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baldwinboy_2008

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Alright so I've been dancing around this idea for a while. But I ain't looked into it too much. But i have the money put back now to do this swap.So what would be the pro's and con's of swapping my tired 2.9 with a 4bt Cummins. Weight is not going to be a problem Ive done a solid front axle swap already so it'll hold up. But any opinions would be great!
 


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While that would be a good engine, a 4d55 or 4d56 would be a better choice, but it depends on your needs/wants...

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I'm think I'm gonna go with the 4bt. I'm pretty mechanicly inclined but diesels are a differant ball game for me.what would be my options for transmission/t-case I know I gotta get the ford adapter plate
 

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what would be my options for transmission/t-case I know I gotta get the ford adapter plate
Ford, GM, Chrysler, or SAE depends which plate you get and are wiling to spend. GM for few hundred or custom over $1000.

You need to figure out what your goal is on road, off road, mud truck, racing, towing pick a trans that suits your needs.
 

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depends on what you can dig up and budget.


ford adapter will allow about any ford trans with sbf compatibility.


stockish power levels??


more street use i assume...i would only consider a 4bt for fuel economy and ok power alone.

for a truck that only sees trail work...no fawking way i would want a clattering ass nasty diesel.
 

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I appreciate the input guys but im going with something else now kinda just a had a rebuilt 4.0 dropped in my lap today(can't complain for $50). So looks like 4.0 swap for now diesel swap later down the road
 


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