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Category Archives: Crate Engine Swap Information

The True Cost Of A Cummins Swap

By Featured Writer: Mike McGlothlin For truck lovers, off-roaders, sled pullers, drag racers, and rat-rod builders alike, there is an undeniable glamor factor associated with a Cummins swap. Whether it’s a 4BT, 6BT, or a late-model common-rail engine, the promise of improved fuel efficiency, endless low-end torque, and million-mile durability is the ultimate selling point.…
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The Best Turbocharger for the 4BT and 6BT Engine

When looking at more horsepower and torque for a Cummins 4BT or 6BT Performance mod you are definitely going to want to focus on a larger turbo or setting up a twin turbo situation. For the laymen out there, a turbocharger compresses the air flowing into the diesel engine, squeezing more air into the cylinder,…
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Cummins R2.8 L Turbo Diesel Review

There are crate engines and then there are crate engines that rock. Weighing in at a little over 500LBS the Cummins® R2.8 is the lightest and smallest out of the ISF family. Its four-cylinder burner will get you 161 HP at 3,600 RPM and the best part of 270 LBS-FT of torque at 1,500 –…
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Rumor Mill: Did Ford Own Cummins?

For years a myth of epic proportions floated around grimy garages and internet forums all the like stating that Ford Motor Company actually owned Cummins Diesel. No way that is true? Right??! Well we are here to set the record straight… yes Ford did at one time own a piece of Cummins. During the mid…
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Best Cummins 4BT and 6BT Motor Mounts

Different Types of Motor Mounts One of the last steps before dropping in a Cummins 4BT or 6BT into an automotive swap is making sure the engine fits snugly in-between the motor mounts. Motor mounts act as both a buffer between the engine and the chassis as well as fastening the motor to the vehicle.…
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Is the Cummins 12 Valve 5.9L the Best Diesel Ever Built?

Early 5.9L Engine History Weighing in at 1,100 pounds this heavyweight was brought to market under the hood of the Dodge Ram in 1989. It was originally designed to power agricultural vehicles 8 years earlier and in fact was the brainchild of a Case/Cummins joint venture. The engine marketed as the 6B, 6BT, and 6BTAA…
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How to Correctly Swap in a Crate Engine

Purchasing a new 4BT or 6BT extended long block crate engine can be an overwhelming task. We understand that many customers don’t think about engine replacement until something goes wrong. One day you’re out clearing land in your skid steer or hauling cargo around town in your Step-Van and boom.. a rod goes right through…
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