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September 2011 Readers’ Diesels

Half a Dozen Of Your Fellow Readers' Rigs

Text By Jason Thompson

6.4L Believer
Year/Make/Model: ’08 Ford F-350
Owner: Clay Scott
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke
Programmer/Chip/Box: SCT Livewire with Elite Diesel and River City Diesel tunes
Exhaust: 5-inch AFE with DPF and EGR delete
Suspension: 2-inch leveling kit in front with air springs on all four corners
Ring and pinion: 4.10
Fuel economy: 16 mpg at 90 mph and 23 mpg at 70 mph
Odometer: 69,000 miles
Other: This truck also has a 10-gallon air tank, 2,000-watt stereo system, and a Warn winch

Back in Black
Year/Make/Model: ’05 Ford F-350
Owner: Matt Harrison
Hometown: Tuscon, Arizona
Engine: 6.0L Power Stroke
Programmer/Chip/Box: SCT X3
Exhaust: 5-inch turbo-back and 6-inch tip
Suspension: 2½-inch leveling kit
Wheels and Tires: Factory rims with 35x12.50R18 Toyo Open Country M/Ts
Fuel economy: 17 mpg city and 19 mpg highway
Other: Matt says, “This is my first diesel. I got it when I came back from my first deployment. I plan on pulling with it when I’m done with my current deployment.”

Heavy Hauler
Year/Make/Model: ’08 Ford F-450
Owner: L. Thomas Gallop Jr.
Hometown: Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Engine: 6.4L Power Stroke
Programmer/Chip/Box: Hypertech Max Energy
Exhaust: Banks 4-inch DPF-back
Wheels and tires: Stock rims and 225/70R19.5 Continental HDRs
Ring and pinion: 4.88
Fuel economy: 11 mpg empty
Other: L. Thomas says, “This truck weighs 9,600 pounds empty. I use it to pull construction equipment. I’ve yet to be disappointed by this truck.”

Texas Truck
Year/Make/Model: ’03 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Andy Klepac
Hometown: Bryan, Texas
Engine: 5.9L Cummins
Programmer/Chip/Box: Bully Dog
Air intake: Volant cold-air intake and Banks intake manifold
Exhaust: 4-inch
Transmission: NV5600 six-speed with BD short shifter
Suspension: 2-inch leveling kit
Wheels and tires: Stock wheels and 35x12.50R17 BFGoodrich M-Ts
Fuel economy: 20 mpg
Odometer: 107,000 miles
Other: Andy says, “This is my daily-driver. I use it to haul my dirt bikes and trailer to races. It runs as strong as the day it rolled off the assembly line.”

Island Diesel
Year/Make/Model: ’07 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Kurt Clingan
Hometown: Kailua, Hawaii
Engine: 6.7L Cummins
Programmer/Chip/Box: H&S Mini Maxx tuner
Air intake: AFE Stage II
Turbo: Black Ops wastegate
Lift pump: FASS 150-gph
Exhaust: 4-inch turbo-back and 6-inch Glenn Rock stacks
Other: This truck also has Pro Flaps mudflaps, a Mag-Hytec transmission pan, and Auto Meter gauges.

Diesel Pastime
Year/Make/Model: ’01 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
Owner: Travis Reffitt
Hometown: Oxford, Ohio
Engine: 6.6L Duramax
Programmer/Chip/Box: PPE Hot Plus 2 Xcelerator tuner
Air intake: PPE II
Transmission: PPE Stage 5 Allison 1000
Lift pump: PPE 160-gph
Exhaust: MBRP
Odometer: 289,000 miles
Other: Kim (Travis’ mom) says, “The work on the truck was done by Travis and his Dad. His favorite pastime is to drive his truck and read Diesel Power.”

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