With the vast majority of its parts chosen by fans of the Nissan Trucks Facebook page, the truck is now fully equipped to conquer Alaska’s challenging terrain. The Titan and its pilots, Wounded Warrior Project® Alumni David Guzman and Kevin McMahon, are on their adventure of a lifetime.
One of the harshest environments in the world, Alaska’s wilderness stands as an extreme challenge for any vehicle. That’s why Nissan is supplying the two veterans with its most capable off-road package, the 2014 Titan Crew Cab PRO-4X®, a truck that rolls off the assembly line with a spec sheet loaded with serious off-road credibility. Under the hood lies an Endurance® 5.6-liter V-8 engine churning out 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque. Factory-equipped with front skid plates, a locking rear differential and 9,300 pounds of towing capability, the Titan PRO-4X is up for nearly any task. Built on a Crew Cab configuration and 4×4 drivetrain layout, this was the perfect starting point to build the ultimate adventure vehicle. Nissan Trucks Facebook fans voted on 10 stages of customization, taking Project Titan to the next level of off-road readiness.
Suspension is often one of the first modifications a truck owner makes, so tweaking Project Titan’s was a must. A four-inch lift kit from PRG adds significant ground clearance, further preparing the team for the unknown. Installed at each corner, Radflow remote-reservoir shocks further its off-road capability. PRG end links and upper control arms are also bolted up, offering added capability and complementing the new coil-over setup.
Wheels and Tires
Headed into the unknown, Guzman and McMahon needed a wheel and tire package that would not only perform well in a multitude of situations, but also look the part. All-black 18-inch Fuel Revolver D525 wheels wrapped in 35-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires answered the call.
Speaking of compromising situations, a pair of winches are bolted to the front and rear bumpers. Warn Zeon winches capable of pulling 10,000 and 8,000 pounds respectively are along for the ride to help keep the team on the trail and out of trouble.
Stage five of the 10-round customization project gave fans the choice between three steel front bumper covers. If it wasn’t clear during earlier stages, it sure was at this point: Nissan Trucks Facebook fans sought out the most rugged equipment available. An overwhelming majority selected the ARB Deluxe Bull Bar, a massive steel unit completely replacing the front bumper. Integrated LED fog lights, a winch mount and rugged front-end protection make this a perfect fit for a trip through the Last Frontier. A matching custom rear bumper delivers rear-end protection, retaining back-up sonar sensors and housing the rear winch.
Low-traction situations can be some of the most fun and challenging parts of traveling off-road; that’s why the Titan Pro-4X is equipped with a factory electronic locking rear differential. Project Titan is further enhanced with a front ARB air locker to offer instant traction when needed. Dash-mounted switches give the driver convenient access for instant traction.
As autumn nears, daylight becomes less abundant, making auxiliary lighting a necessity. With a low-profile design and minimal current draw, two LED light bars are utilized – one on the roof just above the windshield and another mounted to the bull bar. Additional LED lighting placed on the roof rail leaves no part of the truck in the dark.
Easily the most popular category amongst fans was the graphics package. Fans were given three options, including a tactical matte-black theme, an arctic white Alaskan style and a military-inspired desert option. In the end, it was the digital-camouflage print that took the majority. Paying homage to some of the military’s greatest machinery, Project Titan is at home in camo clothes. Fully encompassing, the theme covers every inch of the Titan and utility trailer. The Wounded Warrior Project logo is proudly located on each rear fender, while the Project Titan logo makes its way onto the hood of the truck.
Inside, premium and rugged leather seat covers from Katzkin feature the Project Titan logo embroidered on the seat back. The desert theme is tastefully applied to the interior via custom tan stitching on the steering wheel, gear selector and door trim. A number of silver interior bits were redone in black as an added level of customization.
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