To improve handling and ride comfort, we designed a new heavy-duty suspension for the 2016 TITAN XD. The double wishbone front suspension was reinforced and tuned, and the back end got a lot more rigid thanks to bigger leaf springs and overhauled leaf bushings.
We bolted 14 inches of ventilated, hydraulically boosted stopping power onto all four of the TITAN XD’s big wheels. They’ll stop your truck, but they’ll never slow down the job. With brakes like these, you’ll always want to be buckled up.
AISIN 6-SPEED TRANSMISSION
To handle the raw power pounding out of the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine, we backed it with a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission[*]. Sure, it might seem like overkill for a light-duty pick up, but the TITAN XD isn’t exactly “light-duty”.
TOUGH NEW TRANSFER CASE
We strapped a rugged new transfer case on to ensure maximum power distribution in every gear. It pushes torque to both axles, and gives you four-wheel drive whenever you need added traction on snow, ice, sand, mud, muck, dirt, water, gravel… whatever the job site can throw at you.
HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FRAME
With TITAN XD’s imposing towing and payload stats, this is a truck that needs one hell of a backbone, so we gave it a larger high-strength steel, fully boxed, full-length ladder frame. Every component has been bolstered and strengthened for added stiffness, vertical and lateral bending, as well as torsional rigidity.
NEW AXLE AND DIFFERENTIAL
We’ve swapped out the rear end for a bigger, tougher purpose-built axle from the folks over at American Axle Manufacturing (AAM). This vital component has been proving itself for years in the workhorse lineup of Nissan Commercial vehicles, and it’ll have you towing[*], tugging, winching, and pulling pretty much anything you need to tow, tug, winch, or pull.
INTEGRATED GOOSENECK HITCH
There is no better way to say “this thing means business” than putting a gooseneck hitch in the bed of a truck. Even more so when that gooseneck hitch is built into the frame. This gooseneck can handle serious business, and the hitch ball is removable so you can just pull it out when you need a flat bed.