Category Archives: GM Duramax

Electronic Braking System

Preserve your brakes for emergencies

The Banks Power SpeedBrake Electronic Braking System for GM can minimize up to 80 percent of your downhill speed without your foot even having to touch the brake petal. This keeps your brakes ready in case an emergency arises. This equates to a longer life for your brakes and added safety for you. You can rest assured that you are using the more advanced braking technology. Your safety is Banks first priority.

Banks iQ Dashboard included!

The SpeedBrake is an all electric technology. Plug in connection makes for a super easy installation with no cutting or messing with your wiring system. This device is always observing and making adjustments to attain the speed setting you demand. SpeedBrake’s patented transmission shifting technology locks and unlocks the torque converter and turbo vanes to keep you at a consistent speed. You can literally watch everything going on via the on screen alerts and information display on the Banks iQ Dashboard included in this package. On top of all this it also serves as an OBDII scan tool!

Three operating modes to choose from

SpeedBrake electronic braking system has included operating modes and settings to choose from to match your specific driving needs. The On mode gives you three options of high, medium and low braking forcefulness. Auto Mode works like cruise control for hauling. You can set a certain downhill speed anywhere from 25 to 75mph. There is an additional mode for Foot Brake Activation. You can choose to either run or eliminate this option at any time. The Banks iQ supplies the user with two-way communication. SpeedBrake also displays a full list of vehicle parameters including current braking pressure and operating gear to braking mode and target speed.

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4wd Shocks

The Daystar 2.5″ Lift Front Scorpion Shock Absorbers are available for almost any type of use. Used in conjunction with the Daystar comfort ride and leveling kits, these shocks provide you with a super comfortable ride. The two products used together are perfect for the enthusiast who is looking for a simple way to add a  2 to 3 inch lift to their vehicle. These shocks are tuned for your exact application needs for the best performance possible. One of the many benefits of installing these shocks on your truck is the twin-tube construction that helps allows for more oil capacity and cuts down on shock fade.

Engineered for long life and durability

A heavy duty piston seal and rapidity responsive valving stack are encased in the shocks and are paired with a chrome piston shaft that will prolong the life and durability of your shocks. These shocks provide added strength by means of adding polyurethane bushings and shock boots. The Daystar 2.5″ Lift Front Scorpion Shock Absorbers are intended for use with the well known Daystar Comfort Lift and Leveling and Leveling kits calling for longer shocks. They are sold in kits and or by themselves as replacements.

Features of the Daystar 4wd Shocks

These shocks are engineered to prevent foaming and shock fade under the most rigorous of conditions. The piston shafts are manufactured from chrome-hardened material increasing durability. Included in the package are black bushings and boots. One of a kind camouflage color gives these shocks a more rugged look.

What is the function of shock absorbers?

Shock absorbers absorb or disperse energy and help to cushion your truck on uneven roads or in off-road applications. A more comfortable ride and cutting down on excessive suspension movement is the desired effect of installing shocks onto your vehicle. A suspension system is made up of a system of springs, shocks, and linkages that that connect the wheels to the vehicle. These parts work together to improve road holding power and braking as well as keeping the passengers safe and comfortable. This system also cuts down on road noise, bumps and vibrations.

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PPE Xcelerator Duramax

The PPE Xcelerator Economy Tuner is designed to be used for the 2001-2009 6.6L GM Duramax. The Economy Xcelerator is designed for the diesel enthusiast looking for improved fuel economy and a slight horsepower and torque increase as well as a pretty good boost in mileage. Compatible with 01-09 LB7/LLY/LBZ/LMM Duramax Diesel engines.

Included in the PPE Xcelerator Economy Tuner package

The PPE Xcelerator Durmax Economy Tuner comes complete with the Owners Manual , a OBD-II Port Cable, Foam-Padded Carrying Case, and PPE Badges. There are three power levels to choose from that will provide you with  more horsepower and torque a changeable speed limited ranging from 40 to 96 mph directly to 200mph. Another great feature of this product is an included modifiable gear ratio from 2.73 to 5.13.  Online updates are available for the PPE Xcelerator Duramax and can read actual data designed for understanding your engines diagnostics and clearing out trouble codes. Speedometer corrections are displayed as well as offering a transmission reset and speedy learn feature.

What exactly is the PPE Xcelerator Economy Tuner?

The PPE Xcelerator Economy Tuner is a chip tuner. Chip tuning means adjusting an EPROM chip in your trucks ECU. Tuners improve fuel economy, performance, and makes for cleaner emissions. Today’s vehicles chips can be tuned by updating their software on the internal computer by means of a standard interface. One example of this is the OBDII. This is where the name chip tuning comes from.  A tuner tweaks the ignitions timing advance. Higher timing generally means better performance. A tuner that is not adjusted well can make your performance and smooth ride go right out the window and could even cause damage to your engine and sub parts.

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43K HID

ASM HID Xenon Fog Light 43K White

Lifespan of 3 to 5 years!

HID stands for High Intensity Discharge. It signifies the lighting technology that depends on an electrical charge to ignite xenon gas encapsulated in a sealed bulb. One of the many advantages of HID lighting is that it does not contain a filament. Instead it generates light by igniting an arc between two electrodes.Halogen bulbs do contain a filament and have an average life of about a year. HID bulbs are capsules filled with gas with an average lifespan of about 3 to 5 years! HID lights use around 35 watts whereas the Halogen lights use about 55 so the HID lights will take less power from your truck.

Get the same lighting used in sports arenas!

HID lights name originated from the penetrating white light given off by electrical discharge. They are also called xenon lamps and that refers to the gas encased in the lamp. HID lighting is used in many stadiums so you get the idea when we say this lighting is intense!

Features of the 43K HID light system:

  • Installation simply requires connection of the wiring harness to the stock headlight to the bulb’s harness and then connecting the wiring harness from the bulb to the HID ballast.
  • This lighting technology is used in nearly all of the high-end and luxury vehicles.
  • Detailed instructions with full illustrations are included.
  • ASM Lighting ballasts are shock-proof and waterproof.

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Duramaximizer

Get gains of up to 100 hp!

The PPE Duramaximizer was designed exclusively for the 2001-2002 Duramax Diesel engine. It can provide up to 100hp and 180ft. lbs of torque and its as easy to attain as turning a knob! The Duramaximizer offers load sensing smoke-free operation. It also aides in the  maintaining of exhaust gas temps which can cut down on the amount of downshifting you need to do while towing.

Use with the Xcelerator programmer for added horsepower

The duramaximizer offers the most power available without changing the factory PCM, internal parts, or your trucks exhaust system. It also presents a complex processor encased in a heavy duty aluminum cover. If you’re a horsepower junkie and the Duramaximizer dosen’t just isnt enough, use you can add the Xcelerator programmer from PPE.

What does the Duramaximizer do?

The Duramaxamizer is a chip tuner. That means it changes the EPROM chip in a vehicles ECU to attain better fuel economy, power, and cleaner emissions. Improvements in performance are made feasible by adapting the ignition timing advance.

When you order the Duramaximizer just be sure to let us know if you have factory fog lights or an air bag switch on the passenger side so we know which location kit is needed.

NOTE: The Duramaximizer includes a dash panel insert and an adjustable power knob.

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Live locally? We install the duramaximizer! Feel free to stop by our location and meet us! OC DIESEL, INC. is located at 17242 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Suites A and B. We have a full service shop staffed with knowledgeable technicians who are ready to squash any Diesel Repair issues.

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Toolbox fuel tank combo

Toolbox and Fuel tank in one

The Transfer Flow Toolbox Refueling Tank Combo 50 Gal is fitted only for long bed pickup trucks. This 50 gallon tank is perfect for manually filling your tank as well as filling other vehicles. These toolbox fuel tank combos are pre-assembled with a 12 volt pump fitted into the locking storage compartment. The fuel nozzle is mounted on the outside of the toolbox and includes an eight foot hose.

Tons of space in the storage compartment

The storage area is 8 cubic feet! This is about twice the amount of room as the 30 gallon version of this product. Tanks are constructed of 14 gauge aluminized steel for the most resistance available for strength and to aid in fighting rust and corrosion. The tanks are mounted inside the case of the toolbox. Transfer Flow baffled to cut down on fuel sloshing. A riser kit is also available from Transfer Flow that will let you store layers of plywood or sheet rock under the tank. The Toolbox fuel tank combo is covered under a 60,000 mile/3 year warranty.

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Duramax tie rod sleeves

PacBrake Duramax tie rod sleeves

What are tie rods?

A tie rod is a part of the steering device in your truck. Basically, a tie rod is a thin rod used as a structure tie and only rated for tensile strength. They convert force from the steering center link of the steering knuckle triggering the wheel to turn. The outer tie rod end connects to a modifying sleeve which is what is regulated to set a trucks alignment angle. The tie rods are usually constructed thicker at the ends so they don’t become compromised when threads are cut into it.

Quality construction for safety

Yearly inspection of your trucks steering and suspension is recommended as well as a wheel alignment. A damaged tie rod can cause crazy steering, tire wear, or cause your truck to be all over the road. Tie rods are most recommended for off road conditions but can be used for any application. Pacbrake tie rods are constructed of steel instead of the cast iron stock rods to prevent bending or breaking and improves front wheel traction in 4WD vehicles.

How do you break a tie rod?

One reason for a broken tie rod is if your torsion bars have been moved up and the front end is raised. This puts the tie rods at an angle so when you take off in a 4WD the wheel can get forced to the inside then push against the tie rod. If its not parallel then it takes the brunt of the force its getting in the other direction, and snap there goes your tie rod. Tie Rod Sleeves are suggested for even further reinforcement for tie rods especially in off road applications.

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Diesel Fuel Tank

Titan Diesel Fuel Tank

The Titan Multi-Model Utility Diesel Tank is a frame mounted, aft-axle tank for some Ford cab and chassis trucks and E-Series vans with diesel engines. This tank was fabricated using military grade polyethylene and is well-matched with most bio-diesel fuels. Titan multi-model diesel fuel tanks eliminate the problem of lining malfunction and decomposition in most steel OEM tanks. Construction was intended to be light in weight and super sturdy. It introduces a drain plug for easy maintenance. Titan Diesel Fuel Tanks feature a rollover vent valve and hose and even fits right in where your old tank using the original sending unit. Tank size holds 40 gallons.

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Garrett GT42R

What comes with the PPE turbo kit?

The PPE GT42R Series Turbo Kit w/ Garrett GT42R Turbo includes a high performance C117 Compressor and a UHP Turbine and brings GT Ball Bearing operation to the 700Hp group. The Garrett GT42R comes with a V-band turbine outlet flange and a T4 turbine inlet flange. The turbo pedestal included in this system is intended for use with aftermarket turbos 01-07 Duramax trucks LB7,LLY,and LBZ 42 turbos and smaller. Constructed with a high velocity tubular design and an optional spacer plate for larger turbos (42 series and larger) makes this the perfect fit no matter what size you need.  Making this kit complete is the included mandrel bent three and a half inch diameter down pipe! All parts needed for installation are included also.

How does a turbocharger work?

The main benefit of installing a turbo is, of course, more power and better performance. The turbo increases the amount of air that enters the engine. It is driven by the engine’s crankshaft through a gear train and an overriding clutch, delivering aspiration for combustion. After combustion is achieved and exhaust gases get up the correct temperature, the overriding clutch extricates the turbocharger from the gear train and the turbo-compressor is operated solely by the turbine which is propelled by the exhaust gases.

What kinds of performance gains can I expect after installing my turbocharger?

A larger turbo will provide more air, which in turn keeps the engine cool resulting in more power, torque and a better running engine. The more air your engine gets, the better it will perform and extend the life of you truck. More air has always equaled more power and that hasn’t changed.

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aFe Cold Air Intake

Get up to 19 hp and 64 lbs of torque with a new air intake system!

The aFe Stage 1 air intake system can get you gains of up to 19hp and 64lbs. of torque and has an outflow that blew the competition away with a 38 percent raise above stock. This system includes a Pro-guard performance air filter that greatly improves air flow for the best performance possible. The completely washable and re-useable filter is made out of 100 percent polyurethane. The aFe Stage 1 air intake system is meant to be a replacement for your trucks stock intake box and in its place offer a one-piece intake system that will bear obvious enhancements in power, airflow and torque.

What comes with the aFe Stage 1 air intake system?

This system comes uses a stock intake tube and comes with a one-piece 16 gauge heat shield. It also includes a giant high-flow reusable filter with conical air filters and a three angle adapter to minimize aerodynamic loss. The hardware that comes with the system is high quality hardware such as head bolts and brass inserts.

How does an air intake system work?

Air comes in through the air intake. The intake consists of  long plastic tubing going into the air filter housing. The air coming in is most beneficial if in a steady stream, thus the use of a long tube.  After the air filter housing the air goes into the air filter and then into the air flow meter. Two types of ARM’s are present in a diesel engine. A Vane and Hot Wire.  the Vane ARM uses a flap that gets pushed back allowing more air to pass and the Hot Wire releases voltage as air heats. After the ARM air flows to the throttle chamber. This chamber controls the airflow to the engine.  When the throttle chamber is shut, the engine idles. Inside this is a bypass chamber that lets some air go past the throttle plate and into the engine. Adjusting the amounts of air that is allowed to pass determines the idle speed of the engine. The throttle position sensor then sends a signal to the trucks computer that determines if the car is idling, midrange cruising, or open throttle. Afterwards, it goes into the intake manifold and into the cylinders. The last part of this process includes the air flowing to the cold start valve which expands as it gets hot. In cold conditions, a large amount of air goes to the throttle plate which produces an increase in idle speed. As it gets warmer, the bypass closes and lowers the idle speed and the engine attains a normal temperature for optimal operation.

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