Tools & Equipment

CURT Offers New Ford/RAM-Specific Heavy-Duty Solutions for Gooseneck & 5th Wheel Towing

CURT Manufacturing, LLC., the leading manufacturer and marketer of USA-made towing products, has developed two new heavy-duty towing solutions for Ford and RAM trucks with factory tow packages: one for gooseneck towing and one for 5th wheel.

CURT factory-style gooseneck ball and safety chain anchor kits provide a complete accessory bundle for Ford and RAM trucks with factory tow packages. The kits include safety chain anchors, a gooseneck trailer ball, a rubber hole cover and a durable storage case. The safety chain anchors feature a simple drop-in design, and the gooseneck ball installs using a quarter-turn latch-locking system, making installation fast and easy. The gooseneck ball has a gross trailer weight capacity up to 30,000 lbs. and a vertical load limit up to 7,500 lbs. CURT factory-style gooseneck ball and safety chain anchor kits are available in both Ford-specific and RAM-specific options.

CURT’s Most Advanced Weight Distribution Hitch Yet

CURT Manufacturing, LLC., a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium towing products, has introduced a revolutionary new product into its weight distribution lineup, the TruTrack™. This weight distribution system is an advanced form of the trunnion bar weight distribution hitch, combining precise load equalization and active sway control to deliver the smoothest, safest ride possible. It accomplishes this using three key components: adjustable support brackets, a spring & cam system and interlocking head tilt adjustment.

CURT Bulks Up with More 2 1/2” Ball Mount Options

CURT Manufacturing, LLC., the leading manufacturer and marketer of USA-made towing products, has added four new mounts with 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” shanks in the areas of weight distribution hitches and pintle hitches. With the demand for 2 1/2” receiver mounts increasing, CURT is expanding on its previous offering of 2 1/2” ball mounts and added a 2 1/2” weight distribution replacement shank (#17128), a 2 1/2” adjustable pintle mount (#48339), a 2 1/2” forged receiver mount pintle hook (#48010) and a 2 1/2” forged receiver mount ball & pintle combination (#48012). All of these heavy-duty mounts are made with solid steel and are designed to fit CURT class 5 Commercial Duty hitches or any trailer hitch with a 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” receiver tube opening. Best of all, they eliminate the need for a reducer sleeve or adapter and allow for a class 5 hitch to be used to its full potential.

New Towable Shank Gives CURT Bike Racks Towing Capabilities

CURT Manufacturing LLC., the leading manufacturer and marketer of USA-made towing products, has upgraded its hitch-mounted bike racks with a new towable bike rack shank #18008. The towable shank allows for use of a hitch-mounted bike rack, using the vehicle’s trailer hitch, without eliminating the option to tow a trailer.

The CURT towable bike rack shank inserts into any 2” x 2” receiver tube opening and features a 3/4” diameter hole to accept a 1 7/8” or 2” trailer ball. With its integrated bike rack mounting bracket and 2,000-lb. gross trailer weight capacity, the towable shank is able to tow a variety of light-duty trailers while providing secure and convenient bike storage.

A new international paper shows promise for the viability of EVX’s hybrid retrofit kit

A new paper from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) shows promise for the commercial viability of EVX’s hybrid retrofit kit. The global popularity of hybrid vehicles such as the Toyota Prius have been declining as buyers perceive the fuel savings are not significant enough to justify the relative higher cost of purchasing the car. A new paper from the ICCT “Hybrid Vehicles: Technology Development and Cost Reduction” forecasted that the costs of hybrid systems will be halved by 2025 from that of those in 2010.


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Attention Lovers of All Things Performance and Aftermarket: YOUR Social Media Site Has Arrived: Delivers the First Social Media Platform Designed Explicitly For Motor and Vehicle Enthusiasts

Santee, Calif., July 29, 2015 – Gearheads, car lovers, vehicle geeks and performance and aftermarket enthusiasts! There is a new social media destination for people exactly like you: is the social media platform for like-minded motor aficionados and the parts and accessories makers that bring their vehicles and vessels to life.

The Pinterest-style site allows powersport fans to connect with one another and professionals in the industry, promoting online social collaboration and enhancing aftermarket industry commerce.

“With millions of motorsport enthusiasts throughout the U.S., we recognized that there was no comprehensive social sharing website for this industry,” says Tony Bilancia, spokesperson for Bolt Ups, LLC. “Our goal is to build a wide-ranging online community where aftermarket and performance lifestyle fans can interact with other users and share their own content.”

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Braun Automotive to highlight Wheel Woolies products at 2015 SEMA Show

Braun Brush Company, a 140 year old brush manufacturer shifted gears, changed lanes and changed how professional detailers and car care enthusiasts now keep their wheels and rides clean. Through an innovative new manufacturing technology involving two US Patents, Braun Brush Company launched a new line of wheel cleaning brushes, known to thousands of end users around the world as Wheel Woolies. With a growing network of distributors serving 22 countries the Wheel Woolies phenomena has grown to include Caliper Spoke Woolies and a complete line of Braun Automotive car wash and detail brushes.

A New Breed of Brake Parts

Opteve Brakes are brakes designed by installers for installers. As installers, owning Brake Check, the founders of Opteve know that when people aren’t happy with their new brakes, the installers will be taking the heat for it, not the manufacturer. The Founders of Opteve were tired of having customers bring brakes back within days of install due to brake noise caused by insufficient brake friction. They searched the current market for a vendor that could provide brakes that met the standards they set out for brake friction, durability, performance, and longevity, but couldn’t seem to find any that wasn’t either making an expensive branded product, or a brake that just wasn’t up to their standards as installers. They recognized a dire need for brake parts that were built to the standards that would ensure customers left satisfied and stayed that way for the long haul, but at the same time cut out the middlemen and resellers that forced prices on premium brakes so high.

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