Diesel Power Challenge 2011 Competitor Interview: Andy Parker 2008 Ford F-350 Diesel Power: What changes are you making to the truck since you entered? Andy Parker: “We’ve changed to Industrial Injection’s Dragon Fire high-pressure fuel pump (HPFP), which is its 100 percent over pump.” DP: What is your strategy going to be for each event? AP: “I’m gonna try to finish every event. The goal is to make it all the way to the end and still have a running truck.” DP: What tires do you plan to use? AP: “Nitto Terra Grapplers.” DP: What spare parts are you bringing? AP: “We’re bringing a set of axles, a transmission, and some other things. I’m thinking I could break a factory axle because they’re stock.” DP: Who are your crewmembers? AP: “My brother, a Ford tech friend, James Chambers, and my dad.” DP: What was your reaction when you got the call to compete? AP: “We were pretty excited to be invited back again this year. I really wanted to go last year and just couldn’t make it.” VEHICLE SPECS Year: 2008 Model: Ford F-350 Super Duty MODIFICATIONS Turbocharger(s): Elite Diesel Tow Power Compounds Programmer, chip, or box: KEM Performance custom tuning Injectors: 80hp nozzles Injection pump: Industrial Injection Dragon Fire HPFP Lift pump: AirDog Intercooler: stock Nitrous oxide: 2-stage NX setup Estimated horsepower/torque: 700 to 750 rwhp on fuel Engine: Elite Diesel head studs, competition cylinder heads, Stage 1 camshaft, pushrods, 6.0L exhaust manifolds with custom up-pipes Transmission: Elite Diesel H/D TorqShift w/Sun Coast torque converter OTHER “We sled pull around here. We’ve performed a bunch of axle and suspension fixes, beef ups.” By Mike McGlothlin Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!