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January 2013 Readers’ Diesels

Homegrown Rigs

Text By Jason Thompson, Photography by Readers

Diesel Pull-Off
Year/Make/Model: 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 (blue)
Owner: Chris Johnson
Hometown: Browns Valley, California
Engine: 5.9L Cummins
Air Intake: AFE
Programmer/Chip/Box: Smarty TNT
Injection Modifications: Dynomite Diesel Performance injectors with an Industrial Injection Double Dragon high-flow fuel return
Turbocharger: Industrial Injection 71/74
Lift Pump: Raptor, 150-gph
Exhaust: BD exhaust manifold
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic with internals from Monster Pump Mike
Suspension: 3-inch Carli Suspension coils in the front, extended control arms, and traction bars built by TCS Customs
Owner Says: “When I’m not deployed overseas, I work as a diesel tech at Browns Valley Performance Truck and RV. I won the pull because my buddy Travis (black Dodge) smoked his clutch.”

Tire-Torturing Power
Year/Make/Model: 2001 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Dylan Baker
Hometown: Howard, Ohio
Engine: 5.9L Cummins
Air Intake: K&N intake, BD intercooler, and CPP water-to-air intercooler
Programmer/Chip/Box: Quadzilla Adrenaline with pulse
Injection Modifications: Hot Rod Bosch VP44, .093 lines, .084 crossover tubes, and 150hp Fireball injectors
Head and Valvetrain: Industrial Injection CNC ported head, 110-pound valvesprings, Hamilton cam and pushrods, ARP head studs
Lift Pump: FASS 150-gph
Turbocharger: S300 with a billet compressor wheel
Exhaust: ATS three-piece manifold with 4-inch downpipe to 5-inch piping with stack
Transmission: 47RE four-speed automatic with ATS transmission pan and ATS Co-Pilot
Drivetrain: Detroit Locker, Yukon axles, ATS differential pan
Odometer: 237,000 miles
Owner Says: “The truck is my daily driver. It’s a crazy ride sometimes, but I’m addicted to diesels. See ya’ll at Thoroughbred Diesel for Judgment Day—I’ll be in the 2.6 Class.”

Like Father Like Son
Year/Make/Model: 2012 Ford F-250
Owner: Tom Killian
Hometown: Jonesburg, Missouri
Engine: 6.7L Power Stroke
Transmission: 6R140 TorqShift six-speed automatic
Wheel and tires: 20x12-inch rims with 33x12.50R20 Toyo Open Country A/Ts
Odometer: 2,900 miles
Fuel Economy: 18 to 20 mpg

Year/Make/Model: 2000 Ford F-250
Owner: David Killian
Hometown: Jonesburg, Missouri
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke
Programmer/Chip/Box: Edge Evolution stacked with Banks Six-Gun
Intake: Spectre air filter
Exhaust: 5-inch into 7-inch stacks
Suspension: Rough Country 1-inch add-a-leaf (front) with 3-inch add-a-leaf (rear)
Odometer: 169,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 18 to 22 mpg
Owners Say: “Thank you for the chance to be in your magazine. It’s the best one and the only one we spend money to read.”

I Love This Magazine
Year/Make/Model: 2002 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Tom Phillips n Hometown: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Engine: 5.9L Cummins n Air Intake: BHAF
Programmer/Chip/Box: Smarty
Injection Modifications: BD 50hp injectors
Turbocharger: BD Super B
Lift Pump: FASS 95 series n Exhaust: 4-inch with 6-inch tip
Suspension: Rear raised 1½ inches, Bilstein shocks, third-gen track bar, Solid Steel Industries steering stabilizer, and Firestone air springs
Transmission: NV5600 six-speed manual with South Bend clutch
Wheel and Tires: 17x8-inch rims and 285/75R17 Toyo Open Country M/Ts
Odometer: 86,000 miles
Owner Says: “I’m 27 and live on a farm. I love this magazine.”

12-Second Ranch Truck
Year/Make/Model: 2005 GMC Sierra 2500
Owner: Blake Crenshaw
Hometown: Fort Sumner, New Mexico
Engine: 6.6L Duramax
Programmer/Chip/Box: EFILive tuned by Rob Coddens
Injection Modifications: 40-percent larger injectors
Turbochargers: SDP twin-turbo kit
Lift Pump: AirDog 150
Transmission: Stage V
Suspension: Rear traction bars
Odometer: 106,000 miles
Owner Says: “I’m 19 years of age and live on a ranch. This truck has run a best quarter-mile time of 12.4 seconds at 109 mph. It has never had its valve covers off.”

Diesel Choices
Year/Make/Model: 2004 Kubota RTV
Owner: Kevin Moore
Hometown: Sintaluta, Saskatchewan, Canada
Engine: Kubota 0.9L (900cc) I-3
Transmission: Three-speed hydrostatic
Hours: 915
Owner Says: “The engine produces 21 hp. I added a 4,500-pound winch, chainsaw carrier, and a gun rack. Its top speed is 40 mph.”

Year/Make/Model: 2003 Dodge Ram 2500
Engine: 5.9L Cummins
Air Intake: AEM
Programmer/Chip/Box: Edge EZ
Exhaust: MagnaFlow 4-inch turbo-back
Suspension: Carli Suspension ball joints and a Mopar heavy-duty steering arm kit
Transmission: NV5600 six-speed manual with Valair dual-disc clutch and BD short-shift kit
Tires: 285/75R17 Hankook Dynapro ATM
Odometer: 217,480 miles
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg
Owner Says: “This one is the money pit.”

Year/Make/Model: 2008 International 9900i Eagle
Engine: Cummins 625hp 14.9L ISX
Transmission: Fuller 18-speed with double overdrive
Drivetrain: 40,000-pound axles with four-way lockers
Fuel Economy: 6.5 mpg
Owner Says: “This pulls a 53-foot tri-axle cattle trailer across three Prairie Provinces. The EGR and DPF were removed. My favorite modifications are the Pacific truck hood emblem and 100-watt Grote off-road lights on the roof bar.”

Cummins Chevy and IDI Ford
Year/Make/Model: 1989 Chevy K1500
Owner: Tom Gessaman n Hometown: Troy, Ohio
Engine: 3.9L 4BT Cummins
Air Intake: K&N filter with custom turbo piping and intercooler location
Injection Modifications: BD fuel pin and 3,200-rpm governor spring kit
Exhaust: 3-inch with 4½-inch tip
Suspension: 1½-inch suspension lift and 3-inch body lift
Transmission: 4L80E four-speed automatic with B&M pan and cooler
Owner Says: “I fabricated all the mounts and brackets to get it mounted right.”

Year/Make/Model: 1987 Ford F-250
Engine: International 6.9L IDI
Transmission: C6 three-speed automatic
Odometer: 200,000 miles
Owner Says: “I installed the flatbed with all the toolboxes and lights. There was rust all over the fenders, and many panels were rotting out on the cab. I fabricated and welded in new metal, sanded it, and painted the truck bright fire engine red. Hitches and many extra lights were added for safety, as it is our farm and service truck for work on the job sites.”

By Jason Thompson
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