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Question: Can you put a bigger turbo on a 5.9 Cummins?

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What size turbo is on a 2006 5.9 Cummins?

For instance, an HX35 turbo from a 5.9L Cummins measures somewhere around 54/69/14, which means it has a 54mm-inducer compressor wheel, a 69mm-inducer turbine wheel, and a 14cm2 exhaust housing.

How much boost does a stock 06 Cummins make?

Stock boost is 32 and backs down to 28.

How much horsepower can a stock 2006 5.9 Cummins handle?

The forged-steel rods used in these early 5.9L engines can handle as much as 1,500 hp, provided they’re conditioned to do so (i.e. shot-peened, balanced, micro-polished and/or cryogenically treated) and also equipped with quality rod bolts. They are also known to bend rather than break when they fail.

How can I get more horsepower out of my 5.9 Cummins?

By feeding more fuel into this massively-compressed engine, it’s only natural that you can unlock more power. Though, you can still out-do the factory turbo by adding too much fuel. With the 5.9 Cummins, 50-hp or 75-hp injectors are about the maximum injector size with the factory turbo.

How can I make my 5.9 Cummins faster?

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How much HP does a 63mm turbo add?

Spool Up, Towing, And All-Out Horsepower

Turbo Peak HP Injector Used
E.D. 63mm Billet S300 688 hp 100% over
Silver Bullet 62 664 hp 100% over
Killer B 648 hp 45% and 100% over
Holset Cheetah 638 hp 45% over

What year 5.9 Cummins is best?

1994-1998 2500 &amp
3500

As far as performance potential goes, it doesn’t get any better than the mechanical P7100 equipped versions of the 12-valve 5.9L Cummins. They’re simple, rock-solid reliable, and can easily tick off a half a million miles if properly maintained.

Will a bigger turbo make more smoke?

A large turbo can cause black smoke. But that’s usually a case of too large to spool on the low end. Then when it lights it should clear up some smoke or all.

How much boost should a 5.9 Cummins make?

On 1998.5-2004 5.9L Cummins you will need to physically modify your wastegate to gain more turbo boost. Doing this without the Boost Fooler will result in check engine lights and codes set into the computer. Stock 98-04 trucks should generate 18-23psi of boost pressure stock (depending on year model).

How much boost does a stock 6.5 make?

If you are looking for what is a safe boost level, a stock 6.5 can handle 20psi of boost.

How much boost can a 12 valve Cummins hold?

Yes, the rule of thumb is 40-50 psi of boost, but that’s more because of the increased drive pressures associated with more boost.

How often should you change oil in a 5.9 Cummins?

04′ 5.9 Cummins

One is through Dodge for the powertrain
7 years or 70,000 miles. The motor had a second warranty for 7 years or 100,000 miles and they would warrant the motor with an oil change interval of 15,000 miles.

How much HP can a stock 5.9 Cummins transmission handle?

The ISB is not capable of making much than 430-450 HP in a normal duty cycle without issues.

How much power can you get out of a 24v Cummins?

Consequently it won’t handle it very long. So upgrading to a good aftermarket intercooler is necessary. Most will support around 1200 hp while only having a minimal pressure drop between the inlet and outlet.

What size turbo is on a 5.9 Cummins?

The turbo features a custom profile, 64mm (actual measurement 63.5mm) billet wheel perfectly mapped to a modified compressor cover and 65mm, 10-blade turbine inside the HE531’s 9cm housing. The Cummins Stealth 64 is one of the quickest spooling turbo’s we have tested for the 5.9L Cummins.

How many miles will a 5.9 Cummins last?

The Cummins brand is extremely reliable and prides itself on long-lasting engines. The 5.9-liter engine can expect to churn out 300,000 to 400,000 miles.

How many MPG does a 5.9 Cummins get?

We own five Dodge 4×4 pickups with the 5.9L Cummins, and we are thrilled with all the trucks. All five trucks we own average 29 MPG highway, and 24 MPG in town. Cummins 5.9L has the fuel economy, speed, and the power to pull.

How do I know if my 5.9 Cummins turbo is bad?

There are a number of signs you can look out for to tell if your turbocharger has blown:

  1. POWER LOSS.
  2. WHINING ENGINE.
  3. EXHAUST SMOKE.
  4. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT.
  5. OIL/LUBRICATION.
  6. DAMAGED SEALS.
  7. FOREIGN OBJECTS/DEPOSITS.
  8. WEAR & TEAR.

How much HP does a 5.9 Cummins have?

The last generation 5.9l Cummins engines from 2003 to 2007 used HPCR pump and 24 valves. They have 305-325 HP and 600-650 lb-ft of torque. Cummins made a displacement change in 2007.5 to the 6.7l Cummins diesel.

How much HP can a stock Cummins handle?

The forged steel connecting rod found in ’89-02 5.9L Cummins mills is stout to say the least. They’re known to be capable of handling in excess of 1,000 hp at near-stock compression ratios before bending, and we’ve even seen the block split before the rods failed in several engines.

How much extra horsepower do turbos add?

A turbocharger works with the exhaust system and can potentially give you gains of 70-150 horsepower. A supercharger is connected directly to the engine intake and could provide an extra 50-100 horsepower.

Can you put a turbo and supercharger together?

A twincharging system combines a supercharger and turbocharger in a complementary arrangement, with the intent of one component’s advantage compensating for the other component’s disadvantage. There are two common types of twincharger systems: series and parallel.

How much HP can a twin turbo add?

And, of course! Thanks to the twin turbochargers on that 3.7 liter V6, this all adds up to 650hp to the wheels.

Is 24v better than 12v Cummins?

In summary, those looking to keep things stock or modest the 24v is the better street engine. If you’re looking for extreme power and performance the older 12v Cummins engine is likely the better choice.

Are 2006 Cummins reliable?

If you don’t consider the fuel system, the 5.9 Cummins is a very reliable engine. The internal parts like the pistons, rods, and crank will last for a zillion miles even with some abuse. The turbos are very responsive and will give a long service life, but they don’t have a tremendous horsepower potential.

What is high mileage for a Cummins diesel?

According to Consumer Reports, a properly maintained Cummins engine can last 300,000-350,000 miles. But a poorly-treated truck can wear out much sooner. Therefore, a diesel truck with proper service records or even one that received precise “fleet” maintenance commands a premium.

How do I upgrade my diesel turbo?

Here are six tips to help boost your diesel performance:

  1. Use Diesel Fuel Additives.
  2. Consider Diesel Tuners.
  3. Install Performance Air Filters & Cold Air Intakes.
  4. Upgrade the Exhaust System.
  5. Use DPF, DEF, and EGR Delete Kits.
  6. Upgrade your Diesel Fuel Injectors.
  7. Install a Turbocharger.
  8. Schedule Regular Diesel Engine Tune Ups.

How do I upgrade my turbo?

How to Modify and Tune-up Your Car’s Stock Turbocharger

  1. Tuning up and Modifying Your Turbocharger’s Intercooler.
  2. Modifying Your Car’s Boost Pressure.
  3. Swapping Out Your Car’s Turbo.
  4. Water Injection.
  5. Adding Nitrous Oxide to Your Turbocharger.
  6. Screamer Pipe.
  7. Correct Fuel for Your Turbocharged Engine.
  8. High Octane Fuel.

How do I choose the right size turbo?

The calculation is simple: Divide the absolute outlet pressure that you think you want (14.7 + boost pressure) by the absolute inlet pressure that the Earth says you can have (14.7) and you’ve got your pressure ratio. Limiting yourself to a reasonable number is the hardest part.