Magnavahn's 2002 Nissan Elgrand

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by magnavahn, May 23, 2017.

  1. Greg

    Greg Local Grumpy Moderator

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    Pretty VIP van. Pretty awesome.
     
  2. magnavahn

    magnavahn Vahn

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    Hubcentric rings came in, rollin on the new wheels now.
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  3. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Looks awesome. Hmm maybe my van needs new shoes. How's the ride. Still pretty smooth.
     
  4. magnavahn

    magnavahn Vahn

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    Do it! 18" or 19" wheels would be an ok compromise.
    Mine still rides like a couch. A bit more road noise though, mostly from tar snakes.
     
  5. magnavahn

    magnavahn Vahn

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  6. magnavahn

    magnavahn Vahn

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    New tires this year! Last years tires were used 235/35r20. Load rating was less than I felt comfortable with...and my wife curbed the wheels a couple times. So I sized up to 245/35r20 but these particular Goodyear's fit much wider, about 1/2" on each side. 255's would've been perfect but it would need a flat fender roll and other challenges.

    In case anyone out there is researching maximum Nissan Elgrand NE51 tire fitment:
    - 20x8.5" et+35 with 245/35r20 Goodyear Eagle Sports fits stock suspension, very slight negative camber (-0.4). More front camber is not possible without some "surgery" on the fittings.
    - If lowered, the rear outside will probably hit the fender lip, flat roll would take care of that.
    - Full lock on turn still has 1/2" of clearance
    - Really close to the tires touching rear doors when open...a few mm of clearance only.
    - 255/35r20 would probably not fit without more extensive mods. Either the rear doors wouldn't open or they would touch the front strut. In an et+40 and coilovers, it would probably work.

    Terrible dark garage pics to follow.

    That sliver of light is the rear door clearance, just a few mm's.
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    Still some wheel gap. I have no plans of lowering anymore though, the ride is too nice and soft.
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    My passenger window has been intermittently no working. I've tried troubleshooting all the wiring and switchboxes.
    - It is not the passenger side switch
    Narrowed down to drivers side switchbox part # PA6-GF30 or the window motor. I found some used switchboxes online for $50, I'll try one of those first. Really annoying when the window won't go up after a drive though in winter...
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  7. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Hmm i have been having a random issue where the door lock and unlock at random while driving. i havent started to look into it but i have been wondering if its a Switchbox issue. and your having an issue with yours (Thought a bit different)
     
  8. magnavahn

    magnavahn Vahn

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    Odd indeed.
    Sometimes my rear drivers door won't lock with the power locks. Pretty sure this is when my kids are playing on the inside first though and do some strange monkey business.
     
  9. magnavahn

    magnavahn Vahn

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    Washed and hardshell waxed. So much buffing on this huge thing, probably the only time I'll ever do that. Had to break out the DSLR for evidence.
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  10. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Im jealous of your clear headlights.
     
  11. Pajerist

    Pajerist New Member

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    Congrats on completion! What wax/machine did you use?
     
  12. Pajerist

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    Yeah, totally agree. They are like brand new!
     
  13. magnavahn

    magnavahn Vahn

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    A $25 kit and 1 hour will get you most of the way there!

    In other news, I took apart my master window switch, cleaned all the connections and re-assembled. Haven't had an issues since. We'll see come winter when wifey inevitably attempts a drive through in -35C...
     
  14. magnavahn

    magnavahn Vahn

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    Ice synthetic paste polish, 6 microfiber cloths and my now very tired arms

    Thanks for the compliments!
     
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    Pajerist New Member

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    this is just a WOW! By hand it is quite a dedication!

    I used Mother California Gold cleaning wax on my first Pajero, one section/day.
    Right fender, then door etc
    It took me 10 days to complete the whole body. Good work out ;)
     
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  16. Soren

    Soren Hiatus is the best way to control the urges..

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    Maaaan that van looks brand new!! Sooo nice. I know what you mean with the waxing. The highace was such a beast to do a wax polish. Think i only did it once..
    Id love more info on your van...for....research purposes haha
     
  17. magnavahn

    magnavahn Vahn

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    Thanks Soren. I'll pm you an email address if your curious about anything else.