Jimmy Hawn of Revenna, Ohio says his diesel addiction began in2001 when his grandfather bought a 24 valve. Now he sled pulls withan '06 he named "No More Cents" referring to the cash he's spent.Jimmy started with a Smarty tuner, cold air and exhaust. Now histruck is competitive in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvaniawhere he's racked up an impressive record in theworkstock class.
Anyone who works on a farm knows the importance of a tractor with enough power to get the job done. Anything less and the entire operation suffers. That's why we call today's episode Tractor Power Revolution. Hosts Paul Wilson and Danny Voss welcome Logan Eck of JMR Farms of Vincennes, Indiana. Logan talks about tractor up-rates and how the simple process has improved power on five tractors on his operation. Joining Logan is Calibrated Power's Nick Priegnitz. The podcast explains why and when a farm operation should consider a new calibration for a tractor. Other issues are described, including the difference between a calibration and other methods of increasing power on a farm tractor. Nick explains how a calibration works within the factory powertrain designs by respecting the importance of fuel monitoring on the system. If the tractor doesn't know how much fuel it's getting - bad things can happen. This episode is a must-hear for anyone who depends on tractor power on the farm - which is pretty much every farm operation in the world.
Nathan Mueller visits the podcast to talk about his 2010 Camaro SS. No big deal, right? It's just a Camaro. But pop the hood and you'll find a Duramax! Hosts Paul Wilson and Danny Voss talk to Nate about his amazing diesel conversion and why he tackled such an unusual project. Then we learn Nate owns a successful business converting other vehicles, which leads to a pretty interesting convo by itself.
Here's Nate's shoutouts and links for the Duramax Camaro:
Ken Wolkens - Standaloneharness.com
Adem Pela - Pelamotorsports.com
Rychner Speed and Fab - Facebook
Roger with Exhaust Pros
The Diesel Performance Podcast digs deep into the least popular, but important topic - diesel engine emissions equipment. Danny and Paul welcome expert Mike Kennedy of Calibrated Power Solutions. Mike has nearly two decades of experience working on diesel engine emissions equipment. He's currently the director of Calibrated Power's calibrations department. Anyone with a diesel will appreciate this episode because it breaks down all the emission acronyms (EGR, DOC, SCR, DPF) into everyday language while providing insight into the importance of each step in the soot and NOX cleaning process in a diesel. The guys also address the how deleting emissions equipment may not really pay off the way some expect. It's a fascinating conversation that every diesel owner probably needs to listen to.
The Diesel Performance Podcast visits with Lottsburg, Virginia farmer Mark Downing. Mark recounts his diesel addiction, starting with a 6.5 GMC to an '01 Duramax that included some major problems (injectors, head gasket, injection pump) by 80K miles (ouch!). Mark sold the '01 Duramax and bought an '01 Cummins. Mark then describes his enjoyment of spraying nitrous - nothing gets the turbo going better, he says. Danny agrees because he uses nitrous too. After listening to this episode, you'll be amazed at the amount of work some diesel owners put into their trucks to satisfy that need for horsepower!
No doubt about it - the LML is the Duramax of choice for many. The ride quality cannot be matched by any other Duramax. But how does the LML compare when it comes to performance? What does the owner have to do to hit 500 rwhp and beyond? DPP hosts Paul Wilson and Danny Voss talk to LML expert and owner-founder of Calibrated Power Solutions and Duramaxtuner.COM, Nick Priegnitz.
Byron, Illinois resident Mike Carter stops by with his show quality LML for this episode of the Diesel Performance Podcast Truck Advisor. Paul and Danny learn how Mike's diesel addiction starts with his father's truck that is eventually handed down - beginning with an LLY. Today Mike's LML is emissions equipped and tuned by Duramaxtuner.COM. Along with the tuning, Mike's truck includes an amazing set of subwoofers under the back seat - so not only does his truck look good - but you can hear it coming from a quarter mile away!
Paul and Danny wrap up a two-episode series about Calibrated Power Solutions' Turbo Shootout. The shootout involved testing five aftermarket turbochargers for spool-up, towing and peak power. The guys go over some of the results in this episode and draw some important conclusions about the selection of an aftermarket turbocharger. Listeners are also invited to download the full 17 page report at Calibratedpower.com.
Paul and Danny welcome Chuck Dilly to the podcast to talk about his fully built Duramax. DPP guest and diesel expert Chris Ehmke joins the conversation about Chuck's amazing 900 horsepower monster he drives every day in any weather. The guys tackle the important issue of what to do if your truck fails after a major build. Some give up and go home - but not Chuck! The crew also talks about the importance of setting goals for a truck build - figuring out exactly how much horsepower you want. This is a rowdy, explicit conversation worth every minute of your time.
The Diesel Performance Podcast begins a two-episode discussion about Calibrated Power Solution's Cummins Turbo Shootout. Co-Hosts Paul Wilson and Danny Voss describe the series of tests to measure five aftermarket turbochargers in several categories, including spool-up, towing, and peak power. This first episode goes over the basics. A second episode will talk about the results. Listeners are invited to download the 17-page final report from Calibrated Power's website - calibratedpower.com.
Andrew Murdock of Suncoast Converters explains how to build the best transmission for whatever application you need. The most important consideration - the torque converter.
Sean Kiser drives a '06 Cummins Quad-Cab he bought brand new. But his truck has come a long way since then. Even though he doesn't race with it all the time - he did make one run and finished in the 10's at 127 mph with a calculated rwhp of over 900. Join Paul Wison and Danny Voss as they talk to Sean about his truck and the addictive passion of diesel power.
Paul Wilson hitches a ride in a freshly tuned 2.8L Duramax Canyon and becomes a believer. This is not your typical small truck - this is a real diesel with enough towing capacity to haul a car trailer or whatever. Nick Priegnitz, Owner-Founder of Duramaxtuner.COM, talks about the V4 Duramax and its tuning potential - both for the engine control module (ECM) and transmission control module (TCM). The entire podcast takes place behind the wheel with Paul reacting as each new tune is loaded. The small, kinda dead stock tuned truck turns into an energetic joy to drive. Duramaxtuner.COM's Nick Priegnitz is convinced the 2.8L Duramax platform is here to stay and has an awesome future in the diesel performance aftermarket.
Katie Pajestka knows burnouts! Paul and Danny ask Katie how she got started in diesel - you may be surprised by the answer! She describes what it took to get from a bone stock, old-guy truck to the tire shredding machine she owns today. The truck goes to the track when the weather improves - but Paul thinks he knows what Katie's truck will run and Danny disagrees. It's a lively discussion with plenty of good times.
Daniel McEwen's diesel addiction began with a Cummins and now includes a Duramax LML. In this episode of the DPP Truck Advisor, Daniel explains the mods and other things he's done to build a drag racer and how he's done it.
Paul and Danny host two of the country's best diesel performance experts to talk about the latest in twin and triple turbo set-ups. Nick Priegnitz, owner-founder of Calibrated Power Solutions, home of Duramaxtuner.COM, stops by along with Jason Wehrli, owner-founder of Wehrli Custom Fab. The crew goes into detail about what's involved in twin and triple turbo systems and what considerations a truck owner needs to consider before adopting the set-up for their own truck. The show also goes into various scenarios with Nick and Jason making recommendations. We think ALL of our shows are great - but we're really proud of this one - we hope you agree.
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Paul and Danny talk about a topic they know a lot about - EFILive, the tuning software used to develop calibrations for the Duramax, Cummins and a variety of gas engines. Both guys spend all day, every day, talking about EFILive because that's the underlying tool used by Calibrated Power Solutions. In this episode, they explore in-depth, what the software does and does not do. They also explain the difference between EFILive and a box tuner and the older method for tuning - an ECM chip.
Suncoast Performance's Dallas Penn visits to give Paul and Danny some insight on Powerstroke transmissions. Not all decisions relate to horsepower, according to Dallas. He likes to consider the use of the truck as well. Big horsepower and big torque require billet shafts - that's where the Powerstroke transmission build starts. Dallas says there's a revival in the popularity of the 4R100. The entire show goes into a lot of detail about all Ford transmissions and what owners need to know to get the most from their Blue Oval in every application - daily driver to performance.
Sled puller Lee Stiltz drops by the podcast to explain his addiction for the motorsport.
This is a head-on discussion about deleting emissions equipment on 2010-2015 Cummins Turbo Diesel trucks and WHY you may not want to. Paul Wilson and Danny Voss visit the podcast sponsor and owner-founder of Calibrated Power Solutions, Nick Priegnitz. CPS sells CME (2010-2015) Cummins Turbo Diesel calibrations that hit 500 rwhp with emissions control equipment intact. Along with the engine tuning, CPS offers transmission tuning. The podcast challenges industry beliefs about the need for deleting emissions equipment.
Dwight Kroon of Manassas, Virginia visits to talk about his '06 Cummins and how he's taken it from stock to badass. The truck goes by the name of Street Sleeper and for good reason. Dwight says it looks like a truck a grandpa would drive. Despite appearances, Street Sleeper probably hits in the low 900s. Paul, Danny and Dwight also talk about bracket racing and how there's a difference between the horsepower goals in the Midwest compared to the East Coast.
PSP Diesel's Art Martinez stops by to offer turbo advice to Blue Oval owners. Art also consults with host Paul Wilson about his 1995 7.3 gear jammer and what it doesn't have any fortitude!
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.