Correlation is a funny thing. Things sometimes go together in one way but are detrimental when joined in another. Take hydroelectric dams, for instance. Water force is used to spin turbines, which produces the electricity. But mixing water and that electricity is no good. The same goes for fuel and air. Everybody knows that it takes fuel, oxygen and spark to produce combustion, but having air in the fuel is detrimental to combustion. How can that be, you ask? (more…)
Archive for July, 2011
When it comes to suspension upgrades, diesel truck owners have a lot of options. You can get the full Monty—an 8-inch lift kit or bigger—or opt for the industry standard, which is typically a 6-inch kit that will allow you to run 35-inch tires comfortably. But for folks whose trucks are still under warranty, during which time an aftermarket lift kit could void the warranty, the choices for improved tire clearance are slim to none. (more…)
One of the worst nightmares any diesel owner can have is finding his or her pride and joy missing from the driveway.
According to statistics, a car or truck is stolen every 30 seconds in the United States. And if you live in southern border areas, where smugglers target trucks to run drugs and smuggle illegal aliens, the chances of your truck disappearing are pretty good. (more…)
For those of you who just tuned in, Project 2nd Gen is our 1999 Dodge 2500 with a 24-valve Cummins. The object of the build is to put together a reliable daily driver we can still have fun with at the dragstrip and will offer sold towing performance without breaking the bank. (more…)