Trucks, SUV's & Off-Road

BOLT OFFERS SECURE, CONVENIENT JEEP HI-LIFT JACK MOUNT

MILWAUKEE – The new BOLT® J-MountTM bracket mounting system allows Jeep TJ and JK off-road enthusiasts to securely attach their hi-lift jack to the side of their vehicle for easy, vertical access.

To protect this critical Jeep accessory, the J-Mount features the one-key convenience of BOLT lock technology, which permanently programs the lock to the Jeep owner’s vehicle ignition key, eliminating the need for extra keys. Once the ignition key is inserted into the lock cylinder, spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down and the first time the key is rotated, the cylinder is uniquely coded to that key. An auto-return spring locks automatically when the key is removed.

Steer Smarts to release YETI Series Steering Linkage at the 2015 SEMA Show

Steer Smarts presents our heavy duty steering linkage “The YETI Series” for Jeep JK Wranglers. We applied our 80 plus years of steering “lessons learned” to develop the strongest, most durable linkage ever built. The YETI Series linkage was engineered from the ground up with extreme detail to every component.
Our High Steer Top Mount Draglink has a Patent Pending ‘Reverse Taper Mount” that bolts right to the factory knuckle without the need of modifying the knuckle. This assures strength from the wheels to steering gear and makes installation a lot easier.
We also applied our “Reverse Pin” ball joint technology on our rod ends to prevent the linkage from flopping or rocking on those nasty washboard type roads. Our 30mm ball joints, with improved induction hardening, are the largest and strongest ever assembled in a Wrangler steering linkage.
Linkages and all components are MADE IN THE USA.
Visit our website (SteerSmarts.com) or visit us at SEMA 2015 – booth 35322

Ranch Hand Welcomes Mike Kane as new VP of Manufacturing & Engineering

Ranch Hand is adding some manufacturing muscle to its team of experts in the SUV and truck accessory industry. His name is Mike Kane, and he is the new Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering for Ranch Hand. Mike is making strides to improve the manufacturing and engineering processes.

A firm believer in lean manufacturing and 5S, Mike is working to implement each of the philosophy’s five “S” words — sort, set, shine, standardize and sustain — in all of the facilities’ practices. One of the by-products of the 5S philosophy comes in the form of another “s” word: safety. Mike realizes that safety is of utmost importance, and he is utilizing his expertise to ensure that Ranch Hand products are and continue to be the safest SUV and truck accessories on the market. When Ranch Hand advises customers to “Be on the Safe Side” with Ranch Hand products, they mean it.

Steer Smarts to release Griffin Series JK Steering Attenuator at the 2015 SEMA Show

Steer Smarts presents our Steering Attenuator “The Griffin Series” for Jeep JK Wranglers. The Griffin Steering Attenuator was designed for improved safety and reduced ride harshness on Jeep JK Wranglers. Our Griffin attenuator reduces snap oversteer during sudden highway maneuvers making the Wrangler safer on the road. It also reduces ride harshness by eliminating the direct steel path from wheel hub to frame. Simply put, it makes the Jeep Wrangler safer and gives you peace of mind while improving your driving experience.
The attenuator is a highly engineered direct swap-out for the drag link adjusting sleeve.
Our Griffin Series of products are MADE IN THE USA
Visit our website (SteerSmarts.com) or visit us at SEMA – Booth 35322

Bosch releases Esitronic Truck, its first heavy-duty truck all makes/all models scan tool for North America

Bosch has released Esitronic Truck, its first North American heavy-duty (HD) truck scan. Esitronic Truck covers all major HD truck, MD truck, engine, transmission, and brake system combinations with diagnostics and embedded repair information. Esitronic Truck will offer a solution to independent repair shops and fleets seeking a single scan tool for all their HD and medium duty trucks.

“For years there has not been an all-encompassing tool in the HD aftermarket that gives technicians what they need – all makes/models diagnostics coverage combined with repair information,” said Matt Stein, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions senior product manager of electronics, heavy-duty diagnostics and direct-test electronics. “Esitronic Truck is that and more, aligning repair info with testing to saving repair time and overall costs. It fills a direct need in the market.”

New Premium Brand “Steer Smarts” to be Launched at the SEMA Show

Steer Smarts, the innovative brand for steering and suspension products, will be formally introduced at the 2015 SEMA Show in booth 35322. As a brand descended from a long term OEM supplier, Steer Smarts makes use of the engineering and testing capabilities of the parent company to ensure robust product development and manufacturing. Steer Smarts products aren’t replacement parts – they’re improvement parts proudly designed and manufactured in the USA.
Steer Smarts is introducing an array of new Jeep Wrangler steering products at the SEMA Show. Our Griffin series of steering attenuators, simply put, makes the Jeep Wrangler safer while improving your driving experience. Our YETI series steering linkage is the strongest and most durable linkage ever built for Jeep Wranglers. Visit SteerSmarts.com and see for yourself.

J.W. Speaker Celebrating 80 Years

Germantown, WI, July 9, 2015 – J.W. Speaker Corporation, founded in July of 1935 by John W. Speaker, began as a manufacturer of automotive repair parts; including, radiator fronts, car mirrors, repair kits and automotive lighting. In the early 1940’s, J.W. Speaker developed the Heatab® miniature portable stove and the “P38” GI can opener. Both were widely used during World War II and for several decades after by the U.S. military.
In 1960, under the leadership of John’s son Jack, J.W. Speaker Corporation shifted its focus to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) vehicular lighting, expanding the product offering to include vehicular lighting for lawn & garden and golf & turf tractors. Since then, J.W. Speaker has evolved into a major lighting manufacturer specializing in quality lighting products for OEMs and aftermarket customers around the world.

NEW Truck Rim Gauge by Plombco

PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release

NEW Truck Rim Gauge by Plombco

VALLEYFIELD (Quebec), July 6, 2015 – PLOMBCO is proud to introduce a new Truck Rim Gauge. Finding the right wheel weight when working on trucks has always been a challenge for technicians due to the variety of rim flanges. This new tool will allow technicians to quickly determine the appropriate wheel weight every time.

To order please call our customer service department at 1 800-611-7074 | Part number 45008

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TRANSAMERICAN AUTO PARTS ANNOUNCES THE “LIFE IS BETTER OFF-ROAD™” SEMA VEHICLE BUILD AWARD

Compton, California (July 8, 2015) – Transamerican Auto Parts is proud to introduce the “Life is Better Off-Road™” SEMA builder award. Launching this year at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the “Life is Better Off-Road™” award is an annual industry prize awarded by Transamerican Auto Parts to the best presented, truly off-road capable truck, Jeep or SUV on display at the show.

This award is open to all off-road vehicle constructors and product manufacturers on display at the SEMA show and will be judged by an elite panel of industry experts. As the off-road performance category continues to grow in popularity at the annual event, the Transamerican Auto Parts “Life is Better Off-Road™” award will recognize the unique technological achievements and engineering advancements specific to the development of aftermarket products for off-road trucks, Jeeps and SUVs.

Magnum License Plate Light

Innovative Creations Inc. (ICI) proudly announces the release of its new Magnum License Plate Light, part number BP5185!

Armed with the knowledge that a rear license plate light is required in all 50 states, and that quality options at a reasonable price were not available, ICI Engineer Kyle Dahlquist developed the Magnum universal LED license plate light to address customer requests. Loaded with features and a suggested retail price of only $19.99, this light makes a great add-on sale item and gives customers the value option they are seeking in such a product.

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