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Best Diesel Injection Articles on TruckTrend.com
With no spark involved in a diesel engine’s combustion, air and fuel are the lone ingredients that make the process happen, and copious amounts of each are very essential if you want to have any chance of increasing an oil burner’s performance. For most diesel engines, increasing intake-air pressure and volume is best achieved by
K.J. JonesMar 5, 2021
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Top 10 Sled Pull Articles on TruckTrend.com
 In the diesel hobby, three competitions are considered sacred and serve as the benchmarks for evaluating engines’ and/or vehicles’ performance. Starting from the back and working forward, the third most popular contest is held on the chassis dyno, where rear-wheel horsepower and highly revered torque are measured. Next is drag racing, typically on eighth-mile racetracks.
K.J. JonesMar 2, 2021
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Ford to Recall Some 2020-2021 F-Series Trucks
Windshield Not Secure A heads up for Ford truck owners: The company is preparing to issue two recalls for problems concerning 2020 and 2021 F-Series pickups. The first recall, #20C06, involves windshields that are not properly secured to the body. It affects 2021 Ford F-150s assembled in Dearborn, Michigan, between October 27, 2020, and February
K.J. JonesFeb 24, 2021
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Top 10 Nitrous Oxide Articles on TruckTrend.com
We close out our look at power adders with this breakdown of the top 10 nitrous oxide articles that have appeared on trucktrend.com. In high-performance applications, nitrous oxide, also known as “spray,” “juice,” “nitrous,” or the uber-generic “NOS (nawwws),” is pound for pound the most inexpensive upgrade for increasing engine performance. For those who are
K.J. JonesFeb 24, 2021
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Top 10 Supercharger Articles on TruckTrend.com
Superchargers or turbochargers, which is better? It is an ages-old question in the world of high performance, and it typically garners passionate—not always accurate—opinions whenever it is posed to hard-core gearheads. And we’re not trying to settle that score right now. As a follow-up to our rundown of turbocharger stories, we now turn our attention
K.J. JonesFeb 19, 2021
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Top 10 Turbo Articles on TruckTrend.com
There are many different segments in the truck hobby. However, two of the most popular areas—especially when it comes to modifying—are “show,” which emphasizes parts and procedures that change (hopefully improve) a rig’s interior and/or exterior appearance, and “go,” which essentially deals with drivetrain treatments that help improve a truck’s performance. Looking directly at engine
K.J. JonesFeb 18, 2021
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Top 10 Truck Carnage Articles on TruckTrend.com
Truck carnage articles. Reports about catastrophic failure. There’s really not a lot to elaborate about. Mechanical or other devastation of a truck and/or engine is something we don’t particularly “like” to see. But photos and videos of truck carnage—even intentional destructive shenanigans—still have a way of captivating us whenever we see them. When it comes
K.J. JonesJan 25, 2021
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Top 10 Truck Racing Articles on TruckTrend.com
Competitiveness is a quality that is inherent in all humans. Yes, it may be stronger in some people than it is in others, but competition at any level is almost impossible to deny, nonetheless. Thankfully, racing, one-on-one, or in group form, was created long ago (according to information sourced from Google, 1895), and to date,
K.J. JonesJan 22, 2021
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Top 10 Big- Block Engines on TruckTrend.com
We really hope you’re enjoying the retrospective looks we’re taking at popular vehicles and topics that have been covered by MotorTrend Group’s truck brands. Our “top-10” rundowns are very popular, so we’re going to continue scouring archives and compiling these lists. General Motors’ LS-Series V-8 engine is probably the most widely used powerplant for custom
K.J. JonesJan 21, 2021
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Top 10 Ford Excursion Stories on TruckTrend.com
With turnabout being fair play and all, it’s only right that we give Ford’s Excursion equal time, with a collection of 10 reports about the massive sport-utility rig that were originally published in Truckin, TruckTrend, Diesel Power, and 8-Lug magazines. If you faithfully follow our top-10 rundowns, you’ve already read the story highlighting Chevy’s Suburban.
K.J. JonesJan 15, 2021
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Top 10 Custom Chevy Suburbans on TruckTrend.com
With Chevrolet’s all-new 2021 Suburban—highlighted by the return of a diesel engine to the poweretrain lineup—finally in dealership showrooms, we think now is a perfect time to shine the spotlight on the iconic long-roof rig. Introduced in 1935, Suburban is the ultimate family truckster, incorporating elements of sedan, van, and pickup truck into one vehicle.
K.J. JonesJan 6, 2021
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1949 Dodge Power Wagon Restomodded With Cummins Power
When you think of the Dodge Power Wagon, the extremely capable and surprisingly comfortable heavy-duty Ram 2500 pickup likely comes to mind. But the Power Wagon nameplate is hardly new; it was first used after World War II, when Dodge realized there was a civilian market for go-anywhere, heavy-duty trucks. Want to mix some of that new Power
Kelly LinDec 24, 2020
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Top 10 6.6L Duramax Tech Articles
The third diesel engine in our tech article recap is GM’s 6.6L Duramax, which came on the scene in 2001. The powerlant, code-named LB7, was the first modern-era oil-burner to feature common-rail fueling (Cummins didn’t enter that arena in 2003), and it put out 300 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque. In subsequent years, LLY
K.J. JonesDec 7, 2020
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Top 10 5.9L Cummins Tech Articles
There is no arguing the notion that Cummins diesel engines are widely revered. Many enthusiasts wholeheartedly believe the powerplants are the greatest oil burners ever produced. Seriously, the brand has legions of followers.-pp But, given all of those loyal fans, only one Cummins diesel—the 5.9L 6BT (12- and 24-valve)—sits at the top of the popularity
K.J. JonesDec 4, 2020
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Top 10 7.3L Power Stroke Tech Articles
As diesel-powered Ford pickups go, F-250 and F-350 rigs have been motivated by oil burners since as early as 1983, when a naturally aspirated, 6.9L, indirect-injection (IDI), International Navistar V-8 was offered as an optional powerplant. Those first diesels made a then-stout 170 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque, and put the F-Series in a
K.J. JonesDec 3, 2020
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SEMA’s Greatest Hits
With November now upon us, we are entering the final stanza of a year that will forever be considered as “one for the ages.” Yes, 2020 has been fraught with challenges that have impacted every person, place, and thing in our society. The pandemic caused by COVID-19 arguably is the biggest challenge, one that has
K.J. JonesNov 2, 2020
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Rewind: Top 10 Diesel Stories of October 2020
Let’s face it. Reminiscing, looking back at something memorable, is one of the most universal components of our society’s DNA. Diesel enthusiasts typically recount memories through Throwback Thursdays, Flashback Fridays, and any other days on social media, and by holding classic bench racing sessions with friends, while enjoying a few cold ones in the shop
K.J. JonesOct 30, 2020
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Evaluating Emission Tests for California Diesels
For performance-minded diesel enthusiasts across the U.S. but especially in California, until 2010, one of the benefits in owning a diesel-powered vehicle (typically a pickup truck) was that when it came to modifying engines for increased horsepower and torque, the possibilities were theoretically endless. One of the main reasons for this is because in years
K.J. JonesOct 28, 2020
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Becoming BluMajik
It has long been said that “good things come to those who wait.” We tend to agree with this ideal, as patience has always proven to be a virtue for us, especially when it comes to executing major vehicle projects. For the last two years, we have been steadily modifying and improving our 1995 Ford
K.J. JonesOct 22, 2020
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Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist: Houston
The “Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist” series began in March 2020 with a story about a 1994 Ford E-350 that served in former President Bill Clinton’s motor pool. With this rundown on Houston, Texas, we now have 14 stories covering our search for diesels being privately sold via Craigslist from coast to coast. It’s important
K.J. JonesOct 21, 2020
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