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Twisted Diesel

Your affordable diesel truck repair alternative, specializing in building diesel truck transmissions. We take great pride in building the highest quality Diesel Truck Transmissions for our customers. Every square foot of Twisted Diesel is devoted to providing our highly skilled technicians with the best tools available to meet our exacting standards.  We’ve built a reputation on custom performance and integrity. Building affordable light and medium duty diesel transmissions to increase your truck’s performance is our business.

 

Diesel Transmissions Specialists

We believe when you're shopping for a transmission, the first place to go is a transmission specialist, not a parts store. By focusing our efforts on building and supporting this specialized product, our customers have the confidence of knowing that they can count on Twisted Diesel Transmissions. We keep overhead low and pass the savings onto our customers - locally owned and operated since 2007 in Chesapeake Virginia.

Our history

March, 2007

Rave Brown

Twisted Diesel was created by Rave Brown. Rave was an employee at the Norfolk Assembly division of Ford Motor Company. When Rave learned of the impending closure of the plant, the wheels started turning in his head about what to do next. He had always had a passion for working on diesel pick-up trucks and the only diesel repair and performance shops around were dealerships. So Rave decided to open his own shop and the hunt for a name began. He was hanging with his brother Mark and Mark was drinking a “Twisted Tea”. The light bulb went off and thus the shop had a name. Twisted Diesel started in a 1 bay shop down by the Virginia Beach oceanfront.

July 12, 2009

Ronny Preston & Tony Brown

Two years later, Ronny Preston and Tony Brown (Rave’s dad) bought into the business. Tony and Ronny were also laid off from the Ford Plant and Rave’s growing business needed partners. Tony had an extensive background in transmissions and truck repair. Ronny brought the skills of organization, accounting, creativity and marketing. The owners started clicking together and decided they had something big so they trademarked the name and started looking for a larger shop. Although the new shop had two bays, it still wasn’t big enough for the business, but they made it work with the help of great employees; some of them working outside when weather permitted.

Today, 2017

Continuing To Grow

We keep our overhead low and pass the savings onto our customers. We rely on word of mouth, a new fully responsive website, Facebook (almost 10,000 fans) and Twitter to share Twisted Diesel and grow our business. Twisted Diesel has the knowledge to work on “The big 3” in diesel. Powerstroke, Cummins and Duramax. The sign out front says “Your alternative to taking your light or medium duty diesel truck to the high cost dealer” and we constantly check pricing to make sure we are more affordable than the dealers. We specialize in four levels of transmission builds. We support our our customers by providing a variety of parts and services ranging from oil and filter changes to motor repair, diagnostic work, performance exhausts and intakes, tuners, brake repair, injectors, turbos and more.

Mission & values

Dedicated to providing the highest quality products & service.

Twisted Diesel is the alternative to taking your light or medium duty diesel truck to a high cost dealer.

  • Alternative to overpriced dealerships
  • Specializing in diesel transmissions
  • Locally owned and operated
  • Highest quality transmissions
  • Pride, performance, integrity

Twisted Diesel

Our advantages

Locally Owned & Operated

Locally owned and operated with pride since 2007 in Chesapeake Virginia. Every square foot of Twisted Diesel is devoted to providing our highly skilled technicians with the best tools available to meet our exacting standards.

Alternative to high cost dealers

We keep overhead low and pass the savings onto our customers - Building affordable light and medium duty diesel transmissions to increase your truck’s performance is our business.

Transmission Specialists

We believe when you're shopping for a transmission, the first place to go is a transmission specialist, not a parts store. By focusing our efforts on building and supporting this specialized product, our customers have the confidence of knowing that they can count on Twisted Diesel Transmissions.