Auburn Hills, Mich. – The one millionth TorqueFlite 845RE eight-speed automatic transmission produced at the FCA US LLC Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.) rolled off the assembly line today. The occasion was marked with a celebratory town hall to recognize the nearly 3,000 hourly employees whose commitment made the milestone possible.
Diamond Bar, CA – Determining the most appropriate wheels and tires is easier than ever, with the use of the SEMA Wheel and Tire Council (WTC) Ride Guide, an easy-to-use manual that includes technical test data regarding the effects of plus sizing wheels for select vehicles.
These guides are designed to equip sales staff with data-supported comparisons to assist consumers in understanding how plus sizing will affect the ride and handling of their vehicle. The goal is to better understand the changes of vehicle handling dynamics in relation to the customization of wheels and tires.
Tustin, CA – AMP Research has added a new model to its lineup of PowerStep electric deployable running boards. The PowerStep XL features an additional 3-inches of drop compared to standard PowerStep boards, which makes them ideal for lifted vehicles. This 3-inch drop comes courtesy of an integrated aluminum rail that not only looks great, but also offers additional durability when the steps are retracted. The PowerStep XL also features easy installation with hassle-free plug-and-play wiring. Simply attach the boards and plug the wiring harness into the vehicle’s OBDII port.
Buford, GA – Lund has introduced a new line of steps to its existing lineup of nerf bars and running boards. The all-new Lund Terrain HX Step is an aggressively designed yet functional nerf bar that provides an off-road look while making it easier to get in and out of the vehicle.
Suwanee, Ga. – Rugged Ridge today announced the availability of its Exo-Top in new expanded applications for two-door 2007-2015 Jeep Wrangler JK. Previously only available for four-door Unlimited models, the two-door Exo-Top™ features the same innovative, industry-first design that combines open air functionality of a soft top with the utility of an integrated roof rack.
Jeep announced recently that the “most awarded SUV ever” in its Grand Cherokee ranks highest among Mid-Size SUVs for the fifth consecutive year in AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSAs).
The new Extreme Country mud-terrain tire from Dick Cepek is one the newest additions to the tire line and is now available in 18 popular 15- to 20-inch sizes for trucks, Jeeps and 4x4s. This purpose-driven tire has been thoughtfully designed for sportsmen and off-road enthusiasts with a proven tread compound for excellent traction, responsive handling, even wear, longer life and a smoother, quieter ride.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. – Auto enthusiasts and consumers can now visit www.semaignited.com to purchase tickets to attend SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after party that connects the general public with industry leaders, celebrities and award-winning custom vehicles.
The Friday night festival takes place immediately after the SEMA Show closes on November 6, from 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. As vehicles exit the Las Vegas Convention Center, they will parade across the street and congregate in what is known as the Gold Lot. The customized rides will be displayed in either a hot-rod, truck, sport-compact or general village area for consumers to get up close with vehicles that feature new and innovative products from the coveted trade-only SEMA Show.