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The 8-Lug Magazine Tech section is made up of do-it-yourself exterior and interior customizations, diesel performance upgrades, Duramax, Power Stroke and Cummins diesel engine modifications, tuning turbo diesel engines and other tech-related information pertinent to your custom diesel truck.
2004 Chevy 2500HD - Off Road Tough Fab Fours Bumpers Install 2004 Chevy 2500HD - Off Road Tough Fab Fours Bumpers Install
By Rick Sosebee
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.
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How To Repair Paint Scratches, And Nicks, And Chips! Oh, My! How To Repair Paint Scratches, And Nicks, And Chips! Oh, My!
By Monica Gonderman
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.
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Fuel Filter Basics Fuel Filter Basics
By Jason Gonderman
Clean fuel is key to a healthy diesel engine. Fuel filter replacement is one of the major maintenance items that is often neglected or overlooked entirely.
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2012 Ford F-350 Dualie - AFE Momentum HD Intake Install 2012 Ford F-350 Dualie - AFE Momentum HD Intake Install
By Mike McGlothlin
One of the first modifications we make to our trucks is the addition of a cold-air intake -- but what kind of power do we really stand to gain from this $300 investment?
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DiamondBack HD ATV Bedcover - Product Review DiamondBack HD ATV Bedcover - Product Review
By Rick Sosebee
DiamondBack makes an HD ATV bedcover and, in our line of work, we just had to have it. Due to the shortbed on our tester 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD truck, we opted for the rear loader.
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Bullet Proof Diesel’s Ford Super Duty 6.0L Oil Cooler - How-To Bullet Proof Diesel’s Ford Super Duty 6.0L Oil Cooler - How-To
By Jason Gonderman
Follow along as we install a Bullet Proof Diesel heavy-duty oil cooler kit with all the bells and whistles on a hard-working 2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty.
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Titan 62-Gallon Replacement Tank and 30-Gallon Spare Tire Auxiliary Fuel System Tank - Diesel Tech Titan 62-Gallon Replacement Tank and 30-Gallon Spare Tire Auxiliary Fuel System Tank - Diesel Tech
By Jason Gonderman
For our 2008 Chevy Silverado 3500HD Crew Cab longbed, Titan offers a 62-gallon replacement tank and a 30-gallon Spare Tire Auxiliary Fuel System tank.
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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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DMG Mori Nlx2500SY Six-Axis CNC Machine - How It Works DMG Mori Nlx2500SY Six-Axis CNC Machine - How It Works
By Jason Sands
The DMG Mori Seiki NLX2500SY can make anything from small fittings (like the water-cooled turbo fitting we took pictures of) to connecting rods, and even crankshafts.
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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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