kyb fronts and they were a bit under damped. Springs I would say cobra extra heavy duty off trademe if you have bar and winch. Otherwise just go with matched efs ones. Efs suspension is very high quality and is equal with OME in my opinion. Better than dobison tough dog all that crap.
  3. Having upgraded from my r50 to an r51, on the whole the r51 is a better vehicle. The main thing I miss from the r50, is the insane rear end flex it had. I had mine set up very nicely, with flexy lift coils and 11" travel Procomp shocks with no RSB. The r51 just doesn't have that same feel offroad. What I propose, is to swap the solid rear axle from a D40 Navara, and use a 4-link suspension design with triangulated upper links. This should give me a vehicle with a nice flexy rear end, at the tradeoff of some diff clearance VS the IRS. By using a d40 rear axle I also hope that the ABS, TC etc will still work. I also plan on fitting the front diff from a navara too, as the diesels have a slightly better diff ratio for the 33" tyres I'm running on my petrol pathy. Thoughts?
  4. Went for a bit of a run after lockdown with a few others from the Land Rover Owners club (not exclusive to the make). A good day out and certainly got to put the Pathy through its paces! Still waiting on all my parts lol. Can't wait to get the front suspension sorted, the downtravel is pretty crap at the moment. https://youtu.be/kUgxi9RcqT4
  5. It was me. However it was a big hard snatch, from halfway around a corner in deep ruts uphill with the car sitting on the diffs...
  6. I got my shocks off Summitracing. Front shocks, best option is KYB OEM replacement. Nobody makes extended ones.
  7. Both the vehicles pictures have 4" subframe drops, which need to be custom made. For lift, I would recommend Fleurys 25 mm strut top spacers with AC front springs and LR 9447 rear springs with Procomp ES326500 rear shocks. This will give you 3" lift all round. You will then need 0 offset 16x7 wheels, which allow you to fit 265/75r16 tyres. Fleurys also makes skidplates. For a front and rear bar I would recommend coastal offroad, their front bar is winch compatible. If you want to lift the front higher than 2" springs with a 1" spacer for 3" total, then you need a subframe drop. For the 3" lift above you should also fit manual locking front hubs. Personally I prefer the auto mode transfer case as AUTO is excellent for wet roads and snow. However be careful with auto mode and manual hubs as you need to have them locked when using auto... I found the rear lsd in my r50 good but it wasn't the be all. Taking out the rear sway bar and fitting the procomp shocks made the biggest difference as the give you 11" of shock travel without having to move bumpstops, for mega flex.
  8. We're going to level 3 (which is pretty much level 4 with UberEats) on Tuesday. Then to Level 2, which allows restricted domestic travel, in a further fortnight. As a practicing doctor at a New Zealand hospital, frankly I am very grateful for the lockdown. If not for Ardern's quick response, we would be in dire straights currently, I think (based off what's happened in the UK, US, Italy etc). Anyhow, unfortunately I lost the progress shots off my old phone when it broke, but I have a few later shots I took. Essentially the hooks were mounted to 6x150x75 mm angle iron, drilled to fit the factory mounts on the side of the chassis, with an additional 6 mm plate underneath to the radiator support, so the hooks bolted to 12 mm of steel. I used grade 8.8 M10 bolts torqued to the correct spec (43 Nm) to mount to the chassis. The hooks themselves use grade 8.8 M12 bolts, which I torqued to the correct 78 Nm. The design and build is very strong, much stronger than what the mounts are bolted to. I would however recommend putting a single piece of angle iron across the lower radiator support to brace it, instead of two individual plates, one either side like I did. I bent my lower rad support doing a big pull with a bridle, and a front lower brace would have prevented this. The iron is oriented so the 150 mm side points up. The 75 mm side points out horizontally and the hook bolts to this. The lateral bracing plate sits underneath the 75 mm side, and connects the hook bolts to the lower radiator support captive nut where the factory hooks bolt onto it. The lateral bracing plate should not be built in this manner - rather it should be constructed out of a single piece of plate or angle iron to tie both sides together and brace the lower rad support across its full width. It looks so shiny in this picture because it had just been returned from the panelbeater after someone backed into it outside my house and destroyed the front right corner...
  9. My old Terrano with the above snorkel. Works pretty well but involves a bit of cutting to fit.
  10. https://www.mudstuck.co.nz/collections/snorkels/products/snorkel-4x4-nissan-r50-mudstuck
  11. So anyhow, my order with XROX is confirmed. Will also be fitting a Runva XP11 Premium winch, and the long travel coilover kit above. Just need some sliders to replace my ruined running boards and then we're good!
  12. Lift will require certification as its height adjustable coilovers with adjustable upper control arms. I also have 33s which are >5% oversize and front 20 mm wheel spacers so my 16" alloys will clear the front calipers. So needs certifying for 4 reasons. I actually plan on keeping the lift at 2" as I still have over 300 mm of clearance front and rear as it sits with the old 2" kit. I won't be changing the rear at all. I prefer decent wheel travel over maximum clearance.
  13. My old 3.2 diesel r50 flexing it out on the way to Montgomery hut on the west coast. Procomp es326500 rear shocks, would definitely recommend. These require the rear spring to have a free height of at least 400 mm.

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