In the Garage™ with Total Truck Centers™: Luverne Truck Equipment Baja Guard

Come inside the Total Truck Centers™ garage as we take you through the installation of some of today’s hottest truck accessories In this episode, we install the Baja Guard from Luverne on a 2017 Toyota Tacoma.

Parts used in this video:

Baja Guard (351653-321650)

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Rugged Ridge (12112.01) Hood Bra for ’07-’17 Jeep Wrangler JK/JKU

If you want to protect your Jeep Wrangler’s hood from bugs, rocks, and other damaging debris, the new hood bra from Rugged Ridge is up to the task. It’s constructed from durable crush grain vinyl, which offers an added layer of protection where it’s needed most.

With its one-piece design and footman hood loop, the hood bra goes on fast and easy—plus, the pillow-soft inner lining shields your paint from scuffs and scratches while simultaneously protecting the vehicle from external debris.

This Rugged Ridge hood bra will not interfere with factory or aftermarket hood catches and can be removed quickly and stored easily when not in use.

Features

  • For 2007–2017 Jeep Wrangler JK/JKU.
  • Fabricated from crush grain vinyl with soft, non-damaging backing.
  • Protects hood from damaging road debris and bugs.
  • Won’t interfere with factory or aftermarket hood catches.
  • Warranty: 5-year limited.

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Rugged Ridge Hood Bra for Wrangler 12112.01

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UnderCover: NightHawk Replacement Grille for Jeep

With four unique styles (Thrasher, Convict, Grenade, and Carnage) and eight colors (Billet Silver, Granite Crystal, Bright Silver, Flame Red, Firecracker Red, Black, Hydro Blue, and Bright White), the NightHawk replacement grille for Jeep from UnderCover has something to fit your unique style.

Instantly elevating the appearance of your Jeep, NightHawk replacement grilles go on using the factory grille holes for a quick and easy installation in under half an hour. Built from high-density ABS, NightHawk Jeep grilles are trail tested and road proven.

Features

  • Four distinct styles.
  • Textured black or painted to match.
  • Durable ABS composite construction.
  • Easy, no-drill installation using existing holes.
  • Warranty: lifetime on paint and structure.

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UnderCover NightHawk Replacement Grille for Jeep

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Race Sport (RS6162100W): 6” 100W Ultra Series LED Spotlight

The Ultra Series LED spotlight from Race Sport is practically indestructible, able to withstand everything you can throw at it thanks to its durable polycarbonate lens and IP68 waterproof rating while putting out an astonishing amount of light over 50,000 hours.

Features

  • Combination Spot/Flood beam pattern.
  • 100 watts (twenty 5-watt emitters).
  • 10–30 volt DC and 7,000 lumens.
  • Durable polycarbonate lens.
  • IP68 waterproof rated.
  • 50,000-hour lifetime.
  • Dimensions: 6.25” x 4.25” x 5”.

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Race Sport 6 Inch Ultra Series LED Spotlight RS6162100W

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LUND: Terrain HX Extreme Step Nerf Bar

The all-new Terrain HX Extreme Step 3” nerf bars from LUND deliver the ultimate combination of style and functionality, whether you’re running the asphalt or taming the wild. Because road debris and trail hazards can wreak havoc on the finish of your nerf bars, Terrain HX Extreme Steps use genuine Rhino Linings coating to provide an extra layer of protection from corrosion and abrasion.

Features

  • 3mm heavy-duty steel tubing.
  • 4” non-skid hoop style steps for easy cab access.
  • Extra rocker panel and door protection keeps your vehicle looking newer longer.
  • Invented, engineered, and manufactured in America.
  • Warranty: limited lifetime.

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LUND Terrain HX Extreme Step Nerf Bar

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RIGID Industries: ViewPoint Tool Makes Shopping for RIGID Lighting Easy

Ready to see the light?

One of the best examples of modern technology revolutionizing an industry can be found with automotive auxiliary lighting. Sophisticated LED technology, advanced optics designs, and modern manufacturing techniques have created lighting that is brighter and projects farther than anything imagined just 10 years ago, all while consuming a small fraction of the power compared to traditional incandescent lighting. RIGID was a pioneer in bringing modern LED technology to the off-road world, and the company remains a leader in the industry today with continuous advancements and a steady stream of new products that are all geared toward lighting up the night.

But the company’s rapid advancements in technology and ever-expanding product lines have created a challenge for the consumer when it comes to choosing the best lighting solution for an individual need. Single- or double-row light bars? Cubes and pods with four LEDs or six? Or eight? Spot, flood, combo, or diffused optics? These are just a few examples of questions that a consumer must answer before they can pick the perfect lighting products for their uses, and it’s even more challenging when most RIGID products are available with a variety of configurations in a single fixture. With so many choices, it can all be a bit overwhelming.

ViewPoint 1

Recognizing the challenges that a consumer faces when trying to make an educated buying decision, RIGID has introduced a game-changing new tool that enables consumers to see exactly how the company’s different lighting products will perform, and even compare different types of optics in the same fixture right from a computer screen. Called ViewPoint, this sophisticated software is far more than an approximation of how a light will look or a photographic example of an individual lighting configuration. Instead, the proprietary tool uses scientific data to create a realistic view of how every RIGID light performs in each of its configurations. The user can toggle among different optics in the same light, compare them side by side, and even combine different products.

ViewPoint 2

ViewPoint starts with the beam analysis of each light on a goniophotometer. This sophisticated light-measuring instrument analyzes the light from all angles, and the data gathered is used to create an IES file. “IES” stands for the “Illuminating Engineering Society,” an internationally recognized group dedicated to improving the lighting industry. But that’s not their only role: much like the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in the automotive world, they establish uniform test criteria and standards that virtually everyone in the industry uses to analyze the output and color temperature of a lighting fixture. An IES file is a 3D model of the beam of light coming out of any fixture. This same data is also the basis for the lux diagrams that are commonly seen on RIGID’s website and in the catalog. The takeaway is that IES files are scientific data that don’t lie; indeed, they represent the true output of a light measured by standardized procedures.

RIGID ViewPoint takes the data from the IES files and uses custom software to create a more realistic representation of a light’s output than one would see on a one-dimensional lux graph. Because the software is extracting data directly from the IES files, it is able to create a highly accurate representation of how the light will appear in real life. And because the data is so accurate, differences in optics and beam patterns, for example, become striking. Using RIGID ViewPoint, it’s easy to understand the differences between optics, sizes, and shapes, as well as how those differences will affect the amount of light and distance that is projected from the vehicle. Because the software’s data is scientifically gathered and measured using standardized means, ViewPoint can create highly accurate examples of different light outputs, complete with how they illuminate objects in the foreground, middle distance, and far away.

Being able to see a realistic output of any specific light is impressive, but the software offers several extra features as well. Users can compare different optics in the same RIGID product side by side via the split-screen function; combine any two lights in RIGID’s product line to see how they would perform together; and even manipulate the view from the vehicle hood to behind the wheel. There’s even an overhead view (that looks surprisingly like a lux diagram!).

ViewPoint 3

Quality LED lighting represents a substantial investment, so it’s important for buyers to understand the differences in optics, outputs, and configurations in order to make the best lighting choices for their specific needs. Before RIGID ViewPoint, that meant finding someone with the light you were considering in order to see it in person, or perhaps seeing a live product in a showroom that may or may not be functional. With this software, consumers can now see exactly how RIGID lights perform in a highly realistic virtual world, and even how two of the company’s products can work together. While it’s a powerful sales tool, its primary purpose is to be informative so that consumers can make educated buying decisions. It’s another industry first, and one that helps to ensure that RIGID stays at the forefront of the auxiliary off-road lighting market. Check it out for yourself at rigidindustries.com/viewpoint.

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T-Rex Grilles: $100 Rebate on Any Torch Main Grille Purchase

Via mail-in form. Offer valid July 1 to July 31, 2017. Click image for printable form and complete details!

 

T-Rex Grilles 100 Back on Torch Grille

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CURT: Tray-Style Hitch-Mounted Bike Racks

Two new tray-style bike racks from CURT add the security of ratcheting vertical arms, which keep bikes locked down during travel over sharp curves and bumps in the road. The mechanisms are also key operated, deterring tampering while unattended.

CURT has launched two part numbers for this model: 18085 for two bikes and 18087 for four bikes. Additionally, the supplemental 18091 cradles accommodate wider tires. As with other entries in CURT’s hitch-mounted bike rack lineup, these products feature an ergonomic design for easy loading/unloading and padded arms to prevent bike-frame damage.

Features

  • Ratcheting arms lock down frames and will not loosen during travel.
  • Tray-style cradles provide three points of contact to keep bikes secure.
  • Key-operated ratchets deter theft.
  • Adjustable cradles accommodate various bike sizes and styles.
  • Padded arms protect the frames from scratches.
  • Tray-style design allows for easy loading and unloading of bikes.
  • Threaded anti-wobble shank prevents sway during travel.
  • Tilts away for convenient rear-vehicle access.
  • Sides fold up when not in use for compact storage.
  • Durable black powder-coated steel.
  • Warranty: 1 year limited.

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CURT Tray-Style Bike Rack

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DU-HA Tote

DU-HA: DU-HA Tote

Designed to hold your gear, tools, guns, ammo, and other items in the rear cargo area of most vehicles and trailers, the DU-HA Tote is an all-in-one solution with a sealed, lockable lid and the ability to hold four shotguns or rifles—with or without scope—securely in an upright position. The heavy-duty polyethylene stands up to daily punishment, while the soft interior won’t damage guns or gear.

Note: Acts as a legal gun case in most states. Available with (70114) or without (70103) slide bracket.

Features

  • Storage, toolbox, and gun case operates inside or outside your vehicle.
  • Compatible with most SUVs, pickups, vans, and trailers.
  • Stores and organizes your valuables safely out of sight.
  • Wheels and handles make it extremely portable.
  • Lid has three latches for added security and can be locked using standard padlocks.
  • Sealed lid helps keep out moisture and dust.
  • Holds four shotguns or rifles, with or without scopes.
  • Soft material won’t damage your gear or guns.
  • Two red utility trays with dividers help keep smaller items organized.
  • Constructed from heavy-duty polyethylene.
  • Can be pulled like a rolling suitcase using end handle or on four wheels via included strap.
  • Many vehicles can hold up to three Totes side by side.
  • Lifetime warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee.

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DU-HA Tote

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Bully Dog BDX Performance Programmer

Bully Dog: BDX Performance Programmer

With its cloud-based tune delivery over integrated Wi-Fi, dyno-proven increases in horsepower and torque for greater towing and off-road adventuring, or the ability to monitor a range of critical engine/transmission parameters and create custom gauges, the DBX performance programmer from Bully Dog gives users the edge they need—all in a sleek design boasting a full-color display.

Available adjustments vary by vehicle, but include axle ratio, CMCV delete, fan control, fuel injectors, headers, idle, speed, mass air meter (MAF), rev limiter, RPM-based spark, throttle body, tire size, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), traction, transmission shift firmness/shift points, and more.

Note: Available for gas and diesel applications. This Bully Dog product does not support any changes to your vehicle’s emission system.

Features

  • Send tunes directly to your device over the cloud using built-in Wi-Fi.
  • Monitoring and data-logging capabilities.
  • Read and clear diagnostic trouble codes without going to the dealer.
  • Update firmware or load custom tunes via an app.
  • Military-grade wiring harness.
  • Made in the USA.

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Bully Dog BDX Performance Programmer

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