Features

Classy 'Hoe 52

A Three-year Therapy Session

Fever Pitch 58
This '08 Tundra Is the Cure

Domino Effect 64
An '86 GMC Built in Memoriam

Capt. Hays' Apache 72
America Rallies Around a Hero Who Had a Dream

Show

Inaugural Lone Star Throwdown 38

Best First-Year Show in Recent Memory

Tech

More Power Please 78

Project Lead Sled Receives a Dose of Tire-Churning Power with Help from MagnaCharger

Project Tarmac: Part One 92
Taking the Word Custom to the Next Level

5.3L Bow Tie Builds Mild to Wild 106
Mild to Wild Power Recipes for the 5.3L LM7

Project 12-Gauge: Part Two 118
Getting accessorized for work and play

Departments

Blessings and Beatings 14

What'd You Say? 16

New Products 18

Factory Fresh 26

Tool of the Month 28

Truckin Tough 30

Busted Knuckles 34

Readers' Rides 128

You Asked, We Answered 130

When Good Trucks Go Bad 135

MAXimum Exposure 135

On the Cover:
With 1,000 ponies underhood, this '86 C10 has no trouble getting squirrelly. Freelancer Anthony Grimes shot this beauty at Sittin' Pretti in Seattle.