August 17, 2012bwahahaha, i just picked up my first cummins, an 89 d250, pure mechanical wonderment, oh sweet boost, how i never knew i neede you so!! ahem, any ways, i was wndering if anyone knew of some first gen body parts and engine upgrades (besides turning up the fuel) looking for simplicity, air intake, exhaust, etc. i am also looking to change the grill and tailgate to 91-93 where can i get these parts? thanks, Ty
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August 17, 2012Welcome to the world of diesel. Try LMC trucks, I think they have most body parts. If your truck doesn`t have a good set of gauges look into those too.
2004 2500 QC, CTD, 48RE, 4X4, Big Tex Grill Guard, Big O BigFoot XT 35x12.5x17
August 22, 2012Get some gauges, turn fuel up, advance timing then have fun! Intake is just ditching the stock airbox and adding a BHAF (big honkin` air filter) google it for the part number, you can pick them up at NAPA.
Exhaust, there are a few places that make 4" exhaust for 1st gen`s which is as big as you can go without having tcase clearance issues.
The 91-93 grill won`t fit without some modifications, the headlights are higher on the 91-93`s, you can just upgrade to the 91-93 core support and you`ll be fine and it will make it easier to add an intercooler later.
The tailgates are the same except the LE plate is different on a 91-93 and you`ll just have to search junkyards for that.
Check out dieseltruckresource.com, they have a lot of tech and everything you could want to know on the 89-93 VE pumped motors.
91.5` W-250 CTD, 01` 3500 CTD, 95` 1500 360