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Hey all,

Not sure if this is old news but I was over at another Xterra site and saw this link about the Titan. In the article, they mentioned the 08 Pathfinder is getting the 5.6. Makes me wonder if the 5.6 can be fitted into the X. I can't image what kinda beast the X would be then.

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007702080392
 

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No plans at the moment, with the current generation, for a V8.

There is also some alteration to the Pathfinder to make it fit.
 

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Well when they were originally designing the New X they had the same V8 as the titan but decided instead on this model engine.
 

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but decided instead on this model engine.
That's a good thing afterall.. It's this block-

VQ35DE

The 3.5 L (3498 cc) VQ35DE is used in many modern Nissan vehicles. It adds variable valve timing and has a bore of 95.5 mm and stroke of 81.4 mm using the same block found in the VQ30DE. Output ranges from 240 hp to 301 hp (179 to 221 kW) and 246 lb·f to 287 lb·f (334 to 390 Nm).

The VQ35DE is built in Iwaki, Japan and Decherd, TN. It was on the Ward's 10 Best Engines list for 2002 through 2007, and the VQ series is the only engine to be honored by Ward's every year since the list's inception.
The VQ35DE has an aluminum engine block and aluminum DOHC cylinder heads. It uses sequential fuel injection (SFI), has 4 valves per cylinder with VVT for optimized opening of intake and exhaust valves, and features forged steel connecting rods, a microfinished one-piece cast camshaft, and Nissan's nylon intake manifold technology. It has low-friction molybdenum-coated pistons. The intake system is a high-flow tuned induction system.

A modified version of the VQ35DE, called the S1, is produced by Nismo (Nissan's motorpsorts and performance division) for the Fairlady Z S-Tune GT. It produces 300 ps, or 285 hp (220 kW), at 7200 rpm - a higher rev-limit than that of the original VQ35DE. The 350Z GT-S concept has a VQ35DE equipped with a switchable Novidem supercharger, producing around 377 hp with the supercharger switched on. The engine may possibly be referred to as the VQ35DER if the GT-S goes into production.

The VQ35DE is featured in the following vehicles:

North American

2001-2004 Nissan Pathfinder (240 hp)
2001-2004 Infiniti QX4 (240 hp)
2002-2004 Infiniti I35 (255 hp)
2002- Nissan Altima (from 240 to 270 hp)
2002- Nissan Maxima (255 hp to 265 hp)
2002- Nissan Quest (240 hp)
2003- Nissan 350Z (from 287 to 301 hp)
2003-2004 Infiniti G35 (260 hp to 301 hp)
2003- Infiniti FX35 (275 hp)
2006- Infiniti M35 (275 hp)
2004- Nissan Murano (Z50) (245 hp)
JDM and other markets

Nismo Z S-Tune GT (295 hp) (VQ35DE S1 engine)
2000- Nissan Elgrand (245 hp)
2001- Nissan Stagea (272 hp)
2002- Nissan Skyline (V35) (Infiniti G35) (275+ hp)
2003- Nissan Teana (350JM-J31) (231 hp, 333 nm)
2003- Nissan Presage
2004- Nissan Fuga (Infiniti M35) (275 hp)
2004- Nissan Cefiro (Infiniti I35) Taiwan (258 hp)
2006- Samsung (Renault) SM7 NEO-VQ
Renault Espace (241 hp)
Renault Vel Satis (241 hp)


It's stroked for better low end power and whatnot as the-
VQ40DE

The VQ40DE is a 4.0 L variant of the VQ35DE (longer stroke).

Improvements include: continuously variable valve timing, variable intake system, hollow camshafts, lighter crankshaft, and friction reduction (microfinished surfaces, moly coated pistons). It has Nissans direct ignition system with platinum-tipped spark plugs. It produces 265 hp @ 5600 rpm and 284 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm.

It is used in the following vehicles:

2005+ Nissan Frontier (265 hp @5,600 rpm; 284 lb-ft of torque @4,000 rpm)
2005+ Nissan Xterra (265 hp @5,600 rpm; 284 lb-ft of torque @4,000 rpm)
2005+ Nissan Pathfinder (270 hp @5600 rpm; 291 ft-lbf @4000 rpm)

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^^^ from Wikipedia
 

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jetydosa said:
Does anyone know where the addl hp and trq come from in the Pathfinder application?
tuning.

I'm smarting to wonder about the Y pipe tho.
 

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Salesmen generally know less than we do. Sorry if you're a salesman. :geek:
 

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LoPo said:
Salesmen generally know less than we do. Sorry if you're a salesman. :geek:
I recently talked to a saleman that bet me $5 that Nissan doesn't make a OR Xterra. I won $5.
 

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Offroad said:
Wonder if the 08 V8 Pathy will get a front diff upgrade to handle the extra torque.

That would be my concern with a V8 in our Xterra's. I think the torque would shread the front Diff.
 

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Offroad said:
Wonder if the 08 V8 Pathy will get a front diff upgrade to handle the extra torque.
Yes they are.

It will have a higher profile hood, revised tranny, front and rear diff, driveshaft, larger brakes, and updated stability control.
 

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LoPo said:
Offroad said:
Wonder if the 08 V8 Pathy will get a front diff upgrade to handle the extra torque.
Yes they are.

It will have a higher profile hood, revised tranny, front and rear diff, driveshaft, larger brakes, and updated stability control.
Would the new front diff be a direct fit? I'll keep an eye on the junkyard for wrecked '08s :geek:
 
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