Posts Tagged ‘towing’

Power Stroke Turbo for Towing

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

BD Power’s Direct Replacement for the 7.3L


Nearly 10 years after its demise, the 7.3L Power Stroke is still one of the most sought-after diesel powerplants. The 1994-2003 Ford Power Stroke was the most popular light-duty diesel ever produced, and with new truck prices cresting over the $50,000 range, more and more owners are willing to invest a little money into those old 7.3L trucks to improve their overall performance and efficiency. (more…)

Raising the Bar

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Hellwig Sway Bars for Towing Stability

It’s no secret that a ¾- or 1-ton diesel pickup does not handle like a high-performance vehicle. Sure, you can crank up the power to hot rod levels, but when you hit the corners, all that unsprung weight (about 800 pounds’ worth), it’s going to roll like a tuna boat in high seas. Such is life, since everything is a compromise. (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…)

Project Box Hauler: PML Diff Cover

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

PML offers several different finish options for their Dana 80 cover. We opted for the black powdercoated version. It comes complete with stainless steel, hex-head mounting bolts for an easy and good looking install.

The Great Cover Up

One of the keys to keeping a differential alive is keeping it cool. Utilizing synthetic rear end gear oil helps, but nothing beats addition fluid capacity from an aftermarket rear end cover, which replaces the shallow, stamped steel factory unit. Ford Super Duty diesels are notorious for having factory diff covers with blistered paint on them, which indicates things inside are getting pretty hot.
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