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Old 03-03-2013, 01:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Cool! Yeah I dont' do any crazy rock crawling or anything but i get pretty remote in a lot of areas..Last road trip was up to Labrador, Canada and back.

I have Destination A/T's and love them for my tires.

I know weight is a big issue but my steel front and rear bumpers, while heavy, definitely provide peace of mind. It's always a trade off.

I've got basic skid plates on my X and I'd like to turn them into a full underbody pan, I figure that'll help with aerodynamics. Also my front bumper has huge gaps I can seal up.

I don't have an e-fan - but there was a guy on an xterra form who switched to one and said the same thing - he saw an extra 2 MPG on the highway. Then, there was another guy who said he didn't notice anything at all.

If I can find a cheap kit I might try and do such a swap...I figure it can't hurt, ya know?

Weatherstripped the rest of my hood yesterday, and brainstormed about what I can remove to reduce weight. I know it sounds silly having an extra couple hundred pounds worth of steel on the Xterra, and then looking to shave 10-20 pounds here and there...But again, as mentioned, it's always a trade off. If I can remove things that I don't use and shave some weight, why not, right?
2007 Nissan Xterra OffRoad
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