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Performance & Hotrod Business - January '15

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Sketchbook Project Vehicle January 2015 n Performance & Hotrod Business n 37 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Designer Jhan Dolphin rolls out the Trail Seeker, a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited project by builders J Robert Marketing and Attitude Performance. The Trail Seeker was created based on ideas and input from mountain bike and Jeep enthusiasts across the country. It features a 3.6-liter V-6, 24-valve VVT engine and Volant air intake and cat-back dual exhaust systems. Participants include: FOX (shocks); Rare Parts (steering attenuator, dual-load ball joint system); Nitto Tire (35-inch Trail Grappler MT tires), ATX (17x8.5 Ravine wheels); CPV Paint & Graphics (graphic design, custom paint); TMD Off Road (top, cowl induction hood); Bushwacker (fender flares); LINE-X (color-matched coated parts); Hammerhead Armor (Stubby kit bumpers, side steps); Superwinch (9.5i SR winch); KC HiLites (50- inch LED light bar, LZR LED cubes); Drake Off Road (fuel door, hood latches, billet accessories); Turner Bikes (mountain bikes); Katzkin Leather (black and Biscayne print leather seats); TruckVault (secure storage system); Snap-on (tool selection); Park Tool (bike maintenance tools); MB Quart Audio (speakers, amps); Showtime Audio (custom sound system); Daystar (upper dash and switch panels); GraBars (interior grab handles); JKS Manufacturing (suspension); Truck Master Designs; CORSA Performance Exhaust; and Maxxsonics. 2014 GMC 4x4 Hostile Wheels presents a 2014 GMC 4x4 project truck. The black beauty features the company's 22x12 Hostile Exile Wheels and grille with badges, and a black and carbon fiber custom interior from Katzkin Leather. Participants include: UnderCover (Flex bed cover, SwingCase in-bed storage compartments); Whipple Superchargers (2.9-liter supercharger – 525 hp); Nitto Tire (35x12.5022 Trail Grappler tires); Offroadledbars. com (dual 50-inch light bars with brackets); Full Throttle Suspension (7-inch suspension lift, upper control arms, FTS shocks); V&V Concepts (spiked lug nuts); R1 Concepts (high-performance brake components); Method Media (wrap); Borla Performance Exhaust (exhaust kit); and Saints Motorsports (painted interior). 'MagnaFlow TSV' The build process of the MagnaFlow Team Support Dodge Ram project truck was documented on the MAVTV show Chop Cut Rebuild. It is designed as a signature service and support vehicle to all Team MagnaFlow ventures—from professional motorsports to professional builders—with the capacity to support the building of a complete exhaust system from its tailgate. Participants include: ReadyLIFT Suspension (leveling kit); Falken Tire (A/T tires); BEDSLIDE; RideTech (leveling suspension); Katzkin Leather (custom interior); KICKER (audio, AV); S&B Filters (performance intake); Rigid Industries (LED lights, area lights); AMP Research (running boards); Lund International (fender flares, air deflectors); Black Rhino Wheels (custom wheels); sPOD (integrated switching network); Lincoln Electric (welder, TorchMate plasma cutter); Mac Tools (air, hand tools) and DEWALT (compressor). TRUCKS

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