I have a new Religion

Submitted: Friday, May 28, 2004 at 01:26
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Im now of the Eric Religion... I bow to the great one.

We are now a Dual Nissan 4wd Family :D

Scored a good Pathfinder, 2001 mod Blue, Low klms, Ex cond, needs 2 tires, but will go 5 (should I start a tire thread?), needs bullbar(whats available or good?) and spotties (Cibie super O's or 170 Lightforces), headlights on the one we had yesterday werebleep..
And to think I was only askin if I was gettin a good deal on the one we had last night from Nissan dealer!

Pathy takes air from behind the headlight correct?? Hmmmm .. custom snorkel maybe..

So anyone got any Cibie Super Oscars forsale? :D
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 04:17

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 04:17
Truckster dont worry me like that for a minute I thought I was going to have somthing in common with you. LoL.

All the best
Eric
CyC
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Reply By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 06:59

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 06:59
Eric is an agent for Lightforce - ask him about a complimentary set.....hhahaha (only joking Eric)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:33

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:33
his reply to that was

"Eric God (9:32 PM) :
ill send the complimentary pic in a sec lol "
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 07:23

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 07:23
May the sticker god smile upon your decision, and adorn your latest prize with a tribal emblem!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 08:55

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 08:55
Lone Wolf,

Has the sticker god smiled on you yet or are you still stickerless???

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 19:06

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 19:06
Lol!!

Sigh......... still stickerless.........
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 08:57

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 08:57
Congrats Truckster.....looking forward to all the tyre, spotties and fridge theads :-D

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:36

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:36
Should I??
should I add Diesel V Petrol, Waeco V Engel (have had 4 this week, but 1 more wont hurt), and what else, Real 4wd V non, and Yota V Nissan!
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Reply By: Member - Rohan K - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 09:58

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 09:58
Good buy Truckster.

Now, if you want to do it right (and can afford it) the way to go is an ARB Sahara bar and Lightforce 170s.

The pathy headlights are actually quite good so the one you looked at must have a problem.

No, the Pathy does not take air from behing the headlight - at least not on the post '99 models. The air intake is between the inner and outer guards above the passenger side front wheel and faces backward. That then runs forward along the cavity and down to a lower "airbox" kinda behind the fog light. This box allow for water drainage. The intake then plumbs up into the base of the top air box where the filter is located.

We'd love to see the custom snorkel .... :)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:24

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:24
Whats the goods with tires? Size and Pattern.

Needs a new set.

Thinkin of either BFG AT's although I dislike them withbleepreputation now, but are about the better things going.

Spotties,

Yea thought about 170s but Eric mentioned on ICQ that they arent the best. Them or maybe Cibie Super O's

wait and see.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 12:51

Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 12:51
Mmmm, let me see ...

Tyres - std are 245/70/17, max you can fit in Vic without an engineer's cert is 776mm O/D. A Cooper ST 245/75/16 fits the bill nicely and several of the PCoA members now have these. Mind you, some have suffered minor lug damage. I haven't. The ST is a little noisier than the Mrs might like so an AT may be a better bet. I agree with you about BFG's. The Goodyear MTRs could be an acceptable alternative but I don't reckon you could go past the Cooper AT.

Suspension - there are now several lift kits from the likes of ARB. Max for the Pathy is 40 or 50 mm. Any more and start causing serious CV problems. Be careful as some of the kit don't include longer struts, for the front, just springs. Koni do a longer strut. www.4x4parts.com are also selling several kits that could be suitable - for less that a $grand Aussie.

The problem with the Cibie is you pay about 40% of the price just for the name.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 01:10

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 01:10
Can you run 245/75 legally? What about 255/70? (Im good at 31s 33's etc, but the metric loses me :( )
heres what I dug up so far.

BFG site comes up with
Fatal error: Cannot redeclare getaccess() in /home/bfgoodrichcomau/eManage/object/foundation/eFoundation.php on line 875

that says it alll

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

In personal preference order
Bridgestone/Toyo
Goodyear
Dunlops, but will cost $$
Coopers
Couldnt find much on Kellys but few mention good things about them here.

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Bridgestone
Bridgestone D693 (245/70R16) -> 2 load Ratings 107 and other 111
Bridgestone D693 (255/70R16)
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Goodyear
MTR's more than she needs... I love em personally on mine
But they have the ATR
245/75R16 111T WRNGLR AT/R OWL
245/70R16 107T WRNGLR AT/R OWL
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Dunlop Grandtrek AT2
245/70R16 107S BLT AT2
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Coopers
ATs
Interesting the Coopers AT's only have 50,000klm warranty.
245/70SR16
255/70SR16
LT version 60,000kms warranty
245/75R16 (6 or 10 ply)
255/70R16
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ST 60,000kms warranty
255/70SR16
245/75R16
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Toyo -> heard some good things in other threads on them.
Passenger Construction
235/75R15 105S
245/70R16 107S
245/75R16 109S
255/70R16 109S
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LT construction
LT245/75R16 108S
LT245/75R16 120Q
LT235/85R16 120Q
LT235/75R15 104S
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Thanks for yer assistance on this shiat.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:13

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:13
OK, in that case, the max you can legally run is 30.5".

That means a 255/70 (definitely) and 245/75 (if VIc will accept the same argument as NSW has on the +3% manufacturing tolerance). Unfortunately a 265/70 is just a squidgeon too big, although under the concession I have secured in NSW, if I found a 265/70 that was 775 mm (30.5") instead of 777.4 mm (30.61"), then I could that too.

The key is not the size code (245/70/16, or whatever), it is the actual overall diameter in mm or inches. As long as what you fit stays within the max allowable overall diameter. According to the regs that is 15 mm larger than the overall diameter of the largest wheel/tyre combo offered and/or indicated on the tyre placard. Strictly speaking that would make it 764.4 mm (30.1"). However, the key word is "largest" and I used this argument in NSW to gain agreement from the NSW RTA that largest means the largest possible. Given that there is a +/- 3.0% allowable manufacturing variance, that means the largest possible is 3% larger than the std 254/70/16 as well as the +15 mm.

The short version of this story is that I have managed to get NSW RTA to agree that the largest I can fit to the Pathy is 775 mm (30.5"), not 764.4mm (30.1"). It doesn't make a huge difference but it gives you more choices - i.e. a 245/75.

Personally, I'd give the Bridgestones a miss. I reckon they are all crappy tyres. The Dunlop's don't get a good wrap either, and I have personal experience with them that bears that out. I've never owned MTR's and Nick Manell has told me the Coopers last longer but otherwise they are good. I've only heard good comments about the Toyos here and on Overlander and the ATs scored pretty highly in the AT tyre comparo that one of the mags did last year.

Good luck. :)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 23:34

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 23:34
So which tire and size are you running now?

You said a 265/70, thats with suspension lift required??

What will fit on a stocky without issues?

Toyo looks inperson really like a car tire or at most a HT :(
http://www.toyo.com.au/OPAT%20Page.htm

I like the BFG AT aggressiveness, but nothin under 265 anymore accordin to tyre dude today.

Yokohama looked excellent, but at $285 for a 245, they wont ever sell
http://www.yokohama.com.au/Tyres/TyreSizes.asp?TyreID=41

the Hercules doesnt look bad
http://www.herculestire.com/hercules/her_tt_aw.htm and comes in a LT245/75R16 or LT235/85R16
http://www.herculestire.com/hercules/her_tt_at.htm but no side grip whatso ever.

http://www.toyo.com.au/M65%20Page.htm look good but no sizes.

anyway enough stupid questions for now

takec are
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 11:09

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 11:09
Bruce, I'm running a set of Cooper STs in 10 ply LT 245/75/16 (30.5") on a stock suspension. No clearance problems at all.

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Reply By: ianmc - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 11:22

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 11:22
Course if you were running old tech Truckster you could merely switch your round or rectangular lights for a set of Cibies & if you wish, some 100w globes with
a relay.
I await the groans with Willem 2.
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 17:48

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 17:48
A Pathie Truckster, now you can go on convoy just with the family. hope it all goes well for you.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:31

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:31
Hey hadnt thought of that LMAO one kid in each car, one adult too!

Gettin a GME 3800 for it this week will get installed with MP3 player next weekend..
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 18:29

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 18:29
Truckster, does this mean the good lady will not need to take the step ladder to get into the car til you modify this one to match the GQ?

Congratulations mate. You probably need a Suze next though, just for a brand change.....
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 18:29

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 18:29
Truckster, does this mean the good lady will not need to take the step ladder to get into the car til you modify this one to match the GQ?

Congratulations mate. You probably need a Suze next though, just for a brand change.....
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:26

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:26
LMAO Planning a lift in this one, also tires etc.. its gotta look good to be allowed to park in the same driveway as mine....

Suze?? NEVER
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:54

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:54
go nissan
so when do the team nissan stickers and sponsorship dollars roll in?

y not a safari snorkel?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 16:30

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 16:30
apparently no safari available... asked local TJM bloke he was disinterested totally..
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:18

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:18
No Safari and no AirTech and no interest from either. They have both told us (the PCoA) that there simply isn't enough volume, despite 3,000 Pathys being sold each year and potentially 200 - 300 would-be snorkel customers.

We have located some potential sources for custom jobs here in Sydney but most of us have new-ish Pathys and aren't game enough to see them butchered.

If you go down this Path, we'd love to see the result.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:23

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 09:23
P.S. Having sourced a spare panel to experiment on, one of our members did extensive work with Nick Manell, to see if any other available model would suit. Sadly, they couldn't find one that fitted the Pathy's panel shape or allowed for the radio aerial.
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