I have a 2000 Durango SLT, 5.9L heavy transmission. I love it. The only thing that is keeping me from keeping it forever is that it's gas powered, and I want a diesel. Does anyone know about dropping in a Cummins into a Durango?
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Doubtful it would even fit. It takes a lot just to stuff it under the hood of the Ram I've seen them under the hood of a Ramcharger, which has a larger engine bay than the Durango, and even that looked tight. [&:]
And with a DRY weight of around 1000lbs (for just the motor) the independant suspension the Duragno uses would definitely not be beefy enough. You'd have to find a way to swap a solid axle underneath it.
You'd also have to find a way to install a beefier transmission, or come up with a conversion bellhousing for yours, because it definitely wouldn't bolt up. I'm actually not sure your rear axle would stand up to the torque either.
A swap like this would run you much dinero, if you could figure out a way to fit it under the hood.
There's a reason they only put them in heavy duty trucks
yeah dude desiel in a durango not going to work to well. it is not made for that big of a eng.. I mean the 5.9 was almost pushing it for the durango.. but hey you could always try to down size every thing and get a v6 desiel. fromt a car.. LOL just kiding not possible... ok but if you are looking for a new eng you might just be in the market for looking for a new truck or a huge SUV that will have the desiel in it.. sorry dude.. I maybe wrong here so if I am sorry but I am prety sure just like The Burning Rom said " There's a reason they only put them in heavy duty trucks".. you can compair our durango to a small truck like the dakota not like a big 2500 or 3500 series.. [sm=jawdrop.gif]
2000 SLT+ 5.9
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go to youtube.com, it has been done before. if you're going to do it in a 4wd then the stock torsion will not hold it. my idea was to use a coil over shock in place of the regular shock to hold the added weight. with a 2wd then just get a beefier coil spring. if it can be done in 1500 then the Durango shouldn't be to much more difficult.
Probably not you would have to overhaul everythin. Keep in mind you would need to replace the rear end, driveshaft, transmission, PCM and ECM, likely radiator, it would just be easier and cheaper to get a Ford Excursion if you wanted a powerstroke under the hood.
And that Durango with the cummins has a Ram front end and everything from the hood back under the truck was redone.
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No one has mentioned the 4bt? Excuse me if im wrong (im new here) but i believe the 4bt only weighs around 600 lbs vs the 6bt at around 1000 lbs. I may be wrong again but the 5.9 360 weighs about the same as the 4bt roughly. As far as the rest of the drivetrain im sure it could still destroy it just the same as the 6bt, so your still in it for some money on driveline upgrades. Ive daydreamed myself about stuffing a cummins in my d
While there are some suitable suggestions, none have tried a conversion themselves. People tend to shun idea's from the norm and shy away from positive reinforcement (Not all- Previous posts Incl.) and comment with no exp.
Simply put the most usefull information would come from someone who attempted/completed the conversion and not the "It would never work" crowd.
Is that the same place you saw those "special" Durango heads...?
I'm gettin real sick your your attitude around here! You help nobody, aggravate everyone, add non bearing comments, and post up bull **** that you can never back up. But then you come out into the boards talking nothing but bull **** yourself and yet slam others for the same reason, unbeknownst that you are doing it YOURSELF!
Now the work you have done from it's appearance is good, but your lack of intelligence is classically showing it's ugly head again. You seem to think you are so smart unbeknownst to you your a classic moron with an over inflated head.
Do us a favor, push that little button on the side of your neck and deflate your head before it blows up. Now why don't you go back over to the Dak side, wait..... probably because they didn't like you either......never mine!......Just pack your **** and leave.
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The first positive thing you've posted here! About freakin time! Doesn't matter tho, you aren't liked and people don't care about you. In fact, you've already ruined so many threads with your crap good potential members are quickly scared away. Judging from your character, I find you have been on a different forum and most likely kicked off and still can't get over it........LOL
it has been done before several times but like everyone else is saying it is loads of fab and nothing cheap. ive seen several pics of ppl doing it and thaught about it myself simply for the tourqe but it requires a completly new drivetrain or a lot of beefing up the stock.