Today was move-in day, so after I placed the two vehicles I brought with me, I set out to catch a glimpse of what the public will get to see for the very first time tonight, when the show opens up @ 5:00 PM.
Metalcloak just released their new Overline flat tube fenders for TJs and YJs. This new replacement fender design is modular and features aluminum inner fender wells as well as removable flare elements that are available in either a 3 or 6-inch wide flare. These fenders are super trick-looking and provide ample tire clearance for running larger tires with minimal lift. If you're planning to visit the show, be sure to check out the Metalcloak booth in building 4.
General Tire is planning to expose their new General Grabber DOT-legal race tire during a press conference on Saturday. We happened by their booth this morning while it was being set up and snapped this spy-shot of the new tread. This new tire should go on sale during the first quarter of 2010.
Light Force enters the bolt-on light bar arena.
These light bars are made of steel and feature easy bolt-on installation. They allow you to mount up to 4 axillary lights and are available for a whole assortment of full-size pickup and SUV applications. I particular like the billet aluminum end caps that give this bar an unmistakable finished look. Each bar comes in a durable black wrinkle finish powdercoat. Check out Light Force's website here for more details.
These new boingers are a little different than your traditional shock. First off, they have a much thicker tubular shock shaft that is made of 304 stainless steel instead of carbon steel that has been chrome plated. The void inside the shock shaft allows for added oil volume without sacrificing durability. It also allows a shock without a remote reservoir to have the same oil capacity as a shock with a remote reservoir, which is ideal for packaging them into tight spaces. The other thing that is different about these shocks is that their 2.5-inch bodies are made from extruded aluminum that features radial ribbing for increased surface area (cooling) and rigidity. This translates into a shock that will dissipate heat much better than the standard 2.5-inch steel-bodied, round tube type shock, plus it makes manufacturing much less expensive, which Rock Krawler tells us should reduce retail pricing over comparable shocks.
Here is a close-up of the inner workings of the hollow shaft technology.
The Source Interlink booth is already set up and features some of the coolest vehicles of the show.