Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Spotlight

The Factory Truck Wars Are Stupid – Rookie Drivers Have No Business Towing What They Haul

Last week Brian wrote about how Ford and Ram are still battling it out for overall truck supremacy, and that both are getting dangerously close to the magic 1000 lb ft of factory torque. They just...

This 8 Wheel Drive RV Might Be The Baddest Off-Road RV Ever. We Want One!

We dig RV’s. Motorhomes, RV Trailers, Camper Vans, you name it, we’re all over it. So when we saw this kick ass Avtoros Shaman 8 wheel drive, 8 wheel steering, off-road masterpiece we...

The Duramax Powered 2017 Suburban 3500 Is A Reality – Buy One Now!

Duramax swaps aren’t anywhere near new, and they happen in all kinds of GM vehicles, but they are a ton of work. I’m talking TONS of work. Getting one to fit is some work, but...

This Solid Beater Square Body Chevy Could Be Hot Rod Sleeper Greatness

(Words and Photos By Greg Rourke) I agree with Chad…I love me some square body GM pickups. I’ve owned several, but not because they were cool. They were rusted out beat up shitboxes that...

8-Door Dually Donuts Are More Impressive Than You Might Think!

Doing donuts in anything big is kinda weird and fun. Everything seems to happen in slow motion, until things go wrong and then they can’t seem to stop quick enough. Such is life when dealing...

A 1939 Ford COE Truck And Matching Curtiss Aerocar Land Yacht Make A Bitchin Pair

The vintage RV’s we normally see around are 1960’s and 1970’s models, with the rare 1950’s sighting, but you almost never see 1940’s or 1930’s RVs except on those...

Big Block, Turbo 400, And 4 Wheels Out Back Makes This Square Body A Great Start

We’ve been in the market for a Square Body, 1973-1991, Crew Cab Dually for the past couple months and have looked at too many to count. We finally purchased one a couple weeks ago and are...

Dino’s Gitdown 2017 Is GM Truck Heaven. Thank The Grinder TV Guys For Killer Coverage

We’ve never gotten to go to Dino’s Gitdown, because we’re always doing something else that weekend, but man we wish we had this year. If you are into GM trucks, and like them all...

If We Were Shopping For A New Body Style Dually, And Had A $15,000 Budget, This Would Be Our Jam

Anybody that reads BANGshift.com on a regular basis knows that we love Crew Cab Duallies around here, and that we’re pretty excited about them regardless of what year. With that said, we do...

The 50th Running Of The Baja 1000 Finished Today. Here Are The Results And Some Interesting Quotes

The Baja 1000 remains one of the coolest automotive racing events I’ve ever attended, and it pains me that I haven’t been able to go see it again for several years because it happens to...

Better Stopping By Design – Mark Williams Disc Brakes Can Stop Your Fast Ride

Mark Williams builds some of the best drivetrain components on the planet. Axles, housings, ends, gears, yokes, driveshafts, and so much more. Whether you are building a hot rod, a race car, a truck,...

SEMA 2017 Vehicle Spotlight: The Hellcat Powered Prius From American Racing Headers Is Epic In Every Way

Not every car at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas is designed to impress because of classic styling or epic performance. Some are there just to grab as much attention as possible using pure obnoxiousness,...

Joe Jones’ 1978 Crew Cab Dually SHORTBED, Is A Thing Of Beauty And Can Be Yours…If The Price Is Right.

It is no secret that we love all things dually around here. Standard cabs, crew cabs, extended cabs, super cabs, long beds, short beds, you name it. And we are also quick to criticize one that has...

Chadmouth: Why Is It That Virtually Everyone Selling Something On Facebook Is An Imbecile?

I’ve been shopping for a Square Body Dually for the past few weeks, and have been excited by the fact that never in history has there been more available resources or outlets to explore in...