Rebelord's 2004 R50 Path to Moab


Semper Fi
2004 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x4 Plantinum

Current Pic

  • OME HD Springs
  • Gabriel Ultra Truck Struts & Shocks
  • 4x4design 1" front strut spacers + 1" rear spacers
  • Cooper Discoverer RTX 265/65R17

Future Upgrades:
  • Power Stop Z36 Brake kit
  • SS Brake lines (Rear extended installed)
  • Full Skid Plates (Front installed)
  • Rock Sliders
  • Bilstien 5100 rear shocks
  • Roof Rack
  • Drawer System
  • On Board Air System (SmittyBilt 2780 - Need to install)
  • Air Locker + Lokka
  • Snorkel
  • CB Radio
  • Transmission Cooler
  • More to be added as the build continues...

This will be my build thread as I prepare my Pathfinder for goneMOAB 2016!
I will be traveling with a good friend from Miami, FL to MOAB, UT. We plan to take a extended trip to see a few sights and people along the way. To ultimately end up at the greatest off road adventure out west!
We are still in the initial route planning stage. Will update with more details. But stops include Pikes Peak in Colorado, Grand Canyon and more!

As far as Pathfinders go, I also have a 1999 Pathfinder. Which I have done quite a few mods to. Including IronMan springs, custom snorkel, full skids, cb etc.
My 1999 Pathfinder, when TracGrabber needed a group of guys to test their equipment. Which uhh, yea. They have limits! Heh

A few pics of the 2004 when I picked it up.

I am very active over on NPORA also. Where you can find more details on my '99.

I am looking for input and ideas. Since it will be my first time in MOAB. I have a year to prepare for it. Lets Roll!

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Glad to see you on this forum as well, that pathy should serve you well. Is the front end considerably higher than the rear on the '04? Maybe it's the camera angle.


Semper Fi
The angle and that parking area. If you put a level on the body lines. They are spot on level.
Looks off I know. Probably because the front arch opening are naturally higher than the rears.
Was thinking of adding a spacer on rear to make it more natural looking.

Sent from fat fingers on S6

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how do you find the ride with the OME springs vs the IRON MAN. ( I think you and I are the only R50 owners currently running them) What are the new ground clearance numbers over stock and vs your '99?


Semper Fi
I'd say the IronMan are softer. But both ride very good if not better than stock.
The OME ride more truck like. The IronMan are firmer than stock but ride smoothly. Hard to describe. Right now it looks like the rear of the 99 sits higher. But need to get them side by side.
The 04 is technically level but will throw a spacer to reestablish the slight rake and make it "look" better.
Btw I tossed the AC skid plate. To heavy and cumbersome, plus the bolt holes have never lined up right. Ordering a Fluery plate with the rear spacers.

Edit: Camber bolts on the way too.

Sent from fat fingers on S6


Semper Fi
Trans Am trail looks interesting. Can't do the whole trail. But we may be able transverse some of it.

Sent from fat fingers on S6


Semper Fi
Just a few updates.
Installed extended rear brake line. 25" vs stock 15" so I dont break it. Also put in rear 1" spacers to move level out the truck.
Next up on the list is rebuilding the CVs with better boots and brakes.
Also will be installing my CB soon.


Semper Fi
I went to the local 4 Wheel Parts "Beat the Heat" today. I won $125 in gift cards and a SmittyBilt 2780 air compressor. Which I plan to hard mount and remote mount a air tank. Just need to wire it up.
I would like to wire it as a relayed on off. Just have to figure out how to wire that. I am not to good with setting up relays.


Thinking about GONE too...

I'm thinking I may also find myself in Moab next year for the event, and so might duke90, now that some of my projects are finally moving forward. Lokka, 4.636, another 1" of spacers (now 3"), and 3" SFD are all finally installed as last night. Just need to rebuild the LSD and get that diff into the truck to wrap everything up.

Do you think you'll go with more lift by then? Were you still thinking about an SFD?