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Diesel Power Readers' Rides

Mar 7, 2016
Photographers: Readers
Photo 2/8   |   001 Ford Chevy Ram Diesel Pickups And Lenco Diesel Harvester
Team Diesel
Year/Make/Model: ’04 Ford F-350
Owner: Michael Gosh, Jr.
Hometown: Amherst, Wisconsin
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 5R110 TorqShift five-speed automatic
Odometer: 128,000 miles Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Modifications: SCT programmer, ARP head studs, transmission upgrades, AFE Stage-2 cold-air intake, and custom 4-inch exhaust with 5-inch Silverline tip
Owner says: “This is my first diesel truck and I bought it with 89,000 miles. I use it to pull our 30-foot 5th-wheel camper on weekend trips and for occasional sled pulls.”
Year/Make/Model: ’13 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD
Owner: Big Iron Equipment
Hometown: Plover, Wisconsin
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Transmission: Allison 1000 six-speed automatic
Odometer: 36,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Modifications: Firestone air springs, back rack, and B&W Turnover ball hitch
Owner says: “This is my work truck and it’s used to pull equipment along with making service calls for farmers in, and around, central Wisconsin.”
Year/Make/Model: ’92 Dodge Ram 250
Owner: Brayden Montgomery
Hometown: Amherst, Wisconsin
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: 46RH four-speed automatic
Odometer: 182,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Modifications: Holset Super HX40 turbocharger, Big Honkin’ Air Filter (BHAF), modified injection pump, timing advanced 24-degrees, 3,200-rpm governor spring, Denny T Performance Stage 2 fuel pin, Oregon High Performance transmission rebuild, 4-inch downpipe, 4-inch exhaust, and 5-inch miter-cut stack
Owner says: “I'm the second owner of this truck. It’s used for towing, sled-pulling, and as my daily driver.”
Year/Make/Model: ’14 Lenco Self-Propelled Potato Harvester
Owner: Big Iron Equipment
Hometown: Plover, Wisconsin
Engine: 15.0L Cummins QSX15 550 I-6
Owner says: “This Lenco harvester can dig up to 12 rows of potatoes at one time while separating the rocks from the crop.”
Photo 3/8   |   002 2002 Ford F 250 Power Stroke Diesel Justin Becker NEW 02
Montana Chic
Year/Make/Model: ’02 Ford F-250
Owner: Justin Becker
Hometown: Flemington, New Jersey
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 4R100 four-speed automatic
Odometer: 159,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 15 to 19 mpg
b Power Hungry Performance Hydra Chip; Edge Products CTS monitor; Riffraff Diesel Performance Overboost Code regulator and 6637 air-filter kit; DirtyDiesels 20-inch CREE LED bumper-mounted light bar; MBRP Inc. 4-inch stainless steel exhaust to 6-inch black tip; and Bilstein 5100 shocks
Owner says: “I purchased this truck after my ‘06 Ford 6.0L was deemed totaled. Since then, this pickup has been my daily driver and taken me cross-country from New Jersey to Montana and back. It's not a show truck, but it's reliable, and I couldn't ask for much more!”
Photo 4/8   |   003 1982 Mercedes Benz 300SD 3L Diesel Alex Arellano
The Champ
Year/Make/Model: ’82 Mercedes-Benz 300SD
Owner: Alex Arellano
Hometown: Show Low, Arizona
Engine: 3.0L OM603 I-5
Transmission: 4G-Tronic four-speed automatic
Odometer: 205,287 miles
Fuel Economy: 29 mpg
Modifications: None
Owner says: “I love this car with its cast -iron block and head. It’s 34-years-old and runs like a champ.”
Photo 5/8   |   004 1991 Dodge Ram W250 Cummin Diesel David Gitsis
First-Gen
Year/Make/Model: ’91.5 Dodge Ram W250
Owner: David Gitsis
Hometown: Penfield, New York
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: Getrag five-speed manual
Odometer: 180,000 miles
Fuel Economy: N/A
Modifications: 63mm turbocharger, 150hp injectors, Bully Dog fuel pin, cold-air intake, and 4-inch exhaust
Owner says: “I’ve always loved the ‘box body’ look and picked up this truck in Tennessee. It’s pushing 52psi from the turbocharger, and I can say I've enjoyed it every second we've spent together. I plan on keeping it around for a good long time.”
Photo 6/8   |   005 2000 Ford F 350 Power Stroke Diesel Carl Minotti
My Favorite Toy Hauler
Year/Make/Model: ’00 Ford F-350
Owner: Carl Minotti
Hometown: Vernon, New Jersey
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 4R100 four-speed automatic
Odometer: 165,721 miles
Fuel Economy: 12 to 18 mpg
Modifications: TS Performance six-position chip, AFE Stage-2 cold-air intake, Garrett GTP38R turbocharger, TransGo shift kit, dual transmission coolers, heavy-duty rear drive shaft, Mag-Hytec rear differential cover, Riffraff Diesel Performance intercooler boots and clamps, Auto Meter gauges, front suspension leveling kit, rear air suspension with built-in compressor and air gauges, EBC Stage 5 brake rotor kit, Titan 52-gallon fuel tank, RunCool hood louvers, American Racing 20-inch wheels, 305/55/R20 Falken Wild Peak A/T tires, KYB MonoMax shocks, custom TIG-welded 316l stainless steel exhaust system and grille, and Recon LED lights
Owner says: “I bought this truck when it was new more than 16 years ago. It has no rust and the 7.3L Power Stroke engine has been problem-free. With my engine modifications, the truck pulls my loaded 14,000-pound 5th-wheel toy hauler with no issues. I love the extra power and the sound of the Garrett GTP38R ball -bearing turbocharger. More modifications are planned to come as I keep reading Diesel Power.”
Photo 7/8   |   006 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel Brent Yeomans
Unicorn Year/Make/Model: ’02 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Brent Yeomans
Hometown: Brooks, Alberta, Canada
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: 47RE four-speed automatic
Odometer: 200,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 21 mpg
Modifications: BD Diesel Performance Super B Special turbocharger, CFM Plus intake manifold, 110-pound valvesprings, ARP 425 head studs, 180hp P7100 injection pump, #100 fuel plate, 4,000 rpm governor spring kit, Dynomite Diesel Products 150hp injectors, laser-cut delivery valves, BD Diesel Performance AFC spring kit, 0.093-inch fuel lines, AirDog 150gph lift pump, and BD Diesel Performance three-piece exhaust manifold
Owner says: “I've owned this truck for five years. I bought it as a bone-stock pickup when I was 19-years-old and I’ve been upgrading it ever since. It's my weekend warrior.”
Photo 8/8   |   007 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Duramax Diesel Kyle Harp
Not Done Yet
Year/Make/Model: ’07.5 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Owner: Kyle Harp
Hometown: Shokan, New York
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Transmission: Allison 1000 six-speed automatic
Odometer: 103,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Modifications: EFILive programmer with tuning by Motor Ops; AFE Stage-2 cold-air intake and hot-side intercooler pipe; SunCoast Diesel Transmissions Stage 6 transmission build; Chevrolet Kodiak transmission pan; BD Diesel Performance transmission cooler; Caterpillar fuel filter, torsion keys, add-a-leaf rear suspension, Moto Metal 16-inch wheels, and 33x12.50xR16 tires
Owner says: “This truck has been great! It’s a ton of fun to drive and definitely turns heads. My Duramax-powered pickup still has a long way to go before the build is done.”

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