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Old February 2nd, 2009, 12:36 PM   #1
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Question Questions about engine size?

I am plainning on building a 99-04 F250 pretty much from the ground up. I have alot on things already drawn up and designed. I was wondering engine wise should i just rebuild the 6.6 V8 or should i drop a 5.9 cummins in it. I want it to be a DD and a mudder.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 02:40 PM   #2
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Buy my 460 and put in it.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 02:42 PM   #3
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go with the cummins
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 02:57 PM   #4
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For the Mud I would do a 460 based engine. A 600+ cube BBF would be better
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 03:30 PM   #5
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My vote would be for a diesel, but I am a big diesel fan so I may be biased. A cummins swap is not going to be cheap at all. I do not know about where you live but in IL a Ford/Cummins swap would not be legal because it was not offered in that chassis. You could however swap in a PSD.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 03:44 PM   #6
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My vote would be for a diesel, but I am a big diesel fan so I may be biased. A cummins swap is not going to be cheap at all. I do not know about where you live but in IL a Ford/Cummins swap would not be legal because it was not offered in that chassis. You could however swap in a PSD.
it would be perfectly fine to do in Michigan...

the Cummins would have all the power you want for towing, etc...though I'm not so sure about using it for a mud truck (heavy, and low RPM)...I would say you need to ask yourself how much your willing to spend, how much work your willing to do, what you want it to be able to do when your done, and how much downtime you can afford on it...the Cummins will be alot more of everything...
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 03:51 PM   #7
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you should link 2 460's together, drag car style
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 04:09 PM   #8
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What 6.6l v8 came in a 99-04 f250? Im lost here.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 08:37 PM   #9
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thanks for all the replys guys. yeah i didnt wanna do the cummins swap, my friend just mentioned it to me so i was wondering what you guys thought. It would be a lotta down time that could be spent in the mud and cut into my wallet.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 08:44 PM   #10
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What 6.6l v8 came in a 99-04 f250? Im lost here.
As I'm reading this I'm wondering the same thing. Ford never had a 6.6 v8 from 99-04. The 3 motors available were the 5.4 v8, 6.8 v10 & the 7.3 psd
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 08:50 PM   #11
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yeah that was my fault i meant the 7.3 v8
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 09:32 PM   #12
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stick with the 7.3 psd. imo its one of fords best. lots of torque and they are reliable. 500,000 miles plus for them is no big deal with good maintnance.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 09:39 PM   #13
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There have been many cummins swaps in super dutys, there is a reason so many people do it. To be able to get the big power of the cummins. But, if it is going to be a DD, keep the powerstroke, they can still make decent power.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 07:25 AM   #14
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alright thanks guys
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 10:48 AM   #15
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i wouldnt waste my time with anything other than a 12V cummins or a 460 if you want a gasser.

use a 12v, install a 4k governer spring kit, 60# valve springs, grind a 100 plate, clamp on a BHAF, and roll out doing big things.
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