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Product Profile – New Products – April 2016

Parts That Can Make a Difference

Jan 23, 2016
Photographers: Courtesy of the manufactures
Photo 2/10   |   001 BDS Stainless Brake Lines
Firm Grip
BDS Suspension is providing ’11-to-’15 Super Duty owners the opportunity to banish a spongy brake pedal forever with the company’s extended-length, Kevlar-lined, stainless-steel brake lines. Stainless brake lines allow for less volume expansion than rubber lines, meaning your foot on the pedal puts pressure on the brakes, not on the lines. BDS’ extended-length lines are ideal for lifted trucks as well, designed to fit the company’s (or other manufacturers’) lift kits ranging between 4 and 8 inches.
BDS Suspension
Photo 3/10   |   002 ATS Diesel Performance Transmission Controller
Torque to Me, Baby
Allowing forced torque converter lockup and increased line pressure, ATS Diesel’s 68RFE CoPilot is a plug-and-play system that puts ’07½-to-’15 Ram Heavy Duty owners in total control of their automatic transmissions. The CoPilot allows up to 400 lb-ft more torque capability over factory by providing up to 270 psi of pressure to the clutch packs, helping increase durability and performance while not affecting the long-term shift strategy of the transmission. Forcing lockup can also help in certain hard-use situations, so the setup is great for any Ram owner’s stock or modified transmission.
ATS Diesel Performance
Photo 4/10   |   003 BedRug VanRug
Precious Cargo
For many van owners, keeping their cargo safe is an important priority. That’s why BedRug, the company known for its truck bed upholstery kits, offers the VanRug in two new fitments—the ’16 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ram ProMaster. The VanRug upholstery is completely waterproof, helping repel stains, mold, and mildew, and each kit is die-cut and custom molded to the van’s specific application, creating a flat, cushioned floor for your cargo. The kits also provide sound and heat insulation, in addition to impact protection for both your cargo and your van floor. Additionally, they’re easily removable for total versatility.
BedRug, Inc.
Photo 5/10   |   004 Wilco Offroad ADV Rack
Rack ’Em Up
By providing a place to mount gear, tools, and equipment above the truck, Wilco Offroad’s new ADV Rack frees up your bed for all kinds of cargo. The ADV Rack looks perfect for a variety of off-road, outdoor, or professional duties, thanks to its all-steel construction and Grade-10.9 hardware. Additionally, mounts are available for lightbars and roof racks, giving the ADV Rack even greater versatility and utility. It could be a great fit for an outdoorsman who uses his truck to pay the bills during the week.
Wilco Offroad
Photo 6/10   |   005 Weld REKON XT
Rekonnaissance Mission
With one-piece forged construction, Weld’s all-new REKON XT Cheyenne Pro combines classic styling with high strength and low weight. The new wheel style fills out Weld’s REKON XT range, and it’s available in a variety of lug patterns and sizes. The Cheyenne Pro is made from forged, military-grade alloy metals, giving it tons of strength with no excess weight. According to the company, it sits right in the sweet spot of performance and durability, making it a great choice for your truck or van.
Photo 7/10   |   006 Eastwood X Mat
X Marks the Spot
Whether you’re looking for a quieter interior, better climate control, or perfect sound from your aftermarket stereo, noise- and heat-insulating mats are a good start. Eastwood Products’ X Mat product line has a variety of custom applications for a variety of solutions, including the X Mat Sound and Audio, which eliminates road noise and body panel vibration, while also providing decent thermal protection. Many work truck operators may also find the X Mat Underhood and Headliner barriers interesting, thanks to their two-layer foam construction with foil facing. Easy to cut and trim, X Mat insulating pads are a versatile solution to a variety of problems.
Photo 8/10   |   007 Mag Hytec Oil Pan
High-Tech Oil Solution
Completing the trifecta, Mag-Hytec just released its Ford 6.7L Power Stroke engine oil pan, which offers the same benefits as the company’s transmission and differential pans. Replacing an original-equipment plastic or stamped pan with a Mag-Hytec unit will give a Power Stroke owner security, knowing the Mag-Hytec’s construction is robust and tough. Its 1-quart-additional fluid capacity will help keep oil cooler overall, and a magnetic drain plug will help catch contaminants and metallic shards before they can damage the engine. It’s also a good-looking piece of equipment, perfectly matching the company’s other pans.
Photo 9/10   |   008 Air Lift Universal Spring Kit
Weight Training
Adding air helper springs to any number of coil-sprung vehicles is a cinch with Air Lift Company’s 1000 Universal Spring Kit. Putting the kit on a wide range of SUVs, vans, trucks, and cars only requires taking a few measurements, then installing the proper springs using simple mechanic’s tools. Most applications don’t even require any drilling, and the company says all required accessories are included with the kit. Properly installed, the kit provides up to 1,000 pounds of load-leveling support for your vehicle.
Air Lift Company
Photo 10/10   |   009 LiftGator Lift Gate
Gate Keeper
Heaving lawn equipment, air compressors, generators, or other large tools in and out of a truck bed is inconvenient at best and dangerous at worst. But getting easy access to that heavy equipment is easier with the LiftGator, a removable liftgate capable of elevating up to 12,000 pounds. Easily installing in less than 3 minutes, the gate attaches to your truck’s hitch receiver and draws power via a seven-pin connector or provided wiring harness. Three different weight ratings are available, but all provide liftgate convenience without spoiling your truck’s styling or versatility.