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Old November 5th, 2011, 11:31 PM   #1
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cummins question

i was thinking about building my 95 12v cummins h.o, and i was wondering what would be a safe build, because it is my plow/pulling/hauling truck. i want to be able to haul my truck camper still which weighs around 8000 lbs fully loaded. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old November 6th, 2011, 06:51 AM   #2
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If only we had a tech forum.


And a 95 is not a H.O. It is just a 12v with 165 hp. FWIW though I was pullin 25 + mpg with my 95 12v quite regularly with some simple mods and had tons of power. Or check out www.cumminsforum.com
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Old November 6th, 2011, 10:26 AM   #3
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sorry forgot to mention that i put a 97 12v h.o in. wasnt sure if a 95 came with them as well
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Old November 6th, 2011, 03:36 PM   #4
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sorry forgot to mention that i put a 97 12v h.o in. wasnt sure if a 95 came with them as well
I don't believe the HO came until 2000 and was a 24-valve. They made some changes in 1997, but the HO didn't come around until the 6-speed NV5600 became available. Sounds like you just have the later 215hp 12-valve?
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Old November 6th, 2011, 06:26 PM   #5
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put an exhaust, good tranny (preferably manual when it comes to dodges), a good fuel plate, and a decent turbo on it. that would get you started. for a turbo i would do like a hx35/40 hybrid for a good upgrade.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 07:10 PM   #6
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put an exhaust, good tranny (preferably manual when it comes to dodges), a good fuel plate, and a decent turbo on it. that would get you started. for a turbo i would do like a hx35/40 hybrid for a good upgrade.
i was just wondering what would be a safe build considering i still plow, and haul with the truck. i do not want to build some high horsepower diesel that i can no longer use to plow without worrying about blowing everything else up.
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put an exhaust, good tranny (preferably manual when it comes to dodges), a good fuel plate, and a decent turbo on it. that would get you started. for a turbo i would do like a hx35/40 hybrid for a good upgrade.
Hybrids are not worth the money. Get a vgt or spend the coin and get a superB.

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i was just wondering what would be a safe build considering i still plow, and haul with the truck. i do not want to build some high horsepower diesel that i can no longer use to plow without worrying about blowing everything else up.
Ditch the fuel plate, 4in down pipe and exhaust with no muffler and a bhaf. And yes a 97 motor has a 215 hp pump on it but is not a h.o. Motor. If you plan to tow and plow put a good single disk billiet converter in it also. With this set up I had tons of power, great mileage and great drivability.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 08:30 PM   #8
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what type of hp were you running, or do you think would be safe to run?
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Mine was over 300hp at the rear wheels. The dodge autos sap a ton of power, but with a decent converter you will really notice the torque, the torque is night and day with my current PSD. I can tell you that with my jeep on the trailer it iwas still easy pull out on a 2 lane and pass 6 cars in a row no problem. Ask muddywater.
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Mine was over 300hp at the rear wheels. The dodge autos sap a ton of power, but with a decent converter you will really notice the torque, the torque is night and day with my current PSD. I can tell you that with my jeep on the trailer it iwas still easy pull out on a 2 lane and pass 6 cars in a row no problem. Ask muddywater.
Was this achieved by just ditching the fuel plate, 4in down pipe and exhaust with no muffler and a bhaf or with an upgraded turbo in addition to these things?
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Was this achieved by just ditching the fuel plate, 4in down pipe and exhaust with no muffler and a bhaf or with an upgraded turbo in addition to these things?
I had gov springs and some other pump mods. I used to work with your mom ( Judy ) at Excel. If you want i can show you some things.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 09:44 AM   #12
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awesome thanks!
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The nice thing about the diesel trucks is you can build a 700 hp truck and still be able to plow and use it. I wouldnt be affraid at all to go plow with a truck that is 600 to 700 hp, it is mainly the transmission that you will need to be worried about while plowing, and oh how heavy that right foot is. PM me if you want to discuss some options.

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