Our Favorite Trucks Use Synthetic Oil in Anoka County
Here at All Service Oil in Anoka County
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1978-1979 Dodge Li'l Red Express
Sporting 18-wheeler exhaust stacks, the Li'l Red Express was part of Dodge's Adult Toys truck lineup in the late '70s. In 1978, this truck was quicker to 100 mph than any other vehicle. The engineers tweaked a 360 cid V-8 normally used for police duty, and the result was 225 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque- better specs than the best Corvette of that year. The 1978 version did not have the catalytic converter, though the 1979 catalytic model lost nothing in performance nor popularity.
1993-1995 Ford Lightning
Ford launched the Lightning in direct response to the success of Chevy's 454 SS, but they responded with heavy fire-power. Tuned by the Special Vehicles Team, this high-performance truck sported a modified 5.8-liter small block V-8 that produced 240 hp and 340 lb-ft of torque. They lowered the suspension, and added new shocks, springs, anti-roll bars, and 17-inch tires for a vehicle that outhandled its Chevy competitor. Although only 11,000 of this first generation of Lightnings was produced, its popularity forced Ford to recommission the model in 1999.
1989-1993 Dodge Power Ram W-250/350 Cummins Turbo Diesel
Chevy and Ford dominated the heavy-duty pickup market until this Dodge Power Ram with a Cummins turbo diesel came along. At the time, Cummins had stronger name recognition than the Dodge Ram for durability and longevity. Now Dodge had entered the ring. The Power Ram Cummins six-cylinder made more torque at 400 lb-ft. than its competitors, and started the torque war between Ford and GM that continues today.
1981-1985 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler
Wanting to compete in the compact pick-up market, Jeep briefly entered with the CJ-8 Scrambler. To this day, Jeep's online forums are a-buzz with pining for a return of the Jeep pick-up. Jeep took its CJ-7, stretched the wheelbase by 10 inches and lengthened the body to be more pick-up-like. Their longer wheelbase made for a smoother ride than the regular CJs. Because less than 30,000 were ever built, their rarity is causing a surge in their popularity.
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1957-1965 Jeep FC-150
This cute little number was actually built on the same wheelbase as the 4-cylinder Jeep CJ-5 of the time. They ingeniously put the engine below the cab! The cab-over-engine (COE) gave the diminutive pickup better maneuverability (the FC stood for Forward Control), and was scary to drive at high speeds. Although its little engine and stocky body would usually top out at 65 mph, the FC-150's near-360 visibility made it fun to 4WD off-road.
1991-1993 GMC Syclone/Typhoon
Perhaps the strangest truck ever made, the GMC Syclone took a humble S-15 compact pickup body and put in a 4.3-liter turbo-charged V-6 that produced 280 hp and 360 lb-ft. of torque, beating the Corvette of the time. In fact, the Syclone and Typhoon used the same Corvette automatic transmission and shifter, but with All Wheel Drive. You could beat any sports car on the lot by just putting the pedal to the metal, going from 0 to 60 in just 4.3 seconds. It couldn't carry much and couldn't tow anything, but who cares?
1990-1993 Chevy 454 SS
Building upon the sports truck craze of the late '80s and '90s, Chevy spurred it on with its 454 Super Sport. Redesigning their new full-size pickup lines, GM decided that the new bodies would be perfect for a high-performance pickup. The black on black 454 SS took a big pickups 454 cid big-block V-8 and added a Turbo 400 three-speed automatic and 9.5-inch rear axle. The next year, the three-speed was swapped out for a four-speed, resulting in 255 hp, 405 lb-ft of torque, and 0 to 60 in 7 seconds. Here was a hark back to the muscle car days, taking a big engine and tweaking it for fun.
2007 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson Supercharged
Although Ford and Harley Davidson had collaborated on pickup trucks since 1999, it was in 2007 that they took it to a new level. It looked the same as its predecessors, with Harley badges, big chrome wheels, and special paint, but the optional supercharger kit set this bad boy apart. The supercharged option boasted a 5.4-liter V-8 that produced 450 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque, serious business then and still today.
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