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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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Most Popular ECM Programmers for Diesel Trucks
The phrase “there are levels to this (expletive)” is easily applied to modifying a diesel pickup truck; especially enhancing its engine’s performance. Powertrain upgrades typically range from proverbial “wild to mild,” and of course, their cost increases exponentially based on whatever changes are made. For diesel rigs later than 1994, all roads to managing engine
K.J. JonesFeb 26, 2020
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Installing Custom Fuel Offroad Wheels and a Switch-pros Wiring Panel to our Toyota Tundra Overland Project
More on this Toyota Tundra Build! Trail Ready Tundra: Part One 2014 Toyota Tundra- Trail Ready Tundra: Part Two Adding an ARE Shell, Bed Rug, and Topper Lift to Our Overland Project Toyota We Install a Front Runner Low Profile Roof Rack on a 2014 Toyota Tundra We’re calling our Toyota Tundra Overland project done.
Jeremy CookFeb 26, 2020
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Low-Buck Power: Three Cheap Performance Upgrades for New Trucks
So, you’ve gone and taken the plunge. You did your research, shopped for the “best deal,” and purchased a new pickup truck (for this discussion, diesel or gas doesn’t matter). When it comes to modifying and making changes, some of the people reading this probably are content with never, ever doing anything to their new
K.J. JonesFeb 26, 2020
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Window Tinting Install with Dub IR Film at Daley Visual
You may still remember a few years back when we dragged this beaten-down 1997 Ford F-150 Lariat out of the parking lot and got it back on the road. This is the very truck that Ford delivered to Motor Trend Magazine back in 1996 for testing, and subsequently won the coveted Truck of the Year
Jeremy CookFeb 19, 2020
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Installing Edelbrock’s 6.6L Duramax Cylinder Heads
Normally, when issues like damage and high mileage make replacing the cylinder heads on a 6.6L Duramax diesel engine necessary, most people use rebuilt stock heads. This has been the standard practice because replacement aftermarket heads—especially aluminum—simply aren’t available in massive quantities. Enthusiasts in search of more power are in a similar situation, relying on
John LehenbauerFeb 14, 2020
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Top 5 Large-Capacity Diesel Fuel Tanks
Diesel fuel. For all intent and purpose, it is the absolute life blood of engines that share its name; the 2.8L, 3.0L, 5.9L, 6.6L, 6.7L, and other powerplants that motivate the pickup trucks we drive. It’s the elixir that today can cost upwards of $4.00 per gallon in some U.S. cities, and due to this
K.J. JonesFeb 14, 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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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
K.J. JonesFeb 12, 2020
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We Install a Front Runner Low Profile Roof Rack on a 2014 Toyota Tundra
More on this 2014 Toyota Tundra Project! Trail Ready Tundra: Part One Our Off-Road Mods Continue with ADD, Rigid & Warn Adding an ARE Shell, Bed Rug, and Topper Lift to Our Overland Project Toyota We’re getting down to the wire on our Toyota Tundra Overland project. If you’ve been following along the last few
Jeremy CookFeb 11, 2020
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What are Beadlock Wheels?
Beadlock wheels are something were betting you’ve heard of before or at least seen, but what exactly do they do? We know beadlock wheels look cool, and all the cool kids have them, but still, questions loom: Do you need beadlocked wheels? Are they safe? What are their pros and cons? Well luckily, you have
Verne SimonsFeb 10, 2020
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Transferring Power: Replacing a Worn Out 47RE Transmission with a New RevMax Unit
One of the biggest problems facing diesel-pickup owners is the fact that over time, a truck’s mechanical components eventually wear out. However, with proper maintenance and sensible driving, an engine, transmission, turbocharger etc., all can provide many years of service in a truck. But when the time comes, as it did for the 47RE four-speed
John LehenbauerFeb 5, 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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Top-7 Tires for Towing Heavy Loads
More on Tires! Tire Test Guide – Choosing The Right Tire Bias Versus Radial Trailer Tires Understanding Tire Load Ratings Toyo Open Country H/T Tires – Tire Test Guide Let’s talk about rubber meeting the road for a moment. Like, literally. Unless your truck moves around on bulldozer-style Mattracks or some other intricate running gear,
K.J. JonesJan 27, 2020
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How to Winterize Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)
More on Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)! Tid Bits and FAQ’s on DEF Understanding Diesel Exhaust Fluid – Basic Training T&A Performance Skidplate for Protecting a Chevy DEF Tank According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the winter of 2020 will be filled with bitterly cold weather from the eastern parts of the Rockies and east to the
K.J. JonesJan 27, 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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Best Snow Chains for 4x4 Pickup Trucks
More on Driving in the Snow! Snow Driving 101 Do You Really Need Snow Tires? SnoClaws- Getting You Out of The Snow With the onset of winter and the deluge of snow in many regions of the US, having your four-wheel-drive pickup truck prepared for travel in frosty conditions important. Driving safely when Mother Nature
John LehenbauerJan 16, 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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Ford F-150 Raptor KC M-Rack and Gravity Pro-6 Lights Install
The whole “overland” craze has exploded in popularity over the course of the past several years and is currently showing no signs of slowing down. Eager to jump on that bandwagon, we decided early on in the build process of our first-generation 2013 Ford F-150 Raptor this was the direction in which we’d be taking
Jason GondermanNov 29, 2019
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Modernizing a 7.3L Power Stroke with Today’s Technology in Turbocharging, Injection, and Programming
Through the course of many years, Ford’s 7.3L Power Stroke engine has earned itself a reputation for being a reliable workhorse. Even though the engine hasn’t been produced in nearly 16 years, it still has a die-hard following in the diesel community. It is not unheard of for truck owners to sell their newer model
John LehenbauerNov 27, 2019
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