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Bushwacker To Recognize Outstanding Truck/SUV Builders

Bushwacker is presenting its inaugural Founder’s Award at the 2014 SEMA Show to recognize outstanding truck and SUV builders at the show. The company is doing this to show appreciation for the effort and commitment involved in building a SEMA vehicle. The Founder’s Award will be presented by Bushwacker’s Founder, Jerry Logan, and will be given to the builder of the best truck/SUV at the show November 6 at 3:pm at the company's booth #30017. The winner will be judged by the company's panel of industry professionals and journalists, and will receive $1,500 and a custom trophy. For more information on the Founder's Award, visit www.bushwacker.com.

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Cequent’s Rolling Billboard At Woodward Dream Cruise

While some may question why a manufacturer of towing products would advertise during one of the most popular muscle car events in the country, Cequent Performance Products realized that the combination is a great fit. So the company, one of the largest manufacturers of towing and trailer products, made its Woodward Dream Cruise debut during this year’s 20th annual event. “Having our headquarters located in nearby Plymouth, coupled with Cequent’s exclusive focus on automobile accessories, made taking part in the Dream Cruise a natural fit,” said Russell Brezezinski, Product Manager.

Cequent decided to market their products using a 22-foot by 10-foot mobile advertisement featured Draw-Tite® and Reese® – two of Cequent’s most popular brands. The moving billboard traveled in a loop from Ferndale to Pontiac, covering more than one hundred miles during the two-day cruise. Considering that many of the muscle cars at the Woodward Dream Cruise were trailered to the event, the idea for showcasing high performance towing products makes great sense. The Woodward Dream Cruise is a classic car event held in Metro-Detroit along Woodward Avenue. The event spans throughout numerous area towns and brings in an estimated one million attendees. For more information on Cequent's line of products, visit www.cequentgroup.com.

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Weather Guard’s QuickDraw Remote Access For Truck Tool Boxes

WEATHER GUARD® now offers a remote access system for it's line of truck tool boxes. The QuickDraw keyless entry system allows the truck box to open from up to 100 feet away from a push-botton key fob remote. The QuickDraw can open up to three truck boxres onthe same vehicle and provices multi-level digital encryption for increased security. In addition, up to 10 remote key fobs can be programmed per vehicle to give controlled access to multiple users. The new QuickDraw accessory, paired with the reliable security and durability of WEATHER GUARD® truck boxes, provides an enhanced product experience ensuring quick and convenient access, whether a customer is storing tools for the jobsite or gear for camping. The QuickDraw can be retrofit to existing boxes and is compatible with sixteen WEATHER GUARD® models, including the popular Model 127 Saddle Box. For more information, visit www.weatherguard.com.

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CURT 5th Wheel Leg Compatible With Dodge Ram Trucks

CURT Manufacturing now offers a 5th wheel leg that fits 2013 and 2014 model Dodge Ram pickups, equipped with the factory towing prep package. The CURT 5th wheel leg has a gross trailer weight capacity of up to 24,000 lbs, and mounts directly into the under-bed mount locations on the truck. It converts any CURT 5th wheel hitch head to the Dodge RAM’s under-bed hitch platforms; including CURT’s Q16, Q20, Q24 and E16 hitch heads. CURT’s 5th wheel legs also feature variable position anchors that allow it to easily drop into the under-bed locations. A quarter-turn anchoring system allows quick and easy 5th wheel installation and removal. The anchors can be adjusted to limit movement and eliminate unwanted chucking noises. CURT estimates installation to take just 20 to 40 minutes depending on an installer’s level of expertise. For more information, visit www.curtmfg.com.

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ICI Magnum Bumpers For Dodge Ram Pickups

Innovative Creations, Inc. now offers a heavy-duty front bumper for the 2014 Dodge Ram pickup. Part of the Magnum series line, the bumper is manufactured in the U.S.A. from high grade cold rolled steel
and features a two-stage black powder coat finish. The Magnum bumper for the Ram features four-inch square light hole pockets, air ventilation, and is compatible with the factory tow hooks. For more information, visit www.icionline.com.

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Remington Names New VP of Sales

Remington automotive accessories recently aappointed Corey Shick as vice president of sales. According to Remington, Shick is responsible for managing the strategic sales direction of the company. “Remington Industries is a dynamic manufacturer of matting and organization products that has demonstrated a desire to actively grow its retail and wholesale distribution business both domestically and worldwide,” said Shick. “To accomplish our goals, Remington has invested not only in our people, but also in resources to support growth within the businesses of our customers.” Remington is the manufacturer of Rubbermaid and Michelin automotive products such as floor mats and interior storage solutions. For more information, visit www.remingtonind.com.

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Blue Ox Anti-Sway Bars

Blue Ox now offers a line of anti-sway bars that are designed to eliminate the excessive side to side movement on heavy trucks towing trailers and large motorhomes. Blue Ox anti-sway bars are heat treated with a tensile strength of up to 180,000 PSI, have forged ends on all models, made in the USA and have a lifetime warranty.  For more information, visit www.blueox.com.

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AeroKlas 3-Way Truck Tool Box

Aeroklas now manufactures a 3-Way truck toolbox that allows easy access to your gear with a standard single lid that can be opened in three ways. The toolbox is constructed of a heavy wall, rotationally molded and highly durable, medium density polyethylene (MDPE) with blow molded lid sections for a tough, durable and easy access storage system. For more information, visit www.aeroklasusa.com.

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Dodge Recalls 2014 Ram 1500

Dodge is recalling 2014 model year Ram 1500 pickups for a problem with the truck's rear shock absorbers. The problems is a weld where the rear shocks attach to the chassis. The weld may not be strong enough and can cause the shock to detach and fail. Chrysler offiials are beginning to notify customers to bring their truck to an authorized dealer, who will inspect and replace the shock if necessary.

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AeroKlas AeroHook Bed Hooks

Aeroklas' AeroHook™ from Aeroklas is designed to attach to the bedrail of most make and model truck beds and provides a strong anchor point for managing cargo. The AeroHook™ comes in a blister packed as a pair with an installation tool, and is available in a choice of finishes. For more information, visit www.aeroklasusa.com.

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Cloud-Rider Stainless Steel Truck Grilles

Cloud-Rider now offers a line of stainless steel grill inserts that do not require the removal of the factory grill. Made from high-grade stainless steel, these grilles protect the vehicle from bugs and debris, while also enhanceing the appearance. For more information, visit www.cloud-rider.ca.

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Glow Rails Lighted Truck Bed Rails

Dinjee Systems LLC offers its Glo Rails truck bed rails that light up to produce a sunning visual effect on pickup trucks. Glo Rails can be used as a marketing tool or as a hazard signaling device for the general public and is also for Police fire and city trucks to help make the vehicle more visible from the side angle during normal weather conditions and more importantly during bad weather condition. For more information, visit www.glorails.com.

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Chevrolet 2015 Model Silverado Rally Edition Pickup

Chevrolet will offer a 2015 Rally Limited Edition Silverado. Built on the 1500 model series, the Rally Edition will be available in two and four-wheel drive applications and in double or crew-cab configurations. The trucks will also sport a choice between the 4.3-liter V-6 or 5.3-liter V-8 engines. The unique features of hte Rally edition are the exterior enhancements that include blacked-out components like the door handles, mirrors and grille. The truck also has matte black stripes that go across the thood and tailgate. The Rally edition also features a 17-inch diameter wheel and tire combination or can be ordered with an optional 22-inch wheel and tire combo. Two interior trim levels, the LS or LT trims are available in the truck. According to Chevrolet, the truck will be available early September.

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A.R.E. Offers CargoGlide Cargo Management Systems

A.R.E. is now offering the availability of CargoGlide cargo management systems within the company's commercial cap applications. CargoGlide truck bed units provide extensions that range from 70 percent to 100 percent, placing tools and cargo stored in even the furthest corner of the truck bed at your fingertips. "CargoGlide makes tools and gear easily accessible, helping eliminate the scuffed knees and aching backs experienced by busy workers who unload their vehicles many times throughout the course of a work day" said Bryan Baker, director of marketing, A.R.E. "Although safety is the number one priority, another benefit to companies is the potential to reduce costs associated with injuries.

A.R.E. offers the CargoGlide in five models, including:
* CargoGlide CG1000 - 1,000 pound capacity, 70 percent extension, six roller bearings, four-inch side rails with tie-down T-slots, four tie-down attachments, full-length deck with nylon laminated surface.
* CargoGlide 1500HD - 1,500 pound capacity, 70 percent extension, six roller bearings, eight-inch side rails with tie-down T-slots, four tie-down attachments, full-length deck with nylon laminated surface.
* CargoGlide 2000HD - 2,000 pound capacity, 10 heavy duty bearings, eight-inch side rails with tie-down T-slots, four tie-down attachments, full-length deck with nylon laminated surface.
* CargoGlide 1500XL - 1,500 pound capacity, 100 percent extension, 36 roller bearings, eight-inch side rails with tie-down T-slots, four tie-down attachments, full-length deck with nylon laminated surface.
* CargoGlide 2000XL (commercial grade)- 2,000 pound capacity, 100 percent extension, 22 roller bearings, eight-inch side rails with tie-down T-slots, four tie-down attachments, full-length deck with nylon laminated surface or optional aluminum deck. For more information, visit www.4are.com.

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SuspensionMaxx Offers New Retail Sales Tools

SuspensionMAXX, Inc. announced that it has new sales tools and expanded product coverage to assist distributors and retailers about sellling the company's line of leveling kits, heavy duty sway bar links and other light truck and SUV suspension components.

As part of the new sales tool, SuspensionMAXX's application guide allows users to quickly find the right products for any vehicle, and additional information is available on the SuspensionMAXX.com website, where retailers can find an advanced parts search configurator, in-depth technical information, installation instruction archive, and videos.

SuspensionMAXX has also expanded its vehicle applications covered by previously existing skus. This increase applies to vehicles offered by Ram (Dodge), Ford and GM. For more information, visit www.suspensionmaxx.com.

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Rolling Big Power Grilles For 2015 GM Trucks

Rolling Big Power, (RBP), now offers custom grille designs for 2015 model Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD 2500/3500 model picups. The grillese feature a choice of single or double rows LED lights with a one-piece double woven mesh grille that is manufactured form 304 grade stainless steel. For more information, visit www.rollingbigpower.com.

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New 40-Gallon Rear-Aft Diesel Fuel Tank For Ford Trucks

Titan Fuel Tanks now offers a 40-gallon cross-linked polyethylene, rear-aft fuel tank for Ford diesel trucks. The tank is designed to eliminatte maintenance and service issues that are associated with diesel fuels anf fits 2011-2015 Ford F-350, F-450 and F-550 diesel cab and chassis trucks.

The tank is an answer for problems with fuel degradation and delamination of the protective linings of steel fuel tanks. Because Titan’s tanks are made from polyethylene, they aren't susceptible to the chemical and biological reactions that diesel, bio-diesel fuels and additives. Titan aftermarket fuel tanks can safely be used with the wide array of bio-diesel fuels and blends on the market. For more informaiton visit www.titanfueltanks.com.

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PaceSetter Performance Headers For 2014 GM Trucks

PaceSetter Performance headers for the 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups provides extra power from a long-tube header design. The 1-7/8-inch diameter header tubes are made from mandrel-bent 16-gauge steel and feature 3/8-inch thick, CNC machined steel flanges. The headers fit vehicles equipped with either the 5.3 or 6.2 liter engines and are available in a black paint or Armor Coat polished ceramic metallic coating. For more information, visit www.pacesetterexhaust.com.

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ProRYDE Dodge Ram Leveling Kit

ProRyde now offers a front end lift kit for the new Dodge Ram 2500/3500 HD model trucks, equippd with the radius arm suspension. The kit allows on-vehicle height adjustment and is a patented design. For more information, visit www.proryde.com.

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Buyer’s Products Die-Cast Truck Step

Buyers Products now ofers a die-cast aluminum truck step that is an alternative to running boards and nerf bars. The 14-inch wide by 5-inch deep die-cast step (19-3/4-inch overall width) fits Ford, Dodge and Chevy trucks. It's available in black powder-coated aluminum for corrosion protection. The step is reversible to fit driver and passenger sides and bolt-on mounting hardware is included. For more information, visit www.buyersproducts.com.

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CURT’s TriFlex Brake Control

CURT now offers it's TriFlex proportional brake control that significantly reduces a tow vehicles stopping distance while ensuring a smooth stops. The TriFlex features an inertia sensor, triple-axis accelerometer, that allows the tow vehicle to accurately apply the appropriate amount of power to the trailer brakes. This allows the TriFlex to provide the proper amount of braking power and maximize efficiency to eliminate tire lock up or excessive braking.
The CURT TriFlex brake control is easy to install, and can be mounted in a variety of angles. A sensitivity adjustment allows the user to customize the brake control based on varying trailer loads or driving conditions, and the system is compatible with advanced multiplex electrical systems, electric-over-hydraulic braking systems and can be used on trailers with up to four axles. For more information, visit www.curtmfg.com.

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Westin Pro Traxx Oval Tube Steps

Westin Automotive offers its Pro Traxx 5 Oval Tube Step, that is designed to provide wheel-to-wheel length for full sized trucks with long beds. The Pro Traxx step bars come with a driver and passenger side step and a vehicle specific mount kit, so there's only one part number to order.  The steps include a third step beyond the cab for easy access to the truck bed and features three areas per side for multiple step-up points. The step pads feature the Westin brand design as well as a heavy-duty look and style. Pro Traxx steps feature seamless domed ends, 30 degree OE style bends, and are available in polished stainless steel or a black powder coated mild steel. For more information, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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July Truck Sales Get A Small Boost

The big news in truck sales for July 2014 is all about Dodge Ram pickups. While Ford and Chevrolet still have higher overall sales numbers, Dodge Ram trucks are selling at much higher percentages than any other manufacturer. For truck accessory retailers, it can mean an influx of Dodge truck owners coiming into stores and looking for caps, tonneau covers, and other accessories to outfit their vehicles for work and weekend fun. While sales are picking up slightly across the board, hopes are that summer sales and incentives will get people back into showrooms.  

July 2014 Sales Figures For Top Automakers
63,240 - Ford F-Series +4.60% vs 2013
42,097- Chevrolet Silverado 0.0% vs 2013
35,621 - Dodge Ram +13.8% vs 2013
17,488 - GMC Sierra +5.5% vs 2013
13,249 - Toyota Tacoma -4.6% vs 2013
10,312 - Toyota Tundra +5.0% vs 2013
5,797  - Nissan Frontier +3.2% vs 2013
1,340  - Honda Ridgeline -21.7% vs 2013
1,072    - Nissan Titan -8.2% vs 2013

Year-To-Date Sales As Of July 2014
Ford F-Series = 429,065
Chevy Silverado = 282,776
Dodge Ram = 239,481
GMC Sierra = 110,679
Toyota Tacoma = 88,398
Toyota Tundra = 68,299
Nissan Frontier = 41,740
Honda Ridgeline = 9,246
Nissan Titan = 7,488

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Bolt Coupler Pin Lock With One-Key Technology

Bolt recently released a Coupler Pin Lock that fits couplers from 1/2-inch to 3 3/8-inch for a variety of applications. The lock also features an adjustable pin, making it ideal for many types of couplers and offering travelers peace of mind when leaving hitched vehicles unattended.
The Coupler Pin Lock features STRATTEC's patented one-key lock technology, which streamlines travel by enabling the lock to be permanently programmed to the vehicle's ignition key-that means the driver can use a single key no matter how many Bolt locks are in play.

The weather-proof BOLT Coupler Pin Lock fits couplers from 1/2-inch to 3 3/8-inch and is adjustable in increments of 1/8-inch allowing for a snug fit in any size. The lock is designed to slide easily along the stainless steel pin and is engineered with no exposed shackle, helping further deter theft. It features a plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping and its stainless steel lock shutter helps keep out dirt and moisture. For more information, visit www.boltlock.com.

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ICI 2014 Toyota Tundra Fog Light Mounting Brackets

Innovative Creations Inc. now offers fog light mounting brackets for 2014 Toyota Tundra pickups (Part Number LBKT032TY-H). These brackets can be used to replace factory fog lights with aftermarket lights such as the Rigid Industries Dually or D2 lights, but are compatible with any single stud mount light of similar size. ICI carries a full line of mounting brackets to fit all applications and vehicles. ICI also makes mounting brackets for roof mounts, center grille mounts, cowl mounts and more. All ICI’s brackets are designed for an easy, DIY application and are compatible with most major brand. For more information, visit www.icionline.com.

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Westin Introduces A New HD Contour Bar for Full Sized Trucks

Westin Automotive is introducing a new HD Contour Bar for full sized trucks. The HD Contour bar features a contoured design that hugs the curve of the vehicle’s front-end profile with a "beastly" style. The center tube is welded to the 3.5-inch mainframe body tube at each end and features multi-faceted molded bushings at the welds. These bushings serve to conceal body welds for a clean, finished, and bold look.  They feature visible fasteners that truck lovers will find appealing.

To add to the features of this great product, there are points along the top and backside of the center bar for the mounting of Westin LED lights or for an LED Light Bar. The HD Contour Bar will be available in three finishes: e-coated mild steel with black powder coat finish and e-coated mild steel with Westin’s signature of quality textured black powder coat finish that provides a visibly rugged feel. It will also be available in stainless steel with a polished finish, an unmistakably bold statement. All HD Contour Bar applications include a vehicle specific mounting kit, so there’s only one part number to order. HD Contour Bars are no-drill applications, so installation is easy. For more information, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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Ranch Hand Appoints New Marketing Manager

Ranch Hand and Truckfitters announced the appointment of Mavis Arambula-Medellin as the company's new marketing manager. According to Scott McClaugherty, national salse manger for the company, Arambula will be responsible for defining and meeting the needs of consumer and commercial customers, with special focus on strategic industry segments. For more information, visit www.ranchhand.com.

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TA Associates Acquires Tectum Holdings Inc.

TA Associates, one of the world’s largest and oldest private equity investment firms has acquired Tectum Holdings Inc. (“THI”). THI is the premier manufacturer of tonneau covers, bed liners and related truck accessories. In a statement issued today, Bill Reminder, Chief Executive Officer and President of THI stated, “We are excited about our new partnership with TA Associates and consider ourselves fortunate to be part of a distinguished, world class private equity firm and their exceptional portfolio of companies.  TA Associates’ four decades of experience working with emergent, profitable companies will provide a significant benefit to us as we enter our next phase of growth. THI is committed to building on our established initiatives, the pursuit of additional acquisition opportunities and new product launches. I’m convinced that we will continue to thrive and set the standard for the industry’s best truck accessories through the combined capabilities of our companies.”  Mr. Reminder stated that he will continue in his current role as will all members of the company’s executive and management teams.

“THI has demonstrated the ability to unite great companies into a cohesive family and advance the tonneau category through innovative products, marketing and consumer awareness. THI’s strong brand equity, loyal customer relationships and outstanding reputation has been rewarded with more consumers putting THI tonneau covers on their trucks than any other brand,” said Michael Berk, Managing Director at TA Associates. “We look forward to bringing our extensive experience, insight and financial backing to THI’s plan to further develop the truck accessory market.

THI was formed in 2007 by Kinderhook Industries with a merger between Extang and TruXedo. By successfully executing a plan for organic and acquisition-led growth, THI has expanded to a family of seven highly recognized brands, including Extang, TruXedo, BedRug, UnderCover, Advantage, Retrax and most recently, BAK Industries. During the past seven years THI has used its operational strengths and best practices to foster significant growth within their portfolio of companies. THI is known for quality, engineering excellence and innovative new product development, and is considered the dominant leader in its competitive space. The result has been the successful launch of a broad range of award winning products.

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T-Rex Expands Graphic Series Grilles


T-Rex now offers an expanded Graphic Series line that was originally created for the active truck and SUV enthusiast, looking to make a bold statement about their lifestyle. T-REX Grilles Graphic Series grilles come in four distinctive finishes- Multi-Cam, Digi-Cam, Next-G2 and Avery-KW. The graphics are available in either on the framed, formed wire mesh grilles, or the popular 6061/6063 billet aluminum grilles. As with every T-REX Grille, the new Graphic Series Grille line was designed in house and each and every grille is manufactured to exacting standards in the U.S. for a perfect fit and finish every time.  All T-REX Grilles, including the new Graphic Series Grilles, are backed by an industry leading Limited Lifetime Structural Warranty and 3 Year Limited Finish Warranty. For more information, visit www.trex.com.

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Weather Guard Launches New Website

Weather Guard® announced the launch of the company's new website at www.weatherguard.com. The website is designed to provide a better product experience for both distributors and end-users by featuring compelling, action-oriented imagery of the professional trade in the field. The site also provides comprehensive details for the portfolio of Weather Guard® products. “Weather Guard® is a well-respected brand in many industries and we want to ensure our website showcases the brand personality and depth of product offering,” said Stacy Gardella, Director of Interactive Marketing. “The new website is also a valuable resource to our customers who want to compare features, specifications and overall performance of each product.”

The new Weather Guard® website provides improved navigation and comprehensive product information and filtering. For each product, users are able to easily view a dedicated page with descriptions, features and benefits, images, specifications and access additional resources such as installation instructions and parts lists. The product pages also include links to online and offline retailers where the product can be purchased. When searching for products, visitors can also compare up to three unique products to identify the best item based on application and need.
To see the upgraded look and functionality of the new Weather Guard® website, please visit www.weatherguard.com.

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Volant Air Intake For Ford F-150 EcoBoost

Volant Performance now offers two new closed-box performance air intake system options for 2012-2014 Ford F-150 pickups equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. "Performance-minded F-150 EcoBoost owners crave the deeper sound, cooler engine operating temperatures and more confident towing that Volant Performance air intakes provide," said Craig R. Kohrs, vice president and general manager, TMG Performance Products. "Drivers can expect engine horsepower increases of approximately five percent, and torque increases of approximately eight percent."
     
Volant Performance air intake systems feature a unique closed box design that protects the intake from high engine compartment temperatures characteristic of turbocharged engines. A cooler, denser air charge decreases turbo lag, delivers better fuel economy and enhances towing capacity.
      
Two cool air intake options are available for the F-150 EcoBoost: Volant's PowerCore(r) Closed Box Air Intake System (part #194356) or Pro 5 Closed Box Air Intake System (part #19435). The PowerCore Closed Box Air Intake System is designed with Donaldson(r) PowerCore filtration technology featuring advanced Ultra-Web(r) nanofiber filter media which captures submicron contaminants on the surface of the media, promoting lower air flow restriction and longer filter life. The system is maintenance free, requires no cleaning or oiling and is warrantied for up to 150,000 miles or four years under normal operating conditions.
           
Volant's Pro 5 Closed Box Air Intake System is engineered with Volant's high-performance, five-layer air filter made of high-quality textile media pleated between a top and bottom aluminum screen. Pro 5 filters come pre-oiled and ready for use. Cleanable and reusable for as long as you own the vehicle, the filters should be cleaned every 10,000 miles, or as needed, using Volant's two-stage cleaning kit to thoroughly clean and re-oil the filter. For more information, visit www.volant.com.

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ICI Fog Light Mounting Brackets For 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 trucks

Innovative Creations Inc. now offers fog light mounting brackets for 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 trucks (Part Number LBKT022CH-H). These brackets can be used to replace factory fog lights with aftermarket lights such as the Rigid Industries Dually or D2 lights, but are compatible with any single stud mount light of similar size. ICI carries a full line of mounting brackets to fit all applications and vehicles. ICI also makes mounting brackets for roof mounts, center grille mounts, cowl mounts and more. All ICI’s brackets are designed for an easy, DIY application and are compatible with most major brand. For more information, visit www.icionline.com.

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Diablosport Performance Tuners For 2011-‘14 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

Diablosport now offers a performance tuner for the Ford 3.5L EcoBoost engine! The inTune and Trinity OBD-II programmers offer aftermarket tunes that increase horsepower on 87, 91, and 93 octane gasoline. The company also developed a specialty tune for towing, and an MPG booster tune designed to increase fuel mileage. According to Diablosport, the 93 Octane Performance Tune made 90+ horsepower and 90+ ft.-lbs of torque on the dyno with premium pump gas. In addition, the tune also provided an increase of two miles per gallon of fuel economy. For more information, visit www.diablosport.com.

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A.R.E. 2014 Fishing Team Tundra Truck At Bassmaster Events

A.R.E. will be showcasing the its "ultimate fishing truck" during 2014 Bassmaster tournament series events being held around the country. The truck is a 2014 Toyota Tundra designed with everything anglers need to stow and organize tackle, tools and equipment.  "The truck features a top of the line Z-Series truck cap, along with our Pickup Vault lockable bed storage system, and CargoGlide roll-out cargo tray," said Bryan Baker, director of marketing, A.R.E. "These three products together, along with other great accessories such as Rigid Industries light bars, A.R.E.'s new Rod Pod, and Dick Cepek tires, all helped to build a truck that any avid fisherman would love to have."
     
The A.R.E. Z-Series truck cap is custom-painted with A.R.E. Fishing Team Elite Series custom graphics that highlight the company's partnership with the premier bass sport fishing organization.
  
The complete list of enhancements made to the 2014 A.R.E. Fishing Team Tundra includes:
- A.R.E. Pickup Vault Lockable Storage Drawers
- A.R.E. Z Series Truck Cap
- A.R.E. Rod Pod
- Air Lift Company Air Spring Kit and Wireless Control System
- BedRug Polypropylene Carpeted Bedliner
- BOLT(r) Receiver Lock and Padlocks
- Bully Dog Gauge Tuner
- Bushwacker Fender Flares
- CargoGlide(r) Roll Out Tray System
- Dick Cepek Tires
- Hellwig Sway Bars
- K&N Air Intake
- Magnaflow Exhaust System
- Monster Hooks Recovery Hooks
- N-Fab Steps and Bumpers
- Rigid Industries Light  Bars
- Skyjacker(r) Suspension System
- Surco Roof Basket
- TIS Monster Energy Edition Wheels
- Yakima Tower Series Roof Rack

For more information, visit www.4are.com.

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Westin HDX Running Boards for 2015 Ford and GM Full-Sized Trucks

Westin Automotive now offers its diamond tread HDX Running Boards for full-size Chevy, Ford, and GMC trucks in all cab styles. HDX Running Boards are made of heavy-duty commercial grade steel and are ideal for the workplace truck. They also have tremendous appeal with off-road enthusiasts because of their extreme durability and classic diamond tread material. The HD style diamond tread provides a textured step area and features Westin's textured black powder coat finish for added appeal. Each board features a one-inch splash-guard that is integrated with the step surface, and is made of a continuous single sheet of metal that preserves the integrity of the material. Each board includes a useful boot scraper at the front-end of the board for convenient cleanup prior to getting into the vehicle after a dirty job or some off-road fun. Westin HDX Running Boards are proudly designed, engineered, and made in the USA and are backed by a 3-year warranty. For more information, visit www.westinautomoitive.com.

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Cequent Donates To Freedom Center For Military And Their Families

Cequent™ Performance Products recently donated a supply of provisions to the Freedom Center. The Freedom Center is located at the Detroit Metro Airport and at the Military Entrance Processing Command. It is a place where members of the military, their families, and veterans can relax during their travels. “Neither of these locations is far from our Plymouth, Michigan headquarters,” says John Kroll, Senior Technical Service Representative and volunteer at the Freedom Center.

The donation to the Freedom Center was a natural fit given the existing donation to Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation (CFF), which also honors members of the military as well as other American heroes. During its rebate season, Draw-Tite donated $5 to CFF for each rebate received.

“We have a number of employees who are either veterans themselves or are somehow connected to the military community,” says Kroll. “It is an honor to partner with the Freedom Center and to bring a local tie-in to our existing partnership with CFF.”

The donation ran from Memorial Day to Independence Day. In that time, a number of goods as well as monetary donations were made to the Freedom Center.  For more information, and to learn how you can help, please visit Cequent™ Performance Products recently donated a supply of provisions to the Freedom Center. The Freedom Center is located at the Detroit Metro Airport and at the Military Entrance Processing Command.It is a place where members of the military, their families, and veterans can relax during their travels. “Neither of these locations is far from our Plymouth, Michigan headquarters,” says John Kroll, Senior Technical Service Representative and volunteer at the Freedom Center. For more information, visit www.mifreedomcenter.org

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Transfer Flow Under Tonneau Auxiliary Fuel Tank

Transfer Flow offers a way to Increase fuel capacity and driving range with its in-bed auxiliary fuel tank system. Made in the U.S.A. the Transfer Flow in-bed auxiliary tanks are available in 37, 50, 75 and 98 gallon capacities and feature a sturdy aluminized steel and bright diamond plate finish. Transfer Flow fuel tanks are fully baffled to minimize sloshing and come complete with all necessary installation components and detailed instructions. With a patented and industry leading TRAX-II or the company's MaxFlo-TFI operating system, the transfer process is entirely automatic and worry free. Exclusive design features allow some tanks to be used in conjunction with other popular cargo accessories such as retractable truck bed covers, tonneau covers and camper shells. For more information, visit www.transferflow.com

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TWN Industries Patriotic “One Nation” Hydrographic Film Pattern

TWN Industries Inc.announces the release of its "One Nation" film pattern of the United States flag. The One Nation water transfer printing film patterns are available exclusively through TWN Industries, and come in a vintage, traditional and midnight patterns. For more information, visit www.watertransferprinting.com.

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Flowtech Headers For Late-Model Trucks

Flowtech exhaust now offers three new shorty headers for ‘02-13 GM Trucks, ‘09-14 Dodge Ram HEMI and ‘05-11 Toyota Tacoma platforms. Machined 3/8” thick flanges and TIG welding deliver maximum strength and durability. These headers are available in both high temp black paint and a silver satin ceramic coating for an aggressive under-hood look. Large mandrel bent primary tubes are used for maximum flow increasing performance and improving throttle response. For more information, visit www.holley.com.

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New Pace Edwards POP Displays

Pace Edwards recently introduced its new POP displays, that are designed to be lighter, eye-catching, easy to assemble, and very different than traditional tonneau cover displays used in the past. According to Vern Kaufman, Pace Edwards' Sales and Business Development Manager, the old-style rectangular displays used in may retail stores often get broken, and end up piling-up with junk and pamphlets on top of them. The new POP displays weigh only seven pounds, and are easy for salespeople to carry into a retail store and assemble in a matter of minutes.

Pace Edwards designed their POP displays with  elliptical sections that each showcase the product's features and benefits at a glance, with integrated pockets that allow take-home brochures to be mounted to the display. Two POP displays are available. One features the entire Pace Edwards product line, while another features the Pace Edwards Switchblade tonneau cover. For more information visit www.paceedwards.com.

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Xpel Door Edge And DoorSill Guard Kits

Xpel now offers an easy way to provide paint protection products for the most commonly damaged areas of automobiles and trucks. Made from XPEL's durable paint protection films, these DIY products are designed to protect vehicles from chips, scratches, scuffs and abrasions. XPEL's clear paint protection films are virtually invisible when applied, while the black embossed PVC films hide existing damage to paint and protect against new scratches and abrasions.

Xpel's Door Edge Guard is an 8 mil polyurethane film. Invisible when applied, XPEL's Door Edge Guard Kit includes enough material to protect four doors. Available in a 12-foot DIY kit and a bulk 100-foot roll. Xpel's Doorsill Guard Kit protects the highly visible doorsill area as occupants enter and exit the vehicle. XPEL's Doorsill Guard Kit includes one 60-inch x 2.75-inch strip of durable removable film that protects the doorsill plate. Available in a 12-foot DIY kit and a bulk 100-foot roll in clear and black. For more information, visit www.xpel.com.

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Rigid Industries LED Roof Mounts For 2014 GM and Dodge Trucks

Rigid Industries now offers new OE Mounting Products for the 2014 GMC/Chevy 1500/2500/3500 E-Series 50” Roof Mounts, the 2010-2014 Dodge Ram E-Series 50” Roof Mounts, the 2014 GMC 1500 Fog Light Kit and the RDS-Series Bar Mounts.

The 2014 GMC/Chevy 1500/2500/3500 E-Series 50” Roof Mounts and the 2010-2014 Dodge Ram E-Series 50” Roof Mounts are made of steel construction that is UV resistant and abrasion resistant with a polyester based powder-coat.  The legacy E-Series light bars which Rigid Industries is known for will now have a custom fit option for roof mounting for the GMC, Chevy or Dodge owners to stand out in the crowd!

The 2014 GMC 1500 Fog Light Kit allows you to mount the D-Series (Dually or D2) LED lights in your GMC 1500’s OE fog lamp locations. This kit gives your otherwise square D-Series lights a clean, from-the-factory look without having to drill or cut into your bumper. Made from high quality stainless steel, these adaptor plates are powder-coated black for a durable, long-lasting finish.

The RDS-Series Bar Mounts are circular powder-coated steel bar mounts of multiple dimensions to hold your RDS-Series light bar. For more information, visit www.rigidindustries.com.

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Toyo Tires Open Country AT-II Now OE Tire For Ford F-250/350 Trucks

Toyo Tires announced that its Open Country AT II truck tire has been adopted as original equipment for the Ford F-250 and F-350 picup trucks. The Ford trucks will use a LT275/65R20 tire that features a bold, rugged design, with improved treadlife and excellent traction. For more informaiton, visit www.toyotires.com.

Read Our Review On The Toyo Open Country AT II Here.

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Bolt Lock Technology Is Standard On Undercover Elite Tonneau Covers

The Elite tonneau cover by UnderCover now comes standard with Bolt Lock technology. The Bolt lock is incorporated into the new, ergonomically-friendly handle of the cover to provide improved security with the ease of using only one vehicle key.
"Consumers who choose the UnderCover Elite for being easily removable from a truck bed without the need for tools or adjustments, will value the convenience of using the vehicle's ignition key to also unlock the tonneau cover," said Bolt National Sales Manager Erika Garcia.
     
All BOLT products feature patented one-key lock technology, an innovation which permanently programs the lock to the vehicle's ignition key and allows for the use of just a single key, no matter how many BOLT locks are in use. For more informatio, visit www.boltlock.com.

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3M Introduces New Carbon Fiber Colors

Available in black or anthracite, 3M's Fiber film provides a way for restylers to provide a unique and creative appearance for their customer's vehicles. The new films are part of the 1080 series that includes a vvariety of finishes and textures and can be applied right out of the package without overlaminating. “Our current carbon fiber films are still available and were designed with a slight weave in the pattern to mimic real carbon fiber,” said Doug Blackwell, marketing development manager for 3M. “However, some customers prefer a straight pattern. We now offer both patterns to give the customer the flexibility and freedom to choose either effect.” For more information, visit www.solutions.3m.com.

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Revtek Dodge Ram 3500 6.5-inch Lift Kit

Revtek Suspension now offers a 6.5-inch Radius Arm lift kit for the Dodge Ram 3500. The kit fits 2013 and up one-ton models and includes replacement radius arms fabricated from 1-1/8-inch hardened steel tube, DOT approved replacement brake lines, super heavy-duty, plated and powder coated components. The kit installs easily and retains the factory geometry in the front suspension. Revtek also includes a drive line spacer to prevent over extension of the front drive line. For more information, visit www.revtek.com.

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Rugged Ridge Jeep Styling Packages

Rugged Ridge now offers 10 new Jeep® restyling packages for ’07-’14 Wrangler’s. Each of these packages groups common sets of accessories into easy to order kits for the dealer, jobber and upfitter; providing everything needed to transform an ordinary, stock Jeep into an attractive, off-road capable, vehicle that stands out among the rest. The restyling packages serve as one-stop-shops allowing store owners simple options for their customers looking for something different, or the Jeep dealer looking to pre-load inventory. Each of the packages combines a variety of products from the Rugged Ridge catalog ranging from wheels, lift kits, modular snorkels, bumpers and recovery winches, transforming the Jeep into a lean, mean, trailblazing machine. For more information, visit www.ruggedridge.com.

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June 2014 Truck Sales Plateau, But Not For All…

While sales are hitting a pleateau for Ford, GM and Toyota, Dodge is showing some of their best truck sales since 2007. For the most part, the third quarter of 2014 may seem flat, but as 2015 models are soon to be released this quarter, and in the 4th quarter of 2014. Manufacturers hope that this may help boost sales and allow them to finish off the year as predicted. 

June 2014 Sales Figures For Top Automakers
68,560 - Ford F-Series -11.0% vs 2013
43,519- Chevrolet Silverado +0.6% vs 2013
33,149 - Dodge Ram +11.8% vs 2013
15,046 - GMC Sierra -7.0% vs 2013
12,173 - Toyota Tacoma -13.2% vs 2013
8,997 - Toyota Tundra -8.0%% vs 2013
5,722  - Nissan Frontier +5.7% vs 2013
1,309  - Honda Ridgeline -16.7% vs 2013
976    - Nissan Titan -24.9% vs 2013

Year-To-Date Sales As Of June 2014
Ford F-Series = 365,205
Chevy Silverado = 240,679
Dodge Ram = 203,860
GMC Sierra = 93,191
Toyota Tacoma = 75,149
Toyota Tundra = 57,987
Nissan Frontier = 35,943
Honda Ridgeline = 7,906
Nissan Titan = 6,416

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Leer Trilogy Folding Tonneau Cover

LEER has expanded its product line with a new folding, hard tonneau called the Trilogy. The top-mount Trilogy tonneau cover is easy to use, provides maximum functionality and comes with a three-year warranty. The tonneau is designed to be lightweight, tough, secure, and can be installed in minutes without any tools. In addition, the Trilogy can travel in both open and closed positions, accommodates large cargo, and can also be completely removed. For more information, visit www.leer.com.

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Westin Receiver Hitch For 2009-15 Ram 1500

Westin now offers a Class III Receiver Hitch for the Dodge RAM 1500 that features a 10,000 lb. towing capacity and two inch receiver tube. This hitch design bolts up to the vehicle’s existing underbody tube. It is made of e-coated steel for maximum corrosion protection and has a textured black powder coat finish. It also features a unique delta cut safety chain loop and a stylized forged steel collar. The RAM 1500 application is classified to have an estimated 45-minute no-drill install time.
For more informaton, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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Blue Ox Appoints New President And CEO

Blue Ox announced that Ellen Kietzmann, will take over as the company's CEO and president. This announcement comes after the death of Blue Ox's former CEO and president Jay C. Hesse, who recently passed away from his battle with cancer.
Kietzmann will be responsible for all day-to-day operations of Blue Ox. Her 20 years of experience with the company working side by side with Jay Hesse and within in the industry, has made her uniquely qualified tolead the company and to build on the legacy Jay Hesse put in to place. The new Board of Directors consists of Ellen Kietzmann, Mike Hesse and Sandy Hesse. Everyone at Blue Ox looks forward to serving the needs of our customers and continuing the Company’s growth with this leadership team in place. For more information, visit www.blueox.com.

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TRIMAX Razor RP Hitch System

TRIMAX now offers an adjustable hitch system called the RAZOR RP, patented by inventor/owner Philip Wyers of Denver, Colorado. The RAZOR RP is a unique adjustable hitch system that is easy to care for and is made from 100 percent solid polished aluminum. The hitch comes in three sizes and is fully adjustable in one-inch increments up and down. The unit attaches easily and can be removed at any time. The RAZOR RP comes with dual hitch balls, includes a pin and clip for easy installation, and can be purchsed with a custom key option. For more information, visit www.trimaxlocks.com.

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Agri-Cover Rockstar Mud Flaps

Agri-Cover’s line of ROCKSTAR™ Hitch Mounted Mud Flaps are contoured to fit a truck’s bumper and shield the truck — and any equipment being towed— from rocks and other road debris. The model-specific design is easy to assemble, requires no drilling,
and features a built-in stabilizer plate that keeps the frame level with the bumper. The rust-proof aluminum frame is available in smooth or diamond plate finish. Frame openings offer quick access to pin and wiring. The hitch-mounted mud flaps are covered by a one-year warranty. For more information, visit www.agricover.com

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Rigid Industries Radius Light Bar

Rigid Industries® LED Lighting is now shippng RDS-Series radius light bar in 20” and 30” sizes. This linear light bar is the legendary flagship E-SeriesTM light bar treated to a gentle arc, creating a curve in a 20”-54” extruded aluminum housing and packed full of Rigid Industries SpotTM LED technology to produce an astonishing custom look for any car, truck or off-road vehicle. For more information, visiw www.rigidindustries.com.

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Meyer Distributing Adds Two New Centers

Meyer Distributing Inc. announced it has added two new distribution locations. One is in Valdosta, Georgia, and the other in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The cross-docks will have a direct feed from Meyer's Jasper, Indiana, and Dallas, Texas distribution hubs.

“The Valdosta crossdock will greatly enhance service to one of the few areas that didn’t have next-day delivery from our Jasper core,” states Jeff Braun, CFO of Meyer. “Cities in Georgia like Valdosta, Brunswick, and Albany, and cities in Florida like Jacksonville and Tallahassee will see four-times-a-week next-day service.”

Of the Oklahoma City location, Cale Rees, Meyer's general manager of Dallas operations said, “We will improve frequency and time of delivery to our customers with this crossdock," says Cale Rees, Mayer's general manager of operations in Dallas. "Cities such as Oklahoma City, Altus, Lawton, Wichita Falls and Duncan are just a few that will benefit from the new location.” For more information, visit www.meyerdistributing.com.

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Covercraft Appoints New National Sales Director

Long time Western Regional Sales Manager, Beth Velarde of Covercraft Industries, Inc. (Covercraft) has been selected as the company’s new national Sales Director. In this expanded role, Velarde will continue to serve in her current role while also overseeing product sales in North America across all product categories with the exception of the company’s OE products. She will also oversee the further development of the customer service department.

As a 32-year veteran of the automotive industry and a 14-year Covercraft team member, Velarde brings an exceptional record of success in both sales and customer service to her new position. She is also a long time SEMA member, SBN member and a 27-year SEMA Show veteran.

“Beth is an incredible asset to our team,” stated Marty Lichtmann, President of Covercraft. “Because of her strong background in both customer service and sales, she has a unique perspective on the important connection between sales and service. Her years of experience in the industry and record of success have earned her the respect of her co-workers as well as the industry as a whole, and we look forward to the contribution she will make in her new position.”
For more information, visit www.covercraft.com.

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Torklift’s SuperHitch Magnum 30,000 lbs. Hitch

Torklift International's SuperHitch Magnum is rated at 3,000 lbs tongue weight, 30,000 lbs pull with weight distribution, and 20,000 lbs pull and 2,500 lbs tongue weight carrying. The SuperHitch doesn't require drilling in most applications and is compatible with stander ball mounts.

This 30K hitch uses the company's patented dual receiver design (2-1/2" upper and 2" lower) that features high penetration dual shield welding and includes hardened reinforced hitch pin locations. The SuperHitch Magnum 30K has a Legendary Lifetime Warranty and is proudly made in the USA. For more information, visit www.torklift.com.

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Innovative Creations Inc. Hires new Sales Specialist

ICI announced Oscar Martinez as the company's new Sales Specialist. According To ICI, Martinez has an extensive knowledge of the production side of the business and will cover Canada, Mexico, and the Northeast United States as his territories. “I just love to talk to people. When you’re doing sales you get so close to the people. It’s not like they are your customer anymore, it sometimes becomes a friendship,” says Martinez. “I am looking forward to have the opportunity to grow with ICI and be part of the family.”With more than 20 years of experience, Martinez worked his way up through the ranks at another automotive manufacturer – first starting in shipping and receiving, then gaining experience in production, then moving on to sales, eventually becoming the Sales Manager, and finally the General Manager.  For more information, visit www.icionline.com.

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CargoGlide New Headquarters

CargoGlide annouced that it has moved into a larger headquarters in St. George, Utah, due to expanded growth in the truck accessory marketplace. "We moved into a much larger and better equipped building," says David McInturf, Principal at CargoGlide. "It was very exciting watching this happen in late February into early March of this year. CargoGlide manufactures cargo managment systems that help truck owners organize and access cargo in truck beds and sport utility vehicles. For more information, visit www.cargoglide.com.

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Delta Tech Industries New Lighted Hood

Delta Tech Industries, domestic automotive lights manufacturer, has introduced a lighted Jeep hood. The hood is made of 100% Carbon Fiber but also available in Hi-Temp hand-laid fiberglass. This hood features a low-rise center air scoop and two heat extractors.

The scoop holds two six watt LED DRL lights which illuminate when the ignition is turned on. The aluminum grill protecting the air scoop highlights the laser-cut Delta logo. Delta Hood offers another lighting function, an under-hood LED light which illuminates the entire engine bay the moment you lift the hood up. All these unique features come with the distinct performance/racy look handmade Carbon Fiber which is very light in weight but super tough and durable. The Carbon Fiber hood installs in minutes and requires no paint finish. The fiberglass model can be painted any color to match your vehicle. The installation is very simple using existing factory hardware and basic tools. For more information, visit www.deltalights.com.

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PIAA Driving Lights For Toyota Tundra Pickups

PIAA has introduced two new kits for mounting LP530 LED lights in 2014 and 2015 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks. These kits allow for the installation of PIAA’s LP530 LED lights, and feature the Reflector Facing Technology (RFT) that PIAA pioneered. The LP530 lights come in either 20° driving pattern, or 70° SAE-compliant fog pattern. These kits have been specifically engineered to replace the dim OEM lamps in the bumpers of the new Toyota Tundra, and provide roughly three times the light output of the stock lights. They are also easily installed in trucks that were produced with no OE lamps in the bumper, requiring only the addition of factory bezels readily available from any Toyota dealer. Plus, these kits offer truck owners the choice of driving or fog lamps depending on the nature of their night time driving. For more information, visit www.piaa.com/lp.

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Superchips Tuner For 2013 Ram 5.7L

Superchips now offers its Flaspaq tuner for the 2013 Ram, 5.7L Hemi. The Superchips Flaspaq provies the vehicle with an additional 23 horsepower and 46 lb-ft torque. With five tuning modes, Ram truck owners looking for economy, towing power, and peace of mind by way of Flashpaq's powertrain warranty, will be pleased with the options now available to them.  Superchip's '13 HEMI tuning is CARB compliant via Executive Order D-330-15. For more informaiton, visit www.superchips.com.

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Roadwire Expands Into New Headquarters

Roadwire Inc. has relocated its headquarters to Austin, Texas to strategically realign the company’s executive and administrative operations. According to Roadwire Inc. VP Dave Edmondson, the new, 20,000 sq. ft. headquarters serves as the hub for the company’s global operations. “We are excited by our move to new headquarters,” said Edmondson. “Roadwire Inc. and its subsidiaries—Roadwire Leather Interiors, Signature Sunroofs, Distinctive Industries and Classic Soft Trim—are experiencing significant growth. The employee-centric environment in our new facility provides an ideal work setting for our team of dedicated professionals, ensures that we will attract talented, high-caliber employees, and is integral to strategic positioning with our global facilities throughout the U.S., and in Ensenada, Mexico, and Shanghai, China."

The new facility features expansive office space housing executive and administrative staff, including innovatively designed work stations, community work space and other amenities conducive to fostering creativity, teamwork and social interaction.

Roadwire, a third-generation, privately owned company 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 2,000 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.

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Rigid Industries Appoints Jim Heckman As VP Engineering

Rigid Industries®,  has recently hired accomplished technologist and electronics industry leader Jim Heckman to assume the Vice President of Engineering post. Prior to his arrival at Rigid Industries, Heckman held a succession of positions in fields such as materials and process engineering, failure analysis, quality engineering, product management and resource management, at companies ranging from Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, and most recently with Boulder, Colorado’s Ball Aerospace. At each company, his level of responsibility and resource management increased.

Heckman will be tasked with ensuring Rigid Industries continues to deliver superior lighting solutions in some of the toughest, most demanding conditions in the industries it serves. As a product where failure is not an option, Heckman will oversee development of Rigid’s extremely rugged, durable product line, backed by a world-renowned warranty program and customer service by an American-made company located in Gilbert, Arizona. For more information, visit www.rigidindustries.com

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Hellwig Big Wig Rear Sway Bar

Hellwig's Big Wig Rear Sway Bar provides your towing customers with a significant increase in sway control and improved handling both loaded and empty.  There are three mounting points for the end link to provide adjustability for the amount of sway control needed for your vehicle. Provides more cornering traction and better handling loaded or empty. Excellent for commercial trucks, heavy haulers and when towing. The massive 1 5/16” solid 4140 chromoly steel bar is heat-treated and powder coated for long lasting performance and good looks.  Heat treating the steel sway bar increases its tensile strength by almost 100%.  Each kit is designed specifically for the vehicle and includes hardware, powder coated plate steel brackets and polyurethane bushings. For more information, visit www.hellwigproducts.com.

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Magnaflow Stainless Steel Exhaust System For Dodge Ram V6

Magnaflow now offers a stainless steel exhaust system for 2009 thru 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 series pickups equipped with the 3.6L V6 engine. The three-inch diameter cat-back exhaust system features mandrel bent tubing and Magnaflow's performance muffler with dual outlets. The system utilizes dual polished exhaust tips that exit out past the rear tire. For more information, visit www.mganaflow.com.

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May 2014 Truck Sales Rebound In Spring

May 2014 truck sales are clearly rebounding after a hard winter that kept customers from new vehcle lots. While Ford still maintains the top selling truck position, its May 2014 sales are down from last year, but spring sales may help boost that number for the summer months. In the meantime, the Dodge Ram continues to have some of the strongest sales numbers, followed bo the GMC Sierra pickup.

May 2014 Sales Figures For Top Automakers
68,520 - Ford F-Series -4.3% vs 2013
46,648- Chevrolet Silverado +7.8% vs 2013
37,131 - Dodge Ram + 17.2% vs 2013
18,326 - GMC Sierra +14.1% vs 2013
13,876 - Toyota Tacoma -5.8% vs 2013
11,391 - Toyota Tundra + 14.5% vs 2013
6,662  - Nissan Frontier + 1.4% vs 2013
1,425  - Honda Ridgeline - 12.4% vs 2013
1,166    - Nissan Titan - 16.8% vs 2013

Year-To-Date Sales As Of May 2014
Ford F-Series = 305,265
Chevy Silverado = 197,160
Dodge Ram = 170,711
GMC Sierra = 77,785
Toyota Tacoma = 62,967
Toyota Tundra = 49,010
Nissan Frontier = 30,221
Honda Ridgeline = 6,597
Nissan Titan = 5,440

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Highway Products Aluminum Truck Tonneau

Highway Products, Inc. added an Aluminum Truck Tonneau Cover to their product line. Highway Products claims that the aluminum tonneau is stronger than fiberglass and lasts virtually forever and is covered by the company's lifetime warranty. The aluminum construction also keeps valuables safe and secure from bad weather and thieves. "Highway Products sets a new standard in security” said Gene Gros, President and founder of Highway Products. "While the tonneau cover is closed and locked, your tailgate can still easily be opened for easy access to your truck bed." The Tonneau also easily folds in half, allowing the truck owner to carry tall items when necessary.

Highway Products also manufacturers Toolboxes and Headache Racks for Pickup and Semi Trucks, Aluminum Flatbeds, Service Bodies, Truck Bed Slide-Out Cargo Trays, and Pickup Packs. For more information, please visit www.highwayproducts.com.

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Curt Manufacturing Acquires Aries Automotive

CURT Manufacturing announced the acquisition of Aries Automotive, manufacturer of tubular-style truck accessories and 3D floor and cargo liner interior accessories. “We are very excited for the opportunity to add high-quality truck and interior accessories to our portfolio of products,” says Greg Hooks, CEO of CURT.  Jeff Perez, Presidentof Aries added, “We are all pleased with the acquisition of Aries Automotive and we are very much looking forward to working with the CURT team.” Jeff Perez and his team will continue to be the contacts for Aries Automotive. All contact information for Aries, including phone numbers and email addresses, will remain the same. For more information, visit www.curtmfg.com and www.ariesautomotive.com.

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CTEK Announces Roger Parker As Logistics Coordinator

CTEK Power Inc. announced that it has hired, Roger Parker as logistics coordinator and inside sales representative. “Roger’s exceptional interpersonal skills combined with his automotive experience, including his time as an ASE certified automotive technician, provides CTEK with a strong technical support background that will benefit our customers,” said Andreas Naeslund, president of Americas for CTEK.

Most recently, Parker was general sales manager for Fitzgerald Automotive Group and spent four years as the park services director at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. In his new role at CTEK, Parker will help lead technical support for the company. He will also be responsible for order fulfillment, customer service, inventory planning and marketing support for CTEK’s sales team. For more information, visit www.smartercharger.com.

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Truck Accessories Group Adds Jim Blayne To Director Of Fleet Sales

Truck Accessories Group, LLC (TAG) announced the addition of Jim Blayne as the new Director of Fleet sales for the company’s Commercial Division. Blayne will deliver the vision and the experience to help TAG’s commercial and fleet customers meet their exacting budget and transportation needs. Blayne joins TAG with more than 22 years of  industry experience, including holding senior management positions at A.R.E. Accessories in Ohio. He will establish the Division’s overall strategy and oversee all aspects of its sales efforts. “Jim’s addition to the Commercial Division team, along with his unique experience, impeccable integrity and drive, will help the company establish important relationships with new and existing commercial customers throughout North America,” said Kevin Page, vice president of sales and marketing for LEER. “We now have the Commercial team in place to deliver exceptional value and service to our fleet customers.”

Blayne will be assisted by Elizabeth Peck, National Fleet & Commercial Sales, whose experience includes 25 years of work with fleet management companies and OEMs. And by Bob Tessier, Fleet & Commercial Sales Bid Coordinator. Tessier’s expertise is preparation of all fleet commercial sales proposals. His product knowledge, and technical and research skills ensure the highest level of customer service.

Commercial customers and fleet managers who want to explore the expansive line of high-quality LEER products, as well as the company’s unrivaled support services, should visit the LEER fleet Web site at www.leerfleet.com.

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TruXedo’s New Saddlebag Truck Bed Storage Bag

TruXedo now offers a cargo storage solution called the Saddlebag. The Saddlebag is a foldable storage bag with internal compartments, which mounts behind the driver's side wheel weel for easy access. The strong commercial grade fabric of the Saddlebag is weather resistant and makes it perfect for storing tools, and keeping loose articles in one place. Exterior pockets make it easy to access gear in the bag and it is completely portalbe and easy to install or remove. For more inforamation, visit www.truxedo.com.

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3M Scotchgard Pro-Series Paint Protection Film

3M introduced its new Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film Pro Series. The new Scotchgard Pro Series features a flexible, clear top coat with exceptional stretch, making it much easier to install and reposition. The new film also enables faster cutting with less scrap, helping installers save both time and materials. Scotchgard Pro Series has unrivaled scratch and stain resistance, making it easier to clean and harder to scratch, ensuring that it keeps the vehicle looking newer, longer. The film’s innovative technology also has self-healing properties, which allow minor scratches to disappear by themselves. For more information, visit www.3M.com/paintprotectionfilm.

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TruXedo Expedition Cargo Storage Sling

TruXedo now offers a cargo storage sling called the Expedition. The Expedition attaches anywhere along the rails of the truck bed, providing quick and convenient storage space that can be removed in seconds. The Expedition fits under most tonneau covers and installs without drilling. The Expedition includes a frame, rail system, and cargo bag that is made from commercial grade fabric that's tough and weather resistant. For more inforamation, visit www.truxedo.com.

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Go Rhino Safari Racks

GO RHINO! Products introduced its new line of Safari Rack cargo carriers. The Safari Rack features a stainless fairing with light tabs for mounting accessory driving lights. Side plates feature tie-down points to secure cargo. Available in two sizes, 40" x 48" and 40" x 60", these universal fit cargo carriers will fit most vehicles with factory or aftermarket roof cross bars. For more information, visit www.gorhino.com.

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A.R.E. Reorganizes Fleet & Commercial Sales Division

A.R.E. announced that is has implemented a strategic realignment of the company's fleet and commercial sales division. A.R.E.has assembled a team of professionals with over 50 years of combined experience in the fleet and pickup truck aftermarket industries. The division will be led by Jose Reyna, national fleet and commercial sales manager. Norm Brown will serve as fleet and commercial sales representative. Scott West is in place as the commercial fleet coordinator, and Anna Maher continues in her role as the commercial fleet customer service representative. According to A.R.E. president Todd Hoffman, "This team is excited and looking forward to the fresh perspective that we have in place, while bringing a wealth of A.R.E. experience to the proven structure and system."
     
The team will continue to lead and respond to national commercial fleet needs for durable and functional products such as A.R.E.'s popular Deluxe Commercial Unit (DCU) aluminum truck cap, which is just one of many fleet solutions.  A.R.E.'s "one-stop shopping" approach and partnerships for over two decades have allowed leasing companies, fleets, upfitters, dealers, and end users to succeed in the commercial fleet markets. A.R.E. has manufacturing facilities dedicated to commercial products and solutions, and the company anticipates further growth with the new team. For more informaiton, visit www.4are.com.

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Xpel TracWrap Temporary Paint Protection Film

XPEL has expanded its product line with the addition of TRACWRAP, a temporary paint protection film designed to prevent rock chips and other paint damage. Unlike traditional paint protection film, TRACWRAP can be easily self-installed for temporary use.
     
Designed initially to protect vehicles at race tracks, TRACWRAP also answers a need for short-term paint protection for vehicles, motorcycles or RVs during road trips, vehicle delivery or long-distance service. TRACWRAP is an 8mil thick urethane film, which provides robust protection for automotive paint, unlike other extremely thin protection films on the market. For more information, visit www.tracwrap.com.

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A.R.E. Rod Pod Roof Mounted Fishing Rod Carriers

A.R.E. now offes a roof-mounted fishing rod carrier called the Rod Pod. Developed by professional Britt Myers, a Bassmaster Elite Series Top 100 Pro and vehicle customization expert, the Rod Pod is a solution to safely transport fishing gear while being mounted on any type of roof rack. Constructed with durable PVC plastic and corrosion-resistant stainless steel hardware, the Rod Pod is eight feet four inches long and six inches in diameter, and can comfortably accommodate a number of rods. A spring-loaded end cap can accept a padlock to protect the rods stored inside, and the unit is protected by textured black LINE-X elastomeric coating for long-lasting good looks.
     
The Rod Pod concept grew out of A.R.E.'s participation in the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society's (B.A.S.S.) Bassmaster professional fishing tournament series featuring the nation's top bass anglers. A.R.E. is a title sponsor for two of Bassmaster's Elite Series events and the company also provides support for four Elite Series pro anglers. For more information, visit www.4are.com.

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Cargo Ease Extreme Side Rails

Cargo Ease now offers its aluminum extreme side rails as an option to any of the company's products. The larger side rails are designed to maximize cargo space and make loading and unloading easier, while also clearing the factory wheel wells. The extrme side rails are spacially cut and feature a durable powder coat and feature tie-down locations to secure cargo. For more information, visit www.cargo-ease.com.

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Westin Pro Traxx Step Bars For Ford F-150 Pickups

Westin offers its Pro Traxx Oval Step Bars for 2009 thru 2014 model Ford F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew models. The Pro Traxx Oval Step Bars include a vehicle specific mount kit, so there's only one part number to order. The bold step pad is available in a four or five inch design and provides a heavy-duty appearance. Pro Traxx steps feature seamless domed ends, so there are no end-caps or exposed bolt heads. The step bars feature 30-degree OE style bends and are finished in either a polished stainless steel or mild-steel with a  black powder coat finish. For more information, visit www.WestinAutomotive.com.

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INNO Racks’ Aero Base Rack System

INNO Racks now offers a new aerodynamic Aero Base Rack System that features a low-profile design with a solid black, scratch resistant coating, and comes with a key an lock. The Aero Base Rack System provides a quite ride and better fuel economy due to its aerodynamic design. The system is available for vehicles with a raised rail, naked roof and fixed point system, as well as low-rail style vehicls. No tools are required for installation. For more information, visit www.InnoRacks.com.

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Go Rhino Dominator III Side Steps For Dodge Ram HD Pickups

Go Rhino now offers its modular One-Piece Dominator III Series Wheel-to-Wheel SideSteps for 2010 to 2014 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 HD pickups. The side steps are made of three-inch round tubing and come in black powder coat with a five year warranty or polished stainless finish with a limited lifetime warranty. The Dominator hoops feature a wide and slip-resistant step pad, and install without drilling on most applications. A third-step allows for easy access to the bed of the truck. For more information, visit www.gorhino.com.

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Buyers Products SaltDogg Salt Spreaders

Buyers Products now offers the SaltDogg® SHPE1500-, SHPE2000- and SHPE2250-series salt spreaders standard in red and yellow polymer as well as the black.

The SaltDogg® series salt spreaders are intended for medium- to heavy-duty commercial spreading. The light-weight polymer material makes the spreaders easy to install and maintain. “The red and yellow standard color options are ideal for uniformity among fleets or to fit personal preferences,” said Brian Smith, marketing manager at Buyers Products. SaltDogg SHPE1500-series spreaders have a 1.5-cubic-yard capacity and SHPE 2000-series spreaders have a 2.0-cubic-yard capacity. Both have a 2.5-inch stainless steel, screw-type auger. SaltDogg SHPE2250-series spreaders provide a 2.2-cubic-yard capacity and have a 5.25-inch full length steel variable-pitch auger. For more information, visit www.BuyersProducts.com.

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Chevrolet 1500 Crew Cab Special Service Vehicle

Chevrolet announced the availability of a 2015 model Silverado SSV for law enforcement agencies. According to Chevrolet, the pickup will feature a 5.3-liter V8 that puts out 355 horsepower and 383 lbs.-ft. torque. The truck will be available in WT and LS trim package, both in 2WD and 4WD. Included in the SSV package are heavy-duty cooling, alternator and battery, upgraded brakes and transmission, and 110-volt outlets and accessory switches for liglhts and sirens.

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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000

Air Lift Company has expanded its line of suspension solutions with the release of its new LoadLifter 5000(tm) ULTIMATE air spring kits. Air Lift's exclusive LoadLifter 5000 ULTIMATE air springs kits are designed to fit half-ton, three-quarter-ton and one-ton pickups equipped with leaf springs, boosting towing and hauling safety and comfort when drivers need it most.

The new air spring kits provide all the benefits of the LoadLifter 5000 air spring kit line, which works with the existing suspension to deliver up to 5,000 pounds of load-leveling capacity, with the addition of an internal jounce bumper. The jounce bumper is made with Air Lift's specially engineered, closed-cell urethane foam and replaces the factory jounce bumper. Virtually maintenance free and able to safely run on zero air, the LoadLifter 5000 ULTIMATE air spring kit provides a cushion of air that absorbs shocks and protects vehicles with heavy loads, eliminating jarring on rough roads. For more information, visit www.airlliftcompany.com.

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Performance Accessories Lift System For 2014 Toyota Tundra

Performance Accessories'now offers it's Premium Lift System for the 2014 Toyota Tundra that raises the vehicle 5.5-inches without changing or modifying any of the vehicle's OE suspension components. The Premium Lift System, PN-PLS573 raises the vehicle by combining the company's high-quality body-lift and leveling kit, allowing the vehicle to run up to a 35-inch diameter tire, and without affecting the vehicle's warranty or electronic stability controls. For more information visit www.PerformanceAccessories.com.

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CargoGlide Announces Ryan Colvin as Customer Support Manager

CargoGlide appointed Ryan Colvin as the company's new Customer Support Team Manager. According to CargoGlide, Colvin has many years of experience from which he and his team will be able to provide customers with sales and serives assistance and support. For more information, visit www.cargoglide.com.

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T-Rex Grilles Offers Torch Series LED Lights For Ford Raptor

T-REX Grilles now offers a series of LED lights that fit 2009-2014 Ford Raptor pickups. The LED lights and bracket kits are part of the Torch Series line and are designed to accept most three, six or 20-inch LED light bars. The new LED light kits include four  three-inch bumper mounted LED light cubes (two on each side), two six-inch corner mounted LED light bars (one each side),  a 20-inch LED light bar mounted in the center of the bumper, and two hood bracket mounted three-inch LED light cubes (one each side). These new Torch Series LED light bracket sets fit most three and six-inch LED lights and mount in the corners of the bumper. The bumper bracket kit fits most 20-inch LED light bars for mounting in the center of the bumper, and a bracket set to hold most three-inch LED light cubes mounts to the top side of the hood brackets. For more information, visit www.trexbillet.com.

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April 2014 Truck Sales Begin To Heat Up For Some Automakers

April 2014 truck sales continue to heat up after a cold start to the year. The Dodge Ram continues to have a hot streak into Spring, as well as the Toyota Tundra. Ford's F-series still tops the sales figures this month, while the Chevrolet Silverado although up this month, is not doing as well as last year at this time. 

April 2014 Sales Figures For Top Automakers
63,387 - Ford F-Series +7.4% vs 2013
42,775- Chevrolet Silverado +8.5% vs 2013
36,674 - Dodge Ram + 16.8% vs 2013
17,246 - GMC Sierra +21.4% vs 2013
13,781 - Toyota Tacoma +6.9% vs 2013
10,217 - Toyota Tundra + 23.5% vs 2013
5,697  - Nissan Frontier + 10.5% vs 2013
1,328  - Honda Ridgeline - 14.7% vs 2013
956    - Nissan Titan - 7.9% vs 2013

Year-To-Date Sales As Of April 2014
Ford F-Series = 236,745
Chevy Silverado = 150,512
Dodge Ram = 133,580
GMC Sierra = 59,459
Toyota Tacoma = 49,100
Toyota Tundra = 37,619
Nissan Frontier = 23,559
Honda Ridgeline = 5,172
Nissan Titan = 4,274

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Accel Extreme 9000 Ceramic Boot Wires For Trucks

Designed to perform under the most extreme underhood temperatures, the ACCEL Ceramic Boot spark wire sets are ideal for a variety of truck and SUV appllications, especially vehicles with tight header clearances and limited engine bay space. The wire sets feature ceramic ends capable of withstanding temperatures where conventional boots would simply fail – up to 2,000-degrees Fahrenheit. The Extreme 9000 wires also feature double silicone protected 8-mm Ferro-Spiral core construction with stainless steel terminals to deliver the fastest, most powerful spark while maintaining the highest level of RFI/EMI suppression. ACCEL Extreme 9000 Ceramic Boot Spark Plug Wires are available in universal configurations with straight, 45 or 90-degree ceramic boots to accommodate a wide range of engines. For more information, visit www.accell-ignition.com.

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T-Rex Grilles Offers Torch Series Grilles For Ford Raptor

T-REX Grilles added eight new part numbers of its Torch Series line for 2009-2014 Ford Raptor pickups. All Torch Series grilles come fully assembled, ready to mount, and wire into the vehicle.  T-REX Grille's Torch Series parts are backed by T-REX Products' industry leading Limited Lifetime Structural Warranty and three-year limited finish warranty. For more information, visit www.trexbillet.com.

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Cargo Ease Now Offers Chevy Tahoe Application

Cargo Ease now offers a sliding rear cargo ramp for for 2007 to current model Chevrolet Tahoe sport utility vehicles. The Cargo Ease ramp provides four-inch cargo side rails and is available in all Cargo Ease models except the Ramp and Heritage models. For  more information, visit www.cargo-ease.com.

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New Westin Toyota SUV Mount Kit For Sure-Grip Running Boards

Westin Automotive is proud to announce the availability of the Mount Kit (PN#27-2165) for the 27-Series Sure-Grip Running Boards for the Toyota 4Runner Trail Edition (2011-14) and SR5 Edition (2014).

Sure-Grip Running Boards are universal in length and feature a cradle mounting technique. The 69 inch board for these applications are available in brite (PN#27-6610), brushed (PN#27-6110), and black (PN#27-6115) finish. A vehicle specific mount kit is required (PN#27-2165) and is sold separately. Sure-Grip Running Boards are made of an extruded aluminum base board and feature a slip resistant rubber step area and stylized molded end-caps for a finished look. Westin also offers an optional Sure-Grip Running Board Light Kit PN# 27-6000 (sold separately) to light the step area when doors are in the open position. For more information, visit www.westinautomotive.com.

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Draw-Tite’s Rebate Program Includes Donation To Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation

Draw-Tite launched its 2014 spring consumer rebate that includes a donation to Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation. “For every rebate received, Draw-Tite will donate $5 to Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation,” says Tom Benson, President of Cequent Performance Products. The Checkered Flag Foundation (CFF) honors military members, veterans, first responders and their families, among others. NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski founded CFF in 2010. “We find the partnership between Draw-Tite and the Checkered Flag Foundation to be ideal. Draw-Tite has been a sponsor of the #19 BKR truck since 2011, which is owned by Brad Keselowski. Brad’s efforts both on and off the track have recognized American heroes and the sacrifices they have made on our behalf,” says Benson. The rebate promotion runs from May 1st to June 30th. For more information, visit www.Draw-Tite.com.

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Truck Covers USA American Truck Rack

Truck Covers USA has designed its easy-to-install American Truck Rack to work with the American Roll Cover, or as a stand alone rack, that installs without any drilling. The American Truck Rack can carry loads up to 500-lbs. and is manufactured from an integrated steel and aluminum design. It can also disassemble for easy, compact storage, and has optional LED lights for improved visibility. For more information, visit www.truckcoversusa.com.

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Suspension Maxx Chevy Silverado Leveling Kit

Suspension Maxx's MaxxStak adjustable GM leveling kit is the perfect way to add 2, 2.25, or 2.5-inches of front end lift to level out the ride height on GM pickups and SUVs. The leveling kit PN SMXGM0725, fits 2007 and up GM half-ton trucks and 2006 and up GM half-ton SUV’s. Super lightweight and ultra-durable, the MaxxStak spacers are manufactured in the U.S.A. from impact resistant cast aluminum alloy, making them not only tough, but rust resistant to last the life of the truck. For more information, visit www.suspensionmaxx.com.

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RoadWire Launches EBay Motors Online Store

Roadwire Automotive Innovation has announced the launch of an all-inclusive eBay store offering consumers the ability to purchase aftermarket leather interiors and seat heaters online, and have the products installed through an experienced and trained installer network. “This is another set of firsts for our industry,” stated Roadwire VP Dave Edmondson. “Our goal is to meet consumer needs by providing a reliable and proven process for installing aftermarket products with advanced, in-seat passenger safety electronics, such as occupant classification systems (OCS) and airbags. By including installation in the sale, the consumer is treated to a professional experience from start to finish through a nationwide network of professional installers, provided by InstallerNet.”

InstallerNet (www.InstallerNet.com) is an installation-solutions provider for the consumer electronics industry, which delivers technology, services and logistics to consumer electronics retailers, manufacturers and installers. The company specializes in merchandising and coordinating consumer electronics installation services through the nation’s largest network of independently owned mobile- and home-electronics installers. “We are excited to partner with eBay on this breakthrough program," says Edmonson.
"Not only will the Roadwire eBay Store build awareness of the availability of aftermarket leather interiors and seat heaters. It will greatly enhance the consumer’s vehicle-ownership experience.”

Roadwire, a third-generation company based in Austin, Texas, is a global automotive technology company that provides and manufactures innovative products to new- and pre-owned vehicle markets facilitated by more than 2,000 authorized installers. Its catalog 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.

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SnugTop Promotes Dennis Bowe As VP Of Commercial Sales

SnugTop promoted Dennis Bowe to the position of Vice President of Sales of their Commercial Division. Bowe joined SnugTop in 2011, previously served as National Commercial Sales Manager. “Dennis has a high level of expertise in sales and distribution” said Hartmut Schroeder, president and chief executive officer. "Along with his great reputation in the industry and hands-on knowledge, he has been a perfect fit for Snugtop”.

Dennis is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience in the commercial industry and has been leading the sales effort of Snugtop’s Commercial Division. Prior to joining Snugtop, Dennis has held several key positions with Fortune 500 companies. Among his many notable accomplishments, as Director of Distributor Sales, he has developed strong distribution networks for Magna International, Leggett and Platt and Durakon Inc. For more information, visit www.snugtop.com.

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RetraxONE Low-Profile Tonneau

Retrax’s low-profile tonneau cover, the RetraxONE, incorporates a front cover flush with the rolling cover to provide a dependable, water-resistant seal and is key lockable in any position along the rail. Retrax tonneaus provide outdoor enthusiasts with the security and functionality they need to become weekend warriors with the reliability and security to leave gear in the cab. For more information, visit www.retrax.com.

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aFe Transmission Pan For 2011-14 Ford F-250/3

aFe Power now offers a new new deep transmission pan for 2011- 2014 Ford truck's 6R140 transmission. aFe Power’s transmission pan adds an additional three quarts
over stock. Internal and external fins transfer heat from the fluid to the ambient air for maximum cooling. Constructed out of durable A380 aluminum with reinforced ribs for maximum strength. This pan also features a black, powder-coated finish with machined fins for protection and styling. Internal and external fins transfer heat from the fluid to the ambient air for maximum cooling. This system incorporates a large neodymium magnetic drain plug that captures loose particles for maximum transmission protection and can be tightened using a 1/2" square socket drive. The threaded 1/8" NPT port comes ready to use for the transmission temperature sensor. This transmission pan comes complete with all necessary hardware to bolt directly to factory location for a hassle-free installation. This pan is compatible with the stock transmission filter and can be reused with the stock factory gasket. For more information, visit www.afepower.com.

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