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Diesel Power

Diesel Power September 2019

The magazine shows owners what's on the market to improve their trucks' engine, transmission, and driveline. Diesel Power also shows prospective new truck buyers the newest light trucks with diesel engines and catalogs their performance. Diesel engine technology, motorhome engine upgrades, "diesel drags", "dyno days", and towing are all part of the package as well.

United States
TEN: The Enthusiast Network
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1 min.
diesel power

THE WORLD’S LARGEST DIESEL MAGAZINE EDITORIAL Network Content Director Sean P. Holman Editor KJ Jones Managing Editor Courtney McKinnon Staff Editors Jason Gonderman Brett T. Evans John Lehenbauer Social Media Editor Anthony Soos Social Media Director Brandon Scarpelli ART DIRECTION & DESIGN Art Director Mark Snyder Creative Director Alan Muir THE TRUCK TREND NETWORK ON THE WEB www.dieselpowermag.com www.trucktrend.com www.8-Lug.com www.truckinweb.com ADVERTISING General Manager Jerome Dziechiasz Network Advertising Director Maher Boulos Eastern Sales Director Michael Essex, 863/860-6023 Western Sales Director Scott Timberlake, 310/531-5969 Advertising Operations Manager Monica Hernandez Advertising Coordinator Gail Burns TEN: PUBLISHING MEDIA, LLC Chairman Greg Mays President Kevin Mullan SVP, Editorial & Advertising Operations Amy Diamond General Manager, Automotive Network Tim Foss Senior Director, Finance Catherine Temkin CONSUMER MARKETING, ENTHUSIAST MEDIA SUBSCRIPTION COMPANY, INC. SVP, Circulation Tom Slater VP, Retention & Operations Fulfillment Donald T. Robinson III VP, Acquisition & Database Marketing Victoria Linehan VP, Newsstand Retail Sales William Carter MOTORTREND GROUP President/General Manager Alex Wellen Group SVP, Sales Eric Schwab Head of Operations Jerry Solomon Head…

3 min.
holy $*@%, they did it!

KJones@enthusiastnetwork.com I’LL START this column entry with a confession. While Diesel Brothers (featuring Dave “Heavy D” Sparks, “Diesel Dave” Kiley, Keaton “The Muscle” Hoskins, and Josh “Red Beard” Stuart) has earned worldwide popularity (let’s be real here, it’s full-on superstardom at this point) since making its television debut in 2016, I haven’t been as rabid a fan as a lot of other people. I guess my initial disregard for the show—well, irritation with its antics more than having personal issues with any of the guys, especially since I didn’t even know them—dates back to the its first season on the air, when “rolling coal” (belching plumes of pollutive diesel-exhaust smoke) and finding it hysterically amusing was their shtick. You see, at that time, Diesel Brothers’ subliminal-but-influential message that “diesel smoke is cool” directly…

5 min.
you can order a customized nissan titan xd, plus there’s a one-of-a-kind titan work truck

CUSTOM-TRUCK packages are available from participating Nissan dealerships for several select vehicles in Nissan’s model lineup, including Titan XD. The turnkey Rocky Ridge packages begin with a suspension lift, custom wheels, and off-road tires and can be enhanced with many additional features. These options are: Altitude, which includes a 6-inch lift; Stealth, a lifted truck with armor-style accessories and Stealth Armour coating for an extra layer of protection; and K2, which comes with running boards, fender flares, and more. Rocky Ridge offers these packages for other makes and models as well. Details are located at: rockyridgetrucks.com/lifted-nissan-trucks. Nissan donated its one-of-one Ultimate Work Truck Titan XD diesel to Habitat for Humanity. The truck is the second in the series of three Ultimate Titans being built for the Calling All Titans campaign. The…

4 min.
parts bin

NO-BOIL BRAKING AS BRAKE systems heat up during competition or hard driving, brake-fluid temperature can increase to the point where it vaporizes and compresses, causing a mushy pedal and brake fade. To prevent this from happening, Summit Racing Equipment introduces a new DOT 4 synthetic brake fluid with a 572-degree (Fahrenheit) dry boiling point to guarantee the fluid maintains consistency even under the harshest racing environments. Summit Racing Equipment (800) 230-3030 summitracing.com LIGHT…CAMERA… Being able to see everything behind a truck when backing up at night is not always easy, even with some of the popular rear-facing cameras that are available. Rear View Safety’s Vehicle Flood Light with Backup Camera is designed to increase visibility in semi or total darkness. The floodlight’s center-mounted camera provides a 140-degree view, with a 98- to 164-foot visibility range thanks…

6 min.
readers’ diesels

ROTTEN PUMPKIN YEAR/MAKE/MODEL: ’94 Dodge Ram 2500 OWNER: Samuel Miller HOMETOWN: Edinburg, Virginia ENGINE: 5.9L Cummins I-6 TRANSMISSION: 47RH four-speed automatic ODOMETER: 287,000 miles FUEL ECONOMY: 15 to 24 mpg MODIFICATIONS: Custom-built transmission, 5x20 Bosch fuel injectors, 5-inch exhaust, maxed-out 215 P-pump, 64mm turbocharger, NP241DHD transfer case, AirDog II 165-gph lift pump OWNER SAYS: “I bought this truck from the original owner back in 2009 with 115,000 miles on it. There isn’t anything on this truck I haven’t broken. But no matter what I do, the engine keeps on ticking—never missing a beat. From working it to death Monday through Friday to pulling/racing on Saturday and Sunday, it’s been a really great rig.” DURAMISS YEAR/MAKE/MODEL: ’16 GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali OWNER: Claudia Wasilewski HOMETOWN: Long Island, New York ENGINE: 6.6L Duramax V-8 TRANSMISSION: Allison 1000 six-speed automatic ODOMETER: 8,000 miles FUEL ECONOMY: 16 mpg MODIFICATIONS: 22x10 Specialty Forged…

3 min.
distracted driving

john.lehenbauer@motortrend.com I KNOW we’ve all heard about the dangers of distracted driving. Public education programs designed to bring attention to the hazards can be seen on billboards scattered along many highways and in other forms of media. Many news outlets regularly report about accidents caused by drivers whose attention wasn’t on the road for some reason. Some of us may have even seen the effects firsthand or the aftermath of someone’s lack of attentiveness on the highway. There are so many different ways to be distracted while behind the wheel, and many times it seems as though people don’t really notice they’re not giving the road their full attention. Simple things like changing the radio station or adjusting the air-conditioning can pull people’s eyes and minds away from the road, increasing the…