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Truck Bed Sizes
With truck cabs covered in an earlier report, we now shift our focus to their beds, with hope of taking some of the confusion out of how the cargo boxes behind the cockpit are categorized, based on their size. Similar to the way that cabs are described, for example “Quad Cab” is used for identifying
K.J. JonesMar 25, 2021
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Truck Cabs
One of the really cool things about pickup trucks is the wide variety of brands and models (past and present) that are currently on the road, or even parked in garages and barns, waiting to become project builds. Trucks vary in size, drivetrain, suspension, levels of capability, and many other qualities. However, one component—the cab—is
K.J. JonesMar 25, 2021
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Most Powerful Pickup Trucks For 2021
Power may not be the only thing when it comes to pickups, but it affects everything. There is a direct correlation between the amount of horsepower and torque available under the right foot and the amount of fun a truck is to drive. Well, this is the case in our world at least. Engine output
Jason GondermanMar 24, 2021
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First Look: Callaway’s 602HP Supercharged Chevy Silverado 1500 Signature Edition
Callaway Cars recently announced exciting news for Chevy Silverado fans; a 602hp (560 lb-ft of torque) “Signature Edition” package for 6.2L V-8-powered 2019 to present Trail Boss, RST, LTZ, and High Country 1500 models, highlighted by the company’s “GenThree” (Eaton TVS R2650) supercharger and “Triple Cooled” intercooler. The blower, its high-flow air-intake system, and other
K.J. JonesMar 23, 2021
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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe EPA-Rated Electric Range And Fuel Economy Revealed
Over the weekend the EPA quietly updated its FuelEconomy.gov website with the latest figures for the much-anticipated plug-in hybrid electric 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe. When Jeep introduced the hybrid Wrangler in late 2020 it estimated that the SUV would be able to drive up to 25 miles on electricity alone. Now we know that Jeep
Jason GondermanMar 23, 2021
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What Is Compression Ignition?
Let’s discuss something that is well known by diesel mechanics and hard-core enthusiasts but may not be fully understood by new diesel owners or people who may have heard the term “compression ignition” when engines are being discussed but ultimately are clueless about the descriptor’s true definition. What is compression ignition? Compression ignition basically is
K.J. JonesMar 23, 2021
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New Jeep 2021 Moab EJS Easter Jeep Safari Concepts!
Every year in recent memory Jeep has attended the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari with an assortment of awesome concept creations that not only push the leading edge of Jeep’s technological advancements, but that equally serve its long-storied history. From its military origins with “Sarge” and “Nukaiser” that paid homage to early Willys and Kaiser
Christian HazelMar 22, 2021
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Driven: 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe
We’re suckers for horsepower. It’s really no secret that if it goes fast, we’ll drive it (who are we kidding, we’ll drive anything with wheels). Staying true to that mantra, when we were offered a go in the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe we quickly said yes. In early 2020 we had
Jason GondermanMar 20, 2021
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Bollinger Set to Build the First Electric Dually
In the last few years, electric-vehicle manufacturers have made steady inroads in their development of light- and medium-duty trucks, with several companies recently announcing and debuting new pickup variants. Bollinger Motors of Oak Park, Michigan, maker of the B1 SUV and B2 pickup, takes its truck program another step forward with the announcement of a
K.J. JonesMar 19, 2021
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GM: Some 2021 Chevy/GMC Fullsize Pickups Will Lose Fuel Economy Due to Global Chip Shortage
Add “semiconductor chips,” well, a major, world-wide shortage of the microdevices and the negative impact it’s having on the fullsize-pickup market, to the list of challenges that U.S. truck manufacturers have been facing since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Last week, General Motors announced the lack of semiconductor chips, which is believed
K.J. JonesMar 18, 2021
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Check Out This Rare International Loadstar Crew Cab For Sale
We have to be honest in that we don’t really know all that much about classic International Loadstar trucks. But we do know International didn’t make too many 4×4 crew-cab Loadstar trucks in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, so this one is probably pretty rare. We dig the look of them and appreciate any classic
Christian HazelMar 17, 2021
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Driven: 2021 Nissan Armada Platinum
Shortly after the introduction of the refreshed 2021 Nissan Armada, we were given the opportunity to jump behind the wheel. As these things typically go, our first chance to experience the new model lasted about 36 hours. Being the big fans of Nissan’s largest SUV that we are, that just wasn’t going to cut it.
Jason GondermanMar 17, 2021
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First Look: 2023 Canoo Electric Pickup Truck
Electric vehicles. More specifically, trucks, powered only by batteries; not gas, diesel, CNG, or any other fuels. There was a time not too long ago when a simple mention of EVs of any sort possibly becoming the world’s primary mode of transportation was met with extreme ridicule. The idea was, and occasionally still is, fiercely
K.J. JonesMar 17, 2021
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2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder First Look
As if the roads weren’t a scary enough place already, speed demons everywhere have a new set of headlights to memorize. Ford has just introduced an all-new model of America’s only pursuit-rated pickup for public safety agencies, the 2021 Ford F-150 Police Responder. The all-new F-150 Police Responder joins Ford’s best-selling police vehicle lineup, which
Jason GondermanMar 16, 2021
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Firepunk Diesel's Record: The Truck Show Podcast, Episode 164
On This Week’s Podcast: Edelbrock Superchargers’ David Page Firepunk Diesel S-10 Chevy Silverado ZR2 Edelbrock’s product manager of forced induction, David Page, joins the show to talk superchargers and what goes in to making them powerful, drivable, and reliable. He’ll also share with us the challenges today’s aftermarket manufactures face when adding forced induction to
Monica GondermanMar 13, 2021
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Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist: Los Angeles
This “Best Diesel Deals on Craigslist” virtual road trip across the U.S. started in March 2020, with a report on one of former President Bill Clinton’s communications rigs—a diesel-powered, 1994 Ford E-350—being offered for sale near Denver, Colorado. The vehicle’s uniqueness and the fact that it was sold privately through Craigslist are the things that
K.J. JonesMar 12, 2021
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How to Cure Jeep JK Wrangler Hood Flutter
Are you tired of watching the hood of your JK Wrangler flutter and jump as you go down the highway? Does it distract you to the point of wanting to cinch it down with a ratchet strap? Here’s the deal. The factory JK rubber hood latches are quite soft and have a lot of stretch
Christian HazelMar 12, 2021
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10 Best Transmissions on TruckTrend.com
In the immediate wake of our rundown on best engine builds, it’s only right that we follow it with a collection of 10 of our best transmission articles, because, of course, transmissions—manual or automatic—are the second major component in a truck’s driveline. TruckTrend’s scribes have written a litany of tech stories about automatic and manual
K.J. JonesMar 12, 2021
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Review: Benchmade 565-1 Mini Freek Carbon Folding Knife
Benchmade, one of our favorite premium knife manufacturers, has hit another home run with the company’s 565-1 Mini Freek Carbon folding knife, based on the popular 565 Mini Freek. Benchmade has made the 565-1 even better with the addition of reshaped, milled carbon-fiber scales with True Red barrel spacers and thumb studs and a 3-inch
Sean P. HolmanMar 11, 2021
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How to Change Your Jeep’s Automatic Transmission Fluid
For us, there really isn’t a maintenance job we like doing less than changing the fluid and filter in an automatic transmission. Even if you’re blessed with an automatic that has a transmission pan with a drain plug, it’s frustrating. And if your tranny pan doesn’t have a drain plug, be prepared for ATF to
Christian HazelMar 11, 2021

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