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Old 10-21-2009, 08:16 PM
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Dodge needs to come up with a small diesel like a 5 cylinder or a small 6 cylinder. The 5.9L cummins is a wonderful motor, just an over kill for the average guy. I need a truck that can pull 5000 pounds and good fuel mileage
if there is such a thing. Europeans are marketing diesels in everything and they are getting awesome fuel economy. Would you buy a smaller bore diesel?
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The answer to why there are so few diesels outside of heavy duty trucks can be summed up in the difficulty of getting them to comply with emissions standards. CA in particular. They could make a truck or car with a small diesel that would be just fine in 49 states, but then have to have another whole design for California and a few other areas. Heavy duty trucks get a pass on the regs due to the nature of the vehicle.

At least thats what I see when i look at what is going on. FWIW
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Cummins already has a V6 and V8 Diesel ready to go into the Ram 1500's (V8) and SUV's (V6)..... Chrysler has put this on hold until the 2011 Year.... Why??? The big blowup they just went through made them redo all of there contracts. The contract for the Inline 6.7L Cummins that is used in the 2500 on up Rams was signed. The contract for the V6 and V8 was not ........
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Mmmmm... diesel 1500... might have to trade the HEMI in for it love diesels! My powerstroke just doesn't cut it when my dad drives a Cummins
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