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Old 07-17-2019, 10:12 PM   #1
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I just acquired what might be the cleanest 2nd Gen left in existence. 2002, HO Cummins 6 speed, not deleted, not jacked up and I have personal knowledge of last 10 years of service.

Motor is untouched (184,000), the known weak lift pump was replaced with a Bullydog pump and dual filer kit as a precaution several years ago.

We might replace the exhaust to loose the CAT, other than that what mods or adds might be suggested for longevity and durability, not performance, are suggested?







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Old 07-17-2019, 10:29 PM   #2
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As long as your happy that’s what matters
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:32 PM   #3
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If it's lasted that good for that long why mess with it?
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:32 PM   #4
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As is seems to be pretty durable. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. Nice truck, congrats!
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:32 PM   #5
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If it's lasted that good for that long why mess with it?


Thatís pretty much my thinking
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:38 PM   #6
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Nice Brent!
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:40 PM   #7
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I’d leave that bad boy alone. With that being said, I had an 01 that was tricked out, Southbend clutch, big set of injectors, big turbo, and edge box. Truck ran awesome and I abused the heck out of it (I was 20). I wish I had that truck today. I’m a little envious right now. You have a gem.
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:43 PM   #8
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Iíd leave that bad boy alone. With that being said, I had an 01 that was tricked out, Southbend clutch, big set of injectors, big turbo, and edge box. Truck ran awesome and I abused the heck out of it (I was 20). I wish I had that truck today. Iím a little envious right now. You have a gem.


Already has a Southbend clutch in last 5K
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:44 PM   #9
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Man I wouldnít touch a thing on it until it was needed. You got a pearl!!
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:48 PM   #10
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old ?????
My first car, was a 1947 Dodge...………..
btw---- nice truck...…...
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:54 PM   #11
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They’re getting harder to find! Good trucks, but they don’t perform anything like the new age diesels. This was my ‘01, bought it with 180k on it sold it with 350k. 4.10 gears, comp box, 100 horse sticks and a built transmission, I thought it could pull a house down. Then I got into a bone stock 6.7 power stroke and it pulled 3x harder than my dodge! Still loved that truck though



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Old 07-17-2019, 11:01 PM   #12
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My 04 had 250K when I got a new clutch. It was a southbend...rated just above stock... plenty strong and plenty smooth.
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:14 PM   #13
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Theyíre getting harder to find! Good trucks, but they donít perform anything like the new age diesels. This was my Ď01, bought it with 180k on it sold it with 350k. 4.10 gears, comp box, 100 horse sticks and a built transmission, I thought it could pull a house down. Then I got into a bone stock 6.7 power stroke and it pulled 3x harder than my dodge! Still loved that truck though





I know your right. This truck is for my youngest son, I gave him the option of this truck or keep looking for the right deal on a 2014-2016 superduty. He chose this truck, model and badaxx stereo may have come into play
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Old 07-17-2019, 11:16 PM   #14
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It will be a good truck for a kid no doubt. They’re definitely easier to work on!
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Old 07-18-2019, 05:34 AM   #15
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Stacks !! You gotta have stacks!!


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Old 07-18-2019, 07:51 AM   #16
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My son has that same truck, just turned a hair over 80K on it.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:11 AM   #17
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Love the 2nd gen trucks.
I had a 5.9 gasser as my first vehicle. I would go back to it over my 08 any day of the week
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:18 AM   #18
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Dandy of a truck
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:18 AM   #19
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My father in law has one with under 100k miles. He won’t turn loose of it for anything.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:36 AM   #20
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Gauges, especially fuel pressure, would be on my 'to do' list.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:11 AM   #21
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:28 AM   #22
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Honestly, I would put in some 275hp RV injectors, an Edge EZ, an open air filter, straight pipe it and run it for 500K. Nothing more needed.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:36 AM   #23
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Man that's awesome. Must be luck lately.

One of my friends just found one too. I think a 99 or 2000, only 84k miles, 4x4, no cracks in the dash sitting in a barn. Was doing a big land clearing and fence job and asked if they'd throw the truck in as partial payment and they did it!

As the other said, gauges, maybe exhaust/intake to let it breathe. And enjoy driving a better diesel than any of the $80k new rigs on the road now.

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Old 07-18-2019, 09:58 AM   #24
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Just noticed that itís a long bed... even better!!
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:03 AM   #25
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nice truck man! Congrats.

Look into some gauges, 4" straight pipe it, and maybe do a coolant filter kit. Other than that... resist the urge to tinker with it. I have a 1993 first gen cummins and i haven't touched a thing... truck still runs perfect
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:19 AM   #26
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Man that's a clean truck. I would definitely get gages. Especially an EGT probe.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:25 AM   #27
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**** Im jelly.

Makes me miss my 98 1/2. With a manual trans Id prolly open up the exhaust a little, remove that little plate just a head of the turbo I like to hear em whine. Maybe add a EGT and fuel pressure gauge and call it good.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:49 AM   #28
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**** Im jelly.

Makes me miss my 98 1/2. With a manual trans Id prolly open up the exhaust a little, remove that little plate just a head of the turbo I like to hear em whine. Maybe add a EGT and fuel pressure gauge and call it good.


I need to know more about this plate you speak of.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:49 AM   #29
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:50 AM   #30
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buy a #4 fuel injector line and keep it in the glovebox. they break usually when you are as far away from civilization as possible.

oops my mistake. that's on 03 and up

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Old 07-18-2019, 11:03 AM   #31
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That is a pretty truck. Nice find.
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Old 07-18-2019, 11:25 AM   #32
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Old 07-18-2019, 11:57 AM   #33
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That's awesome! Kids love free upgrades.


Don't forget to flop them mirrors out...adds 5 hosspower.
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:09 PM   #34
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Thatís a really nice rig! I totally rebuilt a 97 3500 with 100k on it. Sold it, and regret it every day!
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:19 PM   #35
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With the lift pump replaced and it being a known problem on those trucks, id put a set of gauges on it, pyro, fuel and boost, and run it. the only other week point on the motor would be the VP44, but if enough fuel pressure is supplied they will last a long time. You can put tuners, injectors etc on them to get more out of them, but then start needing head studs etc. Good trucks and a ****ed good one with the 6 speed, should last a long time.
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:57 PM   #36
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With the lift pump replaced and it being a known problem on those trucks, id put a set of gauges on it, pyro, fuel and boost, and run it. the only other week point on the motor would be the VP44, but if enough fuel pressure is supplied they will last a long time. You can put tuners, injectors etc on them to get more out of them, but then start needing head studs etc. Good trucks and a ****ed good one with the 6 speed, should last a long time.


Your thoughts on the lift pump are exactly what the previous owner thought. He did the lift pump as a precaution to save the VP44 and always ran 1oz / gallon 2 cycle oil in the fuel for same reason.

There will be no big mods, this one is staying dependable, I like the turbo plate suggestion, exhaust and possibly cold air intake but thatís about it I think.
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:29 PM   #37
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Your thoughts on the lift pump are exactly what the previous owner thought. He did the lift pump as a precaution to save the VP44 and always ran 1oz / gallon 2 cycle oil in the fuel for same reason.

There will be no big mods, this one is staying dependable, I like the turbo plate suggestion, exhaust and possibly cold air intake but thatís about it I think.
yeah, I miss my 01 3/4 6 speed more and more everyday. Truck was built up and driving it was like driving a sports car. Was a fun truck, had lots of money in it to be fast/strong but reliable. Sold it to a 18 yr old who trashed it out pretty good in a year.
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:09 PM   #38
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Bought my son a 1st gen that was all original with 130,000 miles on it. He put bigger tires and lift with some engine modifications to boost hp to about 350. Love your 2nd gen btw!
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:13 PM   #39
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Don't forget to flop them mirrors out...adds 5 hosspower.

there are no ghost trailers at my house!
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:14 PM   #40
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Bought my son a 1st gen that was all original with 130,000 miles on it. He put bigger tires and lift with some engine modifications to boost hp to about 350. Love your 2nd gen btw!

That nice!


He might put a 2" front + 1" rear lift but no more. I just hope he stays with 16" or 17" wheels with meaty tires instead of 20's with rubber bands....
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:20 PM   #41
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clean 1st gen!
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Bought my son a 1st gen that was all original with 130,000 miles on it. He put bigger tires and lift with some engine modifications to boost hp to about 350. Love your 2nd gen btw!
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