Diesel Performance 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.




2022 Cummins Huge News And More New Things On The Horizon

Chris Ehmke and Tim Mahoney have some interesting new developments with Cummins, turbos, and a few more things. They break down what you can expect to see coming here VERY SOON.


Horsepower Recipes Stage 1, 2, And 3 For 5.9L Cummins

Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke are talking horsepower recipes for 5.9L Cummins on this episode. They discuss three different stages for horsepower goals that we see the typical Cummins owner looking for in their years of expertise. From a great daily driver to an all-out beast, let's get it!


49 Vs 50 State Legal Tuning, What's The Difference?

With the diesel industry changing constantly, you may have noticed statements with aftermarket diesel products saying "49-State Tuning" or "50-State Tuning." What does it mean? Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke break it down for you on this episode.


Integrity Within The Diesel Community

Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke want to discuss an ongoing topic that has been put on blast in a Facebook group. They discuss integrity within the community of diesel. Why? There's a name out there lacking in it and it's something that needs to be addressed. They boys do so in this episode!


Time For A Budget Build!

Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke are joined by Calibrated Power/DuramaxTuner's head of R&D, Tim Mahoney, to discuss his upcoming project. Tim gives you his upcoming project which is building an LB7. He wants 674 horsepower, sub 13-sec quarter mile, and a reliable truck to haul side by sides, snowmobiles, and more toys across the Midwest into Colorado!


*REBROADCAST* The King Of DIY Turba Tom

As you all are diesel enthusiasts like us, you know we lost a real one this year. Turba Tom embodied everything that makes this community what it is. Passion, a drive to learn, the want to pass that along to newcomers, and most importantly, a great person to be around. This episode was recorded in June of this year and is dedicated to a man that will be missed, but never forgotten.


Diesel In 2022 Year In Review

Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke round out a BIG year for the Diesel Performance Podcast and discuss all the episodes you loved. We wouldn't be here if it weren't for our listeners, and we thank you all! The industry continues to change, records continue to be broken or pushed, and the passion for diesel continues to grow. Merry Christmas from the crew at Diesel Performance Podcast!


6.7L Cummins Progression

We are picking back up after the Thanksgiving Holiday and Black Friday deals! The boys move on from the 5.9L Cummins they discussed a few weeks ago to the 6.7L and Cummins engineering progressions. The newer models made massive advancements, mechanically and cosmetically. The boys highlight the changes in this episode.


Heavy Towing With A Diesel 101

Chris Ehmke is joined by Nick Priegnitz, CEO of Calibrated Power Solutions / Duramaxtuner, to break down towing heavy! They take you behind the wheel of a 4th Gen Cummins to talk about drive pressure to boost, aftermarket turbochargers, and more!


Cummins 50 State Tuning Has Arrived

Paul Wilson breaks down everything you Cummins guys want to know about the new 50 state tuning available starting Monday!


*REBROADCAST* How Common Rail Injection Works

We are bringing back another highly received podcast episode, How common rail injection works. Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke break down how this system works, class is in session!


*REBROADCAST* Top 5 Tuning Myths

The crew have been busy over here so we are going with one of our most downloaded episodes today! Top 5 tuning myths. Paul and Chris touch on the 5 most common misnomers revolving around tuning.


Cummins Early ERA - The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke are covering the early Cummins models on this week's episode! They discuss the early 5.9L, the switch from 12 valve to 24 valve, P-Pump and more!


Behind The Wheel Of A Tuned L5D & Stealth 64 Equipped BEAST

Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke are back and this time they are behind the wheel of a HUGE 5500 L5D that was just tuned and had a Stealth 64 Turbo installed by DuramaxTuner. Let's just say, this thing can handle a lot! The boys give you an update on how she rides.


The Cornfield Callouts In Ohio!

Chris Ehmke and Paul Wilson are joined by RJ Snider on this week's episode! RJ is a long-time listener and diesel enthusiast like us doing big things in his community with diesel. He discusses the dirt drag event The Cornfield Callouts and some 12 valve talk. Are you in or near Ohio? Be sure to get out to this awesome event. Details of the event: The Cornfield Callouts November 5th 13603 Sand Rock Road Glenford, Ohio


The Modern Era Of Duramax

Chris Ehmke and Anthony Bruneni discuss the Duramax era after the LBZ. They talk LMM, LML, and L5P! Changes made each RPO code, what they think the future holds for these 6.6L trucks, and what they may think happens with the Allison Transmission!


Duramax 2001-2007, LB7, LLY, LBZ, Upgrades and Failures

Paul Wilson and Chris Ehmke go back and talk about how each Duramax RPO when released was revolutionary. While each RPO did have its weak points, the guys discuss which models are overrated and underrated. The results may shock you!


Complexity Of Tuning Newer Diesel Trucks

Nick Priegnitz of DuramaxTuner/Calibrated Power joins Paul and Chris to discuss the progression of tuning gas vehicles back in the mid-2000s, to calibrations for older diesel trucks, to where we are now with the L5P, 6.7L Powerstroke, and Cummins platforms.


Talking Tractor Pulls, Truck Pulls, And More With Matt Hart

Paul is joined by local legend Matt Hart! You may have heard his voice on the PA at the local sled pulls or hell, if you're one that frequents auctions, you have heard this man doing his auctioneer work. Matt talks about diesel passion and more!


The History Of Duramax *REBROADCAST*

We wanted to share this older episode because of the amount of info and it's our most downloaded episode. Paul and Chris discuss the history of the Duramax engine. This is a great, informative episode on how much Duramax has evolved over the years!