Originally Posted by Tango
You can get close to 1,000 hp out of a Cummins 4BT...but figure on it lasting maybe one or two "pulls".
LOL.. that's probably very true.
But the 5.9 Cummins or 6BT, whatever you wanna call it, has a lot of room for improvement. Easily 500hp, and reliable. Same with the 7.3 L Powerstroke.
I had a van with the 7.3 in it, and when I sold it, it had right at 400k on the clock, I bought it when it had 180K. Shortly after purchase, I did lots of upgrades. I was getting roughly 575 at the wheels. And ran it like that for 200k miles, with 0 engine issues.
I def want a 5.9 engine. With the beefy Allison transmission and heavy duty rear end, I plan on a few upgrades. It will make getting to 70mph very fast and easy LOL