The Nissan Titan is a stylish fullsize truck with a great powerplant. It’s a solid performer, but it has a significant flaw: the rear end. If you plan on towing, hauling, or aggressive off-road driving, the Titan’s weak factory rear end makes the truck comparable to a linebacker in high heels. As many owners have discovered, the cost of replacing broken parts or even a whole axle assembly can reach well into the thousands of dollars. That’s all about to change thanks to the folks at Currie Enterprises and their new bolt-in Titan replacement axle that uses a custom fabricated housing. The Currie drop-in rearend housing is a work of art and will handle every ounce of torque the Titan’s big V-8 can dish out. Currie’s design uses your existing brakes and seamlessly integrates with the factory ABS system. It bolts directly to the stock driveshaft with no modifications to make installation a piece of cake; you won’t even have to bleed the brakes. The best news is you can choose from a long list of Currie options to build your axle from mild to wild. Currie Titan replacement rear ends can be ordered with either a Ford 9-inch or Dana 60 differential. Follow along as Currie builds a Titan axle assembly for a 2WD Titan prerunner. 01. The Currie rearend housing uses special Titan compatible housing ends and is fabricated from precision-bent, thick-gauge steel. The axle tubes have specially milled flats to locate into the housing.01. The Currie rearend housing uses special Titan compatible housing ends and is fabricat Who’s Making Gears for Titan 4x4 Front Differentials? The Currie Titan rear axle assembly can be ordered as a bare housing or loaded with a Currie 9+ center section or Dana 60 differential. You can get many options including billet or forged pinion housings, nodular Iron cases, several different gear carriers and many available gear ratios. Because the Currie rear is the first Titan replacement axle available, at the time of this writing there are no optional gear sets for the factory 4x4 front differential. Hopefully someone will seize upon this opportunity to develop different gear ratios for the front housing so 4x4 owners can gear their trucks for larger tires or more torque application. This will no doubt this will help improve the Titan aftermarket, now that there is a solution to the rear axle issue. 02. The housing has a 3/8-inch thick flange, beefy internal bracing at key points and is welded inside and out.02. The housing has a 3/8-inch thick flange, beefy internal bracing at key points and is 03. The housing is placed into a fixture and a special mock-up center section is bolted on. The locating shaft is then inserted through the center section’s axle bearings. The shaft assures that the axle tubes are located correctly for assembly and tack welding.03. The housing is placed into a fixture and a special mock-up center section is bolted o 04. Specially machined flats on the axle tubes are keyed into the D-shaped housing openings locating the tubes and preventing any chance of twisting. Once located, the tubes are tack-welded to the center housing.04. Specially machined flats on the axle tubes are keyed into the D-shaped housing openin 05. The Titan-specific housing ends are checked for proper alignment and tack welded to the axle tubes.05. The Titan-specific housing ends are checked for proper alignment and tack welded to t 06. The axle housing is then fully welded inside and out including the shock mounts, back brace and spring pads. Before further assembly, the housing goes through a quality inspection process to confirm it’s straight and to desired specifications.06. The axle housing is then fully welded inside and out including the shock mounts, back 07. Our axle is equipped with Currie’s 9+ nodular iron third member, a billet pinion housing, loaded with a Detroit Locker and 4.10 gears. The factory gear ratio in this Titan was 3.31 and the 4.10 gearset combined with 37-inch tires puts it within 30 rpm of factory spec.07. Our axle is equipped with Currie’s 9+ nodular iron third member, a billet pinion hous 08. The assembled differential includes the Currie input shaft that bolts directly to the factory driveshaft. Be sure to specify what year your Titan is, as there are a couple different yoke options.08. The assembled differential includes the Currie input shaft that bolts directly to the 09. The Currie rear end uses heavy-duty axles that are designed to work with stock brakes and include tone rings to preserve the factory ABS braking system.09. The Currie rear end uses heavy-duty axles that are designed to work with stock brakes 10. Our Currie axle all buttoned up and ready to ship. The Currie axle is a huge upgrade in the strength department and provides substantial value and peace of mind when using your Titan for towing or hauling. Just be prepared to get into the habit of checking behind your truck before driving for gawkers lying on the ground admiring your Currie rear end.10. Our Currie axle all buttoned up and ready to ship. The Currie axle is a huge upgrade 11. Since we were loading our rear end under a prerunner, we chose to have this Currie rear end done with a 9+ third member. Currie also offers a Dana 60 rearend (pictured here) for the Titan that’s compatible with the factory brakes and ABS system.11. Since we were loading our rear end under a prerunner, we chose to have this Currie r 12. Currie’s Titan housing is all set up to take your factory brakes and backing plates. The factory backing plates do have to be drilled out to half-inch holes, though. With the factory sensors intact, the Titan works the same as it did with the factory axle, except with much more assurance behind it.12. Currie’s Titan housing is all set up to take your factory brakes and backing plates. Sources Currie Enterprises 382 North Smith Corona CA 92880 714-528-6957 www.currieenterprises.com By Mike Ingalsbee Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!