Truck Next Door: May 2014

Published in the May 2014 Issue May 2014 News

Garrick Sweeney

Roanoke, Ill.

I have a 1991 Dodge W250 5-speed that I had been asking a farmer for seven years to sell me. He finally decided to sell the truck and I purchased it with 81,000 original miles on it. I then tore it down to the frame leaving just the cab and motor in it and rebuilt it from there. I went completely through the frame and the body on the truck. My Dodge is painted inferno red crystal pearl coat, I put a 2.5-inch lift on it to clear the 33X13.5X18 Thompson MTZs and 18X10 Moto Metal mo962 wheels. All the chrome on the truck is new. There is 20 percent tint all the way around and for the motor, I put in a custom plastic molded intake, 4-inch TBE Denny T fuel pin 3200 rpm spring, 50 horse injectors and an HX35 turbo inside as well.


Paul Finke

North Branch, Minn.

My 1996 F350 crew cab long box Power Stroke has a little bit of the usual rust, but it isn't bad for 320,000 miles on the odometer. Currently, I have an S&B cold air intake, an upgraded compressor wheel, a 3-inch down pipe into a custom 4-inch straight pipe. After those mods were done, I put in a 6-position TS chip, a 140-volt IDM and smoked lens taillights. In the future, I plan on putting in stage 1 injectors and HPOP, track bars, some new window tint, LED lighting inside and out and new bumpers. This thing is my daily driver, and because it's seen a little rough terrain in its life, I love to take it for joy rides from time to time.


Rikki Martinez

Shelly, Idaho

I have a metallic grey 2005 Duramax crew cab. Right now, I have a huge list of mods that I've done to it. For starters, I have a 4-inch Rancho lift, an S&B intake and mouthpiece, a 3-inch MBRP down pipe and 5-inch straight pipe with a 7-inch tip. In the engine, I have ARP head studs and a CAT fuel filter setup. I also have Bilstein shocks all around, a PVC reroute resonator, Auto Meter gauges, an Edge CTS with EFILive tuning, custom traction bars, a full Alpine stereo system, Toyo ATs wrapped around 20X9 Raceline Assault wheels.

In the future, I plan to install a new set of twin turbos, rebuild the transmission, put in an intercooler pipe, put on bigger wheels and tires, install a Fusion bumper, then put on some LED light bars and new injectors. This is my first diesel truck, which I've done a lot of the work on myself. I get to call it mine everyday, and every paycheck I get to make it a little more unique. 

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