Cummins Diesel 5.9

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Asked by Mar 24, 2009 at 01:41 PM about the 2000 Dodge Ram 2500

Question type: Car Customization

What are the best mods to do to a 2000 Cummins Diesel for best performance, economy, and longevity?

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get a chip, best thing you can ever do for a diesel... you can slap on a huge turbo, exhaust, intake... etc and it might add up to the power you can make with a chip.. although other mods AND a chip is different of course

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bullydog. chip and exhaust.

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What brand of chip is the best bang for the buck and allows the most power and fuel economy?

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i would go with a bully god myself, they have chips that you can switch on the fly, ranges from stock to 150+ hp or so... they also give an increase in fuel mileage, and apparently help quite a bit for mileage if you are towing. if you plan on using the chip and running the truck hard at the same time it would be wise to get a egt ( exhaust gas temprature) guage, it will help you keep an eye on things so the cylinders do not run too hot.

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turbo , exhaust, Tst 10 stage chip.

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New Era Diesel 150 injectors, Smarty, comp, and transmission.

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Oliver, sounds like you need to visit www.dieselram.com and ask some questions. Look me up there aka Wyatt Earp. Briefly: 1. gauges first - do nothing else first 2. FASS lift pump 3. air intake 4. exhaust 5. smarty box ecm programmer 6. stage 3 injectors for good power and less smoke than a stage 5 (150 HP) stick 7. Intake and exhaust manifolds 8. Turbo or Twin Turbo 9. Clutch or Transmission work 10. Beyond this the sky is the limit

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tranny work should be much earlier on this list... a chip is boarderline for the stock tranny...

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Now I guess that differs with a stick vs. a slush box. A stock clutch will hold about 125 HP where a auto will only do 75 to 100 HP.

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throw in a tranni and ive seen turbos added and chips and water coolers and things like that

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if your going for good horse power, and when you go to do the tranny if its auto get a aftermarket torque converter...if stick just a heavier clutch kit

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these trucks have a weak injector pump, add a foss fuel pump, they need the fuel flow to be no less then 7 psi, don't listen to dodge about this. Cummins says 7 psi, dodge says 1 psi is fine. I had a tranny built for mine, and added a mod chip. I love my truck...

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No kidding. My '02 (VP44 Pump) never goes below 14 psi with my FASS 150.150. My trouble is EGT's as my stock turbo doesn't turn enough air to cool me down right. I see 33 pounds of boost at 1250 F (pre turbo) and then my clutch starts to slip.

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foss is garbage....industrial injection all the way

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miliage program, intake and exaust. top three for sure. make sure not to over power with the chip BOOM!!!! if you do

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I am interested in tork converter how do tell what there spec are

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