Posts Tagged ‘Duramax’

A Custom Prerunner-Style Duramax

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Most diesel enthusiasts tailor the modifications to their trucks to meet their needs. For some folks, it’s big power for sled pulling and drag racing. For others, it improved power and performance for pulling a trailer. And, of course, most diesel owners are looking for better fuel economy. (more…)

Make 437 RWHP For Less Than $900

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Product: Custom-Tuned ECM

Bang-for-Buck Factor: The popularity of EFILive has grown immensely in the Duramax community in the past few years. Allowing users access and adjustability to an extensive list of parameters has given tuners the opportunity to really delve into the factory computer and develop some pretty amazing tunes. While EFILive has opened many doors, the average person with no knowledge or interest in writing custom files may not be willing to start messing with calibrations that if adjusted wrong, could end with a $60,000 paper weight in the driveway. (more…)

Silver Streak

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Silver Streak
Late Model Chevy Diesel at Its Finest

The long-awaited redesign of GM pickups has resulted in some great-looking diesels over the past few years. Introduced in mid-year 2007, the new GM pickup, complete with the 6.6L Duramax and Allison six-speed automatic, has made a great platform from which to build some cool-looking and fast-moving diesels. Just ask Sean Baisden of Simi Valley, California. Sean traded off his ’05 Duramax in favor of the new-bodied ’08 model and set to work building a cool custom that made its debut at the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas.



Monday, June 28th, 2010


Style and Function Are Melded on This Late-Model Chevy

By Kevin Wilson

Photography: Kevin Wilson

Not long ago, when lowered late-model Chevys were all the rage, the hot look was a monochrome treatment with body-colored bumpers, door handles, roll pan and tonneau. Since that time, styling trends have come and gone, but the monochrome treatment still gets a lot of attention. Just ask Jason Arce whose basic white, ’08 Chevy turns a lot of heads. Not only is it quick, his truck is a perfect example of what the monochrome treatment looks like on a late-model diesel.

The ingredients for Jason’s recipe are simple: big lift, big powdercoated wheels, shaved emblems, and a clean approach to building the truck. As a sales rep for ATS in Avarda, Colorado, Jason’s Chevy is also a rolling business card that shows customers just what can be accomplished with a late-model, GM Duramax truck.


Product Test: Trinity

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Product Test: Trinity

An In-Depth Look at the Latest Tuner From Diablosport

By Chris Neprasch

Photography: Chris Neprasch

We’ve entered a level of technology in electronics where it seems like everything is capable of performing multiple tasks. You can order a pizza online from the same cell phone you use to make calls and check the weather. For fitness gurus, wristwatches cannot only tell the time, they can calculate heart rate, calories burned and distance traveled. And now, a downloader can do more than install a program into your truck’s computer.

The Trinity from Diablosport is one of these new generation diesel tuners. Along with re-flashing the ECM, it can read engine parameters, clear trouble codes and provide a virtual drag strip on any open stretch of road. The Trinity has a large touch-screen display to serve as the command center for all of the functions and can even tune gas and diesel vehicles with one application number. To get a better feel for how far tuners have come, we ordered a Trinity to see how well it performs a few of the advertised key features. Here’s the breakdown of our experiences with Diablosport’s Trinity.