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I have driven three titans so far, all have had vibrations to a varying degree.

All the models were 06 or 07 with 20k or less miles. The symptoms are as follows:

When the motor is idling in park, there is a slight vibration in the steering wheel and brake pedal. (intermittent )

When the motor is idling in drive with the brake on and stopped, the brake pedal and steering wheel have a slightly stronger vibration. Its also more constant.

All the trucks seem to idle steadily (not jumping on the tach) and they all run great and motors sound good, trannys are fine, yet they shake a little. Is that NORMAL???? My ram is so smooth its hard to tell its runny at idle besides the minor exhaust note. Maybe thats why i am noticing? I have passed on a few now because of the vibration
 

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Can't remember hearing anyone else complaining about this vibration at idle...

Are you sure they don't have the new cam mod in them ????

Mine is an `04 but none of that happening here...

Good luck and keep us posted..
 

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I have driven three titans so far, all have had vibrations to a varying degree.

All the models were 06 or 07 with 20k or less miles. The symptoms are as follows:

When the motor is idling in park, there is a slight vibration in the steering wheel and brake pedal. (intermittent )

When the motor is idling in drive with the brake on and stopped, the brake pedal and steering wheel have a slightly stronger vibration. Its also more constant.

All the trucks seem to idle steadily (not jumping on the tach) and they all run great and motors sound good, trannys are fine, yet they shake a little. Is that NORMAL???? My ram is so smooth its hard to tell its runny at idle besides the minor exhaust note. Maybe thats why i am noticing? I have passed on a few now because of the vibration
I don't know what you are talking about.

I take it you are looking to buy a Titan and yet you manage to find fault with their idle and interiors and you own a Dodge Hemi Ram for less than a year?

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I didnt get the truck!! I am back to sqaure one and looking for another white one. I have to say that I am NOT a fan of the interior! I am really disappointed and I am not sure if I am going to find what i want.

I DO NOT like the captains chairs with the fixed center console. Its nice setup. I seen a titan that I did like the interior but it was in a Crew Cab. It has the split bench with the folding center console. The trucks feels so much smaller inside with the captains chairs, (and they werent very comfortable either. IMO)

Is it possible to get the split bench in the king cab? out of 5 trucks only 1 had the split bench and it was crew cab.

I am also guessing that the light tan color is the only interior color available? I seen a brawn red titan with a nice greyish interior, but can you get that with the blizzard?
Why do you want a Titan in the first place with all the problems you have when looking at one?
 

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That stink went away pretty damned quick......LOL
 

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My 06 has a slight vibration while idling too, but I find that to be normal in pretty much all cars and trucks I've driven. Don't let the small vibration at idle be a deal breaker.
 

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Hmmmm.
I drove the Dodge before I bought my Titan.
It was pretty sloppy on the road, so I didn't bother worrying about the idle.
Have you driven the Titan?
 

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Oh and I dont like the crew cab because I hate the disproportional look. If there was an 8foot bed available I would be all for it.

With a short bed, it looks too much like a chevy avalanche or the same way those s10 crew cabs look, (only bigger obviously). I now own a dodge ram QC which i feel is perfectly proportioned and the King Cab titan is very similar, but just doesnt have 4 reg doors.
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Im not trying to offend ANYONE but when the trucks cab is nearly as long as the bed its not proportioned properly. If i wanted an SUV with a bed I would get a Honda Ridgeline.

Now I KNOW that a the titan is more of a truck than the ridgeline, BUT the proportions aren't THAT far off. You may disagree but my opinion, (and physical dimensions) are what matter.

If you have a crew cab thats fine, but I will NEVER own one w.o. an 8ft bed.

The only reason I said that it was king cab is because alot of the used ones around are crew cabs (with color schemes and options i prefer) and thats why ended up looking at the 04. It wasnt to offend people
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This is my first post in this forum but I am not new to forums whatsoever. I understand that this is a total noobish post but honestly I want some no bullsh!t opinions. (meaning lose the favoritism if possible (its hard i know))

OK I am looking at a full size 1/t ton truck and basically deciding between an Toyota Tundra or Titan. (sure you've heard that before)

I AM CONCERNED ABOUT RELIABILITY! here is my experiences:

My background comes from owning a toyota 4 runner and 2 honda civics.

The 4-runner has been owned since new ('92) and has 160,000 miles. I had to change the brakes once, oh and tires :futwice:

Also, my beater civic, a 92 hatchback has 173,000 miles on it. I have owned it since since 100,000 miles. I have had to replace brake pads and the exhaust rusted once.

and.. well the other civic is a 99 Si coupe with a built motor swap etc does apply for a reliability standpoint but still is completerly reliable as well.

I have owned other cars like ford probes etc that are total junk and what I am getting at is from owning toyotas and hondas I am gettin quite spoiled by performing nothin but basic maintenence because nothing ever breaks on them. I am gonna kick myself in the **** if I pay 40,000 for a truck and it is in need of major service even within 50,000 miles. (my others have triple digits with no work.)

Is the titan for me? I will not be doing heavy towing. Just loading motorcyles and dirtbikes into the bed, and other stuff along those lines. I will not be doing heavy off-roading, but def some light stuff.

I am really leaning towards the Tundra cuz im now getting the impressions these things are in teh shop. ( even for lil stuff i hate that) BUT honestly, I LOVE HOW THE TITAN LOOKS. It looks so much better than the Tundra but I dont know if that justifies going against my instincts.
Hope you follow your instincts so you can haunt the Tundra sites.
 

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Troll? hmmm........
 

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he's not a troll he's an ex import tuner that happens to currently own a dodge. He has another thread with some questions and seems to know his stuff and be legit. The only thing i can thing of is hes used to the smooth idle of a honda with a smaller displacment, but then he has a dodge truck so hmmm, maby the titan just has more cajones! lol.


Hay go to a dealership and drive a brand new one and see if its the same, Although not a perfect comparison cause all new cars are tighter, but it will give you a baseline
 

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Part of the vibration I assume comes from having an aluminum block. Aluminum expands more than cast iron which most other trucks use. This allows some piston slap ect. until the engine warms up and the tolerances close. They had this problem with Cadillacs many years ago which had some owners up in arms.
 

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I know that Chevy uses a "fluid motor mount" which dissipates most engine vibration before it can cause vibrations thru the frame.

Nissan uses a traditional "fixed" mount. Not sure what dodge uses...
 

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I drive an `05 F-150 company truck with the 4.6 triton and that thing will shake your granny's panties in china at idle...

Dealers computer can't duplicate the problem....Imagine that...
 

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he's not a troll he's an ex import tuner that happens to currently own a dodge. He has another thread with some questions and seems to know his stuff and be legit. The only thing i can thing of is hes used to the smooth idle of a honda with a smaller displacment, but then he has a dodge truck so hmmm, maby the titan just has more cajones! lol.


Hay go to a dealership and drive a brand new one and see if its the same, Although not a perfect comparison cause all new cars are tighter, but it will give you a baseline
So you say.

Either way his posts have been Titan negative:

hate the interior
all have rough idle
looks like a Ridgeline, Avalanche, S-10

WTF?

Whatever he is I suggest he buy a Tundra.
 

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I have my O4 almost 4 yrs now and I've noticing it has light intermitten vibration that I can feel through the seat and pedals at idle. It seems to happen in the colder months randomly at stop lights, not very consistent.
 

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Maby mine does i cant tell. After exhaust and all the other stuff on it you cant tell. The titans exhaust stock has more rumble than any other truck ive been in too. but i like it!
 

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wow, I am not a "troll" by any means. And my Ram isnt perfect either. Which is why I am looking for a Titan.

My Ram idles alot smoother than any of these Titans, but the Radio intermittantly cuts out, the passenger window switches dont always work, the heater only blows hot on 1 side of the cabin. It has problems. I never said it was perfect.

BUT if I am not just going to ignore potential problems when I see them. I was stating that the hemi idles super smooth and these trucks I have test driven haven't. I am glad I posted because I have had reports that there should be NO idle vibrations present so I will continue my search.

As far as getting a Tundra goes, You know what, I have owned a 4-runner from new until 151,000 miles (sold) and it had 0 problems so I am a toyota fan. The 07 and up Tundra is the only 1 I would consider but honestly they arent in my range, I havent seen a used '07 under 29,000. I am finding loaded up used titans in the low 20's. SOOO theres another reason. I am not a loyal Nissan owner, never had one. So Im not gona act like these cars are the best in the world, BUT they do happen to make one of my favorite trucks.

I like the power and the exterior styling, and the price. And as far as the interior goes, its growing on me, but I must say that I prefer the 40/20/40 split bench seating arrangement. Is it not true that the titan has that as an option?

Please do not make hasty conclusions about my status on this board. If everyone wasnt so UPTIGHT you wouldnt take offense that maybe somebody doesnt think that everything Nissan does is perfect. I have yet to find a "perfect" vehicle if so I wouldnt be out looking for trucks.

Leadsled: I appreciate the vouch for my credibility, thank you.

Anyone who understands the amount of effort I have put into the search for a Titan would know that I am not playing games.



Thanks to all those that have given a regarding the idle vibrations. I appreciate it and will use this info to further my search for a Titan.
 

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Reading through my original post it is not offensive it all, nor did I say I even had a problem with a truck that has idle vibrations. As I posted in another trhead, I have owned hondas with sold motor mounts that transfer ALL of the vibrations to the cabin. Part of what I dont like about the dodges is the disconnection you feel from the road. They are super cushy, and wallowy.

This thread was composed as a precaution. Would any of you buy a 2x,xxx truck if it had warning signs of potential problems when you test drove it???

Thats not very sensible if you do.

SO should I be concerned with idle vibrations?? Or is this NORMAL? I found another blizzard white one to look at, its an '04, which is older than what I was looking for but I am running out of options at the present time.
 

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Reading through my original post it is not offensive it all, nor did I say I even had a problem with a truck that has idle vibrations. As I posted in another trhead, I have owned hondas with sold motor mounts that transfer ALL of the vibrations to the cabin. Part of what I dont like about the dodges is the disconnection you feel from the road. They are super cushy, and wallowy.

This thread was composed as a precaution. Would any of you buy a 2x,xxx truck if it had warning signs of potential problems when you test drove it???

Thats not very sensible if you do.

SO should I be concerned with idle vibrations?? Or is this NORMAL? I found another blizzard white one to look at, its an '04, which is older than what I was looking for but I am running out of options at the present time.
Your posts may not have been made to insult intentionally but when you compare the looks of a Titan CC to a Ridgeline or Avalanche, well, in most cases, those would be "fighting" words.

I applaude you for your care in vehicle selection. Perhaps you might use the same amount of care in how you word your future posts so there won't be any fall out from them.
 

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It depends on the amount of vibration. I have advanced the timing on 10 Titans and Armadas, and I always feel the steering wheel during idle air vol learn. Eight of them were very smooth and the other two maybe had just a hint of vibration. I'm a fanatic with all my vehicles, and the vast majority of Titans idle very smooth with almost 0 vibration in the steering wheel.
 
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