Capital One Spark: Get Cash-Back Rewards

Capital One Spark Credit Card Offer

Performance Corner® has teamed up with Capital One® Spark Business® to bring you the Spark® Cash credit card, which can allow you to earn unlimited 2% cash back on purchases for equipment, parts, advertising, and everything in between. Start putting thousands of dollars back into your business today! Plus, earn a one-time $500 cash bonus when you spend $4,500 on purchases within three months of account opening*.

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*Existing or previous Spark® cardholders may not be eligible for this one-time bonus.

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.

Energy Suspension: $25 Rebate on Purchases over $200

Via mail-in rebate. Offer valid July 15 to August 31. Click image for printable form and complete details.

 

Energy Suspension 25 Dollar Consumer Rebate

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.

On the Map

On the Map: Get Listed Fast on Online Manufacturer Dealer Locators

On the Map™ is an exclusive and FREE Performance Corner® service that gets local retailers and installers of automotive aftermarket accessories listed on the online dealer locators of the manufacturers they sell. With many consumers researching products online, but preferring to buy locally, On the Map™ helps to direct consumers to their local source for aftermarket products and services: you!

The best part is that you don’t have to spend time going to every single vendor website and submitting your information over and over again. The On the Map™ portal sends the same request to every manufacturer you select—saving you valuable time you’d rather be spending running your business.

Here’s how it works: visit theaamgroup.com/on-the-map, indicate the brands you actively sell or install, answer a few questions about your business, and click Submit. Within 4–6 weeks, you can expect to be listed on those dealer locators.

Note: Please select only those vendors you actively sell, as selecting all of them might flag the request for additional verification and slow down the process.

Benefits

  • Tells consumers searching for the products you sell that they have a local option.
  • Drive traffic and grow sales.
  • Saves you time by submitting your request to multiple manufacturers at once.
  • Absolutely free to use.

On the Map

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 File Center: One Source for Important Pricing and Data Information

AAM File Center

 

AAM File Center™ is a custom tool built just for Performance Corner® jobbers and warehouse distributors. It can be accessed through the Insight™ account system or the Performance Corner® website (Program Tools > AAM File Center™).

Designed to make important information accessible with just one login, AAM File Center™ is a permission-based system that shows users different content depending on who they log in as: a retailer/installer or WD employee.

For example, program retailers have access to current jobber pricing (including MAP and unilateral pricing) for supported Performance Corner® lines. In addition, they can look up competitive price comparisons for many program AND non-program vendors alike to help them determine the most effective pricing strategies for their own local markets.

Warehouse distribution users can access that same pricing information plus a host of other important data such as member contracts, vendor policies and data forms, price sheets, the buyer’s calendar, and more.

To view the system at any level, you must have an Insight™ account. Just log in and look for the AAM File Center™ (DMS) module. If you aren’t yet registered, go to accounts.theaamgroup.com and register (it’s free!). Once approved, you’ll receive your log-in credentials via email.

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.

ViewPoint 3

RIGID Industries: ViewPoint Tool Makes Shopping for RIGID Lighting Easy

Ready to see the light?

One of the best examples of modern technology revolutionizing an industry can be found with automotive auxiliary lighting. Sophisticated LED technology, advanced optics designs, and modern manufacturing techniques have created lighting that is brighter and projects farther than anything imagined just 10 years ago, all while consuming a small fraction of the power compared to traditional incandescent lighting. RIGID was a pioneer in bringing modern LED technology to the off-road world, and the company remains a leader in the industry today with continuous advancements and a steady stream of new products that are all geared toward lighting up the night.

But the company’s rapid advancements in technology and ever-expanding product lines have created a challenge for the consumer when it comes to choosing the best lighting solution for an individual need. Single- or double-row light bars? Cubes and pods with four LEDs or six? Or eight? Spot, flood, combo, or diffused optics? These are just a few examples of questions that a consumer must answer before they can pick the perfect lighting products for their uses, and it’s even more challenging when most RIGID products are available with a variety of configurations in a single fixture. With so many choices, it can all be a bit overwhelming.

ViewPoint 1

Recognizing the challenges that a consumer faces when trying to make an educated buying decision, RIGID has introduced a game-changing new tool that enables consumers to see exactly how the company’s different lighting products will perform, and even compare different types of optics in the same fixture right from a computer screen. Called ViewPoint, this sophisticated software is far more than an approximation of how a light will look or a photographic example of an individual lighting configuration. Instead, the proprietary tool uses scientific data to create a realistic view of how every RIGID light performs in each of its configurations. The user can toggle among different optics in the same light, compare them side by side, and even combine different products.

ViewPoint 2

ViewPoint starts with the beam analysis of each light on a goniophotometer. This sophisticated light-measuring instrument analyzes the light from all angles, and the data gathered is used to create an IES file. “IES” stands for the “Illuminating Engineering Society,” an internationally recognized group dedicated to improving the lighting industry. But that’s not their only role: much like the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in the automotive world, they establish uniform test criteria and standards that virtually everyone in the industry uses to analyze the output and color temperature of a lighting fixture. An IES file is a 3D model of the beam of light coming out of any fixture. This same data is also the basis for the lux diagrams that are commonly seen on RIGID’s website and in the catalog. The takeaway is that IES files are scientific data that don’t lie; indeed, they represent the true output of a light measured by standardized procedures.

RIGID ViewPoint takes the data from the IES files and uses custom software to create a more realistic representation of a light’s output than one would see on a one-dimensional lux graph. Because the software is extracting data directly from the IES files, it is able to create a highly accurate representation of how the light will appear in real life. And because the data is so accurate, differences in optics and beam patterns, for example, become striking. Using RIGID ViewPoint, it’s easy to understand the differences between optics, sizes, and shapes, as well as how those differences will affect the amount of light and distance that is projected from the vehicle. Because the software’s data is scientifically gathered and measured using standardized means, ViewPoint can create highly accurate examples of different light outputs, complete with how they illuminate objects in the foreground, middle distance, and far away.

Being able to see a realistic output of any specific light is impressive, but the software offers several extra features as well. Users can compare different optics in the same RIGID product side by side via the split-screen function; combine any two lights in RIGID’s product line to see how they would perform together; and even manipulate the view from the vehicle hood to behind the wheel. There’s even an overhead view (that looks surprisingly like a lux diagram!).

ViewPoint 3

Quality LED lighting represents a substantial investment, so it’s important for buyers to understand the differences in optics, outputs, and configurations in order to make the best lighting choices for their specific needs. Before RIGID ViewPoint, that meant finding someone with the light you were considering in order to see it in person, or perhaps seeing a live product in a showroom that may or may not be functional. With this software, consumers can now see exactly how RIGID lights perform in a highly realistic virtual world, and even how two of the company’s products can work together. While it’s a powerful sales tool, its primary purpose is to be informative so that consumers can make educated buying decisions. It’s another industry first, and one that helps to ensure that RIGID stays at the forefront of the auxiliary off-road lighting market. Check it out for yourself at rigidindustries.com/viewpoint.

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.

T-Rex Grilles: $100 Rebate on Any Torch Main Grille Purchase

Via mail-in form. Offer valid July 1 to July 31, 2017. Click image for printable form and complete details!

 

T-Rex Grilles 100 Back on Torch Grille

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.

Hurst Billet_Plus Pistol Grip Handle - Black Polished_Anodized Aluminum

Hurst (5380436): Billet/Plus Pistol-Grip Shift Handle for ’16-’17 Camaro

The new Billet/Plus pistol-grip shift handle for 2016–2017 Camaro with automatic transmission from Hurst adds a contemporary performance look to your modern-day muscle car. Hurst has CNC machined the billet aluminum and given it a polished finish, while the replaceable grip plates bear a black anodized finish and the iconic Hurst name. The comfortable shape of the 5380436 just feels right in the hand, and is enhanced by a finger-operated trigger for the lockout function. Goes on with simple hand tools and includes complete instructions.

Features

  • CNC machined from 6061 billet aluminum.
  • Trigger-operated lockout function.
  • Replaceable grip plates.
  • Modern pistol-grip styling.

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Hurst Billet_Plus Pistol Grip Handle - Black Polished_Anodized Aluminum

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.

Quick Fuel Technology (30-200QFT): 160 GPH In-Line Billet Fuel Pump

If your build has a nitrous or forced-induction power plant that also does street duty, or if you simply need to fuel some serious horsepower, the Quick Fuel Technology 160 GPH in-line billet fuel pump is the answer. Its twin-pump configuration lets you use one for cruising or both when you’re ready to flip the nitrous switch or start building boost. In addition, staging the second pump bypasses the need to recirculate and heat extra fuel—which can reduce performance and cause hot fuel issues.

For hard-core race vehicles, both pumps can be wired for full-time duty to get maximum performance and are proven with 18.5-volt compatibility at pressures up to 80 PSI. The 30-200QFT was engineered to greatly reduce the negative effects of heated fuel now common with many of today’s pump gas blends. And at just over 5 pounds, this pump weighs half a pound less than competitive 1,000+ HP pumps yet boasts twice the features!

Note: This product is available for use with pump or race gas. Compatible with carbureted or EFI applications. Not designed for use on aircraft of any type.

Features

  • Patent-pending dual pump design for independent or simultaneous use.
  • Durable and good-looking billet aluminum construction.
  • Improved hot fuel handling.
  • Proven durability beyond 3,000 hours in gasoline.
  • 10 AN O-ring inlet/outlet for high flow and superior sealing.
  • Fully in-tank submersible for custom applications (less space and plumbing).
  • Compatible with 12–18.5-volt systems for street or race use.
  • Compact size (7.66” x 5” x 2.5”) for easy installation on frame rails or other tight areas.
  • Weight: 5.1 lb.
  • Max current draw: 28 amps

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Quick Fuel Technology 160 GPH In-Line Billet Fuel Pump

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.

CURT: Tray-Style Hitch-Mounted Bike Racks

Two new tray-style bike racks from CURT add the security of ratcheting vertical arms, which keep bikes locked down during travel over sharp curves and bumps in the road. The mechanisms are also key operated, deterring tampering while unattended.

CURT has launched two part numbers for this model: 18085 for two bikes and 18087 for four bikes. Additionally, the supplemental 18091 cradles accommodate wider tires. As with other entries in CURT’s hitch-mounted bike rack lineup, these products feature an ergonomic design for easy loading/unloading and padded arms to prevent bike-frame damage.

Features

  • Ratcheting arms lock down frames and will not loosen during travel.
  • Tray-style cradles provide three points of contact to keep bikes secure.
  • Key-operated ratchets deter theft.
  • Adjustable cradles accommodate various bike sizes and styles.
  • Padded arms protect the frames from scratches.
  • Tray-style design allows for easy loading and unloading of bikes.
  • Threaded anti-wobble shank prevents sway during travel.
  • Tilts away for convenient rear-vehicle access.
  • Sides fold up when not in use for compact storage.
  • Durable black powder-coated steel.
  • Warranty: 1 year limited.

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CURT Tray-Style Bike Rack

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.

Bully Dog BDX Performance Programmer

Bully Dog: BDX Performance Programmer

With its cloud-based tune delivery over integrated Wi-Fi, dyno-proven increases in horsepower and torque for greater towing and off-road adventuring, or the ability to monitor a range of critical engine/transmission parameters and create custom gauges, the DBX performance programmer from Bully Dog gives users the edge they need—all in a sleek design boasting a full-color display.

Available adjustments vary by vehicle, but include axle ratio, CMCV delete, fan control, fuel injectors, headers, idle, speed, mass air meter (MAF), rev limiter, RPM-based spark, throttle body, tire size, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), traction, transmission shift firmness/shift points, and more.

Note: Available for gas and diesel applications. This Bully Dog product does not support any changes to your vehicle’s emission system.

Features

  • Send tunes directly to your device over the cloud using built-in Wi-Fi.
  • Monitoring and data-logging capabilities.
  • Read and clear diagnostic trouble codes without going to the dealer.
  • Update firmware or load custom tunes via an app.
  • Military-grade wiring harness.
  • Made in the USA.

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Bully Dog BDX Performance Programmer

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.