2018 Diesel Power Challenge Voting

Vote Now to Determine the Lineup for Diesel Power Challenge XIV

KJ Jones
Jan 16, 2018
Photographers: Courtesy of the Readers
It’s time! “Time for what?” you ask? Well, while we think a majority of the diesel enthusiasts reading this are well aware of the answer to that question, here’s the lowdown for the (hopefully small) group of readers who are turning these pages for the first time. This report presents to you the Dodge Ram (and Ram), Ford, and GM trucks that have been selected for the “voting” stage of Diesel Power Challenge 2018.
We hereby request that you review the photos and details on the 38 pickups featured in the following pages. And, based on everything ranging from those visuals, details, and, of course, your “gut instinct,” select 10 you feel deserve the honor of competing in our 14th Challenge, held June 3, 2018 through June 7, 2018, in Denver, Colorado.
If you’re truly in the dark about exactly what DPC is, here’s a little background: Diesel Power Challenge is our annual performance, endurance, and strategy contest for diesel-powered pickups, their drivers, and crews. For 2018, your selected field of 10 (three Dodge Ram, three Ford, and four GM) participants will compete in six competitive events that include: dyno testing (for combined power and torque), evaluating a vehicle’s fuel consumption and driveability, jockeying a loaded trailer (10,000 pounds) through an obstacle course, towing that same trailer over an eighth-mile distance to achieve the quickest elapsed time, heads-up quarter-mile drag racing, and sled pulling.
From a brand perspective, the Ford/Power Stroke group (*note: engine-swapped entries are classified by truck brand, not engine type) leads the Big Three’s entries with 17, while the Dodge Ram/Cummins contingent of 16 entrants was a close Second. And, although the total number of GM/Duramax-powered rigs to select from is small (only five trucks—what is it with the Silverado and Sierra crowd?), the far-outnumbered, and, in this case, underdog brand, will be represented by four vehicles at DPC 2018.
Let us add one quick comment about the truck data published in this feature. While language in the official Diesel Power Challenge 2018 entry form expresses our preference for critical details about trucks that are being considered for your votes (including full brand or company names, model numbers, sizes, and such) is very clear, unfortunately, almost all the entries we received include omissions of details many of you may want to know.
Researching (calling/emailing/social-media shout-outs) owners for additional data is extremely time consuming, and something we are unable to do in a timeframe that supports producing this report by its deadline. As such, details that have the potential to impact the way you vote may or may not be present (for example, on one entry, absolutely no suspension info is provided. In several others, electronics/ECM calibration stats are limited to “SCT,” “HP Tuners,” or “tuning by Ryan” [we’ll assume Milliken]. And so on).
In a nutshell, we can’t really assume anything with data. So, what you see is what we got. We’re presenting the truck information as fleshed out as we could make it during the editing process (horsepower and torque values are based on the “big numbers” provided—typically with nitrous oxide—and we basically split the difference for fuel economy that was presented in a range, but we acknowledge there are some holes).
However, in this age of social media, we strongly suggest you reach out to entrants through various social channels (almost all of them are on Facebook or Instagram) and ask specific questions about their rigs. As it is with any election, being well informed is critical for making a good decision.
“On paper,” we have what appears to be the right material for a very stout group of Diesel Power Challenge 2018 competitors. Of course, “who gets invited” is your decision. While there’s no limit to the number of ballots you can submit, it’s important to understand that on each individual slip you’re only allowed to vote once for each truck and each selection absolutely must be made on the official ballot form, which you’ll find at the end of this report (photocopies, photos, faxes, emails, or Snapchats of the ballot will not be accepted).
All voting must be sent by U.S. mail, FedEx, or UPS to:
Diesel Power Challenge 2018—VOTING
831 S. Douglas Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
Again, there’s no limit to the number of ballots that you can submit. So, make your selections and get those votes to us by Friday, April 6, 2018!
The Dodge Trucks
Photo 2/40   |   001 DPC18 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Alex Goulet
Owner: Alex Goulet
Hometown: Bloomington, Minnesota
Vehicle: ’04½ Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 1,225 hp/1,800 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 19.5 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—BorgWarner S464 and S484
Fueling: 200-percent-over injectors, AirDog 200-gph lift pump, dual CP3 injection pumps
Electronics: Mads Electronics Smarty programmer and UDC Pro RT dongle
Injectables: Nitrous oxide
Intake/Exhaust: Cold-air with S&B Filters air filter, Mishimoto air-to-air intercooler/hood stack
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic with full-billet build by Schmitt Performance Transmissions, Goerend Transmission manual valvebody, triple-disc torque converter
Suspension: Rancho shocks, lowered 2 inches
Tires/Wheels: 305/45R22 Toyo Tires Proxes/22x12 American Force Wheels
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 3/40   |   002 DPC18 1994 Dodge Ram 2500 Andrew Morrison
Owner: Andrew Morrison
Hometown: Salisbury, North Carolina
Vehicle: ’94 Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 900 hp/1,500 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 15 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—BorgWarner S366 and S480
Fueling: 5x018 injectors, 12mm P7100 injection pump, FASS Fuel Systems 200-gph lift pump
Electronics: None
Injectables: Nitrous Express nitrous-oxide, Snow Performance water-methanol
Intake/Exhaust: Banks Power Dual Ram intake, Mishimoto air-to-air intercooler/5-inch into 7-inch tubing
Transmission: 47RH four-speed automatic with full-billet build by SunCoast Diesel Transmissions; triple-disc torque converter, dual fans
Suspension: Bilstein shocks, lowered 2 inches (rear)
Tires/Wheels: 305/40R22 Nitto NT420S/20-inch Fuel Off-Road Forged Series F20
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 4/40   |   003 DPC18 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Calvin Williams
Owner: Calvin Williams
Hometown: Kenai, Alaska
Vehicle: ’04½ Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 886 hp/1,415 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Turbo(s): Single—BorgWarner S468
Fueling: Exergy Performance 150-percent-over injectors; CP3 injection pump, FASS Titanium 150-gph lift pump
Electronics: HP Tuners programmer with tuning by Lavon Miller
Injectables: None
Intake/Exhaust: Fleece Performance Engineering 5-inch Mantake cold-air system/Steed Speed second-generation manifold, MBRP 4-inch downpipe, 5-inch tubing into a 7-inch tip
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic with Comp 2 build by Firepunk Diesel, triple-disc torque converter
Suspension: Leveled 2.5 inches, Bilstein 5100 shocks, and 60-inch traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 305/50R20 Nitto NT420S/20x12 Moto Metal Wheels 962
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 5/40   |   004 DPC18 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Cody Lambert
Owner: Cody Lambert
Hometown: Wapakoneta, Ohio
Vehicle: ’07 Dodge Ram 3500
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 980 hp/1,500 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 26 mpg
Turbo(s): Single—BorgWarner S400 by Tater Built Turbo Charging & Machining
Fueling: F1 Diesel 250-percent-over injectors, Exergy Performance 12mm CP3 injection pump, FASS Fuel Systems 220-gph lift pump
Electronics: EFILive tuning
Injectables: None
Intake/Exhaust: On3 Performance air-to-air intercooler, Slosh Fabrication cold-air intake system/Slosh Fabrication second-generation manifold, Flo-Pro Performance Exhaust 5-inch tubing
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic with full-billet build by Steve Cole, Goerend Transmission triple-disc torque converter
Suspension: Leveled, Fox Factory shocks, airbags
Tires/Wheels: 305/50R20 Nitto NT420S/20x14 Offroad Monster Wheels
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 6/40   |   005 DPC18 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Cody Thompson
Owner: Cody Thompson
Hometown: Severance, Colorado
Vehicle: ’04 Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 1,200 hp/2,050 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 20 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—Garrett 74mm and 83mm
Fueling: Industrial Injection Diesel Performance 130-percent-over injectors, ATS Diesel Performance Twin Fueler CP3 injection-pump system, FASS Fuel Systems 150-gph lift pump
Electronics: HP Tuners tuning
Injectables: None
Intake/Exhaust: Air filter, On3 Performance air-to-air intercooler/5-inch tubing
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic with billet input shaft and extra clutches, Goerend Transmission torque converter
Suspension: Bilstein 5100 shocks
Tires/Wheels: 305/45R22 Nexen Rodian/22x10
Differentials: 3.83 gears
Photo 7/40   |   006 DPC18 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Justin Andres
Owner: Justin Andres
Hometown: Cleveland, North Dakota
Vehicle: ’05 Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 6.2L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 1,750 hp/3,000 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 15 mpg
Turbo(s): Triple—BorgWarner
Fueling: 450-percent-over injectors, dual CP3 injection pumps, dual AirDog II 4G 200-gph lift pump
Electronics: HP Tuners tuning
Injectables: Dual-stage nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: 5-inch inlets, Banks Power Techni-Cooler air-to-air intercooler/5-inch tubing
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic with full-billet build by Brian Parker, SunCoast Diesel Transmissions 28-spline 12-bolt torque converter
Suspension: Lowered 3 inches, VariShock coilover shocks
Tires/Wheels: 305/55R20 General Tire/20x10 Moto Metal Wheels
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 8/40   |   007 DPC18 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Justin Zeigler
Owner: Justin Zeigler
Hometown: Louisville, Ohio
Vehicle: ’06 Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 1,300 hp/2,000 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 19 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—Stainless Diesel
Fueling: Exergy Performance 400-percent-over injectors; dual 12mm CP3 injection pumps, dual FASS Fuel Systems 150-gph lift pumps
Electronics: EFILive tuning
Injectables: Nitrous Express dual-stage nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: Stainless Diesel cold-air intake system, Mishimoto air-to-air intercooler/5-inch tubing
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic with Comp 3 build by Firepunk Diesel, billet quad-disc torque converter
Suspension: Rancho RS9000 shocks, traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 305/50R20 Nitto/20x12 KMC Wheels XD
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 9/40   |   008 DPC18 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Marcus Busse
Owner: Marcus Busse
Hometown: New Market, Minnesota
Vehicle: ’07 Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 6.7L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 1,300 hp/2,100 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Turbo(s): Triple—BorgWarner S400
Fueling: S&S Diesel Motorsport 400-percent-over injectors, dual CP3 injection pumps, FASS Fuel Systems 220-gph lift pump
Electronics: EFILive tuning
Injectables: Nitrous Express nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: AFE Power cold-air intake system, Mishimoto air-to-air intercooler/5-inch tubing
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic with full-billet build by Chris Schmitt, Dave’s torque converter
Suspension: Lowered 1.25 inches (front), 7 inches (rear); Afco Racing shocks
Tires/Wheels: 305/45R22 Toyo Tires Proxes/22x11 American Force Wheels
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 10/40   |   009 DPC18 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Nate Lovett
Owner: Nate Lovett
Hometown: Caldwell, Idaho
Vehicle: ’07 Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 900 hp/1,700 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Turbo(s): Single—BorgWarner S476
Fueling: Ducky Fuel Injection 200-percent-over injectors, ATS Diesel Performance Twin Fueler system with stock Cummins CP3 injection pumps, AirDog 3G 165-gph lift pump
Electronics: EFILive programmer with tuning by Calibrated Addictions
Injectables: None
Intake/Exhaust: Custom cold-air intake system, On3 Performance air-to-air intercooler/7-inch stack
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic with full-billet build by Fast Transmission, manual valvebody, Ultimate Transmissions torque converter
Suspension: Leveled, QA1 shocks
Tires/Wheels: 305/50R20 Nitto NT420S/20x12 Fuel Off-Road Renegade
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 11/40   |   010 DPC18 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Rich Nicolette
Owner: Rich “Jersey” Nicolette
Hometown: Verona, New Jersey
Vehicle: ’04½ Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 6.7L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 2,115 hp/3,500 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 20 mpg
Turbo(s): Triple—BorgWarner S480
Fueling: Exergy Performance 500-percent-over injectors, 14mm Hi-Rev CP3 injection pump, FASS Fuel Systems 260-gph lift pump
Electronics: HP Tuners programmer with tuning by Firepunk Diesel
Injectables: Nitrous Express nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: Mishimoto air-to-air intercooler/Jamo Performance Exhaust
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic with Comp 3 build by Firepunk Diesel, Diesel Performance Converters torque converter
Suspension: Stock shocks
Tires/Wheels: American Force Wheels
Differentials: 3.43 gears
Photo 12/40   |   011 DPC18 2006 Dodge Ram 3500 Skylar Rhodes
Owner: Skylar Rhodes
Hometown: Ault, Colorado
Vehicle: ’06 Dodge Ram 3500
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 800 hp/1,600 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—67mm by White Bull Performance
Fueling: Industrial Injection Diesel Performance 180hp injectors, ATS Diesel Performance Twin Fueler system with Cummins CP3 injection pumps, FASS Fuel Systems 220-gph lift pump
Electronics: EFILive programmer with tuning by Ryan
Injectables: None
Intake/Exhaust: S&B Filters cold-air intake system, Banks Power Techni-Cooler air-to-air intercooler/Flo-Pro Performance Exhaust 4-inch tubing and muffler
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic with full-billet build by R&B Automotive and Diesel Repair, Diesel Performance Converters torque converter
Suspension: Leveled, Bilstein shocks
Tires/Wheels: 285/70R17 Nitto Terra Grappler/17-inch stock
Differentials: N/A
Photo 13/40   |   012 DPC18 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Skyler Oestriech
Owner: Skyler Oestriech
Hometown: Ritzville, Washington
Vehicle: ’07 Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 1,200 hp/2,000 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 20 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—BorgWarner S467 and S486
Fueling: Dynomite Diesel Products Super Mental injectors, ATS Diesel Performance Twin Fueler system with Cummins and 12mm-over injection pumps, FASS Fuel Systems 150-gph and 260-gph lift pumps
Electronics: EFILive programmer with tuning by Adrenaline Truck Performance
Injectables: None
Intake/Exhaust: BD Diesel Performance air-to-air intercooler/5-inch hood stack
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic with full-billet build by A&L Transmission Service, billet triple-disc torque converter
Suspension: Lowered 2 inches, Bilstein shocks
Tires/Wheels: 305/60R18 Toyo Proxes Tires/18x10 Moto Metal Wheels
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 14/40   |   013 DPC18 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Travis Richards
Owner: Travis Richards
Hometown: Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Vehicle: ’07 Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 1,050 hp/1,600 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg
Turbo(s): Single—(2.5 pulling class) BorgWarner S463 by BD Diesel Performance
Fueling: Bosch injectors with BD Diesel Performance 250hp nozzles; 12mm CP3 injection pump, FASS Fuel Systems 160-gph lift pump
Electronics: EFILive programmer with tuning by Ryan
Injectables: None
Intake/Exhaust: BD Diesel Performance cold-air intake system, stock air-to-air intercooler/Flo-Pro Performance Exhaust 4-inch tubing into an 8-inch stack
Transmission: G56 six-speed manual, Valair 3850 dual-disc clutch
Suspension: Leveled, stock shocks
Tires/Wheels: 305/70R20 Fuel Off-Road/20x12 Gear Alloy Wheels
Differentials: 4.10 gears
Photo 15/40   |   014 DPC18 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Trent Hibberd
Owner: Trent Hibberd
Hometown: Grand Junction, Colorado
Vehicle: ’05 Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 6.4L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 1,400 hp/1,650 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg
Turbo(s): Single—BorgWarner S476 SX-E by BD Diesel Performance
Fueling: Dynomite Diesel Products Super Mental injectors, dual CP3 injection pumps, FASS Fuel Systems lift pump
Electronics: HP Tuners programmer with tuning by Adam Quam
Injectables: Nitrous oxide
Intake/Exhaust: On3 Performance air-to-air intercooler/MBRP 4-inch duals
Transmission: 47RE four-speed automatic with full-billet build by Ryan Hall; BD Diesel Performance 2,000-rpm-stall torque converter
Suspension: Lowered 2 inches, stock shocks, traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 315/70R17 Nitto NT420S/17x9 Moto Metal Wheels
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 16/40   |   015 DPC18 1993 Dodge W250 Trevor Ruffcorn
Owner: Trevor Ruffcorn
Hometown: Blencoe, Iowa
Vehicle: ’93 Dodge W250
Engine: 6.1L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 1,150 hp/1,900 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Turbo(s): Triple—BorgWarner S480 and dual S472
Fueling: Scheid Diesel Service 5x.022 triple-feed injectors, 13mm P7100 injection pump, DSR geardriven lift pump
Electronics: None
Injectables: Dual-stage nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: Velocity stacks, water-to-air and air-to-air intercoolers/hood stack
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic with full-billet build, manual valvebody, Diesel Performance Converters triple-disc torque converter
Suspension: Lowered 2 inches, QA1 shocks, airbags, traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 340/40R17 M&H/17x10 Bogart Racing Wheels
Differentials: 3.55 gears
Photo 17/40   |   016 DPC18 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Tristan Dunlap
Owner: Tristan Dunlap
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Ohio
Vehicle: ’06 Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Power/Torque: 1,626 hp/2,324 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—BorgWarner S472 and S484
Fueling: Exergy Performance 275-percent-over injectors; 14mm CP3 injection pump, AirDog II 4G 200-gph lift pump
Electronics: EFILive programmer with tuning by Firepunk Diesel
Injectables: Dual-stage nitrous-oxide, Snow Performance water-methanol
Intake/Exhaust: On3 Performance air-to-air intercooler/Flo-Pro Performance Exhaust 5-inch tubing
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic with Comp 3 build by Firepunk Diesel, Diesel Performance Converters torque converter
Suspension: N/A
Tires/Wheels: 305/45R22 Kumho Tire Ecsta STX/22x12 Weld Wheels Slingblade
Differentials: 373 gears
The Ford Trucks
Photo 18/40   |   017 DPC18 2005 Ford F 350 Andy Hardiek
Owner: Andy Hardiek
Hometown: Teutopolis, Illinois
Vehicle: ’05 Ford F-350
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 1,000 hp/1,800 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 15 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—BorgWarner S364 and S478
Fueling: Warren Diesel 330cc/150-percent-over hybrid injectors, River City Diesel Thumper high-pressure oil pump, FASS Fuel Systems 220-gph lift pump
Electronics: SCT tuning
Injectables: Nitrous Express nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: Holderdown Diesel Performance custom cold-air intake system, Banks Power Techni-Cooler air-to-air intercooler/Flo-Pro Performance Exhaust 5-inch tubing
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic with Stage 3 build by ATS Diesel Performance; Five Star torque converter
Suspension: Lowered, Bilstein shocks
Tires/Wheels: 305/40R22 Toyo Proxes Tires/22x12 Fuel Off-Road
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 19/40   |   DPC18 Ford Brad Spinolas
Owner: Brad Spiniolas
Hometown: Harvard, Illinois
Vehicle: ’00 Ford F-250
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 700 hp/1,200 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Turbo(s): Single—BorgWarner S475
Fueling: Hypermax Engineering 300cc/200-percent-over hybrid injectors, DieselSite Adrenaline high-pressure oil pump, Irate Diesel Performance lift pump
Electronics: Power Hungry Performance Hydra chip
Injectables: Propane injection, Snow Performance water-methanol
Intake/Exhaust: K&N Engineering cold-air intake system, Hypermax Engineering air-to-air intercooler/Straight pipe
Transmission: 4R100 four-speed automatic with full-billet build by RTS Diesel
Suspension: Lifted 4 inches, Bilstein shocks, traction bars, adjustable bumpstops
Tires/Wheels: 315/75R16 BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A/16x8 stock
Differentials: 4.56 gears
Photo 20/40   |   019 DPC18 2005 Ford F 350 David Dresbach
Owner: David Dresbach
Hometown: Circleville, Ohio
Vehicle: ’05 Ford F-350
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 1,200 hp/2,000 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 12 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—BorgWarner S366 and S480
Fueling: Warren Diesel 430cc/150-percent-over hybrid injectors; dual high-pressure oil pumps, FASS Fuel Systems 220-gph lift pump
Electronics: HP Tuners programmer with tuning by Maverick
Injectables: Dual-stage nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: Custom cold-air intake system, Mishimoto air-to-air intercooler/DD Diesel Performance & Repair custom tubing
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic with full-billet build by Red Diamond Diesel, Diesel Performance Converters 3,000-rpm-stall quad-disc torque converter
Suspension: Lowered 2 inches, Afco Racing coilover shocks, traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 305/50R20 Nitto Terra Grappler G2/20x12 American Force Wheels
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 21/40   |   020 DPC18 2006 Ford F 250 David Gutierrez
Owner: David Gutierrez
Hometown: West Hurley, New York
Vehicle: ’06 Ford F-250
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 1,300 hp/2,200 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—BorgWarner S467 and Holset Turbochargers HX82
Fueling: 330cc/150-percent-over injectors, 400-percent-over nozzles, dual high-pressure oil pumps, FASS Fuel Systems 250-gph lift pump
Electronics: SCT programmer with tuning by Warren Diesel
Injectables: Dual-stage nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: No Limit Fabrication cold-air intake system, Mishimoto air-to-air intercooler/Flo-Pro Performance Exhaust 5-inch tubing
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic with full-billet build by Warren Diesel, Diesel Performance Converters torque converter
Suspension: Lifted 2 inches, Bilstein 5100 shocks, traction bars, four-link
Tires/Wheels: 33x12.5R20 BFGoodrich T/A/20x10 Fuel Off-Road
Differentials: 4.10 gears
Photo 22/40   |   021 DPC 18 2010 Ford F 350 Garrett Osen
Owner: Garrett Osen
Hometown: Windsor, Colorado
Vehicle: ’10 Ford F-350
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 1,200 hp/2,200 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—Elite Diesel Engineering Max Power 66mm and 82mm
Fueling: River City Diesel 100cc injectors, dual Elite Diesel Engineering K16 injection pumps, Aeromotive 130-gph lift pump
Electronics: H&S Performance Mini Maxx programmer
Injectables: Dual-stage nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: Elite Diesel Engineering cold-air intake system, Alradco air-to-air intercooler/Flo-Pro Performance Exhaust 5-inch tubing
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic with Stage 5 build by Elite Diesel Engineering, Diesel Performance Converters 13-inch torque converter
Suspension: Leveled 2.5 inches, Icon shocks, One Up Offroad adjustable link arms; traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.5R22 Toyo Tires Open Country M/T/22x12 American Force Wheels
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 23/40   |   022 DPC18 2005 Ford F 350 Jake Kelly
Owner: Jake Kelly
Hometown: Vandalia, Illinois
Vehicle: ’05 Ford F-350
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 1,000 hp/1,500 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 11 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—BorgWarner S475 and S595
Fueling: River City Diesel 310cc/150-percent-over injectors, Aeromotive A1000 lift pump
Electronics: N/A
Injectables: Dual-stage nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: 7.3L Ford Power Stroke air-to-air intercooler/4-inch hood stack
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic, River City Diesel triple-disc torque converter
Suspension: Lifted 4.5 inches, Bilstein shocks
Tires/Wheels: 325/55R22 Nitto/22.5 Alcoa
Differentials: 4.30 gears
Photo 24/40   |   023 DPC18 2007 Ford F 350 Justin Burgess
Owner: Justin Burgess
Hometown: Pontiac, Illinois
Vehicle: ’07 Ford F-350
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 1,200 hp/N/A lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 15 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—KC Turbos Stage 3 and BorgWarner S485
Fueling: 250cc/150-percent-over conventional injectors, River City Diesel Thumper 2 injection pump, Fuelab 170-gph lift pump
Electronics: HP Tuners tuning
Injectables: Nitrous Express nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: S&B Filters cold-air intake system, Mishimoto air-to-air intercooler/5-inch tubing
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic by Agland Transmissions, RevMax Performance Converters 1,800-rpm-stall torque converter
Suspension: Lowered 2 inches, Fox Factory shocks
Tires/Wheels: 305/55R20 Nitto/20x10 SOTA Offroad
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 25/40   |   024 DPC18 2008 Ford F 350 Lucas Sparks
Owner: Lucas Sparks
Hometown: Jonesville, Michigan
Vehicle: ’08 Ford F-350
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 1,100 hp/1,750 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—Elite Diesel Engineering 76mm and 59mm or 86mm/62mm
Fueling: River City Diesel 60-percent-over injectors, Industrial Injection Diesel Performance 85-percent-over high-pressure pump, FASS Fuel Systems lift pump
Electronics: SCT tuning
Injectables: Nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: No Limit Fabrication cold-air intake system, Precision Turbo & Engine air-to-air intercooler/4-inch ceramic-coated tubing, 8-inch stack
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic with full-billet build by Wyse Auto Repair, Diesel Performance Converters 2,800-rpm-stall quad-disc torque converter
Suspension: Stock height, King Offroad Racing Shocks, Precision Metal Fab short-arm four-link; traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.5R17 BFGoodrich KO2 T/A/17x9 stock
Differentials: 4.10 gears
Photo 26/40   |   025 DPC18 2011 Ford F 250 Matthew Doyle
Owner: Matthew Doyle
Hometown: Iberia, Missouri
Vehicle: ’11 Ford F-250
Engine: 6.7L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 1,450 hp/2,200 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 20 mpg
Turbo(s): Single—BorgWarner S484
Fueling: River City Diesel 100-percent-over injectors, 10mm CP3 and CP4 injection pumps, dual FASS Fuel Systems 200-gph lift pumps
Electronics: SCT tuning
Injectables: Dual-stage nitrous-oxide, Snow Performance water-methanol
Intake/Exhaust: Custom cold-air intake system, 6.0L Ford Power Stroke air-to-air intercooler/Old Skool Fabrication hood stack
Transmission: 6R140 six-speed automatic by ATS Diesel Performance; torque converter
Suspension: Lowered 2 inches, Rancho 9000 shocks, Precision Metal Fab short-arm four-link
Tires/Wheels: 33x12.5R20 BFGoodrich/20x9 stock
Differentials: 3.55 gears
Photo 27/40   |   026 DPC18 2009 Ford F 250 Michael Corsilli
Owner: Michael Corsilli
Hometown: Greensburg, Maryland
Vehicle: ’09 Ford F-250
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 1,511 hp/1,700 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Turbo(s): Single—Borg Warner S476
Fueling: 150-percent-over nozzles, dual River City Diesel CP3 injection pumps, Aeromotive A1000 lift pump
Electronics: SCT programmer with tuning by Innovative Diesel Performance
Injectables: Nitrous Express dual-stage nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: Custom cold-air induction system, Alradco air-to-air intercooler/custom 5-inch tubing, 7-inch stack
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic with full-billet build by Red Diamond Diesel, SunCoast Diesel Transmissions BAC 2,600-rpm-stall torque converter
Suspension: Lowered 2 inches, Rancho RS9000 shocks, Flight Fabrications four-link
Tires/Wheels: 305/50R20 Nitto NT420S/20x12 Fuel Off-Road Maverick
Differentials: 3.55 gears
Photo 28/40   |   027 DPC18 2008 Ford F 250 Nate Tscharner
Owner: Nate Tscharner
Hometown: West Bend, Wisconsin
Vehicle: ’08 Ford F-250
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 1,430 hp/2,293 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—Precision Turbo & Engine 66mm and 86mm
Fueling: River City Diesel 150-percent-over injectors, dual K16 injection pumps Aeromotive lift pump
Electronics: Spartan Diesel Technologies tuning
Injectables: Three-stage nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: Custom cold-air intake system, AFE Power air-to-air intercooler/MBRP 5-inch duals
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic with full-billet build, Precision Industries torque converter
Suspension: Lifted 4 inches, Fox Factory shocks, traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 35/12.5R20 Nitto/20-inch Fuel Off-Road
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 29/40   |   028 DPC18 2005 Ford F 350 Ray Boknevitz
Owner: Ray Boknevitz
Hometown: Ixonia, Wisconsin
Vehicle: ’05 Ford F-350
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 700 hp/1,300 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 14 mpg
Turbo(s): Single—KC Turbos Stage 2
Fueling: Warren Diesel 205cc/100-percent-over injectors, AirDog II 165-gph lift pump
Electronics: SCT programmer with tuning by Truck Source Diesel
Injectables: None
Intake/Exhaust: S&B Filters cold-air intake system, Banks Power Techni-Cooler air-to-air intercooler/dual 8-inch stacks
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic with TransGo solenoid, stock torque converter
Suspension: Bilstein 5100 shocks
Tires/Wheels: 265/70R17 Goodyear Fierce Attitude M/T/17x9 Moto Metal Wheels
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 30/40   |   029 DPC18 1974 Ford F 250 Shane Merriman
Photo 31/40   |   DPC18 1974 Ford F 250 Shane Merriman Rear View
Owner: Shane Merriman
Hometown: New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Vehicle: ’74 Ford F-250
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6*
Power/Torque: 1,100 hp/1,800 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 16.5 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—BorgWarner S366 SX-E and Comp Turbo Technology 91mm
Fueling: Exergy Performance 200-percent-over injectors, Fleece Performance Engineering dual CP3 injection-pump system, Fuelab lift pump
Electronics: EFILive programmer with tuning by Full Throttle Kustomz Diesel & Performance
Injectables: Nitrous Express nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: K&N Engineering cold-air intake system, Frozen Boost water-to-air intercooler/5-inch stainless steel tubing
Transmission: 47RE four-speed automatic with full-billet build by Full Throttle Kustomz Diesel & Performance, Goerend Transmission torque converter
Suspension: Stock height, Rancho 9000 XL shocks, full ’05 Ford Super Duty suspension
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.5R20 Nitto/20x10 American Force Wheels
Differentials: 3.73
Photo 32/40   |   030 DPC18 2011 Ford F 250 Steve Nicholson
Owner: Steve Nicholson
Hometown: Hollywood, Maryland
Vehicle: ’11 Ford F-250
Engine: 6.7L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 1,100 hp/1,900 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—BorgWarner S366 and S480
Fueling: 30-percent-over injectors, 55-percent-over CP3 and CP4 injection pumps, stock and AirDog lift pumps
Electronics: H&S Performance tuning
Injectables: Propane, water-methanol
Intake/Exhaust: AFE Power cold-air intake system, 1,000hp water-to-air intercooler/MBRP 5-inch tubing
Transmission: 6R140 six-speed automatic by Elite Diesel Engineering, modified stock torque converter
Suspension: Lifted 2 inches, Icon Stage 4 shocks, traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.5R20 General Tire AT2/20x10 American Racing Wheels
Differentials: 3.55 gears
Photo 33/40   |   031 DPC18 2004 Ford E 350 Vinnie Hobart
Owner: Vinnie Hobart
Hometown: Pontiac, Illinois
Vehicle: ’04 Ford E-350
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 1,213 hp/2,181 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Turbo(s): Single—BorgWarner S369
Fueling: 250cc/100-percent-over conventional injectors, River City Diesel Thumper 2 injection pump, Fuelab 170-gph lift pump
Electronics: HP Tuners tuning
Injectables: Nitrous Express nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: AFE Power cold-air intake system, stock air-to-air intercooler/4-inch tubing
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic by Agland Transmissions, RevMax Performance Converters 2,200-rpm-stall torque converter
Suspension: Lowered 2 inches, Fox Factory 2.0-inch shocks
Tires/Wheels: 305/55R20 Nitto NT420S/20x10 Moto Metal Wheels 871
Differentials: 3.55 gears
Photo 34/40   |   032 DPC18 2004 Ford F 250 Zach Scoles
Owner: Zach Scoles
Hometown: Bluffton, Ohio
Vehicle: ’04 Ford F-250
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 1,100 hp/2,100 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 15 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—BorgWarner S488 SX-E and S369 SX-E
Fueling: Warren Diesel 330cc/150-percent-over hybrid injectors, DieselSite Adrenaline high-pressure oil pump, Aeromotive A1000 injection pump
Electronics: HP Tuners tuning
Injectables: Nitrous Express nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: Custom cold-air intake system, Mishimoto air-to-air intercooler/custom 4-inch tubing
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic with full-billet build by Red Diamond Diesel, Diesel Performance Converters billet triple-disc torque converter
Suspension: Lifted 4 inches, Bilstein 5160 shocks, custom traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.5R22 Cooper Tires Discoverer/22x12 Fuel Off-Road Forged Series
Differentials: 4.30
Photo 35/40   |   033 DPC18 2008 Ford F 350 Zachary Thompson
Owner: Zachary Thompson
Hometown: Mercer, Maine
Vehicle: ’08 Ford F-350
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke V-8
Power/Torque: 1,050 hp/1,700 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: N/A
Turbo(s): Single—BorgWarner S476
Fueling: 100-percent-over nozzles, River City Diesel CP3 injection pump, FASS Fuel Systems lift pump
Electronics: H&S Performance with tuning by Innovative Diesel Performance
Injectables: None
Intake/Exhaust: Custom cold-air intake system, Alradco air-to-air intercooler/5-inch tubing, 7-inch stack
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic with full-billet build by Red Diamond Diesel, Diesel Performance Converters 3,000-rpm-stall quad-disc torque converter
Suspension: ProComp MX6 shocks, Flight Fabrications four-link, ladder bars
Tires/Wheels: 35x12.5R18 Interco Tire Super Swamper STS/18x10 Moto Metal Wheels
Differentials: 4.11 gears
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Photo 36/40   |   034 DPC18 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Allan Burk
Owner: Allan Burk
Hometown: Geneva, Ohio
Vehicle: ’07 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Power/Torque: 1,366 hp/2,612 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 17.8 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—Comp Turbo 72mm CT5 and 94mm CT6
Fueling: S&S Diesel Motorsports 300-percent-over injectors; dual 12mm CP3 injection pumps, Fuelab 200-gph lift pump
Electronics: EFILive programmer with tuning by Full Throttle Kustomz Diesel & Performance
Injectables: Dual-stage nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: Wagler Competition Products street manifold, custom cold-air intake system, Mishimoto air-to-air intercooler/Full Throttle Kustomz Diesel & Performance custom tubing
Transmission: Allison 1000 six-speed automatic with full-billet build by Full Throttle Kustomz Diesel & Performance, Diesel Performance Converters quad-disc torque converter
Suspension: Stock height, Bilstein 5100 shocks
Tires/Wheels: 33x12.5R20 Toyo Tires Open Country AT2/20x10 Fuel Off-Road
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 37/40   |   035 DPC18 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Kodi Koch
Owner: Kodi Koch
Hometown: Martinsville, Indiana
Vehicle: ’01 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Power/Torque: 950 hp/1,600 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 19 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—Bullseye Power Turbochargers–prepared BorgWarner S464 and S483
Fueling: Exergy Performance 100-percent-over injectors, dual modified Duramax LBZ CP3 injection pumps, FASS Fuel Systems 260-gph lift pump
Electronics: EFILive tuning
Injectables: Nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: Custom cold-air intake system, Banks Power Techni-Cooler air-to-air intercooler/hood stack, custom axle dump
Transmission: Allison 1000 five-speed automatic with full-billet build by Dmitri Millard, Goerend Transmission triple-disc torque converter
Suspension: Lowered 3 inches, QA1 shocks (front), Rancho 9000 shocks (rear), traction bars, limiting straps
Tires/Wheels: 305/50R20 Nitto/20x10 Fuel Off-Road
Differentials: 3.42
Photo 38/40   |   036 DPC18 2004 Chevroelt Silverado 2500HD Kody Pulliam
Owner: Kody Pulliam
Hometown: Ammon, Idaho
Vehicle: ’04 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Power/Torque: 1,400 hp/1,900 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 19.5 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—Screamin’ Diesel Performance–prepared 69mm and 88mm
Fueling: Exergy Performance 100-percent-over injectors; injection pump, FASS lift pumps
Electronics: EFILive tuning
Injectables: Nitrous Express nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: Screamin’ Diesel Performance cold-air intake system, Mishimoto air-to-air intercooler/Diamond Eye Performance 5-inch tubing
Transmission: Allison 1000 five-speed automatic with full-billet build by No Zone Diesel, Goerend Transmission torque converter
Suspension: Bilstein shocks
Tires/Wheels: 285/50R20 Nitto/22x10 Fuel Off-Road
Differentials: Stock
Photo 39/40   |   038 DPC18 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Richard Coker
Owner: Richard Coker
Hometown: Midland, Texas
Vehicle: ’06 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Power/Torque: 1,300 hp/2,000 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—BorgWarner S472 and Forced Inductions–prepared S491
Fueling: 100-percent-over injectors by F1 Diesel, Pacific Performance Engineering Dual Fueler system with Duramax LBZ CP3 injection pumps, FASS Fuel Systems 260-gph lift pump
Electronics: EFILive programmer with tuning by Top Notch Garage
Injectables: Nitrous Outlet dual-stage nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: Banks Power Techni-Cooler air-to-air intercooler/5-inch tubing
Transmission: Allison 1000 five-speed automatic with full-billet build, Goerend Transmission Type R torque converter
Suspension: Lowered 1 inch (front), 3 inches (rear), Rancho 9000 shocks, Dmax Store Kryptonite steering, custom traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 305/50R20 Nitto NT420S/20x9 BMF Wheels Novakane
Differentials: 3.73 gears
Photo 40/40   |   039 DPC18 2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD Trae Hutton
Owner: Trae Hutton
Hometown: Conrad, Montana
Vehicle: ’03 GMC Sierra 2500HD
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Power/Torque: 1,000 hp/1,600 lb-ft
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Turbo(s): Compound—66mm and ATS Diesel Performance–prepared BorgWarner S480
Fueling: Exergy Performance 100-percent-over injectors, ATS Diesel Performance Twin Fueler CP3 injection-pump system, AirDog 165-gph lift pump
Electronics: EFILive programmer with tuning by Starlite Diesel
Injectables: Nitrous Express nitrous-oxide
Intake/Exhaust: S&B Filters air filter, Banks Power Techni-Cooler air-to-air intercooler/ 5-inch tubing
Transmission: Allison 1000 five-speed automatic with full-billet build by Dmitri Millard, Goerend Transmission torque converter
Suspension: Lowered 2 inches, Bilstein 5100 shocks, Calvert Racing Suspension CalTracs traction bars
Tires/Wheels: 305/50R20 Nitto/20x9 KMC Wheels XD Hoss
Differentials: 3.73

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