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Re: Cummins 4bta 3.9L turbo diesel

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Sweet swap for sure, oil pan clearance would be a big issue for sure. Drivetrain should suffice as long as you don't get to foolish. It's a popularswap for a lot of smaller vehicles. Seen a few lays chip trucks for sale online. This part would get you halfway there. However, if you bot the whole truck you would get a lot of the extra parts that would normally nickel and dime you to death. I will admit I do not have a great understanding of the BCM. Will gauges continue to function if you run a non computerized engine? Will ABS still function? Hydroboost or some sort of vacuum pump will be required for brakes.
Here's an adapter that will get you through a big hurdle.
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wait so that adapter is also for the 700r4? Does the collys tranny share the same bellhousing bolt pattern with it then? cause many bread vans came with chevy adapter plates on them for running the t350/400's. and a 4.3 tranny is the same as a sbc.
The 4l60e in the colorado has a different bellhousing bolt pattern then the F-body and truck 4l60e.

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post #22 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-19-2008, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Cummins 4bta 3.9L turbo diesel

So its unique to the colorado then. damn. ok. Ill have to deal with that when/if the time comes. So how strong is the collys manual tranny? Whats available to beef those up? Im thinkin id wanna go with the auto for the type of truck id be trying to make, but it would definitly be cheaper and easier to go manual.

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our 4L60E just has a different bellhousing and input shaft which could be changed and then it would be like the full size tranny

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oh ok good info thanks

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im havin a hard time finding tranny parts for colorados..id want to make it stronger internaly and with a shift kit to be able to shift manualy and keeping its auto function with crisp shifts.

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I think the truck would look the best all blacked out

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Re: Cummins 4bta 3.9L turbo diesel

its not hard to find dam good parts for the 4l60e i had to build a bullet tranny for my 98 s10 and ill do it again for my 08colli one that really works out fun is the vet servo you can get them in a bigger size but for a daily driver vet servo works out good and if you say like go to jegs just search 4l60e and you will have all the parts ther and if you search the tranny on google there is moree parts to be found

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Re: Cummins 4bta 3.9L turbo diesel

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what vehicle does that 3.9 cummings come out of?
I've been looking into the same swap, but don't have the money right now. From what I can find, the Cummins 4BT was an optional engine for the P30 Chevy step vans, hence the Frito Lay trucks. A diesel freak friend of mine suggested finding one of the vas because they would come with a tranny, mounting plate, bell housing, etc. to make the swap easier, but that would depend on what you want to follow the engine. I'm looking more into the project for now, but probably won't even be able to try it myself for another year.
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Re: Cummins 4bta 3.9L turbo diesel

Cummins? Nah not for me.
I would do something like 4-53T detroit engine with a 3 link coil dana 44 up front. Mild good clean lift all around, and if there is enough room throw a gear venders behind the Aisin 5 speed.

The atlas engines dont use the ls style bell housing?

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Re: Cummins 4bta 3.9L turbo diesel

I would take a dodge cummins over a chevy duramax any day. Wish chevy would dump the duramax and put the cummins in there trucks.
Detroit are some of the crappiest engine all around CAT is the top dog in all diesel trucks C-15

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What is wrong with the duramax? Caterpillar isn't even supplying on the road diesel engines this year because they can't meet new emission standards.

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Re: Cummins 4bta 3.9L turbo diesel

nothing's wrong with the dmax, in fact the Colorado was already fitted with a 3.0 common rail turbo diesel.

Only one problem, it did not meet Cali. emissions. So you will not be seeing it for a long time. Anyway the 355 platform was originally built for a 3.0l diesel.

Isuzu makes a D-Max, but it's gonna look diffrent from the Colorado.

One other thing, if ya got 50k to spend, u could buy a Holden Colorado, which has the same diesel engine and looks a whole lot better than the Isuzu.

I rather see a cummins engine used, I like inline than v8--don't get any gutter ideas..
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Re: Cummins 4bta 3.9L turbo diesel

Cat does make good, solid engines, but like pimpin said, they are not only struggleing with the 2010 emissions standards, but sometimes thier cat specific tuning tools can be a bitch if you dont actually pony up the money to buy one...

I currently have a rebuild project in mind for my Colly, that starts with adding 4" skyjacker suspension lift, undecided on what I want to do for body lift, with 33-35" tires. That will also involve a complete teardown to frame, sand blasting and powdercoating the frame, and any exposed metal that within reason can be powdercoated, new tie rods, bushings, ball joints and if i can find them good quality Timken wheel bearings. Also would like to get under the bed and cab shot with that "tuff" grade rhino.

Just wanted to add, that since I originally posted my teardown to frame idea in the suspension forum, no one has bit on it yet and offered any feedback... Has anyone done this to thier colly yet? Not specifically powdercoating frame but tearing it down to the bare frame, ideas will be greatly appreciated.

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If your still interested in doing it we could build it for you... ive wanted to put a reg bed on a 4 door for a while. I think it would be simple. Just pull the whole body off (we got it down pat and do in 2 days... haha) pull motor and trans, make adapters, motor mounts, and so on, than place everything back. would be a bad ass truck. PM me if interested

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