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SportRack Automotive Gives Hitch Accessories a Step Up

Flip-StepSterling Heights, MI - SportRack Automotive, a leading supplier of innovative automotive exterior accessories has secured exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute one of this year s most acclaimed auto accessories, the Flip-Step™, a patent pending third LED brake light, running light and hitch receiver step combination. Selected by Motor Trend s Truck Trend Magazine as one of the top 30 new product introductions at SEMA 01, the Flip-Step™ adds safety, functionality and style to any vehicle with a hitch receiver.

With the popularity of vehicle roof top storage systems and step bumpers getting higher and higher off the ground, the Flip-Step™ provides a well-thought-out solution to a common problem. SportRack is committed to providing high quality and innovative solutions for the automotive OEM and aftermarket, and the Flip-Step™ is an ideal fit into our line of products, said SportRack President and COO Richard Borghi.

The original Flip-Step™ that debuted at last year s SEMA show now sports a newly enhanced lens design and single-hand latch mechanism, and two additional steps have been added to the line to meet consumer demand. SportRack will debut these new steps at this year s SEMA show in Las Vegas. The original Flip-Step™ has a 6 x9 step platform which folds up to show off the recessed LED light array on the face of the step. The smaller 5 ½ x 7 SUV step is designed to blend with the styling of the small to medium SUVs and is available to fit either the standard 2 hitch receivers or the smaller 1¼ receivers. The larger, beefier 6½ x 9 MAX step is designed with a boxier shape to match and enhance the styling of vehicles such as the Hummer, Land Rover and Super Duty trucks. Installation is easy: The Flip-Step™ simply slides into the trailer hitch receiver and plugs into the existing trailer wiring to connect the super bright LED brake and running light array.

"What sets this product apart from other hitch steps is the quality and exacting engineering standards with which it is made," said inventor Bill Schlicht of Nu-Tec Designs, LLC. Made of high quality cast aluminum and designed to be a strong and secure platform from which to access the truck bed or roof rack, the steps are available in either a black powder coat wrinkle finish or chrome finish. The steps are conservatively rated at 300 pounds for the SUV step and 500 pounds for the MAX and TRK steps.

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