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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.
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty - The Closer 2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty - The Closer
By Phil Gordon
Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Scott Maine's Off-Season Obsession
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2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD - Grudge Truck 2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD - Grudge Truck
By Jason Sands
The GMC rockets down the quarter-mile in the low 11-second range, at more than 120 mph. Anthony’s truck is designed to prey on unsuspecting drivers during “run what ya brung” street car class races.
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2014 Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum - Patriarch 2014 Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum - Patriarch
By Dan Ward
Michael O’Krinsky walked into the local Ford dealership in Katy and left with a 2014 Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum. What ensued next was typical Extreme Offroad protocol -- a new truck arrives and a...
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2014 Peterbilt 389 - Icon Of The Highway 2014 Peterbilt 389 - Icon Of The Highway
By Bob Carpenter
When the Gravel ‘N Grit crew decided to step up to the latest 2014 Peterbilt model 389 (Peterbilt calls it the Icon of the Highway), they weren’t just going to add a few pieces of chrome and call it a...
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2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty - Bad Wolf 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty - Bad Wolf
By Maxwell Matthewson
A big boat needs a big truck to pull it, so Mario picked up a 2012 Ford F-250 four-wheel-drive Super Duty with the 6.7L Power Stroke.
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Ford and Ram Locked In Numbers Dispute Ford and Ram Locked In Numbers Dispute
By Sean P. Holman
The truck wars are heating up again, and this time, Ram and Ford are engaged in a hotly contested debate over best-in-class claims, with Ram alleging that Ford is pitting a Class 4 truck against their...
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2004 Dodge Ram 3500HD Laramie - Functional, Fast, And Fun 2004 Dodge Ram 3500HD Laramie - Functional, Fast, And Fun
By Joe Greeves
The completed truck is used on a regular basis at the shop. It’s also a great weekend toy-hauler. Adding to the fun, the onboard air compressor has fittings to air the huge tires up after a day of roc...
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Towing Longer - Gearing Up For The Long Haul Towing Longer - Gearing Up For The Long Haul
By Jason Gonderman
Successful trailer towing is as much preparation as it is execution. You can be the most veteran over-the-road truck driver, but if your rig isn’t up to the task, you’re not going anywhere.
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Gale Banks Engineering SpeedBrake - Total Towing Control Gale Banks Engineering SpeedBrake - Total Towing Control
By Mike McGlothlin
The Gale Banks Engineering SpeedBrake exhaust braking system is designed to allow your LLY, LBZ, or LMM Duramax (’04½ to current) to manage the load you’ve got in tow with the utmost safety in mind.
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Tower’s Guide To Upgrading Tower’s Guide To Upgrading
By Trevor Reed
Here’s some advice on products that will make your towing experience less dramatic and more comfortable, both of which make towing safer for you, your family, and everyone else on the road.
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Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Scott Maine's Off-Season Obsession
Parts That Can Make A Difference
Turning a Tow Pig Into a Prized Possession
Check out this years show coverage of the 2014 Southeast Showdown and NOPI Nationals!
The GMC rockets down the quarter-mile in the low 11-second range, at more than 120 mph. Anthony’s truck is designed to prey on unsuspecting drivers during “run what ya brung” street car class races.
Full video coverage of Diesel Power magazine’s 2014 Diesel Power Challenge is now available on the Motor Trend YouTube channel!
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