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Just another rear diff thread. Except this one is as real as it gets

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Hello TT it has been a while. Here is a small background story on said truck: 04 4x4 6"RCX 35" toyo mt 142k miles I am the second owner. Passenger back seal where the brake is was wet but according to 3 nissan dealers it wasn't something i should be concerned about as it wasn't actually leaking. Traction bars. Driveshaft spacer were also added.

Black friday I cruise by my local bank for a deposit and while heading back out into traffic i notice a horrible noise from the rear like a clunk clunk rip bang ding clunk and the diff light flashed at me 2 or 3 times. I pulled over into the first neighborhood hopped out looked around nothing "looked" broken so i got back in proceeded to drive in that neighborhood and heard the noise again. Sounded like the front and the rear. SO i got a tow up to nissan on a flatbed. After a literally 2 day wait i get a phone call...Rear diff is blown, front diff might be blown, transfer case is blown, etc etc. $7800 i was quoted to fix this.

in the meantime of waiting for nissan to see what happened to my poor baby I went across the street to the Chevy dealer and bought a new 2017 Silverado 1500.

So I want to know what would you guys do?? rebuild the titan front and rear diff and keep the Titan and have 2 car insurance payments and 1 car payment(rado) or sell the titan for probably $4k. Ive been leaning towards selling but I know what a beast she would be with a truetrac.
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yes the service rep at the dealer recommend I take it to a shop as they "don't repair but replace whole assembly new". The rear brakes I never messed with I have drilled and slotted on the front. I will go out in a min and test the brakes. I had it towed back from the dealer to my house on a non flat bed so if the front diff was bad its F*c***ed now lol. Dealer said they drained all my diff fluid when they looked at it and since i didnt get anything fixed they didnt replace the oil. I had to move the truck 1 time for a school bus and it clunked heavily moving 2mph 10ft.
I was going to put it in N with the parking brake on and see if it moves. Ill have it towed to a few shops after the new year for some different opinions. From what I understand I should rebuild with a Tru Track and redo both seals.
I am in jacksonville, FL. Truck is under storage insurance for like $20 a year and it just sits in the street. I will probably sell it besides what I have listed here there is many other things wrong with it like ac fan knob is broken, headlights foggy/ugly, only 2 minor dents, roof is starting to fade, always had a power steering pump issue, new belt, etc.
The night I found out all the issues I listed it with full disclosure on CL for $3k and literally 25 people called within 15mins so I took it down until I decide what to do but I was going to relist at $5k. How can i value a truck that doesnt work? 2004 king cab 4x4 6"rcx 35" toyo mt, borla muffler, black knight led bar with custom backlight(above windshield forgot how big it is), drilled and slotted rotors, 143k miles, 2 owners, no accidents, double 5% tint all around with 30% on windshield, clean interior, silver color, tailgate handle needs to be fixed, missing passenger side bed rail
sucks it just pooped out the way it did. I would love to make it my woods truck and just beat it up but cost to fix is too high. Ill sell it and put that money in the new truck.
Transfer case failure. either different sized tires or one you didnt replace with another .
Replace T case and 4 tires. PPL on here saying give up are not Titan blood and should drown (LOL)

I have to edit, Im not fair to the forum, sometimes I skip other ideas. I dont mean anything by it. Im sorry

so youre saying its the transfer case and the tires? Replace the lift manufacturer recommended tire size with what stock? so you throw 35s on a jap truck and thats the end? so somehow the rubber mounted around a steel hub ruined the internals of the axel? lol those who say give up are probably making better financial decisions with their life as a 2004 Titan is nothing but problems Nissan cant get right. And still cant.
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