What do you guys think of Dodge 5.9 trucks?

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  1. Jim311

    Jim311 New Member

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    There's a pretty good aftermarket for the 5.9, and it seems like a relatively streetable truck. I don't give a fuck about gas mileage, towing capacity, or any of that shit. Most of the time I'd probably never use it to tow or even carry stuff. I'd just run it on the street to get Jeep parts. What do these run quarter mile wise? I know 5.9 Grands were pretty quick, but are there any of these trucks that are really fast? I'm looking to build one that's fairly quick if I get one :hs:


    I only owe 5 grand more on teh ZJ so it's time to look into something reliable and more streetable.
     
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    Urinal Mint bourbon afficionado

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    If you like getting 9-10 miles a gallon, go for it. My 5.2L got 11mpg if I was lucky.
     
  3. Jim311

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    I've got a 5.2 now. Lifted with big ass tires, I'm still getting 14 MPG. Although I have a K&N and no catalytic convertor.


    :dunno:


    I don't really care about gas mileage. I just want to haul ass and not pay rediculous insurance prices :big grin:
     
  4. staffer21

    staffer21 Who? What? I don't....

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    I have the 5.9 Dakota R/T and I get about 11-12 MPG... If I am really lucky I can get 15MPG. Those are Highway MPG too!

    Overall, I like the trucks power to get up and move at what ever speed I am at but it isn't the fastest thing ever made by any means. If I had to do it all over again I probably wouldn't get it because I hate getting only 11-12 MPG on the highway.
     
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    I'd buy one
     
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    Hobie1 No longer self-employed & now hating life

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    That's seriously horrible. Even the 5.9 Grand Cherokees get higher gas mileage than that. Why is it so low in the trucks? Lower gearing or something?
     
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    I have a 5.9L grand with mods: K&N FIPK, Mopar computer, headers/high flow cat, flomaster connected with 3" pipe, ignition kit, etc. Its hauls ass and I get about 15mpg with mostly freeway driving. I like it a lot but am having issues with pinging at upper rpms... think the timing of the mopar computer it to advanced.
     
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    93CivicEX Charming, Dashing, Rental car bashing

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    if you are driving one and getting on it regularly, expect 8-10 mpg.

    Its alot easier to say 'I dont give a fuck about gas mileage' than it is to live with 8-10 mpg day in and day out. especially as gas nears $2/gallon.

    aside from that, they are solid engines from what I hear :dunno:
     
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    Dude, you don't have to tell me about crap gas mileage. I know what it feels like to get shitty gas mileage.


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    That seems rediculously bad considering all the mods you've done. My Jeep is relatively lightly modified engine wise. When it had stock tires I used to see in upwards of 18 MPG. But once I lifted and put big ass tires on... gas mileage went to shit :rofl:
     
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    you don't need a new vehicle :o
     
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    STFU. You just sold yours because it had high mileage :squint:
     
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    yeah, the tranny dropping didn't bother me at all :o

    or the 400 I spent last month on repairs and the 300 the month before

    or the bodycreek that wouldn't go away

    or the idling at 2500 rpms, that was really normal

    :o
     
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    It's not my fault you bought a Ford

    :fawkd:
     
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    I didn't say it was :o

    I luv my car now :love:
     
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    Spaulding Smails Real Estate Guru

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    I had a 2001 jeep grand cherokee 5.9 (ram engine) awesome truck, awesome power, shit gas mileage
     
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    staffer21 Who? What? I don't....

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    Don't really know why it is so low in the trucks. Besides the gas mileage, what drives me nuts are that the tires get about 10,000 miles and then I need to replace them. If I purchased them through Goodyear or any local store they are $380 per tire... If I get them online I can find them for $160 per tire. Way too much for a tire that barely gets 10,000 miles.
     
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    Shit, fuck that. Why buy expensive tires if you're just gonna roast the shit out of them? 10000 miles is dismal. I expect to get at least 20k out of my Swampers :ugh:
     
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    Get it. They are pretty awesome :love:

    Then stroke it to a 408 and have 500-600 hp :bigok:

    Thats what I plan on doing to my truck. Just have to get the money and a good 5.9 block
     
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    Who knows what the hell I'd do to it. Regardless, I want it to remain pretty reliable since I'll need it for transportation. I'd like to keep it relatively stock. But then again I tried that with my ZJ and you can see how realistic a goal that was :rofl:
     
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    staffer21 Who? What? I don't....

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    Because I actually bought the truck after it was a year old, so I didn't know how poor the stock tires were. When I needed to purchase new tires, I just purchased the stock tires and I never saw that they only lasted for 10,000 miles. When I change my tires next time, I will be getting something other then the Good year tires... They are too damn soft.
     
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    I almost split my pants getting in that fucking jeep
     
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    I don't really want another ZJ. I like mine for commuting and shit, but I'd rather have a truck or something more utilitarian I think. And something that brakes and accelerates better :o
     
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    Performance tires are usually pretty soft anyway aren't they? Admit it.. it's the burnouts that wasted your tires :embd:
     

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