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#11 (permalink) Old 03-05-2011, 09:54 PM
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Cummins 4bt motor is too heavy and big for the frontier frame. You could chase down the 2.5 diesel that nissan uses over seas, but get ready to pay out the ***. Better off spending the time and money to turbocharge the VQ40 and copy the Ford EcoBoost.

for the front suspension, maybe. cnallic has a titan with a 6b, and its been juiced a little i think. the engine would be the easy part, the hard part would be gettin all the gizmos to work like factory

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Haha keep in mind those things weight all of 1500 pounds. As far as 4x4 conversion, you need diff, half shafts, hubs, transfer case, and transmission tail shaft. Beef did it, with a straight axle.
Didn't OnlyOneDR do it with IFS?

The 4bt would be a candidate with a beefier suspension. Maybe a donor naval from Mexico if you can get one in the country.
Like other said lotsa variables in locations.

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a 4b only weighs aboot 750lbs

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weight list, engine, axles t caes ect - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board

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o lotsa good, useful info. i didnt see any diesels tho.

any charts on widths for like axles and such?

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a 4b only weighs aboot 750lbs
only weighs about 750? hahahahaha

that's more than double what the original motors weigh. There's a reason diesel trucks have a big steel breast plate holding the frame rails together.

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only weighs about 750? hahahahaha

that's more than double what the original motors weigh. There's a reason diesel trucks have a big steel breast plate holding the frame rails together.
what about a small block 350? thats more power AND better milage, and definately not 750 pounds
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been done on a second gen by devilrunner666. I think some guy overseas did it with an ls motor in a first gen. you can buy motor mounts for the hard bodies.

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only weighs about 750? hahahahaha

that's more than double what the original motors weigh. There's a reason diesel trucks have a big steel breast plate holding the frame rails together.
whaaa. dont understand what your getting at. breastplate? the nissan frames are boxed all the way. its not like you couldnt reinforce it more. you dont need anything more to hold it together. maybe a torque strap or brace. id definitely fab up an overkill k member tho, with the custom m/m's of course. again maybe cnallic will chime in here

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You could have a triple boxed frame and a diesel motor would still turn it into a pretzel. A breast plate is a giant crossmember.
You can see it on this f250. 6.0 powerstroke weighs about 850

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