This article originally appeared in the October 2016 issue.
When Diesel Tech Magazine's east coast sales rep Austin Carlisle bought a 2016 Chevy Colorado with a 2.8L Duramax a few months ago, we knew we would be seeing some sweet upgrades for it coming to market. Well, the market being the fickle beast that it is, it took a little while for products to be available. We took a look at what was available and realized what we were going to be able to install on the truck almost mirrored the initial stages of building a truck anyway. Here’s a list of the five things you should install to get your truck started on the right foot, as well as why Austin chose the companies he did.