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#1700 of 2122 2006 Nissan Frontier Hitch installation
Mar 28, 2006 (5:52 pm)
Just bought a 2006 Nissan Frontier NISMO KC 4x4...So far, love the truck...I also bought a HIDDEN HITCH Class III Receiver. When I attempted to install the hitch, the instructions from HIDDEN HITCH mention a "vertical attachment plate" that I should be bolting the hitch to (parallel to the ground) in addition to the 6 bolts that go directly up into the nuts in the frame. The 6 bolts fit perfectly into the frame, but I don't appear to have this vertical attachment plate...Any ideas if this is necessary or was it removed by Nissan in the 2006 model?
Also was looking to buy a folding tonneau cover, and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the fold-a-cover or the BAKflip covers...
#1701 of 2122 Re: 2006 Nissan Frontier Hitch installation [larrybhunter]
Mar 28, 2006 (6:17 pm)
I bought the undercover it's not installed yet, but I'm sure it will be fine. You can check them out www.undercoverinfo.com this is a single piece top unlike the split top offered by Nissan, but it's 300.00 dollars cheaper I hope this helps.
#1702 of 2122 Towing Ability Question
Apr 04, 2006 (10:45 am)
I have a boat and trailer combo which likely weighs around 4000 lbs. I am looking into buying a Truck/SUV that can tow this combo. I keep the boat in the water, so I wont be towing long distances often, maybe 4-6 times a year will I ever tow for hours on the highway.
I have some friends who are all about MORE POWER and tell me that any midsize truck or SUV will not cut it. But the Frontier has a 6500 lb towing capacity and a pretty beefy 4.0L V6, so I think it will have more than enough power to handle my boat just a few times a year.
Does anyone tow behind their Frontier frequently and can you please give me some insight as to how it does? Am I going to blow the tranny driving that boat up and down hills with this thing? Do I need to go Full Size truck like a Titan?
Any real life experience would be a huge help.
#1703 of 2122 Re: Towing Ability Question [derail1]
Apr 04, 2006 (11:11 am)
I pull a 2000 Four Winns Horizon 170 with a 115 Johnson. It comes in at about 4000lbs with the trailer and a full load of fuel and the Frontier can pull this out of the water at any grade and ramp conditions. I hardly notice the load on the road. My trailer does not have brakes and I still have no problem coming to a full stop. I used to pull the boat with a 98 Ford Windstar (3.8 v6) and I was concerned whenever I had to to haul out on a steep grade. The Frontier has soooo much more torque and power.
#1704 of 2122 Re: Towing Ability Question [dacatzass]
Apr 04, 2006 (12:04 pm)
I have a 2005 Larson Senza 186 I/O. Has a 2700lb dry weight, and the trailer is a 900lb trailer. Add in the gas and all and throw some people in the truck towing it, and you can see why I am looking at a vehicle with at least a 5000lb capacity. I just really dont want a MONSTER Titan or F-150 or something like that. Too much truck for me for 98% of the year. Would only be worth it when I am hauling that sucker up the hills of the Catskills on my way to Lake George in NY!
I need to get a vehicle before the end of May, as I am taking my first boating trip the first weekend in June. Im considering everything from a Frontier/Xterra/Pathfinder or the Tacoma/4runner. I just figure a truck is better suited for the towing...and with the CrewCab, I can still bring people along easily. Did you look at any of these other models before getting your Frontier?
#1705 of 2122 Ordering a Frontier
Apr 05, 2006 (1:55 pm)
Do any of you have experience ordering a vehicle from a dealer? Our local Nissan dealer has 1 frontier, a 2005 2wd CC, the next closest Nissan dealer, 50 miles away, has 5 or 6, mostly basic SE models. I'm interested in an LE 4wd CC gray/gray with possible fosgate/xm and one or two other options/accessories. Have used the search dealer inventory feature on Nissan website, but can't find any even if I search way outside my area. Anyway, do you know what most dealers attitudes are as far as ordering a specific vehicle? This would be my first new vehicle so I want it right!
#1706 of 2122 Re: Ordering a Frontier [cougar06]
Apr 05, 2006 (6:13 pm)
I donít know what state youíre in, but the dealer should be able to search all local inventories for what you what. Also they can search for whatís going to be delivered in the next few weeks to the same dealers and mark one for you. There may be an additional delivery charge, but it depends on the dealer. If this is your first new car/truck congrats! You will find that most Nissan dealers have very good customer service.
#1707 of 2122 Re: 2006 Nissan Frontier Hitch installation [larrybhunter]
Apr 06, 2006 (7:32 am)
Not sure about the hitch. But I bought an extang trifecta folding cover for my 05 Frontier (CC SE). It works great and takes about 15 minutes to install.
#1708 of 2122 Re: Ordering a Frontier [cougar06]
Apr 06, 2006 (10:05 am)
On 02/28/06, I ordered an 06 Frontier LE Crewcab, with the RockFos Audio PKG. I was told anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks, but it could be as late as May.
Apr 07, 2006 (6:32 am)
I have a 2005 CC Nismo 4x4 when I turn the wheels to say park in a spot or make a turn sometimes the tires rub against the inside mud flaps both on the left and right depending on which direction Iím turning. By looking at the flaps the passenger side has the tire rub on it more often. Everything is stock any ideals?