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KJ JonesFeb 5, 2019

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Diesel Power Challenge: Facts and Fictions
More on Diesel Power Challenge! The Time Has Come for You to Select 9 Diesel Power Challenge 2020 Competitors Don’t Do This – Top 10 Competitive Mistakes of DPC Now in its 15th year, Diesel Power Challenge is widely recognized as the industry’s premier competition for performance-modified, street-driven trucks and their diesel-enthusiast owners. The brainchild
K.J. JonesFeb 24, 2020
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Installing Edelbrock’s 6.6L Duramax Cylinder Heads
Normally, when issues like damage and high mileage make replacing the cylinder heads on a 6.6L Duramax diesel engine necessary, most people use rebuilt stock heads. This has been the standard practice because replacement aftermarket heads—especially aluminum—simply aren’t available in massive quantities. Enthusiasts in search of more power are in a similar situation, relying on
John LehenbauerFeb 14, 2020
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Top 5 Large-Capacity Diesel Fuel Tanks
Diesel fuel. For all intent and purpose, it is the absolute life blood of engines that share its name; the 2.8L, 3.0L, 5.9L, 6.6L, 6.7L, and other powerplants that motivate the pickup trucks we drive. It’s the elixir that today can cost upwards of $4.00 per gallon in some U.S. cities, and due to this
K.J. JonesFeb 14, 2020
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The Time Has Come for You to Select 9 Diesel Power Challenge 2020 Competitors
Attention, diesel fans! It’s time for to you vote for the Ram, Ford, and GM trucks that you think should be invited to square off against Richard Coker for the 2020 Diesel Power Challenge title. Your job is to look closely at the photos and information that each candidate provided (presented unedited) on the 28
K.J. JonesFeb 10, 2020
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Transferring Power: Replacing a Worn Out 47RE Transmission with a New RevMax Unit
One of the biggest problems facing diesel-pickup owners is the fact that over time, a truck’s mechanical components eventually wear out. However, with proper maintenance and sensible driving, an engine, transmission, turbocharger etc., all can provide many years of service in a truck. But when the time comes, as it did for the 47RE four-speed
John LehenbauerFeb 5, 2020
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Diesel Returns to Cadillac!
There probably aren’t many people who remember the last time Cadillac included a diesel engine as an optional powerplant for its coupe and sedans. Yes, there really was a brief period—1978 to 1985—when a factory-installed oil burner (Oldsmobile’s 5.7L  LF9 V-8) could be had in Caddy-badged luxobarges such as Eldorado, Seville, de Ville, and Fleetwood
K.J. JonesFeb 5, 2020
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10 Best AGM Batteries for Diesel Pickup Trucks
Keep Your Diesel Truck Charged! Battery Essentials – Basic Training High-Output Alternators Save the Day Cranking over the high-compression mass of a diesel engine takes a lot of stored energy to accomplish. This is why diesel trucks use two high-cranking-amp batteries to get the pistons pumping. Most trucks rely on two lead-acid batteries to do
John LehenbauerJan 27, 2020
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Top-7 Tires for Towing Heavy Loads
More on Tires! Tire Test Guide – Choosing The Right Tire Bias Versus Radial Trailer Tires Understanding Tire Load Ratings Toyo Open Country H/T Tires – Tire Test Guide Let’s talk about rubber meeting the road for a moment. Like, literally. Unless your truck moves around on bulldozer-style Mattracks or some other intricate running gear,
K.J. JonesJan 27, 2020
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How to Winterize Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
More on Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)! Tid Bits and FAQ’s on DEF Understanding Diesel Exhaust Fluid – Basic Training T&A Performance Skidplate for Protecting a Chevy DEF Tank According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the winter of 2020 will be filled with bitterly cold weather from the eastern parts of the Rockies and east to the
K.J. JonesJan 27, 2020
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Best Snow Chains for 4x4 Pickup Trucks
More on Driving in the Snow! Snow Driving 101 Do You Really Need Snow Tires? SnoClaws- Getting You Out of The Snow With the onset of winter and the deluge of snow in many regions of the US, having your four-wheel-drive pickup truck prepared for travel in frosty conditions important. Driving safely when Mother Nature
John LehenbauerJan 16, 2020
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10 All-Time-Best Diesel Pickup Trucks
More On Diesels! 10 Best Diesel Engines Ford F-250 Super Duty Wins Truck Trend’s 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year Award Diesel Vehicles Of The 1980’s The 10 all-time-best diesel pickup trucks. Wow. Talk about opening Pandora’s Box, a can of worms, and a potential firestorm of differing opinions, all in one topic. When it
K.J. JonesJan 16, 2020
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Emerald Coast Dragway Hosts the Second Annual Hardway Sunshine Showdown
The Outlaw Diesel Super Series’ Hardway Sunshine Showdown takes place every September at the Emerald Coast Dragway in Holt, Florida. The intense Florida sun and high humidity make daytime temperatures less than ideal for drag racing, as triple-digit track temperatures have been recorded. So, in an effort to subjecting drivers, vehicles, track officials and fans
John LehenbauerJan 13, 2020
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Rewind: Top 10 Diesel Truck Stories of 2019
As we embark on a New Year, and decade, let’s revisit ten stories that resonated (and in a few instances, reports from years past that continue to have an impact) in the diesel segment. Of course, while the total number of highlights is many times greater than ten, this breakdown of TruckTrend.com’s most popular diesel
K.J. JonesJan 6, 2020
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Cummins vs Duramax vs Power Stroke - 2020 Diesel Engines
More on Diesel Engines! Driving the 2019 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Driving Chevrolet Diesel-Powered Silverados 2020 Ford’s Super Duty Pickup 6.7L Power Stroke Dyno Test As we prepare to start a new decade, let’s take a last look at 2019; a year that we’re sure fans of Model Year 2020 Ford, GM and Ram heavy-duty
K.J. JonesDec 27, 2019
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Heavy Metal Custom Shop Built an Amazing 1972 Ford F-250 “Ranch Truck”
Ted and Angela Mischaikov met Paul and Jennifer Teigrob, the owners of Heavy Metal Custom Shop in Bellingham, Washington, at one of their company’s open house events. After seeing some of their projects, Ted knew Heavy Metal would be the perfect company for building the custom truck his late daughter, Megan (“Mouse”), always wanted. Ted
Chris TobinDec 23, 2019
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2020 Ford’s Super Duty Pickup 6.7L Power Stroke Dyno Test
More on the Ford Super Duty! 2020 Ford Super Duty: 475 Horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of Torque 2020 Ford Super Duty Builds: 5 Customized for SEMA 2019 2020 Diesel Heavy Duty Truck and Van Buyer’s Guide We’re now several months beyond the September 2019 announcement of Ford’s ’20 Super Duty pickup, and the all-new 7.3L
K.J. JonesDec 20, 2019
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Parts and More at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show
Indianapolis, Indiana, in early December. Of course, the high likelihood of experiencing “severe-cold” temperature immediately comes to mind. However, if you’re plugged into any form of serious motorized-vehicle racing, or higher-level street performance (car, truck, motorcycle, go-kart, etc.)–as a driver, crew person, track owner, sponsor, and especially as a parts manufacturer, Indy is the place
K.J. JonesDec 13, 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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