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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.
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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Ford Super Duty Dynatrac Dana 60 Free Spin Kit Install Ford Super Duty Dynatrac Dana 60 Free Spin Kit Install
By Maxwell Matthewson
Free Wheeling: Better MPG and Less Wear with Dynatrac
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2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty - Magic Show Part 2 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty - Magic Show Part 2
By Dan Ward
Turning a Tow Pig Into a Prized Possession
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2013-2014 Ram 2500/3500 S&B Air Filter Test and Tech 2013-2014 Ram 2500/3500 S&B Air Filter Test and Tech
By Jason Sands
S&B Filters just announced it has an intake for 2013-2014 Ram 2500/3500 that incorporates the factory active-air system, while providing excellent filtration and an increase in airflow over the factor...
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1999 Ford F-250 - Carli Suspension 4-inch lift, Deaver leaf springs, King Shock Absorbers Install 1999 Ford F-250 - Carli Suspension 4-inch lift, Deaver leaf springs, King Shock Absorbers Install
By Jason Gonderman
Even though the 1999 Ford F-250 had been used hard in its previous life, Frank Navratil recognized the many years of utility left under its rough skin.
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 - G2 Ring And Pinion Set Install 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 - G2 Ring And Pinion Set Install
By Jason Gonderman
We turned to the experts at 4Wheel Parts to install a set of 4.10:1 G2 gears in our front and rear axles on this 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500.
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Husky Towing Products Quest Brake Controller - Worry-Free Towing Husky Towing Products Quest Brake Controller - Worry-Free Towing
By Mike McGlothlin
We got our hands on Husky Towing Products’ Quest brake controller, installed it in an 2002 Dodge Ram 3500, and tested its functionality with a 10,000-pound toy hauler in tow.
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Towing Smart - What You Need To Know Before You Tow Towing Smart - What You Need To Know Before You Tow
By Jason Gonderman
Towing a trailer can be one of the most stressful—but ultimately rewarding—endeavors a new truck owner will take on. With a bit of common sense and a firm grasp on the basics, pulling a trailer can be...
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On the dyno, the truck was nearly 10 psi short of its peak numbers, which led to a disappointing (for Garrett) 475 rwhp. At full boost on the street, he’s confident it’s a 500 to 550hp ride.
What does a meat-snack company have to do with working pickups? More than you might think.
Check out this month's New Product Profile round up featuring American Force line of replacement custom bumpers, Forgiato’s all-new off-road line of wheels, and more!
Check out Eric Jenkins' 1997 Ford F-350 in this Readers' Ride Spotlight.
Ram and Jeep gave the world a sneak peak at their concepts for the 2014 SEMA Show today.
This Silverado came equipped with a 10-inch Cognito lift kit, Fox Racing shocks, and sporting 37x13.5R22 Nitto Trail Grappler tires mounted to 22x12-inch KMC Rockstar wheels.
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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