Diesel Power Challenge 2011 Competitor Interview: Newly Tolf 2004 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Diesel Power: What changes are you making to the truck in order to prepare for the event? Newly Tolf: “I’m undecided—looking at twins or a large single turbo. We are trying to factor in Denver's elevation...” DP: What was your reaction when you got the call to compete? NT: “Pretty uplifting. I still have a smile on my face.” DP: What tires do you plan to use? NT: “Currently, I’m running a set of Nitto 420s, but will be switching to a set of Nitto Dune Grapplers.” DP: What is your strategy going to be for each event? What’s the game plan? NT: “Not quite sure, but we'll have plenty of nitrous on hand to make up for any unforeseen challenges.” DP: What spare parts are you bringing? NT: “Half shafts, axles, drive shafts, transfer-case, etc…” DP: Who are your crewmembers? NT: “My dad, my mechanic, and a mystery man.” DP: Any other thoughts? NT: “Mainly excited about the experience, and I wanna have fun with other diesel hot-rodders.” VEHICLE SPECS Year: 2004 Model: Chevrolet 2500HD Body style: Extended cab, short bed, 4x4 MODIFICATIONS Turbocharger(s): High Tech Turbo (HTT) custom S480sx, synchronic 50mm wastegate from Matt Moon, T4 pedestal Programmer, chip, or box: Custom EFILive Underground Diesel Performance tune by Mike Meyer Injectors: 60 percent over Exergy Injection pump: Underground Diesel Performance modified CP3s with ATS install kit Lift pump: Fass 150-gph Intercooler: Undecided Air intake: Underground Diesel Performance 5-inch intake, 3-inch Y-bridge Nitrous oxide: 3-stage NX setup Water/methanol: Snow Performance Exhaust system: MBRP duals Estimated horsepower/torque: 950 rwhp, 1500 lb-ft Engine: SoCal stage II heads, ATS cam, connecting rods, pistons, main studs, head studs Transmission: ATS Extreme, custom tuned TCM by Mike Meyer Rear Differential: Yukon Gear Grizzly Locker COMPETITION EXPERIENCE 3rd place in Super Street NHRDA Desert Diesel Nationals: 3-6-10 1st place in NHRDA Dyno competition with 791 rwhp fuel only: 3-6-10 1st place in heads up racing at NMORL Diesel Warz: 3-20-10 By Mike McGlothlin Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!