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Icengineworks Header Fabrication System

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

139 220x220 Icengineworks Header Fabrication System

New at Trick-Tools is the complete exhaust header fabrication system from Icengineworks. This system streamlines the header building process and will take you from concept to completion of custom headers and turbo manifolds. The system includes modeling blocks, tube cutting jigs, and welding clamps.

The modeling blocks simply snap together to form header primaries that can then be duplicated by cutting and welding commonly available prebent U-bends and J-bends. After the modeling process is completed the included cutting board and alignment blocks will assist in duplicating each section of plastic blocks in steel tubing. The included tack weld clamps make positioning the cut tubing for welding extremely easy! The clamps allow the fabricator to preview, adjust, and clock the pieces before they are tack-welded together. Time consuming weld and cut adjustments are avoided and headers can be more precisely assembled. For more information about this product, and many others, visit us online at www.trick-tools.com, or give us a call at 877-826-7268.

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Categories : New Products

Patented Socket Design Offers Unprecedented Strength and Durability

Pinless Sockets 220x92 GEARWRENCH INTRODUCES PINLESS UNIVERSAL IMPACT SOCKETS AT THE 2014 SEMA SHOW (BOOTH # 10508, 10509)LAS VEGAS (November 4, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today unveiled its Pinless Universal Impact Sockets at the Specialty Equipment and Market Association (SEMA) Show.

The patented 4-Lug ball-in-socket design provides increased durability, speed and strength, allowing technicians to quickly remove stubborn fasteners, even in the most cramped spaces. The design provides smoother operation for longer life and allows a 30-degree off-center operating angle for superior access in tight spots. Read More→

Sets Include More Than 200 Professional Tools, Providing Comprehensive Selection of Tools for Any Task

GW 3 Drawer MHT Set 0 220x183 GEARWRENCH UNVEILS NEW THREE DRAWER MECHANICS HAND TOOL SETS AT SEMA (BOOTHS 10508, 10509)LAS VEGAS (November 4, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced its new Mechanics Hand Tool Sets, including two socket, ratchet and wrench sets and a general purpose tool set, at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas (booth #10508 and #10509).

The new Mechanics Tool Sets include commonly used socket and wrench sizes in both metric and SAE, and come stored in a newly redesigned three-drawer blow mold toolbox. The sets include a large number of items, providing all the must-have tools for a wide variety of projects. Read More→

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Torx® Sets and Open Stock, Long and Extra-long Combination Sets Added to Line

Screwdrivers 220x209 GEARWRENCH EXPANDS SCREWDRIVER LINE, ARMING AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS WITH COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF TOOLSSPARKS, MD (September 25, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced the launch of several new GearWrench Screwdrivers.

“The line extension offers a variety of sizes and styles that are regularly requested by automotive technicians,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench.  “The new screwdrivers deliver quality, strength and improved access – attributes that are synonymous with the GearWrench brand. We also listened to our customers … they asked for longer blades on our standard Torx screwdrivers and we delivered.”    Read More→

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New Standard Bars Come With Same Lifetime Warranty as Other GearWrench Pry Bars

PryBars 220x78 NEW LINE OF STANDARD PRY BARS JOINS POPULAR INDEXING BARS AS GEARWRENCH EXPANDS ITS OFFERINGSPARKS, MD (September 22, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced several new open stock Standard Pry Bars and a set, further expanding its offering in the popular pry bar category.

“This line expansion demonstrates our commitment to providing automotive technicians with the best range of tools to help them get their job done efficiently,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “These new pry bars stand up to the toughest tasks.” Read More→

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New Line of Pliers Designed For Everyday Use

Snap Ring Pliers 214x220 GEARWRENCH INTRODUCES PROFESSIONAL FIXED TIP SNAP RING PLIERSLAS VEGAS (November 4, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced its new Fixed Tip Snap Ring Pliers at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas (booth #10508 and #10509).

Designed for everyday professional use, these new pliers make working with snap rings easier. Automotive technicians can count on next-level performance and comfort, all delivered at an unbeatable GearWrench value. Read More→

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GEARWRENCH INTRODUCES NEW DEAD BLOW HAMMERS

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Expanded Product Line Includes Professional Polyurethane Versions  

Hammer 220x118 GEARWRENCH INTRODUCES NEW DEAD BLOW HAMMERSSPARKS, MD (October 27, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced its new line of Dead Blow Hammers.

Available in 18, 24, 33, 49, or 54-ounce versions, the new dead blow hammers are made from professional grade polyurethane to resist cuts, splits and abrasions even in extreme sub-zero temperatures.  The new hammers provide the control required when working in restricted spaces and with easily-damaged surfaces.  The hammers are also resistant to gas, brake fluid, anti-freeze and other solvents found in the garage and shop.  Read More→

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2135QXPA Impact la l 220x199 Ingersoll Rand Builds on Pneumatic Legacy with New 2135QXPA Series Impactool TMDavidson, N.C.—Nov. 6, 2014— Ingersoll Rand, a global leader in compressed air systems and services, power tools, material handling, and fluid management equipment, is launching its newest pneumatic tool, the 2135QXPA Series ImpactoolTM a lightweight, powerful and reliable impact wrench built as an upgrade to the 2350XP.  The 2135QXPA was created specifically for automotive technicians and industrial workers who want an affordable impact wrench that doesn’t sacrifice power and performance.

“We engineered this tool so technicians would have the option to work with a powerful tool that is reliable and practical for the ever-changing work environment,” said Andrew Mandel, pneumatic product leader, Ingersoll Rand power tools. “The 2135QXPA is discretely quiet and light, but its incredible power should not be underestimated. It can withstand the demands of operators without flinching in the face of the toughest jobs.” Read More→

Company Claims Tire Manufacturer of the Year Award

noname 220x146 BFGoodrich® Tires wraps up another Championship winning season in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Lake Elsinore, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2014) – BFGoodrich® Tires wrapped up a solid off road short course racing season by securing 19 total wins, a championship in the Pro Lite class and was named Tire Manufacturer of the Year for the 2014 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. The brands 76 total podium finishes was more than any other tire manufacturer competing in the series.

Many young drivers took center stage in the Pro Lite class but one stood out amongst the rest and that is “The Prodigy of Short Course,” Sheldon Creed.  The young gun won his first ever Pro Lite Championship this past weekend and celebrated with teammates, family and friends. Throughout the season, Creed was consistent on finishing in the top of the class. A solid truck and a natural talent for driving are just a few of the factors that play into taking a championship. Read More→

ITP Tires – Racing News

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Team ITP Racers Earn SxS Podiums at Glen Helen

Veglia, Price Overcome Extreme Heat To Reach WORCS Podiums

unnamed 6 220x146 ITP Tires   Racing NewsOntario, California, September 17, 2014 - ITP-supported side-by-side racers earned two class podiums at round eight of the Rocky Mountain ATV / MC World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS) held at Glen Helen Raceway in Devore, Calif.

“We had an awesome weekend at Glen Helen, as we had two racers earn top-five finishes in the SxS Pro class, including Pablo Veglia getting on the box in third,” said Ryan Edwards, Tech Support Representative / West Coast Race Coordinator. “The course was fast and rough. The extremely high temperature was brutal on the drivers and their vehicles, but our team did a good job of battling the elements to earn very respectable finishes on ITP tires.”  Read More→

New cordless range runs for twice as long as conventional products

CPT3210 CP Cordless Range 220x115 Chicago Pneumatic premiers its cordless tool range at SEMAChicago Pneumatic is premiering its new range of cordless tools for the vehicle service industry at SEMA 2014, booth 10102.  Visitors to the booth will be able to try the tools and see first-hand just how powerful and easy to use they are.  The company is also previewing its workshop equipment range, which will be available in 2015, as well as showcasing new tools in its pneumatic range of impact wrenches.

“Until now, professionals had to choose between the mobility provided by cordless and the power of air tools,” says Luis Clement, Chicago Pneumatic Tools Vice-president. “Now, customers can have both, getting their job done faster and more comfortably. Our new cordless range complements our pneumatic offering meaning our customers can rely on us for the perfect tool for their vehicle servicing needs.” Read More→

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King Healy Clinches Nitto National Championship

unnamed 5 220x123 Race Recap and Video Highlights: ULTRA4 Nitto National ChampionshipOctober 27th, 2014, RENO, NV:  2014 King of The Hammers winner, Loren Healy continued his winning streak at the Nitto Tire National Championship presented by 4 Wheel Parts held at the Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno, NV on October 18th. The event featured 106 ULTRA4 teams competing in front of more than 5200 spectators at the first ever ULTRA4 race held at the park.  The Nitto National Champion is determined by the driver with the most points after competing in King of The Hammers, three regional ULTRA4 races, and the season ending Nitto Championship Race. With Healy’s win on Saturday he successfully won all five races and ended the season with a perfect score of 5000 points.
Going into last weekend’s event, less than 300 points separated Healy from Reno’s own Jake Hallenbeck, who’s been consistently on the podium all season long. Since the debut of his car  in July at Glen Helen, Healy has been undefeated.  The question going into last weekend’s race was if the substantial rock obstacles added to the track for the ULTRA4s at Wild West Motorsports Park would prove a challenge for Healy. After laying down the 2nd fastest qualifying time on Friday, it was clear to everyone that Healy was going to be tough to beat.
 Race Recap and Video Highlights: ULTRA4 Nitto National Championship
2014 ULTRA4 Nitto Nationals Highlights with Bonus 2014 Highlights!

When the green flag dropped for the main on Saturday, it was two-time King of The Hammers winner, Shannon Campbell that ultimately gave Healy a run for his money. The two drivers raced side-by-side, nearly identical laps with the crowds watching in awe. That is, until Campbell went for the pass on a long downhill straight-away and caught a boulder at the bottom sending him into a roll, allowing Healy to clinch the lead. By mid-race, 2012 KOH Winner, Erik Miller was gaining on Healy, and this year’s ULTRA4 European champion, Levi Shirley had made his way from a last place LCQ starting position up to the front of the pack. As the checkered flag dropped, Healy clinched the win followed closely by Miller with Shirley completing the podium.

All five limited classes also raced for Championship titles this weekend as well. In the 4500 Rubicon Express Modified class after a battle all season between 88 John Currie and 4580 Jordan Townsend, it would be Currie who clinched the win and the 4500 Nitto National Championship Title for the 4500s. In the 4600 Pro Comp Stock Class, 4608 Matt Peterson took the win in Reno, however, with two regional wins and a 2nd place in Reno, it was 4612 Ben Varozza earned the title of 4600 Nitto National Champion. For the 4700 Spec Class, UK native Rob Butler took the win in Reno, but 4703 driver Jessi Combs secured the Championship by a landslide with her multiple podiums all season long.  In the new 4800 Legends class it was newcomer 4881 Ernie Hardaway who won the race, however, veteran ULTRA4 driver Dave Schneider in his 4871 Legends car went home with the National Championship. In the UTV Class it was Darren Mitchell who came through and won the race in the #3 UTV. A tight UTV National Championship point race between Off Road Evolution’s Mel Wade IV and Brian Hogue saw Wade narrowly beating Hogue to claim his first ever National Championship before the age of 16.

Several other awards were given out at the banquet on Saturday night which was attended by more than 500 people at the Atlantis Casino. Nitto Tire paid for every driver and co-drivers dinner and Currie Enterprises bought each driver and co-driver their first drink. The ULTRA4 Sportsman of the Year award was given to Levi Shirley. This was Shirley’s 2nd time being voted Sportsman of the Year by his peers for his professionalism both on and off the race course. The 2014 Rookie of the Year award went to Car #54 Mike Bou for his consistent finishes throughout the season in his first year of racing.

The 2015 ULTRA4 Series will begin with KOH Week 2015. Hammertown opens on January 30th, 2015. The week will include King of the Motos, the Polaris KOH UTV Race, the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge race, and the 9th annual Nitto King of The Hammers race will take place on Friday, February 6th, 2015 in Johnson Valley, CA. Registration for all races is available online atwww.ultra4racing.com

The final results for the race are below followed by the results for the Nitto National Championship Series.

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