Death By Debris - A Highway "Killer" Hiding In Plain Sight

SEMA Booth #37000
Highway Debris; Highest Levels in Years;
25,000 Debris Related Collisions Each Year in North America;
New Concerns and Renewed Awareness of the Problem.
RAINBOW, Calif., October 14, 2014 -- Avoiding "Deadly Garbage" on our highways is becoming a real problem for a larger proportion of Americans. The share of drivers saying they have either "hit a piece of debris, been hit by flying debris or had to swerve to avoid debris," has grown dramatically in recent years. The most recent study by the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that vehicle-related road debris causes about 25,000 collisions and more than 100 deaths each year in North America. Unsecured or poorly secured items that can become "life threatening" to other unsuspecting motorists include home furnishings, building materials and YES… even our beloved Christmas trees.
Published German Automobile Club crash test calculations state that "objects travelling at 30 mph that come to a sudden stop are as much as 25 times heavier." This means that a 70 lb. piece of furniture falling out of a pickup, for example, would hit its target with the force of an object that weighs around 1,750 lbs. Obviously, a potentially "fatal" accident for anyone suffering a "direct hit" from this deadly "domestic" missile.
A company at the forefront of providing the solution to this issue is "Fasty North America, Inc.," a California based light load cargo strap provider. In a recent discussion with industry insiders, Roberto Frulla, President, stated that "Many homeowners transporting household items or building materials use careless tie down methods or use unsuitable poor quality tie-downs that snap or loosen under pressure. We are constantly looking for ways to keep our customers safer, offering products that are easy to use, and really work. A good example is our 'Fasty Strap™'… it's the easiest, quickest, strongest tie-down in its class. We call Fasty Strap™ … the 'Just in Case Strap' … It's got multiple uses, and should be 'standard' in every home or vehicle in preparation for whatever 'tie down' situation life throws at you."
According to the New York Times, at a cost of $55 Million per year, California highway workers "harvest" an estimated 140,000 cubic yards of road debris, enough to fill 8,750 dump trucks. Brooms, ladders, couches, tool boxes, mattresses, lumber, dry wall and everything else that can become "airborne and fatal" are collected daily, and estimates state that 70% of this debris is "accidental or negligent" … thanks to poorly secured loads.
Lawmakers country wide have ramped up penalties for vehicle operators who operate without properly securing their loads. However, more public awareness programs need to implemented to help eradicate the "casual, do it yourself attitude" of the average vehicle owner. The "many" who think a few pieces of twine is plenty good enough to secure a box spring and mattress to their vehicle's roof or truck bed, and then race down the highway at 75 mph. One thing is for sure; the situation is not improving and makes daily driving increasingly hazardous for the more responsible highway users among us … just one more obstacle to worry about as we "unsuspectingly" traverse our nation's highways.
Come visit us at SEMA booth 37000, Powersports & Utility Section. Check out the amazing NEW "T-3 Tie Down" and the rest of the Fasty Strap products and get a photo opportunity with the beautiful "Miss Fasty" 2015... and friends.
About Fasty North America, Inc.
Fasty North America, Inc., is the exclusive North American Distributor of the amazing Fasty Strap™
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Air Lift Company Releases Redesigned Kits For Ram 1500

Lansing, MI - Air suspension specialist Air Lift Company is excited to announce the redesign of load support products, specifically engineered for the 2009-2018 RAM 1500.
The best-selling LoadLifter 5000™ series kits for the RAM 1500 has been redesigned to allow for an up-to 50% faster installation time, with no modifications to the vehicle required. The LoadLifter 5000 series works with the vehicle’s existing suspension to eliminate the problems frequently faced when towing and hauling, including squat, poor headlight aim, trailer sway and body roll.
The LoadLifter 5000 (PN 57370) offers up to 5,000 lbs. of load-leveling capacity through the use of a pair of double-bellow, fully-adjustable air springs. The LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate (PN 88370) offers all the same benefits, with the addition of an internal jounce bumper, specifically designed to absorb shock and provide extra protection for heavy loads. The LoadLifter Ultimate Plus+ (PN 89370) features upgraded, stainless steel hardware and air line, as well as the internal jounce bumper, and military-grade AN fittings. LoadLifter 5000 series air springs are all air adjustable from 5-100 PSI, for the perfect ride every time.
For convenient inflation and deflation of the air springs, Air Lift offers wired, wireless and automatic on-board air compressor systems. All Air Lift load support products are backed by an industry-exclusive lifetime warranty which covers the entire contents of the air spring kit, and the company also ensures customer satisfaction with a 60-day money back guarantee on load support air springs and on-board air compressor systems.
About Air Lift
Air Lift Company, founded in 1949, is a third generation, family owned suspension specialty company based in Lansing, Michigan. Air Lift is committed to engineering, manufacturing and selling the highest quality suspension products that fit, work and last. Air Lift products are available at retailers across the country as well as internationally. For more information, contact Air Lift Company by calling (800) 248-0892, or on the web at

Arnott Introduces New Rear Air Suspension Strut For The 2007-2011 Lexus LS 460 With AVS

Arnott's New Air Strut AS-2856 Features a Custom Valved New Shock Which Replaces the Often Problematic Adaptive Variable Suspension OE Damper
Merritt Island, FL - Arnott Air Suspension Products is pleased to introduce new aftermarket rear air strut AS-2856 for the 2007-2011 Lexus LS 460 (XF40/41 Chassis) with Adaptive Variable Suspension. AS-2856 is an Arnott engineered aftermarket air suspension strut which fits the rear right or left hand side of the short and long wheelbase 2007-2012 Lexus LS 460 and 2008-2012 LS 600h both with Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS). This new assembly replaces the O.E. strut and features a new, not remanufactured, custom-tuned shock absorber. The Arnott strut features a new heavy duty air bladder from ContiTech which is protected by an aluminum can along with a CNC-machined top mount and sealing cap made from aircraft-quality aluminum. This new air strut is assembled with Arnott's long-lasting seals, O-rings, bump stop, heavy-duty crimping rings, new air line fitting and a dust boot to protect the shock. Each strut is fully assembled and tested in the USA to ensure the highest standard of quality and comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and 30-Day Return Policy.
Arnott-designed new struts are an excellent alternative for aging air suspension systems because they provide the luxury, comfort, and auto leveling of air springs but replace the older original active damping shock with a new, custom-valved shock designed to provide a great ride at a more affordable price.
• New Custom-Valved Shock Absorber
• Multi-Ply ContiTech Air Spring Bladder
• Pre-Assembled for Easy Installation
• Fits Left or Right Side
• Detailed Installation Manual Available
• Designed, Assembled & Tested in the USA
Additional Aftermarket Innovations for the Audi A6 Allroad Quattro
The featured new aftermarket air suspension strut is a high-quality, cost-effective solution for Lexus LS 460 owners concerned about failing O.E. air suspension parts leaving them with expensive and recurring maintenance problems. Arnott also offers AS-2855, a new front air strut, along with Air Suspension Compressor P-3188 to round out their offering for the XF40/41 Chassis LS 460. 'The Arnott Advantage' adds exceptional value to some of the most sophisticated air suspension components available. See Arnott's impressive array of additional, innovative aftermarket replacement parts for Lexus vehicles including the LS 430, LS 600HL, RX 450H and GX 460 and GX 470 here.

Bosch Expands Braking, Engine Management And Rotating Machine Product Lines To Cover More Than 6.3 Million Vehicles

Broadview, IL - Bosch has added new parts coverage for vehicles from Subaru, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Chevrolet and more in the months of May and June. The new SKUs cover more than 6.3 million vehicles in operation in the US and Canada for select vehicles needing replacement brakes, engine management components, starters and alternators.

Bosch Brake Pads
Eight new SKUs have been added to the Bosch QuietCast™ Brake Pad and Bosch Blue Brake Pad product lines. The new part numbers extend coverage to more than 1.7 million late-model Domestic, European and Asian vehicles in operation in the US and Canada including the 2015-2016 Audi A3, 2015-2016 Chevrolet Colorado, 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2015-2016 Volkswagen e-Golf and more. The new part numbers include synthetic lubricant with all applications and a hardware kit on select applications.
15 new SKUs have been added to the Bosch Blue Disc Brake Pad product line, featuring OE-style multi-layer shims that provide superior noise dampening. The pads are designed to deliver quality and performance and are ideal for the shop owner who is looking to provide customers with the best value.
One new SKU has been added to the Bosch Severe Duty Disc Brake Pad product line, extending coverage to 937,000 late-model Domestic vehicles in the US and Canada. Bosch Severe Duty Disc Brake Pads include an advanced semi-metallic and ceramic copper-free friction formula and multi-layer shims for superior noise dampening. The new SKUs offer coverage for vehicles including the 2013-2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty, 2013-2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty and the 2013-2016 Ford F-450 Super Duty.

Bosch Engine Management Components - Ignition coils
Bosch has announced the addition of a new engine management component, providing late-model coverage for 2.1 million vehicles in operation in the US and Canada. The new Bosch Ignition Coils deliver high voltage surge to the distributor and offer guaranteed fit and function. The part is a direct replacement for SMP UF670. The new SKU offers coverage for vehicles including the 2012-2014 Ford Edge, 2017 Jaguar XE, 2015-2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport, 2015-2016 Lincoln MKC and more.

Bosch Alternators and Starters (Rotating Machines)
Seven new part numbers have been added to the Bosch Rotating Machines product line, including six SKUs for remanufactured alternators and one SKU for remanufactured starters. The new SKUs extend coverage to more than 1.6 million late-model Domestic and Asian vehicles in operation in the US and Canada. These vehicles include the 2017 Ford Escape L4 1.5L, 2010 Hyundai Elantra L4 Cyl. 2.0L, 2005-2009 Audi S4 V8 Cyl. 4.2L and more.

Bosch remanufactured starters and alternators are built with top-quality materials using the most advanced technology to withstand extreme heat, cold and high demand. They are 100% performance tested to last longer and deliver more reliable service.

Stealth Hitches, LLC Announces Product Release Of New Tesla Model 3 Hidden Hitch

Sugar Hill, GA, June 15, 2018 - Stealth Hitches, LLC has announced the launch of a cutting-edge, patent pending new receiver hitch for the Tesla Model 3. The invisible hitch is concealed when not in use, allowing vehicle owners to maintain their vehicle's aesthetic beauty while still offering the functionality of bike racks and more. The Stealth Hitch™ is currently available for Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota and Volvo. It complies with the highest safety standards and is constructed with superior materials for long-term use. This animated video demonstrates how the Stealth Hitch works.
"We've taken the angst out of purchasing a vehicle hitch," said Stealth Hitches CEO Steve Nance. "Until now, it's been an apprehensive purchase of vehicle owners, understanding it meant compromising the look of their vehicle. This product is the best of both worlds - a safe, durable hitch that is invisible unless in use."
Well-designed, safe and easy to operate, the Tesla hitch is equipped with an integral locking system and auto-latching technology that eliminates hammering at starts and stops. Visible bars, receivers and bumper cutouts are not required, and ground clearance is not sacrificed.
Safety was among the key considerations in the development of the Stealth Hitch. The hitch complies with the highest global test standards and is designed to protect the vehicle manufacturer's crumple zones. With all components made in the USA, Stealth Hitches offer exceptional quality control and superior materials to assure safe and long-term use. A lifetime warranty is offered for a worry free experience, and installing the hitch does not void vehicle factory warranties.
Stealth Hitches is currently expanding its line to include Ford, GMC and more. Additional information, including the latest launches, can be found online at
About Stealth Hitches
Stealth Hitches, LLC is a hitch manufacturing facility located in Sugar Hill, Ga. The company has developed a concealed vehicle hitch that customers love showing off and feel comfortable using. The Hitch Made to be Hidden™ is manufactured with highgrade materials such as stainless steel to ensure a safe and flawless operation. All products are 100 percent made in the USA. For additional information, visit or call 1-833-MYHITCH.

SOURCE Stealth Hitches, LLC