DPC '11 Competitor Interview: Andy Parker

2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Mike McGlothlinApr 1, 2011
Diesel Power Challenge 2011 Competitor Interview: Andy Parker
2008 Ford F-350
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Diesel Power: What changes are you making to the truck since you entered?
Andy Parker: “We’ve changed to Industrial Injection’s Dragon Fire high-pressure fuel pump (HPFP), which is its 100 percent over pump.”

DP: What is your strategy going to be for each event?
AP: “I’m gonna try to finish every event. The goal is to make it all the way to the end and still have a running truck.”

DP: What tires do you plan to use?
AP: “Nitto Terra Grapplers.”

DP: What spare parts are you bringing?
AP: “We’re bringing a set of axles, a transmission, and some other things. I’m thinking I could break a factory axle because they’re stock.”

DP: Who are your crewmembers?
AP: “My brother, a Ford tech friend, James Chambers, and my dad.”

DP: What was your reaction when you got the call to compete?
AP: “We were pretty excited to be invited back again this year. I really wanted to go last year and just couldn’t make it.”
VEHICLE SPECS
Year: 2008
Model: Ford F-350 Super Duty
MODIFICATIONS
Turbocharger(s): Elite Diesel Tow Power Compounds
Programmer, chip, or box: KEM Performance custom tuning
Injectors: 80hp nozzles
Injection pump: Industrial Injection Dragon Fire HPFP
Lift pump: AirDog
Intercooler: stock
Nitrous oxide: 2-stage NX setup
Estimated horsepower/torque: 700 to 750 rwhp on fuel
Engine: Elite Diesel head studs, competition cylinder heads, Stage 1 camshaft, pushrods, 6.0L exhaust manifolds with custom up-pipes
Transmission: Elite Diesel H/D TorqShift w/Sun Coast torque converter
OTHER
“We sled pull around here. We’ve performed a bunch of axle and suspension fixes, beef ups.”

2015 Ford F-350 Specifications

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Fair Market Price $30,909
MSRP $32,705
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Mileage N/A City / N/A Highway
Engine 6.2L V8
Horse Power 385 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque 405 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm
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