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Since its introduction in 2001 (on the then-new F-150 SuperCrew), Ford’s “King Ranch” trim package has been available exclusively on Blue Oval’s F-Series pickup trucks, and Expedition SUV. Twenty-years later, and, based on customer feedback and market insights, those ranks are increased by one with Wednesday’s announcement of Explorer now added to the King Ranch
Windshield Not Secure A heads up for Ford truck owners: The company is preparing to issue two recalls for problems concerning 2020 and 2021 F-Series pickups. The first recall, #20C06, involves windshields that are not properly secured to the body. It affects 2021 Ford F-150s assembled in Dearborn, Michigan, between October 27, 2020, and February
We close out our look at power adders with this breakdown of the top 10 nitrous oxide articles that have appeared on trucktrend.com. In high-performance applications, nitrous oxide, also known as “spray,” “juice,” “nitrous,” or the uber-generic “NOS (nawwws),” is pound for pound the most inexpensive upgrade for increasing engine performance. For those who are
On This Week’s Podcast: Magna’s EVP of Research and Development, Sherif Marakby This forward-looking episode focuses on the future of trucks with Magna’s Executive Vice President of Corporate R&D, Sherif Marakby. Hear about the challenges that face the truck market and the technologies that will be needed to overcome them to win over truck buyers.
Infiniti has announced pricing for its 2022 QX55 crossover, the new, soon-to-be-released small SUV that succeeds the company’s popular QX50 and is designed to compete with BMW and Mercedes-Benz SUVs in the segment. Per a recent press release, the 2022 Infiniti QX55 arrives in U.S. dealerships in April and will cost $46,500 (MSRP) for base
Superchargers or turbochargers, which is better? It is an ages-old question in the world of high performance, and it typically garners passionate—not always accurate—opinions whenever it is posed to hard-core gearheads. And we’re not trying to settle that score right now. As a follow-up to our rundown of turbocharger stories, we now turn our attention
Texas is in a Texas-sized pickle this week. You may have heard about its power and water infrastructure utterly collapsing during the coldest, iciest, snowiest week there in decades. Millions of Texans are without electricity, and many are without consistent water thanks to burst pipes and water lines. Staying warm is suddenly a top priority
There are many different segments in the truck hobby. However, two of the most popular areas—especially when it comes to modifying—are “show,” which emphasizes parts and procedures that change (hopefully improve) a rig’s interior and/or exterior appearance, and “go,” which essentially deals with drivetrain treatments that help improve a truck’s performance. Looking directly at engine
Off-road SUVs are having something of a moment. Put another way, the Jeep Wrangler is getting some direct competition for the first time in years from the upcoming Ford Bronco, and automakers are rushing to add capability to crossovers and SUVs of all sizes and prices. Even so, there are some holes in the playing
We continue searching for the “Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist,” through a virtual road trip that started in March 2020. The tour began with a report on a 1994 Ford E-350, which served as a rolling communications center for Bill Clinton, the 42nd U.S. president. Now our database holds 24 stories that highlight results from
It’s not an uncommon practice for auto dealerships to add a premium to vehicles that are highly popular and in short supply. This happens most often to halo vehicles and introductory model years. We’ve become accustomed to seeing $5,000 added to the sticker price and even tolerate $10,000 or $20,000 at times (depending on the
On This Week’s Podcast: 2022 Nissan Frontier 2021 Ford Raptor The 2022 Nissan Frontier and 2021 Ford Raptor have been announced! Listen to this bonus episode as the guys discuss the new trucks and share the important info that you need to know. Will the Nissan have a manual? Will the Raptor have a V-8?
On This Week’s Podcast: Air Lift Performance’s Mike Alexander Listeners respond Holman can’t time it Mini trucker, former magazine guy, and founder of Flo Airride, Mike Alexander joins the guys to chat about his company’s recent acquisition by Air Lift Performance and his story of how he went from working at Circuit City to being
It’s no secret that Ford’s F-150 Raptor’s power lies in its desert racing inspired suspension and not in its towing ability. That’s not to say that the Raptor isn’t a competent tow rig, rather that Ford has been required by the standards to which they test towing ability to rate the Raptor lower than its
Recently I was sauntering through a parking lot trying to remember where I parked my truck, and I passed a seemingly nondescript, late-model Silverado Crew Cab pickup. It appeared to be bone stock except for one thing. As I walked past it and glanced at the front end, I saw a winch mounted to the
Send it! They went big on this jump—real big. So big, in fact, that a screenshot of a red 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor at the height of its skyward quest looks fake. Ridiculously photoshopped. It’s not, though. It’s for real. We grabbed some screen shots of the action, too, but you can see the video all
Those among us who were eagerly awaiting Ford’s answer to the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX and its bonkers 702-hp supercharged Hemi V-8 were no doubt disappointed to learn that the all-new third-generation 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor will hit showrooms this summer with just one engine option: the same high-output 3.5L V-6 Ford has slung between
Many of us have recently made the switch from working in an office setting to working from home. But why settle for a home office when you could potentially work from an anywhere office? Airstream has the answer. Meet the Airstream Flying Cloud 30FB Office, a go-almost-anywhere mobile office that promises to be just as
Ford rocked the pickup world in 2009 when it first introduced the go-fast desert-oriented F-150 Raptor. The truck’s big tires, big shocks, bulging body, and bad-boy attitude made the truck an instant hit. And it’s only gotten more popular and more capable from there. Now, for 2021 and in its third-generation, Ford has pulled back
On This Week’s Podcast: Graeme MacPherson from Go Fast Campers (GFC) 2021 Four Wheeler of the Year Lightning Feels the Heat Go Fast Campers (GFC) co-founder Graeme MacPherson returns to extol the virtues of the company’s new bar-raising V2 camper, platform tent, and topper, while sharing GFC’s entrepreneurial philosophy that has helped the company grow
On This Week’s Podcast: Heatshield Products’ Steve Heye Jordan Mulbauer from Daytona Truck Meet Truck IQ: What Does Holman Really Know? Go behind the scenes of Heatshield Products with Steve Heye to learn about thermal management products, the proper way to absorb sound, and why hot-rodding a smoker with Heatshield Products is a good idea.
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