avg price around here is 3500-5500. thats for a decent first gen that needs some work, like exterior or interior.
Are First Gen Cummins reliable?
If you’re familiar with diesel trucks, you’ve probably heard of the first generation Cummins. In my opinion, it’s by far the most reliable diesel engine ever put into a pickup truck, with the only close competition coming from the 7.3L Powerstroke.
What year Dodge Cummins is best?
To me the Holy Grail is an early-1998 Cummins 4×4 12-valve. The rear Quad Cab doors only started opening in 1998, but halfway through the model hear they started with the computerized 24-valve biz. That’s the best body configuration of the most reliable truck ever built and it’s got power potential as good as any.
What is high mileage for a Cummins diesel?
Like the Duramax, Cummins diesel engines can be expected to last a long time. Between 350,000 and 500,000 miles is usually considered high mileage on a Cummins diesel.
What year is the 1st gen Dodge?
First Generation, 1981 – 1993
The first generation was launched in 1981 and named for the Ram hood ornament that has been used on Dodge vehicles since 1933.
How long will a first gen Cummins last?
Varies from 250,000 miles to million miles.
How much can a 5.9 Cummins pull?
Towing capacity maxes out at 13,000 pounds. Or you can go all the way with a Cummins’s 5.9-liter I6 Turbo Diesel. It churns 325 horsepower, but 610 pound-feet of torque, for a Mega trailer tow rate of 15,900 pounds.
Is Duramax better than Cummins?
More horsepower means faster acceleration whether you’re towing or not. The current Duramax 6.6L L5P diesel wins this category with 445 horsepower. The current 6.7L 24V Ram Cummins diesel engines produce 400 horsepower. Historically, horsepower has swayed slightly in favor of the Duramax versus the Cummins line.
Is a 5.9 or 6.7 Cummins better?
6.7L Pros & Cons
Larger displacement and longer stroke than the 5.9L means more low-end torque and better ability to spool a larger turbo. 350hp to 385hp stock (depending on model year and transmission) 650 lb-ft to 900 lb-ft of torque stock (depending on model year and transmission)
Which Dodge Cummins Engine is best?
The Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel is the most powerful engine option for RAM 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks. Producing up to 400 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of clean diesel torque, this powerhouse helps RAM deliver best-in-class towing.
How many miles can a Cummins last?
A good search on this site will keep you reading for days and you will be crowned the next CTD (book) expert. The engine may last forever. The DODGE (or maybe Cummins) website speaks about the TD lasting 350,000 miles (mean) between overhauls, 100,000 miles longer than the GM or FORD.
Should I buy a diesel with 200k miles?
Generally speaking, diesel trucks are sold with higher mileage than the typical used vehicle. It is not uncommon to see a used diesel truck for sale with over 200,000 miles on it. Granted, diesel engines typically have better reliability than a gasoline equivalent, but high mileage remains a concern.
How many miles will a 12 valve Cummins last?
You can easily get 300k miles on even a modified cummins. Fix the killer dowel pin before you put it in, and it will be fine for a long time.
When did they stop making 12v Cummins?
The 12-valve went away in 1998, replaced by a 24 valve which offered better breathing.
Does Ford own Cummins?
Ford does not own Cummins, neither does Fiat/Chrysler/Dodge. Cummins Turbo Technologies is an independent company.
Did Dodge make a 4 door 2nd gen?
Dodge never built them, not even in Mexico. It was a mod shop that did full four door conversions, I believe they were based in Texas. Kinda like the guys at longbedmytruck.com. There used to be a 4 door dually 2nd gen about 10 miles away.