Originally Posted by mpsgolf
Interesting did not know Armada no longer had tow package. If I recall my tow package came with a different rear end ratio for better towing than the std ratio. What is the current ratio? Must be fine to get 8400 lbs.
I also recall something about heavy duty cooling?? And I have a trans temp gauge where I dont think the std model did back then?? I can say my engine and trans temp do not rise when towing even on the hottest days. So it works well!
Not sure the ratio but the new platform has 100+ more HP and gobs more torque. Completely different power plant + transmission + suspension. Really, the new Armada shares nothing with the original aside from the name.
You are correct in the first generation you needed the tow package - you knew you had it because of the larger trans cooler and trans temp guage on the dash.
At around 60k miles or so on my first generation Armada I did have issues with transmission cooling and the trans temp guage would rise to the top and I would have to pull over / slow down / etc despite perfect maintenance. I did buy it used from carmax so who knows what it went through prior to my ownership.
At that point we moved to the new platform at that time in 2013 (under the Infiniti brand). Nissan didnít brand the new platform until several years later but itís the same truck with a slightly de-tuned engine.
Nissan Armada / Infiniti QX56/80 is branded as the Nissan Patrol everywhere else in the world.