Category Archive: BangShift News, BangShift XL, New Products, Sponsor News, XL New Truck Products, XL Sponsor News, XL Truck News, XL Videos

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...

See A Dragline Rescue A Caterpillar D11 Bulldozer Like It Is A Toy

Mining is not an easy business. It is like the world’s biggest game of sand box Tonka trucks and like in the sand box, sometimes things happen. In this case an operator rolled a Caterpillar D11...

Truck For Sale: Larry Larson Selling The S10 He Won A Wally With, Won No-Preps With, Ran 1st Street Legal 5-Second Pass With!

It was built as a doomsday weapon of sorts and by the time the first phase of its career had finished, Larry Larson’s S10 truck he elevated itself to iconic status in the world of drag racing....

Spud Speedway In Caribou Maine Is For Sale – Cool Little Track With A Price Lower Than Lots Of Houses! Wow!

So we have been showing you a lot of these track listings lately and as it turns out people like finding them here. They like finding them so much that we have to sometimes take them down after the...

FCA Has Brought Back The Warlock – Needs More Hemi And More Stakebed!

Call me a little bit suspicious if you must, but there is something quite familiar about the newly introduced 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock. Obviously, the nameplate is a surprise…the Warlock...

Another Iron In The Fire: New L8T 6.6L Gas Engine For Chevy Trucks Is Stout, Iron Block and All

Perhaps shooed along by the announcement of Ford’s new 7.3L gas engine for their 2020 heavy duty trucks, Chevrolet has released the specs on the new L8T gas engine for Chevy trucks. This engine...

Unveiled: Ram’s New Multifunction Tailgate For Half-Tons – Swing However You’d Like To!

Not to be outdone with press releases from both Ford and GM, Ram has announced a new feature for their half-ton pickup trucks. It’s called the multifunction tailgate and it works like this: in...