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Get 514hp from your truck’s 6.0L V-8 on 87-octane gas!
Here is a tip for LS enthusiasts out there: If the question ever arises about how to make an LS better, your go-to response should always be swap the cam! Sure, cylinder heads and intake manifolds are most welcome (especially on cathedral-port applications), but their gains are all but dependent on the presence of wilder-than-stock
Richard HoldenerOct 20, 2020

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How To Mount A Power Tank In Your Wrangler JL
Power Tanks are one of those products that once you have used one, it’s tough to go back to anything else. In addition to being well-built and well-engineered, they are portable, fast, and can power air tools, engage air lockers, or quickly refill your tires. They also last a long time with minimal maintenance outside
Sean P. HolmanOct 20, 2020
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Best Swap Meet Finds: Parts
Once every month, very early on the second Sunday, car- and “truck guys” gather at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Long Beach, California, to partake in a few hours of treasure hunting at Topping Events’ high-performance swap meet. Now in its 37th year, the Long Beach High Performance Swap Meet is a live, in-person marketplace of
K.J. JonesOct 19, 2020
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How to Vinyl Wrap your Truck for a Two-Tone Look
Follow along as we wrap the top of our 2002 GMC Sierra and perform everything else necessary to call the GMC’s exterior updated!
Jeremy CookOct 15, 2020
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How to Update Your Truck with a Frontend Conversion
Bringing new life to an old and tired-looking truck
Marcel VenableOct 14, 2020
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How to Install a Custom Audio System With CT Sounds & LMC Truck
After 13 years, all of the stock speakers were rotted and the head unit was lacking many of the features we have become spoiled with in our other trucks.
Jeremy CookOct 13, 2020
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Overlanding Gear: Dometic CFX3 45 Fridge and PLB40 Portable Battery Review
If there is that one product we can’t live without on a camping trip, it’s probably a portable powered fridge. Seriously, we rather have a fridge than a tent, and maybe even a sleeping bag, and if you think that makes us spoiled, we think it’s because you’ve never had the pleasure of eating ice
Sean P. HolmanOct 12, 2020
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How to Add Performance Cornering & Braking to a Lowered Suspension
When we picked up a ’02 GMC Sierra 1500 a while back we gave it a good examination. Suspension wise, it had been lowered with a Belltech 2/4 drop and had an Air Lift Ride Control rear load ’bag kit installed.
Jeremy CookOct 12, 2020
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Most Common Ford 6.7L Power Stroke Engine Problems
Continuing our informal “series” on diesel-engine problems—common, and, not-so-common—we’re focusing our attention on the Ford 6.7L Power Stroke (code name “Scorpion”), an engine developed exclusively by Ford engineers and assembled completely in-house that’s used in Super Duty rigs from 2011 to today. The “six-seven” has proven itself to be a good engine in the near-decade
K.J. JonesOct 10, 2020
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How to Add Bolt-On Horsepower to a GM 5.3L LS
We add more power to a 2002 GMC Sierra with a 5.3L LS engine using bolt-on parts.
Jeremy CookOct 9, 2020
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Scrounger’s Guide: Vortec 8.1L V8s
So you’ve decided you want an 8.1L engine in your muscle car or your tow rig, and who can blame you? They make more torque at 800 rpm than a factory LS1 produced at any point in its rpm range. Because they were also intended for marine and medium-duty truck use, they were subjected to
Brandan GilloglyOct 9, 2020
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Replacing Rusty C-10 Floors and Rockers with New Components from LMC Truck
We go over the replacement and repair of rusty floors and rocker panels in a 1969 Chevrolet C-10.
Marcel VenableOct 6, 2020
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How to Protect Your Wrangler JL Rockers With Rock Sliders
Rock sliders are as much about function for your Jeep as they are style, and finding a set of sliders that complement the look of your Jeep Wrangler, while also protecting it, isn’t always easy. The factory sliders look nice, but are marginal for more than a stock vehicle in more serious terrain and have
Sean P. HolmanOct 5, 2020
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Top 10 Diesel Tech Articles
Let’s take a minute to talk tech. Diesel-tech, specifically, and the simple upgrades, bolt-on installations, and more elaborate full-truck builds that make up what many enthusiasts feel is the most compelling segment of the truck hobby. There are two major aspects of truck tech: the rig itself, which primarily focuses on interior/exterior/suspension, and various ways
K.J. JonesOct 2, 2020
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1969 Chevy C10 Project, Part 6
Try to imagine back to the decade of the ’60s for a moment, when the features that we take for granted as essentials in our late-model trucks were luxury add-on upgrades to base-model trucks. Today’s truck enthusiast expects all the modern conveniences of their truck’s counterpart, the luxury car, but what about the classic models
Marcel VenableOct 2, 2020
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Building a Custom Stainless Exhaust and Aluminum Driveshaft for Our 383 Stroker SBC
Exhaust & Driveshaft Building With Gibson Performance & Inland Empire Driveline
Jeremy CookSep 30, 2020
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Installing a U.S. Radiator with Custom Shroud and Spal Electric Fans to Cool Our 383 Stroker SBC
Our Project 1969 Chevy C10 Cooling was Simplified by installing a US Radiator that comes equipped with dual Spal fans and a smooth shroud.
Jeremy CookSep 29, 2020
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Completing a 383 Stroker SBC build with Holley, MSD, Hedman, and CFR Performance
We outfit the BluePrint Small Block 383, now residing in our '69 C10, with the essential, no frills but all fun parts.
Jeremy CookSep 28, 2020
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Installing a Harmonic Balancer and Complete Accessory Drive from Professional Products on our 383 Stroker SBC
Professional Products Provides Some Vitals for our BluePrint Engines 383.
Marcel VenableSep 25, 2020
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A BluePrint 383 Stroker and Gearstar 700R4 Breathe New Life in a Tired C10
The time had finally come for us to bust out one of our oldest projects—to take our long abandoned ’69 Chevy C10 off of the back burner and get it back on the road.
Marcel VenableSep 24, 2020
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Best New Diesel Truck Fuel Economy
For most diesel pickup trucks, horsepower and torque are the engine attributes that enthusiasts have the most interest in. Of course, “capability” is a major concern, but the overall amount of steam and grunt an oil-burner produces is usually the hot topic in diesel discussions. Although performance is important, fuel economy is another criteria that
K.J. JonesSep 23, 2020
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1969 Chevy C10- Texas LoHorn

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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