GAS/DIESEL SWAP in FL or close !!!!! LOOK HERE

Discussion in 'GM Diesel & DuraMax' started by DAREDEVIL, Dec 16, 2010.


    DAREDEVIL New Member

    Hello , anybody that wants to have a diesel in theyr gaser let me know .

    An other Member and i will open a shop here in Bradenton FL and do these swaps for way less then others ...because some are rip offs !!! ( SORRY )

    It is way easyer then some companys will tell u and we figured out a way to do these PROFFESIONAL for ~5500-6500 Bucks complete with everything u need.
    This Price is based on 350 vortec to 6.5 l TD intercooled , other extras to gain even more power are avbl. !!!

    Most likeley i am offering this to models from 95-99 for the above price.

    We can do older or newer ones as well !!!!

    We will look in to Duramax and other, in the near future ( depends on how many will be interested ) !!!!

    But the 6.5 TD is a very reliable engine .

    So why not get more power and gain way better milage then a gas engine .

    If u pull a boat,or any other trailer u will be surpriced about how much farther and easyer u can go !

    Contact me any time per PM , Scott

    PS. to the moderators here, i hope i stuck this in the correct area if not i am sorry !!!!
  2. Off Duty

    Off Duty New Member

    Subscribed to the thread and a PM has been sent.

    DAREDEVIL New Member

    Welcome !!!!!!!
  4. Off Duty

    Off Duty New Member

    Got your PM back but was up to my rear in gators today and didn't get a chance to respond.
  5. stephan

    stephan New Member

    Hey Scott, Are you going to do this as an exchange engine program, or are you going to modify the customers gas engines to diesel?

    DAREDEVIL New Member

    Stephan...NOW COME ON !!!!! EXCHANGE..or u need to show me how to modify a gas engine to diesel !! LOL

    If the gasser is in fair condition i can even take some $ off !!!!
  7. stephan

    stephan New Member

    That's why I was asking lol.. There are places that swap out cranks, rods, pistons, flywheels etc to convert them..
    If you're not modifying them, then $5500 - $6500 sounds like a pretty good deal for the customer. You're gonna have to get a good deal on the engines to make much profit. Are you & your bud going to be doing all the work, or are you going to have employees?

    DAREDEVIL New Member

    My Buddy and i are doing all the work ourselfs..he is a chevy diesel guru and i am the bolt bitch..LOL

    No , i am good with electric stuff and modifying..and he knows all about 6.2 & 6.5 is what we are planing for mine ..

    Bigger Turbo ( 17 instead of 12 pounds )
    Intercooler and blow off valve from a foreign car
    Marine injectors
    mechanical fuelpump
    and some secret stuff
    ~ 500 HP & 600 tourge !!!! YES BABY

    Then, shift kit for my tranny, and 3:42 gears gonna be in the 25-35 MPG range and running 85-90 @ 1700 RPM !!!!! I LOVE IT !!!!!

    Some super extra stuff can be had for extra money and we actually do this to support our shop costs , not to get rich.
    Nobody gets rich anymore in this country unless u start with a few milion !!! LOL
  9. stephan

    stephan New Member

    Good idea about supporting the shop costs. Most people just don't realize how much stuff you use in a shop that isn't chargable to the customer. Shop supplies are a freakin killer to any auto/truck business.

    ---------- Post added at 07:55 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:30 PM ----------

    A few years back when gas was $3.50 a gallon & diesel was still only $2.00-$2.25 a few places sprung up around here & started doing conversions. Swapped out the cranks, rods, pistons etc. They ran mildly higher compression ratios so they'd live past the 1 year 25,000 mile warranty.:rofl:

    DAREDEVIL New Member

    They way with gas/Diesel prices now , u still safe a bunch of money and actually gain power with the swap !!!!

    I just did the math..kind of.

    Now i get like 12 MPG ( 42 gallon tank ) = ~ 420 miles cost for 1 tank ( here ) =$ 126
    DIESE, lets say 28 MPG(42 gallon tank ) = ~ 1176 miles cost for 1 tank ( here ) =$ 136

    I think its well worth it !!!!

    Plus if u have a 150 K miles gasser and get a checked out Diesel !!! U do the math on this !!!!! mhhhh

    Oh, ofcoarse we will service these vehicles as well and cheaper then any shop can !!!!!

    + interior work and all the good fun custom stuff !!!!! just ask, there is nothing we will not do or say no to
    Boats , Trucks , Cars ..all the toys in 1 HAND !!!!
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2010
  11. XtremeTimma

    XtremeTimma New Member

    Would you consider doing a diesel swap with a Toyota Tacoma or Nissan Frontier. I am very interested in ordering a Toyota Hilux or Nissan Navara half cut for instance and doing a swap.

    DAREDEVIL New Member

    Absolutley , we can stick a diesel in a mini cooper if anybody want's !!!!!

    There is nothing we can't do !

    And WELCOME to the club !
  13. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis New Member

    The diesels can certainly get better mpg than spark motors.
    The "best" EPA hy mpg any 1/2 ton Suburban has ever recorded was the 22 mpg the 1988 Suburban with the 6.2 diesel (I think it was the 6.2)Maybe this 6.2 wasn't turbocharged-not sure.
    I think that year-1988-the 350 spark motor was rated at 15mpg EPA HY(these are the re-rated ratings not original EPA sticker ratings).
    I'm pretty sure than not even the newest Tahoe Hybrid only is rated at 21 mpg-just like the 2010 XFE Tahoe.
    A diesel should improve mpg-especially hy mpg and towing mpg.

    DAREDEVIL New Member

    100% correct..and with small mods we seen 32 MPG on HWY , not towing a 6.5 Turbo
  15. jrsavoie

    jrsavoie New Member

    On my 89 6.2 C2500 with 5 speed & 3.73 gears I got 25mpg.

    Are you in to Cummins 6BT and 4BT conversions as well.

    I'm a manual transmission type of guy. What transmissions are available?
  16. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis New Member

    The 89,89 1/2 ton diesels trucks had/have to best GM full size EPA hy rating. I think the Hybrid Tahoe and the EFI Tahoe and pickups are rated at 21 mpg hy(maybe one of them is rated 22 mpg) and that has taken over 20 years.
    I'm not too surprised a MT 3/4 ton got 25 mpg hy-despite being 6000 lbs or so.They had decent torque, but not much hp-nothing like current monster diesels-22 years of development
    The most recent Ford Powerstroke will get an honest 25 mpg hy also-took 22 years, of course it is a monster motor-close to 700 lb ft and maybe 7000 lbs even as a 2wd.
    Diesels are very efficient. Now they are also expensive to buy-new- and expensive to repair and maintain, but they are efficient. If you don't need a diesel it is hard to beat GMS spark V-8s for overall cost to buy maintain repair.
    It would be nice to have 600 lb ft of course-I don't need it, but it would be fun!

    DAREDEVIL New Member

    Yes we can do cummins and did ..the best tranny would be a Allison 6 speed auto for the BT6.
    But we can build what ever u want and ofcoarse make it work..but its all about money...

    The reason we like to swap 6.5 TD in gas chevy/GMC's is because it helps safe dollars which most want with a gas truck/car !
    U will , if u are using your vehicle in a normal way ( daily ..~ 8000-10000 miles a year ) safe about $ 2000-2500 a year on gas with a 6.5.
    The cummins will safe about the same , but its more then double to do the swap ( if u do it correct ) now on a 2 wheel drive it is a little cheaper .

    I hope that answered your questions, if u have any more ...just PM me !


    ---------- Post added at 12:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:15 PM ----------

    If people would take better care of they'r rides ( diesel ) there is actually way less maintnance cost involved then on a gas engine !
    They also get way longer life out of them then a gas engine with more efficentcy and better milage.

    I run a gas engine in my raceboat and i tell u that i wish i could make a diesel work in there..but since there s no tranny that would make it run 100MPH and take off like a raped ape...OH WELL !! BUT I'M WORKING ON IT !!! LOL

    But the cost to maintain the gas engine is way higher then a diesel, the tuning is way more expensive in a gas engine of today then a diesel ( the way we set them up ) and on and on...

    I mean if u look at the cost of a glowplug compared to a sparkplug i say yes...but if u look at how long a glowplug lasts compared to a sparkplug u are way off with your math !!
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2010

    DAREDEVIL New Member

    OH, for some that want to go crazy with a 6.5 ....we can do this aswell >>>

    come on people, its slow right now...give me some work !!! LOL

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    Last edited: Dec 28, 2010

    DAREDEVIL New Member

    OK, shop will be open in Bradenton by the 1st of february !!!! Taking WORK , so come on...waiting for you guys !!!!! LOL
    The shop is right off of 301 and 63 AVE EAST !

    LETS GO !!!! get your Diesel today and don't wait for gas prices to drop .......THEY WON'T !!!!
  20. Joeairforce

    Joeairforce New Member

    Diesel prices won't drop either :grrrrrr:

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