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Fuel Economy Claims on Retrofit Devices

Fuel Economy Claims on Retrofit Devices Toeing the Line…

As the opportunity to sell “fuel economy” looms, there are some guidelines that need to be considered when making fuel-savings claims.

Virtually since introduction of the automobile, part of its evolution has included a fascination about both the type and efficiency of fuel used. Even when the price of gasoline hovered around $.25 per gallon many years ago, the entrepreneurial community was experimenting with a variety of fuel alternatives. When fuel shortages (both real and perceived) later became part of the automotive landscape, products emerged that focused on claimed benefits for mileage improvement. Over time, as new-vehicle manufacturers vied for market share and began focusing on specific features to distinguish one brand from another, fuel economy continued to be a marketing component.

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PACE EDWARDS POWERGATE™ NOW AVAILABLE FOR ’07-’08 CHEVY AND GMC TRUCKS

PACE EDWARDS POWERGATE™ NOW AVAILABLE FOR ’07-’08 CHEVY AND GMC TRUCKSThe Pace Edwards PowerGate tailgate lock is the most convenient and effective way to provide added security for your truck’s bed—and now it’s available for ’07-’08 Chevy/GMC pickups. Easily installed inside the tailgate using Pace Edwards’ plug-and-go wiring harness, the PowerGate locks your tailgate electronically every time you lock the vehicle’s doors using the original remote key fob. Made in the USA, the PowerGate includes a stainless steel backing plate and slide bolt with a nylon guide block for smooth operation. For vehicles without power door locks, Pace Edwards also offers an optional switch kit. The PowerGate is the perfect compliment to any Pace Edwards retractable truck bed cover. Pace Edwards, (888) 640 5902; www.pace-edwards.com###Pace Edwards has been the industry leader in premium retractable truck bed covers for more than 20 years. Located in Centralia, Washington, Pace Edwards covers are known for their innovative designs, quality construction and true functionality. Part of the Truck Accessories Group, Pace Edwards is a SEMA and NTEA member and proudly manufactures its products in the U.S.A.

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LIFT YOUR SUPER DUTY THE EASY WAY WITH REVTEK LEVELING SYSTEMS

LIFT YOUR SUPER DUTY THE EASY WAY WITH REVTEK LEVELING SYSTEMSRevtek leveling systems offer the most effective and affordable way to get the lifted look on ’05-’08 Ford Super Duty 4WD trucks. The F350 leveling system lifts the front only, and includes 2.5-inch spring perch spacers, eccentric cam bushings for correct alignment, performance shock absorbers and all necessary mounting hardware. The F250 system is identically equipped front, but also incorporates rear lift blocks and U-bolts to produce an F350’s rear ride height. Both systems maintain the stock springs, work within the OEM suspension geometry, and allow clearance for up to 35 x 12.5-inch tires. An optional front track bar bracket is also available to maintain correct axle centering. Revtek Suspension, 877 LIFT TOY; www.revtek.com###Based in Portland Oregon, Revtek Suspension prides itself in producing “real world” engineered suspension systems and components for Dodge, Ford, GM Jeep, Nissan and Toyota trucks/SUV’s. Revtek systems are designed and tested in-house, resulting in the most installer-friendly, best-riding kits on the market.

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4x4Wire Tech Archive

4x4Wire General 4x4 Tech Articles and Information Archives

Versatile Hardmount Onboard Air System - With proper preparation, designing and installing a versatile onboard system that looks as good as it performs can be quite rewarding. Using common parts, this article walks through a well-designed OBA system which integrates well with the vehicle, while maintaining options for future expansion and uses beyond airing up tires.

Portable Onboard Air Installation - This article describes an onboard air setup that is inexpensive, versatile, and portable. If you your 4WD is a daily driver and you don't want to permanently give up the space required for an OBA system, and you want to keep your A/C compressor, this will give you great ideas on how to build your own portable OBA system.

Tips for improving the Dana 300 transfer case - If you're rebuilding a Dana 300 transfer case, there are several easy and very effective modifications you can make at the same time: add an oil level sight tube, add FWD Hi-Range capability, replace the pressed-in vent tube, and replace the stock hex head bolts which can damage the case.

Nuts and Bolts about Fasteners, Chapter Two - Nuts - In this installment of our discussion about fasteners, we'll travel into the boring but equally as critical properties of nuts and washers. We'll show you the different types of nuts that are common to our assemblies and modifications. 

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REVTEK TWO-INCH LEVELING SYSTEM DESIGNED FOR POPULAR ’07-’08 GM SUVs and 1500-SERIES PICK-UPS

REVTEK TWO-INCH LEVELING SYSTEM DESIGNED FOR POPULAR ’07-’08 GM SUVs and 1500-SERIES PICK-UPSMake room for up to 33 x 12.5-inch tires the easy way—with a two-inch leveling system from Revtek Suspension. Featuring rugged plated steel and cast-aluminum spacers, this system is designed for easy bolt-in installation with no cutting or welding necessary and works within the stock suspension geometry. Designed for use on 2WD/4WD GM trucks and SUVs, P/N 315 fits ’07-’08 Avalanche; Tahoe/Yukon/Yukon XL/Suburban/Suburban XL; Denali/Denali XL; Cadillac Escalade/Escalade ESV/EXT; Silverado/Sierra 1500. This Revtek system comes complete with all necessary hardware and instructions, and is the easiest, most economical way to level a GM truck or SUV. Revtek Suspension; 877 LEVELING TOY; www.revtek.com.###Based in Portland Oregon, Revtek Suspension prides itself in producing “real world” engineered suspension systems and components for Dodge, Ford, GM Jeep, Nissan and Toyota trucks/SUVs. Revtek systems are designed and tested in-house, resulting in the most installer-friendly, best-riding kits on the market.

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