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Oct 29, 2002 (6:58 am)
Again, thanks for the numbers on the Chrome Tip! Looks like it is only manufactured for Canadian Pathfinders per info on that Part # from your Stadium Nissan dealer up there. I measured my 2003 LE's tailpipe diameter to make sure that it will fit - it measures ~60 mm across. Stadium Nissan describes the tip as a "Canadian 88 mm tip." You don't happen to know whether the US and Canadian Pathfinders have identical exhaust pipes - I imagine they should. Or, maybe you can remember if your tailpipe measured ~60 mm across before putting the tip on??? :>> I know this is a lot to ask, but before I go through the hassle of paying and shipping it down here, thought I'd ask. I bet the 88 mm measurement accounts for the additional diameter that results when you add the chrome sleeve to the existing 60 mm pipe, but not sure. This should all help a lot of new US purchasers find out where and how to get a finisher that looks as nice as yours. I wouldn't mind as much if the pipe were bent out the side like previous gen Pathfinders;but when it comes straight out the back bumper, I don't like the appearance unless you add the chrome. THX!!!!
#304 of 516 Chrome tip:
Oct 29, 2002 (8:17 am)
I suspect they're the same. The chrome tip is DEFINITELY larger than the stock tip because it actually bolts on around 6" back, where you'll notice the exhaust tip widens considerably(probably to the 88mm you describe), and there is still at least a 1/4" clearance when you tighten down the bolts. The extra width of the chrome tip allows them to roll the edge in (3/8"+) to meet the existing tip and make it look more substantial from the tail view without restricting the diameter (you can see that in one of the pics I posted).
Regardless, I'll measure the OD of the stock tip and the chrome tip to confirm this.
#306 of 516 Thanks Phil + Info on Husky Liners vs. Mats
Oct 29, 2002 (9:05 am)
Thanks Phil! Really appreciate you veterans sharing with the new purchasers. In addition to the grille-tech insert that I ordered, you look to be on the money here on the exhaust tip as well and I have no doubt that the chrome finisher should fit a US '03. Amazing to think I'm shopping in Canada for this - but is easier than all the aftermarket brands out there which may or may not fit right / look right (i.e., too many to deal with). I'll order tomorrow once I hear back from you.
Thought I'd pass my recent E-mail exchange along to maybe assist those understanding earlier posts dealing with Husky liners/mats and whether they keep the crud & mud off the fake dead-pedal region. Apparently, the mats (which I think some may have) do not cover dead-pedal, whereas the liners do cover (but you noted that that region of the liner gets all scuffed up).
Hope this helps others - I think I'll grab the liners; the photos that Husky sent look great.
Husky E-mail exchange:
I question as to whether or not the persons providing you with information
do have Husky Floor Liners. Maybe they are speaking about our Husky Floor
Mats instead. The Pathfinder has remained unchanged (floor pan wise) since
its last major revamping in 1996. The console between the front seats did
change in length a couple of years ago, but not the floor pans. I have
attached a photo of our driver's side liner below (#3511x) which shows the
fit, as well as a photo of the passenger side liner. The driver's side does
cover the carpeted area (dead pedal area) as do all of our liners except in
odd applications where the dead pedal is extremely large and not carpeted.
Namely the Corvette and the old body style Toyota Rav4.
Hope that I have provided you the information you are looking for. If not,
please e-mail me back or call me at 800-344-8579 ext. 113.
Winfield Consumer Products/Husky Liners
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 9:40 AM
Subject: Question on Husky Liners for 2003 4WD Nissan Pathfinder LE
Can you confirm that the driver's seat side floor liner does NOT cover the
Nissan Pathfinder's fake "dead pedal" region of the floor carpeting (i.e.,
upper left portion of foot well where your left foot rests while driving).
People who have bought Husky Liners for their '01 and '02 Pathfinders claim
that the liner does not cover this area and thus exposes this portion of the
carpeting to mud. This is only a minor issue, but wanted to confirm with
the source that this was in fact true before I ordered liners for my new '03
Pathfinder. [You probably can confirm by just looking at your liners for
that vehicle and whether there is a cut-out or not in that upper left region
for the Nissan fake dead-pedal.]
Appreciate your help! Thanks!!!!!!!!!
#307 of 516 Husky Liners for Second Seat
Oct 29, 2002 (9:34 am)
Hey, another exchange that may help clarify earlier posts on board: From Husky (as well as the photos they sent), it appears that the rear seat liners do NOT block the heater vents under the front seats. Good News! I will order as well.
E-mail Exchange (he's off on the HP thing though):
The '03 models are getting more horsepower, but the floor pans are not
changing. We have not yet viewed the 2003 model Pathfinder, but the
dealership in Wichita has had one and says the only changes are cosmetic and
drive train related. The part numbers you would need are #3611x--front
liners/#6611x--second seat liners and #2511x--cargo liners. I have attached
photos of the liners below in the second seat area. As you can see we have a
shorter wall in the front near the underseat registers and the liners do not
block the air flow. Don't get me wrong, the mats are a nice product, but not
as custom fitted as the liners. If you decide on the mats, the part number
is #5202 for the second seat area.
Winfield Consumer Products/Husky Liners
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 10:52 AM
Subject: RE: Question on Husky Liners for 2003 4WD Nissan Pathfinder LE
terrific! great customer service you guys, and quick! nice photos!
yes, I bet you are right - they probably got the mats and not the liners .
. . I couldn't imagine you not lining that fake dead pedal area as mud would
get encrusted everywhere. So I definitely am going to order today for the
front (not sure on liners for the rear, I heard it blocks the pathfinder's
rear heater vents below the front seats - maybe the Husky mats would be
better in the rear???)
#308 of 516 Husky Liners:
Oct 29, 2002 (9:59 am)
I've had the Husky Liners for 2 years now for my 2001 LE, and they are great. I can confirm that they cover the "dead pedal" area, are a great fit and don't block the rear seat heater vents.
However, they do have a few "shortcomings". First, they are a fairly hard plastic so they can take some time to fit into place if they are cold. Also, the rear liners include that bridge piece over the transmission hump which never seems to sit quite flat, and also makes opening the rear seat cupholder very tricky (I think I'm going to cut that piece off). Finally, although they don't block the rear seat heater vents, the high lip certainly impedes the airflow.
All that being said, I still think they are the best product (of their type) on the market and would buy them again.
#309 of 516 mjohnr99:
Oct 29, 2002 (4:56 pm)
I just did a quick measurement of the tip and, sure enough, the OD of the original tip is around 70mm and the OD of the chrome tip is around 88mm. If you're seeing only 60mm, there could be a problem. I didn't take the tip off to measure (didn't have a hex wrench handy), so it was a rough measurement. Can you confirm the OD on your stock tip is only 60mm??
Oct 30, 2002 (5:20 am)
Thanks - glad I waited, and appreciate you checking yours! Just measured mine again: 60 mm exactly on my metric ruler, from outside of pipe wall on left, through centerpoint, to outside of pipe wall on right. Must be a difference between Canadian vs. US or your '01 vs. my '03. Too bad . . . now I will have to sort through the myriad of aftermarket finishers . . . aargh!
Oct 30, 2002 (8:28 am)
60 mm here too !!!
I think it is a 01 vs 03 issue. Now we would have to see if Nissan has a chrome tip for 2003 that fits 60 mm pipe.
#312 of 516 Side Window Deflectors
Oct 31, 2002 (7:40 am)
Wanted to report in that the WeatherTech product (called "Weatherflectors") is truly awesome. The quality of the plastics in the Nissan 3M exterior stick ons was terrible, so I returned after two different sets. Found out that all that plastic comes from the same main company. The exterior 3M stick ons from the other after-market companies (e.g., Auto Ventshade, etc.) appears to be no different and the same product. The plastics were so poorly cut and not finished well - plus I knew being a perfectionist would drive me crazy trying to line them up and stick on evenly over the side windows.
Thanks to this board, ordered the WeatherTech product on a gambit. Can I say: "oh my god." What a difference, the plastic fit and finish was beautiful. No wonder - made in Germany. They are a light smoked high-end plastic that slide into the window tracks - no 3M tape and perfectly lined. I slid the first one in on driver side and was done in 2 minutes flat. Pinch control no problem; auto windows went right up, no interference. Looks beautiful and integrated into the window versus stuck-on the exterior types.
Now, I must admit, passenger side was more difficult. In in 2 minutes, but then pinch control would kick-in every time it tried to go up. Fooled around more about an hour taking in and out, pressing it into track, etc. . . . then I read the directions again: "once window is up, let it sit for 24 hours." Ahhh!! So, I let it go overnight and presto: this AM, no pinch control problem. Played with auto window up and works like a charm every time (20-40 tries on way to work!) - no interference. Plastic apparently bends into place and sets; plus brand new '03 vehicle with window seals just breaking in.
So, I highly recommend this product. Ordered straight from manufacturer at www.weathertech.com for $54. [Only wanted for front windows where I will use them; didn't like looks of doing rear as well; overkill IMHO.]