cummins 6bt and 4bt drift car

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  1. BLACKSMOKERACER

    BLACKSMOKERACER New Member

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    hi guys

    looking to sqeeze a cummins into an ls430 or wagon mercedes as a drift project, first of all is this crazy??? anyone ive mentioned this to think im insane haha.

    also does anyone know what would suit better, the 4bt or the 6bt??? cutting or fitting is not an issue as I am qualified to engineers report my work so difficulty and extra work is no problem, wouldn't be fun if it just bolted in anyways ha

    what vehicles have them in the European market??

    what gearboxes can I use??

    what can I do to make more power especially torque??

    and most importantly will it make a decent drift platform, doesn't have to be idc spec but good enough to go on track
     
  2. Paddymck17

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    There is a lad on YouTube with a Cummins out of a truck in a rx8 look it up might get some info from it feckin loodur
     
  3. BLACKSMOKERACER

    BLACKSMOKERACER New Member

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    thanks lad will do :)
     
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    Theres also another video of it and the lad that built it ended up in hospital the Fume's from it nearly killed him
     
  5. jon07043278

    jon07043278 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't a guy fit a cummins to a defender lately? Have a look for that.
     
  6. Barclay-89

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    The 6bt is far better to tune and will be a hell of a lot better although I'm pretty sure it's nearly a meter tall, I'm pretty certain the zf gearbox is what is normally mated up to them in trucks. I don't know much about the 4bt but there's got to be better 4 cylinder options.
    The actual size of the engine will make it hard to fit into cars, it may seem like a cool thing to do but the reality is theres better options.
     
  7. BenRice

    BenRice Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't there some Canucs who put a 4bt into an MX5? Vids are on YT i think

    The build is on there but not a lot of actual drifting, but it did make it to the track

    If you're thinking of being the next Blacksmoke Racing then more power to you. The world needs more proper diesel drift cars
     
  8. Andy318ti

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    Make life easier start with an om606.
     
  9. jon07043278

    jon07043278 Well-Known Member

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    What the guy above said ^. That or the bmw 3.0 (M57 i think?).

    Strong enough for what you want, strong gearboxes and easier to package
     
  10. lockie6bt

    lockie6bt New Member

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    Howya Lads!

    Just came across this, its myself that built the Cummins Rx8, Blacksmokeracer, more than happy to help with advice if youre thinng of going ahead with this project, give me a shout if youve any q's!
     
  11. r3k1355

    r3k1355 Well-Known Member

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    I remember seeing a load of stuff on your project, can't for the life of me remember where from though.
    Was excellent stuff :thumbs:
     

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