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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RideTech Muscle Truck Coilover Suspension Kit For 73-87 C10


Sept. 22, 2017 - Turn a 1973-1987 Chevrolet C10 pickup trucks into a true muscle truck with RideTech’s new coilover suspension kit. The complete system includes everything needed to dramatically improve the handling, ride quality and stance of the “square fender” pickup including an all-new Bolt-In 4-Link Assembly with C-Notch that replaces the factory leaf springs. The complete kit includes the aforementioned Bolt-In 4-Link kit, front StrongArm® control arms, HQ Series single adjustable coilovers, delrin bushing kit, drop spindles, front upper coilover mounting brackets and a beefy, 1.5” MuscleBar™ sway bar kit. The kit is 100% CAD-engineered in-house and refined on RideTech’s exclusive test track.
The heart of every RideTech coilover system is a set of monotube HQ Series coilover shock absorbers with 24 degrees of rebound adjustment to help you dial-in ride quality and fine tune handling characteristics. RideTech offers an exclusive 1,000,001-mile shock absorber warranty. 1973-1987 C10s have an excellent frame design with inherently low rocker height and good strength. RideTech’s new coilover suspension kit takes that great starting point and turns it into a proper muscle truck with high performance handling and sporty stance. You’ll be amazed with the transformation.

New Wilwood Rear Parking Brake Kit For Chevy 12-Bolt C-Clip Eliminator


Camarillo, CA - Wilwood has announced their new rear Forged Dynalite/MC4 parking brake kit with 12.19” rotors for the Chevrolet 12-bolt C-Clip Eliminator rear end. Calipers are available standard with gloss black or red powder coat finishes, with 22 additional color options available. ULHP plain face or SRP drilled and slotted vented iron rotors are both available to suit your driving and styling tastes. Supplied with BP-10 composite-metallic SmartPads, all necessary hardware and a detailed installation guide, giving you a setup that delivers high-torque stopping power, optimized cooling and superior styling for the street or track. MSRP starts at $937.94.
About Wilwood Engineering
Founded by Bill Wood in 1977, Wilwood Engineering designs and manufactures high-performance disc brakes and components from their headquarters in Camarillo, California. Engineered and rigorously tested for any application, Wilwood celebrates 40 years of unsurpassed braking quality and performance with sleek, modern designs. From race cars to classic cars, Wilwood has the brakes to stop you. For more information, contact Wilwood Engineering at info@wilwood.com and visit www.wilwood.com.

Wilwood Disc Brakes Introduces New Tru-Bar 60 Degree Remote Pedal Master Cylinder Mount


Wilwood’s Tru-Bar 60 Degree Master Cylinder Mount for remote brake pedal applications utilizes a fixed trunnion bearing within the pivot lever and pushrod spherical bearing ends. This provides smooth operation and precise adjustment of the brake bias with zero chance of balance migration, eliminating all side play.
A larger diameter, higher strength 4340 steel 7/16-20 balance bar adds rigidity and increases bias influence. A step-down shoulder on each end allows use of the direct mount adjusting knob or a standard 3/8-24 coupler remote adjuster cable. The new model is interchangeable with the previous slider bearing model, with upgrade kits available for older units. It’s race proven to deliver championship caliber performance in all racing conditions. MSRP starts at $275.30
P/N 340-14380 Tru-Bar 60 Degree Master Cylinder Mount shown here with optional remote feed master cylinders.
About Wilwood Engineering
Founded by Bill Wood in 1977, Wilwood Engineering designs and manufactures high-performance disc brakes and components from their headquarters in Camarillo, California. Engineered and rigorously tested for any application, Wilwood celebrates 40 years of unsurpassed braking quality and performance with sleek, modern designs. From race cars to classic cars, Wilwood has the brakes to stop you. For more information, contact Wilwood Engineering at info@wilwood.com and visit www.wilwood.com.

New 79-04 Mustang Upper Control Arm Spherical Kit From J&M


It is a common practice in the aftermarket to replace the stock rubber upper control arm bushings with solid or two piece polyurethane bushings to resolve the shortcomings of the compliant factory rubber bushings. Hard polyurethane bushings eliminate wheel hop, reduce axle deflection, and improve rear straight line grip. However, the downside of common aftermarket bushings such as delrin, steel, stiffer rubber, solid or two piece polyurethane bushings is that they prevent the necessary movement of the control arms during body roll, which in turn produces significant binding in the suspension when the vehicle is cornering.
Polyurethane bushings also place unnecessarily high stresses on the upper control arm body mounts, which are the attachment points for the upper control arms to the chassis. Standard aftermarket control arms do not allow for rotation of the control arm during cornering because of the stiffness of the polyurethane bushings. J&M Spherical Bushings eliminate the disadvantages and have significant advantages beyond other available products that do not incorporate all these improved design features.
Features and Benefits:
• Lifetime warranty (to original owner)
• 52100 heat treated steel/hard chrome plated ball
• Bearing race is heat treated 4340 chrome moly steel
• Bearing liner is attached with a thin sintered bronze wire net impregnated with PTFE powder, same as modern ball joints
• Increased traction, reduced axle hop
• Reduces snap oversteer, quicker vehicle reaction times
• Creates more predictable straight line handling and when cornering
• New 10.9 hardware included
• Fits 1979-2004 GT, Mach 1, Bullitt, Cobra V8, with 8.8 and 7.5 rear ends. Does not work with IRS
J&M Products, 275 Tank Farm Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
www.hotpart.com