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Old 04-16-2014, 11:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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3-cyl engine into a compact truck?

I guess you all might know the Triumph Rocket III Roadster, with its 140cu.in. straight-3 engine.

Since its 163lb.ft. torque peak is surprisingly achieved at a lower engine speed than the 154lb.ft. in the Duratec 23NS formerly used in the Ranger, would the 3-cylinder engine layout be a reasonable option into a compact truck?

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Old 04-17-2014, 12:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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its not too bad but not as good economy as say using a 1.9 tdi which makes its max torque 150lb to 180 ft-lb at 1900 rpm.

My thought is that triumph motor has good torque and hp which would be nice for a trike or anywhere lightweight is needed like say a stream liner.
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The point I was considering is actually the # of cylinders in a same displacement range. Regarding Diesels, I know of some 3-cyl ones in a 2.9 to 3.3L range which are available in my country and can be fitted into a Ranger or any other compact truck.

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