Getting BAK to Business

By John M. Arnaud

All right, I couldn’t help myself with that headline. My failed attempt at cleverness aside, there probably aren’t many such phrases that VP of Sales Ryan Herman and Director of Sales – East Chris Fleeman from BAK Industries haven’t heard. When they dropped in to see us last week for a vendor strategy meeting, however, we hoped to share some new information they’d find of interest. Turns out they had some to offer as well.

With ramped-up manufacturing to meet increasing demand, a reinvigorated customer service team, and fantastic truck covers on the rise, BAK Industries is one to watch in the tonneau segment. In addition to taking in our standard partnership briefing, the BAK team stayed on an extra day to help us shoot some installation video for their Revolver X2 cover. The below photo with Chris and In the Garage host Stephen Fillers is a sneak peek of some of the footage. Stay tuned to our Total Truck Centers YouTube channel for the full release!

In the Garage with Chris Fleeman - BAK Industries
In the Garage with Chris Fleeman – BAK Industries

We’d like to thank Ryan and Chris for taking the time to come out to see us. Without the support of manufacturers like BAK, our program wouldn’t be possible!

To grab a BAK topper for your pickup, head on over to your local Total Truck Centers retailer. Find an affiliated store using our dealer locator.

If you are a truck aftermarket retailer or installer interested in joining the nationwide Total Truck Centers network, click here to get started!

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

Superchips: Flashpaq F5

The all-new Flashpaq F5 performance tuner from Superchips uses an updated, easy-to-use graphic interface; a high-resolution color screen; scan features; and tuning levels to achieve more power per dollar than any other tuner on the market. Available for Ford (PN 1845), Chevy/GMC (PN 2845), Dodge/Ram/Chrysler (PN 3845), California Edition (PN 4845), and Jeep (1998-2014 JK: PN 3874 & 2015 JK: PN 3876).

Features:

  • High-definition, 2.8″ color screen
  • Redesigned graphic interface for improved user experience
  • Increased memory with faster processor for improved tuning and updating
  • Performance tuning for Economy, Towing, Daily Driving, and Extreme Tuning
  • Eliminates downshifting when climbing hills
  • Speedometer correction for changes in tire size and gear ratio
  • Adjusts speed and rev limiters
  • Tuning for shift points, shift firmness, and TQ management
  • Internet updatable with all-new software via USB
  • Active fuel-management control
  • Vehicle parameter-monitoring capabilities
  • Reads and clears diagnostic trouble codes
  • Compatible with other performance upgrades
  • 2-year powertrain warranty
    Superchips FlashpaqF5
    Superchips Flashpaq F5

    Superchips Flashpaq F5 Jeep
    Superchips Flashpaq F5 – Jeep

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

K&N (57-2583): FIPK for 2011-2014 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost

K&N’s 57-2583 50-state, street-legal air intake system for 2011-2014 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost pickups provides guaranteed increases in horsepower and torque. It features a roto-molded, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) air intake tube attached to a large, reusable, high-flow K&N air filter and an application-specific heat shield to deflect engine heat away from the air inlet. The HDPE air intake tube allows for increased flexibility in design and manufacturing as well as the large power gains.

K&N 57-2583
K&N 57-2583

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

Putco: DayLiner SwitchBack LED Accent Lighting

Putco’s SwitchBack LED DayLiners feature high-power COB (chip on board) LEDs embedded into CNC-trimmed aluminum for an attractive accent day or night. Plus, they features Putco’s new channel light style!

Using your vehicle’s daytime running light and turn signal switches, SwitchBack DayLiners are application specific and affix to your headlamps via preapplied 3M automotive tape.

Each kit includes 5′ of wire and scotch lock clips for easy wiring into your daytime running lamps or low-beam light assembly.

Made in the USA and also available in black.

PUTCO 290150T
PUTCO 290150T

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

NSF1 Project Jeep Part 9: Rightline Gear

NSF1 is a project Jeep Wrangler Unlimited being built as a joint venture between two giants in the automotive aftermarket—Total Truck Centers and Performance Corner—to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. This video series will highlight the installation, features, and benefits of products donated by sponsoring program manufacturers.

In this video, we take a closer look at the following from Rightline Gear:

Jeep Storage Bag (100J72)

Roll Bar Storage Bag (100J70)

Auto Duffle Bag (100J76)

Follow the NSF1 project on:

Facebook: Facebook.com/NSF1Jeep
Twitter: Twitter.com/PerformanceJeep #NSF1

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

Under the Hood with P&E

By John M. Arnaud

Total Truck Centers regularly hosts marketing strategy meetings for manufacturers and distributors from throughout the country, but this week we welcomed three special visitors from just outside our own backyard: P&E Distributors.

P&E, which stands for performance and electronics (fun fact), operates out of Goodlettsville, TN, which is just northeast of Nashville. In the aftermarket business since the early 1960s, P&E remains a family-run organization committed to the growth and success of its jobbers. The two-time SEMA Warehouse Distributor of the Year maintains an extensive selection of both truck and performance accessories to fulfill needs for a diverse customer base.

The P&E contingent included Purchasing Manager Chris Eatherly, Warehouse Manager Josh Eatherly, and Marketing Director Scott Dobler. They made the 4.5-hour drive east out to see us for a two-day marketing intensive, which included business analyses, customer-focused discussions, and goal building.

P&E Distributors Visits Total Truck Centers
P&E Distributors Visits Total Truck Centers

The entire Total Truck Centers crew thanks P&E for making the trip out to see us—here’s to another great year, neighbor!

If you are a truck aftermarket jobber or retailer who would like to set up an account with P&E, visit their website to get started or call (800) 251-2034.

Click here to become part of the nationwide Total Truck Centers network today!

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

NSF1: An Overview and Complete Walkthrough

NSF1 is a project Jeep Wrangler Unlimited being built as a joint venture between two giants in the automotive aftermarket—Total Truck Centers and Performance Corner—to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. In these videos, AAM Group President Tim Odom and NSF1 Project Manager Greg Griffith share the story behind this awesome project Jeep and take you on a tour of the different products they installed.

Follow the NSF1 project on:

Facebook: Facebook.com/NSF1Jeep
Twitter: Twitter.com/PerformanceJeep #NSF1

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.

Win a Bike Rack from CURT Manufacturing!

By John M. Arnaud

CURT: Total Truck Centers' Featured Vendor
CURT: Total Truck Centers’ Featured Facebook Vendor

This week Total Truck Centers is featuring CURT Manufacturing, the leading manufacturer and marketer of USA-made towing products, on our Facebook page. And CURT intends to end its time in the spotlight with a bang: by giving away a free tray-style bike rack to one lucky fan!

We’ll be sharing two exclusive CURT videos every day this week. To throw your name into the bike rack sweepstakes, all you’ve got to do is comment on one of the posts and Like CURT’s Facebook page. At the end of the week, we’ll randomly select one eligible entrant to win. It’s that easy!

Visit your local Total Truck Centers retailer to check out CURT’s industry-leading products in person, or find an affiliated store using our dealer locator.

If you are a truck accessories retailer who would like to become part of the nationwide Total Truck Centers network, please join us today!

Though this is not a paid review, this content has been produced by The AAM Group™ in support of manufacturers with whom it has a business relationship.