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Collinst15

Diesel Newby From Central NY

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Good morning all,

 

Name's Tim and I am relatively new to diesels.  Been a member of forum for some time but thought I would post an introduction.  

 

I have a 1999 Dodge 2500 24v Cummins with 169k.  I bought the truck from my father in law and it was owned by my wife's grandfather before that.  My father in law bought it with intentions on flipping it, but I needed a camper hauler so I bought it for $2500 as is.  Truck was in rough shape when I bought it.  I did a full body swap/semi restoration.  Truck runs like a top.  Current mods are BHAF, Quadzilla Xzt+, Airdog 165-4G, full set of Isspro gauges (EGT, Trans Temp, Boost, Fuel Pressure).  Future plans are to rebuild the HX35 and maybe a set of 40-75hp injectors.  Look forward to learning more about the 24v Cummins.

 

Tim

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Welcome. Looks much without the rust. Where did you get the Cummins emblem for the grill?

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It looks like you did a nice job on it. Welcome to the forum. I still think these seconds are better looking than any other generation out there. 

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Jag1 - Thank you!  Can'twait to drive it once again.  I won't drive it in NY winter if I don't have to.  Don't want to see body rust out like other was.  I picked up a donor truck from VA to do swap.  

Not sure now accurate the OBDLink is but I set it up according to forum and read the attached #s.  Red arrows are maximums read. ~300hp and ~700ftlbs

 

Tim

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I would do the same thing out there.... have a winter rust rig and then also have a cream puff summer rig. That's the way to do it. I know it's best to run the dormant rig once a week using a high idle kit and a battery minder.

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The Xzt+ has a high idle feature that kicks in once truck idles for 30secs.  I start truck 1-3x a week and let it warm up to operating temps.  I have driven it on "nice" days and washed salt off it.  I am going to undercoat underside of body this summer just incase I need 4x4 next winter.

 

 

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