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Window Tinting Install with Dub IR Film at Daley Visual
You may still remember a few years back when we dragged this beaten-down 1997 Ford F-150 Lariat out of the parking lot and got it back on the road. This is the very truck that Ford delivered to Motor Trend Magazine back in 1996 for testing, and subsequently won the coveted Truck of the Year
Jeremy CookFeb 19, 2020

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Installing Edelbrock’s 6.6L Duramax Cylinder Heads
Normally, when issues like damage and high mileage make replacing the cylinder heads on a 6.6L Duramax diesel engine necessary, most people use rebuilt stock heads. This has been the standard practice because replacement aftermarket heads—especially aluminum—simply aren’t available in massive quantities. Enthusiasts in search of more power are in a similar situation, relying on
John LehenbauerFeb 14, 2020
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Top 5 Large-Capacity Diesel Fuel Tanks
Diesel fuel. For all intent and purpose, it is the absolute life blood of engines that share its name; the 2.8L, 3.0L, 5.9L, 6.6L, 6.7L, and other powerplants that motivate the pickup trucks we drive. It’s the elixir that today can cost upwards of $4.00 per gallon in some U.S. cities, and due to this
K.J. JonesFeb 14, 2020
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Early Bronco Painless Wiring Harness and Classic Instruments Gauge Cluster
Wiring harnesses, gauge clusters, switches, lights, relays, fuses, coil, alternator and more are all parts that make up any old 4x4s electrical system. And any old 4×4 that has undergone a full rebuild will need lots of attention paid to all of those parts and maybe more. Our Early Bronco Project is getting really close
Verne SimonsFeb 13, 2020
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What’s a Dualie?
To those who aren’t familiar with dualies (“dually” is the more popular but incorrect spelling), in a nutshell, they’re the unconventional-looking pickup trucks with four rear tires (“dual rear wheels,” per manufacturers’ order guides) that are used for towing large trailers or hauling heavy payloads down the road. However, despite their utilitarian/work purpose, today, dualies
K.J. JonesFeb 12, 2020
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We Install a Front Runner Low Profile Roof Rack on a 2014 Toyota Tundra
More on this 2014 Toyota Tundra Project! Trail Ready Tundra: Part One Our Off-Road Mods Continue with ADD, Rigid & Warn Adding an ARE Shell, Bed Rug, and Topper Lift to Our Overland Project Toyota We’re getting down to the wire on our Toyota Tundra Overland project. If you’ve been following along the last few
Jeremy CookFeb 11, 2020
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What are Beadlock Wheels?
Beadlock wheels are something were betting you’ve heard of before or at least seen, but what exactly do they do? We know beadlock wheels look cool, and all the cool kids have them, but still, questions loom: Do you need beadlocked wheels? Are they safe? What are their pros and cons? Well luckily, you have
Verne SimonsFeb 10, 2020
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Transferring Power: Replacing a Worn Out 47RE Transmission with a New RevMax Unit
One of the biggest problems facing diesel-pickup owners is the fact that over time, a truck’s mechanical components eventually wear out. However, with proper maintenance and sensible driving, an engine, transmission, turbocharger etc., all can provide many years of service in a truck. But when the time comes, as it did for the 47RE four-speed
John LehenbauerFeb 5, 2020
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10 Best AGM Batteries for Diesel Pickup Trucks
Keep Your Diesel Truck Charged! Battery Essentials – Basic Training High-Output Alternators Save the Day Cranking over the high-compression mass of a diesel engine takes a lot of stored energy to accomplish. This is why diesel trucks use two high-cranking-amp batteries to get the pistons pumping. Most trucks rely on two lead-acid batteries to do
John LehenbauerJan 27, 2020
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Top-7 Tires for Towing Heavy Loads
More on Tires! Tire Test Guide – Choosing The Right Tire Bias Versus Radial Trailer Tires Understanding Tire Load Ratings Toyo Open Country H/T Tires – Tire Test Guide Let’s talk about rubber meeting the road for a moment. Like, literally. Unless your truck moves around on bulldozer-style Mattracks or some other intricate running gear,
K.J. JonesJan 27, 2020
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How to Winterize Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
More on Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)! Tid Bits and FAQ’s on DEF Understanding Diesel Exhaust Fluid – Basic Training T&A Performance Skidplate for Protecting a Chevy DEF Tank According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the winter of 2020 will be filled with bitterly cold weather from the eastern parts of the Rockies and east to the
K.J. JonesJan 27, 2020
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Upgrading a New to Us 2015 Ford F-150 with Shocks, Wheels & Tires
Today’s trucks from the factory are well equipped for all kinds of use, but if you are in the market for some additional off-road capabilities to tackle the unknowns of the wilderness as well as some added looks, there are some easy additions available to you. Recently, we found ourselves pondering ideas of changing up
Grant CoxJan 21, 2020
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Best Snow Chains for 4x4 Pickup Trucks
More on Driving in the Snow! Snow Driving 101 Do You Really Need Snow Tires? SnoClaws- Getting You Out of The Snow With the onset of winter and the deluge of snow in many regions of the US, having your four-wheel-drive pickup truck prepared for travel in frosty conditions important. Driving safely when Mother Nature
John LehenbauerJan 16, 2020
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ICON Vehicle Dynamics Ford Raptor Billet Control Arms and 3.0-inch Coilover Shocks
In Part 1 of our “Faster Raptor” series in which we’re updating our first-generation 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, we walked through the process of installing a new set of 3.0-inch coilover shocks and billet-aluminum front upper control arms from ICON Vehicle Dynamics. The performance gains from shelving the factory front shocks were immediately noticeable
Jason GondermanDec 5, 2019
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Ford F-150 Raptor KC M-Rack and Gravity Pro-6 Lights Install
The whole “overland” craze has exploded in popularity over the course of the past several years and is currently showing no signs of slowing down. Eager to jump on that bandwagon, we decided early on in the build process of our first-generation 2013 Ford F-150 Raptor this was the direction in which we’d be taking
Jason GondermanNov 29, 2019
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Modernizing a 7.3L Power Stroke with Today’s Technology in Turbocharging, Injection, and Programming
Through the course of many years, Ford’s 7.3L Power Stroke engine has earned itself a reputation for being a reliable workhorse. Even though the engine hasn’t been produced in nearly 16 years, it still has a die-hard following in the diesel community. It is not unheard of for truck owners to sell their newer model
John LehenbauerNov 27, 2019
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Trail-Ready Tundra, Part Three
If you’ve been following along, you know that we’ve made great strides in improving our 2014 Toyota Tundra Overland Project, which is a joint effort between Truckin and Fuel Offroad. Starting with a slightly used 2014, we got the suspension performance and stance right with a BDS upper arm and Fox coilover kit. We added
Jeremy CookNov 27, 2019
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Truck Performance: The Execution of an Action
Performance can be a broad term when talking about cars and trucks. It’s often used when evaluating different categories like top speed, acceleration, fuel economy, ride, handling, and so on. And let’s not forget about high performance, the heavy-duty stuff that performs better than the rest. More often than not, folks labeling the performance of
Alex SteeleNov 27, 2019
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New Products
Sporting Support One of the most famous names in performance seating will add a new, off-road–optimized model to its lineup. The Recaro Cross Sportster ORV is a new, ergonomically designed seat that will replace the Cross Sportster, keeping that seat’s supportive structure and excellent bolsters and adding more robust upholstery materials to resist water, dirt,
Brett T. EvansNov 25, 2019
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TOTYl Ressurection is Back!
Some of you may remember a few years back when we dragged this beaten-down 1997 Ford F-150 Lariat out of the parking lot and gave it a new life. The truck is significant because it’s the actual truck that Ford delivered to MotorTrend magazine back in 1996 for testing. This truck won the coveted Truck
Jeremy CookNov 19, 2019
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Diesel tech Q&A
Aisin vs. 68RFE QUESTION: I’ve been thinking about buying a single-rear-wheel ’12 Ram 3500 with the high-output 6.7L Cummins engine, and I’m wondering if it comes with the Aisin six-speed automatic transmission. Also, what’s the difference between the Aisin and the regular six-speed transmission? Willy Sandborn via email ANSWER: No, the ’12 Ram 3500s were
Bruce W. SmithOct 31, 2019
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