Readers' Rigs
May 2006

The Readers' Rigs page illustrates some of diesel pickup trucks and SUV's members of The Diesel Page own or drive. This month's photos and story come to us from member Francois Dorleans, who currently resides in the Middle East. 6.5L diesels are indeed used globally.

1997 6.5TD Suburban K2500 4WD
10½" full float rear differential & 4L80E

May 2006

Modified with:

  • RS 9000 Rancho shocks.
  • BD Torq-Lok
  • Street HiT torq converter
  • Deep aluminum transmission pan
  • Exhaust brake
  • Ventilated Groove HD Front brake rotors
  • Large 1979 GM brake master cylinder
  • 315/70-R17 BFG, H2 rims, 2in wheel spacer / Front Jeep fender
  • 20cm Forward Front bumper with NATO recovery hook / Front rear
  • Tray-mounted 12V 9000-lb winch
  • SUV flexible interior, 2 bucket revolving seats, side awnings
  • Other adds-on : Kristal head light/booster, Front and rear parking
  • Sensors, luggages stop grid.
  • Posi-Lok front axle actuator
  • Flowmaster cat-back 2 x 2¼" Dual-Sport exhaust system
Other pending upgrades:

  • HJ40 Raised air intake
  • Spearco Intercooler
  • Timing gear and Stud Girdle kit
  • SOL-D
  • Traction bar


Francois Dorleans
Middle East

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