Yeah, unfortunately that's a common failure for the spider gears to disintegrate like that. I have seen quite a few in my days. And you are correct, the '08+ have the exact same spider gears as the '05-07 Titans. It was only the axle seals and bearings that were changed in 2008. The early '04 rear ends had an even crappier spider gear design, but mid '05 model year to current is all the same as far as carrier design. Anyway, it's a good thing your R&P gears survived. Just grab yourself a truetrac or ARB air locker and it will be better than new. Good luck!
2005 LE King Cab 4x4 Offroad Big Tow FFV, Purchased used on 2008/11/30.
Radiant Silver with charcoal leather interior, black Nissan OEM brush guard, 33 x12.50r17LT Hercules Trail Digger tires on OEM OR 7-spoke 17" rims, 3" Rough country Lift, Bilstein 5100s front and rear, Hawk LTS brake pads, MOOG lower ball joints, 2011 Pro4x rear end, Axle vent mod, NGK iridium spark plugs, 2 degree timing advance, Stock airbox mod with K&N filter, Magnaflow 14" SI/SO muffler on stock pipes with T304 stainless double-wall tip, Optima Yellow Top battery, OEM Rockford Fosgate audio system, Protecta chrome tool box, 6000K HID headlights, TomTom GO 920 Navigation system.
04 cc bt offroad pkg / RB UPREV Tuned / DTLT's/ JBA catback/16" Borla XR-1/ vibrant UQ resonator/ Custom Cajun Catless B-pipes/Airaid MXP CAI/ 4" Air mod/ 07+ manifold/ TruTrac/ MagHytech Diff cover/ Long tru-cool transmission cooler/T-B mod/ 170* thermostat/ H-D's all corners/ Curt front hitch/ BrakePerformance slotted and dimpled rotors/Hellwigg traction springs/Airlift air bags/ ARB onboard air/2" Drop shackles/ Wolo powerhouse air horn! On wall at Cafe in Dripping Springs,Texas " I spent most of my money on Wine ,Women and Song ,the rest I just blew"
at stealership have warranty and noticed i have no axle vent so i may not be 2 far behind you. they're trying to charge me to check oil in diff and put in vent/ breather and assess they're ignorence when they actually worked on my rear end b4 i bought truck since i bought warranty. if nothings broke its not covered so dumb
I have an 04 2 wheel drive. At around 120k..one afternoon heading home from work the rearend started with a wining noise...then a metal on metal grind,...turned it around midway home and started back to work....about 25mins in - a pop noise as I pulled back into work.....NOT GOOD
Was sooo pissed at Nissan, I wrote a letter to corporate. Got a Rep that said,...well its out of warranty? I said check out the web,...their are a lot of these same rearend malfunction issues with faithful Titan owners!! Didn't care
I certainly did not want another Nissan OEM replacement!!
I found a differential company that developed a stronger true Dana 60\44 set up with 3:31 gears-LOVE IT...LOVE IT!! Its a costly expense, but I did'nt want this to happen again!
I'm a die hard Titan owner....can't seem to put it up for sale-It just does everything I throw at it and more!!
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