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Through the course of many years, Ford’s 7.3L Power Stroke engine has earned itself a reputation for being a reliable workhorse. Even though the engine hasn’t been produced in nearly 16 years, it still has a die-hard following in the diesel community. It is not unheard of for truck owners to sell their newer model
ProCharger and TBR Garage have come to the rescue with more power for both better performance and increased trailer pulling. Our performance dilemma was our 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab that we use for towing. Since the vehicle was purchased new with its 315hp 5.3 LS engine, six-speed automatic, 3.42 gears, and trailer towing
Diesel engines need two things to make power: air and fuel. We know that’s grossly oversimplified, but it’s true. If you increase the engine’s ability to ingest air, you can add more fuel and thus make more power. On a diesel engine, that often means adding a different (or another) turbocharger. While there are lots
The LS engine remains the darling of the performance world, but does that mean all LS owners are looking for the same thing when it comes time for upgrades? Obviously not, or every LS story would be about adding a cam, springs and a turbo, but such is not the case. While some may be
In most racing circles, hearing the phrase “there is no replacement for displacement” at some point is fairly common. And, in most cases, the adage rings true. Increasing cubic inches is a great way to add power and performance to a race engine. When properly built, Ford’s 6.0L Power Stroke is actually a good platform
If you’ve been in the truck scene long enough, it’s of no surprise that the popularity of SUV’s has only grown stronger. Late-model SUVs are not only safer to drive than their predecessors, but many can pack a serious punch in stock trim right from the factory. That said, the affinity towards these people haulers
In the previous installment (March 2019) of our ’02 Duramax LB7 build we left off halfway through assembling the engine. After swinging the freshly built short-block into the engine bay we quickly set to work installing the Fleece Performance Cheetah turbocharger, Freedom Racing Engines rebuilt heads, ARP head studs, Merchant Automotive heavy-duty chromoly push rods,
From a gearhead’s viewpoint—take that back, anybody’s informed perspective—there’s one guy who stands out as a catalyst in the art of automotive as we know it. Not talking about the caveman who invented the wheel or a geek messing with self-driving software, but the individual who designed and built an innovative engine that made everything
One of the first modifications many pickup owners opt for is adding a cold-air intake kit. They are easy to install, relatively inexpensive, and oftentimes provide immediate feedback with a louder growl and slight bump in power. Unfortunately, over the years, many companies have come along to try and cash in on this by offering
For the money, there is no better way to increase your trucks horsepower potential and also instill an increased level of confidence than with a bolt-on cold-air intake (CAI) kit right from the box. They’re easy to install and fit perfectly! Thankfully, the aftermarket has proven itself and CAI kits are flying off the shelves.
The art of superchargers has come a long way in the past several years. Gone are the days of cutting holes in the hood and strapping a potential time bomb to your long-block. Today’s superchargers are pre-tuned to work with your factory configuration and come with all the necessary parts to make installation easy and
Compression: An automotive term used by everybody, forever. Let’s get into some detail and maybe develop a better understanding. Pressure, and more pressure: It’s a must-have to produce power within an internal-combustion engine. Lighting up a mixture of air and fuel is a wonderful thing, but if the mix is not fired under considerable pressure
Enhancing performance of the 6.6L Duramax L5P diesel engine that powers ’17-to-current GMC and Chevrolet trucks is not an easy proposition. General Motors’ calibration engineers have made it very difficult to manipulate the engine control modules that govern these engines, implementing code that essentially locks users out of critical fuel, timing, torque-management, and other tables.
There is no doubt the current generation of Ford Super Duty trucks are serious performers, with the stout 6.7L Power Stroke diesel engine leading the charge for the Blue Oval’s faithful followers. However, despite the trucks’ plusses, they’re also hindered a bit by a somewhat fragile CP4.2 high-pressure injection pump that fails without warning. Due
They say everything is bigger in Texas, which meant in order to stand out Carlos Zapata needed to go bigger than anything he had ever done. Born and raised in Dallas, Carlos was part of a migrant worker family that did a lot of traveling. From picking oranges in Florida to working sugar beets in