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14 Hot 8-Lug Products From SEMA 2014

Parts that can make a difference

Brett Evans
Mar 19, 2015
Three-dimensional Style
With 3dCarbon-AirDesign’s awesome new products for the ’14-and-up Chevrolet Silverado, improving your truck’s styling is a great first step to a custom build. Along with bumper overlays and door panels, the Super Bolt Fender Flares cut a technical profile with their matte-black finish. However, they’re paint-ready if you prefer a monochrome look. The flares are UV-protected to resist fading, and they’re easy to install. We love the exposed mounting hardware, too.
3dCarbon-AirDesign
866-332-2726 • 3dcarbon.com
Photo 2/17   |   Chevy Silverado With 3d Carbon
Bed, Bumper, and Beyond
Line-X made its name with a durable line of spray-in bedliners, but the company is expanding deeper into the aftermarket with Truck Gear by Line-X. Some of the coolest products in the truck-specific lineup are the Off Road Series RidgeBack Side Steps and Off Road Series RidgeBack front and rear bumpers. A durable Line-X finish, high- quality stainless steel construction, and precision-cut dimensions mean the steps and bumpers are a perfect fit for your eight-lug truck, and they look seriously brutal.
Truck Gear by Line-X
888-571-5166 • truckgear.com
Photo 3/17   |   Line X Truck Gear Side Steps
Lock It Down!
For the ultimate in off-road toughness and reliability, check out the Warn Industries’ manual locking hubs for the ’05-and-up Ford Super Duty. Manual locking hubs are generally more reliable than auto-lockers, and they allow for better fuel economy as well. Warn’s hubs have an excellent reputation for toughness and durability, and they have a simple, cartridge-type design for easy installation and hub maintenance. They’re available in black powdercoat or chrome finishes for that just-right look.
Warn Industries
800-543-9276 • warn.com
Sexy Six
Before the V-8 ruled the truck world, heavy-duty owners knew the torquey smoothness of the I-6. Adding power to your Chevy C20 or C30 with the 292 I-6 just got a little easier with SPA Turbo USA’s turbo-ready exhaust manifold. Available with T3 or T4 turbo flanges, the manifold is made from high-quality carbon steel, preventing cracks and warping. Keep your straight-six smoothness without having to sacrifice power to the big boys!
Spa Turbo USA
805-283-4353 • spaturbousa.com
Photo 6/17   |   Spa Turbo Exhaust Manifold
Ride Right on Ride-Rite
If you haul heavy loads regularly, give Firestone’s Ride-Rite air helper springs a look. With new applications for the ’14-and-up Ram 2500, the Ride-Rite system helps level uneven loads, reduce suspension fatigue under stress, and prevent bottoming out, providing a smooth, safe ride. Ride-Rite helper springs are installed in preexisting holes in the truck’s frame, making installation easy and faster than other air suspension setups.
Ride-Rite
800-247-4337 • riderite.com
Photo 7/17   |   Ride Rite Air Bag
Spring for an Upgrade
For the ultimate in lift and ride comfort, consider Kelderman’s lift kits for the ’14-and-up Ram 2500 with the coil-spring suspension. By replacing the factory springs with industrial-grade air springs, Kelderman gives you more control, especially if you choose the optional air control systems, which let you lower or raise the truck at will. Available in 5-to-6 or 8-to-10-inch lifts, the system eliminates rear axle squat when towing and makes space for tires up to 40 inches tall.
Kelderman
800-334-6150 • kelderman.com
Photo 8/17   |   Kelderman Lifted Ram 2500
Save Your Hide
Just like you wouldn’t use your dress boots to mend fence, don’t expose your fancy King Ranch or High Country seats to dirt and mud. With a lineup of water-resistant, hard-wearing SeatSaver seat covers, CoverCraft has the solution. All SeatSavers are custom-fit for your particular truck, so they’re compatible with factory seatbelt buckles and armrests, and they will prevent lots of wear and tear on all seats, whether you drive a Laramie Longhorn or a Tradesman.
CoverCraft Industries
800-426-8377 • covercraft.com
Photo 9/17   |   Cover Craft Industries Seat Covers
Brutal GMC
You’ve got the aggressive wheels and you’ve got the knobby tires, but something’s still holding your ’15 Sierra HD back from its full potential. May we suggest the Brute mesh grille from Ablaze Grilles? This framed-mesh grille can be had in chrome or black finishes, with stainless-steel accents and a precise, laser-cut fit for your big GMC. Ablaze says installation takes only an hour, and the unique mesh contours make the styling as complex as it is fierce.
Ablaze Grilles
951-549-1555 • ablazegrilles.com
Photo 10/17   |   Ablaze Grille On Gmc Sierra
Cool Under Pressure
One of the coolest things about modern diesels is the massive amount of potential they have. Mishimoto can help owners of the ’08 to ’10 6.4L Power Stroke unlock some of that latent energy with its new diesel intercooler kit. Offered with either a black or silver core, the intercooler kit boasts extensive aluminum construction, tough DuraCore silicone boots, and high-flow piping. Mishimoto says the kit reduces pressure drop, improves airflow, and decreases air charge and exhaust gas temperature, resulting in a more efficient and powerful diesel.
Mishimoto
877-466-4744 • mishimoto.com
Photo 11/17   |   Mishimoto Intercooler
Old-School Cool
If you love the boxy, old-school look of the first-gen Cummins pickups as much as we do, check out MBRP’s single-side-exit exhaust for the ’89 to ’93 Dodge Ram 250/350. Available in aluminized steel or T409 stainless steel, these turbo-back exhausts boast higher flow and a great sound for your 5.9L. The side exit has a great hot-rod look with its mirror-polished tip, and the entire kit is designed around factory exhaust hangers for bolt-on, no-weld installation.
MBRP Inc.
888-636-7223 • mbrp.com
Photo 12/17   |   Mbrp 1989 1993 Dodge Ram Exhaust
Gettin’ Hitched
Getting your tow vehicle aligned with your trailer can be difficult, especially if you don’t want the expense or hassle of installing a backup camera. DuraSafe has an economical solution with Coupler Connect, a device that guides the trailer coupling over the hitch. Not only does it remove some of the guesswork in getting connected, it also protects your truck from accidental damage when hitching. For added safety once you’re all set, check out Coupler Protect, which prevents the coupler from accidentally releasing from the hitch ball.
DuraSafe
866-544-5615 • durasafelocks.com
High Versatility, High Mileage
Buying a light-truck or a flotation tire used to mean foregoing a warranty and hoping your expensive rolling stock would last. Well, with the Nitto Terra Grappler G2, that’s a thing of the past. The G2 promises excellent all-terrain performance, and LT and flotation sizes come with a 50,000-mile treadwear warranty. The tire has some refinements over its predecessor that promote traction and even tire wear as well, and two different sidewall designs mean you get to customize your truck’s every detail.
Nitto Tire
nittotire.com
Photo 15/17   |   Nitto Terra Grappler G2
Bomber-Grade Storage
Diabolical has some very cool storage solutions for your eight-lug truck, including this, the Kryptlocker Drawer Box. Available in two different sizes (or a custom build upon request), the Kryptlocker is made from 80-gauge aircraft-grade aluminum. The fully extendable drawers are rated to hold up to 250 pounds, and the entire box is powdercoated in matte black. The box is lockable, and it is cross-braced at the top to allow other boxes to be stacked. The Kryptlocker is also available as a lift-top box.
Diabolical
865-315-7978, diabolicalinc.com
Photo 16/17   |   Diabolical Storage
Small Amp, Big Sound
Not everyone needs a 2,000-watt sound system in their single cab truck, especially when space is at a premium. Kicker’s new PX-Series power amplifiers are perfect for small spaces, while still upholding the company’s reputation for sound quality. About the size of a brick, the PX-Series amps easily mount out of the way under a seat or on a bulkhead, and they’re dirt- and weather-resistant, making them ideal for hardworking trucks.
Kicker
800-256-5425 • kicker.com
Photo 17/17   |   Kicker Amp

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