Re: My experience DIY-ing the front differential in a Titan.
Excellent "how-to" ten~39.
I purchased the new upgraded NISSAN front differential recently for my Big Tow geared Titan.
I haven't installed mine yet so maybe this will save me some time.
I always do all my mods "single-handed"....well actually with two hands but without a helper.
How long did it take to R&R?
You didn't mention fluid.........did it come fully loaded with gear oil?
When ordering a new front differential there's two different units depending on if your Titan is a standard 4x4 or Big Tow (different gears) 4x4 model.
***Big Tow front differential new part#...38500-8S11B***
Big Tow front differential old part#...38500-8S102
***Non Big Tow front differential new part#...38500-8S11A***
Non Big Tow front differential old part#...38500-8S100
Originally Posted by bestatchess
How much does the front diff weigh
Total weight on the skid freight label is 138 lbs.
It was heavy/awkward enough that I didn't feel like lifting it out of the back of my Titan.......so I cheated....
May I be the first to add some pics.?
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