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Well, after dropping off the babysitter last night I was feeling a little ornery on the way home and was, how do I put it, HEAVY on the throttle. Now I've driven some fast cars in my day and the X is no racer but for an SUV it kicks butt! I figured I got enough break-in on my beast and opened it up quite a few times and left everyone in the dust. The VQ40DE really just keeps on pulling up to redline (6000 rpm) without letting up. Most power seemed to be available above 4000 rpm which falls in line neatly with these dyno runs: http://www.jackphelps.com/frontier/dynotesting.htm
(I'm assuming the variable intake opens up around 3750 or so which explains the flat uppper power curve.)
Heavy throttle offline was good too- the front end just rose and the tires dug in real well with no squeal.
I (not my wife) always run with the VDC off and even though I'm not sure if it really makes a difference it seems to by my butt-dyno. Supposedly affects the throttle-by-wire and variable intake and such.
Anyway, I was impressed....
 

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Not really sure I want to know what you were spanking last night...








I also love the way the X performs. Far superior to my 2001 X. And a joy to drive :cheers:
 

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-- :clown: Yo Mr. Gordon---How's it feel --- :cheers: ---JIMBO
 

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I tell you, the X is great. My uncle has an LR3 and he is always taking off and trying to leave me behind, he always makes fun of my tiny V6. So far he has never been able to leave me behind :cheers:
 

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Not really sure I want to know what you were spanking last night...








I also love the way the X performs. Far superior to my 2001 X. And a joy to drive :cheers:
Agreed I had a 2000 X and man the new engine makes all the difference in the world. I would spank my 2000. I now come off the ramp onto the hwy and find myself always having to back down now speed ............sooooooooooo sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I had a 02 supercharged X and it is horribly slow compared to my 05 X. Lets see I get better mileage, I don't have to use premium, and it has 60+ more horsepower. I don't really see a downside!
 

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when my girl was looking to buy, we drove the 4runner and the X.
i was totaly in awe of how the X handles and its power. it definatley has some Z in it.

last night i was playing around with a friend of mine in his 05 chevy avalanche. what a joke. i walked away without even hammering down on the throttle. (although we had the back seats folded down and my pup went flying all theway to the back door with her claws out, looking like a cat) i felt so bad. she didnt even know what to do.
 

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:sign5: that's hilarious
 
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