Got a little snow here so i got to test the new tires a bit. It was like an inch or two, so it was an absolute tank. Basically drove it like I was in a cold rain and didn’t slip the tires (Unintentionally) once. Also I only shifted into 4hi just to make sure it was still working.

If you live in a state where it snows, having a 4wd vehicle of some sort is arguably just as fun as owning a sports car, if you must daily them all year. If you have a low slung sports car, snow is just a tedious complication in your life every time it happens, so the entire winter is pretty miserable. You also have to have a separate set of snow tires and wheels (If you are a responsible driver), and you will be extremely sad when your paintjob is salt covered and your car looks like shit. A good SUV is not even miserable in the Summer, and you can go tokyo drift through deserted streets for 3 months of the year, and not really care about breaking parts or getting your car dirty.

I’m glad I was driving in PA and not Virginia, so the other drivers were pretty competent and I didn’t have to dodge any runaway vehicles. Can’t wait for it to snow at least 8-12 inches so I can really test this beast out and see how it stacks up against the 3rd gen Runner I had last winter.

Next to do to the pathfinder:

-Trim a bunch of fender lining so my rubbing doesn’t wake up the neighbors

-Black out B pillars with eBay gloss black covers, simulated here (Poorly) with black tape:

Before the new lift and tires, mind you


-Black out rear emblems

-Aggressive rust prevention measures