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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
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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
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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
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Shop Class: Powertrain Placement
Engines, transmissions, differentials, and drive axle(s) are universal components common to pretty much all mass-produced internal-combustion automobiles, but an assortment of powertrain configurations has long been part of automotive design. The engine produces the mechanical power. The transmission uses variable gearing of different ratios to make the power usable at the street, under a wide
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EcoDiesel Reflash QUESTION: I live in Texas and bought a 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6–powered ’15 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit from a friend in California. Since the situation between FCA and the EPA began, I have been receiving mailers telling me to contact my local Dodge/Jeep dealer to have the emissions-software reflash done to the ECM and
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Baby DMax Biofuel QUESTION: Chevrolet says the 2.8L Duramax LWN engine in my ’17 Colorado is B20 compatible. What would happen if I ran it on a fuel with more bio than that? Why not B100? (I’d love to start home brewing.) What mods would be necessary to burn B100 in a 2.8L Duramax? Marc
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Low Fuel Pressure QUESTION: I purchased a ’15 Ford F-350 dualie with 37,000 miles on it. In the service log, the previous owner recorded a low-fuel-pressure issue around 15,000 miles, which the dealership fixed by replacing the stock transfer pump. The problem reoccurred at 43,000 miles. Under hard acceleration, the low-fuel-pressure warning appears on the
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Your Diesel Questions Asked and Answered
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The Only Remedy When Your Truck is Stuck: Winch Out
The only remedy when your truck is stuck: Winch out—if you have the right one!
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Top Tech: Q&A from diesel truck owners.
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Shop Class: Pickup Truck Crash Safety Devices
We take a look at the history and development of vehicle crash protection devices.
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Diesel Questions Asked and Answered
Top Tech: Q&A from diesel truck owners.
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Diesel Tech Questions: You Have Questions-We Have Answers
You've Got Questions? We've Got Answers!
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What Happens When We Run Out Of “Go”
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Diesel Tech Questions: You Have Questions- We Have Answers
Diesel Q&As about lift kits, controlling EGTs, fixing clutch issues, improving diesel fuel economy.
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