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44 THE SHOP MARCH 2020 Wrangler JL & Gladiator Skid Plate Rugged Ridge, Suwanee, Georgia, a Truck Hero Inc. company, presents a new Front Bumper Skid Plate for 2018-present Jeep Wrangler JL/JLU and Gladiator JT models. Featuring a strong body stamped from 4mm- thick steel plate, the skid plate includes a unified fold-and-weld construction to deliver full protection to the factory crash bar and electronic sway bar disconnect components. Designed to work with the company's Arcus, Spartacus and HD Series bumpers, the plate helps provide a more finished overall appearance to the vehicle's front end. Color-Shift Wheel Ring ORACLE Lighting, Metairie, Louisiana, presents its Oracle Dynamic ColorShift Wheel Ring kits that use a smartphone app to control more than 200 moving patterns. Color, speed and brightness can also be controlled through the app to show off custom wheels. The kits have four aluminum LED rings that install around brake rotors and attach to the brake dust shields. Also included are waterproof plug-and-play wiring cables, an easy- connect hub, fused battery leads and a Dynamic LED Bluetooth control box. Silverado/Sierra Air Spring Kits Air Lift Co., Lansing, Michigan, presents new LoadLifter 5000 series air spring kits for 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 and GMC Sierra 2500/3500 single-rear- wheel, four-wheel drive models. The LoadLifter 5000 series features four load support product lines—the LoadLifter 5000, LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate, LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus+ and LoadLifter 7500 XL. The air springs are designed to work with the vehicle's existing suspension to eliminate squat, poor headlight aim, unresponsive steering, body roll and bottoming out. Auto-Locking Pintle Hitch CURT, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, introduces the new SecureLatch series of pintle hitch and lunette ring products. Engineered to alleviate a noisy pintle connection, difficult trailer hook-ups and more, the pintle hitches feature a unique cupped hook design and auto-locking coupler mechanism. The patented auto-locking lever engages the primary latch without any manual coupling required—just strike, drop and auto-lock for professional-level functionality. Mirror Monitors Metra Electronics, Holly Hill, Florida, introduces two new universal Replacement Rearview Mirror Monitors from iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems. iBEAM's OE-style auto-dimming mirror (TE-AD43) system with 4.3-inch built-in monitor automatically adjusts the mirror and monitor screen based on the lighting environment. Meanwhile, drivers can remove obstructions to see the rear and front view of the vehicle in real-time with the TE-SM9 touchscreen mirror and camera kit. A 9-inch color LCD touchscreen mirror features no lag with 1080p resolution. RESTYLING PRODUCTS Sound Deadening Products SoundShield, Dallas, offers a new line of Sound Deadening Products for automotive applications. The flagship product is a 4.5mm-thick, triple-layer damping sheet with a flexible butyl rubber, high-tack adhesive base, a heat-rejecting foil center and a high- tech, waterproof closed-cell foam top layer. The sheets easily install on vehicle sheet metal and panels prone to vibration and transfer of road noise.

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