Product Profile: Parts That Can Make a Difference for 8 Lug and Work Trucks

Jul 29, 2016
Staying Power
WD-40 is the casual repairman’s best friend. Thanks to its water-displacing properties, it can help free stuck bolts, lubricate old bicycle chains, and protect moisture-sensitive equipment. Thanks to a new, no-drip formula, WD-40’s Spray & Stay gel lubricant provides even more protection for many different applications. The company says it can provide up to 12 months of corrosion protection or lubrication, and its thick, drip-free texture makes it ideal for moving parts or vertical surfaces.
Photo 2/9   |   Bestop Powerboard Nx Steps
Boarding School
For work truck owners, constantly having to slide out of or climb into their trucks results in wear and tear, on both their seats and knees. To help remedy that, Ford F-150 owners can install new Bestop Powerboard NX steps, which provide industry-best four-motor operation. By positioning one motor on each linkage, the Powerboard has smooth operation. Patented wireless technology reduces the need for excessive wiring, making installation easier as well. It’s a good fit for trucks that weren’t originally equipped with running boards or for owners who want the latest and best tech on their trucks.
Photo 3/9   |   Mbrp Dpf Back Exhaust
Low-Pressure Environment
When it comes to exhaust, backpressure is bad. MBRP’s all-new DPF-back exhaust will help reduce it by using a spiral, louvered muffler and minimized bending. MBRP says it will reduce exhaust temperatures by up to 200 degrees, while a lifetime warranty helps put new owners at ease. Furthermore, fully bolt-on installation means installation is fun and easy, and the single rear side-exit exhaust looks and sounds great. Two different diameters are available for that just-right appearance.
Photo 4/9   |   Treadwright Claw Ii Tires
Claw Your Way Out
An all-new mud-terrain tire called the Claw II is TreadWright’s newest offering, featuring an aggressive off-road tread pattern with extra features to enhance mud, sand, and snow driving. A narrow-lug design provides better on-road performance, while commercial-grade truck rubber gives higher mileage and better wear characteristics. The icing on the cake is TreadWright’s accessible price point (about 40 percent less than comparable rubber), thanks to the tire’s inexpensive, environmentally friendly construction process.
Photo 5/9   |   Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 Ultimate
Master Class
Rated to the same capacities as a stock Ram ProMaster, Air Lift now offers its popular LoadLifter 5000 and 5000 Ultimate for the van. By augmenting the ProMaster’s existing suspension with heavy-duty air springs, the LoadLifter helps improve performance, ride, and handling stability when driving with a heavy load. And since the springs can be inflated or deflated at will, ride quality remains showroom-smooth when unloaded. The Ultimate model includes an internal jounce bumper for better shock absorption.
Photo 6/9   |   Weapons Grade Bomber Headache Rack
Weapons-Grade Tough
Have you ever loaded a length of pipe or a long 2x4 into the bed of your truck, only to go a little too far and bash out your rear window? We’re ashamed to say it’s happened to us. If we’d had the Bomber Headache Rack by Weapons Grade Fabrication installed, we could have prevented an annoying and pricey glass replacement. Manufactured from laser-cut steel with extra reinforcing ribs for strength, the Bomber Headache Rack does a good job protecting rear glass and adding some shade, with some extra weapons-grade style to boot.
Photo 7/9   |   Warn Ascent Rear Bumper
Ascend to New Heights
Designed to match the company’s line of Ascent front bumpers, Warn’s new Ascent rear bumpers are built for hard work. Steel construction and black textured powdercoating give the Ascent robust, corrosion-resistant bones, while its design maximizes departure angles and ground clearance. Built-in corner steps bring added usefulness, as do built-in nacelles for auxiliary lights and parking sensors. Available for most recent-generation fullsize trucks, Ascent rear bumpers are also simple to install.
Photo 8/9   |   Wilco Offroad Hitchgate
Solo Artist
With as much trailer capacity as its larger brethren, the compact Hitchgate Solo by Wilco Offroad is a great addition to any hardworking truck or van. By making space for a spare tire, jack, and fuel can, it is also a good fit for a work truck that gets used on the weekends as a family playtoy. Its low-profile design clears the big doors of a cargo van like the Ford Transit and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, too, while lightweight design preserves payload and makes for easier installation and storage.
Photo 9/9   |   Corbox Titan
Stowed Security
Setting the CorBox Titan apart from toolboxes are four things. First, the Titan mounts below a pickup’s bedrail, enabling the use of a tonneau cover or bed cap. Second, it’s got drawers, eliminating the disorganized mess that inevitably materializes with many toolboxes. Third, each drawer locks and fits behind your tailgate and under your bed cover for extra security. Finally, it is easy to remove to make space if you need it. The Titan mounts at the tailgate for easy access, too. Bonus: 10 percent of CorBox’s net profits are donated to causes that support veterans. Sounds like a total win to us.


Broomfield, CO 80038
MBRP Performance Exhaust
Air Lift Company
Lansing, MI 48908
Warn Industries
Clackamas, OR 97015
Treadwright Inc.
WD-40 Specialist
Weapons Grade Fabrication
Wilco Offroad



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