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KJ JonesFeb 5, 2019

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850HP 2007.5 Dodge Ram 2500
When most truck enthusiasts go to a salvage yard, they are looking for a specific part to get their rig running or to make a repair or improvement of some sort. That was not the case for Austin Myers back in 2012. Only 18 years old at the time, he went to Jones Auto in
Chris TobinDec 6, 2019
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Cummins-Powered 1939 Ford Sedan Deluxe
During the U.S. Prohibition era (1920 to 1933), this ’39 Ford Sedan Deluxe’s predecessors were the vehicles of choice, used for running moonshine and other spirits throughout the country thanks largely to the powerful (for that time) flathead V-8 engine that powered them, relatively good handling, and, of course, a roomy trunk. Fast-forward 80-plus years,
Chris TobinDec 5, 2019
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Mindy Jackson: ODSS Firepunk Diesel 5.90 Index Champ
It’s end-of-the-year time! It’s December 2019, and on the 11th we’ll be heading out to Indianapolis, Indiana, to attend the Performance Racing Industry trade show, a smorgasbord of motorsports-related coolness that can literally leave you breathless the first time you experience it. My PRI baptism took place 20 years ago, so being there this year
K.J. JonesDec 5, 2019
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Technological Innovations
In one of my past Detonation entries (Diesel Emissions, November 2019), I discussed how technology may be the key to making diesel engines and their related emissions equipment more efficient, because while today’s powerplants are lighter and more compact, they still have the ability to produce more power while leaving a much smaller emissions footprint
John LehenbauerDec 2, 2019
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Scheid Diesel Extravaganza 2019
Every year, Scheid Diesel Extravaganza continues to increase in stature and draw people by the thousands from all over the U.S., Canada, and a few other points around the globe, to the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in Terra Haute, Indiana. With some of the best weather Terre Haute has experienced in a few years, the crowds
John LehenbauerDec 2, 2019
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Modernizing a 7.3L Power Stroke with Today’s Technology in Turbocharging, Injection, and Programming
Through the course of many years, Ford’s 7.3L Power Stroke engine has earned itself a reputation for being a reliable workhorse. Even though the engine hasn’t been produced in nearly 16 years, it still has a die-hard following in the diesel community. It is not unheard of for truck owners to sell their newer model
John LehenbauerNov 27, 2019
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First Drive 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel
For nearly 33 years, Jeep’s uber-popular Wrangler (preceded by the legendary “CJ” Series) has symbolized “the ultimate” in off-road–ready sport-utility vehicles—trucks that, when purchased new or used, can be taken into the boonies immediately after closing the deal. In a bone-stock or modified state, it’s a rig that’s ready to blast across sand, plow through
K.J. JonesNov 14, 2019
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New Product Showcase #MTSEMA19
One of the most important elements of the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the new products on display. SEMA provides manufactures an all-encompassing automotive show where they can display the innovative and creative new products they have developed to thousands of prospective buyers
John LehenbauerNov 8, 2019
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Best Engines of SEMA 2019 Day 2 #MTSEMA19
During day 2 of the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, we battled our way through the endless sea of people to find the best engine builds. This annual show has some of the most clever, ingenious, and outrages engine builds in the world, many of which are mounted
John LehenbauerNov 8, 2019
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Top 10 Best New Truck Parts and Products at SEMA 2019 #MTSEMA19
Pickup trucks have become a huge part of the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association show (SEMA) at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their steady growth in the market place has driven the influx of aftermarket parts and products to fit them. We strolled about the floor and the New Products Showcase
John LehenbauerNov 6, 2019
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Best Engines of SEMA 2019 #MTSEMA19
The annual Specialty Equipment Market Association’s show (SEMA) at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the premiere location to see some of the most clever, ingenious, and outrageous engine builds in the world. Many of these builds are mounted in some of the most amazingly creative automotive builds. To bring you
John LehenbauerNov 6, 2019
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Top 10 Bad-Ass Trucks: Part 1 #MTSEMA19
Once again, it’s “that time of the year;” early November, and the 2019 edition of the SEMA Show is off and running at the Las Vegas Convention Center. When it comes to radically modified cars, trucks, buses, and bikes (and any other motorized vehicle you can think of), SEMA is the place you’ll find it—inside
K.J. JonesNov 6, 2019
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Detonation: Diesels Dominate PTOTY 2020
I just spent a great week working with Truck Trend magazine, driving all over Southern California and the Golden State’s Central Coast, testing new pickup trucks for Truck Trend’s Pickup Truck of the Year evaluation. This was my fourth year helping out as a judge and part-time laborer (we move a lot of horse mats
John LehenbauerNov 5, 2019
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Readers’ Rides
Godzilla Year/Make/Model: ’01 Ford F-350 Owner: Anthony Amorese Hometown: Gallatin, Tennessee Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8 Transmission: 4R100 four-speed automatic Odometer: 186,000 miles Fuel Economy: N/A Modifications: Zone Offroad 4-inch lift, 16×9 KMC Wheels XD wheels, 315/75R16 Cooper Tires Discoverer SST Pro tires, aluminum 2-piece driveshaft, new hubs, LED lights, flush-mount toolbox, N-Fab step bars,
John LehenbauerNov 1, 2019
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Diesel tech Q&A
Aisin vs. 68RFE QUESTION: I’ve been thinking about buying a single-rear-wheel ’12 Ram 3500 with the high-output 6.7L Cummins engine, and I’m wondering if it comes with the Aisin six-speed automatic transmission. Also, what’s the difference between the Aisin and the regular six-speed transmission? Willy Sandborn via email ANSWER: No, the ’12 Ram 3500s were
Bruce W. SmithOct 31, 2019
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Particulate Matters #iplaywithtrucks
This month’s column is inspired by a phone conversation I had with my mother shortly after returning home from my first experience at Truck Trend magazine’s weeklong Pickup Truck of the Year test. “I remember that’s all you used to do when you were little, KJ: play all day with your (toy) cars and trucks,”
K.J. JonesOct 30, 2019
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Let’s Go Racin’! 2020 Outlaw Diesel Super Series Events
With the 2019 Outlaw Diesel Super Series season in the books and class champions (including Ryan Riddle, back-to-back winner of the ATS Diesel Performance/Diesel Power Magazine 7.70 Index title) set to receive their hardware at the sanction’s upcoming awards banquet (Friday December 13th, at the Wyndham Indianapolis West hotel), the 2020 event schedule is released
K.J. JonesOct 30, 2019
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My First Diesel: Van Life
In the first installment of this series, I explained how I, along with my wife and two dogs, took Vincent Van Go, my new-to-me ’03 Ford E-350 with the venerable 7.3L powerplant, on his first adventure—and wound up at a secluded campsite (aptly named Camp Nada Lotta) in the Southern California desert. After three days
Courtney McKinnonOct 29, 2019
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2020 Diesel Heavy Duty Truck and Van Buyer’s Guide
Well, everyone, the day has finally come: 1,000 lb-ft of torque can be had straight off the showroom floor, and two out of the three ½-ton pickups achieve an astonishing 30-plus-mpg rating from the EPA (one is pending but likely to hit that number as well). For 2020, there is a diesel-powered pickup truck for
Austin LottOct 28, 2019
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Built Then Bought: Johnny Gilbert’s 800 hp 2016 Ram 2500 Tow Rig
In the performance automotive world, the saying “built not bought” carries a lot of weight, especially when inexperienced people with deep pockets come into the scene with a truck they obviously know nothing about. Johnny Gilbert and his team at Stainless Diesel have built many trucks over the years, including his ’19 Outlaw Diesel Super
Chris TobinOct 16, 2019
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They say everything is bigger in Texas, which meant in order to stand out Carlos Zapata needed to go bigger than anything he had ever done. Born and raised in Dallas, Carlos was part of a migrant worker family that did a lot of traveling. From picking oranges in Florida to working sugar beets in

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