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Old 01-19-2011, 08:40 PM   #1
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Wranger and Nissan Xterra

What can a stock (maybe lifted 2.5") Jeep Rubicon do off-road (I'm not talking Moab or boulder climbing) that a stock off-road Nissan Xterra cannot?
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:46 PM   #2
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Dont know much about xterras but
the rubicon has lockers, more ground clearance, solid axles which give you more suspension travel, short wheelbase better for offroad, american made...i can keep going.

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Old 01-19-2011, 09:00 PM   #3
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It is rare to find a Rubicon on a dealer's lot

You can easily take the top off

The doors come off

Women will adore you

The world's biggest outdoor community.... come on, how many waves will you get in a Nissan
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:11 PM   #4
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Not a great deal, but

The X had a lot more powerful engine (265 hp) and about the same mileage -

The X had e-select 4hi/4lo-very quick and easy to switch and the OR had a rear e-locker-

They both had about the same diff clearance and the X was very comfy, with more cargo area and could be driven all day with its powerful engine (V6) but was a little more top heavy and had the IFS in the front--they weren't to easy to lift and the aftermarket is pitifully small-

The JK Rubi has a gold mine Xfer case that the X doesn't have and also has e-swaybar disco's and the X didn't-the JK Rubi has the front e-locker and the X didn't-

The X has a "lift gate" which is not quite as handy as the JKs gate/window

I'd give the Xterra OR an 8 and the JK Rubi a 10-

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Old 01-19-2011, 09:15 PM   #5
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driving the rubi makes u cool driving the extera makes u..... um well never mind this is a family site.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:32 PM   #6
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Interesting-there is no such vehicle as a (extera)-

However, driving an Xterra, makes you relax and smell the roses !!

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Old 01-19-2011, 09:41 PM   #7
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meh shows how little i know about import pos "Xterras" lol
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:51 PM   #8
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heh Heh--YUP-I agree


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meh shows how little i know about import pos "Xterras" lol
Except they ain't imported, they're built in Smyrna Tenn. !!

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import to me i live in canada
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:54 PM   #10
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Heh Heh--yea you're right-


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Old 01-19-2011, 11:55 PM   #12
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i was looking at one before i got my jeep, 8900 bucks OTD for a 2001 xterra with 123k miles or 11500 bucks OTD with 2 year warrenty for a 2001 TJ sport with 66k miles. it was an easy choice...

now that i have the jeep im soooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! glad i got the wrangler and not the Nissan.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:44 AM   #13
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I've seen Xtera's on the trail one time . . . I got to play bumper cowboy helping to keep their asses down going down the waterfall on Dishpan . . . it was fun to see them out on the trail but there's a pretty good reason that Jeeps out number Xtera's 1000 to 1 out on the trail.
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they are trail capable there just no jeep. they can handle light wheeling just not much more... and there drivers tend to play for the other team
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Heh Heh, can't agree with ya, the '05 and later Xterras are very capable with a little tweaking --

My '06 Xterra OR would go 90% of the places my JKU Ruby can go, but

With the aluminum front diff and more warranty troubles than jeep has, adios

If the jeep just had the Nissan Xterra 4 liter V6-man what a gem that would be

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Parents had an 01 . Took it hunting once and wasn't much fun . Well it wasn't bad off-road I felt as if I was going hunting in a mini van
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I've never seen an Xterra offroad.....
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Also went around the North side of White rock lake and that takes lockers-

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meh shows how little i know about import pos "Xterras" lol
I hate to be the one to post the bad news...I have an X and a YJ, the X was built in The USA and the YJ in Canada...the imports may be import engineered but they're still "Built in the USA". Just my 2 cents.

OH, and I'd never take the X on the trail!
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Now Jimbo, you know I meant that I've never seen one offroad where I've been, not that they didn't ever go offroad.... Not enough coffee when I typed that...
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No,, IG you were right, there aren't that many Xterras off-road and thats for the reasons I mentioned and-



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Now Jimbo, you know I meant that I've never seen one offroad where I've been, not that they didn't ever go offroad.... Not enough coffee when I typed that...
They are a SUV, with a lot more expensive body damage possible when you get near rocks-

I took my 1974 Ramcharger (lifted) over the Rubicon, but I wouldn't take my Xterra !!

I remember driving mine for 17 hrs (picked up trailer) and the only fatigue I felt was my eyes--pure pleasure driving on the hiwy !!

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