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Work Truck Review Readers’ Rigs

Readers’ Rigs

Mar 22, 2017
Contributors: John Lehenbauer
Photographers: Readers
Photo 2/5   |   Readers Rigs Chevrolet 2500HD
Photo 3/5   |   Readers Rigs 2500HD

Logger Approved

Year/Make/Model: ’08 Chevrolet 2500HD
Owner: Bud Grand
Hometown: Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
Engine: 6.6L Duramax LMM V-8
Transmission: ZF6 six-speed manual swap (by Rob Kipa) with a South Bend Clutch dual-disc clutch
Odometer: 103,000 miles
Fuel Economy: Isn’t the best; hard to stay out of boost
Modifications: ’08 Ford Super Duty Dana 60 solid front axle swap (by Erik Hendricks) with Fox 2.5 8-inch coilovers and 16-inch Eibach springs, RuffStuff Specialties track bar, WFO Concepts radius arms and coilover upper mounts, stock Super Duty steering and re-drilled Super Duty wheel hubs, Garrett 68mm/BorgWarner S480 compound turbo setup, Carrillo rods, Fingers Oval Bowl Pistons, alternate-firing-order cam, bedplate, ported and polished heads, 100-percent-over injectors (engine built by Dick’s Diesel)
Owner’s Friend says: “It turned out awesome; it rides incredible, and he is super happy with it.”
Photo 4/5   |   Readers Rigs Ram 2500

The Biscuit

Year/Make/Model: ’01 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Chris Cumberland
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: NV5600 six-speed manual
Odometer: 251,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg
Modifications: 2-inch leveling springs, Bilstein shocks, Volant Performance cold-air intake system, Edge Products Juice with Attitude programmer, 75hp injectors, FASS Diesel Fuel Systems 150-gph lift pump, ARP head studs, third-generation Ram factory wheels, Iron Bull Bumpers front bumper with Rigid lights, rockers sprayed with Line-X
Owner says: “I love this truck! It has been my daily driver for 10 years and makes one heck of a work truck. I would never buy anything but a Cummins!”
Photo 5/5   |   Readers Rigs Ford F 250


Year/Make/Model: ’08 Ford F-250
Owner: Daryl Lane
Hometown: West Hurley, New York
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: ZF6 six-speed manual
Odometer: 100,500 miles
Fuel Economy: N/A
Modifications: Rough Country Suspension Systems 6-inch lift, 37x13.50 R18 Nitto Mud Grapplers, Fabtech Motorsports full-floating traction bars, South Bend Clutch 3650 dual-disc clutch, Flo-Pro Performance Exhaust 5-inch exhaust with 6-inch tip, Sinister Diesel intercooler tubing, SCT X4 programmer, LED headlights and marker lights
Owner says: “I have had this truck for a while and have broken a lot of things. I guess you’ve got to pay if you want to play. I will continue to build my truck. It is not only a neck breaker but a workhorse and toy.”