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Nissan Pathfinder



  • phil47phil47 Posts: 394
    Neil73, I think fwank's problem is that he had CD-Rs in the changer, and the manual specifically warns against using them as they could jam the changer and void the warranty. Some dealers have backed down and allowed a warranty repair even with CD-Rs, and some have not. It's a bit of a crap shoot...
  • woodyr1woodyr1 Posts: 142
    I ordered genuine body side mouldings for my 2001 Pathfinder about a year ago from:


    I believe they are based in Tacoma, Washington, and did send to Canada. They did cost a few dollars, with the $ exchange, duty, brokerage fees, but look great, colour matching my truck
  • I want to buy an '02 SE 5-speed for my wife. She's worn out our old '87 FJ60 Land Cruiser. The local DC-area dealers don't want to work with us on locating a truck. So two questions:

    1) What about the CarMax special order service?

    2) What are the biggest Nissan dealerships along the East Coast and close by Midwest? Can I likely do a good internet deal through them? And dropship the truck to a place locally?

    TIA, all.
  • crikeycrikey Posts: 1,041
    I've heard (have not personally tried them) that they will search the vehicle for you and do all the necessary arrangements to have it sent to you. It might be worth looking into.
  • dlundgrendlundgren Posts: 17
    If anyone's looking for a laugh, take a walk over to the Honda Pilot discussion. Those people are getting charged $900 for step rails, $795 for Scotchguard, all kinds of excesses for something that you can't see out the roof and have to click the odometer button twice to see the temperature.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    I know you know the way to the Pathfinder vs. Pilot comparision discussion. :-)
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  • pathstarpathstar Posts: 201
    There is a black plate with two studs going through it on the drivers side firewall. It comes off when you remove the nuts, revealing a hole into the passenger cabin by the pedals. I drilled a hole in the plate and used a strain relief grommet to pass a cable into the cabin.
  • ced1ced1 Posts: 8
    Give Tri-State Nissan in Winchester, VA a call at 1-888-496-6867. That is where I ended up after the local Wash DC dealers wouldn't work with me. They found what I wanted in Hagerstown MD and brought it back for me. Good Luck.
  • woodyr1woodyr1 Posts: 142
    Thanks for the information on routing a wire into the passenger compartment!
  • pitrottpitrott Posts: 37
    Well yes that is a chunk of change! but my dealer has the lifetime parts thing going so yippi, they way it going i will never have to pay for a new part! hehehe
  • smithmdsmithmd Posts: 167
    Sorry for the late reply; I've been out of town and away from my computer for a few days.

    The weights have always been put on the outside of the wheel on my truck.

    The finish on the wheels has definitely been damaged, but I'm not very worried about it. For me, this is a truck that I use for camping, off-roading, towing, hauling, fishing, hunting, mountainbiking, working cattle, and just about anything else you might use a vehicle for. Heck, my Pathfinder has even done a pretty good imitation of a boat in a desert rainstorm.

    I won't win any glossy paint or shiny wheel awards, but my oil is changed and my tires are rotated every 3,000 miles.
  • phil47phil47 Posts: 394
    I finally bit the bullet and bought a "summer" package for my 2001 PF LE. I ended up getting a set of 18"x8" Anterra alloys (type 301) with 255/55/ZR18 Pirelli P-Zero Scorpion tires. WOW! Not only do they look INCREDIBLE, but the wheel/tire package does amazing things to the handling of this SUV. I was sure that I may have to consider other suspension tweaks (sway bars, springs, bushings, shocks, etc.) to really improve the handling, but I'm so happy with the improvement now, I'm going to leave it as is. Obviously I'm hanging on to my OE 16" alloy wheels with Bridgestone Duelers for the winter as I'm quite happy with them for that purpose.

    Just thought I'd let folks know that this upgrade can be very rewarding if you want improved looks and performance.
  • crikeycrikey Posts: 1,041
    Please post pictures of your ride with the 18" rims :)
  • phil47phil47 Posts: 394
    are here:

    I have also posted pics of the chrome tip (same as the Platinum Edition QX4) and some shots of the clear nose mask (to show that it is very difficult to spot yet protects very well).

    These Antera wheels are awesome. You'll notice the air stem is actually hidden under the center cap for a cleaner look. There is also no rim to attach weights to on the outside, so you can just barely make out the weights stuck onto the inner surface of the wheel dish (these wheels are extremely well balanced, no shimmy whatsoever). Finally, if you look at the tire photos at full size, you can just make out that the Pirelli P-Zero has a great recessed rim around the bead to protect the wheel rim from curb damage, etc. Very slick.

  • pondfull5pondfull5 Posts: 53
    Excellent combo upgrade. Fantastic Pictures too. Did you buy five wheels? Where will I find them in the U.S.A? Enjoy them.

  • crikeycrikey Posts: 1,041
    They really go well with the Pathfinder. Enjoy!
  • phil47phil47 Posts: 394
    The total diameter is within 0.1 inches of stock, so I'm using the stock spare. Anterra wheels are Italian, but they are available in the US (I believe the distributor is in California). Look online. They are a bit pricey (around $750 USD per corner for the wheel/tire combo), but it is absolutely BRUTAL trying to find a classy 18" wheel for the Pathfinder (especially if you don't want chrome). The 6-bolt pattern and offset left VERY few choices that looked good and also stayed inside the fenders, so I ended up shelling out more bucks than anticipated. Oh well, I'm happy with the results...
  • woodyr1woodyr1 Posts: 142
    Hi Phil:

    Wheels look classy. I have being trying to find some rims for my XE for winter driving conditions here in BC. I was sold some Toyota Tundra rims, but they had an extra inch of offset, and the XE does not have flares. I suppose I could mount some Anterra on my Winter Duelers and use them in the winter, but perhaps the salt and gravel would be harsh!

    Nissan steel rims are about $250 each, but nowhere near as classy as the Anterra's!

    Excellent work

    Woody in sunny, hot B.C. (no snow on the horizon)
  • Hi Phil,

    Awesome wheels! I like the stock rims on the 2001 LE but the rims you bought look great. I'm curious where you got the chrome tip for your exhaust? I would like to get one myself.

  • phil47phil47 Posts: 394
    It's a Nissan part, so it can be ordered right from your dealer. The only problem was that the tightening machine screws they provided were too long. I went to my local hardware store and bought the same diameter and thread pitch machine screws but shorter (in stainless steel) and they fit great.

    I also really like the stock LE wheels which is why I kept them for my winter tire package. If they were 18" I would have only changed the rubber. However, the plus-2 sizing really does improve performance (on road) in a big way.
  • pondfull5pondfull5 Posts: 53
    Hi Phil:
    thanks for the first info.
    On the wheels size, are they 18"x 8" or 18"x 8.5"?

    Do they come with their own Lugs?

    Could you have use 275/60/18 instead of the 255/55/18?

    On the Pirelli Tires, what's the actual marking on the Tires? Are they 255/55/ZR18 or 255/55/R18REINF? And is it V or H rated?

    And finally, Phil, your Taste in These upgrade are impeccable.

    Thanks V. Much.
  • phil47phil47 Posts: 394
    Thanks for the compliment. Now on to the info.

    The tires are 255/55/R18 109 V. I said ZR18 before as if they were Z rated but that was wrong. They are V rated.

    The wheels are 18x8.5 with a positive 20mm offset and a 6x139.7 lug pattern. Any wider tire or less offset would bring the edge of the tire very close (or beyond) the edge of the fender. Don't go there.

    275/60/18 would be a larger diameter than stock and so would throw out your speedo. It would also require a greater positive offset to prevent sticking out which runs the risk of interference with the front struts. I would also guess you would start running into rubbing problems on hard cornering in the front wheel wells. Definitely test this combo before buying...

    The Anterra wheels come with their own lugs (at that price, they better!). The nice thing about them is they were custom milled to fit my PF, so the hub bore was also custom milled and is perfectly hub-centric. This leads to better balance. Incidentally, the Anterra distributor had the 2001 PF listed as a zero mm offset....this is WRONG. We assumed that 20mm was right (based on the stock wheel config, etc.) and so took a chance. We were right...

    Hope this helps.
  • drbigzdrbigz Posts: 21
    Has anyone installed a weathertech hood deflector on their car? I have a 2001 LE. I tried to install it and it doesn't fit at all. They said it would not require any drilling but the holes under the hood are not lining up. Can anyone help me?
  • pondfull5pondfull5 Posts: 53
    Thank you v. much for the priceless info.

    The Operation Manager for CEC Wheels, the Sole Distributor of Ant era Wheels in USA, in the North East area, Mr Christopher Johnson, replied my email and said the MSRP price for the silver is $499.00 and $799.00 for the chrome respectively for the type 301. And they have a wheel/tire special going at this time.

    I have seek his help. Hopefully I should hear from him next week. But if your dealer can help me locate good dealer in New York City or NJ area will be much appreciated. The Manhattan dealer I contacted was Cluless and the Great Neck, LI, dealer wants $3000.00 plus 8.5% tax for the set.

    The only promising dealer is in Charlotte NC, his name is Jay, and that is and his price is $2400.00 complete including shipping. But it will take one month or more to get it.

    Again my V Much thanks to you for taking your time to explain this things to me and others who might read it.

    My greetings to all of you. And A VERY HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL OF YOU.

  • pondfull5pondfull5 Posts: 53
    Thanks Phil. But What was your price in Canadian $. If possible I can have them ship to Ottawa. My Big Brother's Place. In case you are not aware, I bought my 2001 SE 5spd in Ottawa.

    You can email me on the price.
    Again many thanks to you.

  • ballfire8888ballfire8888 Posts: 131
    Great wheels! You must love the Pathy to sink that kinda loot for the wheels into her!

    That exhaust tip: Did you have to cut back the stock tailpipe so that the new tip doesn't stick out so much? I believe a previous post indicated the tip is a bolt-on ... any vandals stealing tips in your town?
  • phil47phil47 Posts: 394
    full5: check your email

    ballfire8888: you're right, I love that truck. I'd rather sink money into it than buy something else right now. As for the chrome tip, it is a bolt-on. You don't have to cut the stock tip as this one fits over it like a glove. It even has a rolled end so that the stock tip snugs right into the recess,,,looks very good. I haven't heard too much about people stealing them...especially since it would only fit a PF or a QX4. Regardless, if they want it that bad they can have it...
  • marilyn12marilyn12 Posts: 2
    I'm a new Pathfinder owner and new to the message don't know if this problem is common to anyone else. Problem: Most of the time the cruise control is fine...but periodically, the light begins to flash and the c.c. can not be activated. The motor has to be stopped and restarted for the c.c. to work again. Please advise if you have have had this problem or any suggestions. My dealer has not heard of the problem, and has no solution unless I can drive it in with the blinking light, which I have not been able to do. Thanks!
  • I called both of the local Nissan dealerships in my area and neither one had any chrome exhaust tip listed as an accessory that they could order for me. Would you happen to have the packing slip or invoice from when you ordered yours and give me the part # the dealership used for you. I checked some local auto part companies in my area for aftermarket tips but they did not have anything that would fit. Thanks in advance.
  • phil47phil47 Posts: 394
    I don't have the packing slip, but I have the receipt and it lists a "finisher" part # 99998-259909. I don't know if that part # only makes sense in Canada or my local dealer, but that's what it sez. If this doesn't do the trick, try your local Infiniti dealer and ask for the chrome finisher on the Platinum Edition QX4 (which was where I got the idea). It didn't cost that much more to pick it up from Infiniti vs Nissan (go figure).

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