One company used to produce an engine swap kit for these trucks that included a new Hercules inline 4 cylinder turbo diesel engine; a gear change to 4.09:1 was recommended to bring the rpm down to a level more agreeable to the diesel engine. These trucks came with 35 inch tall tires, so 4.09s actually work well on the highway.
Kaiser Jeep M715
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|Also called||Five Quarter|
|Class||Full-size pickup truck|
The Kaiser Jeep M715 is an American wheeled military vehicle based upon the civilian Jeep Gladiator. In 1965 the design and developing for the M715 began. This was the U.S. Government's first attempt to try a commercial off the shelf truck to be used in a military capacity. The U.S. Government purchased these trucks to replace the M37. Between 1967 and 1969 over 33,000 trucks were produced at the Toledo, Ohio plant. The M715 was considered by the U.S. Government to be underpowered compared to the M37 it replaced. Kia is currently designing an M715-type vehicle named the KM450 for the South Korean Army on license from the U.S. Government. India's Tatra/Vectra is also entering an M715 type vehicle as a candidate for the Indian Army's LSV requirement.
 Jeep M715 Series
M715 Variants include;
- M715 - cargo/troop Carrier
- M724 - cab/chassis
- M725 - ambulance
- M726 - telephone maintenance
 Primary function:
The Kaiser provides a couple of wheeled vehicle configurations. These are cargo/troop carrier, ambulances.
- Length: 220 in (5,588 mm)
- Width: 85 in (2,159 mm)
- Weight: 5,180 lb (2,350 kg)
- Height: 95 in (2,413 mm)
- Engine: Inline 6-cyl, 230.5ci overhead camshaft "Tornado"
- Horsepower: 132.5 hp (98.8 kW)
- Transmission: Warner, T-98 four-speed, synchronized
- Transfer case: 2 speed, NP200, 1.91:1 low range
- front: Dana 60
- rear: Dana 70 full-floater
- ratio: 5.87:1
- Electrical system: 24 volt utilizing two 12 volt batteries in series
- Brakes: Hydraulic, 4-wheeled drum
- Fuel type: gas
- Fuel capacity: 28 US gal (106 L; 23 imp gal)
- Top Speed: 55 mph (89 km/h)
- Turning Radius: 28 feet (9 m)
- Tires: 9.00 x 16 8-ply
- The Kaiser Jeep M715 is called a 1¼ ton, or Five quarter ton truck.
- It was built for the U.S. military based on the civilian Jeep Gladiator.
- The M715 family saw service in Vietnam.
- The M715 family was produced from 1967 through 1969.