Safe and Secured
What it is: Mac’s Custom Tie Downs Ultra Pack
Why it is cool: Whether you tow a custom-fabbed buggy or a trail Jeep, it is critical that your vehicle is safe and secure when you trailer it down the road. Many people risk damaging their vehicle every time they tow it by using old or poorly made tie-down equipment. Mac’s Custom Tie Downs is proud to offer a solution: the Ultra Pack. By combining the premium quality parts in a pre-engineered system, the Mac’s Ultra Pack includes everything you need to tie your car or truck down safely and securely while protecting it from damage during transport. The Ultra Pack includes four 6- or 8-foot ratchet straps (or a combination of both), four axle straps, four strap wraps, and a free duffle bag to stow the gear when not in use. Straps are available in red, blue, black or yellow. The hardware on a Mac’s axle strap is shaped to allow for tight-clearance applications. Each full-length sleeve is designed to stay in place (unlike competitive sliding products) and is made from the thickest material available. All straps in this pack have more than twice the number of stitches than most competitors’ straps. Simply wrap the axle straps, secure them over the rear axle tubes or through a front control arm and tie everything down. The Ultra Pack is rated with a 10,000-pound capacity. Overall, it’s the fastest, easiest and most secure way to transport a vehicle down the open road—and like all Mac’s products, the Ultra Pack is made in the U.S.
More info: www.macstiedowns.com
Four into One
What it is: Bully Dog Triple Dog GT
Why it is cool: The Triple Dog GT is an innovative product that is actually four products combined into one sleek, new design. It functions as a downloader that adds power, a tuner that allows for multiple drivetrain settings to be adjusted, a gauge pack that monitors four gauge functions at one time while being fully customizable to every user’s preferences, and a conscientious Driving Coach. The revolutionary Driving Coach software monitors wasted vehicle energy, and then informs the driver how to change their driving habits to increase fuel economy. The GT is loaded with additional features; the Diesel unit works on Dodge, Ford and GM vehicles, while the Gas unit works on Dodge, Ford, GM, and Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs. The GT also comes packaged complete with all the necessary mounting hardware.
More info: www.bullydog.com
Be a Champion
What it is: Champion Brands Blue Flame Diesel Oil
Why it is cool: Champion Brands’ Classic Blue Flame is a unique hybrid synthetic blend 15W-40 diesel engine oil that combines workhorse high-zinc performance additives, superior protection, advanced polymer technology, and high TBN, supported by a carrier blend of synthetic and conventional base fluids. Classic Blue Flame raises the bar of performance beyond API CJ-4, or any previous conventional API service category. Development included attention to the concentration and synergistic behavior of anti-wear and detergent additives in an effort to obtain more robust protection at high temperature and heavy load. Classic Blue Flame also utilizes TVS (Thermal Viscosity Stabilizer) polymer chemistry, borrowed from Champion Racing Oil technology, and a dynamic backbone of enhanced shear stability and viscosity control. The oil is said to deliver unmatched high-temperature film strength and lubricity protection; has the muscle to combat oil shear; maximizes and sustains cylinder compression; and is proven to increase engine horsepower and torque.
More info: www.championsusechampion.com
What it is: Hellwig Heavy-Duty Sway Bars
Why it is cool: Hellwig Products now offers heavy-duty sway bars for the new 2011 Chevrolet and GMC HD truck. These new trucks have been beefed up and Hellwig’s sway bars have been developed to match. The front and rear sway bars are engineered with 4140 chrome-moly steel, heat treated and hot formed to provide strength and durability. Hellwig says its bars are a great improvement to the overall performance and handling of GM’s new HD trucks and measure 1½-inch in diameter for the front bars and 1¼-inch in diameter for the rear bars. Whether you are towing and hauling or using your truck for work, you’ll love the upgrade in stability. The new Hellwig sway bars are sold in separate or complete kits.
More info: www.hellwigproducts.com
Distribute the Weight
What it is: CURT Weight Distribution Hitches
Why it is cool: Does your trailer nose sag down when you tow? Level it out and tow safely with a CURT weight distribution hitch. CURT WD hitches offer 10,000-pound towing capacities and tongue capacities up to 1,000 pounds. With tried-and-true trunnion and round bar designs, you can’t go wrong with a CURT WD hitch.
More info: www.curtmfg.com