Retrax Gets the Full Treatment

By John M. Arnaud

Though Retrax is usually in the position of providing full coverage by way of its world-class retractable tonneaus, Performance Corner turned the tables when National Sales Manager Andy Nephew came in to see us for a complete marketing presentation. We spent the day demonstrating how Performance Corner’s exclusive marketing channels could grow Retrax’s brands—including the company’s hugely popular RetraxPRO MX and PowertraxPRO MX covers, which feature a powder-coated matte black finish that has taken the segment by storm.

We got a photo with Andy out in our recently constructed warehouse before he headed back out to North Dakota. Thanks to Retrax for being such a terrific partner and ally; we look forward to a fantastic end-of-year finish!

Performance Corner / Retrax Group Shot
Performance Corner / Retrax Group Shot

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B&M (11306): Black Cast Aluminum Differential Cover for Chrysler 9.25

B&M’s Cast Aluminum Differential Cover was designed to strengthen the rear end by preventing case distortion, ring gear, and cap bearing deflection. Constructed of A356.0-T6 aluminum, this rugged unit dissipates heat much faster than the stock factory unit to prolong the life of your ring and pinion gears. To increase durability and aesthetics without compromising heat dissipation, the cover has been coated with a US-military-grade (MIL-A-8625) black anodized finish. Additional features include an engraved B&M logo, added fluid capacity for better cooling, magnetic drain plug for catching ferrous metal particles, complete hardware, installation instructions, and a 1-year warranty.

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B&M_11306

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OPTIMA (150-40008): Digital 400 Charger/Maintainer

OPTIMA’s Digital 400 12V Performance Maintainer and Battery Charger automatically maximizes battery life and performance with a built-in battery health mode. It also offers a hybrid LED battery charging gauge with LCD screen and a quick-set battery type selection for easy operation. And because it recovers discharged batteries that others cannot, this maintainer is a must have in your garage.

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OPTIMA_150-40008

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Flowmaster (817741): American Thunder Cat-Back System

With its classic sound, Flowmaster’s 817741 American Thunder Cat-Back System for the 2015 Dodge Charger SE/SXT and 2015 Chrysler 300S with 3.6L V6 engine features mufflers tuned to deliver more power, torque, throttle response, and mileage. Best of all, these exhaust systems take sedate vehicles and deliver the great performance tone that muscle car fans love. American Thunder is the most authentic Flowmaster muffler sound available.

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Flowmaster_817741

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Vision X: Jeep TJ A-Pillar Mounts with 4.5″ LED Light Cannon Kit

Designed to perfectly fit the 1997-2006 Jeep TJ, these brackets were machined to mount on the A-Pillar and hold single-stud mounted lights. The 4.5″ LED Light Cannon (XIL-OEA9706TJCPZ1) kit comes with two lights, a wiring harness, and mounting brackets for a plug-and-play experience. As with most Vision X vehicle-specific kits, the 1997-2006 Jeep TJ A-Pillar kit does not require any drilling to be mounted.

The new A-Pillar brackets will allow TJ owners to install lights in a unique spot on their vehicle and achieve light distances of up to 1,000 feet. They are constructed from high-quality steel, and surpassed rugged product testing at the infamous King of the Hammers event earlier this year.

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Vision_X_XIL-OEA9706TJCPZ1

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UnderCover Elite (UC4128): 2014-2015 Toyota Tundra 6.5′ Bed

The Elite by UnderCover is the most refined UnderCover tonneau cover to date. It is meticulously designed and engineered, making it the new standard in the aftermarket industry. The Elite has spectacular new features that set it apart, starting with a completely new design that includes a handle with codeable BOLT lock. The Elite’s new handle is easy to use and ergonomically correct, and its OE design matches the look of new trucks. ABS composite material and X-Effect underside give it incredible strength and durability. An included lanyard allows you to easily access cargo that is just out of reach, and when not in use, it stores neatly out of the way. A new removable LED light is 3 times brighter than the original! Just slide the release to remove the light, fold out the hook to hang it, use the magnet to stick it, or simply set it down on its built-in feet. All UnderCover products are made right here in the USA.

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UnderCover_UC4126

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Dee Zee (DZ43301): Tailgate Assist

If you are ready to control your massive truck tailgate, the Dee Zee DZ43301 Tailgate Assist for 2009-Current Ram 1500s and 2010-Current 2500/3500s is the only answer. The assist shock safely controls the drop of your truck’s tailgate—with virtually a single finger—and avoids the bone-jarring thud as it slams down. Now when your hands are full, your tailgate is no longer a struggle. This simple addition is also extremely helpful in ensuring the longevity of your tailgate, as well as the safety of operators, including small children wanting to lend a hand.

The single dampened gas shock is extensively tested and works in conjunction with factory cables. All mounting hardware is included and no drilling is required for installation on the driver’s side of the truck bed.

  • Truck Tailgate Assist
  • Safely Controls the Drop Rate of Your Tailgate
  • Designed Specifically for Each Make and Model
  • Tested to Handle Heavy Daily Use
  • Works with Factory Cables
  • Easy, No-Drill Installation with Simple Hand Tools
  • All Hardware Included—Mounts to Driver’s Side
  • Only One (1) Tailgate Assist Required per Vehicle

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    DeeZee_DZ43301

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MSD (2900): Atomic EFI Master Kit

The MSD 2900 is the complete kit for anyone planning to convert from a carburetor to Atomic EFI. You get the Throttle Body, Power Module (with Wide Band O2 sensor), Handheld Controller, and the Standard Fuel Kit for up to 525hp naturally aspirated (at the crank). The Atomic TBI is compatible with Boost/Nitrous!

  • Blow Through or Draw Through
  • 2 BAR MAP, up to 14psi
  • Timing Control (Retard per pound of boost)*
  • Alternate Air Fuel setting under boost
  • Includes a Nitrous Retard (It will retard timing when nitrous is active).

*The Atomic must be controlling ignition timing in order for the Boost/ nitrous timing retards to work.

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MSD_2900

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Lund: (222680): 6″ Oval Black Nerf Bar

Take a step up with a set of Lund’s 6″ Oval Straight Nerf Bars, custom designed to fit your vehicle, complement its overall look, and provide you with a safer entry and exit. In fact, each bar has a recessed step area with UV-resistant rubber grip pads for solid traction and stability. The 222680 features a black matte finish and is designed with a tubular, straight style for a rugged yet contemporary look and feel. For added toughness and corrosion resistance, these bars include a cutting-edge polymer material set within a lightweight aluminum frame.

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Lund_222680

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Husky Liners (58441): Mud Guards

Husky Liners® 58441 form-fit Mud Guards for the 2015 Ford F-150 (without fender flares) are made from durable, impact-resistant, all-weather thermoplastic that’s as tough as nails (or rocks, for that matter). They’re easy to install, conform perfectly to your fenders, and protect your ride and those around you from the rage of the road.

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Husky_Liners_58441

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