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Find diesel truck show and event coverage where 8-Lug Magazine scopes out 3/4-ton and 1-ton custom diesel trucks at shows and events nationwide in the Events section.
Exploring the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week Exploring the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week
By Monica Gonderman
In this crazy, fast-paced world, sometimes it’s good to stop and investigate those things you somehow should know because you’ve dabbled in it for years, but when put to the test, really don’t know al...
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The 24th Annual Slamfest The 24th Annual Slamfest
By Joe Greeves
If you live in the Southeast, you know the name and the good times associated with this late September event. The Mini Madness host club is in charge, happy to say that their annual Slamfest is one of...
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2014 Dakar Rally: American Heavy-Duty Support Pickups 2014 Dakar Rally: American Heavy-Duty Support Pickups
By Ronald Ahrens
Last January, the Dakar marathon off-road rally crossed Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile. Without the support of American heavy-duty pickups, it wouldn't have been possible.
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SEMA 2014: 16 Trucks to Whet the Appetite SEMA 2014: 16 Trucks to Whet the Appetite
By Monica Gonderman
Every November, hundreds of custom trucks and cars congregate at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas for a week of automotive madness. 2014 was no different.
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The Southeast Showdown and NOPI Nationals 2014 The Southeast Showdown and NOPI Nationals 2014
By Joe Greeves
Check out this years show coverage of the 2014 Southeast Showdown and NOPI Nationals!
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The Work Truck Show 2014 The Work Truck Show 2014
By Mike McGlothlin
We made our annual visit to the National Truck Equipment Association's (NTEA) must-attend work truck show where some of the biggest names in the industry (Ford, Ram, and GM) all had something new to r...
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2014 LoneStar Throwdown Truck Show 2014 LoneStar Throwdown Truck Show
By Maxwell Matthewson
It seems the diesel HD trend has been getting bigger and bigger in recent years. This is especially true in the Lone Star state.
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1st Annual XTP Dyno Day Event 1st Annual XTP Dyno Day Event
By Patrick McCarthy
In order to accurately document power output, you need a dynamometer, and that’s exactly what the staff at XTP Diesel & Offroad provided at their inaugural Dyno Day event.
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2013 Scheid Diesel Extravaganza - Truly An Extravaganza 2013 Scheid Diesel Extravaganza - Truly An Extravaganza
By Bob Carpenter
Every year since 1997, the Scheid Diesel Service company has held an annual diesel pickup event (the first few years it was a TDR Rally) in Terre Haute, Indiana, and it seems to grow every year.
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Glamis California - Rails, Rigs, And Rowdies Glamis California - Rails, Rigs, And Rowdies
By Ronald Ahrens
For the sand people of California’s desert, Thanksgiving weekend is the year’s biggest. Joining them at Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, we learn what they drive and why their rituals endure
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For the first time in the clean-diesel era, truck buyers have a tough choice to make: light-duty or heavy-duty. The 2014 model year has ushered in significant improvements to the entire Ram truck line...
2010 Ford F-350, 2013 Chevy Silverado & a 1994 Ram 3500
In December 1956, Jeep was the first American truck manufacturer to introduce a production light-duty forward control (FC) truck.
The tire market is a huge industry and, in many ways, it’s as diverse as the uses we have for our trucks. Mud-terrains allow the off-roader to navigate rugged terrain and provide a tough look.
Stopping a heavy fullsize Chevy 2500HD truck requires a lot of braking power. This is especially true if you tow with the workhorse or have bigger, heavier aftermarket wheels and tires.
The U.S. Army Warrant Officer is a technical expert, combat leader, trainer, and advisor in 45 basic military occupational specialties.
In this crazy, fast-paced world, sometimes it’s good to stop and investigate those things you somehow should know because you’ve dabbled in it for years, but when put to the test, really don’t know al...
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