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Jason Gonderman

Editor, Truck Trend 591 Articles

Jason Gonderman was born and raised in sunny Southern California and picked up the passion for trucks very early on. He started out in this business as the online editor for FOUR WHEELER and 4-WHEEL & OFF-ROAD before moving into the feature editor position at DIESEL POWER. Carrying a deep love for new trucks, Jason soon transitioned to the editor position at TRUCK TREND, which is where he is today, working just a few offices away from his wife, Monica. He brings a wealth of experience to the team, particularly when it comes to off-road driving talent.

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First Drive: 2020 Nissan Titan
Nissan made a big splash in 2017 when the company introduced us to the all-new Titan. Lacking a major update since the truck’s initial launch in 2004, this marked a huge milestone. We even found the truck to be so good that we awarded it our 2017 Pickup Truck of the Year trophy and all
Jason GondermanNov 15, 2019
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Top 10 Ford Broncos of the 2019 SEMA Show
Ford had the hearts and minds of automotive journalists and enthusiasts across the country racing this year at the prospect of the world debut of one of the most highly anticipated new vehicles in recent memory, the new Bronco. A group of select media was shuttled to a remote site in the desert near Las
Jason GondermanNov 14, 2019
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Top 12 Ford F-150 Raptors of SEMA 2019
Introduced in 2009, the Ford F-150 Raptor has been the halo vehicle of the Blue Oval for a decade now. Often imitated but never replicated, the Ford Raptor has been a staple vehicle of the SEMA Show since its debut. Stock Raptors, with their distinct look, wide fenders, big tires, and fancy Fox shocks are
Jason GondermanNov 14, 2019
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Where Have All The Driveshafts Gone? SEMA 2019
It’s an epidemic, a plague really, that seems to strike Las Vegas every year during the first week of November. As custom trucks roll into the Las Vegas Convention Center for the annual SEMA Show by the hundreds, there’s a bandit lurking out in the shadows, with his (or her) wrench set in hand, ready
Jason GondermanNov 12, 2019
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Top 20 RC Cars and Trucks of SEMA
The Specialty Equipment Market Association, or SEMA for short, holds its annual trade show each fall in Las Vegas. But you knew that already. What you may not know is that the SEMA Show isn’t actually a car show. From the outside it’s easy to see how this could be assumed, as all of the
Jason GondermanNov 11, 2019
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Top 20 Ford Ranger Pickups at SEMA
When Ford discontinued the compact Ranger pickup in 2012 owners, fans, and enthusiasts nationwide let out a collective whimper. People had grown to love the Ranger’s small size, affordable price, and robust aftermarket customization support that the truck enjoyed thanks in part to its nearly 30-year run. Fans spent the next seven years grumbling that
Jason GondermanNov 10, 2019
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ICON Vehicle Dynamics Ford Raptor Billet Control Arms and 3.0-inch Coilover Shocks
The Ford SVT Raptor was the first production pickup built to tackle the untamed desert of the Southwest United States and Baja, Mexico. Until its debut in 2009, the Ford Special Vehicles Team (SVT) was all about high-performance street machines, so this was new and exciting territory. Ford engineers did an impressive job, and the
Jason GondermanOct 3, 2019
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Tech Install: 2002 Silverado 2500HD BDS Recoil Traction Bars
We’re all familiar with the concept of traction bars, or at least we should be. For those who aren’t, here’s a quick refresher. As torque is applied to the drive wheels of a vehicle, those wheels turn and propel the vehicle forward. If the rear axle of said vehicle is suspended by leaf springs, which
Jason GondermanOct 2, 2019
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Daily Driven: 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR
We’ve been big fans of the Range Rover Sport for quite a while. So it was a no-brainer to respond with an enthusiastic “Yes, please!” when the good folks at Land Rover offered up a 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR for a week. What makes the SVR version of the Range Rover Sport so cool,
Jason GondermanOct 2, 2019
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Tech: Ford 6.0L Power Stroke Garrett PowerMax Turbo Install
Diesel engines need two things to make power: air and fuel. We know that’s grossly oversimplified, but it’s true. If you increase the engine’s ability to ingest air, you can add more fuel and thus make more power. On a diesel engine, that often means adding a different (or another) turbocharger. While there are lots
Jason GondermanOct 2, 2019
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1,000 Mile Road Test: 2019 Jaguar I-PACE
The age of electrification is upon us. It seems everywhere we turn, there’s a new hybrid model or rumors of full-electric versions of popular pickups. As unpopular as this may be to us truck traditionalists, these fully electric vehicles are looking more and more to be the future of the automotive industry. In our humble
Jason GondermanOct 1, 2019
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OEM Audio Plus Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Audio System Upgrade
It’s no secret that auto manufacturers are working to put aftermarket audio companies out of business, whether intentional or not. With systems like Ram’s 12-inch Uconnect and 19-speaker, 900-watt, Harmon Kardon offering, there’s little more that could be desired. And nearly every manufacturer offers a large touchscreen infotainment system that just a few years ago
Jason GondermanSep 12, 2019
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First Drive: 2019 Saleen Sporttruck
To power-hungry auto enthusiasts, the name Saleen should immediately conjure up images of slick race cars and smoking tires. Steve Saleen, founder and CEO of Saleen Automotive, began racing professionally in the ’70s and continued what would be a storied and successful career as both a driver and team owner for the better part of
Jason GondermanSep 11, 2019
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6.6L Duramax LB7 Rebuild Part 4
In the previous installment (March 2019) of our ’02 Duramax LB7 build we left off halfway through assembling the engine. After swinging the freshly built short-block into the engine bay we quickly set to work installing the Fleece Performance Cheetah turbocharger, Freedom Racing Engines rebuilt heads, ARP head studs, Merchant Automotive heavy-duty chromoly push rods,
Jason GondermanAug 6, 2019
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First Drive: 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD/3500HD
If you’ve been paying any attention to the automotive news cycle lately, there shouldn’t be a shred of doubt that pickups are hot. And from the look of things, 2019 is geared up to be the warmest on record for the heaviest hitters in the lineup. Ram struck first, introducing the company’s all-new 2019 2500
Jason GondermanAug 2, 2019
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