12v cummins motor worth how much

12v cummins motor worth how much

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need to no

United States

#1 Feb 12, 2012
Hey guys a buddy of mine is thinking about sell me his 1990 cummins and I was thinking about swapping a duramax in it I was just wondering how much the cummins motor would go for don't no the mileage but the motor sounds good no mods done to it what's a 12v going for
rotten pieces

Chicago, IL

#2 Feb 12, 2012
Why would you do something stupid like that? Keep the cummins....
need to no

United States

#4 Feb 12, 2012
rotten pieces wrote:
Why would you do something stupid like that? Keep the cummins....
Because it is slow and a duramax with efi live is bad to the bone
rotten pieces

Chicago, IL

#5 Feb 12, 2012
So buy a Chevy with a duramax all the ready in it.... If you want fast then you will get a Chevy duramax faster for less money than you would buying the dodge, then swapping out a duramax and tranny then trying to make it fast.... Alot of wasted money on such an ugly truck... Let's be honest, the 90 model dodge is very ugly....
all stupid

Rolla, MO

#6 Feb 12, 2012
You guys are all stupid if you think a f*cking diesel is fast to begin with.
Anonymous

Rolla, MO

#7 Feb 12, 2012
Duramax all the way . The only thing that cummins are good for is to blow smoke. And dont get me started on powerstrokes #chevy4life
rotten pieces

Chicago, IL

#9 Feb 13, 2012
all stupid wrote:
You guys are all stupid if you think a f*cking diesel is fast to begin with.
I would love to see an ls1 or any gas motor move a 8k # truck down a 1/4 mile track in 12 seconds and still be able to hook to a camper and drive home and drive through mountains.... Not gonna happen with a gasser....
Omniscent Viewer

Maryland Heights, MO

#10 Feb 13, 2012
Do you realize the amount of money and work it would take to put a duramax in a vehicle not setup for it?...im sensing that this is some stupid kid that has no clue how to change a set of brakes that posted this thread....

But to the original poster around a grand max for a ve motor. They are not near as desirable as a ppumped. Maybe 1500 with a 5 speed tranny with it.

For all those diesel haters out there, lets both buy factory trucks. Say both rigs are model year 98. You buy a chevrolet big block and ill buy a stock cummins ( mind you that is a ppumped engine so no programmers for me). We each get out 1000 dollars to do with what you wish. Then we will race, hook up, and pull. You will loose all three.
all stupid

Rolla, MO

#11 Feb 13, 2012
You find me a 12 second diesel & we will talk then. You guys around here are all stupid. None of you have been to the track. You will probably say you have or you know it will make a 12 second pass. Show me a timeslip tjen talk sh*t about how fast your truck is. Your "12 second" truck will disappoint you when you come home with a 14.9 or 15.2 second timeslip.
all stupid

Rolla, MO

#13 Feb 13, 2012
dumbasses wrote:
Why the hell would you swap a duramax into a dodge? If you want a duramax so bad go buy a Chevy with one in it. And if you think it's going to be fast your stupid as hell. If you want something fast go spend your money on an ls1 camaro. who ever posted this knows nothing about mechanics. And I'm pretty sure it's Brandon Snelson.
^ who is this?
Steve

Holden, MO

#14 Feb 13, 2012
Sure an LS1 won't make a 8000lb truck run 12s, it will pull to an extent. But nothing major... But what that LS1 can do with the work it takes to get a diesel into the 12's you could be nines. And wether you want to argue what's faster then, 9's is faster. IT WILL ALWAYS BE FASTER. And you probably will never experience single digits unless your in a gas car.

Diesels are not race cars. I haven't seen a the beloved cummins even win a dyno war. It's usually duramaxs putting the power down.

A dodge cummins now a days is alot like Honda civics were when the fast and the furious came out. Someone sees something about "awesome power" out of a underrated engine and it intrigues them. So they spend alot of their money into something that turns a time like a modern muscle car runs STOCK.

The LS1 is a very good power plant. 8 coils. One per cylinder. Delivering enough spark that I've seen 7 second cars running stock coils. Little things like that show that GM was serious about racing(LSX engines power all their GT1 and GT2 cars). And rock crawlers use them for their light weight and ungodly torque numbers and high revving capability. 345ftlbs of torque was alot back in 1997. So was the 305hp the early ones put out. Making a tire frying machine even in stock form. But a simple cam swap was enough to bump power levels to over 60rwhp on some cams. And heads and a smooth flowing intake and 500+rwhp were easy to achieve, and still get 20+mpgs.

That was a paragraph I know, but I figured y'all needed some facts! Lol
chuckaling charlie

Belton, MO

#16 Feb 13, 2012
There's only maybe 3 people around a 30 mile radius of Rolla ever had or drove a 9 second 150 mph anything. But for the diesel guys, Keith Livingston with Forest City Diesel has a 10 second 140 mph truck with twin turbos 2 wheel drive dually cummins diesel. for all the "puke & choke fords" and "duralax Chevys" good luck ever seeing anyone around here able to do those 1/4 mile runs.
lucky dog

Belton, MO

#17 Feb 13, 2012
12 valve complete is worth $2200-$3000k if under 150,000 miles. The 12 valve will get 19-24 mpg even with the pump turned up. I know at least 5 guys with chevy & ford trucks that converted to cummins. It's a very easy conversion as long as the truck bodies are 2003 or older.
rotten pieces

Dallas, TX

#18 Feb 13, 2012
Steve wrote:
Sure an LS1 won't make a 8000lb truck run 12s, it will pull to an extent. But nothing major... But what that LS1 can do with the work it takes to get a diesel into the 12's you could be nines. And wether you want to argue what's faster then, 9's is faster. IT WILL ALWAYS BE FASTER. And you probably will never experience single digits unless your in a gas car.

Diesels are not race cars. I haven't seen a the beloved cummins even win a dyno war. It's usually duramaxs putting the power down.

A dodge cummins now a days is alot like Honda civics were when the fast and the furious came out. Someone sees something about "awesome power" out of a underrated engine and it intrigues them. So they spend alot of their money into something that turns a time like a modern muscle car runs STOCK.

The LS1 is a very good power plant. 8 coils. One per cylinder. Delivering enough spark that I've seen 7 second cars running stock coils. Little things like that show that GM was serious about racing(LSX engines power all their GT1 and GT2 cars). And rock crawlers use them for their light weight and ungodly torque numbers and high revving capability. 345ftlbs of torque was alot back in 1997. So was the 305hp the early ones put out. Making a tire frying machine even in stock form. But a simple cam swap was enough to bump power levels to over 60rwhp on some cams. And heads and a smooth flowing intake and 500+rwhp were easy to achieve, and still get 20+mpgs.

That was a paragraph I know, but I figured y'all needed some facts! Lol
we are talking trucks not cars, I really doubt you will get a 3/4 ton gas truck into the 9's without major money.... Yes 3/4 ton because that's what we are talking about.... Not cars and not 1/2 ton 2wd's.....
all stupid

Rolla, MO

#19 Feb 13, 2012
rotten pieces wrote:
<quoted text>we are talking trucks not cars, I really doubt you will get a 3/4 ton gas truck into the 9's without major money.... Yes 3/4 ton because that's what we are talking about.... Not cars and not 1/2 ton 2wd's.....
So who are you.. You seem to know about the track.
Ceilingworker

Dallas, TX

#20 Feb 13, 2012
need to no wrote:
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Because it is slow and a duramax with efi live is bad to the bone
Since duramax's weren't dropped into chevy trucks until early 2001, it's going to be extremely expensive to get everything compatible. Duramaxs are all electronic, so it's going to be really difficult to get all that electronic stuff to work. Also, if the truck you're buying is running and reliable, I personally would just go ahead and drive it as is. If you feel the need for more power still yet, you can always tinker with the pump and the star wheel, and that way you're getting free power. Not buying an expensive programmer like efi live. Just my two cents. Also, to respond to the guys bashing diesel vehicles, some of us like to drive something that can pull nearly anything we could ever want, while still getting good fuel mileage. If you want to see a diesel that's running 12's, I suggest you do something as simple as look on YouTube. There are more than a few examples of extremely quick trucks. Sorry for your ignorance.
all stupid

Rolla, MO

#21 Feb 13, 2012
Ceilingworker wrote:
<quoted text>Since duramax's weren't dropped into chevy trucks until early 2001, it's going to be extremely expensive to get everything compatible. Duramaxs are all electronic, so it's going to be really difficult to get all that electronic stuff to work. Also, if the truck you're buying is running and reliable, I personally would just go ahead and drive it as is. If you feel the need for more power still yet, you can always tinker with the pump and the star wheel, and that way you're getting free power. Not buying an expensive programmer like efi live. Just my two cents. Also, to respond to the guys bashing diesel vehicles, some of us like to drive something that can pull nearly anything we could ever want, while still getting good fuel mileage. If you want to see a diesel that's running 12's, I suggest you do something as simple as look on YouTube. There are more than a few examples of extremely quick trucks. Sorry for your ignorance.
This makes me laugh, you can find ANYTHING on YouTube. Of course there is diesels that have 50k dumped into them for a twin turbo setup & yada yada yada. I'm talking about the AVERAGE diesel. All of the guys around Rolla think their trucks are fast; they aren't. They maybe quick for a full size heavy truck but they try comparing them to v8 cars and everything.
Of course they will pull, that's what they are MADE for! They aren't made for going fast like everyone around here thinks. And let's blow black smoke everywhere as well, that's awesome too.
I don't have a problem with diesels they will get the job done they are made to do, get good mpg, & look good.
But all of the guys around here have the wrong idea.
just curious

United States

#22 Feb 13, 2012
Well if all the guys around here are stupid what makes you such an expert on them? U shouldnt bash people for stating their opinions...
all stupid

Rolla, MO

#23 Feb 13, 2012
just curious wrote:
Well if all the guys around here are stupid what makes you such an expert on them? U shouldnt bash people for stating their opinions...
Never said any were stupid by any means, I just think the way they brag about their truck being fast & blowing black smoke everywhere through the town is stupid.
Just ask Bradley, he will tell you the truth about those trucks.
all stupid

Rolla, MO

#24 Feb 13, 2012
Although, the guy who started this thread is stupid..

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