For Your Truck and Shop
By Amy Materson
EXTEND FUEL RANGE
Achieve extra fuel capacity with aluminum auxiliary fuel tanks from Aluminum Tank & Tank Accessories. Available in many styles for Ford, Dodge and GM diesel pickups, the fuel tanks range in sizes from 30 to 110 gallons. The tanks, which are constructed from .125 aluminum tread bright, are fully baffled to prevent sloshing and to increase strength.
Take the jerk out of towing with United Truck Parts’ Premier Cushion Hitches. The heavy- duty hitch extends 7 inches and swings 12 inches for easy, one-person trailer hookups while protecting the transmission and differential. The universal hitch fits any make and model via mounting brackets.
Work in tight areas with the Snap-On 12-piece 1/4-inch 12-point drive fractional low profile ratchet/socket set, which is useful for working under cowls on late model pickups, under the dash and on transmission bolts on transverse mounted engines. The set features 72 gear teeth that require minimal movement in tight areas, an easy action reverse lever and a thin handle cross section.
Hella’s Power Beam 3000 LED work lamp uses 16 long-lasting LEDs to provide a white light that approximates daylight and has a lifespan of more than 60,000 hours. Available in flood and long-range illumination models, the lamp features Free-Form reflector technology to deliver more light output and provide a precise beam.
SPARE TIRE LOCKS
Eliminate the need for multiple keys with Strattec Security’s Bolt Trailer Spare Tire Locks, which permanently program to a vehicle’s ignition key. The One-Key Lock Technology features spring-loaded plate tumblers that move up and down until they match the ignition key during the first use. The automotive-grade stainless steel locks prevent picking and bumping.
PULL HEAVIER LOADS
Maradyne High Performance Fans’ Mach Two Extreme Dual 16-inch fan package cools the engine without losing horsepower. Fits trucks with 34-inch-wide radiator cores and delivers 4,320cfm with an amp draw of 35.4. The 17”Hx33.5”Wx3.9”D housing has all glass-filled nylon construction and features concentric rings that prevent the blades from flexing at max rpm.
BIGGER TIRES, BETTER RIDE
BDS Suspension now offers 4-inch lift kits for 2009-2012 Ford F-150s. The kits provide clearance for up to 35-inch tires while improving both ride and handling. The lift includes laser cut crossmembers and CNC-machined ductile iron steering knuckles that maintain proper steering and ball joint geometry. Choose from BDS-5500 shocks or Fox 2.0s to replace the factory blocks and shocks.
Corsa’s dB Performance exhausts are now available for the 2011 For F-150 5.0L V8, 6.2L V8 and the 3.5L EcoBoost V6. The cat-back exhaust systems have a single side-exit design and straight through design to maximize airflow for improved fuel economy and performance. The exhaust system delivers an aggressive sound with no annoying in-cab drone.
Experience improved handling performance and ride quality with Hellwig Products’ Big Wig Air Bags line for 2005-2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 SRW 4X4 Super Duties. The kit requires just 60 psi of air pressure to level the vehicle, providing improved spring rate and off-highway performance.