Truck Tech Season 7 Episodes
Our Lo ‘n Slo, C10 project breaks tradition by ditching its rotted wood bed floor for an easy install aluminum kit that mimics the real thing. Plus, the guys in Engine Power explode our 292 straight-six for a full rebuild.
Installing an Aluminum Bed Floor Kit in a Chevy C10
Season 7, Episode 1
Rebuild or buy? This is Austin’s diesel dilemma after his daily driver breaks down in the driveway. Plus Dragonali, our ’11 Denali HD gets traction bars and fender clearance for bigger wheels & tires.
Pros and Cons of a Powerstroke Failure
Season 7, Episode 2
Dragonali’s Duramax gets a lift pump to handle higher horsepower. And our ’65 C10 Lo ‘n Slo is back with the rebuilt 292 straight-six. It’s fitted on the Engine Power dyno for some initial pulls.
Duramax Diesel Fuel Upgrades for High Performance
Season 7, Episode 3
We take apart our 6.6L Duramax from our ’11 Denali HD for an upgrade to 1000HP. Plus, we meet a diesel junkie who built a Cummins powered Ford Ranger pocket rocket for the dragstrip.
Duramax Diesel Teardown and Upgrade to 1000 Horsepower
Season 7, Episode 4
Our new project Jeep debuts in a junkyard to crush some cars. Then, it’s back in the shop to cut fenders for bigger wheels and tires and a lift install.
Jeep JK Test; 4x4 from Stock to Rock!
Season 7, Episode 5
LT and Austin drop in a boosted 292 six cylinder in the '65 C10 Project Low-n-Slo. Plus, a new 5-speed manual transmission, inner cooler, and brightwork help complete this frame off restoration.
Boosted Classic 292 Straight-Six
Season 7, Episode 6
Does a ’15 F150 Ford EcoBoost stand a chance against a ’05 Dodge Ram SRT-10? It’s a head-to-head build-off that starts with a track and dyno baseline. Let the tear down begin!
Ford F150 EcoBost Vs. Dodge Ram SRT-10
Season 7, Episode 7
Dropping it down for better traction, our SRT-10 Ram and EcoBoost F150 get new lowering kits. Plus, installing Detroit Truetrac limited slips, locks in more grab and go!
Ram SRT-10 and F150 Lowering Kits
Season 7, Episode 8
Modifying a Duramax to make high power starts with a teardown and some machining before the new performance parts are added. Plus Austin mods up the body for a cool clean look.
How to Build a High Power Diesel
Season 7, Episode 9
Will the EcoBoost’s larger turbos and a high flow exhaust mean bigger improvements over the Viper’s top end mods? Let the build-up begin!
Ram SRT-10 and F150 Get Engine Mods
Season 7, Episode 10
With power taken care off, improvements in the good-looks department include cowl hood, custom wheels, plus tips on restoring old paint
Ram SRT-10 and F150 Exterior Extras
Season 7, Episode 11
We take a responsible turn on our Sierra Denali to make big power, yet keep it street legal. Plus a new twist on exhaust cutouts for late model pick ups.
Duramax Diesel Engine Assembly & Install
Season 7, Episode 12
Budgets spent and trucks built, the Ford and Ram go head to head to compare baseline numbers with those after all upgrades. Who will win? Austin’s Eco, or LT’s Viper.
Ram SRT-10 vs. F150 EcoBoost
Season 7, Episode 13
After months in the shop the Duramax in our Sierra Denali gets fired after the cooling issues are solved. Then on to the dyno for a custom tune before it hits the dragstrip.
Duramax Diesel Cooling & Dragstrip Runs
Season 7, Episode 14
The Build-Off culminates on the dragstrip and the final tallies are made. Appearance, dyno, speed, and tug-o-war will determine the winner.
Ram SRT-10 vs F150 EcoBoost: Dragstrip Duel
Season 7, Episode 15
The start to finish transformation of a stock ’88 K1500 Sierra into a lowered LS-powered all-wheel-drive beast.
Lowered '88 K1500 Sierra
Season 7, Episode 16
We buy a ’02 Sierra on the cheap and turn it into a reliable, powerful daily driver. First a leveling kit, wheels, and tires for a brand new stance.
GMC Sierra Old School Build
Season 7, Episode 17
We trash the factory Gov-lock rear for a true posi to get both tires spinning. Plus suspension upgrades and a classic throwback exhaust continue our retro build.
2002 Sierra Posi-traction
Season 7, Episode 18
After a year in the shop, the turbo powered 292 straight-six is broken in and hits the road and the track for a run down the 1/8th mile drag strip. Plus we rescue a Toyota Tundra in need of accessories.
'65 C10 Turbo 292 Straight Six
Season 7, Episode 19
Transformation of our throwback Sierra continues with a lift kit, 33” tall tires, and a tune-up before we hit the trail for some wheelin’ in the country.
'02 Sierra Leveling Kit
Season 7, Episode 20
Project Lo ‘n Slo is what we called our ’65 Fleetside Chevy C10. With a beautiful patina, we leave the body to mother nature, but ditch the 350 small block for a unique 292 straight-six with a turbo.
'65 Chevy C10 Patina
Season 7, Episode 21
Truck Tech Builds
The '67 El Camino give-away, now dressed in custom paint, gets re-assembled, including new bumpers and chrome trim.
Identity Crisis (El Camino)
We introduce our '89 Blazer with a raucous trail ride to show capabilities of Chevy's full size 4x4 in stock form.
Klassy K5 (Blazer)
We roll up our sleeves and get to work on our '30 Model A Ford with quick disassembly and the build up of a crate chassis including axles, suspension, springs, shocks, links and I-beam front end.
GM never offered a short box Duramax. So we take an '03 and chop the frame for the smaller bed.
How to build a real work truck from a late-model F-150. Also, how to blend paint on a repaired fender.
After major intake upgrades, lowering kit and more the ’13 Ram is back for stereo upgrades, lights and payoff
Team preps Frontier 4x4 for hunting with 6" lift, air locker, gears, 35" rubber and upgraded brakes.
Project Wild Frontier
They lift a '07 Wrangler, convert it a to 4WD and install an Advance Adapters under-drive crawl box
Turning a classic Chevy R10 into a street bruiser swapping in a Duramax diesel with Allison 6 speed automatic.
Our third new project of the season will result in a diesel tow rig by combining both old and new, Ford and Dodge. A modern Dodge Cummins Turbo Diesel Powered chassis and a classic 1970's Ford 4 door Crew Cab body for a "modern" tow rig and a vintage look.
How-to lift our Hemi Jeep with mid-arm suspension and a Dana 44 front diff for more articulation and grip.
The guys start their next classic build finding a disassembled '55 F100. They save cash and time reviving this abandoned project.
Project Basket Case
Team starts turning a 260,000 mile 1993 Chevy work horse into sweet sport truck by servicing and upgrading worn out brakes, steering, charging system and more!
'93 Chevy Silverado "Senior Silverado"