Wednesday, May 23, 2018

H-CORE Technology Available for the First Time in 6.0L EGR Coolers!



If you haven't seen the video showing how our exclusive, patented H-CORE technology works, you might be surprised at how simple the concept is.  We all know stock EGR coolers have been problematic in a number of different engine platforms.  When we started looking at commercial applications, it became apparent that the OE design had to be completely abandoned to achieve reliability.

You may have seen our upgraded straight-tube replacement EGR coolers in 6.0L EGR coolers.  When we tested this design in larger EGR coolers (found within medium duty commercial trucks), it became apparent that heat expansion was going to be a problem.  Straight tubes at a certain length simply expand too much and cause internal rupture situations.

Our persistent leader here at Bullet Proof Diesel, Ken Neal, went back to the drawing board and a 'Eureka!' moment eventually came - rather than keeping the tubes straight, perhaps they could be braided, so much of the tube expansion could be directed laterally.  Well, to make a long story short, a machine had to be invented to braid the tubes, a lot of patent paperwork followed, but the idea worked well.  In lab tests, the force at the end of the tubes was 4x less when they were 'twisted'
together.

We first used H-CORE EGR cooler internals for medium-duty trucks, but recently we decided to use the technology in the product that put us on the map: the square 2004-2007 6.0L EGR cooler.  It's just another improvement in our never-ending quest for ultimate reliability and dependability.  Check 'em out online by clicking on this sentence.

If you have one of our straight-tube BulletProof EGR coolers, don't worry.  We have and always will maintain a limited lifetime warranty on the part.  But in all probability, you'll never need to utilize the warranty, as the failure rate is far, far less than 1%.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Chase Truck Update!

Here's an update on the flagship chase truck we're building for our Baja support fleet-

Suspension, wheels, tires, lighting, bumpers, bed, radio, P/A...it's all installed!  Next our team got busy fabricating the rack and other custom features.  We recently got the rack back from powdercoat, secured it to the vehicle, and then installed the transfer tanks.  This thing is starting to look pretty serious - and wait until we show you the super-trick kickout steps!

More to come...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

We've Got Third Brake Light Antenna Mounts For All the Big Three!

Ram, Silverado, and Sierra Owners Can Join the Fun!
We've long produced the Third Brake Light Antenna Mount for Ford pickups.  After all, we started making them for aluminum-bodied trucks.  Obviously magnets won't work on aluminum, and most folks just don't like the idea of drilling into their truck body for an antenna mount.  

Our Ford offerings fit the following trucks: 
We were happy to hear that our customers liked the mounts, but we were surprised when they requested them for other trucks.  Steel-bodied trucks.  Trucks that can use magnetic mounts.  Well...magnetic mounts can mar the paint of a truck as it wobbles in the wind.  Additionally, it looks temporary - the antenna cable is usually routed in through a window when a magnetic mount is used.  People who regularly use radio communication, it turns out, don't really love those magnetic mounts.


Well, we're here to help!  We've expanded the Third Brake Light Antenna Mount line to include:
One of the best features of this product is the ease of installation.  Unscrew the brake light housing, unclip the power wire, put a couple of bolts in, reconnect the power wire, then screw in the antenna mount and brake light housing.   A few short minutes, and you'll be ready to roll.

Should we further expand our line and 
offer more applications for the Third Brake Light Antenna Mount?  Let us know!  Email us at customerservice@bulletproofdiesel.com







Thursday, May 3, 2018

It Begins! Our 2018 F-350 Becomes the Flagship of the Bullet Proof Diesel Chase Fleet.

It was time for a new chase truck...


Ken Neal and the Bullet Proof Diesel race support team have been running the pits for Cameron Steele and the Desert Assassins for many years.  In fact, being down in Baja and learning which support truck parts needed upgrading helped serve as direct inspiration for many Bullet Proof Diesel products.

Ken's 2004 6.0L-powered chase truck has run many a Baja dirt road, and we also have Kenny Kreuter's 6.4L Super Duty in the support fleet.  If needed, we've also got a F-350 dually and a 6.0L Excursion that can be utilized.  That said, it was time to look forward, to check out the new technology found in trucks, and to see how the 6.7L Power Stroke does in a chase truck.

Pow!  This past February, Ken showed up at Bullet Proof Diesel headquarters with a 2018 Cab & Chassis F350.  With a wicked smile, he said "Let's build this thing!" and the project began.


We've got a dream team of companies supplying product: BF Goodrich, BDS Suspension, Fox Shox, Method Race Wheels, Rigid Industries, Addictive Desert Designs, 

We'll be showing the steps to the build on social media, and Diesel World Magazine is going to cover the process as well!  This truck will be a top-level support vehicle, chasing trophy trucks - it's just not something you see built every day.  So join the fun, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and watch as our new flagship is assembled!