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Old August 21st, 2013, 09:20 AM   #41
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Old August 21st, 2013, 09:26 AM   #42
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Hmm...I remember in my engines classes in college that the 90 degree V8 was the best naturally balanced. Maybe that was just my professor's opinion, or quite possibly I was just hungover as fukc that day.

Did a little more reading....definitely wrong.

Although it does seem to be a prevalent idea that V8s are the smoothest, albeit a wrong idea.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 10:03 PM   #43
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Its apretty nicely packaged 5 liter common rail vgt motor. The version i worked with was smooth, quiet, and efficient. The cal clipped it to 3oo hp and 550 lbft. And that was about 4 years ago. Im sure its even better now. Cummins spent a ton of money on anew facility to build them in columbus indiana, and has been hoping to find someone to use it.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 10:26 PM   #44
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I think Chrysler shot them selfs in the foot again, they could be such a good company......
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 11:07 PM   #45
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Old August 23rd, 2013, 06:30 AM   #46
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The Nissan is beautiful compared to the ugly-ass full size Toyotas. No comparison IMO.
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Old August 23rd, 2013, 06:38 AM   #47
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Just blaim purchasing and middle management
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Old August 23rd, 2013, 07:34 AM   #48
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Its apretty nicely packaged 5 liter common rail vgt motor. The version i worked with was smooth, quiet, and efficient. The cal clipped it to 3oo hp and 550 lbft. And that was about 4 years ago. Im sure its even better now. Cummins spent a ton of money on anew facility to build them in columbus indiana, and has been hoping to find someone to use it.
From what I was told, Cummins designed it to be damn near universal fit and is not interested in making exclusive contracts with anybody. ie, anybody could pick it up at any time. I don't know if that's all true or not, but I hope it is.
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actually the I6 is the best naturally balanced engine configuration
Every cummins I have ever rode in shaked, rattled and rolled all over the place when it was starting up or shutting down. Glad my durmax doesnt do that! lol
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Every cummins I have ever rode in shaked, rattled and rolled all over the place when it was starting up or shutting down. Glad my durmax doesnt do that! lol
Yeah, something tells me that's the truck it's in not the engine. The newer 3/4-1 ton Ram cummins are pretty smooth.
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Yeah, something tells me that's the truck it's in not the engine. The newer 3/4-1 ton Ram cummins are pretty smooth.
If its an older cummins I'd agree with silverado boy, those suckers shook all over the place on shut down.
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If its an older cummins I'd agree with silverado boy, those suckers shook all over the place on shut down.
6 pistons the size of coffee cans flying around 800+ times per minute have a lot of momentum
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My friends 99 and my cousins 2004 did it. It was nuts!!!!
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6 pistons the size of coffee cans flying around 800+ times per minute have a lot of momentum
Ever pick one of those pistons up?

I'm not sure exactly what engine mine came out of, but I have a diesel piston as a pen/pencil holder on my desk, it has to weigh close to 15 lbs. (wrist pin installed)
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My friends 99 and my cousins 2004 did it. It was nuts!!!!
9 and 14 yr old trucks don't usually fall under 'Newer'...

(except on gl4x4...)
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Yeah I was referring mostly to the newer 6.7's...a guy at work has a '06 5.9 that I rode in that wasn't too bad but I still think it would be unpleasant for any extended period of time. However, it's also a bit of a "bro truck" (he's one of those douchey guys that wears a flat-billed hat and drives a diesel because it's the cool thing)
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huh? R U tellin me my 99 isnt' new n e more?
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Yeah I was referring mostly to the newer 6.7's...a guy at work has a '06 5.9 that I rode in that wasn't too bad but I still think it would be unpleasant for any extended period of time. However, it's also a bit of a "bro truck" (he's one of those douchey guys that wears a flat-billed hat and drives a diesel because it's the cool thing)
I had an 07 with the 5.9 for about 70k miles and it wasn't even remotely unpleasant. It wasn't like driving a BMW or anything, but I had zero complaints about comfort or smoothness from the diesel.
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I have found that the Dodge ram HD trucks tend to have a more stiff ride then super duties, and GM HD trucks.
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