dustin mintern Dustin Mintern, Owner

I was born and raised in Northeastern Ohio and lived and worked on farms and at my parents’ German Shepherd kennel from a young age. Bought my first truck when I was 12 and have been buying and working on cars and trucks since then.

I joined the Marine Corps after high school and became a T-58 Helicopter Engine Mechanic. I spent 2 years in Okinawa, Japan and a month in South Korea before returning to the US in September 2006. I went to Iraq and then became Quality Assurance Inspector and Work Center Supervisor. I am used to demanding and performing top quality work that people’s lives depend upon.

I bought my first diesel truck in 2007 (2005 Chevy 2500HD) and quickly pushed its stock parts beyond their limit and starting modifying it. Just before completing my 5 year enlistment, in April 2008, I started Diesel Addiction. I am looking forward to my future in the Diesel Performance industry - building relationships with other diesel enthusiasts and helping customers build their trucks to their satisfaction.

I got married in September 2009. My wife, Kelly Mintern, helps with the administrative side of the business. She keeps things organized so I can focus on all of the customer’s needs.


truck Dustin's Daily Driver  

2005 LLY Chevy 2500HD Extended Cab LT; It has run a best E.T. of 10.74 and a best trap speed of 135.9 mph in the ¼ mile.  It was chosen for the 2010 Diesel Power Challenge and finished in 3rd Place overall – as seen in the August and September 2010 issues of Diesel Power Magazine. Has since been retired to an all around street performance daily driver: DA EFI Live tuning, DA Billet Signature Series Trans, Precision Industries DA converter, DA T-case Brace, DA Built Motor: Carillo Rods, Head, Main & Rocker Studs, Keyed Crank, Exergy 12mm CP3 & 100% Injectors, DA Ported Fuel Rails, SoCal 6460 Cam, DPR heads, Hamilton springs & Pushrods, Mahle cast Pistons, BD billet flexplate, Pro-Fab T4 Pedestal, Billet S480/87, PPE Manifolds & Up-pipes, DA 5" intake, AirDog150, E-locker, Grizzly locker, 3.42s, 4" quiet exhaust with cut-out, Sleeves, reinforced Centerlink, Braces, traction bars, Custom 3/5 drop, QA1 coil overs, Hellwig sway bars, Wilwood 16" rotors and 6 piston calipers, PPE shallow Pan & Diff Cover, ISSPRO Performax gauges.  Future plans: Replace broken crankshaft, 9100AF Cam, 150% over injectors, Wagler heads, S483/96 single,  converting to SS Clone.

Matt Walker, Lead Mechanic

Matt grew up in the Raleigh, NC area before attending diesel tech school at WyoTech in Pennsylvania.  Already a customer with a passion for diesel performance, Matt had one thing in mind after graduating WyoTech - join the crew of Diesel Addiction and get to build high performance diesel trucks every day.  He has grown with the company into the lead mechanic under Dustin.

Matt's Daily Driver

2004.5 LLY GMC 2500HD Crew Cab LT; DA EFI Live tuning, DA transmission, Precision Industries DA converter, BullsEye Double Bat S475/83 turbo with DA install kit, custom 3/5 drop, QA1 double adjustable front shocks.  Future Plans: Coil-over front shocks, 87mm turbine, 150% over LBZ injectors, dual fuelers, 3.42 gears, Grizzly locker, testing the limits of the stock motor.


Diesel Addiction
9282 Industrial Blvd NE, Leland, NC 28451 | Email: info@dieseladdiction.com | Phone: 910-763-1796