Brian Tom’s ’05 LLY Duramax Is Lethal On The Street’s Of Phoenix

Being from the heartland, Southern Missouri specifically, I don’t often get to see trucks from the far edges of our country. Luckily for me, there are platforms that make that possible. Speaking of that, I was in conversation with a gentleman from Phoenix, Arizona about his truck via Instagram. After hearing about it, I knew I had to share it with you all.

Phoenix native Brian Tom has been putting together a truck of his dreams and it has turned out to be one of the not only prettiest trucks I’ve seen but a very powerful one too. This is his 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. Powered by a healthy 6.6-Liter LLY Duramax, this gold truck is quick.

This Duramax engine is been covered with a plethora of aftermarket parts. Dmax Store built the short block, and from there up, it was Tom’s arena to do as he wished. A set of CP Carrillo connecting rods, MAHLE Motorsports cast, race pistons, aftermarket girdle, and Callie’s competition crankshaft and camshaft.

Other engine add-on’s include a Wagler Competition Products pinned oil pump, SoCal Diesel beehive valve springs, and retainers, pushrods, and flexplate all surrounded by ARP hardware. Getting into where the power comes from, this engine is fed with air from a Forced Inductions 476/87/1.0 turbocharger.

With that size turbo mounted up, Tom needed the fueling to match. Wanting quality parts, he utilized S&S Diesel Motorsport 150-percent over fuel injectors powered by a PPE dual filter kit with two LBZ pumps. As it churns out horsepower and torque, the exhaust is emitted out a set of PPE manifolds, through an HSP Diesel S400 downpipe, and out a 4-inch MBRP exhaust system.

On the backside of the engine is a fully built Inglewood Transmission Allison that features a Goerend Transmission torque converter. When things get saucy, Tom has a nitrous kit on board when he really wants to party. “This truck is still a daily driver and makes roughly 900-horsepower on fuel with tuning by UDT. With the nitrous lit, it should be clean over the 1,000-horsepower mark,” said Tom.

As for the suspension, because I was curious how he got the truck to sit as it does, he’s removed two leaf springs from the rear and uses a 3-inch shackle. With a set of Calvert Racing bars, limiting straps, and QA1 Motorsports adjustable shocks, this truck rides good and hooks up well. Other suspension parts featured are Dmax Store tie-rods and Kryptonite hub assemblies.

Wrapped in a set of 305/40R22 Toyo Proxes tires is a set of the always popular 22-inch by 10.5-inch SOTA Novakanes. These are easily one of the best looking wheel and tire combinations out there. There is a reason so many people have them.

Per Tom, “It’s definitely a head turner out here in the Phoenix area. Believe it or not, this thing will surprise a lot of street cars.” Playing out in Mexico, he’s had to shock a few Corvettes, Mustangs, Evos, street bikes, and even a Lamborghini.
“I would like to thank all the guys at Dmax Store and everyone else who has given me a hand or helped along the way to this point. I am happy with it, but I’m looking forward to adding a big set of compounds and bigger fuel injectors,” Tom said.
For more information, head on over to Brian’s Instagram page. For more truck features, part reviews, and event coverage, stay tuned right here on Diesel Army. Be sure and follow us on Instagram and follow us on Facebook. What are your thoughts on this gold beast? Could you handle it? Let us know in the comments below.

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Artie Maupin

Artie Maupin is from Southeast Missouri and has an extreme passion for anything diesel. He loves drag racing of all kinds, as well as sled pulling competitions.
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