My wife is hounding me to upgrade her Xterra to an Armada. Anyone here own a 4x4 Armada? Main concern is real world MPG. I honestly don't get that great in the Xterra, so a tiny dip wouldn't bother me for the increased size.
I'm not sure what year her X is but i went from an '02 X to an '08 Armada LE as a dd. The mileage on my X was bad and this Armada is not any better. I wish i could give you the real world mpg but i can't simply because i haven't been paying much attention to it. Plus, having the 5.6 it's very tempting to mash the go pedal which makes it suck the gas. Just sign up on clubarmada.com and i'm sure one of those guys will be able to help you out.My wife is hounding me to upgrade her Xterra to an Armada. Anyone here own a 4x4 Armada? Main concern is real world MPG. I honestly don't get that great in the Xterra, so a tiny dip wouldn't bother me for the increased size.
Agreed for the most part. More sheet metal means more room if you need it. My second row is a full bench not buckets which is great. The 5.6 in my Armada runs on regular unleaded which unfortunately is not the case with the Pathfinder. For some reason Nissan made the 5.6 Pathfinder to run on high octane just like the Q56. Again, you are absolutely right about the offroading capabilities but in all honesty i don't think either platform is great for offroad. 4wheel independant suspension just means a whole lotta breakage and parts wearing out very quickly. And i know my Armada wouldn't fit in most of the trails i've been on.I cant judge your needs sir, but I like the Pathfinder over the Armada. With the armada what you really pay for is more sheet metal, a few more inches of leg room for the 3rd row, a center console/cup holders for the middle row, 9,000lb towing cap (vs the 6,000 4.0 pathfinder and 7,000 5.6 pathfinder) and more buttons on the dash. You can get more wheel travel out of a $1,045 pathfinder suspension lift then you can out of a $2,500 armada suspension lift (which may include dropdown brackets, sacrificing ground clearance). To me wheel travel is the most important aspect as my trips take me down rough dirt roads :truck:
Thanks. Now around 90,000 miles on it, and just gave it it's 4th set of tires. Man this thing eats tires! Installed Nitto Crosstek's. So far we love them. Way smoother on the street than the previous BFG's. Has a pretty aggressive tread for a street oriented AT, but only a 2 ply sidewall so we will be careful with them.nice rig nwoods, I like the trailer as well!!
Hi nwoods,Hmmm..... I've been looking at nitto. Terras for my 78 bronco but omg 450 per tire is crazy... 17x13.5x37s.
My Mada is at 200k .ms or so and will be on 4th set soon. The contis were not so good. We got dueler revos the last two times but now that you mentioned nittos I think ill research that.
Did you build your trailer?
We started out with the Conti's and they wore out in 25k miles. Then we went with the Dueler Revo's and liked them generally, but again, they wore out faster than I think they should. Folks are getting 40-50k miles out them, we got about 30k. Switched to BFG Rugged Terrain's, which did great on mild trails like Mojave Trail, but felt awful on the street. They absorbed big bumps okay, but Bott's dot's on the freeway were like hitting landmines, and again, wore out pretty fast for us. These CrossTek's feel amazing on the road. Totally smooth ride. My wife is extremely happy with them. She's cognizant of tire care and handling and things, but doesn't really pay that much attention. When I put on the Nitto's she came back from errands the next day and gave me a huge Hug and said, "OMG I LOVE MY NEW TIRES", so I think she noticed
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