2012 Ford F-250 Diesel Power Challenge 2017 Competitor
2012 Ford F-250, 6.7L Power Stroke V-8
Like most diesel enthusiasts, Diesel Power Challenge 2017 Presented by XDP competitor Shaun Doran got bitten by the bug early in life.
“My grandparents own a farm in northern Wisconsin, so anytime I visited them, I would always tinker on the diesel tractors,” Shaun says. “I was fascinated by them.”
As the owner of Untouchable Auto & Diesel, Shaun’s got plenty of experience wrenching on oil-burners, and his clean ’12 Ford F-250 is proof of that. With a near-perfect stance, an attractive burgundy-red monochromatic color scheme, and plenty of power coming from the 6.7L Power Stroke V-8, Shaun’s Ford has style and substance.
With fueling provided by 100-percent-over River City Diesel injectors, RCD’s CP4 and 12mm stroker CP3 injection pumps, and a FASS 225-gph lift pump, plus a compound-turbocharger setup with 72mm and 98mm Precision Pro Mod snails, the big F-250 should be able to throw down serious power and torque on the ATS Diesel Performance dyno. Backing up those numbers is a 6R140 six-speed automatic transmission built at Shaun’s own shop using Raybestos clutches and an ATS Diesel Performance torque converter. Yukon Gear & Axle Grizzly lockers maximize front and rear axle traction as well.
But a slick truck isn’t the only thing needed to be a decent DPC competitor. Luckily, Shaun has quite a bit of experience driving trucks as well as building them. With a well-rounded resume that includes sled pulling, dyno competitions, and drag racing, he should be able to maximize his truck’s chances at winning the whole thing.
We’ll find out if he’s successful in the next issue of Diesel Power.
Build SheetName: Shaun Doran
City: Richfield, Wisconsin
Vehicle: ’12 Ford F-250
Driver Experience: Sled pull, dyno, drag race
Engine: 6.7L Power Stroke V-8
Turbo(s): Compound 72mm and 98mm Precision Pro Mod
Fuel: 100-percent-over River City Diesel injectors, River City Diesel CP4 injection pump, 12mm CP3 stroker injection pump, FASS 225-gph lift pump
Electronics: Spartan Diesel Technologies nGauge programmer
Injectables: Nitrous Express progressive nitrous-oxide system
Intake/Exhaust: Elite Diesel cold-air intake and intercooler piping/5-inch tubing
Transmission: 6R140 six-speed automatic built by Untouchable Auto & Diesel, ATS Diesel Performance torque converter
Suspension: BDS Suspension 4-inch lift
Tires/Wheels: 22x10 XD/37x13.50x22 Nitto Trail Grappler
Differentials: 4.30 gears, Yukon Gear & Axle Grizzly lockers (front and rear)
Fluids: Amsoil engine, transmission, and gear oil