Welcome.cenglebert said:Man I am glad I stumbled upon this forum! I bought my QX56 last Aug,04 and I have 22k on it! It is a driving machine. First off I would like to say that the Nissan Armada is also great. I needed the map and backup camera because I travel alot and frequently tow boats. The laser cruise control is fantastic! I did a 19 hour trip straight through myself last fall non-stop with no problem. Get in the left lane, set the cruise at 78 mph and go!
Tires, I am looking around to get rid of the Contis and will probably go with the Michelin Cross Terrian, there is a website, www.powerdog.com that lets you put in different sizes and see how far off they are from stock. Cooper makes a 285/60 18 Zeon HST, I haven't heard anything good or bad. The Michelin Cross terrans come in 265/70 18. I have heard alot of bad stuff about the Michlein SUV tire. I wish Michlein made the LTX M+S in the right size. This tire is awesome.
Supposedly there will also be a factory brake recall. At 11k my rotors got badly warped. They resurfaced them, but they are beginning to do it again. You will notice this when you apply the brakes and the front end shimmys.
I would also like to put on a custom grill but have had no luck. I would like the tight cross hatched design.The front grill is easy to take off. I did it myself when I put the bug shield on.
I put on the bug deflecta shield from the factory but I first had it painted white to match. Looks great, but clear would be better to paint. Let me know if any one makes one.
I am looking to put on the wood kit next!
Get BFG 285-65-18 A/T tires instead of the Michelins if you are going to tow. Higher tow rating. Great tires.
Get the new brake rotors. TSB on them. They changed the design and are in stock and under warranty as of this May. Permanent fix.
Grills tough, as is the bug deflector. We have a stainless steel deflector but I don't know if it fits the QX front end.
Qx comes with a lot of wood. What do you want to add?