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RainGoat last won the day on July 21

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About RainGoat

  • Birthday 02/23/2002

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    2002 LE (R50) Original Owner [See About Me below]
  • Place of Residence
    Pacific NW
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Standalone Tool Chest Mechanic
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    I Go When I Can
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  • Interests
    Exploration & Overlanding.
    Escaping the city.
    Day trips to the mountains with my kids.

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  1. Have you fixed the power valves? If not, that’s a must. http://www.nissanpathfinders.net/forum/topic/17104-threadlocker-on-power-valve-screws-pics/page-1 Key & fob are easy - it’s the chip that’s the problem. Watch the pressure on the AirLifts. I’ve used them & they’re great but it’s imperative for their longevity that you keep a minimum pressure in them. BTW, I found a quick & easy way to pop them up was with a bicycle CO2 inflator - works pretty well since they are low volume. It’s instantly ready & fits in the glovebox or the palm of your hand.
  2. No opinion, honestly, I’m not really qualified to have one. I’m definitely a novice painter at best.
  3. Thanks, that’s close enough I’ll probably consider using them. If you have comprehensive on your insurance, damaged windshields are generally considered a safety item & replaced for free with no deductible (State Farm at least).
  4. Well, that’s definitely one way to address a tan paint job! It turned out quite nice. I’m impressed with your paint skills - I tried to do some accessories with the spray cans & that was a total failure. Since your truck lives outside, it will be interesting to see what the winter does to it. I find stuff growing everywhere on mine by spring - I’m thinking the surface will be rough enough to give good purchase for our greenery to take root - the roads grow after all. That 2K is hard enough though that a good power wash ought to clean it.
  5. I tried using the cans on the T4R’s rock sliders & abandoned it, ultimately covering it with Rustoleum Textured. The spray can spit out gloppy, inconsistent blobs with little to literally no coverage in between. It has a vertical fan spray which would be good for broad surfaces but was terrible for tubes. I still have 3 cans of it that I’ll need to figure out where to use. Definitely go with a gun & I’d say you probably need to be a pretty experienced painter.
  6. One of the best things about the R50 is its trimmer profile. I’ve been up there behind a 5th Gen 4Runner & there was no comparison between our clearance. I was constantly driving through stuff that dragged along both sides of his truck - especially on Bethel Ridge & above Nile. BTW, Liberty to Ellensburg makes a nice day trip.
  7. Yep, 4Runner guys are hot to buy the Pro wheels & the market gets flooded with the TRD Off-Road wheels for cheap since there’s little to no demand. Toyota’s too cheap to provide a matching spare so I bought a set & broke it up amongst 4 TRD Off-Roads that were keeping their OEM wheels & wanted to replace the spare steelie. My FJ 8Holes came off an FJ that put TRD Off-Road take offs on (he also took one of the spares).
  8. Those Toyota 4Runner TRD take offs look great on the R50. I trialed them on mine & was surprised how sharp they looked.
  9. We remounted it after I finally installed my winch & cube lights. I genuinely can’t thank@TowndawgR50 enough. While it may look the same at first glance, it’s incredibly more solid. Additionally, all the edges are rounded & smooth. It actually feels beautiful to the hand. A little behind the scenes of what goes on at @spinestopinesoffroad Tiger Mountain Test Lab. It’s worth noting that this is the kind of care, skill & perfectionism that makes up their DNA. It’s just one of the many reasons I rely on the two of them for their sage advice regarding modifications of any substance.
  10. Transformation - thanks to@TowndawgR50
  11. How my truck spent it’s winter vacation. Also - a warning regarding second hand bumpers.[mention=37543]TowndawgR50[/mention] has been looking at my bumper for over a year & the perfectionist in him just couldn’t stand it. After Christmas this year we took it off & he had at it - uncovering problem after problem.
  12. Some trucks are just bigger than others Garage day with [mention=37543]TowndawgR50[/mention]
  13. Excellent work. Great to be sure the power valves are okay. Less of a problem in ‘03 & ‘04 than ‘01 & ‘02 but a disaster if it happens. While I’m putting a @PinestoSpines 3” SFD in, I drove mine largely stock for >100K mi & 16 years. I covered all the Western U.S. & BC & Alberta. A 2” lift is pretty robust & all you really need. I’d definitely just start there. I’m considering a 2nd R50 for a DD at a remote job site & I won’t lift her more than 2” (& that simply because I expect the suspension will need a refresh).
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