Category Archive: XL Street Truck Feature, XL Truck Feature, XL Videos

Alex Taylor Shares The Latest On Dennis Taylor’s COE Project. This Bagged Big Block Beast Is One Cool Ride. Check Out The Cool Hydraulic Shifter!

You’ve heard me talk about cars that Dennis Taylor has built, and the fact that he’s one of the few builders left in the country that build a car from scratch while doing virtually...

The Bad Apple 1947 Chevrolet Truck Is Patina Greatness. Watch The Build At Tre 5 Customs Now.

Video series that show the build of a custom car or truck are always fun to watch, and in some cases I really like seeing all the work, all the details, and all the drama. But sometimes I like an...

The Toyota Land Cruiser Is Dead In America: Somehow Toyota Couldn’t Sell A Big Luxury SUV On A Continent Full Of Them

(By Tom Lohnes) – After more than 60 years of production, off-road dominance, and consistent reliability, The Toyota Land Cruiser is dead in the U.S market. What is responsible for the Land...

Is The Diesel Juice Worth The Wallet Squeeze: We Drive The New Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited EcoDiesel

We’re no stranger to the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited here at BangShift having driven and reviewed various models of the rig over the years. The latest edition of the machine is one that had us...

Long Time Coming: After 17 Years, Nissan Is Bringing Out A New Frontier – Redesign Or Refresh? You Be The Judge

(By Tom Lohnes) – A whole 17 years after being originally introduced, Nissan has redesigned their small truck, The Frontier. Or have they? Riding on a chassis that is architecturally the same...

OBS Clash: The Birth Of An Icon Meant The Sport Truck Era Was Born.

Anyone who reads BANGshift on any regular basis knows I’m a Chevrolet guy to the core, and that I love my Square Body Chevy pickups. But I love Chevrolet trucks in general and have owned...

Oldies, But Goodies? Let’s Look At The Three Oldest Trucks On The Market Today – Do They Stand Up?

(By Tom Lohnes) – Age is a thing no person or object can escape. With almost all modern cars on the market getting introduced or redesigned in the 2010s, only a few survive from the 00s. There...

Son Of An Alco: The 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 Denali Is A Road Going Luxury Locomotive

If you are shopping the top end of the domestic pickup truck market you are looking at heavier duty rigs, likely with all the bells and whistles, a diesel drivetrain, and as much chrome as you can...

Quick Drive: The 2020 Ford Explorer ST – Size Matters, Horsepower Matters, and Displacement Apparently Does Not Anymore

We officially live in the age of displacement replacement. The old hot rodding adage that has been used so many millions of times just doesn’t really have the same teeth as it once did. Why?...

2020 Land Rover Discovery HSE Td6 Road Test: If You Are Going To Spend, Spend Wisely

A couple of weeks ago we told you about our rather underwhelming experience with the 2020 Mercedes GLC 300 4Matic. It was a $62,000 SUV that really didn’t do anything all that well and had an...

2020 Ram Rebel EcoDiesel: The Ram Brand’s Pickup With Personality Is Even Better With A Diesel

We have been a fan of the Ram Rebel truck since the model came out. Ram has slid us the keys to all of the different machines in the Rebel fold over the course of its existence so far. The V6 truck...

Your Personal Clydesdale: The 2020 Ford F-250 Power Stroke Is One Heck Of A Worker, But Do You Need This Much Horse?

The American pickup truck is a tool, an icon, a status symbol, a rolling office, a piece of rolling entertainment, a money maker, and about three hundred other things if you wanted to list them all....

World’s Fastest Wrecker -The Story Of A Big Block Chevy Powered, Holmes 440 Equipped, Speed Machine

This is the kind of stuff that we love. Like literally love. Who out there knew that in 1979 the Ernest Holmes company decided to set the world’s closed course speed record for a wrecker and...

Best Of 2018: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT: A Two-Step Program The Whole Family Can Enjoy

The sports-utility vehicle might have started off as a short pickup with a roof over the bed, but by the time I had become aware of cars, their role as a replacement for the venerable station wagon...