Did Some mods to the Pathfinder

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socal4x
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Postby socal4x » Wed May 27, 2009 9:27 am

Looks good...I like the wheels and rack.

What did you make the rack "feet" out of, and did you use the same mounting holes?

Looks like you have a bike rack or something on the back. Mind if I ask what kind? I have a yakima hitch rack right now, not sure if I like it.


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Postby skywhr » Wed May 27, 2009 3:51 pm

is XD79879064718 the wheel model number?

what is the back spacing / offset / lug pattern?

still not following how you got the lights mounted on the bumper using 2 bolts.

What model number defender rack did you get, I tried to get 1 from them and their application page doesnt mention the R51...

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Postby G35TR » Wed May 27, 2009 5:26 pm

skywhr wrote: still not following how you got the lights mounted on the bumper using 2 bolts.
Sounds to me like he just bolted it to the plastic bumper cover, with a spacer sandwiched in between the cover and light bracket.

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Postby njpathy » Wed May 27, 2009 6:33 pm

The way the fogs are mounted is; there is a sheet metal bar about 4" behind the plastic bumper (it's part of the truck) it's bolted to that but I put spacers between that sheet metal and the plastic bumper so when I tighten it it doesn't pucker in the plastic. The rack is actually listed under a Ford Excursion. Basicly since I make my oyn mounting brackets I could choose any fit to any truck as long as it fit the size I wanted. From what I sawe they make a 6'x3.5' and a 5'x3.5' . I went with the 6'. I did mount it directly to the holes that are in the roof for the factory rack .I made the feet out of some 1x1 steel tubing. Here is a link to the wheels I put on it
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/XD-Se ... 9879064718

The bike rack is a thule T2. Best rack I've ever had I love it Really solid and very beefy looking but still compact

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Postby MonkeyMike » Thu May 28, 2009 6:36 am

so, since the PRG mini kit is a leveling kit, you dont need to upgrade your shocks... right?

~mike

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Postby njpathy » Thu May 28, 2009 6:57 am

right. The only thing you haveto do is get an alignment after it's installed. It installs VERY east. Took me maybe an hour with the right tools. Actually I don't even remember using a spring compresser just unbolt the suspension and drop out the springs. They bolt right to the top of the shocks on front and drop right in under the springs in back

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Postby skywhr » Thu May 28, 2009 12:42 pm

I have the PRG lift as well, easy install

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Postby jhs5002 » Fri May 29, 2009 1:26 am

What did you do with the stock rack you took off? I'm looking for a set of cross bars for my '08.

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Postby njpathy » Fri May 29, 2009 1:15 pm

Sent you a pm jhs5002

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Postby KEVSTER » Sat May 30, 2009 5:31 am

The wind noise would probably go away if you installed a sunroof wind deflector. :wink:

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Postby Captain » Sat May 30, 2009 6:56 am

Very nice job on the details.

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Postby mcm4090 » Sun May 31, 2009 12:09 pm

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Oh wow is that a nice pathy!

what are the spec's on the rims?

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socal4x
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Postby socal4x » Sun May 31, 2009 5:54 pm

Did you have to remove the headliner or get under it somehow to access the bolts for the rack. I am seriously considering doing this. I use the factory rack regularly to carry things and it has serious strength limitations.

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Postby bigmac » Sun May 31, 2009 6:32 pm

that is the sickest looking pathy i have ever seen on this site!!!! Great job!
how much road noise do you have with those BF's?

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Postby V8Pathy » Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:00 pm

very nice !! black rims always look good !
where did you buy your mini lift kit ? thanks !


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