Archive for July, 2010

Project Box Hauler: Intro

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

The truck was sold with a 28-foot enclosed trailer which used to be part of the Castrol Racing stable of vehicles.

Project Box Puller

Part I: What to Expect When Buying a Used Diesel

If anything positive has come from the latest economic downturn in the United States, it’s that Americans are relearning the value of the dollar. According to recent surveys, Americans are putting away more money now than in the past 20 years, and people are looking more closely at monthly spending than ever before. While the credit crunch has put the hurt on new truck sales, more and more diesel enthusiasts are fixing up and updating the vehicle they current own rather than create huge debt by buying new.


Fontana Big Rig Show

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Maximum Traction-Nitto’s New Trail Grappler M/T

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Maximum Traction

Nitto’s New Trail Grappler M/T

It’s no secret diesels owners use their trucks. That is essentially what sets them apart from other truck enthusiasts. They use them for both work and play, and in many cases that play can including sled pulling or off-roading. To get maximum grip from a vehicle that weighs upwards of 8,000 pounds, you need a serious tire that not only has a D or E load rating, but also has the grip and stamina to handle the abuse that sled pulling and off-roading can dish out.

Nitto Tire USA has been in the truck enthusiast tire market for quite some time. It has the reputation for developing specialty niche-oriented tires to meet specific applications. Its first foray into the off-road market was its successful Terra Grappler line. A few years later, it also introduced the Mud Grappler series of tires for the hard-core off-roader.