Dodge Dakota Quad Cab Sport

MORGAN OSBALDESTON, NORCROSS, GEORGIA MORGAN OSBALDESTON, NORCROSS, GEORGIA MORGAN KNOWS how to put her truck to work and have fun. She's a horseback rider, and uses her daily driver to haul hay, shavings, and equipment. It's also been autocrossed and hot-lapped at Road Atlanta The Dakota has a K& N FIPK, MagnaFlow 2.5-inch stainless exhaust, DJM drop kit with Belltech shocks, 18-inch Anthracite MB Gunner 6s wrapped in BFG G-Sport tires, Cervini's grille, and dual ram air hood.

Diesel Tune

Tuner Superchips offers an all-new Mileage XS Diesel treatment, engineered exclusively for fuel savings in full-size diesel pickup trucks. The Mileage XS targets five key areas to optimize the entire rpm band fuel injection and ignition, throttle-position optimization, displacement on demand, transmission shifting, and torque-converter strategies. With these five targets, Superchips claims up to 20-percent-better fuel economy. Retail price 300. Superchips, Inc. 407 585-7000

Still Getting The Bugs

Power and Associates survey, more than half of owners of 1-year-old, heavy-duty truck engines in 2010 experienced some type of problem, about twice the rate of earlier engines built to different emissions standards, and the issues got worse after 50,000 miles. The study was based on responses from 1682 primary maintained of 1-year-old Class 8 trucks. It noted that Detroit Diesel and Navistar engines performed particularly well, and the most common problems were associated...


FIFTY YEARS AGO, interstate highway construction and the Cold War were well underway the Beatles' first record premiered and the number of U.S. soldiers in southern Asia was tripling yearly. The second-generation Ranchero was built on a Falcon the El Camino was just arriving and names like International Harvester, Willys, Corx'air, Volkswagen, and Studebaker had pickups. In 1961, Chevy, already using C for 2WD and K for 4WD, outsold Ford by 4000 pickups. And it was the last time you could get...

Range Rover

There are no mechanical changes to the 2011 Range Rover. The successful and pricey topline Westminster Limited Edition package continues, as well as the new Autobiography Black series. The latter includes a full leather interior (upper and lower dash, headlines and consoles), a 1200-watt harman kardon Expect a few new compact crossover nameplates in the 20132015 time frame, and VW Group chief stylist Walter de Silva's pen will be associated with a few of them. With Audi's Q5 platform to work...

Dodge Aw150 Ramcharger

WE HAVE ANOTHER proud Readers' Rides owner who bought his truck brand new. In this case, he made the purchase in Lakeview, Michigan, in 1987. The 318-cubic-inch gas engine is stock, as is the 727 transmission. Stanley added aluminum wheels, 3-inch exhaust, and manual locking hubs in front. It had been used as a utility vehicle on a rural farm route. These days, it tows a trailer, with antique tractors inside, to shows.