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Old 06-28-2019, 03:01 PM
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Default Going to do the forbidden... Duramax in a dodge

I want to put a Duramax from an 07 1 ton truck into an 06 Dodge ram 2500 megacab, my hemi blew up so I was looking for something more reliable and I have the 1 ton which has a stake body and brake lines, fuel lines, and power steering all busted lines and it's a single cab old work truck, wanting to know if there was a kit or if I would have to fabricate everything, it would be a full blown swap with guages, computer, shift levers but keeping dodge trim, and I have a 3-d printer if I need to make some trim

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Old 06-28-2019, 03:15 PM
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Old 06-28-2019, 04:35 PM
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hope you get her done this weekend so we can see how it goes Monday ?
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Old 06-28-2019, 07:17 PM
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You’d have a much easier time swapping in a 5.9 Cummins.
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:36 PM
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Probably going to have to fab everything up.
I was going to try this years ago, but the dodge I was going to use was a 2000. Couldn’t find any info, so scrapped the idea..
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Anything is possible, but this swap would be a lot of work.
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6.7 cummins swap IMO would be a much better swap for that truck. If it’s an auto you already have the better auto trans and more room to grow with a 6.7. I’d say it’d be hard to get every5ing to play nicely especially electronics with a duramax swap.
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You must have more time than money...
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I should also mention the donor truck has the 6 speed Allison auto, my dodge has the 5 speed auto, I do realize that a dodge to dodge conversion would be so make so much more sense but I already have the donor Chevy, I would keep the t-case and axles, try to disable abs/ traction control so I don't have that on all of the time and have more fun, I've really always wanted a nice truck with a Duramax but I like the way Dodge trucks look

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I say go for it, piss off the Cummins crowd I read about a super duty on comp d that crapped the 6.0. Owner had a 800hp 12 valve installed which ran great but smoked like a... well a p pumped 12 valve Anywho he paid a guy to I stall a 1000hp d-max in place of the 12 valve. Turned out pretty nice and they got all the ford gages to work with the gm stuff iirc. Here’s the thread, good info.
http://www.competitiondiesel.com/for...d.php?t=159558
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I should also mention the donor truck has the 6 speed Allison auto, my dodge has the 5 speed auto, I do realize that a dodge to dodge conversion would be so make so much more sense but I already have the donor Chevy, I would keep the t-case and axles, try to disable abs/ traction control so I don't have that on all of the time and have more fun, I've really always wanted a nice truck with a Duramax but I like the way Dodge trucks look

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no reason to disable abs...both chevy and dodge use AAM for axles, the tone rings are the same. I have a Ram3500 front axle in my chevy express conversion and the abs works fine.
Integrating the chevy dash cassette/hvac into the dodge cab would be the toughest part...engine/trans mounts arent that difficult to fab. Getting the cooling stack from a CTD truck would be the easiest for cooling. It would be a huge project.
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I think it is awesome to see someone do this! About time some did it!
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Lol yeah this is going to definitely be a Winter time project but definitely this year, I'm working 80 hour weeks 2 hrs from home right now, I'm just trying to gather as much information as possible, and the HVAC system is my biggest concern, but since I have an entire truck that I know runs and entire wiring harness has been replaced within the last 5 years (thanks Chipmunks) I could do an entire swap of Chevy electronic guts and 3-d print an interior if I had to even temporarily or send off my blueprints for new interior, but I think dodge has alot more room than Chevy imo behind the dash, that's awesome on the axles using same signals

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Old 07-01-2019, 11:57 AM
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But there will be lottsss of pictures

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Why not standalone harnesses and make a custom auto meter gauge bezel? May honestly be easier. Keep all your factory controls in place.
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