2005 Xterra Off-Road
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chilliwack, BC, Canada
The short answer to your question is that, stock, a second gen off-road is more capable than any first gen.
Why? Locker, 31s, skid plates, VQ40, ABLS. None of these came stock on a first gen X.
Having wheeled with both generations in more or less stock form, there are a lot of places that a locker and bigger tires will make all the difference.
If you compare modified vehicles, I think that there are more options available for a Gen 1 Xterra, including a kit for an SAS. However, a Titan swapped second gen will get a lot of places.
My 2 cents worth.
VA7LLB - The previous post is based on actual events. Only the names, locations and events have been changed.