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

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...

The 2019 Suzuki Jimny: Does A Modern Samurai Make Sense For A Small SUV?

Ah, the poor, maligned Suzuki Samurai, the automotive equivalent of the Weeble-Wobble. Small, upright, boxy, spunky, with decent off-road chops and the smear of a Consumer Reports claim of easy...

Is The Tesla Semi-Truck Dead? Some Business Analysts Think So

Tesla has been in the news a lot lately. That’s saying something for a company that tends to be hovering near the front of the business headlines in the country on a week to week basis. This...

GMC Releases Modern Day “High Boy” In New Factory Lifted 2019 Sierra AT4 – Worth It?

One of the most interesting things about the high performance aftermarket is how the products they make and sell actually influence the OEM production world. Don’t believe us? Look at vehicles...

2018 Easter Jeep Safari Concept Vehicles Are Here! Which one Is Your Favorite?

We told you the Easter Jeep Safari concept vehicles that Jeep puts together each year were on their way. Well, they’ve been unveiled and without further ado, here they are:   1. Jeep...

Easter Teaser: Jeep Releases Two Images For This Year’s Easter Jeep Safari Concepts

(Images: FCA North America) It’s that time of year again! Each year, Jeep whips up a few concept packages to bring out to Moab as part of the Easter Jeep Safari deal. Each year, we drool over...

Unveiled: 2018 Polaris RZR Turbo S – Your Own Personal Desert Runner Has Arrived, With Twenty-Five Inches Of Suspension Travel!

I recently spent more time with a side-by UTV than I had in ten years out in the Nevada desert blasting around in a Polaris RZR 1000 EPS. I loved the little thing…it had enough power for all...

Big News: Chevrolet Steps Back Into The Medium Duty Truck Market – Did Not See That One Coming!

In news that maybe someone, but not us saw coming, Chevrolet has reentered the medium duty truck segment for the first time since 2009 with the Silverado 4500, 5500, and 6500 series offerings. These...

Gearhead Americana: Amazing Photos Of Junkyards And Car Crashes 1930-1942 From The Library Of Congress Archive

As you know, we’re absolute suckers for Americana and historic photos here in the halls of BangShift.  I have recently been spending lots of time trolling the Library of Congress’s...