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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
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
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,
Our project 1971 Chevy Suburban is well on its way to becoming a reliable and well performing driver. It now has a much smoother ride with its QA1 Suspension. It is capable of stopping on a dime with the new Baer Brakes installed. Some safety and inconvenience issues were taken care of with a Flaming
Xcellence in Versatility Who: Extang Corp What: Xceed Bed Cover Why: When your truck bed is wide open to the elements and passers-by, nothing is safe from harm or theft. The new Extang Xceed flush-mounted cover is a seamless, yet secure hard tonneau cover, which can provide security and weather resistance for anything you want
In the previous installment (March 2019) of our ’02 Duramax LB7 build we left off halfway through assembling the engine. After swinging the freshly built short-block into the engine bay we quickly set to work installing the Fleece Performance Cheetah turbocharger, Freedom Racing Engines rebuilt heads, ARP head studs, Merchant Automotive heavy-duty chromoly push rods,
One of the first modifications many pickup owners opt for is adding a cold-air intake kit. They are easy to install, relatively inexpensive, and oftentimes provide immediate feedback with a louder growl and slight bump in power. Unfortunately, over the years, many companies have come along to try and cash in on this by offering
There’s one tool that anyone who has ever worked on a truck has likely used at some point and that’s the humble floor jack. Simple in nature, this necessary tool often leads to some of the most frustrating moments in the garage. Jacks can be heavy, they often become stuck on the smallest debris, some
Grill ’n’ Chill Trucks and camping go hand in hand like, well, roasted hot dogs and s’mores, and the Fab Fours Truck Series Fire Pit makes the two a better pair than ever. These awesome quarter-scale fire pits are made from welded bare steel and available in Ford, Chevy, and Ram designs. Featuring miniaturized versions
“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
For the money, there is no better way to increase your trucks horsepower potential and also instill an increased level of confidence than with a bolt-on cold-air intake (CAI) kit right from the box. They’re easy to install and fit perfectly! Thankfully, the aftermarket has proven itself and CAI kits are flying off the shelves.
Enhancing performance of the 6.6L Duramax L5P diesel engine that powers ’17-to-current GMC and Chevrolet trucks is not an easy proposition. General Motors’ calibration engineers have made it very difficult to manipulate the engine control modules that govern these engines, implementing code that essentially locks users out of critical fuel, timing, torque-management, and other tables.
If you’ve spent any time around pickup enthusiasts, you’ll know there’s a heated debate between those that love truck shells (also known as bed caps) and those that hate them. And there seems to be no middle ground. Regardless of which side you’re on it’s hard to deny the functionality that a shell brings with
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
They say everything is bigger in Texas, which meant in order to stand out Carlos Zapata needed to go bigger than anything he had ever done. Born and raised in Dallas, Carlos was part of a migrant worker family that did a lot of traveling. From picking oranges in Florida to working sugar beets in