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Things pluckyew would change on Titan (which is already excellent, i repeat an "excelent" beginning):

- manual lever to switch to 4wd-hi and 4wd-lo (more reliable than dial)
- all conditions 4wd hi use [full-time four-wheel-drive systems]
- 375/70/17 BF Good Wench tires on 9.5" rims with full spare.
- available option: front ARB lockers (differential)
- available now! the rear e-locker option
- allowing for choices of final drive axle ratios
- another lock box, on the right (with built in heat shield, form the exhaust)
- auto driver's seats for the SE bench
- less weight. now is 5300#s, but under 5000#s would be nice.
- 360 hp & 385fp instead of 305hp (heard that the same 5.6 engine can produce that much hp, with titanium valves)
- narrower A-pillers. the wide A-pillers blocks forward lateral view.
- 6' bed Crew Cab (so I can sleep in side a CC bed)
- 3" of stowage space behind the rear seat (to stow away a rifle or couple of fishin' rods)
- clear rear window (having an option from sliding glass)
- slide in and out semi-hard (hard plastic) tonneau cover
- steps for SE & XE
- a light under the hood (my old 4x4 720's got one)
- dual exhuasts
- space for a winch on the front bumper
- lockable glove box
- lockable utilty box under a rear seat (enough to fit a "1911" and an extra clip, Tacomas & Sierras have one).

..i'm not asking for much, a widdle bit of refinements :wierd:


in addition (thanks to our titantalk.com members)...
updated 2/13/2004 4:37 PMPST:

- Four wheel steering! (like in "Quadrasteer")
- Turbocharged diesel option
- Power rear sliding window (verticlely sliding) and
- Rear-window defroster
- Mute button on steering wheel and
- MP3 Player (duh! hello it's the 21st Century)
- BOSE sound system, see MAXIMA, but with dual 10" subs & 500watts RMS
- Retracting antenna
- Balanced & lighter tailgate (it almost killed someone's 100 pound wife!)
- Coin tray
- More grocery hooks on the underside of the rear seats
- Limited Slip Differential for 2WD (available without BigTow or OffRoad pkgs)
- this Eject button - http://www.mgwltd.com/miata_lighter.html ( :huh: )
- Power Bench Seats (that's three butt belts, up front)

- ditch the Speed Limiter!
- Side Airbag Package on the SE and XE trims
 

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pluckyew said:
Things pluckyew would change on Titan (which is already excellent):

- manual lever to switch to 4wd-hi and 4wd-lo (more reliable than dial)
- all conditions 4wd hi use
- 375/70/17 BG Good Wench tires on 9.5" rims with full spare.
- available option: front ARB lockers (differential)
- available now! the rear e-locker option
- allowing for choices of final drive axle ratios
- another lock box, on the right (with built in heat shield, form the exhaust)
- auto driver's seats for the SE bench
- less weight. now is 5300#s, but under 5000#s would be nice.
- 360 hp instead of 305hp (heard that the same 5.6 engine can produce that much with titanium valves)
- narrower A-pillers. the wide A-pillers blocks forward lateral view.
- 6' bed Crew Cab (so I can sleep in side a CC bed)
- 3" of stowage space behind the rear seat (to stow away a rifle or couple of fishin' rods)
- clear rear window (having an option from sliding glass)
- slide in and out semi-hard (hard plastic) tonneau cover
- steps for SE & XE
- a light under the hood (my old 4x4 720's got one)
- dual exhuasts
- space for a winch on the front bumper
- lockable glove box
- lockable utilty box under a rear seat (enough to fit a "1911" and an extra clip, Tacomas have one).
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-Four wheel steering
-Turbocharged diesel
-reactive armor
 

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Auto-locking doors
Change the door locking button so down is lock - up is unlock :boxing:
Power rear sliding window
Mute button on steering wheel
Balanced tailgate (it almost killed my 100 pound wife)
Stinking coin tray
MP3 Player
More grocery hooks on the underside of the rear seats
Limited Slip for 2WD
This Eject button - http://www.mgwltd.com/miata_lighter.html
 

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Auto-locking doors
Change the door locking button so down is lock - up is unlock :boxing:
Power rear sliding window
Mute button on steering wheel
Balanced tailgate (it almost killed my 100 pound wife)
Stinking coin tray
MP3 Player
More grocery hooks on the underside of the rear seats
Limited Slip for 2WD
This Eject button - http://www.mgwltd.com/miata_lighter.html
i agree i want a/my dam coin tray, :read: nissan
 

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Anyone mention a rear-window defroster? That's the one thing the Ford has that I wish the Titan had (the only thing!)
 

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pluckyew said:
Things pluckyew would change on Titan (which is already excellent):

- manual lever to switch to 4wd-hi and 4wd-lo (more reliable than dial)
- all conditions 4wd hi use
- 375/70/17 BF Good Wench tires on 9.5" rims with full spare.
- available option: front ARB lockers (differential)
- available now! the rear e-locker option
- allowing for choices of final drive axle ratios
- another lock box, on the right (with built in heat shield, form the exhaust)
- auto driver's seats for the SE bench
- less weight. now is 5300#s, but under 5000#s would be nice.
- 360 hp instead of 305hp (heard that the same 5.6 engine can produce that much with titanium valves)
- narrower A-pillers. the wide A-pillers blocks forward lateral view.
- 6' bed Crew Cab (so I can sleep in side a CC bed)
- 3" of stowage space behind the rear seat (to stow away a rifle or couple of fishin' rods)
- clear rear window (having an option from sliding glass)
- slide in and out semi-hard (hard plastic) tonneau cover
- steps for SE & XE
- a light under the hood (my old 4x4 720's got one)
- dual exhuasts
- space for a winch on the front bumper
- lockable glove box
- lockable utilty box under a rear seat (enough to fit a "1911" and an extra clip, Tacomas have one).

..i'm not asking for much, a widdle bit of refinements :wierd:
PICKY PICKY PICKY........I have to admit they're all good ideas that I wish you hadn't of brought up. Now I'll be missing them..... :crying:
 

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I wish mine could fly me to my favorite vacation destination on the weekends. Other than that, you guys named everything I would want changed.
 

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tbeecher said:
Auto-locking doors
Change the door locking button so down is lock - up is unlock :boxing:
Power rear sliding window
Mute button on steering wheel
Balanced tailgate (it almost killed my 100 pound wife)
Stinking coin tray
MP3 Player
More grocery hooks on the underside of the rear seats
Limited Slip for 2WD
This Eject button - http://www.mgwltd.com/miata_lighter.html
You can use the power button on the steering wheel as a mute button since the cd player resumes playback exactly where you were. The other modes do also.
 

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Power Bench Seats
Bigger/More Supportive Seats
Under Seat Storage on Middle Bench(like the Laramie Ram)
Automatic Mirror Retracting(the Touraeg has this...very cool)
Dead Pedal...why do we not see this on F-150 or RAM either???
Bigger middle arm rest in rear of CC

and YES...the 6' Bed on the CC!!!
 

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I took the Titan to the wash yesterday, and I said to myself, it would be nice if it had a retracting antenna when the radio wasn't on. That's about it for me.
 

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Why 360HP? Haven't heard a single person complain that the Titan is underpowered. I am sure Nissan could get more horsepower of this motor by revving it higher, but then it would be a sports sedan motor, and not a truck motor. You could always drop in a 18,600 rpm BMW F1 motor!
 

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Well, that is a good list. There is one big thing that, after driving it, I just won't be able to deal with. The issue absolutely must be addressed. The location of the wheels. The problem is, right now the wheels are placed so that the truck is sitting at a Nissan dealership somewhere instead of my garage!
 

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Well, that is a good list. There is one big thing that, after driving it, I just won't be able to deal with. The issue absolutely must be addressed. The location of the wheels. The problem is, right now the wheels are placed so that the truck is sitting at a Nissan dealership somewhere instead of my garage!
That problem is easily rectified with a $30,000 cashier's check.
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Four Wheel Steering - Turning Circle Rant

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I TOTALLY agree with Bayou Titan. WTF aren't more full sized trucks equiped or at least going the direction of 4 wheel steering? Sure, Quadrasteer, or whatever it's called, wasn't selling too good last year, but I think GM is significantly lowering the price in response. To me, 4 wheel steering, or at least a SIGNIFICANT reduction in turning circle, would make the Titan absolutely unbeatable.

Let's look at where I'm coming from. Many of us drive our trucks in the city, and many of us tow boats, etc. I do both. This means that not only do I have to park and maneuver in the city, but I also have to maneuver my boat along highly crowded city streets and in and out of my friend's garage. Believe me, I've gotten pretty damned good at getting my ~22' ski boat into and out of some nasty parking lots/gas stations, etc. Even in the country or off road, I've been in nasty situations where smaller turning circles saved my butt and/or just made things a lot easier. Turning circle is absolutely critical, and most manufacturers have been going the WRONG way on this. Why do they ignore turning circle? I can't figure that out. Is it a liability thing? Is it structural/mechanical? My old 1986 Chevy Blazer had a very tight turn radius. My 1996 Blazer is much worse. The Titan is even worse than that. I don't want to have to do a 3 point turn in order to U-turn across a two lane road. I don't want to back my boat into the neighbor's car when I can't make the cut into the driveway between cars packed on both sides of a residential street. If this is a liability thing - there are ways around that. Put a governor or speed dependent limit on the amount of steering travel, who knows. I rank turning circle right up in the top three or four selling points - power, handling, reliability, TURNING CIRCLE.

I can't believe customers haven't driven this change years ago.

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Sorry, but I'd like to hear if anybody has comments on turning circle...
I think the $2000 price tag is blocking demand. If it were only $600 then there would be a strong demand for it.
 

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Sorry, but I'd like to hear if anybody has comments on turning circle...
compared to my f150 i traded in the titans turning radius is great. :upsidedow
 

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compared to my f150 i traded in the titans turning radius is great. :upsidedow
Do you know what the turning circle was on your F150? Edmunds lists the Titan at 45.3 ft for the 4 x 4, and 46 ft for the RWD. That seems a little backward....
 
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