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The Diesel Performance Podcast is a conversation, debate, and everything else about the three main domestic diesel engines: Duramax, Powerstroke, and Cummins. Hosts Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke cover topics every diesel owner wants to know. If you love diesel engines and light duty pickup trucks - you've found the perfect podcast.

The Diesel Performance Podcast is a conversation, debate, and everything else about the three main domestic diesel engines: Duramax, Powerstroke, and Cummins. Hosts Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke cover topics every diesel owner wants to know. If you love diesel engines and light duty pickup trucks - you've found the perfect podcast.
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The Diesel Performance Podcast is a conversation, debate, and everything else about the three main domestic diesel engines: Duramax, Powerstroke, and Cummins. Hosts Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke cover topics every diesel owner wants to know. If you love diesel engines and light duty pickup trucks - you've found the perfect podcast.

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Episodes

Expert Cummins Build Advice

11/2/2018
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Josh Gruis - UCC Competitor and owner of Jags Pro Truck Shop - joins Paul and Chris to talk about what's required to build a Cummins. The guys also remind all diesel enthusiasts to do their homework. Special Thanks to our sponsors: Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFab.com Exergy Performance exergyperformance.com Calibrated Power Solutions calibratedpower.com Duramaxtuner.com

Duration:01:11:45

UCC 2019 Announcement!

10/26/2018
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UCC's Chris Searle describes a few changes for next year's event that may get you pretty excited. Special thanks to our sponsors: Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFab.com Exergy Performance Exergyperformance.com Calibrated Power Solutions Calibratedpower.com Duramaxtuner.com

Duration:00:29:58

LBZ Budget Build Destruction

10/19/2018
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Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke sit down with Nick Priegnitz and Tyler Franzen to discuss how the LBZ Budget Build truck handled the local sled circuit, the damage inflicted upon the truck, and future plans for the truck.

Duration:00:34:07

Mahindra USA: What's a Roxor?

10/12/2018
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It looks like a jeep - but it isn't. Mahindra USA's Ruxor is a two-seater (at the moment) cross between a jeep and a two-by-two, but with a 2.5L turbo diesel. The India based company has some big plans here in the United States - a topic explored with the company's chief engineer of powertrain and performance systems, Karl Plattenberger. Thanks to our sponsors: Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFab.COM Exergy Performance Exergyperformance.com Calibrated Power...

Duration:00:46:23

600 HP Duramax Humvee Ride Along

10/8/2018
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Paul Wilson, Chris Ehmke and JP Veillon drive a 600 RWHP Duramax powered Humvee. This ain't your ordinary AM General. The build features a Stealth 67G2 turbo, Exergy Performance Sportsman Cp3, built Allison transmission, XI Diesel intercooler stack and many other mods. A special thanks to Blair Outlan of XI Diesel for not only building this rig but letting us have some fun with it.

Duration:00:36:20

L5P 6: Everything Gets Better with the Swirl

9/28/2018
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All week we've made a deep dive on several episodes, talking about the next generation Duramax. In this episode, we continue diving. Gale Banks talks with Nick Priegnitz and Paul Wilson about the importance of swirl - an obscure process that seems to make all the difference in diesel engines. So don't mess with it! \ Thanks to our sponsors: Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFab.com Exergy Performance Exergyperformance.com Calibrated Power Solutions Calibratedpower.com Duramaxtuner.COM

Duration:00:27:37

L5P 5: L5P-LML Comparison with Gale Banks

9/28/2018
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Comparing the L5P and the LML with Gale Banks is like getting a guided tour of the Vatican from the Pope. The Godfather of Diesel knows the L5P because he's been working with it for several years, long before the recent announcement about tune support for the platform. In this episode, Gale talks to Duramaxtuner's Nick Priegnitz and Paul Wilson about each component of the L5P and how it compares to its predecessor, the LML. Another technical podcast - a perfect prep for the future of...

Duration:00:52:55

L5P 4: GM Chief Engineer Nicola Menarini

9/27/2018
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If anyone on planet Earth would know about GM's diesel program - it's Nicola Menarini. He's GM's Chief Engineer and Program Manager of Duramax. Back in February 2017, he talked to the Diesel Performance Podcast about everything related to the new generation Duramax - how it performs and other engineering considerations. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors: Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFab.com Exergy Performance exergyperformance.com Calibrated Power Solutions calibratedpower.com

Duration:01:06:44

L5P 3: L5P Top End with Gale Banks

9/26/2018
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L5P Week continues with the episode where diesel legend Gale Banks describes the redesign of the Duramax 6.6L top end. It gets pretty technical but it's worth it because you're listening to the future of diesel performance. Thanks to our Sponsors: Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFab.com Exergy Performance Exergyperformance.com Calibrated Power Solutions calibratedpower.com Duramaxtuner.com

Duration:01:20:16

LP5 2: L5P & DYNOS with Gale Banks

9/25/2018
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L5P Week on the Diesel Performance Podcast continues. In this episode, Gale Banks explains why the L5P is his "go-to" engine for military applications. The DPP is revisiting all L5P related episodes this week to correspond with the announcement that 17+ Duramax tuning is on the near horizon. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors: Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFab.com Exergy Performance exergyperformance.com Calibrated Power Solutions Calibratedpower.com Duramaxtuner.COM

Duration:01:36:43

L5P 1: Godfather of Diesel - Gale Banks

9/23/2018
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Gale's history with diesel performance is legendary and for that reason, he deserves the recognition as the Godfather of Diesel. In this episode - originally published on November 18, 2016 - Gale takes us back to the beginning and then brings us up to date on his work in diesel performance. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors: Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFAB.COM Exergy Performance exergyperformance.com Calibrated Power Solutions calibratedpower.com Duramaxtuner.com

Duration:01:14:59

Where to start with your 2006 Cummins w/Jim Rendant

8/31/2018
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Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke talk about diesel performance upgrades for your Duramax, Cummins and Power Stroke. This week they discuss where to get started with your 3rd generation Cummins build. To get into a real example, Jim Rendant and Chris Ehmke take out Jim's all stock 2006 Mega Cab with 56K miles. Thank you to our Sponsors: Duramaxtuner.com, Exergy Performance, WC Fab, Calibrated Power Official Podcast of Ultimate Callout Challenge and Diesel Power Challenge.

Duration:00:37:53

A Family Sled Pulling Story

8/24/2018
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Joe and Drew Tordai join hosts Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke to talk about their rapidly growing addiction to Work-Stock Sled Pulling. Starting from just a single pull to traveling every weekend, these guys can't get enough of playing in the dirt. Thank you to our sponsors: Exergy Performance WC Fab DuramaxTuner.com Calibrated Power

Duration:00:36:08

$15K LBZ Budget Build Sled Pull Truck

8/17/2018
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Tyler Franzen of DuramaxTuner.com joins hosts Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke to talk about his $15K LBZ Budget Build Sled Pull Truck. This 2006 LBZ came to him with 165K miles and other than EFILive tunes and a 4094VA turbo all stock. He was given a budget of $15K to build a badass Work-Stock sled pull truck for the Illini State Pullers (ISP) circuit. He has gone through a host of upgrades including, VVT Stealth 67G2 turbo, Exergy 100% over injectors and 10mm Cp3, WC Fab Y-Bridge, and much...

Duration:00:30:54

LT from the Truck Tech Show

8/10/2018
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Paul interviews LT from the Truck Tech Show. The conversation underscores what we've all known and appreciated about diesel performance. Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFab.com Exergy Performance Exergyperformance.com Calibrated Power Solutions Calibratedpower.com Duramaxtuner.com

Duration:00:29:46

Special Guests: Heavy D and Diesel Dave from Diesel Brothers

7/30/2018
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Paul and Chris talk to Heavy # and Diesel Dave from the Discovery Channel show Diesel Brothers. Special Thanks to Our Sponsors: Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFAB.COM Exergy Performance Exergyperformance.com Calibrated Power Solutions Calibratedpower.com Duramaxtuner.com

Duration:00:34:37

Don't Call It a Project Truck

7/25/2018
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Diesel Power Magazine's Jason Gonderman visits the podcast to talk about the publications LB7 build. It's called Project Implse and it involves tearing down a $3,000.00 truck and rebuilding it into something anyone would want to own and drive. The truck build is about a year old now and already the focus of a dozen articles. SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFAB.COM Exergy Performance exergyperformance.com Calibrated Power...

Duration:00:37:54

Turbo Buying Options

7/18/2018
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What goes into the decision making when buying a new turbo - or upgrading the turbo in your truck with a new compressor wheel and cover? It's the least expensive route, but may not necessarily be the best way to go. Paul and Chris talk about turbos and various buying options with J.P., Calibrated's turbo shop overseer. He's taken apart dozens of turbos and has learned a few things about how they look after a few hundred thousand miles. SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: Wehrli Custom...

Duration:00:54:50

Paul's BMW X5 35D Ride Along

7/6/2018
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Paul and Chris drive Paul's new diesel ride - a 2012 BMW X5 35D. Not only is Paul's ride a diesel - it's got a common rail with compound turbos. As he says - it's got everything he'd want in a truck - but it's an SUV. SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: Wehrli Custom Fabrication WCFAB.COM Exergy Performance EXERGYPERFORMANCE.COM Calibrated Power Solutions Calibratedpower.com Duramaxtuner.com

Duration:00:32:41

Diesel Power Challenge 2018 Winner Kody Pulliam

6/22/2018
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Kody Pulliam won the Diesel Power Challenge 2018 with his LB7 Duramax, expert driving and good luck! This episode walks you through what it was like to be at #DPC2018 with Kody. Hear interviews at the event, on the side of the track and even after a few beers as host Paul Wilson follows Kody throughout the event. Special Thanks: Kody Pulliam Diesel Power Magazine KJ Jones XDP ATS ALL DPC Sponsors & Competitors Wehrli Custom Fab Exergy Performance DuramaxTuner.com Calibrated...

Duration:00:27:17