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Somethin to Prove – Triple-Turbo 5.9L Super Stock Cummins Engine

At just 16 years old, Jayden Litman wants to be one of the best sled pullers out there! Not only that, she has goals to be the youngest female competitor in the Super Stock diesel class. To make it all happen, Jayden drives a truck named Somethin to Prove, which houses a triple-turbo 5.9L Cummins

Turbocharged 5.9L Cummins Engine

At Back Bay Diesel Performance, repair and performance work are taken very seriously. Those capabilities are often showcased through custom shop builds, like shop owner Adam Nichols’ own turbocharged 5.9L Cummins engine for his personal drag truck. Check it out!

Logan Yelton’s Turbocharged 5.9L 12-Valve Cummins Engine

During last year’s Ultimate Callout Challenge, Logan Yelton’s ’93 Dodge truck stood out as we walked through the pit area. We got a chance to speak with Logan about his company Loganbuilt and the 5.9L 12-valve Cummins engine under the hood of his vintage Dodge truck. See what went into the build in this Diesel

Turbocharged 5.9L VP44 Cummins Engine

A few years ago, Jordan Blackard stumbled upon a 2nd Gen 2001 Ram 2500 that was being sold by Chase Fleece of Fleece Performance. After a few years of casual driving and fixing it up, he decided in 2022 to get working on a race build featuring a 5.9L VP44 Cummins engine. Check it out!

Turbocharged 5.9L Common Rail Cummins Engine in a 1947 Ford

After sitting in his father-in-law’s backyard for a number of years, this 1947 Ford was gifted to Chase Wells’ wife. Chase owns 1 Way Diesel Performance and knew someday he’d bring the truck back to life. He did so using a 5.9L common rail Cummins engine on a special episode of Texas Metal’s Loud and Lifted. Check out the result.

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 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
Mild Vs. Wild Ep. 7 – R&R Engine and Machine and 5.9L Cummins Builds

Looking to get a pair of 5.9L Cummins engines built for our various budgets, we decided to visit Bryan Menke and his team at R&R Engine and Machine in Akron, OH. Check out this shop that’s been around nearly 60 years, and see what goes into our two Cummins engines. Mild vs. Wild is sponsored

Turbocharged 5.9L 12-Valve Cummins Engine

Logan Yelton’s ’93 Dodge has gone through quite the transformation. It was once used to transport him and his wife to prom back in the day to now burning rubber on the drag strip with 1,800 horsepower on command. This 5.9L 12-valve Cummins-powered monster has done it all. See what went into the build!

Cancer Sucks S10 with a Compound Turbo 5.9L Cummins Engine

It’s hard to miss Stainless Diesel’s #CancerSucks S10, which features a compound turbo 5.9L Cummins engine. During the 2023 Ultimate Callout Challenge, we caught up with Steve O’Neal to get the details of this special truck and it’s Cummins powerplant for our Diesel of the Week.

Compound-Turbo 5.9L Cummins

Cancer Sucks! This Chevy S10 from the guys over at Stainless Diesel not only packs a punch with it’s compound-turbocharged 5.9L Cummins, but promotes the awareness and fight against the deadly disease.