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Friday, October 26, 2018

Firepunk Diesel 68RFE Swap to a 48RE Transmission

Everything You Need to do a 68RFE Dodge 6.7L Cummins Transmission Swap.

We get a lot of swap related questions, and that is great, we are here to help, but I wanted to make a post to help educate anyone curious about what all parts are needed to swap a 68rfe truck to a 48re. We have a complete Comp 1 transmission + parts and controllers kit listed online for $8737.90 (not installed). 

You will still need to source a 48re core transmission and converter if you don't want to be charged a $1500 core charge. They continue to be harder to find so we'd rather have a 48re core then your core money. The kit includes the parts and pieces you need to complete a swap and additional options you can add to this kit are aux trans coolers, Comp2 or Comp 3 upgrades, and soon a Anteater Pro option over the Classic. 

The driveshafts from the 68rfe are reusable, but the Tcase input shaft needs modified. If its a New Process Tcase (NP271/NP273) we can sell you a replacement tcase input shaft that fits the 48re output shaft, or if its a Borg Warner Tcase or a fat output shaft transmission, we usually just machine 3/4" off the tcase input. If your looking to do this swap yourself or with a buddy, this kit will get you what you need to get started. If you have questions contact.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Nitrous Explosion 2000 Horsepower Plus Cummins

Dodge Ram Cranking out Some Serious Horsepower. 

Diesel Power is the best power. When it comes to getting extra horsepower out of an engine, nothing beats a diesel power plant. In the video, you’ll see Shawn Baca’s Dodge Ram just annihilate a wheel dyno. Black smoke pours out of the exhaust through the hood of the truck like it is an old school freight train barreling down the dyno.

This video was shot at the Edge Products facility in Ogden, Utah in September, 2015 where enthusiasts could bring their vehicles out and see how they stack up against each other. Shawn Baca’s Ram took the crown. Under the hood sits a highly modified 5.9L Cummins with lots of head work, FASS fuel pumps, Industrial Injection triple injector system, and a triple turbo system.

Baca’s truck is set up with a full-blown nitrous system. Without the nitrous, the truck pulled 2,113 horsepower on the dyno. When hitting the nitro button, the truck screamed with 2168 horsepower. We’re talking well beyond big rig power.

1966 Chevy Nova Cummins Conversion

Hardway Performance owner Ryan Milliken dropped a few jaws at Lights Out 9 last month when he rolled his wild 1966 Nova to the line with a diesel powerplant under the hood.  Every pass the Nova would build boost while belching huge plumes of black smoke before it would rocket down the track while running in the X275 and Leaf Spring class action. Milliken’s Nova is stuffed with some of the best parts on the market and will be making some noise across the country at both gas and diesel races this season.

Milliken’s Nova isn’t a new build; the car was campaigned by Mickey Tessneer and was powered by a ProCharged big-block Chevy. Interestingly.

With the Nova, Gone is the bowtie engine and it its place a 6.8L Cummins-based bullet with a solid block. The rotating assembly uses a stock Cummins crank, Diamond pistons, and Wagler billet steel rods. The cylinder head is a custom billet unit from Wagler that has 1.500-inch valves and Trend pushrods, and a Hamilton Cams 207/220 camshaft is the brains of the motor’s top end.

For boost, Milliken added a Garrett Turbo GTX5533R GENII 88 mm turbo that uses a Stainless Diesel manifold. This setup doesn’t use any wastegates or blow-off valves to control the boost. A Precision Turbo PT4000 intercooler helps to keep the air nice and chilled each pass. Since the rules allow for dual power adders with a six-cylinder motor, Milliken added three dry nitrous kits from Induction Solutions to provide an extra 700 horsepower kick when needed.

Lights Out was the Nova’s second trip to the track, and Milliken had zero intentions of taking it easy on the car. “We threw the kitchen sink at it every single pass and it came back limping, bleeding, and parts dragging behind it each time. Before the race we basically made it move under its own power after the initial build and stuffed it in the trailer with zero testing or dyno tuning.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Yukon Gear & Axle

Ultimate Callout Challenge - UCC Qualifier Chris Krebs
She Broke - Yukon Gear & Axle
We are calling out everyone! Over the last three years, we have had several people reach out and tell us they were ready to go head to head at the UCC. Well here is your chance to prove you’ve got what it takes to compete against a Lavon Miller running an 7.88 quarter mile, Shawn Baca putting down 2447 hp and a Todd Welch pulling the sled 321.02 feet down the track.
The UCC Qualifier will be opened up to the first 50 competitors that sign up and pay their registration fee of $500.00 dollars. The UCC Qualifier will run side by side with the Ultimate Callout Challenge drivers and DPI Expo. You will compete in front of over 10,000 diesel fans to earn your spot in the Ultimate Callout Challenge event.

ATS Aurora Vortex 5000 Plus Turbo Kit - Cummins

Aurora Vortex 5000 Plus Turbo Kit 13-18 6.7L Ram Cummins

Upgrading the airflow to your Cummins has never been easier!  Its been proven time and again that the factory Holset HE351VE turbo does not deliver sufficient airflow for even a stock powered 6.7L Cummins.  Now, you throw even a mild programmer at it and the issue only compounds.  This complete turbo kit from ATS allows you to keep your factory exhaust brake, heck, even all of the factory emissions system for a true bolt-on compound turbo kit.sel truck junkies. 

That's right, this complete kit maintains use of the factory VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo) which means you keep the great low-end response this turbo is known for, coupled with the integrated exhaust brake, for the ultimate towing and daily driver compound turbo kit.  The uniquely engineered Vortex manifold allows for sleek bends and smooth air transitions while being compact and ensuring a simple installation.  

Capable of Supporting 750+ Rear Wheel Horsepower (RWHP)
Lower EGT (Exhaust Gas Temperature)
Increase in Horsepower and Torque
Retains Factory Exhaust Brake
All Hardware Included
Great for Towing, Racing, and Daily Driving
Works with Emissions In Place

Ultimate Callout Challenge - Lavon Miller

UCC Champion Lavon Miller has accomplished his 3rd overall consecutive win in a row. With a reputation for being a legendary UCC competitor, he and his dedicated team of family, friends, and employees from Firepunk Diesel in Plain City, OH hope to achieve the 4th win in 2019. Millers Cummins has dominated the drag racing portion in the past three UCC events. With continued refinements in power, chassis tuning and configuration he is expected to be at the top of the list once again this year.

At our first annual UCC competition back in 2016, Miller took 2nd place in sled pulling with only 13 feet to go to take the number one spot. He also took 2nd place on the dyno hitting over 2,200 HP and took 1st in drag racing with a winning time of 8.503 seconds. Miller took the overall win for our first UCC competition and he had more up his sleeve for 2017.

In 2017, Miller struggled in the sled pulling competition coming in 6th, but that didn’t stop him from taking the overall win for the second year in a row. He had a winning time of 8.63 seconds on the drag strip and hit almost 2,400 HP which is 200 more HP than he hit in 2016. In 2018, Lavon continued his reign. In the ¼ mile, he had a winning speed of 7.884 seconds as well as a hook in the sled pull competition with almost 330 feet. His once again 1st place overall win proves he has what it takes with a .18 second lead in drag racing and a 5.333 foot lead in sled pulling. He ended the competition with more than 100 points separating him from even the nearest competitor.

The Firepunk Common-Rail Cummins Diesel competition truck is no one-trick pony. His engine is a triple turbocharged, mechanical injected 6.7L Cummins that was built by D&J Precision Machine which led him to take the top spot again for 2018. We can’t wait to see what the team shows up with for 2019, but we can be sure that it will have the potential to put down well over 2,000 HP and will have a good chance of becoming our UCC champion, once again!

Miller is backed by his own shop Firepunk Diesel as well as partnerships with premier racing and diesel motorsport powerhouses including Aeromotive, AGI, Amsoil, Columbus Motorsports, D&J Precision Machine, Diesel Performance Converters, Exergy Performance, TBM Brakes, Turn 14 Distribution, Vibrant Performance, Woolf, and Yukon Gear and Axle. After the amazing success,  Lavon Miller and his team have had with the truck here at our UCC competition, it would be very hard to bet against them turning in a stellar performance in 2019, taking the overall UCC Championship title for a 4th consecutive time. While 30+ competitors are eager to take their defending 1st place spot, they have proven that they know how to rise to the occasion, just like any great champion does. We look forward to seeing what Miller and his team bring to the table at our 4th annual Ultimate Callout Challenge 2019!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

1000hp Plus Daily-Driver 5.9L Cummins

1000hp Plus Daily-Driver 5.9L Cummins

Josh Ewing story starts the same as many other diesel owners. He bought a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 because he needed a good all-around vehicle, and what’s better than a truck that gets good fuel economy and has some torque, right? Well, soon his truck had a programmer, intake and exhaust. Next came the turbocharger, some bigger injectors, a lift pump, and a transmission.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Exergy Performance Fuel Injector Engine Stand

Why Exergy Performance? Duramax and Cummins Injectors!

With our background in OE development and manufacturing, we bring a unique perspective to the high-performance world. We know what features and specifications need to be to ensure proper function, we know how to produce them and how to verify they are correct. The verification process/equipment we use is very untypical of a standard diesel repair shop and allows us to look at many more system performance characteristics beyond average fuel output.
We test from idle to full power using factory calibration points and a few of our own points added for the high-performance market. We can fully map injector sets and have done so for a number of customers who want to best utilize their stand-alone ECU, or EFI Live capabilities.

We use equipment developed and used by Bosch for the design and development of diesel fuel systems (specifically common rail) and have the expertise on staff to properly operate and maintain this very sophisticated equipment. Some of our staff were part of the development of this equipment and common rail injectors when they were employed by Bosch. This equipment is not only able to measure injection quantity, but also shot-to-shot consistency and injection timing.
Based on the injector sets we have analyzed from others neither shot-to-shot consistency or injection timing is being controlled. In our opinion not only are these parameters not being controlled, they likely are not measured. They are making changes that bring the injectors output into calibration at a few low-pressure test points, but in doing so they are unknowingly affecting the hydraulic response of the injector to the electrical drive signal. We have seen injection timing vary up to 3 crank degrees on freshly “reman/blueprinted” injectors within the same set.

In our opinion, the preceding discussion points are “why” you should choose Exergy. However, you do not need to just take our opinion, read on to learn what some of the top engine tuners’ have said about our products and services.
When considering a high-performance fuel system supplier be sure to ask if they provide test results from your injectors. Most performance injector sources measure output but how many are testing at full rail pressure? ...measuring shot-to-shot consistency? ...injection timing?

In summary, our “toolbox” (i.e., system knowledge, test equipment, modification processes, supplier base, ...) is very extensive. Most of us have been in the diesel business in excess of 15 years and have worked on the design and development of diesel fuel systems both mechanically and electronically controlled for everything from ships to single cylinder utility engines.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Outlaw Diesel Super Series RLC Motorsports

The owners of Scheid Diesel,  RLC Motorsports, TS Performance, and Rudy’s Diesel Performance operate some of the best diesel drag racing and diesel pulling events in the nation. Each business owner/promoter is committed to delivering a high quality, action-packed event that attracts thousands of diesel fans. Each event serves as a showcase for your products.

This group has come together with the goal of increasing the value of their individual diesel events for vendors, spectators, and participants. With guidance from the owner of Crossroads Dragway, this desire has manifested itself in the formation of the Outlaw Diesel Super Series, LLC.

The intent of the Outlaw Diesel Super Series (ODSS) is to create a points series to standardize payouts and increase competition at each event.