Cody Yoder out of Toledo, Ohio has built one hell of a twin turbo Duramax. The truck has been several years in the making and for us at BDS, its a bit of a homecoming. You see this ’08 Chevy Silverado 2500HD started its transformation from your run of the mill stock LMM to the show stopper it is now in BDS’s R&D shop. The truck was used to design, engineer and test the new (at that time) 7” high clearance suspension system for ’01-10 HDs. Following our stint with the truck it did as most new trucks do and headed to the dealer lot where it was bought and sold a few times until 2012 when Cody was tipped off that the truck was available and picked it up for his daily driver. With the keys in hand Cody began modding the truck to fit his personal taste, not leaving well enough alone in his quest to build the baddest Duramax around.
With the BDS 7” high clearance lift taken care of, Cody added Fox 2.0 shocks and cranked the torsion bars to get 7.5” out of the suspension. Full BDS leaf packs and a custom set of traction bars (powdercoated by Crystal Coatings) were added to keep the rear end planted during hard launches. The steering was beefed up with heavy duty tie-rod ends, tie-rod sleeves, straight center link and a Cognito steering brace. For wheels and tires Cody swapped out the chrome bling and Kumhos that were on it originally for a set of 37×13.50×22 Nitto Trail Grapplers mounted up on 22×14 Moto Metal 962s. As to be expected the new combo did cause some issues so the fenders were modified and a new inner fender liner was made to allow for tire clearance.
Powering this HD is the stock 6.6L Durmax Diesel outfitted with a slew of mods to help this truck roll coal wherever it goes. With the assistance of Outlaw Performance and Danville Performance the motor received a HSP twin turbo kit, 72MM 4049A VGT, 83MM TCT S483 BATMO, Exergy 12MM CP3, Exergy 100% overs, EFI Live w/ DSP5, 4” down pipe, 5” straight pipe, 6” MBRP exhaust tip, EGR delete, PPE race valve, Nitrous Express stacker, ported fuel rail fittings, FASS 150 lift pump, PCV reroute kit, and heat wrapped hot sections. The Allison transmission was fitted with a Suncoast GMax 6Pac and Suncoast 1053-1-3D torque converter that sends power back through the stock transfer case to the stock front/rear Dodge 11.5” diffs that use 3.73 gears and a Danville Performance rear diff cover. Following our photoshoot with Cody the truck ran on the Danville’s dyno where it set a new record for a stock bottom end LMM with 885HP and 1383TQ off the bottle.
Moving on to the exterior this truck features several mods done by both Cody and local Coldwater, MI shop Tuckey Motorsports. In addition to Reflex spray lining in bed, the roof, grille, bumper, fenders and rockers were sprayed for a tough scratch-free finish. The factory headlights were retained and now feature a smoked housing with 6K HID beams and LED turn signals. Additional lighting comes from (4) Rigid dually lights in the bumper and a pair of stacked 50” Rigid E-series light bars mounted to a Defender roof rack. Out back the stock taillights were smoked and a single Rigid dually is used. A set of Dee Zee nerf bars were installed to make accessing the cab a bit easier and inside the truck features stock leather seats, brushed aluminum painted dash panel, Aeroforce Interceptor pillar mounted gauges and a Pioneer SAT/NAV stereo.
This truck was been a 2.5 year process for Cody, and even longer since we had our hands on it. Over the years Cody has transformed it into the bad ass Duramax it is today continuing to mod it as no truck build is ever finished. Check out more from our shoot with Cody below and follow the truck on Instagram at CodyYoderOfficialPage.