Folks looking to take their Titan or Titan XD Crew Cab 4x4 pickups off-road, might be looking for a way to lift the trucks' suspension, and now Nissan offers a way to increase the ride height without voiding any part of the company's warranty. The adjustable coilovers raise the models by up to three inches (76.2 millimeters).
Nissan worked with Icon Vehicle Dynamics, not to be confused with the restomodders at Icon 4x4, to come up with its first-ever set of factory-authorized coilovers. The components are a complete bolt-on replacement with no additional cutting or drilling necessary. The automaker estimates that a dealer can install the parts in less than four hours.
"With the suspension lift kit's increased wheel travel and damping ability, ride quality should be enhanced both off-road and on," Billy Hayes, boss of Nissan North America's commercial vehicle and truck division, said in the new product's announcement.
Gallery: Nissan Titan XD Snow Plow Package
The coilovers join an already expansive range of dealer-offered accessories for the Titan and Titan XD. The components range from aesthetic enhancements like a polished exhaust tip and different wheel designs to more useful items like a rear bumper step and bed extender. LED light bars can also improve visibility when driving off-road. The Snow Plow Prep Package is a recent addition for buyers that intend to use the truck for pushing snow.
Nissan will eventually expand the Titan range by adding a V6 engine option to join the existing 5.6-liter V8 power. However, the won't discuss when the smaller powerplant will join the range. The additional mill will likely let Nissan offer a less expensive version of the pickup.
Gallery: Nissan Titan Lift Kit
Nissan TITAN and TITAN XD now available with factory-authorized suspension lift kit
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New ICON Vehicle Dynamics kit is completely bolt-on – no cutting or drilling required
Suspension lift kit, available through Nissan dealers, includes adjustable coil-over shock absorbers to provide up to three inches of suspension lift
Installs in under four hours through Nissan dealerships
Installation does not void segment-leading1 "America's Best Truck Warranty" on other TITAN and TITAN XD components
CHICAGO – For the first time ever, Nissan is offering a factory-authorized suspension lift kit for select models of the TITAN and TITAN XD full-size pickups. The bolt-on kits, developed by California-based ICON Vehicle Dynamics, offer a more aggressive exterior appearance, increased ground clearance and a suspension lift of up to three inches. Constructed for TITAN and TITAN XD Crew Cab 4x4 models, the suspension lift kits will be available beginning spring 2018.
2018 Nissan TITAN XD with ICON suspension lift kit installed
"We worked with ICON, a proven name in suspension lift-kit engineering, to develop the first kits to be offered through our Nissan dealer network," said Billy Hayes, division vice president, LCV and Trucks, Nissan North America, Inc. "They came back to us with a kit that is easy to install, maintains TITAN and TITAN XD's impressive factory payload and towing capabilities, and allows the trucks to be returned to stock for resale or end-of-lease return."
The ICON suspension lift kit package is available on TITAN and TITAN XD Crew Cab 4x4 models. The kits include adjustable-height coil-over shock absorbers tuned specifically for TITAN and TITAN XD, custom rod end bearings and patent-pending Delta Joints. No cutting or drilling is required.
"With the suspension lift kit's increased wheel travel and damping ability, ride quality should be enhanced both off-road and on," added Hayes. "TITAN and TITAN XD are the most accessorized models in the entire Nissan lineup and the ICON kits are a great addition."
Every 2018 TITAN and TITAN XD is covered by America's Best Truck Limited Warranty1, featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Consumers can see their dealer for limited warranty details. The ICON suspension lift kit is covered by a separate warranty offered by ICON Vehicle Dynamics.
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