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Diesel swap into the crew

Postby Lil-j » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:09 pm

Has anybody HERE done it? What did you put in?

I searched and found a few people talking about doing but none where it has been done.

Eventually (year or two), I'd like to get another truck but keep the crew for a toy. I'd like to do swap in a cummins 4BT diesel but have no idea about what transmission and transfer case to marry up to it. Solid axle up front, bigger rear axle, maybe dana 60's? Modest lift kit and 33's. I'm kicking ideas around, nothing set in stone yet but I'd like to talk to someone who has done it.

Inspiration:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izNE_G-6bBM

I dont want mine up that high but you get the idea.
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Re: Diesel swap into the crew

Postby HenryJ » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:00 pm

I have seen that one and a standard cab that have done it. The standard cab hangs out on Expedition Portal.
Look to our south American members for inspiration too. The diesel is an option for the S-10 there.

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Re: Diesel swap into the crew

Postby _STUCKY » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:16 pm

33s and Dana 60 is pointless. With that small of a tire, you will not have much clearance under the differentials. Bump it up to 37s or bigger to justify a 60. Full float 14 bolts are alot more common aound my area, and newer ones can be had with disk brakes and an e brake. Don't count out the ford axles either. Plenty of beef in them. Also, I'll have to look, but a guy on pirate is using a VW diesel with I believe Toyota transmission. I'll look for it...

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/chevy/10 ... sible.html
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Re: Diesel swap into the crew

Postby saab9k » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:19 am

I would go with a VW turbo diesel, they are easy to work with.
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Re: Diesel swap into the crew

Postby AVTekk » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:33 am

Guy on S10F put a 6.5l Duramax into his std cab first gen, he has a thread in the V8 section I believe.
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Re: Diesel swap into the crew

Postby ApproachMedium » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:29 pm

Wow black with white letters is horrible for my eyes to read, cant take that forum! LOL

I wish there was a quick swap engine for these. Mine will need a new motor eventually, and would really love to go Diesel. No other major upgrades besides that. The stock suspension does me well for what I do with the vehicle. Though I would be very happy seeing a VW TDI in one of these since they last for ever and require little to no maintenance. A friend has a 2003 Jetta, original owner, 310k+ miles on it still runs like new. I just dont see a VW engine mating up with the GM computers too well.
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Re: Diesel swap into the crew

Postby AVTekk » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:39 am

Are you talking about S10Forum? The std colors are light gray with black letters.

Im with you on the diesel tho, Id love to put one in mine but dont have the time for all the research.
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Re: Diesel swap into the crew

Postby paintballrocker » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:08 pm

ApproachMedium wrote:I wish there was a quick swap engine for these.


there is, 350 from (dont quote me im not 100% sure) 96-01(?). everything from the 4.3 bolts/works on the 350. wire in the two extra injectors and retune the computer for a V8 flash.

But now for the topic of diesels, 4bt are a common swap. diesels10 on s10forum had a 6.5, now has a 6.6/alison. but either engine route, its almost impossible to put a diesel in a stock truck. the IFS crap gets in the way. if you go diesel you will likely have to do a solid axle swap. otherwise there isnt enough room up front, and the IFS isnt strong enough to support the weight on the front end.
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Re: Diesel swap into the crew

Postby ApproachMedium » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:26 pm

Nah not S10 forum the pirate 4x4 site.

Looks like the diesel isnt an option with the weight and IFS getting in the way. Doing a 350 is out of the question for me. I cant afford the gas on a V8. I borrowed my dads F150 for a few weeks and that first tank was painful after I had fun with it. After that I drove the thing like a grandma for the remainder of the time that I was using it. Driving it that way though, I was going 100 miles every quarter of a tank averaging about 19-20MPG combined. Not bad for a V8 but what fun is it?
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