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Diesel World

December 2021

Covers all diesel-powered vehicles, trucks and tow vehicles with an eye for technical innovation, and advancements in related equipment and fuel technology.

United States
Engaged Media
$7.95(Incl. tax)
$26.52(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
first cuts

I think I’ve said this before, I’ve never been a Jeep person. Always hated showing up to a trail with some full-size 1990’s rig, one I spent years building, only to get shown up by a soccer Mom in a JK Jeep. When they started putting an EcoDiesel in them, an engine I’ve always loved (although I originally considered it underpowered in the larger Ram), I changed my mind and got one. Still didn’t think I’d become a Jeep person even owning one. My Fiancé likes to give me little Jeep Wave presents as jokes because she knows it bugs me. Well, that all changed, I’m really liking this thing. However, guarantee I’d never own one without the diesel. I haven’t changed that much. With just fifteen hundred miles on the…

4 min
dw news

OEM NEWS ARE BUILT-TO-ORDER VEHICLES THE FUTURE? Ford is entertaining the idea of doing away with packed dealer lots in favor of a built-to-order business model, according to a recent article from Car And Driver. As a result of the pandemic—along with the semi-conductor computer chip shortage that is now plaguing the auto industry—the way Americans purchase vehicles is changing. If you ask Ford CEO Jim Farley, a build-to-order process is the right way to go, moving forward. With more and more people opting to communicate with their local dealerships online rather than in-person, Ford hopes to shift future customers toward the vehicle ordering process. “We are really committed to going to an order-based system and keeping inventories at 50 to 60 days’ supply,” Farley stated in the article. SOURCE: HTTPS://WWW.CARANDDRIVER.COM/NEWS/ EMISSIONS CARB DEVELOPS ITS…

8 min
hot products

01 DEFANTIFREEZE DIESEL EXHAUST FLUID (DEF) HEATERS – ROCK AUTO Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) freezes below 12 deg. F (-11 C). DEF Heaters are needed to thaw DEF so that it can be pumped into the exhaust. Original equipment (OE) DEF Heaters commonly fail when the plastic protecting the heating elements eventually cracks; allowing DEF to leak in and cause an electrical short. RockAuto.com now carries more new DEF Heaters for Ford (6.7L) and GM (6.6L) diesels that meet or improve upon OE specifications, while costing less. Find new DEF Heaters (and DEF) under the “Exhaust & Emission” category at RockAuto.com. ROCK AUTO WWW.ROCKAUTO.COM. 02 MORE AIR BD DIESEL SCREAMER HE351 6.7L CUMMINS TURBO DODGE 2007.5-2012 PICK-UP A drop-in stock installation, stock looking replacement that is anything but stock! The larger Ballistic Billet compressor wheel and BD’s…

13 min
2021 – top 20

Wrapping up the year we thought we’d share with you what vehicles you all seem to enjoy the most. So we collected traffic numbers off our website, DieselWorldMag.com, and these are your top 20 features posted this year. No we’re not going to tell you who did better than who, although we will share the overall winner (and we saved it for last). One quick note about said winner, the number of views this ride’s post saw was a blow-out at over three times the views that its closest competitor saw. Enjoy! NOTE: CHECK OUT THE FULL ARTICLES ON ALL THESE RIDES ON DIESELWORLDMAG.COM RAPTOR HUNTER 2018 FORD F350 - SINTOR Sinister Diesel’s show truck turned into a new business as this is now a production build that anyone with deep enough pockets can…

12 min
adapt or die

For years, diesel drag racing was static-like. Most Pro Street trucks were stuck in the 9’s, the Pro Mod field was miniscule, and the index classes were hit or miss. The sport wasn’t as fast-moving as it is today. Literally. To be sure, diesel drag racing was exciting to watch and saw moderate growth, but what’s occurred over the past five to seven years has been extraordinary, and a lot of it has had to do with the industry’s embrace of gas-world go-fast parts and racing strategies. Looking across the aisle has given birth to more rear-wheel drive vehicles and tube chassis arrangements on coil overs as opposed to almost everything being based on a 4x4 ¾-ton or larger truck still packing leaf springs and a factory frame. Beyond that, four-link…

9 min
rtds8: record breakers!

While Olympic medals were handed out and world/Olympic records were broken halfway around the world in Japan, trophies, belts and ODSS records were earned and broken by the best of the best in diesel drag racing at the Crossville Dragway in Crossville, TN. The team at RLC Motorsports hosted the summer bash once again, welcoming diesel fanatics to join in the celebration of compression ignition at its finest with racing and vendor displays from the top shops and manufacturers within the diesel world. The two-day event kicked off Friday evening with ODSS Pro Class qualifying as well as testing that culminated in Friday night’s Diesel vs Gas Shootout where four of the fastest diesel door slammers faced off against four seriously fast gas cars. During qualifying passes Friday evening, the first…