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.” VEHICLE Year: 2008 Model: F-350 Body style: Crew Cab, short bed, single rear wheel MODIFICATIONS 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 Intercooler: Spearco Air intake: Elite custom Nitrous oxide: Nitrous Express NXD4000 Exhaust system: 4-inch straight pipe into MBRP duals Estimated horsepower: 1,100 hp COMPETITION EXPERIENCE “I’ve always been a spectator, so this should be interesting.” By Mike McGlothlin Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!