Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Off Road Feature, XL Truck Feature, XL Truck News

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...

Return Of The Big Block? Ford Introduces 444ci Pushrod V8 Engine For Next Generation Super Duty!

In news that we totally did not see coming, Ford has announced a new pushrod engine option for the upcoming 2020 Super Duty line of trucks. This engine is the biggest gasoline burning engine a...

Unveiled: The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Line – 35,500 Pounds Towing, 910 Foot-Pounds Of Torque

The timing seems just too coincidental for this announcement. In the same time that Ford announces the return of the large-cube gasoline V8, GM has unveiled the 2020 Silverado HD lineup that will...