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Readers’ Rigs - February 2015

Work Trucks

Feb 27, 2015
Photographers: Readers
The Sleeper
Year/Make/Model: ’94 Dodge Ram 3500
Owner: Chris Vaughn
Hometown: Sumterville, Florida
Odometer: 399,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 16 to 20 mpg
Engine: 5.9L Cummins inline-six 12-valve
Transmission: 47RH with B&M shift kit, HD converter, and other internal mods
Mods: Removed AFC and fuel plate, Mack rack plug, turned barrels, 370 marine nozzles, shimmed governor springs (revs to 4,000 rpm), Gillett Diesel 60mm turbo compressor housing upgrade, stock HE351 compressor wheel, ported head, custom twin-ram intake horn, grid heater gutted and ported, custom air intake, custom 4-inch exhaust, and 22.5 degrees of timing
Owner says: “The truck is my pride and joy. I got it when I was 16, and it’s my first vehicle. I’ve spent hours of tuning and literally have less than $600 in engine performance mods. I ran the truck on Wyotech’s dyno, and it produced 397 hp at 2,800 rpm and 786 lb-ft of torque at 2,200 rpm. It’s my daily driver and daily street racer.”
Photo 2/4   |   1994 Dodge Ram 3500
Future Trade-In
Year/Make/Model: ’13 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71
Owner: Anonymous
Hometown: Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Canada
Engine: 5.3L V-8
Mods: 32-inch Toyo Open Country tires, 3-inch lift, locking rear differential, DSP fifth-wheel hitch, 2¾-inch cat-back dual straight pipe exhaust, modified factory headlights, and tinted windows
Owner Says: “I know it ain’t a diesel, but it’s my work/daily driver. I’m 23 years old from Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Canada, and this is one of my work trucks. Next on the to-do list is to trade it in for a Silverado 3500HD. Pictures were taken near Czar, Alberta, Canada.”
Photo 3/4   |   2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71
Total Overkill… Until Ranching
Year/Make/Model: ’10 Ford F-350 XLT
Owner: Aaron Adrian
Hometown: Salina, Kansas
Odometer: 45,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 5R110 TorqShift five-speed automatic
Mods: Flatbed conversion by Ford, headache rack with KC spot lamps, bull bar front push bumper, Flo-Pro 4-inch turbo-back exhaust, and Sinister Diesel coolant filter
Owner Says: “I had Ford build this flatbed truck as a present to myself for getting my house paid off. I figured I would get a truck that is total overkill for any of my uses. The biggest thing I had at the time was a 22-foot-long boat. Lucky for me, because a couple of years later I married into ranching. I’m a huge fan of the 6.4L Power Stroke. My only complaint is the fuel usage when hauling.”
Photo 4/4   |   2010 Ford F 350
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