The Diesel Performance Podcast's Danny Voss talks to veteran diesel tuner Bob Petersen, of Duramaxtuner.COM, about Duramax power recipes. The conversation covers every engine type - LB7, LLY, LBZ, LMM and everyone's favorite - the LML, and describes the various options, from tune-only power to bolt-ons, including intakes and exhaust systems. Bob goes into detail on some of the pros and cons of each engine. He also explains the meaning of driveability and why it's more important than a specific horsepower number, like 1,000hp.
The DPP team talks to diesel enthusiast Ryan Karbaum about his truck, 2005 Cummins 3500 with 390,000 miles. Like every diesel owner, Ryan likes to tell the story behind his truck and how his father handed it down to him when he turned 16. Flash forward a few years and we learn what Ryan did to the truck to feed his diesel addiction. DPP hosts Paul Wilson and Danny Voss ask questions and offer advice. In the end, we learn a lot about one truck and how a passion continues to keep it on the road - exactly the kind of story we like to hear at the Diesel Performance Podcast!
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Chris Ehmke of Calibrated Power describes each generation of Cummins engine and explains the differences between them and what you need to make power. The various recipes require a level of knowledge not obvious because the generations of Cummins diesel engines date from the early 1990s to 2016. Chris goes through every generation and gives us a good reason why owners say they drive a Cummins instead of a Dodge.
Imagine the ultimate tow rig - a truck with everything you need to climb the steepest grades with the heaviest haul - a camper or whatever - think heavy! In this episode, Paul Wilson interviews diesel experts Nick Priegnitz, owner-founder of Callibrated Power Solutions and Tim Slater of Centurion Fleet Services. These guys have hauled for years with the diesel platform and know what you need to keep a healthy truck when towing heavy loads.
Paul and Danny return with a new episode on an important topic - buying a diesel truck - explaining just about everything you need to know. The conversation digs into what you can expect to buy with a budget of 10K, 25K, and 40K for every badge: Powerstroke, Cummins and Duramax. Danny Voss bought, sold and traded diesel pickups for seven years for one of the best know diesel truck outlets in the country. He knows the market top to bottom and sideways - so this is the podcast for every diesel enthusiast because we all know we're forever checking truck prices, always day- dreaming about that next ride and hoping to make it happen sooner than later.
Find a used, light duty diesel pickup - spend 15K on mods and get it below 13 seconds in the quarter-mile. That's the focus of what we call our budget build episode featuring a lively discussion between a trio of diesel heads: Pete "Shibby" Przybysz (Powerstroke), Chris Ehmke (Cummins), and Paul Wilson (Duramax). The group discusses how they would spend 15K on their build, explaining the logic behind their decisions, which the other participants cannot understand or agree. In the end, former DPP moderator Scott Henricks picks a "winner" and pisses everyone off.