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Reader's Diesels of the Month - July 2014

Jul 1, 2014

Year/Make/Model: 2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Owner: Tim Wagner
Hometown: Kankakee, Illinois
Odometer: 212,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 12 to 17 mpg
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 4R100 four-speed automatic
Mods: AFE Stage 2 intake, Wicked Wheel 2 compressor wheel, BD Diesel wastegate, Industrial Injection Stage 1 injectors, Adrenaline HPOP, custom 4-inch downpipe to a 5-inch system exiting through a 7-inch miter-cut stack, Edge Juice with Attitude, and a TS Performance six-position chip
Owner says: “I bought the truck completely stock from a dealer in 2007, and after rescuing it from the city, it now spends most of its days on our farm hauling hay. The modifications started little by little, until I blew a couple of injector tips off -- then it was on full kill.”

Photo 2/9   |   2005 Ford F 250 Super Duty Front Three Quarter
F-Series Fan

Year/Make/Model: 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Owner: Matt Kanipe
Hometown: Fullerton, California
Odometer: 135,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 5R110 TorqShift five-speed automatic
Mods: Sinister Diesel coolant filter, EGR valve and EGR cooler delete, ARP head studs, Banks intercooler, AFE air intake, 5-inch MBRP straight-pipe exhaust, SCT Livewire touchscreen programmer, Harley-Davidson headlights, Rigid Industries rear LED floodlights, Line-X bedliner, Mag-Hytec transmission pan, and high-idle mod wired to an upfitter switch
Owner says: “I have owned an ’89 7.3L F-350, ’02 7.3L F-250, ’03 6.0L F-350, and now this ’05 6.0L F-250. It is my daily driver and off-road toy.”

Photo 3/9   |   1997 Ford F 350 Front Three Quarter
The Sisters

Year/Make/Model: 1997 Ford F-350
Owner: Jake Stem
Hometown: Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Odometer: 210,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: ZF-5 five-speed manual
Mods: TS Performance six-position chip, custom 4-inch side-exit exhaust, and an S&B intake
Owner says: “This truck serves as my daily driver and is used to haul my tractors.”

Photo 4/9   |   1971 International 1066 Side View
Year/Make/Model: 1971 International 1066
Owner: Jake Stem
Hometown: Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Odometer: 5,830 hours
Engine: 6.8L International DT414 I-6
Owner says: “The tractor serves as a farm stock pulling tractor for my father and myself, along with hauling grain wagons.”

Photo 5/9   |   2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Front Three Quarter
Highway Traveler

Year/Make/Model: 2001 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Michael Asher n Hometown: Fairfield, Ohio
Odometer: 226,000 miles n Fuel Economy: 20 mpg
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6 n Transmission: NV4500 five-speed manual
Mods: Edge Juice with Attitude programmer, 150hp Dynomite Diesel injectors, K&N air intake, MBRP exhaust with a 4-inch downpipe to a 5-inch straight pipe with a 6-inch tip, 2.5-inch leveling kit with Monroe reflex shocks, Haisley Machine Street twin-disc clutch, and 16-inch Weld wheels with BFGoodrich tires
Owner says: “This is a factory sport frontend truck. It has 226,000 miles on it and is completely rust free. My addiction to diesel trucks came from traveling last summer with my good friends at Haisley Machine. I learned most of what I know from them, and they are an awesome group of people!”

Photo 6/9   |   2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Side View
First Diesel

Year/Make/Model: 2009 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Ben Geresti n Hometown: Avella, Pennsylvania
Odometer: 63,000 miles n Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Engine: 6.7L Cummins I-6
Transmission: G56 six-speed manual
Mods: H&S Mini Maxx tuner, intake horn, and boost tube; 90hp Dynomite Diesel Performance injectors; BD Diesel intercooler; Industrial Injection PhatShaft turbo; South Bend 3600 dual-disc clutch; Snow Performance Stage 3 water-methanol injection; AFE intake
Owner says: “This is the first diesel truck I’ve owned, and it certainly won’t be the last!”

Photo 7/9   |   1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Front Three Quarter
Farm Monster

Year/Make/Model: 1995 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Matthew Simpson n Hometown: Monroe, North Carolina
Odometer: 192,324 miles n Fuel Economy: 14 mpg
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: 47RH four-speed automatic
Mods: Balanced rotating assembly, polished rods, Mahle forged fly-cut pistons, F1 camshaft, ARP 625 head studs, ARP main studs and rod bolts, 60-pound valvesprings, Maxspool billet pushrods, O-ringed head, adjustable timing gear with billet front cover, AFE Stage 2 air intake, custom-built single-fed 7x20 injectors, .093 Scheid Diesel fuel lines and billet intake plate, 600cc benched 160hp injection pump, custom 66mm S300 turbocharger, Columbus Diesel 5,000-rpm governor spring kit, FASS 220HD lift pump, Hellman sump kit, freeze plugs fitted with Haisley Machine billet bolt-in plugs, and custom traction bars
Owner says: “I’ve always had a love for the old 12-valves. I bought this truck from a family member, and it barely did 60 mph. It is still driven on the streets, but I have plans to make it a dedicated track monster in the future.”

Photo 8/9   |   2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD Front Three Quarter
Genuine GMC

Year/Make/Model: 2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD
Owner: Travis Eddins
Hometown: Drennon Springs, Kentucky
Odometer: 110,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Transmission: Allison 1000 five-speed automatic
Mods: 20x12-inch Fuel Hostage wheels with 37x12.5R20 Nitto Trail Grappler tires, Full Throttle suspension lift with Fox shocks, EFILive tuning by Danville Performance, Edge CTS Insight, S&B intake, and an AirDog 150-gph lift pump
Owner says: “I had owned several Dodges before buying my first Duramax. I still own a 24-valve Cummins but love the ride and performance of my Duramax.”

Photo 9/9   |   1988 GMC 1500 Sierra Classic Suburban Front Three Quarter
Uniquely Practical

Year/Make/Model: 1988 GMC 1500 Sierra Classic Suburban
Owner: Amy Tindall
Hometown: Kent City, Michigan
Odometer: 160,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 14 mpg
Engine: 6.2L Detroit Diesel V-8
Transmission: TH400 four-speed automatic
Mods: Two-inch lift blocks and an upgraded stereo
Owner says: “As soon as I found this truck on Craigslist, I knew I had to buy it. The truck doesn’t compare power-wise to the newer diesels, but it is immaculately beautiful. I use this truck as my daily driver and plan to keep it for a long time.”

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