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#3334 of 3836 Armada 2004-2005
Dec 20, 2004 (8:44 am)
Hello everyone.I have purchase a 2005 nissan armada. I here alot about front brake problems and rotors to small. Has any one tried an after market brake kit? I have found 3. 1st one is just better rotor 1pair drilled and slotted for better cooling. Price $290 a set. They will fit right on truck and you can use all oem calipers and so on.2nd set is new 14 inch rotors new calipers, brake lines and all nessary hardware, But they are 2inches bigger then orginal rotors and will fit on all trucks with stock 18 inch rims. Manufactor says they work with eom master cylynder an abs system.Price $1400. 3rd set is same as 2nd set only 15 inch rotors but you must put 20 inch rims on truck.price$3000 for kit.Dont know if this is afix but it sure sounds like it.Peace of mind and no dealer BS PRICELESS.
If anyone has tried any of these Any info would be helpfull.
#3335 of 3836 Denver dealers
Dec 20, 2004 (12:28 pm)
I have not tried the arapahoe location. I've been to the JE on 104th. What fixes have you had done? The roof resonance is my biggest beef as of now.
Dec 20, 2004 (5:55 pm)
Well, I finally bit the bullet and parted with my beloved 4Runner to get an 05 LE over the weekend. Of course it was promptly christened on Sunday night with a snow storm, sort of. We got about inch or two. No shakes, rattles, or rolls. It's great.
Are there any places that do aftermarket power folding rearview mirrors?
#3337 of 3836 Re: Armada 2004-2005 [midblues]
Dec 20, 2004 (9:37 pm)
I hate to spoil your enthusiasm, but installing any aftermarket kit on your vehicle may void your warranty. I would wait with such installation until after the warranty has expired. One problem with brakes is that they are a safety system and if you were involved in a collision involving failure of the braking system (even if not related to the replaced components), Nissan would almost surely refuse to be held liable for such a failure.
#3338 of 3836 Re: Denver dealers [mess]
Dec 21, 2004 (4:54 am)
I don't have that resonance issue but I did brought it up to her where she told me that there was a tsb on it and they did it on one car. right now, they will work on my brakes w/c after 8000 miles started to shimmy. I have 9200 miles on it and so far, that's the only major issue I have and some small rattles inside the door w/c they fix right away. you can also talk to the service manager who is very very accomodating. the thing is, I bought mine on Havana but there service is bellow average. try to get an oil change and took a week to get an appointment and 1 hr to wait while on Arapahoe, you could have it the next day and 40min or less to wait.
#3339 of 3836 Re: Armada 2004-2005 [midblues]
Dec 22, 2004 (1:54 pm)
Hey Midblues: what is the source on your #2?? I've only found Stoptech which requires 19" wheels, or slotted rotors. TIA for the info.
#3340 of 3836 More Stereo Questions
Dec 24, 2004 (7:01 am)
Anyone know if the non-bose equipped vehicles have a std 1/2/2.5 DIN slot for the stereo?
All the pics I see on the web are the bose version.
Dec 24, 2004 (4:12 pm)
I installed a complete replacement system in my 04 Armada. There is a 2 din hole back there- Metra makes a kit to fit it.
There's a pic of my head unit after install at http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/547845
#3342 of 3836 Armada fuel mileage
Dec 25, 2004 (12:06 am)
I bought my Armada '05 SE 4x4 about a month now and got about 2K miles (mostly freeway).
I'm estimating the mileage is around 13.5miles/gal at 70mph avg freeway speed and without towing. This's not even close to the 18 miles/gal rating from Nissan. Just curious what the best mileage/driving condition others Armada owner actually get?
#3343 of 3836 Re: Armada fuel mileage [nwhiker]
Dec 25, 2004 (1:41 am)
You do realize that those figures are done at 55mph and no wind resistance right?
I own an Isuzu trooper and the minute I go over 60mph my milage drops like a rock. I thought it was messed up when I first bought it but then I was stuck in heavy but moving traffic at 55mph for an extended trip, pulled out 1mpg over the one on the sticker. So try doing a trip at 55mph and see if you get near the sticker. Don't forget these trucks have the aerodynamics of BRICK WALL