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by NVSteve
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Offroad Adventures
Topic: Namibia
Replies: 13
Views: 14817

Namibia

Another long road trip on foreign soil is behind me. Took the girlfriend and another friend of ours to Namibia for a bit over 3 weeks and ~4000km of driving mostly dirt roads. Rented a Toyota Hilux with 2 rooftop tents. I brought along an old ground tent for my own personal use that I gave away at t...
by NVSteve
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: R51 Brakes, Tires, and Wheels
Topic: Largest tire that fits Patty w/o modification?
Replies: 17
Views: 12356

265/75/16 Thanks! I see a lot with the r behind the 75 - "265/75 r /16".. any difference there to be worried about versus ones without the r? None. You'll see them listed in various ways, but if you walk into a tire shop, saying "265/75/16" is all that matters. Although you also have to deal with a...
by NVSteve
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: transporting two tandem kayaks
Replies: 2
Views: 3189

Re: transporting two tandem kayaks

got a 2005 pathfinder se. about to purchase two 13'6" tandem kayaks, so looking for feedback on roof rack hardware anyone has any experience with while transporting such large kayaks. i am ok with non-collapsible ones, as i am paranoid about collapse mechanism disengaging during transport. thanks! ...
by NVSteve
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: R51 Brakes, Tires, and Wheels
Topic: Adjusting the speedometer
Replies: 6
Views: 4610

It says it can calibrate for tires up to 54 inches! I don't feel like you can have tires that big on the road legally. Thanks smj but I'll probably just have to deal with the difference. Or perhaps if I could find an off-road version and pull the abs parts off to make it match? What year? On my 200...
by NVSteve
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Bigger tires- how to improve ride?
Replies: 12
Views: 7995

I get the point, and that makes sense. What I don't get though is technically I am running more air than the stock as I am on 285/65 tires. I'm guessing those new 285s you are running are LT tires? And by "more air," are you talking strictly PSI? LTs can take a butt load more PSI over P-rated tires...
by NVSteve
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: R51 General Chat
Topic: 2008 Pathfinder Keep or Sell
Replies: 10
Views: 7063

Re: 2008 Pathfinder Keep or Sell

I have a 2008 Pathfinder with 96,000 miles on it & trying to decide if I should keep it, and if I do, what next to expect will go wrong with it. So far, I have replaced the radiator (before it was able to leak into the tranny cooler), rear coil springs, wheel bearings, and had to repair the Bose sy...
by NVSteve
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Bigger tires- how to improve ride?
Replies: 12
Views: 7995

smj999smj wrote:Going to a smaller diameter wheel (overall tire diameters being the same) means more air volume and better cushioning.
I would have suggested a 16" wheel. Still blows my mind that people are happy driving around on 20"+ wheels.
by NVSteve
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: upstream catalytic converters
Replies: 3
Views: 2297

Not to hijack this thread or anything, but anyone know of some affordable cats? Tempted to get one off Ebay for ~$180. The internals of one of mine are coming apart, which is creating annoying rattling sounds at certain RPMs.
by NVSteve
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: R51 Suspension and Steering
Topic: Rear springs broken
Replies: 17
Views: 11730

Re: Rear springs broken

Does anybody know how common this is? I saw a YouTube video last night, where someone else had a busted spring. I pulled mine off and replaced them within a few months of buying. They have been sitting in a box ever since. Do the Armada springs even fit? I would imagine they are quite a bit stiffer.
by NVSteve
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: 4 wheel drive question
Replies: 6
Views: 3391

With the last snow storm we got a few days ago, I've been in and out of 4WD a lot lately. Mine seems to completely get out of 4WD after I make a turn. It just keeps blinking if I'm going straight. My experience as well. The second I make a pretty good turn, the indicator will stop blinking. It will...
by NVSteve
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: General Automotive
Topic: Tired Frontier
Replies: 2
Views: 3678

My 2008 Pathy just climbed over the 200,000 mile mark and still running strong....knock on wood! Damn. All my earlier vehicles were 1970-ish models. Constantly having to replace plugs, plug wires, belts, etc. I'm only at a bit over 100k on my Pathfinder, but it is simply amazing the longevity of al...
by NVSteve
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: R51 Brakes, Tires, and Wheels
Topic: Need good off-road tires for Racetrack Road in Death Valley
Replies: 24
Views: 11923

I received the tires today although haven't had them mounted yet. But I put one by the wheel well and does seem like might be a reasonably tight fit. I was hoping to use tire chains with these eventually, but I wonder if going to have clearance to do that? It will be frustrating if not, although I ...
by NVSteve
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: R51 Brakes, Tires, and Wheels
Topic: Need good off-road tires for Racetrack Road in Death Valley
Replies: 24
Views: 11923

Note that you may experience some mild rubbing on the mudflaps at full lock. Mine did this, mostly due to gravel and road debris caught in them which caused some interference, but like I said, only at full lock. The only rubbing I've experienced is when the suspension is fully stuffed at full lock ...
by NVSteve
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: R51 Brakes, Tires, and Wheels
Topic: Need good off-road tires for Racetrack Road in Death Valley
Replies: 24
Views: 11923

Ok thanks and I had no idea that was a possibility. But you and the previous poster said that, so I will take your word for it, even though the tires have a larger diameter than what is on there right now. Another tidbit for you is that the speedo is calibrated to the 265/75/16 tire size. A smaller...
by NVSteve
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: R51 Engine, Driveline and Powertrain
Topic: Spark plug time/millage?
Replies: 10
Views: 5028

Re: Spark plug time/millage?

Will the stock spark plugs really go 100,000 miles? Should I change them early considering I tow a camper? I am thinking the heat cycles and high rpm when towing would wear them more then normal driving? How do they look at 100k when some of you changed them? Mine have gone over 100k. They are on m...

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