Diesel Power Challenge 2011 Competitor Interview: Shone Patel
2008 Ford F-350
Diesel Power: What changes are you making to the truck in order to prepare for the event?
Shone Patel: “Removing the 6-inch lift and 37-inch Toyo Mud Terrains. Removing the 4.30 gearing and reinstalling 3.73s.”
DP: What was your reaction when you got the call to compete?
SP: “I was hesitant, but decided it was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and that I should take advantage of it.”
DP: What tires do you plan to use?
SP: “Nitto Terra Grapplers.”
DP: What is your strategy going to be for each event? What’s the game plan?
SP: “Don’t break it and have fun.”
DP: What spare parts are you bringing?
SP: “Beer and underwear.”
DP: Who are your crewmembers?
SP: “David Farlow, Tadd Layton, Dustin Woodhouse.”
DP: Any other thoughts?
SP: “It’s going to be a learning experience for me, believe it or not. I’m just looking forward to a good time with my friends.”
Body style: Crew Cab, short bed, single rear wheel
Turbocharger(s): Elite Max Power compounds—66mm inducer on the high-pressure turbo, 82mm low-pressure turbo (ceramic ball-bearing from Precision)
Programmer, chip, or box: SCT with Innovative Diesel tunes
Injectors: Elite 150hp nozzles
Injection pump: Elite Dual K16 pumps
Lift pump: Elite Stage 2
Transmission: Elite H/D TorqShift w/Sun Coast torque converter
Air intake: Elite custom
Nitrous oxide: Nitrous Express NXD4000
Exhaust system: 4-inch straight pipe into MBRP duals
Estimated horsepower: 1,100 hp
“I’ve always been a spectator, so this should be interesting.”