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AEV Says It Won’t Do Full-Size Pickup Trucks

Upfitters American Expedition Vehicles has become the go-to company for manufacturers like Jeep, Ram, and GM for rugged, limited-edition off-road trucks. It has handled special Jeep Wranglers since 1997, designing the Ram HD Prospector XL, and the Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison. All of these off-road specials utilize state-of-the-art components combined with tough looks and special …
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Does Wrangler Rumor Signal a Diesel Jeep Gladiator?

Although Ram recently released info about its latest EcoDiesel engine, the rest of FCA’s lineup has been bereft of diesels. Jeep, for instance, did offer a diesel option, although the previous-gen engine was later put on hiatus. However, this diesel drought may be over. Jalopnik recently reported that a diesel Jeep Wrangler may be coming …
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Jeep Gladiator Hercules Could Get Way More Power

The Jeep Gladiator is getting a lot of love. People have been clamoring to buy it. Kelley Blue Book named it as one of their favorite cars for 2020. You can even mount a rooftop tent to it. Sadly, unlike many of its fellow FCA brethren, there’s no high-performance version. Yet. The Jeep Gladiator Hercules …
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Six Jeep Pickup Trucks that Preceded the Gladiator

The Jeep Gladiator is the first Jeep pickup since the Comanche was introduced in 1992. Pickup trucks and anything Jeep are some of the hottest vehicles today, so combining the two makes for an instant winner. The different companies that have owned the Jeep brand over the years knew this. Here are all of the …
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Which Truck Tires Do You Actually Need?

Tires are your truck’s shoes. You wouldn’t wear a dress shoe to go hiking, and you wouldn’t put a street tire to go off-roading. But between the truck tire extremes is a gray area. Can, or should, you put an off-road tire on a mostly urban-riding pickup? Do big tires actually do anything useful? YouTube …
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16 Pickup Trucks that Include Apple CarPlay

We’ve come a long way since the days where trucks were basic, utilitarian vehicles that offered little in the way of creature comforts. If you remember that time, the list of options that are available on a modern truck may sound absurd. But the people want what the people want. And currently, one of the …
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Ford F-150 Raptor vs. Pickups of the World

‘Forbidden fruit’ goes both ways. American enthusiasts have to deal with that pesky 25-year import rule, but we have our own exclusive goodies. Especially when it comes to pickup trucks. Europeans especially are starting to buy more of them, but their choices stop at the mid-size segment. Outside of specialized importers, they can’t get trucks …
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What’s A Fleetside Pickup Truck?

Did you know all pickups are “fleetside” trucks? What is a fleetside truck? Fleetside was the name Chevrolet gave its first wide pickup beds. Before 1958, all pickup boxes were narrow to accommodate separate fenders and a step for better access to inside the bed. In 1958, Chevy designed a new type of bed that …
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Check Out This Awesome Jeep Gladiator Overland Bed Camper

Overlanding represents some of the most romantic aspects of off-roading. Load your truck with whatever you need, drive to wherever you want, then sit back to watch the sunset. It’s not just appealing, it’s a lucrative business. But you can’t just sleep in any old tent, or inside your truck. You also can’t stick a …
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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Gets New Look For 2021

Truck customers are wanting more aggressive, off-road looks for their trucks. Chevy is obliging with a tougher-looking Colorado ZR2 midsize pickup. Debuting at the 2019 Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic this weekend the new look of the Colorado ZR2 will be available in 2020 as a 2021 model. The ZR2 will be the only …
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Truck Trends That Need to Go Away

Taste, especially in trucks, is intensely personal. My general policy is, as long as it’s not hurting anyone, go for it. But some trends are objectively bad. Bad because they take away from what the vehicle was supposed to do, and replace it with something worse. In that spirit, we present five truck trends that …
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Rolling Coal Just Makes People Hate Pickup Trucks

Diesel pickup trucks have a problem. Not with technology—Ram just announced their latest half-ton diesel options—but with image. Even before Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal, diesel engines were far from popular in the U.S. This is despite diesel engines’ better fuel efficiency and torque compared to gasoline engines. Diesels had a reputation for excessive noise. The …
2018 F-150 Power Stroke Diesel driving on the road

Which Light-Duty Full-Size Diesel Pickup Truck Is Best?

Which truck is the winner of the light-duty diesel wars? Well, it depends on what you want. Diesel engines in trucks are known to deliver better economy and torque characteristics in spite of the issues with environmental concerns. You will go farther with diesel power than burning gasoline, so there is that. Let’s compare choices, …
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Truck Racing You Should Be Watching

Considering the wide range of activities pickup trucks are used for—towing, carrying motorcycles, hauling people—there’s no reason not to add ‘racing’ to the list. Why should sports car owners get all the fun in seeing their favorite brands duke it out on screen? And it’s not just professional factory teams out there, either. Some racing …
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UAW Strike Threatens Chevrolet Silverado Supply

The last General Motors truck assembly plant running while the UAW/GM strike enters its fourth week has been shut down. Automotive News said the Silao, Mexico, plant had to stop production due to parts shortages. Analysts say dealerships have only about two weeks left before they start seeing a reduction in supplies of Chevrolet Silverados …
2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Has a 1,000-Mile Range

Despite the negative effects of Dieselgate, diesel engines remain popular in the pickup truck market. With a combination of improved fuel economy and more torque compared to gasoline engines, it’s easy to see the appeal. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was one of the first to offer such an option, in its full-size Ram line. And today, …
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What Was The First Dually Truck?

It’s hard to believe that the popular dual-rear-wheel “dually” pickup we know today didn’t exist before 1973. That’s when GM styled a rear fender to cover the dual rear wheels combined with a standard eight-foot box. What’s a dually for and why did it take so long to come into existence? Dual-Rear-Wheel Options Dual-rear-wheel options …