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Old 02-21-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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RAM 1500 Becomes Industry-First Half-Ton Diesel Pickup | AutoGuide.com News

finally something in the right direction
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I've always wondered when a company was going to start putting diesels in smaller pickups. 4 cylinder in something like a tacoma could have potential too. Dodge is probably onto something big here
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If they can be tuned, I may become a dodge owner.
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oh gosh now were gonna have diesel ricers
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That's great that one of the big 3 is stepping up. But Dodge really isn't the first. GM was putting 6.2 and turbo 6.5 liter diesels in half ton trucks, Blazers, and Suburbans in the 80's and 90's. I've owned a few of them.

I remember getting my hands on an ambulance prom and putting it in a 94 ECSB 6.5 turbo half ton. That truck was fun!
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oh gosh now were gonna have diesel ricers
****, in my town that's all there is. bunch of rich kids with a tuner on their truck and they think they have something..
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GM needs to get in suite. They are falling slowly..
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i had a '95 chev 1/2 ton xcab 6.5 turbo diesel..it was a nice truck but go thru injector pump every 40k miles.
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very cool to see this happening... too bad these ideas were all shelved last time around (5 years ago now?)

I'm surprised its only a 3.0 in a half ton though...

For all intensive purposes the ecoboost offers a lot that a diesel does too. High compression (for a gasoline powered engine with factory boost), direct injection... the list goes on. It will be interesting to see how this really performs. 30 MPG sounds great... but its most likely not in the truck we would all like to buy. What does the top EPA rated F150 ecoboost get? I bet its closer to 30 than we think.
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