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New Ford Super Duty Gooseneck From CURT

CURT Manufacturing has designed a brand new gooseneck hitch specifically for Ford Super Duty trucks. The OEM-style hitch features one-person installation, a 30K weight rating and a limited lifetime warranty. This product does not require welding, removal of the truck bed, lowering of the exhaust, flange trimming, or drilling. According to CURT, the hitch is built with fewer, more compact pieces, so they can be lifted and bolted into place by a single installer, without the help of a second person. For more information visit www.curtmfg.com.

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Bestop Offers New RoughRider Tailgate Shelf

Bestop now offers Jeep Wrangler owners a durable rear gate storage solution, the RoughRider Tailgate Shelf. The RoughRider Tailgate Shelf was developed with a patent-pending custom design specifically for two-door Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, model years 2007 to 2017. Bestop's RoughRider Tailgate Shelf fits onto the inside rear gate, and offers a storage unit made with heavy-duty composite housing and a polyester mesh pouch that can be removed to create a traditional shelf or turn the Jeep's tailgate into a work space. The unit measures 25-inches-long, 14-inches-high, and is four and a half-inches-deep when closed. For more information, visit www.bestop.com.

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Distinctive Industries Appoints New National Sales Manager

Distinctive Industries announced its appointment of Chris Compton as national sales manager. Compton, a lifelong enthusiast, and restoration guru is responsible for sales and new business development in the continental U.S., and for promoting the Distinctive Industries brand.

“We are excited that Chris has joined the DI team,” said company VP Dennis Roberts. “Chris brings a wealth of experience as an enthusiast and restorer as well as extensive knowledge of the restoration market. Chris will be a significant asset to our company and our customers.”

A graduate of Athens (Georgia) Technical College, Compton has more than 29 years’ experience in the automotive aftermarket, including 22 years in the restoration marketplace. But his passion for the industry was first spawned as a youngster growing up amongst a family of car enthusiasts.

While still in high school, he began working in an auto parts store.  After graduating from college, Compton landed his first sales job at Rick’s Camaros. This led to a 17-year career, during which he held numerous management positions, including Camaro brand manager. More recently, he served as sales and new product coordinator at Camaro Central, where his responsibilities included monitoring e-commerce products and data entry, and spearheading product research and new-product development.

Distinctive Industries, a third-generation, family-owned business in operation since 1969, specializes in automotive restoration upholstery for muscle cars, collectibles, and special-interest vehicles. The Austin, Texas-based company manufactures a broad range of leather, vinyl and cloth interiors for 1960s, 1970s and 1980s General Motors, Ford and Mercury vehicles as well as vintage Datsuns. For more information visit www.distinctiveindustries.com.

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Westin Off-Road Winches Pull the Weight for You

Westin Automotive announces the availability of its Off-Road Winches. Six models to choose from, integrated 10,000-pound (synthetic rope) and 12,000-pound (steel rope) rated single line pull, or non-integrated 9,500-pound and 12,500-pound rated single line pull in consumers choice of synthetic or steel rope. All Westin Off-Road winches come equipped with a six-point-six-horsepower 12-Volt Series Wound motor. For more information, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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Get a Boost with Westin’s R5 Nerf Step

Westin Automotive announces the availability of its new R5 Nerf Step Bars. They feature long step pads, five-inch wide step areas, and injection molded bracket covers. Applications include Chevrolet/GMC, Dodge/Ram, Ford, Toyota, and Nissan trucks. R5 Nerf Step Bars are designed to custom fit consumer’s trucks and come complete with driver's side bars, passenger side bars and vehicle specific mount kit. The R5 Nerf Step Bars mount directly to the vehicle’s rocker panel and include injection molded bracket covers for a clean appearance. Available in polished stainless steel and backed by a lifetime warranty, or black powder coated aluminum and backed by a three-year warranty. For more information, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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ARIES Lights the Way with All-New LED Line

ARIES Automotive has introduced an all-new product line of LED light bars and LED work lights. Six new lights, ranging from two-inch work lights up to 50-inch light bars, feature grade A LED chips, waterproof construction, a 50K-hour lifespan and a pedigree of testing and certifications. Each ARIES light features grade A LED chips from Cree, that are set into a high-efficiency reflector to offer 96-percent efficiency, and they are protected within a waterproof aluminum housing and crack-resistant lexan lens. The housing also features an IP68-standard breather. ARIES LED lights undergo a list of tests including a UV test, extreme temperature test, vibration test, dust test, salt test and altitude test. They are also CE-certified and RoHS-certified. For more information, visit www.ariesautomotive.com.

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TWISTEP for Trucks From PortablePET

TWISTEP for Trucks, from Heininger’s PortablePET offers its twist-out extension step for pet owners and their humans. According to PortablePET, the step features powder-coated construction and a durable, non-slip surface, TWISTEP for Trucks holds up to 400 pounds of dog or human on its 19-inch-by-22-inch platform. Fully assembled from the box, TWISTEP for Trucks installs easily in 2-inch hitch receivers. “By slowing dogs down and doing incremental steps into a vehicle, dogs won’t be wrenching their backs, hips, and knees. If all my clients with big dogs used this product I’d see less animals for flare-ups and slipped disks.” Says Stuart Spencer, DVM. For more information, visit www.Heininger.biz.

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3M Auto Offers Quick and Convenient Solution for Light Duty Lens Restoration

With the introduction of 3M Auto’s latest product, 3M Quick Headlight Renewal, drivers can remove light haze in ten minutes. Effective as a one-time solution or as part of routine headlight care, 3M™ Quick Headlight Renewal, utilizes 3M Trizact abrasive technology. It uses a two-step process to remove light haziness and yellowing from headlight lenses. After cleaning both headlights with soap and water, use the 3000 grit Trizact Sanding Disc to remove yellowing and surface defects from the lenses. Then wipe them down with the 3M Rubbing Compound until both headlights are polished and clear. 3M Quick Headlight Renewal works on most plastic lenses including taillights, trailers, snowmobiles, emergency vehicle bars, plastic motorcycle lights and more. For more information, visit www.3mauto.com.

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Rugged Ridge Introduces New Armor Fenders For Jeep Wrangler Jk and JKU Models

Rugged Ridge announced the release of its new line of Armor Fenders for 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler JK / JKU models. Both front and rear fenders attach high on the body for increased tire clearance and feature beveled edges with hidden weld seams. The Armor Fenders are constructed of a steel plate and finished with black powder coat. The front fenders are notched to allow use of both OE and aftermarket hood latches and are stamped with a screened vent behind the wheel opening to help vent engine heat. The rear fenders two-piece design utilizes a separate rear tail light guard for added protection. Rugged Ridge Armor Fenders are backed by a five-year limited warranty. For more information, visit www.RuggedRidge.com.

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Airdesign® USA’s Offers 2017 Ford F-250 Restyling Accessories

Airdesign® USA now offers a complete line of “Perfect Fit, No Drill, No Paint” restyling accessories for 2017 model Ford F-250 pickups. The complete accessory line features exterior door panels, a smooth front bumper guard, and roof-light pods (with Osram LED lights included), all manufactured from high-pressure Huntsman urethane. Front and rear heavy-duty custom molded floor liners, with a stainless steel dead-foot rest on the driver’s side, are also a part of the line and capture dirt and moisture to protect the interior.

Airdesign® USA’s hood scoop, fender flares, tailgate applique, and tailgate spoiler are also available and are made from high-impact Senoplastic. The flares feature exterior stainless bolts but install without drilling utilizing the company’s patented SuperBolt system that attach to the factory fenders with Tesa double-sided tape and eliminates the flares from rubbing through the factory paint.

All of Airdesign® USA’s accessories come top coated with an OEM German Automotive, Mankiewicz, black satin class-A finish, but they can also be painted to match the vehicle’s exterior colors. Kit components also come with high-quality 3M Tape, 3M 540 glue, instructions, and all of the necessary hardware.

Airdesign® USA’s award-winning products are designed to make it simple to transform vehicles from stock to custom with eye-catching designs and accessories that are a “Perfect Fit, No Drill, No Paint” design concept.  For more information, visit www.airdesignusa.com.

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Cat-back Exhaust System From Flowmaster

Flowmaster announces its new Outlaw Cat-back exhaust system for the 2015-2017 Ford F-150. The bolt-on Single Outside 409S stainless steel system features a race proven Outlaw Series muffler and a mandrel bent four-inch tailpipe for mandrel bent pipes for maximum performance. The system is finished with a black ceramic coated five-inch stainless steel Flowmaster embossed tip. Manufactured in the USA and covered by Flowmaster’s Lifetime Limited Warranty. All necessary parts and hardware for installation included. For more information, visit www.flowmastermufflers.com.

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Bushwacker Beefs Up Jeeps Without Weighing Them Down

Bushwacker announces its premium aluminum fender flares. The new aluminum flares are said to be as durable as steel, lightweight, while still being able to stand up to off-roading and trail-crawling abuse, according to Bushwacker. The complete set features a one and a half-inch diameter tubing frame, four aluminum flares, a black lightly textured powder-coated finish, all mounting hardware and heavy duty back plates. The flares are available for model years 2007-2017 for Jeep Wrangler JK and JKU models, and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. For more information, visit www.bushwacker.com.

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2009-2017 Toyota AB60 Cast Aluminum Pans From B&M

B&M Hi-Tek Cast Aluminum Deep Transmission Pans are constructed of thick A356.0-T6 cast aluminum. Designed to fit Tundra and Sequoia models with the AB60 transmission, the anodized black deep pans increase fluid capacity and dissipate heat, according to B&M. Additional features include an engraved B&M logo, drain port, temperature sensor fitting, magnetic drain plug, as well as complete hardware and installation instructions. This Hi-Tek Deep Trans Pan is backed by B&M’s Lifetime Limited Warranty. For more information, visit www.bmracing.com.

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Installing A Husky Liner Mud Flap On A Ford F-150

One of the easiest ways to protect the fenders of your customer’s Ford F-150 pickups is to install a set of mudflaps. Husky Liner mud flaps are made from impact resistant thermoplastic that prevents mud, rocks, and debris from kicking up and damaging the vehicle.

Installation of a Husky Liner Mud Flap is simple and comes with high-quality 3M adhesive tape and self-tapping screws that secure the mud flap to the vehicle’s wheel wells. The Husky Mud Flaps are form fitted to their specific application, and even includes paint protection film that fits over the mud flap mounting surface to protect the vehicle’s paint.

The Husky Liner video below demonstrates the installation on a Ford F-150 that fits perfectly and offers a greater level of protection for the vehicle. For more information, visit www.huskyliner.com.

 

 

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Rampage Products Releases New Mesh Shade Top

Rampage Products has introduced an addition to its line of soft tops, the Mesh Shade Top, manufactured for 2007-2017 Jeep JK and JKU owners. The Mesh Shade Top is constructed from a fabric that provides protection from harsh UV rays and heat while allowing fresh air to flow throughout the vehicle, according to Rampage.  No tools are needed for installation, as the top attaches with heavy-duty bungee cords. The Rampage Products Mesh Shade Top does not require a header channel; it’s UV and mildew resistant and is backed by a one year limited warranty. For more information, visit www.lundinternational.com.

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Rampage Products Releases New Trail Doors

Rampage Products introduces its new trail doors for Jeep owners. The safari-style tube doors feature removable nylon webbing, one and a quarter-inch diameter outside tubing in a textured black powder-coated finish, adjustable hinge pins and latch plate, and center bar leg protection. Trail Doors are available in a set of four, front and rear for the JKU, and in a set of two for the JK. They are backed by a one year limited warranty and will be available Jeep Wrangler JK and JKU model years 2007 through 2017. For more information, visit www.lundinternational.com.

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Westin Introduces New Snyper Winch Capable Bumpers

Westin offers two new Snyper winch cable front bumper styles for Jeep Wrangler, the Scope Stubby Front Bumper and Marksman Front Bumper. The Snyper Scope Stubby Front Bumper is an off-road style winch that features a fully welded design made of seven-gauge steel, pre-drilled to mount a winch up to ten and a quarter-inches tall. It features two one-inch thick shackle mounts and a Snyper logo laser-cut on the bumper ends. Scope Stubby Front Bumpers are also available with a welded bull bar or stinger option. Westin also offers the Snyper Marksman Front Bumper, a full width winch capable bumper designed to receive a winch up to ten and a quarter-inches tall. It features four openings for flush mount LED auxiliary lights, two one-inch thick welded shackle mounts, and a laser-cut Snyper logo on the bumper ends. Marksman Front Bumper is also available with a welded bull bar or stinger option. For more information, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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T-Rex Truck Products Introduces New Grille Designs for 2015-2017 Ram Rebel

T-Rex Truck Products announced the availability of its new grille designs for the 2015-2017 Ram Rebel pickup truck. The T-REX Design Team created 7 options, each offering a certain custom look to match a consumer’s style. Each T-REX grille is designed to enhance the look of the RAM Rebel with T-Rex’s signature features. The grilles available include the Torch and Torch Stealth Series, which features a 20-inch LED bar, military grade wiring harness, and a rear grille cold-air deflector, The X-Metal and X-Metal Stealth Series, the ZROADZ series, which also features a 20-inch LED light bar, and the Billet series grille. All grills feature no welding, no drilling, bolt-on installation. For more information, visit www.TREXBILLET.com.

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Westin Automotive’s Snyper Tube Fenders for Jeep

Westin Automotive announces its Snyper Tube Fenders, made to protect from flying debris and provide a high clearance for Jeeps riding on large tires. The front fenders are manufactured from textured black powder coated 14 gauge, six and seven sixteenth-inch wide steel with a one and a half-inch diameter welded fender tube. Turn signal lights are included. The rear Tube Fenders are also made of textured black powder coated 14 gauge steel and feature four and seven-eighth-inch wide steel with a one and a half-inch diameter welded fender tube. Snyper Tube Fenders also feature a welded lip design to keep plastic inner fender in place. All needed installation hardware is included for the bolt-on, no drill installation. Sold in pairs. For more information, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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January 2017 Truck Sales Optimistic

The record shows that 2016 was again one of the best years for automotive sales. The trend also seems to be optimistic for 2017, however, slow January sales are typical due to weather and other factors. Nevertheless, 2016 and 2017 model trucks are flooding the market in all sectors from consumers to fleets. This adds up to another great year for truck accessory manufacturers and retailers who have an inventory of product for top selling models. Here’s the rundown of sales for January 2017

January 2017 Sales Figures vs 2016

57,995 - Ford F-Series +12.5% vs 2016
35,553 - Chevrolet Silverado -6.1% vs 2016
33,769 - Dodge Ram +3.7% vs 2016
13,732 - GMC Sierra -4.5% vs 2016
12,509 - Toyota Tacoma -1.6% vs 2016
  6,628 - Toyota Tundra -8.4% vs 2016
  6,413 - Chevrolet Colorado +16.4% vs 2016
  3,857 - Nissan Frontier +16.4% vs 2016
  2,768 - Nissan Titan +195.4% vs 2016
  2,681 - Honda Ridgeline + N/A vs 2016
  2,059 - GMC Canyon -9.3% vs 2016


2017 Sales YTD

57,995 - Ford F-Series
35,553 - Chevrolet Silverado
33,769 - Ram
13,732 - GMC Sierra
12,509 - Toyota Tacoma
  6,628 - Toyota Tundra
  6,413  - Chevrolet Colorado
  3,857  - Nissan Frontier
  2,768  - Nissan Titan
  2,681 - Honda Ridgeline
  2,059  - GMC Canyon

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Bestop Signs on as Official Sponsor of 2017 ULTRA4 Racing Season

Bestop has announced it will be the Official Truck & Jeep Outfitter of ULTRA4 Racing for the 2017 racing season.  The company will launch the partnership at the desert racing series' kickoff event, King of the Hammers, Feb. 3-11, in Johnson Valley, Calif. Bestop's display for King of the Hammers will offer participants, spectators and other enthusiasts the opportunity to view the latest Bestop accessories, including the industry's leading premium Jeep Wrangler soft tops, as well as floor liners, seat covers, storage solutions and more for Jeeps, light trucks and other off-road vehicles. Baja Designs, a Bestop brand, will set up next to Bestop at Hammertown. Heavy-duty secure storage options from Tuffy Security Products, another Bestop brand, will also be displayed. Additionally, the Bestop Project Pink Jeep will be at Hammertown to raise awareness for the Project Pink initiative, the company's fundraising campaign in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. For more information, visit www.bestop.com.

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ARIES Collaborates With Make-A-Wish to Transform Ford F-150

ARIES Automotive announced its partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in another build project. Jordan Shrum, who wished for a new paint job on his 2001 Ford F-150 Super-Crew 4x4, had his wish granted by the North Texas Make-A-Wish Foundation. After discussions, an inspection, and contributions and collaborative efforts from ARIES Automotive, Center Line Alloy Wheels, Fabtech Suspensions, Nitto Tire USA and others, the truck was given a new exterior finish, suspension components, leather interior, wheels, tires and several accessories, and was presented back to Shrum January 28th,2017. ARIES Automotive donated the three-inch bull bars with polished 304 stainless steel construction, and a set of three-inch round side bars, featuring the same rust-resistant stainless steel construction and custom, non-skid step pads. For more information, visit www.ariesautomotive.com.

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Westin Automotive Introduces Its Snyper Rock Slider Steps

Westin Automotive announces the availability of Snyper Rock Slider Steps for Jeep Wrangler. Snyper Rock Slider Steps are made to protect consumer Jeep's rocker panel from off-road hazards while providing a fully functional step. Step areas feature heavy textured epoxy non-skid step plates for maximum traction. They also feature two off-road jack points per side. Available for two-door and four-door applications. For more information, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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Prefix Corporation’s Minotaur Trucks Now Available

The new 2017 Minotaur RAM 1500 truck conversions can now being ordered directly from Second-Stage Auto Manufacturer, Prefix Corporation. The Minotaur RAM 1500 truck features a KORE Tactical Series suspension, FOX three-inch internal bypass racing shocks, 14-inches of suspension travel, four-inches of lift, 35-inch all-terrain tires, an approach angle of 41 degrees, and departure angle of 30 degrees. The truck also features an aluminum skid-plate with red tow hooks, a low profile front fascia with integrated fog lights, and side body graphics. Prefix provides a list of optional features including performance upgrades, and offers an option of painting the Minotaur any custom color. For more information, visit www.prefix.com.

Read our feature on the Prefix Minotaur Here

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Rugged Ridge Expands Recovery Gear Line With New Soft Rope Shackles

Rugged Ridge announced the expansion of its line of off-road recovery gear with the addition of new Soft Rope Shackles for various on- and off-road applications. The new Soft Rope Recovery Shackles are 7/16-inch diameter section of High Modulus Polyethylene Fiber (HMPE) rope. The rope features a 7,500 pound working load limit, one-piece construction, and are lightweight. The synthetic rope fiber does not absorb water, has low-friction characteristics and resists abrasions. The rope shackle can be washed with water, air dried, and will not rust. Soft Rope Shackles can even be wrapped around a roll bar, when not in use, making a convenient grab handle. The Rugged Ridge Soft Rope Shackles are backed by an industry-leading five-year limited warranty. For more information, visit www.RuggedRidge.com.

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Snugtop Debuts “GB Sport” Cap

Snugtop has developed a new truck cap for the latest factory designs, called the “GB Sport.” Featuring one-piece Advanced Structural Composite construction, the GB Sport is individually painted to match the factory color using the highly regarded Axalta Chroma/Premiere system and carries Snugtop’s Lifetime Warranty on structure and finish. An optional “Sportsman Package” increases the GB Sport’s load carrying capacity and the cap can be fitted with a wide array of roof racks and accessories. Additional construction highlights include a rotary latch with stainless steel rods and a Snugrug interior shell headliner. A double bulb rubber seal protects the bed from damage, and the cap is installed using Snugtop’s no-drill mounting system (J-hooks). For additional information visit www.snugtop.com.

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KC Introduces it KC Gravity LED Headlights

KC has announced the availability of its new Gravity LED Pro seven-inch Headlights for 07-2016 Jeep Wrangler Jk’s. The lights feature GPO and GRD technology, have high and low bean function, are DOT approved, and are energy efficient with low AMP draw while still providing high performance output. The Gravity LED Pro headlights also feature KC’s plug and play feature with H4 and H13 connection options. For more information on this product, visit www.kchilites.com.

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Westin Snyper Skid Plates for Jeep Wrangler Available Now

Westin announces the availability of its Snyper Skid Plates for the Jeep Wrangler. According to Westin Automotive, the Snyper Skid Plates for Jeep Wrangler protect the vehicle from damage during off-road driving or rock crawling. The skid plates are manufactured using seven- gauge steel, and feature a laser cut Snyper logo, as well as other openings to help minimize weight. Each is a bolt-on installation and has formed edges for added strength. Snyper Skid Plates are available for the gas tank, oil pan/transmission, transfer case, evap, and muffler. For more information, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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A.R.E. Offers Truck Cap and Tonneau for 2017 Honda Ridgeline

A.R.E. Accessories offer owners of the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup its Z Series truck cap and LSII tonneau covers. The Z Series fiberglass truck cap offers a sport utility look with secure storage for Honda's latest pickup edition, while the LSII custom fitted hard tonneau cover adds cargo protection and OEM appeal. The Z Series features a standard frameless compound curve rear door, frameless screen vent side windows, and can be personalized with an optional tilt down or sliding front windows, a Yakima roof rack, remote keyless entry, and LED lighting. A.R.E.'s LSII Series features OEM body line styling, equipped with a Lift Assist System with supportive gas struts for easy opening and closing. Underneath the reinforced roof, the cover features a gray carpet interior.  Optional equipment for the LSII Series includes LED rope lighting, a 12-volt power strip, and a remote keyless entry system. A.R.E. truck cap and tonneau covers are backed by a limited lifetime warranty to the original owner for the life of the pickup truck they are originally installed on. For more information, visit www.4are.com.

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Rostra Introduces SYNC3 Multi-Camera Video Interface

Rostra introduces its multi-camera video interface system for multiple SYNC3-based Ford vehicles including F-series trucks, the Ford Explorer, and the Ford Edge.  The interface system allows for the installation of multiple cameras around the vehicle for safety purposes through added driver awareness. Camera options include rearview, side-view or blind spot, forward-facing, cargo, and trailer.  Each camera on the vehicle can also be accessed manually using an integrated on-screen display that matches the OE look and feel of SYNC3. This video interface system provides the consumer with the ability to stream video directly from their smartphone to their in-dash eight-inch LCD screen via the included USB and HDMI ports. For more information, visit www.rostra.com.

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BOLT Lock Technology Featured in Go Rhino Jeep Bumper System

Go Rhino offers its new Total Bumper System for 2007-2016 Jeep JK and JKU models with BOLT's one-key lock technology. Go Rhino's winch-ready modular Total Bumper System is equipped with a built in gear drawer that locks with the ignition key to keep gear safe and secure. The drawer offers lockable out-of-sight storage, while the bumper system allows for 16 front end combinations for customization.
BOLT locks program the first time the ignition key is inserted into the BOLT lock cylinder. Once the key is inserted, spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down, coding the cylinder to that specific key. From then on, only the driver's Jeep ignition key is needed to unlock any number of BOLT locks. For more information, visit www.boltlock.com.

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Introducing The In-Bed Auxiliary Fuel Tank System From Transfer Flow

Transfer Flow Introduces its 40-gallon in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system, designed to be compatible with almost any full-size diesel truck. The 40-gallon fuel tank operates with Transfer Flow’s automatic transfer TRAX 3 technology. For consumer safety, the fuel is pumped, not gravity fed, from the auxiliary tank to the main tank. The dash-mounted LCD display shows the percentage of fuel in each tank while also notifying the consumer when a fuel transfer is in progress. The Transfer Flow fuel tank is manufactured from American-made 14-gauge aluminized steel, is powder coated in a satin black finish, and comes complete with all parts needed for installation and use. For more information, visit www.transferflow.com.

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Airdesign USA’s New Hood Scoop For Toyota Tacoma Trucks

Airdesign USA makes it simple to add performance styling to 2016 and up model Toyota Tacoma pickups, with its new Hood Scoop. The Toyota TRD style scoop is designed to give the vehicle a performance appearance but without all of the expense and hassles of adding an aftermarket or OE hood. “This is a perfect way for vehicle restylers and Toyota Tacoma truck owners to give their vehicle an aggressive appearance, without the high cost and effort to install a completely new hood,” said Billy Longfellow, Airdesign USA VP Design & Engineering.

The hood scoop comes ready for installation coated in a high-quality, Mankiewicz™ satin black OEM paint finish, or it can be ordered with factory matched colors to easily blend into the vehicle’s hood and provide a custom appearance. Installation is easy and does not require any drilling, using only high-quality 3M tape and 3M 540 adhesive that is included with the kit.

 Airdesign’s proprietary over-molding technology combines high-impact multi-layer Senoplast™ with an elastomer polyurethane that allows its products to exactly follow the contours of the vehicle to create a perfect fit. Airdesign USA’s award-winning products are designed to make it simple to transform vehicles from stock to custom with eye-catching designs and accessories that are easy to install. For more information, visit www.airdesignusa.com

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Roadwire Launches Charitable Outreach To Support Humanitarian Causes

In keeping with its mission to bridge the gap between the resources of business and service to humanity, Roadwire Inc., a leading supplier of custom-crafted OEM and aftermarket leather interiors, recently announced that Roadwire Cares, a 501c3 nonprofit entity established to provide humanitarian aid, successfully raised $40,000 to help Haitian victims devastated by Hurricane Matthew.

The project—funded in part by contributions from customers, suppliers and employees who raised $10,000—was matched by a $10,000 contribution from Roadwire Cares. These funds, in turn, were gifted to Mission of Hope in Haiti, which then matched the fundraising effort with an additional $20,000. The resulting $40,000 donation was used to feed more than 160,000 children affected by the hurricane.

The faith-based initiative is at the core of Roadwire Inc.’s philanthropic commitment to dedicate 10 percent of its organizational profits to support humanitarian outreach. According to Jeshanna Forrister, giving coordinator for Roadwire Cares, the nonprofit is focused on projects that alleviate poverty, provide access to economic opportunities, improve quality of life and develop leaders.

In addition to the recent fundraising efforts, Roadwire has provided funding and other in-kind resources in Haiti. This includes donating unused leather and industrial sewing machinery to Three Cords, which employs women with disabilities who sew handbags and other products, and whose profits support the island’s only prosthetics lab. Roadwire is also working with Mission of Hope to build a new factory in Haiti and has pledged to provide funding and equipment to help increase commerce and employment. In an earlier project, in Ensenada, Mexico, Roadwire’s executive team and their families partnered with Youths With a Mission (YWAM) to build a house for a local family from the ground up in the course of two days.

“I have the privilege of helping to develop our strategic philanthropy plan,” said Forrister. “Our goal is to match our financial and in-kind resources, both internationally and locally, with other nonprofit organizations based on common causes to provide immediate relief and opportunities. We also want to make it possible for our employees to serve and give back to communities with a hands-on approach. It’s a fun job, because it’s so organic. Everybody benefits, those who are receiving and those who are participating.”

“It’s all about creating relationships and making a difference through a common, white-hot purpose,” added Dave Edmondson, senior VP of Roadwire Inc. and its subsidiaries, Distinctive Industries, Signature Automotive, Roadwire Leather and Classic Soft Trim. “The pillars of our philanthropic endeavors ensure that Roadwire Cares is matched with other nonprofit organizations, and aligned with other automotive industry businesses and leaders, that share our focus on societal causes and our purpose in life.”

Roadwire Inc., a third-generation, privately owned company based in Austin, Texas, was founded in 1969. The global automotive technology company provides and manufactures innovative products to new- and pre-owned vehicle markets facilitated by more than 3,500 authorized installers. Its portfolio of products includes OEM and aftermarket leather-trimmed

interiors, climate-controlled seating, seat heaters, electric sunroofs, myTop®, the world’s first all-electric convertible top for the Jeep® Wrangler, and other patented technologies designed to enhance comfort and security for the next generation of automobiles and light-duty trucks. For more information, visit www.Roadwire.com, or call 877.ROADWIRE.

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Rugged Ridge’s New Elite Line Of Exterior Accessories

Rugged Ridge announced the expansion of its Elite line of exterior styling accessories with the addition of its Elite Headlight Guards, Elite Tail Light Guards, Elite Fuel Doors and Elite Door Handle Inserts for 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler JK models. Rugged Ridge Elite Headlight Guards are cast from aluminum alloy and are designed to provide protection for headlights. Three finishes are available; textured black powder coat, vibrant red powder coat or raw aluminum. The Elite Tail Light Guards feature a patented design that fully encapsulates the tail light for protection. Constructed from cast aluminum, the Elite Tail Light Guard is offered in a variety of finishes; textured black powder coat, red powder coat, raw aluminum or a textured black powder coat with machined aluminum slats. The Elite Line also includes the Elite Fuel Door Cover. The cover incorporates a smooth-operating internal hinge mechanism and a positive retention latch that opens and closes with a press of the lid, and is constructed from heavy cast aluminum. The final installment to the Elite line are Rugged Ridge’s Elite Door Handle Inserts. Each insert is made from cast aluminum and feature an off-road inspired tire tread inlay, available in a choice of three finishes; black tread, brushed aluminum tread or brushed aluminum with contrasting black tread. Sets are available for both two and four-door models. The Rugged Ridge Elite line is backed by a five-year limited warranty. For more information, visit www.RuggedRidge.com.

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XPEL to Partner With Jeep Jamboree USA

XPEL Technologies has announced the company will be partnering with Jeep Jamboree USA, headquartered in Georgetown, Calif., for 2017.  XPEL will be an official sponsor of Jeep Jamboree USA, which organizes off-road adventure weekends taking place during 32 weekends throughout the country. "We see tremendous opportunities to expand market awareness of the XPEL brand name as well as to prove the value of our products within the highly diverse and enthusiastic Jeep community via our association with Jeep Jamboree USA," said Eric Keller, XPEL's business development manager. According to Pearse Umlauf, president and CEO, Jeep Jamboree USA, "We are very excited to have XPEL Paint Protection Film involved with our events because XPEL can really help vehicle owners retain the value of their vehicle.  XPEL products offer peace of mind against the elements of off-roading." For more information, visit www.xpel.com.

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Volant Performance and Brandon Palaniuk: a Winning Combination for 2017

Volant announces that it is partnering with one of the premier talents on the Bassmaster fishing circuit, Brandon Palaniuk. As a seven-time Bassmaster Classic Qualifier and two-time BASS Elite Champion, Brandon is a well-recognized face in professional fishing, as well as the owner of one of the best Toyota Tundra builds on the Bassmaster circuit. “Brandon Palaniuk is a perfect fit for the Volant Performance brand and we are very excited to be working with him and be the official performance exhaust and air intake of BMP Fishing,” said Brent Noward, Marketing Manager Volant Performance. “Brandon is an accomplished fisherman but also lives the same outdoor lifestyle as many of our customers, fishing, hunting and enjoying the outdoors. He relies heavily on his truck; driving it from tour stop to tour stop on the Bassmaster circuit and it serves as a tool for his outdoor pursuits in the same manner our customers rely on their vehicle to support their outdoor lifestyle.” For more information, visit www.volant.com.

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AMP Research Announces PowerStep XTreme

AMP Research extended its PowerStep line with its new PowerStep XTreme. The PowerStep XTreme offers consumers who live or work in challenging environments, an electric-powered running board that was designed to work in the harsh conditions, such as mud, snow and ice. Dual motors power the electric-powered running board to be twice as strong as the original PowerStep. PowerStep XTreme also offers an aggressive platform design for foot traction, and engineered the PowerStep XTreme for reliability with a high-textured powder-coat finish, and die-cast aluminum components to resist corrosion for all-weather performance.  As with all PowerStep electric running boards, the board automatically deploys with the opening of the vehicle’s door and retracts when the door closes, and LED lights illuminate when the boards deploy. PowerStep XTreme is made in the USA and features OEM-quality motors, drive system, and wiring harness, all backed by a five-year 60,000 mile warranty. For more information, visit www.amp-research.com.

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AMP Research Announces PowerStep Override Switch

AMP Research engineered an over-ride switch that now allows consumers the ability to manually take control of their PowerStep. The Override Switch is compatible with the PowerStep, PowerStep XL, and the PowerStep XTreme, allowing the step to be manually raised or lowered. An easily installed toggle switch on the dash is wired directly to the PowerStep Controller. Three distinct functions are programed with the Override Switch— override retract (up), automatic mode (middle), and override deploy (down). Override retract (up) keeps the step up and out of the way, regardless of what you do with the doors. Automatic mode (middle) allows the step to deploy and retract with the opening and closing of the door. Override deploy (down) keeps the step down and ready for use, regardless of what you do with the door. PowerStep Override Switch is made in the USA and backed by a three-year limited warranty. For more information, visit www.amp-research.com.

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BEDSLIDE Offers Free Gift With Purchase

Starting January 16th and ending on February 28th, BEDSLIDE will be offering a free BEDBIN Deck Divider (limited edition black) with the purchase of any BEDSLIDE. If consumer have a direct drop ship account via e-commerce, the consumer should order part BSA-DKB with their drop ship BEDSLIDE order for fulfillment. Only orders made on Jan 16th - Feb 28th are valid. Offer valid only in the lower 48 US. Dealers or distributors, should have their customer send their proof of purchase, ship to address, and phone number to admin@BEDSLIDE.com. Once received we will review purchase date and confirm sale. Their FREE gift will be shipped directly from BEDSLIDE only. Date of purchase must be between Jan 16th - Feb 28th. Offer valid only in the lower 48 US. The BSA-DKB is a limited edition part with a retail value over $100. For more information, visit www.BEDSLIDE.com.

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Yokohama Tire Corporation Names Jeff Barna as COO

Yokohama Tire Corporation announced that Jeff Barna will join the company January 16th as chief operating officer.  Barna will report to Shinichi Takimoto, YTC president, and will have responsibility for sales, marketing and product planning. Barna will also be on YTC’s executive committee. According to Hideto Katsuragawa, CEO of Yokohama Corporation of North America and CEO of YTC, “Jeff is another strategic investment in the future of Yokohama Tire Corporation in the American market, like our modern manufacturing plant in Mississippi, new and upgraded distribution centers, new R&D technical center in North Carolina, stream of new products in the consumer, commercial and OTR space, and commitment to expanded OE partnerships.” Prior to Yokohama Barna was successful in management, sales and logistics positions, most recently at Nilfisk-Advance Inc. Prior to that, he was with Exide Technologies, a global battery manufacturer. Barna began his career at Tenneco Automotive selling Monroe shock absorbers to dealers and retail stores in the metropolitan New York market. For more information, visit www.yokohamatire.com.

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Baja Designs Offers High Performance OnX6 Lighting Options

Baja Designs’ OnX6 light bar systems from "The Scientists of Lighting" offers several levels of high-performance lighting to consumers.  All of the light bars are based upon the original, OnX6 light bar, which is 10-inches long, featuring Baja Designs' MoistureBlock Technology and the industry's only anodized aircraft-grade aluminum extruded housing, with a CNC-machined anodized billet aluminum bezel.  The mounting brackets are made of corrosion-proof 316-grade stainless steel and feature stainless steel fasteners. All lenses are user replaceable, made of high-impact, hard coated polycarbonate material. The lens/reflector assemblies are O-ring sealed and are submersible, waterproof and dust-resistant, according to Baja. At the heart of the OnX6 family of light bars are LEDs which produce a 5000K (5000° Kelvin) Daylight natural light color temperature, and Baja Designs circuit board design deliver a 49,930-hour life span. For more information, visit www.bajadesigns.com.

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Dee Zee Introduces the New Easy Ship Tool Box

Dee Zee Inc. introduces a new addition to their Red Label Tool Box line, the Easy Ship Tool Box.  Dee Zee’s new Easy Ship Tool Box is a full-size crossover tool box with a crown style lid, full pan stiffener, and lockable stainless steel paddle handles. It also features Sound Reduction Technology SRT in the lid.  It can be assembled easily in as little as 45 minutes, saving consumers’ time by eliminating the need to wait at home for a delivery driver. For further information, visit www.deezee.com.

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LUVERNE Releases New Hitch-Mounted Trailer Protector

LUVERNE Truck Equipment has unveiled its Textured Rubber Tow Guard, a protective trailer hitch attachment that mounts at the rear of the vehicle and shields a trailer in tow against mud, stones and other road debris. It features a universal design, simple use-as-needed installation and a dependable USA-made construction. The Tow Guard also features powder-coated steel and three-eighth-inch thick rubber flaps, was designed for easy installation, comes fully factory assembled, attaches directly to the ball mount shank, and maintains full use of the hitch and any electrical components. The LUVERNE Tow Guard is available in a universal width of 72-inches to fit most full-size pickups and SUVs. It also comes in two flap length options, including 15-inch and 20-inch, and can be trimmed for a custom fit. Models are available to fit two, two and a half or three-inch receiver tubes. For more information, please visit www.LuverneTruck.com.

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New JVC Digital Media Receiver With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

JVC Mobile Entertainment is introducing its first double-DIN multimedia receiver sans CD at the 2017 CES. With the inclusion of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the KW-M730BT is designed to accommodate owners of an iPhone or Android-based smartphone who use their devices for everything from streaming and stored media to turn-by-turn navigation. The KW-M730BT features the EL KAMELEON moniker, showing only a flat, blank screen when turned off to deter theft, a 6.8-inch clear resistive touch panel, and includes a virtual viewing adjustment feature that offsets angled installations by digitally changing the viewing angle so it appears straight to the driver. For safety, a rear-view camera can be added and the screen will automatically switch to its view when the vehicle is in reverse gear. For more information, visit www.jvc.com.

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KENWOOD Unveils Combo Camera for Recording and Collision Avoidance

KENWOOD is introducing its second dash camera at the 2017 CES. Joining the standalone, monitor-equipped DRV-410 is the DRV-N520, a smaller version that is intended to pair with the company’s new mech-less DMX7704S multimedia receiver. The DRV-N520 features a high-resolution, wide-angle camera that records a three-megapixel (photo quality) image. Its small footprint minimizes window blockage, and recordings are stored on a removable eight-gigabyte SD card. In addition to its recording capabilities, the camera also measures distance and velocity between it and cars or obstacles in its view. Based on circumstances, it can trigger a collision warning to the driver if it senses an imminent impact, or notify the driver in stopped traffic if the vehicle in front of it has started moving. For more information, visit www.kenwood.com/usa.

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New TruTrack WD From Curt Manufacturing

CURT Manufacturing has introduced a new, heavier-duty model of its advanced TruTrack weight distribution system. This new model features a 15,000-pound gross trailer weight capacity, and is ideal for the largest of RV trailers and campers. The CURT TruTrack weight distribution system combines the functions of weight distribution and sway control into one product. Unlike other WD hitches, the integrated sway control of the TruTrack WD system uses a spring and cam system and adjustable support brackets to keep the trailer aligned with the tow vehicle. The system features hardened components to resist wear and remain quiet. The new TruTrack also features hex castle nuts and two neutral spring bar settings to accommodate different trailers. It also comes with extended spring bars for larger trailers, a pre-torqued trailer ball, a durable carbide powder coat finish and a ten-year limited warranty. For more information, visit www.curtmfg.com.

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2016 Truck Sales Reach New High

Once again, the light-duty truck market has another great sales year in 2016. Despite some slowing towards the beginning of winter, 2016 brought more sales than 2015 (17.5 million vehicle sold).

For truck accessory retailers and manufacturers, this is a good indication for which vehicles will provide accessory sales in 2017. With good full-size truck sales and an added boost of mid-size trucks, retailers speculate their profits will increase if they have the right accessories on their shelves.

The top vehicles haven’t changed, however, Ford and the F-150 platform is once again the top-selling truck of the year, followed by the Chevrolet Silverado, Ram and GMC Sierra pickups. Toyota however, also did well with both of its trucks, with the mid-sized Tacoma outselling the full-size Tundra.

Mid-sized trucks in general, had a great 2016, with the Tacoma, Colorado, and Canyon taking a majority of the sales in that market.


December 2016 Sales Figures vs December  2015

87,512 - Ford F-Series +2.7% vs 2015
54,272 - Chevrolet Silverado -13.8% vs 2015
47,556 - Ram +14.9% vs 2015
23,290 - GMC Sierra -15.1% vs 2015
17,514 - Toyota Tacoma +1.9% vs 2015
11,556 - Toyota Tundra +3.6% vs 2015
  9,431 - Chevrolet Colorado +19.2% vs 2015
  6,069 - Nissan Frontier +6.6 vs 2015
  4,048  - GMC Canyon +34.9% vs 2015
  4,085 - Honda Ridgeline +N/A vs 2015
  4,396 - Nissan Titan +N/A% vs 2015

2016 Final Sales YTD

820,799 - Ford F-Series
574,876 - Chevrolet Silverado
489,418 - Dodge Ram
221,680 - GMC Sierra
191,631 - Toyota Tacoma
115,489- Toyota Tundra
108,725 - Chevrolet Colorado
  86,926 - Nissan Frontier
  37,449 - GMC Canyon
  23,667 - Honda Ridgeline
  21,880 - Nissan Titan

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Yukon Gear and Axle’s New Dura Grip

Yukon Gear and Axle is presenting its extended line of Dura Grip positractions to include Dana 60, Dana 70 and Dana 80’s. Whether it’s off-road, on the street, or at the track; traction is essential for any vehicle. The Yukon Dura Grip takes race-proven positraction designs from 60’s muscle cars and updates them with the latest manufacturing technologies for higher strength and longer life. For more information on this product, visit www.randysworldwide.com.

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Blue Ox creates OXSMART Training Classes with NTP/Stag

Blue Ox and NTP/Stag teamed up to hold three OXSMART Training sessions for service technicians and sales teams at the Keystone Training Center in Flower Mound, Texas, in mid-December. Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann said, "We are so pleased and excited that our training partnership with NTP/Stag is making the educational opportunities we offer more accessible to our dealers and their employees through regional events. OXSMART technical training graduates receive 13-hours of credit in the RVDA-RVIA Service Technical Certification program.” Hands-on technical training sessions were the focus of the first two days with Blue Ox product experts guiding technicians through the installation of multiple products to include: tow vehicle wiring, weight distributing hitches, goosenecks, braking systems, chassis performance products and Blue Ox’s new Super Ride Fifth-Wheel hitch. In addition specific time was also set aside for the sales and service aspect as well. Blue Ox views this as an opportunity to bring a diverse group of professionals together to learn and share best practices that enhances the knowledge of all participants. For more information, visit www.blueox.com.

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Yukon Gear and Axle Now Offers Off-Road Recovery Kit

Yukon Gear and Axle now offers its Off-Road Recovery Kit to consumers. The Yukon kinetic recovery rope is 100-percent double braid nylon and offers the latest in towing technology with up to 30-percent stretch for smooth pulling that is rated to over 28,000-pounds, according to Yukon Gear and Axle. The Yukon soft shackle also attaches to any tow point. For more information, visit www.randysworldwide.com.

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Yukon Gear and Axle Debuts Driveshaft’s

Yukon Gear and Axle kick-off the off-road season with its recently debuted series of new off-road products. Yukon Gear and Axle now offers consumers its performance driveshafts. According to Yukon Gear and Axle, the driveshafts are a high quality, ready-to-install option on any off-road vehicle. Yukon driveshaft’s are made in the USA and can be custom built to fit specific vehicle needs. “We understand that consumers have options for the products they decide for modifying their off-road vehicle. At Yukon, we believe in the ‘buy once’ attitude where quality comes before price,” said Neal Hollingsworth, marketing director for RANDYS Worldwide. For further information, visit www.randysworldwide.com.

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TruckVault Introduces Improved In-Drawer Lighting

TruckVault owners can now see into the far dark corners of their secure storage system with TruckVault’s new In-Drawer Lighting accessory. According to TruckVault, eight white and eight red LED lights provide illumination for improved day or night vision in the TruckVault drawers without producing harmful heat. 400 lumens of white light are bright for optimum visibility while the red light option maintains night vision. Each unit is encased in an extruded aluminum body that can be mounted with the bracket or hook and loop strips that come with the light. The body measures eight and a quarter-inch long, one and a half-inches tall and three quarters of an-inch deep. Large activation buttons for on and off operation are easy to locate. For more information, go to www.truckvault.com.

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Rugged Ridge Introduces New D-Ring Isolators For All Off-Road Vehicles

Rugged Ridge announced the launch of its new line of D-Ring Isolators for all Jeep models and off-road vehicles. The Rugged Ridge D-Ring Isolators were designed to eliminate the rattling, banging and clanging D-Rings cause against the bumpers while not in use, and are molded from polyurethane. Rugged Ridge D-Ring Isolators are a three piece design that incorporate a collar that clips to the outside perimeter of the shackle, as well as two washers that insulate between the shackle pin and the bumper mount for total isolation. Rugged Ridge D-Ring Isolators are available in, 3/4 inch and 7/8 inch to fit most recovery shackles and are molded in a variety of colors including: black, red, yellow, green and pink. Rugged Ridge D-Ring Isolators are sold in pairs of two, and are backed by a five-year limited warranty. For more information, visit www.RuggedRidge.com.

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A.R.E. Truck Caps and Tonneaus Available for 2017 Super Duty

A.R.E. Accessories is offering owners of 2017 Ford Super Duty pickups a complete lineup of fiberglass truck caps and tonneau covers. Made to fit all F-250, F-350, F-450 and dually models with all bed and cab configurations, both products provide truck bed storage that  help keep valuable gear secure. The truck caps blend with OEM styling, durability, and theft-resistant protection for tools and other cargo. A.R.E.'s premium commercial and consumer-minded truck caps are available in aluminum or fiberglass with a variety of add-on options, including various window configurations, lighting, and organization accessories. All truck caps and tonneau covers from A.R.E. Accessories are manufactured to meet customer specifications and are painted to match exact OEM paint codes for a premium appearance.  A.R.E. backs its products with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information, visit www.4are.com.

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ETool Developers Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

Inspired to launch eTool Developers after attending her first SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001, company President Luanne Brown has announced her firm is now celebrating its fifteenth year as a premier provider of Internet-based software applications. An accomplished ecommerce specialist, and a former member of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Board of Directors, Brown’s Grand Rapids, Michigan, firm specializes in the development of websites, dealer portals, shopping carts, product-information-management systems (data on-boarding tools), and online learning platforms for the automotive aftermarket.

Over the years, Brown has plied her skills throughout the aftermarket industry, working in concert with leading manufacturers, warehouse distributors and other organizations to help improve their online presence.  And as one of the industry’s leading experts, she frequently presents seminars on Internet marketing and ecommerce.

“My goal when I founded eTool Developers was to enable clients to market and sell their parts on the Internet, as well as support their sales channels.” said Brown. “It has far exceeded my expectations, and I am especially grateful to the industry, my extraordinary clients and exemplary team for allowing me to live my dream. Without the hard work of my team, who consistently go above and beyond, we would not be where we are today.”

Brown’s industry success has not been limited to her tech-savvy skills. Besides service on the SEMA Board, she previously chaired the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network, which honored her with the 2007 Athena Award. Brown is also the former chair of the SEMA Cares Committee, which engages in charitable fundraising initiatives, currently sits on the board of the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation, and was the 2015 recipient of the Women’s Automotive Association International Spirit of Leadership Award. For more information on eTool Developers, visit www.etooldevelopers.com.

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BOLT Introduces New Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock to Deter Trailer Theft

BOLT is introducing its Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock, designed to secure a trailer when it's not attached to a vehicle. Made of hardened steel for extra security, the Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock works with one 7/8-inch, two-inch and two 15/16-inch couplers to keep a variety of trailers secure while unattended. The innovative BOLT lock is a visible theft deterrent that is designed with a unique plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping. A powder-coated finish is factory applied to the lock to keep dirt and moisture out while protecting the locking mechanism from harsh weather. The Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock features BOLT's patented one-key lock technology that permanently programs locks to the vehicle's ignition key for single-key use no matter how many BOLT locks are being used. For more information, visit www.boltlock.com.

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NEW Post Mount LED Auxiliary Lights From Westin

Westin now offers its HyperQ LED Auxiliary Lights. HyperQ are sold in pair packs and come backed by Westin’s product warranty. The HyperQ LED light featuring four five-W Cree LEDs each. The post mount pivoting base mount bracket lets consumers adjust the LED light direction for flexible product use. The pair pack includes two two HyperQ LED Lights with mounting brackets, hardware and wiring harness with two connectors, in-line fuse, relay and switch. For more information, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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Go Rhino is now shipping the Sport Bar 2.0

Go Rhino is now shipping its Sport Bar 2.0, designed to add style and functionality to any pickup truck. The Sport Bar 2.0 features a universal bed rail mounting design compatible with most soft, roll up and retractable bed covers. Sport Bar 2.0 are available with classic or LED light mount options: standard fixed mount, or optional power actuated hideaway light mount that allows the lights to retreat into the center position and hidden away when not in use. Available in a polished stainless or textured black finish for full-size and mid-size trucks. For more information, visit www.gorhino.com.

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Eric Roberts Joins Blue Ox Sales Team

Eric Roberts recently joined Blue Ox as an outside sales representative and will be serving customers in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina according to Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann. Kietzmann said, “It is wonderful to have Eric on the Blue Ox Sales team. His strong work ethic and dedication to the RV industry makes him a great fit for this role”. Roberts said, “I couldn’t be happier for this new, and exciting opportunity with Blue Ox. I am really looking forward to working the territory and meeting all of the Blue Ox customers.  I feel my previous role in the industry have given me all the tools and skills I need to successfully, and quickly transition into the role.” For more information, visit www.blueox.com.

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Westin HDX Stealth Flush Mount LED Kit

Westin Automotive announces the availability of its HDX Stealth Flush Mount LED Kit. The kit can mount to a punch plate grille or a Westin HDX Grille Guard. Two Stealth LED bars are included in the kit and can be mounted by cut-out or direct bolt-on method. Available in six-inch or 10-inch LED bar lengths. The HDX Stealth Flush Mount LED Kit features flush mount faceplates that install directly onto the punch plate grille of Westin's HDX Grille Guard. Choose to cut-out the punch plate or direct bolt-on installation. The kit also includes adjustable slider brackets, dual connecting wiring harness, and mounting hardware. For more information, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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XPEL Offers ULTIMATE Self-Healing Paint Protection for Pickups

XPEL offers consumers its ULTIMATE Self-Healing Paint Protection Film that offers years of protection for painted truck surfaces with its 10-year warranty. The protection film is a virtually invisible, clear-coated polyurethane urethane film designed to "heal" over time, naturally eliminating swirl marks and fine scratches, while its low surface energy enables XPEL ULTIMATE to not only protect paint, but also shed contaminants such as road grime, air pollution and tree sap. According to XPEL, its strength protects painted surfaces from rocks, gravel, salt, oils, magnesium chloride, and insect and bird wastes. XPEL ULTIMATE is available in rolls of varying width and length and comes pre-cut in a variety of truck patterns that is applied by professional installers. ULTIMATE is also available in a number of DIY kits to protect hoods, headlamps, fenders, rocker panels, door edges, mirrors and more. It is not intended to protect chrome. For more information, visit www.xpel.com.

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Hopkins Adds Endurance Easy-Pull Connectors to its Towing Product Line

Hopkins announces the addition of the Endurance Easy-Pull connectors to the Hopkins Towing Solutions product line. The patent-pending, through-hole finger grip eliminates slipping and reduces damage to vehicle and trailer connectors. Easy-Pull is the latest addition to the Endurance line of professional grade towing products, offering durability, improved ergonomics, advanced weather-proofing and a three-year warranty. Today, in addition to Towing products, Hopkins designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a number of product lines, including: RhinoGear lifting aids, FloTool fluid handling solutions, BrakeBuddy supplemental braking systems, SubZero snow and ice tools, Carrand and AutoSpa everyday vehicle cleaning tools and accessories, Bell and GoGear interior accessories, nVision automotive electronic safety products, and Juice Performance booster cables. For more information, visit www.hopkinsmfg.com.

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New 110V AC Scene Lights Now Available From RIGID

LED Scene Lighting by RIGID is now available for any area lighting application using AC power. Utilizing the latest LED technology, RIGID perfects their innovative rugged design, thermally optimized heatsink, extreme output, and does it with minimal amp draw for the total lighting solution. With a 115-degree horizontal spread, the lights comes available in a black or white housing, and comes in three sizes; 2x2, 4x4, or 2x10. For more information on this product, visit www.RigidIndustries.com.

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GC Cooling Offers 16-Inch BMF High Performance Fan

Creative Werks announces the latest addition to its line of the BMF (Big Motor Fan), a 16-inch Universal Extreme Duty fan for high performance applications. The new fan features an eight flat blade design, mated to GC Cooling's high speed BMF motor, which delivers a 2470-CFM at 3100-RPM; up to 20-percent greater real world airflow compared to other fans. Ideal for replacement of mechanical fans, the puller-style fan can be used in all automotive applications where increased airflow is required for improved cooling of engines, plus air conditioning, transmission and/or oil cooling heat exchangers.  The GC Cooling 16-inch Universal BMF units are designed for performance street vehicles, including street rods, muscle cars, off-roading and for motorsports applications. The 16-inch Universal BMF fans are available for 12 and 24 volt applications, draw 31.9 amperes and require at least a 100 ampere charging system.  The fan is designed for installation in a custom fabricated shroud.  Optional mounting hardware and fan relay harness are sold separately. For more information, visit www.creativewerksinc.com.

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Warn Industries Employees Donate to Clackamas-Based Charity

The employees of Warn Industries via the Warn Employee Community Impact Project (WECIP) donated $11,086 to the Clackamas Service Center on November 16, 2016. The Clackamas Service Center is a local non-profit charitable organization that offers food and other resources to support the path towards self-sufficiency to people in Clackamas County, Oregon. Some of the services this organization provides to hundreds of individuals and families each month include emergency food boxes, hot lunches, evening meals, clothing, medical and dental services, mental health counseling, housing, and social security assistance. The contribution was supported in part through a matching grant initiative by the philanthropic arm of Warn Industries’ parent company, Dover Corporation. The Dover Foundation helps to support not-for-profit organizations, causes, and/or projects that benefit the local communities in which its operating companies are located. For more information, visit www.warn.com.

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Baja Designs Offers Multi-Purpose Rock Light and Dome Light

Baja Designs has announced the introduction of two multi-purpose lights, the Rock Light and Dome Light. The two lights share a common theme, compact, bright and useful in a wide variety of applications. Both lights share the same light source, a 208 Lumen, 180-degree optic for full-field illumination, and use the Baja Designs signature 5000K Daylight bulb for natural lighting. The Rock Light offers racers and street enthusiasts a wide variety of utility uses including wheel well lighting for night-time wheel/tire replacements, under hood lighting for service or repair, bed lighting, interior and exterior trailer lighting. The light is enclosed in a waterproof/dustproof hard black anodized CNC-machined aircraft grade billet aluminum housing. Baja Designs' Dome Light features a compact design for truck interiors, automobiles and industrial or commercial vehicles. Both lights can be mounted on a flat or tube surface. The light is enclosed in a waterproof/dustproof hard black anodized CNC-machined aircraft grade billet aluminum housing.  This light offers a wide variety of utility interior uses including a dome light, foot box light, enclosed trailer lighting and many other applications in street or race vehicles.  Both lights can be mounted by stainless steel fasteners or extreme-duty nylon cable ties, which are included for mounting purposes. For more information, visit www.bajadesigns.com.

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Air Lift Offers New Maximum Leveling LoadLifter 7500 XL

Air Lift is expanding its load assist product line with the new LoadLifter 7500 XL series kits. The LoadLifter 7500 XL is now Air Lift's heaviest-rated air spring kit, built to provide 7,500 pounds of load- leveling capacity.  For owners of three-quarter-ton and one-ton pickups, the LoadLifter 7500 XL is designed to maximize vehicle stability while eliminating unsafe and uncomfortable driving conditions. The air springs are constructed with a reinforced two-ply fabric for maximum strength and long-lasting durability, and feature end caps made of light and ultra-strong corrosion-proof nylon composite.  The LoadLifter 7500 XL kits come with Air Lift's exclusive roll plates, which increase load capacity up to 10-percent, according to Air Lift. Many LoadLifter 7500 XL kits will require no drilling into the frame, and come with a fully illustrated instruction manual. For inflation and deflation of the air springs, Air Lift offers automatic, wired and wireless on-board air compressor systems. All Air Lift products are backed by a lifetime warranty that covers the entire contents of the air spring kit, as well as a 60-day no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee. For more information, visit www.airliftcompany.com.

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Rugged Ridge Launches New Heavy-Duty and Performance Winches

Rugged Ridge launched its new line of Nautic Heavy Duty and Performance winches for Jeeps and various other off-road vehicles. Rugged Ridge implemented a new X-braced gearbox housing and motor cap that provides increased strength to the winch assembly under load, as well as incorporating new IP67-rated components, including the solenoid, motor and gearbox. Available in either 9,500 or 12,500 pound ratings with a choice of steel cable or synthetic rope, the Nautic Series winches are developed with a three-stage planetary gearbox, with a 172.8:1 or 265:1 gear ratio (depending on model), and an automatic load holding brake system, internal to the drum for control. All Rugged Ridge Nautic Series winches come with a weather-resistant hand controller with 12-foot cable, variable-position solenoid mounting brackets for installation in a variety of bumper configurations, and a powder-coated latch hook. Either a roller or Hawse style fairlead are also included, based on the model. The Rugged Ridge Nautic Series Heavy Duty & Performance winches are backed by a five-year limited warranty. For more information, visit www.RuggedRidge.com.

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New Kooks Jeep Wrangler JK Exhaust

The Jeep Wrangler recently made some noise by being named Hottest 4x4-SUV at the 2016 SEMA Show. Now, Kooks Headers and Exhaust is making a new Stainless Steel Axle Back Exhaust System for the 2007-up Jeep Wrangler JK models. According to Kooks, the dual-exiting Jeep Wrangler JK Exhaust System was made to free up horsepower and provide great tone with limited drone for on- and off-road adventures. Available in black or polished slash-cut tips. The made-in the-USA system includes a Kooks Race Muffler that tucks under the vehicle, and is backed with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information, visit www.kooksheaders.com.

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Stocking Stuffers From AutomotiveTouchup

AutomotiveTouchup offers exterior paint care products to discerning automotive owners to repair paint chips, dings and scratches. AutomotiveTouchup provides enthusiasts with their vehicle's color in Touch-Up Pens, half-ounce and two-ounce brush-in-cap bottles, as well as twelve-ounce aerosol spray cans. AutomotiveTouchup also offers a comprehensive line of professional grade paint preparation and finishing products, including abrasives, cleaning solvents, fillers, spreaders, and sanding blocks. For more information, visit www.AutomotiveTouchup.com.

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Consumers Can Get Up To $100 Back With Qualifying Westin Purchase

Westin announces its "GRILLE GUARD PLUS LED" consumer rebate. This promotion rewards consumers that purchase a qualifying Westin Grille Guard or Bull Bar and an LED Light Bar or LED Auxiliary Light Pair Pack on a single receipt with up to $100.00 back by mail-in rebate. Promotional purchase period is December 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017. Corresponding rebates include an HDX Grille Guard, HDX Winch Mount Grille Guard, Sportsman Grille Guard, Sportsman Winch Mount Grille Guard, Ultimate Bull Bar, E-Series Bull Bar, Contour three and a half-inch Bull Bar or Contour Safari; paired with a qualifying LED light such as the performance 2X, Stealth Double or Single Row, Xtreme, EF2, Axis Round, Axis Square, Fusion5, Quadrant, or HyperQ. For more information, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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Jon Apogée Appointed Director of Corporate Communications

Gale Banks Engineering has appointed Jon Apogée to the position of director of corporate communications. Apogée will be responsible for all aspects of brand management, strategic marketing, press releases, and media planning. His duties include providing direction and implementation for social media marketing and re-launching of the Banks Power brand. With more than 30 years of experience, Apogée is a veteran in the OE and aftermarket automotive industry. He has worked with Prolong Super Lubricants as general manager: domestic sales, marketing and motorsports and owned Marketing Matters, Inc., an advertising agency specializing in the automotive after-market. Prior to Marketing Matters, Apogée was the vice president of DuBois Advertising in Ontario, Calif., and director of marketing for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). Apogée also created the Motorsports department for Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, where he guided the company into the U.S. racing circuit and led Mitsubishi to become the first manufacturer to win the "Class 7" (Mini Pick-up Truck) championship in both the HDRA (High Desert Racing Association) and SCORE (Southern California Off Road Enterprises) Championships. For more information, visit www.bankspower.com.

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LUND Revolution Bull Bar

LUND, a brand of LUND International, introduces its LUND Revolution Bull Bar, designed to complement the chiseled front-end styling of modern trucks. The new bull bar delivers upgraded appearance and extra front-end protection with its three-dimensional profile. The Revolution is constructed from heavy-gauge stamped steel with a lightly textured matte-black, powder coated finish. The new bull bar also features an integrated off-road LED light bar complete with wiring kit, and installs easily without drilling. LUND Revolution is backed by a limited lifetime warranty, and its light bar carries a three year limited warranty. For more information, visit www.lundinternational.com.

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Prestone’s Newest Coolant Protecting Against Corrosion

Prestone Products Corporation announced today that Prestone antifreeze/coolant with patented Cor-Guard corrosion inhibitors is five times more effective at protecting against corrosion than the leading branded competitor. Prestone‘s Cor-Guard formula is a result of seven years of research and development at the Prestone Innovation Center. Prestone‘s Cor-Guard formula is available in two products. Prestone Concentrate Antifreeze/Coolant should only be used to fill radiators after a thorough flush and clean. Alternatively, Prestone 50/50 Prediluted Antifreeze/Coolant is a way to top off a car’s cooling system with the protection of Prestone’s Cor-Guard formula. It can be added to any existing fluid to optimize the cooling system. For more information, visit www.prestone.com.

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LUND Hood Defender For Style and Protection

LUND International has announced its Hood Defender, the newest addition to its line of hood protection. LUND Hood Defender’s three-piece edge-to-edge design is custom-molded to the consumer’s vehicle, and is available in two finishes; smoke, constructed from heavy-duty polycarbonate, and chrome, made from an ABS-PC blend with chrome nickel-chromium plating. The Hood Defender features easy installation with 3M tape included. This product does not require tools or drilling for installation and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. For more information, visit www.LundTruck.com.

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NEW AVS Color Match Coming In January 2017

Auto Ventshade introduced its OEM paint code color match finishes for its Low Profile Ventvisor side window deflectors and Aeroskin hood protectors. Available in a range of popular vehicle colors, the new Color Match Low Profile Ventvisors and Aeroskin hood protectors feature a sleek OEM appearance, is engineered to the consumer’s vehicle, and is made in the USA from durable, flexible material. AVS Color Match Low Profile Ventvisors and Aeroskin hood protectors are wear-and-tear resistant as well as car-wash-safe. Both feature easy installation, and are backed by a 3-year limited warranty. For more information, visit www.getAVS.com.

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New Grille for Nissan Altima From CCI

Coast to Coast International presents consumers with a new CCI grille overlay for the 2016-2017 Nissan Altima. With this new six-piece CCI grille overlay, the front grille is restyled to reflect a chrome package that upgrades both vehicle and trim level appearance; as well as complements the styling of the OEM grille, according to Coast to Coast International. The grille features easy installation, and does not require tools or drilling. CCI grille overlays come with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information, visit www.Coast2CoastInternational.com.

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A New Wheel Cover for the Ford Transit Connect from CCI

Coast to Coast Internationals new wheel cover for the 2014-2017 Ford Transit Connect is manufactured with automotive-grade ABS with a silver finish. According to Coast to Coast International, the wheel cover enhances the vehicles appearance. CCI wheel covers emulate factory styling and are available in different finishes and retention styles. All CCI wheel covers come with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information, visit www.Coast2CoastInternational.com.

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Westin Automotive Accepts Vendor Of The Year Award From RealTruck.com

Realtruck.com announced its yearly SEMA vendor award winners on October 20th, 2016. Westin Automotive was a finalist in 2015 and 2016 for the “Data Geek Award” and was the recipient of the “Vendor of the Year Award” for 2016. Out of five nominated companies per awards category, a single winner was selected. In its fourth year, the Vendor Awards series aims to recognize companies that provided a superior product and went above and beyond in their commitment to RealTruck and its customers in 2016. A panel of four judges cast votes and assigned each finalist a point value. Westin proudly accepted this honor and thanked RealTruck for this distinguished recognition. For more information, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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Westin’s Snyper Jeep Nominated for Life Is Better Offroad Award at SEMA 2016

Westin Automotive was nominated to the top 10 Jeep builds for the second year in a row at the 2016 SEMA by Transamerican Autoparts for the "Life Is Better Offroad" Award. The award bestows recognition for best use of aftermarket Jeep parts as well as for creative presentation. The Jeep featured Westin LED Lights, Offroad 12500-pound Winch and Snyper Westin Offroad Jeep products from end-to-end. The featured Snyper products included a Scope Front Bumper, Recoil Rear Bumper, Pillar LED Mount, Cowl Mount, Triple Tube Rock Rails, Rock Sliders, and Skid Plates. For more information, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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3M’s High Strength Lens Repair Film For Taillight and Signal Repairs

3M Auto introduces its High Strength Lens Repair Film, offering a weatherproof, airtight, semi-permanent solution for taillight and signal damage. “3M™ High Strength Lens Repair Film was developed with specific goals in mind,” said Matt Callahan, Global Marketing Manager at 3M Auto. “We wanted drivers to be safe and have high visibility on the road, while saving some time and money. The film is offered in three different colors to match any signal or tail light in order to cater to each vehicles’ specifications.” The Film can be applied to flat or curved lenses and can mold to fit any surface, according to 3M. Offered in three different colors, red, amber and clear, the repair film is compatible for both cars and trucks. For further details, visit www.3mauto.com.

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Transfer Flow’s New Replacement Fuel Tank for the 2016 Nissan Titan XD Diesel Pickup

Transfer Flow has introduced a 50-gallon high-capacity replacement fuel tank for the 2016 Nissan Titan XD diesel truck. According to Transfer Flow, the replacement tank provides Nissan Titan XD owners nearly double the fuel capacity and driving range over its stock 26-gallon tank. The fuel tank comes complete with everything needed for installation and use, including straps, mounting hardware, and easy-to-follow illustrated instructions for installing the tank. The tank is constructed from high-yield domestic 12-gauge aluminized steel and features a powder-coated satin black finish. The fuel systems is backed by Transfer Flow’s best-in-class six-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty. For more information, visit www.transferflow.com.

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LUVERNE Truck Equipment Launches New Website

LUVERNE Truck Equipment has released a brand new website featuring “easy-to-use” vehicle lookup, improved navigation and new videos, photos and content. The Improved navigation features its easy-to-find category information, making it even easier to look up individual part numbers and product types, allows users to see high-level product categories, and learn more about specific product lines within those categories, according to LUVERNE. Product detail pages provide images, videos, installation instructions, social media channels and where to buy the product. Product detail pages can be accessed through the vehicle lookup results or search results. For more information, visit www.luvernetruck.com.

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Rugged Ridge’s Exterior Accessories For Jeep Wrangler JK

Rugged Ridge has expanded its line of JK Exterior Accessories with new Mirror Covers, Door Handle Covers and Liftgate Hinge Covers with paintable finishes for 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler. Featuring ABS plastic, Rugged Ridge Exterior Trim Covers have a smooth black finish that can be painted any color to match the color of the vehicle. Paintable trim covers are available for JK mirrors, mirror arms, door handles and liftgate hinges. Each Trim Cover installs with the included automotive-grade adhesive backing for a secure fitment. Rugged Ridge Paintable Exterior Trim Covers are backed by a five-year limited warranty. For more information visit www.RuggedRidge.com.

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CCI’s Door Handle Covers For Honda

Coast to Coast International’s chrome door handle covers for the 2012-2016 Honda CRV and the 2012-2015 Honda Civic are now available. Coming in a pack of eight, the handle covers install over the existing OEM handles for an updated trim level look. All CCI products are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. For more information, visit www.Coast2CoastInternational.com.

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Mickey Thompson Receives Ford Project Excellence Award

Mickey Thompson was presented with a Project Excellence Award by Ford Motor Company at the 2016 SEMA Show in recognition of its custom 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty built by Mike Duval of X-Treme Toyz. Classified by Ford as the “toughest Ford Super Duty ever”, the 2017 Ford Super Duty dubbed Project Tall Boy was displayed at the Mickey Thompson SEMA Show booth, and showcased Mickey Thompson’s new 40-inch Baja MTZP3 tires and 20-inch Sidebiter II wheels. Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson stated, “We’re honored to have received this special award of recognition from Ford, a company we’ve worked closely with on several custom project vehicles over the years.” For more information, visit www.mickeythompsontires.com.

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2016 SEMA Show Cool Vehicles

Checking out some of the coolest trucks, Jeeps and SUVs at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, is definitely one of the perks of attending the show. While we were busy attending meetings and talking to some of our advertisers, we took some time to photograph some of the coolest trucks we could find. Many of the late-model trucks had huge lift kits on them, or were lowered onto the frame as shown on some of the images you'll see here. The trend towards powder-coating and/or chroming the drivetrain components on lifted pickups makes them look great for show, but not very practical. There were some trucks, however, that were nicely outfitted with available aftermarket accessories whih you can easily recognize. 

One of the other trends in the market is modifying older trucks, and adding late-model engines and drivetrains. There were many of these vehicles in both perfect "street-rod" like form to others what had the rust/patina appearance to them. Either way, the truck accessory and enthusiast customizing trend is still going strong in this industry. 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yakima Expands Product Offerings with Roof Top Tent and Awning

Yakima Products, Inc. is further meeting the needs of its consumers in Spring 2017 with its first camping collection, which includes the SkyRise roof top tent and the SlimShady awning. Yakima is also launching two new, RV- approved racks, the LongHaul and RoadTrip. “We’re very excited to be expanding our product offering to the camping category, which provides an ‘around the vehicle’ experience that consumers are looking for. We’re excited to be meeting their needs with this new camping line,” said Joel Grabenstein, Yakima Category Director. “We’re also expanding our RV product line in 2017 with our first two RV tested and approved bike hitch racks, which have met and exceeded our aggressive testing standards. Safety on the road has been our top priority for more than 35 years, and both our tent and RV products exemplify this.” For more information, visit www.yakima.com.

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Penray’s New Catalytic Converter Cleaning Kit Wins New Product Award At AAPEX

Penray, Inc.'s newly-introduced Catalytic Converter Cleaning Kit has received the prestigious Best New Product Award in the chemicals, lubricants, and filters category at AAPEX 2016. The award was presented by Bill Long, President and COO of AASA, and accepted by Mark Kardon, Director of Marketing and Steve Muth, Chief Chemist for Penray. "This award is important to us for two reasons," explains Mark Kardon, Director of Marketing for Penray. " We are honored that our new product has been recognized as the industry's Best New Product in a highly competitive category." For more Information, visit www.Penray.com.

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New Performance Brake Rotor Kits

Brake Performance now offers four-different styles of Performance Brake Kits for Auto, Truck and SUV applications. The four different styles that are offered are Dimpled and Slotted, Cross Drilled and Slotted, Slotted and Cross Drilled. Each kit includes Premium Semi Metallic brake pads. Performance Brake kits are guaranteed to be a factory direct fit, and include the best warranty in the industry. All performance kits include free shipping and the rotors are Zinc coated in silver or black to help prevent rusting. For more information, visit www.brakeperformance.com.

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FX Products Receives “Best Exterior Accessory Product” Award at SEMA Show

The annual SEMA Shows “New Product Showcase” presented attendees with more than 3,000 products. Winners were selected based on a variety of factors, including quality, marketability, innovation, technology and consumer appeal. FX Products received first place in the “Best Exterior Accessory Product” category for its three and a half-inch Bull Bar with a Double Row LED Light Bar. “We’re honored to receive such a prestigious award,” said Jane Donnelly, Director of Private Brands - Automotive at FX Products. “It’s the culmination of tremendous hard work from the entire team and a testament to the ongoing commitment of FX to provide consumers with dependable, stylish products.” For more information, visit www.key-stone.com.

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2015+ Colorado Canyon 3.6L Exhaust Now Available From Corsa Performance

Now available for the 2015-current Colorado Canyon is Corso’s three-inch diameter, Cat-Back, single side exit, twin or single exhaust with a four-inch tip. The exhausts are designed and manufactured for the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon with a 3.6-liter V6 engine; and fit an extended cab long bed, crew cab short bad, and crew cab long bed. Consumers can choose between a polished, black PVD, or slash cut tip. Each exhaust weighs three-pounds less than the stock exhausts and come with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information, visit www.corsaperformance.com.

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Brandmotion Jeep Wrangler Summit Off-Road Cameras to be Displayed at SEMA

At this year’s SEMA Show, held Nov. 1-4 in Las Vegas, Brandmotion will be unveiling the company’s new Jeep Wrangler Summit camera systems. The new line includes two different off-roading cameras for the Jeep Wrangler, including a rugged stand-alone front camera as well as two side “RocKrawler” cameras. “SEMA is a perfect location to launch the new SummitTM camera line, developed with the input of the Jeep off-roading community, because a big portion of SEMA is about new Jeep products,” stated Jeff Varick, president and founder of Brandmotion. “We have worked with Jeep off-road enthusiasts and have responded to their strong desire to have multiple front “eyes” to see over the hills they are climbing, as well as rocks, trees and other trail obstacles.” For more information, visit www.brandmotion.com.

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Brandmotion to Launch New Aftermarket Radar Blind Spot System at SEMA

Brandmotion will be launching their aftermarket radar blind spot system at this year’s SEMA Show. The complete radar blind spot detection system features OEM quality, and uses vehicle-specific brackets to mount the sensors at the correct angle to minimize false alarms. If a turn signal is activated while another vehicle is in the blind spot zone, a visual warning paired with an audible warning will alert the driver not to change lanes. An added feature of this system is the cross-traffic detection for when a vehicle goes into revers. The system is triggered and the sensors look for oncoming traffic to each side of the vehicle. For more information, visit www.brandmotion.com.

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RIGID Introduces Its Adapt LED Light Bars

The RIGID Adapt LED light bars offer eight selectable beam patterns that range from broad short-distance lighting to highly focus long-distance lighting in a single fixture.  Beam patterns can be selected manually with the RIGID Dash Controller, or may be placed in an Adaptive Mode in which Adapt engages its Active View technology to actively adjust light output suitable for the vehicle’s speed.  Available in 10-inch to 50-inch lengths. In addition to the main lighting, RIGID Adapt has accent lighting that gives Adapt a soft glow in any selectable color.  Beam patterns, accent color, and the Adaptive Mode are selected with a compact dash-mounted controller.  The Dash Controller is backlit for nighttime use and includes a visual representation of beam pattern width, accent color, and offers two programmable presets for the user’s preferred light settings.  All RIGID Adapt LED light bars include the Adapt fixture, the Dash Controller, a wiring harness, and is backed by RIGID’s legendary warranty. For more information, visit www.rigidindustries.com.

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Iron Cross Step Receives SEMA’s Best Off-Road 4WD New Product Award

Iron Cross Automotive's new step for Jeeps and pickup trucks is a rock-rail design that features two integrated steps that allow the vehicle to maintain maximum ground clearance while being durable enough to withstand heavy trail abuse. The step is made in the U.S.A. and features rubber step pads. www.ironcrossautomotive.com.

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Undercover RidgeLander Awarded SEMA Best Exterior Product

The RidgeLander, by UnderCover, is a new truck bed cover that can be completely customized to match the truck owner's preference. The RidgeLander bed cover features four Rhino Rack Quick Mount Legs, two Rhino Rack Vortex Bars, and the Tango Track System. The system also won the 2016 SEMA Best Exterior Product Award.  www.undercoverinfo.com.

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BedTred Ultra Receives SEMA Best Van/Pickup/SUV New Product Award

The BedTred Ultra full kit is a new four-piece zipped full bed liner that quickly and easily installs with hook and loop fasteners. No drilling, grinding or damage to the original truck bed finish is required for installation. The bottom side of the BedTred Ultra is custom molded to follow the natural ribs and contours of your truck bed. Introduced at the 2016 SEMA Show, the BedTred Ultra won SEMA's Best Van/Pickup/Sport-Utility New Product Award. www.bedrug.com.

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October 2016 Truck Sales Drop Slightly… But Not For All

Full-size truck sales continue to decline slightly, as mid-size truck sales continue on the uprise. Yet, not everything is trending downward. Ram trucks continue to have another record year and the Nissan Titan and Honda Ridgline outsold the GMC Canyon, which was strong at the beginning and midway through 2016.  Most truck accessory retailers are also seeing increases in sales of aftermarket parts and accessories through their dealer and retail networks. As most of the vehicles sold in 2015 and 2016 continue to fill the market, it has shown to provide a big boost to within the aftermarket, and according to many truck accessory manufacturers, looks like it will continue into 2017.

 

October 2016 Sales Figures vs October 2015

65,542 - Ford F-Series +0.1% vs 2015
49,768 - Chevrolet Silverado -3.6% vs 2015
43,891 - Dodge Ram +6.9% vs 2015
15,050 - GMC Sierra -18.7% vs 2015
15,875 - Toyota Tacoma +4.2% vs 2015
10,578  - Chevrolet Colorado +49.9% vs 2015
9,533 - Toyota Tundra +0.2% vs 2015
6,364 - Nissan Frontier +33.6% vs 2015
  3,371 - Honda Ridgeline N/A vs 2015
  3,181  - Nissan Titan +260.7% vs 2015
  2,785  - GMC Canyon +15.3% vs 2015

    

2016 Sales YTD

661,198 - Ford F-Series
475,324- Chevrolet Silverado
404,997- Dodge Ram
179,490 - GMC Sierra
158,586 - Toyota Tacoma
  94,355- Toyota Tundra
  90,625 - Chevrolet Colorado
  75,752 - Nissan Frontier
  29,991 - GMC Canyon
  16,118 - Honda Ridgeline
  14,155 - Nissan Titan

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