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LS Fest West 2019
There are very few events in the automotive world that can truly cater to every type of enthusiast. From drag racing to drifting, off-road jumping to road course racing and a sideshow donut pit next to an autocross course, Holley Performance’s LS Fest West truly had something for everyone—assuming that you have an LS of
Jason MulliganJul 5, 2019

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2003 Chevy Silverado- Avoiding the Shaft
Most people don’t think about replacing the U-joints on their truck until they hear the telltale whine. That’s exactly what happened to us and Project Over/Under recently. With the truck basically complete, we’ve mostly been enjoying it, but we’ve also done a little fine-tuning. We changed out the exhaust—our former kit was rubbing in a
Jeremy CookJul 2, 2019
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The ’04 Super Duty Blues: Revamping the Leaf-Spring Suspension
Longtime readers will definitely recognize our ’04 Ford Super Duty project. Over the last few years, we’ve updated the 6.0L Power Stroke engine, added a stellar audio system, filled the bed area with storage solutions, and tried out various grille and bumper combinations. And that 6.0L statement combined with the mention of leaf springs in
Jeremy CookJul 1, 2019
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2017 Ford F250- Influential
Being branded an influencer is the gold star of the truck culture and essential to a shop or a builder’s success. We all know social media is the way we get our name out, and Plan B Fabrication does that daily with its 118,000 followers (and counting). The owner of Plan B, Rob Pique, has
Phil GordonJun 29, 2019
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2016 GMC Denali 2500HD: Black Jack
The most widely played casino game in the world is blackjack, with the objective to beat the house—and Cesar “Tweety” Olivas of Midland, Texas, has been beating the house for years. As owner of one of the most successful custom truck shops in the area, Tweety’s Tire & Welding, which specializes in suspension, paint, and
Phil GordonJun 28, 2019
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Toys For Trucks Lifts a 2018 Sierra HD With CST, Method & Toyo
One of our favorite things to do around here at Truckin is take a very new, stock truck and alter the stance in one direction or the other. This month, we chose to take a bone-stock ’18 Sierra 2500 HD and lift it up—way up! The first call we made was to CST Performance Suspension
Jeremy CookJun 28, 2019
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1967 Chevy C10- Ol’ Blue
There are not very many people who share Shawn Shipers’ experience. He has been fortunate to still own the first car he purchased in the fall of 1987 on his 16th birthday: an all-original shortbed with a six-cylinder, three-on-the-tree ’67 C10 pickup he named Ol’ Blue. This was Shawn’s main form of transportation through high
Grant CoxJun 27, 2019
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Ram Charged: Installing a Procharger on a Ram 2500
The art of superchargers has come a long way in the past several years. Gone are the days of cutting holes in the hood and strapping a potential time bomb to your long-block. Today’s superchargers are pre-tuned to work with your factory configuration and come with all the necessary parts to make installation easy and
Jeremy CookJun 27, 2019
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2012 Chevrolet Avalanche- EvolAvy
Evolution is defined as the gradual development of something from a simple form to a more complex form. For Mook Templet of New Orleans, Louisiana, evolution hasn’t halted. When he was a young boy, his father owned a Toyota mini-truck in which they used to cruise up and down their lakefront. During his youth, Mook
Phil GordonJun 27, 2019
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Project Rebirth ‘71 Suburban Part 3: Steered Straight
With every project—especially older ones like our ’71 Chevrolet C10 Suburban—there are issues that can and will come up when you begin to tear into it. Last month, we brought you a second helping of tech on our ’71 Suburban, consisting of a Baer brakes install to go along with the QA1 coilover conversion and
Bryan FrossJun 26, 2019
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Spring Rod Run 2019
In 1974 the Daytona Beach Street Rod association created two shows in Daytona Beach, Florida. Originally beginning by the clubs president Stu Sarjeant because he attempted to enter his full custom Ford truck into a local car and truck show and was denied entry because modified vehicles weren’t allowed. The following year Turkey Rod Run
Phil GordonJun 26, 2019
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1986 Mazda B2000- MazDawg
The Mazda B-series trucks were first introduced in 1961 and continued all the way to 2009. For the tenure of almost 50 years in production, the Mazda B-series was the most popular in its fourth-generation models, the mid-’85s to ’98s. Once introduced in North America, the sleeker-styled Mazda B2000, a 2.0L engine (up from the
Phil GordonJun 26, 2019
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1993 GMC Sierra- Blood Line
Most trucks we hear about don’t have extensive backstories, but Bloodline does. Back in 1993, Patrick Reid’s parents bought this GMC Sierra new from the car lot. By 2000, his father was using it exclusively for his sheetmetal business. In 2007, when Patrick graduated college, the GMC was gifted to him as a reward for
Phil GordonJun 25, 2019
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Radical Renderings- Strictly Custom Designs
Michael Trinchini is a 22-year-old graphic artist in Houston, Texas. For the last five years, he has been rendering vehicles for customers to give them a glimpse of what their finished dream truck could look like. Michael started out doing hand drawings when he was in grade school. After many years, he wanted to expand
Bryan FrossJun 25, 2019
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Battle In Bama 2019
One of the most anticipated shows of the year once again rolled through Alabama at the historic USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile. Billed as the “Premier Show on the Gulf Coast,” it certainly didn’t disappoint. Topping over 1,000 full custom vehicles in the spacious show grounds, Battle in Bama presented by Ultimate Audio
Phil GordonJun 25, 2019
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Busted Knuckles- 1995 Nissan D21 Hardbody dually: III Sides of the Story
Gordon Williams has a long lineage. He’s the third, with his father being Gordon Williams II. Gordon’s father raced boats and motocross, and together they enjoy all the competition and building of custom machines. At 16, Gordon’s interest shifted to trucks, and when he moved to Searcy, Arkansas, he enrolled in automotive classes to home
Phil GordonJun 24, 2019
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1968 Chevy C-10- Farm Truck: Version 2.0
South Carolina resident Teddy Mueller spent a quarter of a decade defending this country by serving in the United States Air Force. With tours in both Kuwait and Iraq, he has always been dedicated to serving and protecting. After retiring, Teddy brought his aircraft knowledge to Boeing, where he took over quality control, making sure
Phil GordonJun 10, 2019
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1969 Chevy C10- Texas LoHorn
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
Phil GordonJun 5, 2019
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Radical Renderings- Renderings by Tristan
More than eight years ago, Tristan Pengelly decided to merge his love of vehicles and his artistic talents to render rides for others who shared his passion but did not possess the skills to carry out their vision. He began digitizing dreams for clients under the name Renderings By Tristan. Over the years, one client
Bryan FrossJun 5, 2019
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2001 Nissan Xterra- Firestorm
It’s not every day you see a ’bagged and ’bodied Nissan Xterra. It’s even less likely you’ll see someone in the firefighting profession who owns a mini this intricate. Searcy, Arkansas, resident Josh Bertagnolli is a firefighter and has been for the past seven years. During his off time, he is an avid custom truck
Phil GordonMay 24, 2019
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2019 Chevy Silverado- Cajun Red
The story of how Jermaine Yates met Jake McKiddie of Phat Phabz began around 10 years ago. During that time, Jermaine was in Colorado visiting friends when the inevitable happened to his ’bagged daily driver Dodge Dakota: The shock mounts broke off from the frame, making the ride unbearable. Through the grapevine, he heard about
Grant CoxMay 22, 2019
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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

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