Second Generation Nissan Xterra Forums banner

1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
on line
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
how important is it to have a locking rear diff. i was thinking of getting an s model with a calmini 5" lift. would i be wasting my time because its not the off road model. or can you still go off roading with out a rear diff. it will mostly be my daily driver but i would like to do some off roading .
 

·
on line
Joined
·
358 Posts
You don't HAVE to have a locker to go offroad but when you start lifting tires on obstacles Like these you will wish you had a locker. I also have a 4runner and my son has a Jeep and we both wish we had lockers. The Jeep makes up for not having lockers with a ton of articulation. Articulation is something Xterras don't have up front. When you start floating tires and rock from the front to the rear tires you will loose all traction and not be able to move. With a locker you will be able to crawl thru the same obstacle.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top