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NovaPath last won the day on May 23 2017

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    Worn out 01 pathfinder. Worn out General Grabber Tires. Worn out driver. 2" AC lift, Warn Manual Hubs,Fleury's front skid, 4x4parts center skid, OEM transfer case skid, DIY reinforced lower trailing arms...lots of zip ties, bungee cords, and other miscellaneous rigging devices. Can find my way home from the leaking fluids....
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    Standalone Tool Chest Mechanic
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    Weekend Warrior
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  1. Glad to see you finally go this sorted Hawairish! I saw a lifted R50 the other day, and it made me miss mine quite a bit. These pathfinders are such a under appreciated and misunderstood rig...phenomenal vehicles that the aftermarket world nor the resale value has seemed to latch on to. Unrelated to that, I'm taking the JKU up to Windrock in two weeks. It's now sitting on 33's with a 2.5" lift and full undercarriage armor. I knew I couldn't leave it stock for long...I can definitely appreciate the aftermarket world of this JK after trying to garage engineer the pathy for a few years. Hope all is well,
  2. Thanks All, So far I'm really digging my JKU, and in its very "mild" modified state walks circles around the R50 off road. I'm not saying anything bad about my old girl, but the difference is notable. My R50 got me into the off road world, and in a certain way helped define my personality a bit as it got me off of the beaten path and out into the woods which I've subsequently learned is truly where I am happiest. I ended up getting $1900 for it, which given the fact the rear bumper was held on with two screws, the rear muffler was missing, it has multiple battle scars..err..memories on every panel, and it had multiple check engine light codes, I felt was fair. Used the money to put the 2" mopar lift with fox shocks on the JKU, picking it back up from the dealer tomorrow. Special shoutout to Hawairish for all your help with this rig over the past few years. Take care all!
  3. Still need to drive it tomorrow, but all should be well. If you aren't interested, still vote me for best of craigslist, please. lol. https://sarasota.craigslist.org/cto/d/2001-nissan-pathfinder-le-4x4/6444013511.html
  4. After much deliberation, I am putting the pathy up for sale. I'm using the money to fund some mods to my JKU. Should make someone a very nice off road rig/daily driver if they opt to use it that way. I appreciate all the guidance you all have provided. I have it put back together again, and once I put insurance on it and test drive it to ensure all is well I'll post the add in the for sale forum here in case anyone in Florida wants it. Freaking thing is indestructible, after sitting for 4 months it fired up immediately. One of the few vehicles I've ever owned that has never once left me stranded, not even for a battery. I don't expect the same from my JKU...lol. Happy New Year All!
  5. Mine has been apart in my garage for 2 months because of this project. It looks to be incredibly daunting. Well, this project and about 5 others, but this is the main one!
  6. Mine has started to reek like fuel vapor every time I drive it. I've already had the recall done, but I believe something is going on with my evap canister as well. It's whole purpose as I understand it is to remove the fuel vapor fumes, which it is currently failing at doing. I may swap it from a wrecked one as well and see if it improves. I'm not sure how fuel would actually be dripping out of it, but I agree 100% it is a safety concern back there(any fuel leak is...) let us know what you find, I may be battling the same/similar issue.
  7. Realized that I have a blown passenger motor mount. The ONLY way I can see myself getting under this thing to fix it is if I can upgrade some stuff along the way . Being that I have to drop the stinkin subframe down to replace this anyways, is anyone still making a subframe drop kit? Thanks in advance!
  8. Agreed. I need my hitch, but it definitely cramps the rear departure angle. Can you just flip it upside down? Mounting holes symmetrical?
  9. YES!!!! this!!! My intake boot is ripped and I have it taped currently. Just went out to the garage, and I see movement marks all over it (gorilla tape didn't hold, apparently!). This makes absolutely perfect sense as it would rev in neutral just fine, and rev up just fine until under heavy load when it would bog and seemingly just stop producing any power. It felt like the motor was choking out...I've also been noticing a vibration at idle that i'm not used to, i'm willing to bet i've got a blown motor mount.... I'm sure the jump didn't help things...oops, lol. Luckily, I already have the replacement for the intake boot. GREAT SUGGESTION!!!
  10. Oh and 4 low works just fine on flat ground. I should re-iterate, the hill was very, very, steep.
  11. Engine bogged down, not free revving. Basically rpms went lower and lower and lower until I lost forward momentum. At that point could not spin the wheels in the much I was in, either.
  12. First time occurrence today, was going up a very steep incline, comprised of a sand and clay combination(very sticky but also very slippery), and I got to a point on the hill that I could not move forward, but I also could not spin the wheels. This happened on a few different occasions. I know I'm slightly down on power due to an intake modification, and also have a code for the swirl valves, but has no issues accerating on the highway up to 90. Trying to decide if this was just a combination of the surface and steepness of the incline, or if I actually have a significant lack of power/torque issue to be investigating. Thanks in advance,
  13. I hear ya....Pictures are just such a pain though, I have to upload them to my proxy, then they turn out sideways, then everyone asks why they are sideways...ugh. I'll post pictures under the Npora facebook page...that is easy. lol.
  14. Just did this tonight. Holy departure angle improvement! If your rig is mainly a wheeling rig, and you don't care if it looks "proper" remove the rear bumper and the bumper support. Massive departure angle improvement.... at least a 4" clearance addition in the rear...

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