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Old 04-30-2018, 02:18 PM   #321
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And #4 is complete. Now to mount the tires.


Rear brakes installed. It didn't go exactly as planned. Don't do what I did. They will work but I had to make some modifications. Buy yourself a later model H233b with disc brakes, you'll be happier.


Junkyard NISSAN logo installed.


SE Pathfinder headrests installed.


Front brakes are plumbed up. The master cyl. has 3 ports but only came with 2 fittings to bleed it. So that didn't get done, next time.

Filled the diff. She's almost ready for a shakedown cruise.
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Old 04-30-2018, 02:21 PM   #322
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So if you really want to wake your 4 cylinder truck up and don't want to turbo it I suggest re-gearing it. All I can say is WOW! 4.37 gears are snotty and it gets out of its own way quite nicely.

Now bear in mind that putting lower gears in the rear will raise your highway rpms ifyou stick with the original tire size. I happen to be running a taller rear tire which lowers my effective ratio to about 4.08, perfectly streetable IMO. The true test is coming June 24th when the truck performs its first autocross. Instead of running 225/70R15 in the rear I will be running my AutoX tires which are 225/50R15, the truck will be screaming and I might even need to grab 3rd gear. Won't know till I see the course.

So my final thoughts on gears are 1) Lower gears are good. 2) Match the right tire in the rear to keep the truck streetable...unless you are a racetruck then go with your heart.
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Old 05-20-2018, 01:48 PM   #326
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On the road!!!! Already has 20 miles on her. Elana from Roadkill magazine liked it on the insta.







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And I built a racetruck. Even with the tall rear tires shes a screamer at highway speeds, I knew it would going into this. Rides good, needs alignment. I like it but it's not practical for normal people so don't do what I did.
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Old 05-21-2018, 11:28 PM   #327
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So if you really want to wake your 4 cylinder truck up and don't want to turbo it I suggest re-gearing it. All I can say is WOW! 4.37 gears are snotty and it gets out of its own way quite nicely.

Now bear in mind that putting lower gears in the rear will raise your highway rpms ifyou stick with the original tire size. I happen to be running a taller rear tire which lowers my effective ratio to about 4.08, perfectly streetable IMO. The true test is coming June 24th when the truck performs its first autocross. Instead of running 225/70R15 in the rear I will be running my AutoX tires which are 225/50R15, the truck will be screaming and I might even need to grab 3rd gear. Won't know till I see the course.

So my final thoughts on gears are 1) Lower gears are good. 2) Match the right tire in the rear to keep the truck streetable...unless you are a racetruck then go with your heart.
Looks sick dude! Any good sources on learning about gears and stuff (not for racing but if it's possible to get a little more "oomph" so I can actually pass people that'd be nice)? I'll want to do something like this eventually but it's all magic to me at the moment.
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Old 05-22-2018, 01:21 AM   #328
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There are lots of gear calculators online for your enjoyment which allow you see how different gear sets and tire changes affect your rpms. Most of the sites are for 4wd rock crawlers but they can be used on 2wd trucks too. The most important number to be aware of is effective final ratio which takes the tire size into account. Ideally I think anything under 3000rpm at 70 will be ideal, not like my setup at all. Find a calculator online, have a fsm open to get some numbers from and start playing with gears and tires. Good start there.
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Alignment done. Drove to work. Handles great. Stops great too...finally.
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