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    Quote Originally Posted by sneakypete View Post
    Not sure why you haven't tried the diesel model? I've had two GM diesels both very well maintained, first I traded in with 239,000 runnning great. The second has 110,000 +. Both are crew cabs, I'll probably never own another gas truck especially for towing.
    Diesels, by all manufacturers, are usually larger in exterior size and do not have the off-road features I need. The diesel XD model Titan is an impressive truck, but I need something more nimble, given my truck has to operate as an ATV in many instances. I need approach angles, break over angles, turning radius, etc that are much tighter than what you can get on the diesel models. If ever I start towing a side-by-side to do the dirty work, then I will probably go to an XD model. Until then, the gasser PRO-4X is what serves my purpose the best.
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    The truck market is starting to change. Both Ford and GM will offer diesel options in their light duty trucks (F-150 and Silverado/Sierra) this year or next. For 2018, the F-150 will be available with a 3.0L powerstroke diesel putting out 250hp and 440lb/ft of torque. The ford will have the new 10 speed transmission that they worked with GM on and will get 30mpg highway. And the General just released their new Silverado at the north American auto show and for 2019 will have a 3.0 duramax diesel. Specs on torque and hp are not available but I would assume they would be similar to fords. And dodge has had the ecodiesel now for years as an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Fin View Post
    Diesels, by all manufacturers, are usually larger in exterior size and do not have the off-road features I need. The diesel XD model Titan is an impressive truck, but I need something more nimble, given my truck has to operate as an ATV in many instances. I need approach angles, break over angles, turning radius, etc that are much tighter than what you can get on the diesel models. If ever I start towing a side-by-side to do the dirty work, then I will probably go to an XD model. Until then, the gasser PRO-4X is what serves my purpose the best.
    I agree. A diesel for Big Fin isn't necessary for what he does and where he goes. Especially if Nissan will update his truck every year or two at a great price to him. I love my diesel, but if I was in Randy's shoes, I'd go gasoline.
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    Makes sense to me, I do agree diesels are generally bigger and not as easy to maneuver. See you in Reno next week Randy!

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    I’d also want the new diesels to go through a couple of years of real world testing to work the kinks out before I bought one. Off road a gasser is better so Fin is making the right choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubaby View Post
    Holy crap I agree with 6.5 MtMuley on something.
    Ummmmm. No. We agree on nothing. mtmuley

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    I am with Randy on the gas engine. Maybe for different reasons. I bought the pro4x XD though. For me, I don't spend near as much time off road as Randy and the 6.5ft bed was on my must have list of features. I don't typically tow, and if I do, the gasser will do everything I need and more. The only thing I really wish my truck had? Bigger fuel tank..... I really hate having to take gas with me....

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    Check out the 2019 Silverado Trailboss. If it comes with a 6.5 box and a 30+ tank I’m sold.

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    My hunting buddy (CPO) finally got rid of his Rebel and got a F150 FX4 , 2.7 eco with the 3.73 locker. I will be interested to see how it fares this coming season. That Rebel was a PITA. He had it 2 years and something was ALWAYS wrong with it. Especially the air suspension, never knew when it was just gong to refuse to go into "off road" mode at all or switch back to "normal" height while you were driving down the trail. Best part----out the door for 40k so he will be cutting his monthly payment by quite a chunk.
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    The wife and I are going to test drive a Pro-4x on Valentines day. Not buying for several more months, but I'm eager to test it out and compare it against the other big dogs in the truck world.

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    Does the durability of the Titans translate to the Frontier Compacts as well?

    As an aside I've always liked the absence of a big gaudy wrap job on the OYOA vehicles.

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    IMO the Frontiers are great (I have one). At this point they are mostly unchanged since 2006, though. I tend to like that about a vehicle: lots of proven history and lots of other people to run into problems which you can learn from. That said, Toyota just refreshed the Tacoma last year and I expect Nissan will do the same in 2019 (although that's been the thinking for years now). IMO saving bucks one way or the other is a good idea: new vs a 2012 there is hardly any difference.

    Also I wouldn't call a Frontier a compact (it's a mid-size). Maybe coming from the full-size world they all look small but hop in a Ford Ranger sometime or 90s Toyota and that's a compact.

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    Lasted 20 months in a SUV but back in a truck since just before Christmas...the bed cover allows ample and secure storage. Pulls all our material and toy trailers well. Ride is a pleasant surprise. My first 3/4 ton and first diesel.

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    One-ton Dodge Ram diesel is nice for hauling a camper to Buffalo Camp on the American Prairie Reserve.
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    We were glad the one-ton Bison did not challenge the one-ton Ram.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noharleyyet View Post
    Lasted 20 months in a SUV but back in a truck since just before Christmas...the bed cover allows ample and secure storage. Pulls all our material and toy trailers well. Ride is a pleasant surprise. My first 3/4 ton and first diesel.

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    Well, it took quite a while for the attorneys to decide who is liable for any problems resulting from Nissan loaning me a new Titan for destruction testing. We decided to co-insure and now I'm free to do anything I want to this Titan. Or, at least that is what they asked me to do. The engineers and marketing team said, "Treat it like you hate it and let us know what we can improve."

    I'm your huckleberry

    Picked it up at the dealership this morning. Now, gotta get a topper, bumper, winch, custom seat covers, and tires that can go off asphalt. Will do videos of each install and why we picked what we did.

    After buying five of the old version Titans with my own money, it's nice to have a loaner for "testing and feedback" that will not be my financial responsibility if my testing goes a bit too far. Not the time of year when we beat the heck out of things, so most of the early videos will be to show how easy it is to rig this PRO4-X as a serious hunting vehicle without much money/modifications.

    Many ask why I bought so many Titans (first was 2005). The answer comes down to the Titan always ranked as the best value when comparing "off the lot" trucks for off-road hunting abuse, at the least cost and headache. And, the fact mine have 400K combined miles on some of America's worst roads, and have never had a problem, none.

    Thanks to the Nissan engineering team who has been communicating with me for since they started working on this new model Titan. Some there are serious outdoor folks there, including the lead engineer who happens to be a former Idaho guy raised on a ranch in the Owyhee country. He knows what a hunter needs in a truck and has followed our platforms for many years.

    This is the Half-ton gas model. Expect frequent reports here and on YouTube.

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    My name is Randy Newberg and I approved this post. What is written is my opinion, and my opinion only.

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    Slick ride Fin....good for you. Enjoy.

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    Nice color, needs a big old Wazzu Coug sticker on there, right JR?
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    This is me, just over here, still waitin on the DQ full-body wrap ...... (glad they came around)
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    Nice ride, Big Fin. Continue to be aggressive but safe in your test drives.

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    Congrats!!!! Now the testing begins LOL

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    That's a slick ride!! I'm a Ford guy, but if I could get by with a 1/2 ton gasser I'd certainly give the Nissan some consideration!!
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    Sweet Rig, wish I had one! Awesome
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