We get asked a lot, “Why would you put fire rings on a diesel?” We’re here to answer this question. Stock head gaskets have factory fire rings built into them. When we add an o-ring to the block, it protrudes up about .010” and adds an extra “crimp” to the gasket. This is usually good […]
In this episode, Todd and Will discuss the major components of a 2500 horsepower Cummins engine build. From anodized pistons to heavy duty roller rocker assembly’s to enormous air, you will get the full scoop on what goes into a 2500 horsepower Cummins race engine.
We’re talking transmission shafts in this post. Every Dodge transmission has three shafts. There are certain criteria for when each one should be upgraded. In this post, we’re going to cover the following: What are the shafts in the transmission? When should each one be upgraded? Upgrading the Input Shaft The first transmission shaft you […]
Triple turbo Cummins dyno session gone wrong! This was going to be the last dyno testing session before we pulled the engine out for a refresher. Well, its now much more than a simple refresher!
We’re covering fuel injectors, specifically the difference between VCO versus SAC injectors. There are a few main differences that we’ll cover in this article: VCO nozzles tend to be quieter and allow for more power. However, the fuel pattern can be weak at the beginning of the injection event. SAC nozzles are louder, and better […]
Who doesn’t need more turbos? Its one of those items that you just can’t have too many of. So we envisioned a kit for the newer Cummins powered Ram trucks to have a second “add a turbo” and the following is what we came up with. First, we needed to decide on the size of […]
We were very excited when we were contacted by our good friend Dean from Diesel Tech Magazine. “I have a stock 1995, 5 speed, 12 valve Cummins truck, and I want to get a little more horsepower,” Dean told us; “are you guys interested?” We immediately jumped on the offer to work with Dean and […]
The Rise of Frankenstein ep2 In the second installment of The Rise of Frankenstein series, Todd tells us why he chose to swap out the original 5 speed manual for an automatic. Will, the transmission guru, shows us the necessary upgrades to build a 1000HP transmission, the tranny that is going into Frankenstein, while […]
In our latest test of the SXE series turbos, were doing the SXE369 with a T3, .80 divided housing. It’s a pretty small housing for this big turbo, and we want to see how much spool-up we can get out of this housing. Like our previous turbo tests, we are going to run two tests. […]