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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
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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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ICON Vehicle Dynamics Ford Raptor Billet Control Arms and 3.0-inch Coilover Shocks
The Ford SVT Raptor was the first production pickup built to tackle the untamed desert of the Southwest United States and Baja, Mexico. Until its debut in 2009, the Ford Special Vehicles Team (SVT) was all about high-performance street machines, so this was new and exciting territory. Ford engineers did an impressive job, and the
Jason GondermanOct 3, 2019
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Tech Install: 2002 Silverado 2500HD BDS Recoil Traction Bars
We’re all familiar with the concept of traction bars, or at least we should be. For those who aren’t, here’s a quick refresher. As torque is applied to the drive wheels of a vehicle, those wheels turn and propel the vehicle forward. If the rear axle of said vehicle is suspended by leaf springs, which
Jason GondermanOct 2, 2019
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Tech: Ford 6.0L Power Stroke Garrett PowerMax Turbo Install
Diesel engines need two things to make power: air and fuel. We know that’s grossly oversimplified, but it’s true. If you increase the engine’s ability to ingest air, you can add more fuel and thus make more power. On a diesel engine, that often means adding a different (or another) turbocharger. While there are lots
Jason GondermanOct 2, 2019
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Trail Ready Tundra: Part One
We don’t get to do a lot of Toyota tech around here. It’s not because we don’t want to. We love Toyotas—just look at this month’s cover truck. The main reason is there’s simply less Toyotas that are being modified than the Big Three, and less of them out there in the first place. But
Jeremy CookOct 1, 2019
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Better In Bed
We all have a lot of things to haul around. For truck owners, sometimes it means we end up hauling around a variety of items, including other people’s stuff. However, the factory bed in your truck may not be the best option for you if you’re looking to make hauling things easier. The LTA Manufacturing
Bryan FrossSep 30, 2019
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New Products
Raising the Bar Spirited driving can cause axlehop in many modern trucks, which in turn can cause excessive wear on driveshafts, axles, and other driveline and suspension components. HSP Diesel can prevent axlehop with its line of traction bars, now available for the ’01-to-’16 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD. HSP claims these traction
Brett T. EvansSep 26, 2019
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Sailun Terramax HLT Tires: Low-Priced Performance
There’s a common saying that even if you’re the most strident penny-pincher, you should still shell out on things that separate you from the ground: shoes, mattresses, and tires. There’s a lot of wisdom in that idea—those goods dictate health, wellness, and safety, so it’s worth not skimping on ‘em. But, in the case of
Brett T. EvansSep 20, 2019
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Truck Torque: Adding a Cam for Muscle Where it Counts
The LS engine remains the darling of the performance world, but does that mean all LS owners are looking for the same thing when it comes time for upgrades? Obviously not, or every LS story would be about adding a cam, springs and a turbo, but such is not the case. While some may be
Richard HoldenerSep 18, 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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OEM Audio Plus Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Audio System Upgrade
It’s no secret that auto manufacturers are working to put aftermarket audio companies out of business, whether intentional or not. With systems like Ram’s 12-inch Uconnect and 19-speaker, 900-watt, Harmon Kardon offering, there’s little more that could be desired. And nearly every manufacturer offers a large touchscreen infotainment system that just a few years ago
Jason GondermanSep 12, 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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Your Diesel Questions Asked and Answered
Baby DMax Biofuel QUESTION: Chevrolet says the 2.8L Duramax LWN engine in my ’17 Colorado is B20 compatible. What would happen if I ran it on a fuel with more bio than that? Why not B100? (I’d love to start home brewing.) What mods would be necessary to burn B100 in a 2.8L Duramax? Marc
Bruce W. SmithSep 5, 2019
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Suburban Refurbin’
By now, you’ve probably seen the previous article that began our Lifted versus Lowered one-day makeover tech stories. If not, go back to last month’s issue, check it out, and then continue right back here. In this edition, we take a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban, which has spent most of its time as a family driver,
Bryan FrossSep 3, 2019
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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Gets A ProCharger P-1SC-1 and 550 Wheel Horsepower!
If you’ve been in the truck scene long enough, it’s of no surprise that the popularity of SUV’s has only grown stronger. Late-model SUVs are not only safer to drive than their predecessors, but many can pack a serious punch in stock trim right from the factory. That said, the affinity towards these people haulers
Sean HaggaiAug 23, 2019
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1971 Chevy Suburban- Project Rebirth‘71 Suburban, Part 5: Heard but Not Seen
Our project 1971 Chevy Suburban is well on its way to becoming a reliable and well performing driver. It now has a much smoother ride with its QA1 Suspension. It is capable of stopping on a dime with the new Baer Brakes installed. Some safety and inconvenience issues were taken care of with a Flaming
Bryan FrossAug 21, 2019
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New Products
Xcellence in Versatility Who: Extang Corp What: Xceed Bed Cover Why: When your truck bed is wide open to the elements and passers-by, nothing is safe from harm or theft. The new Extang Xceed flush-mounted cover is a seamless, yet secure hard tonneau cover, which can provide security and weather resistance for anything you want
Bryan FrossAug 20, 2019
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6.6L Duramax LB7 Rebuild Part 4
In the previous installment (March 2019) of our ’02 Duramax LB7 build we left off halfway through assembling the engine. After swinging the freshly built short-block into the engine bay we quickly set to work installing the Fleece Performance Cheetah turbocharger, Freedom Racing Engines rebuilt heads, ARP head studs, Merchant Automotive heavy-duty chromoly push rods,
Jason GondermanAug 6, 2019
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Truck Trend Shop Class: Internal Combustion, How It Works
From a gearhead’s viewpoint—take that back, anybody’s informed perspective—there’s one guy who stands out as a catalyst in the art of automotive as we know it. Not talking about the caveman who invented the wheel or a geek messing with self-driving software, but the individual who designed and built an innovative engine that made everything
Alex SteeleAug 5, 2019
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Volant Performance Intake Kit Install
One of the first modifications many pickup owners opt for is adding a cold-air intake kit. They are easy to install, relatively inexpensive, and oftentimes provide immediate feedback with a louder growl and slight bump in power. Unfortunately, over the years, many companies have come along to try and cash in on this by offering
Jason GondermanAug 2, 2019
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