Big Trucks Duke it Out: Full Size Pickup Comparison
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We see it every Friday during our evening commute. A stream of vehicles choking the freeway, headed out to the Mojave Desert or the Colorado River for some well-earned weekend stress relief.
The fun varies, from camping to dirt-bike riding to water-skiing. But the vehicle that invariably gets tasked with hauling the corresponding equipment is a full-size pickup truck. You know, like the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, 2009 Ford F-150 or 2009 Toyota Tundra.
Sure, we talk about the virtues of the minivan as a family hauler, and there are many. But the minivan stands no chance against a looming 25-foot camping trailer. And SUVs are easily flummoxed by motocross bikes and the need to carry their smelly gas cans (or anything that's remotely dirty, actually) in the vehicle's cargo area.
There's nothing like a pickup, with its big bin in back that doesn't care what you toss into it. And the truck is sure to be around long after the full-frame SUV falls completely out of favor and descends into the three-row car-based sensibility that is the crossover.
2011 Heavy Duty Truck Comparison Test
Who's the boss? 2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty, 2011 GMC Sierra 3500HD or 2010
Dodge Ram Pickup 3500? All have a diesel engine, crew cab and four-wheel
drive, and the as-equipped tow ratings range from 15,800 pounds to 16,800
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Fast & Furious 4: The Cars and Trucks
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Opens Friday, April 3!!!
In the movie business, cars are expendable. They're not respected, nowhere
near cherished, subject to abuse and constantly thrashed. It doesn't matter
if the cars are Ferraris or Ford Crown Vics, the job of any vehicle in a
movie is to tell the story effectively — even if it must be destroyed in
order to do so. And in a movie like Fast & Furious (opening April 3) the
cars do a lot of storytelling. We should know; we went behind the scenes.
In October of 2007, Dennis McCarthy was hired as the picture car
coordinator for Fast & Furious, and after leasing a 60,000-square-foot shop
in Southern California's San Fernando Valley and hiring a staff of
mechanics and fabricators, he got started building the 240 or so cars that
would be needed for the production — to portray about a dozen on-screen
cars tied to a character. After all, duplicates were needed of every car to
ensure the production never had to slow down; to perform specific stunts;
and to be wrecked in the most spectacular way possible.
Using documentation from the production's picture car department and
in-person interviews with McCarthy and his hard-working team of
fabricators, Inside Line has created the most comprehensive guide to this
year's hottest movie cars. Here it is: Inside Line's guide to the cars and
trucks of Fast & Furious.
Feel the Power? 2010 Dodge Power Wagon Full Test
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The 2010 Dodge Ram Power Wagon marks the second generation of the company's
off-road-fettled heavy-duty pickup, and Dodge didn't muck with the plot.
That's good news for serious truck users, as the Raptor is no substitute
for the Power Wagon, and vice versa.
F-150 Jet Truck
Chris Lentz's F-150, equipped with a Motorlet M-701 jet motor, is one wild
hybrid of sorts...
Ford F-150 Ecoboost vs Chevy Silverado Duramax Pick-up Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Ford expects to sell almost 100,000 brand new
EcoBoost twin turbo F-150s this year. With a towing capacity of
just over 11,000 pounds and 360 HP, the F-150 is a class leading pick-up
truck. But how will it do when stacked up against a Chevy Silverado 2500 HD
(heavy duty) with the Duramax turbo
diesel engine? And perhaps even more importantly how do both classic
American pick-ups do when used the way that many people use pick-ups...as
their daily drivers? We took two of America's newest and most popular turbo-charged pick-ups and put them to the
everyman test of comfort, ease of use, and combined that with a very
unusual drag race to see which pick-up was the better daily driver.
Diesel-Powered Throwdown! 2011 Ford Super Duty vs 2010 Ram HD
We pit the all new 2011 Ford Super Duty against our reigning Truck of the
Year, the 2010 Ram Heavy Duty to figure out which one is truly the king of
the heavy haulers.
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Shot by; Mike Suggett
Edited by: Mike Suggett
2012 Motor Trend Truck Of The Year! Picking A Winner
Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our week long Truck Of The Year
competition, and find out which contender wins the title of 2012 Motor
Trend Truck Of The Year.
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Extreme Traction-Control Test
As part of the 2008 PickupTrucks.com Half-Ton Shootout, PickupTrucks.com
put six half-ton pickups from Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Nissan and
Toyota through an extreme traction-control test that simulated icy road
conditions to find out which trucks had the best traction control. For more
information, visit PickupTrucks.com.
Arctic Trucks' Toyota Hilux pickup truck from BBC Top Gear TV show
Did you see the North Pole episode of BBC's Top Gear TV show? Ever wonder
where they get their ideas? Here's behind-the-scenes footage of Arctic
Trucks engineering the same Toyota Hilux pickups used by Top Gear for its
adventure. The Reykjavik-based Icelandic company prepares the Hilux with
special parts such as its 38" tires to cope with extreme conditions. It
even is offers trips of between two- and five-days or longer expeditions
through the wild landscape of Iceland. You can read the full story at
eurotuner.com in the News section.