ATS DIESEL PERFORMANCE ATS Diesel Performance, based out of Arvada, Colorado is a diesel performance manufacturing company that designs, engineers, and manufactures upgraded transmission components, ... read more
ATS DIESEL PERFORMANCE
ATS Diesel Performance, based out of Arvada, Colorado is a diesel performance manufacturing company that designs, engineers, and manufactures upgraded transmission components, valve bodies, patented heavy duty torque converters, exhaust and intake manifolds, electronics, turbochargers, dual CP3 injection pumps, and more for Cummins, Powerstroke, and Duramax powered diesel trucks. Operating out of a humongous 110,000 square foot facility in the heart of the Rocky Mountains allows ATS to keep operations in-house, as opposed to overseas sourcing, and then gruelingly test their products at altitude and through grades and descents that would make other companies think twice. From full-time RV users who travel nonstop, to high horsepower competition based vehicles, ATS has the answers.
ATS DIESEL TRANSMISSIONS
Clint Cannon and Ranee Elder founded Automotive Transmission Specialists in 1993. At that time, the company specialized in transmission repair for all types of vehicles. In 1997 the company "Performance Torque Converters" was founded and they started doing torque converter rebuilds in house. Bringing the capability of building torque converters in house gave them more flexibility to service their racing customers. As the popularity of diesel trucks grew and more people became aware of the power upgrades available for their diesels, problems with diesel transmissions emerged.
Clint started research and development into a more robust torque converter to address the transmission issues. It was discovered that a clutch pack design was the answer to providing a robust torque converter. The development of the TripleLok Torque Converter and a company focus on Diesel Performance products resulted in a rename of the company to ATS Diesel Performance.
By having their foot in the door before most, it allowed ATS Diesel’s transmission upgrades to grow with the demands of diesel trucks, putting them at the forefront of reliability. Fortunately for us, Clint didn’t stop with transmissions and began to explore and refine upgraded turbochargers, intake and exhaust manifolds, and anything else to generate additional power with the ever present mindset of maintaining powertrain reliability.
ATSDiesel products are proudly made in the USA.
Q: Where is ATS Diesel Performance based out of?
A: Arvada, Colorado in the heart of the Rocky Mountains
Q: What is the warranty on ATS Diesel transmissions?
A: That depends! ATS transmission packages carry a one to five year warranty depending on the series of transmission, what it fits, and other criteria. Each product page will dislay the manufacturer warranty and if there's ever any doubt, you are always welcome to reach out and ask us.
Q: Are all ATS Diesel products made in the USA?
A: We at Diesel Power Products can vouch for ATS on this one, since we've seen their establishment so many times. If there's something that ATS doesn't actually make in-house or source from a foundry right down the road, its few and far between. ATS truly strives to either build absolutely everything in-house, or get it locally, a trait that many manufacturers have unfortunately nearly abandoned nowadays.
Q: What kinds of products does ATS make? Seems like there's products to give my truck more horsepower, others to fix common issues, and others to make sure the power I'm making in the engine gets to the ground.
A: Sounds about right! ATS makes a massive assortment of products. As previously stated, ATS started out building transmissions, and then continued to expand upon their portfolio. They offer everything from compound turbochargers, to heavy duty transmission components, dual CP3 injection pumps, and even small, inexpensive "fix-it" parts that cure common issues that create major headaches.
Q: On ATS' compound turbo kits, why do they keep the stock turbo in place and just add another turbo? Is it to reduce cost?
A: ATS' line of "Plus" series compound turbo kits maintain the use of your original turbo. In terms of cost reduction, honestly, that's really not the reasoning. More so, especially on newer truck, there's a staunch need to keep the factory turbo in place to maintain the overall functionality of the truck, such as keeping the Variable Geometry Turbo functions to avoid check engine lights or even limp mode, or the quick turbo response of a stock, smaller turbo, or numerous other reasons. Overall, when it makes the most sense, ATS will pair one of their upgraded Aurora chargers with your stock turbo to deliver bolt-on peformance without the loss of a single factory feature.