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Best Diesel Performance Shops

Vinny Himes



Best Diesel Performance Shops

We have a retail web site that we sell performance and OEM replacement parts on. We receive orders from all over the country and we even get some international orders. We have had local customer’s order parts off our web site and then bring them to our shop to be installed. Lead Foot Diesel Performance is where I work so I am obviously a little biased and would recommend our shop to anyone looking to have parts installed in the state of Georgia.

Since I have customers all over the country I want to have a place here on Review Diesel Parts where you our members and friends maybe even customers, can come and post up a recommended shop. I have been in this industry for 8 years myself and have met a lot of awesome folks. A bystander may look at another diesel shop as our competition but lets be realistic. There’s no way Lead Foot Diesel Performance can ever service the entire country. There’s enough work out there for all of us and we would much rather be friends with our competitors than enemies.

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Best Diesel Performance Shops

We do about 10 to 15 head gasket jobs a week here at Lead Foot Diesel Performance. That’s a lot of 6.0 Fords with the cabs off every year.

For any of our members in Washington State, there are some great shops up there that I am personal friends with the owners and some shops that I know of that have a good reputation but I am not personally friends with them.

For customers in Eastern Washington check out Northwest Customs the owner of that shop is one of my very close friends and a dinosaur in the diesel performance industry. I would have to say Jason Burton runs one of the best diesel performance shops in the Northwest because if it can be broken he has broke it and had to figure out ways to make these trucks live for a long time under huge power demands. If you need to get ahold of Jason shoot me a message here and I will get you his cell phone number. He runs the whole shop off his phone so I don’t want to post his cell phone openly on the internet.

In Northwest Washington close to the Canadian boarder get ahold of my friends at DK Diesel the owner DJ is an old sled pulling buddy of mine and a damned good mechanic and EFI Live tuner. DJ also has an in house dyno so he can show you before and after numbers when they are bolting go fast parts on your truck. DJ runs the best diesel performance shop in his area of the country and can also hook you up with custom suspension products.

To contact DK Diesel Jason is the service writer and can be reached at: 360-815-2098

For customers closer to the Seattle area check out Dynamic Diesel they have been in business for over 20 years specializing in diesel repair. They carry a very good reputation in the area. Corey is the service writer and can be reached at 360-862-9009

Dynomite Diesel Performance not only runs an excellent diesel performance shop but they also specialize in building aftermarket performance injectors. Lenny Reed is the owner but as a very busy man you probably wont talk to him. You will end up talking to one of his very knowledgeable staff members and they have a passion for diesel performance.  Contact their service writer at 360-794-7974

Heading east, for customers in the state of Idaho.

Check out Alligator Performance they not only specialize in diesel performance parts, they also have very knowledgeable mechanics that will install those performance parts for an excellent price and do it right the first time. Chad the owner is a good friend of mine and we go way back, Matt his sales manager is extremely knowledgeable and will make sure you are getting the service you need. Contact Alligator at 208-292-4401 do not ask for Chad, he is running a huge company and is a very busy man. He has hired a great staff to make sure his care for the customer is spread through the entire company. Anyone there will take good care of you.

Also in Idaho check out CN Diesel Performance, Nick the owner is a very good friend of mine and is one of the people that taught me a lot of what I know today. He drove my initial passion to give up a 12 year career in building high end custom homes to joining the diesel performance band wagon. I owe a lot to Nick and will probably never be able to repay him for all the knowledge he shared with me over the years.   Nick Bowlin can be reached at 208-755-7610 also check out his full line of services at

Best Diesel Performance Shops

ME learning how to build stack kits at CN Diesel Performance back before any aftermarket companies made stack kits for our trucks. This is a very old picture!

In South East Idaho there is only one man you want working on your truck, master engine builder and transmission wizard Cam Hulse at Adrenaline Performance. He has been cranking out some very well known Duramax sled pulling trucks and drag trucks. Cam built the  transmission behind my fully built cummins engine and I couldn’t be happier. Cam’s wife Terra is one of the sweetest gals you will ever meet in the diesel industry. Give them a call at 208-357-5603 you couldn’t be in better hands. Cam runs the best diesel performance shop in southern Idaho and one of the most advanced shops in the state. Check out their web site for additional information. 

For customers in my native state of Montana!!!

On the West side of the state hands down the best diesel performance shop in Montana is going to be Gomers Diesel Performance they also have an in house dyno and can tell you exactly how much horse power and torque your diesel engine has before and after they perform services for you. Their service department can be reached at 406-728-7620 tell them Vinny sent you!

On the East side of Montana you are going to want G&J Diesel to work on your diesel pickup. G&J Diesel runs the best diesel performance shop in Eastern Montana and probably the best in the state. Brad the owner of G&J Diesel has been in the game since before diesel performance was cool. He is the owner and driver of the original Best Diesel Performance ShopsTM  If you are looking for good technical support ask for my good buddy and mentor Lance Scism or Big Lance as we all know him. Lance will take very good care of you and he’s not some sales guy, he’s a diesel nut and drives a 990 horse power 12 valve cummins to work every day. He will shoot straight with you and point you in the right direction. Lance can be reached at 406-248-6366

Moving South, in the state of Utah my good buddy Brady Williams is the founder and owner of Industrial Injection. They not only specialize in aftermarket diesel performance turbos and injectors. They also have a full service shop that can do anything from basic repairs to full engine builds. They recently partnered up with Suncoast Converter to cover your diesel performance transmission needs after they tweak your engine to 1000 horse power! One of my other very good friends Brad Owens works for Brady and does an excellent job of representing the company, he can be reached at 1-800-800-4103

There are hundreds of other excellent shops I can think of and I will keep adding to this list. Any other member here on Review Diesel Parts feel free to recommend your favorite shop or shops that you went to and had a bad experience. As members we need to make sure we aren’t sending people to a shop that screwed us over. No blatant bashing please, but if a shop did you wrong simply state that you do not recommend that shop due too poor customer service.

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    Doug erickson

    09/13/2016 at 3:02 PM

    Do you recommend any diesel shops in Lethbridge Alberta in from Montana with the exchange rate it might be good I need the head gaskets on my duramax

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    09/24/2016 at 8:37 AM

    Live in north TX, wanting to do a ERG delete or replace, head the ERG cleaned 3 months ago and is not not working good . Haven’t even put over 1000 miles on the truck. Do you recommend anyone in North Texas by the red river.

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    Thomas Tessendorf

    08/16/2019 at 1:31 PM

    Any updates? I live in WIsconsin

    • Vinny Himes

      Vinny Himes

      08/19/2019 at 9:34 AM

      MY very good friend Jeff Meyer owns Performance Diesel in De Pere WI. He and his wife have been in business forever and we attend a lot of the same dealer and training conference’s together. They strive for the same level of quality as we do and show their customers the same level of respect and care.

      Address: 1501 S Ashland Ave, De Pere, WI 54115
      Open ⋅ Closes 5PM

      Phone: (866) 330-0183

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