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Keep on Truckin'
Moving On... Posted March 4 2011 03:54 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

I started with Primedia (the former corporate owners of Truckin') in the Summer of 2004. Immediately prior to taking the job, I was working for a business-to-business publishing company in the South Bay area near Los...

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Filed under: Opinions, Opinions  | 

Nitto NT05 Tire Torture Test
500hp and a 25 minutes of Drifting Posted March 3 2011 03:56 PM by DanWard-Editor

No one has ever uttered the words, "Dan, drive faster." Take a look at this Nitto NT05 tire and I think you'll understand why.

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Filed under: Editorials, Observations, Past Events, GMC, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Tips for a smooth smog check
Getting your truck smogged Posted March 3 2011 12:48 PM by Maximus Matthewson

Every person that registers their car in California has to get a smog check to make sure that it is emissions friendly. I had to take our 2000 Silverado project to get a smog done this morning. I have...

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Filed under: Opinions  | 

Rebate on Shocks and Leveling Kits
Skyjacker offering Rebate on products Posted March 2 2011 07:52 PM by Maximus Matthewson

Skyjacker has announced that they will be offering a $35.00 rebate on all Skyjacker Hydro H7000 series and Nitro N8000 series shocks. They are also offering the same rebate in 2 Hydro or Nitro shocks and a Skyjacker...

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Filed under: Truck Accessories , Opinions  | 

Newest Products from Lincoln
Lincoln Electric Shows Off Newest Product Posted March 2 2011 01:32 PM by Maximus Matthewson

Lincoln Electric came to our shop yesterday to show off they're newest products. They now offer a line of welding apparel including jackets, gloves, and headwear.

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Filed under: Opinions  | 

Rookie Photo Shoot
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes. Posted March 1 2011 01:54 PM by DanWard-Editor

This photo was taken at 78 mph in a lifted, flamed, and nearly falling-apart F-150. I was riding in the back (because I was the new guy back in '03) and captured the "Super Pooper" in the reflection of a big rig's...

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Filed under: Editorials, Observations, Past Events, Ford, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Oh how times have changed
Truckin's Archives Posted March 1 2011 01:06 PM by Maximus Matthewson

So yesterday, I had to go through Truckin's archives and order the mess of magazine chronologically. It was very time consuming and tedious, but it was pretty cool getting to see how Truckin' has changed over...

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Filed under: Opinions, Opinions, Trend Observations  | 

Jeep Vs. Dodge Off-Road Drag Race
I Get Paid for This?! Posted February 28 2011 10:03 AM by DanWard-Editor

It sounded like a good idea at the time—line up next to each other and see who could go up this 250ft 38-degree incline the fastest. What could possibly go wrong?

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Filed under: Editorials, Opinions, Past Events, Dodge, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Fun without the Sun in SoCal
TundraSTOP Event Posted February 25 2011 08:53 PM by Maximus Matthewson

If anybody in SoCal wants to get out of the house on a dreary Saturday, Truckin' will be at the event event sponsored by

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Filed under: Opinions  | 

Rendering Sneak Peek
2000 Silverado 1500 Project Posted February 25 2011 07:33 PM by Maximus Matthewson

We told you about it, you offered your suggestions, now we have a rendering...sort of. We do have the rendering, but there will be a couple changes.

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Filed under: Editorials  | 

Holley LS Coil Covers
New LS dress-up parts Posted February 25 2011 02:52 PM by Brandan

A recent Readers' Rap question about dressing up a GM LS engine reminded me of a cool product from SEMA that we also spotted at MPMC.

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Filed under: Editorials, Truck News , Chevy  | 

BMF Wheels New Release
New Fitment for 2011 GM 2500HD Posted February 25 2011 10:59 AM by DanWard-Editor

BMF Wheels just released new fitments for 2011 GM 2500HD trucks with the new 8x180mm lug pattern.

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Filed under: Editorials, Observations, Opinions, Trend Observations, GMC, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Kicker Bash Car & Truck Show
Truckin's Coming to Oklahoma Posted February 24 2011 11:34 AM by DanWard-Editor

KICKER is playing host to the second go-round of the KICKER Bash Car & Truck Show in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on March 26 and 27 and Truckin' will be there with cameras in hand.

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Filed under: Editorials, Upcoming Features, Upcoming Truck Events, GMC, Blessings and Beatings  | 

THROWDOWN entry deadline
Last Call for THROWDOWN participants Posted February 24 2011 10:38 AM by DanWard-Editor

With the month of February coming to a close, your chance to participate in Truckin's 2011 THROWDOWN is also winding down.

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Filed under: Editorials, About Features/Should-Be Features, Upcoming Truck Events, Trend Observations, GMC, Blessings and Beatings  | 

Paint and Body Special
Issue 5 Behind the Scenes Posted February 23 2011 10:00 AM by Maximus Matthewson

Our last behind the scenes photo was so popular that we decided to try and get a behind the scenes for every cover of Truckin'. Here is the behind the scenes for Issue 5.

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Filed under: Editorials  | 

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