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Hello All,
Here's my story. Financial Advisor by day, husband and dad by night...just shy of turning 45 yrs old. I've had many cars in my life but I keep coming back to Nissan. Just sold my Infiniti G37S sedan. Loved the car. The problem was, with the exception of going to work, my car sat in the garage while we took my wife's crossover for family outings. I hated that I had a car that we couldn't really do a lot with even though it had 4 doors. I've always liked the way Xterra's looked, so a few weeks ago I began reading about them online and this forum. Last week, I made up up mind and bought one. I bought a new (2013) Xterra. Couldn't find a Pro-4X around here but the final price was right so I bought the S. I am fortunate enough to be at a point in my life where I could have bought a much more expensive car or truck, but in all honesty, I love this thing. I am glad I bought it. When I got home, my wife was like WTF? A week later, she loves it too.

So, it will be my daily driver/family adventure vehicle. When my son gets his license in a few years, I will turn it over to him. Rather him be driving something with an actual chassis, (and more gas hungry) than most of his friends will be driving. Maybe he'll just decide to stay home.

I have a lot to learn and realize this forum is the right place to do that. I know nothing about going off road. Nothing. The closest I ever came to 4WD was my Jaguar X-Type. But, I don't plan on heavily modding the X to do anything more than easy trails. I really just want to take my family to some cool places to camp, transport bikes to some places we haven't ridden, and be able to get to the grocery store for a 6 pack when we have an inch of snow. So knowing that, go easy on me.

Looking forward to being an active member here and will hopefully get to meet some of you in the future. Thanks for hearing me out.
 

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Welcome from Colorado! Hope you come to love your X as much as most of us do!

As far as getting off road, there are lots of people here that have zero to minimal mods on their vehicles - but that doesn't stop them from getting in on trail runs. There are plenty of trails that a stock X can handle. Enjoy!
 

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Welcome from Knoxville TN.

We have a easy run planned at windrock on February 22-23 if you're interested. We'll be sticking to gravel roads leading up to the windmills in Oliver springs.

Let me know if you have questions. There's a couple of us around the area.
 

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Congrats. My family loves our X. We have had it all over the place. This weekend we had it in a WMA and we went several hours without seeing another person. Lots of great places to go in East TN as well. I have the S also, and while I wouldn't mind the locker it gets us plenty far off the beaten path for our needs.
 

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Welcome, I'm pretty new from ATL. I also got an S but mine is a lot older! I also selected a car my boys can drive in the next two years. Hope you have fun!
 

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Welcome from west TN. Coal Creek (Windrock) is not too far away from you. Beware, it will make you want to modify your truck, regardless of what you think. I though for sure I would go all the way through college with a stock truck. My first trip to Coal Creek I was stock, subsequent trips have been carried out in an extensively modified vehicle, and it gets more fun every time because the number of trails I can do greatly increases. The truck is awesome stock, but you would be amazed at what it will do with some body armor, a locker, and 34s.
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Thanks for the warm welcome. It's good to see this community is accepting of everyone regardless of mods or off road skill, both of which I don't have. I am however expecting my WeatherTech floor liners to arrive from Fed Ex today so technically I guess that's my first mod. Next on the list is seat covers. Then, as soon as iOS in the car becomes available, I'll be replacing the HU and adding a decent amp. This weekend I'll be building the internal bike rack based on the thread from cam_specv if the fork mounts arrive.

TN4x4Xterra, my son has a travel hockey game that weekend so I'll be gone. Thanks for the offer. That would have been a great way to meet some of you guys and learn a little. I had planned on posting a question about Windrock in the trails section as far as which of the easy trails are some of the better ones and possibly offer a good view at the end (besides of the windmills). I can see those things from my neighborhood on a clear day.

Anyway, thanks again.
 
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