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Readers' Diesels - December 2015

Aug 16, 2015
Photographers: Courtesy of the Readers
Photo 2/10   |   2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD Diesel With 5th Wheel Trailer Side View Mike Mularoni
Second Time's a Charm
Year/Make/Model: '05 GMC Sierra 2500HD
Owner: Mike Mularoni
Hometown: Thonotosassa, Florida
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Transmission: Allison 1000 five-speed automatic
Odometer: 128,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 17 to 19 mpg
Modifications: Banks Power Six-Gun programmer with Speed-Loader, Sinister Diesel intake pipe, MBRP Cool Duals 4-inch exhaust, Banks Power Techni-Cooler intercooler and cold-air intake, Mishimoto radiator and hoses, and Fluidampr damper
Owner says: "I purchased this truck after my deployment to Iraq in 2004. I always wanted another diesel since my first vehicle in high school was an '87 Isuzu diesel pickup."
Photo 3/10   |   2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Diesel Driver Side Dark Tint Windows Blake Salter
Zero Issues
Year/Make/Model: '08 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Owner: Blake Salter
Hometown: Loganville, Georgia
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Transmission: Allison 1000 six-speed automatic
Odometer: 170,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Modifications: EFILive programmer with tuning by DTS, S&B cold-air intake, FASS 150-gph lift pump, Isspro Factory Match gauges, 295/55R20 Nitto Trail Grappler tires, 20x10 BMF S.O.T.A. wheels, colormatched bumpers and grille, 20-inch LED lightbar mounted in the front bumper, factory headlamps with custom black paint, custom taillights, tinted windows, door moldings and badges removed, and a 20-inch LED lightbar mounted under the bed
Owner Says: "I bought this truck when it was bone-stock, and I've enjoyed transforming it into a daily driver as well as a truck I can run at the track. I love being able to run low 13's in the quarter-mile while driving it every day with zero issues."
Photo 4/10   |   2008 Ford F 250 Diesel Front View Damon Logan
Big Black
Year/Make/Model: '08 Ford F-250
Owner: Damon Logan
Hometown: Minot, North Dakota
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 5R110W five-speed automatic
Odometer: 90,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 19 to 26 mpg
Modifications: Spartan Diesel Technologies programmer, Banks Power cold-air intake, 5-inch exhaust, 22-inch wheels, and Nitto Trail Grappler tires
Owner says: "I love my truck. I've had it four years, and it's still running like a champ! More modding coming up!"
Photo 5/10   |   1993 Dodge Ram W350 Cummins Diesel Front Side View Matthew Shipsky
Running Strong
Year/Make/Model: '93 Dodge Ram W350
Owner: Matthew Shipsky
Hometown: Clifford, Pennsylvania
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: Getrag G360 five-speed manual
Odometer: 214,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 19.4 mpg
Modifications: None
Owner says: "I looked for eight months for this exact truck. There are not many regular-cab, five-speed, four-wheel-drive dualies fully loaded with options rolling around-especially ones that are rust-free. Currently, the truck is unmodified and completely stock. Everything has 214,000 miles and is still running strong (knock on wood)."
Photo 6/10   |   2010 Ford Focus TDCi Diesel Front View Damien Parolin
Down Under Diesel
Year/Make/Model: '10 Ford Focus LV TDCi
Owner: Damien Parolin
Hometown: Shire of Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia
Engine: 2.0L Duratorq I-4
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Odometer: 80,000 kilometers (49,710 miles)
Fuel Economy: 39 mpg
Modifications: Airtec Gen3 intercooler, Eibach Pro-Kit 30mm springs, Bilstein B8 shocks, Whiteline 22mm rear sway bar, Euro-spec. HID headlamp assemblies, and Baja Designs Strykr LED spotlights
Owner says: "Unfortunately, we don't get any of the cool diesel 'utes in Australia like what the U.S.A. has, so we have to get our diesel fix from European cars. This is my daily driver that I've owned since it was new. It gets 39 mpg and is actually nice to drive, with lots of torque, unlike the gas-engine-equipped small hatchbacks."
Photo 7/10   |   1997 Ford F 250 Diesel Front Side View Lucas Pruitt
Never Fails
Year/Make/Model: '97 Ford F-250
Owner: Lucas Pruitt
Hometown: Homer, Illinois
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: E4OD four-speed automatic
Odometer: 185,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Modifications: TS Performance six-position chip, AFE downpipe-back exhaust, 6637 intake modification, Recon smoked cab lights, American Racing wheels, and Cooper Discoverer A/T3 tires
Owner says: "This is my first diesel. It never fails to start, it gets me to college every day, and it will tow almost anything you hook to it!"
Photo 8/10   |   Ford F 250 Diesel Trucks Tennesee Air National Guard Hangar Group Photo
Always Ready
Diesels of the Tennessee Air National 118th Airlift Wing
(Left to Right)
Year/Make/Model: '15 Ford F-250
Owner: Jason Mason
Engine: 6.7L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 6R140 six-speed automatic
Modifications: Stock
Year/Make/Model: '10 Ford F-250
Owner: Chris Pickens
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 5R110W five-speed automatic
Modifications: Edge Products Evolution programmer
Year/Make/Model: '08 Ford F-250
Owner: Rick Suttle
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 5R110W five-speed automatic
Modifications: Stock
Year/Make/Model: '02 Ford F-250
Owner: Brian Huether
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 4R100 four-speed automatic
Modifications: Beans Diesel six-position chip; Banks Power Monster Diesel Duals 4-inch dual exhaust; Wicked Wheel, turbo boots, and thermostat by DieselSite; Pro Comp suspension leveling kit; Auto Meter gauges; and BTS valvebody
Year/Make/Model: '01 Ford F-250
Owner: Bryan Carroll
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 4R100 four-speed automatic
Modifications: TS Performance six-position chip with tuning by Gearhead Automotive Performance, BorgWarner S366 turbocharger with T4 mount, Full Force 160cc injectors, DieselSite Adrenaline high-pressure oil pump, transmission build with triple-disc torque converter, MBRP 4-inch exhaust, Pro Comp suspension leveling kit, DieselSite thermostat, and Donaldson 6637 intake
Year/Make/Model: '00 Ford F-250
Owner: Mark Schermerhorn
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 4R100 four-speed automatic
Modifications: Fifth-wheel hitch
Year/Make/Model: '91 Ford F-250
Owner: Jackson Overton
Engine: 7.3L IDI V-8
Transmission: 4R100 four-speed automatic
Modifications: Fifth-wheel hitch and custom exhaust
Photo 9/10   |   2000 Ford F 250 Diesel Andrew Robison
Never Let Go!
Year/Make/Model: '00 Ford F-250
Owner: Andrew Robison
Hometown: Abbeville, South Carolina
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 4R100 four-speed automatic transmission
Odometer: 200,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 15 to 20 mpg
Modifications: TS Performance six-position chip with tuning by Tony Wildman, Garrett GTP38 turbocharger, Rosewood Premium 160cc/80-percentover injectors, Riffraff Diesel Performance FRx fuel rail crossover with HPX stainless line, Riffraff Boost Fooler, Raptor 150-gph lift pump, Edge Products CTS monitor, coolant filtration system, S&B cold-air intake, 5-inch exhaust, MBRP 6x18-inch tip, Dark Horse Diesel Stage 2 transmission, billet input shaft, Diesel Performance Converters triple-disc torque converter, Rough Country 4-inch suspension lift, 17x9 XD Revolver wheels, 35x12.50R17 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ tires, 40-inch curved LED lightbar, vertical bar grille, Harley-Davidson headlamps, blacked-out cab lights, and '08 color-matched mirrors
Owner Says: "In 2008, my father passed away due to complications from cancer. His Ford F-250 was soon sold to purchase my first truck a few years later (an '06 F-150). After six years of regretting getting rid of the truck, I came across it on Craigslist. I knew right then I had to get it back. After some persuading, I convinced the owner to trade for my F-150. It was definitely a great feeling to have my dad's old truck back in the family. Since that day, I've been building it in his memory. Never again will I let this truck go."
Photo 10/10   |   2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Diesel Clayton Grissom
Barn Find!?
Year/Make/Model: '02 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Owner: Clayton Grissom
Hometown: Salinas, California
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Transmission: Allison 1000 five-speed automatic
Odometer: 171,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 15 to 18 mpg
Modifications: Edge Products CTS Evolution CTS programmer, Auto Meter gauges mounted on the A-pillar, PPE Boost Increase Valve, K&N air filter, AirDog II 165-gph lift pump, Flo-Pro 5-inch exhaust, Pro Comp suspension leveling kit, Fox 2.0 shocks, 16-inch Method Racingwheels, and 285/75R16 BFGoodrich KM2 tires
Owner Says: "When I found this truck it was on cinder blocks behind a barn. It's come a long way in the past few months. I'm building it on a budget, and I'm happy with how it's turning out. Saving up for a new programmer and a bigger turbo for some more fun!"

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