LET ‘R EAT
adequately in the mud yet not run out of steam at 4,000-plus rpm, Hildebrand opted for an S364.5 SX-E unit from Borgwarner. Thanks to a T4 turbo mounting system from Irate Diesel Performance, the fixed-geometry charger sits directly in place of the factory VGT, and it even accommodates an Oem-intended S&B cold-air intake. The truck’s exhaust system consists of a custom-built downpipe feeding a 6-inch CAT stack in the hood.
Factory 5R & SCS Drop-box
As for the transmission, the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach led to the factory Torqshift automatic being retained. After all, the
Believe it or not, a stock 5R110 Torqshift transmission resides behind the potent 6.0L. It’s been graced with a billet input shaft—but only because Hildebrand broke the factory one. The only other addition to the five-speed automatic is a BD Diesel...