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Bello’s Kustoms COE Project: Body Mounts, Air Ride Parts, Steering, Exhaust, And More!

In this episode of the COE build, the cab gets mounted up, steering is being configured, exhaust is going in, and so are all the air ride parts. It’s a lot of work happening in this episode....

Get It Right: Here’s The Proper Way To Measure For Custom Shocks From The Crew At Ridetech

You want to install custom shocks on your car. Maybe you just want to make a simple change with a single adjustable tube shock or maybe you are going bigger with air suspension or perhaps multi-way...

Half Ass Kustoms 1951 Ford Pickup Project: Cleaning Up The Chassis And Installing Brakes On The 1951 Ford F1

Here are Parts 2 and 3 of the 1951 Ford Project. Not everything is exciting when building a new project, but it’s all got to get done right? Part 2 has the truck’s new frame getting...

Bello’s Kustoms COE Project: Custom Fitting The Bed So The Big Wheel And Tire Combo Tucks When It’s On The Ground

In this episode of the COE project the bed gets fitted over the giant dually wheels out back, including some custom fitting and widening so it all fits when laid on the ground. There is some creative...

New Product: Performance Suspension Kit For Ford F150 – Lower, With Better Traction, And Load Leveling.

Ridetech’s new F150 system is the same one chosen by Shelby America to transform their Super Snake Ford trucks into something truly special. With no wheel hop, a killer lowered stance, and the...

Bello’s Kustoms COE Project: It’s Bag Mount Time And Stuff Is Going Together!

In this episode of the Bello’s Customs COE project the big C-Notch and rear 4-Link are getting bag mounts so they will be ready to haul any heavy load they want. This is going to be a cool...

Bello’s Kustoms COE Project: It’s 4-Link Time Out Back! Watch Them Design And Build One From Scratch

Whenever I see a COE, which stands for Cab Over Engine, I wish I had one. I have always thought a COE ramp truck would be cool, or even just a slammed COE pickup. They are just cool looking since...

Bello’s Kustoms COE Project: Building A 1950 GMC Cab Over Using A Late Model Dually Chassis

Whenever I see a COE, which stands for Cab Over Engine, I wish I had one. I have always thought a COE ramp truck would be cool, or even just a slammed COE pickup. They are just cool looking since...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project Update: Oops… Making Cool Parts And Then Having To Fix Them.

Anyone who has built a car, truck, motorcycle, or whatever has at some point or another built a part for their ride only to find that their perfectly designed part had a flaw that kept the next part...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: Headers And Exhaust, Rear Shock Mounts, And More!

Exhaust and more going together in this episode of the FJ45 Rock Crawler project, where nothing ever seems to go together without some cutting and welding, no matter what the plan. Check out the...

Towing Shouldn’t Be A Drag: The Ridetech LevelTow Is About Comfort, Safety, Your Truck and Trailer’s Longevity

When it comes to towing, there are more forces at work invisibly on your truck and trailer than most people can comprehend. From what’s happening with the vehicle dynamics with the added load...

Here’s How Leaf Springs Are Made For Big Trucks: Lots Of Heat, Lots Of Pressure, And Lots Of Hard Work!

While air ride equipped trucks are very common on the highways here in the United States, with the majority of big over the road trucks and trailers being air ride equipped from the factory now,...

Great Video: RideTech Tells You How To Avoid The Top Five Problems That Come Into Play When Lowering A Vehicle

Changing the suspension of your car or truck may be physically “easy” and one with bolting on parts but the math and physics involved is tough stuff. The engineering side of things is...

This Look At And Discussion Of Split Rims and Old Truck Wheel Mounting Is Pretty Interesting – Dangerous Stuff, Interesting Process

I have owned a couple of vehicles with split rims. Known as “suicide rims” because of the fact that the outer ring can fly off and kill the guy mounting the tires, they are not a popular...