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  • Reader's Diesels of the Month - April 2014

Reader's Diesels of the Month - April 2014

Apr 2, 2014
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Worked Hard
Year/Make/Model: 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty
Owner: Matthew Rempel
Hometown: Lowe Farm, Manitoba, Canada
Odometer: 110,000 kilometers
Fuel Economy: 20 mpg
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 5R110 TorqShift five-speed automatic
Mods: H&S Mini Maxx programmer, K&N air intake, 4-inch MBRP exhaust, 3-inch Rough Country lift kit, 18x10-inch XD Spy wheels, and 35x12.5R18 Nitto Trail Grappler tires
Owner says: "This is my first diesel and will not be my last. I bought this truck a little more than a year ago and have done all the work myself. It has proven itself time and time again as a workhorse and farm truck, as well as a fun daily driver."

Photo 2/7   |   Readers Diesels 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Making Memories
Year/Make/Model: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
Owner: Brian Huff
Hometown: Dumfries, Virginia
Odometer: 175,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 15 to 20 mpg
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Transmission: Allison 1000 five-speed automatic
Mods: K&N intake kit, BDS 7-inch lift kit, Road Armor front and rear bumpers, Warn winch, Horn Blasters train horns, 20x10-inch Fuel Off-Road Hostage wheels, 37x13.5R20 Nitto Mud Grappler tires, MBRP 5-inch turbo-back exhaust with an 8-inch Gibson Metal Mulisha tip, AMP Research steps, and a Line-X bedliner
Owner says: "Once you go diesel, you never go back! I bought a stock '04 Duramax and it didn't stay factory for very long. I am nowhere near finished."

Photo 3/7   |   Readers Diesels 1998 Dodge Ram 2500
Year/Make/Model: 1998 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Derek Duckett n Hometown: Bristol, Virginia
Odometer: 184,000 miles n Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: NV4500 five-speed manual
Mods: 7x12 injectors, ARP head studs, Hamilton valve- springs, TS Performance MVP, Optima RedTop batteries, Monster VP44 injection pump, Smarty tuner, Cummins Performance Products compound turbos, Valair clutch, RPM Off-Road traction bars, and an AirDog 150-gph lift pump
Owner says: "My truck used to be my work truck on the farm, and it was not always this nice. I have owned it for six years now, and the only thing I use it for anymore is cruising through town on Saturday night, hitting up the show 'n' shine events, and some local truck pulls."

Photo 4/7   |   Readers Diesels 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 And 2007 Dodge Ram 2500
Year/Make/Model: 2002 Dodge Ram 3500 (right)
Owner: Robert Klein
Hometown: Redwater, Alberta, Canada
Odometer: 645,987 kilometers
Fuel Economy: 22.9 mpg
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: NV5600 six-speed manual
Mods: 5-inch turbo-back Diamond Eye Performance exhaust, 6-inch AFE Power exhaust tip, K&N air intake, Edge Juice with Attitude, South Bend double-disc clutch, Hot Rod VP44 injection pump, FASS lift pump, single rear wheel conversion, and an Ali Arc Industries aluminum bumper
Owner says: "As a child, I spent most of my life growing up attending truck and tractor pulls and was so amazed by the power of the big diesels that once I moved to Alberta and started working in the oil patch, the first thing I had to do was buy a 24-valve Cummins of my own."
Year/Make/Model: 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 (left)
Owner: Kyle Maxwell
Hometown: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Odometer: 146,000 kilometers
Fuel Economy: 19.5 mpg
Engine: 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic
Mods: MBRP 5-inch turbo-back exhaust, dual 6-inch AFE exhaust tips, H&S Mini Maxx race programmer, AFE air intake, and a Goerend rebuilt transmission
Owner says: "Growing up in a farm town and being around diesels every day really made me want one of my own. I picked up a 6.5L Chevy, but after driving a buddy's 12-valve Cummins Ram 3500 I knew I needed a Cummins instead."

Photo 5/7   |   Readers Diesels 2008 Ford F 350 Super Duty
Fire Engine Red
Year/Make/Model: 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty
Owner: Collin Plante n Hometown: Ellington, Connecticut
Odometer: 49,000 miles n Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 5R110 TorqShift five-speed automatic
Mods: EGR delete, custom downpipe, MBRP 4-inch exhaust, AFE intake kit, Fox 2.0 shocks, 20-inch XD wheels, 35x12.5R20 Nitto Trail Grappler tires, and Auto Meter gauges
Owner says: "My truck works hard in my duties as a volunteer firefighter for the town of Vernon, and it never misses a beat!"

Photo 6/7   |   Readers Diesels 2011 Ford F 250 Super Duty
Weekend Warrior
Year/Make/Model: 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Owner: Rod Guyton
Hometown: Torrance, California
Odometer: 26,244 miles
Fuel Economy: 13 to 18 mpg
Engine: 6.7L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: 6R140 TorqShift six-speed automatic
Mods: Edge Evolution CS; 4-inch Rancho Super Lift; Rancho 9000 shocks; Air Lift rear helper bags; Bushwacker fender flares; Recon cab lights, taillights, and mirror markers; BedRug; 18-inch XD Monster wheels; and 35x12.5R18 Nitto Trail Grappler tires
Owner says: "I tow a 22-foot wakeboard boat in the summer and a Polaris RZR4 on a flatbed trailer during the winter, along with taking it back into some of my favorite muddy hunting spots."

Photo 7/7   |   Readers Diesels 2000 Ford F 250 Super Duty
Year/Make/Model: 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Owner: Ron Costa n Hometown: Auburn, California
Odometer: 180,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8
Transmission: ZF-6 six-speed manual
Mods: Napa 6637 air filter, Fleetguard bypass oil system, Napa bypass coolant filter, Hellwig LP35 leaf springs, custom expanded metal headboard, custom 4-inch straight pipe exhaust, and custom mudflaps
Owner says: "This truck hauls huge loads on mountain roads in the foothills of Northern California for my landscaping company. I love to work on it every chance I get and have never let a mechanic touch it. I will keep this truck until the day I die."



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