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  • Readers’ Diesels: 2003 Ford F-250, 2001 Dodge Ram 2500, 2007 Ford F-250, and More!

Readers’ Diesels: 2003 Ford F-250, 2001 Dodge Ram 2500, 2007 Ford F-250, and More!

Aug 2, 2016
Photographers: Readers
The Boss
Year/Make/Model: ’03 Ford F-250
Owner: Jimmy Lorenzo
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic
Odometer: 260,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Modifications: 5.9L 24-valve Cummins swap, 12mm P7100 injection pump with 191 delivery valves and 4,000-rpm governor springs, 60mm into 66mm compound-turbocharger setup, ARP head studs, AFE stainless steel exhaust manifold, 110-pound valvesprings, SAC 175hp injectors, and timing set to 26 degrees
Owner says: “I started with a ’99 Dodge Ram 2500 with a 24-valve Cummins engine, made a few modifications, and became addicted to the power you can make with these diesel engines. Later, when I got my ’03 Ford F-250, I struggled a lot with trying to modify the original 6.0L engine. I decided to do a Cummins conversion. My goals were reliability, simplicity, fuel economy, and, most importantly, power!”

Photo 2/7   |   2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Front Passenger View Luke Surprenant
The Good Truck
Year/Make/Model: ’01 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Luke Surprenant
Hometown: Centerville, South Dakota
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: NV5600 six-speed manual
Odometer: 238,000 miles
Modifications: Bored 0.020 over, Hamilton 188/220 camshaft, balanced rotating assembly, ported and polished cylinder head with 110-pound valvesprings, ARP head studs, BD Diesel Performance three-piece exhaust manifold with 66mm turbocharger, AFE BladeRunner intake manifold, 100hp injectors, stock injection pump, and AirDog 100-gph fuel-air separator Owner says: “I own a small agricultural repair shop. Before this, my service truck was a ’90 Ford F-350 with a 460ci gas engine. My Dodge Ram was an upgrade in every way, from fuel mileage to reliability. It was originally my good truck, but I have no regrets putting the service body on it.”

Photo 3/7   |   2007 Ford F250 Passenger View Near Pond Ty Wilson
Black Sheep
Year/Make/Model: ’07 Ford F-250
Owner: Ty Wilson
Hometown: Paris, Tennessee
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic
Odometer: 170,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 14 to 16 mpg
Modifications: Custom-tuned SCT X4 programmer, ARP head studs, custom 4-inch exhaust with 7-inch tip, coolant filtration system, 4.5-inch Rough Country lift, 20x12 Dropstar wheels, 35x12.50R20 Toyo Open Country tires, ’08-and-up mirrors, and Harley-Davidson Edition headlights Owner says: “My family has always had white Ford trucks. We have a farm full of only white Fords! When I sold my white 7.3L-powered pickup, I said I had to get something other than white this time. That’s why I named it Black Sheep.”

Photo 4/7   |   2006 Ford F250 Towing Bobcat Paul Evans
Amarillo Edition
Year/Make/Model: ’06 Ford F-250
Owner: Paul Evans
Hometown: Pelham, North Carolina
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 5R110 five-speed automatic
Odometer: 110,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 15 mpg
Modifications: Custom 5-inch exhaust, Banks cold-air intake, Garrett PowerMax GT3788VA turbocharger, SCT programmer, Harley-Davidson Edition headlights, LED off-road lighting, Superlift Suspension 6-inch lift kit, Bilstein shock absorbers, Fox Racing dual steering stabilizer, ColorMorph fender lights, 20x12 Anthem wheels, 35x12.50x20 Toyo Open Country tires, and much more Owner says: “I got this truck used in 2008 and saved up for the build. I added the lift and wheels, but it’s still a work in progress. I want much more. I'll hopefully get a grille and some custom bumpers. It's been a great truck, and I love the yellow. It really gets a lot of attention and looks great, but it can still put in some work. The 6.0L hasn't let me down from a power standpoint.”

Photo 5/7   |   2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Scenic Overlook Dustin Cichon
Backwoods Proven
Year/Make/Model: ’04 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Owner: Dustin Cichon
Hometown: Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
Engine: 6.6L Duramax LB7 V-8
Transmission: Allison 1000 five-speed automatic
Odometer: 192,625 miles
Fuel Economy: 19 mpg
Modifications: ARP head studs, 45-percent-over Exergy Performance fuel injectors, Exergy Sportsman CP3 injection pump, AirDog DF-165 air-fuel separator, Xtreme Diesel Performance fuel sump, BorgWarner S355 SXE turbocharger, ProFab T4 turbo pedestal, EFILive tuning by Rob Coddens, Precision Industries triple-disc torque converter, custom AFE cold-air intake, 3.5-inch downpipe into 5-inch Magnaflow exhaust, Duramax LML driver-side exhaust manifold, BD Diesel Performance tap-shift shifter, 38x15.6xR16 Toyo tires, custom front and rear bumpers, headache rack, Banks Power intercooler and boost hoses, dual front Fox Racing shock absorbers, rear Pro Comp remote-reservoir shock absorbers, and Cognito Motorsports upper control arms Owner says: “I bought this truck bone-stock in 2008, with 100,000 kilometers (62,000 miles) on the odometer. I have been slowly building it up as my budget allows. The truck is used for work every day, and it gets taken on hunting, fishing, and off-roading trips in the mountains every weekend. I’ve done all the work myself and with the help of a few friends.”

Photo 6/7   |   Four First Gen Cummins Dodge Rams
24 Cylinders
Year/Make/Model: Gold/red ’92 Dodge Ram W250
Owner: Brady Hermansen
Hometown: Ely, Nevada
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: Getrag five-speed manual
Odometer: 121,000 miles
Modifications: BorgWarner 62/68-13 turbocharger, Diesel Auto Power 6x0.13 injectors, The Hungry Diesel fuel pin and pump, M & H Inc. dynamic timing advance, Valair Inc. clutch, 7.3L Power Stroke intercooler, custom cold-air intake, and 4-inch exhaust
Year/Make/Model: White/black ’93 Dodge Ram W250
Owner: JJ Hunt
Hometown: Ely, Nevada
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: Getrag five-speed manual
Odometer: 254,000 miles
Modifications: Holset H1C hybrid turbocharger, Diesel Auto Power three-piece exhaust manifold, 5x0.13 Diesel Auto Power injectors, Denny T Performance Stage I fuel pin, intake horn from third-generation Cummins I-6, and 4-inch custom exhaust with Smeding Diesel 7-inch exhaust stack
Year/Make/Model: Red ’92 Dodge Ram W250
Owner: Kayde Whipple
Hometown: Ely, Nevada
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: NV4500 five-speed manual
Odometer: 263,000 miles
Modifications: Diesel Auto Power 5x0.14 injectors, Denny T Performance Stage II fuel pin, advanced timing, second-generation Cummins I-6 intercooler and intake horn, Holset HE351 turbocharger with Wicked Wheel2 compressor wheel, third-generation Ram seats, custom 4-inch downpipe, and 5-inch exhaust
Year/Make/Model: White ’91 Dodge Ram W250
Owner: Ryan Drew
Hometown: Ely, Nevada
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: Getrag five-speed manual
Odometer: 192,000 miles
Modifications: Diesel Auto Power 5x0.12 injectors, The Hungry Diesel fuel pin, Holset HE351 turbocharger, 4-inch straight-pipe exhaust, Valair Inc. clutch, and third-generation Ram seats Owners say: “JJ’s custom paint came from Ryan’s rattle can and pocket knife.”

Photo 7/7   |   2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD On Grass Jake Thayer
Family Fun
Year/Make/Model: ’05 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Owner: Jake Thayer
Hometown: Harrison, Nebraska
Engine: 6.6L Duramax LLY V-8
Transmission: Allison 1000 five-speed automatic
Odometer: 191,532 miles
Fuel Economy: 15 to 20 mpg
Modifications: Edge Products Insight CTS monitor, EFILive DSP5 programmer, AFE cold-air intake, AirDog Raptor lift pump, Snow Performance water-methanol injection, custom 4-inch exhaust with 5-inch tip, and HID headlights
Owner says: “I absolutely love this pickup. I bought it so I can haul my family around but also have a little fun. My plans for this pickup include a built transmission with SunCoast Diesel Transmissions internals, a compound-turbo setup, and twin injection pumps.”



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