Nissan Pathmaker One Ton SAS Build

Nissan Pathmaker One Ton SAS Build Walk Around

Nissan Pathmaker One Ton SAS Build Walk Around

I had the Nissan Pathmaker out at the Frogstompers Funday Toydrive and decided I should do an updated walkaround to go over where my rig sits now.  Since my last blog post and first shakedown run which took place in 2012.

Check out the new updated video here:

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Tires & Axles

The Pathmaker currently sits on 42″x 14″ Irok tires on custom designed 17″ steel bead-lock rims. Then a front Ford Kingpin Dana60 with Yukon Lockouts, 35spline chromo inner and outer axles with Yukon Superjoints. 5.38gears and a welded “spool” as well as Full PSC Hydro with an 8″ Ram and North West Fab Hydro Arms. The rear axle is a 14 bolt with disc brakes, 5.38 gears and a welded spool with a 1/4″ plate cover. 


A full exo-cage protects the body as well as myself and passengers from harm. For this reason, with all the trees, as well as big slippery climbs an Exo is essential. The Exo also ties into my front bumper which has a Warn 8274 in it. I squeezed the winch in by moving the radiator 2″ closer to the motor and replacing the clutch fan with a Ford Taurus E-Fan. The motor has 300zx cams in it, bored .50 over and running a set of Doug Thorley Headers and a Magnaflow muffler.

T-Case and Gearing

Finally the stock Nissan transmission runs into the “stock” Nissan TX-10 Transfer case. Which is only half a case because a NWF T-Case doubler is bolted to the other half. Onto the NWF doubler I have a flipped Dana300 with the shift rails modified for front dig, 32 spline JB Conversions Front and Rear Outputs.

But after a hard day on the trail (and 11 trips since I put it in) my Dana300 case decided to split completely in half!

Nissan Pathmaker One Ton SAS Build on the trail

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Dude, epic rig! I love seeing it, thanks for the inspiration for my Pathfinder build

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