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SEMA 2016: Ten Hot Diesel Parts — #TENSEMA16

Innovative New Products for Diesel-Powered Trucks

John Lehenbauer
Nov 3, 2016
Photographers: John Lehenbauer
Custom-vehicle (and diesel) enthusiasts from points around the globe have converged on the Las Vegas Convention Center to experience the largest automotive-aftermarket trade show in the world. The 2016 SEMA show is in full swing, with manufacturers displaying and promoting anything and everything imaginable to modify and customize cars and trucks.
In addition to the bad-ass trucks that decorate the landscape at SEMA, new diesel products are at the top of the list of things we search for each year. And, after roaming the many isles of Central Hall and dodging thousands of show attendees who also want to get a look at the latest-greatest hardware, we’ve compiled a quick list of ten diesel products that debuted at SEMA 2016. Look for our complete report on the diesel vehicles, engines, parts and truck products at the show, right here, and in a future issue of Diesel Power magazine.

Running Air

New from aFe Power are BladeRunner intercooler tubes for the 2.8L Duramax I-4 engine that powers the ’16 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. The tubes, which increase airflow by 14 percent, are direct replacements for the stock ducting (the OEM intercooler is retained), and they’re finished with a texture-type powder coating to resist heat and corrosion.
aFe Power
(888) 901-7693
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Cooling Protection

Pacific Performance Engineering has developed a complete upper-and-lower silicone hose kit that covers the 6.6L Duramax engines in all ’01-’16 Chevrolet and GMC 2500HD and 3500HD trucks. The direct-replacement hoses are 5mm thick with 4-ply, heat-resistant internal fibers. The kit includes 304 stainless steel “T”-style fittings that help eliminate the chance of leaking at critical unions, stainless, worm-driven “T”-style clamps, and a billet quick disconnect.
Pacific Performance Engineering
(714) 985-4825
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Bigger Capacity

PML has a deeper transmission pan for the Aisin AS69RC found behind 6.7L Cummins engines in ’13 and newer Ram 3500/4500/5500 trucks. The sand-cast aluminum pan increases fluid capacity by 3 to 4 quarts and provides a drain plug and locations for mounting sensors. This pan caught our eye because of its solid fitment to the newer Aisin transmission and its well-thought out design.
(800) 335-4345
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CARB-Legal Programming

Hypertech’s MaxEnergy 2.0 power programmer is now 50-state legal for ’07-’11 Chevrolet and GMC 2500/3500 trucks with the 6.6L Duramax engine, and the ’08-’10 Ford Super Duty trucks with the 6.4L Power Stroke. The programmer provides three power stages, and it stands out to us because it now has CARB approval for 2 diesel engine platforms and, according to a company representative, work is being done to gain approval for more.
(901) 385-1888
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Tungsten Anyone?

Engine Works has developed a billet-steel connecting rod for 5.9L and 6.7L Cummins engines. These custom, heat-treated chrome-moly/tungsten rods are CNC machined, stronger than 4340 alloy rods, and they are 300-grams lighter than stock pieces. The bearing caps are attached with four 3/8-inch ARP rod bolts for added strength. And bushings are made from top-quality, U.S.-made bronze. Using an odd metal alloy to eliminate connecting-rod failure in a high-performance engine really piqued our interest.
Engine Works
(800) 251-0331
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Handling the Boost

Having an intercooler that can handle large amounts of boost used in high-performance diesel engines is important. That is why Northern Radiator developed its line of stock-replacement performance intercoolers. The ‘coolers can handle boost pressures nearing 100 psi and temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. They are designed to provide cooler, denser air by using internally reinforced tubes that feature chambers with micro-sized fins that increase surface area and stir airflow for increased heat transfer. Northern Radiator has intercoolers that fit Dodge, Ram, GM, and Ford trucks with turbocharged diesel engines.
Northern Radiator
(320) 235-2288
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Improving Flow

Diamond Eye Performance introduced its new Performance Air Intake Elbow kits for ’94-’07 Power Stroke-driven Ford’s and ’89-’07 Cummins-powered Dodge Ram trucks. The mandrel-bent, powder-coated elbows feature CNC-cut flanges, and improve airflow and lower exhaust gas temperatures.
Diamond Eye Performance
(800) 635-9950
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Easy Drop In

Are you looking for more power from your truck’s turbocharged Cummins engine, but don’t want to redo the entire system by installing a bigger turbo? BD Diesel Performance now has a new drop-in replacement unit, the Screamer Turbo. It fits ’07½-’16 Ram trucks, and it can produce an estimated 100 horsepower over the stock turbo without modifying the ECM tune. The Screamer features a 64.5mm Ballistic 7+7 blade compressor wheel, and a BD-tuned 70mm 12-blade turbine wheel that reduces back pressure and increases flow, all working together to lowering exhaust gas temperatures. Who doesn’t like bolt-on power?
BD Diesel Performance
(800) 887-5030
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Breathe Deep

S&B Filters introduced its new performance cold-air-intake kit for 5.0L Cummins-powered ’15-’16 Nissan Titan XDs. The intake increases airflow by 48 percent, while stopping 99.8 percent of the dirt. The kit is easily installed using original air box’s mounting points.
S&B Filters
(909) 947-0015
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Feed the Beast

Big horsepower calls for large quantities of fuel. Aeromotive developed its new Pro-Series fuel pump for just that reason. The brushless electric pump uses a spur gear to deliver 3.4 gpm at 60 psi with a 13.5-volt power supply, or 3.0 gpm at 60 psi with a 12-volt power supply. Ya gotta love a fuel pump that can empty a fuel tank in a matter of a few minutes!
(913) 647-7300



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