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    Default Gas to Diesel Swap - Chevy Silverado

    coming up real soon im planning on swaping the 350 gas, 2WD automatic engine in my 2500 silverado to what i want to be duramax 4WD 6 speed allison trans...im looking for ideas and or tips on how to go about doing this...and sites or trans codes or anything would be greatly appriciated
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    What year is your truck?
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    More details are needed here. Year/Make/Model/Configuration of your truck is a good place to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    More details are needed here. Year/Make/Model/Configuration of your truck is a good place to start.
    1992 chevy silverado C2500 with the 350 Vortec and 5 speed auto trans, i wanna convert it to a K and do an engine swap from the 350 to a duramax with a manual allison trans, which duramax and trans should i be looking for, and any other tips or problems i may run into

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    Vortec in a 92? Five speed auto? Interesting

    Duramax, Allison, and add 4wd? I know there's a coolness factor to these kind of projects, but unless the parts are basically given to you, it will never pay. Remember you could wreck on the first trip out. Insurance is going to pay for a 92 Chevy pickup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2COR517 View Post
    Vortec in a 92? Five speed auto? Interesting

    Duramax, Allison, and add 4wd? I know there's a coolness factor to these kind of projects, but unless the parts are basically given to you, it will never pay. Remember you could wreck on the first trip out. Insurance is going to pay for a 92 Chevy pickup.

    i could wreck it anytime really, and chances are im gonna convert it to a K series first then start looking for the duramax and trans, does that sound like a bad project?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey79 View Post
    p.s. joe im in the active duty air force too :P
    Sweet

    I'm not active duty anymore though...... Been out a little over 2 years now.....

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