Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Suspension Tech, XL Tech Stories

RideTech Announces New StreetGrip System For C10 Trucks – Pre Orders Being Taken Now, Shipping In November

The RideTech StreetGrip line has been extremely popular with enthusiasts looking to step up the handling performance and fun of their car (and now truck!) without going through a full pro-touring...

Project Hay Hauler: Junkyard Crawling For Upgrades To Our 1967 GMC C1500

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) In our first episode on the Project Hay Hauler ’67 GMC C1500 pickup, I went over how the truck was when I bought it in August 2014. Almost immediately, I...

Kevin Tetz Shows You How To Replace The Wood In Your Pickup Truck Bed At Home

How many times have you seen a bitchin patina’d pickup that has a completely rotted out wood bed in it, or a finished pretty truck that has wood that is present, but not pretty at all? It...

Tire Slog: We Test The BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 In Muck, Mire, and Snow

(Words by Lohnes and McTaggart) – Just about a year ago, Nutting and I went into the wilds of Maine with the fine people of BFGoodrich to test our their All Terrain T/A KO2 tire. This is the...

Best of BangShift: Lockheed Martin Invents Laser Gun That Can Melt A Truck Engine In Seconds – The Future Gets Creepier

(By Tony Sestito) – For years, lasers have been in many modern devices, from car CD players to those little pointers that you annoy your cat with. But up until recently, laser weapons were the...

Watch Stacey David Install Giant Custom Bumpers On Sgt. Rock: Fabrication Is Fun!

Whenever I get the chance to weld on something, which unfortunately is no where near as often as it used to be, it’s like therapy. It’s one of the ways a car guy can find his Zen space....

Stripped Threads, Cracking Steel….And This Stuff Is Holding Up A Bridge?! The SF Bay Bridge

Having lived through the “Big Dig” here in Boston and all of the associated blunders and embarrassments associated with it, I don’t have sky high expectations for any sort of public...

See How A Dynatrac ProRock 80 Full-Float Rear Axle Goes Together From Start To Finish

A lot of us have rebuilt our own rear axle assemblies, but very few have built one from scratch at this level! From the raw materials to the finished products, the guys at Dynatrac show us how a...

4L80e Transmission Rebuild Part 2 – The Complete Rebuild Video From Start To Finish

Yesterday we showed you how to tear down your 4L80e transmission, and today’s video shows you the complete rebuild from start to finish. This is a complete 2-hour video that shows every step,...

Transmission Tech: How To Disassemble Your 4L80e Transmission

Since we are working on plans to install a fresh engine in the $200 Hauler, our 2000 Suburban low buck tow vehicle, we’ve been debating on what to do to the 4L80e that’s in it currently....

Better Breather: We Bolt On More Power And Economy With An Airaid Intake On A 2013 Chevy 3500 HD Gasser

Thirty years ago if you wanted to make your car breathe better you bolted on an open element air cleaner. It certainly changed the way your car sounded and it might have added a couple of horsepower...

Progress Continues On The World’s Largest Ship – Immense Craft Will Be Self Contained Natural Gas Refinery – SHELL PRELUDE

(By Scott Parker) – The Shell Prelude is the largest ship ever constructed and work continues in a South Korean shipyard as you read this to get the humongous craft finished, even as world...

Did You Know That Some Suburban’s Have Two Fuel Pumps? We Found Out The Hard Way

When the check engine light comes on in your car, you should probably pay attention to that. Don’t pull a Chad and think “it’s not missing, it isn’t hot or low on oil...

This Old Ingersoll Rand Radial Engine Air Compressor Is One Of The Coolest Things We’ve Ever Run Across

If there is anything cooler than finding a mechanical device you never knew existed before, we’re not sure what that is. While at the Goodguys show last weekend, I was wandering around the...