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Race Ramps Adds New Trailer Step Size to Product Line-Up

ESCANABA, MI - Oct. 28, 2015 - Race Ramps, manufactured by Brute Technologies, introduces their new 24” x 24” Trailer Step (RR-TR-SP-24-8). The new Trailer Step adds to their existing product line-up of Trailer Steps that are available in three different dimensions. The 24-inch-squared free standing Trailer Step is 8 inches high and provides a sturdy step for varying applications and scenarios. A feature in the SEMA Show New Products Showcase, the Trailer Step will also make its debut at Race Ramps’ Central Hall Booth #21227.

“We’ve been paying special attention to the trailer industry and market and through our own outdoor and camping experiences, we came up with a newly designed Trailer Step that would provide increased stability when stepping down from any trailer,” said Rich Heinz, President of Brute Technologies.

Achieve an Impeccable Finish With 3M’s Best Finishing Systems

Achieve an Impeccable Finish With 3M’s Best Finishing Systems

A More Perfect Polish Completes the 3M™ Perfect-it™ EX Family

ST. PAUL, Minn. (November 3, 2015) – When it comes to paint refinishing, completing a job quickly, accurately and with the least amount of cleanup is essential. For paint professionals, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division offers the 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Finishing System, a family of products that provides technicians with optimal performance every time.

The latest addition is the new 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Machine Polish. This high-tech machine polish formula combines the latest innovations of minerals and chemicals.  The new Polish quickly and effectively buffs out compound swirls while reducing the frequency of having to reapply product after it dries on the surface. 

3M™ Automotive Aftermarket Division Continues to Revolutionize the Collision Repair Industry with New 3M™ Paint Defect Removal System

3M™ Automotive Aftermarket Division Continues to Revolutionize the
Collision Repair Industry with New 3M™ Paint Defect Removal System

New System is Easy to Use, Enables Cleaner Repairs, Reduces Clutter, and Minimizes Down Time

ST. PAUL, Minn. (November 3, 2015) – In spite of a paint professional’s best efforts to a achieve a perfect paint job through thorough preparation and proper application, a freshly painted car can still come out of the paint booth with minor defects. To help address this challenge, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has a new, easy to use solution that can repair the problem without having to reach for the spray gun for re-painting.

Introducing the 3M™ Paint Defect Removal System

Race Ramps Introduces 14 Inch Race Rock in New Color

ESCANABA, MI - Oct. 28, 2015 - Race Ramps, manufactured by Brute Technologies, introduces their 14 Inch Race Rock (RR-ROCK-14-RB) in the River Bed color, adding to the currently offered Sandstone color. River Bed is a natural grey color that complements the highly realistic look of the rock and is a popular choice in their 16 Inch Race Rocks. The new 14 Inch Race Rock in River Bed color is featured in the SEMA Show New Products Showcase and will make its debut at Race Ramps’ Central Hall Booth #21227.

The 14 Inch Race Rock measures 29” L x 29” W x 14” H and supports up to 2,500 lbs. As with all Race Ramps products, the 14 Inch Race Rocks are 100% solid-core construction, yet remain lightweight at 25 lbs., allowing for easy maneuvering, transporting and storing.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Makes It Easier to Get the Perfect Color Match Every Time, on Every Paint Job

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Makes It Easier to
Get the Perfect Color Match Every Time, on Every Paint Job

Innovative 3M™ PPS™ Color Match Film Is Applied Directly to Substrate,
Allows Hands-Free Viewing at Any Angle and a More Accurate Representation of Color

ST. PAUL, Minn. (November 3, 2015) – One of the most difficult challenges in collision repair shops today is achieving the perfect color match, particularly on curved panels. Until now, paint professionals had to hold a sprayout card in one hand to preview colors, making it very difficult to get an accurate representation of color from different angles, especially side-tone.

Now, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division have revolutionized color matching with a simple, but innovative, solution -- new 3M™ PPS™ Color Match Film that is applied directly to the vehicle and allows the painter to evaluate the colors from any angle and distance.

QA1 Ultimate Ball Joints and Accessories Released for Additional Applications

Lakeville, MN [November 2, 2015] – QA1 is proud to release additional applications for their popular low friction Ultimate Ball Joints, along with threaded ball joint weld-in sleeves.

QA1 Ultimate Ball Joints are engineered exclusively for high performance racing applications. They free up suspension travel to allow more weight transfer. A 100% owner rebuildable design, these self-lubricating ball joints are now available for 1979-2004 Mustangs in standard and 0.5” extended lengths, providing easy geometry changes.

“The latest design of Mustang ball joints press in to either QA1 or stock lower control arms commonly used to improve roll center, especially for cars that are lowered,” says Dave Goldie, QA1 Street Performance and Racing Product Manager. “We’re excited to expand our offerings to even more racers.”

QA1 Releases Sport Series Shocks for 1963-1982 Corvettes

Lakeville, MN [November 2, 2015] – QA1 has announced the release of new Sport Series Stocker Star shocks for 1963-1982 Corvettes. These non-adjustable QA1 Stocker Star shocks were tuned with a firmer valving for improved handling for pro-touring enthusiasts or autocross racing.

“The Sport Series shocks are ideal for Corvette owners who want improved handling and performance without needing adjustability options,” says Dan Voight, Motorsports Sales Manager for QA1. “These shocks are bolt-on and go, so they provide the worry-free performance of other non-adjustable shocks with the cornering ability of stiffer shocks.”

QA1 Releases Control Arms for GM S Series Vehicles

Lakeville, MN [November 2, 2015] – QA1 is proud to release upper and lower control arms for GM S Series vehicles, which include 1982-2004 S10s, 1982-1990 GMC S15s and 1991-2004 GMC Sonomas.

“Truck owners are looking more and more to improving the handling of their vehicles, and these control arms are designed to improve steering and handling by increasing the caster angle,” says Damien Brase, QA1 Fitment Technician.

QA1 Offers Rear Coil-Over Conversion Kits for 1973-1977 GM A-Bodies

Lakeville, MN [November 2, 2015] – QA1 is excited to add bolt-in rear Pro Coil Systems for 1973-1977 GM A-Body vehicles for drivers looking to improve their Chevelle, Malibu, Cutlass, or other A-Body vehicle.

QA1 Pro Coil Systems include single or double adjustable aluminum shocks, high travel springs and all necessary mounting hardware. The single adjustable shocks provide 18 positions of simultaneous rebound and compression adjustment, while QA1’s double adjustable shocks provide 18 positions of independent compression adjustment and 18 positions of independent rebound adjustment for a total of 324 possible valving combinations. These shocks have a threaded body that allows for ride height adjustability from stock to -1.5 inches. Multiple spring rate options are available to choose from for casual street driving to hardcore racing.

QA1 Offers Full-Vehicle Suspension Kits for Performance Handling and Drag Racing

Lakeville, MN [November 2, 2015] – QA1 now offers complete suspension kits for a variety of GM A, F and G-body vehicles; Ford Mustangs; and Mopar A, B and E-body vehicles. These kits are available for both performance handling and drag racing applications and come in up to three different levels of performance.
Each kit is custom tailored for each vehicle and application to provide the ideal combination for improved handling and reaction to road conditions. For performance handling, these kits increase cornering ability; for drag racing, they create a more controlled launch and improve straight line stability. Modeled around on-car testing and market research, these kits include the most popular suspension components, including double, single or Drag “R” Series adjustable Pro Coil® shocks and struts; tubular suspension components such as sway bars, K-members, control arms and trailing arms; and accessories like spanner wrenches, caster camber plates and tie rod sleeves.

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