Swapping a 5.9L Cummins into A 1973 to 1991 Suburban
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We’re going to create a simple truck that exploits the versatility, durability, and efficiency diesels offer. The Doomsday Diesel Suburban will be part getaway car and part urban-assault vehicle. It’ll have all-terrain capability, a 1,000-mile fuel range, and enough room to carry a small squad of survivors.
New Products: Diesel Swaps! Everything You’ll Need to Pull Off a Diesel Conversion, Plus a Little Motivation.
The questions we usually have when going to swap a diesel into something that didn’t originally come with one generally start off with matching an engine’s power output to a project’s needs. That’s one of the most fun parts as it’s usually accompanied with a bit of bench racing and dreams of how the project will perform in the end (be it a boat, hot rod, pickup or bar stool racer). After that, question’s trend towards “Will it fit?” or “Is it possible to pull off?”