If you work 40-plus hours a week just trying to survive all the bills and debts in life, when you finally save up enough to buy something new for your truck, you want to spend the money right.
Talking to guys who have experience with the products you may be interested in is always the best way to find out how they work. Someone else's opinion on a product can mean everything in the world when it comes time for you to start modifying your truck.
That's where the Internet comes into the picture. The information just a keyboard or a click away is endless and this includes anything and everything you'd ever want to know about diesels and the aftermarket products for them. But where do you go to find all this info? Where is the best place to speak with fellow diesel gurus and see what's working and what's not on your truck?
Forums-that's where. We've thrown together eight of the best diesel truck forums on the web that can hopefully help lead you in the right direction when it comes time to do a little research on your own.
For you GM Duramax guys check
The Cummins crowd should swing by
For you International powered Power Stroke guys
If you're just a diesel freak in every form of the word then try
Owner/moderator of PowerstrokeNation.com, Mike Dillehay told us, "The main goal is to offer first hand technical information that no other current Power Stroke site can. PowerstrokeNation has gone to great lengths to find the most knowledgeable members in every realm of the Power Stroke industry. When a technical or a how-to question is asked, it can be answered by a member who has experience."
Spend some time reading, make a few searches and don't be afraid to make new posts with your questions. Even the top performing diesel gurus are members of these sites and most are more than willing to offer their opinions.
Tim Turner, one of the main forces behind CompetitionDiesel.com, told us their site is for the more dedicated hardcore diesel guys. "Our members are usually the guys building competitive race and pulling trucks, guys that travel the country competing in national events,"_ Turner said. "We try to offer a fun-loving, entertaining site where people can relax and enjoy themselves, while still offering a good place to read and learn about what's new and exciting in the world of diesel competition."
If you're looking to learn more about your diesel truck, spend some time surfing the net, check out some of these forums, become a member, ask questions and contribute some suggestions to others.