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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.
Ratings, Sizing, Construction and Maintenance - Tire Basics Ratings, Sizing, Construction and Maintenance - Tire Basics
By Mike McGlothlin
The tire market is a huge industry and, in many ways, it’s as diverse as the uses we have for our trucks. Mud-terrains allow the off-roader to navigate rugged terrain and provide a tough look.
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Tips for Great Rear Brakes - Braking Power Tips for Great Rear Brakes - Braking Power
By Rick Sosebee
Stopping a heavy fullsize Chevy 2500HD truck requires a lot of braking power. This is especially true if you tow with the workhorse or have bigger, heavier aftermarket wheels and tires.
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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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For the first time in the clean-diesel era, truck buyers have a tough choice to make: light-duty or heavy-duty. The 2014 model year has ushered in significant improvements to the entire Ram truck line...
2010 Ford F-350, 2013 Chevy Silverado & a 1994 Ram 3500
In December 1956, Jeep was the first American truck manufacturer to introduce a production light-duty forward control (FC) truck.
The tire market is a huge industry and, in many ways, it’s as diverse as the uses we have for our trucks. Mud-terrains allow the off-roader to navigate rugged terrain and provide a tough look.
Stopping a heavy fullsize Chevy 2500HD truck requires a lot of braking power. This is especially true if you tow with the workhorse or have bigger, heavier aftermarket wheels and tires.
The U.S. Army Warrant Officer is a technical expert, combat leader, trainer, and advisor in 45 basic military occupational specialties.
In this crazy, fast-paced world, sometimes it’s good to stop and investigate those things you somehow should know because you’ve dabbled in it for years, but when put to the test, really don’t know al...
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