Best Year X-Runner

Discussion in 'Polls & Surveys' started by fergy016, Jun 20, 2011.

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What is the best production year of the X-Runner?

  1. 2005

    73 vote(s)
    24.7%
  2. 2006

    70 vote(s)
    23.6%
  3. 2007

    41 vote(s)
    13.9%
  4. 2008

    55 vote(s)
    18.6%
  5. 2009

    18 vote(s)
    6.1%
  6. 2010

    12 vote(s)
    4.1%
  7. 2011

    27 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. fergy016

    fergy016 New Member

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    I am looking to buy an X-Runner

    I am just getting familiar with the issues the X-runner seems to have, but I would like to know what everyone thinks is the best year, and why?

    Because that is the year you own is not a good answer.

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Scarface

    Scarface Active Member

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    Because its the one I own... :hmmmm2:
    They're all pretty solid. The newer the better. Less recalls.
     
  3. kcidmil

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    I personally say the 05, because you're not stuck with that annoying TPMS.
     
  4. mbray

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    2011! Comes with the new grille and a cool instrument cluster, and backup camera, with airbags!
     
  5. ntinhri

    ntinhri Active Member

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    05 as they are the fastest... no others hit 12's....
     
  6. revobreaker

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    09 up dont have real LSD, but have rear camera. they also have lame (IMO) "sub woofer" ECU harness changed, so its not compatible with X1 (which isnt available anyway) and they now only offer SWB, barcelona red, and 'black', (i thinik they lost the pearl in 2011)


    I love my 09
     
  7. kenneth206

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    Remember somewhere around 2008 or so they started adding in an electronic LSD that sucks really bad.

    I still voted for 2011 though. It's nice to know someone hasn't sat their ass in your truck!
     
  8. revobreaker

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    Whats diff. with the cluster? And airbags like SRS? Thats not unique to 2011:dontknow:
     
  9. RMCO

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    2011... Because that's the one I got, haha.
     
  10. BSP06XRU

    BSP06XRU Old Member

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    05 - 08 :top:
     
  11. kenneth206

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    The later 2011's have carbon fiber instrument gauges. See a 808 guy's thread for pics in the Just got a XR section.

     
  12. Sproulesxrunner

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    IMO depends on what you are planning on doing to it. 05-08s are easier to tune and have a mechanical LSD but the newer ones come with a back up camera and extras.
     
  13. Venomous_X

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    05-07... i have an 08 and well its been a little problematic in my experience. :dontknow:
     
  14. revobreaker

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    those gauges are cool
     
  15. xr_sky1ine3

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    i love my 09 no issues with it and it has oem led tails with black chrome headights
     
  16. Murderface

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    I'd have to say 2005 because it was rated at 245 HP and 287 lbs of tq compared to 06+ of 236hp and 270+lbs of tq lolz.
    Seriously though, it depends on what u want outta the truck and that's all. Like already mentioned the 2005-08's have an eaton clutch style LSD, are compatible with the X-1 engine controller along with the E85 668cc primary injectors and 7th injector(u can run E85 thru the TRD blower and get anywhere from 30-40 extra rwhp from E85). Downside is no side curtain airbags, no stability or traction control and no head rests for the rear seats.

    The newer models have their pluses which are more airbags(safer), backup camera, stability control and traction control, and the rear seats are more comfirtable from what I hear and they also have head rests so the passengers head doesn't smack the glass. Downside is the ECU harness change so no X-1, and the weak ass open differential.

    So ya see it really matters what ur interested in, power with either a TRD blower with every option there is for it, URD MKIII blower making over 400rwhp and a real LSD or safety and only having a stock TRD blower for added power(yes u can still add an intake and full exhaust to the 09+)
     
  17. Gadget

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    05-08 are the best years and have the record of making the most power so far and hold the records on the drag strip.

    You can also go URD and the X-1.

    G
     
  18. MplsX

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    Don't let the difference in horsepower ratings fool you. The method for power ratings were changed in 2006. All the years make the same power, (stock), it's just the ratings were more realistic starting in 2006. Buy the one with the lowest miles and fewest mods done to it. Hopefully that will keep you from buying an abused one.
     
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    2006 its what i have
     
  20. blastap

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    05 doesnt have the TPMS, plus my stock clutch held the both pink pulleys and the drag strip.
    I have proof on the clutch story...in a box in my garage, not blown up or heat spotted(45k miles)
     

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