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by ShipFixer
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Should the heater pipe be a preventative maintenance part?
Replies: 23
Views: 2016

Re: Should the heater pipe be a preventative maintenance part?

Nope...but now I'm certainly curious about it. I'm about to drive cross country to move to CA, so I looked at mine through the wheel well a few hours ago while I was doing something else. Mine looks good now (better than all the pictures I've seen online when replaced, which is odd since most things...
by ShipFixer
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Back to KYB
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Back to KYB

You guys really like floaty, bouncy rides. I like corners. :P The Bilsteins could probably do with a little less high speed compression damping for stuff like square edged inputs, but the too-low rebound damping of the KYB's, Ranchos, etc. made me hate them. I recently rode behind my truck while so...
by ShipFixer
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Back to KYB
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Back to KYB

You guys really like floaty, bouncy rides. I like corners. :P The Bilsteins could probably do with a little less high speed compression damping for stuff like square edged inputs, but the too-low rebound damping of the KYB's, Ranchos, etc. made me hate them. I recently rode behind my truck while som...
by ShipFixer
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Automotive
Topic: Second vehicle...
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Second vehicle...

I am both the original owner, and now fourth owner of this 2002 Honda VFR 800 8) https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/e185/txnavy/(edited)_IMG_20200910_135328.jpg?width=590&height=370&fit=bounds https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/e185/txnavy/IMG_20200910_204905.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=b...
by ShipFixer
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Back to KYB
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Back to KYB

I'm thinking most or all of the non-Nissan springs out there now are coming from the same place. The AC Delco springs sure look a lot like the Moog springs in pictures. I think the KYB's are underdamped, particularly in rebound. But that seems to fit a lot of people's preference as that's how a lot ...
by ShipFixer
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Steering Rack Bushings Install
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Steering Rack Bushings Install

You know the only thing better than poly steering bushings?

Delrin steering rack bushings. 8)
by ShipFixer
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: R51 Body Interior and Exterior
Topic: R51 rear door rattle.
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: R51 rear door rattle.

True, if it's the latch or the rear window wiper assembly, which does come loose on people. But the OP had issues inside the rear door. Hard to tell what's going on for who here :lol:
by ShipFixer
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Coming Soon: Front Drop Bracket Kit install and Regearing
Replies: 42
Views: 3701

Re: Coming Soon: Front Drop Bracket Kit install and Regearing

Just poked around Amazon. I can't find any dimensions anywhere but the fronts and rears "look" the same. Maybe let us know if they work? Meanwhile, I may be replacing my rear sway bar anyway. I replaced the bushings a few nights ago and the ones I took out had deteriorated quite a bit, although only...
by ShipFixer
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Coming Soon: Front Drop Bracket Kit install and Regearing
Replies: 42
Views: 3701

Re: Coming Soon: Front Drop Bracket Kit install and Regearing

I have a rear set of PRG links that will be going into the rear and when I bought it, their site says: "These are replacement sway bar end links for guys running tall leveling kits or extended travel upper a-arms. These are 1/4" to 1" longer than stock to prevent the endlinks from rotating past the...
by ShipFixer
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Coming Soon: Front Drop Bracket Kit install and Regearing
Replies: 42
Views: 3701

Re: Fabtech Knuckles, Hi Lift Jack, and much more! Part 4

2. The heim Sway Bar End Links are designed to replace and upgrade the crappy factory end links that are a common failure point on both the Nissan Armada, Nissan Titan, Nissan Frontier, Nissan Pathfinder, and Nissan Xterra. The heim end links are much stronger than the stock parts they replace and ...
by ShipFixer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: R51 Body Interior and Exterior
Topic: R51 rear door rattle.
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: R51 rear door rattle.

Would be the same thing. Open the rear hatch, remove the interior liner (plastic piece), and find whatever's rattling. I also damped and insulated my rear hatch. It's pretty surprising how much noise from way back there makes it all the way forward. I could hear the clinking of the lock on my bike r...
by ShipFixer
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Coming Soon: Front Drop Bracket Kit install and Regearing
Replies: 42
Views: 3701

Re: PRG Swaybar Brackets and balljoint concerns

I fixed this issue by wrapping some electrical tape around the ball joint and it really snugged up the fitment of the ball joint. it had to be pressed into place after I wrapped it with the electrical tape. IS THIS OK TO DO OR WOULD YOU GET A NEW CONTROL ARM INSTEAD? I can't see how electrical tape...
by ShipFixer
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: R51 Electrical
Topic: I have to Start Driving To Get The Front Climate Control Blower To Come On...
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: I have to Start Driving To Get The Front Climate Control Blower To Come On...

Super wierd. I would imagine if the fan motor were failing you would see indications of it. You can remove it and test it though.

I am thinking electrical...relays, signal ground somewhere, failing controller? Have you traced out the power and control lines in the manual to check them?
by ShipFixer
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Cross country trip: AZ to NC
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: Cross country trip: AZ to NC

An increase in transmission fluid temp will cause a corresponding increase in coolant temp. I monitor torque because a slipping transmission will not generate as much torque. An increase in heat under the hood will cause the intake air temperature to rise. That and/or a decrease in torque will caus...
by ShipFixer
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Has anyone done 4600 Bilstein front and rear?
Replies: 35
Views: 6160

Re: Has anyone done 4600 Bilstein front and rear?

Yup, the steering bushings will fix that. Here's my how-to, has a picture of the OEM bushings next to the Delrin versions...it's pretty clear where the improvement comes from:

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