Product Spotlight – New Products
Drive Me BattyRhino-Rack, the company behind some of the coolest overland equipment in the world, is expanding its lineup to include the new Batwing, a massive awning with 270 degrees of shelter from the sun and rain. In the event of wind, each support pole has a fitting that can accommodate two pegs right at the base, with eight guy ropes available for even heavier winds. And setup is easy, thanks to the Batwing’s integrated legs that simply unclip and drop into place.
Know When to Fold ’EmThanks to a self-tensioning system, no-drill installation, and adjustable security buckles, the new Latitude soft tri-folding tonneau cover from Leer is a budget-friendly way to smooth out your truck’s aerodynamics and keep cargo safe. The company’s patent-pending Cync latching system allows the operator to open the tonneau from either side of the truck, and the whole thing can be installed by one person rather quickly. A built-in self-tensioner keeps the cover material tight, and sturdy nylon snaps keep the cover in place, even in severe conditions. The Latitude is available now.
A Modern FlareBig trucks with big tires should probably also have big fender flares. And for those who want a seamless, factory-fresh look on their wheel arches, Bushwacker offers OE Style Color Matching Fender Flares. These items come pre-finished using a paint code that’s an exact match for your truck’s factory paint, providing fender and door protection without detracting from style. Bushwacker sells these flares with a three-year warranty, and durable hardware makes use of factory mounting locations for an easy install.
Angel’s HaloApple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth are no match for the Alpine iLX-F309 in-dash system. The “Halo9” design comprises a 9-inch touchscreen that floats over the dash, allowing the system to only take up a single-DIN space on the dashboard. The screen itself is also adjustable, making it easy to angle toward the driver for easy access. In addition to the aforementioned connectivity, the Halo9 gets a USB port for video or audio playback, an AUX input, HD radio, and an HDMI input, plus a rear camera input for safety. There’s also a multi-camera switcher option for trucks with side and front cameras as well.
Ranch HandIf you own a ’15-’18 Ford F-150, you’ve already got something to be proud of. Rancho can help make your truck more boastworthy, thanks to its 4.5-inch performance suspension system. By maintaining the factory steering location and reusing the tie-rod ends, installers can add the kit in less time—and therefore less money. Differential drop brackets are included, maintaining accurate driveline geometry. A fully boxed steel subframe provides strength. And the kit opens up room under the truck for a set of 35-inch tires. For drivers in need of a bit more altitude—and attitude—the Rancho 4.5-inch system could be just the ticket.
Clean on the GoMetroVac’s Vac-N-Blow compact vacuum cleaner is a great way to give your ride a quick cleaning from the comfort of your garage. The vacuum includes 10 different attachments, making it good for tight spaces or dusty crevices, and it’s more powerful than its diminutive size would suggest. The Vac-N-Blow has a 4-peak-hp motor and a one-year warranty, and it’s 100 percent made in the U.S.
CarnivorousAluminum is an excellent choice for its light weight, strength, and corrosion resistance. Those positive aspects are why N-Fab chose the material for the Predator Pro, the first aftermarket hoop step made from 100 percent aluminum. The drop-down hoop features a larger step area for easier access, and it’s crafted from a fully welded one-piece design, giving it more strength. It’s available in several different cab lengths as well.