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Ram 1500 spied with 4 cylinder engine

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by edgecrusher, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. dakrt99

    dakrt99 Well-Known Member

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    So you think they are going to put a 4 cylinder in a truck (assuming of course that that is actually a turbo 4) or at least consider it? I thought the diesel was the answer to higher fuel economy? Could a turbo 4 get even better fuel numbers than a small V6 diesel?
     
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    freshforged Well-Known Member

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    depends upon how hard they will get hit for their failure to disclose safety cut outs for their ecodiesel. might be good to have a backup plan
     
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  3. TripleT

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    Yes electric assist, nothing replaces the deep rumble of a V8...
     
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  4. JavelinAMX

    JavelinAMX Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm ...

    If they were to drop a 2.4L I4 with the 9-Speed in a Ram, making it FWD, weight savings would accrue from Suspension pieces which would fit the limits of the truck and the removal of the typical V8 suspension pieces, the RWD drivetrain/differential gear along with the replacement of the rear axle assembly (use a Caravan rear assembly ??), as well as some of the other 'heft' pieces normally associated with accommodating the V8's. And further, IF that I4 were an I4-T or I4-TT, then the differential in HP and TQ compared to the more routine Ram might be able to compensate to some degree. The resulting vehicle would haul people and light bulk, not so much heft - dimensional as opposed to density.

    Perhaps a QuadCab with a BobTail bed?

    ( ** - Basically, to a certain extent, regrouping existing parts-bin pieces into a new model)
     
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  5. patfromigh

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    I think you just described the Toro.
     
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  6. JavelinAMX

    JavelinAMX Well-Known Member

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    But Pat, I think I'd rather have a Tattoo of the Ram logo on my arm than a Tattoo of the Toro :p
     
  7. Seagondollar

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    Hurricane hybrid?
     
  8. suzq044

    suzq044 Resident Photoshop Nerd

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    or just make a truck out of the promaster (but fix the styling). lol
     
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  9. WXman

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    I can hear the old Jeep faithful on the Jeep forums now... "Just look at that! Maybe they're bringing back the 4.0! It lives!"

    Sigh...
     
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  10. JavelinAMX

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    One is the 'Mix-n-Match' Parts Bin approach; the other is the Top Hat approach. Sort of a Choose yer Poison 4-Cylinder Truck.

    ... Looking at N.A. sourced product and include the foundations of the upcoming Wrangler Truck, they've got three potential avenues for a 4-Hole powered truck.

    { From a cursory look, each one of those would have a possible Diesel power option, too; and, with effort, possibly allow a hybrid electric }
     
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  11. AC TC

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    A flat tq curve isnt anything strange for a modern turbo Engine...most new ones have a brick like curve that comes in att 1500 or so, thats better than my 250 hp 5.9 magnum v-8.
    - a naturally aspirated Engine basically have the same tq as its displacement give or take some percent, all you can Control is at what rpm it should be.
    - a turbo Engine can change all that and tq becomes a funktion of boost and displacement and then variyng boost over rpm means that you can tailor tq vs speed in a much higher degree.
    Once they have learned how to build these Little boosted monsters so they function over time theres no reason for a big Engine anymore....its sad since i like the v8 rumble but sound doesent
    rate over function for me.
     
  12. Stratuscaster

    Stratuscaster Vaguely badass...
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    Or a minivan.
     
  13. Stratuscaster

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    Audio track and a bass shaker attached to the seat.
     
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  14. Stratuscaster

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    I don't know if they will, but I would not rule it out.

    Because of all the recent clamor over diesels and "cheating" and emissions, I think you may see a reduction in emphasis on diesels - especially in cars and the lighter trucks. It will still be a player for HD trucks and possibly certain SUVs - at least here in the US.
     
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  15. dakrt99

    dakrt99 Well-Known Member

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    That is a good point, didn't think about that.
     
  16. BobbiBigWheels

    BobbiBigWheels The "Front-Line" Perspective

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    If you were blindfolded and placed into 2 vehicles, one with a V8, the other simulating the same V8, would you be able to tell the difference?
     
  17. JavelinAMX

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    You know -

     
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  18. JavelinAMX

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    By the way ... Does anyone know the Upper limit of Displacement available in the Hurricane engines?
     
  19. TripleT

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    :'(
     
  20. TripleT

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    Your heart would know..... truly depends on the purpose of the vehicle....
     

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