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Turbocharged 6.7L Second Gen Cummins Engine

Thanks to attending a truck pull event at an early age, Sean Purdy can’t shake his passion for diesel trucks and engines. He recently completed a fresh build on his 1999 Ram 2500 with a turbocharged 6.7L Cummins second gen-swapped engine.

6.7L Cummins engine
Turbocharged 5.9L Cummins Engine

As an industrial millwright, Devan Leeds has a lot of knowledge and skills with his hands. He’s also a thrill seeker when it comes to high-speed vehicles. Case in point, his ’03 Ram 2500, which features a rowdy, turbocharged 5.9L Cummins engine under the hood. Check it out!

Leeds Fabrication 5.9L Cummins
Compound-Turbo 6.0L Powerstroke Engine

Steve Burton of New Performance Automotive and Chris Moore of Flatwoods Diesel Performance recently teamed up to build this compound-turbo 6.0L Powerstroke engine. Check it out!

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
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
All-Billet Duramax Drag-and-Drive Engine

Having been put on the back burner due to Wagler Competition’s popular DX Duramax engines, this brand-new billet Duramax engine has finally made it to the forefront. Rather than being aimed at truck pullers, this lighter diesel engine is specifically designed for drag racers and drag-and-drive events. Check out what makes this Duramax unique.

Wagler billet Duramax engine
Billet Triple-Turbo 6.4L Cummins Super Stock Engine

During a recent visit to Scheid Diesel, we got to see what goes on in the Terre Haute, IN-based engine and machine shop. We also got a deep dive on the details of a $150,000, billet, triple-turbo, 6.4L Cummins Super Stock engine build. It’s the pinnacle of Scheid Diesel builds, so don’t miss what’s in and on this engine.

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!

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!