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  1. I almost forgot to mention I also installed an arb onboard air compressor. Hawairish cut the plate and I gave it some awkward bends to make it fit. Sent from my Pathfinder
  2. I want to start by giving a huge thank you to [mention]hawairish [/mention] for his unmatched pathfinder expertise, fabrication skills, and most of all his generosity. This past weekend I headed East to visit hawairish for fun garage day. Our plan: remove OEM steps and install sliders. We started by removing the steps. (Internet pic) Once the steps were removed, we noticed how robust the mounts actually were and the round tube was much thicker than anticipated. This photo is after the mounts were cut and notched but it shows the thickness of the tube. I believe it is 10ga. After seeing the mounts we decided to change our game plan. We were no longer going to use the included slider legs and mounting plates and instead reuse the original mounts but not without beefing them up....a lot. Before we started cutting the legs we brainstormed of how we could make our idea work. We decided on making gussets from 3/16” steel. Once the plan was set, we cut the legs, cleaned them up, and notched them to fit slider main tube. Here’s the driver’s slider ready to be tacked on. Once tacked we removed slider and got to work on the gussets. Hawairish sketching up the gussets Gusset cut and welded A complete slider ready to mount. Notice the beefy legs Slider fully welded and mounted When we had finished with the installation, we looked at the step left over after we cut the legs. We realized we could actually separate the top plate that holds the plastic step from the channel that was welded to legs. This is our end result. The plate welded onto slider. Hawairish has to cut the plate above the kickout to keep it level. I had to cut a small section to accommodate the kickout of the slider. Installed and compete. The step sticks out about 3” more than OEM which is great! Underside of slider Obviously we had to test these bad boys. Absolutely zero deflection no matter where we lifted. [mention]hawairish [/mention] is the artist in his family I must say it was a lot if work but I am more than happy with the outcome. Two long days of custom fabrication really wore us out, not to mention the temp was 108 degs. Next time I’m in town we’re wheeling and I’m breaking these in. Sent from my Pathfinder
  3. You’re just missing the vg Sent from my Pathfinder
  4. Quality is not the issue. The fact that the seller doesn’t take responsibility for sending the incorrect item is wrong. Your color is actually white, mine is blue (I ordered white) and seller claims white. When I forced the return, the seller emailed me back to still tell me I was wrong. Sent from my Pathfinder
  5. Been a while since this thread has had some attention.. Since my last post, I (we), with @hawairish & @Rockit, installed a front Lokka and a repacked lsd. Unfortunately I don't have any photos of the diffs or install, that weekend was crazy. We did about three 15+ hour days working on rockit's truck installing front and rear ARB lockers, compressor, struts, coils, spacers, cv axles (installed & removed like 10 times). I'm not sure how hawairish still had the patience and energy to still work on my truck. Here’s a pic of hawairish’s work stand. I've also installed a cb radio with 4' antenna on the spare tire carrier. Uniden cmx760 firestik 2 with K4-8r18 cable I also have a couple of pending items: sliders and ARB compressor mounted in engine bay. Hopefully I remember to get some photos of those.
  6. I though it was the opposite of that. I have felt my externally-bypassed cooler while engine is idling. The temp is much lower than radiator. I have also touched the cooler with engine shut off within five mins after idling and temp is near cold. Sent from my Pathfinder l
  7. I’m a little lost, why it is bad to bypass for off-road situations? Sent from my Pathfinder
  8. Another reason for a separately mounted external cooler
  9. You want to replace the shocks because they will bottom out since the resting height of the vehicle will already be much lower with those springs. You’d want a shorter shock with smaller compressed length. Sent from my Pathfinder
  10. How are those liqui moly fluids working for you? I have used a few of their products but not enough to know of longevity Sent from my Pathfinder
  11. What? I mean no offense, but what you have stated is not only confusing but completely irrelevant to OP’s initial question. Sent from my Pathfinder
  12. All I can really think of without cutting oem springs is having very very worn springs. Check out nicoclub. They are more down this alley Sent from my Pathfinder
  13. This has nothing to do with what OP has asked... Sent from my Pathfinder
  14. Can’t wait to test out my lokka and lsd set up on some proper trails! Keep those videos coming, man. Sent from my Pathfinder
  15. awesome truck! I love those door flares
  16. Resurrecting this thread... DO NOT buy from the ebay seller linked in this discussion. After repeated attempts and photos to show the seller they sent me a blue light rather than white, I had to force a return to them. Seller is a joke. Sent from my Pathfinder
  17. Welcome! We are glad to have you here. Do you have any pictures of your truck? Sent from my Pathfinder
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  19. Good observation. We did notice the inner flange was thicker on the new cardone axle, while the oem has a thinner flange. We were not sure if that necessarily meant the cup itself was different. Any thoughts on the variation in axle manufacturing? Sent from my Pathfinder
  20. have you changed the fluid?
  21. I’m going to be at the junkyard tomorrow morning tearing apart as many r50 cv axles as are available for measurements. Sent from my Pathfinder
  22. What do you mean by “free turn”? Sent from my Pathfinder
  23. You should install lockers front and back. Sent from my Pathfinder
  24. Yes, OME struts (the yellow ones) are 1-1.5” longer. Be advised that if you have new cv axles you probably will have some binding at full extension Sent from my Pathfinder

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