I have owned my 06 Xterra 4x4 X model for just about a year now and have never taken it off road. Well I am planning to soon but then I read all this info about guys who have had their front differential break on them. So I just want to take a poll to see about how many people this has happened to.
Also, if you have a chance to respond with your vote, I would love to know what size tires you were running at the time.
I have been in everything from mud to rocks to small lakes. I enjoy wheelin' hard and no problems with the front diff. I did have my rear axle replaced, H2O had found its way in before I did the breather mod. Also Transfer case is being replaced on Tues. 34,000 miles and I am running 285/75 Pro Comps A/T for the last 7,000 miles..
I know a guy who has a 06 fronty, and has broke his front diff twice. I was there when he did the second time. He wasnt doing anything out of the ordnary when wheeling it. (its not like he was hopping into and over rocks doing 30 mph). Dont know if hes just got a lemon or what? :scratch:
No diff issues yet at 60K+ miles. My '06 gets driven hard, wheeled hard, and even jumped on occasion. I do tend to not romp the gas pedal when in 4High or 4Lo to avoid excess pressure on the spider gears...ie avoid high torque when turning, try to avoid spinning the wheels.