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Fonze311

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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    QX4
  • Place of Residence
    California
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
  • Your Age
    30-35
  • What do you consider yourself?
    Rarely Go Off-Road
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    Other/Unknown
  • Year
    2001

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    Los Angeles
  • Country
    United States

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  1. Xterra might be the next in line for a refresh. Pathfinder I believe is more directly competing with all the larger crossovers with AWD, like the Highlander and Pilot. The 4Runner needs a good competitor, as well as the upcoming Bronco. I’ll be optimistic and say Nissan is in need of sales now, and family vehicles will get them there. Off-road vehicles are not going to give them big numbers. Although, the Frontier sold successfully for well over a decade. Slap that Frontier chassis into an SUV design and they have themselves a winner with minimal R&D.
  2. Agree with all your points. The design cues I think are just part of the times (big letters, 2-tone body and c-pillar). The only design inspiration to the 1st gen is the 3 nostril hood vents. I don’t see anything else. It still sits pretty low to be considered an off-road capable SUV, but I think it is competing more directly with the Highlander and Explorer. It’s nice to see how roomy it is on the inside. No way I can fit my family in my current R50 comfortably (baby car seats). I think it’s a promising step in the right direction for Nissans future. I don’t think they have the deepest pockets right now to go full fledged redesign. But this is at least a good swing at the current customer demands.
  3. Saw the debut video today along with the new Frontier. I like the new Pathfinder design. I really liked the Frontier a bit more tho. I was hoping the Pathy would be a little tougher looking, like the Frontier. Overall, I’m excited for Nissan new lineup and powertrain direction. What do you guys/gals think?
  4. Sucks to hear it didn’t work so well. Given the tubing wall thickness, do you think spiral wrapping the coil ends with the tubing would yield a better result and sit in place?
  5. It’s funny i just saw a facelift Qx4 with a similar blue last week. Never seen that color before. Such a good looking dark metallic blue color. Might be Infiniti color code BW9.
  6. True. I usually go around Oct-Nov and it doesn’t seem so crowded. @Trailsearcher nice pics man! Looks like you had fun.
  7. Nice going man! If you are in the LA area and simply want to test out your rig, you can try Elephant Hill in Monterey Park area. It’s undeveloped land that has access from the nearby neighborhood. Not “really” supposed to go wheeling in there, but a quick run through the web of mini trails has some easy to advanced level obstacles. Or head out to Gorman off-road park.
  8. I’m tuned to this thread in hoping you find your answer because I’ll find myself in the same predicament soon using this exact setup. From my forums research, looks like the smallest spacer on the market for the front is 1”. This can lead to cv axles being damaged when you top out, but a lot of members seem to be adding the front 1” spacer anyway to level out the rake with the 9447 rear springs. I’ve read some members using a 1/2” spacer up front to level out the rake while maintaining a safer height for cv axels versus the 1” spacer, but I can’t seem to find who sells 1/2” spacers, so they might be custom made. I’ve also read some members even cut a coil on the 9447 to level it out, but that’s a different story.
  9. Nice man. That must sound insane. Have you done a bass sweep to find any rattles in the interior/exterior? Surprised you weren’t bottoming out all the time with that weight. @R50JR you posted the video before I finished my reply. Relax a little man, he’s informed now.
  10. Dang, 500lb sound system! Hope you got some JL subs in there from my recent research, there aren’t a ton of options for the front, but it breaks down to this: Stock front struts are most common (KYB oem replacements). You can pair these struts with either of the 3 different height Old Man Emu (OME) front springs that have 3 different heights up to about ~1.5” lift. AC Coils offer the highest spring lift with 2” lift springs. All of these springs can work with the KYB stock replacement front struts, but you are extending the front strut closer to its maximum height and risk “top-out” when you hit a speed bump or off-road trail. The only longer, stronger front struts that I am aware available are from Old Man Emu which are a premium cost. if you need more specifics, there are plenty of write ups on the forum. Or watch this video from one of the members here:
  11. Looks good man! I see the rake you’re taking about, but it’s not really all that bad. Any idea the weight of your front bull-bar bumper? If you still prefer to level it, maybe add a tow hitch in the rear if you don’t already have one?
  12. Oh damn haha! Well I guess it’s expected, but the rear does settle a bit according to the other guys. I better load up my rear lol
  13. Don’t forget to post a pic when you get it done! Can’t wait to do mine.

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