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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New StreetGRIP Suspension System For 1988-1998 Chevrolet C1500 Pickups

RideTech reinvents the original Sport Truck with the introduction of a lowering system that dramatically improves ride and handling while maintaining load capacity.
Jasper, IN - RideTech is proud to announce the addition of 1988-1998 C1500 pickups to its StreetGRIP line of affordable suspension systems. Twenty years ago, the 1988 Chevy C1500 launched the Sport Truck craze. Tens of thousands of enthusiasts lowered and dressed up their trucks. We all had fun, but the lowering technology of the time often sacrificed ride quality and load capacity in the name of appearance. Since then, the custom truck community has learned how to add real performance suspension to older 63-87 C10's and even older 3100 series trucks. Times have changed and so have expectations. Now the technology comes full circle.
The new RideTech StreetGRIP suspension system features a heavy duty C-Notch design that is significantly longer and stronger than other C-Notches to add axle clearance without sacrificing load capacity. Beyond the sturdy foundation, the system features custom-valved monotube shock absorbers. These premium quality shocks offer adjustable rebound and forged bodies. The shocks are so good that they carry a 1,000,001-mile warranty. RideTech provides custom matched coil springs and forged dropped spindles to get the front of your truck low. Powder-coated, heavy duty shock relocating brackets maintain an effective angle. Grade 8 hardware finishes off the complete, bolt-on system.
How does the new system work? Driving is believing, but we can tell you that the StreetGRIP system helps these old GMT400 aka OBS (old body style) pickups live up to the name "Sport Truck". Ride quality is on par with a brand new GMT900 and handling is on par with most resto-mod muscle cars. Furthermore, if you have C10 fever, it might be time to take a good hard look at the 88-98 C1500. Prime examples can be found for less than $5000. Compared to similar C10's, that should free up some budget to add RideTech's StreetGRIP suspension along with the right set of wheels and tires.
About RideTech
RideTech manufactures high performance suspension components and systems that improve the handling and ride quality of muscle cars, trucks and hot rods. From restored and show cars, to high-speed autocross and track day cars, RideTech offers a wide range of premium products including air suspension systems (air ride), coilovers, shock absorbers, coil and leaf springs, tubular a-arms arms, roll bars, sway bars and much more. RideTech-equipped vehicles have won every prominent award in the aftermarket including Street Machine of the Year, Street Rod of the Year, Truck of the Year, the Ridler Award, America’s Most Beautiful Roadster, Goodguys Autocross, Hot Rod of the Year and so much more.
For more information, visit or call 812-481-4787.

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.

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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

Eco-Friendly High-Performance Brake Pads Now Available

Yeadon, PA, June 11, 2018 - BONINFANTE FRICTION, INC has announced its new line of environmentally-friendly performance friction brake pads for both street and race use. Designed to provide “Earth-friendly friction” with no heavy metals used, Boninfante Friction’s Eco-Friendly High-Performance Brake Pads offer the best of both worlds as they also ensure safe stopping power with silent braking, low dust, and long life. In addition to the responsibly minded benefits, Boninfante Friction’s Eco-Friendly High-Performance Brake Pads also provide the ultimate in performance stopping power with world-class braking capabilities, no sparking, and less fade. Easy on brake rotors, Boninfante Friction’s Eco-Friendly High-Performance Brake Pads were originally designed for late model modified and dirt track use but are also available for passenger cars in a sport pad configuration.
Available applications include:
• 2004+ Ford Mustang
• 2004+ Ford F-150
• 2004-2007 Ford GT
• 2009-2010 Chevrolet Camaro
• 2014+ Chevrolet Corvette C7
• 2008-2009 Pontiac G8
• 2004+ Cadillac
• 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler
• 2008-2012 Jeep Liberty
• 1999+ Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
• and many others!
Pricing for Boninfante Friction’s Eco-Friendly High-Performance Brake Pads begins at just $49.99 USD for certain applications. For more information, please visit or call (610) 713-3147.
About Boninfante Friction, Inc
Since the family’s beginning in the clutch manufacturing business in 1988, Boninfante has systematically produced parts of superior quality, thus setting a pace of sustained corporate growth and customer satisfaction. Now, Boninfante Friction, Inc. is the world leader in friction clutch manufacturing for the motorsports market. Boninfante creates custom clutches for an array of applications from street car to full race clutches, from top fuel dragsters and nitro funny cars to F1 and F1H2O boats, as well as road-grader use and aircraft test equipment. For more information, visit online at, “like” Boninfante Friction on Facebook at and follow Boninfante on Instagram at @BoninfanteUSA.