Originally Posted by justdifferentials
Sweet! What are you thinking about doing? I really like the older Xterras for a light duty overland rig/ DD.
I'm taking my 2001 that's got a bazillion miles on it and a snapped timing belt/engine with a hole in it...and taking off all the mods, to put them on ANOTHER 1st gen X.
I figure as long as its apart, I might as well throw in a rear locker.
I have a front already in my spare parts pile.
My biggest hurdle right now on that issue is that my old rig is manual, and has 4.6 diffs....
..and all the used ones I see have 4.9 diffs.
THAT means the already in the 4.6 diff FRONT locker, would need to be swapped into a 4.9 diff, to match the rear 4.9....
..or I keep the old rear 4.6, and replace the new rig's 4.9 with it.
BUT, I'd RATHER have 4.9's than 4.6's.
Well, I'd RATHER have 5 point-something-high diffs, instead of 4 point-something, but now I'm doing BOTH diffs....
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2001 Xterra SE, 2003 V6, 5 spd, Shrock Sliders, Bumpers and Skids, Warn 9.5xp Winch w/125' MasterPull II, OBA w/4Gal Tank & 4 CFM Compressor, Revolver Shackles, Deaver 3-Pack + Calmini 2-Pack + OEM Leaves, Bilstein 5150, SLR UCA, Diff Drop, 3" SL, 2" BL, 33x13.5/16 LTB's, Snorkel, Electric Fan Swap, etc...