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How to Enhance Your Backcountry Cell Signal
As the sport of overlanding and backcountry exploration grows, so does the want for people to build vehicles capable of getting further out there and away from the crowds. However, the further you go, the less likely you are to have cell service. While professional adventurers may stack the deck with ham radios or satellite
Sean P. HolmanAug 6, 2020

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Installing a Custom Audio System with Subwoofer Enclosure in our 2004 Ford F250
With today's technology, it's entirely possible to have big sound without big dollars and Truckin is showing you how.
Jeremy CookJul 21, 2020
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How To Quiet Down Your Wrangler JL Interior
As most of us know, Wranglers are not the world’s quietest vehicles to ride in, despite being impressively civilized these days. And while most of us would gladly take the tradeoff of increased sound levels for the experience Wranglers can give us on the trail, nobody is going to say no to a quieter interior.
Sean P. HolmanJun 24, 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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Can Truckin Make a Toyota Highlander Cool? The Final Chapter!
Read More on This Toyota Highlander Project! Day 1 Day 2 We finally made it. After weeks of planning and three days of hard work, we’re bringing you the final chapter and big reveal of our quarantine experiment. Could we take this bone-stock, low-mileage 2001 Toyota Highlander 3.0L V-6 4WD and quickly and cheaply build
Jeremy CookMay 25, 2020
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New, Faster, Edge Insight CTS3 Monitor
Most Popular ECM Programmers for Diesel Trucks Today, aftermarket gauges (boost, transmission temperature, exhaust-gas temperature, voltage, etc.), or all-encompassing data monitors are major players in the diesel hobby. On everything from street trucks to full-on competition rigs, loaded A-pillar (or other style) gauge pods, or a monitor (LCD screen) mounted on a pickup’s windshield typically
K.J. JonesMay 19, 2020
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Overland Storage Solutions for Modern Trucks
In our ever-enduring quest to make our trucks more useful we’ve happened upon BuiltRight Industries. BuiltRight is a small company based out of Connecticut and headed by 2018 SEMA Launch Pad winner Matt Beenen. They are dedicated to bringing high-quality, American-made products to the masses. While the company’s catalog is limited at the moment, focusing
Jason GondermanApr 8, 2020
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Installing a Pioneer AVH-2550NEX Head Unit at AP Sounds
If you’ve been following along, you know we’re well into phase 2.0 of building our 1997 Ford F-150, dubbed Project TOTYl Resurrection because of its history as a former Motor Trend Truck Of The Year winner, back up to not-quite-a-classic-but-a-cool-driver-status. We started off with an interior update from TMI, followed by custom Dub IR glass
Jeremy CookFeb 28, 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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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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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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OEM Audio Plus Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Audio System Upgrade
It’s no secret that auto manufacturers are working to put aftermarket audio companies out of business, whether intentional or not. With systems like Ram’s 12-inch Uconnect and 19-speaker, 900-watt, Harmon Kardon offering, there’s little more that could be desired. And nearly every manufacturer offers a large touchscreen infotainment system that just a few years ago
Jason GondermanSep 12, 2019
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Truck Trend Shop Class: All About CAN Bus
Today’s passenger vehicles can utilize about 70 onboard computers (ECUs, actuators, and so forth). So let’s consider this group an extended family, and just like any family, communication means a lot. All members rely on each other, and without talking back and forth and exchanging information, a family can become dysfunctional. The need for a
Alex SteeleMay 22, 2019
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Big Screen Dreams
Alpine installs their newest direct-fit kit for Toyota Trucks and SUV’s.
Bryan FrossMar 27, 2019
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Arc Audio’s Brilliant Sound System Integration Solution: The PSM
The OE Lo-Fi Hi-Tech Solution
Rob FortierMar 25, 2019
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Tech: WeatherTech Floor Liners and Sun Shades
We take a look at two of the most popular products from WeatherTech and see what makes them special!
Jason GondermanMar 13, 2019
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2018 Ram MegaCab 3500- Unexpected Upgrades
Katzkin Takes a Ram MegaCab From Stock Cloth to Two-Tone Leather
Bryan FrossSep 11, 2018
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2003 Chevy Silverado- Project Over/Under: Part 3.5
Wrapping Up the Interior With LMC Truck, Grant Products, and Stitchcraft
Jeremy CookJul 3, 2018
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2003 Chevy Silverado- Project Over/Under Part Three: Interior Makeover
Roadwire Takes Our W/T Seats to Another Level
Jeremy CookJun 8, 2018
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sPOD Source SE Accessory Switch System Install
Accessory Switches Made Easy
Jason GondermanApr 11, 2018
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Project Over-Under: Part One, Audiotistics Brings technology and Bass to Our Standard Cab Silverado
Audiotistics Brings Technology and Bass to Our Standard Cab Silverado
Jeremy CookApr 9, 2018
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