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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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Completing our 6.5-inch Lift on a GM 2500HD
When we last left off, we had our very clean and very stock 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD 4×4 out in Simi Valley, California, at Powerhouse Performance, where Thomas Stevens and the crew installed the 6.5-inch front lift kit from BDS Suspension, complete with Fox 2.0 performance shocks. If you haven’t seen that story yet,
Jeremy CookApr 23, 2020
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Installing a 6.5-Inch Lift on a GM 2500HD
One of our favorite trucks to get our hands on is a late(ish)-model GM truck. With a rich aftermarket of just about anything you can imagine, the sky is really the limit once we get one in our possession. In this case, a pristine 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4×4 landed in our lap, and we
Jeremy CookApr 17, 2020
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Fixing the Silverado HD’s Weak Link
GM’s late-model pickup steering system is a notorious weak link. While sufficient for stock highway use, as soon as any larger tire is added, any off-roading is done, or the power output is increased at all, failure becomes imminent. On Sierra and Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD trucks, as with our Silverado 2500HD, there are a
Jason GondermanApr 10, 2020
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How To: Installing Bilstein’s 5100 Series Adjustable Front Struts, Rear Shocks for 2013 to 2020 Chevy Colorado
More on This Colorado’s Upgrades! Eliminating Sway Installing Kleinn Air Horns’ Biggest Train Horn Kit Install AMP Research Automatic Running Boards SDP’s Compound Turbos Make Loads of Power One of the most consistent things throughout the truck hobby  is the fact that most hardcore enthusiasts—especially those who actually own pickups—typically are open to “modifying” their
K.J. JonesMar 20, 2020
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ICON Vehicle Dynamics Ford Raptor Hydraulic Bumpstops
If you’ve ever hit a speedbump or gutter a little too quickly—and haven’t we all—then you no doubt know the value of a good suspension bumpstop. Most vehicles these days use a microcellular jounce, which is basically an advanced foam rubber. In most situations this type of suspension stopper is perfectly adequate. However, when you
Jason GondermanMar 10, 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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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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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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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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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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