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Diesel Performance Podcast

The Diesel Performance Podcast is a conversation, debate, and everything else about the three main domestic diesel engines: Duramax, Powerstroke, and Cummins. Hosts Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke cover topics every diesel owner needs to know - from engine maintenance and engine performance to modifications that enhance performance. If you love diesel engines and light duty pickup trucks - you've found the perfect podcast.
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Aug 31, 2018

Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke talk about diesel performance upgrades for your Duramax, Cummins and Power Stroke.  This week they discuss where to get started with your 3rd generation Cummins build.  To get into a real example, Jim Rendant and Chris Ehmke take out Jim's all stock 2006 Mega Cab with 56K miles.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

Duramaxtuner.com, Exergy Performance, WC Fab, Calibrated Power

Official Podcast of Ultimate Callout Challenge and Diesel Power Challenge.   

Aug 24, 2018

Joe and Drew Tordai join hosts Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke to talk about their rapidly growing addiction to Work-Stock Sled Pulling. Starting from just a single pull to traveling every weekend, these guys can't get enough of playing in the dirt. 

Thank you to our sponsors:

Exergy Performance

WC Fab

DuramaxTuner.com

Calibrated Power

Aug 17, 2018

Tyler Franzen of DuramaxTuner.com joins hosts Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke to talk about his $15K LBZ Budget Build Sled Pull Truck.  This 2006 LBZ came to him with 165K miles and other than EFILive tunes and a 4094VA turbo all stock.  

He was given a budget of $15K to build a badass Work-Stock sled pull truck for the Illini State Pullers (ISP) circuit.  He has gone through a host of upgrades including, VVT Stealth 67G2 turbo, Exergy 100% over injectors and 10mm Cp3, WC Fab Y-Bridge, and much more.  

Our Sponsors make this show possible, support us by supporting them:

WC Fab: www.wcfab.com

Exergy Performance: www.exergyperformance.com

DuramaxTuner.com: www.duramaxtuner.com

Calibrated Power: www.calibratedpower.com 

 

Aug 10, 2018

Paul interviews LT from the Truck Tech Show. The conversation underscores what we've all known and appreciated about diesel performance. 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

Wehrli Custom Fabrication
WCFab.com

Exergy Performance
Exergyperformance.com

Calibrated Power Solutions
Calibratedpower.com

Duramaxtuner.com

Jul 30, 2018

Paul and Chris talk to Heavy # and Diesel Dave from the Discovery Channel show Diesel Brothers. 

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Wehrli Custom Fabrication
WCFAB.COM

Exergy Performance
Exergyperformance.com

Calibrated Power Solutions
Calibratedpower.com

Duramaxtuner.com

Jul 25, 2018

Diesel Power Magazine's Jason Gonderman visits the podcast to talk about the publications LB7 build. It's called Project Implse and it involves tearing down a $3,000.00 truck and rebuilding it into something anyone would want to own and drive. The truck build is about a year old now and already the focus of a dozen articles. 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

Wehrli Custom Fabrication
WCFAB.COM

Exergy Performance
exergyperformance.com

Calibrated Power Solutions
calibratedpower.com

Duramaxtuner.com

Jul 18, 2018

What goes into the decision making when buying a new turbo - or upgrading the turbo in your truck with a new compressor wheel and cover? It's the least expensive route, but may not necessarily be the best way to go. Paul and Chris talk about turbos and various buying options with J.P., Calibrated's turbo shop overseer. He's taken apart dozens of turbos and has learned a few things about how they look after a few hundred thousand miles. 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

Wehrli Custom Fabrication
WCFab.com

Exergy Performance
Exergyperformance.com

Calibrated Power Solutions
Calibratedpower.com

Durmaxtuner.com

Jul 7, 2018

Paul and Chris drive Paul's new diesel ride - a 2012 BMW X5 35D. Not only is Paul's ride a diesel - it's got a common rail with compound turbos. As he says - it's got everything he'd want in a truck - but it's an SUV. 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

Wehrli Custom Fabrication
WCFAB.COM

Exergy Performance
EXERGYPERFORMANCE.COM

Calibrated Power Solutions
Calibratedpower.com

Duramaxtuner.com

 

Jun 22, 2018

Kody Pulliam won the Diesel Power Challenge 2018 with his LB7 Duramax, expert driving and good luck! This episode walks you through what it was like to be at #DPC2018 with Kody.  

Hear interviews at the event, on the side of the track and even after a few beers as host Paul Wilson follows Kody throughout the event. 

Special Thanks:

Kody Pulliam

Diesel Power Magazine

KJ Jones

XDP

ATS

ALL DPC Sponsors & Competitors

Wehrli Custom Fab

Exergy Performance

DuramaxTuner.com

Calibrated Power

Paul Wilson: 815-568-7920 ext 2122

Chris Ehmke: 815-568-7920 ext 2121

Jun 15, 2018

Paul and Chris welcome DURTYMAX JACK to the podcast. He's a popular YouTuber who drives an L5P and a sweet Corvette - and a lot more. 

Special thanks to our Sponsors:

Wehrli Custom Fabrication
WCFab.com

Exergy Performance
exergyperformance.com

Calibrated Power Solutions
Calibratedpower.com

Duramaxtuner.com

Jun 10, 2018

The final event of the DPC2018 - the SLED PULL - gets underway with Paul Wilson calling the action and talking to the drivers. Then we hear from a relieved Kaje Jones, editor of Diesel Power Magazine at the conclusion of another successful Diesel Power Challenge.

SPECIAL THANKS TO DIESEL POWER MAGAZINE:

http://www.trucktrend.com/diesel-power-magazine/

Jun 8, 2018

Paul watches the Diesel Power Challenge 2018 Competitors move through the cone course. It may look easy - but it's not. 

Special thanks to Diesel Power Magazine:
http://www.trucktrend.com/events/diesel-power-challenge

Jun 8, 2018

Paul calls the drag racing final at the 2018 Diesel Power Challenge. 

Special thanks to Diesel Power Magazine:
http://www.trucktrend.com/events/diesel-power-challeng

Jun 8, 2018

The drag racing event kicks off at the Diesel Power Challenge. The event features quite a few drivers who say drag racing is what they do best. Paul Wilson follows the action from the qualifying to the semi-finals. Look for the drag racing final in the next episode. 

Special thanks to Diesel Power Magazine:
http://www.trucktrend.com/events/diesel-power-challeng

Jun 7, 2018

Diesel Power Challenge 2018 - DAY FOUR: Like every event at this year's DPC, the weather and altitude play a role. The trailer races are no exception as the trucks see how fast they can carry a 10K trailer up an eighth-mile incline. One more event in this grueling diesel contest. 

 

Special thanks to Diesel Power Magazine:
http://www.trucktrend.com/events/diesel-power-challeng

Jun 6, 2018

Paul concludes the DYNO event with another series of interviews and play-by-play action. He also points out some of the unique conditions the drivers must consider during the DYNO run. 

Special thanks to Diesel Power Magazine:
http://www.trucktrend.com/events/diesel-power-challeng

Jun 6, 2018

Coverage of the Diesel Power Challenge DYNO event continues with Paul watching the action on the rollers and getting comments from the drivers - watch out for Part Three coming soon. 

Jun 6, 2018

Paul is watching the DYNO event at the Diesel Power Challenge in Arvada, Colorado - here's the first part of several reports from host Paul Wilson. 

 

Special thanks to Diesel Power Magazine:
http://www.trucktrend.com/events/diesel-power-challeng

Jun 6, 2018

It turns out the fuel consumption portion of the Diesel Power Challenge is really, really tough on the trucks. So tough that some competitors do not participate out of concern it may break their trucks! Paul Wilson talks to the drivers and the organizer of the event - who likes the idea of a difficult event within the challenge. 

 

Special thanks to Diesel Power Magazine:
http://www.trucktrend.com/events/diesel-power-challeng

Jun 4, 2018

Paul travels to Arvada, Colorado for the 2018 Diesel Power Challenge. In the first of several episodes this week, Paul talks to most of the competitors about their trucks and their expectations. 

Special thanks to Diesel Power Magazine:
http://www.trucktrend.com/events/diesel-power-challenge/

Jun 2, 2018

Although recorded before the Ultimate Callout Challenge 2018, competitor Josh Gruis goes over his truck build and outlines his goals for the upcoming event. He also talks to Chris and Paul about what he's learned about diesel and how it affects his decisions on his current build. 

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Wehrli Custom Fabrication
WCFAB.COM

Exergy Performance
exergyperformance.com

Calibrated Power Solutions
Calibratedpower.com

Duramaxtuner.com

 

 

May 29, 2018

When this podcast was recorded - just seven days before the Ultimate Callout Challenge - Frank Kuperman admitted his truck wasn't ready. But no one else was either. #UCC2018 

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Wehrli Custom Fabrication
WCFAB.com

Exergy Performance
Exergyperformance.com

Calibrated Power Solutions
calibratedpower.com

Duramaxtuner.com

 

May 18, 2018

Shawn Baca continues to push the envelope in diesel performance. In this episode, he gets into the details behind his latest effort with Chris and Paul. 

Thanks to our Sponsors:

WCFab.com
Wehrli Custom Fabrication

Exergy Performance
Exergyperformance.com

Calibrated Power Solutions
calibratedpower.com

Duramaxtuner.com

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