DEI: EXO Series Exhaust and Pipe Wrap

The Design Engineering, Inc. EXO Series™ exhaust wrap is designed for use in extreme environments. Traditional exhaust wraps have not been able to withstand the dirt and water that can accompany off-road, dirt track, desert, and other forms of intense driving. The EXO Series features a dual-layer design that incorporates a combination of high-temperature glass covered with a 304-grade stainless steel exoskeleton. This unique construction maintains high heat protection while offering superior abrasion and impact shielding. What’s more, DEI’s unique Air Gap Technology keeps the glass fiber wrap from directly contacting the hot surface by way of an insulating air barrier.

The EXO Series exhaust wrap comes in a special 1.5” width, making it easy to install on any type of header, exhaust pipe, or exhaust system; this size also makes it perfect for high-impact spot protection. In addition, the stainless steel exoskeleton locks together when overlapped, keeping the wrap tight and making installation easy. Delivering outstanding looks and rugged performance over the long haul, this product is available in Black or Tan in either 1.5” x 10’ or 1.5” x 20’ rolls.

EXO Series Exhaust Wrap
EXO Series Exhaust Wrap

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Edge Products (98618): EAS Data-Logging Kit

The EAS (Expandable Accessory System) allows you to connect and display multiple accessory sensors, daisy-chain style, to customize the CS2/CTS2 to your specific vehicle and needs. Don’t add clunky gauges when you can have the clean look of dozens of display parameters on a single device using Edge’s EAS.

Edge Products’ 98618 EAS Data-Logging Kit is for the ultimate diesel enthusiast! This kit gives users the ability to monitor EGTs in two different locations, two 0-100 PSIg boost sensors, and two -40F to 300F temp sensors for unmatched monitoring.  This kit is designed for truck owners who have upgraded turbos and other mods where the stock sensors just aren’t enough anymore. Truck owners who use trucks for dyno competitions, sled pulls, and drag racing need this kit. Fine tuning these trucks can be difficult, but with the Edge EAS Data-Logging Kit you can log runs, view logs, and make adjustments as needed for maximum performance.

Includes:

  • EAS Starter Kit
  • Two EAS EGT Probes
  • Two EAS Universal 5 Volts
  • Two EAS 0-100 PSIg Pressure Sensors
  • Two EAS -40F to 300F Temperature Sensors

    Edge Products 98618
    Edge Products 98618

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UnderCover: Flex Now Available for 2016 Toyota Tacoma

The UnderCover Flex is now available for the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma, with models for both the 5′ bed (FX41014) and the 6′ bed (FX41015). The UnderCover Flex is a hard folding tonneau cover that gives you ultimate control of your truck bed with three secure riding positions. The cover is easy to remove, requires no drilling for installation, and mounts flush with your truck’s bed rails–making it the most water-tight hard folding cover on the market. Each panel is made from quality FRP composite material, which is lighter, stronger, and more dent resistant than aluminum. Each Flex has a bed rail mounting system equipped with rubber seals and drain tubes that carry water away from and out of the bed, keeping your gear dry and secure. Best yet, Flex is backed by a 3-year warranty.

UnderCover Flex  2016 Toyota Tacoma
UnderCover Flex 2016 Toyota Tacoma

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Hurst (1630225): Classic Shift Knob for 2015-2016 Ford Mustang

Hurst’s new classic shift knob for 2015-2016 model Mustangs with manual transmission is a great way to add some classic muscle car appeal to your modern muscle car.  The 2.25″ white-ball knob features a 6-speed shift pattern and the Hurst logo engraved on the sides. The bottom of the knob features a large pocket recess to accommodate the factory reverse lockout button. This product is backed by a Lifetime Limited Warranty and is made in the USA.

  • 6-speed engraved shift pattern
  • Iconic Hurst logo
  • High-gloss finish
  • High-strength plastic
  • Made in the USA

    Hurst 1630225
    Hurst 1630225

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T-Rex Grilles: An American Original

By John M. Arnaud

Southern California–based T-Rex Grilles might be a relative newcomer to Performance Corner, but the company has been pumping out cutting-edge grille designs for nearly two decades. With a variety of series to choose from—X-Metal, Torch LED, Graphic, and Billet, to name a few—T-Rex has a style to fit your aesthetic.

Last week Performance Corner had T-Rex National Sales Manager Tom Ameduri in the office to share ideas, swap stories, and build a more effective partnership. Tom learned about all the programs we’ve put together to support local jobbers, and we discovered a few things as well. Like when T-Rex says its products are made in America, they really mean it: everything, from materials and labor to manufacturing and shipping boxes, originates domestically. The company is also ramping up production with a faster, more efficient laser cutter.

We love having these meetings because they give us the chance to connect people with people, from warehouse distributors and manufacturers to all of us here at headquarters and our nationwide network of aftermarket jobbers. Thanks for coming out to see us, Tom: without the support of manufacturers like T-Rex, our program wouldn’t be possible!

T-Rex Grilles Visits Performance Corner
T-Rex Grilles Visits Performance Corner

To give your truck a front end to envy, head on over to your local Performance Corner retailer and ask about a T-Rex grille. Find an affiliated store using our dealer locator.

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Putting in Work with Putco

By John M. Arnaud

Known for its broad range of truck and SUV accessories, Putco is a giant in the truck aftermarket industry—and rightly so. From bed rails, grilles, and aesthetic trim to protective finishes and an astonishing selection of premium lighting, Putco has something for just about anyone wanting to set their pickup apart.

That’s why Performance Corner was thrilled to have National Sales Manager Scott Majors and Western Regional Sales Manager Desia Anderson in house to talk shop and get a sneak peek at what’s coming down the pike on Putco’s production schedule. (Don’t ask, we can’t tell you…yet!) What we CAN say is that we have Putco down to shoot some In the Garage and AAM University videos next year, so you can look forward to detailed installations as well as some educational series straight from the horse’s mouth.

Many thanks to Scott and Desia for taking the time to come out to see us. Without the support of manufacturers like Putco, our program wouldn’t be possible!

Putco Visits Performance Corner
Putco Visits Performance Corner

To give your truck a full Putco makeover, head on over to your local Performance Corner retailer. Find an affiliated store using our dealer locator.

If you are an automotive aftermarket retailer or installer interested in joining the nationwide Performance Corner, click here to get started!

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Race Sport: GEN4 HID Solve-All Solution CANBUS Conversion Kits

Race Sport GEN4 HID Solve-All Solution CANBUS Conversion Kits feature:

  • 3-year warranty.
  • Slim, weatherproof design.
  • Error light and RF interference prevention circuitry.
  • High-quality igniter system.
  • 35-watt ballast power.
  • Oriented for CANBUS vehicles model year 2005 and newer.
  • Kit includes: two 35-watt CANBUS ballasts and HID bulbs, hardware, and instructions.
  • Bi-xenon kits include high/low control pack harness.

    Gen 4 HID Conversion Kit
    GEN4 HID Conversion Kit

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AVS: Aeroskin II Textured Matte Black Hood Shield

AVS has released an all-new lineup of hood shields for a variety of vehicles. The Aeroskin II is the latest product that keeps AVS “Ahead of the Curve.” The Aeroskin II is designed to flow with the contours of your vehicle’s hood, providing the ultimate protection from road hazards. Custom-molded and made in the USA, AVS’s Aeroskin II is precision engineered to perfectly fit your vehicle’s hood.

Features:

  • Custom style that protects your vehicle’s hood
  • Made from a impact-resistant TPO material
  • Installs without drilling using 3M automotive-grade adhesive
  • OEM matte black textured finish
  • Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in the USA
  • Available for Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge, and Toyota

    AVS Aeroskin II 436011
    AVS Aeroskin II 436011

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