2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty 6.7L Power Stroke - Diesel Power Challenge 2014 Competitor
The 10th running of Diesel Power Challenge saw a couple of unique elements come into play. For the first time, we had a representative from our neighbor to the north competing in each of the three brand camps. One of those competitors, Dan Manary from Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, brought down just the second 6.7L Power Stroke in the history of the competition with his 2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty. This relatively new platform brings with it huge power potential, and Dan has all the right parts to make landing a spot on the podium a reality.
Stuffed inside the block is a set of factory pistons that have been de-lipped, relieved, and coated to reduce heat and friction. Carrillo rods are tasked with connecting the pistons to the crankshaft. Headwork and porting was handled by the skilled techs at Elite Diesel Engineering, and Elite's heavy-duty pushrods and valvesprings were installed. Securing the heads to the block is a set of studs from A1 Technologies. Rounding out the innards, a camshaft from Elite Diesel got the nod for Dan's build. Programming is handled by way of an H&S programmer with custom tuning by Elite Diesel.
An H&S Dual Fueler kit equipped with modified CP3 and CP4 injection pumps handles fueling, while a pair of FASS Titanium 250-gph lift pumps ensures plentiful supply. Industrial Injection 100-percent-over injectors deliver pressurized fuel to the cylinders. The large amount of fuel requires a lot of air, which is provided by a compound turbo arrangement built by Custom Auto Diesel Performance. A 76mm Garrett GTX4202R and 91mm GTX5533R complement each other nicely, providing quick spool up and a hard hit up top. In an effort to combat the high altitude and provide that little extra something, Dan installed a rather aggressive nitrous-oxide system from Nitrous Express.
Fresh air is provided to the turbos via a custom intake built by Custom Auto Diesel Performance utilizing an AFE air filter. A Frozen Boost Type 54 water-to-air intercooler cools the charge air before delivering it to the engine. Spent gases are routed through a custom exhaust built by Custom Auto Diesel Performance, which exits through bedside-mounted pipes.
Elite Diesel Engineering was tasked with beefing up the 6R140 TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission. Billet parts abound throughout, upgraded clutches increase holding capacity, and a billet high-stall torque converter rounds out the package. Providing altitude and attitude is an 8-inch lift kit from BDS Suspension, and the truck rolls on 38x15.5R20 Toyo MT tires.
As one of the largest trucks in the competition, we expect Dan's F-350 to fetch great results in the sled pull, where the big Fords typically shine. However, this weight will be a penalty at the dragstrip, where the lighter GMs and Rams typically dominate. No matter what the outcome is, it's great to see progress and ingenuity with the newest generation of Power Stroke.
|Name/City:||Dan Manary/Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada|
|Vehicle:||2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty|
|Driver Experience:||Dyno, sled pull, drag, tow, wrench|
|Engine:||6.7L Power Stroke V-8 built with de-lipped, relieved, and coated pistons; Carrillo rods; Elite Diesel Performance valvesprings, HD pushrods, and head porting; and ARP A1 head studs|
|Turbo(s):||Custom Auto Diesel Performance compounds with a Garrett GTX4202R and GTX5533R, Frozen Boost Type 54 water-to-air intercooler|
|Fuel:||Industrial Injection 100-percent-over injectors, H&S Dual Fueler with modified CP4/CP3 pumps, and dual FASS titanium lift pumps|
|Electronics:||H&S MCC custom tuning by Elite Diesel Engineering|
|Injectables:||Nitrous Express nitrous oxide system|
|Intake/Exhaust:||AFE intake/Custom Auto Diesel Performance custom exhaust|
|Transmission:||Elite Diesel Engineering–built 6R140 TorqShift six-speed automatic|
|Suspension:||8-inch BDS lift kit, BDS shocks, and custom traction bars|
|Tires/Wheels:||38x15.5R20 Toyo Open Country M/T/20x12-inch Fuel Hostage|