ARIES ActionTrac: The Next Generation of Powered Running Boards

 

ARIES ActionTrac™ powered running boards are unique from other powered side steps because they are actually two steps in one. The patented step-within-a-step™ design, simple-2-install™ no-drill brackets, no-splice wiring, smart control module, and weather-resistant construction truly make these retractable running boards an asset for the off-road truck or Jeep.

ActionTrac™ powered running boards have one 4” wide step on top of the main housing and one 3” wide step that automatically deploys as needed. When the door opens, the control module deploys the power step 8” below the main step and up to 15” below the doorsill (depending on model). ARIES’ two-step design offers enhanced safety and easier vehicle entry and exit, especially on large, lifted vehicles. It is also helpful for families with young or elderly passengers.

Rather than folding up and away underneath the vehicle, the ARIES ActionTrac™ contours to the rocker panels, providing extra protection against door dings and small road debris. And because the power step folds up into the main housing, everything is contained and shielded from the elements. The power step, pivot points, and all internal electronics stay well protected from rain, mud, sand, snow, and more.

Finally, the additional top step provides much easier access when engaging the roof of the vehicle for cargo or cleaning.

All ARIES ActionTrac™ powered running boards are engineered with a simple-2-install™ system, and each set is made for a vehicle-specific installation and a custom fit. Using preexisting factory holes, the brackets eliminate drilling on virtually all models (some Ram applications excluded). They also do not require any splicing into the factory wiring. The boards, control module, and magnetic sensors comprise a self-contained unit.

Constructed from powder-coated aluminum to be rigid, lightweight, and non-corrosive, ARIES ActionTrac boards boast a 650-pound static weight capacity and operate with a quiet, maintenance-free rotary motor for lasting dependability.

Features

  • Patented step-within-a-step™ design for easier access, especially on large vehicles.
  • Patents US 9771024, US 8833781, D718195, D751953.
  • 3” powered step automatically drops 8” when the door opens, up to 15” below doorsill.
  • 4” top step provides convenient access to the roof of the vehicle.
  • Rugged housing shields retractable step, pivot points, and electronics from the elements.
  • Contoured design helps protect the rocker panels from road debris and door dings (not a substitute for rocker bars).
  • Simple-2-install™ system with no-drill brackets and no-splice wiring (some Ram applications require drilling).
  • Powder-coated 6061-T6 aluminum is durable, lightweight, and non-corrosive.
  • Integrated control module detects obstructions and eliminates pinch hazards.
  • Single rotary motor for fast, quiet, maintenance-free operation.
  • Integrated LEDs activate on deployment for added visibility and safety.
  • Rated for 650 lb. static weight capacity (limited to mounting structure).
  • Made in the USA with a limited lifetime warranty.

 

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Renegade III: Motive Gear, TEN Factory, POWERTRAX

For the third consecutive year, The AAM Group™ and Total Truck Centers™ are sending a custom build to SEMA. This year is the Renegade III: a 1974 Jeep CJ-5 that we’ve taken to the ground and reconstructed with all of the enhancements we would love to have seen back in in the seventies.

The build was conceived, designed, and managed by AAM Program Sales Manager Greg Griffith, with help from Atomic City 4×4 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Man Cave Designs. It was made possible thanks to the support of our many valued Total Truck Centers™ vendor partners.

In this video, we take a look at the following products from Motive Gear, TEN Factory, and POWERTRAX:

Parts used in this video:

Motive Gear 3.73 Ratio Differential Ring and Pinion for 7.125 in, 10 bolt (D30-373)

Motive Gear Differential Master Bearing Kit, Timken for Dana 30 (R30RMKT)

Motive Gear 3.73 Ratio Differential Ring and Pinion for 8.5 in, 10 bolt (D44-373)

Motive Gear Differential Master Bearing Kit, Timken for Dana 44 (RA28LRMKT)

TEN Factory Performance Complete Front Axle Kit (MG22139)

POWERTRAX Grip PRO Traction System, for Dana 30 (GT443027)

POWERTRAX Grip PRO Traction System, for Dana 44 (GT434430)

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K&N: Get a Free Mini Decorative Replica Helmet or $25 Card with Air Intake System Purchase

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K&N Free Mini Helmet or $25 Card on Air Intakes

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K&N: Get a Free Hat or $25 Card with Air Intake System Purchase

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K&N Free Hat or $25 Card on Air Intakes

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In the Garage™ with Total Truck Centers™: Rugged Ridge Elite Fast Track Mounting System

Come inside the Total Truck Centers™ garage as we take you through the installation of some of today’s hottest performance accessories In this episode, we welcome Pat Johnson from Rugged Ridge to the garage and install their Elite Fast Track Mounting System on a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK.

Parts used in this video:

Elite Fast Track Light Bar (11232.50)

Elite Fast Track Mounting System, 50 inch light bar (11232.52)

Elite Fast Track Light Bar Kit (11232.53)

Elite Fast Track Kit, includes 1 light bar, 4 round lights, quick release mirrors (11232.54)

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Fishbone Offroad Step Sliders FB23070

Fishbone Offroad (FB23070): Step Slider for Four-Door Jeep Wrangler JK

Jeep JK owners looking to protect the sides of their rides while enjoying a functional step up will want to take a look at the Step Slider from Fishbone Offroad. Step Sliders mount underneath your Jeep in three locations (no drilling or modification required) and feature a durable textured-black powdercoat for longevity. FB23070 was designed to fit four-door 2007–2018 JK Wrangler, Rubicon, and Unlimited. Sold in pairs.

Features

  • For 2007–2018 four-door JK Wrangler, Rubicon, and Unlimited.
  • Black textured powdercoat.
  • Sold as a pair.
  • Mounts to factory locations.
  • No-drill installation.

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Fishbone Offroad Step Sliders FB23070

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Vision X ADV Light Cannon

Vision X: 8.7” ADV Light Cannon

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Available in two-light kits, ADV Series Light Cannons from Vision X combine the superior distance of Iris Reflector technology with the spread of elliptical optics, producing a powerful combo driving beam optimal for all terrain. With its backlit halo and steel trunnion bracket, ADV Light Cannons are engineered to outshine and outlast the competition. Using polycarbonate covers (sold separately and available in a variety of tints and light-distribution options, including Spot, Euro, Combo, Flood, Wide Flood & Elliptical), you can create the desired effect without slowing down.

The CGA-CPMH14M Vision X kit includes two 8.7” ADV Light Cannons, dual wiring harness, and installation guide.

Features

  • Powerful combo driving beam for any terrain.
  • Superior distance and light spread.
  • Backlit halo.
  • Protective polycarbonate covers for various patterns and colors are available separately.
  • Warranty: extended.

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Vision X ADV Light Cannon

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Cargo Ease: Cargo Lockers

True to the Cargo Ease name, the newest entry to the company’s catalog adds ease and utility to the back of your truck, van, or SUV. With their aluminum frames, composite decking, stain- and mildew-resistant felt-lined drawers, and smooth-rolling bearings, cargo lockers take storage and access to the next level.

Cargo lockers are available in single- and dual-drawer systems (custom sizes available; ask your local reseller!) and in 9” and 12” (max) heights. A turn-key dual latching lock system protects contents.

Features

  • 2K lb. weight capacity (evenly distributed).
  • 600 lb. capacity per drawer system.
  • Aluminum frame and composite decking.
  • Single- and dual-drawer systems (custom configurations available).
  • Standard 9- and 12-inch heights.
  • Stain- and mildew-resistant felt-lined drawers.
  • 1 long and 1 wide drawer divider.
  • Turn-key dual latching lock system.

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Cargo Ease Cargo Locker

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ARIES (2186002): TrailCrusher Front Bumper with Trail Guard for 2018 Jeep JL

With a stinger-style angular steel brush guard that adds an aggressive look and helps protect your winch out in the wild (winch not included), the 2186000 TrailCrusher front bumper from ARIES offers all the functionality and style you crave.

The integrated winch platform features standard mounting locations to fit most winch types and welded shackle mounts that accept any shackle with a 7/8” diameter pin, with a winch-and-shackle rating of 12.5K pounds. The 2186002 is a custom-fit application for your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. It goes on with no drilling and comes with a durable carbide powdercoat to protect from hazards seen and unseen.

Includes bumper, brush guard, and mounting hardware.

Features

  • 12,500 lb. winch-and-shackle rating for ultimate off-road functionality.
  • Standard winch mounting platform accepts most types of winches.
  • Welded shackle mounts and 1/4” sleeves provide reliable anchoring points.
  • Shackle mounts accept pins up to 7/8” in diameter (#2166071 recommended).
  • No-drill install uses factory mounting points with no pump relocation required.
  • One-piece construction with 3/16” steel plates for maximum strength.
  • Narrow width and high ground clearance for an improved off-road style.
  • Durable carbide black powdercoat with rust-resistant E-coat finish.
  • Angular brush guard helps protect the winch and adds an aggressive look.
  • Center round cutouts accept OE bumper lights.
  • Includes mounting hardware and 3/8” installation brackets.
  • Warranty: limited lifetime (3-year finish, 1-year parts).

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ARIES TrailCrusher Front Bumper with Trail Guard for Jeep JL

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Renegade III: Edelbrock

For the third consecutive year, The AAM Group™ and Total Truck Centers™ are sending a custom build to SEMA. This year is the Renegade III: a 1974 Jeep CJ-5 that we’ve taken to the ground and reconstructed with all of the enhancements we would love to have seen back in in the seventies.

The build was conceived, designed, and managed by AAM Program Sales Manager Greg Griffith, with help from Atomic City 4×4 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Man Cave Designs. It was made possible thanks to the support of our many valued Total Truck Centers™ vendor partners.

In this video, we take a look at the following products from Edelbrock:

Parts used in this video:

Performer Jeep 4.0L Cylinder Head (50169)

Performer Series 500 CFM Carburetor (1403)

Carburetor Calibration Kit (1486)

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