Trucks, SUV's & Off-Road

ZAFCO Unveils Winter Tires and more at SEMA Show 2014 – U.S.A

November 13, 2014

Las Vegas, NV – Drivers looking for better traction and mileage can find this news interesting, as ZAFCO exhibited a number of tire brands at Las Vegas Convention Center from November 4th to 7th, 2014. Being an active participant, ZAFCO unveiled a wide range of categories of its very own brand – ZEETEX –including PCR, TBR, Winter, and SUV / 4x4, claiming to offer the best traction and mileage, while favoring the environment as well.
For UHP category, ACCELERA tires seemed to grab the attention of dealers and distributors, as the number of drivers seeking ultra-high performance is pretty sound in the U.S. However, on the other hand, ARMSTRONG and FORCEUM focused on a single category each where they showcased their TBR and PCR categories, respectively.

WELD Directs Engineering Expertise to Key Customer Segments

Kansas City, Mo. – WELD, manufacturers of WELD wheels, announced today at SEMA 2014 their strategy to apply WELD’s race-winning heritage and expertise to all segments of the high performance wheel market. WELD will speak directly to the different consumers in each market segment through its four brands: WELD Racing, WELD Street & Strip, REKON Off Road by WELD and CCW Forged Performance. This new structure will better connect with customers and clarify each brand’s target market, allowing for more powerful messaging for each type of buyer, and more targeted high performance forged wheels.

“As WELD has experienced unprecedented growth, we’ve increasingly seen the need to make our brand positioning very clear to the marketplace,” said Norman Young, president and CEO, WELD. “This new structure defines who are as a company, and gives us a platform to further expand and grow as a company. We are very excited to make this announcement today at one of the aftermarket’s premier events.”

The Ultimate Dana 60™ Axle Introduced At SEMA

Direct-fit, Bolt-in Upgrade Available for Jeep Wrangler JK

Las Vegas, Nov. 6, 2014 – Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) introduced The Ultimate Dana 60™ axles for the Jeep Wrangler JK yesterday at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show, held here through Nov. 7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The new axle line, which includes bolt-in replacement upgrades for front and rear axles on the Jeep Wrangler JK, reflects the experience of serious off-roaders and incorporates many of the features they need.

“For years, hardcore Jeep Wrangler off-road enthusiasts have been modifying axles to achieve better performance, and we’ve been paying attention,” said Bill Gryzenia, vice president and general manager, Dana Aftermarket. “We have incorporated a number of new ideas into The Ultimate Dana 60™ axle family to deliver unmatched performance off-road.”

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HushMat offers over 2,000 Year, Make & Model, Custom Vehicle Kits!!

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New 700 Series Tonneaus Designed to Complement Styles of 2015-Year Pickups

At SEMA this week, LEER®, North America's leading manufacturer of fiberglass truck caps and tonneaus for more than 40 years, unveils its new 700 Series tonneaus. The new tonneaus are available for the 2015 models of the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Colorado/ GMC Canyon.

The 700 Series is specifically designed to accentuate the lines of Ford F-150s, Chevrolet Colorados and GMC Canyons. High-performance features include LEER twist handle locks with flip-up weather covers, automotive style rotary latches, DuPont automotive high-gloss paint, LEER SuperLift system and an interior headliner.

Additional advanced features of the 700 Series include:

• LEER FlexSeal water barrier
• Trimless, finished edges
• Optional keyless remote
• Hidden lock linkage
• Hand-laid fiberglass
• Marine plywood and/or metal reinforcements
• Primer Gelcoat
• Fiber-based honeycomb
• Random-strand fiberglass and resin
• LEER articulating 4-bar hinge

Pace Edwards Launches New Lines of Bed Covers for 2015 Model Pickups

Pace Edwards, has updated its line of high-performance tonneaus for pickups, with new models for the 2015 Chevy Colorado, Ford F-150 and GMC Canyon. At the SEMA show, the new lines of Pace Edwards 2015 products will be on display at booth #31119.

The new products include:

SWITCHBLADE
Pickup owners, including ATV enthusiasts, can install and remove SWITCHBLADE in minutes with only a wrench and screwdriver. SWITCHBLADE retracts in seconds and remains out of site, never obstructing rear visibility. Made with ArmorTek™ – a weather-resistant, padded polymer bonded to rigid aluminum panels – SWITCHBLADE provides hard cover security with a sleek “soft top” look.

Bedlocker Electric

Mercury Racing Unveils Concept Small Block Four-Valve Engine at SEMA

FOND DU LAC, Wis., Nov. 4, 2014 – Mercury Racing unveiled a concept Small block four-valve automotive crate engine today at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. SEMA consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod
builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more.

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Skyjacker and Matchbox Team Up To Bring the 40th Anniversary Edition Bronco To SEMA

Las Vegas, NV (November 5, 2014)-Skyjacker and Matchbox®, the dynamic duo, proudly announce today their joint build project. In honor of the 40th anniversary of Skyjacker Suspensions; Matchbox and Skyjacker have teamed up to create the ultimate throwback vehicle. Announced during a joint press conference, the dynamic duo unveiled the new 1976 Ford Bronco 4x4 “Real Size Edition” along with the comparable Matchbox Ford Bronco 4x4 toy companion.

The 1976 Bronco spec sheet reads like a formidable “who’s who” from the aftermarket industry featuring parts provided by: Skyjacker Suspensions, Hanson, Warn, Bushwacker, Bestop, JW Speaker, Winn Trim, Weather Tech, BFG, BMF Wheels, McGard, JE Reel, Hedman Headers and SSBC Brakes.

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