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6.5L Detroit Turbo Diesel 6 7.59%
5.9L Cummins 12 Valve 69 87.34%
Keep it original with the 6.2L 4 5.06%
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:20 PM
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Engine swap idea's

I have an '84 K20 that has the 6.2 L in it that I am trying to decide whether to convert it to a 6.5L turbo or do 12 valve Cummins swap. Either way it will have an NV4500 Trans and a divorced NP205 T-case. This truck won’t be towing much and I don’t plan on getting in to sled pulls with it, I just want something different to drive. I will likely put a lift and 38 to 40 inch tires on it. The end goal is for a show truck with an edge.

Your advice, opinions, and suggestions are wanted.
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:30 PM
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I'm going with Cummins. If you want to play with it it would be cheaper and easier than the others to hop up a little, since you are going to lift it. Go with Cummins
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:35 PM
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I would Say 12V or a tricked out 454.easier.
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:57 PM
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Drop a 12 valve in it that would be sweet
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:04 PM
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12v... I know its been done over and over, but there's a reason for it. It'd be a cheap way to go and proven ways to make power.
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:48 PM
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i'd say d-max because its a chevy, but i don't know how much it would cost
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CUMMINS
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:04 PM
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12 valve for sure
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:29 AM
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Since I havent voted I am wondering who are the two that didnt vote for the Cummins!
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:35 AM
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Go cummins, i have a 87 blazer i plan to do the swap on when i get home.
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