If you have been following our "Big Green" project, you will know that we started with a mostly rust-free 1985 Chevy K10 4x4 and its 305 cu-in V8 mated to a heavy duty 4-speed manual transmission. It's a regular cab long bed with a basic 4-inch lift and a lot of
Buying a first car is a big decision for a lot of people to make. In many cases, a truck makes a fantastic first vehicle. It is relatively easy to work on, inexpensive to buy and fix, and very practical for moving people and stuff around. However, there are lots
Which Nissan Titan is best for you? We get many questions about the latest 2017 Nissan Titans on a weekly basis. Here is our most recent take on the subject. The examples you see here are: 2017 Nissan Titan XD crew cab PRO-4X Diesel and a 2017 Nissan Titan crew cab
Mother Trucker is a new series starting on TFLtruck where we take a truck, and an activity, and go have some fun (usually resulting in something getting destroyed). This first episode features Roman, Michael, and Tommy in their attempts to fly a kite with a truck.
We turned to the store
What can we expect from the next generation of the Nissan Frontier pickup truck? Will it be a 2018 or a 2019 model? Will it have a turbo-diesel engine? Will the American version of truck look just like the European Navara you see above? These are all great questions and,
Which power plant is best in an off-road pickup truck: diesel or gas V8? Here are the pros and cons on one versus the other. Helping us answer the question are a 2017 Nissan Titan XD with the 5.0L Cummins V8 and a 2017 Nissan Titan with the 5.6L gasoline
How will a 2017 Ram HD 2500 regular cab 2WD 6.4L HEMI V8 Tradesman truck do going up and down the Ike Gauntlet™, world's toughest towing test? How about when it's loaded near the maximum with a 11,900 lbs of trailer and 2,500 lbs of payload? We call these special
Ford has released the all new 2018 Ford Expedition FX4 which they claim to be their most off-road capable Expedition yet. The FX4 package includes a number of modifications which are designed to help the Expedition perform well off-road.
The FX4 package has a long list of upgrades. First is the electronic
The researchers who first uncovered the VW Dieselgate scandal are now alleging that Fiat-Chrysler diesels may be polluting too much as well. Testing by this private group of researchers asserts that diesel engines from the automaker may be allowing more than twenty times the legal limit of pollutants into the
The 2018 Ford F-150 power specifications are here. The updated truck gets increased power for three out of the five engines that are available. There is still no news about the sixth engine - the 3.0L turbo-diesel V6.
Base 3.3L V6
The base engine is now a smaller displacement V6, but it
A new turbo-diesel heavy duty pickup truck will cost between $8,800 to $11,000+ more than a comparable gasoline V8-powered HD pickup truck.
The diesel trucks weigh 700-900 lbs more than their gas counterparts. This weight difference is counteracted by the monstrous torque the diesels produce. These truck are very quick,
Toyota has announced more trim level and configuration changes to the 2018 Toyota Tundra lineup. One news that stands out above the rest is that the TRD Pro model will no longer be available on the 2018 Tundra. Why is this happening? Why is the most off-road worthy Tundra going
This old truck mega mashup video series has been long time coming. We gathered three examples of classic trucks between us and MrTruck.com. They are our good old project trucks: 1974 Ford F-250 4x4 Highboy "Rusty Boy", 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 "Dodgezilla Overkill", and a 1985 Chevy K10 "Big Green".
This current-generation Ford Ranger (Mexican market specification) was seen on the Interstate 15 in Southern California. The image was provided by Ryan McNeal. Thank you Ryan!
The folks at CarAdvice caught what appears to be a special off-road version of the next Ford Ranger prototype. Could this be a Ford Ranger Raptor? Check
Will my truck safely tow that trailer? We get this question nearly every day. This time on "Will It Tow That?" segment, it's a Ram 1500 V8 HEMI that needs to move a 30-foot double-decker race car "stacker" trailer. This one is fairly obvious, but it's a great illustration for safe
The Super Ike Gauntlet is all about maxing out trucks on the World's Toughest Towing Test - the Ike Gauntlet. This time, it's the 6.0-liter Vortec's V8 chance to tackle the 8 mile stretch of highway with a 7% grade on the way up to 11,158 feet above sea level.