Complete Front & Rear Titan Swap

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I figured I'd document this.

Here's what's happening.

I'm not doing your mama's TItan Swap. I'm doing the entire boat.

Complete front axle, complete rear axle, brakes, wheels, etc.

Two goals in mind.
1) Use as many OE/stock Titan Parts as is reasonable.
B) Only use aftermarket parts where there is a distinct advantage (performance/cost/availability/etc).

Final Product:
1) 3-Rib Titan M205 Front Diff
2) 2012 Titan Pro4X M226 Rear Axle
3) 4.56 Gears
4) 2006 Titan front brakes
5) 2006 Titan Desert Runner 2.0 Wheels (that's what I call them)
6) 35" Tires

I'll be documenting every part that I order, every part that I install, and the couple of cool custom things I'm doing along the way.

In the following posts I will be color coding the parts as to where they came from:

Parts coded in RED are from NissanPartsDeal.com
Parts coded in YELLOW are from RockAuto
Parts coded in GREEN are junk yard pulls
 
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Prime

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Everything in this post will be regarding the build of the rear axle.

My donor axle came out of a 2012 Titan Pro4X. It has a bad pinion bearing. Don't care. Gonna replace it all.

As I received the rear axle it had nothing. Just the housing (w/ factory locker and gearing), and axle shafts. Thats was it. No brakes, no lines, no parking brake, no nothing.

So let's talk parts. Job 1 is to get the gears done. It doesn't make sense to do ANYTHING else until that happens. The axle is currently at Nisstec getting the 4.56s installed. With that going, let's talk about the rest of the parts.

Axle hard brake lines:
46290-8S100 TUBE ASSY-REAR BRAKE,R
46310-7S200 TUBE ASSY-REAR BRAKE,LH

Parking Brake:
36530-7S200 CABLE ASSY-BRAKE,REAR RH
36531-7S200 CABLE ASSY-BRAKE,REAR LH
PowerStop B868 Parking Brake Shoes
Dorman 924-744 Parking Brake Lever
Centric 118.42024 Parking Brake Hardware Kit

Disc Brake Shields:
44020-7S220 PLATE ASSY-BACK,REAR BRAKE RH
44030-7S220 PLATE ASSY-BACK,REAR BRAKE LH

ABS Sensors:
47901-9FF1A SENSOR ASSY ANTI SKI, REAR
NTK AB0666 ABS Wheel Speed Sensor (Discontinued by Nissan)

Rear Brakes:
2 x Raybestos H5070 Caliper Slide Pins and Bolts
2 x PowerStop JBR994EVC Brake Rotors
PowerStop Z231041 Brake Pads
Raybestos H16122 Caliper Slide Boot/Bushing Rear
44011-7S000 CALIPER ASSY-REAR LH
44001-7S000 CALIPER ASSY-REAR RH

I have yet to source the soft lines for the rear axle. But they will be stainless braided in all sections. There are also a selection of bolts and nuts to hold everything to the axle that I ordered from NissanPartsDeal. I will update the above list as things get finished out.
 
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This post will be regarding the build of the front axle/brake/suspension setup.
 
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IM1RU

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What front Coil overs are you going with? UCA's,? Are you planning on limit straps?
 

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They are the way to go IMO. Also, you really need to bet some Timbren bumpstops, and then mount them about an inch farther outboard from the factory hole.



Those will require a bunch of maintenance, just so you are aware. Because Denver, and salt.
Yeah. I've heard as much. But its too good of a deal to pass on. Plus, with my new "work at home" setup, I barely drive the thing.

Do you have a P/N for the Timbren stops? Pictures of appropriate install?
 

IM1RU

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Do you have a P/N for the Timbren stops? Pictures of appropriate install?

https://timbren.com/i-30497559-acti...2011||make=NISSAN||model=XTERRA||submodel=4WD

For the install, you just need to mark where the center of the frame stop meets the LCA and drill a new hole as close to that as possible, while still being able to access the mounting bolt through the large OEM hole in the bottom of the LCA.

Once you get the LCA on without anything else attached to it and you swing it up, it will become clear what you need to do. It's simple.
 

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https://timbren.com/i-30497559-active-off-road-bump-stops-sku-absnxf-front-kit.html#!year=2011||make=NISSAN||model=XTERRA||submodel=4WD

For the install, you just need to mark where the center of the frame stop meets the LCA and drill a new hole as close to that as possible, while still being able to access the mounting bolt through the large OEM hole in the bottom of the LCA.

Once you get the LCA on without anything else attached to it and you swing it up, it will become clear what you need to do. It's simple.
shiat! They're proud of those damn things.

T.I.T.A.N
Thousands Invested To All Necessities.
 

IM1RU

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shiat! They're proud of those damn things.

That they are, but nothing else compares.... you could always throw even more into it and get the hydraulic jounce shocks... like Maxgear Armor (Dave Horting) has. They're pretty sweet.

https://www.radflo.com/p-28-hydraulic-bump-stops.html


I am curious as to why you are doing the full titan thing, instead of just the front Diff etc.
 
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also:

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