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Monica Gonderman

Editor, 8-Lug HD Truck and Work Truck Review 763 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 Finnegan-again-isode With Mike Finnegan: Episode 171 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Podcast: Roadkill’s Mike Finnegan Our buddy Mike Finnegan makes a surprise visit to the studio to say “hi” and we turn it into an entire show! Find out what’s up with Mike’s Chevy C-10, who has banned him for life (and why it was worth it), how fast he’s been in his
Monica GondermanMay 4, 2021
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Million-Mile Duramax (Almost): Episode 170 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Podcast: 2022 Nissan Frontier Jeep Magneto Concept 2011 Million-Mile Duramax Enjoy a walkaround of the all-new 2022 Nissan Frontier with its lead exterior designer, Hiren Patel, and go for a ride in the Jeep Magneto concept with Jeep’s Jim Morrison. The guys also get a listener truck review and hear from Gene
Monica GondermanApr 22, 2021
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We Drive a 1991 Nissan Hardbody from the Nissan Heritage Collection
On This Week’s Podcast: 1991 Nissan Hardbody SE V-6 Nissan Heritage Collection Jeep’s Mark Allen We meet up with a pristine 1991 Nissan Hardbody King Cab SE V-6 from the Nissan Heritage Collection for a walkaround and convince the powers that be to let us drive it! It’s the ultimate mini truck road test. Holman
Monica GondermanApr 21, 2021
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Borla Exhaust, SAE J1349, and More: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 168
On This Week’s Podcast: Petro-Masculinity David Borla from Borla Exhaust SAE J1349 The guys discuss a recent article that attacks and labels truck owners. David Borla from Borla Exhaust shares his company’s story and how the premium parts manufacturer continues to thrive while making performance exhaust systems in the U.S.A. Lastly, find out how SAE
Monica GondermanApr 8, 2021
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EPA Doesn’t Want You to Race: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 167
On This Week’s Podcast: Bronco Choices EPA Doesn’t Want You to Race Easter Jeep Safari Mutual friend of the show and nationally syndicated radio personality Nicole Alvarez taps the guys to help her design her dream Ford Bronco, and Kory Willis of PPEi checks in to give an update on his battle with the EPA.
Monica GondermanMar 31, 2021
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The Alpha Wolf EV, Another Electric Adventure Truck: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 166
On This Week’s Podcast: Ford Ranger Tremor Team Levvel Air’s Danny Hentges Alpha Wolf EV Go on a deep dive with some of the members of the global Ford Ranger Tremor team and hear about how the latest Ranger variant came to market and the technical changes that made it possible. The guys also talk
Monica GondermanMar 30, 2021
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Updates from AEV: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 165
On This Week’s Podcast: Matt Feldermann from AEV Facebook Groups How Tough Is DECKED? Friend of the show Matt Feldermann from AEV (American Expedition Vehicles) returns to give an update on product availability and what’s new for the JT, Ram HD, and Colorado, while the guys discuss the value of Facebook Groups. DECKED winner, listener
Monica GondermanMar 30, 2021
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Firepunk Diesel's Record: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 164
On This Week’s Podcast: Edelbrock Superchargers’ David Page Firepunk Diesel S-10 Chevy Silverado ZR2 Edelbrock’s product manager of forced induction, David Page, joins the show to talk superchargers and what goes in to making them powerful, drivable, and reliable. He’ll also share with us the challenges today’s aftermarket manufactures face when adding forced induction to
Monica GondermanMar 13, 2021
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What’s Next, a Drive-Through Car and Truck Show? Actually, Yes
Update 3/9/21: Check out this photo gallery of most of the custom lifted and lowered trucks, Jeeps, and other creations from the second weekend of Cruis’n the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. The drive-through show concludes this weekend for a total of three weekends. Custom vehicles on display March 5-7, 2021 :
Monica GondermanMar 9, 2021
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2022 Ford F-Series Super Duty First Look: Working Smarter
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This applies to the 2022 Ford F-Series Super Duty, a solid hauler that has absolutely nothing in need of fixing. Since the Super Duty, winner of Truck Trend’s 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year award, received most of its major upgrades for the 2020 model year, the truck
Monica GondermanMar 9, 2021
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The Lordstown Endurance EV Pickup Is Going Baja Racing
Update 3/5/21: Lordstown has confirmed on social media that it is partnering with Brenthel Industries for the San Felipe 250. Testing of the skateboard, including Lordstown’s drivetrain and hub motors, is underway. Update 3/4/21: We still do not have official word on who is behind the Lordstown EV build for April’s SCORE race. However, the
Monica GondermanMar 5, 2021
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The Happier Camper Traveler Is the Perfect Tool in Your Search for Happiness
The pandemic has left families cooped up at home with fewer routine activities on their plates and more time to dream about the happy life to be found in the great outdoors. Hence, travel is on the rise, and every season has become ripe for road trippin’. Coinciding with this fortunate time for travel trailer
Monica GondermanMar 4, 2021
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Petersen Automotive Museum’s Extreme Conditions Exhibit: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 163
On This Week’s Podcast: Ben Palmer from 406 Garage Petersen Automotive Museum’s new “Extreme Conditions” exhibit Homeowner problems Our old friend Ben Palmer joins the guys to talk about his company, 406 Garage, which specializes in the location and repair of vintage International iron. Holman takes you for a tour of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s
Monica GondermanMar 2, 2021
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Off Road Warehouse’s Greg Adler: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 162
On This Week’s Podcast: Off Road Warehouse’s Greg Adler Holman Switches Tool Brands Lightning Reports the News Former Transamerican Auto Parts and 4 Wheel Parts owner, Greg Adler, talks about the rise and ultimate sale of his family’s booming business and why he chose to start all over and do it again, instead of becoming
Monica GondermanFeb 26, 2021
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They Did It! Firepunk Diesel Has a 3-Second Chevy S-10 Cummins Drag Truck
It’s a dang good day for the guys ‘n gals at Firepunk Diesel, whose Cummins-powered 2000 Chevrolet S-10 diesel drag truck clocked a 3.998-second 1/8-mile pass at 182.67 mph. This accomplishes the team’s personal goal of making a 3-second pass, and furthermore, makes the S-10 the (unofficial) quickest and fastest diesel in existence down the
Monica GondermanFeb 25, 2021
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