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I know this is crazy. but do any of yall know if a cummins would fit in our trucks. cuz that would be so sweet.... and expensive hah
 

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All it cost is MONEY!! LOL
 

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I read an article in Truckin Magazine a few months ago about a guy who put a cummins in his dakota. It took him a few years but he did it. Im sure since our truck is bigger there should be more space to fit it. That would be badass.
 

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I don't see why not, you just need the engine and ecu and some custom fabrication of the drivetrain. Might be expensive if someone else has to do it for you though. I don't know why someone would do this though, but it's up to you. I personally would just go to a salvage auction and bid on a dodge diesel truck and get it for dirt cheap.
 

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redrocket16 said:
I know this is crazy. but do any of yall know if a cummins would fit in our trucks. cuz that would be so sweet.... and expensive hah
But why? A Diesel in a half ton would be a waste. If they upped the Titan to a 3/4 or 1 ton, then I could see the need. Otherwise...IMHO, you're bringing a cannon to a fist fight.
 

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But why? A Diesel in a half ton would be a waste. If they upped the Titan to a 3/4 or 1 ton, then I could see the need. Otherwise...IMHO, you're bringing a cannon to a fist fight.

WHY???? I hope it would be built for track use becuase if it is, it would be pretty bad ***. If it was just used to haul stuff... then yeah it would be a waste.
 

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WHY???? I hope it would be built for track use becuase if it is, it would be pretty bad ***. If it was just used to haul stuff... then yeah it would be a waste.
LOL...track use? Without mega bucks thrown at em', Diesels are friggin' slugs! You buy a Diesel for heavy hauling, NOT speed!
 

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I seriously doubt that long inline 6 would fit in our small engine compartment without major modifications. Is it dooable?.. yeah anything is dooable with money.
 

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HudsonValleyTitan said:
LOL...track use? Without mega bucks thrown at em', Diesels are friggin' slugs! You buy a Diesel for heavy hauling, NOT speed!
Where you been HVT Diesels are not slow and don't require a lot $$$ to get them going. :upsidedow I would like to see it but, agree that it would be a wast
 

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Where you been HVT Diesels are not slow and don't require a lot $$$ to get them going. :upsidedow I would like to see it but, agree that it would be a wast
Compared to gasoline engines, they're slow as ****. Especially off the line. They're not meant for that type of use. Can you make one fast?...certainly you can if you throw enough $$$ at it. But you can also add pontoons and make it float, or wings to make it fly....doesn't mean it's built for it! My point simply being that other than for heavy hauling....heavier than a 1/2 ton can haul, a Diesel would be a waste. And with the price of Diesel nowadays, the mileage excuse, pertaining to truck use, is fading into the background fast.
So do I think it's a good idea for Nissan to put a Diesel in the Titan? No....however, if enough people demand it? Nissan would be crazy not to! I think the movie tag line fits: "If you build it, they will come".
 

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HudsonValleyTitan said:
Compared to gasoline engines, they're slow as ****. Especially off the line. They're not meant for that type of use. Can you make one fast?...certainly you can if you throw enough $$$ at it. But you can also add pontoons and make it float, or wings to make it fly....doesn't mean it's built for it! My point simply being that other than for heavy hauling....heavier than a 1/2 ton can haul, a Diesel would be a waste. And with the price of Diesel nowadays, the mileage excuse, pertaining to truck use, is fading into the background fast.

I agree with you to a certain extent...

The real reason diesels can be made fast quicky is that little spinny thing hooked to it called a TURBO! Increase the fuel and boost to it and it will be fast.

This also works well for TURBO gas engines, so the TURBO is the real perfromance part.

But as I said in my other post its gonna cost a fortune to put that big inline6 in our little engine compartment. Heck has anyone looked at how much smaller our engine compartment is than the doges?
 

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Wait wait wait, What you meant to say is can a DURAMAX! fit in a Titan. I'll forgive you this time.
 

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HudsonValleyTitan said:
LOL...track use? Without mega bucks thrown at em', Diesels are friggin' slugs! You buy a Diesel for heavy hauling, NOT speed!

You need to look at some vids on youtube... it doesn't take much money for them to push it to the 1k tq mark.
 

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Why not ask Ghosen? He may be thinking of it already! LOL! :)
 

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KINGMADE said:
You need to look at some vids on youtube... it doesn't take much money for them to push it to the 1k tq mark.

I've seen them and yes...it takes some doing to get a Diesel to do that. Programmers alone arent enough. The ones you see that are doing amazing things are beasts with lots of money throne at them items like propane injection and heavy mapping reprogramming as well as a load of other stuff. Stuff just to try and make them comparable to their gasoline counterparts. Because of how Diesels operate, they don't have the off the line quickness of a gas engine. That alone makes them feel sluggish until the revs rise. But sure, you can make a Diesel fast....but like I asked earlier....why? They're haulers not racers.
 

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The only downfall of making diesels perform is their trannies. That alone, cost a fortune.
 

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HudsonValleyTitan said:
Compared to gasoline engines, they're slow as ****. Especially off the line. They're not meant for that type of use. Can you make one fast?...certainly you can if you throw enough $$$ at it. But you can also add pontoons and make it float, or wings to make it fly....doesn't mean it's built for it! My point simply being that other than for heavy hauling....heavier than a 1/2 ton can haul, a Diesel would be a waste. And with the price of Diesel nowadays, the mileage excuse, pertaining to truck use, is fading into the background fast.
So do I think it's a good idea for Nissan to put a Diesel in the Titan? No....however, if enough people demand it? Nissan would be crazy not to! I think the movie tag line fits: "If you build it, they will come".


i wasnt thinking about nissan producing a diesel. jus like me putting one in. but ill never have that much money. just a dream
 
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