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Thanks to all the members here for helping me decide to pick up a new 2013 Pro-4X.

I'm not new to Nissan, still have my trusty old WD21 Pathfinder (1994, darned exhaust manifold studs!).

Not many offroad trails around here. I usually drive out to Death Valley, the Sierra, or the Colorado Plateau for backpacking/hiking/camping. It's great having a high clearance vehicle to access the more out-of-the-way spots.

Haven't decided on mods yet. I believe in being safe/responsible so want to add some rescue points and a winch. Also need to get some LT tires ... have had good luck with the BFG All Terrains on my WD21. Armor is going to kill the MPGs and affect the suspension so I'll have to work out a balance.

Hope to get some good advice when the time comes.
 

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Welcome from Reno, NV!! I just sold a 1995 pathfinder to upgrade to my 06 Xterra Off Road! Loved our pathfinder and it was in awesome shape, but needed something a little beefier and more power.

I think there are quite a few people in Cali on here.
 

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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome :)

TahoeRunner, when I put my X and WD21 next to each other, I'm amazed at how much larger/wider/taller the X is. SUV's sure have grown since the 90's.

I do like the increase in HP ... from [email protected] to [email protected] I remember driving up Donner Pass with three mtn bikes on the roof of the Pathfinder plus gear. I think a VW Vanagon might have passed us :iconbiggrin:
 

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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome :)

TahoeRunner, when I put my X and WD21 next to each other, I'm amazed at how much larger/wider/taller the X is. SUV's sure have grown since the 90's.

I do like the increase in HP ... from [email protected] to [email protected] I remember driving up Donner Pass with three mtn bikes on the roof of the Pathfinder plus gear. I think a VW Vanagon might have passed us :iconbiggrin:
Yeah the power is just night and day. I had an XE 5 speed without the roof rack and the 15" chrome steelies with 28" tires I think (It was bone stock). but I loved that thing. That thing had barely had enough power to get out of its own way and climbing Donner was definitely a third gear play. That and the super low gearing drove me nuts!

When we bought our 1995 jayco tent trailer, I was going to try and pull it with that, until I got it home (used my work truck to pick it up) and the top of the tent trailer was just as high as the roof on the Pathy. It just shocked me how small it was parked next to other cars. It was just an inch taller than my wife's Mazda5. Although it was still decently roomy inside, especially when it came to car seats even rear facing.

Here is a pic of mine. I miss him... :crybaby: He was super dependable, but just outdated in his abilities.

 

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Welcome from Norcal San Jose! Congrats on your new 2013 Pro-4X. Now go out and have fun! :rockin:
Right on! Already been out in the local backcountry but our roads are in good shape due to lack of rain, so only 2WD needed. Still, was impressed by the handling. Hope to get out to Ashford Mine and Cerro Gordo in the Death Valley area before it gets too hot.
 

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Good to see so many former Pathfinder owners here. I'll see if I can post a photo of my old Pathy and Xterra side-by-side.
 
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