In the Garage with Performance Corner: Fastway e2™ Hitch

Come inside the Performance Corner garage as we take you through the installation of some of today’s hottest truck accessories. In this episode, we take a closer look at the e2™ Hitch from Fastway and see why you need sway control and weight distribution built in.

Parts used in this video:

Fastway e2™ Round Bar Hitch (94-00-1033)

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Westin Automotive (56-13725): HDX Drop Step for ’16 Silverado/Sierra 1500

The new 56-13725 HDX Drop Step from Westin Automotive gives 2016 Chevy and GM 1500 owners the rugged look and functionality they crave. This product features solid one-piece steel construction and heavy-duty punch plates, which enhance traction for safer entry and exit.

Westin’s HDX Drop Steps also feature a notched bar design that allows for more than 2” of additional toe/heel placement over the competition. Available in a textured black finish that complements Westin Automotive HDX Bumpers, these drop steps are specifically designed to fit 2016 Silverado and Sierra 1500 pickups and include installation hardware and instructions.

Features

  • Die-stamped, slip-resistant, extra-wide step areas.
  • Fits tight to rocker panel.
  • Chiseled style complements HDX Bumpers.
  • Patented, bolt-on design.
  • Backed by a 3-year warranty.

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Westin Automotive (56-13725): HDX Drop Step for ’16 Silverado/Sierra 1500
Westin Automotive (56-13725): HDX Drop Step for ’16 Silverado/Sierra 1500

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Go Rhino: BRJ40 Modular Front Bumper for ’07-’16 Wrangler JK

Go Rhino is hitting the Jeep market in a big way, porting its signature BR Series bumper to the Jeep Wrangler platform (JK and JK Unlimited). The product’s six-point mounting system and no-cut, no-drill installation make it the easiest-on Jeep bumper on the market today.

You can customize the feature-rich, winch-ready BRJ40 with three optional end cap styles (Stubby, Straight, and Full) and three optional light mount bars (Trailline, Rockline, and Roadline)—combining to present 16 separate combinations to fit every taste and personality.

Features

  • Bumper made from 3/16” steel; brackets formed from 1/4” steel.
  • Stainless steel hardware.
  • Polymer rub plates protect bumper.
  • Compatible with factory fog lights.
  • 1” steel shackle mounts with signature Go Rhino horn design.
  • No cutting or vacuum canister relocation required.
  • Locking drawer codes to ignition key.
  • Accommodates up to 12,500-lb. capacity winches.
  • Textured black powder-coated finish.
  • 5-year warranty.

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Go Rhino: BRJ40 Modular Front Bumper for ’07-’16 Wrangler JK
Go Rhino: BRJ40 Modular Front Bumper for ’07-’16 Wrangler JK

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Centerforce (04614877): DYAD DS Twin Disc for 2016 Chevy Camaro 6.2L LT1

The pressure plate on the new DYAD DS Twin Disc for 2016 Chevrolet Camaro 6.2L LT1 8-cylinder engine from Centerforce features two of the company’s patented technologies: the Centrifugal Weight System for superior clamp load over stock, and the ball-bearing pressure plate, which provides light pedal effort. The discs are augmented with segmented “puc”-style facings on both sides—providing increased holding capacity and longevity. Includes a lightened billet steel flywheel for extra RPM.

Features

  • Patented ball-bearing pressure plate and Centrifugal Weight System.
  • Lightened billet-steel flywheel.
  • 16 lb. lighter than OE.
  • ARP fasteners.
  • Easy setup—no adjustment required!

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Centerforce (04614877): DYAD DS Twin Disc for 2016 Chevy Camaro 6.2L LT1
Centerforce (04614877): DYAD DS Twin Disc for 2016 Chevy Camaro 6.2L LT1

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Holley: Sniper EFI Complete Fuel Tanks

Coming this August from Holley is a full lineup of new EFI Conversion fuel tanks, specially engineered to help you complete your EFI swap. Each tank is designed to be a direct fit for your application—no modifications required.

Every Sniper EFI Fuel Tank kit includes the tank, a 255 lph fuel pump, internal baffling, a fuel level sender, and the filler neck. A protective powdercoat ensures corrosion resistance and great looks. This product is a complete solution for your EFI project!

Features

  • Coated galvanized steel is further powder coated silver for increased protection.
  • 255 lph fuel pump with hanger assembly ensures powerful yet quiet operation.
  • Sender has ¼” NPT Supply and Return line ports for easy fuel line connection.
  • Fuel level sender included with the correct Ohm range for your factory gauges.
  • Recessed fuel pump and sender facilitate easy, no-modification installation.
  • EFI-style tank baffling includes a large 4.3L internal fuel tray to prevent pump starvation.
  • Fits and looks like an OE tank.
  • Notched tanks available for First Gen F-bodies with rear suspension mods and huge tires.
  • Complete bolt-in solution for your EFI conversion!

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Holley: Sniper EFI Complete Fuel Tanks
Holley: Sniper EFI Complete Fuel Tanks

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AEM (30-2203): Vehicle Dynamics Module

The new Vehicle Dynamics Module (30-2203), or VDM, from AEM allows users with an Infinity ECU or AQ-1 Data Logger to add track mapping and chassis dynamics data to their engine data. The VDM provides g-force, pitch, roll, and yaw from its integrated three-axis accelerometer and gyrometer; and vehicle speed, position, and altitude through GPS/GLONASS coordinates, transmitting it via AEMnet CANbus through a simple DTM connection.

AEM made installation easy: just mount the weather-resistant VDM in the correct orientation and at the correct angle and connect it to the AEMnet adapter of your Infinity ECU, AQ-1 Data Logger, or X-Series GPS-based speedometer—no configuration required! The GPS/GLONASS antenna is IP67 rated (dustproof and weatherproof to 1 meter) for mounting on the outside of your vehicle.

Features

  • GPS latitude and longitude delivers AEMdata track map functionality via AEMnet CANbus.
  • Easily add GPS, lateral G, altitude, pitch, and roll data to engine data logs.
  • Continuous time data can be used for Infinity USB log file naming.
  • Accelerometers supply 3-axis acceleration data for chassis tuning.
  • Ideal for road racers who want to use the gyrometer data for suspension adjustments.
  • Perfect for drag racers who want G-loads and wheel stand data.
  • GPS vehicle speed, heading, and altitude logged for data analysis and lap comparisons.
  • Status LED indicates power and GPS signal.
  • Weather-resistant enclosure and IP67-rated GPS/GLONASS antenna.

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AEM (30-2203): Vehicle Dynamics Module
AEM (30-2203): Vehicle Dynamics Module

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MSD Performance (64253): Digital 6AL Ignition Control with Rev Limiter (Black)

MSD Performance (64253): Digital 6AL Ignition Control with Rev Limiter (Black)

MSD Performance has upped the ante on its analog 6AL, the ignition control that had already set the standard in the category. Redesigned for the first time in 25 years and available in black (64253) in addition to the familiar red, the now-digital 6AL produces more power with less energy, all in a more compact housing. In addition, the single connector creates a tidier visual profile and facilitates installation.

Perhaps of most interest to enthusiasts is MSD’s inclusion of an easily adjustable rev limiter, now located on top of the housing; the two rotary dials let you set the limit in 100 rpm increments—no more plug-in rpm modules! The 6AL’s microprocessor monitors and controls every firing and rev limit, delivering more than 530 volts to the coil with up to 135mJ of spark energy for every firing! As a bonus, the integrated LED lets you know you’ve got voltage and blinks to signify a trigger signal.

Features

  • High output: 530V and 135mJ of spark energy.
  • Efficient components use less current to produce more power.
  • Set an rpm limit with two rotary dials in 100 rpm increments.
  • Built-in LED for system checks.
  • All wires exit through a single locked, sealed connector.
  • Accepts trigger inputs from breaker points, amplifiers, and magnetic pickups.
  • Compatible with 4-, 6-, or 8-cylinder engines with 12V negative ground systems.
  • Includes wiring harness and installation components (plus vibration mount).

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MSD Performance (64253): Digital 6AL Ignition Control with Rev Limiter (Black)
MSD Performance (64253): Digital 6AL Ignition Control with Rev Limiter (Black)

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ReadyLIFT: 3.5” SST Lift Kit for 2009+ Ford F-150

ReadyLIFT: 3.5” SST Lift Kit for 2009+ Ford F-150

You asked for it, and the ReadyLIFT development team has delivered: new 3.5″ SST Lift Kits for 2009–2016 Ford F-150 2WD and 4WD trucks.

These new SST lift kits revolve around ReadyLIFT’s DOM tubular steel upper control arms, which include a 14-degree ball joint cup to ensure proper geometry and alignment. This pairing facilitates long tire life and superb handling. Each arm includes the same proprietary ball joints used in the company’s 3/4-ton truck lift kits. Each arm also includes new one-time grease polyurethane bushings.

A unique offset top-mount spacer design enables the 3.5 inches of lift height. These CNC-machined, aerospace-grade, billet aluminum lift spacers feature a unique offset bolt designed to position the strut into the stock position—which translates into proper suspension clearance and a comfortable stock ride.

These features conspire to produce an excellent driving and handling suspension system that truly upgrades your Ford F-150!

Features

  • Tire clearance for up to 35” × 12.50” tires (with minor trimming).
  • DOM tube-steel upper control arms.
  • Engineered to correct ball joint angle.
  • New urethane bushings and steel sleeves.
  • Offset top-mount spacers for factory-positioned struts.
  • Strut preload spacers limit droop and protect CV joints.
  • Rear lift blocks (with hardware) in both tapered and flat versions.
  • Supplied carrier-bearing spacer (for two-piece driveshaft).
  • Backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

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ReadyLIFT: 3.5” SST Lift Kit for 2009+ Ford F-150
ReadyLIFT: 3.5” SST Lift Kit for 2009+ Ford F-150

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Rigid Industries: Ignite Compact Auxiliary Lighting

Rigid Industries: Ignite Compact Auxiliary Lighting

Available in flush-mount and surface-mount options, the all-new Ignite is the smallest, most versatile light in the Rigid Industries catalog! Measuring approximately 1.4” × 1.4” × 2”, this flexible light packs 1,000 raw lumens in Spot, Flood, or Diffused beam patterns—perfect for any application where short-range light output is desired.

The surface-mount Ignite comes with a mounting bracket compatible with off-the-shelf GoPro mounts*, enabling a diverse set of applications limited only by your imagination. The compact and

Rigid Industries: Ignite Compact Auxiliary Lighting
Rigid Industries: Ignite Compact Auxiliary Lighting

lightweight housing integrates seamlessly in a variety of locations, including on cars and trucks, motorcycles, UTVs, and even marine vehicles. The Ignite’s low current draw (< 1A) and voltage requirements (6–28V) allow it to adapt to nearly any application. Single-light kits include one Ignite, mounting brackets, and related hardware.

*GoPro mount not included.

Features

  • Rigid’s smallest forward-projecting light.
  • Available two mount styles: flush and GoPro-compatible surface.
  • Small package, big output.
  • Low minimum voltage: 6–28 VDC.
  • Durable housing is IP68 compliant.
  • Available in Spot, Flood, and Diffused beam options.
  • Rigid Industries quality and performance.
  • Easy installation.

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Rigid Industries: Ignite Compact Auxiliary Lighting
Rigid Industries: Ignite Compact Auxiliary Lighting

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Paramount Automotive Celebrates at Forest Fest

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About an hour outside downtown Los Angeles, the 210 splits off of Highway 330. Hang a right onto Highway 18 for another 15 miles and you come to Snow Valley Mountain Resort: the annual rendezvous for the Inland Empire 4 Wheelrs’ Big Bear Forest Fest.

RegistrationAfter signing in, Paramount met with old friends, sponsors, and fellow Southern California locals Team ReadyLIFT to break off from the main group and take a new trail (to Paramount anyway): route 2N13, also known as Holcomb Creek.

For those new to Forest Fest, there are two major days of trail runs. Friday’s trail runs tend to be more technical, with full rescue equipment (especially axel lockers) mandatory. Boasting triple the options of the previous day, Saturday offers more recreational runs for folks with Jeeps a little more comfortable on the streets.

But the event didn’t stop at trails. A trade show allowed Paramount to see old friends and sponsor Magnaflow, and aMagnaFlow family-friendly camp-out party let everyone enjoy the rugged beauty of the area.

The start of 2N13 had Paramount wondering if they’d really get to put their new Stinger bumper with grille guard (51-0389) through its paces, aside from pitting the protective powdercoat against the wet.

They shouldn’t have worried. Twenty minutes in, the Paramount Jeep rounded a corner and came upon Hanna Rocks. From then on the trail was a nice mix of straightaways, boulders, and scenery. Things quickly got bumpy enough that Paramount’s 51-0323 Rock Sliders more than earned their place by handling multiple scrapes and even a few good teeth-rattling knocks sure to continue the office debate of “blame the driver or the spotter?”

Creek

The total run time was perfect for a day trip—about 4 hours not counting scenery and photo stops—and the trail let out in the town of Fawnskin, California. A paltry 5 minutes from downtown Big Bear, Fawnskin features plenty of eating options, from local favorites like Get The Burger to more exotic fair like Himalayan-themed cuisine.

Rock Crawl

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