Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Packing power. Looking to add more off-road performance.

asked by on

I have a Nissan Ima keep for a while. I'm holding to add as much power to it as possible. But also I was curious if I could put a more powerful engine in my xterra. If so what engines? Is not what is all the things I can do to make mine an off-road performance beast under the hood

My car has 100000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: If you want to add some more power easily t...

If you want to add some more power easily to your vehicle I would recommend an intake system or an exhaust system or both. The intake system and the exhaust system are two of the easiest ways to add power to your engine. MagnaFlow exhaust and K&N intakes have been known to be very good product.

I would recommend, for installation these products, is to have a qualified professional install them for you. When this has been done your vehicle should have quite a bit better throttle response.

As for the off-roading I would recommend doing suspension upgrades rather than engine upgrades to improve your vehicle’s performance in that regard.

If you’d like a second opinion on this, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come inspect your vehicle at your home or office and suggest what your best options are.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Won't start - 1996 Nissan Pathfinder

Yes, a possibility is the timing belt has failed. However, it is also possible (and greatly preferred) that the gear driving the distributor has sheared off. Your engine is "probably" in that class of engines known as "interference engines" which...

Q: Clicking sound when the car is started

This may not be a normal noise and the engine may have problems with the variable valve timing system. Have the dealer look at technical bulletin L-SB-0028-09 dated April 15th 2010. It calls for repairs to the variable valve system...

Q: More power

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2005 Ford Ranger. This is not an engine size or type used in our American version of the truck and I can only recommend having the intake system opened up with a...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...