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SEMA 2016: This 3,500 HP All-Billet Duramax Relies On ARP Bolts

ARPwaglerSEMA2016-10For most builders, they plan out the engine and gather the most important parts first to assemble their engine. For Jeremy Wagler, of Wagler Competition Products, this all-billet Duramax was built from the inside out, starting with a set of Top Fuel ARP head studs.

Wagler built the DX 500, a 500 cubic inch Duramax for Lucas Pro pulling based on off-the-shelf ARP Top Fuel head studs because he knew they would be readily available. But Wagler didn’t stop there when he built this 3,500 horsepower beast full of billet goodness, from top to bottom.

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The engine was built for the super stock trucks in Lucas Pro Pulling, which requires that some dimensions stay within the factory specs and bore spacing. But then the build went full boost for the Ultimate Callout Challenge (UCC) with a “Shop Truck” moniker.

If it wasn’t enough to add the PSI screw blower and a pair of Precision Turbo Pro Mod 102 turbochargers, making about 140 pounds of boost, Wagler went for more power adders by way of a Nitrous Express nitrous system and a 24 port Engler water meth injection in this first ever all-billet Duramax.

Helping to support this kind of power couldn’t be done without the S&S Diesel custom injectors, Winberg crankshaft, Ross pistons, and Comp Cams camshaft with roller bearings.

There’s still some tuning and dyno runs that need to be made, but when you have this kind of boost making this kind of power, there’s nothing that even comes close to the dependability of ARP hardware.

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From the head studs, to the main studs, and everything else that ARP makes for this insane build, Wagler said, “Starting from the top, we have all the ARP stainless bolts, the blower studs, manifold studs, even the stainless studs holding the intake down; we have a lot of strength here.

You can expect to see the Wagler DX 500 at PRI for those interested, or you can visit the Wagler Competition Products website for more information, and for your next build demand the strength of ARP Bolts to keep your engine together.

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Michael Harding

Michael is a Power Automedia contributor and automotive enthusiast who doesn’t discriminate. Although Mopar is in his blood, he loves any car that looks great and drives even faster.
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