NSF1 Project Jeep Part 15: Rancho 3.5″ Sport Lift Kit & Differential Covers

NSF1 is a project Jeep Wrangler Unlimited being built as a joint venture between two giants in the automotive aftermarket—Total Truck Centers and Performance Corner—to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. This video series will highlight the installation, features, and benefits of products donated by sponsoring program manufacturers.

In this video, we take a closer look at the following from Rancho Suspension:

Rancho 3.5″ Lift Kit (RS66110B)

Rancho HD Differential Cover Dana 30 (RS6218)

Rancho HD Differential Cover Dana 44 (RS6209)

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While this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

TIM ODOM DROPS GREEN FLAG AT NASCAR WHELEN ALL-AMERICAN LATE MODEL STOCK CAR RACE

Kingsport Speedway Event Saw Ronnie McCarty Capture His Fourth Win of the Season

AAM Group™ President Tim Odom had the honor of dropping the green flag on the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series late model stock car event held Friday, August 12 in Kingsport, Tennessee. The race additionally honored the late Gene Glover, winner of the 1979 NASCAR Late Model Sportsman national championship and the all-time title holder at the Kingsport Speedway.

Odom, who waived the flag for NASCAR official and AAM Program Sales Manager Jerry Simpson, got the 18-car field going on Back to School night, which saw children receive NASCAR Acceleration Nation school supplies. Defending champion Ronnie McCarty outmaneuvered a game field in his #5 car to pick up his fourth win of the season, followed in the final standings by Zeke Shell, Robbie Ferguson, Wayne Hale, and Justin Fontaine.

“I had a blast dropping the flag,” said Odom. “It’s a great feeling to be that near a pack of high-powered cars getting up to speed. Jerry taught me a great deal about the role of a flag person in a race, and I gained a great appreciation for all that figure does to contribute to fair competition, safety, and a better experience for the fans.”

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

B&M (80260): Trick Shift Automatic Transmission Fluid

Originally developed by B&M for racing applications, Trick Shift automatic transmission fluid is now the most popular high-performance fluid on the street too! Not an additive, Trick Shift comprises a scientific blend of foam inhibitors, pressure agents, and shift modifiers that will provide extended transmission life and drastically improve shift feel.

Trick Shift is the easiest way to measurably improve the transmission performance of your vehicle. It works with all automatic transmissions when a firmer shift is desired. Ideal for towing light trucks and RV applications as well (but not recommended for electronic-controlled transmissions).

B&M 80260 contains 1 gallon of Trick Shift fluid.

Features

  • Desirable firmer shift.
  • Ideal for performance street and racing applications.
  • NOT an additive!

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B&M (80260): Trick Shift Automatic Transmission Fluid
B&M (80260): Trick Shift Automatic Transmission Fluid

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

Holley: Finned and Trussed Valley Covers for GM LS Engines

Holley continues to expand its GM LS engine lineup with new aluminum valley pan covers for LS1/LS6 and LS2/LS3/LS7/LSX GM LS engines. Available in either the classic finned design to match Holley’s popular finned line of valve covers or a new trussed design for a race-inspired look.

These covers are either die-cast or billet aluminum to ensure a high-quality, high-detail part. Provisions for factory oil pressure sender are cast or marked on the bottom of the cover. Five different finish options available!

Finish Options

  • Natural Cast (ready for custom paint)
  • Polished
  • Satin Black (with light texture)
  • Factory Orange
  • Gloss Red

Features

  • Aluminum valley pan covers fit LS1/2/3/6/7/X GM LS engines.
  • Available in finned or trussed design.
  • Made from die-cast or billet aluminum.
  • Marked/cast with provisions for factory oil pressure senders.
  • Available October 30, 2016!

To find your nearest Performance Corner® affiliate, see our Store Locator. Or join the conversation at the Performance Corner® Facebook page!

Holley: Finned and Trussed Valley Covers for GM LS Engines
Holley: Finned and Trussed Valley Covers for GM LS Engines

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

Rigid Industries: Midnight Edition SR-Series and D-Series Lights

It’s all about stealth with Rigid Industry’s new Midnight Optics. Leveraging the company’s exclusive Hybrid Spot Optics with a transparent black enamel coating, these products take the subtle “blacked out” look seriously, from black-oxide hardware and dark-gray screen print to black embossed bezel logos. Midnight Optics let these Rigid lights “disappear” during the day while still providing powerful LED technology to light up the night.

Midnight has fallen on Rigid’s SR-Series light bars (6”, 10”, 20”, 30”, 40”, and 50” lengths) and D-Series flush-mount pods (sold as singles and in pairs). All feature high-grade aluminum alloy housing and a durable, UV polyester powdercoat.

Features

  • Creates that hot “blacked out” look.
  • Hybrid Spot Optics with transparent black enamel coating.
  • Complementary black-oxide hardware, dark-gray screen print, and black embossed logos.
  • High-grade aluminum alloy housing.
  • Durable, UV-resistant powdercoat.
  • Available in light bars and flush-mount pods.

To find your nearest Performance Corner® affiliate, see our Store Locator. Or join the conversation at the Performance Corner® Facebook page!

Rigid Industries: Midnight Edition SR-Series and D-Series Lights
Rigid Industries: Midnight Edition SR-Series and D-Series Lights

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

BedRug: BedTred Ultra Bed Liner

The new BedTred Ultra system from BedRug is a four-piece zipped liner that installs with hook-and-loop fasteners to avoid damaging your truck bed. Similar to the material used in life preservers, this product’s 3/4”-thick foam is strong enough to resist battery acid, motor oil, and bleach. Plus, it won’t absorb water, helping it stay free of mold and mildew. The Ultra is ideal for hauling equipment for work or play, with a snug, custom, contoured fit that protects your entire truck bed. Fade-resistant design provides lasting good looks, while the foldable tailgate gap won’t crimp your style.

If you are looking for an ultra-tough bed liner that won’t damage your truck, isn’t permanent, and won’t lower your resale value, BedRug’s BedTred Ultra is for you!

Features

  • TPO composite surface provides superior dent protection.
  • Heavy-duty, 3/4” textured, anti-skid work surface.
  • Provides dent protection and a cushioned, knee-friendly surface.
  • Custom contoured for a tight fit.
  • No sanding or prepping required.
  • Quick and easy hook-and-loop installation.
  • Foldable tailgate gap hinge.
  • Limited lifetime warranty.

To find your nearest Performance Corner® affiliate, see our Store Locator. Or join the conversation at the Performance Corner® Facebook page!

BedRug: BedTred Ultra Bed Liner
BedRug: BedTred Ultra Bed Liner

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

AAM Group™ Secures Car-Rental Discounts for Distribution, Manufacturing, and Retail Partners

Agreement with Enterprise/National to Cut Travel Costs for AAM Affiliates

The AAM Group™, the largest program distribution group in the SEMA marketplace, has entered into an exclusive service agreement with Enterprise Holdings to provide preferred pricing on airport and local-market auto rentals at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental locations across the US and Canada. Effective July 1, 2016, this benefit applies to rentals made for both business and personal travel.

To claim this special rate, an individual associated with one of AAM’s three marketing programs (including member WD employees, sponsoring manufacturer employees, and program retailers and employees) will need a free Insight™ account; users can log in or apply at accounts.theaamgroup.com. Selecting the “Rental Car Discount” portal will reveal the AAM USA, Inc. account number, which users can reference when booking their rentals (choose National at airports and Enterprise for local service).

The benefits of this agreement are many, including a guaranteed low rate at airports (or the local market rate, whichever is lower), complimentary damage waiver insurance with no deductible, and a generous monthly cap of 3,000 miles at no additional charge. In addition, the rate extends to many classes of automobile, from passenger cars to fleet vehicles.

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

AAM Group™ Honored SEMA Hall of Fame Inductees with Pinewood Derby Trucks

AAM Builds Pinewood Derby Trucks for SEMA Cares Charity to Honor 2016 SEMA Hall of Fame Inductees
AAM Builds Pinewood Derby Trucks for SEMA Cares Charity to Honor 2016 SEMA Hall of Fame Inductees

Trucks Also to Benefit SEMA Cares Charities through Pinewood Drag Race Event

The AAM Group™, the largest program distribution group in the SEMA marketplace, bought and built three pinewood derby trucks to benefit the SEMA Cares charitable organization. The trucks, each sponsored by one of AAM’s retail marketing programs, were raced alongside other entrants in the Pinewood Derby that was held directly before the SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser last Friday in Pomona, Calif.

In a special tie-in, AAM dedicated each of the trucks to one of this year’s three new SEMA Hall of Fame inductees: Matt Agosta, Chip Foose, and Gary Hooker. The truck numbers—07, 29, and 16—commemorated the date of the event. Agosta, Foose, and Hooker were on hand to run their trucks down the track, and were presented with them afterward to additionally recognize their contributions to the industry.

“AAM has long supported the SEMA Pinewood Derby and the charities it benefits,” said AAM President Tim Odom. “This year we saw a great opportunity to use our cars to further recognize some of our industry’s heroes on our cars, as the derby coincides with their recognition. We had a great deal of fun with the design and build and hope the cars added a little color to the event.”

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

Get a FREE Cargo Manager from Roll-N-Lock

With purchase of any Roll-N-Lock tonneau cover from August 1 to September 30, 2016, via mail-in offer. Click the image to go to a printable rebate form!

Roll-N-Lock Cargo Manager Offer
Roll-N-Lock Cargo Manager Offer

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

AAM GROUP’S GREG GRIFFITH TO TACKLE 36 HOURS OF UWHARRIE

Inaugural 4WD/Backcountry Event Challenges Entrants with Self-Sufficiency Tasks

Griffith prepped and ready to tackle 36 Hours of Uwharrie event
Griffith prepped and ready to tackle 36 Hours of Uwharrie event

Special Markets and Program Sales Manager Greg Griffith and his son, Adam, will be representing The AAM Group™ at the premiere 36 Hours of Uwharrie event being contested in Troy, North Carolina. Fans can follow the action on Twitter (#driverenough) and Facebook (/36uwharrie).

Starting today and running through August 14, the BFGoodrich-sponsored overland endurance event tests the skills of competitors as they attempt to negotiate difficult terrain, navigate to specific GPS coordinates, and complete a variety of skill-based objectives. These two-person challenges—which include canoeing, shooting, self-recovery winching, Hi-Lift Jacks, and more—earn points that can push participants through to the Final Assault. Prize packages include BFGoodrich tires, event-engraved firearms, and winches.

“AAM is proud of Greg and his involvement in this very challenging four-wheel-drive event,” said AAM President Tim Odom. “He and Adam embody our many retailers in the 4×4 market as well as their customers, who depend on the very best aftermarket accessories to help them meet their backcountry challenges. Greg’s passion for all things off-road has earned him the respect of our membership and our vendor community. The AAM community will be cheering on the Griffiths this weekend.”

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.