Freedom Ford Is a Go!

Freedom Ford Logo

On the heels of last year’s “NSF1” Jeep Wrangler, built to benefit the Navy Seal Foundation, The AAM Group™ is hard at work on the “Freedom Ford,” a 2016 Ford F-150 wrapped in a custom black digital camo blended with an American flag graphic. Boasting 35” tires and a 7” lift, the Freedom Ford is an imposing presence and a patriotic tribute to the hard-earned liberty we enjoy in the United States thanks to the vigilance and sacrifices of our most courageous citizens.

See It in Person

AAM Group Freedom Ford
AAM Group Freedom Ford

Also known as “Freedom 1,” the Freedom Ford is being outfitted by many of the biggest names in the truck aftermarket—headlined by primary sponsor Lund International. It will be exhibited at Lund International’s #SU02 booth at this year’s SEMA Show.

Primary Sponsoring Brands

  • LUND, AMP Research, AVS, Bushwacker, and Roll-N-Lock

Additional Sponsoring Brands

  • BedRug
  • BFGoodrich
  • CURT
  • Edge Products
  • Flowmaster
  • Go Rhino
  • Husky Liners
  • K&N
  • Putco
  • Raceline Wheels
  • ReadyLIFT
  • Royal Purple
  • Vision X
  • WARN

Print and Wrap Services

Pat Shell of Shell SWAG (Signs, Wraps, and Graphics) in Johnson City, TN. 423-676-4204 / ShellSwag.com

Lift Services

Joey Yokum at Atomic City 4×4 in Oak Ridge, TN. 865-481-8006

AAM Group Freedom Ford
AAM Group Freedom Ford
AAM Group Freedom Ford
AAM Group Freedom Ford
AAM Group Freedom Ford
AAM Group Freedom Ford
AAM Group Freedom Ford
AAM Group Freedom Ford

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Edelbrock (2231): Rollin’ Thunder Camshaft for ’57-’86 SB Chevy

Edelbrock (2231): Rollin’ Thunder Camshaft for ’57-’86 SB Chevy

Edelbrock Rollin’ Thunder series camshafts improve horsepower and torque, produce a satisfying performance idle, and provide sufficient vacuum for power brakes and other powered accessories. As with all Rollin’ Thunder camshafts, the 2231 features a more aggressive lift profile than conventional hydraulic flat-tappet cams—without the excessive valve overlap that can compromise low-rpm drivability.

Features

  • Exclusively engineered for 1957–1986 Chevy V8 engines.
  • Designed for optimum power from 1500 to 6500 rpm.
  • Produced 460 hp and 460 ft-lb. torque on an Edelbrock 383 crate engine.
  • Aggressive profile provides excellent performance with sufficient vacuum at idle for power brakes and other powered accessories.
  • 242° intake / 240° exhaust duration at .050″, .594″ lift at valve, and 112° lobe separation.
  • Includes camshaft, assembly lube, and instructions.

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Edelbrock (2231): Rollin’ Thunder Camshaft for ’57-’86 SB Chevy
Edelbrock (2231): Rollin’ Thunder Camshaft for ’57-’86 SB Chevy

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

Holley (550-443): Terminator Stealth EFI Kit with GM Transmission Control

Have you resisted switching to EFI because you like the traditional look of a carburetor? Do you have a GM 4L60/80E transmission in your hotrod? Stop worrying! Holley’s recently released Terminator Stealth throttle body fuel injection system gives you all of the benefits of EFI with the traditional carburetor look you love.

The 550-443 Terminator Stealth EFI system possesses the same great self-tuning features of Holley’s original Terminator EFI in a stealthy new configuration. Holley has made this new system easy to install, with no computer experience required and an included hand-held tuner with multiple-choice setup wizard to get you up and running quickly. Even better, the system self-tunes while you drive, and you can upgrade to complete laptop control without buying another ECU. Available in Polished and Hard Core Gray finishes.

Features

  • Carburetor looks with the drivability of EFI.
  • Trouble-free performance eliminates vapor lock and fuel varnish problems.
  • Fits V8 engines from 250 to 600 horsepower.
  • Fully self-tuning: no laptop required.
  • Full-color, 3.5” LCD touch screen for basic and advanced tuning options.
  • Timing control option for GM Small Cap HEI and Ford TFI distributors.
  • Connections for Ford, GM, TH350, 700R4, and other transmission linkages.
  • Harness for GM electronic 4L60/4L80E transmissions.
  • Optional free software upgrade for full laptop control.
  • Plug-and-play harness with minimal connections.
  • Virtually maintenance free—keeps your vehicle reliable and ready to drive.

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Holley (550-443): Terminator Stealth EFI Kit with GM Transmission Control
Holley (550-443): Terminator Stealth EFI Kit with GM Transmission Control

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

Rugged Ridge (13260.03): C3 Cargo Cover for 2007+ Jeep Wrangler JK

Rugged Ridge (13260.03): C3 Cargo Cover for 2007+ Jeep Wrangler JK

A versatile Jeep deserves versatile accessories. New from Rugged Ridge is the Configurable Cargo Cover (C3) for Jeep Wrangler JK (2007–2016 2D without subwoofer). The patent-pending 13260.03 offers complete protection for the rear cargo area of your Jeep, protecting carpet and plastic trim from damage, scratches, pet claws, dirt, and other debris. This custom-made, functional accessory also creates a resting space for your pet on long trips.

The C3 Cargo Cover is compatible with rear fold and tumble seats, with a water-resistant, flip-out cover flap to keep dirt from falling into the rear tailgate door gap and an integrated front curtain wall to keep items/pets from entering the front seat area. This product’s unique side retention system ensures that the cover stays in place as you load and unload. Easily installed and removed, Rugged Ridge’s C3 Cargo Cover gives you protection when and where you need it.

Features

  • For Jeep Wrangler JK (2007–2016 2D without subwoofer; 2015–2016 2D with subwoofer).
  • Protects carpet and plastic trim from damage.
  • Creates a safe, restful space for pets on long road trips.
  • Limitable access to front seat area.
  • Compatible with rear fold and tumble seats.

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Rugged Ridge (13260.03): C3 Cargo Cover for 2007+ Jeep Wrangler JK
Rugged Ridge (13260.03): C3 Cargo Cover for 2007+ Jeep Wrangler JK

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CURT (16540): A20 5th Wheel Hitch Head

If you’re looking for smoother, quieter towing for your home away from home, the A20 5th wheel hitch from CURT combines the company’s patented A-series technology with an easier mounting system and the power of a 20K 5th wheel hitch.

The 16540 uses a patented cast yoke to allow for unimpeded head movement plus exceptional trailer stability. A set of poly-torsion inserts suppresses shock loads and reduces excessive noise, while the head features strong interlocking jaws that facilitate free pivoting and swiveling.

A carbide black powdercoat and CURT’s limited lifetime warranty gives you peace of mind against wear, rust, and other towing enemies.

Note: This A20 head unit is a replacement head only. It requires 5th wheel legs or a 5th wheel roller to be installed—components not included in this package.

Features

  • 20,000 lb. capacity (5,000 lb. vertical load); manufacturer capacities apply.
  • Cast yoke with poly-torsion inserts to suppress shock loads and reduce noise.
  • Fully articulating torsion head for controlled coupling and stable towing.
  • High-strength, interlocking jaws fully wrap the kingpin to minimize noise.
  • Polyethylene lube plate eliminates messy grease deposits.
  • Lockable handle self-resets to the ready-to-couple position after uncoupling.
  • Extra-wide head opening for easier coupling.
  • Fast, one-pin head removal.
  • Alignment pegs and easy-access bolts for simple leg-to-body attachment.
  • Three-position coupling indicator is clearly visible from the truck cab.
  • Three height adjustment positions adapt to your unique truck bed.
  • Compatible with kingpin extension boxes, including common pivoting pin boxes.
  • Meets SAE J2638 testing standards.
  • Durable carbide powder-coated finish.
  • Limited lifetime warranty.

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CURT (16540): A20 5th Wheel Hitch Head
CURT (16540): A20 5th Wheel Hitch Head

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

DONNIE HURT NAMED AAM GROUP™ EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

W.O.W. Award Recognizes Consistent, Demonstrated Excellence

September 2, 2016 (JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.) — The AAM Group™, the largest program distribution group in the SEMA marketplace, has named Marketing and Merchandising Specialist Donnie Hurt as the organization’s 2016 Employee of the Year and recipient of the W.O.W. Award. Hurt, who transitioned to AAM’s marketing team last year from PerformanceParts.com, has quickly become an integral part of AAM’s expanded suite of services, notably as email marketing lead and architect of the AAM Sign Shop™, which provides deeply discounted signage and display elements to program retailers and installers.

Given annually to the AAM Group™ employee who best exemplifies the qualities of commitment, creativity, initiative, and resourcefulness, the W.O.W. Award is named after Wilbur and Orville Wright, who embodied many of those same traits in their dogged pursuit to realize the world’s first successful controlled airplane flight.

“We are very pleased to have given this well-deserved honor to Donnie,” said AAM President Tim Odom. “He has embraced every responsibility he’s been given and not just done them well, but also meaningfully contributed to making the resources and services in which he is involved better. He well represents AAM’s team spirit, drive for excellence, and commitment to meeting the needs of our stakeholders. In the past year Donnie’s contributions have made AAM a better organization.”

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.