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Hemi Is Out, Cummins Swap!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by S-205, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    Oh and I swapped the rest of the truck too.





  2. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Nice looking Cummins. How do you like the 6.7L? Are you going to put a plow on it?
  3. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    I am really excited about this truck, the exhaust brake is awesome. I love that it has the floor shifter for 4wd and not the electronic switch. Transmission cooler will be great, the torque is awesome. I just hope it doesn't have any of the typical modern day diesel issues.




  4. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    The Cummins is awesome, especially when coming from a Hemi. Of course it will get a plow! This is Plowsite isn't it? I am undecided on a plow, coming from a Wideout, and an 810PP before that, I am trying to keep it simple and minimize downtime. A straight blade with wings is probably what will end up on it. Choices for wings are a little minimal though. Its one of the those things you do research on over and over but really don't get a whole lot.
  5. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    Vee or wideout are ur only choices

    Nice truck
  6. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    Thanks! The truck is nice but it still has rubber floors, the floor shifter. No Nav or anything, I really like it. Its set up how a work truck should be.

    I would probably never buy a V, its a straight blade with wings or another Wideout. I considered the Blizzard 8"6" Speedwing. I just would love to have less moving parts.
  7. 2_Djinn

    2_Djinn Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    Pro plus w/ wings ?
  8. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    Nice ..... was that a spray in liner from the factory or somebody else?
  9. MarkEagleUSA

    MarkEagleUSA Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    Nice rig!

    One thing I've noticed on the new Dodges is that there's a whole lot of door skin and "short" windows.
  10. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    nice looking truck
  11. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    Nice rig..Thumbs Up

    Although I just can't imagine owning a truck where I couldn't find the engine....

    I'm sure some day I'll cave...:blush2:
  12. DieselSlug

    DieselSlug PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    Very nice truck. Lots of goodies under the hood!
  13. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Oh come on, that thing is practically begging for bigger tires
  14. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    Nice ride!
  15. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    I like the suggestion, but I'm thinking about a Blizzard Speedwing.

    Its from the dealer, I really hate stealership add ons, because they're such a gimmick but this had it on the lot.

    Yeah I agree, I don't love the look as much as some of the older ones but it came as I wanted it.

    I pray that I won't have to work on it.

    I've really been trying to get that thought out of my head, I'd love to to put some 33's at least, but the necessities come first.

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,602

    As for the plow.... Please look into the V plows. A staight blade on a Cummins is comparable to pulling a single axle sled trailer. Simpilly not enough volume of snow per push.

    Nice truck and have fun but not too much with the engine. No chips please, your trans will not like you.
  17. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Sweet new truck man best of luck with it!
  18. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,218

    About that bed liner .... Mine was factory installed. The finish started to split. Ford said they would not fix it because the installation was not faulty. This is true. The damage happened because I do a lot of hauling. Had I known this, I would have gotten a Line-X which has a better warranty. Find out what the warranty is on your bed liner. Hopefully you have a better warranty than I do.
  19. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    Thanks, the Speedwing carries more snow in scoop mode than a V would, and when its angle it is more productive to use for longer accounts. We need to be able to hold large amounts of snow a fair distance and the V is alright for that IMO but a winged plow holds more. And no chip for the White Stallion: WARRANTY!

    Thank you sir.

    I will look into it, I tend to shy away from putting things in the bed. A quad goes in every now and again, hand tools. A tarp goes down before any brush or anything goes in. If I need to carry alot, I have a dump trailer or a single axle to put things in.
  20. S-205

    S-205 Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 371

    First real test of the truck was today on my maintenance route. It pulled the trailer awesome, its a lot smoother than my gasser was.

    Things I don't like: The tailgate has that dumb curve to it and when I lower it, it hits the jaclk on the trailer. It will probably do it with all my trailers. The tow/haul button isn't on the shifter, its under the radio. I don't love the mirrors but I'm sure I will get used to them.

    Other than that, it is awesome, the brake controller it came with is a ton better than the last one I had to install in my 2500.