I had an 02' just like yours but had the junkomatic. I replaced the transmission twice, the second time I told the builder that I beat the crap out of it so it got a billet torque and whatever else he did. I got about 70k miles before it started to act up and I sold it to a buddy who had wanted it for years.
Originally Posted by 7milesout
I had the 99F350 fummins with a 12valve cummins from a ford school bus, the same 6 speed nv5600 as you, and a hybrid dodge/ford t-case, 8" suspension lift, 38" tires etc... It was chunky, weighed 8000lb. I liked it but it was too loud and smoked like a train trying to pull into traffic.
I sold it....barely got 10k for it I did a carfax when I sold it and it was from texas, then florida, then had a mileage discrepency, repo auction, and came up here not long before I got it. Had zero rust, just dents.
My new parol officer hated it cause it didn't have steps and was a struggle getting in so I bought an 05 Dodge dually 6spd with 125k miles that was mostly stock, it had a yukon freewheel hub conversion(for better mpg), some big loud exhaust(not a fan) and a webasto coolant heater(worked great if you need to start it in -40 and don't have a plug in). I bought a smarty JR and have run it at the 100hp level from day one.
Somewhere in there was a 97' 5speed dodge diesel too. I used it after my first replacement transmission crapped within a week. Was gonna part it out and swap the 5speed into the 02 but it drove too nice to scrap out.
Last edited by Fummins; 10-14-2022 at 06:29 PM.
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