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Are Truck Leases Holding Up The Light-Duty Truck Market?

According to an recent article in Automotive News, more new truck customers are leasing their vehicles, instead of purchasing them outright. According to the report, leases accounted for about 14 percent of U.S. retail light-duty pickup sales in 2014. In addition, the report suggests that the current trend of leases are what is behind the driving force that is extending the light-truck market growth in the U.S. by the big three automakers.

That formula led to a 25 percent drop in light-duty pickup truck resale prices back in 2008, which hurt the U.S. Economy. But the automakers discussed in the article point out that they are willing to gamble that strong resale values will hold up over the next three years and keep the full-size light-duty truck market on a high.

Click here to read the article on the Automotive News Website

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Dodge Announces New Texas Ranger Edition Concept

Dodge introduced its new concept truck called the Texas Ranger. According to Ram President and CEO Bob Hegbloom, the Texas Ranger Edition is a concept truck that pays homage to those famous lawmen, the Texas Rangers. Dodge Ram division created the concept truck in part with a $100,000 donation to the Texas Ranger Hall Of Fame Museum in Waco, Texas.

The concept is an upcaled Laramie Longhorn package that includes the Texas Ranger logo on the truck's interior center console, seat backs, as well as on the exterior of the truck with a fender badge and center hubcap on the 20-inch polished aluminum wheels.

Dodge officials did not comment if the concept truck would be available as a new trim package but, with Texas being one of the largest states in the country in truck sales, it would be a smart marketing move.

 

The Ram Texas Ranger concept pays homage to the real Texas Rangers and helps support the Texas Ranger Hall Of Fame Museum in Waco, Texas. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas Ranger badge appears in the information center on the Ram's gauge cluster. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The interior of the Ram Texas Ranger concept features a luxurious leather interior with the Texas Ranger insignia on the center console and seat backs. 

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ToughTested To Feature New Audio Line

The ToughTested line of consumer electronics announces that they will be featuring its new line of earbuds at The 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show. ToughTested’s offers four types of earbuds designed to reduce environmental noise. All four models carry EPA ratings guaranteeing that they reduce environmental noise by as much as 30 percent. In addition to the noise reduction feature they also offer decibel limited sound for hearing protection. Two of the models feature a proprietary technology called EQ-Voice. ToughTested earbuds were designed and tested for safety, fit, utility and durability by audiologists, sound engineers and independent labs. For more information visit, www.tough-tested.com

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Maradyne High Performance To Support Jarit Johnson Racing Team

Maradyne High Performance Fans will provide the Jarit Johnson Racing team with engine-cooling fans for the 2015 TORC Championship season. The team's trucks will be equipped with Maradyne's Champion Low Profile Series 12-, 14- and 16-inch fans, the company's lowest profile high-performance reversible fans designed for heavy-duty cooling.  For more information visit, www.maradyneHP.com

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CORSA Performance Announces New Exhaust System

CORSA Performance announces their new cat-back exhaust system for the2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon’s 5.3L V8 engine. The system was redesigned to feature a more efficient path for exhaust gases to escape. CORSA systems feature a mandrel bend process, patented Reflective Sound Cancellation technology, and is tuned specifically for the Tahoe and Yukon models. With bolt-on installation, the CORSA cat-back exhaust system has a single side exit design with four-inch Pro-Series tips, laser etched with the CORSA logo, in either a polished finish or a black finish. Black Pro-Series tips feature Physical Vapor Deposition technology to resists corrosion. All components, which are included, are crafted in the U.S. using 304L stainless steel. All CORSA exhaust systems are 50-state emissions legal and come with a limited lifetime warranty, as well as an illustrated installation guide. CORSA also offers the same high-quality exhaust systems for 2002-2014 Tahoes and Yukons. For more information visit, www.corsaperformance.com

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Yokohama Tire Corporation Announces Partnership with KaBOOM!

Yokohama Tire Corporation announces their three-year multichannel partnership with KaBOOM! to include cause marketing campaigns, playground builds and annual title sponsorships. KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring all children get the  balanced and active play they need to thrive and as such, was named by Yokohama as the charity recipient of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in 2014. All proceeds from the annual tournament have been earmarked to fund KaBOOM! efforts to provide children with active play so they can grow into successful adults. Sally McConnell, chief revenue and marketing officer at KaBOOM! says, “Thanks to this partnership, we are moving one step closer to our bold goal of bringing balanced and active play into the lives of all children.”  Yokohama is a strong supporter of the tire care and safety guidelines established by the Rubber Manufacturers Association and the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration. For more information visit, www.yokohamatire.com

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3M Expands Capacity Sorbent Products

3M is expanding its innovative sorbent line to include 3M Medium Capacity Sorbents. Designed for use in multiple industries, users can choose from three types: Maintenance, Oil & Petroleum, and Chemical. All 3M sorbents are made with microfiber materials that contain no abrasive granules that can damage equipment. 3M Medium Capacity Sorbents feature a low loft design, added scrim, and are made with at least 50 percent recycled content by weight. They are also available in two formats, pads and rolls. 3M offers three different types of Medium Capacity Sorbents. 3M Maintenance Sorbents can be used for general spill control and clean-up of non-aggressive water- and petroleum-based liquids. 3M Oil & Petroleum Sorbents are reusable and contain a scrim that only takes on oil—more than 90 percent of oil can be reclaimed. 3M Chemical Sorbents are used for control and clean-up of most hazardous liquids. They resist reactions with most hazardous chemicals, including acids, and also absorb petroleum- and water-based solutions. For more information visit, www.3m.com

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Wienerschnitzel Supports 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Races

Wienerschnitzel announces their support in their partnership with 4 Wheel Parts at the 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Races. They will be serving hot dogs and chili dogs at the 4 Wheel Parts hospitality tent during select events at the Lucas Oil short course race series. In addition, Wienerschnitzel will also be supporting  4 Wheel Parts President, CEO and driver, Greg Adler in the Pro 4 racing division as an extension of the developing collaboration between 4 Wheel Parts parent company, Transamerican Auto Parts and Wienerschitzel. Wienerschnitzel will be present as the season kicks off at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park on March 21, 2015, with additional appearances in California, Utah and Nevada. For more information visit, www.wienerschnitzel.com

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Westin Announces Product Offering for 2015 Colorado/Canyon

Westin Automotive announced 43 new part numbers for the 2015 Chevy Colorado, and 39 part numbers for the GMC Canyon. Products include GenX Oval Tube Drop Step, Pro Traxx 4 and 5 Oval Steps, Mount kits for universal oval steps and running boards, 3-inch round steps, Ultimate and E-Series Bull Bars, and MAX Winch Tray. Westin Sportsman and Winch Mount Grille Guards are currently available for the Colorado only.  The Sportsman Grille Guard design for the 2015 Colorado features Westin’s “Double Hood Bar”, with contours that follow the vehicle lines and open-up the center/top section. The guard features an overall snug, custom fit with removable headlight crossbars for consumers seeking a “rugged look.” The grille also features pre-drilled mounting holes for installation of up to four LED Auxiliary lights on the center plate. For more information visit, www.westinautomotive.com

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Air Lift Company’s 2015 Catalog Now Available

Air Lift Company's 2015 Load Support Product Catalog is now available, and features the company's selection of air spring suspension products available for towing and hauling use and automotive performance applications. The catalog features descriptions of towing safety and ride comfort Air Lift load support products provide to half-ton, 3/4-ton and one-ton pickups, vans SUVs and CUVs. Air Lift's on-board air compressor options, including the SmartAirTM automatic leveling system, are also included. For automotive performance enthusiasts, the catalog features information about Air Lift's track-proven performance suspension systems for European, JDM and modern muscle vehicles. Air Lift offers suspension solutions for a wide range of applications, including standard duty, heavy duty, commercial duty and snow plow or fleet applications. To help consumers understand load support technology and choose the best suspension solution, the catalog includes a frequently asked questions section. For more information visit, www.airliftcompany.com

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Westin Commercial Overhead Truck Rack for 2015 Ford F-150

Westin Automotive announced that its Commercial Overhead Truck Rack extends to cover the 2015 Ford F-150. Complete model year range fits 1999–2015 Super Duty Long Bed and Super Duty Short Bed pickups. Westin's Overhead Truck Rack is a cargo management tool made of two inch textured black round tube and features an adjustable cross bar and removable rear bar. Patented "X-Braces" provide upper support, and all other welded joints feature gussets for added strength. The overhead truck rack mounts directly to the truck with full bed rail mounting plates. Optional hold-down clamps are available, but sold separately. The rack can be used in conjunction with crossover or side-rail tool boxes. For more information visit, www.westinautomotive.com

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New Product for the 2015 Ford F-150 From Hellwig

Hellwig releases front sway bars for the new 2015 Ford F150. The Hellwig front sway bar for the 2015 F-150 also fit 2009-14 F-150’s as well. The one and a half inch diameter sway bar features heat treated, chromoly steel for long lasting performance and to control the vehicle’s body roll in everyday driving or tow/haul conditions. It replaces the factory front sway bar and reuses the same mounting points and end links. The installation only requires basic hand tools. There is no drilling or welding required and everything bolts to steel so no problems with galvanic corrosion. Hellwig’s new Polyurethane bushing, heat treated, powder coated front sway bars also come with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information visit, www.hellwigproducts.com

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Truck Covers USA offers American Roll Cover For Ford F-150

Truck Covers USA now offers its American Roll Cover, American Work Cover and American Work Cover Jr. for the new 2015 Aluminum Body Ford F150. Built in the USA. The American Roll Cover is tension driven for ease of movement, and has an automatic stop and lock point every 12 inches. The American Work Cover includes a heavy duty galvanized sheet metal sectioned tool box, making it a multi-functional cover for work-trucks and fleets. The American Work Cover Jr. provides all the benefits of the American Work Cover but features a smaller tool box. For more information visit, www.truckcoversusa.com

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Smittybilt Offers Protection For Jeep JK

Smittybilt’s XRC front tube fenders, rear tube fenders, XRC JK Body Armor Skins, and rear quarter panels are now available for 2007 and up Jeep Wrangler JK and Unlimited JK. The skins and rear quarter panel products are made from 1/8-inch cold rolled steel contoured to the factory body with the ability to re-bolt on stock front and rear fenders if desired. The XRC JK Armor Skin, and rear quarter panel include all the necessary mounting hardware.  All XRC Armor and rear quarter panels are sold in pairs and come powder coated in a two-stage textured matte black finish. The XRC JK front and rear flux flares (also sold in pairs) are made of CNC bent one and a half diameter tube covered with 1/8-inch laser cut cold rolled sheet metal that is six inches wide and provides an extra three inch of suspension travel. The front and rear fenders also feature 3/4 inch L.E.D. turn signal lights, spacers and brackets, and bolts onto the same OE mounting points with minimal modifications. Smittybilt offers a five-year limited warranty on powder coated skins and flux flares and are backed by the Smittybilt Advantage Limited Lifetime Warranty. For more information visit, www.Smittybilt.com

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CURT Gives T-Connectors a New Name

CURT Manufacturing, LLC, is making a transition within its towing electrical product line. According to CURT, as of 2015, CURT T-connectors are being referred to as either "custom vehicle-to-trailer wiring harnesses" or "custom vehicle-to-trailer wiring connectors". While “T-connector” may be well-known to those who work in the industry, research has shown that the majority of consumers are unfamiliar with the term. According to CURT, making the transition will be beneficial for both dealers and consumers and will make it easier for customers to find what they are looking for. CURT will also be splitting custom vehicle-to-trailer wiring into two subcategories: custom wiring harnesses and custom wiring connectors. These subcategories are based on the type of connection each product uses to install in the vehicle. Custom wiring harnesses plug into the taillight assembly using two or more plugs, and customer wiring connectors use a single plug to connect into an OEM socket already equipped on the vehicle. The majority of CURT electrical products are built at the company's headquarters in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and will continue to be proudly made in the USA. The 2015 CURT catalog has already integrated the terminology changes, and CURT’s website content will be soon to follow. For more information visit, www.curtmfg.com

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Pro Comp 4-Inch Suspension Systems For Chevy/GM 1500 And Toyota Tundra

Pro Comp now offers four-inch suspension systems for 2007-15 Chevy Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 and 2007-15 Toyota Tundra.  Both systems are FMVSS 126-compliant, integrate with the factory electronic stability control systems and allow fitment of 33-inch tall tires. Both Pro Comp suspension systems feature a heavy duty one-piece cross member and CNC-machined knuckles that work in conjunction with strut spacers that retain the factory struts to maintain the OE ride quality and handling.  The rear suspension is raised to match the front ride height with lift blocks, new u-bolts, and nitrogen charged Pro Comp ES9000 shock absorbers.  All necessary brackets and hardware are included with every suspension system. The suspension systems also qualify for the Pro Comp Lift Shield five-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty at no additional cost when installed by a Pro Comp Authorized Installer. For more information visit, www.ProCompUSA.com

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OE Lighting Solutions are now Magnum Light Mounts

OE Lighting Solutions from ICI are now available as Magnum Light Mounts. Magnum Light Mounts are brackets designed for mounting aftermarket lighting on a variety of vehicles.  All Magnum Light Mounts are designed for easy, do it yourself installation and are compatible with Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Jeep, Toyota and Nissan trucks, as well as with most major brand name LED lights. Made in the U.S.A. from quality 1/8’’ steel, these light mounts feature a black powder coat finish. For more information visit, www.icionline.com

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Truck Covers USA Offers Its American Roll Cover

Truck Covers USA now offers its American Roll Cover, American Work Cover and American Work Cover Jr. for the new 2015 Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon. Built in the USA. the American Roll Cover is tension driven for ease of movement, and has an automatic stop and lock point every 12 inches. The American Work Cover includes a heavy duty galvanizd sheet metal sectioned tool box, making it a multi-functional cover for work-trucks and fleets. The American Work Cover Jr. provides all the benefits of the American Work Cover but features a smaller tool box. For more information visit, www.truckcoversusa.com

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February Truck Sales Continue To Climb

Manufacturers are reporting stong sales in February, especially with the influx of the mid-size trucks from GM. Ford full-size trucks still continue to outsell other brands but the Dodge Ram continues to improve it's overall truck sales month to month.

February 2015 Sales Figures vs 2014

55,256 - Ford F-Series -1.2% vs 2014
45,395 - Chevrolet Silverado +24.1% vs 2014
31,298 - Dodge Ram +6.8% vs 2014
15,157 - GMC Sierra +6.5% vs 2014
12,372 - Toyota Tacoma +13.1% vs 2014
9,052   - Toyota Tundra +14.2% vs 2014
6,563   - Chevrolet Colorado +0% vs 2014
6,106   - Nissan Frontier +5.4% vs 2014
2,153   - GMC Canyon +0% vs 2014
816      - Nissan Titan -26.9% vs 2014
136      - Honda Ridgeline -88.1% vs 2014

February 2015 Sales Year-To-Date

109,606 - Ford F-Series
81,501   - Chevrolet Silverado
55,916   - Dodge Ram
27,778   - GMC Sierra
23,781   - Toyota Tacoma
17,249   - Toyota Tundra
12,505   - Chevrolet Colorado
11,194   - Nissan Frontier
4,178     - GMC Canyon
1,590     - Nissan Titan
350        - Honda Ridgeline

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Pop & Lock New Gatekeeper Universal Tailgate Lock

Pop & Lock LLC announced the release of their newest product for tailgate security called the Gatekeeper. This new product is a universal model that locks the tailgate to the truck. Designed to fit all truck platforms on the road today, featuring a design similar to a padlock that fits around the tailgate hinge and locks the tailgate to the truck. Once locked into place, the tailgate can easily open and close but cannot be removed without the included key. The Gatekeeper Installs in seconds with no special tools required. For additional information visit, www.popandlock.net.

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Rancho Kicks Off 60th Anniversary Celebration With Spring Promotion

Rancho Performance Suspension and Shocks brand is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a special “Magic No. 6” promotion that gives performance enthusiast’s savings on shock, strut and lift kit purchases. Available from March 1 through June 30, 2015, the Rancho “Magic No. 6” promotion offers up to a $506 Visa Prepaid Card with the purchase of qualifying Rancho products. To earn a $506 Visa Prepaid Card, consumers must purchase a Rancho lift kit and parts totaling $2,300 or more; to earn a $406 Visa Prepaid Card, consumers must purchase a Rancho lift kit and parts totaling $1,600-2,299; to earn a $306 Visa Prepaid Card, consumers must purchase a Rancho lift kit and parts totaling $800-1,599. The promotion also includes a variety of $126 to $26 Visa Prepaid Card offers for the purchase of shock and strut combinations and lift kits that include shocks. For more information visit, www.GoRancho.com

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Hellwig Releases New Line For The Ram ProMaster Van

Hellwig has released their helper spring for the 2014-15 Ram ProMaster 2500/3500. The helper spring gives additional load support to the Ram ProMaster by adding a leaf below the factory leaf pack. The added springs provide support when loaded without the jarring ride when empty. It includes everything necessary to install the product. Never exceed factory GVWR rating for the vehicle. The helper spring is manufactured in the USA and comes with a lifetime warranty. For more information visit, www.hellwigproducts.com

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Odor Eliminator Fogger Removes Toughest Odors From Vehicles

Eagle One released their new Odor Eliminator Fogger. According the Eagle One the Oder Eliminator permanently eliminates the odor of smoke, pets, food, and mildew on contact. Its formula contains Ordenone, which attaches to malodor molecules of all kinds, changing their chemical structure to no longer remain airborne. Simply set off the Fogger in the vehicle, wait ten minutes, then open the doors and let it air out for one minute. The fogger is available at leading auto parts retailers. For more information, visit www.eagleone.com

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Bushwacker Releases Three Fender Flare Styles for 2015 Ford F-150 Pickup

Bushwacker is releasing three fender flare styles for the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup. The flares add extra tire coverage to help protect the truck’s paint from dirt and debris and help keep the truck in compliance with local laws. Bushwacker engineered and designed the flares specifically for the ’15 Ford F-150 featuring Dura-Flex 2000 material. The flares are 100% UV-protected to prevent chalking. They come finished in an OEM-style matte-black finish, but are easily paintable. The flares install without cutting or drilling, and include Bushwacker’s limited lifetime warranty. For more information visit, www.Bushwacker.com

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T-Rex Grilles Releases New Grille Options For 2015 F-150 Pickups

T-Rex Grilles releases a series of grille products for the 2015 Ford F-150. The current product line includes the Billet Series Grille, X-Metal Series, and the Torch Series with built in powerful LED Lighting features. The X-Metal Grille Features a low profile dog bone shape frame outlining the formed heavy duty wire mesh featuring four squares per inch. The one-piece grilles are a direct replacement insert. The Torch Main Grille is precision formed of heavy duty wire mesh and encloses a curved 30” LED Light Bar with a 12 gauge framed construction. The integrated LED Lighting component is secure with hidden mounting brackets. The Torch Bumper Grille is highlighted by the dual 3” LED Light Cubes that sit flush with the lower bumper unit. The one-piece grille directly inserts into the stock grille opening. The one-piece Billet Aluminum grille is a lower bumper grille, is one single unit, and is made to overlay the stock bumper grille unit. Each T-Rex Grille is manufactured to exact tolerances in the U.S. All 2015 Ford F-150 T-Rex Grilles come in a polished and/or black finish and are backed by a Limited Lifetime Structural Warranty and three Year Limited Finish Warranty. For more information visit, www.TREXBILLET.com

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Tuffy Security Products Introduces Under Rear Seat Lockbox

Tuffy Security Products releases its 2015 Ford F-150 Under Rear Seat Lockbox. The security lockbox features 16 gauge steel security lockbox mounts under the rear seat in a Ford F150 SuperCrew Crew Cab. The full width formfitting design of the Tuffy lockbox has over 4500 cubic inches of lockable storage. The secured contents are accessed by flipping either or both of the rear seats up and opening the corresponding lids. The design allows the full width of the lockbox to be used. For more information visit, www.tuffyproducts.com

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Monroe Spring Promotion Rewards Consumers for Taking Control of Ride Control Replacement

The Monroe “Take Control” promotion, running through April 30, offers a Visa Prepaid Card valued at up to $120 for qualifying purchases. The offer includes Monroe OESpectrum shocks, Reflex shocks, Sensa-Trac shocks, Max-Air shocks, Gas-Magnum shocks, Monroe Load Adjusting shocks, Monroe Quick-Strut replacement assemblies, Rancho RS5000 shocks, and Rancho RS5000X shocks. The promotion offers motorists deals to save when they replace their worn struts and shocks at the promotion, while receiving cash back on select purchases. For more information visit, www.Monroe.com

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Transfer Flow Introduces 40 Gallon Refueling Tank for Light Duty Trucks

Transfer Flow Inc. has introduced its 40 gallon refueling tank for 2010 – 2015 light duty pickups. The fuel system features a 12-volt refueling pump, wiring harness with cab-mounted power switch, 12-foot hose and fuel nozzle, locking fuel cap and mounting hardware. The tank comes pre-assembled and fits under most standard tonneau bed covers. The tank is made from 12-gauge aluminized steel, and is baffled on all four sides reducing fuel slosh. The tank is powder coated black with the option of an elastomeric polymer spray-on coating. The tank comes with a special permit from the Department of Transportation, making it legal for transport of gasoline, diesel, ethanol, methanol and aviation fuel. The tank is notched to meet DOT requirements. For more information visit, www.transferflow.com

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Commercial Grade HD Headache Rack for 2015 Ford F-150

Westin announces that their Commercial Grade HD Headache Rack will extend through the 2015 model year for the Ford F150. Complete year range for the Ford F150 is 2009 – 2015. Westin's Headache Rack features angled louvers , a two inch round upper body tube for adjusting cargo, and four welded light tabs for the mounting an LED Light Bar or a combination of Auxiliary and Work Utility LED Lights. A crossover tool box up to 70” wide can be mounted over the rack's bed rail mounting brackets. A separate mount kit is available to accommodate boxes larger than 70” wide. The mounting brackets feature a laser-cut Westin logo and have a four-bolt support for a secure fit. Mounting kit and hardware are included. The rack is available in black or white powder coat finish, and is backed by a three year warranty. For more information visit, www.westinautomotive.com

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Stampede Hood Protector and Sidewind Deflectors Now Available for 2015 GM SUVs

Stampede has released its Vigilante Premium Series Hood Protector and Tape-Onz Sidewind Deflectors for the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe and 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. Stampede’s Vigilante Premium Series Hood Protector has an aerodynamic reverse-flip design. Made from durable, UV-stable material, the VP Series hood protector provides protection from rocks, mud, rain, and road debris and is scratch-resistant. The stand-away design allows for easy cleaning and installation. Available finishes include Smoke, Chrome, Clear, Camo, and other specialty finishes. Tape-Onz Sidewind Deflectors feature durable, scratch-resistant, UV-stable material and are contoured to the vehicle’s shape for looks and functionality. These products are available in Smoke, Chrome, Clear, Camo, and other specialty finishes. For more information visit, www.StampedeAutomotiveAccessories.com

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Tonno Pro Tonno Fold Now Available for 2015 Ford F-150

Tonno Pro introduces their Tonno Fold truck bed cover for the 2015 Ford F-150 standard and extra short bed pickups. The cover features tear- resistant double-sided vinyl with a tri-fold design. The cover also features a 6063 grade powder-coated aluminum frame, impact resistant EZ clamps, and rubber seals to prevent leaking. The Tonno Pro Tonno Fold truck bed cover is also backed by warranty. For more information visit, www.tonnopro.com

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BD Ford 6.4L TapShifter Lever Kit

BD Diesel Performance introduces their Ford 6.4L TapShifter Lever Kit. The TapShifter gives consumers the ability to select what gear they want.  The lever kit controls the converter lock-up clutch, and controls the overdrive. The TapShifter works with engine retarders like BD's own VVB. The kit includes an OE style 6.7L shift lever and mini / dimmable gear selection display. TapShifter is also available for early Chevy Duramax diesels. For more information visit, www.dieselperformance.com

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Mickey Thompson Performance Tires And Wheels Offers 50,000- Mile Limited Tread Wear Warranty

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires and Wheels introduces a 50,000- mile limited tread wear warranty for Baja STZ in the 48 contiguous United States, the District of Columbia, and in Canada. Eligibility requires that the tires be owned and used by the original purchaser for the vehicle application, fitment, load and speed rating recommended by the vehicle manufacturers specifications, and that the tires have been inflated, rotated and installed correctly. For more information visit, www.mickeythompsontires.com

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ATC Truck Covers Sponsors Andrew Upshaw For The 2015 FLW BASS Tour

ATC Truck Covers has added Pro Fisherman FLW Tour and Bassmaster Northern Opens Andrew Upshaw to its sponsorship roster. “ATC Truck Covers makes the perfect products for outdoorsmen, especially fishermen, and we’re happy to support the industry,” ATC Director of Marketing Brant Combs said. Upshaw has competed in 14 Bassmaster events, including the Bassmaster Classic. He won the Carhartt College Series championship as a student at Stephen F. Austin University. After he graduated, he began competing on the Wal-Mart FLW Tour in 2012. For more information visit, www.atctruckcovers.com

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FLW Adds RAM Trucks As Official Tow Vehicle

FLW and the Ram Truck brand announces their marketing agreement that names Ram the official tow vehicle of FLW. Ram trucks will be displayed at all FLW Tour Expos and prominently featured at the 20th anniversary Forrest Wood Cup. The sponsorship also includes exposure for Ram across all FLW media platforms, including FLWFishing.com, FantasyFishing.com, FLW Bass Fishing magazine, social media and the “FLW” television show, which airs on the NBC Sports Network WFN and Pursuit. In addition to significant media exposure through FLW media properties Ram dealers nationwide have the opportunity to host pro days and offer contingency awards tied to FLW tournaments. For more information visit, www.FLWFishing.com

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Chevrolet’s GearOn Colorado Takes Aim At Truck Accessory Lifestyle Market

Chevrolet recently introduced a GearOn special edition Colorado pickup. According to GM, this is designed to personalize the vehicle for truck owner's lifestyles and activities. Many people in the truck accessory market, think that the GearOn edition is directly affecting the accessory sales, because the truck is outfitted with step bars, bed rails, a cargo managment system in the bed and more. 

The package will cost $31,250 and is offered in extended or crew cab configurations. The truck is also styled with gloss-black 18-inch aluminum rims, body-colored grille, front and back black bow ties, front fog lamps and remote start.

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Honda Releases Sketch For New 2016 Ridgeline

Honda recently released its vision for the next generation Ridgeline compact pickup truck. According to Honda, the compamy intends to compete in this market against the new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon truck. The truck is said to debut in less than two years (2016). The sketch released by Honda comes from the company's U.S. design team that are in Los Angeles and Ohio.

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Chevrolet Introduces a Black Out Package On Silverado

Chevrolet introduced it's latest work-truck with a Black Out option package, available as a $1595 option. Needless to say, everything is blacked out on the vehicle, including the center bowtie on the grille, wheels, mirrors and trim, all enhanced with darkened window tint.
According to Chevy spokespersons, the blackout styling is popular and it may give truck dealerships a vehicle that will appeal to a certain customer segment, and get them into the dealership. The Black Out option will be available in regular and extended cab models.

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Boom Mat Introduces New Retail Starter Kit

Boom Mat’s new Retail Starter Kit combines Boom Mat’s top acoustic and thermal insulation products into one kit with store promotional materials and sample packs. The new kit includes some of Boom Mat’s top sellers; materials that cover the basics of controlling heat and sound including: four sheets of Boom Mat Damping material, two cans of Boom Mat Spray-On, one box of Under Carpet Lite, one package of Under Hood , two Slim Round Speaker Baffles, and two Oval Slim Speaker Baffles. The brand focused starter kit also includes helpful educational promotional material: one Boom Mat retail display board, a colorful Boom Mat banner, six Boom Mat decals and two sample packs. The new starter kit offers a cost effective way to sign on as a Boom Mat retailer or help support sales for existing retailers.  The only charge is for product. All promotional materials in are included with no addition charge. For more information visit, www.BoomMat.com

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A.R.E. Offers New Caps and Tonneaus for 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon

A.R.E. introduces its new cap and tonneau covers for 2015 model Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups.  A.R.E.’s truck caps are available for both the five- and six-foot beds of these mid-size pickup trucks and include the CX Series, the new Overland Series which features LINE-X protective coating, and the V Series. A.R.E.'s LSII Series tonneau cover is also available for these vehicles, and is a custom-fitted fiberglass cover that is equipped with a lift assist system and a painted palm-grip handle. The LSII is easy to open and close and integrates into the design of the new truck models. All A.R.E. products are painted to match the owner's truck using the exact OEM paint code for quality appearance and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty for the life of the original pickup truck it is installed on.  For more information visit, www.4are.com

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DEI Introduces New Muffler Shield Kit

DEI introduces its new Muffler Shield Kit, developed with the same race proven technology as DEI’s Floor and Tunnel Shield II products. The Shield kit is constructed of 10 mil dimpled aluminum with a 1/8” needle glass insulator. The shield is designed to reduce radiant heat resulting in a cooler cabin interior and overall component protection from the effects of extreme heat. Easy to trim, it is designed to wrap around most any size muffler with a secure fit.  The kit includes one 42” x 24” Muffler Shield, two 40” x ½” wide heavy duty 304 stainless steel positive locking ties and locking tie tool. For more information visit, www.designengineering.com

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Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels Introduces The New M/T Metal Series Wheel Line

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels releases it's new M/T Metal series wheels. The new wheel line features four designs and five styles for today’s truck, SUV and Jeep enthusiasts. M/T Metal Series MM-164 will be offered in a choice of either the MM-164B or MM-164M. The MM-164B features an eight-spoke design with milled accents, while the MM-164M features a diamond cut face with milled accents. Each is available in Piano Black that’s been finished with a multi-layer clear coat for a high-polish shine and easy care. The MM-164 is available in 18- to 20-inch fitments. For the popular matte black finish, Mickey Thompson offers  the M/T Metal Series MM-245, MM-366 and MM-489; each with a smooth, two-stage matte black finish. The MM-245 features a multi-dimensional, riveted, five-spoke design, and the MM-366 features an open, eight-spoke design with a milled lip. Each is available in 17- to 20-inch fitments.  Available in dual drill applications, the MM-489 features an incredible 16-spoke “split fork” design with a deep lip and is available in 18- to 20-inch fitments. Each wheel in the line includes signature Mickey Thompson branding along with a customized, logo branded, corrosive-resistant pop-top center cap for manual 4x4’s, allowing the hubs to be locked down without removing the center cap. M/T Metal Series wheels include a lifetime limited warranty for structural defects and a one-year warranty on the finish. For more information visit, www.mickeythompsontires.com

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Westin Wade Sure-Fit Floor Mats and Cargo Mats for 2014-15 Jeep Wrangler

Westin introduces its Wade Sure-Fit Floor Mats for the 2014-15 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The floor mats are designed to utilize the front-row retention hooks on both the driver-side and passenger-side so they stay in place. The Second Row Mat is designed to hug the base of the console cup holder, straddles the center hump, and covers the driver and passenger side floor areas for complete coverage and protection. Westin Wade Sure-Fit Cargo Mats are also available to provide complete coverage and interior protection for the Jeep cargo area. The cargo area is digitally measured for the most accurate fit and can hold accidental spills with its raised edges. The Sure-Fit Cargo Mat for the 2014-15 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited fits both models equipped with or without factory subwoofer. Sure-Fit Floor Mats are made of a firm material fully textured with molded reservoir grooves to keep step area dry from spills.  All Westin Wade Sure-Fit Floor Mats are digitally measured for a precise fit and are available in three colors; black, gray, and tan for vehicle interior carpet matching options. For more information visit, www.westinautomotive.com

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BOLT Offers New Lock Series for 2015 Silverado, Sierra & Colorado High Security Keys

GM truck owners can improve security with one-key access to multiple locks using the BOLT series of locks by STRATTEC Security Corporation. The one-key lock technology is available to work with the high-security, center-cut key design of the 2015 GM Silverado HD, Sierra HD as well as the 2015 Colorado and Canyon models. BOLT locks are designed to be programmed to a single truck ignition key, with products available to secure trailers, tools and gear. The series includes the weatherproof BOLT Coupler Pin Lock, BOLT's 5/8-inch and 1/2-inch Receiver Lock, the rugged 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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Performance Steering Wheel By Grant Products International

Grant Products International presents their new performance designed steering wheel.  The new steering wheel features New Ultra Suede material that is moisture resistance, UV protected, and is hand stitched. The steering wheel also features a  three Spoke Design Anodized Black, Full Hoop Construction for added strength, 13.75” Diameter, and a three and a half Inch Dish. For more information visit, www.grantproducts.com

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Cequent To Phase Out Tow Ready Brand

Cequent Performance Products is kicking off their New Year by transitioning its Tow Ready branded products. Many Tow Ready items will transition into various other brands within the company; but the majority of the Tow Ready electrical products will align with Tekonsha. In addition, Primus IQ, Prodigy P2, P3, Prodigy RF and Voyager - the Tekonsha brand will now include Cequent’s ModuLite Trailer Light Power Modules, T-One Connectors, and Brake Control Wiring Harnesses. Tow Ready will be fully phased out and its products transitioned to their new brands in 2016. For more information visit, www.CequentGroup.com

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AP Exhaust Technologies Appoints New CEO and President

AP Exhaust Technologies announces the appointment of Chris Ostrander as Chief Executive Officer and President.  Evangelos “Vange” Proimos will continue as Executive Chairman working directly with Chris on developing the company’s strategic vision, organic and acquisition growth initiatives, and customer relationships. Chris joins AP Exhaust with over 16 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket and OEM industries. In his most recent role, he served four years as Senior Vice President and President of the Americas at Cooper Tire & Rubber.  Prior to Cooper, Chris led multiple business units and sales organizations at Eaton Corporation including its global Commercial Vehicle and Aftermarket Sales Group, Torque Control Products Division, Performance Products Division, Fuel Emissions Division, and Mirror Controls Division. Before Eaton, Ostrander held significant leadership roles for the BOC Group, PLC, a multinational manufacturer and distributor of industrial gases.  Joining BOC in 1998 as a regional engineer, he advanced to Vice President of Sales and Marketing for its Distributor Network before departing in 2004. For more information visit the Audax Group website: www.audaxgroup.com

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2015 Model Toyota Tundra 5.5 Inch Lift System Retains Factory Suspension Components

Performance Accessories' Premium Lift System releases the only way to lift the 2015 model Toyota Tundra, without altering the factory suspension components. The Lift System combines the body-lift and leveling kit to raise the vehicle 5.5-inches, allowing the use of up to a 35-inch diameter tire. The Lift system consists of a top strut assembly spacer and a coil spring spacer, designed to limit coil spring pre-load and prevent premature suspension wear on other components. High pressure fiberglass reinforced nylon lift-blocks raise the body, and maintains the truck's original ride characteristics and turning radius. The system comes with everything necessary for installation and includes, 3/16-inch thick laser cut and powder coated bumper relocation brackets, a CNC machined and zinc plated steering extension, high strength hardware, extension brackets, and urethane front and rear wheel-well extensions. For more information visit, www.PerformanceAccessories.com

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Cequent Named Fit-Friendly Workplace

Cequent Performance Products announces its recognition as a Fit-Friendly Gold Level Worksite. The award from the American Heart Association honors employers ‘who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees’ health’. Cequent’s fitness center has bikes, treadmills, elliptical machines, circuit training machines, and free weights as well as desks that attach to several of the pieces so employees can exercise while they work. Cequent celebrated its award on February 3rd with a ribbon-cutting, followed by the weigh-in for the company’s Biggest Loser Competition involving 114 participants this year from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. CPP also coordinated with the AHA to present a day of health awareness. For more information visit, www.CequentGroup.com

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Rigid Industries LED Lighting Announces Its Acquisition By Truck-Lite Co., LLC

Rigid Industries® LED Lighting announced its acquisition by Truck-Lite Co., LLC of Falconer, NY., a member of the PENSKE Corporation. According to Jason Christiansen, CEO of Rigid Industries, both companies will offer complete packages of DOT, off-road and accessory LED lighting for a variety of applications and market.

Jason Christiansen, CEO of Rigid Industries, said, "We’re excited to join the Truck-Lite team. We look forward to partnering and combining our industry experience, and will continue to deliver the same high quality products that have made Rigid the industry name it is today. Our two companies are a perfect fit as we both focus on long lasting products, state-of-the-art technology, and a commitment to world-class customer service.”

According to Brian Kupchella, CEO of Truck-Lite, "Rigid Industries provides an ideal platform for Truck-Lite's further expansion into the off road, power sport, agricultural, marine, industrial, and mining markets. It positions Rigid to grow as a major player in the LED lighting industry while maintaining its own distinct brand identity. Rigid has proven themselves a unique and successful company with superior quality, innovation, and a high level of customer interaction."
For more information, visit www.rigidindustries.com.

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XPEL ULTIMATE Releases Self-Healing Protection Film

XPEL ULTIMATE introduces their self-healing paint protection film, a virtually invisible urethane shield to protect against gravel, sand, and salt in winter. The protective film features a clear coat and special elastomeric polymers that "heal" over time, naturally eliminating swirl marks and fine scratches. The low surface energy of the film allows XPEL ULTIMATE to shed contaminants while protecting painted surfaces from magnesium chloride, sand, gravel, rocks, insect and bird wastes. XPEL ULTIMATE can be installed to protect all vulnerable areas of a vehicle, including rocker panels, fenders, hood and bumpers, or the entire vehicle. XPEL ULTIMATE offers 70,000 vehicle-specific patterns, comes with a 10-year warranty, and offers the option of expert installation. For more information visit, www.xpel.com

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Roadwire Releases Designer Series Leather Interior For Full-Size GM And GMC Pickups

Roadwire Leather Interiors has released their limited-edition Designer Series leather package for the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. The interior features black automotive leather with silver piping and stitching, European-style perforated inserts and bolster wings, and the addition of custom chrome badging on the front seats. The Roadwire Designer Series is the latest addition to the company’s lineup of leather interiors. In addition to the Silverado and Sierra package, other Designer Series interiors include the Toyota Tundra, as well as the just-released 2015 Camry LE leather interior. For more information visit, www.Roadwire.com

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Rigid Reveals New LED Grilles with RDS-Series For Dodge Rams

Rigid Industries LED Lighting re-introduces their Rigid Industries RDS – Series LED Grilles for the Dodge Ram 2500/3500 that includes the RDS-Series Radius Light Bar. Every grille has no weld, stainless steel construction with top-of-the-line black polyester powder-coat and stainless steel hardware, all made in the U.S.A. As a bonus, Rigid has included its newest accessory, a custom Rigid grille emblem. Rigid Industries’ RDS-Series has also received the first and only patent for a curved LED light bar. The grille and light bar fit the 2010-2012 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 and 2013-2014 Dodge Ram 2500/3500. The LED Grille is designed specifically for the Dodge Ram 2500 / 3500 model. The 2010-2012 features one 20” RDS-Series light bar while the 2013-2014 features a larger 30” RDS-Series light bar.  For more information visit, www.rigidindustries.com

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Transfer Flow Introduces Larger Replacement Fuel Tanks For 2015 Ford SWB and LWB Diesel Trucks

Transfer Flow introduces their new, larger replacement fuel tanks for the 2015 Ford SWB and LWB diesel trucks. For the Ford SWB crew cab pickup, Transfer Flow offers a 50 gallon fuel tank that replaces the stock 26 gallon tank. For the LWB crew cab and extended cab pickups, Transfer Flow now offers a 57 gallon fuel tank to replace the stock 37.5 gallon tank is available. The fuel tanks are made from 12 and 14-gauge aluminized steel for corrosion resistance and strength, are baffled for extra support and to reduce fuel slosh, and come with new straps and mounting hardware.  The fuel tanks are powder coated black.  A high-end polymer spray-on coating for a more durable finish is optional. For more information visit, www.transferflow.com

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Cequent Merges Lighting and Electrical Brands

Cequent Performance Products announces a union of brands as Bargman and Wesbar become WesBarg. The merger will cover the entire spectrum of both brands, starting with new products released in 2015. All current Bargman and Wesbar products are expected to complete the transition to the new brand in 2016. The new WesBarg brand is backed by more than 160 years of excellence, providing an all-encompassing selection of options for agricultural, industrial, marine, recreation and utility manufacturers, in addition to commercial truck, light-duty trailer manufacturers, and their respective aftermarkets. WesBarg products are made waterproof, sealed, submersible, and shock resistant. During the transition, customers can expect to see new products come out first with the new packaging; products currently on the market will change over as new production orders are placed. For more information visit, www.CequentGroup.com

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AAM 11.5 TracRite Helical Differential Case Available for Ram, Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Trucks

AAM has announced the availability of its TracRite GT helical gear designed limited slip style differential case made for the 11.5” rear axle used in ¾- and one-ton 2003-2012 Ram and 2001-2011 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks. Each AAM differential assembly is built to OEM specs. The TracRite GT torque bias is proportional to the throttle, providing a smooth application of torque to the wheels. An AAM rebate promotion for its 8.6” gear sets for axle ratios of 3.73, 3.42 or 4.10 started on November 1, 2014 and ends March 31, 2015. The AAM 8.6” gear sets are designed for a variety of GM vehicles with a 10 bolt rear axle. For more information visit, www.demandaam.com

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Rampage Products Introduces New Trail Top Kits

Rampage Products has introduced their frameless plus trail top kit for the 2007 through 2015 two door and four door Unlimited Jeep Wrangler JK. The trail top features enhanced functionality, over -head storage, and easy installation. The kit includes the soft top, windshield channel, door surrounds, and the tailgate bar. The trail top fits over the factory roll bar without additional bows or support hardware. The design allows for improved visibility and larger side windows. Rampage products are designed and manufacture to OEM specifications for materials and workmanship. For more information visit, www.rampageproducts.net

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Skyjacker Suspensions Introduces A Lift Kit For The 2015 F-150

Skyjacker Suspension introduces the creation of their new two inch leveling kit for the 2015 Ford 150. The two inch leveling kit features front metal strut spacers and a pre-loaded spacer. Skyjacker utilizes this 2-piece design to minimize stress on the upper ball joint for 2009-2015 F150 and can be used with OEM wheels. The new kit is specifically designed for models equipped with factory Electronic Stability Control on the F150. All Skyjacker products come with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information visit, www.skyjacker.com

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Highway Products Introduces New Truck Bed Organizer

Highway Products Inc. announced the new Pickup Pack, a custom built Work Truck Bed Organizing System for pickup trucks. The truck bed features quick and easy access, lockup security, and maximum storage space for tools and cargo. The Pickup Pack includes two full length lockable low side boxes, a flat or dome center hatch, a Headache Rack, and a removable Ladder rack. When closed, the hatch locks the tailgate, making the bed area secure and weather resistant. Pack comes with a 4,000 lbs. capacity Roller Coaster cargo tray that installs in the truck bed, slides your cargo out of the truck in seconds. Highway Products builds its product using marine grade aluminum and offers industry best lifetime warranty. For more information visit, www.800toolbox.com

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The GearWagon 125 Camper Brings RV Experience To Small Car Owners

Let's Go Aero manufacturer introduces their GearWagon 125 Camper. A dual-purpose cargo and camping trailer weighing 560 pounds, the GearWagon can be pulled by any vehicle including those with Class I, 1,000 pound tow ratings. The camper provides 137 cubic feet of cargo carrying capacity, and measures 93 inches long, 60 inches wide and 51 inches high. Featuring a twin-wall polyethylene base and an aerodynamic tonneau-cover style lid, GearWagon's expanded tent enclosure, decking panels and leveler kit components allow for easy set up. The waterproof, marine-grade fabric tent includes a main body and a vestibule, expanding the living and storage space, providing an enclosed entry way over the trailer's endgate. For leveling and standing when the trailer is off the hitch, the leveler kit consists of two adjustable stabilizer jacks on the rear of the trailer which provide support for sitting on the endgate and standing inside the trailer bed. For more information visit, www.LetsGoAero.com

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Bedslide Makes It Easy For Retailers To Purchase Via Shopatron

Bedslide has updated the bedslide.com website with an easy way for retailers to get access to the company's popular cargo management products through Shopatron. The website features all Bedslide products and utilize the company's unilateral pricing policy to ensure retailers that they are getting a fair and consistent deal.  For more information, visit the Bedslice online order sign-up page HERE, and use the password "shopbedslide."

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Vision Wheel Adds Arc To Off-Road Line

Vision Whee’s Off-Road Line for 2015 announces their new product, Arc. A 1-piece aluminum design created for trails, rock climbing or cruising, Arc features a gloss black finish with milled spokes, vision and accents in the rim lip and a multi-facet covered lug cap. Arc fits lifted, leveled or stock height trucks and SUV's.  Sizes include 17X9, 18X9, 20X9 and 20X10 in specially designed aggressive off-road fitments for lifted applications. For more information visit, www.visionwheel.com

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Wienerschnitzel Partners with Toyota at West Coast Supercross and Motocross Events

Wienerschnitzel has announced its newly-formed partnership with Toyota to engage in cross-promotional efforts around both brands’ participation at Monster Energy west coast Supercross and Motocross events throughout 2015. Toyota will serve Wienerschnitzel’s Hot Dogs at the “Toyota Owners Lounge” at all Monster Energy Supercross races across the west coast, in addition to various Toyota-sponsored events throughout the year. Toyota has also outfitted Wienerschnitzel with a custom-wrapped 2014 Toyota Tundra featuring Wienerschnitzel’s hot dog mascot, ‘‘The Delicious One.’’ For more information visit, www.wienerschnitzel.com

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Air Lift Company Offers New Load Support Kits For 2009-2015 RAM 1500

Air Lift Company released their new load support kit systems for 2009-2015 RAM 1500 half-ton pickup trucks for pre-order. The LoadLifter 5000, and LoadLifter 5000 ULTIMATE are air spring kits designed to improve ride quality, handling and safety when towing and hauling heavy loads. Air Lift engineered two heavy-duty towing options featuring application-specific brackets and air springs. Air Lift adjustable air spring kits ensure that weight is properly distributed to all four tires to maximize vehicle stability. The LoadLifter 5000 kit features durable, fully-adjustable air springs, which work with the existing suspension to provide up to 5,000 pounds of leveling capacity. Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 ULTIMATE kit provides all the benefits of the LoadLifter 5000 with the addition of an exclusive shock-absorbing internal jounce bumper to protect vehicles with heavy loads and eliminate jarring on rough roads. Both kits feature easy installation and are backed by an exclusive lifetime warranty. For more information visit, www.airliftcompany.com

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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 Becomes Sponsor Of The 2015 Field And Stream Outdoor Life Expos

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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