Of course the 6.7 won't make it's way in a 1500. That's a no-brainer.
But Cummins has both a V6 and V8 diesel ready to rock and roll...Dodge is being a vagina and won't sign on. Back in 07/08, before the financial collapse, it was pretty much ready for the 1500. With the bankruptcy, the contract for the 5.0L V8 was not one that was renegotiated like the 6.7 was.
I'd be much more likely to buy if it was the 5.0 Cummins V8. A good trans, a good tune (DPF/EGR delete) and that little SOB would move
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9 Cummins-Goerend-Hamilton-EFILive
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9 Cummins HO-NV5600-6.7 swap
1970 Challenger 318/auto, soon to be 390 stroker
1968 RoadRunner 440/auto. 1968 Satellite 318/auto on the rotisserie
Here's my situation.. We bought a 1500 Hemi in 2007, and shortly after, a 19 foot travel trailer. The hemi was a dog climbing the rockies, and it drank me out of house and home! The MDS was a waste of time, and completely useless.
An opportunity presented itself in 2010 to buy a 3500 CTD, and I jumped on it. I do not need a 7000lb truck, and likely will spend more on maintenance than I need to, but maintenance for the most part, is able to be forcasted and planned for. It hauls ****, and is a hell of a truck. It would be nice from time to time to have a lighter, more agile vehicle, but they aren't available in diesel. I personally refuse to buy another truck unless it uses diesel. << notice the period at the end of the sentance, so that goes without saying.
2006 - RAM 3500 Megacab Laramie - 5.9 CTD - K&N CAI - LightForce Driving Lights - KC LED Driving Lights - ReTrax Bed Cover - Inferno Red - Compustar Remote Start - Nasta Stainless Step Bars
They put a diesel in the Dodge Sprinter's which (and feel free to correct me if i am wrong) is a 3/4 ton to 1 ton van. IF i am right it was a mercedes benz either strainght 5 or V-6. That would drop nicely in a 1500 or even a Dakota (if they still made them).
That being said Cummins makes a ISF 3.8 liter 4 cylinder diesel motor that puts out just under 200 Hp (if i converted right) and arround 400lbs/ft of torue. That would be sweet in our trucks, wether it be Ram 1500 or Dakota (if they still made them or ever bring it back as a true truck) http://cumminsengines.com/every/appl...sf38_lcv.page?
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Would you buy one if it had a $4000 price tag bump, got marginally better fuel economy than a gas counterpart, lasted marginally longer than a gas counterpart before requiring a rebuild, and cost twice as much to maintain?
That's what you're looking at, thanks to the EPA. Without violating federal emissions laws and removing the components, any new light duty diesel truck will have a hard time competing with a gasser.