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Diesel World October 2018

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
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12 Issues


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the new whip 335d (“d” for diesel!)

I talked about this last month and at the time I really didn’t think it would have happened so quickly, but I pulled the trigger and picked up a diesel Bimmer. After breaking a planetary in my 7.3L’s transmission, and with my other truck under the knife, I needed a car and fast. So the BMW dream became a reality. I’ve been shopping online for one off and on for the better part of a year and I found that there’s really not a ton of them out there. Go search for an ’06 Ram and you’ll find thousands for sale, but a 335d? Not so much. There’s really only a handful available at any given time and most require a plane ticket to check them out in person. So…

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dw news

THE BRODOZER It’s official. A Duramax-powered monster truck has infiltrated the top ranks of Monster Jam—and it’s highly competitive. Driven by Sparks Motors’ Heavy D, the “BroDozer” is the first diesel-powered truck to ever compete in Monster Jam and it debuted at Nashville in late June. It’s powered by a Wagler Competition Products Duramax that’s saddled with a compound turbo arrangement and S&S Diesel Motorsport fueling. Although the truck experienced some overheating issues toward the end of its time on the track, its freestyle performance wasn’t hindered in the least and it even sat in first place for most of the competition. Heavy D and the BroDozer would end up fourth overall—not a bad debut on one of the biggest stages in all of motorsports. In addition to holding its own…

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made in texas

“THE TRUCK WAS NEVER SENT OUT OF STATE. THE SUSPENSION WAS BUILT AND INSTALLED BY STMW IN TEXAS. AUDIO AND PAINT IN TEXAS. PERFORMANCE IN TEXAS. PHOTO SHOOT IN TEXAS. HARVEY COULDN’T STOP US.” -TYLER STEPHENS The wildest ideas come out in the most mundane of places—around a guy’s dining room table, for instance. If we were betting men, we’d put money on the number of crazy project vehicle builds dreamed up around dining room tables nationwide in the range of around 90 percent. That was the case with this 2017 F-250 Super Duty. And when all was said and done, the project collaborators would do battle with one of the biggest storms in modern U.S. history. As the story goes, Tyler Stephens (truck owner) was sitting around said table with Brandon…

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2017 FORD F-250 SUPER DUTY OWNER: Tyler Stephens HOMETOWN: Montgomery, Texas ENGINE: 6.7L Power Stroke AIR: No Limit Fabrication intake, Midwest Turbo piping EXHAUST: 5-inch Flo Pro w/7-inch tip ELECTRONICS: EZ Lynk Auto Agent SUSPENSION: STMW 12” Lift Kit—Front: Fabricated upper and lower 4 link with forged chromoly 1.25” joints, sway bar drop mounts, CNC-machined 6061 aluminum sway bar end links, polyurethane bushings, steering stabilizer axle and tie rod mounts, custom upper coilover mounts, CNC-machined lower coilover mounts, CNCmachined tapered sleeve for axle end of track bar mount, 12” travel 2.5” dual-rate remote reservoir coilovers, 12” travel 2.5” smooth body remote reservoir shocks; Rear: 10” Atlas leaf springs, fabricated rear traction bars with heavy duty forged 1.25x12tpi joint, poly bushings, traction bar axle and frame mounts, 14” travel 2.5” smooth body remote reservoir shocks STEERING: Track bar drop,…

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project looks. muscle. longevity part eight: button up that rear end

If you’re an avid reader of Diesel World magazine, this truck should be pretty familiar as we enter Part 8 in the build on this 2012 2500HD LML Duramax. Purchased used in November of 2017 with 117,000 miles on the clock, this basically bone-stock truck that had no idea what it was in for. GM engineers did a great job with the 2011-2014 trucks and the LML powerplant is a solid performer, with more than 370 hp in stock form. They’ll do just about anything the average truck owner could ask, but let’s be honest—we aren’t average truck owners. We’ve upped the power a little (an extra 127 hp/217 lb-ft to be exact) with the help of the Jammer Stage 2 kit from Edge Products. We’ve improved airflow through the engine…

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ultimate competitor

Donavan Harris is the owner of Armor Inc. Diesel & Suspension in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. To promote his shop’s capabilities, he teamed with Lenny Reed of Dynomite Diesel Products to build a drag truck that would be capable of hitting the dyno on a regular basis as well as tackle the pull sled when needed at competitions like the Ultimate Callout Challenge. After the initial build they tackled the inaugural UCC, finishing in the mid to upper range in each event for a fourth-place overall finish. They came back strong in 2017 and finished in the top three in the drag race and sled pull for a second fourth-place overall finish. Harris has also won the Edmonton NHRDA Pro Street as well as the Alligator Diesel dyno day and…