Diesel Bombers SIGN UP NOW

National Association of Diesel Motorsports
Go Back   Diesel Bombers > Dodge Cummins > 12 Valve 2nd Gen Dodge Cummins 94-98 > 5.9L 12V Performance
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Registered Members don't see these ads. Register now it's free!

5.9L 12V Performance Discussion of 12 Valve 5.9 Liter Dodge Cummins Diesels with P7100 Injection Pumps Related to Performance and Longevity

Welcome to Diesel Bombers Forums!
Welcome to DieselBombers .com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Diesel Bombers Forums community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-24-2012, 10:39 PM
Diesel Fan
Status: chasing flying gremlins

   

Default Best mods for mpg

New owner of 97 Dodge 5spd 2wd. Any suggestions to get the best mpg's possible. 1st, I will remove the heavy utility box for a standard box again. Gears are unknown at this time. I think 4.10s. Needs tires so I was thinking some nice tall pizza cutters might help. This thing was my finall paycheck from a previous employer. Funds will be a little tight for awhile, but I would really like to make a nice daily driver out of it.

Deeres&Dodges's Sig:'97 Dodge, Cummins, 5spd, 2 wheel drive, No bells, no whistles, basic work truck. Firestone overload bags.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-24-2012, 10:54 PM
Diesel Enthusiast
Status: Was that a log truck?

Cordova2014
   
View Member's Albums View Member's Youtube Account

Default

AIR AIR AIR! Get that stock box outta there, go down to your local autozone, pick up a $20 aftermarket air cleaner, 3 & 4 inch compatible I think it is, and stick it in the end of you stock air cleaner hose. Wam Bam awesome turbo whistle and 3 MPG. Next is exhaust..

Cordova2013-12 Valve's Sig:1995 Ram 3500 made in 07/1994 NV4500 Reg. Cab 2WD. Barels fully turned, shaved stock plate into 100, FF, Adjustable boost elbow. 4" downpipe 5" straight 6'' tip AFC tune, BHAF, silencer ring M.I.A. AFC foot shaved, diaphragm washers swapped, smoke screw turned in some.
1998 Ram 1500 Reg cab SWB 4X4. 12 inch suspension lift, 3 inch body, sittin on 40's.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-24-2012, 11:25 PM
Diesel Fan
Status: chasing flying gremlins

   

Default

It's ready for a service anyway so this will be a good time for the new air filter. How mush more fuel can I add before my economy goes to hell? I have been looking at the #11 power kit from TST products. My theory is to increase power, lower engine RPM's by being able to drive in a higher gear at lower speeds. A rear end gear swap will most likely be in my future.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-24-2012, 11:48 PM
Diesel Enthusiast
Status: Was that a log truck?

Cordova2014
   
View Member's Albums View Member's Youtube Account

Default

Yes, if speed at lower RPM's is your goal, a rear swap is the only way to go. I can give you a list of cheap power-grades, but as long as you drive it like a man, you aint gonna get **** for eco.

---AutoMerged DoublePost---

And are you planning to be towing heavy?

---AutoMerged DoublePost---

And are you planning to be towing heavy?

Last edited by Cordova2013-12 Valve; 05-24-2012 at 11:48 PM.. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-24-2012, 11:50 PM
Diesel Enthusiast
Status: ....

   

Default

A light right foot

Sent from my DROID X2 using Tapatalk 2
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-24-2012, 11:56 PM
Diesel Fan
Status: chasing flying gremlins

   

Default

For the most part this will be just a commuter. Occasionally the boat will get drug along. I have grown up enough now that I don't need to blow smoke but running over the occasional rice burner is just plain fun.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-26-2012, 04:24 PM
Diesel Enthusiast
Status: Was that a log truck?

Cordova2014
   
View Member's Albums View Member's Youtube Account

Default

Then definitely get a different rear-end. I forget what stock ratio is though
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-26-2012, 06:26 PM
Diesel Fan
Status: chasing flying gremlins

   

Default

Had the truck up on the hoist today. 3.54 gears. I thnk that I will leave them in for now and see how I end up using the truck. Wanted to do some of the free mods on pump but ended up chasing electrical problems instead. The truck has been sitting for 3 years after the shop mechanic said that the injector pump was bad. It really pissed him off when I opened the hood, flipped the fuel shut off up and drove it home.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-26-2012, 08:54 PM
Diesel Enthusiast
Status: Was that a log truck?

Cordova2014
   
View Member's Albums View Member's Youtube Account

Default

LMFAO, that's great man, you have no idea how hard I just laughed. But anyway, I found a good list of free mods. But most of them eat fuel, but produce big power. Are you pretty schooled in the AFC?

---AutoMerged DoublePost---

Here's the link anyway. I found it very helpful, maybe you and others will too
12 Valve AFC Mod's - New England Turbo Diesel Power

Last edited by Cordova2013-12 Valve; 05-26-2012 at 08:54 PM.. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-26-2012, 11:39 PM
Diesel Fan
Status: chasing flying gremlins

   

Default

My aneroid experience is on a JD 6030 tractor that had a p pump. I understand the basics of how it works but have a lot to learn. I am trying to find info here but there is just so much to sort through.

Thanks for the link. VERY GOOD STUFF!!!!

Last edited by Deeres&Dodges; 05-26-2012 at 11:42 PM..
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:05 AM.

Copyright And Legal Notice Links Of Interest

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2
Diesel Bombers ® - All Content Protected Under Intellectual Property Rights Law of Registered Trademarks
Reg. No. 3,494,401 Cls. 100, 101 & 104 Under Int. Cl. 38
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK WE HOLD NO LIABILITY FOR ANY CONTENT RIGHT, WRONG OR INDIFFERENT

Protected by Copyscape Duplicate Content Check


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235