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Currie Nissan Titan Heavy-Duty Rear Axles

Posted in How To on December 1, 2011
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Photographers: Jerrod JonesRobin Stover

The Nissan Titan is a stylish fullsize truck with a great powerplant. It’s a solid performer, but it has a significant flaw: the rear end. If you plan on towing, hauling, or aggressive off-road driving, the Titan’s weak factory rear end makes the truck comparable to a linebacker in high heels. As many owners have discovered, the cost of replacing broken parts or even a whole axle assembly can reach well into the thousands of dollars. That’s all about to change thanks to the folks at Currie Enterprises and their new bolt-in Titan replacement axle that uses a custom fabricated housing.

The Currie drop-in rearend housing is a work of art and will handle every ounce of torque the Titan’s big V-8 can dish out. Currie’s design uses your existing brakes and seamlessly integrates with the factory ABS system. It bolts directly to the stock driveshaft with no modifications to make installation a piece of cake; you won’t even have to bleed the brakes. The best news is you can choose from a long list of Currie options to build your axle from mild to wild. Currie Titan replacement rear ends can be ordered with either a Ford 9-inch or Dana 60 differential. Follow along as Currie builds a Titan axle assembly for a 2WD Titan prerunner.

Who’s Making Gears for Titan 4x4 Front Differentials?

The Currie Titan rear axle assembly can be ordered as a bare housing or loaded with a Currie 9+ center section or Dana 60 differential. You can get many options including billet or forged pinion housings, nodular Iron cases, several different gear carriers and many available gear ratios. Because the Currie rear is the first Titan replacement axle available, at the time of this writing there are no optional gear sets for the factory 4x4 front differential. Hopefully someone will seize upon this opportunity to develop different gear ratios for the front housing so 4x4 owners can gear their trucks for larger tires or more torque application. This will no doubt this will help improve the Titan aftermarket, now that there is a solution to the rear axle issue.

01. The Currie rearend housing uses special Titan compatible housing ends and is fabricated from precision-bent, thick-gauge steel. The axle tubes have specially milled flats to locate into the housing.
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Currie Enterprises
Corona, CA 92880

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