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

Paying The Piper: FCA Settles Diesel Lawsuit Cases, Recalls Ram And Jeep 3.0L Diesel Trucks

They aren’t saying that they did anything wrong, but FCA is going to pay out to end the diesel emissions cases with federal and state authorities and owners of Ram and Jeep products that were...

Rivan: The Electric Truck and SUV Startup That Caught Everyone’s Attention At The L.A. Auto Show

At the 2018 L.A. Auto Show, one truck and one SUV made waves, both made by a manufacturer that nobody had seemingly heard of: Rivan. The two concepts, the R1T pickup truck and the R1S SUV, are...

Unveiled: 2020 Jeep Gladiator – Welcome Back, Jeep Pickup!

The last Jeep J-series, was built in 1987, the last Jeep truck, the Comanche, ended in 1992, and the last “jeep”-based truck-style unit, the CJ-8 Scrambler, ended production in 1985. Ever...

One Good Turn Deserves Another: The Story Of “The Pandra” And The California Wildfires

The Camp Fire that is burning in California right now is the state’s most deadly fire on record. As of writing, the death toll is up to forty-two, over 20,000 acres have been blackened, over...

Meet The “Hellephant”: 426 Cubic Inches, 1000 Horsepower, 950 Ft/Lbs Of Torque!

In Mopar lore, a 426 cubic inch Hemi-headed engine was trouble, pure and simple. It didn’t matter what body it was shoved into…from the absolutely ferocious Hemi Darts and A-body...

Hammer Down Hell: This Compilation of Rock Bouncer Crashes Is Nuts

There are few motorsports in the world that have the level of sheer violence that rock bouncing has. Between the crazy chassis, the big horsepower engines, and the drivers who literally line...

The Jokes Write Themselves: 44,000 Pounds Of Steel Balls Flopped Out Of A Truck In Seattle

A key point for any driver to ram into the back of their brain about driving is “expect the unexpected”. Once you get comfortable behind the wheel, you get complacent. Once you get...

Blowed Up: Check Out The Remains of This Severely Dead Kawasaki V-Twin Engine – OUCH!

(By Doug Gregory) – We all know nitro is a heartless mistress and will inflict whatever damage to expensive engines she chooses. Gasoline can be the bratty little sister who will also have her...

Belts Are Burning: The NHTSA Is Investigating 2015-current Ford F-150s For Seat Belt Pretensioners That Self-Ignite

If there is one safety item that doesn’t deserve any pushback against, it’s the seat belt. Forget air bags that turn the interior of a car into a marshmallow, the basic seatbelt has done...

Double-Standards? FCA Is Trying To Shut Down Mahindra’s Roxor UTV In The United States!

Here’s a case study that will be interesting to watch: is a more-or-less copy of the original variation of a vehicle enough of a threat to the manufacturer of the modern-day version that the...

Recycling Gone Wrong: GM Announces The New 2.7L Turbo-Four Will Be Called “Tripower”

Dusting off an old, storied nameplate to affix it to a new thing almost never works out well. When Pontiac re-badged the Holden Monaro, a potent rear-drive coupe with a V8 and a six-speed, into the...

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 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...

Flowmaster Releases New FlowFX Cat-back Exhaust For 2015-2018 F150 With 2.7/3.5/or 5.0L Engines

Do you dig your 2015-2018 Ford F150 but just don’t enjoy the fact that it is as quiet as a mouse? Want to bolt on some super easy horsepower and gusto to your rig? Flowmatser has your covered...