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Old 10-10-2012, 09:24 PM   #41 (permalink)
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The 6.2 doesn't have such an outstanding power-to-weight ratio. A Volkswagen TDI bolted to an AX-15 or an AW5 would be a cost-effective setup.

Anyway, as far as heavy-duty engines go, either a Cummins 4BT or an Isuzu 4BD1-T would be better than the 6.2

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Old 10-10-2012, 10:32 PM   #42 (permalink)
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The 6.2 doesn't have such an outstanding power-to-weight ratio. A Volkswagen TDI bolted to an AX-15 or an AW5 would be a cost-effective setup
6.2's in like new condition can literally be purchased for $150 off uncle sam, the NV3500 that mates up usually in the $100-$350 area with full potential donar vehicles as low as $500 for the whole kit an kabootle with everything you need.

So the 120-160hp 6.2 comes in as the best cost per HP

Since its RWD its just a matter of getting your driveshaft and motor mounts right and making sure the speedo can "see" the XMSN signal, of coarse there is no ECU so other goodies might become unhappy.

Ah well thats the price of cheap.

And a 6.2 isn't super heavy like a cummins, it would fit fine in a lincoln and get 30mpg+ the whole while.
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My 6.5L turbo has plenty of power to move my suburban and I have not even started trying to get more power/economy out of the new turbo setup.

I think a 1.9L VW tdi would be rather unhappy and under powered trying to move a 5000lb lincon.
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I think a 1.9L VW tdi would be rather unhappy and under powered trying to move a 5000lb lincon.
The TDI has some good tuning potential, and it's also used in some Euro commercial vans which get a GVW slightly above 7000lbs.

I suppose you might also have heard about the Volkswagen Amarok...
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