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Well, I've been "on the fence", for a while, about buying a smaller, more economical 4X4 to replace my 1992 5.0L Bronco XLT . . .

I just picked up a CLEAN 2004 Nissan XTERRA SE 3.3L V-6 4X4, with 112,000 miles ( I just got the timing belt changed, 2 days ago ) . . . She's Thermal Red Metallic w/ Gray interior and gets 20 mpg hwy @ 70 mph, compared to the 12 mpg hwy of the Bronco.

Next mods are installing a "LOKKA" in the Front Differential and changing over to Manual Locking Hubs. Then, I'll be installing a larger radiator from the Supercharged XTERRA model, along with a DERALE 13403 (37,000 lb) Transmission cooler & auxiliary fans. The last major mod will be to replace the rear factory LSD with an upgraded "super-packed" unit, to increase the "breakaway-torque" of the differential. It has the Towing pkg. w/ factory 4.90 gears, front & rear.

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Your going to love it!! They are hands down best "bang for your buck 4x4" . I have an 08 off road and its 100% stock, and a beast on the beach!! :beer:
Enjoy moose :cool:
 

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Clean ride for sure. They should have named that body style Bronco the Ford Tank! That Nissan will run forever especially since you took care of the belt already.
 

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How the LOKKA works . . .

This is a Lock-Right unit, but the LOKKA is the same design and functions similarly.

 

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Yup.........great trucks.
 

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question guys... I have the rear-track Nissan XT, can those guys turn into 4x4 ?... IF yes we are talking on $$$$ big $ ?....
 

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question guys... I have the rear-track Nissan XT, can those guys turn into 4x4 ?... IF yes we are talking on $$$$ big $ ?....


Negative, ghost rider.


The amount of work required to turn a 2x4 truck into a 4x4 truck is overwhelming. It would be much easier to trade in for a 4x4 model. Another member of my nissan offroad club as done it but it is expensive and not for the average mechanic.
 

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The frontier's are really cool trucks, my girlfriend is looking into one...........She finally got rid of the Taco and likes the Nissans..........an updated pic of my Xterra;
 

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Xterra and the Frontier look great. I had a 95 pathfinder that would not stop. I think I pulled a suburban a few miles down Carolina Beach many many years ago now. How does the truck ride with the rack on the front? I currently have a 15 taco and was wondering if it would put to much weight on the front end considering I have a 6 hour drive to OBX or 4 to Wilmington. Thank you in advance.
 
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