It seems to be limited even with the shrock. I find following a first gen X over the same rock ledge I am usually dragging the shrock skid where he has no problem. Of course it could be my error.muzikman said:There is someone who did it (I think to hold fishing rods or something). The approach angle is already limited so adding a front hitch will limit it even more.
OK, I can't annswer your question specifically about the Xterra, but I can explain my experience with my prior vehicle, a 1992 Pathfinder.GISX said:x67934 said:
Has anyone installed this in the X?
How much ground clerance do you lose (if any) on the front?
I don't know about that. What does the X weigh stock? (between 4100-4400lbs). With standard recovery gear I bet it adds 100-200lbs. Then all the aftermarket steel I bet adds 400-500lbs. So now we are up to 4600-5100lbs. Now add in the strain from being stuck (rock ledge, mud, etc). I bet you commenly winch more than 5000lbs.syndicate said:I honestly cannot imagine that most of us will ever pull more than 5,000lbs. That's enough to pull your Xterra up into a tree like a monkey.
However, the thought of potentially having your winch rip off your bumper while under strain has "dangerous" written all over it.