New Products - Issue 11. 2014
Who: JD Fabrication
What: Dual Battery Mount for 2010-2014 Ford F-150 Raptor
Why: Who wouldn’t want more onboard battery power capability? Add an Optima RedTop, YellowTop, or BlueTop Group 34 battery or an ARB Air Compressor with this fully MIG-welded, steel, black powdercoated bracket, which bolts to existing crossmember holes right behind the front skidplate.
Where: (760) 740-0442 jdfabrication.com
Who: Mr. Gasket
What: Engine Dress-Up Kit for 1958-1985 Small-Block Chevy
Why: Tired of the mismatched jumble of parts under the hood, with different finishes from different companies? Enjoy the clean, stealthy look of this black satin-finish dress-up kit, which includes a set of valve covers with gaskets, push-on breather, grommets, timing chain cover, timing tab, and dipstick tube.
Where: (216) 658-6413 mr-gasket.com
What: iLevel for Android Devices
Why: If you thought controlling your air-ride suspension via a key fob was cool, then how about hitting switches from your smartphone? It’s all about connectivity and instantaneous wireless control, which are attained through the same iLevel Wi-Fi Module for both iOS and Android devices. Download the free iLevel app in the Google Play store.
Where: (877) 247-3696 accuair.com
What: BLK Exhaust Lineup for 2011-2014 Ford F-150
Why: Tired of those traditional shiny exhaust tips? Then head to the dark side. These black exhaust systems are constructed from heavy-duty black-coated aluminized steel and feature mandrel bends for smoother exhaust flow. For your 5.0L or EcoBoost, options include the 3-inch cat back single side or 2.5-inch cat back dual rear.
Where: (888) 636-7223 mbrp.com
Who: Icon Vehicle Dynamics
What: 0-3-inch Suspension Systems for 2014 Ford F-150 2WD and 4WD
Why: It’s all about vehicle control and ride quality, which Icon prides itself in throughout its five stages of suspension systems. The Stage 1 system includes tuned 2.5-inch coilover shocks and Icon 2.0 Aluminum Series monotube rear shocks, while the later stages have remote reservoir shocks, uniball upper control arms, and other advanced technologies.
Where: (951) 689-ICON iconvehicledynamics.com
Who: AMP Research
Why: Installation of these must-have retractable running boards just got even easier for truck owners. The innovative Plug-and-Play wiring system uses the OBD-II port, eliminating the need to tear apart the door panels to tap into factory wires. If the OBD-II port is in use, a Pass-Through Harness is available.
Where: (800) 309-6823 amp-research.com
What: 325 Stealth Fuel Pump
Why: The 325 is similar to the proven 340, but has a new compact body design. This in-tank fuel pump forces the extra fuel you need -- with superior flow throughout a wide pressure range -- to put down big horsepower, yet is designed to fit into your factory fuel system.
Where: (913) 647-7300 aeromotiveinc.com
Who: T-REX Grilles
What: Replacement grilles for 2014 Chevy Silverado
Why: From billet sophistication to off-road functionality, T-REX has released seven more all-new polished or black finish grilles for the LS, LT, and LTZ models, designed to satisfy all types of personal styles.
Where: (951) 270-5388 trexbillet.com
Who: BDS Suspension
What: 5.5-inch 4-link conversion lift kit for gasoline 2014 Ram 2500 4WD
Why: These trucks are great off the showroom floor, but clearing 37s takes them to an undeniably awesome -- and functional -- level. This kit replaces the factory front radius arm setup for a four-link system, resulting in better suspension geometry and reduced caster change.
Where: (517) 279-2135 bds-suspension.com
Who: MaxTrac Suspension
What: 6-inch lift kit for ’03-’08 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 2WD
Why: Let’s face it -- we’re all suckers for lifted trucks. This bolt-on kit is highlighted by MaxTrac 3.5-inch lift spindles cast as single pieces of ductile iron, front coil springs (3 inches taller than stock), longer-than-stock MaxTrac rear twin-tube shocks, and 2.5-inch fabricated steel blocks.
Where: (877) 929-3015 maxtracsuspension.com
Who: LRG Wheels
What: Series 108
Why: Add style to your lifted truck or SUV with this unique split five-spoke -- or “D” spoke to describe it another way -- satin black-milled one-piece cast-aluminum wheel. Accent bolts and ball-machined grooves add flare, as does the LRG-branded center cap. Available in 20x9 and 20x12, in various bolt patterns.
Where: (855) 577-5633 lrgrims.com