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would it be feasable to install a cummins turbo deisel 5.9L inline 6 engine in the back of a baja?

it turn the proper direction.

I am worried about the low torque twisting the pan all to heck.


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The stock VW is 250lbs. The 4 cyl ford some guys here use are 400lbs. Even LS1 only weighs in about 600lbs. The 6BT5.9 about 1500lbs. You would need to do a lot of bracing and it would easily lift the front end. If you want diesel look into the 4BT3.9 or I have seen pictures of VW TDI in bugs.
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First switch the 59 baja over to IRS, then add 12x12 arms to keep it from tipping over backwards. Shocked


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dang 12x12 would be hilarious!!!!!!! like spider running down the street! talk about bracing the 12x12's... hummmm.. we should try this, they would need to be arced like a bridge or 53' long haul semi flatbed trailer... bowed to accept the length.. hmm daryll i think youre onto something here...


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Kev_n_AZ wrote:
would it be feasable to install a cummins turbo deisel 5.9L inline 6 engine in the back of a baja?

it turn the proper direction.

I am worried about the low torque twisting the pan all to heck.


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