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Been awhile since I've been on here. Truck is still alive and did some more maintenance like new wheel bearings, U joints for the front driveshaft and brake caliper. Also I was able to pick up some HID retrofits off a guy who was parting out his R50 with a ton of other goodies. After installing the retrofits the clear corners seemed off to me so I went ahead and used a heat gun to melt the glue to take them apart and painted the inside gloss black. Imo it looks a lot bettera629533044cd962fe69b9c10eff7334d.jpg3e9d11aa4928b89b6183691cb436c4dd.jpg8e386ef680e92906ed2f3aebff172732.jpga1a70a954bdf5a01680c72b6da72f9cf.jpgdc0bcbcf4f59576736283ed1453573d0.jpg61ab1f847822bcc265eb060fe68a416e.jpg

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5 hours ago, 02_Pathy said:

Been awhile since I've been on here. Truck is still alive and did some more maintenance like new wheel bearings, U joints for the front driveshaft and brake caliper. Also I was able to pick up some HID retrofits off a guy who was parting out his R50 with a ton of other goodies. After installing the retrofits the clear corners seemed off to me so I went ahead and used a heat gun to melt the glue to take them apart and painted the inside gloss black. Imo it looks a lot bettera629533044cd962fe69b9c10eff7334d.jpg3e9d11aa4928b89b6183691cb436c4dd.jpg8e386ef680e92906ed2f3aebff172732.jpga1a70a954bdf5a01680c72b6da72f9cf.jpgdc0bcbcf4f59576736283ed1453573d0.jpg61ab1f847822bcc265eb060fe68a416e.jpg

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Someday I want to be like you. Looking good as always dude

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Fun little trip up to the hills to run on some mild trails, 1 rock wanted to high five my door, now I'm buying rock sliders lol4e7c5977e6526108608ddf44f2d9ba67.jpg46c2c3db35a50edaaeab809b772462e0.jpgd32d9233a3c0944e21c15355639aa873.jpgac90c5d54f26c9b9e87bb9a3f127623e.jpg6b5a90684b540e8dfa8a68c96b621200.jpg

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1 hour ago, 02_Pathy said:

Fun little trip up to the hills to run on some mild trails, 1 rock wanted to high five my door, now I'm buying rock sliders lol4e7c5977e6526108608ddf44f2d9ba67.jpg46c2c3db35a50edaaeab809b772462e0.jpgd32d9233a3c0944e21c15355639aa873.jpgac90c5d54f26c9b9e87bb9a3f127623e.jpg6b5a90684b540e8dfa8a68c96b621200.jpg

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I mean sliders are cool and all, I can see how they might be useful, but are you sure your not just tryna copy me?:lol: 

 

Looks good dude. Can’t wait to see you get some sliders! And for our rigs to get more similar again😂

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I mean sliders are cool and all, I can see how they might be useful, but are you sure your not just tryna copy me? 
 
Looks good dude. Can’t wait to see you get some sliders! And for our rigs to get more similar again
Copying just a lil bit hahaha hopefully in the next couple weeks I'll get them

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On 4/28/2019 at 3:03 AM, 02_Pathy said:

Little project I wrapped up today, got some scene lights and spot lights for the rack. Got the lights off of Amazon as they work for my needs and if I ever want to upgrade to a brighter spot light I can always do so in the future but it works pretty well for the price. The spots are Auxbeam brand and the side lights are Kalwell I believe. Ran the wiring through the superstrut channel crossbar I made and down the A pillar underneath the weatherstrip. I have 360° lighting and will come handy whether camping, in a parking lot or just to see everywhere in a dark area. Some of the pictures are with the normal headlights and then the lightbar and spot lights, then looking to the side without and with the side lights on.8f31c9093f9c31ec0edbf0bf214779ab.jpg584ee9a74cad10ef1b00e10a0efb2613.jpg87444b35fbd8390743b7dc6ecad71aaa.jpg11fe35077062add761298ff1491ea598.jpg427034b070aa1255cd97ef7b182fb210.jpg9d2ab5d8d286f23a88dec1bc77ae2163.jpgbbccaefec0b81ea9b3416a20ba684382.jpgd1d27596a85d618fcf39e3dc90a11146.jpgdc87fbe1b8cefe50c15522e8f3846041.jpg92a6651df75dd31fb7840f8f8359a8a0.jpg

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Sorry to bring up and old topic but I feel like adding more lights again, and was wondering what you used to attach the pods to the basket? thank you

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Sorry to bring up and old topic but I feel like adding more lights again, and was wondering what you used to attach the pods to the basket? thank you
I used a superstrut bar and held it to the rack via u bolts and used that to mount the side lights and used auxbeam tube clamp mounts for the front and back pods on the rack

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Alright it's been a long time since I've been on here but the rig still exists in my life but now I'm addressing the huge oil leak I've had for a year or so and always put the job off to the side as it's somewhat a big one for a $20 part. Upper oil pan seal is completely shot with the RMS only weeping just a little bit of oil. Had to remove lots of large components to get the tranny out like the front diff, exhaust, drivelines obviously and other tid bits which add up time. So far got the flex plate off and called it a night and hopefully will resume next weekend.956f94e50a74c4f2647a46b6a9b4e836.jpga6710c37d52355653b94de1004a24867.jpg5cafcaba0a08161c789abbd47c5bb9d2.jpg333488649227663ea8536e80a14d4efe.jpg

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Yikes man, that kind of job is probably my biggest nightmare when it comes to the pathy
 
 
Yeah its definitely a nightmare come true for me lol

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Making slow progress due to work but finally got the oil pan off and with@TowndawgR50 swinging by and giving me a hand. Upper oil pan seal was broken in half so explains why it was pouring out. Getting the pan off was surprisingly easy as the RTV wasnt really holding it anymore as well as the RMS.3adf0c8f5a574f206b3298c096909799.jpgfc0f29bf051b44981457ee3d26407fe2.jpg515c44eceadf0d7ff484582c2f75ac65.jpgfa14f9dcecde38342aafa96dbe22bb84.jpg

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Should probably update this so you guys don't think I'm working on this thing forever lol. After 3 weeks of tedious work I finally got it back together and thankfully no leaks! This is definitely a big job to do nevertheless but totally worth it in my case as I would drip about half a quart of oil after parking... yeah. Also in the meantime while I had the rig apart@TowndawgR50 helped me install the Pines to Spines 4" SFD kit which also made it possible to take my oil pan out and access other parts of the vehicle. More details on that later...

Also after this huge project and with addition to the SFD I have replaced and installed:
New OEM motor mount
Denso Starter
4" stainless steel braided brake lines from Goodridge
Extended breathers on front and rear differentials
U Joints
New O rings in the oil pan as well as the pan gaskets and RMS
IVAC gasket
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Been quite some time but updated/upgraded the pathfinder since the last time I worked on it. I purchased some Warn Manual hubs for it as well as Method MR309 Grids in titanium gray on sale with 4.75” bs. The hubs went on super easy and I didn’t have to change my stock studs out as they were plenty long, I know people in the past had too but in my case I didn’t. With 265/70r17 tires that are a bit worn down I did still have ample room between the strut and the tire. With the new wheels I took off my wheel spacers so I am currently not running any spacers just solely the wheel. Driving around with the hubs unlocked you can tell a difference that there is less front end drag and that you can coast farther without having to be on the gas all the time. Nice little touches to the pathfinder in my opinion!493e3292e7272ef09637dd31e65f5cef.jpg
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Hello again as it has been awhile. Well did another upgrade/maintenance to the pathy by adding a bumper that most likely not a whole lot of people have heard about. It’s not an ARB although it is very similar but it’s a MCC 4x4 Falcon Bull Bar 702-02. I think this bumper looks fantastic on the rig and that the updated fog lights they put on the bumper match my retro fits which make the aesthetics that much better to me IMO. This bumper was literally a direct bolt on and didn’t have to modify anything besides the fender liners which I then attached to the bumper so I could keep some stuff out of the air box inlet and other components. I then added some Ironman 4x4 Spot lights which are pretty darn bright and have some good range on them as well. The bumper is ADR compliant and airbag compatible which is nice as well8e3fe910cdfc1a1d8d5b8fc38ab66933.jpg
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Wow looking great! Long time fan of your rig sir!

 

I had to Google MCC, and it looks like they have several different options for R50's. 

 

Looks like they are out of Australia?- did they ship it to the states or is there a US distributor you ordered it from? 

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