Diesel Tips & Info

We Love the 6.7L Cummins!

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We Love the 6.7L Cummins!

The Cummins crowd is a unique bunch.  There's so much history around the brand; over the last two decades, the 5.9L and 6.7L Cummins variants found in Dodge/Ram trucks essentially created a big part of the diesel performance universe.  Some folks like to say the Cummins engines sound like they're straight out of a tractor, but we know better - these engines came from a...

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Death Wobble Solution Tips from Carli Suspension

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Death Wobble Solution Tips from Carli Suspension

We like solid front axles in 3/4-ton, 1-ton, and other pickups.  They provide a time-tested toughness and simplicity that's hard to beat.   In most cases, it's relatively easy to install a suspension lift over a solid front axle (something that doesn't translate to torsion bar and CV-based front ends).  It's generally pretty straightforward to work on a solid axle, and parts are standardized and readily...

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These Are the ONLY Bullet Proof Diesel Solutions to the 6.0L Power Stroke

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These Are the ONLY Bullet Proof Diesel Solutions to the 6.0L Power Stroke

Let’s take a time machine back to 2008.   Ford had just suffered through 5 years of problems and warranty claims related to 6.0L Power Stroke engines.  A replacement engine (6.4L) was being rolled out, but the ailments of the 6.0L had never been completely solved, leaving some Super Duty and Excursion owners to replace the same parts over and over again.  Ford wasn’t looking back, but not everyone...

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Here’s Why 6.0L Power Stroke Owners Replace Cylinder Head Bolts with Studs

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Here’s Why 6.0L Power Stroke Owners Replace Cylinder Head Bolts with Studs

It’s easy to squeeze some extra performance out of a stock modern diesel truck – just buy a tuner, tweak some settings, and POW!   You’ve got more horsepower and torque.   Power-adding modifications don’t stop there, and there’s a healthy market for larger turbochargers, high-capacity fuel injectors, and other products that increase a diesel truck’s go-power.  No complaints here – everyone loves better performance.   There are, however, things to think...

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Cylinder Heads and the 6.0L Power Stroke – Know What Can Go Wrong

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Cylinder Heads and the 6.0L Power Stroke – Know What Can Go Wrong

Here at Bullet Proof Diesel, we talk a lot about the five common pattern failures found within the 6.0L Power Stroke engine.   And we’re serious about fixing them – we manufacture, sell, and install upgraded parts designed for both reliability and durability.  We refer to 6.0L’s as ‘Bullet Proof’ when these pattern failures have been corrected with our products. There’s another common 6.0L problem worth discussion: leaks...

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