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Exclamation CUMMINS SWAP IT NOT?!?!?!

Well, it's come to be that time. My truck is down. She need a set of injectors, glow plugs. And a small amount of other work. I'm not sure if it's even worth it.

I've been debaiting the cummins 12 valve. They're simple, and make tons of power. Which my 7.3 will not.

What does everyone think? Yay or nay? Thoughts or advice on this situation would be greatfully accepted.

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Get Acompression test and go from there. Id say keep 7.3 in there. And you can get power out of it. You just have to do research and decide what your goal is

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Get Acompression test and go from there. Id say keep 7.3 in there. And you can get power out of it. You just have to do research and decide what your goal is
I deffinitely need injectors. Just trying to figure out which way to go with building my truck I want power and good fuel mileage.
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exactly what year and model truck is this going in would be a good start

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Looked into a Cummins swap on my 02 for a while, but even cutting corners you're still going to get $5k into it just in parts. Unless you have a wrecked Dodge pickup parked in the back yard. Even then you have a bone stock 160 HP in your Ford, big whoop.

Drop $5k into some 238cc hybrid injectors, good turbo, and a fuel system and you have a good daily driver with decent power. Don't get me wrong, I think it would be cool to do a Cummins swap, but I couldn't pencil it out.

The part I like about the p-pump 12 valves is that they're all mechanical. No computer issues, you can do your tuning with a wrench instead of a computer. My two cents.

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Looked into a Cummins swap on my 02 for a while, but even cutting corners you're still going to get $5k into it just in parts. Unless you have a wrecked Dodge pickup parked in the back yard. Even then you have a bone stock 160 HP in your Ford, big whoop.

Drop $5k into some 238cc hybrid injectors, good turbo, and a fuel system and you have a good daily driver with decent power. Don't get me wrong, I think it would be cool to do a Cummins swap, but I couldn't pencil it out.

The part I like about the p-pump 12 valves is that they're all mechanical. No computer issues, you can do your tuning with a wrench instead of a computer. My two cents.

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I agree 100%. I've been looking deep into the 12V swap and these motor are extremely simple. Powerful and easy to work on. The problem is gonna be about 6k to do the swap. I rather spend money to build my 7.3 and make the truck nice.
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The way I see it is, anyone can make a Cummins run. But when you get a powerstroke that runs, people sit up and listen. Sure up to 350 HP on a Cummins it's almost free, then you're looking at trans, turbos, clutches, injectors, etc.

If you start with your powerstroke, you're whatever money you get into a swap ahead, for buying performance parts.

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ttt and is there a sub forum on here with people that done them I cant find it
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