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post #1 of 7 Old 10-19-2011, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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just getting an idea.

right now i have a 95 dodge 2500 12valve cummins. im about to trade it for a 97 f350 with the 7.3 in it.

what are some benifits of having the stroke of a cummins?

im looking for easy cheap mods, to make it the most powerful tow rig i can, weither it be chips, intake, fuel, ect.

let me know what your thoughts are on it!
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no one has any ideas or comments?..
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I love the sound of my clatterin 7.3
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That alone has kept me from cummins. :-)

I did trade my 01 7.3 in on a 2006 5.9 a few years back, cause I thought that's what I wanted. Within 2-3 months I regretted it.....and still one of my biggest regrets of my life.

Which I suppose isn't too bad, if that is my worst regret. Lol.


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well as you know the 12v has impressive cheap mods. for a 7.3, intake, exhaust, gauges and chip (custom tune) to start. thats cheap, next steps are injectors, hpop, re-tune the chip, etc.

the 7.3 seems to be more comfortable, the truck holds up better than the dodges. engine excluded.

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That alone has kept me from cummins. :-)

I did trade my 01 7.3 in on a 2006 5.9 a few years back, cause I thought that's what I wanted. Within 2-3 months I regretted it.....and still one of my biggest regrets of my life.

Which I suppose isn't too bad, if that is my worst regret. Lol.


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didn't you end up with an obs in the end? So it really worked out!

personally I'm a fan of strokers but I have no complaints on the cummins.... i just don't like the truck around them. The cummins will be a little cheaper to get power out of since it's not computer controlled and you'll also get better fuel mileage. With new injectors, intake, exhaust, and a chip you can get a good tow rig. Just make sure you have a clutch or tranny to back it up

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Yes. And I couldn't be happier. :-)
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