Nissan Titan to get Cummins Diesel

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by gob71, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. LCR

    LCR LawnSite Member
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    The cummins V8 only weighs like 150lbs more than the current Gasser in the Titan so I don't see that being a problem

    The MPG thing people are misunderstanding completely, especially in this business. All the numbers people are quoting are unloaded. Whens the last time you serviced a property with nothing in the truck not hauling a trailer?

    Unloaded the Dodge Diesel gets ~30mpg with 4x2 the Gasser gets 21mpg pretty much 50% more.
    but the important thing is the loaded/towing numbers like everyone here cares about(or should).

    In the F250 gassers we get 9ish towing the open trailers with 5 man crews. The diesels get 15-16 that 70+% better economy those numbers you can't argue with.

    Friend with a dodge 3500 diesel gets 12-13 towing a 5thwheel RV my gasser 1500 gets that towing a 6x12.
     
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    This isn't going to be a 6.7 litre from the Ram. More than likely it will be in the 4.5 litre V6 range. If they put a diesel in the Toyota Tundras I'm in. I recently converted all 3 of mine to Tundra 5.7s. Great mileage, tow anything my 3/4 tons did better and look better too.
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  3. LCR

    LCR LawnSite Member
    from Texas
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    The dodge 1500 diesel will be a 3.0L already tested it in a grand Cherokee which weighs the same as a ram and actually has a worse drag coefficient. The 4X2 netted 30mpg highway and 24 I think city. Compare that to the hemi which recommends premium gas that gets 20mpg highway and 16?? City.

    Mobile so not looking up the city mpgs I just remember hwy
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  4. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    I read in Truck Trend that this 3.0 liter in the Dodges is Italian in origin.
     
  5. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    What kind of MPG #'s are you getting with the 5.7l vs. the 3/4 ton and 1 ton domestics...?

    Empty and in tow....vs. the domestics...?
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  6. austins35

    austins35 LawnSite Member
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    if an when Toyota puts a diesel in the Tundra I'd be the first to buy one.... The rumor has been around for sometime No real info on a timeline though

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  7. Patriot Services

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    22mpg empty and 15 towing mixed highway. 7x16 v nose. I attribute most of it to the tranny and the motor putting out a good amount of low end torque right at the 1500rpm cruising range.
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  8. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is this the 4wd model or 2wd...?

    I have 3.4l V6 T100 4wd and I'm hard pressed to get 15mpg empty driving in hyper-miler mode. Towing with mixed 11-12mpg.

    My recent acquisition is a smaller 2000 4wd Tacoma 2.7l 4 cylinder slated for an UteBed so I can have a full size truck bed area with better mpg.... 22 mpg empty on the Tacoma.

    An 8' bed Tundra will be next for me.
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  9. Patriot Services

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    2WD. These are 2012 models. A lot has changed with 4.6, 4.7 and 5.7 models and trannys from the early days.
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