Tread Matters: Tire Selection and Fuel Economy

Tread Matters: Tire Selection and Fuel Economy Tires have been a popular subject in magazines for decades, and forums continually see new threads seeking information and expertise. This is partly because they are expensive. They can also provide dramatic style and performance improvements and are an easy upgrade. With so much talk, it is surprisingly difficult to get unbiased, detailed, … Read More

Load Range F Toyos, a 1,700 mile evaluation

Toyo’s New Load Range ***F*** Open Country Tire Line Backgrounder Torque, horsepower, and tow/haul ratings in our so-called light-trucks have been soaring toward the stratosphere for several years. The competition between the North American diesel pickup manufactures to one-up the other has never been stronger. They have passed the 900 lb-ft barrier and are marching toward the next big hurdle; … Read More

SEMA 2016

This 2016 SEMA Show post is centered around diesel pickups, and towing and hauling. Originally written for and published in my Still Plays With Trucks column, for the Turbo Diesel Register magazine.  Was it Ford’s Year to Shine At SEMA? The publisher of the Turbo Diesel Register suggested that I gauge enthusiasm for the new 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks based on … Read More

Still Plays With Trucks, TDR Issue 86

Readers, I rearranged my pages and needed to move this article into a new post to fix links. Largely a biographical piece, it documents my enthusiastic return to the Cummins/Ram world and was my initial Still Plays With Trucks column, originally published here on July 18, 2016. This was the first of several articles culled from recent work for the Turbo Diesel Register (TDR) magazine, a publication I’ve been associated since its … Read More

SEMA Show 2014

2014 SEMA Show feature in the Turbo Diesel Register Issue 87. Includes: BD Diesel Performance manifolds, turbos, and differential cover. Legacy Classic Trucks Dodge Carryall and Jeep Scrambler with a 3.0-liter VM Motori turbo diesel. McLeod Workhorse clutch. Cooper Discoverer A/TW winter tire. Dick Cepek Extreme Country mud tire. AEV Ram regular cab flatbed. COPYRIGHT! ALL MATERIAL PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT  … Read More