October 2012 Readers' Diesels

Homegrown Diesels

Jason ThompsonOct 1, 2012
6.0L Brotherhood
Year/Make/Model: 2003 Ford F-250 (white)
Owner: Ryan Eichel
Hometown: West Salem, Ohio
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke
Programmer/Chip/Box: Edge
Exhaust: 4-inch
Suspension: 6½-inch lift
Tires: 325/80R16 Pro Comp Xterrain
Odometer: 220,000 miles
Other: Auto Meter gauges
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Year/Make/Model: 2003 Ford F-350 (red)
Owner: Josh Aramouni
Hometown: Medina, Ohio
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke
Exhaust: Sinister EGR delete and 5-inch turbo-back
Suspension: 2½-inch leveling kit
Wheels and tires: 16x10-inch Dick Cepek DC-2 and 33x12.50R16 Toyo Open Country A/T
Odometer: 265,000 miles
Other: Auto Meter gauges and Pioneer touch-screen radio
Year/Make/Model: 2003 Ford F-250 (black)
Owner: Wes Henry
Hometown: Lodi, Ohio
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke
Programmer/Chip/Box: Bully Dog
Intake: AFE
Exhaust: Sinister EGR delete and 4-inch turbo-back to 5-inch cat-back
Odometer: 144,000 miles
Other: Best quarter-mile time of 14.03 seconds at 94 mph
Year/Make/Model: 2011 Case IH 500
Owner: Dewey, Jeremy, and Jason Hall
Hometown: Lodi, Ohio
Engine: 12.9L Iveco
Weight: 39,000 pounds
Tires: 710/70R42
Transmission: 16 forward gears, and 2 reverse gears
Custom Cummins
Year/Make/Model: 1995 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Todd Bailey
Hometown: Vichy, Missouri
Engine: 5.9L Cummins
Injection modifications: AFC gutted, no fuel plate
Exhaust: 8-inch tip
Suspension: 2½-inch leveling kit
Wheels and tires: 20x10-inch American Racing rims with 35x12.50R20 Nitto Mud Grappler
Other: Todd added the Mercedes paintjob, emblems, LED taillights, chrome, custom hood, and rear roll pan bumper.
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Converted to Cummins
Year/Make/Model: 2010 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Domenic Pirroncello
Hometown: Gormley, Ontario, Canada
Engine: 6.7L Cummins
Air Intake: AFE
Programmer/Chip/Box: H&S Performance XRT Pro
Exhaust: MBRP 5-inch
Suspension: 6-inch Pro Comp lift and Pro Comp steering stabilizers
Wheels and tires: 20x10 RBP rims and 35x12.5R20 Toyo Open Country M/T
Odometer: 62,137 miles
Other: Domenic’s truck also has Recon headlights, a Fab Fours front bumper, KC lamps, and an RBP mesh grille. Since he is in the construction industry, he’s always on different sites, which means lots of highway driving.
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Work in Progress
Year/Make/Model: 2007 Chevy Silverado 3500
Owner: Joe DeMeyer
Hometown: Roseburg, Oregon
Engine: 6.6L Duramax
Air Intake: Banks cold-air intake with Super-Scoop and Banks intercooler
Programmer/Chip/Box: EFILive with tunes from Idaho Rob
Lift pump: AirDog II 165-gph
Injectables: Snow Performance MPG-MAX water-methanol injection
Exhaust: Diamond Eye turbo downpipe, BD exhaust manifold, catalytic converter delete, and EGR blocked
Suspension: Cognito lift kit, dual shocks, and Cognito traction bars
Wheels and tires: 20x10-inch MHT Fuel rims and 325/60R20 Nitto Terra Grappler
Other: Joe’s truck also has a 62-gallon Titan fuel tank, Fitch fuel catalyst, and Mag-Hytec differential and transmission covers. He also added a BAKFlip aluminum tonneau cover.
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-52 Degrees Fahrenheit: Still Starts
Year/Make/Model: 2003 Dodge Ram 3500
Owner: Danielle Weber
Hometown: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
Engine: 5.9L Cummins
Programmer/Chip/Box: Bully Dog GT
Exhaust: MBRP
Suspension: Revtek leveling kit
Wheels and tires: 17x8-inch rims and 265/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac
Other: The truck also has a diesel-powered Webasto coolant heater.
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Age-Defying Ford
Year/Make/Model: 1999 Ford F-250
Owner: David Furr
Hometown: Concord, North Carolina
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke
Air Intake: Big Honkin’ Air Filter (BHAF)
Programmer/Chip/Box: TS Performance six-position chip
Turbocharger: Dieselsite Boost Relief Valve Plus
Exhaust: 4-inch
Transmission: BTS valvebody
Wheels and tires: 18x10-inch XD Monster rims and 35x12.50R18 Nitto Mud Grappler
Other: David says, “I’m 21 years old, and I’ve been around diesels for at least 10 years now. My dad was a head diesel technician at a Ford dealership—so I’ve learned everything I can from him. I use my truck to pull a lawn care trailer and to have fun with. My favorite modification is the Rhino Lining down the side of the truck and the ’05 grille.”
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Hollyrock Duramax
Year/Make/Model: 2006 Chevy Silverado 2500
Owner: J.R. Thompson
Hometown: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Engine: 6.6L Duramax
Air Intake: AFE
Programmer/Chip/Box: EFILive
Lift pump: Holly Red
Exhaust: 5-inch into 7-inch miter-cut tips
Transmission: Allison 1000 with deep-sump oil pan
Suspension: Custom tie-rod sleeves
Other: J.R. says, “All custom work was done by Mike Graves, owner of Hollyrock Customs in Hollywood, Maryland. I drive my truck to work daily and sometimes race it at the local track.”
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15 Years and 13 Diesels
Year/Make/Model: 1997 Dodge Ram 3500 (black)
Owner: Dan Chaffee
Hometown: Columbus, Michigan
Engine: 5.9L Cummins
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Year/Make/Model: 1991 Dodge D250 (red and white)
Engine: 5.9L Cummins
Year/Make/Model: 2008 Ford F-450 (white)
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke
Other: Dan says, “I’ve been playing with diesels for 15 years. These are three of four that I currently own—I’ve had 13 so far. My other diesel is an ’86 Ford Ranger with a four-cylinder Mitsubishi engine (hard time finding parts, but I haven’t given up).”

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