Go Back   DodgeForum.com > Dodge Trucks > Dodge Ram > Dodge/Ram Diesel
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Dodge/Ram Diesel Discussions on all generations of Cummins Diesel powered Rams plus the new Eco Diesel

1998 Dodge cummins with a 12 valve ?????????

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-20-2006, 02:14 AM
justalookin justalookin is offline
Rookie
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location:
Posts: 58
Default 1998 Dodge cummins with a 12 valve ?????????

I have a 1998 cummins with a 12 valve in it. Its a regular cab with an automatic and 285/16 tires. I absolutely love the pickup but im wanting to know what i could do to it without spending a ton of money but want to make it perform alittle better. But am afraid of tearing out the tranny or the rear end. Right now i have the injection pump turned up very little but all it did was make it smoke black. For exhaust all it has is the converter but no muffler. Should i take the converter off 2? Pick up only has 93000 so im not afraid of pump or injection problems. If you have any advise it would be appreciated. ALSO LOOKIN TO BUY A REPLACEMENT BUMPER WITH THE GRILLE GUARD ON IT. LOCATED IN NEBRASKA. SOMETHING CLOSE WOULD BE GOOD. THANKS JARED
This ad is not displayed to registered and logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Dodge Forums!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-20-2006, 10:19 AM
Drew Drew is offline
Professional
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: 33.43.342, 84.21.602
Posts: 117
Send a message via ICQ to Drew Send a message via AIM to Drew Send a message via Yahoo to Drew
Default RE: 1998 Dodge cummins with a 12 valve ?????????

rip that cat off and throw on a 4 inch exhaust.

there is so much that can be done to a P pumped 12 valver to make power on the cheap I'd run out of room.look over diesel truck resource or click the TDR badge in my sig and you can hunt around and find what your looking for.
__________________

4/28/07 392hp 716tq on the stock clutch
10/20/07 425hp 798 still on the stock clutch
BIG THANKS to David and the guy's at James O'neal Dodge.
YOU GUY'S ROC
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-21-2006, 08:03 PM
antp_31 antp_31 is offline
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location:
Posts: 4
Default RE: 1998 Dodge cummins with a 12 valve ?????????

by turning up your fuel pump all you did was make it burn rich, and probably lost power and you will fail emmissions. you need to add more air with the fuel to make more power. look for computer upgrades and if you have a turbo, waste gate upgrades. K&N air filter, Exhaust lets the motor breathe free with less back pressure
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-21-2006, 10:20 PM
97DodgeRam 97DodgeRam is offline
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location:
Posts: 14
Default RE: 1998 Dodge cummins with a 12 valve ?????????

You can't get a chip for a 12V, it's a mechnical pump. I slide my stock plate forward all the way and I can tell a significant difference. You can go w/ a #10 fuel plate and it shouldn't hurt your tranny too much as long as you don't slide it all the way forward. You could go w/ some injectors but you would have to get some small ones and they would only leave you wanting more.
__________________
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 5.2. Straight "Y" pipe Dual Exhaust, KIPK CAI, 50mm w/ no airhorns. 285/75/16. *SOLD*
1997 Dodge Ram 2500HD 4x4 Cummins Turbo Diesel, Auto, 4.10 gears
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-22-2006, 01:21 AM
antp_31 antp_31 is offline
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location:
Posts: 4
Default RE: 1998 Dodge cummins with a 12 valve ?????????

Edge Diesel Performance Modules, Bully dog systems, Banks sytems, etc, Chips, piggy back system change the paramters of the computer and which changes how the truck runs and you can mild performance upgrades without touching the engine

Edge Diesel Performance Modules $500.00
http://www.truckaddons.com/Catalog/s...odge_ez_01.htm
http://www.truckaddons.com/Catalog/s...dodge_comp.htm
http://www.truckaddons.com/Catalog/s...owerchips1.asp
http://www.truckaddons.com/Catalog/s...dog-module.htm

thats just a couple i found in less than five minutes

If you need to know anything else let me know
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-22-2006, 12:14 PM
Batphreak Batphreak is offline
Veteran
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location:
Posts: 383
Default RE: 1998 Dodge cummins with a 12 valve ?????????

antp_31, pay attention to 97 up there, this guy has a 12V, all those things you posted are for 24V Cummins. The 12V is an all mechanical beast electronic gadgets don't do anything for it.
__________________
1998.5 2500 4x4 Auto Cummins Quad Cab, Driftwood.

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-23-2006, 12:45 AM
justalookin justalookin is offline
Rookie
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location:
Posts: 58
Default RE: 1998 Dodge cummins with a 12 valve ?????????

thanks for all the help, i have now straight piped it and have ordered a k and n air filter. thanks again jared
Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2006, 12:45 AM
 
 
 
Reply




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join DodgeForum
Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:44 AM.

Internet Brands, Inc.


Contact Details & Emails