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Old 12-04-2011, 08:52 AM   #1
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I was wondering…If you didn’t have your HEMI today and wanted the reliability, power, torque, economy and low maintenance from a great engine, what would it be? I would have to vote for the 5.9L Cummins!

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I was wondering…If you didn’t have your HEMI today and wanted the reliability, power, torque, economy and low maintenance from a great engine, what would it be? I would have to vote for the 5.9L Cummins!
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:47 AM   #3
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Best engine available in a Ram or any engine? If any engine I'd choose the 440.
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I use to have a lot of faith in the old GM 265/283 and the MOPAR 318. Great engines in their day with little maintenance issues. Solid and easy on the pocket....if you kept your foot out of them. Which I never did.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:21 PM   #5
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Gasoline engines would Jeeps 4.0L I6 and Fords 4.9L I6. Diesel would be Dodge 12v 5.9L and Fords Turbo 7.3L.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:45 PM   #6
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Not the 5.7 hemi, ok, how about the 6.4 hemi in my challenger! No hemi at all, Ford's 3.5 eco boost is pretty impressive. Just sayin.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:49 PM   #7
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My 429/460 Ford BB did 300 thousand miles and never missed a beat. Gas was cheap back then so size wasnt an issue.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:35 AM   #8
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I use to have a lot of faith in the old GM 265/283 and the MOPAR 318. Great engines in their day with little maintenance issues. Solid and easy on the pocket....if you kept your foot out of them. Which I never did.
I had a 318 in a 77 D100. It was all "smog" engine pumping out a whooping 168 hp (If I remember correctly). I had the distributor re-curved, bought a aluminum intake and afb, went dual exhaust with no cat. When it was all done and said, it was a very strong little engine that went through a lot with me.
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I was wondering…If you didn’t have your HEMI today and wanted the reliability, power, torque, economy and low maintenance from a great engine, what would it be? I would have to vote for the 5.9L Cummins!
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:28 AM   #10
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If it were'nt for the new Hemi i definatly be driving a 1990 Chevy 454.. Thats what i was looking for 6yrs ago till i seen my Ram at dealership!
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