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What Is the Ford King Ranch?
By now we’re sure everyone reading this is at least somewhat familiar with Ford’s King Ranch trim package. This Texas-ranch-themed package saw its debut with the 2001 F-150 pickup and has been a staple of Ford’s lineup ever since, adding King Ranch to Super Duty line in 2003 and then to Expedition in 2005. Today,
Jason GondermanMay 6, 2021
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The Best 3/4-Ton Pickup Trucks: Towing, Payload, Power, and More
Calling anything the “best” is a big claim, one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. With that in mind, we’ve taken care to pull together a list of not the best overall 3/4-ton trucks, but rather which trucks are the best in each of six categories. These claims are not subjective; instead, they are based on
Jason GondermanMay 6, 2021
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The Finnegan-again-isode With Mike Finnegan: Episode 171 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Podcast: Roadkill’s Mike Finnegan Our buddy Mike Finnegan makes a surprise visit to the studio to say “hi” and we turn it into an entire show! Find out what’s up with Mike’s Chevy C-10, who has banned him for life (and why it was worth it), how fast he’s been in his
Monica GondermanMay 4, 2021
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Top 5 Biggest Pickup Trucks
For the better part of two years, pickup trucks have been the “it” vehicles for people interested in buying a new or previously owned ride. With U.S. auto manufacturers scaling back (eliminating) sedans from their lineups, crew-cab shortbed rigs are fast becoming the standard for daily transportation, with some never doing any true truck-type work
K.J. JonesMay 3, 2021
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Lowered Truck Problems
As a follow-up to our recent article on lifted-truck problems, we continue our discussion about pickups’ stance with a look at the other popular height adjustment: lowering. Contrary to popular belief, dropping a rig down low isn’t always done for show. Performance improvements such as better aerodynamics and traction can come with lowering a suspension,
K.J. JonesApr 30, 2021
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Fastest Production Trucks for 2021
Historically, pickups have never been much for speed. Sure, there were performance models like Chevy’s 454 SS, the GMC Syclone, Ram’s SRT-10 1500 Viper truck, and of course Ford’s F-150 Lightning. These trucks would all run from 0 to 60 mph in about 5 seconds. Technology has come a long way since these trucks’ heyday
Jason GondermanApr 29, 2021
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ODSS Rudy’s Spring Truck Jam 2021
Finally! On April 23 and April 25, “life” for diesel drag racers took another giant leap toward returning to the normal that was lost in 2020. For the first time in more than a year, Outlaw Diesel Super Series trucks and cars took to the eighth mile at Piedmont Dragway in Burlington, North Carolina, to
K.J. JonesApr 28, 2021
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Powering Our Silverado Project With Odyssey Extreme Series Batteries
It’s not the most glamorous part of any project, but a high-quality battery is arguably one of the most important. From starting the engine to powering accessories, a truck’s battery is one of the hardest-working components. Add in the stress from starting a high-performance, high-compression diesel engine; the added demands of high-power electrical accessories such
Jason GondermanApr 28, 2021
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Lifted Truck Problems
Forget performance, fuel economy and capability for a moment. For some truck enthusiasts, “stance” rules all, especially when it comes to dialing in a customized rig’s look and attitude. Be it lifted or lowered, the position in which a rig sits…in relation to distance from the ground, of course…can make or break its legitimacy in
K.J. JonesApr 26, 2021
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Is The Plug-In Hybrid 4xe The Best Jeep Wrangler Ever?
As the newest, and arguably most exotic, drivetrain in the Wrangler lineup we were excited to finally get to jump behind the wheel of the new 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe (pronounced four-by-e). Being a plug-in electric hybrid, the Wrangler 4xe combines the company’s already fabulous turbocharged 2.0L I-4 engine with an electric motor and a
Jason GondermanApr 26, 2021
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What Is a Salvage Title?
“Salvage title” is a term we’re hearing a lot more frequently in the used-truck space, as weather phenomenons such as tornadoes, hurricanes and floods have caused major damage to rigs all across the U.S. What Is a Salvage Title? Like a standard vehicle title, it is the document that affirms ownership and the status of
K.J. JonesApr 23, 2021
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2021 Nissan Rogue SL: Driven
Nissan has been on a roll lately, launching all-new or significantly redesigned versions of the company’s most popular models at a blistering pace. One of the most important among these was the extensively redesigned 2021 Rogue, which debuted in late 2020. The new 2021 Rogue, which is Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S., benefited from
Jason GondermanApr 22, 2021
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What Is The Difference Between GMC And Chevy?
If you’re like us there’s a good chance that you’ve looked at GM’s portfolio of pickup trucks at some point and wondered what exactly the difference between GMC and Chevy is. Don’t worry, we’re all in good company as this is one question that has plagued truck buyers for decades. Thankfully, the answer is more
Jason GondermanApr 22, 2021
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Million-Mile Duramax (Almost): Episode 170 of The Truck Show Podcast
On This Week’s Podcast: 2022 Nissan Frontier Jeep Magneto Concept 2011 Million-Mile Duramax Enjoy a walkaround of the all-new 2022 Nissan Frontier with its lead exterior designer, Hiren Patel, and go for a ride in the Jeep Magneto concept with Jeep’s Jim Morrison. The guys also get a listener truck review and hear from Gene
Monica GondermanApr 22, 2021
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Mopar 2021 Ram 1500 Special Edition Hits Select Dealers this Summer
In the not-too-distant wake of our report on American muscle trucks, Stellantis—the company formerly known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles—announces a limited run of factory-modified 2021 Ram 1500 pickups that’s scheduled to land in select Ram dealerships this summer. The Mopar 2021 Ram 1500 Special Edition, does pack a 5.7L Hemi engine between its front fenders,
K.J. JonesApr 21, 2021
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We Drive a 1991 Nissan Hardbody from the Nissan Heritage Collection
On This Week’s Podcast: 1991 Nissan Hardbody SE V-6 Nissan Heritage Collection Jeep’s Mark Allen We meet up with a pristine 1991 Nissan Hardbody King Cab SE V-6 from the Nissan Heritage Collection for a walkaround and convince the powers that be to let us drive it! It’s the ultimate mini truck road test. Holman
Monica GondermanApr 21, 2021
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How to Look Up and Decode a Truck’s VIN
Although we don’t have any hard data confirming exactly when vehicles were issued identification numbers for the first time, there’s no arguing the fact that the manufacturer-generated vehicle identification number has been around for many, many years. “What’s the VIN?” This is a frequently asked question (about cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc.) in the automotive space.
K.J. JonesApr 19, 2021
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Testing Fuel Economy And DEF Range With Our 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty
It’s always a good thing when the time comes for one of our quarterly long-term vehicle reports and we genuinely have nothing to say. During the past three months we’ve managed to log 5,441 additional miles on our 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Limited and can say with authority that we have almost no complaints.
Jason GondermanApr 16, 2021
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History of the 2nd-Gen Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
For almost 30 years, Ford’s F-150 SVT Lightning has been considered by many truck enthusiasts the rig that started the modern age (1990 to present) for high-performance pickups (“muscle trucks”) built by U.S. auto manufacturers. The hopped-up, special-edition F-150, created by Ford’s Special Vehicle Team—a skunkworks within Blue Oval comprised of engineers whose lives revolved
K.J. JonesApr 16, 2021
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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz First Look
It’s not every day that an automaker gets to create an entirely new category of vehicle. Or at least create a new category within their own lineup of vehicles. However, that seems to be exactly what Hyundai has done with the introduction of the all-new 2022 Santa Cruz sport activity vehicle. The 2022 Santa Cruz
Jason GondermanApr 15, 2021
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