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Fixing the Dreaded GM “Pump Rub”
Owners of four-wheel-drive General Motors pickups from 1997 to 2010 should all be aware of the dreaded “pump rub” issue. It doesn’t matter if you drive a Silverado 1500, Sierra 3500, or even an Avalanche, if your truck has a transfer case, this story is for you. In short, the pump rub issue refers to
Jason GondermanJun 8, 2020

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How to Tune Up a Small-Block Chevy, Part Two
More on This 1964 “GMC” How to Tune Up a Small-Block Chevy, Part One Installing Cragars and Skinny Whitewalls on our 1964 “GMC” Installing a Custom Glory Grille in Our 1964 “GMC” Way back in the day, we took our ’64 “GMC” out to an open house at Edelbrock headquarters and parked it with all
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Mopar Drops Off Jeep Gladiator Accessory Catalog In Our Driveway
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is the perfect platform for accesorization, and Mopar has the most complete lineup of Gladiator parts today, covering everything from function and performance to style and comfort. We recently took delivery of Mopar’s Gladiator demonstration vehicle for a week, which was upfitted to the tune of $12,000 to give us a
Sean P. HolmanJun 8, 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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How to Tune-Up a Small-Block Chevy, Part One
Read More on This 1964 “GMC” Installing a Custom Glory Grille in Our 1964 “GMC” Installing Cragars and Skinny Whitewalls on our 1964 “GMC” If you’ve been following along, you’ve seen that during our recent “downtime” we’ve taken the opportunity to get our 1964 “GMC” back on the road. To be fair, it has quite
Jeremy CookJun 4, 2020
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Cummins 3.9L 4BT
Catch Up on These Diesel Stories! 2011 Ford Ranger Diesel Swap 4BT Cummins 1984 GMC Jimmy: Mechanical Engineering The Cummins 5.9L 6BT engine is legendary at this point. Hands down, no argument. As Michael Jordan is considered the NBA’s G.O.A.T by hoop fans worldwide, the “12-valve Cummins” is held in equally high regard by diesel
K.J. JonesJun 3, 2020
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Jeep JT Gladiator Front Runner Bed Rack
Jeep’s new Gladiator pickup has really become popular since its introduction in late 2019. We’re starting to see them all over the streets and trails. It makes perfect sense, as this ultra-capable crew-cab pickup makes a wonderful overland machine. The only problem is where to store all the stuff needed for a weekend in the
Jason GondermanJun 2, 2020
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How to Install a Flip-Style Tonneau Cover
More Truck Bed Covers! Choosing a Retractable Tonneau Cover Jeep Gladiator Bed Cap The Shell Game: Choosing the Right Bed Cover for Your Truck On the heels of our report offering tips for selecting retractable tonneau covers, we swing to the less expensive end of the bed-cover spectrum with a tech project: installing Bestop’s EZ-Fold
K.J. JonesJun 1, 2020
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How To: Detail Your Truck
How To: Get Your Ride in Readers’ Diesels While we’ve made it past Memorial Day and spring technically is still a few weeks away from being officially over, we are now in a space where weather patterns—for the most part—are stable and void of the precipitation that is common during the winter season. And, as
K.J. JonesMay 29, 2020
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Should I Delete My 6.7L Cummins?
Ever since the first introduction of emissions control system on motor vehicles, people have been finding ways to remove them. The idea was that if these control systems were removed, power and economy would be increased. And in the 1970s this type of thinking wouldn’t have been wrong. Early catalytic converters and exhaust gas recirculation
Jason GondermanMay 29, 2020
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Installing a Tailgate Handle Flip Kit with Engle Bros. Fab.
Check Out These Other Great Stories! 6 Things We Did Before Hitting the Smog Station SnugTop Lid Adds Form & Function to Any Truck Bed Engle Bros. Fab welds in a smooth roll pan from Grant Fab Things are heating up fast with our recently acquired 1995 Chevy C1500. The project began as a pretty
Jeremy CookMay 28, 2020
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Top Turbo Questions and Terms
Learn More Here! What Is Diesel Blow-By? What Is Diesel Runaway? How To: Rebuild Your Own Turbo In most performance-diesel circles, turbochargers arguably are an oil-burner’s most important component. To many enthusiasts, size matters—a lot—as we often see trucks with incredibly large single-turbo setups, or rigs featuring multiple ’chargers, installed in an effort to achieve
K.J. JonesMay 27, 2020
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Titan 52-Gallon XXL Diesel Fuel Tank
If there’s one downside to modern HD diesel trucks that we’ve found, it would have to be the painfully low capacity fuel tanks. Sure, some manufacturers have offered upgraded tanks over the years; however, the vast majority of them have remained smaller than their gasoline counterparts. Current-generation trucks have given up space to accommodate the
Jason GondermanMay 27, 2020
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How to Improve Engine Performance on a First-Generation F-150 Raptor
When we set out in search of the perfect first-generation Ford F-150 Raptor, we knew that with a budget of about $35,000 we’d be looking at a higher-mileage unit. What we ended up with was a very solid 2013 model. However, just as we thought, it came with almost 90,000 miles on the odometer. According
Jason GondermanMay 27, 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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How To: Removing Pinstripe and Light Rust
More on This 1995 Ford F-350. How to Prep a Truck Bed for LINE-X Coating What Is LINE-X? Bringing newcomers to this series quickly up to speed, we’re currently in the process of bringing “new life,” appearance-wise, to a 1995 Ford F-350 crew-cab dualie (nicknamed “Big White”) that has been in Diesel Power’s fleet for
K.J. JonesMay 21, 2020
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What Is A Pickup Truck?
Figuring out what makes a pickup truck these days is only getting harder. Is it enough to have an open bed? If you are looking at the market from the perspective of a truck person, we’d emphatically answer “no.” For example, I’m not sure any of us would consider the unibody and car-based Honda Ridgeline
Sean P. HolmanMay 21, 2020
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Can Truckin Make a Toyota Highlander Cool? Day Two!
Check Out Day One of This Toyota Highlander Build! 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 an ordinary egg-shaped crossover SUV and make it cool. In
Jeremy CookMay 21, 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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