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ok so i might have hurt the pathy

Postby coom1986 » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:30 pm

Hi guys, me been a member for some time but last night i might have hurt the pathy..
Ok so it was late at night, real dark back road absolutely no light at all..I was takin a turn with 5 ppl in the back,all heavy weight guys and i didnt see a rock..And you guessed it, whack..I hit the front right where the lower suspension meets the chassis..I think.I was going pretty slowly as in like 5 kmph, and from what i could see underneath, it didnt hit anything else exceot for the point.I drove it for another 40 odd kms and didnt notice anything different. No new noises or vibrations at all..I checked all the major components like, sump, transfer case, oil pan and even the cross members and from what i could see nothing..

Nything else i should look for and just wondering if any of you guys have also made such hits before..

Pls help cos right now my heart is in my stomach!!
Thanks alot
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Postby mar1 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:52 am

its got a very strong and sturdy chassis. i've bashed mine numerous times, more than i care to remember, and all i got is a bent sidestep ONCE, but thats cause i jumped and landed on a rock.

i do sand driving, canyon driving, you name it.

no damage at all to front, engine bay, shocks, .. whatever.

as long as no noises means alls good.

dont worry, it can take a heavy beating and live to tell the story

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Postby coom1986 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:28 am

Thanks alot mate,, i know the R51s got a real durable chassis, just needed some reassurance i think..Come to think of it, i just drove over it, nothing dangerious or spectatular i just didnt see it, like i said, after what i heard when i went over it, all that was there was only a scrape mark and thats about it..
Im definitely going to invest in some skid plates now..Any one got the part number for the OEM plates..I think it was Carl who posted in once but i cant find the thread..

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Postby mar1 » Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:01 pm

screw OEM bash plates.

get a proper 12mm aluminum sheet under it custom made.

will cost ya close to $400 installed.


(i managed to bend even that! and no harm to chassis)

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Postby disallow » Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:08 pm

mar1nasr wrote:screw OEM bash plates.

get a proper 12mm aluminum sheet under it custom made.

will cost ya close to $400 installed.


(i managed to bend even that! and no harm to chassis)
1/2"???? geez overkill!! You could run over an IED with that...

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Postby mar1 » Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:45 pm

i totally destroyed the OEM on my first jump.

everything in the car is stock, no upgrades none on anything except an air intake if u even call that an upgrade.

the pathfinder stays rock solid as long as that overkill 1/2" takes the beating.
(which i also managed to bend yesterday in a jump that cost me my bumper :( )

pix to come if you like.

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Postby coom1986 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:25 pm

Haha, would love to see some pics, i dont do any major off roading on rocks and that sort, just the ocassional sand dune here and there..Also take pics of the underneath if possible..

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Postby me&pathy » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:30 pm

its fine my dumb ass nailed a branch that had grown under the road i hit at 35mph it was so damn hard the wheel pulled to the right im sure the tire lifted of the ground because in the back i broke a bi pap machine. The pathfinder is tough i wouldn't even worry about it.

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Postby mar1 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:17 am

proper bash plate instead of OEM

12mm aluminum

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Postby Captain » Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:13 am

Very nice skid.

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Postby coom1986 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:41 pm

Hi there Mar1Nasr, where did you get your skid fabricated from?? was it ICON?? im also from Dubai..
Thanks..

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Postby mar1 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:27 pm

yep icon.

took em 2 days cause they hadnt done a pathfinder before.

now they got all the measurements, can probly install in an hour or so.


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