R180 Length Axles

Mixdnuts May 23, 2020

  1. Mixdnuts

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    Ok so weighting all suspension options and think T swap is my best course of action. I see on Nistec and rugged rocks they offer Titan length R180 axles. My question is only the center shaft longer and will the inner and outer CVs match the spline count of stock Titan shafts or are these units they sell completly custom?

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  2. IM1RU

    IM1RU Wheeling Supporting Member

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    If you want to T-swap your suspension and keep running your stock R180 then yes you can purchase the rugged rocks CV shaft, reuse your stock CV joints. That's what I'm running.... or the Nisstec pre made Cv's..... or there is a stock Nissan CV for another model that works, I just can't remember which one it is.
     
  3. Mixdnuts

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    For some reason I'm thinking V8 pathfinder?
     
  4. IM1RU

    IM1RU Wheeling Supporting Member

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    Negative, those are for regular with suspension and the M205.

    @jsexton I know you know.
     
  5. Mixdnuts

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    What I'm really curious about though is if I get some used Titan axles can I swap on my stock Xterra CV's
     
  6. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    QX56
     
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  7. Mixdnuts

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    Doubt I will find one of those at the wrecker? Thanks for the info.
     
  8. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    No, but you can get them fairly cheap from rockauto
     
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  9. Mixdnuts

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    @JeffPro4x does it matter frist of second gen?
     
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    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    2nd gen
     
  11. jsexton

    jsexton Wheeling Supporting Member

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    No, you can't.

    The newer qx56 axles will work. They switched to r180 in those at some point - who knows why, it doesn't make any sense. If you can get oem ones, they will be good. I would avoid aftermarket though. They are notoriously weaker for the r180 than the oem style. Or buy the extended r180 shafts from rugged rocks. Between the two options, I personally would get the rugged rocks extended shafts to work with the stock xterra/frontiers. That's what we did on dads xterra even though we knew about the qx56 option.
     
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  12. jmar3011

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    I think you mean QX80 which is the latest version of the qx56
     
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    jsexton Wheeling Supporting Member

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    correct, thanks.
     

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