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Project BluMajik Vinyl Wrap Update
It seems we’re “learning something new” every time we venture out to Raceskinz in Simi Valley, California, to check the status of Project BluMajik’s vinyl-wrap makeover. For readers who are just becoming aware of the effort to upgrade our 1995 Ford F-350 crew-cab dually, search TruckTrend.com for “Project Big White” stories. At this point, there
K.J. JonesNov 26, 2020

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Is This the Easiest Way to Get 415 Horsepower for Your Classic Truck Build?
So why would you want to build an LS engine? Because they are cheap horsepower and  easy to build. Over a million trucks were made with V-8-powered LS powerplants since 1998. Tons of aftermarket companies are now making parts for these engines, and our test engine ended up making 415 horsepower with minimal parts. So
Wes DrelleshakNov 20, 2020
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Make 625 hp with a Junkyard 5.3L Truck Engine
This is the age of horsepower. Power masters build giant-cube big-blocks and play with exotic CNC-machined billet blocks with custom bore centers, tomato-can-sized bores, and yard-length strokes. But on the other end of the scale is a new army of small-displacement production V-8 engines capable of amazing power numbers. We had rescued a 5.3L truck
Jeff SmithNov 20, 2020
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Retractable Tonneau Cover
By crude, unofficial estimate, the number of truck-bed cover installations and reviews that MotorTrend’s truck editors have performed over the years definitely is in the hundreds at this point. Today, as more and more pickups are uber refined and being used solely as transportation, with limited to no towing and/or cargo-carrying tasks performed, “tonneau” covers
K.J. JonesNov 19, 2020
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5.7L Hemi Engine Build
Preceding the modern Hemi, traditional Mopar V-8 power relied upon the updated and rehashed Magnum series of small-blocks. Good old 318 and 360 engines with roots going back to 1964, the Magnums were an anachronism in the modern world. The new Hemi pulled the stops on technology, with the crowning touch being those all-important Hemi
Johnny HunkinsNov 18, 2020
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Boost Is Better
Ford created quite a buzz of excitement in late 2019, when it revealed that an all-new 7.3L V-8 gas engine would be the standard powerplant for its 2020 Super Duty lineup. As traditional pushrod engines go, big cubic inches (445 for the 7.3L) and the torque they create are highly desirable in vehicles like pickups
K.J. JonesNov 17, 2020
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How to Make 627 Horsepower for $3,831
Having successfully applied low-buck, 76mm, eBay turbo systems to both the Chevy LS and Ford Modular engines, we decided to try doing the same thing to a modern 5.7L Hemi. Junkyard Hemi Shopping Right off the bat, the Hemi has two strikes against it compared with the Ford and Chevy: price and availability. The Ford
Richard HoldenerNov 17, 2020
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A Clear Difference
In this installment of our 1995 Ford F-350 makeover chronicles, replacement lights from the Rutledge brothers and CP Addict of Jasper, Texas, are the  products du jour. In earlier reports we mention making a change from traditional headlight, turn-signal and taillight lenses (clear, amber, and red), and now it’s time to give you a look
K.J. JonesNov 13, 2020
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How to Install Onboard Air and an Auxiliary Battery in Your Jeep Wrangler JL
Jeep’s Wrangler JLs are electrically complicated vehicles. From the two factory batteries under the hood to all of the sensors that run the CAN bus system, these rigs are incredibly sensitive to unapproved loads and curious voltage drops. Because of this, Jeep offers four auxiliary switches to easily access the vehicle’s electrical power without upsetting
Sean P. HolmanNov 12, 2020
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2017 Ford F-250: LGE-CTS Super Duty Build, Part Two
You may remember the LGE-CTS Super Duty from just a couple issues back, on which we installed a 3-inch Icon Vehicle Dynamics lift along with a set of 20-inch SOTA Offroad Novakane wheels and 37-inch Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires. It was one of a few trucks and SUVs presented by LGE-CTS at SEMA 2017,
Jeremy CookOct 29, 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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2021 Trucks With V-8 Engines
It’s a bit sad, but the state of the automotive industry in 2021 is leaning more toward highly efficient small-displacement engines instead of the burly V-8s of old. Thankfully, these beasts of burden haven’t been fully forgotten, and you can still get a great V-8 engine with decent fuel economy and loads of torque from
Jason GondermanOct 28, 2020
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2017 Ford F-250- LGE-CTS Super Duty Build, Part One
LGE-CTS Outfits a ’17 Super Duty With 2.5-Inch Icon Coilovers
Anthony SoosOct 27, 2020
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1972 Chevy K5: Resurrecting the Sublime Blazer- Part Two
Brothers Trucks Trim and elbow grease complete the transformation of the Sublime 1972 Chevy Blazer.
Jeremy CookOct 26, 2020
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1972 Chevy K5: Resurrecting the Sublime Blazer- Part One
Resurrecting the Sublime Blazer, part one.Off Road Evolution installs new suspension, steering, and brakes on this 1972 Chevy Blazer.
Jeremy CookOct 23, 2020
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1972 Chevy K5: Resurrecting the Sublime Blazer- Intro
Recently, Truckin embarked on a little project that had been probably ten years in the making, ressurecting the Sublime Blazer.
Jeremy CookOct 22, 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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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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