Paul and Danny talk to Josh with Holderdown Diesel Performance about the upcoming sled pull event and everything else that's going on with Holderdown's UCC truck. They're driving a burgundy Cummins.
Day Three of the Ultimate Callout Challenges gets underway as Paul and Danny recount what happened in drag racing and the dyno. You hear who's on top as the event moves into sled pulling. While recording the podcast, Ryan Milliken walked by and gave an interview...
Mike Graves talks goes into detail about his strategy with tomorrow's sled pull event here at the UCC. Earlier today, Mike's Duramax LBZ has survived a the drag race and dyno events.
Frank Kuperman of Revmax Converters drives a '08 Cummins, 2500 with 2WD - one of only two in the UCC. The other 2WD truck broke - so Frank heads into the sled pull event as the only 2WD truck still competing. Frank updates his truck's drag racing and dyno results with Paul and Danny.
Paul and Danny talk to Berry Carter of S&B Filters...
Brad with FASS Fuel System visits with Paul and Danny to talk about the company's lift pump products. Lift pumps may be one of the most important add-ons you can do with a diesel truck.
Merchant Automotive's Eric Merchant and Jereco Price join the podcast to talk about the company's badass sand rail among other things. Then Eric talks about his $30.00 hat.
Paul and Danny discuss turbo's with God Speed Turbo Innovation's Cody Callaham.
Paul and Danny talk to Adam Pela of Pela Motorsports.
Ryan Gelinas of ATS Diesel joins the podcast for an insightful look at the importance of the Ultimate Callout Challenge to the diesel aftermarket industry. Even though the action may be hot - it's still cold outside.
Paul and Danny jump into day one with a wrap-up of the first day of drag racing.
Paul and Danny stand in the cold air and recap the day, so-far. There's still a couple of hours of drag racing to go. We'll talk about that tomorrow during our first podcast.
The Mauch brothers of Mendota, Illinois have a reputation for being some of the most competitive sled pullers around. Last year they won an Outlaw pull in southern Wisconsin. When they compete against Calibrated Power's Clean Sweep, they usually win. So what's their secret? In this episode of the Diesel Performance Podcast, Paul, and Danny find out what it takes to be a sled pull champ. The Mauch's say it's a lifestyle. They drive a 2001 LB7 Crew Cab, Long Bed. They talk about how set-up is more important than horsepower; how the long bed prevents hopping on the track, and a dozen or so other details everyone who watches sled pulling would like to know.
Danny and Paul keep finding exciting things to talk about at the UCC. This time they found podcast friend Ric Newberry.
Paul and Danny catch up with MotorOPS tuner Jordan Molenaar. They also talk about the upcoming drag races. It's getting cold here - so what impact would that have on the drag racing tonight when it will most likely be even cooler.
Paul and Danny grab Tony from Dirty Hooker Diesel for a quick interview here at the Ultimate Callout Challenge.
Paul and Danny arrive at the Ultimate Callout Challenge in Indy - they've walked around a little - so here's their first impressions. We'll post more as the day continues.
Paul and Danny invite Nick Priegnitz of Calibrated Power on the podcast to talk about the failure of the company's UCC engine on the DYNO earlier this week. The 10.4L Cummins ISL windowed after the stock connecting rods failed. While some Internet bullies questioned the decision to use stock parts, Nick sets the record straight. Paul and Danny then describe the anticipated fun they're going to have at the UCC - sounding like a couple of teenage girls getting ready to go to the mall.
Rudy's Diesel Performance returns to the Ultimate Callout Challenge this year with the same Ford made famous last year in Salt Lake City - with plenty of adjustments and changes. Rawlings Barnes describes the build with Paul and Danny and offers a strategy for this year's event. Everyone agrees this year's UCC is going to be incredible with so many amazing builds underway throughout the country.
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Tobias Christie runs a diesel repair and performance shop in Mitchell, Ontario. Like many diesel shop owners, Tobias got started working for others, but then decided to go into business for himself. In this episode of the Diesel Performance Podcast, Tobias, Danny, and Paul talk about diesel motorsports in Canada and how it's different than the United States. Everyone agrees that the clean diesel movement is here to stay and nothing beats a good maintenance schedule for a diesel truck.
Mike Graves says the Ultimate Callout Challenge 2017 will be an amazing event for the diesel industry. Mike's Hollyrock Customs will be participating, for sure - but he also hopes to actually watch the anticipated power in action. Some of the horsepower numbers tossed around go as high as 3,500. Mike says his build will not go that high. He's mostly worried about one event - the sled pull. His truck has never seen "the dirt".
It's always great to hear from Mike Graves of Hollyrock Customs.
Ric Newberry of Exergy Engineering says he could talk for three days about injectors. Exergy is one of the industries best injector modification and diagnostic providers. In this episode, Paul and Danny ask Ric to define the various parts on an injector - from the pulse width, percent versus horsepower, along with many, many others. Ric describes building the largest injector so far - 700% over for the Ultimate Callout Challenge event coming up in April 2017. On the fuel side of diesel performance, the injector is front and center for engine performance. It's one of the first considerations for a modified diesel truck.
Paul and Danny jump into one of their favorite topics - LML performance. The guys spend a big part of each and every day helping LML owners navigate the performance aftermarket, so it's a topic as natural to them as the hide on a white tail deer. The guys tackle the dead pedal, emissions intact versus delete, CP4 failure, and a variety of other topics LML owners need to hear.
Lyle Richmond of Bully Dog joins the Diesel Performance Podcast to talk about the company's aftermarket diesel particulate filter (DPF) for the Ford 6.4L. The innovative design offers dependability as compared to the stock DPF known for failure. Lyle says Bully Dog's Performance DPF requires fewer regens of shorter duration. It increases airflow and horsepower. When combined with the company's calibrations, the Ford 6.4L owner will then be able to initiate regen and even perform a stationary or forced regen. Bully Dog's Ford 6.4L DPF is designed more for functionality than high horsepower, performance applications. Lyle says a contractor who depends on their truck to make money will want the performance DPF. It installs with a V-band clamp, allowing for easy removal for a manual cleaning - making it the last DPF a Ford 6.4L owner will ever need.