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Old 09-13-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Infinity QX56 (or Nissan Armada) owners?

Say, does anyone out there tow with an 4WD Infinity QX56 from the 2004-2010 model years? Just wondering how well it might pull a 3500lb (dry) Roo 183. Thanks!!
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I should add:....or a Nissan Armada, because they're 99% the same.
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I should add:....or a Nissan Armada, because they're 99% the same.
I tow with a 2012 Armada SV. Tow rating of 6500# (yes, I'm sure it's 6500# and not 9000#, but that's another story). I have a Rockwood 2306 with a yellow sticker weight of 3900lbs. We don't haul much... So I'm sure I'm under the gross rating of 4800lbs. I use the 4-pt Equalizer WDH with integrated sway control. I've had zero issues towing with the Armada... It's a great tow vehicle as long as you keep the length to a minimum. I run in tow mode... RPM's run about 1600 on flat and 2200 up hill.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:27 AM   #4
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I had a 05 Nissan Titan that I pulled my 26 foot toy hauler with. Weighed 6800 loaded. The truck did very well. I now have a Toyota tundra 5.7 and I am happier with this truck. But with the weigh you want to pull you will be fine. And the QX56 has a little bit different engine design and has higher horsepower and torque ratings that my Titan and armada have. I think you will be very happy.
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Eric, i'm sure there's someone in the Roo/Shamrock sub-forums that's towing with the Armada. you might look there also.
but if it has the factory tow package, i think it'll easily tow the 183, even in the Rockies.

is the Pathfinder not doing the job well enough?
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I'm not sure if the Pathfinder will tow it well, I don't have the Roo 183 quite yet! Next Friday it arrives. I'll probably tow it up to 10kft to see how it handles.

Mostly, my OCD is car shopping. I can't stop. In my defense, I buy used and only drive about 10k miles per year.

Thanks for the info on the Armada SV and the Titan!
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realize that the Titan is infamous for the worst gas mileage of any of the 1/2 ton trucks and i've heard that the Armada is nearly as bad, since it's based on the Titan platform.
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I used to tow the tt in my Sig with an 04 armada le. It was 4wd. It handled a 5000 lb 2 horse trailer no problem. It towed a car and a larger boat no problem but it struggled with my 7000 lb tt, especially on the hills. By struggling I mean feeling everything that passed me including cars and SUVs. I had a lot of tail wagging the dog. I barely made it up a 7% grade and really got pushed coming down a 7% grade despite having a prodigy p3 brake controller.

If you get one with the tow package you should be fine with a tt that weighs 3500 lbs. Just double check your loaded weights and tongue weights as the weak point on the armada is the payload. With a family of 3 and a 70 lb dog my armada only had 800 lbs payload left for tongue weight. So you should be ok up to about 5000 lbs loaded weight. I would not go any heavier than 5000 lbs loaded though.

Ps if you get a year that has load leveling suspension turn the armada off and adjust the wdh with load leveling suspension disengaged. It took a lot of work and trips to the scales to figure that out.
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realize that the Titan is infamous for the worst gas mileage of any of the 1/2 ton trucks and i've heard that the Armada is nearly as bad, since it's based on the Titan platform.
With our old armada we got about 13mpg without tt and 6-8 mpg towing on average.
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Wow, anaro, that's terrible mileage! My neighbor had an Armada and did complain about the mileage. Maybe I'll continue obsessing over a Sequoia.......

I sure wish I could buy a truck, there's SO many more engine options. But I need the passenger space of a 3-row SUV.
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