96 12v 5.9 cummins towing mods!? - Diesel Bombers



12 Valve 2nd Gen Dodge Cummins 94-98 Discussion of 12 Valve 5.9 Liter Dodge Cummins Diesels with P7100 Injection Pumps

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-10-2011, 10:11 AM
gyayo2012's Avatar
Diesel Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: mA$$HOLE
Posts: 242
Default 96 12v 5.9 cummins towing mods!?

hey guys i recently just picked up a completely stock 96 12v 5.9 4x4 it has a brand spanky new auto trans in it ,tcase ,and turbo. its mainly going to be my dd but i will be using it to tow my bobcat around loaded trailer will way around 10k, lookin for the best bang for you buck mods! the thing moves pretty good as it stand, awsome throttle responce no smoke 250k on the dash picked it up for a good price, now i want to turn it into MY truck! i have some guages coming in but thats it, id also like to beef up the steering!! any info/help would be much apreciated!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-10-2011, 03:26 PM
turbo2332's Avatar
Diesel Bomber
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,139
Default

bd steering stabilizer bar
5x12 injectors if you can afford them ok if you cant
4k gov springs 3k will do just fine and you dont have to have valve springs that way
a fuel plate FF of your choice. less than a #10 IMO -sell ya a #6???-
boost elbow (stock turbo?)
exhaust
intake
tune your AFC
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-10-2011, 06:37 PM
captain_stabbin's Avatar
Diesel Wrench
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: houston, tx
Posts: 918
Default

i would definitley upgrade the converter if hasnt already been done
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-10-2011, 06:53 PM
gyayo2012's Avatar
Diesel Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: mA$$HOLE
Posts: 242
Default

yeah from what ive been reading these trans dont like much more power then what its aleady taking stock! prob goin to invest in a nice converter and vb! since the trans is new id rather not have to rebuild it when i can avoid it.. its a new stock turbo.. you dont think a #10 plate would be to much with a 4kgsk? for the stock trans i have a bhaf got it today orderes guages and a 4" exhaust and boost elbo so i want to do the fuel plate next and see how it does what do you think?..

Last edited by gyayo2012; 11-10-2011 at 07:09 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-10-2011, 07:18 PM
turbo2332's Avatar
Diesel Bomber
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,139
Default

do the 4k first. wish that would have been my first mod after the TC and VB of coarse
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-10-2011, 08:00 PM
gyayo2012's Avatar
Diesel Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: mA$$HOLE
Posts: 242
Default

do you think i should do a #10 plate or 100. which is better and why?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-10-2011, 08:53 PM
turbo2332's Avatar
Diesel Bomber
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,139
Default

100 will give you more fuel but if you tow alot and have a stock charger go with the 10

Last edited by turbo2332; 11-10-2011 at 09:31 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-11-2011, 05:33 PM
dennhop's Avatar
Diesel Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 375
Default

Be careful what you wish for on the tranny...can't remember who, or what forum (might have been this one) but someone told me that a TC/VB probably wouldn't be enough...they were right. My tranny had been a brand new rebuild about 8 months before I got the truck. Bone stock, never been tampered with. I put a TC/VB in it, tuned the AFC, ground the fuel plate, and installed a set of 4k gov springs. About 4 months later, I had the truck back to get the tranny rebuilt, all the clutches were gone. I didn't have the money up front to do it all, but it would have been a lot easier if I had. The TC/VB alone didn't end up saving my tranny any.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-11-2011, 06:59 PM
gyayo2012's Avatar
Diesel Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: mA$$HOLE
Posts: 242
Default

yeah im debating on weather i should even do many power mods untill i build the tranny.. you guys think
intake, exhaust, 4k,slide the stock plate all the way forward with a boost elbo would be much? i plan on pushing snow this winter too so i dont want to be melting my trans in the process! just keep it simple until summer rolls around

a little off subject but for some reason my parking lights both front corners and tail light and becon light and the interion dash lights! stoped working on my today! have no idea why all wireing and fuse's look good, they just stoped workin any idea? < should i post a new thread?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-11-2011, 07:08 PM
monster12valve's Avatar
Diesel Bomber
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: willowick, ohio
Posts: 1,355
Default

drivers side front frame horn....on the inside...by the motor just in front of the driverside front tire.... there is the wiring harness... there is a little plastic clip that holds the harness to the frame. once that clip breaks it rubs on the frame. i had the exact same thing happen to me... finaly found it... re sodered the wires and shring wraped them. havnt had the issue since. hope this helps.

---AutoMerged DoublePost---

let me know if u need pics

Last edited by monster12valve; 11-11-2011 at 07:08 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best mods for 12 valve Cummins towing and freeway speeds 12 valve 97 5.9L 12V Performance 21 01-27-2016 04:59 PM
1996 dodge cummins 12v low power under 2000 rpm Josh Chretien 5.9L 12V Performance 5 03-01-2015 06:00 AM
12v cummins fuel problem Antwhite19 12 Valve 2nd Gen Dodge Cummins 94-98 2 11-10-2014 10:01 PM
WTB SAE#2 Flywheel/Housing for 5.9 Cummins 78F250Cummins Wanted To Buy (WTB) - Used 7 11-09-2014 01:12 AM
96' Cummins 12v 5.9L - under 8 mpg! Please Help Omingnome Diesel In Distress - Support Ticket 5 10-20-2014 12:25 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:53 PM.