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Truckin July 2019

Truckin' is the world's leading truck publication. Each issue is loaded with custom trucks, how-to articles, product reviews, new truck analysis, news, events, and more.

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EDITORIAL Network Content Director Sean P. Holman Editor Jeremy Cook Managing Editor Courtney McKinnon Staff Editor Brett Evans Social Media Editor Anthony Soos Director, Social Media Brandon Scarpelli ART DIRECTION & DESIGN Design Director Rob Munoz TRUCK TREND NETWORK ON THE WEB www.truckinweb.com • www.dieselpowermag.com www.trucktrend.com ADVERTISING General Manager Jerome Dziechiasz Network Advertising Director Maher Boulos Eastern Sales Director Michael Essex (863) 860-6023 Western Sales Director Scott Timberlake (310) 531-5969 Advertising Operations Manager Monica Hernandez Advertising Coordinator Gail Burns TEN PUBLISHING MEDIA, LLC Chairman Greg Mays President Kevin Mullan SVP, Editorial & Advertising Operations Amy Diamond General Manager, Aftermarket Automotive Network Tim Foss General Manager, In-Market Automotive Network Maria Jamison Senior Director, Finance Catherine Temkin CONSUMER MARKETING, ENTHUSIAST MEDIA SUBSCRIPTION COMPANY, INC. SVP, Circulation Tom Slater VP, Retention & Operations Fulfillment Donald T. Robinson III VP, Acquisition & Database Marketing Victoria Linehan VP, Newsstand Retail Sales William Carter MOTORTREND GROUP President/General Manager Alex Wellen Group SVP, Sales Eric Schwab Head of Operations Jerry…

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what’s with all the suvs?

One of the hardest—and often most rewarding—parts of the job is finding vehicles we can modify for your viewing pleasure. A lot of times, it’s simply finding a late-model truck on which to bolt the latest and greatest parts. Other times, we focus on full-blown custom projects with many installments, like our current Project Speedbump or Over/Under. But some of my favorites are the middle-of-the-road–type trucks, the ones that only receive a handful of mods that make a dramatic difference in their appearance, or even their performance. We have a whole round of vehicles coming up, but I noticed a handful of them are SUVS: three Suburbans and an SUV to be exact. Everyone knows I’m a big fan of SUVs, but how do you guys feel about them? I feel…

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new products

Bringing the BOOM Who: JL Audio What: RD1500/1 Subwoofer Amplifier Why: Don’t let the sleek build and no-bling look fool you. The newest offering from JL Audio was built to deliver exceptional bass at an affordable price. Installing and setting up the 1,500-watt Monoblock Class D Subwoofer Amplifier is simple with a new LED-clipping indicator feature to help dial in the input sensitivity settings without additional equipment. As with other products in the RD Amplifier Series, an optional Remote Level Control (RBC-1) knob is available to control the bass from the driver seat. Where: 954.443.1100; jlaudio.com Tech for Toyotas Who: Alpine Electronics What: Halo9 Systems for Tundra, Tacoma, & 4Runner Why: Until now, there hasn’t been a big-screen in-dash option for Toyota trucks. Alpine is making a direct-fit 9-inch screen system to fill that void. Each kit comes…

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radical renderings

RENDERINGS BY THOR More than eight years ago, Tristan Pengelly decided to merge his love of vehicles and his artistic talents to render rides for others who shared his passion but did not possess the skills to carry out their vision. He began digitizing dreams for clients under the name Renderings By Tristan. Over the years, one client led to another, and each small connection opened up a world of automotive enthusiasts with a need for his services. In just a few short years, he took his small business and turned it into a full-time occupation. His father, Craig, who is also self-employed, went through the many ups and downs that arise when living without a safety net of sorts. It was a learning experience for Tristan to have seen that…

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segment-best towing in professional-grade package

Last month, you learned a bit about the ’19 Ram Heavy Duty, a truck that boasts an available 1,000–lb-ft Cummins turbodiesel and a maximum towing capacity of 35,100 pounds. But, the modern truck market being what it is, you knew the other big-truck players wouldn’t allow Ram to rest on its laurels for long. And so it is that the ’20 GMC Sierra HD was revealed at a private event in San Diego, with some official powertrain specifications following mere weeks later that put the Ram Heavy Duty (as well as the ’19 Ford F-Series Super Duty) in its place. Same Duramax, Same Power, Big Towing In the last several years, we’ve watched as General Motors allowed its heavy-duty trucks to languish at the bottom of the numbers game. When the previous GMC…

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skin deep

The saying “beauty is only skin deep” is true for most aspects of the world. In the age of social media, when everything is judged by the exterior and appreciated for what is seen, it’s good to have someone like Erik Berthelot around to show us differently. An employee at NFamus in Mansfield, Texas, Erik was taught how to build a truck from the ground up by sheetmetal experts Keith, Marcos, and Neil. The experience he received there is invaluable, and when it came time to demonstrate his newly gained talents, he began searching for the right canvas. “I already had my mind set on building an ’88-to-’98–style truck,” Erik tells Truckin. “So I began the search.” He had already designed the frame in AutoCAD, and then he found the truck…

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