In­dus­try News

Jp Magazine - - Dispatch -

• Roll by Goodyear, as summed up by Fred Thomas, the VP and GM of Goodyear Re­tail: “Guests can choose when, where, and how to in­stall their tires, and they are in com­plete con­trol of the process from start to fin­ish. Goodyear is elim­i­nat­ing the wait­ing room and giv­ing peo­ple time back in their day to do the things they re­ally want to do.” Go­ing to roll­by­goodyear. com means you can shop on­line, pur­chase rub­ber on­line or in the store, and then choose how you want them to be in­stalled, like them com­ing to you via mo­bile van.

• Daystar Prod­ucts was named a run­ner-up for best new prod­uct in the mo­bile elec­tron­ics category at the ’18

SEMA Show for its

GMRS Ra­dio Kit for the Wran­gler JK.

• An­other run­ner-up:

Ran­cho/DynoMax

in the Off-Road/4-Wheel-Drive category for its new Sport Sus­pen­sion Sys­tem for the JL. And yet an­other run­ner-up: Or­a­cle Light­ing for best new ex­te­rior ac­ces­sory. The com­pany de­buted its Vec­tor Se­ries Grille for the Jeep JL.

• Tire win­ning went to Cooper for its Dis­cov­erer AT3 4S, while a run­ner-up in the rub­ber category was the Baja Pro X from Mickey Thomp­son.

• AEV built Out­post II be­cause, as the com­pany put it, “to cel­e­brate the fi­nal year of the JK-model Jeep Wran­gler,

AEV cre­ated a fit­ting trib­ute: a cus­tom, self-con­tained over­land­ing camper.” Although the wheel­base went un­changed, the rest is far from fac­tory. A con­ver­sion to cab/chas­sis, ex­tended frame, and steel “bird­cage” were made and a 41⁄2 -inch sus­pen­sion was added. Power comes from a 5.7L Hemi. AEV said the con­cept camper has 600 hand­made parts. Over­land­ing es­sen­tials in­cluded a so­lar panel, slide-out fridge/freezer, and an 80-inch-long couch/bed combo with the wa­ter tank and wa­ter heater among the ne­ces­si­ties stored un­der­neath it. Learn more at aev-con­ver­sions.com. • Dis­count Tire is now the par­ent of its 1,000th off­spring. The new tire store is in Phoenix.

• Grid Off-Road and Key­stone Au­to­mo­tive have en­tered a dis­tri­bu­tion agree­ment.

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