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Diesel World March 2019

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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end of an era nhrda ceases operations

When I started in this industry, diesel racing wasn’t really much of anything. It existed, but was scarce, few and far between. Compared to today, the industry wasn’t much of anything, not yet at least. But a few years after diesel performance really took off, an off-road shop owner that I had been buying from for years started a thing—that owner was Randy Cole and that thing was the NHRDA. The NHRDA (National Hot Rod Diesel Association) would end up being North America’s largest diesel event series. Drag racing, dyno contests, show and shines plus sled pulling made up the docket with events all over the U.S. and Canada. If you’ve been a diesel fan, even for only a few years, you’ve likely been to an NHRDA event. The NHRDA was…

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dw news

ODSS RACING CIRCUIT EXPANDS Delving into the event-hosting side of diesel drag racing, the folks at Firepunk Diesel will hold their first Outlaw Diesel Super Series race the weekend of May 31-June 1, 2019. Coined “Outlaw Diesel Revenge,” everything will take place at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia, Ohio. Revered for its superb track surface, race-prep, and more than 150 concrete pit spots for racers, the Kil-Kare facility should be well-received by competitors and spectators alike. Along with the Firepunk addition, an invitational Quick 8 Shootout has been added to the menu at U.C.C. 2019, and Hollyrock Customs will also host an event on the regular racing circuit: the Summer Diesel Showdown. NHRDA CEASES OPERATIONS After much consideration, Randy Cole and the National Hot Rod Diesel Association (NHRDA) team are closing their doors after…

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hot products

BLOW BY FILTER Mishimoto 6.0L Power Stroke Baffled Catch Can New from Mishimoto is their Direct Fit '03-'07 Ford 6.0L Power Stroke Baffled Oil Catch Can. The High-flow catch can allows your crankcase to breathe while filtering out harmful oil, fuel, and water vapors. Sturdy, 3mm-thick steel brackets mount the catch can in an easily accessible location for easy servicing. Includes durable, CNC-machined aluminum hose-barb fittings, a 5.3 fl. oz. capacity for improved flow and extended service intervals and features a Mishimoto lifetime warranty. Mishimoto 877.GOMISHI Mishimoto.com HIGH FLOW FAN Flex-A-Lite Flex-Wave Electric Fan The new Flex-Wave electric fan from Flex-A-Lite has greater airflow, is more efficient and is quieter than traditional S-blade and straight-blade designs. The Flex-Wave fan moves up to 20 percent more airflow than Flex-A-Lite Trimline fans, and up to 25 percent more airflow…

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project looks. muscle. longevity part 13: bigger brakes

Right back at it with Project Looks. Muscle. Longevity. Seems like we’ve done just about everything over the past year to this 2012 Silverado 2500HD. Custom Tuning, modified turbo, improved injection pump, fully built transmission, mild suspension lift, bigger fuel tank, gooseneck hitch, and even a few cosmetic upgrades. All that’s gone into this build already, it should be pretty much done, right? Well, not just yet, as there’s still a host of aftermarket parts waiting to get swapped onto the project. This truck has nearly 600 horsepower under the hood now, more than enough to keep a heavy load moving forward, but there hasn’t been much in the way of helping get that weight slowed down. Now, a year into the build, a set of brake rotors and pads…

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better with age

The ’98 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 Quad Cabs are some of the most sought after trucks in the diesel segment. When this model year was introduced, rear opening doors were an option for the first time, yet it was the last time the 12-valve Cummins would be offered. Some 20 years on, it’s hard to find any remnants of this somewhat rare breed of Ram, let alone come across one in good shape. Luckily, enthusiasts are always on the prowl for a gem—and when they find one, they pounce. When Johnny Ramirez got his hands on the spotless ’98 you see here, he had big plans for the P-pumped second-gen. Six years later, having endured his fair share of trials and tribulations along the way, he’s pieced together the…

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specifications 1998 dodge ram 2500

OWNER: Johnny Ramirez HOMETOWN: Payette, Idaho ODOMETER: 208,000 miles ENGINE: 5.9L Cummins 12-valve built by Big Twin Diesel SHORT-BLOCK: Cryogenically treated block and crank, Industrial Injection Gorilla Girdle, Carrillo rods, Diamond Racing pistons, Stage 3 Colt cam, Dynomite Diesel Products (DDP) billet tappet cover, DDP bolt-in freeze plugs HEAD: Industrial Injection race performance head with fire-rings, 47.5mm intake valves, 43mm exhaust valves, fully CNC-ported with ZZ Custom Fabrication intake manifold, Hamilton Cams extreme duty pushrods, ARP Custom Age 625+ head studs FUEL: 215hp P7100 with DDP .024 delivery valves, AFC spring and fuel plate, Stage 3 injectors, 23 degrees of timing, dual FASS 200-gph fuel systems with FASS tank sump AIR: Big Twin Diesel compound turbo system with Garrett GT4718R low-pressure and GTX3582R high-pressure, Banks Twin-Ram intake elbow with TurboSmart blow-off valve, High Tech Turbo intercooler EXHAUST: Steed…