MODIFYING A 2000 NISSAN PATHFINDER

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Postby fleurys » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:49 pm

D3COY wrote:fleurys

is your pathy lifted at all? if so how much of a lift did you give it and what brand of kit was it?

thanks, Devin
I changed the whole suspension with new/upgraded components:

1) coils (from ac) : https://www.4x4parts.com/catalog/produc ... ts_id=1550

2) kyb front struts
3) rancho xl9000 for the rear.

It gives between 2 and 3 inch of lift.


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Postby dgore2 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:42 am

fleurys wrote:
D3COY wrote:fleurys

is your pathy lifted at all? if so how much of a lift did you give it and what brand of kit was it?

thanks, Devin
I changed the whole suspension with new/upgraded components:

1) coils (from ac) : https://www.4x4parts.com/catalog/produc ... ts_id=1550

2) kyb front struts
3) rancho xl9000 for the rear.

It gives between 2 and 3 inch of lift.
4x4parts.com indicates that you must use aftermarket wheels with 3.75" backspacking with their coils. I noticed that you're using stock wheels. Any issues? Additionally, have you had any significant driveline problems with the lift? Specifically, driveshafts, CV joints, etc.?

Thanks,
David

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Postby fleurys » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:29 pm

i'm using stocl wheels with 1.25" spacers. no problem with driveline.

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Postby thepoPEye » Wed May 19, 2010 8:54 pm

thats gota be the nicest lookin R50 iv ever seen.
its stupid they dont make much in aftermarket stuff for this model couse its a bigger market pathfinders, passports, Rodeos and 4 runners make one part sell it to 4 differnt makes.
my boss keeps calling my truck a rodeo i was like hey bitch look at the rear door damn it. lol

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Having the same contemplation

Postby Casutherland42 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:18 pm

Ok, I have a 2000 Silver Nissan Pathfinder v6 4x4. I really want to do something to it. I just put in brand new alpine speakers and have that part looking nice. I just put some nice 60k Bridgestone tires on it as well and shock and struts from autozone, nothing special. The tires are somewhat big, so would it be possible to raise it up some with suspension? Also, I really want a nice Light rack with some HID lights on it, as well as a nice Grill Gaurd. I am thinking about getting a fog light and headlight HID conversion kit. Where do you guys suggest that I purchase these from. I am having a tough time finding anything online.

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Postby zymol75 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:19 pm

here is my modded R50.

from this...
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to this...
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Full QX4 swap with custom lower Safari Bars being fabricated and powdercoated flat black. I'm building a big block Ford 429 as well, with fabbed mounts, fat-flat modified deep sump, modified Fox body swap headers and 3" exhaust through dual Delta40 Flowmasters.
I'm Looking for coilovers but may have to get a universal F1 car set and modify them too. It will be lowered 2.5 inches with 4 18x9 and 19x11 HRE 3pc Wheels. Body will be painted flat black black tint and have Safari rack on top and PIAA Rallye lamps all around. Not offroad but more Urban Warrior look.

I finally sold my wife's Infiniti and my 2 VW's so now I have the space and money to tear it down. So Anxious!! I'll def post specs and pics as the pieces are made so anyone else can get them done too.

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Postby 90210 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:24 pm

FLEURYS--gorgeous car. Mine looks like that...stock..and yours is an inspiration.

Question about your front grill..I have the same grille..but mine has a small bar in front of the headlight...I think it effects the head light output..whereas yours doesnt have that thin bar

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Postby fleurys » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:43 pm

90210 wrote:FLEURYS--gorgeous car. Mine looks like that...stock..and yours is an inspiration.

Question about your front grill..I have the same grille..but mine has a small bar in front of the headlight...I think it effects the head light output..whereas yours doesnt have that thin bar
mine was removable.... so I removed it... check thoroughly.. you should see some nuts you can unscrew..

S.

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Postby 90210 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:48 pm

Thank you, I will take a look at it!! Appreciate the help.

Also do you have a build thread of your car?

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Postby 90210 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:12 pm

fleurys wrote:
90210 wrote:FLEURYS--gorgeous car. Mine looks like that...stock..and yours is an inspiration.

Question about your front grill..I have the same grille..but mine has a small bar in front of the headlight...I think it effects the head light output..whereas yours doesnt have that thin bar
mine was removable.... so I removed it... check thoroughly.. you should see some nuts you can unscrew..

S.
Thank you very much.

I removed those silly grilles this weekend. Hope my headlight output will be much better now

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which Rancho rs9000xl to buy for my 2001 pathy

Postby Linkz » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:18 am

can someone tell me which specific model Rancho rs9000xl i can buy for my 2001 pathy? when i search for Rancho rs9000xl i get a whole bunch of other model numbers with the rs9000xl so i am lost as to which one to buy.

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Postby mar1 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:36 am

check this: http://www.gorancho.com/shock_lookup.ph ... &x=49&y=10

use the shock lookup on the site.

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Postby Linkz » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:03 am

mar1 wrote:check this: http://www.gorancho.com/shock_lookup.ph ... &x=49&y=10

use the shock lockup on the site.
Thanks for the info! i checked it out but its recommending RS5000 SERIES Model R5391.

a bit disappointment-ed as i was hoping to get the RS9000xls

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Rancho on an 2002 pathfinder

Postby Brnagain » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:42 pm

Has anyone used rancho rs5816 and rs5815 as struts on an r50? Very little on web regarding the struts. How about the r5000 in back? Also, please let me know if think there is a better aftermarket suspension! Thanks very much!


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