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How to replace U-Joints & Balance Your Truck’s Driveshaft
Most people don’t think about replacing the U-joints on their truck until they hear the telltale whine. That’s exactly what happened to us and Project Over/Under recently. With the truck basically complete, we’ve mostly been enjoying it, but we’ve also done a little fine-tuning. We changed out the exhaust—our former kit was rubbing in a
Jeremy CookSep 15, 2020

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How to Install a Dual Battery System & High-Output Alternator
We’re almost wrapped up with Project Over/Under and we’re upgrading the charging system for all of our future off-road adventures.
Jeremy CookSep 14, 2020
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What Are Hydraulic Bump Stops?
Hydraulic bump stops—often referred to as air bumps or nitrogen bump stops—provide the ultimate in protection from hard bottoming situations for your off-road rig. To fully understand what makes a hydraulic bump stop unique, we must first take a look back at what a bump stop is and how it works. What Is A Bump
Jason GondermanSep 11, 2020
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Installing 4.56 Gears with Nitro Gear & Axle
As we’re nearing completion on our 2003 Chevy Silverado project, we have just a few more items to cover to make the truck function as good as it looks.
Jeremy CookSep 11, 2020
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Finalizing a Custom Lifted Suspension with Atlas Spring, Hellwig, EBC Brakes, Fuel Wheels & General Tires
Suspension Lift of our Project Over/Under & Rebuild with Atlas, EBC, Hellwig, Fuel, & General Tire.
Jeremy CookSep 11, 2020
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Installing a 7-inch lift with Bulletproof Suspension, Fox Shocks, and LMC Truck
Suspension Lift & Rebuild with Bulletproof, LMC Truck, & Fox.
Jeremy CookSep 10, 2020
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Installing a Fabtech Lift, Pro Comp Wheels & Tires on our F-150
New shocks, new brakes, new tires, and a few other goodies to bring the driveability of this truck way up
Jeremy CookAug 17, 2020
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Can Truckin Make a Toyota Highlander Cool? Day Two!
Check Out Day One of This Toyota Highlander Build! Can Truckin Make a Toyota Highlander Cool? The Final Chapter! If you’ve been following along, you know that we may have been going a little stir crazy here at home and decided to scribble a little outside the Truckin lines and see if we could take
Jeremy CookAug 4, 2020
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Can Truckin Make a Toyota Highlander Cool?
Check Out The Rest of This Toyota Highlander Build! Can Truckin Make a Toyota Highlander Cool? Day Two! Can Truckin Make a Toyota Highlander Cool? The Final Chapter! While staying at home, most of us have projects in the garage or driveway, and for some of us, there might actually be some time to work
Jeremy CookJul 31, 2020
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What Is Death Wobble?
KJ Jones, Jason Gonderman – Authors, Photography Check Out These Other Stories! What Is Diesel Blow-By? What Is Cummins Killer Dowel Pin? What Is CP4 Injection-Pump Failure? Installing Sinister Diesel’s Cummins Steering Box Support As people of the world continue to adapt to a new way of life, we’ve noticed that pickup truck—especially diesel—enthusiasts are spending
Jason GondermanJul 29, 2020
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Lifting Our 2004 Ford F250 with Atlas Spring, Icon Suspension & LMC Truck
Check Out These Other Truckin Stories! Installing a Custom Grille & Halo Headlights on a 2004 Ford F-250 Installing a Prerunner Bumper, side steps, and LED lighting on our 2004 Ford F250 How to Bulletproof a Ford 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel Create Big Sound Without Big Dollars Preparing a Well-Worn Bed Area for a Decked
Jeremy CookJul 23, 2020
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How to replace brakes, shocks, ball joints, and suspension bushings in a 2004 Dodge Durango
Have you priced a new SUV lately? I don’t know about you, but I don’t have $80,000 in pocket change kicking around for a new Ford Expedition Max or Chevrolet Suburban. Back when my wife and I bought our 2004 Durango new off the lot, it stickered for roughly $38,000, and even at that price
Christian HazelJul 22, 2020
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Toyota Tundra Suspension Lift with BDS, Fox & Fuel
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 CookJul 6, 2020
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Can Truckin Make a 2nd Gen Volvo XC90 Cool?
Check Out These Other Truckin Projects! Can Truckin Make a 1st Gen Volvo XC90 Cool? Can Truckin Make a Toyota Highlander Cool? The Final Chapter! Can Truckin Make a Toyota Highlander Cool? Day Two! Can Truckin Make a Toyota Highlander Cool? At this point, we might be pushing our luck. If you’ve been following along,
Jeremy CookJun 29, 2020
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Sulastic Rubber Leaf-Spring Shackles Update
More on This 1995 Ford F-350 Suspension! 1995 Ford F-350 Suspension Upgrade – Shock Therapy 1995 2WD F-350 Dualie Gets Leveled and A Front-End Upgrade For this report, we’re taking a trip back in time to 2015, when we installed Sulastic Rubber Springs’ leaf-spring shackle kit on our 1995 Ford F-350. At that time, the
K.J. JonesJun 5, 2020
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Engle Bros. Fab welds in a smooth roll pan from Grant Fab
We’re finally making some moves on our recently acquired 1995 Chevy C1500. If you recall, we picked up a pretty worn out standard cab short bed, and so far, we’ve only done what was necessary to get it back on the road. Then we added a smooth lid from Snug Top, which instantly improved the
Jeremy CookMay 26, 2020
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Installing Cragars and Skinny Whitewalls on our 1964 “GMC”
Since we’re still stuck at home, we’re forging on with our ’64 “GMC.” We began in the last installment by installing a custom-built tube grille insert from Glory Grilles, and if you want a short history of the truck, be sure to check out that story. The second part of the first phase of our
Jeremy CookMay 11, 2020
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Hellwig Helper Springs & Bilstein 8112 Shocks
We constantly scour the internet in search of the newest and coolest parts for your trucks. This week, we’re taking a look at two products that are near and dear to our hearts, and we think you’ll love them, too. 2020 Ford Ranger Hellwig Helper Spring Hellwig Suspension Products has just released a new helper
Jason GondermanMay 4, 2020
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BDS Suspension 2020 Ram, Tundra, and Ranger Lift Kits
We constantly scour the internet in search of the newest and coolest parts for your trucks. This week, we’re taking a look at three new lift kits from the suspension company that’s one of the most prolific when it comes to releasing new products: BDS Suspension. 2020 Ram 2500 3-Inch Radius Arm Kit There are
Jason GondermanApr 28, 2020
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Installing a 3.5-inch Readylift kit on a ’09-’14 Ford F-150
If you’ve been reading Truckin for a while, then you know that we’re not the type that lets a lot of time go by in between projects. After wrapping up a couple lifted GM builds, we figured it was high time to get a Ford in the mix. We happened to have a bone stock
Jeremy CookApr 27, 2020
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Finishing Up Our GM 2500HD with EBC Brakes
More on this 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4×4 Project Installing a 6.5-Inch Lift on a GM 2500HD Completing our 6.5-inch Lift on a GM 2500HD Our 2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4×4 had humble beginnings, but it’s come a long way in a short time. We started with a bone stock, extremely clean truck and called upon some of
Jeremy CookApr 27, 2020
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