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R50JR

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  1. 39 minutes ago, zadrozny91 said:

    Good points, I agree as to the cost factor. Problem is it can't be cheaper if I make a few of them only. It would be cheaper in mass production obviously but like you said there's no need for that. My 15 racks are almost gone now and my next batch will be 5 likely.
    With aluminum and labor cost being historically high and all covid issues, my profit margin on these has shrunk down to be enough to pay for gas money and my rack really. I just took it as an after work fun project and make an alternative to very limited options. My original plan was to get a few of the rhino rack crossbars for my rooftop tent but if I wanted 4, it would cost me roughly $1000CAD so I figured I build my own. There, for another $500 you get 8 crossbars, wind fairing, 100% rust resistance, more attachment options and lower profile while supporting a couple small businesses.
    Anyways, I'm hoping to keep a few in stock for those who decide to get them, might even spend some time on improvements for 2nd batch, I'll update here! Also, a lot of people asked me to make one for 2nd gen Xterra, that might be a slightly bigger market maybe.
    Side note, I was going to do skid plates too locally to not have people pay for shipping but aluminum sheets prices made it not worth it, SFCreation shipped is pretty much the same money now so I'll just grab one of his and support his R&D. 

    I’ve bought a couple of things from Fleury and he makes good quality stuff. His missing link is robust. 

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  2. 1 hour ago, 98dreamer said:

    You're not wrong, it is a lot of money, but this isn't an amazon Curt rack. OP spent a lot of time for R&D. It's a nice rack for a market that doesn't exist for the R50. I know you were not trying to be a jerk but consider the work that goes into something like this before commenting... or at least ask why the cost.

    R50jR, it's cool, man. I'm not the target market.

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    Truthfully, 90-95% of Pathfinder owners are not the target market. That’s the reason why there isn’t a market for stuff like this. Most Pathfinder/Nissan owners would own a Toyota or Jeep if they could afford it. Very few people are actual Nissan fans and simply buy because they’re cheap or couldn’t find something else.  Buying roof rack that is 1/4 of the value of a car may not even be a smart decision in the long run. Still, I’m sure the amount of work OP has put in was exhaustive. 

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  3. 15 hours ago, 98dreamer said:

    Is that from roof rack to tent, with a russian wife who cooks? Lol
    I hope that's not just the rack system...
    That's a whole lotta money.

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    You're not wrong, it is a lot of money, but this isn't an amazon Curt rack. OP spent a lot of time for R&D. It's a nice rack for a market that doesn't exist for the R50. I know you were not trying to be a jerk but consider the work that goes into something like this before commenting... or at least ask why the cost.

     

    14 hours ago, zadrozny91 said:

    I won't even start on tents, the one you're seeing in the picture Im selling for $2900CAD and guess what, I do sell them at this price fairly easy.

    Do you also make these tents?

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  4. 4 hours ago, Carl_99QX4_yeww said:

    Hey Fam,

     

    I have two Rear Tire Carriers recently pulled from a junk yard. I pulled all the hardware as well. Was wondering if there is any interest in these things still? Figured with the r50 build wave they might be sought after but who knows?!

     

    Carrier #1). - pic -- Looks like the red pathfinders tire carrier in this google search 

    From what I think was a 93 pathfinder (label in the junkyard was definitely wrong bc it said 97) It looked like a 90-95 pathfinder. The carrier's mounting brackets are slightly more square due to the body style of the 90-95 pathfinders compared to the 96-02's. All hardware included. OEM locking lug nuts included. The pathfinder looked just like this

     

    Carrier #2). - picture -- Looks like the black pathfinders tire carrier in this thread

    From an 02 pathfinder. In theory, it would fit any 96-02. All hardware included.

     

    I'd like to mount the 02 carrier to my 99 Qx4, however I don't think it's possible to have a rear mounted mountain bike rack AND a rear tire carrier. What do you all think? I'd like to keep my mountain bike storage on the rear end of the truck since it's mostly unused space. The roof racks make your truck crazy tall and inside is where I sleep. Just throwing all this out into the internet cosmos lookin for ideas. 

     

     

    I use a kuat pivot v2 swing arm. Since you have the steel version you could weld a receiver on it to accept your bike rack. The rack is plenty strong to hold the weight. That would eliminate the need for any additional accessories .

  5. 22 hours ago, RainGoat said:

    Here we go again….

    I’m looking to find the largest 17” rim tire that will fit in the stock location underneath, with an OEM hitch. Reportedly the limit is 31”.  I know a 265/70R17 (stock 5th Gen T4R tire) most definitely will not fit.

     

    I’m getting Toyo AT3s for my Q & these are my options:

     

    Wt Tread  Dia  Width  Tire Size    Speed/Load

    35 13.0   30.9    9.3 P235/75R17  108S/SL       

    35 13.1    30.6   9.8 245/70R17 110T/SL      

    42 16.1    30.6   9.8 LT245/70R17 119/116/RE

    37 13.2     31.1   10.2 255/70R17   112T/SL       

    38 13.3   30.6  10.7   265/65R17   116T/XL      

    https://www.toyotires.com/product/open-country-at3/

     

    1st Choice: P235/75R17 closest to 31”- ?fit?

     

    2nd Choice: 245/70R17

     

    265/65R17 should fit but I’m not sure that the XL load rating won’t mean it’s too stiff. SL & XL are both 4 ply but the XL requires more pressure at Max Load - which, honestly, is counterintuitive to me.

     

    I think the 255/70R17 will be too big 

     

    I think the LT245/70R17 will be too stiff as this truck is usually unloaded 

     

    Has ANYONE out there tried a P235/75R17?

    That size shows 30.9" diameter, which is essentially a 31". From previous posts, that size will not fit without making contact with phb. I'd recommend any of the 30.6".

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  6. 8 hours ago, mvlzmarv said:

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220321/ad74a2d6939fef00e432c78303dd0f1a.jpg
    R33 GTST brake calipers

    Unfortunately these use smaller 19mm bolts and would either need the following to run safely:
    - sleeves through the knuckle, or
    - re-thread/tap? the calipers to fit the bigger 22mm bolts.

    Very cool. These are obviously 4 pot brakes, but will they actually make a difference? Personally, I feel like the stock calipers aren't powerful enough. Having another option would be awesome!

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  7. Looks like it sold for $5600 so I wasn't too far off...  I see a few other guys from the forums commented to welcome the new owner, and even a bid from [mention=40800]RainGoat[/mention]!

    Damn, I was off. I think i paid like 5-6k for mine end of 2017 so prices are steady? Although, mine is a fully loaded le for 03 so could be a pandemic increase like you mentioned.


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  8. On 5/21/2021 at 11:09 PM, The_Oregonian said:

    Thought you guys might be interested in keeping an eye on this low mileage (72k) 2001 Pathy up for auction at no reserve this week on Cars & Bids - .https://carsandbids.com/auctions/KdbeMo19/2001-nissan-pathfinder-le-4x4 I'm definitely interested in seeing what it goes for since the used market (and particularly used 4x4's) is crazy right now. 

    Very clean car but I don't think the selling price will go very high. I'll guess $4350 max. One thing about older low-mileage cars is even though the mileage is low, the gaskets, seals, bushings still break down. So RMS on something like this could be in the near future.

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  9. Definitely hit Wire Pass if you’re in that area of S UT/N AZ. It’s a great little Cyn hike that intersects with Buckskin Gulch. Very high bang for your buck. (I have some pics near the start of my IG feed - pretty easy to identify)

    I missed this one. I’m back to civilization now. Might make another trip up there during summer and I’ll definitely look at Wire Pass. Thanks for the recommendation.


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  10. Definitely hit Wire Pass if you’re in that area of S UT/N AZ. It’s a great little Cyn hike that intersects with Buckskin Gulch. Very high bang for your buck. (I have some pics near the start of my IG feed - pretty easy to identify)

    I missed this one. I’m back to civilization now. Might make another trip up there during summer and I’ll definitely look at Wire Pass. Thanks for the recommendation.


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  11. Do you have a pic of these installed?


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    I can’t find one at the moment. Will have to get back to you. They’re completely custom for my roof rack. The mouthing points match up perfectly to the rack.


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  12. 3 hours ago, EricCR said:

    Regular Car Reviews is an acquired taste. Their humor does click with me but I can see how it's not everybody's cup of tea (for comparison, I hate Doug DeMuro but most people like him).

    They are not really car reviewers and you shouldn't watch their videos expecting that. The biggest draw IMO is how they accurately relate a car to the people who buy/drive them and how they can describe a driving experience by using weird analogies.

     

    I laughed at their starting 4Runner Coke vs Pathfinder Pepsi comparison, so on point.

     

    TL;DR: If you don't know Mr Regular by now, you probably won't understand or like his videos.

    But what about American 4Runner Coke vs Mexican Pathfinder Pepsi?

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  13. I don’t know what crap that was but I hope to never see one of videos again. He thought he was being funny and witty but actually contributed nothing to the vehicle’s specs, performance, or heritage. A worthless “review”. I do, however, agree that the r50 is rather boring but only to those that don’t understand utility and capability of this vehicle. Don’t even get me starting on his voice...


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  14. Hello Guys! Big time newb here. My first Nissan Pathfinder 1999 SE.
     
    so I took it for a test drive and was pretty disappointed with how rough and bumpy the suspension felt.
     
    I ended up getting new rear shocks  Gas-A-Just KYB but after driving over a few rough roads I realized my springs must be shot cause it literally bottomed out a few times. I went online and bought some Excel G | KYB and 2928 coils for the front. 
     
    my question is which shocks should I get for the rear? Will the NRC9447 be ok? The Pathy is totally stock.  Thank you all for your advice. Any other recommendations for other parts you would suggest? I have about $1200 I can spend towards this project. links appreciated if possible. TIA 

    That will be fine


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  15. Went to a local tradeshow yesterday and picked the brains of some battery gurus, they said the AGM will be fine, and that overcharging with a vehicle alternator is difficult as most pre-smart alternators don't actually fully charge an AGM battery only producing enough volts to actually charge it to some 90-95%. They said this "issue" actually doesn't hurt the battery and you will have a pretty robust auxillary battery system with the gear I am using.
     
    So I feel a lot better about that
     
    Time to get her wired up now...

    Awesome. Can’t wait to see your set up!


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