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101 Performance Projects for Your Pickup and SUV (Motorbooks Workshop)

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Publisher Comments:

“ Pickup” and “ sports utility vehicle” seem like quaint names for these workhorses. More and more, they’ re what people tune up,   trick out, and take on the road (or off). This book aims to help drivers make the most of their machines. With 101 projects running the gamut from installing light bars and brush guards to gearing up for hard-core horsepower and high-performance feats, this book will show truck and SUV owners of all stripes how to personalize their rides. 101 Performance Projects for Your Pickup or SUV offers easy-to-follow, clearly illustrated how-to information on everything from appearance modifications to more extensive upgrades, with plenty of instructions for the many bolt-on solutions that are available in the marketplace. Planning, tools, expenses, pros, and cons: it’ s all here. The author walks owners through the nuts and bolts of lowering and lift kits, running boards and in-car entertainment systems, winches, wheels and tires, and the full range of installations  and accessories that will  take a truck or an SUV to the next level.

Synopsis:

Practical step-by-step instructions for tricking out and gearing up a truck or an SUV—everything from appearance modifications to more extensive upgrades for high-performance exploits.

Synopsis:

With 101 projects running the gamut from installing light bars and brush guards to gearing up for hardcore horsepower and high-performance feats, this book will show truck and SUV owners how to personalize their rides. 101 Performance Projects for Your Pickup or SUV offers easy-to-follow, clearly illustrated how-to information on everything from appearance modifications to more extensive upgrades, with plenty of instructions for the many bolt-on solutions that are available in the marketplace. Planning, tools, expenses, and pros and cons: it’s all here. The clear text and ample how-to photography takes owners through the nuts and bolts of lowering and lift kits, running boards and in-car entertainment systems, winches, wheels and tires, and the full range of modifications and accessories that will help you improve and personalize your truck or SUV.

About the Author

Rick Shandley\u2019s publishing experience spans more than 15 years, with almost 10 years in the automotive industry. As a former editor at publications such as OFF-ROAD magazine, Four-Wheel Drive, and Sport Utility magazine, Rick has a deep appreciation and understanding of the pickup truck and SUV aftermarket. In the 1996 Baja 1000 off-road race, Rick co-drove in a class-winning Pro-Truck; again in 1998, in the same vehicle, he co-drove to a class win in the Race to the Clouds at the Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado. Rick is currently director of business development at The Enthusiast Network.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Tools and Safety

 

Section 1: Engine

Project 1: Increase Airflow

Project 2: Instant Throttle-response Ignition

Project 3: 25 Horsepower from a Six-shooter

Project 4: Turbocharge Your Truck

Project 5: Install a Supercharger

Project 6: Power up with Nitrous

Project 7: Install a New Intake and Exhaust for Your Hemi

Project 8: Get More Horsepower without the High Price

Project 9: Install a Bolt-on Header and Exhaust

Project 10: Install an Aluminum Radiator

Project 11: Bolt on a Set of Headers

Project 12: Three Bolt-on Horsepower Upgrades

Project 13: Build a Reliable, Budget-friendly Small-block Chevy

Project 14: Improve Big-block Torque and Power

Project 15: Install Headers for Your Hauler

Project 16: Wire Your Hemi

Project 17: Install the Ultimate Serpentine Belt Accessory Drive System

Project 18: Power for Your Tired Engine

Project 19: Install a Dual Battery Tray and High-Output Alternator

Project 20: Install a Remote Security System

Project 21: Upgrade Your Plug Wires

 

Section 2: Drivetrain

Project 22: Supercharge Your Hemi

Project 23: Install an Auxiliary Transmission

Project 24: Recalibrate Your Speedometer

Project 25: Upgrade Your Vehicle’s Rear-end Gears

 

Section 3: Suspension

Project 26: Level Your Truck

Project 27: Keep Your Load Level

Project 28: Air Lift Your Truck

Project 29: Install an Air Spring Suspension System

Project 30: Drop Your Truck

Project 31: Lower Your Truck with a Drop Kit

Project 32: Add an Automatic Adjusting Air Spring Suspension System

Project 33: Add Anti-sway Bars to Improve Handling

Project 34: Install a Four-link Suspension Kit

Project 35: Improve Suspension Performance

 

Section 4: Off-Road Suspension and Hardware

Project 36: Lift Your Truck 2 Inches Project 37: Lift Your Truck 4 Inches

Project 38: 3-inch Mini-truck Lift

Project 39: Install a New Coil-over Front Suspension

Project 40: Install a 4-inch Lift on Your Solid Front-axle 4x4

Project 41: Install an Independent Front Suspension Lift Kit

Project 42: Install a 6-inch Lift System

Project 43: Install a 6-inch Straight-axle Lift

Project 44: Install a 6-inch Lift on Your Heavy-duty Pickup

Project 45: Lift Your Pickup 8 Inches

Project 46: Install Reservoir Shocks

Project 47: Adjust Your Suspension for Nine Settings

Project 48: Install Hydraulic Ram-assisted Steering

Project 49: Reduce Heat in Your Transmission

Project 50: Install a Winch

 

Section 5: Performance Brakes

Project 51: Upgrade Your SUV’s Braking Power

Project 52: Upgrade Your Brake Rotors

Project 53: Install Performance Rear Brake Rotors and Pads

Project 54: Brake System Upgrade on a Budget

Project 55: Big Brake Upgrade for Large-diameter Wheels and Tires

Project 56: Big Brake Upgrade for Half-ton Trucks

Project 57: Bigger Binders for Your Truck

Project 58: Quick, Effective Stopping Power that Won’t Break the Bank

 

Section 6: Diesel

Project 59: Install a 100-horsepower Programmer

Project 60: Modify Your Truck’s Powertrain Control Module

Project 61: Tune Your Diesel

Project 62: Improve Your Diesel’s Towing, Performance, and Fuel Economy

Project 63: Install a Torque Converter

Project 64: Optimize Your Powertrain

Project 65: Select and Install Aftermarket Air Intake Systems, Performance Modules, and Free-flow Exhaust Systems

Project 66: Three Performance Upgrades for Big Power

Project 67: Get 500 Horsepower from Your Diesel

Project 68: Upgrade Power without Harming Your Engine

Project 69: A Better Bracket for the Edge Monitor

Project 70: Add a Performance Torque Converter

 

Section 7: Exterior

Project 71: Install Billet Grille

Project 72: Bolt on a Grille Guard

Project 73: Customize Your Look with Vinyl Graphics

Project 74: Shave Your Truck’s Tailgate

Project 75: Apply Flames

Project 76: Install an Aftermarket Hood

Project 77: Add a Fender Scoop

Project 78: Install a Ground Effects Kit

Project 79: Protect Your Truck Bed

Project 80: Install a Roll-up Tonneau Cover

Project 81: Select and Install a Bed Cap

Project 82: Extend Your Truck Bed

Project 83: Install a Drag-resistant Fuel Tank

Project 84: Mount a Roll Pan

Project 85: Install a Quick, Strong Side Step

Project 86: Install an Alloy Fuel Door

 

Section 8: Interior

Project 87: Install a Billet Shifter

Project 88: Upgrade to a Leather Interior

Project 89: Install Custom Seat Covers Project 90: Make Over Your Upholstery

Project 91: Upgrade to a Three-point Restraint System

Project 92: Weather Stripping and Door Savvy

Project 93: Add Air-conditioning to Your Truck

 

Section 9: Electronics

Project 94: Install Clear Headlight Lenses

Project 95: Install a Custom, Flush Third Brake Light

Project 96: Install a Rear-end Camera

Project 97: Add a Subwoofer and Enclosure

Project 98: Build a Subwoofer Cabinet

Project 99: Install a Bolt-in Mobile Audio/Video System

Project 100: Install Rear Seat Monitors

Project 101: Install a Retractable Running Board

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760331453
Author:
Shandley, Rick
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Subject:
Performance
Subject:
Automotive - Customizing
Subject:
Customizing
Subject:
Automotive - Repair & Maintenance
Subject:
Pickup trucks - Customizing
Subject:
Pickup trucks - Performance
Subject:
Automotive-Repair and Maintenance
Copyright:
Edition Number:
First
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Motorbooks Workshop
Publication Date:
20070815
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1,019 color & 16 b/w photos
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10.63 x 8.25 x 0.57 in 2 lb

Related Subjects

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Practical step-by-step instructions for tricking out and gearing up a truck or an SUV—everything from appearance modifications to more extensive upgrades for high-performance exploits.
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With 101 projects running the gamut from installing light bars and brush guards to gearing up for hardcore horsepower and high-performance feats, this book will show truck and SUV owners how to personalize their rides. 101 Performance Projects for Your Pickup or SUV offers easy-to-follow, clearly illustrated how-to information on everything from appearance modifications to more extensive upgrades, with plenty of instructions for the many bolt-on solutions that are available in the marketplace. Planning, tools, expenses, and pros and cons: it’s all here. The clear text and ample how-to photography takes owners through the nuts and bolts of lowering and lift kits, running boards and in-car entertainment systems, winches, wheels and tires, and the full range of modifications and accessories that will help you improve and personalize your truck or SUV.

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