December 31, 2018
Round Up, Feature
Staying In Tune: DT Roundup--Tuners
The editors of Diesel Tech magazine has compiled a few tuners that are available to help you find the one that is perfect for your own truck’s work requirements.
December 28, 2018
Installs, Feature
Ryan Harris BDS 2.0 Leveling Kit, Dual Steering Stabilizer, HD Adjustable Track Bar: Step-by-Step Install
In the October issue of Diesel Tech Magazine we focused on the complete truck build of our Mountain Ram. Here we break down the six-hour install of the leveling kit, steering stabilizer and adjustable track bar.
December 28, 2018
Feature
Steve Janes Rolling Thunder—Blue Battlestation: Truck and trailer combination puts pleasure into work
Allen Mangum, part owner and operations director at Boondocker LLC in Idaho Falls, ID, needed something that could pull larger trailers across the country or up rugged mountain roads. He needed a truck that could do the job efficiently and dependably on a
December 27, 2018
Tech Corner, Feature
It’s The Water: What’s it doing in your truck?
Diesel-powered equipment experiences problems year-round due to water contamination in diesel fuel. Diesel fuel contains two types of water: dissolved and free. Dissolved water is the water already in solution, or “dissolved” within the fuel. This fuel lo
December 27, 2018
Trucks Next Door, Feature
Michael Brown
Michael Brown Charlotte, TN 2007 Dodge 3500 Mega Cab Dually SLT
December 27, 2018
News
Two Yokohama Tires Win Awards
Yokohama Tire earned two impressive 2018 Good Design awards from The Chicago Athenaeum. Yokohama was honored in the transportation category for two tires: the Geolandar X-MT and Avid Ascend GT.
December 27, 2018
Trucks Next Door, Feature
Logan Fry
Logan Fry Hughesville, PA 2006 Ford F250 Lariat 6.0L
December 27, 2018
Trucks Next Door, Feature
Darcy Hanlan
Darcy Hanlan Sherwood Park, Alberta 1988 Ford Mustang
December 27, 2018
Trucks Next Door, Feature
Billy Walbert
Billy Walbert Cody, WY 2018 Chevy Duramax Midnight Edition
December 26, 2018
Installs, Feature
Stealth Performance Install: 2013 Ram 2500 Mega Cab Laramie with complete mod sheet
The installation process was a breeze. While taking my time and documenting my install it took around 20 minutes. The first initial driving experience was great. There was noticeably less dead pedal feeling for which diesels are notorious. The truck had
December 26, 2018
Ask The Expert, Feature
Trailer Basics: Curt MFG offers insights to trailers
The editors of Diesel Tech Magazine recently posed 10 questions to Sarah Barone, marketing and communications specialist at Curt MFG. She utilized the years of experience within the company to provide insight to our questions.
December 26, 2018
Products, Feature
XDP Gear Reduction Starter
Xtreme Diesel Power’s Gear Reduction Starters feature a smaller motor that is faster, more efficient, and draws less amperage. The Gear Reduction Design produces more torque than a factory unit, at about a third of the size.
December 26, 2018
Products, Feature
Venomrex Releases 20-Inch Wheels
Venomrex, a new off-road lifestyle brand that specializes in engineering high quality off-road wheels, has released its line of Flow-Forged VR-601 wheels for 2010 to present Raptor models.
December 26, 2018
Products
Specialty Diesel Brushes
Brush Research Manufacturing offers one of the most complete lines of Specialty Automotive Brushes on the market today. This unique collection includes brushes for Cummins Group, Detroit Diesel, Caterpillar and International Harvester.
December 26, 2018
Products, Feature
Antenna and Radio Socket Set
Have you ever left a car wash and your antenna wasn’t correctly tightened? Don’t let that happen to you—get this kit. It comes with a universal wrench; sockets that fit most domestic and import antenna nuts; deep well sockets to remove the radio nuts on G
December 26, 2018
Products, Feature
Carli Leveling Pintop 2.5
The Carli Leveling Pintop 2.5-inch Suspension System is designed for the customer who refuses to keep the rubber on the tarmac and has an eye for quality and appreciation for bang-for-their-buck.
December 26, 2018
Products, Feature
Air Lift WirelessONE Air Compressor
Air Lift Company has redesigned its popular WirelessONE on-board air compressor system, making the wireless control of all brands and types of air springs easier and more convenient than ever.
December 26, 2018
News
BG Products Honored
BG Products was selected to represent the state of Kansas at the Made In America Product Showcase hosted at the White House July 23.
December 26, 2018
News
Website Focus on Expanding Markets
Hot Shot’s Secret now has a new website that greatly expands the company’s focus on new markets identified as Semi, Motorcycle, RV, Automotive and Construction.
December 26, 2018
News
Truck Hero CEO Earns Award
Truck Hero CEO and president Bill Reminder recently received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Michigan and Northwest Ohio award in Consumer Products. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who excel in areas such as innovation, financial performance and p
December 25, 2018
Build, Feature
Ryan Harris 7 Ways We Improved Our New Ram 2500
The first option is to leave it at the stock height. Stock front end components, no lift at all. That limits you on tire size—which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We have ran 20x9 wheels with a plus-0mm offset for the last few years on a stock Ram 2500. W
December 25, 2018
Round Up, Feature
Traction Tires
The editors of Diesel Tech Magazine have identified some of the more popular tires that will not only get you down the road, but over the mountains, through the snow and across every other possible road condition.
December 24, 2018
Cummins, Feature
Mario Dominguez: 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Turbo Diesel
Dominguez has two diesel pickups—a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Turbo Diesel and a 2017 Ford F350 6.7 Powerstroke Turbo Diesel—so even the commute can be part of his passion.
December 24, 2018
Spotlight
KneeBlades: Rolling on your knees
The KneeBlades are designed for those kinds of projects where you spend a lot of time on your knees. Not only do they provide a soft comfortable tapered Gel Pad, but they allow you to roll around and move from side-to-side without having to stand up. And
December 24, 2018
Tech Corner, Feature
Cruisin’ Down the Street in a 6.4: The 6.4L Power Stroke--A runner or something to run from?
It was big news when Ford rolled out the 6.4L Power Stroke diesel engine for 2008 model year pickups. After all, they had just been through a nightmare of problems related to the previous engine, the 6.0L Power Stoke. The 6.4L replacement was to answer th
December 24, 2018
PowerStroke, Feature
Bryce Telfer: 2006 Ford F250 6.0L Power Stroke
Bryce Telfer of Fort Atkinson, WI, purchased his first diesel truck, a 2006 Ford F250 6.0L Power Stroke, right after he graduated from high school in 2015. Not only is it his first, but thus far it’s his only diesel truck.
December 23, 2018
Ask The Expert, Feature
Pulling Injectors, Checking O-Rings
Since watching others work is common practice for the editors of Diesel Tech Magazine, this section is dedicated to all the diesel technicians whose work is interrupted by someone looking over their shoulders and asking annoying questions.
December 23, 2018
Installs, Feature
Toyo Open Country RTs on TR Hardrock Beadlocks
The editors of Diesel Tech Magazine have been closely monitoring a tire/wheel combination that we felt was near the top in both categories—the Toyo Open Country RT tires (37-inch) on TrailReady Hardrock Beadlock rims (20-inch).
December 22, 2018
Trucks Next Door, Feature
Kyle Bethel
Kyle Bethel Montgomery City, MO 2006 GMC Sierra
December 22, 2018
Trucks Next Door, Feature
Mike and Laura Fox
Mike and Laura Fox Fort Bragg, CA 1999 F-250 4x4 7.3 Powerstroke Super Duty
December 22, 2018
Trucks Next Door, Feature
Ryan Cranford
Ryan Cranford Knoxville, TN 1992 Dodge W250
December 20, 2018
Products, Feature
Sinister Diesel Oil Bypass Kit
Sinister Diesel’s new 6.7L Cummins Oil Bypass Kit provides better filtration than factory filtration systems. The Kit features fully CNC machined steel and billet aluminum components, a Sinister Diesel oil cap, a Sinister Diesel filter block, a 2 micron A
December 20, 2018
News
LTA Manufacturing Picks New CEO
LTA Manufacturing LLC has selected Ted Fick as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company and its four brands: LoadMaster, ATC Truck Covers, Jason Industries and Ranch Fiberglass. As CEO, Fick will oversee the organization's growth and manage operatio
December 20, 2018
Feature
Banks Ram-Air for 2017+ Duramax L5P 2500/3500: Emissions compliant cold air intake with new over-sized filter outflows the competition
The Ram-Air adds a tested best-in-class airflow gain of 352 CFM over stock and 32 CFM over its closest competitor. The added flow results in a gain of 19.6 hp on a stock engine. When combined with the Banks Derringer L5P inline tuner, the system adds a be
December 19, 2018
Tech Corner, Feature
Steve Janes Oil Analysis: What’s In Your Engine?
With the heavy-duty demands of diesel pickups when it comes to towing capacity, the expanding horsepower requirements put a lot of pressure on engine wear. And we all know that engine wear is dependent on quality oil providing the necessary lubrication fo
December 19, 2018
Products, Feature
PurePower 6.6L Diesel Turbo
PurePower Technologies has launched a 6.6L diesel turbo designed specifically for the aftermarket. With its precision hot gas stand testing, real-world validation on heavy-duty engine dynamometer cells, precision component machining and assembly capabilit
December 19, 2018
Products, Feature
BD Big Stack Clutch Pack
BD Diesel has released its Big Stack OD clutch pack that is designed to increase the clutch capacity to reduce premature wear or clutch failure. The Overdrive clutch pack, which is located in the input drum is the perfect candidate for an increased number
December 19, 2018
News, Feature
Closed System Winch Training
The National Guard’s 101st WMD Civil Support Team was able to receive some specialized training on closed system winching from Factor 55 Precision Engineering.
December 19, 2018
Products, Feature
AEM Digital Dash
AEM has updated its CD-7 Digital Dash Display from an aluminum enclosure to a carbon fiber composite enclosure and in the process has reduced its mass by almost one-third pound.
December 19, 2018
Products, Feature
Banks AirMouse Air Density Sensor
Designed to measure the power potential of air entering all naturally aspirated, turbo, and supercharged engines, the Banks AirMouse is a rugged military-grade weather station with scientific accuracy designed for the iDash 1.8 Super Gauge.
December 19, 2018
Products, Feature
DB Killer Frost Plug Plate
BD's Killer Frost Plug Plate works with the OEM frost plug in place—leaking or blown out, no need to punch the old frost plug out. It utilizes one large O-ring and works with and without a TCC crossover tube.
December 18, 2018
Feature
Gotcha Covered: Line-X protects your truck
The best way to protect your truck without coddling it is to apply some sort of bed liner to it. Now there are lots of possibilities—from the popular Line-X and down the list including Rhino, Bullet, Gardit, Reflex or Leanard spray-on liners. Or you could
December 18, 2018
Products, Feature
ATS 68RFE Upgrade Kit
ATS is proud to announce the 68RFE Upgrade Kit: 5 Star Torque Converter, Co-Pilot, Valve Body, Case Brace and Deep Pan for the 2007 and newer Dodge Ram 2500/3500 6.7L. This kit is designed for the truck owner who is looking to hold moderate horsepower lev
December 18, 2018
Products, Feature
PPE Stage5 Upgrade
Built to handle sled pulling, drag racing and everyday driving, the PPE Stage5 Transmission Upgrade Kit is one of the strongest transmission upgrade kits that PPE offers.
December 18, 2018
Products, Feature
BD Diesel Hi5 Torque Converter
BD Diesel’s new Hi5 rebuildable torque converter is the diesel competition enthusiast’s dream. The five large-diameter frictional surfaces reduce slippage while the heavy-duty springs absorb the shock of engagement, noise, vibration and harshness.
December 18, 2018
Products
PDD Dodge 4-Speed
Power Driven Diesel specializes in Dodge 4-speed automatic transmissions. PDD has a complete line of transmissions rated from 425 hp to north of 1,500 hp. PDD custom-makes each transmission to the needs of the end user. It has partnered with the very bes
December 18, 2018
Products, Feature
PDD Power Torque Fluid
Power Driven Diesel Power Torque automatic transmission fluid is formulated specifically to work with turbo diesel automatic transmissions. Power Torque ATF uses high-quality synthetic and conventional base stocks combined with a comprehensive additive pa
December 18, 2018
Cummins
Quality Comes At A Price
Just like the recognition of the quality products he produces at work, Ortega also wants the recognition of the quality truck he drives to work … and about everywhere else—a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab.
December 18, 2018
Products
Transfer Flow 40-Gallon Auxiliary Fuel Tank
Transfer Flow introduces a 40-gallon in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system for the 2018 diesel Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon.
December 18, 2018
Feature
Steve Janes Designed To Impress: Custom Auto builds SEMA Truck
For James Brendle, owner of Custom Auto LLC in Idaho Falls, ID, building show trucks isn’t anything new, nor are the stares from other motorists when he drives his truck down the highway.
December 18, 2018
Installs, Feature
Replacing Powerstroke 6.0L Turbo
For Mike Anderson, owner of Anderson Curb and Landscape in Rigby, ID, when signs of turbo failure first started to appear in his 2006 Ford F350 work truck, he knew it was best to get it replaced before his business came to a grinding hault.
December 17, 2018
Products, Feature
Steve Janes Bolt Locks: Key to simplicity
Bolt Locks has designed a series of locks that can accommodate all your needs and can be programmed to match your truck key.
December 17, 2018
Products, Feature
FormFit Tough Guards
Bugs, gravel, and the general filth that attaches to the hood of your Jeep or truck during your daily commute can really muck up the look of your ride. That’s why we’re all about the added protection and instant appeal of FormFit Tough Bug Guards.