SnailPowered Posted May 15, 2011 Share Posted May 15, 2011 I was involved in an accident on April 2, 2011 that totaled my 2001 Chevrolet 2500HD Duramax and put my motorcycle in the shop. As I was now without a ride and doing a lot of traveling for work made rentals a royal PITA I decided to look for cheap transportation to get me to and from work until I got paid for my truck. While going to look for at a Suburban I ran across a 1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE-V6 that said $1500, 4x4 and A/C on the windshield. I test drove it and looked it over and was able to purchase it for $1300. It needed new tires, a radio and some TLC but everything worked except the passenger door tumbler. So other than only being able to unlock it from the driver's side I was VERY happy with it. Immediately after buying it and getting some new tires I decided that it needed to be tested off road to see how it did. I have been nothing shortly of astounded by how well this thing does off road. It has the typical exhaust leak due to broken studs on the manifold and the red interior isn't the prettiest but I have been able to go places that my co-worker's Jeep Rubicon (with locking differentials) was not able to follow. After a short while of owning this truck my initial thoughts of possibly selling it once I got paid for my Silverado have vanished! So now comes the plan (which is where these forums are most highly anticipated). I realize that the weakest point right now is that I don't have locking differentials, I plan to get a set of ARB air lockers for the front and rear. I browsed through Rugged Rocks website and I really want to get the Calmini 3" suspension lift and Doug Thorley headers. Upgraded alternator, clutch, bumpers and roof rack are also in order. I would like to add rocker panel sliders, skid plates for the entire underside and front and rear bumpers. For the engine I would like to go 12:1 compression with forged pistons and rods along with bigger injectors, fuel pump and a good fuel pressure regulator all tied together with a piggy back fuel management computer and an AEM UEGO wideband O2 sensor. So far Rugged Rocks has been the only website I have found that has much for these but I know there has to be plenty of other sites. Thanks for reading and I look forward to what people have to say about my truck and my plans for it! Shortly after buying it As it sat when I found it The carnage that got me my favorite vehicle I have ever owned with 4 wheels (this being my eleventh) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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