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BOLT Padlocks Enhances Security Of Dee Zee’s New Blue Label Padlock Box

STRATTEC Security Corporation's BOLT Padlocks now enhances security for Dee Zee’s new blue label padlock box. When an ignition key is inserted into the BOLT lock cylinder, spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down until they are matched to that key. The first time the key is rotated, the cylinder is uniquely coded to that key. BOLT Padlocks offers long-lasting, weatherproof protection for this premium tool box. In ASTM testing for functional, operational and security requirements for padlocks, BOLT received the highest grades for resistance to corrosion, impact, weather and drilling. For more information visit, www.boltlock.com

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The Hitch With A Scale To Measure Tongue Weight

The Weigh Safe hitch that won first place for New Product in Tools and Equipment Division at the SEMA SHOW in 2013 is now in production. According to McAllister, the inventor, he has responded to the feedback from potential users at the 2013 show and with extensive testing, has developed significant enhancements. McAllister adds that production will soon begin on the hitch ball featuring a built in scale that replaces the nut securing the ball to their existing ball mount. For more information visit, www.weigh-safe.com

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Dick Cepek Tires And Wheels Becomes Sponsor Of The 2015 Field And Stream Outdoor Life Deer And Turke

Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels announced today its sponsorship of the popular Deer & Turkey Expos produced by Field & Stream Outdoor Life. The five-state Expo series is scheduled for Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin beginning with the first Expo in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 30 through Feb. 1. Each Expo and venue will include incredible vendors, special guests, contests, special attractions, presentations and expert speakers. For more information visit, www.deerinfo.com

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TredSpec Precision Laser Diagnostics Opens New Lanes For Replacement Tire Sales And Alignments

TreadSpec Precision Laser Diagnostics now offers the only non‐stop and no touch system for accurately measuring tire tread depth tread wear. With this system in place, customers simply drive over the unit and the software does all of the work. Within a matter of seconds after it arrives at the service center, a printed or vehicle specific report is generated, giving a great tool to increase tire and Alignment sales. For more information visit, www.TreadSpec.com

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N-FAB Inc. Releases New Step Applications For 2015 Ford F-150

This month N-FAB Inc. designed and released thirty new step applications for the 2015 Ford F-150. N-FAB Inc.'s newest step applications for the 2015 Ford F-150 include the Nerf Steps in Wheel to Wheel, Bed Access and Cab Length, the N-Durastep, and the AdjustStep with 5 inches of Vertically Variable Step range. The step applications were designed to bolt on easy with no drilling, and are manufactured to exact tolerances in the U.S. 2015 Ford F-150 N-FAB Inc. Nerf Steps come standard in gloss black or a textured black finish,  AdjustSteps are available in a textured black finish, and N-Durastep are available in an ultra-durable satin black finish.  All products have a Limited Lifetime Structural Warranty and five Year Limited Finish Warranty. For more information visit, www.N-FAB.com

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Keystone And Trucking Times Team Up

Keystone, the nation's largest automotive warehouse distributor, is teaming up with Trucking Times Magazine to provide insight and ideas for truck accessory retailers and restylers regarding how to effectively utilize warehouse distributors to increase sales potential. "As a leader in the industry, Keystone recognizes the importance of having a voice in the leading truck accessory B2B publication. We’re very excited to be teaming up with Trucking Times to reach those we serve in the truck accessory industry about emerging trends in the marketplace and the advantages of working with a warehouse distributor such as Keystone to fulfill unique customer needs," says Stefanie Zalutko, Keystone's Merchandising Manager, Truck and Off Road & Private Label. Keystone's article in each issue of Trucking Times is intended to address marketplace trends, offer tips for success, and guide readers toward new avenues that increase their potential profits. The first article will appear in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue, as well as on the Trucking Times website, and will continue till the end of the calendar year issues.

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Flowtech Headers for Wrangler JK and Cherokee XJ Jeeps

Holley Performance Products announces additions to the Flowtech header line for both JK and XJ Jeeps with 6-cylinder engines. The headers are available in either a painted finish, or a satin ceramic coating. All headers feature high flowing, mandrel-bent 1 5/8" primaries, 3/8" flanges, and the collector flanges and oxygen sensor bungs are specific to each truck, ensuring easy installation with the factory exhaust. For more information visit, www.holley.com

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Covercraft Offers Custom-Fit Cargo Area Liners For SUV’S, CUV’S And Today’s Wagons

Covercraft offers a custom-patterned selection of more than 225 custom-fit Cargo Area Liners in four popular colors. The Cargo Area Liners are made of urethane polyester fabric that’s stain resistant and waterproof. They can be installed and removed easily and are secured with tie-downs using the OEM D-rings. Each Custom Cargo Area Liner design allows for function of the split back-seat, and provides full coverage when both sides are folded flat. A retractable bumper flap offers additional protection for the bumper and rear loading area. To clean, simply remove, hose off and air dry. Choose from Tan, Taupe, Gray and Black. For more information visit, www.covercraft.com

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Flexible Hose Expands Use Of Eagle One Wheel-Tire Cleaner

Eagle One introduces their improved A2Z Wheel & Tire Cleaner. The cleaner now features a hose that allows users the ability to spray upside down, and when not in use the trigger is conveniently nested in the handle. The 64oz. size cleans up to 40 wheels and according to Eagle One, is safe for all factory-coated wheels removing grease, grime, brake dust and restores tires back to black. A2Z can also be used as a pre-wash on the lower panels of the car, and in wheel wells to break the bond of tough deposits that soap leaves behind. A2Z is available at leading national auto parts retailers. For information visit, www.eagleone.com

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A.R.E. Accessories Partners With LINE-X To Offer New Coating Options For Tonneau Covers And Truck Ca

A.R.E. Accessories is partnering with LINE-X to offer an elastomeric protective coating option for all A.R.E. truck caps and fiberglass tonneau covers. This option will be available in two different styles: the Overland, which features a coating and paint design combination offering protection for high-stress areas, and the OTR. These new options are available immediately. A.R.E. backs all of their American-made products with a limited lifetime warranty on materials and workmanship. The LINE-X coating is guaranteed to not fade or lose luster for three years. For more information visit, www.4are.com

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Leer 100RCC Commercial Cap For 2015 GMC Canyon And Chevy Colorado

Leer now offers its 100RC commercial cap for the 2015 GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado pickups. Custom fit to each application the 100RC commercial cap  features structural reinforcements and an optional Thule Aero Bar to carry cargo on top of the cap. A framed rear door features double-T handle locks and optional side doors allow easy access to equipment. LED interior lighting and a recessed third brake light are included. For more information, visit www.leer.com

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Performance Accessories Releases New Premium Lift System

Performance Accessories now offers a 5.5 inch Premium Lift System for 2015 model GM Silverado and Sierra 2500/3500 HD diesel pickups, to run up to a 35-inch diameter tire.
The Lift system features nylon reinforced body blocks, heavy-duty forged torsion bar keys, high-grade mounting hardware, a CNC machined steering shaft extension, precision laser-cut steel bumper brackets, and urethane Gap Guards that hide any visible space between the body and frame. The lift system fits 2WD and 4WD models equipped with a diesel engine. For more information visit, www.PerformanceAccessories.com

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Design Engineering Introduces 2012-15 Jeep JK Battery Box Heat Shield Kit

Under heavy loads and slow speeds the 2012-15 Jeep JK can experience excessive under-hood heat rising from the passenger side exhaust. Design Engineering has now released a battery box heat shield kit to protect the battery box and electrical connections from heat damage. The new kit includes two custom sized 10” x 10” Heat Shields, all hardware and detailed instructions. For more information visit, www.designengineering.com

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Cequent Unveils New Drop-In Hitch For RAM Trucks

Cequent Performance Products released their Drop-In Fifth Wheel Hitch by Reese. This custom 20K hitch, was made specifically to fit the RAM 2500 HD and 3500 HD trucks with a factory installed OE rail system. The hitch features CPP’s Elite Series fifth wheel head, and built-in handles for easy and safe installation and removal. This hitch is rated for 20,000 pound capacity and a 5,000 pound pin weight capacity. It also features a 9-inch wide funnel for easier hook-up, single forged wrap-around jaw, and a black powder coat finish. The Drop-In is also tested and compliant with the SAE J2638 standards and has a limited lifetime warranty. For more information visit, www.cequentgroup.com

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New CORSA Performance Website Features Exhaust And Air Intake System Information

CORSA Performance has launched an updated website designed to be a comprehensive information resource about their brand of performance exhaust and closed box air intake systems. According to CORSA, the new website is a well-organized, and easy to navigate. Site users can learn about the benefits CORSA’s patented no-drone Reflective Sound Cancellation exhaust technology, the wide variety of vehicle applications and also experience audio samples of the engineered systems through a special Sound Clip feature.  CORSA exhaust and air intake systems are backed by warranty and will not void the factory warranty. All systems come complete with all necessary hardware as well as an illustrated installation guide. For more information visit, www.corsaperformance.com

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Rockford Corporation Announces New Blaupunkt Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Rockford Corp. announced a new Tire Pressure Monitoring System during its annual Product Showcase. The TPM 2.14 USB Tire Pressure Monitoring System has a 12V plug with display and USB, showing individual pressure and temperature readings for each tire. Additional features and specifications of the TPM 2.14 USB include a 1 amp USB charger, four external sensors, eight sensor caps (4x black color; 4x silver color), five anti-theft nuts, five washers, one spanner, one sensor tool, easy do-it-yourself installation, and owner’s manual. For more information visit, www.blaupunkt.com

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Westin Offers Wade Wind Deflectors for Mid-Size and Compact Cars

Westin Automotive now offers Wade Wind Deflectors in Tape-On “Slim” design and In-Channel design for a variety of 2 and 4 door mid-size and compact cars. All Tape-On “Slim” applications are a 4-piece set and most In-Channel applications are also a 4-piece set with the exception of the Toyota Echo, which is a 2-piece set. They are made from high-gloss smoke acrylic, and are transparent. Tape-On “Slim design Wind Deflectors apply directly to the exterior vehicle window frame, and the In-Channel design are flanged for easy insertion into the window channel and secured in position with 3M automotive grade tape for secure adhesion. For more information visit, www.westinautomotive.com

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December 2014 Truck Sales Show Spikes And Plateaus In Sales

The 2014 sales year was one of the best in recent history for truck manufacturers. Now that all the numbers are tallied, the Ford F-Series remains as the best selling truck. But whe the numbers are compared to the previous year, the F-Series seems to be suffering through a plateau. GM and Dodge sales however, have spiked with new models and the availability of gas saving diesel engines. With the introduction of GM mid-sized trucks at the end of 2014, it also appears that these vehicles will show some rapid growth come spring of 2015. 

It's safe for truck accessory retailers to predict that the new mid-sized truck models will be hot in 2015, but fleet and work-truck vehicles will continue to be full-sized 1/2-ton and 3/4-ton models that are used to tow and haul heavy loads to jobsites. 

Year-To-Date Sales As Of December  2014

Ford F-Series = 753,851
Chevy Silverado = 529,755
Dodge Ram = 439,789
GMC Sierra = 211,833
Toyota Tacoma = 155,041
Toyota Tundra = 118,493
Nissan Frontier = 74,323
Honda Ridgeline = 13,389
Nissan Titan = 12,527
Chevrolet Colorado = 8,003
GMC Canyon = 3,070


December 2014 Sales Figures For Top Automakers

74,355 - Ford F-Series -0.3% vs 2013
57,837- Chevrolet Silverado +35.8% vs 2013
44,222 - Dodge Ram +32.4% vs 2013
23,436 - GMC Sierra +31.3% vs 2013
14,284 - Toyota Tacoma +11.9% vs 2013
10,519 - Toyota Tundra -4.3% vs 2013
6,060  - Nissan Frontier +12.0% vs 2013
4,037  - Chevrolet Colorado 0.0%
1,533  - GMC Canyon 0.0%
869    - Nissan Titan -32.3% vs 2013
481    - Honda Ridgeline -69.2% vs 2013

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New Jeep Wrangler To Be Auctioned For Charity

The SEMA Cares 2015 Jeep Wrangler that debuted at the recent SEMA Show is set to be auctioned off. The vehicle was donated by OMIX ADA/Rugged Ridge. The auction will mark the seventh vehicle developed for SEMA Cares, a committee established by the SEMA Board of Directors that brings the voice and resources of the SEMA community together to make a positive difference in the lives of others since its establishment in 2007. The SEMA Cares 2015 Jeep Wrangler is set to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at 8:00 pm Eastern Time/5:00 pm Pacific Time. For more information visit, www.barrett-jackson.com

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Larson Electronics Releases New LED Tow Light

Larson Electronics releases their twenty three inch wireless LED tow light. The HDTL-WLED-M wireless battery powered LED tow light is powered by a rechargeable battery and has stop, tail, turn and hazard strobe light capabilities. The tow light is recharged using a 12 volt cigarette lighter charger and features a 2.4 GHZ chipset which allows for a transmitter distance of up to 1000’. The unit’s LED lights will not turn on automatically and requires inserting the four pin transmitter to do so. The unit is encased in a polyethylene case and is mounted on 150 pound pull rubber coated magnets, and solid rubber grips. This wireless LED tow light measures 18” wide by 6” high, and 6” deep, and weighs 10 pounds. For more information visit, www.Larsonelectronics.com

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Signature Automotive Releases OE Camry Sunroof

Signature Automotive Products has released its first OE-based Toyota sunroof for aftermarket applications. The Aisin 910-OE Sunroof incorporates the OE factory sunroof for Camry models from 2012 forward. The unit includes the OEM roof and B-pillar bracing for the Camry side rails, an OE-integrated one-piece electronics module and motor, and the OE-integrated wind deflector. Other OE features include Aisin’s whisper-quiet nylon belt drive and contoured OE-manufactured glass to fit the Camry roof line precisely. According to Signature President Dave Gienapp, the company has added certain aftermarket components designed to ensure the aftermarket version mirrors the function and fit of the OE unit. The two-button switch emulates the factory switch and mounts in front of the overhead console. A steel trim ring and headliner seal are also designed for quality and easy installation. The sunroof glass provides a full 670 square inch glass area, and can be ordered immediately for delivery by January 19, 2015. For more information visit, www.signature-autoproducts.us

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Rockford Fosgate New Punch Low-Proile Subwoofer

Designed for limited space restrictions, such as those in trucks and sport utility vehicles, Rockford Fosgate's new Punch Low-Profile Subwoofer is designed to pack a lot of power. The PS8 Low-Profile Subwoofer includes a 150 Watt  Class D amplifier and 8-inch shallow subwoofer, making it an ideal choice for trucks, hybrid and compact cars, and other installs where the installer and consumerwant the famed Rockford Fosgate Punch signature sound, but don’t have a lot of room. For more information, visit www.rockfordfosgate.com.

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SEMA Board Member Luanne Brown To Receive 2015 WAAI Spirit Of Leadership Award

Luanne Brown, president of eTool Developers and a member of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Board of Directors, has been chosen to receive the prestigious 2015 Spirit of Leadership Award presented annually by the Women’s Automotive Association International. The award, established in 1999, recognizes professional women in the automotive industry for their outstanding professional achievements, community involvement, and contributions to the growth and progress of the automotive industry.
Brown’s firm is best known for providing standardized data management utilizing a customized e-tool developed by her company that enables aftermarket clients to become compliant with industry data standards. She also created a portal for aftermarket manufacturers to provide online product training under the auspices of the Performance Warehouse Association.

Besides serving on the SEMA Board, Brown chairs the SEMA Cares Committee, which engages in charitable fundraising initiatives in behalf of Victory Junction and ChildHelp, and is a past chairman of the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network.
In addition to Brown, five other prominent industry women will also be recognized. The honorees include Celeste Briggs, director of General Motors’ Women’s Retail Network; Ruth Fruehauf, founder/CEO of the Fruehauf Trailer Historical Society; Debbie Pollack, Luxury Automotive Marketing senior strategist; Elaine Robertazzi, retired and former owner of Liberty Lincoln-Mercury; and Susan Scarola, president of the DCH Charitable Foundation.

The women will be honored at the 16th Annual Spirit of Leadership Awards Reception on Saturday, January 24, 2015, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at a.Muse Gallery in San Francisco, where attendees will be treated to a guest appearance and exhibit by Nicola Woods, master of classic automobile paintings.

The reception, supported by Diamond Sponsors AutoTrader.com, Manheim and Kelley Blue Book, will be held in conjunction with the 2015 NADA Convention. A portion of the event proceeds will be contributed to the WAAI International Scholarship Program, which provides tuition assistance to qualified students pursuing careers in the automotive industry. “Luanne is truly deserving of this award. She not only excels in her profession. Through her volunteerism, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to mentoring other women and giving back to the SEMA community,” said Ellen McKoy of EMK Marketing, a member of the WAAI Board and a past Spirit of Leadership honoree.

Founded in 1995, WAAI focuses on recognizing the achievements of women in the automotive industry, providing networking and relationship-building opportunities, and encouraging growth through mentoring, educational endeavors and scholarships.
For additional information on the awards reception, including sponsorship and advertising opportunities, and to purchase tickets, visit the WAAI website, www.waai.com

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 67,000 Dodge And Mitsubishi Pickups

Fiat Chrysler has issued a recall of nearly 67,000 pickups sold within the 2006 and 2007 model years. The trucks are being recalled because those equipped with a manual transmission, could be started without depressing the clutch. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one death has occured that is associated with the problem.

The company says that a wire in the clutch ignition interlock switch is responsible for keeping the truck from starting may break and if so, would allow the truck to move forward if it were in gear and the truck were being started with the ignition key. Models included in the recall are Dodge Dakota, Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 and Mitsubishi Raider pickups that were made between July 2005 and June 2006. Nearly 55,000 of them are in the U.S.. FCA US LLC, the former Chrysler Group LLC, will replace the switches at no cost to consumers. 

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Husky Liners Uses Consumer Feedback To Re-Launch Its X-act Contour Floor Liners

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Husky Liners recently re-launched it's X-act Contour vehicle floor liners utilizing information found during consumer research. Husky Liners conducted blind research in early 2014, putting four floor liners in front of 43 consumers and asking them to choose which liner they preferred. Of the four liners reviewed, two were top competitor liners, one was the Husky Liners WeatherBeater™ and one was the Husky Liners X-act Contour. After examining each liner and their advertised features, the research revealed that nearly 65 percent of consumers chose the X-act Contour as their top choice. When asked why, participants of the study noted the rubberized texture felt richer, softer, and more likely to settle into the contours of the vehicle than the more rigid, plastic liners.

"We were blown away by the response to the X-act Contour." Stated Doug Johnson, Sr. Design Engineer at Husky Liners. "We'd had great performance from our Thermo-Formed WeatherBeater liners, but were not initially quite sure how to position the X-act Contour. Based on the results of this study, we feel very confident in our re-launch strategy."

As a result of the key findings from the market research, Husky Liners made some improvements to the X-act Contour product line and created new packaging that encourages consumers to "feel the liner" through a hole that was die cut into the box. Also, Husky Liners commissioned a new advertising campaign. The campaign has already been launched in print, digital and in-store marketing.

One of the most notable pieces is a tongue in cheek product demonstration video called "Comparison".  The video focuses on four unique selling propositions of the X-act Contour; The premium look and feel of the product, the FormFit Edge™, the StayPut Cleats™, and Husky Liners' Lifetime Guarantee. The four minute comparison video features two fictitious engineering "nerds" named Patrick and Shannon who take the viewer through a series of four tests. Husky Liners VP of Global Strategies Dan Beaulaurier stated, "We had a lot of fun making this video. Even though there's a strong comedic aspect, the video works to educate consumers on the top four selling features that set this product apart from the competition."

 

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Cequent Brand Wins Gold Award

Cequent Performance Products announces its Reese Brand’s Gold Award from Trailer Life Magazine. The designation comes from the 2015 Trailer Life Reader’s Choice Survey. Thousands of readers responded to the yearly survey, awarding Reese the Gold Award in the fifth-wheel category. For more information visit, www.cequentgroup.com

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DEI Introduces Header Exhaust Wrap Kit For 2007-2011 Jeep JK

DEI introduces a new shorty header wrap kit designed especially for the 2007-2011 Jeep JK that protects up to 1,350° F. DEI’s new header wrap kit features two 25’ rolls of DEI’s premium Titanium exhaust wrap, six 8” Titanium spark plug boots, eight 9” stainless positive locking ties, and four 14” stainless positive locking ties. For more information visit, www.DeisgnEngineering.com

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T-Rex Introduces New Line Of LED Lights And Brackets

T-Rex introduces their new line up of bolt on Torch LED lights and light brackets. Torch LED Light brackets feature easy installation into existing factory bolt holes, and require no drilling. T-REX Torch LED light brackets are available for most popular applications. T-REX Torch brackets are available with or without lights and except most brands of LED lights. Torch LED Light Brackets are manufactured the same as T-REX grilles, and come with everything needed for installation. They feature heavy gauge steel and a black powder coated finish. A limited lifetime warranty on the brackets and lights is included as well as a three year limited warranty on the finish. For more information visit, www.TREXBILLET.com

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Husky Liners Re-Launches Their Premiere Floor Liner

Husky Liners has re-launched their premier line of vehicle floor liners; the X-act Contour. Blind research conducted in early 2014 revealed that nearly 65% of consumers chose the X-act Contour as their top choice. As a result, Husky Liners made improvements to the X-act Contour product line and created new packaging. Also, Husky Liners commissioned a new advertising campaign. The campaign has been launched in print, digital and in-store marketing. For more information visit, www.huskyliners.com

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Westin Announces 2015 Ford F-150 Product Offering and Availability

Westin Automotive Products, Inc. announces their product offerings and availability for the 2015 Ford F-150. Product categories include Nerf Bars & Running Boards, Grille Guards and Bull Bars, and Winch Mount Grille Guards. 34 of these products will be available mid-Q1 with some products available late Q1 and early Q2. Dealers and consumers can expect Westin’s product offering to grow to include the addition of the new Contour 3.5” Bull Bar, GenX Wheel-to-Wheel steps, and Wade Sure-Fit Floor Mats. For more information visit, www.westinautomotive.com

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CORSA Performance Exhaust Now Available For Dodge Durango

CORSA now offers exhaust systems for 2011-2014 Dodge Durango SUVs equipped with the 5.7-liter HEMI engine. CORSA's straight through cat-back design is constructed with 304L stainless steel, 2.5-inch diameter piping and features a CORSA X-pipe allowing the exhaust configuration to outflow the stock exhaust by 50 percent. The exhaust system features 4.5-inch tips. CORSA offers the system in either a polished finish, or black PVD, both laser etched with the CORSA logo. CORSA exhaust systems are backed by a limited lifetime warranty, are 50-state emissions legal, and will not void the factory warranty. Each system includes all necessary hardware as well as an illustrated installation guide. For more information visit, www.corsaperformance.com

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Transfer Flow Offers Tools With Purchase Of Toolbox and Fuel Tank Combo

Transfer Flow is offering the SOG 7-piece tool kit with the purchase of a Transfer Flow 30, 40, or 50 gallon Toolbox and Auxiliary Fuel Tank Combo or a 30, 40, 50 or 100 gallon Toolbox and Refueling Tank Combo. The tool kit features an auto clip folding knife, a hand axe, entrenching tool, and a 13” SOGfari® machete. The offer is only valid from December 5, 2014 - January 30, 2015. For more information visit, www.transferflow.com

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Air Lift Company Supports Towing Demands Of 2015 Chevy Colorado And GMC Canyon

Air Lift announces that the RideControl suspension kit is available for preorder to owners of the 2015 Chevy Colorado or GMC Canyon pickup. The adjustable air springs in the suspension kit work with the existing leaf spring suspension to provide up to 2,000 pounds of load-leveling capacity; and are air-adjustable from five to 100 PSI. The air springs can be inflated or deflated from inside or outside the vehicle.  Air Lift offers a variety of wireless and wired on-board air compressor systems. The air spring kit is designed for easy installation, features an alignment tool, and quick-connecting, easy-to-use air fittings. The RideControl kit is backed by a 60-day, money-back guarantee. Air Lift covers all of its load support air springs kits with a lifetime warranty.  For more information visit, www.airliftcompany.com

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Lund International Acquires Rampage Products

Lund International Holding Co., a portfolio company of Highlander Partners L.P., has acquired all of the operating assets of Rampage Products LLC. Based in Corona, Calif., Rampage is a major player in the Jeep, light truck and SUV market. The company's products include soft tops, bumpers, step bars, stone guards and other exterior and interior accessories. According to Lund, operations will continue to be conducted from the Corona facility and led by Rampage's Jeff Beckman and Mike Deschenes, who will both join the Lund International team. "We are excited to partner with Lund International to continue to grow Rampage and build upon the company's success as a leader in the automotive aftermarket accessories market," says Beckman.  

The acquisition is Lund's fourth, and is part of the company's strategy to enhance and expand Lund's existing business and product offerings."We believe that the Jeep market will continue its robust growth for a long period, and the combination of Lund and Rampage will allow us to further benefit from this trend. This acquisition is highly strategic and complementary to Lund's existing product offerings, and it should position Lund at the forefront of the Jeep product category," says Mitch Fogle, president and CEO of Lund. "Rampage is a company known for its innovation and quality, a culture similar to Lund's, and we are excited about the combined portfolio of current and future products," said Jeff Jull, chairman of Lund. "Consistent with the past, we plan to leverage the strength of our brand and distribution capabilities to ensure Rampage's products reach an even broader audience. We continue to evaluate numerous other organic and M&A opportunities, and expect to make additional acquisitions going forward." For more information, visit www.lundinternational.com

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AutomotiveTouchUp Offers Car And Truck Paint Touch Up Tips

Automotivetouchup offers money-saving, professional-looking tips on how to use touch up paint. Learning how to fix rock chips, scratches and nicks is a good way to maintain a vehicle's value and appearance, and using the right tools and techniques can get rid of nicks and scratches without having to take the vehicle to a body shop. AutomotiveTouchup formulates touch up products to work together as part of a complete automotive paint system. For more information visit, www.AutomotiveTouchup.com

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BOLT Offers Lock Series For 2015 Ford F-150 Side Cut Key Design

The one-key lock technology of the BOLT series by STRATTEC Security Corporation announces that they will be available to work with the side cut, high-security key design of the 2015 Ford F-150. BOLT locks feature technology that allows them to be programmed to a single vehicle key, providing access to multiple locks. The entire series of BOLT locks compatible with the Ford F-150 side cut key includes:  the weatherproof BOLT Coupler Pin Lock, BOLT's 5/8-inch Receiver Lock, the Padlock 2.0, flexible BOLT Cable Locks, and the BOLT Toolbox Latch Retrofit Kit. BOLT locks come with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information visit, www.boltlock.com

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Clean Seal Inc. Introduces New Division, Clean Seal Molded Specialties

Clean Seal Inc. has launched their newest division, Clean Seal Molded Specialties. The new division consists of stock and custom designed molded rubber products. Clean Seal's molded rubber products feature a broad range of industries and products. Their product line includes rubber grommets, dock bumpers, suction cups, crutch tips, trailer ramp door bumpers, extruded shapes, bushings, O-rings and more for consumers. For more information visit, www.cleanseal.com

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WELD Reinforces Commitment to Off Road With Expanded REKON Line

WELD introduces their new products to its line of REKON Off Road, and announced a restructuring of WELD’s entire truck offerings. In the restructuring, all of WELD’s truck lines will fall under the REKON Off Road brand, including a complete offering of rugged forged performance truck wheels. The REKON Off Road product line features products for on- and off-road vehicles, including eight lug applications, and the forged one-piece REKON XT products. Traditional truck wheels will fall under the REKON LT product line, and the company’s direct mount dually wheels will become the REKON HD line. The REKON XT family will be expanded based on customer demand. The popular REKON XT B57 Bead-Loc wheel will be joined by a B58 design Bead-Loc wheel, also in 17x9” sizes for five and six lug applications. The new wheel designs in the REKON XT line are estimated for a launch date in the first quarter of 2015. For more information visit, www.weldwheels.com

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Stampede Launches Hood Protector and Sidewind Deflectors for 2015 Ford F-150

Stampede has announced two new products for the 2015 Ford F-150, its Vigilante Premium Series Hood Protector and its Tape-Onz Sidewind Deflectors. Stampede’s Vigilante Premium Series (VP Series) Hood Protector features an aerodynamic reverse-flip design t, UV-stable material, provides protection from rocks, mud, rain, and road debris and is scratch-resistant. The Vigilante Premium Hood Protector is available in various finishes including Smoke, Chrome, Clear, Camo, and other specialty finishes. The Tape-Onz Sidewind Deflectors are made from durable, scratch-resistant, UV-stable material and are contoured to the F-150’s shape. These products are available in a variety of finishes including Smoke, Chrome, Clear, Camo, and other specialty finishes. For more information visit, www.StampedeAutomotiveAccessories.com

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Let’s Go Aero Offers Expanded RV Living And Storage Space

Let’s Go Aero introduces their adaptable ArcRV and ArcHaus modular shelters. The ArcRV features a sloped, conical shape that is 10 feet wide and six and a half feet high in the front, and a height of eight feet nine inches. A lower valance panel attaches to the space below the RV door to create an enclosed area. Constructed of 190T ripstop polyester fabric with a 2,000 mm polyurethane coating, and powder-coated steel and fiberglass poles. Let’s Go Aero also offers the ArcHaus, a modular walk-in, walk-out tent shelter that can be connected to the ArcRV or set up independently.  ArcHaus features the same high-quality construction as the ArcRV, and can be configured with two zip-on panels for full enclosure with large screens. The 10-foot long, six-foot wide and six foot six-inches high shelter can be attached to the ArcRV with the Zipper Mate. For more information visit, www.LetsGoAero.com

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N-Fab Inc. Releases A New Multi-Mount Light bar

N-FAB Inc. introduces its new Multi-Mount light bar. The new N-FAB Light Bar with Multi-Mount (LBMM) features a proprietary pattern allowing the consumer to mount multiple size/combinations of LED light bars and Dually style LED Lights. According to N-FAB, the flexibility of the N-FAB LBMM system lends compatibility with the majority of LED light brands, as well as mounting quickly and easily using the mounting hardware supplies provided.  The new N-FAB LBMM's feature .095 wall tubing and comes standard in gloss black. Each have an industry leading limited lifetime structural warranty and five year limited finish warranty. For more information visit, www.n-fab.com

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Roadwire Inc. Named Manufacturer Of The Year

The Professional Restylers Organization, a council of the Specialty Equipment Market Association, presented its prestigious PRO Manufacturer of the Year Award to Roadwire Inc. in honor of the company’s impact on and contributions to the restyling industry. A high-status award, acknowledging outstanding manufacturers whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness and accomplishments have enhanced the stature and growth of the restyling industry, was presented at the annual PRO Industry Awards Reception held during the 2014 SEMA Show. For more information visit, www.Roadwire.com

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Drone-Free DynoMax VT System Available for 2014 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 Trucks

DynoMax Performance Exhaust released a new drone-free performance DynoMax VT system available January first. The new DynoMax 2014 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 8-cylinder/5.3L engine performance exhaust kit includes a 25-inch DynoMax VT muffler. The muffler features a calibrated internal valve, the VT muffler design including slotted bushing ends, continuous roving fiberglass technology, and finished with an embossed body high-impact micro-finish. The latest single cat-back system includes 3-inch mandrel-bent, stainless steel tubing, loss-free exhaust flow, and a stainless steel slant cut tip. The new system fits 143.5-inch and 153-inch wheel bases, and includes instructions and all of the necessary accessories for installation. The DynoMax Silverado/Sierra systems are covered by a DynoMax brand limited lifetime warranty and an exclusive 90-day performance and sound guarantee. For more information visit, www.dynomax.com

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Covercraft Industries Offers Seatsaver Seat Covers For Trucks And SUV’s

Covercraft released a line of custom fit “SeatSaver” seat covers. The original SeatSaver covers feature a breathable, durable, heavy duty polycotton drill fabric in a choice of six colors. Their polyester-coated waterproof fabric comes in two popular colors. All seat covers available come in four different fabric options and 15 colors. Covercraft has also teamed up with Carhartt to create a SeatSaver line featuring heavy duty, firm-hand Carhartt duck weave fabric and triple stitched main seams in two colors. Or, five TrueTimber camo print designs featuring breathable, heavy duty, water repellent polycotton drill fabric. All SeatSaver covers are custom fitted. SeatSavers are part of a full line of seat covers that include SeatSavers, Work Truck SeatSavers and SeatGloves. For more information visit, www.covercraft.com

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Vision Wheel Locker Off-Road Collection For 2015

Vision Wheel Locker will be releasing their Style 420 off-road collection wheels for 2015. According to Vision Wheel Locker, the 1-piece aluminum wheels feature the styling of a billet wheel, gloss black milled spokes, and is design to look rugged, sporty and tough. The wheels are made for lifted, leveled or stock height light trucks and SUV's. They are available in 17X9, 18X9, and 20X9 sizes in 5, 6, and 8-lug versions. For more visit, www.visionwheel.com

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Rhino-Rack Releases Zenith Master-Fit Cargo Box

Rhino-Rack released their redesigned cargo box, the Zenith Master for consumers. The cargo box is 17.5 cubic feet, 84.6 inches in length with an aerodynamic design and low-profile contours. The cargo box features a high-gloss black finish, dual-side openings with locks, universal master-fit clamps that secure to the Rhino-Rack, competitor or OEM crossbars, and  3 tie-down straps.  The cargo box is also available in a smaller size (15.4 cubic feet, 75.5 inches in length). For more information visit, www.rhinorack.com

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Rancho Brand To Release 2015 Ford F-150 Suspension Systems

The Rancho brand will release two new systems for the 2015 Ford F-150 4WD truck, including 6-inch and 4.5-inch systems. The suspension systems feature a one-piece, re-inforced subframe, durable extended-length steering knuckles, CAD-designed components, and rear leaf spring blocks. The 6-inch kit also includes rear aft braces. The 4.5-inch Rancho Ford F-150 suspension system will be released during December, and the 6-inch kit will be released in February 2015. No drivetrain or exhaust modifications are necessary to install the system. The 4.5-inch lift kit is compatible with Rancho RS5000 shocks, RS7000MT shocks and RS9000XL shocks. The 6-inch lift kit is fully compatible with Rancho RS7000MT shocks. The Rancho Ford F-150 suspension system is covered by a limited lifetime warranty. For more information visit, www.GoRancho.com

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SuspensionMAXX Releases Adjustable Leveling Lift Kits

SuspensionMAXX introduces the MAXXStak Adjustable Front Leveling Kit for 2007-2015 Silverado/Sierra 1500 and Tahoe/Yukon’s. The leveling kit provides incremental lift heights of 2”, 2.25” or 2.5” by inserting a combination of solid steel spacers and Ultra High Density Polyurethane shims. According to SuspensionMAXX, the MAXXStak leveling kit is an economical alternative to expensive lift kits and retains OE shocks to keep the factory smooth ride. The leveling lift kit is 100% made in America, includes all necessary parts and hardware, and requires no cutting or drilling. For more information visit, www.suspensionmaxx.com

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Rancho Introduces RS5000X Shock Series for Lifted Trucks And SUVs

Rancho releases its RS5000X shock series for lifted trucks and sport utility vehicles. The new RS5000X shock series includes Cross-Tuned Technology, a new valve design, and a large 2.25-inch diameter reserve tube that, according to Rancho, will deliver greater oil capacity, enhances overall performance, and allows the shock to run cooler and more consistent in more extreme conditions. Each new RS5000X shock includes a solid 16mm nitro-carb rod, is gas pressurized, and features a glass-filled fluon banded piston. Each shock is finished in classic Rancho bright white with a full-color Rancho RS5000X decal, and includes a protective Rancho red boot. All Rancho RS5000X shocks carry a Limited Lifetime Warranty in North America. For more information visit, www.GoRancho.com

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N-Fab Inc. Released New Step Systems

N-FAB Inc. released three new step systems for the new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon. The step systems feature Wheel to Wheel Nerf Bars, N-Durastep with its oversized step, and an AdjustStep with 5 inches of Vertically Variable Step (VVS) range. The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon models bolt on with no drilling, and come in gloss black, textured matte black, or stainless steel (depending on the step system). Each are backed by an industry leading limited lifetime structural warranty and five year limited finish warranty. For more information visit, www.N-FAB.com

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Rampage Products Recognized For New Product Innovation

Rampage Products has received New Product recognition for its Portable Wi-Fi Back-Up Camera, with the runner up award in the Van/Pickup/Sport Utility Vehicle Product category. This is the third consecutive year Rampage has been recognized with a prestigious SEMA New Product award for their product innovations. The Portable Wi-Fi Back-Up Camera features a Hi-Definition lens, auto sensor light for low light conditions, multiple App view controls, and a rechargeable lithium battery that will operate up to 4 hours between charges. For more information visit, www.rampageproducts.net

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Hiniker Offers Full Line Of Professional Snow Removal Equipment

Hiniker Company offers a complete line of snowplows and material spreaders designed for the professional snow removal market. The Hiniker line of high-performance trip-edge plows includes C-Plows, Scoop plows, VF series flare-wing trip-edge V-plows and straight blade plows. All Hiniker plows feature the Hiniker Quick-Hitch or Quick-Hitch2 system. Hiniker’s dual-motor electric salt and sand spreaders are powered by the truck’s 12-volt electrical system, the exclusive Hiniker control console provides individual variable speed control for both the conveyor and the spinner. Two stainless steel electric spreader models are available: the 6.5-ft, and 8-foot. Standard hopper capacities are 1.50 cubic yards, and 1.80 cubic yards. For more information visit, www.hiniker.com

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Cequent Earns Designation as a ‘Cool Place to Work’

Cequent Performance Products announces its selection as a ‘Cool Place to Work in Michigan’.  Hundreds of companies submit an application,but only 75 are chosen to be among Michigan’s Cool Places to Work. The designation, decided upon by Crain’s Detroit Business Magazine, is a first for CPP. “It’s a great accomplishment to be recognized as a Cool Place to Work,” said CPP president Tom Benson. “This award not only symbolizes the bright, family atmosphere we have at Cequent, it showcases the collaboration amongst our employees.” For more information visit, www.cequentgroup.com

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N-FAB Inc. Releases New Step Systems

N-FAB Inc. released eight new step systems for the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.  The new step systems were designed to fit virtually every consumer’s requirements. The Nerf Step Systems for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon include the tasteful Wheel to Wheel Nerf Bars, which come in 8 different configurations based on step and finish choice. All 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon N-FAB Inc. Step systems come standard in gloss black or textured matte black finish. Each are backed by an industry leading Limited Lifetime Structural Warranty and 5 Year Limited Finish Warranty. For more information visit, www.N-FAB.com

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Husky Liner Creates Contest On Facebook

Husky Liners is creating a campaign to name its Husky in the company's ads. The winner of this naming contest will win a full Husky Protection Package; including Liners, Mud Guards, GearBox, and HuskyShield Paint Protection Film. To win, post your idea for a name on their Facebook page. The husky will be choosing its name on November 25th.  To submit a name visit, www.facebook.com/HuskyLiners

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LINE-X Launches Off-Road Series Fully Customizable Accessory Line

LINE-X announces that its all-new custom truck division, Truck Gear by LINE-X, will be further expanding with the addition of an exclusive Off-Road Series. Truck Gear by LINE-X is a new accessory line for trucks that is being offered exclusively through LINE-X Franchises. LINE-X has expanded their Truck Gear by now including an Off-Road Series accessory line. The newest additions to the Truck Gear by LINE-X Off-Road Series include the RidgeBack Side Step, RidgeBack Front Bumper and RidgeBack Rear Bumper. Truck Gear by LINE-X enables franchise locations to become one-stop-shop truck customization centers with a full line of customized accessories. For more information visit, www.LINEX.com

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Pace Edwards Launches New Lines of Bed Covers for 2015 Model Pickups

Pace Edwards, has updated its line of high-performance tonneaus for pickups, with new models for the 2015 Chevy Colorado, Ford F-150 and GMC Canyon. There are four new products available. Switchblade, Bedlocker Electric, Jack Rabbit, and Full-Metal Jack Rabbit.  “2015 is ushering in a host of advanced new truck designs and Pace Edwards is keeping pace with a complete family of bed covers to fit the new vehicles,” said Vern Kaufman, sales & business development manager, Pace Edwards. “Jobbers will find a high-quality Pace Edwards products to fit 2015 F-150, Colorado and Canyon pickups, and meet a varied set of customer needs.” For more information visit, www.pace-edwards.com

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3dCarbon-AirDesign’s 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado Product Line

The all-new 3dCarbon-AirDesign 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado accessory line includes a hood scoop, front bumper overlay that is pre-painted matte black with silver accents and integrated LED lights, Super Bolt series fender flares, door panels, rear tailgate spoiler, rear tailgate panel, front fender vents, a thermoformed, a UV-protected plastic with a black matte finish, and more. For more information visit, www.3dCarbon.com

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New 700 Series Tonneaus Designed to Complement Styles of 2015-Year Pickups

LEER unveils its new 700 Series tonneaus now available for the 2015 models of the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Colorado/ GMC Canyon. According to LEER, the 700 Series is specifically designed to accentuate the lines of these vehicles with high-performance feature that include LEER's  twist handle locks with flip-up weather covers, automotive style rotary latches, DuPont automotive high-gloss paint, LEER's  SuperLift system, an interior headliner, and more. For more information visit, www.LEER.com

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Bushwacker Announces Winner of Founder’s Award

Jerry Logan, Founder of Bushwacker, awarded truck builder, Josh Ellison, the first Bushwacker Founder’s Award. The Founder’s Award recognizes the builder of the best truck or SUV at the SEMA Show as judged by a panel of industry experts. Josh won $1,500 and a trophy for his efforts in building a custom 2014 Ford F-350 6.7- liter Power Stroke diesel Crew Cab. Josh, who is also the President of Royalty Core Truck Grilles and Accessories, built the truck with an extensive list of modifications, and then drove it from Oregon to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. For more information visit, www.bushwacker.com

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Crimestopper Securview 3RD Brakelight Camera

Crimestopper released its SecurView™ SV-6904.PM 150 Degree Custom 3rd BrakeLight Camera for 2011 thru 2014 Dodge PROMASTER Vans. The SecurView SV-6904.PM replaces the factory third brake light with one that features an HD CMOS camera. The Secureview allows the driver to back-up the van with confidence, by seeing what's behind the vehicle from any type of afteramrket rear-view monitor. The camera allows for a 150-degree viewing angle, reverse image, parking assist lines, and has a 480-lines resolution. For more information, visit www.crimestopper.com.

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Cequent Employees Help Habitat for Humanity

Cequent Performance Products employees recently helped renovate a home in Oakland County, Mich. The group was working with Habitat for Humanity to transform a house into a home for a local woman and her family. “It was great to see the teamwork demonstrated by everyone there,” said Senior Human Resources Manager Sara Piatt. “We thank all of the employees on hand that day for their hard work and willingness to help a family in need!” The home remodel was sponsored by TriMas Corporation, the parent company of Cequent Performance Products. This was the third time Cequent has taken part in a Habitat build. For more information visit, www.CequentGroup.com

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Snugtop Celebrates 55th Anniversary

2014 marks the 55th Anniversary of Snugtop, manufacturers of truck caps and tonneau covers that was founded in 1959. While 55 years may not seem as significant as a 50th Anniversary, it does lend itself to a fun promotion that is a take-off on the “Speed Limit 55” signs on the nation’s highways. According to Snugtop, the “NO LIMIT” part of the equation stems from Snugtop’s reputation for developing unique designs and obtaining patents for engineering innovations. For more information visit, www.snugtop.com

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Bolt National Sales Manager Receives STAR Award

The SEMA Manufacturers Representative Network Council has selected BOLT Locks National sales manager Erika Garcia as the recipient of the Sales Team Annual Recognition (STAR) Award at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The STAR Award is presented to the most outstanding manufacturer's sales team, chosen from nominations made by the general membership of the MRN Council. In the four years that the BOLT lock brand has been in the automotive aftermarket industry, Garcia has focused on developing significant market share gains and greater awareness for the product line. For more information, visit www.boltlock.com

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Rancho Celebrates 60th Anniversary

The Rancho brand kicked off its 60th anniversary celebration last week in Las Vegas. First launched by Clarence Shook as the family-owned “Rancho Jeep Supply” in Los Angeles, the Rancho brand celebrates its long history, rich in product innovation and involvement in the off-road industry during 2015. The brand is growing from a popular off-road and Jeep-specific parts supply business to the design of conversion kits, roll bars and safety belts for early Jeeps to the suspension and ride control manufacturer it is today. “It’s an exciting milestone for such a renowned brand,” said Chris Gauss, director, performance products, Tenneco. “The Rancho brand has been a leader in the off-road industry – through community involvement, product development and strategic global alliances – from the start and continues to adapt to this dynamic industry.” For more information visit, www.GoRancho.com

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DynoMax Ultra Flo Performance Exhaust System Now Available

DynoMax’s performance exhaust system for 2015 Ford F-150 3.5L V6/5.0L V8 trucks is now available. The new system improves horsepower by 16hp and adds 19-ft. lbs. of torque. Each cat-back, single exhaust system includes a stainless steel DynoMax Ultra Flo welded muffler. The muffler is stainless steel, fully welded, and has straight-through internal piping. Each Ultra Flo welded muffler includes Continuous Roving Fiberglass (CRF) technology. The stainless steel system includes a buffed and polished 4-inch outlet, single wall, buffed and polished 12-inch slant cut tip and 3-inch mandrel bent, stainless steel piping. The exhaust system fits extended cab short bed and crew cab short bed Ford F-150 models. All necessary hangers, clamps and hardware are included. Every DynoMax system includes detailed instructions, and is covered by a DynoMax Limited Lifetime Warranty. For more information visit, www.DynoMax.com

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Husky Liner Wins Best Packaging Award

Husky Liner won the Best New Packaging Award at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Husky Liners was selected as winner of the Award for their new X-act Contour Floor Liners packaging. "We selected a cowboy archetype and husky dog to represent our brand," says Husky Liners VP of Global Strategies Dan Beaulaurie. "This direction was chosen because it embodies the salt-of-the-earth values Husky Liners stands for. Cowboys are pioneers. They are tough, no-nonsense, resilient, hard-working, truck-driving people. This not only aligns us with the consumer segments we are targeting, but it also makes a strong statement about our products. The large husky dog is not just the cowboy's sidekick. He is our mascot. He will appear in all of our communications as his presence will help consumers remember who that funny ad belongs to. Our advertising will not be mistaken for any of our competitors' as the husky directly connects our brand with our message.” For more information visit, www.huskyliners.com

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Rigid Industries And A.R.E Form A Partnership

Rigid Industries LED Lighting, announces the new joint marketing partnership with A.R.E. Accessories. This joint marketing partnership came as a result of both companies working together on industry project truck builds such as the Wounded Warrior Project truck, Professional Angler Justin Lucas’s 2014 Tundra SR5 Double Cab, A.R.E.’s 2014 Fishing Team Toyota Tundra and to bring to market a complete truck cap and lighting solution. According to A.R.E. Accessories and Rigid Industries LED Lighting, together they are providing customers with new and innovative products. For more information visit, www.4are.com

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PendaForm Makes Bedliners Fun With Tailgate Pong

PendaForm introduced Tailgate Pong at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company's thermoformed plastic bed liners were introduced at the show with 20 molded cup holders in the tailgate cover that forms the base for the popular "beer pong" game. While PendaForm's Tailgate Pong didn't involve any drinking, it did attract a younger crowd to the benefits and features of Penda's plastic bed liners. "One of our young engineers had a crazy idea. We decided to try it out and see what would happen," says Mike Freye Director of Marketing at PendaForm. "We were surprised at how well received the idea was, and that a younger generation of truck owners are learning about our bedliners and the advantages they provide to minimize cargo sliding, and protect the vehicle's bed from dents and damage while carrying heavy loads."
The Tailgate Pong features indentations for 10 plastic drinking cups to sit in a triangular shape on each side of the tailgate when it's open. Visitors to the PendaForm booth took turns trying to toss the ping pong ball into the cups, with beer can koozies in them, and score points. For more information, visit www.pendaform.com.

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Lund International is RealTruck.com’s Vendor of the Year

RealTruck.com announces that Lund International is this year's recipient of the Vendor of the Year award, presented at the 2014 SEMA show. Over 50 nominations were received, but ultimately only one company per category won, and the winners represent the partners that stood out during the September 2013 to August 2014 period. After tabulating the judges' scores, LUND International emerged as the Vendor of the Year. All the judges noted that the company exceeds expectations in each of the aforementioned categories. For more information visit, www.RealTruck.com

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Jeep JK Shows Off Timberland’s Tires At SEMA

Timberland announces its customized 2015 Jeep Wrangler JK Sport on display at Omni United’s booth is getting plenty of attention. The Jeep displays a set of Timberland A/T 275/55 tires mounted on Black Rhino 20-inch wheels and the Timberland custom logo package. In addition to the wheels and tires, the Jeep underwent a $25,000 customization inside and out by Shoreline Motoring. Shoreline installed a 2-inch suspension lift upgrade, electronic drop down steps, daytime running lights, LED rear lighting and color matched exterior body panels. Shoreline re-did the interior with leather hide remnants from Timberland apparel and the Timberland logo was stitched into the seat headrests and floor mats. Timberland Tires will have three distinct product lines. The Timberland CROSS available in April 2015, the Timberland A/T tire available in July 2015, and the Timberland TOUR tire will be launched in 2016. For more information visit www.timberlandtires.com

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A.R.E. Accessories Takes An F-150 To The Extreme

A.R.E. Accessories announces its outfitted 2015 Ford F-150 Extreme Sport Project Truck will be displayed at SEMA. According to A.R.E., the concept for the project truck is designed to showcase the extreme sports lifestyle for the Ford F-150 truck. Some of the trucks features include an A.R.E. ToolMaster HD fiberglass truck cap, DUB wheels, Rigid Industries light bars, Bushwacker fender flares and a gloss/matte paint treatment. In addition, GoPro cameras are integrated into the design to capture the action. The interior cab of the truck and the truck cap is outfitted to store valuable gear and features Kicker speakers and a Reikken Performance battery. Post-SEMA, the vehicle will embark on an extensive promotional tour, which will include stops at the Great American Outdoors Show in February, the X Games, auto shows and outdoor expos. For more information visit, www.4are.com

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DECKED Wins 2014 SEMA Best New Product Award

DECKED won the 2014 SEMA Best New Van/Pickup/SUV Product Award for its Pickup Truck Bed Organizer and Storage System.  "We're very proud of winning the SEMA Best New Product Award in this category and we're excited that more people are learning about this great truck bed storage system," says Scott Mavis, VP of Marketing at Decked. The storage system attaches to the tie-downs in your full-sized pickup truck without drilling to provide secure, weatherproof storage for gear while improving the utility and functionality of the pickup truck bed.  The storage system incorporates two weatherproof, bed-length drawers, which roll out to provide easy access to tools, equipment and additional gear. The deck of the storage system is built from 100 percent recycled high-density polyethylene, co-molded to a steel sub frame providing a 2,000 lbs. load capacity. The drawers can hold up to 200 lbs. each and are lockable to provide secure storage. The system is weatherproof and the deck can be configured to accommodate tie downs or rack systems. For more information, visit www.decked.com.

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Timberland And Omni United Launch Cross-Industry Partnership

Timberland announced a collaboration with Omni United to create a co-branded line of tires. Timberland Tires are designed to be recycled into footwear outsoles. Timberland and Omni United have established an industry-first tire return/chain of custody process, to ensure the tires go directly to dedicated North American recycling facilities to begin their path toward a second life as part of a Timberland product. Timberland Tires will be sold initially in the United States at leading national and regional tire retailers, as well as online through a state-of-the-art e-commerce platform.  For more information visit, www.timberlandtires.com

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DECKED Announces Distribution Agreement With Truck Accessories Group

DECKED announced a new national distribution agreement with Truck Accessories Group (TAG). The new partnership provides consumers greater access to DECKED systems through TAG’s network of retailers across North America. The network of TAG warehouses will stock all 19 different models of the DECKED system and accessories enabling quick local delivery and optional installation at all authorized TAG retailers. As a DECKED distributor, TAG will directly sell and provide optional dealer installation of all DECKED products and accessories through their authorized TAG retailers. For more information visit, www.DECKED.com

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Perrycraft, Inc acquired by DWJ McCall Enterprises Inc.

DWJ McCall Enterprises Inc., Sparta, NC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Perrycraft, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC. “Perrycraft Inc has been in business since 1982 providing quality products and outstanding customer service to the automotive aftermarket, which we intend to maintain and grow going forward” said Donny McCall, President of DWJ McCall Enterprises, Inc. According to Mr. McCall, Perrycraft will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of DWJ McCall Enterprises. McCall will assume the position of President / CEO of Perrycraft, Inc., overseeing all aspects of the business. Dan Epting, President of Perrycraft, Inc. is retiring after 26 years with Perrycraft, Inc., first serving as Executive VP / General Manager beginning in 1988, and then as President and sole owner since 2006.  He will remain in an advisory capacity for an undisclosed time frame. For more information, visit www.perrycraft.com.

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2015 Toyota Tundra Baja 1000 Chase Truck

Toyota and N-Fab partnered to create a 2015 Tundra TRD Baja 1000 chase truck. The truck was prepared by N-Fab to support the Toyota BajaPro Race truck, which will compete in the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in Ensenada, Mexico. The build shop at N-Fab equipped three trucks to traverse Baja’s diverse terrain, carry gear that may be needed in a pinch and facilitate constant radio communication. “It’s a big deal for N-Fab and a big deal for TRD,” said N-Fab CEO Thomas Fichter.  “We’re excited to go out there and prove that Toyota and the TRD Pro line of components are worthy for the off-road market.”

The 2015 TRD Tundra Case Truck features a TRD pro suspension and off-road tires, a hidden winch mount system, Rigid E-Series light bars, Smittybilt products including an XRC winch and Defender rack, an N-Fab custom bed cage, front light bar with hoop and rock rail with detachable step. For more information, visit www.toyota.com or www.n-fab.com. 

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Buyers Products Announce New SaltDogg Spreader Stands

Buyers Products announces new spreader stands for full-size hydraulic SaltDogg spreaders. The six new stands fit 10-foot to 15-foot full-size hydraulic SaltDogg spreaders and are also designed to accommodate spreaders with prewet tanks. The spreader stands come with built-in rollers on the rear and sides of the unit. The SaltDogg spreader stands have solid structural steel construction in either black powder-coated or hot-dipped galvanized finishes and can withstand weights from 1,038 pounds to 1,138 pounds. Each stand has adjustable legs to be used with various bed heights, and are equipped with either bolt-on or weld-on installation, depending on the customer’s preference. For more information visit, www.buyersproducts.com

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Marathon Seat Covers For Pickups And SUV’s

Marathon Seat Covers has designed and manufactured custom seat covers for trucks and SUV’s since 1978. These seat covers are a 100% American made product, made in Montana. According to Marathon, its Superhides seat covers are made of the highest quality waterproof Cordura Nylon that they have used in their seat covers for 15 years. Marathon Seat Covers come in camouflage patterns, as well as 14 solid colors. Marathon Seat Covers features a custom fit, and stands behind the fit as well as address any customer service concerns personally. For more information visit, www.marathonseatcovers.com

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Extang Introduces New Tonneau On Tricked Out F-150

Extang released a new and improved edition of the Solid Fold tonneau, redesigned to withstand the harshest of weather conditions and simplify everyday use. A themed F-150 was built by the Custom Cars and Concepts student class at Washtenaw Community College to show it off. The truck was transformed by a BASF supplied paint scheme  by KEG Digital Garage. The F-150 features Ford Accessory step tubes, a Sport liner by BedRug, all-weather floor mats, and a subwoofer upgrade. Bushwacker supplied the truck’s wheel flares, driving lights and headache rack lighting by Rigid Industries, and light bar by WCC. Utility features include Bedslide, DeeZee headache rack and toolbox, and rooftop rack by Rhino Rack which supports the Michigan Ladder and PVC tube. To maximize performance, a Ford Racing exhaust system, BDS 4” lifted coil-spring suspension system, and tires by GoodYear with wheels by American Force were all added. For more information visit, www.extang.com

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Crimestopper Announces Cool Start Remote Start System

Crimestopper announces that the new Cool Start RS2-G3 Two-Way Single-Button Remote Start System. The two-Way remote start and key less entry system uses a single button transmitter for operation at a range of up to 2,500 feet.The Remote Start System features faster response time on remote for lock, unlock and start, Turbo Timer mode with hand brake activation, programmable engine sensing modes with 25 programmable options, and operates on a gas or diesel engine. The remote also features negative ignition, accessory and starter outputs, minimum crank time adjustable in 0.1 second increments, a programmable unlock pulse before remote start to disarm factory alarm, an OEM alarm arm and disarm output, and an LED and valet switch built into the antenna mast. For more information visit, www.crimestopper.com

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B&W Unveils New Patriot 16K Rail-Mounted Fifth Wheel Slider Hitch

B&W Trailer Hitches introduces its new 16,000-pound Patriot rail-mounted fifth wheel slider hitch. According to B&W, the Patriot rail-mounted slider is built to exacting specifications for smooth, flawless operation, with an effortless unlocking/locking mechanism with its gear-reduced cam ratio design. The Patriot features two, solid one-inch tubular steel carriage rails designed with sturdy center supports, and its hourglass-shaped rollers convey the carriage mechanism with fluid motion. The hitch accommodates 12 inches of slide with vertical adjustments from 17 inches to 19 inches, and will fit on all industry standard mounting rails. Featuring its cam-lock design and three-quarter-inch-thick wrap-around jaws, an operator can couple or uncouple any trailer. Pivot arms feature tough polyurethane bushings that allow the engaged coupler head to pivot smoothly, and the head is cushioned by an integrated leaf spring. Made from AISI 1018 steel, the hitch is powder coated for a tough, durable finish. The 16K Patriot RVK3270 rail-mounted fifth wheel slider hitch has been tested and meets or exceeds the J2638 standard for a 16,000-pound vehicle tow rating (VTR). For more information visit, www.turnoverball.com

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RealTruck Announces 2014 SEMA Vendor Awards Winners

RealTruck.com announced its 2014 SEMA Vendor Awards. The awards honor companies that demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the areas of communication, problem solving, and support, while producing superior products and delivering more to RealTruck and its customers. The Most Valuable Partner award went to: ACCESS Roll-Up Cover. The Rookie of the Year award was given to Willmore Mfg. Inc. The Customer Service Master award was given to, TRUXEDO. The Data Geek of the Year award was given to, HUSKY LINERS, and Vendor of the Year was given to Lund International. For more information visit, www.RealTruck.com

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Side Cargo Door Seals Now Available From Metro Moulded Parts

Metro Moulded Parts, Inc, has announced availability of their new Side Cargo Door Seals for 1971-77 Dodge B-Series, and 1974-77 Plymouth PB-Series vans. These new Gold Series seals are made from soft-yet-durable closed-cell EPDM rubber, with nylon mounting pins already in place. These Side Cargo Door Seals are made in the USA, and come with a full 15-year replacement guarantee. For more information visit, www.metrommp.com

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GO Rhino To Debut New Raptor-Style Running Boards

Go Rhino is celebrating its 40th year this year, and will soon be debuting its Go Rhino RB10 Running Boards. These "raptor style" running boards are manufactured from zinc-coated steel with a textured black polyurethane finish that is corrosion, impact and abrasion resistant. The RB10 uses a bolt-on, no-drill bracket system, and is available in 80 inch and 87 inch lengths to fit popular extended and crew cab pickups. The Go Rhino RB10 Running Boards also come with a five year warranty. For more information visit, www.gorhino.com

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Westin Raises Awareness For Autism At SEMA

Westin Automotive Products, Inc. announces that they’ll be featuring a customized 2013 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab, Cummins 4x4 for Autism Awareness. Westin has joined with the National Autism Association to help raise awareness by way of this big “Missterious” truck at the SEMA Show. The National Autism Association responds to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential. On-site in Westin's booth, they will have literature on-hand and a donation box benefitting the National Autism Association. Westin will be matching the first $2500 USD in donations made at the SEMA Show. For more information visit, www.westinautomotive.com

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WELD And RacingJunk.com To Give Away 2014 Chevy Silverado Pickup

WELD Racing has teamed up with AED Performance and RacingJunk.com to create a year-long promotion and contest to mark the website’s 15 year anniversary. At the 2013 Performance Racing Industry trade show, RacingJunk.com announced a partnership with WELD Racing and AED Performance to give away a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 Extended Cab and a trip to the 2014 SEMA Show to one lucky winner.  The truck has been modified with aftermarket components and has spent the last year traveling around the country, and will make its final stop at SEMA, where it will appear in the WELD Racing booth for the duration of the show. On November 5, RacingJunk.com will be officially announcing the winner at a ceremony at the WELD Racing booth from 3–5p.m. For more information visit, www.weldracing.com

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CURT Develops OEM Compatible 5th Wheel Legs for Ford Trucks

CURT Manufacturing announced their development of OEM compatible 5th wheel legs to fit Ford truck beds containing the towing prep package. The legs mount directly into the under-bed mount locations and convert CURT’s 5th wheel hitch heads to Ford’s under-bed hitch platforms. The legs feature variable position anchors allowing the hitch to drop into the under-bed mounting points, and a quarter-turn anchoring system allowing quick 5th wheel installation (estimated by CURT to take 20-40 minutes) and removal. The anchors can also be adjusted to limit movement. The legs have a gross trailer weight capacity of up to 24,000 lbs., and is completed with a durable carbide powder coat finish for rust and scratch resistance. For more information visit, www.curtmfg.com

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A.R.E. Accessories’ LSII Series Tonneau Cover Now Available For 2015 Ford F-150

A.R.E. Accessories announces their new custom-fitted LSII Series fiberglass tonneau covers for the new 2015 Ford F-150. According to A.R.E., the LSII Series is designed to be a lightweight, durable worktop to the new F-150's fuel-efficient aluminum body. The cover Features an OEM-quality lock and latch system, painted palm- grip handle, and an exclusive lift assist system for opening and closing creating a secure, weatherproof storage area in the truck bed. A key lock is standard. The LSII fiberglass tonneau and its painted finish come with a limited lifetime warranty for the life of the original pickup truck it’s installed on. For more information visit, www.4are.com

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ACCESS Roll-Up Cover Introduces New Mud Flaps

Agri-Cover Inc. introduces their new ROCKSTAR Hitch Mounted Mud Flaps. Built with an aluminum frame and thick, anti-sail rubber flaps, ROCKSTAR Hitch Mounted Mud Flaps act as a shield to deflect rocks and road debris away from trailers, boats and RVs. This product features stainless steel hardware, and the model specific design offers a glove-tight fit for newer model GM, Ford and Dodge trucks. According to Argi-Cover Inc., this product provides sleek, rugged protection and pays for itself over time by reducing body repair costs. For more information visit, www.agricover.com

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BOLT Offers New Jeep JK Hood Lock

BOLT introduces a new Hood Lock developed to protect valuable engine components of popular Jeep JK models. The BOLT Jeep JK Hood Lock features advanced technology, which permanently programs the lock to the owner's vehicle ignition key, offering one- key locking convenience. The BOLT Jeep JK Hood Lock is available for all JK models including the Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Rubicon and Rubicon X from 2007 on. Crafted with automotive-quality stainless steel, the low-profile Hood Lock offers damage-free installation using a tight-fitting rivet system that fits into existing holes, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information visit, www.boltlock.com

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Ellen McKoy Of Trucking Times To Moderate SEMA Show Seminar On Selling To Dealers

Ellen McKoy, Trucking Times co-editor, is moderating the SEMA Show Seminar called “Merchandising Accessories to Vehicle Dealers: What You Need to Know,” on Thursday, November 6, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Sponsored by SEMA’s Professional Restylers Organization council, the seminar will feature a panel discussion on building a winning dealer-direct sales program. Panelists include Shea Sohovich, Ricart Imports; Ed Woods, Parkway Ford; Josh Poulson, Auto Additions; and Geoff Bajinski, Auto Trim of Denver/AutoPlex by VanWorks.  A must-attend seminar for restylers, truck-accessory retailers, and mobile installers/expediters looking to take their business to the next level. For more information on how to join he free seminar at the SEMA Show, click here.

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XPEL STEALTH Protection Film Protects Matte Finishes

XPEL now offers its STEALTH Protection film to protect the most vulnerable vehicle areas from scratches, chips abrasions. According to XPEL, the STEALTH film features a smooth satin-texture that blends with OEM matte paint finishes. Alternatively, the film can be applied to glossy-painted surfaces to give the vehicle a matte appearance in a reversible manner, without requiring re-painting. Ryan Pape, CEO, XPEL comments, "This is a film that can completely complement or transform the look of a vehicle, while protecting the vehicle's finish from rocks, gravel, salt and other road debris." STEALTH is a polyurethane film with strength, durability and longevity. With elongation, memory and flexibility, the film installs easily, and allows for single-piece installations. Available in rolls of varying width and length and  pre-cut in a variety of patterns for hoods, headlamps, fenders, rocker panels, door edges, and mirrors. For more information visit, www.xpel.com

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Rostra Precision Controls Acquires Vehicle Safety Manufacturing, LLC

Rostra Precision Controls, Inc. announced that it has acquired Vehicle Safety Manufacturing, LLC of Newark, New Jersey, effective October 1, 2014. VSM is a supplier of heavy-duty lighting and safety components to both Original Equipment Manufacturers and the aftermarket. Vehicle Safety Manufacturing’s product offering includes interior and exterior LED lighting, turn signal, clearance and marker lamp assemblies, auxiliary fog and off-road lighting, turn signal switches, flashers, relays and connectors, along with strobe lamps and a variety of mounting assemblies. For more information visit, www.rostra.com

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Go-Rhino Hires Peter Taylor As General Manager

Go-Rhino announced that it has hired Peter Taylor as the company's new general manager. Taylor's experience in multi-channel retail, online markeing and software business development has come from many years serving warehouse clup and home improvement markets. Within Go-Rhino, Taylor will handle day-to-day operations of the company. For more information, visit www.gorhino.com.

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SuspensionMAXX Leveling kit for 2015 GM HD Pickups

SuspensionMAXX now offers its MAXXCam-3 leveling kit for 2015 model Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickups. The leveling kit replaces the factory torsion bar keys with an adjustable design which raises the vehicle one to 2.5-inches to level the vehicle's ride height. The torsion bar leveling kit features the company's patented seven-position internal gear mechanism that allows incremental height adjustments that won't diminish the ride qualilty of the vehicle. For more information, visit www.suspensionmaxx.com.

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TAG Introduces New Tonneaus For 2015 GM Colorado And Canyon Pickups

The Truck Accessories Group (TAG) now offers 20 new truck caps and tonneau covers for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks. The new products include five new Leer brand caps and tonneau covers of which three are designed specifically for fleets. Five new caps and tonneaus from the company's Century brand, and in the Raider line, four caps and two tonneau covers were also introduced. “All of our research and all of our conversations with partners and customers indicated there’s going to be tremendous demand for the 2015 model Canyons and Colorados,” Kevin Page, vice president of sales and marketing for LEER at TAG - Truck Accessories Group, LLC. “It was imperative we gear our brands up quickly to meet this demand, and clearly our manufacturing experience and expertise has enabled us to deliver more products more quickly than anyone else in the industry.” For more information, visit www.truckgroup.com.

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Air Lift Offers Towing Safety Education On Website

To help consumers learn about the benefits of air springs, the Air Lift Company has updated its website to include a new feature called the Workshop. The Workshop is a comprehensive, online learning resource that addresses numerous issues about towing and hauling. Everything you need to know about air suspension, towing, and hauling is covered here, including air suspension basics, how to properly load a trailer, buying tips, and a primer on vehicle weight ratings. For more information visit, www.airliftcompany.com

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Rigid Reveals New LED Grilles with RDS-Series

Rigid Industries LED Lighting has debuted the RDS – Series LED Grilles that includes the RDS-Series Radius Light Bar.  The RDS-Series radius light bars allows consumers to see further down the road while the arc spreads more light to the sides. Every grille has no weld, stainless steel construction with top-of-the-line black polyester powder-coat and stainless steel hardware.  As a bonus, Rigid has included a custom Rigid grille emblem.  The unique grille for the 2009-2014 Ford F-150 Raptor features one 30” RDS-Series LED light bar and a custom hole for a camera as well (optional.) The LED Grille for the 2010-2012 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 features one 20” RDS-Series light bar while the 2013-2014 features a larger 30” RDS-Series light bar. The 2011-2013 GMC1500 and 2011-2014 GMC2500/3500 both feature one 20” RDS-Series LED light bar, and the 2011-2015 Ford F-250-550 Super Duty LED features one 30” RDS-Series LED light bar. For more information visit, www.rigidindustries.com

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AMSOIL-Sponsored 2015 Challenger To Be Unveiled at SEMA Show

AMSOIL has signed on as title sponsor and official oil of a project vehicle to be unveiled at the 2014 SEMA Show. Chrysler Group conducted a nationwide search for a talented team to modify a 2015 Challenger, months ahead of release to the market. Vintage Race Rentals and Pfaff Designs were selected to take on the project. The Challenger, dubbed Rapture will be unveiled in the AMSOIL booth live at SEMA in front of industry leaders. The upcoming 2015 Challenger 392 Scat Pack features the 6.4L HEMI, shaker hood and 6-speed manual transmission.  AMSOIL lubricants will be used exclusively throughout. SEMA attendees can witness the official unveiling at AMSOIL booth #24661, November 4, 9:30 a.m. For those unable to attend the SEMA event, Rapture Challenger will also be on location in the AMSOIL booth #3175 at PRI December 11-13. For more information visit, www.amsoil.com

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