Tech

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.
2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty - Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Leveling Tech 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty - Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Leveling Tech
By Dan Ward
We started with the basics: suspension and wheels, tires, and brake pads. Then added a 2-inch leveling kit to help us clear the new, larger wheels and tires on our 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty work hors...
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2014 Ram 3500 McGaughys Suspension 6 Inch Lift Kit - 8 Lug Install 2014 Ram 3500 McGaughys Suspension 6 Inch Lift Kit - 8 Lug Install
By Harley Camilleri
McGaughys Adds Inches and Attitude to The New
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SSBC Upgraded Brakes for Your Lifted Ford F-250 Super Duty - Install SSBC Upgraded Brakes for Your Lifted Ford F-250 Super Duty - Install
By Harley Camilleri
With its complete line of disc brake conversions and performance brake upgrades for trucks and SUVs, we found what we needed for our 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty without much digging.
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Diesel Power - The Safe And Clean Way With Banks Power Diesel Power - The Safe And Clean Way With Banks Power
By Harley Camilleri
Banks Power opened its doors to us, allowing a behind-the-scenes look into the future of diesel technology. Gale Banks sat down with us to explain his views on why he has chosen to position his compan...
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How To Remove Factory Badges and Decals In Ten Easy Steps How To Remove Factory Badges and Decals In Ten Easy Steps
By Sean Haggai
We show you how to remove the badges and decals to allow the factory body lines to shine more aggressively and cost us absolutely nothing other than an afternoon in the garage.
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Smittybilt Defender Roof Rack And Off-road LED Bars Install Smittybilt Defender Roof Rack And Off-road LED Bars Install
By Kanan Gubins
It’s A Rack! For When A Toolbox Just Isn't Enough
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6.4L Ford F-450 Power Stroke Titan Fuel Tank Install 6.4L Ford F-450 Power Stroke Titan Fuel Tank Install
By Kanan Gubins
You Can Tank It: Do It Yourself And Get Back On The Road
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Herculiner DIY Roll-on Bedliner Kit - How-to Herculiner DIY Roll-on Bedliner Kit - How-to
We gathered up a Herculiner Roll-on Bedliner Kit and set to work making over the bed of our 1985 Ford Ranger work truck.
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2002 Chevy 2500 Pickup -Screamin Diesel - LB7 Rebirth: Part 3 2002 Chevy 2500 Pickup -Screamin Diesel - LB7 Rebirth: Part 3
By Kanan Gubins
When you’re shopping for a twin diesel setup for your engine, chances are it’s not going to be an off-the-shelf kit.
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2002 Chevy 2500 Pickup LB7 Engine Rebuild Part 2 2002 Chevy 2500 Pickup LB7 Engine Rebuild Part 2
By Kanan Gubins
If you missed last month’s issue, this LB7 Duramax engine (out of an ’02 Chevy 2500) spent most of its life towing studio trailers in Hollywood. The LB7 went through the usual wear and tear of being a...
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1,320 Feet of High Elevation Hell
Towing is hard on a truck, anyone can tell you that. So how has Blair Pine's 1996 Dodge Ram 3500 survived more than 150,000 miles towing 15,000 pounds?
All Competitors Survive Brutal Test of Driveline Strength
Ford F-250 and Fullsize SUVs on LoJack’s Most-Stolen List
Precision and Experience Trump Torque in Test of Driving Skill
Read this months roundup of Reader's Letters from the July 2014 mailbag.
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