6 Top Reasons to Swap Cummins 6BT into Chevy or Ford Trucks
Power and Reliability from a Cummins Conversion
Truck enthusiasts and gearheads alike have long sought the perfect balance of power, durability, and efficiency in their vehicles. One widespread solution that has gained popularity over the years is the Cummins 6BT engine swap into Chevy or Ford trucks, accompanied by automatic transmissions like the TH400, 700R4, 4L80E, Allison 1000 Series, or Ford 5R110. There are many reasons why people are opting for this powerhouse combination.
Top 6 Reasons for a Cummins Swap
Legendary Durability and Reliability: The Cummins 6BT, a 5.9-liter inline-six diesel engine, is renowned for its robust construction and reliability. Initially designed for industrial applications, it has proven durable in countless heavy-duty scenarios. Swapping into a Chevy or Ford truck brings dependability that surpasses many factory-installed engines, making it a popular choice for those seeking a long-lasting powerplant.
Torque Monster: The 6BT is a torque-centric engine, producing sizable low-end torque. This characteristic makes it ideal for truck applications, especially those with automatic transmissions. The combination provides exceptional towing capabilities and off-road performance, ensuring the truck can handle challenging terrain and heavy loads effortlessly.
Fuel Efficiency: The Cummins 6BT is surprisingly fuel-efficient despite being a powerhouse. The high torque at lower RPMs allows for cruising at lower engine speeds, optimizing fuel consumption. This is a crucial factor for truck owners who use their vehicles for long-haul journeys or heavy-duty tasks, where fuel efficiency translates directly to cost savings.
Adaptability to Automatic Transmissions: The compatibility of the Cummins 6BT with various automatic transmissions is a key draw for enthusiasts. Whether it's the sturdy TH400, the versatile 700R4, the heavy-duty 4L80E, the well-liked Allison 1000 Series, or the robust Ford 5R110, the 6BT seamlessly integrates with these transmissions, offering a driving experience fitted to individual preferences and applications.
Aftermarket Support: The Cummins 6BT has a thriving aftermarket community, providing truck enthusiasts with many performance upgrades, modifications, and tuning options. This means that those who embark on a Cummins engine swap journey have access to a wide range of aftermarket parts, allowing them to fine-tune their trucks to meet specific performance goals.
- Resale Value and Popularity: Trucks equipped with a Cummins 6BT engine have gained a reputation for holding their value well in the used market. The combination of the legendary Cummins engine and a reliable automatic transmission makes these trucks highly sought after among buyers who prioritize power, reliability, and ease of use.
G Force includes a variety of Cummins engine conversion kits in their aftermarket product lineup.
For GM and Chevy Chevy Truck Conversions:
1973-1987 GM K Series Cummins Conversion Kit | GF-GMK3-KIT
Our 73-87 GM Truck K Series Cummins Kit is comprised of many of the items needed for your Cummins diesel engine conversion. It includes a transmission adapter and flexplate to mate a TH400, 700R4, or 4L80E transmission to a 6BT Cummins engine. Our Cummins bolt-in 2" drop engine crossmember (or K Member) allows for proper engine placement and provides chassis strength to accommodate the added torque of the Cummins.
1989-2002 Cummins to Allison Adapter Kit | GF-A-S
The G Force Cummins to Allison Adapter Plate and Flexplate Kit accommodates 1989-2002 Cummins 6BT, or 5.9L engines bolting to an GM Allison 1000 transmission for model years 2001-2007, or with the LT Duramax bellhousing pattern.
2003-2017 Cummins to Allison | GF-A-SL
The G Force Cummins to Allison Adapter Plate and Flexplate Kit accommodates 2003-2017 Cummins 6BT / Common Rail engine, bolting to a GM Allison 1000 series transmission, for model years 2001-2007, or with the LT Duramax bellhousing pattern.
1989-2002 Cummins to Chevy Adapter Kit | GF-C-S
This 5.9 Cummins to Chevy Adapter Plate and Flexplate Kit accommodates 2002 and earlier Cummins 6BT engines bolting to a Chevy automatic transmission such as a TH400, 700R4, 4L80E, or similar transmission.
2003-2017 Cummins To Chevy Adapter Kit | GF-C-SL
This Cummins Common Rail to Chevy Adapter Plate and Flexplate Kit accommodates 2003-2017 Cummins 6BT engines bolting to a Chevy automatic transmission such as a TH400, 700R4, or 4L80E.
For Ford Truck Conversions:
1989-2002 Cummins to Ford 5R110 Adapter Kit | GF-F5R110-S
The G Force Cummins to Ford 5R110 adapter plate and flexplate kit accommodates 1989 thru 2002 Cummins 6BT engines, bolting to a Ford 5R110 automatic transmission.
2003-2017 Cummins 6BT To 2006-2017 5R110 Ford | GF-F5R110-SL
The G Force Cummins to Ford 5R110 Adapter Plate and Flexplate Kit accommodates 2003-2017 Cummins 6BT engines, bolting to a Ford 5R110 automatic transmission.
The Cummins 6BT engine conversion into Chevy or Ford trucks with automatic transmissions assures power and reliability. From legendary durability to exceptional torque, fuel efficiency, and adaptability to various transmissions, the 6BT offers a winning combination that appeals to truck enthusiasts seeking a reliable and powerful vehicle upgrade. It’s an excellent choice for those looking to elevate the performance and dependability of their truck.