With the new 2016 Nissan Titan XD, Nissan looks to jump back into the fray of the highly-contested pickup truck market. Shooting for a nice balance between the efficiency and livability of a ½ ton and the performance and capability of a ¾ ton, the 2016 Nissan Titan XD could serve as the “Mama Bear” option to buyers shopping around the offerings of other more-established competitors. In other words, it seems just right.
The Cummins Diesel is Coming for You, Big Three!
What really makes the 2016 Nissan Titan XD stand out is the all-new Cummins 5.0-liter turbocharged V8 diesel engine sitting pretty under the hood (yes, we said a Cummins diesel). A Cummins diesel brings a level of heritage, performance, and reliability to the new Titan, much like it did for Dodge a few decades back. All in all, the engine produces 310 HP and a whopping 555 lb-ft of torque. That – combined with an AAM 9.84-inch rear axle and a 3.916 gear ratio – helps give the 2016 Nissan Titan XD the ability to tow nearly 13,000 pounds or carry over 2,000 pounds in its bed. Pretty impressive stuff, if you ask us.
The Key to Success
A big key to the future success of the new 2016 Nissan Titan XD is a flourishing aftermarket presence. Luckily, Nissan appears to be actively supporting its consumers’ desire to modify their rides. Earlier last year, Nissan invited some major players in the aftermarket truck scene to a Titan “measuring session” to help aid them in manufacturing future accessories. Well, we have now begun to enjoy the delicious fruits of this labor with an all-new 2016 Nissan Titan XD lift kit from ICON Vehicle Dynamics!
An Icon in the Business
ICON Vehicle Dynamics is one of the world’s premier performance suspension manufacturers. They specialize in aftermarket suspension components for trucks, SUV’s, and pure off-road machines. ICON’s products seek to improve your vehicle’s drivability, handling, and general performance in real world situations. Their new 2016 Nissan Titan XD lift kit is certainly no exception to this rule.
2016 Nissan Titan XD Lift Kit from ICON Vehicle Dynamics
The 2016 Nissan Titan XD lift kit by ICON Vehicle Dynamics offers improved ride quality both on and off the road and an approximate 32% increase in wheel travel over the stock configuration. It features adjustable coilovers that provide 2-3″ of lift height as well as vehicle-specific tuned front and rear shocks that deliver excellent shock damping and control. The 100% bolt-on 2016 Nissan Titan XD lift kit ranges from Stages 1 – 3:
Stage 1 System – Includes ICON 2.5 Series coilovers, 2.0 Aluminum Series rear shocks, rear lift blocks, and u-bolts. The Stage 1 setup is ideal for drivers looking to enhance their truck’s capabilities for normal road driving (as well as the occasional weekend off-road session).
Stage 2 System – Includes ICON 2.5 Series remote reservoir coilovers, 2.5 Series rear shocks, uniball upper control arms, rear lift blocks, and u-bolts. The Stage 2 setup is perfect for the driver looking to make significant improvements to their Titan’s capabilities both on and off of the road.
Stage 3 System – Includes ICON 2.5 Series remote reservoir coilovers with CDC (Compression Damping Control) Valve technology, 2.5 Series rear shocks with CDC Valve, uniball upper control arms, rear lift blocks, and u-bolts. The Stage 3 2016 Nissan Titan XD lift kit is the system of choice for those looking to upgrade their truck to perform ideally in any situation they may encounter.
A Titan Amongst Giants?
The 2016 Nissan Titan XD has some pretty stiff competition in an already-saturated pickup truck market. However, the emergence of a strong aftermarket support system – starting with this new ICON Vehicle Dynamics lift kit – may be just the push the Titan needs to help it really live up to its name.
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