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Monica Gonderman

Editor, 8-Lug HD Truck and Work Truck Review 665 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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Offroad Design on The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 122
On This Week’s Show: Offroad Design owner Stephen Watson Selling on Craigslist 5-Star Hotline Offroad Design (ORD) has been a stalwart in the full-size wheeling scene for decades, and owner and Truck Show listener Stephen Watson tells the story from startup to trusted off-road expert in GM trucks. Holman shares his recent misadventures on Craigslist,
Monica GondermanMay 27, 2020
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Nikola, From the Inside: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 123
On This Week’s Show: Nikola In Episode 118, Nikola’s founder and CEO Trevor Milton offered to open up the company’s new headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, to The Truck Show Podcast for an exclusive visit. Follow along as we tour the new facility, dive deeper into the Nikola story, and walk through upcoming new products including
Monica GondermanMay 26, 2020
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Pipe Dream: This 1950 Ford F1 Is a Cool Classic for All the Right Reasons
What would it look like if you took the beloved truck you tinkered with during your teenage days and finally turned it into something totally killer? Randy Weaver, owner of Utah-based Weaver Customs, did just that. And the fact that this 1950 Ford F1 classic pickup technically belongs to his twin brother makes the build
Monica GondermanMay 25, 2020
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The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 121: KC HiLites at 50
On This Week’s Show: Alan and Ali from KC HiLites Jeep Gladiator’s Chief Engineer Daytona Truck Meet Join KC HiLites’ Alan Wang and Ali Sedaghat in studio for a discussion about KC’s 50th anniversary, what it took to get here, and how KC HiLites has maintained its position as a leader in lighting for five
Monica GondermanMay 15, 2020
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The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 120: This Episode Rox, or Is It Rocks?
On This Week’s Show: Roxor‘s Eric Anderson John and Brandon Currie from Rock Jock Whether you like to rock, enjoy climbing over rocks, or have a curiosity about a certain Roxor off-roader, the guys have you covered in this episode. Hear from Roxor’s own story-teller Eric Anderson, and see how John and Brandon Currie from
Monica GondermanMay 9, 2020
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2020 Nissan Frontier First Drive – The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 119
On This Week’s Show: Jeep’s Jim Morrison 3.8L Nissan Frontier Jeep’s Head of North America, Jim Morrison, returns to the podcast to talk about his history in the automotive industry and what it’s like to run a major automotive brand. Find out what it takes to keep a brand relevant to its core customers and
Monica GondermanMay 1, 2020
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Would You Rather Race Dangerous Roads in a Kamaz, the Hoonitruck, or Old Smokey?
Let’s use our imagination for a few minutes. In a stroke of luck, say you’re the grand-prize winner of a rare experience—racing up one of the world’s most dangerous roads in a legit race truck. Not a racer? No fear; you’re just the passenger. Rest assured that all of these race rigs have fully spec’d
Monica GondermanApr 30, 2020
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Plugging In With Nikola CEO Trevor Milton – The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 118
On This Week’s Show: Nikola CEO Trevor Milton Get ready for the most interesting interview you didn’t know you needed to hear. From a single statement during his childhood that shaped his passion to experiencing heart-wrenching losses and failures in life, entrepreneur and Nikola CEO Trevor Milton never gave up his dream of changing the
Monica GondermanApr 22, 2020
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We Wood If We Could! Check Out This Astonishing Wooden Ford Raptor!
Talent. Passion. Practice. When they combine perfectly, you can get a masterpiece—which is what we’re tempted to call this super-rad 2020 Ford Raptor F-150 carved out of wood by the hands of a skilled woodworker. While more than a few of us can’t even draw a recognizable truck for stick figures, this guy whittled one
Monica GondermanApr 21, 2020
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Nissan’s New V-6 and 2021 Nissan Frontier Hints: Episode 117 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Show: Fun Haver Vaughn Gittin, Jr. Nissan’s Melaina Vasko 2020 Nissan Frontier and 2021 Nissan Frontier Get conversationally sideways with professional fun-haver Vaughn Gittin, Jr. and hear about his path from IT guy to championship racer and owner of RTR vehicles. Find out more about the all-new drivetrain coming to the 2020
Monica GondermanApr 17, 2020
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Dirt Every Day 100th Episode Live Watch Party!
Don’t you wish you could hang out with Fred Williams and David Chappelle from MotorTrend’s Dirt Every Day series? During the Dirt Every Day 100th Episode Live Watch Party, hosted by MotorTrend, YOU CAN. Throughout the show, the dynamic duo will be streaming the entire 100th episode along with fans, answering questions, and sharing their
Monica GondermanApr 16, 2020
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How to Fix a Broken Halfshaft in 30 Minutes
Chevrolet has held fast to its dedication to the independent front suspension used on its pickups for decades. And why shouldn’t they? The ride is fantastic, it’s proven durable even on the HD pickups, and there’s rarely a complaint to be heard. However, as any good GM truck owner knows, at some point the front
Jason GondermanApr 16, 2020
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Episode 115 of The Truck Show Podcast: All About Synthetic Lubrication
On This Week’s Show: Innova’s Bob Madison Talks Diagnostic Tools Mark Nyholm from Amsoil Talks Synthetic Lubrication That One Guy in Every Shop: Unacceptable Half-Eaten Donuts Learn all about diagnostic scan tools from Innova’s Bob Madison before taking a deep dive into the world of synthetic lubricants and synthetic lubrication with Amsoil’s Mark Nyholm. Then
Monica GondermanApr 16, 2020
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Episode 116 of The Truck Show Podcast: Extending Your Range with Titan Fuel Tanks
On This Week’s Truck Show Podcast: Mike DeFord from Titan Fuel Tanks Know Your Note Listener Tunes Up Our Intro Learn what goes into extending your fuel range with a Titan Fuel Tanks high-capacity fuel tank, find out if Lightning and Holman “know your note,” and enjoy a new version of The Truck Show Podcast
Monica GondermanApr 9, 2020
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2021 Ford F-150: Goodbye Raptor SuperCab, Hello Hybrid?
A VIN decoder for the 2021 Ford F-150, which depicts what each number or letter in a VIN means, has revealed three interesting tidbits about Ford‘s reworked pickup. Notably, the information pertains specifically to F-150s powered by gasoline, electric, and diesel “fuels.” Kicking things off is that the VIN decoder has a specific line item for the four-door Raptor
Monica GondermanApr 9, 2020
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