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About thehillboys

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Previous Fields

  • Your Pathfinder Info
    1996 pathfinder
  • Place of Residence
    Farmington New Mexico
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
  • Your Age
    45+
  • What do you consider yourself?
    Weekend Warrior
  • Model
    XE
  • Year
    1996

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  • Location
    Farmington New Mexico
  • Country
    United States
  1. thehillboys

    Front suspension rebuild advice

    Went with KYB struts with MOOG OEM springs and added a 1 1/2" spacer. added 2.5" to a blown front end. The ride is superb. I am sure a bit softer than EMU or Rancho. Used the Land Cruiser spring on the back. Love the combo. Even with the 2" rake.
  2. thehillboys

    Land Rover rear lift spring install

    One note when installing the springs, try and get it done without removing the bump stops. Mine were bolted in and we thought it would be easy to remove them to make the installation easier. Both bolts broke off. A big pain drilling them out. Just and FYI if it can be done without removing them.
  3. thehillboys

    Land Rover rear lift spring install

    One note when installing the springs, try and get it done without removing the bump stops. Mine were bolted in and we thought it would be easy to remove them to make the installation easier. Both bolts broke off. A big pain drilling them out. Just and FYI if it can be done without removing them.
  4. thehillboys

    Land Rover rear lift spring install

    MOOG new OEM
  5. thehillboys

    Land Rover rear lift spring install

    My final numbers: Rear went with 9447 and Bilstein 1525 shocks LR - 34 1/4" to 38 1/2" settled to 37.5" net 3 1/4" RR-33 3/4" to 38" settled to 37.5" net 3 3/4" 1 1/2" spacer with KYB struts. LF - 32 1/2" to 35 net 2 1/2" LR- 32" to 35 net 3" note on a slightly uneven shop floor. Today back was 37.5" and front was 35" for 2.5"rake both sides on my level driveway.
  6. thehillboys

    Land Rover rear lift spring install

    Working on it this weekend, should have some numbers for you tomorrow.
  7. thehillboys

    Thermal Switch

    My thermal switch Nissan part number 16391-31u00 is leaking on my R50 and I am going to attempt to fix. I am first going to attempt the O-ring replacement. Would love a detailed description of the process if anyone out there has had experience with this. Not really in the mood to spend $125 if all it is is a 50 cent O-ring. Would love the help.
  8. thehillboys

    Thermal Switch

    My thermal switch Nissan part number 16391-31u00 is leaking on my R50 and I am going to attempt to fix. I am first going to attempt the O-ring replacement. Would love a detailed description of the process if anyone out there has had experience with this. Not really in the mood to spend $125 if all it is is a 50 cent O-ring. Would love the help.
  9. thehillboys

    Land Rover rear lift spring install

    Cool Thanks for the info
  10. thehillboys

    Land Rover rear lift spring install

    Going to lift the weekend after this. Wondering if there are any tips for installing these springs such as what to look out for and what needs out of the way. I do have a mechanic helping me but he probably has never put Land Rover front springs on a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder rear before. I am also putting Bilstein 5125s on the back and know there are a few tricks for those. Tips and hints for the front would also be helpful. (KYB with 1 1/2" spacer for a 2" lift on front.) Do have Camber bolts. One thing I am getting mixed messages on is torque. "Flurry" give 29 ft lbs much lower than Nissan Specs. and so on. Torque for Camber bolts would be helpful also. I Do not want to highjack this post and will start a build thread of my own, just had those thoughts on my mind. Thanks
  11. thehillboys

    Land Rover rear lift spring install

    Micah That looks bad ass. When you get a chance can you send us measurements comparing front and rear. Right now my front is sagging really bad and I have 2" of rake from back to front. Yours looks good, just wondering the difference.
  12. thehillboys

    Land Rover rear lift spring install

    I will look at the top plate and may just re-use it and then order new bearings as they are not too expensive.
  13. thehillboys

    Land Rover rear lift spring install

    Any recommendations on Caber Bolts? Also is their any other recommended maintenance and or changes I should think about doing when lifting? All parts are in with shocks on the way (Bilstein). 9447 springs on the back, new Moog on the front with 1 1/2" (2"lift) spacers, new KYB struts All I lack is the Cam Bolts. Thinking about doing the brakes while it is taken apart and changing pads etc. and bleeding lines with new brake fluid. The pathfinder has 137,000 miles purchased in 1997 with 20k miles.
  14. thehillboys

    Land Rover rear lift spring install

    I am going with KYB front struts and rebuild kit New Moog front springs Fluery's 2.0 spacer for front ( being a bit safer) NRC9447 for rear Cam Screws Bilstein shocks I am going to build some camping drawers for the back which will bring the back down a bit

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