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How To: Detail Your Truck
How To: Get Your Ride in Readers’ Diesels While we’ve made it past Memorial Day and spring technically is still a few weeks away from being officially over, we are now in a space where weather patterns—for the most part—are stable and void of the precipitation that is common during the winter season. And, as
K.J. JonesMay 29, 2020

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Should I Delete My 6.7L Cummins?
Ever since the first introduction of emissions control system on motor vehicles, people have been finding ways to remove them. The idea was that if these control systems were removed, power and economy would be increased. And in the 1970s this type of thinking wouldn’t have been wrong. Early catalytic converters and exhaust gas recirculation
Jason GondermanMay 29, 2020
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Installing a Tailgate Handle Flip Kit with Engle Bros. Fab.
Check Out These Other Great Stories! 6 Things We Did Before Hitting the Smog Station SnugTop Lid Adds Form & Function to Any Truck Bed Engle Bros. Fab welds in a smooth roll pan from Grant Fab Things are heating up fast with our recently acquired 1995 Chevy C1500. The project began as a pretty
Jeremy CookMay 28, 2020
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Top Turbo Questions and Terms
Learn More Here! What Is Diesel Blow-By? What Is Diesel Runaway? How To: Rebuild Your Own Turbo In most performance-diesel circles, turbochargers arguably are an oil-burner’s most important component. To many enthusiasts, size matters—a lot—as we often see trucks with incredibly large single-turbo setups, or rigs featuring multiple ’chargers, installed in an effort to achieve
K.J. JonesMay 27, 2020
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Titan 52-Gallon XXL Diesel Fuel Tank
If there’s one downside to modern HD diesel trucks that we’ve found, it would have to be the painfully low capacity fuel tanks. Sure, some manufacturers have offered upgraded tanks over the years; however, the vast majority of them have remained smaller than their gasoline counterparts. Current-generation trucks have given up space to accommodate the
Jason GondermanMay 27, 2020
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How to Improve Engine Performance on a First-Generation F-150 Raptor
When we set out in search of the perfect first-generation Ford F-150 Raptor, we knew that with a budget of about $35,000 we’d be looking at a higher-mileage unit. What we ended up with was a very solid 2013 model. However, just as we thought, it came with almost 90,000 miles on the odometer. According
Jason GondermanMay 27, 2020
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Engle Bros. Fab welds in a smooth roll pan from Grant Fab
We’re finally making some moves on our recently acquired 1995 Chevy C1500. If you recall, we picked up a pretty worn out standard cab short bed, and so far, we’ve only done what was necessary to get it back on the road. Then we added a smooth lid from Snug Top, which instantly improved the
Jeremy CookMay 26, 2020
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Can Truckin Make a Toyota Highlander Cool? The Final Chapter!
Read More on This Toyota Highlander Project! Day 1 Day 2 We finally made it. After weeks of planning and three days of hard work, we’re bringing you the final chapter and big reveal of our quarantine experiment. Could we take this bone-stock, low-mileage 2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L V-6 4WD and quickly and cheaply build
Jeremy CookMay 25, 2020
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How To: Removing Pinstripe and Light Rust
More on This 1995 Ford F-350. How to Prep a Truck Bed for LINE-X Coating What Is LINE-X? Bringing newcomers to this series quickly up to speed, we’re currently in the process of bringing “new life,” appearance-wise, to a 1995 Ford F-350 crew-cab dualie (nicknamed “Big White”) that has been in Diesel Power’s fleet for
K.J. JonesMay 21, 2020
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What Is A Pickup Truck?
Figuring out what makes a pickup truck these days is only getting harder. Is it enough to have an open bed? If you are looking at the market from the perspective of a truck person, we’d emphatically answer “no.” For example, I’m not sure any of us would consider the unibody and car-based Honda Ridgeline
Sean P. HolmanMay 21, 2020
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Can Truckin Make a Toyota Highlander Cool? Day Two!
Check Out Day One of This Toyota Highlander Build! If you’ve been following along, you know that we may have been going a little stir crazy here at home and decided to scribble a little outside the Truckin lines and see if we could take an ordinary egg-shaped crossover SUV and make it cool. In
Jeremy CookMay 21, 2020
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New, Faster, Edge Insight CTS3 Monitor
Most Popular ECM Programmers for Diesel Trucks Today, aftermarket gauges (boost, transmission temperature, exhaust-gas temperature, voltage, etc.), or all-encompassing data monitors are major players in the diesel hobby. On everything from street trucks to full-on competition rigs, loaded A-pillar (or other style) gauge pods, or a monitor (LCD screen) mounted on a pickup’s windshield typically
K.J. JonesMay 19, 2020
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Duramax Project Update
When we started our 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD project back in February 2017, we had a pretty modest plan in mind. The truck was purchased off Craigslist for the sum of just $3,800. It was a crew-cab four-wheel-drive model with the body in great shape. Problem was, most of the engine accessories were in either
Jason GondermanMay 19, 2020
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The World’s Largest Street Legal Off-Road Tire – Mickey Thompson Baja Pro XS
We constantly scour the internet in search of the newest and coolest parts for your trucks. This week we’re taking a look at one awesome product that is sure to impress. Mickey Thompson Baja Pro XS It’s a little known (or cared about) fact that most of the extra-large off-road tires seen on the trail
Jason GondermanMay 19, 2020
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Our Favorite Off-Road Tires of All Time: Staff Picks
It’s the question we’re asked most frequently: What’s your favorite off-road tire. Well, since we all drive different types of vehicles and since we all enjoy different types of terrain, you’re gonna get a variety of answers, but here’s what the staff likes and why. Ken Brubaker: Goodyear Wrangler MT/R I’ve tested a lot of
Christian HazelMay 18, 2020
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Can Truckin Make a Toyota Highlander Cool?
While staying at home, most of us have projects in the garage or driveway, and for some of us, there might actually be some time to work on it. But for a lot of us, having the excess cash lying around to take the next step just might not be an option right now. Depending
Jeremy CookMay 18, 2020
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Sinister Diesel CAT Duramax Fuel Filter
The fuel filter and filter head on 2001 to 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD trucks, along with 2001 to 2010 GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD, equipped with the Duramax diesel V-8 engine becomes a point of frustration for all owners at some point. Because the trucks aren’t fitted with any sort of lift pump
Jason GondermanMay 18, 2020
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Installing Anzo USA Headlights and Taillights on Our ’09-’14 Ford F-150
More on This Ford F-150 Project! Carhartt Seat Covers Enhance the Interior of Our ’09-’14 Ford F-150 Adding a BedRug Bedliner to Our ’09-’14 Ford F-150 Installing ADD Steps and Raptor-esque Trim on Our ’09-’14 Ford F-150 Installing a 3.5-inch Readylift kit on a ’09-’14 Ford F-150 We’re wrapping up our latest Truckin project, this
Jeremy CookMay 13, 2020
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How to Run a 1991–2002 Gen V/VI Big-Block Chevy Without an Oil Cooler
The 1991–2001 Chevrolet Gen V and Gen VI big-block V-8 engines have a reconfigured oil system compared to earlier Chevy Mark IV big-blocks. One big change is that an oil cooler is now standard equipment on production Gen V/VI installations. To support this feature, Gen V/VI blocks include oil cooler feed line inlet/outlet provisions near
Marlan DavisMay 13, 2020
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Installing Cragars and Skinny Whitewalls on our 1964 “GMC”
Since we’re still stuck at home, we’re forging on with our ’64 “GMC.” We began in the last installment by installing a custom-built tube grille insert from Glory Grilles, and if you want a short history of the truck, be sure to check out that story. The second part of the first phase of our
Jeremy CookMay 11, 2020
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Installing a Custom Glory Grille in Our 1964 “GMC”
Being isolated at home does weird things to people. Staring at our various abandoned projects has really got us thinking about our priorities lately. All of the unfinished plans on the house, garage, and yard; and most notably, a couple half-built C10s covered up in the driveway. Since we had to cancel plans for any
Jeremy CookMay 8, 2020
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