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How To Put 34in Tires On A Stock Nissan Pathfinder

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How large of tire can you fit on a stock WD21 Nissan Pathfinder?

I see that question asked all the time, everyone always wants to squeeze the biggest tire the can on their WD21 Nissan Pathfinder and I don’t blame them!
The secret to large tires on Nissan Pathfinders is skinny tires, so when my buddy Kevin put up a set of 34″x10.5″ Super Swamper LTBs on 15″ rims with 3.75″ backspacing for $400, I knew they would be Continue reading →

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Dana 60 Knuckle Gusset Install – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Dana 60 Knuckle Gusset Install – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Dana 60 Kingpin Knuckle Gusset Weld On Kit

After snapping my knuckle in half during my last wheeling trip. Getting a spare one brought out to me by my buddy Jon and limping my rig home. Back in the shop I pulled the front axle apart and noticed that of course the drivers side knuckle had some huge cracks in it. Looks like I was very close to breaking a second time on one trip!  Continue reading →

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Windshield Install – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Windshield Install – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Nissan Pathmaker Windshield Install

It was finally time to get around to installing the windshield that I pulled out of the Project Cheapfinder in a previous BLOG POST and toss it into the Pathmaker rig. Never having done it before this was going to be an interesting learning experience for me. My good friend Rich owns a glass shop in Kamloops BC Family Glass and he gave me a few pointers on what I should do. Of course I completely forgot everything he said right away so any screw ups are definitely my fault! Continue reading →

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Ford Taurus E-Fan Install – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Ford Taurus E-Fan Install – Pathmaker Speed Shop

Two Speed Ford Taurus Electric Fan Upgrade

With my knuckles back on the Pathmaker Rig it was time to shift from “need to” projects to a few “want to” projects. The PSC Full Hydro steering on my rig has been working great for me, except that my pump likes to get nice and hot and whine after some hard use.

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 9

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 9

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 9 – Fuel System and Exhaust

Now that the Pathmaker is sitting down on its own axles again it was time to deal with some of the odds and ends. The list includes the fuel system, rerouting the exhaust from drivers to passenger side, Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 8

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 8

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 8 – Full Hydro Steering

What a fantastic pile of goodies I got! I went up to NorthWest Fabworks to grab my NWF Hydro Steering Arms, as well as my Full PSC Hydro Steering setup. Decided on the 8″ Ram full kit with cooler and N-Pump, as well as 4 new 14″ – Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks. Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 7

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 7

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 7 – Front Axle Placement

After getting the “easy” rear axle together and placed it was time to figure out the rest of my front axle. In one of my past posts I built the front cross member out of a piece of 3″ square and cut and attached it to the front of the frame.   Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 6

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 6

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 6 – Flatbelly and the BBQ

Now its time to bust out the grinders and welder again and get back into the heavy metal fab and heavy is the way it turned out! I had pulled the 3″ body lift out of my rig Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 5

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 5

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 5 – Case’s N Such

I tackled the easy stuff and avoided doing a bunch of the difficult things. Now I had a bunch of head scratcher things at the same time. First on the list was figuring out the NWF TX-10 to Dana 300 adapter. Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 4

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 4

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 4 – Getting Suspenseful

Now we are getting into a bit more exciting stuff. It wasn’t time to make vroom vroom noises yet but it sure was nice to start moving parts back into the shop. Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 3

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 3

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 3 – Rust Bucket

Anyone with a first gen Nissan knows they’re prone to rusting under the rear seats and floor area. Trapped moisture under carpets as well as splash from below means that there was some decent sized holes Continue reading →

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Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 2

Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 2

The Nissan Pathmaker OneTon SAS Build – Part 2 – De-Bracketry

After finally buying a house in the red-hot housing market of 2008 as a 24 year old the finances were tight as you can imagine. The house came with a carport and I had the carpentry skills to build a small but serviceable shop that would let me finally start my SAS Continue reading →

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