if you guys could go back in time would you rather have built up the powerstroke or do you think you made the right decision putting a cummins in it....
this reminds me. my buddy also still hasn't gotten a BTS for his yet. still a stock 4R100 under the truck. haha. so he will be well over $20k before he is done the way it's lookingI am really glad I put swapped in the '04 Cummins. I had near $17k in my conversion as well (engine, BTS, and conversion parts), before selling any parts. I ended up with about $13k total after selling my old engine etc.
:whs: I wish i had done it sooner. The engine is so quiet and smooth. I can go through a drive through without any problem. Inside the truck you can hold a conversation while accelerating from a stop light as if you were sitting still.
I agree with these guys. I would do it again in a heartbeat. I just did 660 hp my first time on the dyno all with bolt on stuff, no bottom end work. This is my daily driver and I can drive it virtually smoke free if I want to, even on kill! :evilGo drive a conversion truck, then the choice is clear. 12v is not as easy to get right, especially down low, but it can be done. Common rail is more $ but for a street truck I would say cr is the best choice.
I would rather do a 24V. If mine ever blows that is what I want to do.
Find a totaled Cummins. swap everything over and go from there.