That Not-So-Shiny Stuff
Aside from airbags, the thing most mini-truckers primarliy rely on is a good, solid coat of primer. RestoMotive Laboratories has presented its new Tie-Coat Primer, a tough yet sandable, single-component polyurethane primer, perfect for minis. This primer offers special adhesion characteristics that will let you paint over cured POR-15 with any color paint you desire. There is no need to rough up or de-gloss the surface - just spray the paint right over the cured primer coat and you're set. Tie-Coat is highly resistant to penetrating topcoats such as enamels, lacquers, and polyurethanes. For information, contact: RestoMotive Laboratories, Dept. MT, P.O. Box 1235, Morristown, NJ 07962-1235, (800) 725-0682, www.por15.com.
Need A Lift
Every mini-trucker has encountered a clearance problem at one time or another. Well, there's no need to worry about jack clearance anymore. With Proform's Aluminum Floor Jack, the days of having your hefty buddies stand in the bed so you can fit a jack under the truck are over. The Proform Aluminum Floor Jack is a mere 3-1/2 inches off the ground when the saddle is fully lowered. It has a 3,000-pound capacity but weighs a scant 38 pounds. In only eight pumps, you can reach the maximum height of 17-1/2 inches. The Proform Aluminum Floor Jack is CNC-machined to pack an enormous amount of performance into a very lightweight package, making it a much-welcomed addition to any mini-trucker's garage. For more information, contact: Proform, Specialty Auto Parts Inc., Dept. MT, P.O. Box 306, Roseville, MI 48066, (586) 774-2500, www.proformparts.com.
Open Says Me
Talegator Truck Accessories introduces its latest tailgate party must-have. These universal lift kits are designed to open and close any tonneau cover or tailgate from a keyless remote. They combine state-of-the-art remote-control technology, along with brand-new linear actuators linked using plug-and-play technology. Designed to add additional security to your mini-truck, the actuators have 250 pounds of lifting and closing force. Since popping doors with a remote fascinates everyone, you can now add one more remote to your collection that drops your tailgate and lifts the tonneau cover on demand. Installation is designed for the do-it-yourselfer; every kit comes with easy-to-read instructions and hardware, for a trouble-free installation. For more information, contact: Electric Life, Dept. MT, 5990 NW. Hwy., Chicago, IL 60631, (800) 548-2168, www.electric-life.com.
Get A Grip
Toyo Tires announces the all-new Proxes4 All Season High-Performance Radial. Designed primarily for plus-size applications, the low-profile Proxes4 radials offer a powerful blend of style and performance. Toyo's Proxes4 features a curved center rib for superior drivability. Paired shoulder blocks stabilize and improve cornering grip. A uniform tire quality grade (UTQG) of Grade AA has been met by using dynamic simulation optimized contact (DSOC II) computer technology. This unique tread pattern provides proper water drainage from the contact patch of the tire and is a very good consideration for the mini-trucker who demands both style and performance. For more information, contact: Toyo Tire USA Corp., Dept. MT, P.O. Box 1145, Cypress, CA 90630, (714) 236-2080, www.toyo.com.
Tired of unbolting your NOS bottle to have it refilled or changed out? Well, Nitrous Oxide Systems has a solution. It has developed an Aluminum Quick Hinge Bottle Bracket that is engineered to make bottle refills or swaps a snap. There is no need to fuss with wrenches. With a simple turn of the knob, your bottle is released. The Quick Hinge Bottle Bracket is designed to securely hold your 10- or 15-pound bottles at the proper angle for maximum flow through the siphon tube. The Quick Hinge Bracket sports the NOS logo on the 2-inch-wide straps. You can be assured that the Quick Hinge Bottle Brackets are extremely light in weight because they are made from aluminum. For more information, contact: Nitrous Oxide Systems, Dept. MT, 189 W. Victoria St., Long Beach, CA 92805, (714) 546-0592, www.nosnitrous.com.