What is the future of transmission technology for heavy duty trucks? More gears is the way to go. ZF is currently developing an 8-speed automatic transmission that is meant for Class 5-8 medium duty and semi trucks (up to 57,000 lbs of GCWR). They call it the 8AP Powerline, and
The 1987 Chevy Blazer XT-1 concept combined high-tech electronics, exotic components, futuristic styling and four-wheel steering - creating something that looks at home in a science fiction film. The best part was: the 1987 Chevrolet Blazer XT-1 concept was fully functional and not just sculpted clay
It was equipped with a
How quick is a supercharged Toyota Tundra? We drag race two Tundras with TRD supercharged 5.7L V8s. The red truck is a 2007 extended cab 4x4 with some big off-road tires. The blue truck is a 2014 extended cab 4x4 with stock wheels and tires. Which will be faster? Can
Will your next truck with a Cummins turbo diesel engine be more expensive? Cummins is a U.S.-based engine manufacturer that produces many different diesel engines in Indiana, but the company finds itself amidst an international tariff and trade war.
There are more details here in an interview with a Cummins vice
Can a lifted Ram HD truck tow a 5th-wheel camping trailer? We recently received this question from Roland from Shreveport, LA.
I have a Ram 2500 Mega Cab Prospector XL. This vehicle was built by American Expedition Vehicles. I am considering purchasing a 5th wheel trailer. I would like your thoughts.
How will the new 2018 Chevy Silverado HD will do on our highway MPG towing loop with about 12,500 lbs behind it? Will it do better or worse than the 2018 Ram HD Cummins and the 2018 Ford F250 Power Stroke V8 diesels?
We are here to find out. The truck
What is your favorite dream truck? Off-Road trucks continue to be all the rage. Ford has the F-150 Raptor. Ram recently announced a plan to produce a Hellcat-powered Rebel TRX. General Motors is turning up the heat with the upcoming 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trailboss and GMC Sierra 1500 AT4.
2000 Ford Equator Pickup Truck Concept
Debuting at the 2000 North American International Auto Show, the 2000 Ford Equator Pickup Truck Concept was a one-off prototype that was later auctioned off for charity. Under the file for: "they did what?" The 2000 Ford Equator Pickup Truck Concept was (quite obviously) inspired
Which truck is best for you? Is it a midsize truck (such as this 2018 Tacoma Limited) or a full-size half-ton (such as this 2018 Tundra Limited)? We drag race these two trucks, do a turning circle test, compare towing, and off-road capability, and more.
It depends on your needs, requirements,
Ford recently two vehicles that are sure to raise some eyebrows. It's what they call an all-new Police SUV (Interceptor Utility) with a gas/electric hybrid powertrain. The obscured image of this police cruiser looks like a Ford Explorer at first, but closer inspection reveals new headlights and other new design
Is it possible to get a regular Ford F150 4x4 to Ford Raptor levels of off-road performance by simply adding Falcon sport shocks and off-road tires? We went to Falcon Shocks headquarters near Salt Lake City, Utah to test a few trucks and find out.
The Falcon Shocks (sport shocks &
What are the signs of a successful truck? One clear indicator is a climbing price to high demand vehicles. This is the case for the 2018 Ford Raptor and the luxurious Ford F-150 Limited. A recent report by CarsDirect indicates that starting prices for these high-end trucks is now $1,090 higher
What is the best all-around truck that can tow, but also do some serious off-roading? A truck that has good acceleration, but also is not crazy expensive? This tough question was recently sent in to patreon.com/tflcar (or firstname.lastname@example.org) by Robert L.
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Check it out! We have a brand new 2018 Nissan Titan 1500 crew cab Pro-4X (provided by Nissan) as our next long term review truck. We are calling it "TFL Titan", and the truck will star in a new "Titan Trials" video series. We will be putting the truck through
Whether you like it or not, the future of trucking is autonomous. It's coming sooner than you might think. Companies like Bosch are working on a suite of technologies to enhance truck driver's comfort and safety. It's also there to enable self-driving semi trucks that will see duty within
Do you like the idea a full-size SUV with an extra doze of attitude and performance? GMC is introducing the 2019 Yukon Graphite editions to satisfy the need. Think of it as a Chevy Tahoe/Suburban RST package with premium GMC flavor stirred in.
First, the base Graphite edition Yukon build on