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The 8-Lug Magazine Features section showcases custom diesel truck reviews and featured articles including customized 3/4-ton and 1-ton Dodge diesel trucks, full-size Ford diesels, 4x4 Chevy truck models, and other pickup trucks.
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 - Speed Demon 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 - Speed Demon
By Jason Sands
When John Crider decided to get away from his family’s Blue Oval roots, he became the family oddball in a sense, but he also hasn’t had any regrets since becoming the owner of this ’06 Dodge Ram 2500.
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2002 Ford Excursion - Total Recall 2002 Ford Excursion - Total Recall
By Phil Gordon
When 37-year-old Matt Miller of Starr, South Carolina, sets out to build a truck, he goes all out. In 2009, Matt built a Ford F-350 from the ground up.
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2013 Ford F-450 - Gator Call 2013 Ford F-450 - Gator Call
By Phil Gordon
Some 11-year-old boys dream about being doctors, policemen, or firefighters. The ultimate goal is to do something you enjoy and help people at the same time.
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Gerard De Rooy's Massive Iveco Powerstar Gerard De Rooy's Massive Iveco Powerstar
By Jordan Powell
The Dakar Rally is one of the most enduring races on this planet, which is why it has been dubbed the "World's Toughest Race," ever since its inception back in 1979.
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2012 Ford F-150 Raptor SVT - Sasquatch Found! 2012 Ford F-150 Raptor SVT - Sasquatch Found!
By Steve Temple
What does a meat-snack company have to do with working pickups? More than you might think.
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2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty First Drive 2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty First Drive
By Jason Gonderman
It's no secret that Ford envisioned occupying the proverbial winner's circle with the introduction of its toughest, most capable, and most efficient lineup of heavy-duty pickup trucks yet: the 2015 Fo...
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Which Turbo Is Best For You - Upgrading Your Diesel Turbocharger Which Turbo Is Best For You - Upgrading Your Diesel Turbocharger
By Mike McGlothlin
When we're in the market to upgrade turbocharges, we're usually trying to solve a problem (EGT) or add performance (horsepower), yet still maintain good driveabillity (spool up).
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Insane Turbo Setups Insane Turbo Setups
By Jason Sands
We've compiled some of the most outrageous turbocharger setups we have ever seen. You’ll see killer single turbos, compound turbochargers in double and triple arrangements, and even superchargers.
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2005 Ford F-250 - White Shark 2005 Ford F-250 - White Shark
By Jason Sands
On the dyno, the truck was nearly 10 psi short of its peak numbers, which led to a disappointing (for Garrett) 475 rwhp. At full boost on the street, he’s confident it’s a 500 to 550hp ride.
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2007 1/2 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD - Hit And Run 2007 1/2 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD - Hit And Run
By Jason Gonderman
This Silverado came equipped with a 10-inch Cognito lift kit, Fox Racing shocks, and sporting 37x13.5R22 Nitto Trail Grappler tires mounted to 22x12-inch KMC Rockstar wheels.
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When John Crider decided to get away from his family’s Blue Oval roots, he became the family oddball in a sense, but he also hasn’t had any regrets since becoming the owner of this ’06 Dodge Ram 2500.
Getting the most out of our ’04½ Chevy 2500HD has been the goal of this project build, which meant adding a tough set of bumpers was next on the to-do list.
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...
It’s a rough life being a truck, and there’s no denying that their exteriors take a beating from daily driving, off-road use, grocery store parking lot visits, family life, and weather.
It’s generally hard to do-it-yourself if you don’t have the right tools to actually get the job done. Acquiring the right tools can be just as challenging as using them properly, since tools cost mone...
When 37-year-old Matt Miller of Starr, South Carolina, sets out to build a truck, he goes all out. In 2009, Matt built a Ford F-350 from the ground up.
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