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Diesel ram van.
« on: July 12, 2008, 03:21:28 am »
Just curious, did dodge ever put the Cummins in a van?
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Re: Diesel ram van.
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2008, 11:21:37 am »
Nope!

Not in a normal production version anyways.

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Re: Diesel ram van.
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008, 08:29:16 pm »
Any reason why they did not do this?
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Re: Diesel ram van.
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2008, 10:47:27 pm »
cost effectiveness, apparently diesel vans don't sell very well.

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Re: Diesel ram van.
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2008, 01:23:23 am »
I would assume the same......Not that big of a seller.

I'm sure if there was a demand for them, they would have made them.

I just don't ever see many vans towing anything large enough to REQUIRE a diesel. I mean, it's not like you can hook a 5th or a GN to it and most TT's can be hauled just fine by a 1/2 ton gas truck.

The gas 5.9 Magnum was hella stout and would pull just fine. The only thing it wouldn't pull is away from a gas pump.

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Re: Diesel ram van.
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2008, 10:35:34 pm »
Was just wondering, most of the new sprinters I see are diesels, and my father's work has a huge Ford E-350 7.3 PSD that is constantly hauling tons of stuff in the back. Guess your right about the demand just not being there
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Re: Diesel ram van.
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2008, 11:51:18 pm »
Everything from a Dodge Caravan to a Sprinter comes with diesel.....just not in the US. 

The market here does not support them. 
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Re: Diesel ram van.
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2009, 03:14:26 pm »
My dad thought it would be cool to put a diesel in his mostly for fuel mileage though.  His currently has a 5.2 in it.  He wanted the 5.9 but couldn't find one when he was in the market.
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