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 pounds.
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Comparison Test: 2007 Half-Ton Pickup Trucks by Inside Line
More commotion surrounds the introduction of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and Toyota Tundra than a tour by the Rolling Stones. Everyone wants to know if these trucks have what it takes to dominate the half-ton class. Since it's been three years since our last pickup comparison, we fired up our testing gear for some serious truck driving.
Fast & Furious 4: The Cars and Trucks
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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.
Most Muscle? Camaro SS v Challenger SRT8 v Shelby GT500
2010 Camaro SS vs. 2009 Challenger SRT8 vs. 2010 Shelby GT500
Camaro v Mustang v Challenger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as2erdrkQbI
Hennessey Camaro v Shelby GT500: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwCFIk0xH_s
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In our recent pony car comparison test, the retro-heavy — and just plain heavy — 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS walked away with top honors in its debut. The big V8-powered coupe needed a new challenge. It was time to refocus the lens. Shoot from a different angle, so to speak.
So we squared the brooding visage of our SS-badged protagonist up against the cruelest bunch of savages we could find, the range-topping 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 and 2010 Ford Shelby GT500.
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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2011 Heavy-Duty Hurt Locker Comparison Test: Introduction
PickupTrucks.com tests the latest one-ton dually diesel heavy-duty pickup trucks, including the 2011 Ford F-350 with the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8, 2012 GMC Sierra 3500 with the 6.6-liter Duramax V-8 and 2011.5 Ram 3500.
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Top 10 Trucks Video Review - Autobytel's Best Pickup Trucks in America
http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/trucks/ For over 100 years pickup trucks have been a staple for America's workforce. But in recent years, trucks have evolved more into lifestyle vehicles. These Top 10 Trucks are the perfect balance between utility and everyday needs. Today the best trucks have more features and are more comfortable than many cars on the road. This echo's the notion that a pickup truck can appeal to a wide range of people, not just those wearing a tool belt.
10) Chevrolet Colorado http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/chevrolet/colorado/
If you desire a compact American pickup truck your options are limited. Thankfully Chevy makes just such a truck called the Colorado. This durable and reliable little truck has built up a solid reputation over the past couple of years resulting in it pick as a best pickup.
9) Nissan Frontier http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/nissan/frontier/
Formerly known as the Nissan Hardbody, the Frontier has come full circle in delivering what America needs in these tough economic times: a compact truck that is inexpensive to buy and inexpensive to own. The Frontier pickup truck offers multiple configurations to suit your cargo and passenger needs.
8) Toyota Tacoma http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/toyota/tacoma/
Sometimes overshadowed by the Tundra, the Toyota Tacoma is the vehicle that put Japan on the map as far as pickup trucks go. The Tacoma is a Top 10 truck because it's built on a very solid foundation.
7) Nissan Titan http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/nissan/titan/
Nissan was the first company to incorporate a 300 horsepower engine into their pickups. The V-8 Titan is the largest truck you can buy from Nissan and this pickup proves to be a very solid choice making this list of Top 10.
6) RAM 1500 http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/ram/1500/
For many years the RAM was the ugly step child to Ford and Chevy trucks. But over the last few years, Dodge has been paying close attention to just how owners use their pickups. Now the RAM is one of the most versatile and functional trucks on the market. This Best Truck choice is so popular that the Chrysler Group has made the RAM division into its own brand.
5) GMC Sierra 1500 http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/gmc/sierra-1500/
GMC has done an excellent job of distinguishing itself from Chevy by labeling their trucks "professional grade." Perception has become reality and today the GMC Sierra is seen as a high end truck to most consumers. The GMC Sierra is one of the Best Trucks you can buy.
4) Chevrolet Silverado 1500 http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/chevrolet/silverado-1500/
The Battle between Ford and Chevy remains strong and is most prevalent in the war for Best Pickup Truck. While Ford may have an edge due to the newer body style, for some owners it's still Chevrolet or nothing. Despite its age the Chevy Silverado 1500 still remains both a workhorse and a good value.
3) GMC Sierra 2500HD http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/gmc/sierra-2500hd/
The HD designation stands for Heavy Duty and the GMC Sierra 2500HD is as tough as they come. Whether you opt for the turbo-diesel engine of the gasoline powered motor; the Sierra in HD format is all about towing and hauling. This is the truck for those who are serious about pickups. The Sierra HD is one of the toughest trucks on this Top 10 list.
2) Toyota Tundra http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/toyota/tundra/
If there is one word to describe Toyota's commitment to making the best pickup truck in America: it's relentless. Toyota knew that in order to compete with the big 3, it needed to not only build a great truck, but they needed to build it here on American soil. Built in San Antonio Texas, the Tundra offers the perfect balance between drivability and capability.
1) Ford F-150 EcoBoost http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/ford/f-150/
Ford's EcoBoost engine technology consists of direct injection and twin-turbochargers have proven effective in the line-up of cars, and now we find this engine making its way onto more F-150 trucks. Essentially this engine gives you V-8 power combined with the fuel economy of a V-6. This EcoBoost engine out powers many V-8 engines on the market with 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft. of torque while still getting the best fuel economy of any non-hybrid full sized pickup truck. On top of all that great technology, the Ford F-150 looks great. The exterior styling and wonderful interior hits the mark making this pickup our pick for the Top Truck in America.
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Duramax Dually Burn Out!
2008 Chevy 3500HD Crew Cab Long Bed Dually 4x4 6.6L Duramax
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Cognito Motor Sports HD Tie Rod kit
Cognito Motor Sports Limit strap kit
Cognito Motor Sports HD Sway bar end link kit
Cognito Motor Sports Front 1.5" Sway bar
Cognito Motor Sports Rear Sway bar kit, over the frame
Cognito Motor Sports Traction bars
Cognito Motor Sports Long Travel Helper bag kit
Sulastic Rubber spring shackles
Front Dual Fox 2.0 Pro Series Remote Res. Shock
Rear Fox 2.0 Pro Series Remote Res. Shock
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Pickuptrucks.com's 2011 $30,000 Shootout: Results
Pickuptrucks.com asked each half-ton truck-maker to send them its best vehicle, with just one condition: keep the price under $30,000. Tested were the Chevy Silverado, Nissan Titan, Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra and Ram 1500. See what three trucks came out on top.
2012 PickupTrucks.com Midsize Shootout
Find out who's the 2012 King of the Hill as PickupTrucks.com tests the entire small-truck segment to determine which little pickups fly, and which fall flat.
The trucks tested are the 2012 Chevy Colorado, 2011 Ford Ranger, 2012 GMC Canyon, 2012 Honda Ridgeline, 2012 Nissan Frontier, 2012 Suzuki Equator and the 2012 Toyota Tacoma.
GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept at Detroit 2011
Complete photo gallery on Auto123.com : http://123.ly/fY0BgF - With several world premieres and unveilings, the Detroit Auto Show gave us the opportunity to take a look at the the GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept.
The super sized truck will be the Ford SVT Raptor's closest competitor and comes equipped with the new 6.6-litre Duramax Diesel engine producing 397 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque mated to an Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission.