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1st Annual XTP Dyno Day Event

The Midwest’s Finest Custom Trucks Gather at XTP Diesel & Offroad in Ohio

Patrick McCarthy
May 2, 2014
Photographers: Heather Stillwell
One of the best aspects of owning a tuned diesel truck is mashing the go-pedal and leaving sports car owners looking stunned in a cloud of smoke. When it really comes down to it, it’s an arms race to see who can make the most power and end up with the fastest truck in town. In order to accurately document power output, you need a dynamometer, and that’s exactly what the staff at XTP Diesel & Offroad provided at their inaugural Dyno Day event. Located at XTP’s shop in Xenia, Ohio, the event rewarded the most powerful truck’s owner with a $500 gift certificate from South Bend Clutch. In addition to the dyno competition, attendees competed in a show ’n’ shine contest, perused parts from local vendors, and enjoyed a variety of food and music. With the parking lot jam-packed with custom trucks, it made for a great all-day event for the whole family. Check out our photos from the event to see what you missed. For more information on future dyno days, visit xtownperformance.com.
"With the parking lot jam-packed with custom trucks, it made for a great all-day event for the whole family."

Dyno Day Results
First Place
Danny Toops
Dodge Ram 2500
853 hp, 1,400 lb-ft
Second Place
Josh Fisher
Chevy 3500HD
720 hp, 1,175 lb-ft
Third Place
Jay Dearth
Dodge Ram 250
481 hp, 1,350 lb-ft
Photo 5/24   |   Local Custom Trucks At Dyno Day Event
The large parking lot quickly filled up with a wide variety of local custom trucks, ranging from clean and simple daily drivers to 1,000-lb-ft smoke-belching monsters.
Photo 6/24   |   Vendors At Dyno Day Event
Vendors including ATS Diesel, Diamond Eye Performance, and MBRP set up tents to show off their wares. For truck owners who didn’t make as much power as they’d hoped to on the dyno, all the upgrades they needed were available at the show.
Photo 7/24   |   Chevy Ford And Dodge Trucks Front Three Quarter
Chevy, Ford, and Dodge trucks were all well represented at the event, providing something for every truck enthusiast to ogle.
Photo 11/24   |   Green Dodge
This burly Dodge blends work truck toughness with shimmering pearlescent green paint and intricately paint-matched suspension components -- we think it looks killer.
Photo 12/24   |   Dodge Mega Cab Side View
The show ’n’ shine trophy was taken home by Jacob Neuenschwander, pictured here with XTP owners Troy E. Shepherd and Brenda Felish-Shepherd. Jacob’s Ram featured intricate airbrushing inside and out and proved it could hold its own on the dyno as well, making a respectable 452 hp and 730 lb-ft of torque.
Photo 13/24   |   Chevrolet 2500HD Top Front Three Quarterjpg
This clean 2500HD belongs to XTP co-owner Brenda Felish-Shepherd -- this is one woman who knows how to roll in style.
Photo 17/24   |   XTPs Doors Open All Day
XTP’s doors were open all day, allowing attendees to walk through, check out the inventory, and purchase any parts they might need.
Photo 18/24   |   Dodge Ram 250 Front Three Quarter
We loved watching this classic Dodge Ram 250 roll coal as it spun the dyno to the tune of 481 hp and 1,350 lb-ft of torque. This led to owner Jay Dearth taking home the competition’s Third Place trophy.
Twenty-five trucks competed in the dyno event, but there could be only one victor. Each truck owner pushed his or her truck to the limit for a shot at the First Place trophy and $500 gift certificate grand prize.



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