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DesertKyle

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DesertKyle last won the day on December 17 2020

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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    OME HDs with 1/2" spacer, NRC9447 springs, 26" Bilsteins, Lokka, Repacked LSD, 33" M/Ts
  • Place of Residence
    Tucson
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    Standalone Tool Chest Mechanic
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    30-35
  • What do you consider yourself?
    Weekend Warrior
  • Model
    XE
  • Year
    2001.5

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  1. Been contemplating welding an open diff lately, but I still daily drive it too much lol. Not sure how much better this style of auto locker would be, my front's pretty clunky and doesn't always unlock when coasting. That being said I'm still pretty excited and will likely order one as soon as its available
  2. I used large fender washers and a nylock nut on 3 of the 4 side bolts. The rear top one looked rather difficult to fish the hardware onto so I opted to rivnut it. Looks like I'll be replacing my hinge pins with bolts soon, One of them has started to rattle badly. Oh joy . I'll probably raise the tire mount another 4" (at least) then as I'm dragging it on the ground every time I wheel even with it raised 2" already. More lift will also help with this (coming soon). TBH l'm not really thrilled with this carrier. It doesn't feel as solid as I'd hoped, with just a little too much force opening or closing it the body buckles an alarming amount. Kinda wishing I'd waited till I build a bumper and made my own. The factory one does look good though and once I raise the spare some more it shouldn't be so bad.
  3. You can open the gas cap when this happens to check for vacuum in the tank and see if it makes any difference in how it runs. How's your maf sensor? Mine does something similar when its dirty, was real bad with the k&n that came in the truck.
  4. Looks like I will not be around this weekend. Maybe in January? I've been wanting to plan a trip to Sedona too if that's any better for you
  5. That might work. Not sure what our Christmas plans are yet, but if I'm in town I'm down. Can let you know in the next few days
  6. Had some fun with the truck this weekend!
  7. Finally found a tire carrier last week after searching for a while. This thread made it a lot less daunting but man that was still one of the most tedious things I've done on the truck. I'd definitely recommend making a template for the latch hardware off the donor vehicle if possible, I didn't do this and was kicking myself for it. My bumper support is pretty mangled though and I'm missing all the plastic fasteners so it's not surprising it didn't make the best template lol. I welded rather than riveted the reinforcement piece. Feels real solid! Had to make some relief cuts on the underside and bend it ever so slightly to match the curve of the truck. Installed I'll be spacing out the mount and raising it 2" asap as I don't like how low the 33 sits, thanks hawairish for the idea (and for starting this whole thread!). And thanks to everyone else in this thread, couldn't have done it otherwise!
  8. If you can't find a magnetic drain bolt I'd just add a Magnafine inline filter by the trans cooler and call it good.
  9. Sounds good. Wanna shoot for early December? My schedule is pretty flexible, just let me know what works for you.
  10. Cool! Maybe we can get a couple more Phoenicians interested. If not I have some non-pathfinder friends who would be down.
  11. +1 on timken and using a brass punch/rod to knock the races out. I used the old races and big sockets to hammer the new races in. Pretty cheap on rockauto, think I paid around $80 for all four.
  12. No problem, hope it helps! I feel ya, between the maintenance and the mods it never ends lol. Keeps me busy though!
  13. Interesting, I didn't realize that was the case with the electronic t-cases. Sounds like you're on the right track then, whenever I've had bad control arm bushings I could feel it in the steering wheel. Good luck!
  14. Forgot to say if your hubs are disengaged the diff bushings shouldn't be causing any symptoms on the road. Bad control arm bushings will cause a vibration though. Have you checked your wheel bearings lately?
  15. Do you have any vibration/shimmy in your steering wheel while driving? When its clunking it has over 4000lbs of truck pushing on it, I doubt you'll be able to replicate it by hand unless it's totally shot. It'll also move significantly more while driving than you can move it by hand. I'd start by replacing the control arm as that's the only component with play in it that you've found. Also sounds like a likely culprit based on the conditions you've described, at least from my experience. Front diff/axle

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