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Unread 06-30-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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How are these with light to moderate offroad work? They seem like they'd be fairly strong offroad. Or are they Liberty-esque, and not worth the time and money?

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Unread 06-30-2010, 02:29 PM   #2
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Unread 06-30-2010, 02:50 PM   #3
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I concur, I've seen some bad mother ****in XTerra's out there before.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 02:53 PM   #4
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They're not bad for light to moderate stuff. About 3 years ago I was in a group of about 12 xterras while wheeling and they seemed to hold their own. But 6 of them fried their alternators.
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They are ok, they like to roll.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 03:02 PM   #6
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I used to have one. was lifted with 33's.
Like already said, good for light to moderate wheeling.
and yes the alternator (at least on mine 2002) was set really low and could get fried
just going through a deep puddle on the road.....

Suited me well, for me and the family, But the top and doors didnt come off, which is one of the many reasons I went to the JK....
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1st gen or 2nd gen? either is pretty decent. ive got a '07 frontier, and am awaiting a sas, if that tells you anything. the 1st gens tend to be a little mor beefy drivetrain wise, but the four liter is a powerhouse, when uncorked. also, theres not alot of gear choises for the 2nd gen rigs, with the odd ball d44 and weirdo front diff, hope this helps some
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Unread 06-30-2010, 04:03 PM   #8
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It would be first-gen, to save some money. I'm considering swapping out my Cherokee for one, and getting my GF a Cherokee to replace her Honda and keeping it (mostly) stock. The Xterra would become my offroad/daily driver.
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I've seen 3 of them stuck on the beach this summer.

Also, that lifted one is really ugly.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 05:02 PM   #10
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I've seen 3 of them stuck on the beach this summer.

so! maybe it was a 2wd, or the drivers didnt know what the were doing

Also, that lifted one is really ugly.
not that has nothing to do with the OPs question.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 05:12 PM   #11
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check out clubxterra.org they have a bunch of nice rigs on there that are very capable if not more capable than some of the built xj's on here
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Their burly. I have an ex that had it, perfect girlfriend vehicle.

However I also have a buddy and he took it off road once, and stock, they offer next to no clearance and you are at risk of hurting alot of body parts but, a small body lift would help that.

However I would get a patriot.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 05:18 PM   #13
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Their burly. I have an ex that had it, perfect girlfriend vehicle.

However I also have a buddy and he took it off road once, and stock, they offer next to no clearance and you are at risk of hurting alot of body parts but, a small body lift would help that.

However I would get a patriot.
hoenstly if it wasnt for my xterra i wold have never got into the whole offroading community. for me the xterra and fj fall into the exploration rigs like doing the mountain passes in Colorado and easy to medium trails.
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They were 4wd drive. You don't drive on the beach in 2wd. They had beach tags.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 05:20 PM   #15
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They were 4wd drive. You don't drive on the beach in 2wd. They had beach tags.
the point is saying you saw 3 stuck on the beach adds no value, ive seen lots of pics of full size trucks, jeep, hummers you name it stuck on the beach
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