Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Suspension Tech, XL Tech Stories, XL Videos

Suspension Install: This 1971 Chevy C10 Gets A Stance, Handling And Fun Upgrade With RideTech StreetGrip!

We’ve been working hard on our Win A Classic Sweepstakes C10 these last couple weeks, so we thought we’d bring you an update on the build’s progress. To start off, we did a breakdown of our...

Want A Square Body Chevy Like We Do? Want It To Sit Nice, Ride, And Handle Nice Without Breaking The Bank? Here’s How.

We recently had to replace the $200 Hauler with a new Suburban since someone decided to crash into it. Unfortunately/Fortunately? The new one is really really clean and nice. That means that we...

Anvil Repair Tech – Seriously, This Is A Cool Story About Repairing An Anvil!

(By Greg Rourke) – In the rental business we have customers that we’re sure could f up an anvil. It turns out that can actually happen. Here we have the New England Blacksmiths anvil...

PRI 2016: My Favorite Engine In Indy Was This Wipe Out Enterprises DT466 Pulling Tractor Engine

We have to give Valvoline credit for their booth at the 2016 PRI Show. They may have had the coolest and most varied assemblage of high performance engines we have ever seen in one place. From a...

Store Bought C Clamps Kinda Suck! ChuckE2009 Shows How To Build Your Own

Ever build a tool that you can walk into any home improvement or hardware store and purchase for reasonable money? Every start to build it and realize, when you are about 75% done, that it is going...

In This Episode Of Finnegan’s Garage The C10 Gets An LT4 And Magnum T56!

Mike Finnegan is so much cooler than any of you people out there know, if all you know him for is Hot Rod and Roadkill. In fact, if you are fans of his, only because of those two titles, he should be...

If You Are Thinking About Rebuilding Your Own 4L80e Like We Are, Watch This

I’ve built automatic transmissions several times. My first was a PowerGlide, the easiest automatic ever, and I’ve also built TH350 and Th400, and a couple of 700r4’s. But I’ve...

New Duramax Engine Headed For 2017 Silverado and Sierra HD Trucks

Earlier this year we let you know about the engine specs for the upcoming 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks that use the 6.7L Power Stroke diesel V8 engine. That baby is cranking out some big horsepower...

RideTech Announces New StreetGrip System For C10 Trucks – Pre Orders Being Taken Now, Shipping In November

The RideTech StreetGrip line has been extremely popular with enthusiasts looking to step up the handling performance and fun of their car (and now truck!) without going through a full pro-touring...

Project Hay Hauler: Junkyard Crawling For Upgrades To Our 1967 GMC C1500

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) In our first episode on the Project Hay Hauler ’67 GMC C1500 pickup, I went over how the truck was when I bought it in August 2014. Almost immediately, I...

Kevin Tetz Shows You How To Replace The Wood In Your Pickup Truck Bed At Home

How many times have you seen a bitchin patina’d pickup that has a completely rotted out wood bed in it, or a finished pretty truck that has wood that is present, but not pretty at all? It...

Tire Slog: We Test The BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 In Muck, Mire, and Snow

(Words by Lohnes and McTaggart) – Just about a year ago, Nutting and I went into the wilds of Maine with the fine people of BFGoodrich to test our their All Terrain T/A KO2 tire. This is the...

Best of BangShift: Lockheed Martin Invents Laser Gun That Can Melt A Truck Engine In Seconds – The Future Gets Creepier

(By Tony Sestito) – For years, lasers have been in many modern devices, from car CD players to those little pointers that you annoy your cat with. But up until recently, laser weapons were the...

Watch Stacey David Install Giant Custom Bumpers On Sgt. Rock: Fabrication Is Fun!

Whenever I get the chance to weld on something, which unfortunately is no where near as often as it used to be, it’s like therapy. It’s one of the ways a car guy can find his Zen space....