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These entrants for the 2019 Diesel Power Challenge need your votes to get into our annual competition.
KJ JonesFeb 5, 2019

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Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist: New York
Based on the feedback we received, a lot of you really enjoyed our recent report about a 1994 Ford F-350 communications van that once rolled in former President Bill Clinton’s motorcade. An ad for the gas-powered, four-wheel-drive command center was listed on Craigslist, an online shopping outlet that is fast becoming one of the most
K.J. JonesMar 26, 2020
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ATS Diesel Performance Gauntlet Challenge: Carnage!
Check Out More Diesel Action! ATS Diesel Performance Gauntlet Challenge 2020 Diesel Power Challenge Alums Make Noise at The Gauntlet The Time Has Come for You to Select 9 Diesel Power Challenge 2020 Competitors Diesel Power Challenge: Facts and Fictions “Power finds the weakest link…” It’s a credo that most diesel-truck enthusiasts fully understand. And,
K.J. JonesMar 18, 2020
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Diesel Power Challenge Alums Make Noise at The Gauntlet
Read More on Diesel Power Challenge! The Time Has Come for You to Select 9 Diesel Power Challenge 2020 Competitors Diesel Power Challenge: Facts and Fictions ATS Diesel Performance Gauntlet Challenge 2020 We’re always pleased to learn about or see Diesel Power Challenge alumni participating in other major diesel events, in the years after they compete
K.J. JonesMar 16, 2020
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ATS Diesel Performance Gauntlet Challenge 2020
When you assess the diesel-motorsports scene as a whole, using a chassis dyno to evaluate a truck’s rear-wheel horsepower and torque reigns supreme as the mother of all performance tests. While some enthusiasts put a higher value on eighth-mile and quarter-mile E.T. and speed, dyno data literally can make or break a truck’s—as well as
K.J. JonesMar 13, 2020
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Diesel Rat Rod! 1931 Fordor with a 12V Cummins from Donor Dodge Ram
The first half of the build began with a ’31 Ford Fordor body Jason found in Summerville, South Carolina.
Joe GreevesMar 11, 2020
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Rewind: Top 10 Diesel Stories of February 2020
Let’s face it. Reminiscing, “looking back” at something memorable, is one of the most universal components of our society’s DNA. Diesel enthusiasts typically recount memories through “Throwback Thursdays,” “Flashback Fridays,” and any other days on social media, and by holding classic “bench racing” sessions with friends, while enjoying a few cold ones in the shop
K.J. JonesMar 10, 2020
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Top 5 Custom-Tuning Software for Diesels
Read More on Improving Performance! Most Popular ECM Programmers for Diesel Trucks Low-Buck Power: Three Cheap Performance Upgrades for New Trucks Is Diesel Tuning Dead? We recently discussed diesel programmers and the role they play in our pursuit of higher performance. Although the OBD-II-driven devices have many different functions, changing the parameters in a late-model
K.J. JonesMar 6, 2020
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2003 Chevy Silverado Gets It Done With a Six-Speed Stick Transmission
When Steve Berglund purchased his Arrival Blue 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, he was still dealing with the bitter disappointment of his beloved custom 2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD being wrecked. He initially intended to simply drive and enjoy the new Silverado without making any changes other than some simple ECM tuning, but then the ideas started
Chris TobinMar 6, 2020
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Cummins-powered Sleepers Rule the Street and Strip
These two Cummins-powered "sleepers" may look stock, but under the hoods are 6.7L engines that crank out a combined 2,215 hp and 3,730 lb-ft torque!
Bruce SmithFeb 29, 2020
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Most Popular ECM Programmers for Diesel Trucks
The phrase “there are levels to this (expletive)” is easily applied to modifying a diesel pickup truck; especially enhancing its engine’s performance. Powertrain upgrades typically range from proverbial “wild to mild,” and of course, their cost increases exponentially based on whatever changes are made. For diesel rigs later than 1994, all roads to managing engine
K.J. JonesFeb 26, 2020
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Diesel Power Challenge: Facts and Fictions
More on Diesel Power Challenge! The Time Has Come for You to Select 9 Diesel Power Challenge 2020 Competitors Don’t Do This – Top 10 Competitive Mistakes of DPC Now in its 15th year, Diesel Power Challenge is widely recognized as the industry’s premier competition for performance-modified, street-driven trucks and their diesel-enthusiast owners. The brainchild
K.J. JonesFeb 24, 2020
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Installing Edelbrock’s 6.6L Duramax Cylinder Heads
Normally, when issues like damage and high mileage make replacing the cylinder heads on a 6.6L Duramax diesel engine necessary, most people use rebuilt stock heads. This has been the standard practice because replacement aftermarket heads—especially aluminum—simply aren’t available in massive quantities. Enthusiasts in search of more power are in a similar situation, relying on
John LehenbauerFeb 14, 2020
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Top 5 Large-Capacity Diesel Fuel Tanks
Diesel fuel. For all intent and purpose, it is the absolute life blood of engines that share its name; the 2.8L, 3.0L, 5.9L, 6.6L, 6.7L, and other powerplants that motivate the pickup trucks we drive. It’s the elixir that today can cost upwards of $4.00 per gallon in some U.S. cities, and due to this
K.J. JonesFeb 14, 2020
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The Time Has Come for You to Select 9 Diesel Power Challenge 2020 Competitors
Attention, diesel fans! It’s time for to you vote for the Ram, Ford, and GM trucks that you think should be invited to square off against Richard Coker for the 2020 Diesel Power Challenge title. Your job is to look closely at the photos and information that each candidate provided (presented unedited) on the 28
K.J. JonesFeb 10, 2020
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Transferring Power: Replacing a Worn Out 47RE Transmission with a New RevMax Unit
One of the biggest problems facing diesel-pickup owners is the fact that over time, a truck’s mechanical components eventually wear out. However, with proper maintenance and sensible driving, an engine, transmission, turbocharger etc., all can provide many years of service in a truck. But when the time comes, as it did for the 47RE four-speed
John LehenbauerFeb 5, 2020
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Diesel Returns to Cadillac!
There probably aren’t many people who remember the last time Cadillac included a diesel engine as an optional powerplant for its coupe and sedans. Yes, there really was a brief period—1978 to 1985—when a factory-installed oil burner (Oldsmobile’s 5.7L  LF9 V-8) could be had in Caddy-badged luxobarges such as Eldorado, Seville, de Ville, and Fleetwood
K.J. JonesFeb 5, 2020
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10 Best AGM Batteries for Diesel Pickup Trucks
Keep Your Diesel Truck Charged! Battery Essentials – Basic Training High-Output Alternators Save the Day Cranking over the high-compression mass of a diesel engine takes a lot of stored energy to accomplish. This is why diesel trucks use two high-cranking-amp batteries to get the pistons pumping. Most trucks rely on two lead-acid batteries to do
John LehenbauerJan 27, 2020
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Top-7 Tires for Towing Heavy Loads
More on Tires! Tire Test Guide – Choosing The Right Tire Bias Versus Radial Trailer Tires Understanding Tire Load Ratings Toyo Open Country H/T Tires – Tire Test Guide Let’s talk about rubber meeting the road for a moment. Like, literally. Unless your truck moves around on bulldozer-style Mattracks or some other intricate running gear,
K.J. JonesJan 27, 2020
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How to Winterize Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
More on Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)! Tid Bits and FAQ’s on DEF Understanding Diesel Exhaust Fluid – Basic Training T&A Performance Skidplate for Protecting a Chevy DEF Tank According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the winter of 2020 will be filled with bitterly cold weather from the eastern parts of the Rockies and east to the
K.J. JonesJan 27, 2020
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Best Snow Chains for 4x4 Pickup Trucks
More on Driving in the Snow! Snow Driving 101 Do You Really Need Snow Tires? SnoClaws- Getting You Out of The Snow With the onset of winter and the deluge of snow in many regions of the US, having your four-wheel-drive pickup truck prepared for travel in frosty conditions important. Driving safely when Mother Nature
John LehenbauerJan 16, 2020
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