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Old 01-02-2010, 05:14 PM
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I'll be the first to post here. I just saw this section of the fourmz...

my wife was telling me that there was a rumor of Dodge offering a diesel on the 1500 for the 2011 model year. She read it somewhere...

anyone heard anything about this? That is about the only reason I'd consider getting a new truck before the one I have now has pretty much been worn out.... I've done too many minor mods to start fresh with a new truck

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Here ya go...read it and weep:

http://rumors.automobilemag.com/6550...led/index.html

Interestingly, the rumor out there on the whole Dodge/Cummins agreement is that Dodge will lose the Cummins name in 2014 or thereabouts. Rumor has it that Ford also loses it's Navistar deal.

Not sure what the actual deals are but those are the rumors.
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The rumor of Dodge losing Cummins goes back 8 years or so. I heven't heard anything to indicate it will happen.
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The rumor of Dodge losing Cummins goes back 8 years or so. I heven't heard anything to indicate it will happen.
Oh really? Like how would you know??
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When Daimler bought into Chrysler back then, it was rumored thet Cummins would fall by the wayside in favor of a Mercedes diesel. Obviously, this didn't happen. As of right now the 5 year plan says that Chrysler will be purchasing 9% of its engines. This happens to be the current percentage of purchased engines and theres no valid reason to think the Cummins is going anywhere. The Ram is scheduled for a major redesign for the 2012 model year and it is possible the 1500 could get a diesel option but this isn't set in stone.
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oh well. guess I'll just wait and see what happens. If the diesel does come about (either with or without Cummings) then I'll check it out.... if not then I've still got a great truck!

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Woulda been nice to have a half-ton ram, but I'll suffice with grafting a 24V 5.9L into a Dakota
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I'm glad there's someone out there that shares the same warped idea I had a few years ago! I thought maybe I was weird or something!
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I'm glad there's someone out there that shares the same warped idea I had a few years ago! I thought maybe I was weird or something!
I saw in an article, can't remember which forum, that they may release a small, more efficient 5.0L v-8 dual turbo diesel, which would be awesome. Randy your not warped, just thinking outside the box, which is good!!
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The latest rumor I read today says that the Cummins is slated to stay in the HD trucks. The plans for a 1/2 ton diesel are still up in the air but it's been suggested that any diesel for the 1500 would likely be a FIAT engine since they already have their own diesel program.
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