(PRWEB) June 20, 2016
Summit Racing now carriers Truck Tech NighTrain Chevy Duramax Swap Parts Combos. Since cramming a Duramax diesel engine under the hood of a third-gen Chevy C10 is far from a drop-in affair, Summit Racing created Parts Combos to show what is needed to build an intercooler setup and outfit the rest of the truck.
PowerNation TV’s Truck Tech team decided that the Duramax was an ideal candidate for retrofits in early model trucks. The guys picked up a 1987 Chevy C10 (technically an R10) pickup and stuffed in a 6.6L Duramax LBZ diesel and Allison five-speed automatic transmission.
Intercooler System Combo
The Duramax engine under the hood of Project NighTrain required a significant amount of custom fabrication. The Truck Tech team made a completely custom intercooler tubing system based on a Mishimoto R-Line intercooler plus tubing and couplers from Vibrant Performance.
There is no how-to manual for an engine swap like this, so the Truck Tech crew had to be resourceful. They modified an MBRP Builder’s Series exhaust system and Airaid cold air intake for a mid-2000s Chevy Duramax truck to fit the ’87; added a Trans-Go shift kit for the Allison transmission; installed a BD Diesel transmission cooler and B&M engine oil cooler; and set up an Edge Insight CTS2 performance monitor to keep track of the Duramax’s goings-on.
Want to know how NighTrain turned out? See all of the Project NighTrain episodes at PowerNationtv.com.
See all of Summit Racing’s Parts Combos for PowerNation TV’s Truck Tech, Engine Power, Detroit Muscle, and Xtreme Off Road shows here.
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