April 30, 2015
Products
Web Exclusive EZ Oil Drain Valve: For all vehicle applications
The EZ Oil Drain Valve is simple to install, and drains engine oil without the need for any tools, and without creating a mess.
April 30, 2015
News, Products
Web Exclusive THI Adds A.R.E. Accessories To The Family
Tectum Holdings, Inc., recently acquired A.R.E. Accessories, LLC, making it the eighth acquisition of the THI platform.
April 30, 2015
Products
New Features For Honey Badger Bumpers
Addictive Desert Designs, a leader in automotive aftermarket parts and accessories, has redeveloped the Honey Badger Front Bumper to incorporate lockable storage boxes.
April 29, 2015
Round Up, Turbos
Jeffrey V. Shirts A Closer Look At What’s Available: DT Roundup: Turbos
Every diesel owner knows turbochargers, most commonly referred to as turbos, are required to increase the performance of your truck.
April 29, 2015
Trucks Next Door
Zach Bewick's Truck Next Door: Parshall, N.D.
Zach Bewick's 2008 F350 Lariat diesel dually with the Tow Boss package.
April 28, 2015
Cummins, Duramax, News, PowerStroke
Web Exclusive Jeffrey V. Shirts Truck Sales Strong through Q1 2015: 2015 Demonstrates Strong Passenger Truck Sales
2015 has been a banner year for truck sales: with the announcement of the Chevy Colorado, the GMC Canyon, the Ram Rebel, and Ford’s popular, though not new entry to the lineup, the Raptor are all showing strong sales and increased reception and buzz from
April 28, 2015
Products
WELD Reinforces Commitment to Off Road
WELD, manufacturers of WELD wheels, has added new products to its line of REKON Off Road by WELD family of wheels and recently announced a restructuring of WELD’s entire truck offering.
April 27, 2015
Products
Jeffrey V. Shirts Start Me Up
The history of the remote starter might be up to debate about who first created the idea, patented the technology—or didn’t patent the technology—and when it first started emerging into the market.
April 24, 2015
Tech Corner
Levi Perkins Diesel Emissions: Following the evolution
When you unlatch the hood of a newer diesel-powered pickup it seems as though you are staring at a sea of swirling steel lines, rubber hoses, wires and plastic! Is there even an engine under all of this mess?
April 23, 2015
News
Web Exclusive Jeffrey V. Shirts The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, DMCA, and You: The DMCA comes to the automotive industry
What does it meant to “own” something? If you own something, specifically property, are you able to do with it what you want?
April 23, 2015
Products
Snow Performance Power-Max System: For Ram 3.0L EcoDiesel
Snow Performance's new Power-Max water-methanol injection system is available for Ram pickups equipped with the 3.0L EcoDiesel engine.
April 22, 2015
Editor’s Pick Part 1 - Slideshow: Bullet Proofing our 6.4L
One of the many perks to this job is always being around heavily-modified diesel trucks. Yes, as the editor of Diesel Tech I probably shouldn’t be as easily impressed as I am, but what can I say? I’m a fan of the industry and I love to see first-hand the
April 22, 2015
The Ultimate Front Axle Build: Part 1 - Slideshow
Let’s face it. Diesel trucks and four-wheel drives are a must in the off-road/consumer market. Owning a Duramax with IFS for the past 10 years, I’ve broken a lot of parts to say the least, until now. After a year of having a 450-pound brick of a 1980s For
April 22, 2015
Brady L. Kay Fire Truck Red - Slideshow: Fireman Adds Twin Turbos to His Classic Rig
In the fall of 2007, Travis Adams purchased his first diesel pickup after years of owning gas trucks. Not only was he raised on gassers, but those trucks were manufactured by GMC and Chevy. Yes, Adams was prepared to make the jump to diesel when he purcha
April 22, 2015
Lake City Flat Top - Slideshow: Silverlake Wants to Bed Your Sled
Nestled in the forests of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Mike Kinzer and his crew at Silverlake Manufacturing have been working on something special, something the likes of which the world has never seen. Okay, not really, but it is something that any snowmobile o
April 22, 2015
Platform Not Included - Slideshow
To kick off her 25th birthday last April, Ali Kunkel treated herself to something special—a 2010 Dodge 2500 Cummins Mega Cab from Four Way Muffler in Gallatin, Tenn.
April 22, 2015
Project LBZ Part II - Slideshow: Know What's Below
Planning a build and designing a truck can be one of the most difficult and rewarding aspects of fully personalizing your vehicle. Working together with some of the biggest names and manufacturers in the aftermarket industry, we recently started work on p
April 22, 2015
Trucks Next Door
Billy Franz's Truck Next Door: Paso Robles, Calif.
Billy Franz's ’64 four-door Power Wagon.
April 21, 2015
Products
Sinister up-pipes for 7.3L Power Stroke
Sinister Diesel’s new 7.3L Power Stroke up-pipes eliminate the slip joint in the cast merge piece, which is a common location for factory up-pipes to leak.
April 20, 2015
Feature
Jeffrey V. Shirts Fastest Manual Diesel Record: Previous record shattered
Drag trucks are valued on their ability to cut across the finish line in record time, and currently Dirk Stratton of Beloit, Ohio, is the king of the manual transmission speed time.
April 17, 2015
Duramax, Installs
Brady L. Kay Overheated: Where to turn when your LB7 won’t tow
“Are you sure?” This seemed to be the most common response when Dave Friedli would talk to friends, shops and mechanics about the overheating issues he was having with his 2003 GMC Duramax.
April 16, 2015
Products
Bolt-Together Tie Rod Sleeves
Everyone knows that tie rods on GM trucks are not strong enough to withstand the massive amounts of power the Duramax can produce.
April 15, 2015
Products
Web Exclusive Transmission Rear Housing Support: From Merchant Automotive
Reinforce the transmission housing with Merchant Automotive’s Duramax Rear Housing to prevent damage to expensive parts.
April 15, 2015
Trucks Next Door
Chris Martin's Truck Next Door: Bradenton, Fla.
Chris Martin's ’97 F250.
April 14, 2015
Products
N-Fab Light Bar With Multi-Mount
N-FAB Inc. just released its new Light Bar with Multi-Mount using N-FAB's patent-pending full-length slotted and circular pattern system light bar.
April 13, 2015
Products
Web Exclusive New DYNOmite Truck Chassis Dynamometer Systems: From Land and Sea
Land and Sea’s DYNOmite Truck Chassis Dynamometer Systems combine super-duty frames and rollers with DYNO-MAX software for sophisticated industrial diagnostics and power testing.
April 13, 2015
Duramax, Feature
Lane Lindstrom Back In Black: Kirk Zack’s blacked-out Chevy does the heavy lifting
Anyone who knows Kirk Zack knows he doesn’t exactly fly under the radar—either when it comes to designing a line of snowmobile/off-road clothing and gear for his company HMK USA or to his aggressive snowmobile riding style.
April 11, 2015
Products
Web Exclusive New Advanced Weight Distribution Hitch: New CURT TruTrack WD System Ensures a Safe, Smooth Ride
CURT Manufacturing, LLC., has introduced the new TruTrack, an advanced form of the trunnion bar weight distribution hitch.
April 10, 2015
Cummins, Feature, Power of Pink
Katie Burke Hunting For The Right Truck: Casey Gysin can do it all
A self-described vehicle junkie, Casey Gysin has been into automotives her entire life. Her parents got her started at a young age by passing on their love for cars.
April 09, 2015
PowerStroke, Products
Web Exclusive 6.0L IPR Air Test Tool: From Accurate Diesel
A common problem of the 6.0L Power Stroke is hard hot-start issues caused by leakage in the engine's high-pressure oil system, which operates the fuel injectors.
April 09, 2015
Products
New Bully Dog Cold Air Intakes For Rams
New from Bully Dog are its new Rapid Flow Cold Air Intakes designed for Ram trucks.
April 08, 2015
Column
Brady L. Kay The Real Diesel Challenge
Life is full of perks, but sometimes you need to work for them. While visiting a shop a few months back, I stumbled upon a fully-loaded 2008 6.7L Cummins that had an aggressive paint job to back up its performance.
April 07, 2015
Products
Duramax Crank Shaft Pin Kit
Here is a handy little tool from Empire Engineering that all shops and shade tree mechanics need when battling the Duramax Crank shaft damper sheering off the factory Pin.
April 06, 2015
Products, Round Up
Jeffrey V. Shirts Winches Be Pullin’: DT Roundup
One of the most important investments an owner of a diesel truck designed, built and modified to travel off-road, is that of a dependable winch.
April 03, 2015
Tech Corner
Levi Perkins Automatic Transmissions: Tech Corner With Levi
What you need to know part 2
April 02, 2015
News
Web Exclusive Jeffrey V. Shirts Illinois To Ban Rollin’ Coal: With $5,000 fine
Illinois, following in the footsteps of New Jersey and several European cities, is debating a bill that would overtly outlaw rolling coal, and attach a $5,000 fine to anyone caught breaking the law.
April 02, 2015
Products
Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Block Heater Cable
The 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine has a block heater installed, but many times the dealer does not order the engine block heater cable with the new Ram trucks. If a truck is missing this obvious 3-prong/110 volt AC cable (it should be on the passenger side o
April 01, 2015
Trucks Next Door
Nick Pilibosian's Truck Next Door: Oakland, Mich.
Nick Pilibosian's 2005 Ford F250 8-foot Crew Cab