Archive for 2012

Coffin Muffler®

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

The Coffin Muffler® is a very versatile and extremely effective product. Not only does it fit in almost any automobile application, it will fit pickups, tractors and nearly any other application you can dream up. It also works well with diesels, both cars and pickups.

The inside design of the coffin muffler allows engines to make more torque and more horsepower, yet still increasing fuel economy-all at the same time. the muffler is able to do this by freeing up the OEM (Original Equipment Manufactured), exhaust system. Basically it’s like the difference between blowing through a plastic straw and blowing through a garden hose; which one do you think allows air to escape faster and with less effort? All this results in longer engine life, snappier throttle responds, better fuel economy, and yes that aggressive sound we all love. A lot of people turn their heads on such products, until they hear about better fuel economy, in other words, saving money, gas, and the environment, everyone can do their part! The Coffin Muffler is a simple and affordable product almost anyone can reap benifits from.

Contact Coffin at 559-635-2001.

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Flow and Filtration 10

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

This is the stuff your truck’s air filter is supposed to keep out of the engine. What you see here is a pile of ISO 5011 test dirt that is weighed before it’s sprayed onto an air filter to test efficiency.

Myth-Busting the Science of Airflow and Filtration

Opinions are like bellybuttons … everybody has one, and they are all different. When the topic of automotive air intakes, airflow and filtration hits the Internet diesel forums, that analogy comes to mind.

So how can you separate the BS from the real deal when it comes to understanding what your diesel needs in terms of airflow and filtration? Even the aftermarket companies tell different stories. (more…)

Banks Sidewinder Dragster Gets More Power

Monday, February 13th, 2012

GM DuraMax 6.6L LML Supercharged

Gale Banks has always been known as a hot rodder, drag racer and automotive engineer. Over the past 45 years, he has created some unique and fast cars, trucks and dragsters that have set numerous drag racing and land speed records. (more…)

Go Rhino! Products – Dominator D4 4” Oval Dual-Step™

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Go Rhino Products™ is proud to introduce its new 4” Oval Dominator D4 Series Dual-Step™ Side Steps. They are cab length and the ultimate in looks and functionality with the unique Dual-Step™ design. It allows for easier, safer entry and exit of your vehicle. The Dominator D4 Series Side Steps are made of 4” oval tubing and come with race style aluminum step pads that can be removed and color matched to your vehicle. A 5 year warranty is available in black powder coat or a limited lifetime warranty is available with the polished stainless finish.

Call for vehicle availability (888) 427-4466 or visit us at www.gorhino.com

Go Rhino Dominator D4

Fusion Bumpers – 2011 Ford Superduty

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Standard features include: Clevis Mounts, Factory Fog Light Mounts, Air Vents, 1/4″ Faceplate with up to 8 Gussets for superior strength.

Add optional light mounts to accommodate lights from: Rigid Industries, Light Force, or KC.

Easy Installation with basic hand tools and provided hardware. No drilling or welding required.

Fusion Bumpers are 100% made in the USA.

Our bumpers are CAD designed & built in our Idaho factory using laser cut American Steel.

Visit www.fusionbumpers.com for more information or to find a dealer near you.

Fusion Bumpers 2011 Ford Superduty

OE-Looking Auto Meter Gauges

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

There’s no disputing that if you own a diesel and have modified it or tow heavy loads, you need a good set of aftermarket gauges to keep track of EGTs—at the very least, let alone trans temps and even boost levels. (more…)

From Rust Bucket to Magazine Cover Truck

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Ask any diesel enthusiast, and he or she will admit that most “project” trucks are never really done; they just become a work in progress.

Such has been the case for our own Project Beat-to-Neat, or Project 1st-Gen, as it has been called from time to time.

Nearly two years ago, we introduced you to our well-worn 1992 first-gen Dodge that was taking up residence in a farm field. The owner bought it for a song and has spent a lot of time and effort transforming it into a first-gen that any diesel enthusiast would be proud to own. (more…)

Power-Holding and Gear-Banging Improvements

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

The Sigma Short Shift kit from dieselgeek.com is a billet aluminum replacement for the stock shifter.

We specifically purchased a manual transmission-equipped TDI for the strength and reliability over their automatic counterparts, but that doesn’t mean there is no room for improvement. To many VW drivers (including us), the long shift throws from the factory setup seem like they would be better suited for a domestic truck than a German sport sedan. (more…)

11th Annual Scheid Diesel Extravaganza

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Old-school lore had it that if you were lucky, you could get a “baker’s dozen” at your local small-town bakery. For regular customers, the baker would always toss in one extra donut as a nice bonus to keep the customers coming back. So, you always got more than you paid for.

Fast forward to 2011. Technically, this year’s Scheid Diesel Extravaganza celebrated its 11th year at the Terre Haute, Indiana, Wabash Valley Fairgrounds. (more…)

A Vintage Power Wagon with Cummins Power

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The Dodge Power Wagon has been synonymous with military and off-road duty since its inception in 1940. Originally designed as a military transport, the truck evolved into a civilian version in 1946 and was based on a ¾-ton military chassis with heavy-duty 4×4 running gear.

The Power Wagon was produced as a pickup in both half- and ¾-ton versions through 1968, and after a brief break in production—and partly due to popular demand—the Power Wagon came back again in the ’70s. The final model, a W150, was rolled off the assembly line in 1980. (more…)