Our Complete Guide to Parts and Providers for Gas-to-Diesel Engine Swaps Photo Gallery
Swap Meet: Our List of Sources for Diesel-Repower Projects
Bruce W. Smith –
Feb 5, 2018
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Photo 4/33 | 006 Swap Market 4x4 Labs Hoodstack | Toyota aficionados seeking to drop 3.0L Mercedes-Benz diesel engines into any one of five generations of Toyota pickups and the Land Cruisers will find everything they need at 4x4 Labs.
Photo 5/33 | 007 Swap Market Axis Ls R28 Adapter | Axis Industries is pioneering many conversion kits, adapters, and accessories to swap the Cummins R2.8L I-4 powerplant into Jeep Wranglers (up through the ’11 models), with manual or automatic transmissions. It also has adapters to put the crate engine in Chevrolet LS-powered vehicles.
Photo 6/33 | 008 Swap Market Bell Intercooler Engine | Custom cooling solutions is Bell Intercoolers’ specialty, and if it doesn’t have the charge-air cooler you need, one can be made to fit almost any turbodiesel application.
Photo 7/33 | 009 Swap Market Bruiser R28 Engine Bay | Bruiser Conversions jumped on the Cummins R2.8L turbodiesel-conversion bandwagon very early, offering turnkey swaps, complete conversion kits, and performance ECM programming for Jeep JK, YJ, TJ, and CJ.
Photo 8/33 | 010 Swap Market Ca Conversions Wire Harness | CA Conversions specializes in custom adapters, wiring harnesses, and electronics needed to install Allison 1000/2000 five- and six-speed automatic transmissions in any vehicle powered by Ford 7.3L Power Stroke and Cummins 5.9L or 6.7L engines.
Photo 9/33 | 011 Swap Market Coty Built Dunes | Volkswagen 1.9L/2.0L TDI swaps into Jeep XJ, YJ, TJ, and JK is the bread and butter of HPA Motorsports’ subsidiary Coty Built. From turnkey swaps to full conversion kits and builder parts, the company offers it all.
Photo 10/33 | 012 Swap Market Cpp Diesel Engine On Display | From putting Volkswagen TDI engines in Ford Rangers or swapping built Ford Power Stroke and (GM) 6.6L Duramax diesels into almost anything, CPP Diesel does it all in-house. It also supplies DIYers.
Photo 11/33 | 013 Swap Market R2 8 Cummins | Cummins Repower is setting the conversion market on fire with the R2.8L CRD turbodiesel crate engine package that makes DIY turnkey swaps a piece of cake.
Photo 12/33 | 014 Swap Market Destroked Cummins Kit | Destroked is the company that sparked the Cummins-into-Ford craze years ago, thanks to a complete line of CNC-machined parts and adapters that make the conversion as seamless and easy as possible.
Photo 13/33 | 015 Swap Market Dmax Camaro Burnout | DMAX Swap specializes in custom standalone wiring harnesses and ECM/TCM programs, and the company performs swaps using 6.6L Duramax LB7, LBZ, LLY, LMM, and LML engines in all types of vehicles.
Photo 14/33 | 016 Swap Market Eco Offroad Underhood | Toyota FJs, Land Cruisers, Isuzus, and Land Rovers get Cummins R2.8L engines that look factory-installed.
Photo 15/33 | 017 Swap Market Gos Perfromnace Wiring | GOS Performance offers CNC-machined adapters and complete kits for Cummins-into-Ford-Super-Duty swaps, along with standalone wiring harnesses to control the engines and Allison automatic transmissions.
Photo 16/33 | 018 Swap Market H Line Hummers | At H-Line Conversions, find everything you need to convert gas-guzzling H1 and H2 Hummers into fuel-efficient, strong-running diesel rigs.
Photo 17/33 | 019 Swap Market Jeff Daniels Jeep Underhood | Dropping Cummins 3.9L 4BT engines into Jeeps ranging from the ’76 CJ to ’11 JK is Jeff Daniel’s specialty, along with supplying components necessary to make the conversion process for DIY enthusiasts smooth.
Photo 18/33 | 020 Swap Market Mash Motors Underhood Hummer H2 | If a Hummer, Chevrolet Suburban or Avalanche, or GMC Yukon needs to be converted with a 6.6L Duramax/Allison 1000 powertrain package, Mash Motors can handle the job.
Photo 19/33 | 021 Swap Market Mercedes 4x4 Underhood Om617 Cj | As the company’s name implies, Mercedes 4x4 helps DIYers slide Mercedes-Benz four-, five-, and six-cylinder diesel engines into Jeeps, Land Rovers, compact pickups, and small SUVs.
Photo 20/33 | 022 Swap Market Northwest Diesel Jeep Underhood | Northwest Diesel Offroad offers turnkey Mercedes-Benz diesel-engine swaps for Jeep Cherokees and JK Wranglers using ’79-to-’85 OM 617 I-5, ’98 and ’99 OM 606 I-6, and ’07-to-’09 OM 642 V-6 turbodiesels.
Photo 21/33 | 023 Swap Market Overland Diesesl Underhood Side Copy | Willys-Overland and Jeep CJ-2A owners can get parts, kits, or turnkey service to repower their classics with Kubota 03-Series I-4 turbodiesel engines at Overland Diesel.
Photo 22/33 | 024 Swap Market Precision Fabrication Chevy Burnout | Drop a 6.6L Duramax engine into that classic “square-body” ’73-to-’91 GM pickup or fullsize SUV using conversion kits or turnkey swap services offered by Precision Fabrication Plus.
Photo 23/33 | 032 Swap Market Predator Hummer | Predator Inc. is a Hummer-specific performance shop dedicated to customizing H1, H2, H3, and HMMWV, including turnkey diesel swaps with CARB-legal 6.6L Duramax LMM or LBZ engine and Allison transmission packages.
Photo 24/33 | 025 Swap Market Proffitt Land Cruiser Show | Proffitt’s Resurrection Land Cruisers is a top-tier Toyota Land Cruiser conversion shop that specializes in working with the R2.8L Cummins crate engine.
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Photo 26/33 | 026 Swap Market Standalone Harnesses Alt | Standalone Harnesses simplifies 6.6L Duramax engine swaps by completely reworking the stock harness to require only three connections to make the engine and Allison automatic transmission function as standalone.
Photo 27/33 | 033 Swap Market Swap Specialties Dmax Harness | Swap Specialties’ 6.6L Duramax wiring harnesses come ready to run with a weatherproof fuse/relay box and a three-wire hookup for fast, simple, dependable operation.
Photo 28/33 | 027 Swap Market Td Conversions Jeeps | Repowering Jeeps, compact pickups, or smaller SUVs with fuel-miserly engines is easy using TD Conversions’ systems and accessories for Volkswagen 1.9L and 2.0L TDI engines. Turnkey service also offered.
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Photo 30/33 | 028 Swap Market Underhood Vw Tdi Jeep | Volkswagen’s 1.9L and 2.0L TDI engines are particularly well-suited to repower older Jeeps and smaller pickups because they are very compact, lighter than most gas-powered I-4 engines, and can make 160 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque with minor tuning changes.
Photo 31/33 | 029 Swap Market Mercedes Diesel | Mercedes-Benz’s I-5 turbodiesels from ’79 to ’85 are considered the easiest to use for conversions in smaller vehicles, because the wiring is simple and the German engines are stout. Other options: M-B’s ’98-to-’99 OM606 I-6 and the ’07-to-’09 OM642 V-6.
Photo 32/33 | 030 Swap Market R2 8 Cummins | Cummins Repowers’ eco-friendly, 161hp R2.8L turbodiesel is revolutionizing the conversion market as a crate offering that’s complete with all the necessary wiring and accessories to make it turnkey out of the box. Transmission adapters and performance parts are already flooding the market.
Photo 33/33 | 031 Swap Market Destroked Cummins Ford | Hybrid diesel conversions blend any combination a vehicle owner thinks is the best for his or her particular needs.