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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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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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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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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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Hellwig Ford F-150 Raptor Rear Sway Bar Install
There are a lot of things in life that need addressing that we as humans simply brush off because it’s either inconvenient or we don’t think we need to do it. Take going to the dentist for example. We all hate doing it, yet if we do we live a much happier and healthier life.
Jason GondermanAug 2, 2019
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2001 to 2010 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD Coilover Conversion: Part 2 of 2
When we left off, we were halfway through the process of installing a coilover conversion lift kit from BDS Suspension on our 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. We began with a nearly worn out suspension with more than 200,000 miles on it and either refurbished or replaced all of it. We tossed the factory upper control
Jason GondermanAug 1, 2019
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One-Day Suburban Build: Part One
“Mom’s grocery getter” is a term we throw around that loosely describes that other vehicle that is part of your household. Not the commuter, not the tow pig, you know–the other one. It’s not even necessary that the mom of the family drive it. It’s usually some form of SUV, and it’s even cooler when
Jeremy CookJul 31, 2019
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The ’04 Super Duty Blues: Revamping the Leaf-Spring Suspension
Longtime readers will definitely recognize our ’04 Ford Super Duty project. Over the last few years, we’ve updated the 6.0L Power Stroke engine, added a stellar audio system, filled the bed area with storage solutions, and tried out various grille and bumper combinations. And that 6.0L statement combined with the mention of leaf springs in
Jeremy CookJul 1, 2019
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Toys For Trucks Lifts a 2018 Sierra HD With CST, Method & Toyo
One of our favorite things to do around here at Truckin is take a very new, stock truck and alter the stance in one direction or the other. This month, we chose to take a bone-stock ’18 Sierra 2500 HD and lift it up—way up! The first call we made was to CST Performance Suspension
Jeremy CookJun 28, 2019
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2001 to 2010 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD Coilover Conversion: Part 1
What once was old is now becoming cool again. Music from the 1980s, clothes from the 1990s, and trucks from the early 2000s. Well, at least that’s how it’s going in our world. New trucks are expensive, and if you want to modify them at all, the price tag shoots up to levels that our
Jason GondermanMay 22, 2019
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Project Rebirth 1971 Suburban Part 2: Stopping with Style
If you read last month’s issue of Truckin, you know Project 71 BRBN is underway. The nearly five-decades-old Chevrolet has undoubtedly seen its share of good roads and bad during its lifetime. Now, it has modern suspension components underneath to handle all future travels courtesy of QA1 and CPP. This month, we bring you once
Bryan FrossMay 20, 2019
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Project Rebirth ‘71 Suburban: Bolt-On Suspension with QA1, CPP and Lowboy Motorsports
With the QA1 Complete Coil-Over Conversion System for the ‘63-‘87 Chevrolet Pickups, you can get new parts built using today’s technology for performance and stance.
Bryan FrossApr 16, 2019
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Skyjacker Leveling Kit, Atturo Tires, Black Rhino Wheels, N-Fab Steps on a 2004 Avalanche
A Skyjacker Leveling Kit, Black Rhino Wheels, Atturo Tires and N-Fab Steps give an ’04 Avalanche a whole new attitude.
Edward A. SanchezMar 8, 2019
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Revitalizing a Workhorse With Fabtech Motorsports, Fuel Offroad and Falken Tires
Follow along as we let the guys from Fabtech Motorsports get this 2016 Chevy HD upgraded and ready for some future adventures.
Bryan FrossJan 24, 2019
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Lowboy Motorsports Under-Bed Ingenuity Shipped to your Door
Lowboy Motorsports, in Mesa, AZ, is now offering an under-bed C-Notch that can be shipped in pieces, ready to weld in by a local fabricator near you or in your own garage if you possess the skills to do so.
Bryan FrossJan 22, 2019
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2003 Chevy Silverado- Project Over/Under: Part 7.5
Suspension Lift of our Project Over/Under & Rebuild with Atlas, EBC, Hellwig, Fuel, & General Tire.
Jeremy CookJan 3, 2019
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2003 Chevy Silverado- Project Over/Under: Part 7
Suspension Lift & Rebuild with Bulletproof, LMC Truck, & Fox.
Jeremy CookDec 18, 2018
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Massive MegaCab: BDS Suspension takes our 2017 Ram to New Heights
BDS Suspension Takes Our 2017 Ram to New Heights
Jeremy CookAug 7, 2018
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2016 GMC 2500 HD- Working & The Weekend
Cognito Motorsports and Icon Vehicle Dynamics Transform a Work Truck Into a Weekend Warrior
Jeremy CookJul 3, 2018
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