Archive for May, 2011

Differential Cover/Transmission Pan Buyers Guide

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

One of the easiest and best upgrades that can be made to a truck is to replace the stock differential cover and transmission pan with an aftermarket unit. The stock units are usually made from pressed/formed sheet metal, so they don’t really absorb damage well; and they are suited to meet the specs layed down by the OEM engineers––which means they only hold the bare minimum of fluid deemed necessary to do the job. (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…)

Firestone’s Newest Air Suspension for Serious Towing

Friday, May 20th, 2011

There is no arguing that heavy-duty towing puts a tremendous amount of stress on a truck, especially when both the trailer and truck are not set up properly. Because a lot of towing capability depends on what you are using to tow with (i.e., a 3/4- or 1-ton or heavier truck), these rigs can benefit from some suspension tweaking, not to mention cooling and brakes upgrades. (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…)

NADM Texas Diesel Roundup

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

The old saying “Everything is Bigger in Texas” may or may not be true, but in the case of NADM’s Texas Diesel Roundup, this year’s event was most definitely bigger than the inaugural held last year. Nearly 3,500 fans packed the “Concrete Palace,” as Dallas Raceway is known, to see a full day of side-by-side diesel drag racing and sled pulling. (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…)