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Monica Gonderman

Editor, 8-Lug HD Truck and Work Truck Review 638 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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The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 110: 200hp Roxor!
Looking for more? Check out episode 109 of The Truck Show Podcast, where the guys interview Heavy D!  On This Week’s Show: Nick Priegnitz of Calibrated Power Solutions WatchJRGo Steve Smart From Billet Badges Have you ever had that moment where the minute you sell your truck, you know you’ve made a mistake? John Ross
Monica GondermanFeb 25, 2020
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Gateway Bronco: World’s First Roush-Powered Ford Bronco with a 10-Speed
In the tiny town of Hamel, Illinois, Seth Burgett’s 60,000-square-foot one-stop-shop called Gateway Bronco has been busily pumping world-class reimagined classic Ford Broncos through its production process. Now, in a quest to push the proverbial envelope, Gateway Bronco has collaborated with Roush Performance to integrate the latest Roush supercharged Gen-3 Ford 5.0L V-8 crate engine
Monica GondermanFeb 21, 2020
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Hennessey Announces Supercharged 800-HP Goliath Upgrade for Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra
Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE), creators of the 6×6 Goliath, 6×6 VelociRaptor, VelociRaptor, and Maximus Gladiator, revealed its 700-hp Goliath upgrade for the 2019 and 2020 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra  at the NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s called the Hennessey Goliath 700 with that fat three-digit power number coming thanks
Monica GondermanFeb 21, 2020
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1992 Land Rover Defender: Five Things We Love About Osprey's Restomod Builds
Osprey Custom Cars, a family-operated business founded by Aaron Richardet in 2009 and based in Wilmington, North Carolina, prides itself in “producing the finest machines possible, with impeccable attention to detail.” Its employees are confident that if a client can dream it, the firm can make it happen. Osprey specializes in creating immaculate, bespoke custom
Monica GondermanFeb 18, 2020
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Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing Have a New Boat? Big Deal—Here Are Our Favorite Matching Boats and Rigs
What isn’t there to love about matching boats and rigs, besides the fact that we probably can’t afford them (or either piece of the equation, in the case of the following example)? Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing revealed their latest matching customized boat /vehicle combination at the Miami International Boat Show: a 59-foot Tirranna AMG Edition
Monica GondermanFeb 15, 2020
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The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 108: History of the Performance Diesel Fuel Injector
On This Week’s Truck Show Podcast, Episode 108: Andrew Stauffer of S&S Diesel Motorsport reviews the history of the performance diesel fuel injector Jason Gonderman Reviews the Super Duty Nissan, Toyota, and Jeep News from the 2020 Chicago Auto Show Learn everything you ever wanted to know about diesel injectors with Andrew Stauffer from S&S
Monica GondermanFeb 13, 2020
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Electric Pickup Trucks: Why Truck Fans Should Care
If recent automotive announcements are any indication, we truck fans are witnessing the dawn of the E-truck wars between electric pickup trucks. These electric pickup-truck battles are shaping up to be comparable to—but markedly different from—the horsepower and torque wars waged between today’s diesel trucks. Crazy talk, right? The automobile has gone from barely existing
Monica GondermanFeb 12, 2020
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2020 Dodge Durango SRT Appearance Packages: Because Stripes Make You Faster, Probably
We’ll take any excuse to talk about the Dodge Durango SRT three-row SUV wits its covetable 6.4L Hemi V-8 (475hp, 470 lb-ft of torque), even if today’s reason is just a couple of appearance packages. Dodge displayed both new bundles—the Durango SRT Black and the Redline stripes—on a 2020 Dodge Durango SRT at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.
Monica GondermanFeb 11, 2020
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Guy Thrashes on $102K Ford Super Duty F-350 with Any Level Lift
WhistlinDiesel is up to no good, and we’re not surprised. While cruising YouTube to escape the daily grind, we couldn’t resist the latest from this fun-lovin’ destructo who, in this series, makes a mockery of materialism to the delight—and disgust—of his 650,000 YouTube subscribers by thrashing on his $102,000 Ford Super Duty F-350 equipped with
Monica GondermanFeb 7, 2020
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2020 Jeep Wrangler JPP 20 Limited Edition: Accessorized to the Max!
It comes as no shock that Jeep owners love Jeep accessories, and in fact, that’s what the 2020 Jeep Wrangler JPP 20 Limited Edition is all about. Need proof that Jeep owners are an interesting breed when it comes to fiddling with their rides? A statistic provided by Jeep attests that the Wrangler is one
Monica GondermanFeb 7, 2020
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2020 Jeep Wrangler/Gladiator High Altitude Special Edition: Snazzberry Cruiser on 20-inch Dubs
To clarify the headline above, Snazzberry is the name of a new color, and “dubs” refers to the fact that the High Altitude marks the first time Jeep has offered a 20-inch wheel for the Wrangler or Gladiator. Let’s start off on the same page—the High Altitude model is probably going to get you more
Monica GondermanFeb 6, 2020
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The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 107: Hummer, Bronco, TRX, Titan XD
Looking for more? Check out episode 53 of The Truck Show Podcast: Huge HDisode!   On This Week’s Show: YouTube’s Ryan Mayer Hummer, Bronco, TRX Nissan Titan XD Chef Cory Bahr YouTuber Ryan Mayer comes on to chat about the popularity of his channel, and then the guys discuss how their personal YouTube pages compare.
Monica GondermanFeb 3, 2020
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The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 105: Hummer Making A Comeback?
Check out Episode 93 of The Truck Show Podcast, featuring Truck Trend’s Of The Year Test. On This Week’s Show: Webasto’s Ryan Evans Brian Dooley from Hummerguy.net The guys enjoy a circuitous chat with Webasto’s Ryan Evans and cover a few topics you might expect and a few topics you’ll never see coming. Holman shares
Monica GondermanJan 31, 2020
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Rugged Truck Campers and Roof Top Tents: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 106
Check out the Top 10 Episodes of The Truck Show Podcast. On This Week’s Truck Show Podcast Show: Go Fast Campers’ Graeme MacPherson Aldan American’s Garrett Harmola Listener Engines In the spirit of companies manufacturing in America, we have two entrepreneurs from different spectrums of the truck market. Lightning and Holman check in with Graeme
Monica GondermanJan 30, 2020
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Cheapest Full Size Trucks for 2020
In this age of maximum—maximum luxury, accessories, parts, products, packages, add-ons, and technology—I set off on a quest to “build” (via manufacturers’ configurator tools) the cheapest full size trucks on the market today and then investigate the possible pros and cons of such trucks. Don’t get me wrong. I love me a luxury pickup truck
Monica GondermanJan 17, 2020
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