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Cover Me

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Oasis Makes a Difference in Your Differential

Gears like oil-lots of it. Run them dry and they’ll grind to a halt in short order. Keep them bathed in plenty of lube, and they not only wear less, but also stay cooler. That’s especially important when your diesel is hauling heavy loads. Too much heat and the oil loses its lubricity, the very thing you need from it the most.

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But It’s Just a Couple of Inches

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Leveling out an ’04 Ram 4WD with Revtek’s lift kit.

It depends on your attitude. When I first saw an ’04 Dodge Ram 4X4 crew cab dually roll into the Rapid Transit Auto Center in San Pedro, Calif.,  I wondered why the owner was ready to pay good money to install kit to raise the front ride height by a less-than-whopping 2 inches.  To me, it was like worrying about a zit on a rhinoceros or a chip in the paint on the hull of the Queen Mary. Like I said, it depends on your attitude. I figured the Ram was so huge that lifting its nose 2 inches to bring it closer to level wouldn’t count for a hill of beans. I was wrong.

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Too Cool

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

BD’s New Cool-It Aluminum Intercooler for Dodge Cummins Applications Works as Good as it Looks

One of the most basic principles of hot rodding is that horsepower makes heat.
One of the most basic principles of hot rodding is that horsepower makes heat. While this statement undoubtedly originated in the annals of gasoline engine history, it is especially true of diesel engines, where high compression and high boost levels conspire to elevate engine air intake temperature to extreme levels.

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Water/Methanol Injection on 6.7 Cummins

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Snow Performance’s Bolt-on Power producer for the 6.7 Cummins


Within the industry, it’s known as water-meth injection. Sounds more like a serious drug problem more than a way to generate more power from an engine.  Water-methanol injection has been around for quite some time, having been used on supercharged and turbocharged gasoline engines for years to knock down detonation under boost.
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CFM+

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

EZ Intake Upgrade for the 24-Valve Cummins

Making power with diesel is pretty straight forward. Since nearly all of the powerplants are turbocharged, it only becomes a matter of turning up the wick a little. More air, more fuel and you’re making power. Aftermarket intakes, exhaust systems and programmers have taken the guess work out of making more power with diesels. Exhaust gas temperatures (EGT’s) and the ability of the rest of the drivetrain to handle the new-found power become the limiting factors.

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Green Diesel

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

CNG system

With fuel prices continually on the rise, it’s no wonder diesel enthusiasts are asking themselves, “How can I save money at the pump?” Many have already installed aftermarket upgrades to their trucks, such as intakes, exhausts and programmers to boost power, which in turn, often improve mileage. But for those wanting to go even further to maximize both power and mileage, there is another alternative: Compressed Natural Gas, commonly known as CNG.

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Computerized Tuning Has Arrived

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

The Next Level With a Miniature Computer Called HyperPAC

Hypertech knows performance and how to get it. The founder, president and energetic leader of this progressive company, Mark Heffington, is a life-long performance guru who also founded Cam Dynamics many years ago. Mark’s impressive background includes a wealth of achievements in the performance aftermarket as well as the OEM world in Detroit. This guy is as interesting as he is fired up. You might say he’s high on hop-ups!

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Propane, Good or Bad!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

We Know Propane Can Boost Power, But What About Mileage?

Rants and raves fill bulletin boards with controversy over propane as an additive for diesel power plants. The addition of propane into the diesel combustion engine increases power by adding an additional oxidizing fuel to the chemical combustion process. The problem is propane has been known to escalate exhaust temperatures well over 1700 degrees F. So is propane an engine killer, or has its bad rap come from getting greedy for cheap and quick power?

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Breath of Fresh Air

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

EZ Venting For Ford Super Dutys

Sometimes the simplest of ideas are the ones that make the most sense. Take for example, getting more air into the factory intake on late-model Ford Super Duty pickups and Excursions. If you lift the flexible cover on the driver side between the grille and core support, you will notice the Power Stroke’s huge 4-inch oval air intake.

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Back To The Future

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

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Don Alexander gives a roundup of diesels in motorsports, from Audi at Le Mans, JCB at Bonneville, Pro-Stock drag racing trucks and NASCAR?

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