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

Ford Fires Back: All Systems Indicate That Ford Is Readying A New Super Truck To Take On The Ram TRX

(By Tom Lohnes) – It is hard to top the utter fun the Ram 1500 TRX produces, weighing in at over 3 tons, equipped with ultra-soft Baja suspension and a screaming, 702-hp V8 that makes it’s...

Big Shock: The Peterbilt 579EV Becomes The First Electric Big Rig To Climb Pikes Peak

As the electrification seemingly all things on wheels continues to march on, Peterbilt has notched themselves a neat milestone. Recently, the company had their Peterbilt Model 579EV ripping up and...

Pro Touring Truck: This Profile Of The QA1 New Blue 1972 Ford F100 Will Make You Want A Corner Burning Rig

There was a time a few years back when someone building a pro touring pickup truck was kind of a fun anomaly. The world of hardcore pro touring cars was dominated by traditional machines like...

Blazing Inferno: Watch This 1974 White Road Boss Perform The Most Epic Big Rig Burnout Ever – Detroit Diesel Power!

Oh, internet how we love thee. The KT3406E YouTube channel has been home to some of the most wild and awesome big rig videos ever created. These are the guys who ran a rig on ether until the engine...

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee: The Fifth Generation Of The Iconic SUV Is On The Way

(By Tom Lohnes) – Coming out in 2010, with a refresh in 2014, a huge lawsuit over a shifter, another refresh in 2018, and a screaming supercharged Trackhawk model, the 4th gen Jeep Grand...

The Worst Tank Ever: This Look At The WW2 Valiant Assault Tank Is A Study In Failure

Of all the rabbit holes I have gone down in the last year, studying old tanks may be the weirdest. Early on in the quarantine adventure of 2020 I found a series called “Age of Tanks” on...

Waiting Is The Hardest Part: Good News For Bronco Buyers, Deliveries Will Be Happening Sooner Than Expected

(By Tom Lohnes) – With the recent news of Ford delaying production for their long-awaited Bronco SUV, we were expecting late summer for the arrival of this Wrangler fighter on dealership lots....

Cool Old Press Photos: Here’s The Introduction For The ’57 Ford C-Series Cab-Over Truck – They Built These Until 1990!

We’re truck freaks, so when we saw this photo and release in our pile of goodies we had to share it for a few reasons. It’s cool as hell being the major one. Ford produced this style of...

Will Koenigsegg Build A Hypertruck Of Some Kind? Let’s Just Say That They Haven’t Denied It

(By Tom Lohnes) – Koenigsegg may be one of the few companies to never have an SUV in their lineup. Pretty much everyone else has jammed one together, sometimes awkwardly simply because they...

The First Ram TRX Crash Has Occurred…On The Assembly Line

(By Tom Lohnes) – Like any car company FCA is no stranger to factory mishaps. The process of building cars is really complicated and it is almost miraculous any of them end up leaving the...

Horsepower Costs Money: Wrangler 392 Pricing Is Coming In Hot – Have $70,000+ For A Jeep?

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Ram 1500 TRX might be the craziest truck ever made, pushing 700 horsepower, doing the sprint from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds, and being the single best factory...

Multi-Engine Throwdown: This 1989 TNT Series Pulling Broadcast Is A Legit War Between Legendary Pulling Families

There’s something about a vintage pulling broadcast that gets me ever time. Maybe the fact that I work with Army Armstrong’s son week in and week out with NHRA, the fact that the...

The Toyota Man Cometh: This Review Of The 1993 Toyota T100 Was A Wildly Prescient Look Into The Future

It was monumental news when Toyota said that it was going to step up its truck game in the early 1990s with the addition of the T100 model. This was going to be a small-ish truck that was kind of in...

Ridetech Air Or Coil Over Suspension For Your 2007-2013 Chevrolet or GMC Truck Rules – Tubular Control Arms, Bolt In Four-Link, More

The GMT900 truck platform is an awesome one and like its predecessors, sold like hotcakes for years. There are millions of these trucks in the 2007-2013 time frame on the road and many of them are...