View Full Version : My new ride- '94 Ram 2500 w/Cummins!

03-01-2005, 09:27 PM
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 2wd, Cummins Turbo Diesel baby!!! automatic overdrive transmission, cruise control, air conditioning, 40/20/40 split cloth seat (love that), sliding rear window, will get my '04 Sony Xplod FM/CD/MP3 receiver unit and maybe the amp and subs (MTX amp, two 10" Sony Xplod subs).
Has a 2" receiver hitch, Tekonsha brake controller, etc.

The topper is coming off and I am putting chrome original equipment rims on it. Then it will look lots better! This thing is a beast.. can't wait to tow with it this year!

03-01-2005, 09:28 PM
Cummins Turbo Diesel 12V baby!!!!!!! woohoo!!!! :cool2:

03-01-2005, 10:56 PM
Nice truck but it needs a little lift. I want to get a new 2500 duramax this year. Enjoy your new truck! :waving:

Gilla Gorilla
03-01-2005, 10:56 PM
Eric its great to see that all of your hard work is paying off. Doesn't it feel great to work your way up from truck to truck till you get something like that!!!

Did you sell the Ford yet and how much did this truck run you?

03-01-2005, 11:04 PM
cummins are the $hit. I get 20 mpg highway, 14-15 towing around town. 95' 2wd auto xtd cab 110k miles.
how many mile are on yours?

03-01-2005, 11:19 PM
gateway, thanks.
justin, yes it does feel good :) Ford is still for sale.
treemeat- 180k miles. i'm hoping to get similar numbers, as i'm told i will....


03-01-2005, 11:22 PM
My 03 cummins gets 10-11MPG towing stop and go locally and as high as 22 doing highway driving. These cummins engines are beasts! good luck with it :cool:

03-02-2005, 01:25 AM
great looking truck, I just sold my 97' dodge w/ cummins loved it. (went to 99' ext. cab short bed 4x4) Let me know if you want to turn it up, i have some links to places where I got some parts for mine, and it REALLY turned into a towing machine and increased the mileage. Not that its neccasary because the motor is great stock, but I just love being able to beat stock mustang gts. Again, congrats and enjoy your truck. Also where in Indiana are you?

03-02-2005, 08:27 AM
Hell yeah man. Nothing pulls like a cummins. 12-valve engine are where its at. How much did you get it for?

03-02-2005, 09:10 AM
evan, how much weight do you pull with it? was told I would get mid teens in town with trailer. thanks.
evont, i'm in Columbus, Indiana. where abouts are you?
lawnworks, rather not say but I don't consider it a bad price.

03-02-2005, 12:34 PM
Are ya gonna put on some propane?? That would be awsome.

03-02-2005, 12:55 PM
Nah not real soon anyway... Its going to be a worktruck/daily driver. can't tear it up hot rodding... remember it has a Dodge automatic transmission LOL... can't afford rebuilds all the time so I gotta be easy on it... a friend is going to help me turn 'er up a little, he is a Cummins guy. Claims we can get 290hp and 700 ft. lbs of torque with no cost! :D

AL Inc
03-02-2005, 01:33 PM
You've come a long way, Frankenscag. Keep up the good work.

03-02-2005, 03:04 PM
I pull an 16' enclosed w/ a 72'' exmark and all my blower, walk behind, saw, etc... so i'd say around 4k pounds and w/ my 12 valve got about 14-15 around town. When pulling my dump trailer loaded w/ my bobcat or topsoil about 12-13. (8-10k lbs) I'm from new castle. My new truck i havent pulled with much yet but I have 120hp injectors, a 65hp box, cone intake, 4'' exhaust, and a few other things done. Highway w/out a trailer I get around 22mpg and city about 17. Before the injectors I was getting 14 city 17 highway.

03-03-2005, 10:26 AM
Eric, I also have a good friend of mine that does A LOT of work on the Cummins engines. If you need any help, or parts, let me know I sure he can help/locate some. He just live about a mile from me, and has a nicer shop than mine.

Congratulations, I'm sure it will serve you well, John.

03-03-2005, 10:55 AM
Hey John! Thanks buddy. I am going to bring this truck home today! woohoo... Oh I do have a few 21" mowers now, just got some in the other day. Have a couple Lawn Boy's and couple Toro's. Let me know. I don't think our emails were going through right....
I need to get out to your place sometime and check out your place, looks pretty good! I get over that way sometimes to see friends so I will holler when I can stop by.

Thanks AL and Evont. :)

03-03-2005, 07:11 PM
congrats eric, you still gonna keep the dodge to plow with?

03-03-2005, 07:41 PM
Of course!

03-03-2005, 08:02 PM
Does the truck come with dorky guy in the pics? Like a laborer or something? :p :laugh:

J/K! Looks good Eric. Will look even nicer when you get the chrome wheels on it.
Good luck with it.

03-04-2005, 02:56 PM
Hey Eric, no problem. Try to shoot me an e-mail to jpnewby@gmail.com and give me the detail on the mowers. Do you still have the snow blower?

03-04-2005, 03:06 PM
700ft pound of torque? Am I reading this correctly?! Dam homie!

03-05-2005, 02:03 AM
a friend is going to help me turn 'er up a little, he is a Cummins guy. Claims we can get 290hp and 700 ft. lbs of torque with no cost!

Well I hope your friend knows how to build a good transmission also. Me being at 225 or so hp I dont trust my tranny so at 290 you WILL not have a transmission for long. Whatever you do dont let him pull your fuel plate. That will cause trouble later on. Yea these motors will make crazy amounts of power you just have to be able to get it to the ground and a stock tranny isnt going to do it. Just trying to save you money before you do something and it costs you alot of money later on. But its a good looking truck anyhow. ALOT better then a gasser huh? :blob3:

03-05-2005, 08:22 AM
[quote]Whatever you do dont let him pull your fuel plate. That will cause trouble later on.[quote]

I don't think this is true. It is really a myth that pulling the fuel plate will hurt your truck. I know of over 10 trucks including mine that have over 30k-50k miles w/ plates out that have had 0 trouble. You are definately right about the transmission though. I think 250hp made my clutch slip, so it would definately fry your tranny if you weren't careful.

03-06-2005, 01:59 AM
Well I guess you do have the HP to prove you know whats going on. I was just trying to give the guy a heads up, so he would know what "COULD eventually cause" something major. I have never seen the point of going plateless unless you like LOTS of smoke and NO EGT control at all, when you could just grind your stock plate flat. Or throwing in a 10 plate and some GSKs :blob3: .

Lawnworks j/c what year are your trucks?

03-06-2005, 02:17 AM
one is '94 and one in '98... both 12-valves