Cool Stuff You Never Knew You Needed-Until Now
We've set our cameras atop the mountains overlooking the Area 51 of the automotive world to bring you the first glimpses of the parts that will make 2000 hot. Follow along through the sneak-peek of the stuff that will make your buildups more interesting, your driving more enjoyable, and your life much better.
Retractable Hard Tonneau Pace Edwards has announced the Roll-Top-Cover for the new Nissan Frontier Crew Cab. The Roll Top retracts automatically to allow full use of the bed and closes easily, locking into position at the tailgate. It's fabricated from one solid piece of padded polymer laminated to rigid, heavy-gauge aluminum panels. The polymer blend is designed to endure sun and cold without stretching, shrinking, or cracking. Information: Pace Edwards, Dept. 4WOR, 2400 Commercial Blvd., Centralia, WA 98531, 800/338-3697.
Russell Dual Inlet Kit New from Russell Performance Products is part No. 4109-A, a new Dual Inlet kit for dual-feed Holleys. The kit comes fully assembled and includes No. 6 ProFlex stainless steel braided hose with anodized AN fittings, -6 male inlet, and fuel bowl washers. The kit also comes drilled and tapped with a 11/48-inch NPT pipe plug that can be removed to install an optional 0-15-psi fuel pressure regulator. Information: Russell Performance Products, Dept. 4WOR, 225 Fentress Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114, 904/253-8980, www.russellperformance.com.
Truly Custom BumpersArizona Speed and Marine now offers truck and SUV owners the opportunity to pick the style of bumper that best suits their truck. Size and location of the lighting and grille(s) are all configured through the buyer, before the bumpers are made. The bumpers are made from customer specifications and not mass produced, thus ensuring a truly one-of-a-kind bumper. Information: Arizona Speed and Marine, Dept. 4WOR, 6313 W. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler, AZ 85226, 480/753-0208, www.azspeed-marine.com.
New Ramsey WinchRamsey's new Platinum 9500 winch offers a new 4.8hp motor, new continuous-duty solenoids, 2-gauge motor leads, a three-stage planetary gear system for fast line speed, and an automatic load-holding brake. The new motor allows the Platinum 9500 to pull 42 percent farther than the Platinum 9000. Information: Ramsey Winch, Dept. 4WOR, P.O. Box 581510, Tulsa, OK 74158-1510, 918/438-2760, www.ramsey.com.
The SparePackSeattle Adventure Equipment has introduced its SparePack. This spare tire cover offers two roomy side compartments and a big square center pack. It's got quick-release straps, can be washed or hosed off, and will accommodate a security cable lock. It comes in sizes to fit 29-, 31-, 33-, and 35-inch tires. Information: Seattle Adventure Equipment, Dept. 4WOR, 15823 Pacific Hwy. S., Seattle, WA 98188, 888/749-2777.
Moveable Bed-Mounted ToolboxThe Rollerbox from Slide Systems rolls along a mounted rail system on stainless steel roller bearings. There is no drilling needed to mount the system. Made from 0.080-inch Bright Tread Aluminum with watertight construction, it enables you to reach your toolbox without jumping in and out of your bed. Just slide it back to the end of the bed for access, then slide it back for cargo-carrying capacity. Information: Slide Systems, Dept. 4WOR, P.O. Box 3226, Syracuse, NY 13220, 888/917-5433, www.slidesystems.com.