Truckin' 2010 Holiday Gift Guide - Happy Holidays!
Hot New Products For This Holiday Season!
Kinekt Design's unique Gear Ring is their first product, a result of a year's worth of tinkering and perfecting the design. The two outer edges of the ring spin in opposite directions, with the center gears rotating in perfect mesh. They are available for both men and women in whole sizes 5-14, priced at $165, and size 15 should be available now as well. All rings are constructed using 316L surgical stainless steel and come with a lifetime warranty. For more information, visit kinektdesign.com, or call (888) 600-8494.
Miller's Digital Elite series was designed for professional welders demanding control, flexibility, and durability, while remaining lightweight (only 18 ounces). Digital Elite helmets feature the precision of a digital control that allows users to set and store their shade, sensitivity, and delay preferences for various applications: Welding shades 8-13, Cutting shades 5-8, Grinding shade 3, and X-Mode shades 8-13. The X-Mode provides full protection for those instances when there is an arc present, but the sensors are obscured. X-Mode eliminates interference from sunlight and out-of-position welding angles, such as those found in pipe welding or in obstructed or hidden-cavity welds-it also excels at low-amperage TIG welding (5 amps and below). When activated, those four arc sensors that come standard with the Auto-Off feature, respond in 12,000 of a second, allowing for complete eye protection. The Digital Elite is the top of the line model and is now available in digital camo print, but if you're buying for more of a hobbyist, there are plenty of other models to fit your budget. For more information, visit millerwelds.com.
Summit Racing die-cast logo valve covers are available in hot orange or old-school black. The standard small- and big-block Chevy valve covers feature the popular Bow Tie emblem and lettering, while the Chevy 383 valve covers are emblazoned with "383 Stroker". The standard small Ford valve covers feature a classic finned design; the Ford 347 valve covers come in polished, black, or blue and have a "347 C.I. Stroker" logo. The valve covers are crafted in the USA from high-grade aluminum that will clear most roller rockers, and they feature installed oil baffles. For more information on Summit Racing's die-cast logo valve covers, call (800) 230-3030, or visit SummitRacing.com.
In addition to die-cast models, apparel, and furniture, Genuine HotRod Hardware also has an impressive selection of gearhead wall hangers, including this scalloped Chevy. This stamped, embossed, and silk-screened sign is one of 19 designs you can find at GenuineHotRod.com, starting at about $15.
Alphasonik's 400 Series stamped-steel dual 4-ohm subwoofer is their top steel-basket woofer with breakthrough audio technology. The larger motor structure and magnet offer increased power handling while the gasket gives installers creative alternatives. Check out alphasonik-usa.com for more information, or call (714) 670-8950.
If you want an easy way to get a high-powered air system, Air-Zenith's 200PSI 2+2 kit might be your answer. With two Air-Zenith 200-psi OB2 compressors, two 5-gallon tanks, two relays, two tank fittings, two braided hoses, and a pressure switch, all covered by a two-year warranty, what more do you need? The kit retails for $789.99 and is available with either silver or black compressors. For more info, call (702) 270-7988, or visit air-zenith.com.
BMF has a new all-black finish available on their entire line of wheels that gives them all an entirely new look. The Stealth finish, seen here on the SERE (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape) wheel, is satin black with just a modicum of CNC-machined aluminum accents. To check out all of BMF's styles, check out bmfwheels.com, or call (888) 313-2580.
We're all for filling our toolboxes with the latest gadgets that gets the job done, and no gearhead can consider his collection complete without a variety of Vise Grips. The newest version from Irwin is the Curved Jaw (CR) locking pliers that feature a self-energizing lower jaw to deliver three times more gripping power than traditional locking pliers. Backed by the legendary Irwin Vise-Grip Lifetime Guarantee, they're available in two core models: Fast Release, with a one-handed, triggerless release and anti-pinch, non-slip ProTouch(tm) Grips; and Original(tm), with a classic trigger release. Visit irwin.com/tools for even more new products and gift ideas for your favorite tool fan.
Advanced Flow Engineering (aFe) has a new Stage 2 cold-air intake for GM's latest Duramax, the 2011 LML. The aFe Stage 2 air-intake systems feature a durable, one-piece 18-gauge powdercoated heat shield that blocks out engine heat and installs using factory-mounting locations. The system also includes rotomold plastic intake tubes to maximize air velocity and improve horsepower, torque, and throttle response. Choose between the Pro-5R filter, which utilizes five layers of progressive cotton media, the Pro Dry S filter, which uses a progressive synthetic media and requires no oil to recharge for maximum convenience, or the Pro Guard 7 performance air filter that has seven layers for maximum filtration. Call (951) 493-7155, or visit afepower.com for more information on this and other intake applications.
Craftsman 19-piece universal ratchet and socket set feature sockets with a knurled grip which distinguishes them from other sets in your toolbox while providing gripping power when changing sizes. The 19-piece set retails for $34.99 and includes a reusable caddy with a carrying handle with holes for hanging on a pegboard. Metric socket sizes include 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 and 19 mm. Inch socket sizes include 3/4, 11/16, 5/8, 9/16, 1/2, 7/16, 3/8, 5/16, and 1/4. The universal sockets will fit external Torx, hex, 12-point, square, and splined fasteners. Visit craftsman.com for even more applications.
We all know that the quest for power is never-ending, so even though Ford has unleashed the Raptor with the 6.2L engine as standard equipment, Kooks is ready to make your desert-thrashing ear-to-ear grin even wider. Their new long-tube headers for the Ford Raptor are made in the USA with 304 stainless steel and offer up 3/8-inch-thick flanges and a lifetime warranty. Two versions are available, one for stock trucks that use 13/4-inch primaries, and one for more race-oriented builds with 17/8-inch primaries. Kooks also offer full kits with high-flow catalytic converters and a race-only option without cats. To see them in action, visit kookstv.com.
We just got a scoop on Gianelle's newest wheel, the Santorini. It's available in 28- and 30-inch sizes in chrome or black finishes. To see the wheel mounted on a variety of trucks and SUVs, check out wtwcorp.com, and for more info, call (800) 307-8708.
PLX Devices has introduced the Kiwi Wi-Fi and Kiwi Bluetooth, which allow drivers to connect wirelessly from their iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Android mobile phone to their vehicle's onboard diagnostic port. This in turn will allow you to effectively monitor vehicle efficiency by displaying detailed, vital information about your car's performance. The Kiwi installs into any 1996-and-later vehicle in a matter of seconds, plugging into your truck's OBDII port that is typically located underneath your steering console. Features include MPG meter, check engine diagnostic tools, horsepower and torque calculations, gauge themes, race utilities and much more. It is available now at a suggested retail price of $99.99. Visit plxkiwi.com for more information.
Kicker's iKick iK501 is the bigger, badder brother to their iKick350 iPod dock. With Kicker's renowned audio prowess, your digital music will reach its full potential in the loudest dock on the market. For more information, visit kicker.com, or call (800) 256-5425.
H3R Performance has a new jet-black finish to complement the fire engine red and brilliant chrome colors currently available on its line of HalGuard "clean agent" and MaxOut dry chemical fire extinguishers. The 1- and 2.5-pound extinguishers are available filled with either HalGuard, a premium "clean agent" fire extinguisher that does not leave a messy residue, making it the perfect product for protecting valuable vehicles and MaxOut, a dry chemical extinguisher that has a proven track record in smothering the types of fires that occur in an automotive environment. For more information on the H3R Performance line of UL Listed fire extinguishers and billet mounting accessories, call (800) 249-4289, or visit h3rperformance.com.
Volant's cold-air intake kit for the '08+ Dodge Ram 5.7L can help make your engine more efficient. The plastic-molded intake tube removes restrictions and the sealed airbox helps keep intake temperatures low. A scoop is also available to draw in even more air. Base kits are good for about 16 hp and can be found at volant.com, or by calling (909) 481-3888.
Century's new Cargo Cover tonneau features re-engineered and simplified hardware that makes installation simple, consistent and quick. Best of all, the upgrades were made without changing the styling profile that made the Cargo Cover famous. Visit centurycaps.com for more information.
One of Benchmade's newest knives is this collaboration with Warn, the 583. The perfect everyday carry knife for the off-road enthusiast, the ambidextrous-carry tanto blade is spring-assisted for quick one-hand opening and features the Axis locking system for the ultimate in strength. The 3.66-inch D2 tool steel blade sharpens easily and the checkered G10 scales provide plenty of grip, wet or dry. We've used Benchmade knives for years, and their excellent warranty and LIfeSharp program keeps us coming back. For more info, check out benchmade.com or call (800) 800-7427.
If you've got a vintage engine, nothing looks better than a handful of 97s perched on top, but Stromberg also offers apparel along with other gift ideas for the hot rod enthusiast. Check out stromberg-97.com.
Corbeau's LG1 is one of the most comfortable aftermarket seats available today and is one of the few reclining seats that is comfortable enough for daily drivers and supportive enough to function as a race seat. Standard features include: high-density injection-molded foam, integrated kidney, shoulder, and thigh support, infinite recline with a fingertip-controlled lever, and harness belt capability. The LG1 starts at only $399.00 per seat and is available in cloth, mircrosuede, and 100 percent leather materials. Corbeau has a full line of custom brackets to make installation quick and easy. For more information on this seat and the rest of Corbeau's full line of seats and harnesses, visit corbeau.com, or call them direct at (801) 255-3737.
Here's a watch that any auto enthusiast will appreciate. Equipe's entire collection is automotive themed, with the Dash XXL, pictured, taking aesthetic cues from dashboard gauges. Equipe watches are manufactured using the highest quality materials, including 316L surgical stainless steel cases in PVD, brushed or satin finish, environmentally friendly Miyota quartz movements with mercury-free batteries, and scratch-resistant sapphire-coated crystals. Each of the 15 models comes in several finish and color combos. Special orders can be delivered in just three days. Equipe watches are well priced, starting at $299. Check out the full line at equipewatches.com.
V-Rock Offroad Wheels' latest creation is the VR3 - Recon. Highlighted by a durable matte-black finish, the Recon's muscular five-spoke design is strong enough to take on all challengers. Available in 17x9, 18x9, and 20x9, for a variety of lifted and stock applications, the VR3 - Recon can give any truck or SUV the rugged durability suitable for tough road conditions. A Lifetime Structural Warranty and a one-year-limited finish warranty back all wheels from V-Rock Offroad Wheels. For more information regarding fitments and availability, please check out v-rockoffroadwheels.com, or call (888) 360-6888.
Precision has just released billet grilles for the 2011 Silverado 2500 and 3500 HD as well as the 2011 Ford Super Duty. Made from aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum, the grilles come in both EZ and Custom versions. Pictured here, the Classic Billet upper and lower grille require the factory grille to be altered for a true custom look, while the EZ Billet grille for the Ford offers a faster, no-cutting-required install. For more info, check out preciciongrilles.com, or call (888) 577-2199.
Edge Products has released of the Evolution CS and CTS products for the '10 and '11 Chevy/GMC 1500 V-8s. The Evolution CS and CTS come packed in new-style ruggedized cases with a universal system for window mounting or optional custom pod for that "from the factory" look. The Evolution CS and CTS supports Edge's MyStyle software that will allow users to create or load any custom image of their choice as the screen background. The CS and CTS connect directly into the vehicle's computer via the OBDII port and can read and display up to 8 parameters at a time from a list of dozens of engine parameters! The CS and CTS programmers are an all-in-one scan tool, programmer, and gauge system at a starting street price of $439.00. To view other Edge applications, check out edgeproducts.com.
Raceline Wheels has introduced the new Raceline Raptor in black and black-machined finishes in 16x8,17x9, and 20x9 for 5-, 6- and 8-lug vehicles. To see the full Raceline lineup, go to racelinewheels.com, or call (800) 529-4335 for information.