Originally Posted by gsxrjason
I just picked up an 05 xterra yesterday, Now doing a little research it would seem I should look into this issue.
Iv looked into this SMOD bypass
Should I have the transmission inspected?
Was the mod difficult to do?
Is there any concerns in doing the mod?
If it will make you sleep easier at night you can have it inspected.
When you drain your tranny fluid it should be a dark red color when mine came out it was brownish with a little red tint. It was definitely time for a change.
The mod was not difficult to do you seriously only move 2 lines. you need to remove the skid plate. So all you'll need is a 10mm socket + ratchet and some pliers, there's diy threads on this site.
The only concern Ive read was if you live in a warmer climate and do a lot of towing you might want to add another external cooler, I heard the plate ones are better than tube/fin types you can get one for around 50-60 $ or one with a fan for bout 100-130$
Hope this Helped!