Power Sports & Utility Vehicles

B&W Trailer Hitches Delivers First Aftermarket Gooseneck Hitch for 2013 RAM 3500 Trucks

America’s number-one-selling gooseneck hitch manufacturer puts popular Turnoverball solution in distribution, while OEM struggles with product delays.

HUMBOLDT, Kan., May 21, 2013—B&W Trailer Hitches, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of heavy-duty, engineered trailer hitches and aftermarket truck/trailer accessories, announced that it has begun shipping its new GNRK 1314 aftermarket gooseneck trailer hitch to its nationwide distribution network. The new hitch features B&W’s popular Turnoverball design and provides the same ease of installation and simplicity of use that the North American trailer-hauling marketplace has come to know and expect.

Titan Presents Revolutionary Spare Tire Auxiliary Fuel System at 2013 SEMA Show

30-gallon polyethylene tank fits into the existing spare tire cavity of virtually all American-made pickup trucks, doubling fuel capacity without encroaching on bed space.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, (Oct. 22, 2013)—Titan Fuel Tanks, a leading manufacturer of high-performance, engineered aftermarket fuel tanks, announced that it will introduce its new cross-linked polyethylene, Spare Tire Auxiliary Fuel System at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The innovative 30-gallon tank and fuel transfer control unit have a patent pending and will be shown to the industry for the first time in Titan’s booth 35111 in the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Auburn Gear Engineers New, Super-Reliable Electronic Open-to-Lock Differential for Dana 60 Front and Rear Axles

Superior strength, dependable electronic operation and exceptional torque transmission characteristics make Auburn’s new Dana 60 differential an intelligent choice.

AUBURN, Ind., (Oct. 22, 2013)—Auburn Gear, Inc., a leading U.S.–based manufacturer of high-performance differentials, revealed that it will present its new patent-pending electronic open-to-lock differential at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The new differentials’ case strength and unique gear geometry will make it the toughest and most efficient aftermarket diff on the market. Dependable electronic operation allows the driver to conveniently transition from an open to a locked differential mode as the need arises, all without leaving the driver’s seat.

B&W Trailer Hitches Boosts Load Capacity of Whisper-Quiet Companion Fifth Wheel Hitch to 20,000 Pounds

New Companion hitch meets consumer preferences for heavier RV payloads and
accommodates changing truck beds while keeping its convenient, single-point attachment design
and smooth, quiet ride.

HUMBOLDT, Kan., Oct. 15, 2013—B&W Trailer Hitches, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of heavy-duty, engineered trailer hitches and aftermarket truck/trailer accessories, introduced its new RVB3500 Companion fifth wheel aftermarket trailer hitch today. The new Companion hitch employs B&W’s unique Turnoverball mounting design that promotes quick, single-point hitch installation. The quiet riding hitch is designed to handle today’s heavier trailers and pickups with varying truck bed configurations.

AEM Cold Air Intake System Adds Over 14 More Horsepower to 2012 & 2013 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

The Jeep Wrangler has been a long time favorite among off-road enthusiasts worldwide. The current JK platform debuted in 2007 and has been praised in the 4X4 community. For the 2012 model year, the Jeep Wrangler JK received a new 3.6-liter Pentastar VVT V6 engine.

The new 3.6L Pentastar V6 is rated at 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Impressive numbers for the stock configuration, however, at AEM Induction Systems, intakes are engineered to outperform and part number 21-8316DS for the 2012 to 2013 Jeep Wrangler 3.6L lives up to that motto. AEM's sealed airbox intake system made an additional 14 horsepower at 5,750 RPM and an additional 13 lb-ft of torque at 5,550 RPM.

Colorful PPG SEMA Exhibit Features Elite Painters, Cars, Bikes and New Products

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – October 23, 2013 – Visitors to this year’s SEMA show--November 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center--will have plenty of good reasons to head over to the PPG exhibit in booth 24501.

PPG is pulling out all the stops and bringing in the top painters from the custom car, motorcycle and drag racing worlds, exhibiting radically painted cars and motorcycles, and displaying spectacular artwork by more than 30 talented automotive artists. In addition, PPG will highlight several new refinish products that can take professional and amateur painters to the next level of color and design imagination.

An all-star lineup of painters will greet visitors to the PPG booth. The group includes Charley Hutton (Charley Hutton’s Color Studio), Bobby Alloway (Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop), Dave Perewitz (Perewitz Cycle Fabrication), Kenny Youngblood (Youngblood Art) and Tom and Mitch Kelly (Kelly & Son Crazy Painters).

Improved Super Protectant Available From Prolong Super Lubricants

POMONA, Calif. – Prolong® Super Lubricants announces its popular Super Protectant has been updated to deliver an even more beautiful and protected interior and exterior.

The Super Protectant is an advanced instant detailer that is safe for leather, rubber and vinyl surfaces that beautifies and protects it from cracking in hot or cold weather conditions. During regular preparation and maintenance routines, simply spray the product on the chosen surface and easily wipe away with a terry cloth towel.

The enhanced Super Protectant formula is water-resistant so it won't wash off like regular protectants. It blocks out the elements for a more durable shine and longer lasting protection. And is unique in that you can “dial” the shine up or down, depending on how much you wipe.

Stoker Heater Series Now Available for UTVs From Maradyne High Performance Fans

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) are often used by off-road enthusiasts who hunt, plow snow and haul heavy loads at equipment sites and on their farms. With the Stoker™ Heater UTV Series from Maradyne High Performance Fans®, UTVs can now be operated comfortably throughout the colder months.

Measuring 8.625” high by 9.5” long by 6.5” deep, the steel Stoker heater series is designed to put out 25,000 BTUs per hour and can be mounted on the engine compartment. The 12-volt heaters feature a three-speed motor and work best in an enclosed UTVs.

“We have expanded our heater line to fit several UTVs because we understand enthusiasts want to continue to enjoy their hobbies in the cooler weather,” said Chuck Clayton, Jr., national sales manager for Maradyne High Performance Fans.

Maradyne’s high-quality Stoker heater UTV Series kits are available for the following UTVs:
• 2011 – 2014 Polaris Ranger 800XP (part # MHPH-364)

EnerSys® Expands Product Line – Adding Group 34 and Group 78 Batteries to ODYSSEY® Performance Series™ Product Line

EnerSys® Expands Product Line – Adding Group 34 and Group 78 Batteries to ODYSSEY® Performance Series™ Product Line

READING, Pa., (October 15, 2013) – EnerSys® has expanded its ODYSSEY® Performance Series™ battery product line to include a Group 34 battery and Group 78 battery, designed specifically for consumer passenger and commercial vans, custom and classic cars and SUVs. The ODYSSEY® Performance Series™ 34-790 battery and the ODYSSEY® Performance Series™ 78-790 battery both feature 792 cold cranking amps (CCA) and 114 reserve capacity (RC) minutes. They also feature deep cycle capability up to 400 cycles at 80 percent depth of discharge.

While ODYSSEY® Performance Series™ batteries do not have as many CCA and RC minutes as ODYSSEY® Extreme Series™ batteries, they feature the same rugged construction and offer equivalent deep cycling capabilities, long service life and high reliability. They also deliver more deep cycle capabilities for parasitic loads.

San Pedro, CA - PARETO POINT INDUSTRIES TO LAUNCH TWO COMPANION PRODUCTS TO THE TOPDOG V AT SEMA

In late 2010, Pareto Point Industries (PPI) unveiled TopDog V, an on-board parallel-flow oil bypass filtration system (PBF) that super-cleans motor oil to 2 microns. Since, TopDog V has received many positive product reviews, such as placing on Diesel World’s Top New Products List for 2011 and receiving CalTech Green Entrepreneurs’ Forum praise as a ‘game-changing’ new product. In 2012, TopDog V received honorable mention from the prestigious National Cleantech Competition. Under the commercial product name of ‘PBF’, the product is now being offered to fleets, offering them the same benefit of significantly reduced engine wear, better mileage, longer service intervals, greater engine longevity, quick installation (requiring no engine modification), and more.

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