Differential Cooling

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

May 15, 2012

I recently heard that it is a good idea to have additional cooling capacity for my 2010 RAM 2500 rear differential. My truck is a 2010 Dodge RAM 2500 diesel and I tow a 32-foot Wildcat fifth- wheel that is around 10-to-12 thousand pounds. Is this something that makes sense or just hype to sell these... Read more »

2013 Ram 1500 Pickup

2013 Ram 1500

Ken Freund
May 13, 2012

Starting with a 20-percent gain in gas mileage, a new V-6, eight-speed automatic transmissions, air suspensions, and a more carlike interior, the 2013 Ram 1500 trucks have received some notable upgrades. The former 3.7-liter base V-6 was replaced by a Pentastar V-6 rated 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft... Read more »

2013 Ford Super Duty Platinum

2013 Ford Super Duty

Ken Freund
April 13, 2012

Ford has just announced a new range-topping model in the new 2013 Super Duty Platinum. Platinum Super Duty trucks will be available as crew cabs in the F-250, F-250, and F-450 models. Platinum pickups get a unique satin-chrome grille with mesh inserts and several “Platinum” designations on the body.... Read more »

Torklift’s Stable Load Offers Simple Stability

F) In this application, it was necessary to trim the pad by three-eighths of an inch.

Bill and Jenn Gehr
March 21, 2012

A) Before the new rubber pads were installed a baseline measurement of rear height was established. B) WD-40 is sprayed on the factory contact pads prior to removal. C) A pry bar is used to remove the factory contact pads. D) Stable Load pads are installed in the frame bracket with the anti-rotational... Read more »

2012 Nissan Armada

2012 Nissan Armada Exterior

Ken Freund
March 14, 2012

In this time of downsizing, many large sport-utility vehicles are being eliminated and replaced with smaller, lighter crossover vehicles that have little towing capacity. Nissan’s Armada is still a large, truck-based SUV made in Mississippi with serious towing capability. Power comes from a 317-horsepower,... Read more »

2012 Volkswagen Touareg SUV

2012 Vokswagen Touareg

February 2, 2012

Volkswagen’s Toureg is a five-passenger SUV offered with four trim levels: Sport, Lux, Executive and Hybrid. All except the hybrids are available with a choice of either a gasoline V6 or turbodiesel TDI V6 engine. The 3.6-liter gasoline V6 is rated 280 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The 3.0-liter... Read more »

Performance Corner: ATS Torque Converters & Co-Pilot Controller

Five Star Torque COnverter

Ken Freund
January 16, 2012

With today’s heavier loads, the torque converter and automatic transmission combination have become an Achilles’ Heel on many tow vehicles. To solve this problem, ATS has developed its Five Star Torque Converter, which combines all of the features of a traditional torque converter with the innovative... Read more »

2012 Ford Expedition SUV

2012 Ford Expedition

Ken Freund
January 12, 2012

Ford’s Expedition is one of the few full-size SUVs available which are suitable to carry a large family and tow a heavy trailer. Expedition’s standard 5.4L V8 delivers enough power to tow up to 9,200 pounds when properly equipped. When the road goes from dry to snowy, icy or gravel covered, the available... Read more »

2012 Ram 1500 Pickup

2012 Ford 1500 Airstream

November 1, 2011

The 2012 the Ram 1500 comes with a choice of standard cab, Quad Cab and Crew Cab. Available engines include the 390-hp, 5.7-liter V-8, 310-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 and 215-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 base engine. The Ram 1500 gets the previously offered 545RFE five-speed automatic transmission, upgraded to utilize the... Read more »

2012 Chevrolet Colorado Pickup

2012 Chevolet Colorado Pickup

Ken Freund
October 3, 2011

For 2012 the Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup is offered in three body styles; regular, extended and crew cab, plus three different trim levels. Crew cabs come equipped with 5-foot boxes, other models get a 6-foot box. Three engines are available to match your needs. A 2.9-liter four rated 185 horsepower... Read more »

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