Rank #1: Change of Plans with UCC Competitor Tony Burkhard
Tony Burkhard heads to his first UCC event as a competitor this year. How did he make the decision to go? Tony is known as a sled puller, so what's the plan when it comes to drag racing? Chris and Paul find out in this episode of the Diesel Performance Podcast.
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Rank #2: Sled Pulling Season With Chris Ehmke
Paul and Chris discuss Chris' first few pulls of the sled pulling season. Chris has been piloting the Calibrated Power 2007 5.9L and killing the local circuit. He discusses what he's learned with just a few pulls under his belt!
Rank #3: Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings with Chuck Seitsinger
The one and only Chuck Seitsinger "The Race Master" of Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings joins Paul and Chris for a convo about the upcoming new season on the Discovery Channel.
Rank #4: Turbo Talk With Nick Priegnitz
Paul and Chris sit down with Nick Priegnitz of Duramaxtuner/Calibrated Power to talk all things turbos! It's a fun, interesting episode full of quite a bit of knowledge.
Rank #5: UCC DieselOps
Rank #6: YouTuber Greg Alberalla
Paul and Chris welcome YouTuber Greg Alberalla joins the podcast to talk about his amazing channel and passion for Cummins. It all started with his brother's 1995 12V and never looked back. The guys dive into Greg's triple-turbo build and the other trucks - the Tow Rig and First Gen. It's really a good time and we'd encourage everyone to subscribe to Greg's channel!
Rank #7: Chief Engineer At Ram Trucks Rod Romain
Paul, Chris, and Nick chat with a very special guest, Rod Romain Chief Engineer at Ram Trucks. They talk about everything you want to know regarding what it took to create the beast they are rolling out.
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Rank #8: Duramax Turbos Explained by HTT's Jacob White
Jacob White works with turbos every day for High Tech Turbo as the performance product manager. If there's a question about turbochargers - Jacob knows the answer. In this podcast, he steps back and explains for Danny and Paul exactly what and how a turbocharger works on a diesel powertrain. Jacob is also very positive about the future of turbochargers in all types of vehicles, including gasoline engines. Danny-Paul also present Jacob with power scenarios, like what would he recommend for a particular type of engine set-up. The result is a fascinating discussion about the optimal power for an LB7, for example, and how to get there. This is a must-listen for all Duramax owners.
Rank #9: UCC Competitor Jesse Warren of Warren Diesel Injection
Jesse Warren joins Paul and Chris for a listener requested episode of the Diesel Performance Podcast. While we would have interviewed him anyway, several listeners specifically requested to hear from the Ford 6.0 driver.
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Rank #10: Shawn Baca Post-UCC 2019
Shawn laid it all on the line, he placed 2nd and he sits down with Paul and Chris to talk about the three day event in Brownsburg, Indiana!
Rank #11: Bullet Proofing 6.0 Myths
PSP Diesel's Stephen Peters says a bullet-proofed Ford 6.0 is probably the least expensive, most reliable diesel power you can get. Stephen joins Paul and Danny on the podcast to explain the modifications included in the bullet-proofing process. He also goes into detail on the best way to keep a Ford 6.0 healthy (oil changes) but he also talks about oil filtration and how it's lowering maintenance costs and making the 6.0 look even better.
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Rank #12: LML Performance: Where Do I Start?
Paul and Danny jump into one of their favorite topics - LML performance. The guys spend a big part of each and every day helping LML owners navigate the performance aftermarket, so it's a topic as natural to them as the hide on a white tail deer. The guys tackle the dead pedal, emissions intact versus delete, CP4 failure, and a variety of other topics LML owners need to hear.
Rank #13: Godfather of Diesel - Gale Banks
The Diesel Performance Podcast welcomes the legendary engine builder and performance visionary Gale Banks of Banks Engineering. Wow! That's the best word to describe this podcast. Danny, Paul and Nick Priegnitz spend more than an hour downloading Gale's vast memory - nearly 60 years - of innovation in diesel performance on both land and water. Gale's first experience with turbocharging dates back to 1966; first twin turbo engine in 1969 - it was a marine application. In 1978, Gale turbocharged GM's 6.2L diesel. In 1987, he built the powertrain behind the world's fastest passenger car - a twin-turbo build that hit 283 mph at Bonneville. Today Banks Engineering develops military applications for the latest diesel from GM, the L5P. Specifically, Gale is developing powertrains for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) for military vehicle builder Oshkosh. The spectrum of topics includes an insightful discussion about air-fuel ratios, DYNOS, and the decision to use Duramax engines in military vehicles instead of Cummins. If a podcast could make you gain weight, you'd put on several pounds with this episode. It's a full, seven-course meal of knowledge and information that gets a little rowdy. Enjoy.
Rank #14: Special Guests: Heavy D and Diesel Dave from Diesel Brothers
Rank #15: Ultimate Tow Rigs: What is the Perfect Set-Up?
The Diesel Performance Podcast digs into the archives and posts an oldie but goodie - the Ultimate Tow Rig episode from January 2016. In this episode, local experts Nick Priegnitz and Tim Slater discuss with Paul what they would wish for in a towing package, if money was no object. As you listen, you'll hear a lot about all the details required haul something heavy without worry whether your truck will make it.
Rank #16: All American 2012 Cummins Build
Meet Bill - he just bought a 2012 Cummins and needs advice. No problem. We've got two guys willing to help. In this episode, Paul and Chris go through the options available to the owner of a stock diesel RAM. It boils down to what the owner wants to do with the truck. Bill says he wants his 2012 to be as reliable as possible - last a long time. Who doesn't? Enjoy the conversation about what to do with a bone stock 2012 RAM.
Rank #17: Powerstroke Performance: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
Paul Wilson and Scott Henricks return with Episode 2. Paul interviews Tim Slater, president of Centurion Fleet Services, Incorporated of Hampshire, Illinois. Tim knows just about everything there is to know about the Powerstroke, starting with the 6.0 to the 7.3 and now the 6.7. Tim explains how each engine has its pros and cons, usually related to emission controls added through the years. If you enjoy listening to people talk about engines - you will dig this podcast. Tim knows his stuff and it is fascinating to hear all he knows explained with passion and insight thanks to years of experience.
Rank #18: L5P & DYNOS with Gale Banks
The legendary Gale Banks returns to the Diesel Performance Podcast. In this episode, Paul, Danny, and Nick Priegnitz learn about Gale's work with the new Duramax engine, the L5P. This episode examines the L5P's bottom end, along with the engine's amazing performance potential. Gale hopes to use the new design to reach 400 mph with a diesel at Bonneville The credit goes to GM, according to Gale. All the new and improved features on the L5P grew from GM's own design team.
Gale and Nick then get into the weeds on DYNOs - a mutual passion. Gale believes DYNOs should focus on measuring the horsepower and torque for specific performance applications, like drag racing, sled pulling or engine design. He cannot understand the usefulness of the so-called DYNO-Queens or trucks built for the purpose of hitting a number only.
The podcast with Gale concludes with a detailed discussion about air density in diesel performance. Gale also describes a new device that will measure boost air density called the iDash C(2)i - which stands for command, control, and information.
Rank #19: Turbo Buying Options
What goes into the decision making when buying a new turbo - or upgrading the turbo in your truck with a new compressor wheel and cover? It's the least expensive route, but may not necessarily be the best way to go. Paul and Chris talk about turbos and various buying options with J.P., Calibrated's turbo shop overseer. He's taken apart dozens of turbos and has learned a few things about how they look after a few hundred thousand miles.
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Rank #20: Sled Pulling Kickoff Joe Hager
Paul and Chris chat with Joe Hager about this upcoming sled pulling season. Joe talks about his minty 2017 L5P that he'll be hooking up to the sled this season!