Just wondering, is 130 thousand miles too many to install a lift kit on a pretty well maintained 2011 Xterra S ?
Yeah, Still a lot of folks out there from the era when cars weren't expected to go much farther than 100K or so without major issues/repairs. Those times are long gone though. Similar situation with the old adage that oil must be changed every 3k. When modern cars and oils are meant to go around 5k or even a lot more in some cases. A lot of advancements in vehicle design and longevity, and it just takes time for the mindset and passed-along knowledge to catch up.I find it funny when people say "100k? Oh it hasn't even been broken in yet".
And then... "200k? You'll be replacing quite a few parts so it might become unreliable. Late in it's life."
But no, 130k is fine to start modifying. Get up to 180-190k and it starts to become not worth it to heavily modify IMO, especially depending on where you are located since rust and repairs can start eating away at you. I TSed at 210k and sold it shortly thereafter. Still going to this day with 260k-ish on it apparently.
So yeah, modify your X and drive it across the country. Plenty of life left.