Nissan made a bold statement with its '04 Titan. While Japanese archrival Toyota dabbled its proverbial feet in the water with its almost-fullsize T-100 and Tundra pickups, Nissan went truly fullsize the first time out. We dig the new Titan and applaud Nissan's bravado.

Since we're performance enthusiasts, we can't leave well enough alone, and the Titan became a canvas for what could shape up as a performance masterpiece. Enter CST, Boyd Coddington Wheels, and BFGoodrich tires, and the technical assistance of All Terrain Motorsports in Whittier, California. We're now staring down F-150s, Silverados , and Rams, without the least bit of truck envy.