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Re: Pathfinder wheel alignment

Postby Wazza » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:07 am

Timely post - I had a wheel alignment on 13 December at Bridgestone in Coorparoo which left the steering wheel off-center (xxxx me off) and it still drifted left on the open road. They re-did it last week and it's NO better... it exactly the same. :(

I'll try Bob Jane.
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Re: Pathfinder wheel alignment

Postby Dingo » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:19 am

Only way to do it properly and get rid of the issue all together

http://superpro.com.au/nissan-pathfinder-r51-2005-2012
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Re: Pathfinder wheel alignment

Postby markev » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:20 pm

I had a 40mm lift a couple of years ago when heavy duty shocks & springs were fitted along with bullbar. In approx 8000km the tyres were very badly worn. Alignment at time of shockers etc wasn't my normal tyre retailer so I went back to my original trusted retailer who realigned and suggested he'd 'got as much out of the alignment as he could' but stressed that it would never be the same as when the car was original (I.e. pre lift, shockers etc). I've done approx 60,000km since and find tyres only give me about 30,000km before needing new ones (this is with regular rotations and very consecutive driving albeit it mostly towing a caravan). My alignment fella says the lifting of the car has vastly reduced his capacity to match alignment. I've little mechanical knowledge so trust he's done the best possible and I live with what I've got.
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Re: Pathfinder wheel alignment

Postby Smitty » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:00 am

Dingo wrote:Only way to do it properly and get rid of the issue all together

http://superpro.com.au/nissan-pathfinder-r51-2005-2012

No it is not

You can put in camber adjust bolts to allow three way adjust on the alignment

Superior engineering do a kit for $100 an end
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Re: Pathfinder wheel alignment

Postby Wazza » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:55 am

Well I took the Pathy into Bob Jane Coorparoo and they sorted it out. I can't believe the difference, it's night and day.

After 2 attempted alignments at the previous shop - they said it was still way off. I had the printout for the last 2 and they couldn't understand how they got it wrong. Incompetent is my guess.

I'll certainly be re-visiting Bob Jane for any further wheel / tyre work I need.
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Re: Pathfinder wheel alignment

Postby Excalibre » Mon May 08, 2017 12:47 pm

Hi all,
My 40mm lifted series 4 has been wearing out rear tyres much quicker than the fronts.
I am at my wheel aligner as I type this. They're willing to work with me but we'really both a bit confused about the way Marcus' settings have been written and (as previously discussed) whether they refer to decimals of degrees or minutes of arc. The original setting in Marcus' post indicate ' (minutes) for one side and " (seconds) for the other side. Also whether the toe out is total or per side. The aligner told me they measure camber in minutes of arc. So here's what we've come up with:

The camber will be set to 0.5 degrees, or 30 minutes arc of positive camber. The toe out will be set to 0.9 mm toe out per side for a total of 1.8 mm toe out.

Does that seem correct?
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Re: Pathfinder wheel alignment

Postby blinky » Tue May 09, 2017 9:35 am

been using the settings posted on the rear and has fixed my issues there, now i need to get my front end fixed, they cant get the camber right, anyone got the superiorengineering adjust bolts installed in the front? if so how much did it cost to be installed?
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Re: Pathfinder wheel alignment

Postby Smitty » Tue May 09, 2017 10:16 am

blinky wrote:been using the settings posted on the rear and has fixed my issues there, now i need to get my front end fixed, they cant get the camber right, anyone got the superiorengineering adjust bolts installed in the front? if so how much did it cost to be installed?


I fitted them about 4 months back.

cost me $120 from a local mechanic to weld them up...

Did get quoted $600 by one mob but that included a full alignment by a truck specialist :|
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Re: Pathfinder wheel alignment

Postby wogboy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:19 pm

What should the front setting be at? My R51 has a 2" lift also, already have the rear settings quoted but whats best for the front? Hopefully i get a quick reply as im taking it in shortly for the wheel alignment
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