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Monica Gonderman

Editor, 8-Lug HD Truck and Work Truck Review 713 Articles

Monica resides in Southern California with her husband and partner in crime, Jason. Together, they have an off-road Ford Ranger, diesel Ford Ranger, airbagged Chevy S10, and a four-wheel-drive Ford F-150. The custom truck bug bit Monica hard in high school and has continued to grow over the years. She enjoys anything outdoors, from dirt biking to off-roading to running. Originally starting as an assistant web producer in 2006 after graduating from the University of California, Irvine, Monica was an associate online editor for several different truck magazines before taking the reins of both 8-LUG HD TRUCK and WORK TRUCK REVIEW in 2014.

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3D Printing With Metal: Episode 144 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Show: Paul Schneider from Chemical Guys 3D printing with metal: MIMO Technik Aerospace Chevy Silverado 3500HD now tows 36,000 pounds Learn about the latest in car care products and technology from Chemical Guys co-founder and CEO Paul Schneider, and travel with Lightning to MIMO Technik Aerospace where he will share the fascinating
Monica GondermanOct 23, 2020
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A Solar Power-Generating Tonneau Cover? That’s Brilliant!
Life is all about the pursuit of power. In this case, though, we mean electricity—not horsepower. As overlanding setups and pickups in general become more and more reliant on electricity, companies are getting increasingly creative in developing portable methods to generate, store, and deliver sweet, sweet electrons. Ontario, Canada–based Worksport, a seller of truck tonneau covers,
Monica GondermanOct 20, 2020
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Would You Reserve This Supertruck for $100?
Looking for a cool way to put that extra October paycheck to use? Regret not getting in early on the Ram TRX  or Ford Bronco? On October 20, you can be one of the early ones to put down a $100 reservation on the latest upcoming truck—the 2022 GMC Hummer EV. Commercials announcing the silent behemoth
Monica GondermanOct 19, 2020
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4WP Goes Factory: Episode 143 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Show: A Vague Death Wish 4WP Factory’s new wheels and tires Holman’s latest adventure Josh Mazerolle of Vague Industries returns to talk about his latest Death Wish project, what happened to the Hilux and what, exactly, did C10 Talk’s Ronnie Wetch have to do with its current state. The guys also get
Monica GondermanOct 13, 2020
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Behind the TRX and Bronco’s Bilsteins: Episode 142 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Show: Bilstein’s Jason Engelman Holman drives the Land Rover Defender The modified F-150 debate rages on The guys nerd out on the Bilstein shock technology behind the Ford Bronco and Ram 1500 TRX with Bilstein’s head of Damper Magic, Jason Engelman. Find out how these shocks work, how they were chosen, and,
Monica GondermanOct 12, 2020
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Chevrolet Adds Flair to 2021 Silverado HD with Four Special Editions
In addition to Chevrolet Trucks’ announcement of a best-in-class towing figure of 36,000 pounds for its 2021 Chevrolet Silverado HD, the company also introduced four special editions to add some custom, er, factory flare to its lineup of 2500 and 3500 3/4- and 1-ton pickup trucks. While these HD special-edition trucks don’t quite reinvent the
Monica GondermanOct 9, 2020
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NISMO Launches Off-Road Lineup: Episode 141 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Show: NISMO Returns to Trucks Milton Leaves Nikola Lyn Woodward Talks Rebelle Rally Our friend Lyn Woodward returns to the podcast to discuss her ongoing partnership with Nissan and the Rebelle Rally, while breaking some embargoed Nissan NISMO news. Lightning and Holman also talk about their mixed feelings over the departure of
Monica GondermanOct 6, 2020
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Braptor Gets Airborne: Episode 140 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Truck Show Podcast: Bud Brutsman 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel First Drive Ford Teases Flying SUV, the Braptor? You may not know his name, but you know his shows. From Overhaulin’ to Dust to Glory, Bud Brutsman has been the driving force behind many of your favorite shows. Also, Holman gets behind the
Monica GondermanOct 2, 2020
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2021 Ram 1500 TRX's Know & Go App Teaches Tech on the Go
Not tech-savvy? Sorry, not an option in 2020. Trucks are more feature-packed and technologically advanced than ever before. And while younger generations are generally more likely to bravely tackle techy tidbits and connectivity options head-on, it’s often older get-in-and-go generations who can afford the additional cost of all that tech in the first place. No
Monica GondermanSep 28, 2020
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PHOTOS: 3,000-HP Dodge Truck Explodes During Dyno Pull
Attendees at Edge Products’ Weekend on the Edge 2020 event in Ogden, Utah, witnessed one of the gnarliest dyno catastrophes in recent history. In its quest to reach a mind-boggling 3,000 hp on the dyno, the truck affectionately known as Master Shredder succumbed to too much NOS (and to Satan) and literally flung its Cummins
Monica GondermanSep 23, 2020
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What Do You Need to Go Overlanding?
The art of overlanding can be as simple or complex as you make it. In episode 105 of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams and Dave Chappelle go overlanding in Utah in an unconventional overlander—a Kaiser Jeep M715. After tagging along on their adventure, we see that what you need to go overlanding broadly fits into
Monica GondermanSep 22, 2020
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Chevy 1500HD: The First 1500 Silverado Crew Cab Was Weird but Cool
When we saw an early Crew Cab Chevy Silverado truck with 1500HD badging on its door, we supposed we were seeing things. When we started checking the door badging on other Chevy trucks we saw on the road, we were astounded to see more of these Chevy 1500HD trucks cruising our local streets. Then our
Monica GondermanSep 21, 2020
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Remembering Sport Truck Magazine: 1988-2009
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 11 years since Sport Truck magazine closed shop. The beloved magazine first debuted with the November 1988 issue and tirelessly covered the rad world of horsepower-happy, trendy sport trucks for more than 20 years, finishing strong (but unexpectedly) with the December 2009 issue. The staff’s last adventure was
Monica GondermanSep 21, 2020
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Diesel Pickup Sets World Record at Pike’s Peak: Episode 139 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Truck Show Podcast: Diesel Pickup Sets World Record Jeep Wrangler 392 Concept Daytona Truck Meet 2020 Scott Birdsall and Old Smokey, his Cummins-powered 1949 Ford F1 diesel pickup race truck, smash the Pike’s Peak diesel record, but not without some help from the Cummins Fairy. Holman drives Jeep’s Wrangler 392 concept and Lightning
Monica GondermanSep 16, 2020
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2021 Dodge Charger and Durango Pursuit Cop Cars Are Ready to Patrol
You’re probably not in the market for a pursuit vehicle/cop car, and the closest we at MotorTrend will get to one (hopefully) is a week behind the wheel—which, to be fair, is pretty dang sweet. But for most drivers, there’s still something awesomely intriguing about police vehicles—they’re like forbidden fruit most people will never taste. But we
Monica GondermanSep 15, 2020
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