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June 2010 Readers' Diesels

One Of Each

Jason Thompson
Jun 1, 2010
A Soldier's Lumber Hauler
Year/Make/Model: '05 Ford F-250
Owner: Chauncey Gray
Hometown: Cascade, Montana
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke
Air intake: AEM
Programmer/Chip/Box: DiabloSport Predator tuner
Exhaust: 4-inch turbo-back
Ring and pinion: 3.73
Odometer: 34,000 miles
Fuel economy: 17 mpg
Other: Chauncey says, "I am a tank mechanic and I always keep Diesel Power around the motor pool for the soldiers to read."
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Georgiarado
Year/Make/Model: '05 GMC Sierra
Owner: Matt Morris
Hometown: Douglas, Georgia
Engine: 6.6L Duramax
Air intake: AFE
Programmer/Chip/Box: Custom tune by Ed's Diesel Performance with Wester's Garage software
Exhaust: 4-inch Flo-Pro turbo-back into 6-inch stack
Transmission: Allison 1000 Sun Coast Stage V
Suspension: Rear 2-inch lowering shackles with Bilstein shocks and front Cognito 1.5-inch leveling kit, Super Diesel SS centerlink and tie rods from Creatures of the Night Performance
Wheels and tires: Pro Comp Xtreme 16x10 and 295/75R16 Nitto Terra Grappler
Odometer: 101,000 miles
Fuel economy: 18 to 25 mpgOther: This farm truck has the EGR deleted and a PPE fuel pickup kit with twin 150-gph AirDog lift pumps installed. It also has a Ranch Hand front bumper.
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Snow White Diesel
Year/Make/Model: '04 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Daniel Martin
Hometown: Firebaugh, California
Engine: 5.9L Cummins
Air intake: AFE
Programmer/Chip/Box: TST PowerMax and Smarty
Exhaust: Diamond Eye 4-inch cat-back
Transmission: Six-speed manual NV5600
Ring and pinion: 3.73
Odometer: 136,885 miles
Fuel economy: 18 mpg
Other: Daniel of Pikalok Farming says, "I got this truck for my 18th birthday as a surprise. I've been building it up a piece at a time since then."
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Truly International
Year/Make/Model: '78 International Scout II Monteverdi Sahara
Owner: Dr. Thomas Tork
Hometown: Munster, Germany
Engine: 5.9L Cummins (swap)
Air intake: BD Diesel Performance intercooler and 4-inch intake with reusable filter
Turbos: S300 and S400
Exhaust: 5-inch with no muffler
Transmission: 47RH built by DTT and Sun Coast (including full manual valvebody, billet input shaft and flexplate, and triple-disc torque converter-which was brought back to Germany in a suitcase)
Suspension: Two-wheel-drive conversion (to fit engine), Rancho shocks, and Fabtech traction bar
Ring and pinion: 3.00
Fuel economy: 18 to 24 mpg
Other: This '78 Scout II was originally sold in Switzerland by a company that converted Scouts into what it called a Monteverdi Sahara-which explains the unique headlights. The swapped-in 5.9L Cummins features an O-ringed and ported cylinder head and a reworked 12mm P-pump. Thomas says, "The other day I had a chance to race a 580hp Audi RS 6 on the Autobahn, and from 70 to 140 mph he was still behind me-probably wondering what kind of SUV was able to beat him!"
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