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Line-X, which is now celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, came to the 2013 SEMA Show with a special project vehicle designed exclusively for Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander. The project vehicle, aside from being coated in Line-X all over, features a number of Line-X’s all-new customizable truck division.

“LINE-X is continuously working to create innovative ideas and expand our capabilities beyond the traditional bedliners. Creating the all-new Limited Edition Commander Series truck has allowed LINE-X to showcase the new customizable truck division by offering customers an exclusive vehicle option,” said Kevin Heronimus, CEO of LINE-X Protective Coatings. “Creating the limited edition series truck and the concept vehicle for Willie Robertson has been a great experience and we are looking forward to presenting and showcasing the vehicles to Willie and all SEMA Show attendees. With the vehicle debuts, LINE-X is truly able to showcase the new capabilities to give customers a full menu of options when it comes to customizing their vehicles.”

FMVSS - LogoSkyjacker has tested the new 2014 GM equipped with the 6-7” lift to prove compliance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 126). Through SEMA and the advanced testing by Link Engineering that involves robotic steering and outrigger equipment they have demonstrated compliance with this safety standard and are proud to announce Skyjacker has successfully passed the rigorous FMVSS 126 physical testing.

A series of tests were done to measure the vehicles stability during the FMVSS 126 test. The sensors and monitors kept track of all the vehicles movements and dynamics as it passed down the track. These tests measure with great accuracy how the vehicle reacts after modification and was done to ensure Skyjacker products work in harmony with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The ESC is an active control system that affects both vehicle performance and safety to reduce rollovers.

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The Chevrolet Silverado Black Ops Concept vehicle on display at the 2013 SEMA Show is desgined to be the ultimate “go anywhere” truck. Fitted with a host of unique Chevrolet accessories and customized parts, the Black Ops Concept takes on the mantra of “bring it on” in its own uique way.

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Although Chevrolet is certainly showing 2013 SEMA Show attendees a glimpse into the future with its concept vehicles, it also came to the show with some great things for the vintage crowd. Offering somewhat of blend of both modern and vintage is Chevy’s Performance Classic Truck Concept.

This 1978 Chevy Silverado was rebuilt from the ground up, with its biggest selling point being the 5.3-liter Chevrolet Performance E-Rod crate engine sitting under the hood.  Offering nearly double the horsepower of the original ’78 Silverado, the Chevy team cleanly fit the 336-horsepower E-Rod engine in the truck to produce a solid workhorse truck that won’t have any issues passing that next smog test, all while producing an impressive 350 lb-ft of torque. The 5.3-liter engine is mated to a 4L70E four-speed transmission, and Chevy did manage to maintain the original transfer case.

Rancho-THUMB-6-inch-2014-Sierra-11-5-13Rancho recently announced its 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 suspension system, and at the 2013 SEMA Show the company announced it recently passed the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126 – Electronic Stability Control Systems (FMVSS-126) test – and were engineered to accommodate the varying steering knuckle materials being used by GMC.

The truck that recently passed FMVSS-126 included the new 6-in. Rancho suspension system, rear Rancho® RS7000MT™ (RS7297) shocks, and front OE struts with spacers. The truck also was outfitted with BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T/AKM2 325/60R20 tires and 20-in. Vision Off-Road Assassin wheels finished in matte black.

THUMB-Photos-SEMA-2013-11-4-13If you love anything automotive, SEMA is a wonderland. The problem is that the general public can’t just buy tickets and stroll in. Nope, the Special Equipment Manufacturers Association Show is for the automotive industry, so unless you know someone or work within the industry in some capacity, chances are you’re not getting in. The good news is that the media is allowed in, so we can show the general public all the cools things they wouldn’t otherwise see at the show.

From concept vehicles to new product unveils, celebrity appearances and booth girls, there’s eye candy in every direction at the Las Vegas Convention Center this week. Check out our photo highlights of the show for all of the coolest off-road vehicles and gear. We’ll update the gallery throughout the week of the show, so be sure to check back and drool a little at all the cool stuff.

T-Rex-Grille-Chevy-Silverado-9-5-13T-REX Products released this month seven all new one piece grilles for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Each grille was distinctively designed to satisfy the diehard truck customizer with styles from rugged and extreme to mild and refined.

The new T-REX Grilles one-piece grilles for the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado include, for the first time ever, two styles for each Grille Series – the aggressive X-Metal Grille Series, the luxurious Upper Class Grille Series and the newest addition to the T-REX Grilles family, the red hot Torch LED Grille Series. Every one of these T-REX Grilles is designed in house to compliment the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and all are manufactured to exacting standards in the U.S. for a perfect fit and finish every time.

Rough-Country-Chevy-Lift-2014-6-13-13Run up to a 32″ tire while leveling the front of your truck with the rear using Rough Country’s 2″ Leveling Suspension Kit for 2014 Chevy / GMC 1500 Pickups. This set of lower front strut mount extensions immediately offers increased ground clearance without the hassle of a long and drawn out installation process. Featuring 100% bolt-on installation and a unique design that allows fitment without the need to disassemble the strut, you’re ready to get that killer look in no-time flat on your late model GM 1500 pickup. $64.94 (#1304)

2.5″ SUSPENSION KIT
Off-Road Action has never been more affordable thanks to Rough Country’s new 2.5″ Suspension lift for 2014 GM 1500 Pickups. This new design utilizes our popular 2″ Lower Strut Extensions combined with a set of strut spacers and rear blocks to achieve a total of 2.5″ of lift – enough clearance to run up to a 285/70/17 tire – all at a price that won’t break the bank! This kit includes a set of Fabricated 2″ Rear Blocks to replace the OEM 1″ block. Fabricated blocks offer a longer lifespan than cast blocks and are less susceptible to damage and the environment. Not only is this kit affordable, it’s also easy to install, featuring a 100% bolt-on installation procedure with no need for a strut compressor to install. $149.95 (#1303).

Parker, Ariz. – For the second year in a row, Robby Gordon dominated the Parker 425. This was the first appearance of the No.77 SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires Trophy Truck since the 2012 San Felipe 250.

The SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires Trophy Truck was quick from the start of qualifying on Thursday to the conclusion of the 425-mile lap race on Saturday. Gordon qualified second behind pole winner Rob MacCachren, which resulted in him starting the race one minute behind MacCachren. With an impressive start, Gordon caught and passed MacCachren within 20 minutes. Gordon talked to his crew about transmission heating issues after pushing the truck hard for the first 18 miles. MacCachren stayed within 10 seconds of Gordon for a few miles until Gordon eventually ran away from him. Gordon would then battle with Jason Voss, the fourth place starter, for the lead; Voss would stay within a few minutes of Gordon on corrected time until the second lap. At that point, Gordon’s crew made an incredible pit stop at mid-way. The SPEED Energy crew changed two tires and filled the No.77 SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires Trophy Truck with fuel in just 57 seconds. When the two drivers reached Lap 3, Gordon had pulled ahead of Voss by nearly 6 minutes and 32 seconds physically but only 4 minutes and 32 seconds on corrected time. Gordon would maintain that lead for the final lap, carefully passing slower vehicles on the course. He was the first Trophy Truck to cross the finish line, resulting in a memorable and flawless race for Gordon and navigator Charlie Holbrook.

OGDEN, UT — Edge is excited to announce their latest coverage release in the Evolution CS/CTS platform. 2011-2013 Chevy/GMC Duramax LML 6.6L owners now have access to industry leading power, control, and style.   Adding up to 81HP and 170 lb/ft of torque, drivers will experience the benefits of economy, towing, and performance tunes.  Standard Evolution CS/CTS features, including speed limiter adjustment and tire size calibration, are built-in with the 2011-2013 Chevy/GMC Duramax LML 6.6L coverage.

The Evolution CS/CTS coverage will now include:
• Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500: 2011-2013 6.6L Duramax
• GMC Sierra 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500: 2011-2013 6.6L Duramax