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So I started getting my parts together today. I picked up a ford 9 inch rear end and bought a totalled dodge ram 2500 4x4 with a 5.9 cummins. It's a 12v with right at 150,000 miles. Runs sitting in the truck. The truck is done though...nothing left in it can be salvaged so no extra money for me.

But on the other hand, I have a trans case, tranny, and running motor. The nice thing about the 12v is that it's all mechanical. So other than the starter solenoid, i dont think anything really requires power. plus where i live we have no emissions.


So now the fun is gonna start with a cutting torch and sheet metal cutters to gain acces to the motor. the front of the truck is completely totaled so some hacking is more than required. lol. I plan on doing the swap, upgrading the injectors, putting on a bigger turbo, and a custom 6" black stack out the bed. I'm more than excited. I've got a friend who owns a diesel performance shop and he's more than excited to start. We've already got a custom intaked manifold to fit under the hood of my truck. All equal length exhaust and everything.


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This should be good! Nice project!
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sweet get some picture of this totaled truck
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Nice. Good luck man.
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Dam, good luck and post pics.
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sounds like an awesome project, a cummins is a beautiful sound, but plz say no to stacks...just please
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That is going to be one nasty (in a good way) swap. I have to agree with Ryan about the no stacks. Its a lot easier to put the black smoke in way of the driver tailgating you when it comes out behind the rear tire.
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Kidding, kinda.
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That is going to be one nasty (in a good way) swap. I have to agree with Ryan about the no stacks. Its a lot easier to put the black smoke in way of the driver tailgating you when it comes out behind the rear tire.
exactly, and they just dont belong on a ranger or anything for that matter besides a semi...i just cant stand the look of them, but to each their own
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Well if he plans to run it at the track then he will need the stacks since the black some can mess with the staging beams.
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That looks like Brenton's truck.
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the only reasoning I have for a stack is to make people look and sa, "wait, thats a diesel?!?"
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and as a matter of fact it was brentons truck. I've changed a few things though.
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I'll have some pics tomorrow. but I have a lot of research to still do.I gotta find some type of spring that will hold the weight in the front end and still keep the SAS. I think I'll keep the transmission and motor together and drop them staright in, then make the transfer case and everything else work. Thats all in due time. One step at a time. The engine proves to be a pain in my butt, but the end product keeps me looking up. All the performance parts i'm getting are off my buddy's old 12v that now has 1300hp and is a 24v. plenty of possibilities at this point.
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Wow and this is brentons truck hm. Good luck on the swap keep us updated!
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What are you doing for a rear end? And the front end. You are going to be snapping shiz left and right, although a ranger isn't all that heavy.
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Very nice!! I can't wait to see how this goes!
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and as a matter of fact it was brentons truck. I've changed a few things though.
Are you the one that tried to sell it multiple times and lied on the craigslist ads? And they got flagged all the time.
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i am so very jealous!i!i!i!i!i! wish i had the money to swap to a diesel.
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Are you the one that tried to sell it multiple times and lied on the craigslist ads? And they got flagged all the time.
Hmmm
This is going to be interesting, and I thought he seemed like a good guy.

Nice call btw
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Post some new pics of Brenton's truck. ex-truck I mean....



And that swap will be badass when its done....
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Sounds fun dude
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gona be rad, i wish i had that in my truck. that single cab street truck is mean
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Good luck with that massive motor in the ranger engine bay. But if it works, that'll be sick! 12v is by far the best cummins for person trucks.


PICS PICS PICS!
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