Westin Automotive: R5 XD Nerf Step Bars

Step right up with the R5 XD nerf step bar from Westin Automotive. These bars feature a sure-footed 5” step surface with oversized step pads that sits 3” lower to the ground, making cab entry and exit easier and safer than stock.

Custom designed to fit seamlessly on your application, Westin R5 XD nerf step bars come with bars for the driver and passenger sides, plus a vehicle-specific mount kit that goes right onto your vehicle’s rocker panel. Injection-molded bracket covers provide the final finish.

And if you want to draw even more attention to your upgrade, Westin separately sells an optional R5 LED light kit (28-51003).

Available in polished stainless steel with a lifetime warranty or black powder-coated aluminum with a 3-year warranty. Tested and engineered in the USA!

Features

  • Patented, application-specific, custom fit
  • 5” step area and 3” drop
  • Oversized polymer step pads for enhanced traction and style
  • Mount directly to your vehicle’s rocker panel (mount kit included)
  • Injection-molded bracket covers
  • Materials/finish: polished 304 stainless steel or black powder-coated aluminum
  • Sold in pairs (driver and passenger steps)
  • Warranty: lifetime (polished), 3 years (black)
Westin Automotive R5 XD Nerf Step Bars

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Go Rhino: Universal SRM500 Roof Rack

Low-profile rack from Go Rhino packs high-level versatility for all your gear-powered adventures. The newly designed, universal SRM500 roof rack is a reliable platform for differently sized and shaped gear, including tents, paddleboards, kayaks, bikes, tools, and other backcountry accessories. The lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum and injection-molded nylon junctions help squeeze every last ounce from your weight capacity.

Exclusive Go Rhino 4-CORE channel technology, predrilled crossmembers, and tie-down points give you plenty of packing and light-mounting capability, while the custom clamps and rubber isolator pads attach to many styles of crossbars and eliminate vibration, respectively. These racks are protected by a textured-black powdercoat and backed by a 5-year warranty.

Go Rhino SRM500 racks are built from 2” diameter tube, measure 52” wide, and come in three lengths: 55”, 65”, and 75”. Optional model-specific Wrangler JK/JL mounting kits sold separately.

Features

  • Universal fit
  • 2” diameter tubular aluminum
  • 52” wide
  • Three lengths available: 55”, 65” & 75”
  • 4-CORE channel technology mounts most accessories
  • Front/rear crossmembers predrilled for lights
  • Rhino Clamps mount to many styles of crossbar.
  • Keyhole channel access allows use of standard hardware.
  • Tie-down points, aftermarket mounts, and additional threaded inserts
  • Rubber isolator pads minimize friction and avoid vibration.
  • Textured-black powdercoat
Go Rhino SRM500 Roof Rack

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Dee Zee: 7” Rear Rough Step for Rear Cargo Vans

For a step up that won’t let you down, the Rear Rough Step from Dee Zee comes through in the clutch. It features a grated design that provides reliable traction and keeps your cargo area clean by releasing mud, snow, dirt, and other worksite mess. Whether you’re scraping your boots on the grated-steel top or just need to keep your footing on the 7” surface, the Rear Rough Step delivers.

The Rear Rough Step is constructed from heavy-duty aluminum protected by Dee Zee’s patented NRT™ (No Rust Technology) black powdercoat, so you won’t have to worry about corrosion. Made in the USA!

Features

  • For rear cargo vans
  • Heavy-duty aluminum with grated-steel top
  • 7” wide step surface
  • NRT™ black powdercoat
  • Water, mud, and dirt drop through to keep your cargo area clean.
  • Made in the USA
  • Warranty: limited lifetime
Dee Zee Rear Rough Step

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Raptor Series: 6” OEM Running Boards for Single-Cab Trucks

Get a dependable lift into your single-cab pickup without sacrificing OEM style. These new 6” aluminum running boards from Raptor Series conveniently bolt on to factory mounting points for an easy, no-drill installation. With their 6” step surface, slip-resistant treads, textured-black powdercoat, and 10-year limited warranty, you’ll be enjoying these running boards for years to come.

Features

  • For single-cab applications (vehicle specific)
  • 6061 aluminum protected by a textured-black powdercoat
  • 6” step surface with slip-resistant treads
  • No-drill installation
  • Sold in pairs
  • Includes mounting brackets (in second box)
  • Warranty: 10-year limited
Raptor Series 6 Inch OEM Running Boards Single Cab

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Keys to Ride 2020: October Brands

The Keys to Ride sweepstakes is back for another run—and this year promises to be even bigger than before. Performance Corner® is partnering with Truck Hero to bring resellers a Grand Prize worthy of their pursuit: a 2020 Ram 1500 fully customized with products from Truck Hero brands!

October Brands

Participating resellers earn one entry for each $1,000 in purchases of featured brands. They earn two bonus entries for every $1,000 in purchases of the bonus brand. October brands include:

  • Featured Brands: LUND and UnderCover
  • Bonus Brand: Husky Liners

Rules of Engagement

To be eligible for the Grand Prize, resellers must purchase a minimum of five participating Truck Hero product lines from Competition Specialties, Inc. from July 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021. Entries are limited to 75 per month and 525 max overall (see Official Rules for complete details).

Participating Lines

  • AMP Research
  • AVS
  • BAK Industries
  • BedRug
  • Bushwacker
  • Extang
  • Husky Liners
  • LUND
  • N-FAB
  • Retrax
  • Roll-N-Lock
  • Rugged Liner
  • TruXedo
  • UnderCover

Stay tuned to this blog for a head’s up on each month’s brands; we’ll also be sending emails and postcards to ensure you don’t miss an opportunity to score more entries. So get ready to sell, and good luck!

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CURT (60638): 2 5/16” Gooseneck Towing Kit for OEM Ram Puck System

Get your 2016–2020 Ram 2500/3500 pickup ready for gooseneck towing with this 38,000 lb GTW kit from CURT. The included 2 5/16” gooseneck ball and safety chain loops drop easily into your Ram’s factory puck system (required) thanks to CURT’s patented system, which locks into place with just a simple quarter-turn.

The 60638 kit is constructed from forged and machined carbon steel alloy, finished in a polished chrome powdercoat and organized neatly in a durable case for convenient storage and transport. A bonus rubber cover keeps dirt and debris out of the gooseneck hole.

Features

  • For 2016–2020 Ram 2500/3500 with 5th wheel prep package
  • 38K gross trailer weight and 9.5K vertical load capacity
  • Carbon steel alloy protected by a chrome powdercoat
  • Drops into place via patented lever system and locks with a quarter-turn
  • Rubber covers keeps dirt out of gooseneck hole when not in use.
  • Reusable case for storage and transport
  • Warranty: limited lifetime (1-year finish and parts)
CURT 2 5-16 Gooseneck Kit for OEM Ram Puck System 60638

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Bushwacker: Trail Armor Mud Flaps

Mud has met its match with the all-new Trail Armor mud flaps from Bushwacker. Exclusively designed to complement and attach to Buckwacker Pocket Style fender flares, these patent-pending mud flaps add 10” of tire-covering drop and width. Install quickly and easily to provide protection on- and off-road.

Made from flexible and durable, ABS material, Trail Armor mud flaps are available for all current truck applications (sold in pairs) and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Invented, engineered, and manufactured in the USA!

Features

  • Designed to complement Pocket Style fender flares
  • Flexible, durable ABS material
  • 10” drop and width
  • Available for all current truck applications
  • Sold in pairs
  • Invented, engineered, and manufactured in the USA
  • Warranty: limited lifetime
Bushwacker Trail Armor Mud Flaps

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Rugged Ridge (11549.17): Arcus Rear Bumper for Wrangler JL

No one wants to add “ordinary” to their Jeep. Go “daring” instead. With its satin-black, stamped-steel body, the new Arcus rear bumper from Rugged Ridge offers a premium look for half the price you’d expect. At the core of this patented design is a high-strength, 11-gauge steel shell that looks as great in your driveway as it does on the trail.

The 11549.17 Arcus includes standard features found on pricier bumpers, such as massive 1”-thick recovery hooks that are dual cross-drilled to accept both 7/8” and 3/4” D-rings and clever side recesses that offer direct frame access for off-road jacks.

Rugged Ridge has finished this stubby-style beauty with a fine-textured powdercoat.

Features

  • For 2018–2020 Jeep Wrangler JL/JLU
  • Fine-textured satin-black powdercoat
  • Stubby-style 11-gauge stamped steel shell
  • Hardcore 1”-thick recovery hooks dual-drilled for 7/8” and 3/4” D-rings
  • Built-in side lifting points make off-road jack use easier
  • Warranty: limited lifetime (1-year finish and parts)
Rugged Ridge Arcus Rear Bumper for Jeep Wrangler JL 11549.17

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ReadyLIFT (69-3035): Premium 3.5” SST Lift Kit for 2020 GM HD

ReadyLIFT has responded to GM’s changes to the torsion bar suspension of their 2020 HD pickups. The 69-3035 adjustable forged torsion key SST lift kit was specially designed to install and function properly on this new suspension.

Providing 3”–3.5” of front lift, it includes all-new fabricated-steel Xtreme-Duty upper control arms that use ReadyLIFT’s popular “winged” design and four new 5100 Bilstein shocks for a performance-tuned ride and handling.

ReadyLIFT torsion key unloading tool (66-7816A or similar) required for installation.

Features

  • For 2020 Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD (2WD & 4WD)
  • 3”–3.5”  adjustable front lift with new forged torsion keys
  • Heavy-duty fabricated-steel upper control arms
  • HD ball joints and maintenance-free TCT nonbonded pivot bushings
  • HD tie rods for increased pivot angles over stock
  • Taller differential drop spacers and skid plate spacers
  • Taller bump stops for the front suspension
  • 2” cast-iron rear lift blocks with longer U-bolts
  • Front and rear Bilstein 5100 shocks for exceptional ride and handling
  • Recommended max tire with no trimming: 20×9 -0 offset (35×12.50 tire)
  • Recommended max tire with trimming: 20×10 -18 offset (35×12.50 tire)
ReadyLIFT Premium 3.5 Inch SST Lift Kit for 2020 GM HD

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CURT (18101): Universal ATV Cargo Carrier

Universal cargo carriers from CURT let you pack even more adventure into your next mud-wheeling, trail-blazing, off-road ATV excursion. Made from strong black-steel, the 18101 carrier mounts to the back of your ATV to provide generous and secure storage space, squeezing 7.5 sq ft of volume out of its 41” x 26” size. The 6.25” high sides help keep items in place over the rough terrain you’re sure to encounter, while the mesh base lets liquids and dirt fall harmlessly away.

This CURT ATV cargo carrier comes with mounting hardware for easy installation on a variety of ATV vehicles, including quads, quad bikes, three-wheelers, and four-wheelers. Ride free with CURT.

Features

  • Universal design fits most ATV cargo racks.
  • Heavy-duty tubular steel with a mesh bottom
  • Carbide black powdercoat over e-coat finish
  • Lightweight for easy installation and use
  • 6.25” sides keep items more secure during travel.
  • Includes universal mounting hardware
  • Interior dimensions: 41” x 26”
  • Storage area: 7.5 sq ft
  • Warranty: limited lifetime (1-year finish and parts)
CURT Universal ATV Cargo Carrier 18101

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