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About mvlzmarv

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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    2001 QX4, OME HD/KYB GR2, LR NRC9449/Bilstein 5125 (69), Reese Tow Hitch
  • Place of Residence
    PNW
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Standalone Tool Chest Mechanic
  • Your Age
    30-35
  • What do you consider yourself?
    Do Not Go Off-Road
  • Model
    I Wish I had a Pathy!
  • Year
    2001

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    PNW
  • Country
    United States

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  1. Cut into the line anywhere between the ecu and fuel pump. I haven’t done it in an R50 but I’ve done it in other cars and I used to just cut the line right off the ecu to add the switch Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Went to Leavenworth,WA this weekend. Really impressed with how the Wildpeak AT3Ws handled the snow.
  3. Yes, i rented a spring compressor from Autozone. Make sure that it is in good condition and isn't missing any washers. As for using the tool, take your time and switch sides every 5-10 turns to avoid binding. You have to compress the springs at least 5" IIRC. As for total lift, its at F: +2-7/8" R: +4-1/2" OE Before After F: 31.26" 31" 33-7/8" R: 31.89" 31-3/4" 36-1/4" HD springs only provide higher spring rates, no additional lift. On another note, I have more rake than i would like, now my headlights are pointed down and I'm at the limit of the QX4 electronic headlight adjustments. Been considering cutting off a coil to get closer to the OE rake. @02_Pathy what is your rake measurement?
  4. The shocks I just recommended offers 29.7” extended height vs. the 25.9” from the one you listed. I’d recommend checking TowndawgR50’s setup just Incase. Also your 35” setup sounds interesting. Do you mind sharing pics?
  5. I have the following shocks from @02Pathy . I believe he upgraded from the set you listed above. I’m at 36.5” fender to ground height on 265/65r17s and LR9449 springs https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/bilstein-5125-series-shock-absorber-33-185569/_/R-BBGL-33-185569 SPECIFICATIONS Bilstein | Part Number: BIL33-185569 Shock Series:5125 Series Fitment:Direct Fit Hydraulic / Gas Charged :Gas Charged TECHNICAL DETAILS Bilstein 5125 Series Shock Absorber Collapsed Length (in.): 17.91 Extended Length (in.): 29.7 Travel Length (in.): 11.79 Compression: 700 Rebound: 2550 Lower Mount: 5/8 inch Eye Upper Mount: 5/8 inch Eye Shaft Diameter: 14mm Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I have an 01 qx and seems to tow my 18ft bayliner just fine over the last 5yrs with OEM suspension. I’ve done a few Uhaul trailers here and there and seemed ok as well. Though I don’t have any experience towing with other vehicles so I can’t compare it to anything. I’m using an off the shelf tow hitch, the only complaint I have is the clunks you get when towing or on bumps.
  7. Color choice is [emoji91][emoji91][emoji91] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Thanks and too late. I was only supposed to fix the sag. Now my better half thinks it’s “too tall”
  9. Thanks to everyone on this forum/thread. Here’s my first mod after 8 years of ownership OME 2928 Fleury +1” KYB GR2 KYB Strut mounts OEM strut bearings LR NRC9449 Bilstein 5125 (29”) Before: On old,tired, saggy and blown suspension Loaded for camping and weighing in at 5480lbs After: No more rubbing on 265/65r17 at this height. But now I need more tire. Haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. +1 on keeping the strap. Another option is use ratcheting strap as I did, since I cut the strap too soon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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