I am an avid reader of 8-Lug and anxiously await the arrival of each issue in our base’s exchange. What I love best about your magazine are the articles that actually pertain to everyday drivers, such as the recent article "10 Myths About Transmissions" (Aug. '09). I have an '06 Ford F-250 two-wheel-drive crew cab with a standard size bed. I use this vehicle as a daily driver—roughly 100 miles a day—and to tow my 11,800-pound fifth-wheel RV about 10,000 miles a year across the United Stats in all types of terrain.
GySgt Robert J. Scoble - New Bern, North Carolina
Fantastic, Robert. Great to hear you like the magazine and get a lot of use out of your eight-lug truck.
Not An Eight-Lug
The truck on the cover of the August '09 issue (Veggie Burner) is not an eight-lug truck...
Mark Kanzler - Port Orchard, Washington
Hope all is well with you. Great to see how well 8-Lug is doing! Will you be putting an online feature of my Excursion on your website (www.8-Lug.com)? I would love to add it to my media stuff and bring more traffic to your site.
Don Brooks - Mesa, Arizona
We are working as fast as we can to get all of our published features onto the 8-Lug website. Hang tight!
I know you are very busy, but I have a question that's probably been answered a million times before. I recently bought my first diesel and, of course, it's a Dodge. I've been into Dodges since I first got my '67 Dart. My collection has grown and my primary truck is a '77 HD 3/4-ton 4x4 longbed with a 318 and four-speed. I know how tough diesels are and always wanted one. So I got an '06 Dodge crew cab 4x4 six-speed dualie. It's the truck of my dreams. But I want my truck to last forever! I want reliability! I don’t want 1,000 hp or 2,000 lb-ft of torque. I've researched everything I can on every product, but as you know, every manufacturer claims to have the superior product. How can I go about finding the best products for my Cummins?
Kenneth Stanley - Willis, Virginia
That's a tall order, asking us to pick one company over another. How could anyone know that in your exact application, one company's widget will be more reliable than another's? We can only suggest you consider sticking with long-established companies that have proven reliable over the years.
How Do You Do This?
I was wondering how to go about getting my diesel published in your magazine. I have an '00 Ford Excursion 7.3L diesel that's fully built! If it's nice enough to be in your magazine, let me know. Here is my link: www.cardomain.com/ride/3038819
Justin Chavez - Littleton, Colorado
Your truck looks very nice, very nice indeed. But why is it for sale? If you still have
it, send a couple of your best photos to Bob.Carpenter@sorc.com along with some info about you and the truck...we'll get it into the magazine.
I Was Wondering
Would you like to do a photo shoot of my Ford F250 Super Duty with 30-plus inches of lift and 52s? I live in Delaware and this truck is my daily driver. Also, I drive it to every show I attend.
Matt Estep - Middletown, Delaware
It's so hard to get a photographer to Delaware. Maybe we can meet you at a show somewhere? Or do you know a good professional photographer that you can use? Anyone else who is interested in getting a feature shoot of their truck should email our editor at Bob.Carpenter@sorc.com.
I have an '03 Chevy 3500HD that I use for towing a 36-foot fifth-wheel camper (approximately 14,500 pounds). I found a product that seems too good to be true. The problem is I cannot find anyone who knows about it or has used the module. I hope you can help me get some information about this.
Robert Gray - Livingston, Texas
You've already said it...if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. We went online and Googled the company name and got lots of people talking about it. Only one guy had used it and liked it. Plus, it was way more expensive than comparable speed parts that are available more readily and have great tech support.