Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    1,027

    Default Nissan Titan Diesel

    I'm not a crazy fan of the Nissan Titan's body style but I'm glad somebody is finally coming out with a small diesel engine half ton pickup.

    http://blogs.insideline.com/straight...of-energy.html
    -2012 Supra 21v
    Wetsounds Rev10's, Wetsounds SYN 4, Wetsounds XS-12, Alpine MRP-M500,
    JL Audio JX360/4, Polk MM651 Interiors
    -2008 Mobius LSV

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Pittsboro, NC
    Posts
    328

    Default

    Interesting... I read a few months back that Nissan was pulling the plug on the Titan because of lack of sales. Now they must be pulling the plug on pulling the plug.
    Patrick
    '08 Mobius LS. 4 Blade OJ 13x13 Prop.
    Kenwood KMR440U & RC107MR, T600-2 Rockford Fosgate powering 2 Liquid Acoustics 8" HLCD, Kicker SKM10 subwoofer
    5 light- light bar.

    Live life today!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    1,027

    Default

    The wife of my dad's work partner is VP of something, can't remember what at nissan and he told him about it.
    -2012 Supra 21v
    Wetsounds Rev10's, Wetsounds SYN 4, Wetsounds XS-12, Alpine MRP-M500,
    JL Audio JX360/4, Polk MM651 Interiors
    -2008 Mobius LSV

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    2,513

    Default

    Maybe Nissan IS pulling the plugs on the Titan.

    2006 Supra 24SSV

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Carlton Oregon
    Posts
    6,029

    Default

    Its great to see someone finally doing this. I have been reading a lot about small diesels like the TDI comming out in the next two years in cars. I have not herd a solid confimed statement saying any 1/2 tons will get a diesel. I can tell you unless they make the titan under 4500 lbs that engine will be slow and get poor milage.

    Several high end SUVs have diesels and all of them get high teens or very low 20s city due to weight vs power.
    Malo <--- Means--Evil or Mean One. This explains a lot.
    2013 Mojo 2.5 Skylon Tower. Bestia < Beast >
    Exile ZLD
    6 SX65M Cabins
    6 XM9 Towers
    1 XI Big 15 Woofer in a custom Fiberglass box
    1 XI 1K Harpoon
    2 XI 800.4
    1 XI 2500.1
    2 Interstate 2400U 6V Golf Cart Batterties
    Custom 1 Off Evolution Cover

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    1,027

    Default

    They're estimating 28mpg in the article. I agree though 220hp isn't much for a 1/2 ton 380 lb-ft of torque isn't too bad though.
    -2012 Supra 21v
    Wetsounds Rev10's, Wetsounds SYN 4, Wetsounds XS-12, Alpine MRP-M500,
    JL Audio JX360/4, Polk MM651 Interiors
    -2008 Mobius LSV

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Katy, TX
    Posts
    4,185

    Default

    As long as manufacturers are posting 1/2 ton tow ratings that are 11,300 lbs you will have people trying to pull alot of weight with half ton trucks. I saw a f150 pulling a fifth wheel travel trailers a couple years ago. Looked like the rear end was riding on the bump stops! I do think a 6 cyl would be a better way to go tho
    David

    2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    De Pere WI
    Posts
    4,199

    Default

    I was led to believe that they don't put the diesels into 1/2 ton trucks as 1/2 are considered "cars" and subject to the same crash/emissions requirements, where a 3/4 and up truck is considered a "truck" and not subject to the same crash/emissions requirements. seemed that the decisions were made by NTSB and EPA, not detroit.

    a decent diesel in a 1/2 ton would be a huge hit if it had some good base numbers. we all know what companies like bully dog can do with a diesel so if this cummins is like the rest, 400hp and 600ft/lbs won't be far behind from the aftermarket..
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Carlton Oregon
    Posts
    6,029

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sandm View Post
    I was led to believe that they don't put the diesels into 1/2 ton trucks as 1/2 are considered "cars" and subject to the same crash/emissions requirements, where a 3/4 and up truck is considered a "truck" and not subject to the same crash/emissions requirements. seemed that the decisions were made by NTSB and EPA, not detroit.

    a decent diesel in a 1/2 ton would be a huge hit if it had some good base numbers. we all know what companies like bully dog can do with a diesel so if this cummins is like the rest, 400hp and 600ft/lbs won't be far behind from the aftermarket..
    Yup that was what has always been posted in the diesel mags about why you cant get a diesel in a 1/2 ton. It seams the public outcry for a diesel is finally being herd. I think this also might be why your seeing a much smaller diesel engine then you do in 3/4 and 1 ton trucks. I am sure you will see a lot of the aftermarket jump on board with these diesels too, to release the hiden power but the biggest problem is most of the aftermarket stuff is requires you to remove Emission equipment, thats ok when you dont see DEQ like my truck in OR.

    Lets say Claudia's TDI now, it has to goto Emissions in 4 years, then ever 2 after. So its a lit harder to tamper with it. Most of it could prolly be handles with a decent computer reprogram. Unfortunatly for her TDI its staying bone stock. She is averaging 43 MPG with less then 1K on the car, so engine hasnt even broken in yet. Since we are leasing it, i have no intentions of spending anything on it. Not even tires LOL. All the servies are included in the lease so all i technically have to play for is brakes and tires.
    Malo <--- Means--Evil or Mean One. This explains a lot.
    2013 Mojo 2.5 Skylon Tower. Bestia < Beast >
    Exile ZLD
    6 SX65M Cabins
    6 XM9 Towers
    1 XI Big 15 Woofer in a custom Fiberglass box
    1 XI 1K Harpoon
    2 XI 800.4
    1 XI 2500.1
    2 Interstate 2400U 6V Golf Cart Batterties
    Custom 1 Off Evolution Cover

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    De Pere WI
    Posts
    4,199

    Default

    I don't know that there is a real public outcry for diesels in 1/2 ton trucks at this point. If there was a true outcry, the big 3 would already have them in european countries as diesels are preferred over there.
    the guys that need to tow heavy loads really need a diesel 3/4 ton. guys like me(and probably 90% on this board) use the truck to tow a boat to a ramp occasionally and at this point, the gas v8 does the job just fine.
    the math of economics will determine if a diesel really is cost-justified, just like high-mpg cars. Chevy has idled the production line that makes the volt as the demand is not there. could be the same thing with smaller diesel trucks depending on price.. as technology like the ecoboost becomes more widely available and fits the needs of 90% of truck owners, would be interesting to see the sales numbers of boosted-v6 engines and smaller diesels..
    at the end of the day tho, the consumer would win with more choices...

    fwiw, emissions inspections always have a workaround. I had no cats on my last 2 mitsu evos. passed every time. there are ways to trick the ecu into thinking they are there. never felt guilty as turbo'ed motors are cleaner than their normally aspriated bretheren, it's all gov't hype..
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •