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All 6 Inch CoversWant more protection for your TG LED Light Bars? Our LED Light Bar Covers will give you the extra protection you need as well as give your light bars a new stylish look.

Our LED Light Bar Covers come in three different options: Black, Clear, and Amber.

The opaque black covers keep you from blinding other drivers if you inadvertently turn your light bars on when driving on a public street or highway. These covers may be required by law in your state. Clear covers offer additional protection against debris and are great for racing. Amber covers improve visibility in dusty or foggy conditions.

Each cover is sold individually. Read More→

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THE BATTLE OF THE BAJA

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

unnamed (13)Colorado Springs, CO 11/18/14 - We have had several class wins in the Baja but the race is not something you ever really conquer. No matter how many times I race there, it never fails to drop my jaw. It has little to do with a typical American desert race, it is the Baja 1000. The only thing you can prepare for is for everything to go awry. At times the race is peaceful, other times intense with screaming crowds, often terrifying with unseen hazards hiding in a sinister haze.

WE TAKE AN EARLY LEAD

I had the privilege of driving the start of the race this year for the BFGoodrich Tires BC-1 car. The start definitely falls in the “intense” category and I loved every minute of it. The excitement and hazard of the fans lining the course has no equivalent. Fans try to touch the car as it goes by and dumbest of all – even lie in the road on the far side of jumps. While a wild ride, we made it through with nothing but positive experiences and put 35 miles on the 2nd place car in the first 308 miles.  Read More→

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PRP Seats Announces Partnership with Brian Deegan

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

unnamed (12)Temecula, CA (November 17, 2014) – PRP Seats, one of the top companies in the off-road seat and accessory industry, is excited to announce a partnership with 6-time Lucas Oil Off Road Championship winner and 16-time X-Games medalist Brian Deegan. Starting immediately, PRP Seats and Deegan will work jointly to develop a collection of branded seats and products with a planned initial release of January 2015. These products will be designed with Brian Deegan himself, bringing his signature personality and style to PRP’s line of American made suspension seating. Read More→

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Rigid Industries gets rough with testing standards, Osram LEDs provide impressive results

Rigid Industries, a leader in forward projecting LED lighting, partnered with Osram Opto Semiconductors to provide tough, extreme tested products for its new off-road night vision lighting series – the E- and SR-series. These new Rigid infrared (IR) night vision lights complement the full line of Rigid’s visible LED off-road lights. Both versions feature Osram’s high quality, high reliability, infrared LEDs (IRED) and visible LEDs.

unnamed (10)The new night vision systems from Rigid feature IR Oslon Black LEDs, supplied by Osram Opto Semiconductors because they are similarly tough with superior reliability. IR Oslon Black delivers IR illumination for night vision operation and, with more than 1W at 1A total optical flux,  it is the most powerful single chip, high power IRED available today.

Before the new products launched, Rigid engineers conducted a series of deliberately intense stress tests to prove that the lights can endure the most extreme real-world off-road conditions. To simulate what can happen when you mix hard-core off-road driving with intense dirt trails and harsh environmental elements, Rigid pushes its products to the breaking point to see how they perform through a series of abusive tests that include using hammers and saws. This type of testing ensures Rigid’s products far exceed the performance needed for a tough and reliable off-road lighting application. Read More→

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Engineers Combine Classic Rancho RS5000™ Shock Design with

New Features for Added Performance, Global Appeal

RS5000X_Strut_SS2-CMYKLong Beach, Calif., Nov. 24, 2014 – The Rancho® brand has released a new larger RS5000X™ shock series that helps deliver precisely controlled off-road performance to lifted trucks and sport utility vehicles found around the globe. The new RS5000X shock series includes Cross-Tuned Technology, a new, unique valve design that allows for increased control and consistent ride profile with a larger shock body. Read More→

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2015DynoMaxFordKit-CMYKMonroe, Mich., Nov. 11, 2014 – Available now at performance retailers nationwide, the new DynoMax® performance exhaust system for 2015 Ford F-150 3.5L V6/5.0L V8 trucks offers a combination of powerful performance and a smooth, deep tone. The new system improves horsepower by 16 and adds 19-ft. lbs. of torque.   Read More→

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Icengineworks Header Fabrication System

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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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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Patented Socket Design Offers Unprecedented Strength and Durability

Pinless SocketsLAS 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_0LAS 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→

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

ScrewdriversSPARKS, 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

PryBarsSPARKS, 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 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→