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although most people who will buy these wont take it off-road or anything close to it, it's good to see what it's capable of which should put people at ease when certain situations come up.
 

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Who knew that the QX80 could hold its own off-road? Though I think no one really takes this thing off-road. Maybe to the camp ground, but I think that is about it. I don't think that Infiniti really touts the QX80's ability off-road. It isn't what the vehicle is aimed at.
 

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Yea I doubt anyone will take it for serious off-roading

But a big engine. 4x4. Ground clearance

It'll work for moderate off-roading.
 

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its more about tires though. you could have all the power and torque you want but if your rubber can't get that power down effectively then its a waste.

this is true, having tires that are good for off-road terrain does help. but as you know with an SUV like this, it's unlikely that owners will go that far. It's more so the hardcore jeep guys.

in 7-10 years as it gets cheaper, expect to see aftermarket blow up and more people modding them.
 

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you don't need off road tires, but your not getting anywhere in even moderate mud with the junk all seasons they put on there.

a simple all season, all terrain tire will improve low grip traction in spades. Something simple like the Wrangler Silent Armour, I had those on my old pickup and they were fantastic in mud, dirt and snow..

@snowplow sure lo gear is useful, but again if your tires cant grip you are going nowhere fast. Tires are your only contact patch between the vehicle and its terrain so if they're not gripping no amount of low end torque is going to change that.



Nissan Armada with silent armours

 

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no doubt tires are important too

but I doubt most people are rolling around in off road tires.
At least when it comes to a luxury SUV like this.
If it's a Nissan truck or truck based SUV the chances will be much much higher. More of an off roading crowd with those vehicles.
 

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Again, they are not off road tires. They are called all terrain tires and thy provide substantially more grip than the junk all season you are outfitted OEM. More than capable in the snow and head and shoulders better in the rain. Even Toyo Open Countrys are a good all terrain, I see them on plenty of SUVs.

But hey you guys take your chances.
 

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which would probably mean worse mileage, more road noise, crappy rolling resistance, less grip. more tire flex
 
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