you can probably have a competent muffler shop fab an exhaust from mandrel bent tubing and some magnaflow mufflers... with borla, you are paying a lot of money for the name. you might only get an 4 hp gain with the shop built exhaust compared to 5 hp with a borla, but you can probably save a crap-ton of money. pair that exhaust with a volant air intake, and a superchips cortex programmer, and you will have some decent power gains.Cooper993 wrote:I think you guys hit the nail on the head. I used my Tahoe (2 dr version) off road a fair amount. The mods I had were a Borla exhaust (NA on the PF), Bilstein SUV shocks (NA on the PF), American Racing wheels and tires (still looking for a set for the PF) and other misc performance mods.
After going to both Kentucky and Shenandoah valley, VA and spending a fair amount of time off road in the PF, even my GF mentioned that the Tahoe was much more of a "real" truck than the PF.
Maybe if someone comes out with a better suspension for the PF (I don't want to lift it), then this will minimize the bouncy characteristics the PF seems to have.
In what sense? It certainly isn't your standard cookie cutter designs that everyone seems to have in common. If it has no character, what was it that made you buy one?Cooper993 wrote:the Pathfinder has no character.
Bland? The V6 in my Pathfinder has far more power than the V8 in my previous Durango, and it feels far more solid to me. About the only must-have addition to the PF for me was better suspension. Everything else is fine.It does its job well and fits my needs, but it does it in a very bland way. I had a Tahoe and a Bronco and those trucks were more than just transportation to me. I cared about them more and thought of ways to upgrade them to be even better.
All 3 of these are cars, especially the POS Trailblazer. Seriously, have a look underneath any of them-hard to imagine they would survive very long off road with all the crap sticking down waiting to be snapped off.LittleStevie wrote:If I were to call something bland it would be a Ford Explorer or a Chevy Tahoe or TrailBlazer.
The only thing "real" I see is that your GF likes full sized trucks instead of mid sized. Can't change that unless you get a different vehicle.Cooper993 wrote: After going to both Kentucky and Shenandoah valley, VA and spending a fair amount of time off road in the PF, even my GF mentioned that the Tahoe was much more of a "real" truck than the PF.
So basically this all boils down to the suspension? Or is it the suspension and character combined? The PF won't win any redneck awards, but if you replace the suspension, it will provide a truly off road worthy experience.Maybe if someone comes out with a better suspension for the PF (I don't want to lift it), then this will minimize the bouncy characteristics the PF seems to have.
I'll agree but only in the sense that it is an empty canvas.Cooper993 wrote:OK, flame me all you want, but out of all the cars and suv's I've owned, the Pathfinder has no character.