Mobile Electronics & Technology

Two New, Innovative Brake Controls to Be Shown at SEMA

In-Dash for OE Look and Feel; OLED Screen for High-Quality Readouts

Eau Claire, WI -- October XX, 2017 -- CURT, the leading manufacturer of USA-made hitches and a complete line of towing products, will be showcasing two new, innovative brake controls at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Spectrum™ is an in-dash unit for an unprecedented OE look and feel, and the Assure™ features a high-quality OLED display screen.

The new Spectrum™ brake control #51170 is comprised of a dynamic user interface and a separate main module. The interface is a simple rotary knob with an integrated push-button and ten tri-color LEDs. It mounts on the dash of the vehicle for a clean, unobtrusive, OE look. This single knob allows the driver to control and monitor all trailer brake activity. No other controls or displays are needed. The separate main module of the Spectrum™ mounts behind the dash, out of sight.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Needle-Nose Combination Pliers

Pliers series ideal for gripping, bending, holding, pulling and cutting workpieces
for all common installation and repair work.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools introduced its series of Needle-Nose Combination Pliers. The pliers are ideal for all common installation and repair work that involves gripping, bending, holding, pulling and cutting the workpiece.

At a length of six inches, the Needle-Nose Combination Pliers have a slim-head design and anti-twist, pointed jaws, making the pliers useful when working in tough, confined areas. The pliers include a special convex contour on one jaw for a highly secure, three-point grip on workpieces. The pulling groove in the gripping area permits small parts, such as nails, pins and bolts, to be held and pulled without slipping.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Hose Clamp Pliers with Locking Device

Easy-to-use hose clamp pliers series stays locked without the user’s grip.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools adds new locking Hose Clamp Pliers to its series of Hose Clamp Pliers. The new pliers keep the clamp open and locked in position without the need to grip and hold onto the pliers until the user is ready to move the clamp.

The pliers feature a lock which opens at the touch of a button and rotatable tips to reliably grip hose clamps in all positions. The pliers can be used on a variety of clamps up to 2 3/4 inches in diameter and offer leverage to allow clamps to be easily opened and moved without exerting great effort.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Gripping Pliers Series

Versatile pliers series features unique heavy-duty design built for tough jobs.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – October 2017 – KNIPEX Tools introduced its series of Gripping Pliers. The series features Universal, Long-Nose and Welding Gripping Pliers.

The 10-inch Universal Gripping Pliers feature a unique, pivoting bottom jaw that automatically adjusts to any workpiece in the field, including square, round, hex and flat materials. The pliers also feature toggle lever action for a high clamping pressure grip, making the pliers ideal for secure, one-handed operation.

The 8-inch Long-Nose Gripping Pliers are bright zinc-plated and feature narrow, long jaws at a slim width of ¼ inch. The pliers are specially designed for areas difficult to reach. The Long-Nose Grip Pliers also feature a non-serrated gripping area for pinching off hoses.

KNIPEX Tools Introduces Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers

Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers designed to be a comfortable, convenient multi-use tool for hard-to-reach areas.

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – KNIPEX Tools introduced its 11-inch Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers. The pliers are designed for strong and flexible gripping of small pipes, screws and round parts in hard-to-reach areas.

The Extra Long Needle Nose Pliers feature multiple gripping zones that are perfect for pulling and twisting, making them a versatile multi-use tool for the automotive industry. Workpieces can be carefully grabbed, held and guided with the four grooves in the jaws of the slim, yet robust, pliers. Other features include a serrated gripping area for holding onto round parts or pipes and a slim, extra-long design for limited working space.

ALLDATA to Debut Next-Generation Technology at SEMA that Turns a Tablet into a Powerful Scan Tool

ELK GROVE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2017 – ALLDATA, an AutoZone company, is marking its 11th year at the annual SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) exhibition with the launch of ALLDATA Diagnostics. This next-generation technology turns a tablet (Android, Windows 10, or iOS) into a powerful, professional scan tool – an industry first. It’s the only scan tool solution with ALLDATA Repair® or ALLDATA Collision® built in, which means that codes link directly to relevant OEM-direct articles, as well as ALLDATA’s new interactive color wiring diagrams.


The newest system from Level Ride Air Suspension is an Upgrade Kit for existing adjustable suspensions. In contrast to other companies’ controllers, which often use switches or a smart-phone/tablet app, Level Ride employs a dedicated Android-based WiFi unit. The Level Ride Upgrade Kit is compatible with any system that uses 5-volt height sensors. Level Ride also offers pressure monitoring for the tank as well as the airbags and an available option for the ultimate in control.

“The underlying benefit is suspension stability on start-up, particularly on uneven ground,” says Level Ride founder James Cloke. “By monitoring pressure as well as corner height, Level Ride adjusts the suspension automatically when the vehicle is more than an inch out of level. We engineered 18 years’ experience in the aftermarket suspension industry into this kit.”

DS18 2018 Catalog Ready

DS18 proudly announces their 2018 catalog! With over 90 pages, the catalog features the complete lineup of DS18 series, from the Double din radios to DS18 tshirts. It was quite a job for the TEAM to design and make this catalog unique to the industry, and it was done just in time for SEMA.
Come by the DS18 booth and check out the Products, and if you want a catalog, swing by also.

Download the catalog here >>>

Check out DS18 32" Subwoofer "TROUBLEMAKER 32Neo"

This is a must see at the DS18 booth, the Troublemaker 32 inch subwoofer,the name says it all, call it disturbing the peace or pounding the world, this 32" sub is capable of handling 15.000 watts
with 4 voice coils, 4g leads, 8" and 4layer Voice coil. built with polished chrome plated steel plates
650 oz NEO Magnets, makes this sub a 241 lb monster.
Frequency Response : 15 - 200 HZ
Sensitivity : 98 DB
Power : 15k RMS - 20k Max

MSRP $5999

Ds18 showing off the new Hooliogan X subwoofers

After breaking several records with our original Hooligan, we decided to take this subwoofer to the next level.
Upgraded in every aspect, Hooligan-X features a DS18 X-clusive basket design, Kelvar enforced cone, Super coil cooling and upgraded spiders, bringing a true basshead sub to life!

availables in 12" and 15" in 2ohms and 4ohms

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