If you drive a 1999-2010 Ford F-250, F-350, F-450 Super Duty pickup, F-550 diesel cab and chassis, diesel E-Series van, or Class C motorhome, you should know about an issue that can affect the fuel tanks.
During testing, using a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 equipped with the six-speed 6L80E, we’ve seen temperatures hit 250 degrees on multiple occasions. To fight these high temperatures, we turned to a larger transmission cooler first.
There’s no debate that diesel-powered pickups are making more power than ever, and when you combine that with a big lift, it puts more strain on the rear end gears. When you put 37-inch-tall tires on a diesel truck, it’s the icing on the cake.
Adding larger wheels and tires to a truck can improve the look and function almost instantly. But most people forget about the brakes. From the factory, the brakes are optimized to stop the size of tire that the truck originally came with.
Let’s face the honest truth about truck ownership. At times, bad things happen. Truck parts are designed to have certain longevity or an expected lifespan. However, when things are changed or modified, all bets are off.