Diesel Performance Basics

Diesel performance is not just for those looking to take their truck to the track for the best quarter mile time. Most of our customers are looking for more power for towing and hauling, or just to have it when they need it for everyday driving.

The big misconception is that performance products will kill your fuel mileage, void your warranty and cost big money. This couldn’t be less true!  In most cases you do not loose millage, but actually increase it: depending on your driving habits of course. Today’s performance modules leave no ghost so if you take the unit out and bring the vehicle back to the dealership, your warranty will not be void because they will never know it was there. Your exhaust, intake and gauges will most likely not void any warranties. There are performance options for every budget, so if your looking to spend a few hundred-or a few thousand-we have something for you at www.xtremediesel.com

The Key to getting more power out of your truck


Monitoring your diesel engines vitals is one of the most important things you can do.The more information you have the better you will know how to safely run your diesel with more power.

Air Intake Systems

The basics of making power are simple. It begins with airflow, high-flow conical air filters are the first step to increased airflow to the engine. Steel heat shields or molded plastic air boxes keep hot air out and fresh, cold air flowing to the filter. Velocity stacks and precision-designed intake tubes provide smooth, uninterrupted airflow to the turbo.

2011 Ford 6.7L Powerstroke

High-Flow Exhaust

More air in needs more air out. By installing a high-flow exhaust system you will see an increase in horsepower and torque. Fuel mileage gains may be noticed as well as a decrease in exhaust gas temperatures (EGTs). By lowering EGTs you will increase your turbo longevity.

Performance modules/programmers

Getting huge power and better fuel economy couldn’t be easier. Electronic performance products fall into 3 main categories, Modules, Tuners and Chips. All three types electronically modify factors such timing, injector pulse rates, fuel delivery and more. Selecting the right unit for you depends on your intended purpose for the vehicle. Speak with one of our performance specialists today for the product the best suits your needs.

2 thoughts on “Diesel Performance Basics

  1. I regularly drive an 08 Sprinter 3.0 v6 turbo diesel CRD, 2500, tall profile top, across country.
    This truck is pulling a double axle open trailer loaded w/ motorcycles. Would like to improve my mpg & be able to run at 70 mph w/o eating more mpg.

    • Wolfgang Doughty,
      There are a few different upgrades you can do to the Sprinter van to help you gain more MPG. One of the cheapest and easiest things I’ll start with would be running a quality fuel additive.

      Our Diesel Power Plus Fuel Additive will treat up to 500 gallons of fuel on just one bottle. As a lubricity and cetane additive it not only extends the life of your injection system and engine, it also helps restore power. With only one oz per 32 gallons you don’t need to carry much of it with you and you can add it at every fill-up. http://www.xtremediesel.com/xdpdieselpowerplusfueladditive.aspx

      If you haven’t already, you could change out the restrictive factory air filter for a free flowing, high performance K&N filter. Something like this greatly help airflow increasing overall efficiency. Also, because it’s cleanable this will be the last air filter you’ll need to purchase. http://www.xtremediesel.com/kandnhigh-flowoemreplacementairfilter33-2391.aspx

      You can also add a performance module to the vehicle as well. Something like this will modify the engines timing and fuel delivery parameters. This not only gains power but it also increases throttle response and overall efficiency. A must-have upgrade! http://www.xtremediesel.com/powermodules-2.aspx

      With these modifications you could gain anywhere from 1-3 mpg all depending on your driving habits.

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