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12-10-2002, 08:01 PM
This may be sound like a stupid question but, I was wondering if the new Turbo Cummins HO engine is a V6 or a straight 6? Also is there any place any the web where I can see the specs for the cummins (hp and torque) and also other manufacturer's engines? Any input would be appreciated! Thanks Bob

12-10-2002, 08:27 PM
It's an in-line 6.

12-10-2002, 08:27 PM
:o All Cummins mentioned are Inline-6, not a V6 [eyecrazy]

12-10-2002, 08:32 PM
Don't know offhand of any site which has the cummins torque/hp numbers and the others, but remember:<br><br>The Cummins are inline 6.<br>The Cummins produces it's torque at much lower rpm's than the V8 diesels.<br>Many fewer moving parts than the V8 diesels.<br>Beefier components than the V8 diesels.<br><br><br>phox

12-10-2002, 09:14 PM
the '03 stats are: standard output--250 hp &amp; 460 ft. lbs. torque<br><br> high output--305 hp &amp; 555 ft lbs torque

12-10-2002, 09:24 PM
Thanks for the info Guys! I am hoping maybe in the spring to have a Ram 3500 of my own!! Thanks again Bob

12-12-2002, 11:06 AM

There are three Cummins 5.9L engines in the 2003. In California and some New England states the only one available is a SO with 235 bhp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Maximum bhp for 250 bhp model is @ 2900 rpm whereas the 235 bhp version @2700 rpm. Both versions have approx. 330 lb-ft @800 rpm. The steepest portion of the torque curve is between 1100 rpm and 1400 rpm. At 1400 rpm the torque is 460 lb-ft and and remains 460 lb-ft to the rpm at which maximum bhp is reached either 2700 rpm or 2900 rpm at which torque starts to decline.

12-12-2002, 03:44 PM
Thanks Sierra Phil. I live in northest ohio. Do you know if the HO is available here? Thanks Bob

12-12-2002, 04:12 PM
newtattoobob, The HO engine is available in Ohio. <br>Click on the following Link and configure your truck:<br>http://www.dodge.com/configuratorUS/FrontController?Nameplate=ram_truck&amp;Language=EN&amp;Br and=Dodge&amp;SalesMarket=U

12-12-2002, 04:30 PM
Thanks Phil that site was very helpful! Thanks Bob

12-13-2002, 10:09 AM
Yes they are. I live in southern Ohio but go to school in northern Ohio andthey sell them op in Toledo at a dealership I stioped at<br>Aaron