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#1221 of 1475 Re: what I think [flipper]
Apr 27, 2005 (10:44 pm)
Ya, I have...There's a button in the middle of the dash that you have to turn that makes this noise go away. It's to the right of the ignition, a little up, next to where the CDs go in. It's called the stereo VOLUME!!!! Cures all the little annoying noises..Just kidding..My 2004 junker Nissan Titan does it too....Man I tried to trade this beast in..I can't get s%$# for it......DON'T BUY A TITAN....STAY AMERICAN!!!
#1222 of 1475 Wheels/Tires 17, 18, 20?
Apr 30, 2005 (8:54 pm)
Been reading up on reviews of titan vs Ram. Looks like Titan is winning the performance end of reviews because of it having the stock 17'' wheels vs the Ram's 20''. I certainly like the look of the 20's and I thought the Titan offered 20's as well? Would the wheel size make a measurable difference in acceleration and what about fuel mileage with the different size wheels???
May 01, 2005 (6:40 pm)
17s in the winter and 18s in the summer on my Titan. Most Titans come with 18s unless they are an XE or have the offroad pkg, then they have 17s.
I haven't noticed any difference in speed or mileage between the 2 sizes.
#1224 of 1475 Re: I run [akangl]
May 01, 2005 (6:43 pm)
Thanks for that input. Exactly what I was looking for.
#1225 of 1475 Hey anybody out there not having problems?
May 06, 2005 (9:13 am)
I have a 04 titan 4x4 se with big tow. 4K and it's good all the way. I have noticed the less than desired mileage but am currently trying a K and N air filter and have ordered a tonneau cover. I am hoping for a 1-2 mile per gallon increase. Has anyone else tried this? I am currently getting 14-15 with 90% hwy
My first impression of this truck have been awesome. It pulls like a beast and sounds as good. Reading the posted notes and edmunds review it looks as if I could be in for trouble ahead: I would like to know if there is a percentage of people out there who own a titan that is relatively trouble free. I am planning to drive this thing on a 2000 mile trip and don't want to have to rely on some brake shop in Bum Funked Egypt to fix it? Is there anyone who know if you can identify the vehicles by VIN that are likely to have the brake or tranny troubles ?
I purchased my Nissan because of Nissan's reputation and value. I rarely tow anything over 4000 lbs and probably should have purchased a frontier, but the superior styling and performance of this monster won me over.
I would appreciate any suggestions and or experiences anyone would like to share before I leave for my trip. Please spare me the buy or ford or chevy lectures. My last Nissan truck had 270,000 miles on it when I sold it to a kid.
#1226 of 1475 Re: Hey anybody out there not having problems? [titan007]
May 06, 2005 (9:59 am)
If anybody tells you their Titan (or any other truck) is perfect, that should be your red flag that they are a champion for the brand, and their opinion should be discounted against the pro-bias.
It doesn't mean that because some of us are willing to speak honestly about the problems, that we don't like it. Everyone that I know loves theirs, and that includes me.
I am not brand loyal, so telling you what's wrong with it is no problem for me. There are plenty of others to tell you about what's right.
Simply put, the Titan is very solid overall, great engine and transmission, very solid chassis frame and running gear, very good convenience features and cargo utility. It has excellent feel for the driver who enjoys communicative feedback from the steering wheel, perfectly weighted steering, nice and sporty, eager throttle response, smooth shifting, hard braking, and safety features galore including side curtain air bags, vehicle dynamic control, locking rear axle to name a few.
The bad side, is fuel economy on the low end of the range, weak payload ratings, interior rattles, and warping brake rotors.
That's just what it is. You may be perfectly happy to accept those shortcomings. Nissan has come up with several TSBs to address the brake problem. And the rattles are minor and fixable.
My truck became very satisfying after fixing the rattles and brakes, so far remaining that way. But that won't keep me from voicing the truth when brand loyalists trumpet the Titan as the second coming of the Messiah, which it is not. But I would agree that it's more fun than any of the other trucks out there, and just as reliable, (at least). Doesn't matter what brand you pick, you can find plenty to find wrong about them, often the same complaints, rattles, brakes, O2 sensors etc.
#1227 of 1475 57k and still running
May 06, 2005 (11:49 am)
Purchased my Titan (2x4 CC LE) on December 4th '03
#588 off the line...
I too am having trouble with the brakes - soon to be fixed,
and the rattles and such (driving on a washboard road doesn't help)
but i have had no unexplained trouble - brakes and noises aside,
and I will say, it has held up VERY well.
#1228 of 1475 Re: Hey anybody out there not having problems? [titan007]
May 06, 2005 (11:56 am)
Don't count on the tonneau cover to increase your mileage. The bed isn't long enough. I have an SE King Cab 4x4 with Off Road & Big Tow. Starting MPG was 13. That's 50-50 city/highway. Now just increased to a regular 15.5MPG with 6k. Just starting to get my first hint of brake judder. At least Nissan has the brake fix in and now guarantees the brakes for 3 yrs/36k (more than I can say for GM.) Been driving nothing but pick up trucks for almost 30 yrs. MPG to me is now in acceptable range for a truck this big and heavy with a awesome V-8. Hauling heavy loads, not an issue. Have hauled several loads of green wet oak firewood (it doesn't get much heavier than that,) hardly noticeable rear sag and it would still blow away my previous Silverado, Ram's & F150's. Ya a couple of squeaks & rattles. Its a truck. Turn up the stereo. Would I buy another one knowing what I know now? You bet! No brand loyalty here either. My biggest fear was losing the 8ft box. Do I miss that? Yes, however, having the deeper bed helps a little on the volume. Good luck with your decision.
#1229 of 1475 Also forget about any mileage increase
May 07, 2005 (5:00 am)
with the K&N. You can also expect a dirty throttle body if not oiled correctly. Good luck with this one now.
#1230 of 1475 Re: Hey anybody out there not having problems? [titan007]
May 08, 2005 (6:39 am)
Hello Titan007. Sounds like a good plan to me. I would think you should be able to get another couple mpg out of your rig with the K&N and tonneau. I do not have a titan as of yet, but you are doing exactly what I will do once I get mine. I have had increased fuel mileage on the couple vehicles that I have installed the K&N on ('98 vette and '94 cadi eldorado). Please keep us posted with your progress.