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Compound Turbo VP44 5.9L Cummins Engine

Cole Sojka’s diesel truck journey began at the age of 16 when he bought a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 as a farm truck. Over the past eight years and 100,000 additional miles, he’s transformed the truck, including building up the 5.9L VP44 compound-turbo Cummins engine. Check out the build!

Cummins engine
Triple-Turbo 6.7L Powerstroke Drag Race Engine

During last summer’s Ultimate Callout Challenge, we got the chance to speak with Dan Snyder of SPE Motorsport about his dragster setup, which is powered by a triple-turbo 6.7L Powerstroke engine. Check out the details in this Diesel of the Week episode!

Single-Turbo 5.9L Cummins Engine

Aaron West has done a few smaller scale builds to date, but he recently finished up a “Frankenstein” truck that is pretty impressive. The body is a 1990 Dodge D150, while the chassis is from a shortened 2003 Dodge 2500 4WD, and the engine is a turbocharged 5.9L Cummins. It’s our Diesel of the Week!

Dodge truck and 5.9L Cummins engine
L5P Duramax Swapped 1952 Chevy 3100

During this past year’s Ultimate Callout Challenge, there were plenty of awesome trucks on the track, but there were also cool trucks in the exhibitor area. Take Keith Porter’s Chevy 3100 for example. Keith did all the work on this truck himself, including swapping in an L5P Duramax engine with all the bells and whistles.

L5P Duramax
Triple-Turbo 6.4L Cummins Super Stock Engine

Addicted Performance Diesel prioritizes performance and specializes in reinforcing engines and transmissions for both daily use and high-performance racing. Just take a look at shop owner Jason Stott’s personal Super Stock pulling truck with a triple-turbo 6.4L Cummins engine in it.

1,500-HP 6.7L Cummins-Powered Cuda

The Plymouth Hemi Cuda is a quintessential muscle car for many gear heads. But who knew swapping a compound turbo 6.7L Cummins into a Cuda could make it even cooler? Randy Weaver of Weaver Customs did just that. Check out what went into this unique build!

Tyler Hewett’s 6.0L Powerstroke Mustang

We love seeing something out of the ordinary, and at this past summer’s Ultimate Callout Challenge, we got to spend a few minutes with Tyler Hewett talking to him about his love for the Powerstroke platform and the reasons he stuffed a 6.0L into a Mustang. It’s our Diesel of the Week!

Turbocharged and Nitrous-Boosted LB7 Duramax Engine

Wyatt Stengel’s 1970 GMC K15 is a cherished family heirloom. However, that didn’t stop him from turning it into a drag racing powerhouse thanks to an upgraded LB7 Duramax engine. Check out what went into the four-year project that blends aesthetics and horsepower.

Compound-Turbo “Shredder” 5.9L Cummins Engine

Like any sensible diesel guy, Chris Voorheis got a small taste of diesel performance and immediately wanted more. His 2006 Mega Cab went from a daily driver to a sled puller to now a formidable drag racing vehicle thanks to a compound-turbo “Shredder” 5.9L Cummins from Industrial Injection. Check out what went into the build!

Turbocharged 6.0L Powerstroke Engine

With a last name of Ford, it’s a good thing Dylan Ford of Abilene Diesel Performance is a Powerstroke guy. In fact, he’s found a true passion for 6.0L Powerstrokes and recently built a race truck with a turbocharged and nitrous-assisted 6.0L Powerstroke for drag racing. Check it out!

Component Cleanliness

It can’t be overstated how important the cleaning machines are in the modern engine shop. Shop owners who prioritize effective and efficient cleaning techniques will find success in a more streamlined process.

CNC Fabrication’s Turbocharged 7.3L Powerstroke Engine

During this past summer’s Ultimate Callout Challenge, we came across CNC Fabrication’s booth and got the chance to speak with owner Corey Hurtt about his business and the brand-new 7.3L Powerstroke engine they built. The engine was just finished at the time, but Corey had plans to eventually run the truck in the ODSS 5.90