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  1. #11

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    Would you consider doing a diesel swap with a Toyota Tacoma or Nissan Frontier. I am very interested in ordering a Toyota Hilux or Nissan Navara half cut for instance and doing a swap.

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    Absolutley , we can stick a diesel in a mini cooper if anybody want's !!!!!

    There is nothing we can't do !

    And WELCOME to the club !

    1996 Suburban K3500 SLT DUALLY
    1988 Camaro RS 383 stroker LT1
    1992 32' Aero-tek Race Boat, 600 CI BBC
    WE CAN STICK A DIESEL IN ANYTHING
    SPECIALIZED IN CUSTOM CONVERSIONS OF ANY KIND
    Scott:glasses:

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    The diesels can certainly get better mpg than spark motors.
    The "best" EPA hy mpg any 1/2 ton Suburban has ever recorded was the 22 mpg the 1988 Suburban with the 6.2 diesel (I think it was the 6.2)Maybe this 6.2 wasn't turbocharged-not sure.
    I think that year-1988-the 350 spark motor was rated at 15mpg EPA HY(these are the re-rated ratings not original EPA sticker ratings).
    I'm pretty sure than not even the newest Tahoe Hybrid only is rated at 21 mpg-just like the 2010 XFE Tahoe.
    A diesel should improve mpg-especially hy mpg and towing mpg.
    1998 suburban-
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    100% correct..and with small mods we seen 32 MPG on HWY , not towing ..in a 6.5 Turbo

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    On my 89 6.2 C2500 with 5 speed & 3.73 gears I got 25mpg.

    Are you in to Cummins 6BT and 4BT conversions as well.

    I'm a manual transmission type of guy. What transmissions are available?
    1994 Chevy 6.5 turbo diesel K3500 4x4 long bed, crew cab, 5 speed 235,000 miles

    1995 Chevy Tahoe 6.5 turbo diesel 4x4

    1995 Chevy 6.5 turbo diesel C2500 2 wheel drive, long bed, extended cab

    1996 Chevy K1500 Suburban 6.5 turbo diesel 4x4 245,000 miles

    1998 Chevy K2500 Suburban 6.5 turbo diesel 4x4 235,000 miles

    !991 International box truck, 4700 low pro, Spicer 6 speed, DTA 360, 18' box with side door. 500,000 miles, for sale $3000

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    The 89,89 1/2 ton diesels trucks had/have to best GM full size EPA hy rating. I think the Hybrid Tahoe and the EFI Tahoe and pickups are rated at 21 mpg hy(maybe one of them is rated 22 mpg) and that has taken over 20 years.
    I'm not too surprised a MT 3/4 ton got 25 mpg hy-despite being 6000 lbs or so.They had decent torque, but not much hp-nothing like current monster diesels-22 years of development
    The most recent Ford Powerstroke will get an honest 25 mpg hy also-took 22 years, of course it is a monster motor-close to 700 lb ft and maybe 7000 lbs even as a 2wd.
    Diesels are very efficient. Now they are also expensive to buy-new- and expensive to repair and maintain, but they are efficient. If you don't need a diesel it is hard to beat GMS spark V-8s for overall cost to buy maintain repair.
    It would be nice to have 600 lb ft of course-I don't need it, but it would be fun!

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    Yes we can do cummins and did ..the best tranny would be a Allison 6 speed auto for the BT6.
    But we can build what ever u want and ofcoarse make it work..but its all about money...

    The reason we like to swap 6.5 TD in gas chevy/GMC's is because it helps safe dollars which most want with a gas truck/car !
    U will , if u are using your vehicle in a normal way ( daily ..~ 8000-10000 miles a year ) safe about $ 2000-2500 a year on gas with a 6.5.
    The cummins will safe about the same , but its more then double to do the swap ( if u do it correct ) now on a 2 wheel drive it is a little cheaper .

    I hope that answered your questions, if u have any more ...just PM me !

    Thanks

    ---------- Post added at 12:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:15 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by phoebeisis View Post
    The 89,89 1/2 ton diesels trucks had/have to best GM full size EPA hy rating. I think the Hybrid Tahoe and the EFI Tahoe and pickups are rated at 21 mpg hy(maybe one of them is rated 22 mpg) and that has taken over 20 years.
    I'm not too surprised a MT 3/4 ton got 25 mpg hy-despite being 6000 lbs or so.They had decent torque, but not much hp-nothing like current monster diesels-22 years of development
    The most recent Ford Powerstroke will get an honest 25 mpg hy also-took 22 years, of course it is a monster motor-close to 700 lb ft and maybe 7000 lbs even as a 2wd.
    Diesels are very efficient. Now they are also expensive to buy-new- and expensive to repair and maintain, but they are efficient. If you don't need a diesel it is hard to beat GMS spark V-8s for overall cost to buy maintain repair.
    It would be nice to have 600 lb ft of course-I don't need it, but it would be fun!
    If people would take better care of they'r rides ( diesel ) there is actually way less maintnance cost involved then on a gas engine !
    They also get way longer life out of them then a gas engine with more efficentcy and better milage.

    I run a gas engine in my raceboat and i tell u that i wish i could make a diesel work in there..but since there s no tranny that would make it run 100MPH and take off like a raped ape...OH WELL !! BUT I'M WORKING ON IT !!! LOL

    But the cost to maintain the gas engine is way higher then a diesel, the tuning is way more expensive in a gas engine of today then a diesel ( the way we set them up ) and on and on...

    I mean if u look at the cost of a glowplug compared to a sparkplug i say yes...but if u look at how long a glowplug lasts compared to a sparkplug u are way off with your math !!
    Last edited by DAREDEVIL; 12-28-2010 at 11:21 AM.

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    OH, for some that want to go crazy with a 6.5 ....we can do this aswell >>>

    come on people, its slow right now...give me some work !!! LOL
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    Last edited by DAREDEVIL; 12-28-2010 at 12:54 PM.

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    OK, shop will be open in Bradenton by the 1st of february !!!! Taking WORK , so come on...waiting for you guys !!!!! LOL
    The shop is right off of 301 and 63 AVE EAST !

    LETS GO !!!! get your Diesel today and don't wait for gas prices to drop .......THEY WON'T !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAREDEVIL View Post
    LETS GO !!!! get your Diesel today and don't wait for gas prices to drop .......THEY WON'T !!!!
    Diesel prices won't drop either
    Joseph


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