Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Spotlight, XL Truck News

Truck-Ology: Another Look Into The History Of Trucks – A Fresh Load Of 100 Year Old Photos!

(Photos: DPL Digital collection) – Since last week’s look into the history of trucks from the early 20th century was such a hit, I am going to make a regular thing of it and call the...

The Fab Rats Cut In Half YJ Is Alive! Cut In Half, Chassis Extended, Suspension Linked, Body Lengthened, Brake Lines And Wiring, And Now A Running Ride!

Like I said before, the Fab Rats are not afraid to cut or modify whatever rolls into the shop. And they seem to have a lot of fun doing it! We’ve been following this build from the first cut,...

Which Stock LS Head Is Best For Building A Boosted Turbo LS Combo? 317, 799, 706, 241, 243, or 862?

Every single week I have someone calling, texting, or messaging me about a set of LS heads they have, wondering if they will work for the 700-800 horsepower combo they want to build. Every once in a...

Listen Up: Too Fat To Fly – The Incredible Story Of How Big Rig Super Speedway Racing Started In America Circa 1979

In 1979 a promoter from Tennessee put on the first ever big rig super speedway race and it caused a national panic. The government, the trucking industry, the Teamsters, tire companies, and sponsors...

This Custom 1976 C10 Squarebody Short Bed Has A Twin Turbo Big Block And 1990s Style For Days

It’s funny how certain style of hot rods, race cars, and custom trucks just pull us into some period of our childhood and makes us want them. And other styles do the exact opposite. And then...

The Perfect Snow Storm Survival Rig! This Lifted Squarebody Suburban Is A Snow Blasting Machine

With the snow falling almost as fast as the temperature in much of the country right now, I am not the only one thinking now would be a great time to own a 4-wheel drive rig of some kind. What is...

You Can’t Start The Rebuild Until You First Finish The Demo: A Complete Car Trailer Remodel Starts Right Here

The Reeves are at it again, doing something I have thought about for a few years. I see all these guys and gals at the races with big fancy trailers and have zero clue how they all afford them. I...

Tre5 Customs’ 1964 Suburban Build Is In Full Thrash Mode To Get Ready For Lone Start Throwdown At The End Of The Month!

The guys at Tre5 Customs have been building some pretty cool custom trucks, and lately some really cool early C10s which I love. But when they announced their 1964 Suburban build, I got truly excited...

Bryce Menzies Won King Of The Hammers In T1, And Here Are Video Highlights Of The Redbull Truck Hauling Ass Across The Desert.

Hearing that Bryce Menzies has won another race is surely no surprise to anyone, as this Redbull team seems to have winning down to a fine art. But King of the Hammers is relatively new stomping...

Snatch Block Or Snatch Ring? Which One Is More Efficient For Pulling Your Junk Out Of A Tough Spot? Time For Physics Class

If you are an off-roader, and have ever used a winch, then you are probably familiar with a snatch block. If you’ve ever had a hard time dragging a car onto your trailer with a winch and have...

It Is King Of The Hammers Week! Here Is King Of The Hammers Qualifying, Lots More To Come!

The fact that King of the Hammers is actually happening right now in Southern California is amazing, and a testament to the hard work and planning done by the entire organization, as well as the...

LT Asks: The Actual Cost of Turbocharging a Big Block 8.1: Should I have built an LS instead?

I’m a big fan of LS engines, and they are all the rage, but some people can’t stand them because they ARE so popular. Some think there is no other engine on earth that can compete with...

Edelbrock Isn’t Dead!!! WTF People?! Their Move From Torrance Headquarters Is No Surprise. Their Foundries Are Staying In California!

I’m sorry, but the rampant misinformation, ignorance, and flagrant absurdities that have been flying since Edelbrock informed the Employment Development Department of their plans to layoff 270...

The 20-Mile Journey From Shipyard To Sea At This German Shipyard Is The Most Incredible Thing You’ll See Today

Meyer Werft is a shipbuilder in Papenburg, Gremany. It’s located on the Ems River, about 20 miles inland from the North Sea. It was located there in 1795 to isolate it from storms. They were...