This is the way. Parts are so much cheaper. Don't forget the journey you're on tho. Spindles, brakes, wheels....
Unless you mean that you got it hoping to use the shafts in your Xterra 226. Because that's not a thing.
Like the ends of the housings are different or just the backing plates?The mounting on the rear brakes is COMPLETELY different. If you're going to do that, the "easy" way might be to swap the shafts into the Xterra bearing cages. That way you've got Xterra ends on the Titan axle. But for all that hassle.....
Figures Nissan would change all the stuff over between the SAME DAMN AXLE.
You should be able to source complete replacement axle shafts with bearings and tone rings for cheap. Last I checked they were about $150.View attachment 31235
Son of a BITCH! The end of the tube had corroded and the slide hammer wouldn't even begin to budge it. I had to drive the chisles between the caliper bracket after cutting two of the retainer bolts off.
The tone ring is destroyed but it'll need bearings anyways where it's sat.
Two of the retainer studs are spinning on the other side. I've got to get the welder out and tack those in place before I'll be able to attempt to pull that shaft. Hopefully it comes out easily.