Baja-Ready Beast 56

This show-quality Raptor doesn't mind getting dirty

Sharp Sierra 64
This Refined GMC is the Definition of Clean

Black Mamba 72
Hulst Customs' Sleek Super Duty Bares its Fangs

Diamond in the Desert 80
A Raptor Ready for the Hazards of Mexico

Something Sinister This Way Comes 87
Classic Metal Turned Into a Modernized Road Warrior


Boosting the EcoBoost 92

Easy Way to Add 70-Plus Horsepower to Ford's Twin-Turbo V-6

Project Jekyll and Hyde: Part 1 98
McGaughy's New 6.5-inch Lift for 2009-2013 F-150s

Big Bang 5.3L 108
How to Squeeze 1,308 HP Out of a Vortec 5.3L

Save Your Seats 118
Coverking Protects Our Ultimate Work Truck's Seating in Style


2012 Heat Wave 122

Heatin' Things Up in the State Capital


Blessings and Beatings 15

What'd You Say? 18

New Products 20

Tool of the Month 32

Truckin Tough 34

Radical Renderings 36

Factory Fresh 42

Busted Knuckles 48

Readers' Rides 132

You Asked, We Answered 134

MAXimum Exposure 137

When Good Trucks Go Bad 137

On the Cover:
What's not to love about a pair of the sickest Raptors drag racing through the deserts of Baja Mexico? Editor Dan Ward captured this shot of the duo kicking up dust on his trip to Cabo San Lucas with Feature Editor Maxwell Matthewson.