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post #1 of 18 Old 07-07-2008, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Cummins or 6.0

So I am looking toward the future.... Like new Summer future... I am trying to decide between doing a 04.5 up cummins swap or a 6.0 swap. I want to be able to create more reliable horsepower. My truck now has just under 200k on it and I need to be prepared for everything by starting my research now. What do yall think? Should I do a 6.0 swap or a cummins swap? Which will be the most cost effective? Where is the best place to find info?


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If you are gonna do something like that my vote is to rebuild your 7.3 or go with a CR cummins

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Why get rid of the tried and true 7.3? But if it has to be done I would go 5.9 Cummins.
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Why get rid of the tried and true 7.3? But if it has to be done I would go 5.9 Cummins.
The 7.3 is too expensive to squeeze power out of one you reach a certain point. Plus I want to be differant. haha


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So I am looking toward the future.... Like new Summer future... I am trying to decide between doing a 04.5 up cummins swap or a 6.0 swap. I want to be able to create more reliable horsepower. My truck now has just under 200k on it and I need to be prepared for everything by starting my research now. What do yall think? Should I do a 6.0 swap or a cummins swap? Which will be the most cost effective? Where is the best place to find info?
you will have tranny issues with either engine you would be better off sticking to the good old 7.3.

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What tranny issues would I have? Id still have the 4r100


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What tranny issues would I have? Id still have the 4r100
Has it been rebuilt to take high hp? Both the 6.0 and Cummins can tear up trannies why do you think Ford came up with the torqshift for the 6.0. The torqshift can take either the Cummins or 6.0 without problems unless you about 450 and then you need a converter upgrade so they tell me. All i know is what i read in these forums. Don't put the 7.3 down look at, is it Elmo, who has a dyno tested 1500 hp common rail 7.3. Read about it in dp mag

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