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Karmann last won the day on February 3 2017

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About Karmann

  • Birthday January 21

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    2002 Pathfinder SE 4x4, coming along...
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    Standalone Tool Chest Mechanic
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    Weekend Warrior
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    Behind the Orange Curtain, California
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    United States
  • Interests
    Adventure, Camping, Hiking, Music, Gluten Free food, and of course cars

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  1. Brought this thread from the grave I see, I suggest looking at my build thread for my impressions, but I check out the OME kit from Rugged Rocks. Great service! https://ruggedrocksoffroad.com/19962004-r50-pathfinder-suspension-components-c-38_1322_1339.html
  2. Might sound stupid, but if it's closer to a rattle than a grind, it could easily be your cat heat shields. I had to completely remove mine after I got tired of the rattles. You can then line the area with header tape or whatever you like that can stand the heat to perform the same function.
  3. Looks like you scored something with good bones, good work on the resto.
  4. Hi! It's been a long strange trip

  5. Agreed, though for me, I can usually rotate and move out of the passenger side rear door. I put my usually muddy boots under where the sleeping platform goes past the top of the folded seatback on my rubber floor mats. It's a little awkward, but it works well enough.
  6. I built this sleeping platform a few years ago, and have used it on several trips. By now I must have spent at least a month sleeping in the truck, and apart from having to remove the seat bottom, it's very simple. I used less than one piece of plywood, some indoor/outdoor carpeting and a piano hinge. It folds up very small too: It's worked very well for me, and apart from mounting an upcoming ARB fridge where it sits, I'd continue to use it.
  7. From Mojave National Preserve last weekend And a phone picture, because my DSLR's shutter jammed. I'm on a truck scale at an abandoned cinder mine.
  8. Looking good! The supercharged Xterra was on my list when getting my Pathy, but after reading about the mileage and the issues a lot of owners have with the crank sensor, it wasn't worth it to me. Not for only 210 horsepower, which is still incredibly weak for all that trouble. I went with the VQ in my Pathfinder, with the nicer interior as you mentioned, and never looked back. Plus I have something against torsion bars in my trucks/SUVs. I'm not sure why. Either way, it's always fun to look at/drive the other Nissan SUVs, and how you notice all the little differences.
  9. I love the hillclimb and rally stuff, as well as the Baja endurance racing, though I don't follow it especially closely. I have a friend who actually prepped a couple Ducati Dual-Sports for the Akropovic team, he's one of the head managers for the North American division, and has taken home quite a few neat bikes. My neighbors are also involved in racing, though with the Baja 1000 specifically. He chased for team Toyota three years in a row, and has been going to the race for at least the last 15 years, it's always neat to talk shop with them. Needless to say, we have a little friendly Toyota/Nissan rivalry going. But I'll be the first to admit his TRD supercharged Tundra with complete Camburg suspension (around 500hp and 16" of travel) is pretty sweet. I usually fall in love with the older iron, so you can bet I could win at a double clutching challenge, or anything with manual advance/retard of spark. The latter spark adjustment was the class they put me in in high school. Which might explain why the only sport I do follow religiously is NASCAR. #22 and #88 are my picks.
  10. I believe 2 nuts should be fine, they've gotten me through a lot through the years. But yep, you're on the right track, just feed the bolt through the crossmember, stack the washer and lock nut, and then hold the nut as you turn the bolt. That's how I usually do it, I may have forgotten another washer.
  11. Very good looking rig! Crap luck about the fender bender, but at least you've been able to invest that in mods that make the truck more usable and look cool to you. I would like to see a picture of your hi-lift bugout setup, I always get a kick out of those, and have a bit of one in my pathfinder. Oh and welcome, love the nickname for the truck by the way.
  12. They should bolt to the transmission crossmember, and on my 02 I had to remove what I suspect are NVH blocks. They were just weights, and were covering up the holes to mount the skid. After that, it was easy to mount it up, and you just sandwich the bolts like the diagram says (assuming you got one, this is 4x4 parts afterall.)
  13. Looks good, as everyone else said, those are some really clean cuts!
  14. Definitely go with the OME springs all around, it handles a load better, and rides better unloaded IMO. Less lean in the corners, and better control over rough surfaces. I paired mine with extended length Bilstein 5100s out back, and I couldn't be happier. Stock I could hit rough washboards at 35, now with the Bilsteins, I can comfortably do 50-55 all day with complete control. Check out my build thread for more details, and my impressions.

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