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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‘ZEON Platinum’ Sets A New Benchmark In Performance And Ease Of Use

92820_Zeon_Platinum_12_002-300x200Clackamas, OR (11/4/14) – Warn Industries has introduced ZEON Platinum™ – the toughest, most technologically advanced truck and SUV winch on the trail today. It’s built for those who push the limits–with double the durability, 20% faster line speed, and extreme IP68-rated waterproofing. Key features include the world’s first remote controlled clutch, and the all-new Advanced Wireless Remote. ZEON 10 Platinum, and ZEON 12 Platinum winches deliver 10,000 and 12,000 lb. (4536 and 5440 kg) capacities, and come with a steel rope and roller fairlead. ZEON 10-S Platinum features WARN® Spydura® Synthetic rope and a polished aluminum hawse fairlead. 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

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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→

GEARWRENCH INTRODUCES NEW DEAD BLOW HAMMERS

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Expanded Product Line Includes Professional Polyurethane Versions  

HammerSPARKS, 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_lDavidson, 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→

Amanda Products SEMA 2014 2Amanda Products is pulling back the curtain on its unique design process that was used to develop automotive aftermarket prototype parts for the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The three-part story at http://www.amandaproducts.com/sema2014/ offers exclusive photos and interviews with designers, executives, engineers and product developers.

The first two parts of the Amanda Products Road to SEMA Story – INSPIRATION AND DESIGN – documented the brand’s journey from Global Media Award for its innovative SpeedHook™ at SEMA 2013 to development of more ingenious off-road products. Amanda Products brought the real-world feedback it had collected from off-road enthusiasts to intensive group ideation sessions, uniting executives, engineers and designers to generate new ideas for the brand. Read More→

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