Originally Posted by Rovertrader
I hope to be wheeling the X soon. So far the I see only 2-3 real 'issues'. (...if you could really call them that.)
1 - The rear axle diff breather is a joke. Doing the tail light extension is a must.
2 - The location of alternator is something that I think needs to be addressed. Is is very low and susceptible to water/mud intrusion. Not good. I am working on a pan/tray of sorts that could offer additional protection. Stay tuned.
3 - The weak front diff casing - Well, I could see this being a potential issue if you go wheeling a lot. I don't personally, but do hit the average forest service road on occasion. Worth the Titan front diff swap, yes...and I think I will be doing this in the short term for piece of mind.
So far...I love this rig. It fits my needs to the letter and offers much more usable details. From the Bluetooth to the fact of having no carpet in the cargo area...it just works. After owning a Land Rover LR3 to a Jeep Unlimited Rubicon to this...we love it. Looking forward to hitting the trails soon. Lastly - the deal we got for the X was outstanding. It is truly a value.
Hope this helps. I should have more info on the alternator protection shield soon.
Chad J. Austin
Car-a-holic / Tool junky / Design Guru
2012 Nissan Xterra Pro4x