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My dad just bought a really clean well maintained 2001 Dodge 3500 Cummins with a 6 speed. The truck is bone stock and just turned 200,000 miles. My dad doesn't need a ton of power but loves to tinker....what would you guys suggest for a mild chip, exhaust, intake, stuff like that (without messing with the clutch)....not that familar with the cummins on mods. Thanks for the advice.

Please keep in mind that he is 62 years old. Lay off the nitrous
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FASS lift pump, 4 inch turbo back exhaust, afe or k&n filter, quadzilla mileage max with xzt towing package. Check ebay for most and will find it pretty reasonable.
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The fass lift pump. I have been reading alot about that the lift pumps on these trucks have problem...Can you explain what this does? Power? Reliablity? Also how are is the install? Thanks.
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FASS will handle mods, more reliable, and guaruntied!!! They don't fail, install is easy, and if it should fail it is covered by one hell of a warranty. Don't waste anytime! get the OEM lift pump out ASAP. they fail constantly, and if you don't catch it right away, it will take inj. pump with it. Also a fuel pressure gauge is a must.
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Get a Fass or a Airdog like already suggest. I was gonna say if hes easy with the clutch go with a Edge comp box and get a fuel pressure, EGT, and boost gauge! and get a 4'' exgaust back and get like a S&B air box. But if hes not lookin to spend that much money i got a BD chip if hes interested in it.

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edge ez full set of gauges including a fuel pressure gauge and a cold air intake. 4" turbo back exhaust. Depending on how well maintenance was done have valves adjusted and retorque the head bolts. Also a good idea to do all the fluids in the truck too diffs, trans motor etc.

01 quad cab 4x4, edge drag comp, 4" exhaust, fass 150, 250 ddps, Jefferson State compounds 683hp so vp 11.91. AMSOIL front to rear. now back to stock 95 fummins in the works
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edge ez full set of gauges including a fuel pressure gauge and a cold air intake. 4" turbo back exhaust. Depending on how well maintenance was done have valves adjusted and retorque the head bolts. Also a good idea to do all the fluids in the truck too diffs, trans motor etc.
I've heard that your not surpose to re-torque the head

97' Cummins 2500 Gauges from glowshift (EGT, boost) Fuel pressure gauge from auto-meter. Stage 2 airbox, boost elbow, barrels & plungers turned.Custom fuel plate,Airdog 150gph.AFC mods & 3K GSK.SDX injectors (stage 3 140hp).Drilled wastegate.Converted to a NV4500 with a double disc. Being restored from the ground up


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so just let the bolts back off the whole time?

01 quad cab 4x4, edge drag comp, 4" exhaust, fass 150, 250 ddps, Jefferson State compounds 683hp so vp 11.91. AMSOIL front to rear. now back to stock 95 fummins in the works
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My dad just bought a really clean well maintained 2001 Dodge 3500 Cummins with a 6 speed. The truck is bone stock and just turned 200,000 miles. My dad doesn't need a ton of power but loves to tinker....what would you guys suggest for a mild chip, exhaust, intake, stuff like that (without messing with the clutch)....not that familar with the cummins on mods. Thanks for the advice.

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The NV5600 OEM clutch doesn't last long with moderate power increases. Anything aftermarket does better, but OEM sucks. A mild chip, intake and exhaust, while pulling a load could be enough to make the clutch go south.

Now if the clutch is a decent aftermarket clutch. You'll be fine with any moderate power increase.

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