2003 Pathfinder front recovery point

Submitted: Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 17:52
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Hi all,
I'm new to the 4x4 game and want to ensure I can get out of trouble (when I get in it .... ). Are there any Pathfinder drivers out there who have setup a forward recovery point. If so how'd you do it ?
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Reply By: Kingie - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 18:44

Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 18:44
Hi Pathie just a note of interest your drive shaft does it have slip[ joint and if so what way is it fitted
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Follow Up By: pathie - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 20:21

Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 20:21
Hey Kingie,
I havn't had the misfortune of needing to pull either the front or rear drive shaft out, so I don't know the answer to your question.
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Reply By: Carefree - Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 23:25

Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 23:25
Pathie,
What's wrong with the two factory fitted hooks on the front??? They look like they would rip the front off the vehicle before they would let go.
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Reply By: flappan - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 09:50

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 09:50
They aren't Recovery Hooks , and shouldn't be treated as such.

I know a number of guys in the Pathfinders club , that have fitted proper recovery hooks for this purpose.

I also know someone who used these tie down points for recovery only a couple of days ago , for it to fail , and cause damage to another vehicle.
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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 16:53

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 16:53
pathie, regardless of what else you may be told, or by whom, DO NOT use those tie-downs as recovery points. To do so is to risk someone's life, literally.

Now, what do you have at the fron of the Pathy? Any bar of any description, or just the standard bumper?
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Follow Up By: pathie - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 18:53

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 18:53
Rohan,
I have a Nissan factory fitted alloy nudge bar, by the look of your picky same as yours.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 19:50

Monday, May 10, 2004 at 19:50
pathie, drop in

here

and we can chat about it.
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Follow Up By: pathie - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 20:49

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 20:49
Not sure what's happened to the drop in tread, but I've just been in for a service and asked about using the tow hook that was fitted with the nudge bar as a recovery point. The service guys made a few calls and eventually confirmed that the tow hook fitted with the nudge bar is rated for both snatch and winch recoveries, although they couldn't confirm the rated capacity or put it in writing ..... also asked if I could buy another tow hook only. The spare parts guy looked it up and found a mounting kit that come with the nudge bar, but can also be purchased separately. The content wasn’t listed but for $23.55 how wrong could I go .... and yes a tow hook is included. It is made specifically to fit the driver side of the bar, but a small amount of file work and a slightly elongate hole soon had it fitted on the passenger’s side. Anyway if you’re interested, the Nissan part number is F2160-2W000AU
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 21:18

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 21:18
Thanks Pathie. I'll post the info on the pathy thread on OL and on the PCoA forum.

Interestingly, I asked the same questions but got a different response re the part. The Nissan guy even rang the aftermarket provider of the bar while I was there and was told the recovery point could not be ordered separately. I ended up paying $60 to have it made. Mind you, Nissan wanted $70 for a tie-down point!!

Have you got yourself an equaliser strap?
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Reply By: pathie - Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 21:32

Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 21:32
Not yet, Juststraps have one (nice picky on their website of one in use on a fantastic 4by). Might drop in to the Megastore and pick one up this weekend. Do you use one ? if so what brand rating ?
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