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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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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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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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Particulate Matters: Don’t Panic!
“I got a letter from the government the other day. I opened and read it. It said…” While Chuck D, lead MC of old-school rap group Public Enemy, is actually referring to a draft notice in the group’s 1988 hit, “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos,” that opening line really resonates with me now.
K.J. JonesOct 14, 2019
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MAN V-12 2000: Twelve Cylinders of Maximum Power for Luxury Yachts
Attempting to cross the high seas in a large luxury yacht requires a significant amount of power. The elaborately decadent vessels displace a tremendous amount of water, so a couple of simple outboard engines definitely aren’t the type of powerplants that can get the big boats moving. Large, high-output diesel engines like the MAN V-12
John LehenbauerOct 8, 2019
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Your Diesel Questions Asked and Answered
EcoDiesel Reflash QUESTION: I live in Texas and bought a 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6–powered ’15 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit from a friend in California. Since the situation between FCA and the EPA began, I have been receiving mailers telling me to contact my local Dodge/Jeep dealer to have the emissions-software reflash done to the ECM and
Bruce W. SmithOct 7, 2019
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Turtle Power Year/Make/Model: ’87 AM General M998 HMMWV (Humvee) Owner: Justin Massey Hometown: Monteagle, Tennessee Engine: 6.5L General Motors V-8 Transmission: TH400 three-speed automatic Odometer: 33,000 miles Fuel Economy: Depends on whether you are going up the mountain or down. Modifications: New soft top and doors; bedliner paint; LED turn signals; corner markers and taillights;
John LehenbauerOct 4, 2019
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1995 2WD F-350 Dualie Gets Leveled and A Front-End Upgrade
Age takes its toll on every vehicle, and miles just speed up the aging process. That’s definitely the way it typically works for trucks that see regular duty on streets, highways, farms, and anywhere else they can be driven. Our ’95 Ford F-350, Big White, is a prime example of a rig that’s experiencing both.
Bruce W. SmithOct 4, 2019
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Detonation: Cargo Hold
Those of us who regularly use a truck’s bed or a trailer to haul cargo are familiar with what it takes to properly strap things down and the different ways loads can be secured. One method is using a ratchet strap, which is available in what seems like 100 different sizes and styles, from a
John LehenbauerOct 4, 2019
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Particulate Matters: Gear Selection
Sign up for your free trial of the MotorTrend App to start binge watching right now! For any “writer,” especially professionals—people who put proverbial pen to paper for a living—not knowing what or how to “say” something is never a good thing. Each month, my colleagues at Diesel Power and I, as well as scribes
K.J. JonesOct 1, 2019
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Flyin’ High: 2007 Dodge Ram
Dodge hit a home run in 2006 when it introduced the Mega Cab, a truck that has all the room of a luxury sedan in the rear and is still capable of performing normal truck duties. The only drawback back then was that company officials felt owners wouldn’t enjoy a limo-like turning radius, so the
Jason SandsSep 24, 2019
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UNBROKEN: 2018 GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali
Jonathan Barber has always been a truck guy. His dad was a truck driver, and he has owned several GM diesel trucks over the years. He also spent 10 years as a coal miner in West Virginia. In 2016, Jonathan was injured in a mining accident and paralyzed from the waist down. But the injury
Chris TobinSep 19, 2019
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Rocky Top Diesel Shootout 6
Bad weather has adversely affected most of the major diesel events during the 2019 season, with rain falling and storms raging before, during, and after many of them. Promoters, racers, vendors, and spectators have grown accustomed to seeking shelter at some point during an event to wait out a storm or two. In the weeks
Chris TobinSep 18, 2019
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2020 Diesel Light Truck and SUV Buyer’s Guide
Things have changed a lot over the past year in the diesel segment, as 2020 is the first period in quite some time when new cars with diesel engines are not available in the U.S. That crossover and SUV future is now, folks. This year, there’s a total of eight new crossovers, SUVs, and light
Austin LottSep 17, 2019
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Hybrid 6.0/6.4L Power Stroke Short Block Build
In most racing circles, hearing the phrase “there is no replacement for displacement” at some point is fairly common. And, in most cases, the adage rings true. Increasing cubic inches is a great way to add power and performance to a race engine. When properly built, Ford’s 6.0L Power Stroke is actually a good platform
Chris TobinSep 16, 2019
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Eliminating Sway: Improving a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado’s Handling with a Hellwig Rear Sway Bar Kit
The handling characteristics of a truck are an important part of its overall driving dynamics. Being behind the wheel should be an enjoyable time, and there should not be any question about how your vehicle will handle. However, many trucks are not always stable through turns, especially when they are towing or carrying a load
John LehenbauerSep 10, 2019
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