Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

Mecum’s Gone Farmin’ Antique Tractor Auction

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The really good stuff was inside the tent for the inspection day, including the Geyman collection and some of the rarer tractors.

There are many good reasons to attend a vehicle auction, not the least of which are the buy or sell aspects. If you have an interest in the type of equipment being sold, it’s a great way to get up close to stuff you might never see outside a museum. It can also be a good way to determine market values in preparation for a purchase or a sale. (more…)

Reliable Ram

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Simple Upgrades For a Common Rail Daily Driver

For Cummins aficionados, first came the 12-valve, then the 24-valve, and then the common rail version of the 5.9L. Each iteration of the 5.9L was an improvement on the previous-generation’s powerplant. While there is plenty of debate in the Dodge camp as to which version of the 5.9 is most desirable, the most coveted trucks these days are the later-model Dodge with the 5.9L common rail. These trucks offer the latest in styling, plenty of room in the cab, and the fact that the common rail is very easy to modify. (more…)

Companies Collaborate to Build SEMA Stunner

Monday, June 27th, 2011

How many times have you heard the phrase, “There is no ‘I’ in team”? The efforts of many always outperform the efforts of one. Unfortunately, for some folks, cooperation is hard to come by, let alone between companies. But in this case, several companies teamed up to build one cool 2011 Ford for the SEMA show and do some R&D on the new platform in the process. (more…)

A Common Rail That Looks as Good as It Runs

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Most automotive enthusiasts can be divided into two camps: show and go. Diesel folks are kind of the same way, although there is more emphasis on go, rather than show. And what sets diesel truck owners apart from regular automotive enthusiasts is the utility of their vehicles. (more…)

35+ Hot New Diesel Parts For 2011

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Duramax Down Pipe

Every year the aftermarket manufacturers reveal their new parts at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, a gigantic industry-only trade show held the first week of November in Las Vegas. Manufacturers of almost every kind of performance and appearance part display their newest upgrades. Among these products are many that pertain to diesel-powered, HD pickups. (more…)

A Custom Prerunner-Style Duramax

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Most diesel enthusiasts tailor the modifications to their trucks to meet their needs. For some folks, it’s big power for sled pulling and drag racing. For others, it improved power and performance for pulling a trailer. And, of course, most diesel owners are looking for better fuel economy. (more…)

H&S Performance’s Wild Super Duty

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

“Go Big or Go Home!” That’s a well-worn phrase that applies to a small percentage of diesel owners. And you can tell who these people are at first glance: Their trucks sport big lifts and big tires and plenty of bling. But very few of these trucks have the big power to back up the big image, unless you check with Bentley Hugie, of Saint George, Utah. His big, orange 2008 Super Duty is not only an eye-catcher, but he’s also got the horsepower and torque to back it up. (more…)