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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.
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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Understanding Diesel Exhaust Fluid Understanding Diesel Exhaust Fluid
By Jason Gonderman
Selective catalytic reduction systems use a consumable diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) in conjunction with a catalyst to reduce nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions.
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Nissan NV200 Adrian Steel Cargo Management Tech Install - Work Truck Review Nissan NV200 Adrian Steel Cargo Management Tech Install - Work Truck Review
By Melissa Spiering
After using its empty cargo space for several road trips and projects, we decided it was time to upfit the van with some new features from Adrian Steel, Cargo Management Solutions for Commercial Vehic...
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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.
Ram’s Warren Truck Plant is 76 years old and is about to go through a redesign of 353 workstations—which could equate to five more trucks made per hour, or 100 more a day.
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.
Today was the day. I unplugged the battery charger (you know how those electrical gremlins can be), shut the hood and eventually got it to lock, and proceeded to the driver side.
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?
Check out John Olson's 2012 GMC Sierra 3500HD Denali dualie in this Work Trend Review Readers' Ride Spotlight.
The first production 2015 Ford F-150 made its way into a San Antonio customer’s hands just before Thanksgiving.
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