July & August
Truck & SUV gear from such manufactures as Transfer Flow, Agri-Cover, Leer, and more!
White Night Bright Lights
Cruiser Stainless Accessories' White Night rear lighting system can make it easier and safer to back up a tow vehicle in the dark. The system uses two 55-watt halogen lamps encased in black plastic, which throws an 80-foot spread of light behind the vehicle when it's in reverse. The system also comes with a toggle switch so you can turn the lights on manually. Cruiser Stainless Accessories; 888/884-7637.
Seen here is Borla's stainless-steel cat-back system for 2007-2008 2500/3500 Chevrolet Silverados/GMC Sierras equipped with the 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel. The CNC-manufactured exhaust uses straight-through routing, smooth mandrel bends, and multi-core technology, all said to improve performance. Borla; 877/GO-BORLA (462-6752).
General's Grabber HTS is an all-season tire using ultra-high-strength steel belts (longer life), three kinds of siping (improved performance), and a new tread cushioning system (quieter, more comfortable ride). There are more than 30 sizes offered for 15- to 20-inch wheels in Q, S, T, H, and V speed ratings. General Tire; 800/TIRE-FIX (847-3349).
Eco Touch is a line of spray-on, wipe-off green car-care products that includes waterless car wash, dash and trim protectant, metal and chrome polish, and carpet and upholstery cleaner. These water-based products don't use harsh solvents, VOCs, or petroleum distillates, instead employing high concentrations of biodegradable agents, soy-based solvents, and polishing materials. Eco Touch; 603/305-5747.
Mac Tools has introduced a choice of new wet/dry vacuum cleaners. The stainless-steel cleaners come in five- or 13-gallon sizes; both come with a floor brush, crevice tool, five-foot flexible hose, and a two-piece extension tube accessory kit. The four-horsepower motor delivers 160 cfm airflow. Mac Tools; 800/MAC-TOOLS (622-8665).
Kelderman manufactures four-link suspension systems for medium-duty trucks, allowing the truck to ride at stock height without losing load capacity. They come with a dump feature that allows the truck to be lowered three to four inches for easier loading/unloading. The setup replaces the leaf springs and also includes four Firestone airbags, all hardware components, bolts, and instructions. Kelderman Manufacturing; 800/334-6150.
More Pep In Your Step
AMP Research's newest Power Step is for the all-new 2008 Toyota Sequoia. The step is a full-length runningboard that automatically lowers when any door opens. When the doors close, the board retracts under the rocker panel. Controlling the step is a weathertight motor and drive system. Each step is rated to carry 600 pounds and to prevent pinching, it will stop moving if it encounters resistance. AMP Research; 888/983-2209.
AEM's Brute Force is available for 2007 Dodge Rams equipped with the 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel. To fit in the tight confines of the engine bay, the intake's 21-inch inlet pipe is constructed from roto-molded polypropylene, which is more heat resistant. The intake comes with an oil-free reusable filter that's said to increase airflow by up to 81 percent more than stock. Intakes are available for late-model Cummins, Duramax, and Power Stroke engines. AEM; 310/484-2322.
In The Dog House
The PupHut, used to protect dogs from the elements, just got safer. Now every PupHut comes with the company's three-point dog restraint. The restraint prevents your dog from being thrown from the bed; the canopy protects Rex from debris and extreme heat. The PupHut, which uses a powdercoated steel frame and a UV-protective coating on the canopy, fits most full-size pickup trucks-no tools required. M4 Products; 866/4-PUPHUT (478-7488).