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KD TOOLS JOINS GEARWRENCH® FAMILY

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

KD Tools Quality Meets GearWrench Innovation, Bringing End Users a New Level of Productivity in Automotive Specialty Tools

GearWrench KD TOOLS JOINS GEARWRENCH® FAMILYSPARKS, MD (July 1, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced that the complete line of KD Tools is now available under the popular GearWrench brand.

For over 95 years, KD Tools has made tough jobs easier for automotive professionals. As one of the first automotive specialty tool brands, KD Tools has a storied history among automotive professionals.  Now end users will benefit from the quality of KD Tools coupled with GearWrench innovation.  The transition offers end users the best in service kits, engine tools, brake tools, inspection tools, and more. Read More→

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Ten New Exclusive Pre-Load Packages Feature Latest Market Accessoriesto Dress up your Wrangler for any Off-Roading Ventures

Rugged Ridge Exploration Jeep Wrangler Upgrade Package 220x146 RUGGED RIDGE ANNOUNCES NEW JEEP RESTYLING PACKAGES FOR DEALERS, UPFITTERS AND INSTALLERSSuwanee, Ga. (July 2, 2014) – Rugged Ridge®, a leading manufacturer of high-quality Jeep accessories today announced the availability of 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.

Ranging from mild to wild, each of the 10 packages allows owners to create their dream “take-me-anywhere” Jeep outfitted with the most cutting edge parts and accessories available on the market today.Merging style, performance, and convenience into an all-in-one-package, Rugged Ridge’s 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. Read More→

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Upgrade your Bench Grinder with Trick Tools

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

benchgrinder 220x220 Upgrade your Bench Grinder with Trick ToolsThe Multitool Bench Grinder Attachment fits most popular brands of grinders and removes material up to 5 times faster than the equivalent grinding wheel. This versatile attachment can be mounted horizontally, vertically, or in any position in-between and provides 4 contact points for various methods of grinding. For added versatility and convenience, belts change out in seconds for heavy grinding, deburring, and polishing.

Upgrade your old dusty grinder with the Multitool Attachment or purchase our Multitool attachment and grinder bundle! Either way, this will be the most used tool in your shop.

For more information on this product, and many other top of the line products, go to www.trick-tools.com or call our toll free line, 1-877-826-7268.

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ARB Intensity LED Light Covers

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Intensity 220x162 ARB Intensity LED Light CoversWith the ARB Intensity driving lights growing in popularity there has been a demand from customers for a range of clear, color tinted and solid colored covers.

Manufactured from molded polycarbonate and hard coated for scratch & UV resistance, Intensity Covers are available in clear, amber, blue, red and solid black.These covers suit a range of driving conditions and customer personal tastes while protecting the lens and bezel of the light.

The covers are sold as a pair and come packaged in clear double blister packs.

Cover Specifications:

Part Number Description
AR09 Cover Clear AR32
AR09SB Cover Solid Black AR32
AR09TA Cover Amber AR32
AR09TB Cover Blue AR32
AR09TR Cover Red AR32
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Categories : New Products

MetalcloakExoCornerExoSkinOnYellowFeverJK 220x148 Metalcloaks Rear ExoSkin, Overland Edition   Adding Style, Strength & Safety to Your Jeep Wrangler JKMetalcloak combines strength, style, and innovation with the universal fit Rear ExoSkin™, Overland Edition for both the 2 and 4 door model Jeep Wrangler JK.

Designed to work with stock fenders and most aftermarket fender systems, the package includes Metalcloak’s unique ExoSkin system, adding a second skin of strength to the weak JK body. Read More→

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Categories : Jeep

Race Recap Video & Report – MetalCloak Stampede

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Wayes Takes First ULTRA4 Win at MetalCloak Stampede

Wayes 220x146 Race Recap Video & Report   MetalCloak StampedePRAIRIE CITY SVRA, CA – June 12th, 2014:  Thousands of fans weathered the triple digit heat last weekend at the MetalCloak Stampede to watch one of the most exciting ULTRA4 races to date. The main event saw two former and the current King of The Hammers each take a turn at leading throughout the 45 minute race. That is until the final lap, when Tom Wayes worked his way from a rear start to claim the checkered flag, and his first ULTRA4 win.

Wayes had the fastest qualifying lap on Friday morning, however after suffering mechanical issues, he was unable to race in Friday afternoon’s prelim races. The top 3 drivers from prelims moved directly to the main event on Saturday afternoon.  Nitto Tire driver Loren Healy won the fastest prelim heat which put him on the pole for the main event with Shannon Campbell starting beside him.

Campbell and Healy, both two-time Kings, wasted no time establishing their dominance when

 Race Recap Video & Report   MetalCloak Stampede

the green flag dropped. Campbell took the early lead with Healy close on his heels and 2009 King and Nitto Tire driver, Jason Scherer chasing them down for 3rd. The 3 Kings held the top 3 spots for the first half of the race.  A full course yellow mid-race brought all the drivers back together and Campbell looked to take the lead again. Unfortunately Campbell bicycled in a tight turn and hit a k-rail while returning to the course, causing a mechanical failure. Healy then took the lead with Scherer close behind. Scherer overtook Healy until the last lap when Scherer succumbed to mechanical issues. All the while, Wayes was working his way up from the back of the pack. In the final lap, it was Healy and Wayes battling for the checkered flag with both drivers setting blisteringly fast lap times. In the final two laps, Wayes posted the two fastest lap times of the entire weekend propelling him into the lead to take his first ULTRA4 checkered flag. Read More→

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arb drawer 220x146 Jeep JK Unlimited   ARB Roller Drawer & Roller Floor Storage Solution With seating for 5 and outstanding rugged performance, the JK Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (4-door) is a capable vehicle on and off road. It gives owners plenty to smile about but throws up some challenges when considering storage. In order to make the most of the JK’s cargo area and maximize storage and flexibility of use, a new roller drawer module has been developed. The RDRF790 incorporates a single Roller Drawer and an integrated Roller Floor top. The design allows for plenty of accessible and secure storage in the drawer.  While the roller drawer function is self-explanatory, the roller floor provides easy access to a Fridge Freezer or other gear. The 37 quart ARB Fridge Freezer (10800352) can be mounted in the traditional front to back orientation. Although a tight fit, a 50 quart ARB Fridge Freezer (10800472) can be oriented left to right across the drawer and rolled rearwards for easier access. Read More→

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Unlimited Off Road Expo June 2014 BowerMedia 4 220x146 Successful Inaugural 2014 Unlimited Off Road American Show & ExpoLOUISVILLE, KY   JUNE 24, 2014: The first annual Unlimited Off-Road American Show & Expo fulfilled its tagline ‘East Goes Epic’.  It was extremely successful in the eyes of the enthusiasts there to enjoy, exhibitors who were able to show and sell their products, and racers who threw dirt demonstrating their extreme off-road machines capabilities.  Offroad and powersports vehicles of all sorts filled the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY Friday through Sunday June 20-22.  “We can’t be more excited about the overall feel of the show.  As a first time event, we won’t lie and say we weren’t nervous,” said Erin Freeman, Expo Coordinator.  “The response from everyone has been                overwhelming and we look forward to growing into an even bigger event for next year.” Read More→

PP FuelPrep and OilTreatment 179x220 New Penray Plus™ Fuel, Oil Additives Enhance Performance of Light Duty Diesel EnginesWheeling, IL June 17, 2014 – More and more motorists are opting for new “clean diesel” technology, attracted by the promise of improved fuel economy and reduced maintenance costs. But these benefits can only be achieved and sustained if their powerplants are kept in top operating condition. In response to this growing need, The Penray Companies, Inc. has introduced two new products that will help owners of diesel-powered cars and light trucks optimize the performance and economy of their vehicles — Penray Plus™ Diesel Fuel Prep™ and Penray Plus Engine Oil Treatment.

Penray Plus Diesel Fuel Prep is a technology Penray originally developed for heavy-duty diesel engines. This diesel fuel treatment is engineered to keep fuel systems free of deposits and contaminants that can compromise the performance of fuel injectors and other fuel system components, all of which are manufactured to extremely tight tolerances for diesel applications. Keeping injectors clean will minimize plugging of diesel particulate filters (DPF), thus extending the life of the emissions control system.

Another key feature of this new Fuel Prep is the ability to significantly raise the cetane rating of the fuel. Higher cetane numbers accelerate the combustion process to guarantee that the fuel burns where and when it is supposed to for maximum power and efficiency. In today’s modern electronic fuel injection systems, combustion timing is more critical than ever. The new Penray Plus Diesel Fuel Prep helps to reduce maintenance costs and maintain efficiency by keeping the system clean and ensuring that consistent power and performance are preserved.

Penray Diesel Fuel Prep 600x594 New Penray Plus™ Fuel, Oil Additives Enhance Performance of Light Duty Diesel Engines

The second new product for diesel-powered cars and light trucks is Penray Plus Engine Oil Treatment. Diesel engines are very different from gasoline engines in many ways, including operating with very high compression ratios that require the chemistry of diesel fuels to burn properly. A by-product of this diesel combustion is soot, which can find its way into engine oil past the piston rings and valve guides. The problem with soot is aggravated by the higher levels of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) present in some diesel engines.

Penray’s new Engine Oil Treatment combats sooty deposits and other contaminants by dissolving them and holding them in suspension where they can be removed by the oil filter, thus preventing soot and particulates from compromising engine performance and possibly causing engine damage. This new Penray Plus product includes acid neutralizers to prevent corrosion, and also includes supplemental zinc, which fortifies the engine oil. This is especially important since oil formulations have changed in recent years with substantial reductions in zinc, which is a critical lubricant for the camshaft-to-lifter interface and other high-pressure contact areas.

Penray Diesel Oil Additive 600x490 New Penray Plus™ Fuel, Oil Additives Enhance Performance of Light Duty Diesel Engines

“As the number of diesel-powered cars, light trucks, and SUVs increases, so does the need for technicians and motorists alike to be aware of the differences in the need for periodic maintenance,” explains Mark Kardon, Director of Marketing for Penray. “While diesel engines do not have spark plugs or conventional ignition systems that require regular tune-ups, they do have issues with both the fuel system and the lubrication system that are different from those that motorists are accustomed to with gasoline engines.”

“Our many years of experience in developing innovative and useful chemical additives for heavy-duty diesel engines gives us intimate knowledge of these differences,” adds Penray’s Kardon. “So while diesel-powered light-duty vehicles do not require the regular tune-ups we’re all familiar with, scheduled oil and filter changes are even more critical in keeping soot and particulates from clogging filters and damaging engines.”

“The use of specially-designed additives like these two new Penray products will assure that engine oil, fuel and oil filters, and emission control devices function properly during their normal service life. Combined with strict adherence to recommended schedules for changing engine oil and oil filter, as well as the engine fuel filter, these innovative made-in-the-USA chemical supplements will help keep diesel-powered light-duty vehicles performing at their peak for many thousands of miles,” concludes Kardon.

Since 1951, The Penray Companies Inc. a specialty chemical company has been supporting automotive, heavy duty, private label and export markets with innovative solutions for the transportation industry. Penray’s manufacturing facilities incorporate lean manufacturing techniques for optimal efficiency and quality control. Penray offers a wide variety of maintenance and specialty products available in aerosol and liquid versions.

Information on Penray’s products can be found at www.penray.com

Alpha Glove 2 220x197 Impact’s New Line Of Driving Gloves Fit Like A…When MasterCraft Safety (MCS) owner Robbie Pierce purchased Impact in 2010, he added a full line of helmets, driving suits, gloves, and shoes to complement MCS’s established line of seats and restraints.  Since that time, the influence of MasterCraft Safety on Impact’s product line has been evident, beginning with new helmets like the innovative Air Draft OS20 and the economical 1320 Side Air.  Impact’s full line of driving suits have also been updated with modern styles to complement the comfort and safety Impact is famous for.  Now MCS and Impact have revisited our driving gloves, producing what are arguably the most comfortable and advanced glove ever offered. Read More→

MetalAce 30F English Wheel from Trick-Tools

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

ma30f 1hr 165x220 MetalAce 30F English Wheel from Trick ToolsNew to Trick-Tools is the 30F Classic Series English Wheel from MetalAce. This brand new design features a smaller 30 inch throat compared to its 44F companion, but offers enough muscle to form up to 12 ga. mild steel and .125″ aluminum, making this one of the strongest English Wheels on the market today. MetalAce 30F English Wheel from Trick Tools Read More→

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                         2014 GM 1500 3.75″ Combo Kit

kitpiczoom 220x146 Rough Country : 3.25 and 3.75 Chevy Combo Kits 07 14Get the best of both worlds with Rough Country’s 3.75″ Combo Kit for 2014 GM 1500’s! This unique kit combines our popular 2.5″ Leveling Lift Kit with our 1 1/2″ body lift, offering you a big boost at an incredible price! 

Gain enough ride height to run up to 285/75 R 17 tires with a set of lower strut extensions, rear blocks, and a set of fiberglass reinforced nylon spacers. Best of all this kit ships with a set of bumper relocation brackets and instruction for lifting the rear bumper using factory mounts, giving your truck a clean, flush look after lifting. Includes a Lifetime Replacement Warranty and is certified FMVSS no. 126 Compliant, proven not to interfere with Electronic Stability Control feature on new model trucks.  Read More→

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