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E3 Spark Plugs
Lithium Powersports Batteries
E3 Spark Plugs

E3 Spark Plugs, the makers of the patented DiamondFIRE Technology spark plug, announces the introduction of a new line of lithium phosphate powersports batteries. Born from cutting edge nano-scale materials, E3 Lithium promises to redefine power delivery in the powersports world.

Initially the product line features eight offerings, ranging in power output from 140 to 760 Cold Cranking Amps and covering a wide range of applications, including motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, side-by-sides, snowmobiles, personal watercraft and more.

Some of the performance benefits of the E3 Lithium line of powersports batteries include:

  • 80% lighter than traditional batteries.
  • 3x longer life than traditional batteries.
  • Charges much faster than traditional batteries.
  • Delivers much quicker starts than traditional batteries.
  • IP 66 Environmental Rating (pressure washer friendly).
  • Mounts in any position.
  • Environmentally friendly.

E3 Lithium Batteries feature an integrated Battery Management System (BMS) that maintains constant cell balancing to ensure that the output of the individual lithium packs inside the battery maintain equal output and charge levels at all times. In addition, the BMS offers the following model specific attributes to ensure years of trouble-free power delivery from your E3 Lithium Battery.

  • Overcharge Protection.
  • Over-Discharge Protection.
  • Short Circuit Protection.
  • Excessive Cranking Protection.
  • Built-In Cell Balancing Technology.
  • LED Battery Fault Light Indicator (select models only).

General Tire 
All-Weather AltiMAX 365 AW
General Tire

General Tire has entered the all-weather tire market with its newly released AltiMAX365 AW, a versatile all-weather touring tire for passenger cars and crossovers. At launch, this new passenger tire is available in 52 sizes, ranging from 15-in. to 20-in. rim diameter, all with Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake certification for severe winter service.

The AltiMAX365 AW is targeted toward drivers who want a versatile tire providing best-in-class all-around performance. and optimal traction in deep snow compared to typical all-season tires. With balanced performance on dry and wet roads, this new offering allows drivers the freedom to drive on one set of tires year-round, saving them the cost and inconvenience of tire changes twice a year.

General Tire’s Visual Alignment Indicators in both sides of the tread wear off evenly, ensuring the driver of proper alignment, or wear off unevenly, alerting the driver to check the wheel alignment. Additionally, a symmetric tread pattern allows for the tire to be rotated, promoting long, even tread life. It also features a 60,000-mile limited treadwear warranty and is backed by the 45-day customer satisfaction trial.

Lower Control Arms for ’72–’93 Dodge D100/D150 3-in. Drop

Improve the appearance and stance of your 1/2-ton 2WD Dodge D100, D150, Ramcharger or Plymouth Trail Duster by lowering the front 3 in., while maintaining the factory ride quality.

Each control arm includes new bushings, ball joint with castle nut and retaining clip. The black E-coated finish looks great and prevents corrosion. Sold in pairs.

KBS Coatings
Exhaust Coatings Available in 10 Colors
KBS Coatings

KBS Coatings offers XTC Silicone Zinc Primer and XTC Xtreme Temperature Coating to provide great looking, durable, and long-lasting finishes on exhaust manifolds, headers, and exhaust systems. Both are available in aerosol spray can form, and quart, gallon and 5-gallon containers for brushing, rolling, or spray equipment.

XTC Silicone Zinc Primer can withstand temperatures over 1,200° F and provides incredible rust protection even in high humidity, high condensation, and salty air conditions. The primer functions much like galvanization and locks itself to bare metal surfaces leaving a matte gray finish that can be used as the finish paint, or as a perfect primed surface for top coating with XTC.

XTC is a high-temperature and heat-resistant coating that protects metal surfaces operating at 500° F to 1,200° F. With proper preparation, XTC provides outstanding adhesion, film integrity, weathering, thermal shock-resistance and is guaranteed not to burn off. XTC will not peel, flake or chalk and is resistant to scratching or marring.

XTC is available in 10 unique and great colors, and XTC Clear is available as final coating for any XTC matte color when a gloss finish is desired. If rust protection is not needed, XTC can be applied directly to metal without need for XTC Primer.

Metra Electronics
Amber LED Side Marker Lights for Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator
Metra Electronics

Metra Electronics has added even more aftermarket products to their growing line of Jeep accessories. These new products provide stylish yet functional upgrades for the latest Jeep Wrangler or Gladiator models.

Amber LED Side Marker Lights for Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator (JP-SML2) replace factory side-marker lights with an easy-to-install solution that is plug-and-play with all of the ’18-up Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT trim levels. It includes an integrated anti-flicker feature with a smoked crystalline lens for a stylish upgrade. The amber LEDs provide better visibility with 13.5 watts and an internal reflector for an even brighter output than the factory marker lights.

JP-SML2 Product Specifications:

  • (27) 0.5-watt LEDs
  • Smoked crystalline lens
  • Amber LED
  • Multi-angle internal reflector
  • Integrated anti-flicker
  • Plug-n-play factory connector
  • IP67
  • Sold as a pair

Classic Line Oils for Collector Cars From '50-'99

Motul has introduced a new Classic Line of lubricants that are specifically formulated to meet the needs of both established and emerging collector car markets. With vintage vehicles in mind, Motul’s Classic Line combines oils, detergents, and additives engineered to enhance the performance of older powertrains while offering improved protection.

All Motul Classic Line lubricants feature an additive package with high-zinc (ZDDP) and molybdenum (moly) for reduced friction and increased power. The synthetic base oils and adapted detergent levels of each Classic Line formula are further suited to the metals and gasket materials common to each era of vehicle manufacturing; advanced additives ensure that all Motul Classic Line lubricants meet or exceed API standards. The high-adhesion properties unique to the Classic Line also provide for excellent cold flow properties to prevent engine wear during start-ups and to coat and protect engine internals and running gear during the periods of prolonged storage that collector vehicles often experience.