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SouthpawHD

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Posted: 05/13/19 02:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK, quick story. I had a Chevy 6.0L for almost 3 years and then when we parked the TT on a permanent lot, I didn't need a 3/4 on. Then bought a Sierra 1500. It's a fine truck, just really miss the bigness of the 3/4 ton platform.

So seeing that I am obsessed with trucks, I started looking again. Came across some pretty good deals on a Nissan with the 5.0L.

Now, I don't need a diesel. I only tow a few times per year. But the deals on these things are pretty solid, so it got me thinking.

I do take a lot of short trips in the winter, definitely a big strike against a diesel. But in the summer, we get up the lake frequently, so that is good for a diesel.

So what say you? Yea or nay?


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I think it's a good truck if the price is right.

Beware the low-ish payloads compared to most 3/4-tons. Besides that, it'll pull better since it's has more torque at the low-end compared to your 6.0 now.

I haven't heard of any emissions systems complaints. The smaller displacements might help keep it from producing as many particulates and hence requiring regens. But I still wouldn't try doing much extended idling.


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I'm a nay. It has a CP4 pump in it, plus timing chains, and the initial long term tests I saw on it seemed to feature quite a few issues. I don't think the cost is enough lower than it's bigger brother to be worth the downgrade in capability and the 6.7 is a more proven engine.


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There are good deals to be had because they aren’t selling well. Consumer reviews have been less than stellar. Do a search on Titan issues and you’ll find many complaints and issues. The biggest problem seems to be dealer lack of knowledge to fix the issues and mechanics who have no experience with diesels.

My coworker has one. Got a good deal as it was “new” old stock that the dealer was having difficulty selling. Its a daily in town driver that does no towing or heavy work so I can’t comment on that. He was stranded twice this past winter when it wouldn’t start in the cold. He can’t plug it in at work or in his parking garage. Dealer was no help.


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The 5.0 cummins is probably not any worse than the current 6.7 cummins as they both have a CP4.2 pumps.

I would pass on the diesel and go gas.

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I would jump on a Titan Forum and see what you can find. They are not very popular here. Shortly after they came out, there was a laundry list of issues. However to be fair, I don't know what has been addressed and is no longer an issue. The mpg is no better than a fullsize HD, payload is small, and will be hard to sell when you get tired of it. I would suggest looking for an HD if you want get into this market again.


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IdaD wrote:

I'm a nay. It has a CP4 pump in it, plus timing chains, and the initial long term tests I saw on it seemed to feature quite a few issues. I don't think the cost is enough lower than it's bigger brother to be worth the downgrade in capability and the 6.7 is a more proven engine.


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Yep, lower payload for sure. But fits my purposes.

Them not selling well is also a concern. Not popular = good deal now = probably not a good trade in value down the road.

Looked at a Titan forum, and not much activity there.

But when I find reviews by actual owners, they all seem to like them.

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SouthpawHD wrote:

Yep, lower payload for sure. But fits my purposes.

Them not selling well is also a concern. Not popular = good deal now = probably not a good trade in value down the road.

Looked at a Titan forum, and not much activity there.

But when I find reviews by actual owners, they all seem to like them.


Interesting reading about issues.

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SouthpawHD wrote:



Them not selling well is also a concern. Not popular = good deal now = probably not a good trade in value down the road.



This. Plus, available parts and how many folks have eexperience working on it?

Now how about a test drive of the Ram 2500 with the 6.4 and new transmission...

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