Originally Posted by TDI-Minnie
Do the Nissans actually have a live axle up front? I wouldn't think so (anymore) in which case this gear swap is not like pulling the cover off the "pumpkin" and swapping gears. I imagine you have some form of front transaxle, which would involve a major amount of labor to extract and split the tranny to even get at the gears.
I just don't see that being a real option, if you can even get a different gear.
I Don't think the Nissian pickup has the diff in the oil pan like the GM trailblazer.
And I think that the GM "diff in the pan" is used on anything else currently.
Actually gear swaps on some of the IFS front ends are simpler than on a live axle.The 88-?? GM full size pickups & all 4x4 S-10s are ones where IFS gear swaps are easy. so are the late model Toyota FJ.
The simplest solid front axle gear swap has to be a TJ,or later XJ Jeep. (10 bolts on each side then the usual cover & carrier capbolts )