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Death By Debris - A Highway "Killer" Hiding In Plain Sight


SEMA Booth #37000
Highway Debris; Highest Levels in Years;
25,000 Debris Related Collisions Each Year in North America;
New Concerns and Renewed Awareness of the Problem.
RAINBOW, Calif., October 14, 2014 -- Avoiding "Deadly Garbage" on our highways is becoming a real problem for a larger proportion of Americans. The share of drivers saying they have either "hit a piece of debris, been hit by flying debris or had to swerve to avoid debris," has grown dramatically in recent years. The most recent study by the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that vehicle-related road debris causes about 25,000 collisions and more than 100 deaths each year in North America. Unsecured or poorly secured items that can become "life threatening" to other unsuspecting motorists include home furnishings, building materials and YES… even our beloved Christmas trees.
Published German Automobile Club crash test calculations state that "objects travelling at 30 mph that come to a sudden stop are as much as 25 times heavier." This means that a 70 lb. piece of furniture falling out of a pickup, for example, would hit its target with the force of an object that weighs around 1,750 lbs. Obviously, a potentially "fatal" accident for anyone suffering a "direct hit" from this deadly "domestic" missile.
A company at the forefront of providing the solution to this issue is "Fasty North America, Inc.," a California based light load cargo strap provider. In a recent discussion with industry insiders, Roberto Frulla, President, stated that "Many homeowners transporting household items or building materials use careless tie down methods or use unsuitable poor quality tie-downs that snap or loosen under pressure. We are constantly looking for ways to keep our customers safer, offering products that are easy to use, and really work. A good example is our 'Fasty Strap™'… it's the easiest, quickest, strongest tie-down in its class. We call Fasty Strap™ … the 'Just in Case Strap' … It's got multiple uses, and should be 'standard' in every home or vehicle in preparation for whatever 'tie down' situation life throws at you."
According to the New York Times, at a cost of $55 Million per year, California highway workers "harvest" an estimated 140,000 cubic yards of road debris, enough to fill 8,750 dump trucks. Brooms, ladders, couches, tool boxes, mattresses, lumber, dry wall and everything else that can become "airborne and fatal" are collected daily, and estimates state that 70% of this debris is "accidental or negligent" … thanks to poorly secured loads.
Lawmakers country wide have ramped up penalties for vehicle operators who operate without properly securing their loads. However, more public awareness programs need to implemented to help eradicate the "casual, do it yourself attitude" of the average vehicle owner. The "many" who think a few pieces of twine is plenty good enough to secure a box spring and mattress to their vehicle's roof or truck bed, and then race down the highway at 75 mph. One thing is for sure; the situation is not improving and makes daily driving increasingly hazardous for the more responsible highway users among us … just one more obstacle to worry about as we "unsuspectingly" traverse our nation's highways.
Come visit us at SEMA booth 37000, Powersports & Utility Section. Check out the amazing NEW "T-3 Tie Down" and the rest of the Fasty Strap products and get a photo opportunity with the beautiful "Miss Fasty" 2015... and friends.
About Fasty North America, Inc.
Fasty North America, Inc., is the exclusive North American Distributor of the amazing Fasty Strap™
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Introducing New Complete Arnott Air Suspension Struts For 99-05 Audi A6 allroad quattro


Merritt Island, FL - Arnott Air Suspension Products is pleased to introduce AS-3222 (Front) and AS-3223 (Rear), completely assembled, Gen-I Air Struts for the 1999-2005 Audi A6 allroad quattro (C5 Chassis). Both Audi A6 Struts AS-3222 (Pictured) and AS-3223 come completely assembled for a fast installation. Arnott's new completely assembled and ready-to-install Front Air Strut AS-3222 and Rear Air Strut AS-3223 fit both the left and right sides of the 1999-2005 Audi A6 allroad quattro (C5 Chassis). This complete replacement strut is assembled with a custom-valved twin-tube shock absorber and Arnott's heavy-duty Gen-I air spring featuring an air bladder manufactured by Continental ContiTech. Both of these struts provide excellent control and performance, supports the vehicle's auto-leveling functionality and offers a faster installation. Each strut is fully assembled and tested in the USA to ensure the highest standard of quality and comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and 30-Day Return Policy.
Features:
• Heavy-Duty Gen-I Air Spring by ContiTech
• Arnott Custom-Valved Shock
• Pre-Assembled for Easy Installation
• Detailed Installation Manual and Video Available
• Limited Lifetime Warranty
The featured new aftermarket air suspension struts are high-quality, cost-effective solutions for the Audi A6 allroad quattro owners concerned about failing OE air suspension parts leaving them with expensive and recurring maintenance problems. Arnott also offers just the Air Springs and Shocks sold separately along with an Air Suspension Compressor and Coil Spring Conversion Kit for the allroad quattro. 'The Arnott Advantage' adds exceptional value to some of the most sophisticated air suspension components available. See Arnott's impressive array of additional, innovative aftermarket replacement parts for Audi vehicles here.

Tenneco Extends Monroe Coverage To Nearly 3 Million Additional Vehicles Through Latest Part Number Release


Monroe, MI, May 15, 2018 - Tenneco has announced the expansion of its Monroe® Shocks and Struts product line with the introduction of 27 new part numbers, including 21 new premium Monroe® Quick-Strut® strut assemblies, three new Monroe OESpectrum® shocks and struts and three new Gas-Magnum® light truck shocks.
The latest expansion adds coverage for six domestic and 53 import applications, including popular late-model vehicles from Acura, Ford, Honda, Mazda and Suzuki. In all, the new part numbers - of which 15 provide exclusive aftermarket coverage for their respective applications - offer combined coverage for nearly 3 million vehicles operating in North America.
Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies - assembled in Tenneco’s Paragould, Ark., manufacturing facility - feature the precisely engineered components necessary to complete a high-quality strut replacement. These include a premium Monroe strut technology tuned and tested for OE-style ride and handling; vehicle-specific coil spring technology featuring U.S.-grade steel and corresponding OE-equivalent spring design; premium, OE-style upper strut mount and bearing plate; and other high-quality components.
Making up the bulk of the new offerings are 21 Monroe Quick-Strut premium replacement assemblies - including 13 exclusive offerings - covering 51 import applications. Popular late-model Monroe Quick-Strut assembly applications now covered by the line are 2002-2004 Acura RSX (Front); 2011 Hyundai Sonata (Front); 1999-2003 Lexus RX300 (Rear); 2006-2010 Mazda 5 (Front); 2012-2014 Mazda 5 (Front); 2007-2012 Mazda CX-7 (Front); 2000-2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse (Rear); 2008-2010 Mitsubishi Lancer (Rear); 2004-2006 Scion xA (Front); 2004-2006 Scion xB (Front); 2006-2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara (Front); and 2000-2005 Toyota Echo (Front).
Tenneco also introduced Monroe OESpectrum premium front struts for 2015-2016 Honda CR-V, 2016-2017 Ford Edge and 2016-2017 Lincoln MKX models; Gas-Magnum rear shock absorbers for 2014-2016 RAM 3500 and 3500HD models; and Gas-Magnum front shock absorbers for 2014-2017 RAM 3500 and 3500HD models.
Also introduced were several new Strut-Mate® mounting kits covering 2011-2015 Nissan Juke (Front Lower), 2008-2014 Nissan Rogue (Front Lower), 2013-2015 Toyota Avalon (Front and Rear Lower) and 2012-2015 Toyota Camry (Front and Rear Lower) applications.
Monroe premium shock absorbers and struts and Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies are covered by a limited lifetime warranty and the brand’s exclusive “Feel the Difference™ Guarantee” money back consumer offer. See guarantee details at www.Monroe.com.
To learn more about these and other Monroe products, or to see a complete list of new Monroe part numbers, please visit www.Monroe.com or contact a Monroe supplier.
Tenneco is an $9.3 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 32,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of ride performance and clean air products and systems for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket. Tenneco’s principal brand names are Monroe®, Walker®, XNOx® and Clevite® Elastomer.

Air Lift Company Releases New Loadlifter 7500 XL™ For 2014-2018 Ram 2500 Pickups


Lansing, MI - Air Lift’s new product line, the LoadLifter 7500 XL, is now available for 2014-2018 two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive RAM 2500 pickups. Providing up to 7,500 lbs. of load-leveling capacity, it is Air Lift’s heaviest-duty load support solution, able to provide all the same benefits as other Air Lift load support products, but at lower air pressures, which results in increased ride comfort.
The LoadLifter 7500 XL series features a pair of massive 7-inch, double-convoluted air springs that eliminate the problems frequently faced when towing and hauling, including squat, trailer sway, body roll, and bottoming out. The larger volume of these air springs allows these benefits to be provided at lower air pressures, creating a noticeable difference in ride quality. The air springs help to evenly raise and support the rear weight, making towing and hauling safer and more comfortable with optimal braking and steering control.
All LoadLifter 7500 XL kits feature Air Lift-exclusive upper and lower roll plates, engineered to protect the air springs from sharp edges, while increasing the load capacity by 10%. The air springs themselves are built like a tire, reinforced with 2-ply fabric for maximum strength and topped with ultra high-strength corrosion-proof nylon composite end caps, which are as strong as steel but weigh much less.
For RAM 2500 pickups, adding the LoadLifter 7500 XL adds the load-leveling capabilities that heavy-duty towers and haulers are looking for, with the added benefit of complete adjustability. Air adjustable from 5-100 PSI, the vehicle can be ready for any weight, keeping cargo safe, no matter the situation.
This LoadLifter 7500 XL air spring kit requires no drilling into the vehicle frame and is compatible with most fifth wheel and gooseneck hitches. The standard installation can usually be completed in two hours or less, made easy with the inclusion of an illustrated instruction manual and Air Lift’s impressive customer service department.
About Air Lift
Air Lift Company, founded in 1949, is a third-generation, family-owned suspension specialty company based in Lansing, Michigan. Air Lift is committed to engineering, manufacturing and selling the highest quality suspension products that fit, work and last. Air Lift products are available at retailers across the country as well as internationally. For more information, contact Air Lift Company at (800) 248-0892, or on the web at http://www.airliftcompany.com/.

Forged PowerPak Piston Kit For Cummins Diesel 12 And 24 Valve Engines Now Available from Mahle Motorsport


OE Design with Extra Strength for Added Durability
Fletcher, NC, May 7, 2018 - Once available only as a custom option, MAHLE Motorsport announces that its highly popular Cummins 12 and 24 valve diesel engine forged pistons are available off-the-shelf as a PowerPak kit. Designed specifically with drag and pulling vehicles in mind, added strength and design flexibility make MAHLE’s PowerPak pistons a favorite for competition-only applications.
The performance forged pistons feature fully radiused valve pockets where applicable to reduce stress and fatigue cracking. CNC machined from MAHLE’s exclusive M142S alloy chosen for properties of high-temperature strength and low expansion characteristics, they are best suited for dedicated drag and pulling vehicles.
For more information about now off-the-shelf MAHLE Motorsport PowerPak designed for Cummins 12 and 24 valve diesel engines, contact www.mahlemotorsports.com, or call MAHLE Motorsport toll free at 888-255-1942.