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Product Profile – New Products for 8-Lug and Work Trucks

Parts That Can Make a Difference

Apr 18, 2016
Photographers: Courtesy of the manufactures
Photo 2/10   |   001 North American Powertrain Components 68RFE
Heavy Hauler
Available in three different product lines, the North American Powertrain Components 68RFE transmission provides smooth shifts, maximum reliability, and high performance to owners of the ’07½-to-’14 Ram Heavy Duty. The company offers three different transmissions, including the Tow Series, 450 Series, and fully built Race HD Series. A far-reaching set of proprietary upgrades provides a boost in reliability for each transmission.
North American Powertrain Components
Photo 3/10   |   002 Mothers Warterless Wash Wax
You just spent a fortune on your custom paintjob. Are you seriously going to let grime, bird waste, and bug guts ruin that nice finish? For quick touch-ups in between full washes, check out Mothers Waterless Wash & Wax. The company’s product encapsulates dirt and lifts it away, meaning you can spray it directly on your truck and wipe it away, leaving a scratch-free finish.
Photo 4/10   |   003 Pit Bill PBX AT Hardcore
New Member of the Pack
“Sidewall Tire Tattoos” are the most obvious unique features of the Pit Bull Tires PBX A/T Hardcore, giving truck owners the chance to customize every part of their rolling stock. With a variety of 35-inch tire sizes for wheels ranging from 17 to 22 inches, the Hardcore also adds ground clearance, while its tread design and 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake rating give it some added capability in a variety of conditions.
Pit Bull Tires
Photo 5/10   |   004 Sinister Diesel Cold Air Intake
Fresh Air
By swapping out inferior materials for mandrel-bent aluminum and silicone, Sinister Diesel says its Ford 6.4L Power Stroke cold-air intake provides an increase in performance over other products. The aluminum tubing provides better thermal insulation and heat dissipation, while silicone couplers add longevity over comparable rubber units. Sinister’s new cold-air intake is 50-state legal, as are the kits for the Ford 7.3L and 6.0L Power Stroke.
Sinister Diesel
Photo 6/10   |   005 Hellwig Ram Air Suspension
In the Bag
Hellwig Products’ new air suspension for the ’03-to-present Ram 3500 has extra clearance, a cleaner fit, and better performance compared to its predecessor, making towing and hauling a breeze. The largest airbags on the market provide a smooth, luxurious ride, and all of Hellwig’s sway bars are designed to work in tandem with the air suspension, making for even better towing performance. Quick, bolt-on installation and a lifetime warranty for all steel parts should ease the minds of those concerned with upfront and maintenance costs.
Hellwig Products
Photo 7/10   |   006 Fleece Performance Fuel Distribution
First Step Fleece
By integrating a high-pressure flow regulator, Fleece Performance’s Regulated Return Fuel Distribution Block for the 6.7L Cummins I-6 provides consistent fuel pressure at the engine’s CP3 fuel pump. Designed for upgrading to full-competition engines, Fleece’s kit allows owners to easily remove their factory fuel pressure relief valve hard line, making space for high-flow intakes common to performance engines. Two feed-line ports allow the performance-minded to use two lift pumps for even more constant fuel pressure.
Fleece Performance Engineering
Photo 8/10   |   007 Merchant Automotive Diesel Fuel Treatment
Special Treatment
A show truck is only as good as the fuel that keeps it running. If your eight-lug is powered by a diesel engine, getting quality diesel is key to its longevity. Merchant Automotive’s Diesel Fuel Treatment can help by raising the cetane number of pump diesel. It also helps prevent gelling and corrosion in your fuel system, and it contains a stabilizer that will extend diesel’s shelf life, in the event your truck only gets used a few times a month. It can alleviate many of the woes that accompany low-quality diesel, with one bottle treating up to 50 gallons.
Merchant Automotive
Photo 9/10   |   008 BD Diesel Power Stroke Twin Turbos
Twin Forces
By using new compressor wheels, BD Diesel Performance’s twin turbochargers for the Ford Power Stroke 6.4L V-8 support a pavement-crushing 750 hp, and they lower the truck’s exhaust gas temperature as well. The primary wheel is a 73mm Ballistic unit, while the secondary high-pressure turbo gets a 58.5mm Ballistic wheel. The set is also available with an enhanced AFE cold-air intake for extra performance and thermal efficiency.
BD Diesel Performance
Photo 10/10   |   010 KC HiLites Cyclone LED Lamp
Endless Possibilities
LEDs are the future, and with the KC HiLiTES 2-inch Cyclone round LED lamp, you can be sure every inch of your truck is bathed in cool, modern lighting. The Cyclone’s universal-mount design means it can be attached to wheelwells or bedrails, under the hood, and in the interior for loads of light at nighttime truck shows and off-road cruising. It’s also available in six lens colors for an even cooler custom look.
KC HiLites