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plow on 92 pathfinder

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by koopster, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. koopster

    koopster Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I picked up a 71/2 foot Fisher plow to put on the front of my 92 pathfinder, mainly because I got tired of pushing the snowblower around the driveway. Does anyone have any experience with Pathfinders and plows? Do I need to beef up the front end suspension or anything like that? I have put new heavy duty shocks on, but I am wondering if I need anything else.

    I have never plowed before, and I must say this forum is really great for guys like me.

    Thanks.
     
  2. tvpierce

    tvpierce Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    I've never seen a plow on a Pathfinder, but I've seen several on Nissan Pickups -- and they seemed to be fine. I'm not sure if there's a difference in suspension between the Pickup an Pathfinder. However, at 7 1/2' your plow is WAY too big -- for that plow, you should have at least a full sized half-ton pickup. You should be running a 6 1/2' on your truck.

    If you're just doing your own drive, and it's flat and paved, then you might be able to get by with the 7 1/2' by putting some ballast in the box.

    Good luck.

    jp
     
  3. RPMAK

    RPMAK Member
    Messages: 30

    I have a 99 Toyota and have a 6 1/2 Fisher Plow on it. I had to put timbrens in the front of the truck to avoid any sag. The 6 1/2 is the biggest I 've seen on the smaller trucks. I think if you put the 7 1/2 plow on that truck your going to be overweight which could cause some major damage to your Truck Front end.
     
  4. koopster

    koopster Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I stand corrected, it is in fact a 6 1/2 foot plow, not 7 1/2 as I first listed. I have looked on the timbren site but don't see anything listed for the front of a pathfinder. Maybe I need to look for some big coils or something like they use for the offroading stuff.
     
  5. RPMAK

    RPMAK Member
    Messages: 30

    If Timbrens are not avaiable I would recommend putting the plow on and see how much sag if any you get. If you have any questions please feel free to PM me as I installed my own Fisher 6 1/2 this year
     
  6. meyer22288

    meyer22288 Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    ive seen a few pathfinders with snowplows on them. they had meyer plows though. they seemed to plow just fine
     
  7. koopster

    koopster Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I find when the plow is up and on the front end only drops a very little. I will keep you posted after our next big snow.

    As a side, should you always plow in 4h or 4l ?

    Thanks
     
  8. Fredeboy

    Fredeboy Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    i did see a 6 1/2 on a pathfinder once and did see a noticeable amount of sag in the front, did you consider a poly or some suspension changes to the front.