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The_Oregonian

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The_Oregonian last won the day on November 9 2023

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  • Your Pathfinder Info
    2002 Pathfinder SE Dobinsons Front Lift Springs, LR 9447 Rear Springs, Bilstein 33-185552 rear shocks, Pro Comp 15” Steelies, General Grabber ATx in 31x10.5, Warn manual hubs, Wilco Hitchgate High Clearance Spare Tire Carrier
  • Mechanical Skill Level
    Wrench And Socket Set Mechanic
  • Your Age
    30-35
  • What do you consider yourself?
    Weekend Warrior
  • Model
    SE
  • Year
    2002

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    PDX Oregon
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    United States

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  1. I love my molle panel I got from Nik. Great guy, and the panel is well designed. **Note - they come bare aluminum, but I sprayed mine with rattle can bed liner.
  2. Just some cheap H3 LEDs from Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CTMTATI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1
  3. Yes! I'll probably do a more in-depth post in my build thread when I can but these are headlight buckets that a guy in Australia designed & 3d printed, and allow you to swap in LED sealed beam style 5x7 lights. There are cheaper options for the 5x7 lights themselves, but I went with a set of Morimoto LED's.
  4. Beauty shot from camping this morning with the clouds below and Mt St Helens above. @zakzackzachary Should recognize this spot!
  5. Not sure about your specific situation, however FWIW with my 2002 SE the recall only applied to the passenger side airbag (not the driver's side). Dealer was happy to do the work here in the US. Are there any other Nissan dealers in Costa Rica you could try?
  6. No problem! @PathyDude17s channel has great info. There are additional options for front springs too like Dobinsons (which is what I have), as well as Ironman 4x4.
  7. +1 on the Dobinsons - https://www.dobinsonsdirect.com/products/dobinsons-pair-of-front-coils-for-nissan-pathfinder-r50-1995-2005c45-168?rq=mk_nissan~md_pathfinder-r50~yr_1995-2005 I've been running these for a couple of years and am happy with them. Another option would be Ironman 4x4 - https://ironman4x4america.com/front-1-5-coil-springs-medium-load-0-110lbs-suited-for-nissan-pathfinder-r50/ , or Old Man Emu.
  8. I'll preface this by saying that I have a VQ35 Pathfinder and don't have direct experience with a VG Pathy, however: 1. It's my understanding that the VG's are pretty under-powered. For example I was following a friend and former 3.3 Pathy owner who still frequents NPORA forums ( @zakzackzachary ) up a highway grade. He radioed me and asked how my 3.5 was doing out of curiosity - I never went beyond 1/4 throttle and stayed in 3rd gear the whole way up. He said that his 3.3 would have been screaming at full throttle by the top of that grade just to keep up with traffic (correct me if I'm wrong Zack). I would expect this to be even worse at Colorado elevations. 2. Your 3.3 is a stout engine - I wouldn't be super concerned about running at 3.5-4k RPM for a period - it can handle it. Because of this I'd be more concerned with the over heating. Consider checking the condition of the radiator, doing a coolant flush, check for coolant leaks, check condition of the radiator cap seal etc. I'm open to being corrected by others as well...
  9. I THINK you'll be okay with the SE roof rack. I've seen others run heavier traditional soft-shell RTT's which are probably 120-130lbs. I'm not aware of published load ratings for the rack but maybe someone else is...
  10. Looks great! I somehow get trail rub in the rear that caused me to break some of the fender flare clips with 31X10.5 tires, 3.75" backspacing, and 33-185552 Bilstien 2" extended shocks... I'll be interested in seeing what solution you come up with.
  11. I think it looks good. I think I've seen someone do similar with the NISSAN lettering on the grill but I can't find the image... I think it may have been a honeycomb style grill though. If you end up doing this please keep us posted! Also - I was looking into doing retrofit headlights as well, but on one of the Pathfinder Facebook groups a guy posted who is making these - https://www.etsy.com/listing/1166716931/darthfinder-5x7-headlight-enclosures and I ordered a set. It allows you to run 5x7 sealed beam style LED headlights. Was closer to a plug and play so I figured I'd give it a shot.. Not completely sold on the look, but I wasn't quite ready to tackle a DIY retrofit kit and like you I'm tired of the factory halogens...
  12. I'll preface my response by saying I am no means an expert on this - so take it for what it is.... I was going to suggest a road force balance so I would wait until that is complete without going much further. That said it's probably worth jacking your front end up and double checking your wheel bearings for extra play as well as making sure your ball joints, tie rods etc. don't have excessive play just to definitively rule that out. It may also be worth playing around with different tire pressures (plus or minus 5psi or so) to see if you can dial the wobble down a bit that way. Were your steelies brand new or did you pick them up used? Are you confident a wheel or 2 isn't bent/warped? How bad is the wobble? I also have steelies and 31's and I have a tiny bit of wobble at freeway speeds but it's so minor I have to be actively thinking about it to even notice. Steel wheels and oversized AT/MT tires are notoriously hard to balance so it may be the nature of the best... Hope that helps.
  13. Off topic for this thread but this seems to be what you are looking for - https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/arb-sahara-bar-black-3938040/_/R-BHWQ-3938040
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