Nissan Pathfinder TI 2004

Nickj

5th Annual Victorian Gathering member
Nickj's Nissan Pathfinder TI 2004 - Don't knock em till you seen em go!

Nissan Pathfinder TI, 2004


Good Points
Great, very capable 4x4 with a bit of clearance and some decent tyres, can go most places I want to go and more!

Bad Points
It's a bit thirsty, but mine is on LPG.
It's a bit of a slug with only 120kw, I got lots of time tho
The LSD isn't much (but the front Lokka will be!)
Need a bit more lift and bigger tyres (may aswell have bought a Patrol!)

What mods have you done?
It's got 40mm lift and Pedders foam shocks in the rear.
Rear wheel carrier/tow bar
1500watt Invertor
245/75-16 Dunlop AT3 tyres for the road
BFG 30 x 9.5 Mud Terrains for off road
Free wheel hubs
Front Bash Plate

What mods are on the list to do?
Front Lokka
Side steps/rails
Rear storage (somewhere to put the invertor)

Why did you buy this vehicle?
Cost, size, economy (vs Patrol)
Luxury items, leather, climate control, sunroof

How often do you go offroad?
As often as we can. Maybe once a month.

What will your next vehicle be?
Not sure
 

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steve80

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good looking pathy and pics gee ya game getting it that far under water I probably would have panicked a bit getting the bonnet under that far! lol
 

Nickj

5th Annual Victorian Gathering member
Its one of the river crossings on Fultons Creek Trk in the area north of Walhalla. This crossing caught a friend of mine in a Discovery 3 by surprise the weekend before we went there but as it was a fairly short crossing, he said we should be ok. I made a tarp for the front to try to keep the water out as seen in the middle shot just before we went across. We checked the engine bay after and all was dry.
It wouldn't want to be too much longer or deeper.....


Nick
 

Luxster

New Member
Great shots there mate. Have come across a few pathies while out wheelin and I can assure you that they are a capable offroader when fitted with the right mods!!!!:D:D:D
 

Nickj

5th Annual Victorian Gathering member
Gee about time I answered this and posted some further info.

Clearance is good on most tracks. Deep ruts are always a challenge. We do get off road quite a bit with it...

Mods since the above post: Front Lokka, rear storage, extended diff breathers, 265/70-16 AT tyres and 31 x 10.5-15 MT tyres, snow chains. I think that's it!

Mods to go: remove the rear storage, snorkel (yep a snorkel), maybe some LED lights on the front.

Where have we been? Everywhere! We have towed thew camper from Bindaree Hut to Talbotville in the Victorian High Country, towed the camper from home to Robe, Coober Pedy, Ularu, West McDonnell Ranges, back down to home.

Where next? Next big trip with the car and camper is from home through the Flinders Ranges, Marree, Andamooka, Oodnadatta Tk, William Creek, Dalhousie, Mt Dare, Ularu, maybe over to Finke on the way home.

Nick
 
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Cazz

New Member
Thanks Nickj,
I have a 2006 TD Pathy and was wondering whether to keep it and modify or buy something else already done? Big trip in a couple of years to NT & need time if going to modify.
Had my Pathy since new and know its quirks, don't really wanna buy someone else's problems hmm tricky one?
 

Nickj

5th Annual Victorian Gathering member
Gday Cazz
If it is still in good Nick, I would modify the one you have. At least you know where it has been and you can do what ever mods you need.
Not sure if you are a member on the Pathfinder (PCOA) forum, but pop over and have a look, you will get heaps of R51 specific hints and tips there. http://pcoa.org.au/forum
Cazz username hasn't been used there so you could sign up as that if you haven't already.

Nick
 
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Belfy82

Active Member
Gee about time I answered this and posted some further info.

Clearance is good on most tracks. Deep ruts are always a challenge. We do get off road quite a bit with it...

Mods since the above post: Front Lokka, rear storage, extended diff breathers, 265/70-16 AT tyres and 31 x 10.5-15 MT tyres, snow chains. I think that's it!

Mods to go: remove the rear storage, snorkel (yep a snorkel), maybe some LED lights on the front.

Where have we been? Everywhere! We have towed thew camper from Bindaree Hut to Talbotville in the Victorian High Country, towed the camper from home to Robe, Coober Pedy, Ularu, West McDonnell Ranges, back down to home.

Where next? Next big trip with the car and camper is from home through the Flinders Ranges, Marree, Andamooka, Oodnadatta Tk, William Creek, Dalhousie, Mt Dare, Ularu, maybe over to Finke on the way home.

Nick

Hi Nickj

Just finished the oodna track and headed to Dalhousie and mt dare also good trip I must say the oodna is a easy track but if you are heading to Dalhousie after oodnadatta then take it nice and easy very rocky track and put a lot of cuts and nicks in my tyres one of which now has a slow leak, tyres are bfg km2s with about 10,000 on them so not to old but are looking a little worse for wear at the moment I was running 25psi, also from my dare to Uluru you will head to Finke on the way out there so best off doing it then as you will be right there we also went to the geographical centre of Aus which is around 30klms out of Finke the mountain ranges from maree on the strart of the oodna were quite spectacular also we found and makes for a scenic drive

anyway good luck with the trip mate

Cheers
 

Cazz

New Member
Nickj your a legend, thankyou so much for the advice..confirming what I was thinking
Sweet...the beast is going for a makeover. Already scratched and ready to play ;)
Shes gonna grow up a couple of inches - firstly lol.
 
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