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Nissan Frontier OWNER

Discussion in 'New Members' started by BenJammn5, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Feb 5, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    BenJammn5

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    Whats up guys, I recently smashed my Frontier into a boulder in Anza borrego desert California driving it like I stole it. I just found out today that it's a total loss. As such, I'm back in the market to get a new truck!! Had my eye on the taco for sometime now and would like to know your thoughts on the truck. Any issues/problems? I'd also like to know what axle the 2nd taco's come w/. Maybe there is a thread that provides that info already... gear ratios and axle types for the pre-runner versions. I loved my Frontier, and clubfrontier.org (was a member for 2 years) is gonna hate me for switching! But I think the two trucks are equal, just different.
    Which one do you recommend? I'm not after 4x4, I want a mid travel kit for the truck and a locker. The TRD off road package is the one that comes w/ the locker right?? Is the locker a joke or does it actually hold up and work? Is it air operated or electronic (i'm guessing electronic).
    Thanks a bunch guys!!! Look forward to getting to know you
    Benjamin
     
  2. Feb 5, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    Khaos

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    Welcome to TW!

    The TRD Off Road comes with an e locker, get the off road. You'll love the locker. I'm on Club Frontier as well.

    What year Frontier you got? Any mods? I think its pretty awesome that the Frontiers can do the Titan swaps. I've always thought the Titan was a pretty respectable rig, I just liked my Taco better :)
     
  3. Feb 5, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    welcome to tw!! hmmm.........fronty or taco:duel:.................................and tacoma for the win!!!!!!!!

    the locker is a kick ass piece of equipment, and its an elcetronic locker.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    duckcmdr

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    welcome
     
  5. Feb 5, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    BenJammn5

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    "nazi zombie" ahaha awesome i was just playing that game.


    My Frontier was a 2007 XE, 17 aluminum MB motoring wheels w/ NITTO terra grappler 265/70 tires. Flowmaster exhaust, intake, timing advance, 2"spacer lift. Alpine audio w/ JL sub. I'm keeping the audio and tires for the Taco. GOnna sell the wheels on Clubfrontier.org... funny that you mention the titan swap cause I was about to do it!
     
  6. Feb 5, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    derekabraham

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    My locker has definitely saved me a few times. Definitely a good piece of epuipment.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    Welcome to TW! We've got a few a members here that would agree about the trucks being the same, but different. I know some people replace the e-locker with other versions, but I've never heard of problems with factory electronic one. I'd leave that alone.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2009 at 9:12 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    Welcome man!! im also on clubfrontier to see what yall r up to on that site. Once everyone see this thread more info will come. The Tacoma is a very very versatile and strong and sturdy and powerful truck and im sure you will love it!!!
     
  9. Feb 5, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    plenty.......
    frontier? how did you live with those fender flares?
    j/k man-but hey, tacoma for the win!
     
  10. Feb 5, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    tacoholic

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    Tacoma 4 teh WIN!
    I don't care what edmunds.com says, the Taco is much nicer and more fun.

    Damn Nissan's, always finding ways to leave you astonished at the dealer. ;) (or in a rock lolol)
     
  11. Feb 6, 2009 at 5:41 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I have run against a few Nissans off road. They are great at getting in the way. The Tacoma is a much better platform for off roading.
     
  12. Feb 6, 2009 at 6:00 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    09 tacos don't come with the locker do they? I thought they use the braking system to redistribute the power versus locking the axle.
     
  13. Feb 6, 2009 at 6:08 AM
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    Delmarva

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    ^^
    That's the Auto LSD that is equipped on TRD Sports. The TRD Offroad still has a mechanical locker... :thumbsup:

    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  14. Feb 6, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    Thanks Del. I always get confused.
     
  15. Feb 6, 2009 at 6:41 AM
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    No worries mate -- It's part of my duties as a PW... :laugh:
     
  16. Feb 6, 2009 at 7:19 AM
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    Stuff
    Tacoma is an awesome truck and you will love it. 3 rules to follow though:

    1. Get the V6
    2. If you get speedway blue as a color, do NOT black the headlights, looks stupid
    3. Do NOT get the westin bumper guard. Looks like the truck is sticking a HUGE tounge out

    Otherwise, enjoy =)
     
  17. Feb 6, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    So, you totaled your Frontier to get a Tacoma.

    You know, there's other ways to get rid of a vehicle, like trading it in or selling it privately. ;)


    Welcome to TW. I'm sure you'll be happy with a Tacoma.

    Since you already owned a Frontier, you know what the Tacoma's biggest competitor is like. Go and take a Tacoma out for a test drive (maybe even see if they'll let you have it for a weekend...in these times I'm sure that they'll do something little like that if it means a sale) and see how it compares to the Frontier.

    Many people don't have the amount of time behind the wheel of the Frontier like you do, so I feel that a good weekend with the truck will let you know which one you should buy--Tacoma or Frontier.
     
  18. Feb 6, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    :rolleyes:

    (it's OK to black out the headlights...)

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Feb 6, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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    Welcome to TW!

    I tested both Fronties and Tacoma, i liked the Tacoma a lot better, i think the old Frontier was better built than the new ones, but thats my opinion, go for the Tacoma, you wont regret it
     
  20. Feb 6, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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    Specially with that Grill! looks awesome man...
     
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