Old thread I know but figured best place to ask. Looking into purchasing a 2008 frontier. 4.0, 4x4, manual transmission. Crew cab long bed. How will it do driving from san diego to glamis up the big hills on the freeway 8 loaded with 2 450 diet bikes and some gear? Had a 2003 tacoma crew cab short bed, v6, 4x4, automatic and poor thing was screaming in 2nd up the big hills, hoping the frontier does better.