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You are in the Nissan Xterra
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Nissan Xterra, SUV
Feb 03, 2009 (6:22 pm)
Feb 06, 2009 (8:45 am)
if it matters im north of boston at a nissan dealer and 1 have 1 xmodle 4x4 with nav
Mar 28, 2009 (12:25 pm)
Does anyone know why the Xterra only offers part-time all wheel drive?
#2799 of 2815 Re: 4X4 System [jayrider]
Mar 28, 2009 (3:11 pm)
I'm not sure, but perhaps it's more durable and/or is less expensive to produce.
#2800 of 2815 Re: 4X4 System [jayrider]
Mar 29, 2009 (4:22 pm)
Xterra is a truck, not a crossover. The front diff is always locked when in 4x4 which makes it much more capable when off road
#2801 of 2815 Re: 4X4 System [Boris2]
Mar 30, 2009 (8:20 am)
My jeep liberty with selec-trac has both full time and part time awd. I would have bought the xterra if that option was offered. I never go off road but could. Using the part time really restricts you to very severe traction conditions. The drive train binds up in turns if the traction improves. Oh well -- corporate knows best. Just a note. I recently swapped out the shocks on my liberty for bilsteins and the improvement was dramatic. The ride is less jittery with better control and grat dampening. Rides like a euro suv. You can get them for xterras for 239 a set free shipping at shox.com.
#2802 of 2815 Re: 4X4 System [jayrider]
Mar 30, 2009 (8:47 am)
Is it RWD other times?
#2803 of 2815 Re: 4X4 System [Boris2]
Mar 30, 2009 (1:15 pm)
Yes rear wheel drive until I engage the shift lever which has part time and full time options. there is also a super low setting for climbing rough terrain very slowly. The all wheel drive is not 50/50 but the part time locks the wheels so they all are turning together which is a problem when turning on good traction surfaces.I assume that is also the case with the 4x4 xterra. Get a set of bilsteins and you'll never trade in your xterra.
#2804 of 2815 Re: 4X4 System [jayrider]
Mar 30, 2009 (1:39 pm)
Yes, it definitely is a problem on X as well as on any other truck with always locked front diff. In fact, I've seen pics of cracked front diffs which happens when you drive with them locked on dry pavement too much.
I got Off Road edition - it comes with nice set of shocks. Probably not quite as good as bilsteins but they'll do for now I will consider replacing them with something better when it's time to get them replaced though.
#2805 of 2815 Re:Rain Deflectors [cj40]
Apr 24, 2009 (5:25 pm)
I bought window deflectors straight from Nissan for my 2008 Exterra; and although I have directions, a couple of the diagrams are impossible to understand. They have the glue tape and metal brackets that connect to the top of the window. Can anyone tell me if these are SUPPOSED to be positioned about 1/2" BELOW the top of the door opening? Seems like they'd look best if they were mounted along the top of the door. Could anyone send me a picture of how the finished product looks on their vehicle? If I can see what it's suppose to look like when done, think I'll understand better. I'm afraid to begin the process for fear of messing it up! njohnson169myway.com Thanks!