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  1. So I haven’t heard a clicking sound on my headlights when I turn the car off. Do you have the lights adjusted to #4 and maybe they are settling back to regular position? Either way, post up some pics of the qx4 on a new thread!
  2. You know I haven’t noticed a clicking when I turn the truck off, but I maybe I’m not noticing it. I can keep an ear out next time. Are you getting the N146S for more flex? Or do you think those mixed with the OME HDs would actually provide more lift?
  3. The beams raise and lower very slightly even from the 2 opposite ends of adjustment. Is the qx4 already lifted? With rear rake, it can drive the beams into the road even with the highest setting. The adjustment is meant to compensate for a stock qx4 with rear cargo to point the beams “lower” since the front is faces up under load. I only noticed the beams raising and lowering after facing the headlights onto a wall and switching between the 0 and 4 setting. The beam in total moved about an inch on a wall a few feet in front of me, just FYI.
  4. Haha Gracias @R50JR! Had them for many years now. My exclusive summer camping shoes and barely showing signs of wear. Thanks @RainGoat! I think I got the idea from you last year. Didn’t you post a pic with FJ and T4R wheels? Well they fit and look great and, luckily, some Toyota guys are eager to get rid of them.
  5. Matching our shoes with a cool trail and camping in Big Bear.
  6. I’d think the drop from 225lbs springs to 175lbs spring would do the trick. Maybe just swap to 9447 and leave everything as is. I run 31” on OME fronts and 9447 rears with tiny rub in the front. No wheel spacers or else it would rub a lot more. Feels great, not too stiff at all.
  7. Xterra might be the next in line for a refresh. Pathfinder I believe is more directly competing with all the larger crossovers with AWD, like the Highlander and Pilot. The 4Runner needs a good competitor, as well as the upcoming Bronco. I’ll be optimistic and say Nissan is in need of sales now, and family vehicles will get them there. Off-road vehicles are not going to give them big numbers. Although, the Frontier sold successfully for well over a decade. Slap that Frontier chassis into an SUV design and they have themselves a winner with minimal R&D.
  8. Agree with all your points. The design cues I think are just part of the times (big letters, 2-tone body and c-pillar). The only design inspiration to the 1st gen is the 3 nostril hood vents. I don’t see anything else. It still sits pretty low to be considered an off-road capable SUV, but I think it is competing more directly with the Highlander and Explorer. It’s nice to see how roomy it is on the inside. No way I can fit my family in my current R50 comfortably (baby car seats). I think it’s a promising step in the right direction for Nissans future. I don’t think they have the deepest pockets right now to go full fledged redesign. But this is at least a good swing at the current customer demands.
  9. Saw the debut video today along with the new Frontier. I like the new Pathfinder design. I really liked the Frontier a bit more tho. I was hoping the Pathy would be a little tougher looking, like the Frontier. Overall, I’m excited for Nissan new lineup and powertrain direction. What do you guys/gals think?
  10. Sucks to hear it didn’t work so well. Given the tubing wall thickness, do you think spiral wrapping the coil ends with the tubing would yield a better result and sit in place?
  11. It’s funny i just saw a facelift Qx4 with a similar blue last week. Never seen that color before. Such a good looking dark metallic blue color. Might be Infiniti color code BW9.
  12. True. I usually go around Oct-Nov and it doesn’t seem so crowded. @Trailsearcher nice pics man! Looks like you had fun.
  13. Nice going man! If you are in the LA area and simply want to test out your rig, you can try Elephant Hill in Monterey Park area. It’s undeveloped land that has access from the nearby neighborhood. Not “really” supposed to go wheeling in there, but a quick run through the web of mini trails has some easy to advanced level obstacles. Or head out to Gorman off-road park.
  14. I’m tuned to this thread in hoping you find your answer because I’ll find myself in the same predicament soon using this exact setup. From my forums research, looks like the smallest spacer on the market for the front is 1”. This can lead to cv axles being damaged when you top out, but a lot of members seem to be adding the front 1” spacer anyway to level out the rake with the 9447 rear springs. I’ve read some members using a 1/2” spacer up front to level out the rake while maintaining a safer height for cv axels versus the 1” spacer, but I can’t seem to find who sells 1/2” spacers, so they might be custom made. I’ve also read some members even cut a coil on the 9447 to level it out, but that’s a different story.
  15. Nice man. That must sound insane. Have you done a bass sweep to find any rattles in the interior/exterior? Surprised you weren’t bottoming out all the time with that weight. @R50JR you posted the video before I finished my reply. Relax a little man, he’s informed now.
  16. Dang, 500lb sound system! Hope you got some JL subs in there from my recent research, there aren’t a ton of options for the front, but it breaks down to this: Stock front struts are most common (KYB oem replacements). You can pair these struts with either of the 3 different height Old Man Emu (OME) front springs that have 3 different heights up to about ~1.5” lift. AC Coils offer the highest spring lift with 2” lift springs. All of these springs can work with the KYB stock replacement front struts, but you are extending the front strut closer to its maximum height and risk “top-out” when you hit a speed bump or off-road trail. The only longer, stronger front struts that I am aware available are from Old Man Emu which are a premium cost. if you need more specifics, there are plenty of write ups on the forum. Or watch this video from one of the members here:
  17. Looks good man! I see the rake you’re taking about, but it’s not really all that bad. Any idea the weight of your front bull-bar bumper? If you still prefer to level it, maybe add a tow hitch in the rear if you don’t already have one?
  18. Oh damn haha! Well I guess it’s expected, but the rear does settle a bit according to the other guys. I better load up my rear lol
  19. Don’t forget to post a pic when you get it done! Can’t wait to do mine.
  20. Whattup man. Sorry, I have not installed the setup yet. But I PMed members with that exact setup and sounds like no biggie to get the mounting points to fit. I guess I’ll find out when I do it.
  21. My recently purchased OME springs had no markings either. But they did come in an OME box.
  22. I recently ordered my set, so I can only speak on that setup. I ordered the rear NRC 9447 springs for the rear as they are the softer, shorter of the LR options as I didn’t want too much rake and I’m not heavily loaded in the rear. I got these from LR Direct. The rear shocks, you can technically use stock KYB oem rear shocks, but you won’t have much travel. So the common upgrade paired with the 9447 springs would be Bilstein 5125 series 33-185552 as these extend about 3” more than stock without any major risk or changes needed.
  23. Wow I just order my OMEs a few weeks ago from desert rat. Hopefully they stick to the lead times. Glad you were able to get a set!
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