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Hello everyone. I've been lurking around here for a little while so I thought i'd post. Apparently, this is the only forum I can post in so I'll start here. To make a really long story short, I sold my 6 speed Unlimited Rubicon and bought a used '09 SE 4wd VTP Frontier. I will miss the hell out of the Rubicon (minus the weak 3.8l V6) but I really like the Frontier and it is a good vehicle for my needs. I sold it because I had a lot of equity in it and we're now having to pay for most of our wedding this April. Plus, she can't drive a 6 speed and her car is a Nissan Sentra and she needs to be able to drive a 4wd occasionally.

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There are a lot of things I plan on doing to it like fog lights, tint the front windows to match the back, new head unit, slush mats, some sort of side steps/sliders, etc. However, most of it is on hold till after the wedding.

Anyway. :hi:
 

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Hey man -

Welcome to the club. Wife and I have been married for 3 years yesterday! I bought the truck for us, she can't drive a stick, and we are starting a family. I know you will miss your Rubicon as Colorado has killer 4x4 trails. These trucks do very well off road imho. You name a trail in CO, and I've been on it in one vehicle or my quad.

Your truck looks good. It looks like it has 265 75 16's or possibly a leveling kit? I can't figure it out, maybe it just the pic angle. Look good. I did a few mods to mine, OEM fogs, front lift, tinted to match the rear, and a CAI.

What is a Frontier VTP?
 

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Thank you. It just has 265/70/16" Destination A/Ts on it on the stock suspension. The tires were worn unevenly and I'm not a fan of BFG Long Trails so I just replaced them rather than buying two tires. I haven't had it on anything very challenging yet, but it has done great on the snow packed mountain "roads" I've had it on. It also does great in normal, snowy covered roads. I also like having an extra 60 hp and getting similar gas mileage.

VTP = Value Truck Package.
 

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Bye bye Jeep.



Really, I'll just miss the removable top and the 6 speed. And of course the offroad capability, but its over kill for my needs. The Frontier will get me down most of the trails here that I care to go down.

I'll definitely miss the removable top this summer...



And the navigation...

 

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Yeah, probably not the best time of year to take it on anything challenging lol. I was going to hit up China Wall, but it got dozed. I took mine around slaughterhouse gulch stock, did well, didn't hit once.

Cool thing about Frontier CC's and other similar trucks in CO, is most trails seem to be run by jeeps. What I mean by that is they all share the same wheelbase, so the steep steep trails above timberline and other spots have "ruts" in them from Jeeps. The front of your truck will flex through them before the rear even enters their stuck ruts and then the front will pull the rear end through. I took mine up Waldorf and beyond to Argentine, did perfect. The truck runs well at 13k feet :)
 

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LOL



Its funny, the GPS unit doesn't look like it has the correct elevation. You are at 12,125 feet, and it looks like 2,125 feet. Trail Ridge Road, been over it a few times, gorgeous drive!

Sick jeep, welcome to Nissan! have a sun roof put in, I know I'd love to!
 

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Its funny, the GPS unit doesn't look like it has the correct elevation. You are at 12,125 feet, and it looks like 2,125 feet. Trail Ridge Road, been over it a few times, gorgeous drive!

Sick jeep, welcome to Nissan! have a sun roof put in, I know I'd love to!
The Nav pic was taken right about here...



That other mtn pic was taken driving up Argentine Pass last fall...

Yeah, probably not the best time of year to take it on anything challenging lol. I was going to hit up China Wall, but it got dozed. I took mine around slaughterhouse gulch stock, did well, didn't hit once.

Cool thing about Frontier CC's and other similar trucks in CO, is most trails seem to be run by jeeps. What I mean by that is they all share the same wheelbase, so the steep steep trails above timberline and other spots have "ruts" in them from Jeeps. The front of your truck will flex through them before the rear even enters their stuck ruts and then the front will pull the rear end through. I took mine up Waldorf and beyond to Argentine, did perfect. The truck runs well at 13k feet :)
Wow, that surprises me about Slaughterhouse. I'd be afraid to try that in my Frontier. You must be a hell of a driver and had an equally great spotter. Interesting thought on the wheelbase. Although, the Rubicon had a pretty long wheelbase. 116"...
 

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Do a search on this forum, you'll see my pics doing slaughterhouse gulch last fall. The pic's are not really that good, went with an X and a CJ. I had 2 people with me spotting, and took it easy. I broke the mud flaps, might have hit a time or 2 hehe. There was 1 spot I couldn't believe how much the truck flexed and just pushed through. It took me a few approaches, got er done.

Anywho, its a beautiful Colorado bluebird day and I'm on my way up 285 to Del Norte to visit a brewery. I will probably post some killer shots of the collegiate peaks, south park, maybe a few of the passes.
 

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welcome...good luck on the wedding. i got married 8 months ago and totally understand the neverending list of costs...

sounds similar to my cousin's story...he went from your exact same Jeep to a Titan...hasn't looked back.
 

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Give me a month or two...at least till all this snow melts and i will show you how to make your Frontier a removable roof. That might void your warranty. Welcome.
 

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Welcome & Enjoy !! sharp truck!
 

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Do a search on this forum, you'll see my pics doing slaughterhouse gulch last fall. The pic's are not really that good, went with an X and a CJ. I had 2 people with me spotting, and took it easy. I broke the mud flaps, might have hit a time or 2 hehe. There was 1 spot I couldn't believe how much the truck flexed and just pushed through. It took me a few approaches, got er done.

Anywho, its a beautiful Colorado bluebird day and I'm on my way up 285 to Del Norte to visit a brewery. I will probably post some killer shots of the collegiate peaks, south park, maybe a few of the passes.
Nice. And I'll see if I can find those pics...

Give me a month or two...at least till all this snow melts and i will show you how to make your Frontier a removable roof. That might void your warranty. Welcome.
Lol, I think I'll pass.

There is a guy in Evergreen, CO that is looking for a frontier to test fit skids.

here is the link
http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f35/need-frontier-truck-55544/
Thanks...
 

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