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

Unveiled: Ford Bronco R Baja 1000 Prototype – And It’s Going To Baja Later This Month!

Well, hello there. We’ve known for a while that Ford was planning a return of the Bronco nameplate on a boxy four-wheel-drive style vehicle, but we weren’t expecting to see much about it...

Keep Yer Head On: ARP® Introduces Head Std Kit For Highly Boosted 6.7L Powerstroke V8

We don’t know much around here but we do know that boost is awesome, that diesel engines are stupidly strong these days, and that ARP makes the best fasteners in the automotive world. The...

Ford Announces 37,500 lb Towing Capacity For 2020 Ford Super Duty! It Can Haul And Tow More Than Anything Else

Can you believe how much power, torque, hauling and towing capacity new trucks have? GM, Ford, and Dodge all have unbelievable power houses, but Ford’s 2020 Super Duty trucks have the highest...

California Bill To Amend 2018 Exhaust Noise Law Signed Into Law By Governor Gavin Newsom! Fix It Tickets Are Back And We Love It!

This just in! Our friends at SEMA just sent out word that the incredibly strict enforcement regulations recently imposed for loud exhaust in the State of California have been change in our favor! Or...

Level Up: Ford Performance Now Offering Suspension Leveling Kits For F-150 And Ranger

Ever since the day you brought a new Ford truck home, there’s been a nagging little voice in the back of your head. You know the one. Proudly sports a “Warranty Violator” plaque on...

America The Beautiful: The Library Of Congress Has Published Thousands Of Color Photos From

There’s an incredible new thing for you to spend some time on and it’s a window into the past of America unlike anything you have ever seen. See, back in the 1930s and 40s, the government...

Flowmaster Releases Giant Assortment of Exhaust Products Just For Trucks – Active Mufflers Included!

This is one of the most insanely huge releases of exhaust systems and parts we have ever seen from an established company. Normally we see a system or two come out at a whack  but when you scroll...

BangShift Remembers Larry Koester: Three Time NTPA Grand National Champion, Inspiration, Heck Of A Guy

(Photos by David Whealon, Adam Draudt and Jeremy Tyndall) – Back on July 20th, 2019 the pulling world was rocked by the news that Larry Koester, one of the most inspirational and hard running...

A Diesel Stroker That Isn’t A Cummins: Innovative Thinking And Machine Work Make This 383cid Power Stroker Fly

Normally when we talk about stroked diesel engines around here, we’re talking about Cummins inline six power plants. There are multiple options out there on the market for stretching the...

Watch Bigfoot 1 Get Driven Harder Than We Have Ever Seen – Think The Front End Fails?

There’s always something interesting about watching an icon get used and used hard in motorsports. In this case we’re talking about Bigfoot 1, perhaps the coolest monster truck of all...

Testing Yunick: The US Army Extensively Tested Adiabatic Engines In The 1980s – Cool History

Perhaps the last great engineering feat of Smokey Yunick’s life was the creation and operation of his famed “hot vapor” or Adiabatic engine. Many of you remember reading stories of...

Pulling Showpiece: Jump Into The 6200b Modified 4×4 Class In This Spectacular Chevy – Must Provide Power

The world of pulling is honking along these days. Huge events around the country, multiple series, more and more grassroots participation from guys in street going trucks that eventually work their...

Cool Video: Diagnosing And Dyno Testing A 1,000hp Big Rig – Solving Fuel System Problems

There’s just something about seeing a hot rodded big rig on the dyno that gets our dander up. In this case it is a Peterbilt at the famed Pittsburgh Power company in Pennsylvania. The truck has...

Why’d They Do It? This Popular Mechanics Story About The New 7.3L Ford Gas Engine Is Great

It was probably the biggest automotive surprise of the last calendar year. It’s probably the last big block gas V8 any company is going to build, and it’s probably going to be a pretty...