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Diesel Power Challenge 2015 Competitor Jared Rice's 2010 Ford F-350

One Bad 6.6L Power Stroke

KJ Jones
Jul 9, 2015
Photographers: Trevor Reed, Jason Gonderman, Jeremy Cook
At first look, one thing Jared Rice's immaculate 2010 Ford F-350 dualie wins (without any argument) is style points—an abundance of them. With its double-deep, black-on-black exterior and cabin, and a menacing stance created by a 2-inch lift and One Up Offroad's suspension bits, Jared's Peoria, Illinois–based rig is hands-down the hottest looking Blue Oval entry voted into Diesel Power Challenge 2015.
However, and unfortunately for Jared and a few other DPC competitors, Challenge winners aren't determined by their appearance. We have a strong feeling Jared could care less about this, as we believe it's the rig's 6.6L Power Stroke engine and a host of other hard-core driveline and suspension components that are the reasons why this dualie is a serious contender for DPC gold!
Photo 2/17   |   2010 Ford F 350 6 6l Power Stroke Diesel Engine
The stock-appearing engine is actually far removed from its 6.4L OEM persona and now features internal components headlined by an Elite Diesel Engineering stroker assembly (Mahle Motorsports forged pistons and Carrillo connecting rods) that increases displacement to 6.6 liters and Elite's Stage 2X billet camshaft and Wagler Competition cylinder heads. "Bert" at River City Diesel is responsible for assembling the stout powerplant, which, with Elite Diesel Engineering's Junior High-Power compound turbochargers and nitrous oxide, should be plenty capable of meeting the 1,000hp/2,000-lb-ft performance levels many enthusiasts believe will be the benchmark for power and torque at the 2015 event.
"I bought this truck brand new in 2010, and I used it as my main form of transportation and as a work truck, racking up 30,000 miles in less than 15 months—many with my gooseneck trailer behind it," Jared says. "I swore when I bought it I would leave it alone performance-wise and only perform basic mods for reliability."
Photo 3/17   |   2010 Ford F 350 6 6l Power Stroke Diesel Side
Of course, that claim is often made…but not adhered to…by diesel geeks everywhere. However, Jared actually did stick to his guns, amassing more than 150 sled pull passes, and countless races, burnouts, and boosted launches on the stock long-block, before it finally gave out. "That's when I decided I needed to build the best engine I could. But, due to my hectic schedule, I wasn't able to get the truck running until two months before Diesel Power Challenge."
While he's ready for all facets of the Challenge, sled pulling is Jared's game. With Jared's experience and the truck's power, long wheelbase, and bulletproof drivetrain (which also includes a River City Diesel–built 5R110W automatic transmission and Dynatrac custom-built ProRock 80 rear end), we'll be keeping a close eye on this Ford, as it just might prove to be very strong in several other segments of DPC.
Photo 4/17   |   2010 Ford F 350 6 6l Power Stroke Diesel Jared Rice
Build Sheet
Name: Jared Rice
City: Peoria, Illinois
Vehicle: '10 Ford F-350
Driver Experience: Dyno, sled pull, and drag race
Engine: 6.6L Power Stroke V-8 with Elite Diesel Engineering 6.6L stroker rotating assembly featuring Mahle Motorsports forged pistons, Carrillo connecting rods, Elite Diesel Engineering Stage 2X billet camshaft, Wagler Competition cylinder heads with upgraded valves, hardened valve seats, River City Diesel 120-pound valvesprings, River City Diesel Stage 1 chromoly pushrods, ARP head studs, Navistar MaxxForce 7 head gaskets, River City Diesel oil bypass and relocation kit, ATI harmonic balancer, ARP balancer, crank adapter and flexplate bolts, all balanced and assembled by Bert at River City Diesel
Turbo(s): Elite Diesel Engineering High-Power Jr. compounds, Zmaxx wastegate kit, Tial 44mm wastegate, No Limit Fabrication cold-air intake
Fuel: River City Diesel 100-percent-over Extrude-Honed and balanced injectors, Elite Diesel Engineering Twin K16 injection pumps, fuel-bowl delete and race-fuel cooler upgrade, and Airdog II 165-gph lift pump
Electronics: H&S Mini Maxx Programmer with tuning by Elite Diesel Engineering, and Auto Meter Cobalt gauges (boost, drive pressure, driver/passenger EGT)
Injectables: Nitrous Express NX4000 progressive dual-stage and NX12001 single-stage nitrous-oxide systems
Intake/Exhaust: Zmaxx intake manifold, River City Diesel 3-inch stainless-steel cold-side pipe, Spearco air-to-air intercooler/River City Diesel 6.0L Power Stroke exhaust manifolds, 304 stainless-steel 6.0L-style up-pipes, 4-inch exhaust, 4-inch Flo-Pro downpipe and MBRP polished 6-inch stack
Transmission: 5R110W automatic built by Josh at River City Diesel with Raybestos clutches, TCS billet internals, TCS Aermet input shaft, Diesel Performance Converters torque converter, and PML transmission pan
Suspension: 2-inch lift, One Up Offroad long-gusset traction bars, 5-inch traction blocks and rear axle truss with shock mounts, Rancho RX9000 adjustable shocks, and River City Diesel front four-link
Tires/Wheels: 325/60R20 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO/20x10 front and 20x8 rear American Force Independence
Differentials: Dynatrac custom-built ProRock 80 rear axle built by One Up Offroad with 40-spline axleshafts, ARB air lockers in front and rear, 4.30:1 gears, and F-450 driveshaft with shortened front section and drive flanges
Photo 5/17   |   2010 Ford F 350 6 6l Power Stroke Diesel Interior

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