2000 Xterra transmission = Z32?

XterraJunkie Apr 15, 2018

  1. XterraJunkie

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    Is the 2000 Nissan Xterra transmission (fs5r30a) the same as the 5 speed manual that they put in the Nissan 300zx z32?
     
  2. Prime

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    Yes. But no.

    Only in the v6. The transmission has the same part number but the gear ratios are different. And on the 4wd models have a different tail section that houses 5th gear and bolts to the transfer case.
     
  3. XterraJunkie

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    I see, well the reason I ask is because I’ve had a friend bring up doing an LS swap on it. My Xterra does have the V6 and I found an LS adapter kit for a 5 speed manual out of a z32. I was wondering if I could use this kit with the stock Xterra manual transmission and transfer case. Seems like a long shot but I wanted to ask. And also do you think the stock components could handle more power if it does work?
    https://crossmembers.com/product/ls-to-z32-adapter-kit/
     
  4. Prime

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    Yes. That should work just fine.

    Show me a v8 first gen!
     
  5. XterraJunkie

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    Sweet glad to hear that the stock transmission and transfer case can handle the increase in power. Now I have to decide which LS to put in it
     
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    I never thought of going that route with mine. That adapter might have just save me a few headaches.
     
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    Yeah. The transmission can take the heat. I'd recommend a new chain in the transfer case just to be on the safe side.
     
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    Are you doing an LS Swap?
     
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    And which LS would work best in the Xterra? 4.8 or 5.3 or 6.0? I’ve just been looking for a junkyard iron block.
     
  10. BEEFY

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    I have a complete 2003 chevy 2500 6.0L 2wd truck as my donor. It was my work truck for 4 years till i was rear ended and it was wrote off. It had new exhaust manifolds put on 2 days before it was hit.
     

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