About us

Founded in 1985, PPE (Pacific Performance Engineering) made engineering innovations the prime directive in pursuit of diesel performance. Our engineers took the Duramax platform and significantly improved horsepower and torque with the Duramaximizer, at a time when there were no consumer performance options available for these new common-rail electronic diesel engines. The product was tested in the towering dunes of Glamis, California. In an era when air-, and water-cooled sand rails were commonplace, a single cab Chevy long-bed truck fitted with paddle tires producing “rooster tails” in the hot desert sand dunes was a sight to behold. People gathered to see what they had never seen before. The diesel revolution had begun.

Back then, the Duramaximizer provided up to 100 horsepower and 180 ft.-lbs. of torque with the turn of a adjustable knob. An innovation that created a new market for diesel performance. The Duramaximizer was specifically designed for 2001 through 2006 Duramax diesel engines.

PPE engineers continued to innovate, creating performance products to enhance and improve the Duramax diesel platform. Systematically finding and improving the “weak links” which would fail under the new horsepower and torque demands. Our engineers built on their successes by turning their sights on the Dodge and Ford diesel platforms. With each innovation they learned how to make clean, efficient power while improving fuel mileage and the driver’s experience.

Many more products would follow. With an eye on performance, but always mindful of Federal regulations for air-quality. PPE is proud to offer industry-standard performance that is, in many cases, 50 State Legal. We understand our role in diesel performance enhancement also includes the responsibility of producing the least impact on our Earth. Each of our 50 State Legal products have been submitted to the California Air Resource Board for review and testing to ensure the performance comes with emissions levels that are in compliance.

As we added new products to our line, we continued to improve and forge industry relationships that marked advancements in product design. PPE partnered with Garrett (Honeywell) and through that relationship, the PPE Turbo Pedestal and the vastly improved Manifolds, now part of the 50 State Legal, PPE Manifolds and Up-Pipes Kit. 

PPE’s distribution channels are wide, including partnerships with Summit Racing, Premier Performance, Meyer Distribution and many others across North America and Canada. Your PPE parts ship quickly from any of our satellite warehouses or distributors.

Today we offer hundreds of products engineered to improve your diesel’s performance. From our heavy-duty cast aluminum pans and covers which help dissipate heat and increase fluid capacity, to our 6mm, 5 ply silicone, 304 stainless steel Quick Release Clamps and Flanges, from the Dual Fueler to complete, custom-built Duramax engines configured to your specific needs. All PPE products are thoroughly engineered and tested to our standards, making sure you make all the power you deserve.

Every PPE product comes with a warranty from one year, to a lifetime warranty, depending on product. We are here to answer your questions to ensure you get the most from your PPE products.


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