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Old 12-23-2009, 08:00 PM
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Just out of curiosity what would it take to convert my truck to a cummins turbo? Is it even possible? Advantages? Disadvantages?
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:01 PM
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new rear end, new transfer case, tranny, motor, PCM, and probably more you'll need

advantages- cummins says it all

disadvantages- costly
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Since you already have a 2500 I don't believe you would have to have a new rear end. Don't know what tranny you have, but if it is a 47re you are good to go. Besides the engine itself you would obviously need the new pcm, and total fuel system as well. Big job. I say if you want a Cummins, start looking for a used truck on craigslist. It is the path of least resistance.
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easiest way find a wrecked cummins and put ur body and the wrecked chaise
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Does anyone know about how much that would cost for just labor? If I was to pick up a wrecked cummins that had just mostly body damage and dropped all the necessary parts including the engine into my truck?
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Does anyone know about how much that would cost for just labor? If I was to pick up a wrecked cummins that had just mostly body damage and dropped all the necessary parts including the engine into my truck?

Probably more than what an entire truck with a cummins would cost.

If you really want a cummins (cant I don't blame you there), and don't plan on doing the swap yourself, I would suggest just buying a different truck. It will be cheaper in the long run.

Check out Superhawks build page on pavementsucks.com, he did this exact same swap several years ago and he's still working bugs out (and he knows his ****).
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Heres the link http://www.pavementsucks.com/board/t...Axles-complete



And yes, this was originally a half ton.



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While Im at it...




Yes, he does use it too

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This one made me laugh... the ram in front of him is on 39.5" TSL's hahahahah

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Thanks for the link! Looking into it...

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those are sick rams...
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conversions are fun... but if you pressed on $$$ the only way to do it is your self, and a doner is the only way to go, if you wanted to put a 24 valve in it, you would need to change the transmission, also need intercooler, radiator, engine mounted ecu, firewall mounted pcm, engine harness, apps sensor, and right side battery & box, there may be a few other little things you need but nothing major, and if you wanted to put in a 12 valve, you would need all of these parts off of a 98-98.5,
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was this a gas truck convert to diesel it looks nice
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wow you do realize this thread is from years ago right. lol and yea, it started life as a 1/2 ton gasser
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Default 74 or 75 power wagon D100

Would I have to make motor mounts to put a 12valve diesel in a 1974 or 1975 dodge power wagon D100?
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