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Beadlock Basics: Ultra Wheels Xtreme X103 Beadlock Wheels
While these specialty wheels might not be for everyone, there’s no better time than now to take a close look at the Xtreme X103 beadlock wheel and how it work.
Jason GondermanJul 2, 2015

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Adding Performance to an Already Lowered 2002 GMC Sierra 1500
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 CookJul 1, 2015
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How The EPA Performs Fuel Economy Testing
No matter what "average" fuel economy estimates the EPA comes up with, everyone drives differently, and this completely effects it, so we show you how it does.
Alex SteeleJul 1, 2015
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Precision Fabrication Plus RDP Xtreme GM Solid Axle Swap Kit
If you're looking to add a tall lift and big tires to your Silverado or Sierra, a solid-axle swap kit by Precision Fabrication Plus is the best way to go.
Jason GondermanJun 29, 2015
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Are New Diesels Reliable & Running Biodiesel fuel - Top Diesel Tech Questions
You've Got Questions? We've Got Answers!
Jason SandsJun 28, 2015
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Lifting A 2015 GMC Sierra To New Heights
Follow along as we dive deep into this 2015 GMC Sierra suspension lift installation to show how an all-inclusive kit can turn a task into a breeze.
Anthony SoosJun 17, 2015
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Truck Trend Shop Class - The Black Box: Event Data Recorder
An Event Data Recorder, or EDR, is the “black box” networked into late-model cars and trucks. Just like aircraft applications, it’s designed to capture relevant onboard data before, during, and after a crash.
Alex SteeleJun 10, 2015
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1997 Ford F-150 - TotYl Resurrection, Part 5: Tune Time
The folks at OC Autostyle made quick work of installing the Pioneer audio system in our 1997 Ford F-150, and went the extra mile with a lot of little details.
Jeremy CookJun 10, 2015
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PPE Deep Aluminum Differential Cover and Transmission Pan Install
Our ’04½ Chevy Duramax 2500HD often tows a trailer close behind—sometimes right in the thick of scorching weather.
Rick SosebeeJun 9, 2015
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Crankcase Concerns, EGT Troubles & Clutch Choices - Top Diesel Tech Questions
6.4L Power Stroke crankcase concerns, Cummins EGT concerns, and running a single or multi-disc clutch.
Jason SandsJun 4, 2015
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T&A Performance Skidplate for Protecting a Chevy DEF Tank
There’s an important application for a diesel GM HD pickup in particular: shielding the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank.
Steve TempleJun 3, 2015
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CT Sounds and LMC Truck add Serious Sound to a GMC Sierra
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 CookJun 1, 2015
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Adding 200 Horsepower To A Potent LMM Duramax Diesel
In the diesel performance realm, it’s not uncommon for general repair items to morph into high-horsepower builds. Case in point, this ’09 GMC Sierra came into Flynn’s Shop in Alexander, Illinois.
Mike McGlothlinJun 1, 2015
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Two-Day Transformation Of A 2012 Ram 2500
While the 6.7L Cummins-equipped rig’s performance has never disappointed Mike, he wants the truck to stand out from the crowd of other chromed-out stock Laramie editions on the roads.
Trevor ReedMay 29, 2015
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Building A Custom Bed For A 2014 Chevy Silverado
Tailgate parties have a lot to live up to when compared to this setup that was custom built in the bed of this ’14 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 1500 4x4 destined to be given away as part of a recent Texaco promotion.
Anthony SoosMay 29, 2015
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Cummins NV4500 South Bend Dual Disc Clutch Upgrade - Holding Power
There are several aftermarket clutch options to choose from for these trucks, but only a couple offer a substantial upgrade from stock without the cost, noise, driveability, and pedal effort considerations of a full-blown competition clutch.
Ben BattlesMay 28, 2015
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Runaway Diesels, Diesel Supercar, and Turbo Matching - Top Diesel Tech Questions
You’ve got Questions? We’ve got Answers!
Jason SandsMay 28, 2015
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Transforming A 2009 GMC 2500HD Workhorse With LED lighting From Vision X
To increase nighttime visibility, we’re installing a full line of race-proven LED lights from Vision X. LED technology is one of the brightest and most efficient lighting solutions available today.
Sean HaggaiMay 27, 2015
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Alpine Installs Their Game Changer 9-inch AVN System in Our Ford F-150
Like the title implies, they upped the game by offering a 9-inch touch screen AVN unit in universal form as well as a few select applications, including late-model GM trucks and F-150s, but only for the lower trim levels on the Fords.
Jeremy CookMay 26, 2015
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2015 Ford F-250 ARB Bumper & Warn Winch Install - To Protect and Pull
For this ’15 Ford F-250 XLT, we selected ARB’s Modular Winch Bar, a product that’s sold in three configurations, enabling owners to customize trucks for their particular protection needs and style
Brett T. EvansMay 26, 2015
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FASS Fuel Air Separation System Install
One of the most critical items to help your diesel engine survive to haul another day is fuel filtration. Fuel contaminants are the eventual killer of most injectors but, unfortunately, some diesel owners may not realize this until it is too late.
Rick SosebeeMay 20, 2015
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