Diesel Power Challenge 2016 - Ryan Noble Photo Gallery
Diesel Power Challenge competitor Ryan Noble’s 2001 GMC Sierra 2500HD 6.6L Duramax LB7
Brett T. Evans –
Jul 26, 2016
Photo 1/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra 002
Photo 2/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra Ryan Noble | Ryan (and his father/competition Ci) made the trip from DeGraff, Ohio, to Diesel Power Challenge.
Photo 3/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra Front Quarter View | Ryan Noble’s lean-and-mean ’01 GMC Sierra 2500HD is one of the cleanest looking trucks we’ve ever featured. The old GMC’s styling has aged handsomely, thanks in part to its monochromatic color scheme and modern lighting elements.
Photo 4/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra Engine | Purple underhood accents stand out from the truck’s understated tan bodywork. Visible in this image are the custom BorgWarner compound turbochargers and fuel system highlighted by three CP3 injection pumps.
Photo 5/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra And Owner Ryan Noble | Ryan got his start working on gas engines, but he quickly switched to diesel once he realized the kind of power and torque a modern oil-burner can produce.
Photo 6/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra Wheel | BMF wheels and Hercules tires dispatch the engine’s power to the ground, and the red-accented brake calipers add a subtle spice to the rolling stock.
Photo 7/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra Interior Driver | Interior leather is in mostly good condition, but the stout rollcage and safety-minded racing harness clearly dominate the interior.
Photo 8/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra Interior Passenger | Still, the cabin looks like a very nice place to spend some highway time, which is a blessing given the drive the Nobles took to get to Denver.
Photo 9/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra Differential | Traction bars are about the only modification made to the rear suspension, which is a testament to the stoutness of the GMT800 fullsize frame.
Photo 10/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra Bed | Out back, the exhaust stack and Nitrous Oxide Systems nitrous-oxide kit dominate the truck’s cargo bed, conforming to the other definition of “hauling.”
Photo 11/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra 007 | Industrial Injection’s dual-CP3 injection pump kit is joined by a third CP3 for maximum fuel supply.
Photo 12/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra 008 | Thanks to liner-less fenderwells, a keen eye can spot the purple-painted underhood components, giving the side view some extremely subtle (and therefore cool) flash.
Photo 13/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra 009 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 - Ryan Noble
Photo 14/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra 011 | Smoothed body panels contribute to the clean look, while aforementioned traction bars should help Ryan put the power down effectively.
Photo 15/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra 012 | As was the engine, the transmission was built to withstand abuse, thanks in part to this deep transmission pan that provides increased fluid capacity and improved cooling.
Photo 16/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra 013 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 - Ryan Noble
Photo 17/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra 016 | Additional air cooling is another benefit of the liner-less front wheelwells. This shot shows just how exposed the turbos are to the cool outside air.
Photo 18/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra 017 | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 - Ryan Noble
Photo 19/19 | 2001 Gmc Sierra Engine Air Filter | Diesel Power Challenge 2016 - Ryan Noble