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National Automotive Styling Centers™ franchise adds a sixth Houston-area location

HOUSTON– Oct. 27, 2021 –Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™,a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, announces the opening of a new location in Houston, Texas. This new store is under the ownership of Sameer and Huma Khan.

“Becoming the latest members of the Tint World®family has been a great opportunity for my wife and I, as well as my team,” Khan said. “We look forward to providing the highest quality automobile performance products, electronic and security systems and other vehicle accessories to Houston drivers at our new state-of-the-art location.”

Tint World® Houston offers the latest in ultra-premium window tint, automotive aftermarket accessories, expert installation, and a top-notch staff of highly trained installers and technicians.

“This new Tint World® Houston location is an important addition to our growing presence in Texas,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, President and CEO of Tint World®. “Sameer and Huma have demonstrated a passion for Tint World®, and our industry that will support our continuing expansion and serve the community they’re investing in.”

The new store is located at 3115 Fondren Road, Houston, Texas, 77063 and it can be reached at (832) 416-1677. For more information on all the products and services at this Tint World® location, visit their website athttps://www.tintworld.com/locations/tx/houston-091/

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more.  Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, withfranchise opportunitiesavailable worldwide.

Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in car and truck accessories, mobile electronics, audio-video equipment, security systems, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, custom wheel and tire packages, maintenance and repair services, and much more.  

Tint World® services include residential, commercial, and marine window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety, and security films. Tint World® has locations in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with master franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.TintWorld.com or www.TintWorldFranchise.com

AAMP Global Will Have a Presence in Both the North Hall and West Hall at SEMA 2021

Clearwater, FL (October 27, 2021)– Today, AAMP Global, leading manufacturer of vehicle technology, announces that it will be present at SEMA 2021, featuring over 400 SKUs across multiple categories; infotainment, audio, integration, marine, safety and off-road to name a few. AAMP will have its traditional Mobile Electronics footprint in the North Hall, but new this year will be a Stinger Off-Road booth in the West Hall. The additional booth signifies the company’s focus to target the Jeep, Truck and Side-by-Side communities.

The AAMP booth (#12133) in the North Hall will feature new and existing products from its flagship brandsPAC,Stinger,Phoenix GoldandEchoMaster. New products to keep an eye out for include PAC’s new series of line output converters,LOCPRO ADVANCED, for adding aftermarket amplifiers to modern OEM head units. Coming soon, LPH, T-harnesses are designed to simplify the LOCPRO ADVANCED installation. One of the newest Stinger 10-inch multimedia HEIGH10® kits will be featured for the first time. Designed for the Challenger, Charger and Chrysler 300, it features plug-and-play installation, flush-mount look and feel and vehicle data integration.

AAMP’s booth will debut its newest brandM2M In Motion. Simplify your fleet and asset management with M2M’s user-friendly, cloud-based software platform, Fleet Motion. Access your live camera views, run reports by driver or vehicle, and view real-time data and alerts. The live map view gives you a simple visual of your entire fleet and each vehicle’s location. The full line of telematics devices, asset trackers and connected cameras provides solutions for fleets of all sizes.

Launched as a spin-off of the iconic Stinger brand, Stinger Off-Road was developed to provide off-road communities with the tailored products they require. At the Stinger Off-Road booth (#60119) you can expect to see vehicle-specific infotainment HEIGH10 kits for Jeep Wrangler, Gladiator, RAM, and GM trucks. Upfit your off-road rig with vehicle-specific audio, safety, lighting, and power accessories. Get a sneak peek of another upcoming HEIGH10 infotainment kit for the Toyota Tacoma.

New Products Showcase

AAMP Global will have15 official new product entriesin the showcase this year across various Mobile Electronics, Off-Road and Display categories. These include new 10-inch multimedia vehicle-specific kits, vehicle-specific subwoofer enclosures and Jeep-specific safety solutions. Be sure to visit the New Product Showcase booth (#31255) in the South Hall Upper to check out these entries.

Contact your AAMP rep now to let them know if you are attending SEMA and plan on stopping by one of our booths.  If you are interested in becoming an AAMP Authorized dealer, visit ourcontact page.

For over 32 years, AAMP has advanced automotive aftermarket technology for its retail and commercial partners. The company provides a wide range of end-to-end solutions through its premium brands, PACStingerPhoenix GoldEchoMasterM2MiM and Connects2. Committed to high quality and ease of installation, AAMP delivers a final experience that fuses factory fit and aesthetic with enhanced functionality and features. It starts with developing front-end solutions for audio, safety, infotainment, integration, and telematics products to work seamlessly with factory systems. AAMP’s focus on customer satisfaction from design to fulfillment has made it a trusted supplier globally. For more information, please visit www.aampglobal.com.  

Seattle, Wash., October 27th, 2021 –AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) will be exhibiting at the 2021 SEMA show taking place November 2nd - November 5th at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth 12341. SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) provides resources to the automotive aftermarket culminating in a festive yearly tradeshow showcasing new products, show cars, celebrity appearances and more. For more than 40 years, AudioControl has established the benchmark for performance and reliability, delivering the 12-volt audio products and support services dealers and installers must have to be successful.

“We take tremendous pride in the products we design, build and bring to market for our customers,” explained AudioControl CEO Alex Camara. “The SEMA show is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our amazing brand with so many of the talented people who drive the automotive aftermarket and help our industry thrive.”

At the 2021 SEMA event, AudioControl will display their entire class-leading lineup of audio products engineered for car, marine and mobile sports applications. AudioControl offers ultimate-performance OEM interface solutions that enable 12-volt dealers to upgrade sound systems while keeping the factory in-dash systems in place. These products are vital for automobiles featuring integrated multi-media systems that can’t easily be replaced.

AudioControl’s SEMA booth will also feature a stunning demo vehicle—a 1954 Chevrolet 210 coupe, elegantly equipped with an AudioControl LC-5.1300 5-channel amplifier and ACX-BT1 Bluetooth receiver, creating a high-performance, stealth, audio system.

AudioControl has established an unmatched legacy of innovation and performance with their 12-volt amplifiers and signal processors, delivering superb sound quality from cool-running, compact designs. AudioControl supports the finest dealers and installers worldwide with award-winning customer support, technical support and training that includes sessions on market trends, DSP-based system tuning, OEM integration techniques and more.    

Please Visit AudioControl at SEMA, Booth 12341

AudioControl is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets since 1977. Based in Seattle, WA, AudioControl offers premium quality home theater and whole-house entertainment products, distributed audio amplifiers for commercial applications and a legacy of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by qualified professionals. For more information visit audiocontrol.com or contact AudioControl at +1 425-775-8461 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Now Available for Pre-Order, This Unique New Lighting System Provides Functional Forward LED Lighting While Maintaining a Factory Appearance For the 2019-2022 RAM 1500 Rebel and the 2021-2022 RAM 1500 TRX

METAIRIE, LA, Oct. 26, 2021 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com), the market leader in creating high quality lighting products and innovative LED solutions for the automotive aftermarket, is proud to announce the launch of the Rebel/TRX Front Bumper Flush LED Light Bar System for 2019-2022 RAM 1500 Rebel and 2021-2022 RAM 1500 TRX (p/n 5885-001/006) during the 2021 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Nov. 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #C20547.Now available for pre-order and scheduled to ship in November, the new LED Light Bar System has an MSRP of $449.95.

“This unique new lighting system provides functional forward LED lighting while maintaining a factory appearance,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “Our high powered 100W LED light bar is fitted into a housing which is designed to mimic the shape of the original factory bumper and integrate into the front end of the 2019+ RAM 1500 TRX or Rebel.”

The lighting system is installed using rivet nuts, which require two holes 3/8in. to attach the bar to the bumper. Wiring can easily connect to the factory AUX switches. If your truck is not equipped with AUX switches, Oracle Lighting recommends you add Oracle’s switched light bar wiring harness (p/n #2088-504).

Additional product specifications and features include:

  • Housing: Polycarbonate
  • Lens: Optically Clear Lexan
  • Watts: 100W (20x 5W LED)
  • Amperage: 7.5A @ 12VDC
  • LED: Osram CRDP LED Chip
  • Lumen Output: 12,000lm
  • LED Life: 50,000+ Hours
  • Optics: Mixed Spot/ Flood
  • Color Temperature: 5500K
  • Ingress Protection: IP69K
  • Input Voltage: 9V-36V DC
  • Package includes:

-       Front Bumper Flush LED Light Bar System

-       Mounting Hardware

Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today's world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, please visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today's world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

Located just outside New Orleans, Oracle Lighting has received accolades from numerous organizations for our business practices, including being listed on the Inc500 list of the Fastest Growing Businesses in the USA for the past eight years consecutively, winning the 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Consumer Products Company of the Year, and most recently being named The Small Business Administration's Exporter of the Year and a Small Business Champion by the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. In 2012, Oracle was named the Jefferson Parish Small Business of the Year by JEDCO. New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine also named ORACLE Lighting a Top Private Company in the Greater New Orleans Area in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

October 14, 2021 -- Coral Springs, Fla. -- NAV-TV Corp., a leading innovator and manufacturer of OEM integration and safety products for the automotive aftermarket, announces the Wireless Charger Pro automotive grade phone charging system.

The Wireless Charger Pro is an automotive-grade charging device for phones and other Qi-compatible devices. Utilizing a triple-coil design, it allows for greater flexibility in positioning the phone without needing to find that "sweet spot." A built-in audible alert will let the customer know when their phone has been detected and charging has begun, so they don't need to look at the phone's screen to know that it's working.

The device will charge through up to 3mm of plastic or rubber, and can be mounted out of sight (under existing trim or a pad.)  The unit has passed rigorous OEM tests, and a version of it is currently in use by a luxury automobile manufacturer.

The Wireless Charger Pro is available and shipping now at an extremely attractive price.  For more information on the Wireless Charger Pro, or to place an order, please contact your NAV-TV sales representative at (866) 477-3336  (USA and Canada toll free) or +1(561) 955-9770 (International), or email our sales staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

NAV-TV Corp is a solely owned and privately held corporation based in Coral Springs, FL, USA. Established in 1999, NAV-TV is a prime manufacturer, distributor and contract manufacturer of OEM and Aftermarket integration and electronic components. Additional information about NAV-TV is available at www.navtv.com or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Now Available for Pre-Order, This Innovative New Lighting System Provides Additional Protection for the Sway Bar and Steering Box While Also Integrating High-Powered Functional LED Lighting for the 2018-2021 Jeep Wrangler JL and the 2021-2022 Gladiator JT

METAIRIE, LA, Oct. 18, 2021 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com), the market leader in creating high quality lighting products and innovative LED solutions for the automotive aftermarket, is proud to announce the launch of the new Skid Plate with Integrated LED Emitters for the 2018-2021 Jeep Wrangler JL and the 2021-2022 Gladiator JT (p/n 5883-001/006) during the 2021 SEMA Show, held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Nov. 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #C20547.Now available for pre-order and scheduled to ship in November, the new Integrated LED Emitters has an MSRP of $449.95.

“Offering additional protection for your JL or JT sway bar and steering box, this innovative skid plate also integrates high-powered functional LED lighting,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “This heavy-duty skid plate is formed from a 3/16in. steel plate with a satin black powder coat finish, which provides durable underbody protection.”

The LED Lighting modules feature precision optics for a 30 degree beam width and an option of white or yellow LED light. These LED emitters can be easily replaced individually if there is ever damage to one of the modules.

“This Skid Plate is a simple no drill installation with all necessary hardware included,” added Hartenstein. “Wiring is easy with the included harness, which includes a switch for easy on/off operation or connect to your AUX switches if your Jeep is equipped.”

Additional product specifications and features include:

  • 9x High-Output 15W LED Emitters
  • Total Wattage: 135W
  • Total Lumens: 9000Lm
  • Total Power Draw: 6A @12V DC
  • Advanced LED Optic Design
  • Modules DOT, SAE, & E9 Marked
  • IP Rating: IP68 Ingress Protection
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Package contains:

-       Skid Plate Lighting System

-       Switched Relay Wiring Harness

-       Mounting Hardware

Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today's world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, please visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today's world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

Located just outside New Orleans, Oracle Lighting has received accolades from numerous organizations for our business practices, including being listed on the Inc500 list of the Fastest Growing Businesses in the USA for the past eight years consecutively, winning the 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Consumer Products Company of the Year, and most recently being named The Small Business Administration's Exporter of the Year and a Small Business Champion by the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. In 2012, Oracle was named the Jefferson Parish Small Business of the Year by JEDCO. New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine also named ORACLE Lighting a Top Private Company in the Greater New Orleans Area in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

ALL-NEW for 2021, MB Quart Reference RA1 amplifiers bring out new levels in audio

Libertyville, Ill. – MB Quart adds depth of new sound with the ALL-NEW Reference RA1 amplifier lineup. A perfect companion for Reference speakers and the ALL-NEW Reference RW1 subwoofers, this new line of compact amplifiers comes in a sleek, black finish while delivering top-quality sound. When installation space is tight, Reference RA1 amplifiers create luxury for hearing more details in audio while remaining compact where you need space most. MB Quart engineers have gone above and beyond in delivering an amplifier line that signifies quality and innovation while bringing out the best sound from any genre of music.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, “With this ALL-NEW line of Reference RA1 amplifiers, we are proud to be launching such a superior class of quality in an amplifier line to go along perfectly with the Reference speaker line and our newly launched Reference RW1 subwoofers. Reference RA1 amplifiers deliver higher quality sound in every aspect of performance while bringing out more clarity and detail in any song.”

Every Reference RA1 amplifier projects deeper audio in new dimensions of listening with clear sound and immersive playback. Featuring top-mounted controls with several multi-channel and mono configurations, RA1 amplifiers give ultimate control, higher quality sound, and customization into every playlist jam session.

Reference RA1 amplifiers include Tiffany Style RCA inputs to the PC Board for additional protection and an electronic equalizer that tailors specific frequencies to speakers and subwoofers for cleaner details in sound.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

• TOP-MOUNTED CONTROLS: Bass controls, crossover functions, gain adjustments, and more are conveniently located on top of every RA1 amplifier.

• 360° HEAT SINK DESIGN PC: Board is floating and designed with components in a 360° layout as this gives RA1 amplifiers best-in-class thermal stability.

• TIFFANY STYLE RCA INPUTS: Tiffany Style RCA inputs to the PC Board add additional protection.

• LOW NOISE PREAMPLIFIER CIRCUIT: Q-Stasis Preamplifier Stage: Maximum low voltage signal from source unit comes into amplifier circuit with minimal distortion for high-quality sound.

• LED System Protection Circuitry Diagnostics Monitor overload and speaker short protection with illuminated indicators on amplifier end panel.

Feel and embrace what music should sound like through Reference RA1 amplifiers. Make sure to contact your sales representative or customer service at 847-540-7700 immediately to secure your order. See complete line details on the MB Quart website at https://mbquart.com/.

October 19, 2021 -- Mesa, Ariz. -- MSC, the North American Distribution Partner for Audiotec Fischer (Brax, Helix, Match), BLAM Audio, and Stinger Speed Tap Protection is pleased to announce the addition of industry veteran Dustin Daigle to the MSC Specialty Dealer Development Team.

Jason Digos, Vice President of MSC said, “We are excited to add Dustin to our team, he brings a wealth of real-world retail knowledge and has an extreme passion for our industry. Dustin will work alongside Matt Delgado, backed by our sales and technical teams in both our Mesa AZ and Calgary AB Canada facilities. We look forward to bringing our shared culture to provide the best possible experience to our dealer partners.”

Dustin Daigle added, “I am beyond honored to be part of the MSC Family! Its an amazing feeling when you find yourself surrounded by people that share the same mindset and dedication. I can’t wait to see where this takes us.”

Dustin will remain based in Georgia for the next few months before transitioning to the MSC office in Mesa, Arizona.

For more information about MSC and our partners, please visit msc-america.com or call us at 1.480.372.2929.

RINGWOOD, IL – October 21, 2021 -- Race Sport Lighting is excited to announce the launch of their new P-Series projector perfect LED headlight lineup. This product was developed and tested in their lab over the last year and is now available to the marketplace. The P-Series is the first headlight kit approved by their product specialists to produce a 100 percent perfect beam out of a projector lens with no spray lines or shadowing. These kits provide effective projection down the road without any performance loss. All other LED kits on the market experience performance issues when placed into projectors because projector lenses were originally engineered to work with HID technology. With the increase in popularity of LED headlights, the need for a LED solution to projector lenses was too much to ignore.

“Our whole team is excited to launch this new P-Series product to the marketplace. We have had the projector problem solved for the last 5 years with our GEN6® HID headlight kits, but many customers continued to insist on putting LED technologies into the projector style lenses on newer vehicles. It was imperative that we engineered an exclusive LED kit that provides another option with LED technology that we can feel comfortable putting our stamp of approval on,” said Steve Jergensen, President of Race Sport Lighting.

The P-Series boasts an amazing 3,950 LUX light output per bulb – giving the user almost 8,000 total LUX per kit. A high LUX output is required to properly project the 360° perfect light array down the road out of the lens. The P-Series closely resembles the down-road performance of their notorious GEN6® HID Conversion kits that have been the ultimate projector solution for thousands of dealers in the industry. If that was not enough, every P-Series kit is packaged with CANBUS decoders to ensure a successful install every time - even in vehicles with complex electrical systems.

“The P-Series LED Solve-All Kit is going to provide a solution to all the questions people are asking when it comes to vehicles equipped with projector lenses. This kit is going to be the next hot product for everyone to talk about at future tradeshows. This will change how LEDs are looked at, and it will be a home run for resellers all around North America,” said Ignacio Ayala, Inside Sales & Product Specialist

The new P-Series Projector Perfect LED kits are in stock and shipping in six bulb bases (H7, H8, H11, 9005, 9006, and 9012) out of the Northern Illinois warehouse. All distributors and dealers are encouraged to get this new technology in stock and experience the LED solution to projector lenses.

At Race Sport® Lighting, we are lighting. For almost two decades we have brought consistently high-quality products and full-service-value to our customers. This is our foundation for growth, and the reason we are the lighting brand the professionals use in North America and beyond. For more information on Race Sport® Lighting or to become an authorized Race Sport® Lighting dealer visit www.racesportinc.com in the USA or www.racesportlighting.ca for Canada.

Holly Hill, Fla. – October 13, 2021 – Metra Electronics® announces that it will have two booths at the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, with booth 12141 in the North Hall and its off-roading and powersports products on display at booth 61041 in the West Hall. This year marks Metra’s 75th anniversary in manufacturing and will be celebrated with a look back at Metra’s car audio history on social media. As Metra Electronics releases new product announcements for the SEMA Show, it will also showcase a look at products from the past, celebrating both old and new innovations in the aftermarket automotive industry.

How Metra Electronics Started

It all began in 1946 at a little shop in Brooklyn, New York, with founder Michael M. Somma fixing and selling TVs and FM radios. Soon, they began creating FM radios specifically for cars under the name MetraVox and found a big demand for installations in taxi cabs. Taxi drivers spent their entire workday in their vehicle and now they could enjoy listening to the radio. Naturally, Metra’s radio kits took off. This is where the business split into a new entity focusing entirely on car audio, called Metra Electronics. Metra manufactured complete radio installation kits that included wiring and harnesses, becoming a pioneer in the car audio industry.

A Change in the Industry

Up to this point, dealerships were a major customer, purchasing radio kits from Metra to install into vehicles before they left the lot. It was in the 1980s that things began to change and transition from OE radio installations to aftermarket. The Custom Aftermarket Sound Association (CASA) was formed and lobbied to make radios optional for car manufacturers. At this point, Single-DIN radios were in use and European models were becoming more prevalent. These models required a different dashboard to fit the standard Single-DIN radio, making installation challenging for all of the various makes and models on the road. Metra Electronics became one of the first to offer a solution, focusing on its support for the radio business by providing dash kits with the installation hardware and essentials required for aftermarket radio replacement.

Metra Grows Through the Years

In the 1980s, it became clear that Metra was outgrowing its operations, which now took up an entire city block with 100,000 square feet of space in Brooklyn, New York. The company needed to find a new home. In 1986, Metra’s corporate headquarters packed up and moved south, settling in Holly Hill, Florida, where the company remains today. Several events helped contribute to the growth of the company, with Metra first attending the SEMA Show in 1980, becoming a fixture at the annual event. Recognizing the importance of developing relationships with face-to-face time, Metra’s President, Bill Jones, took a motorcycle road trip through the United States in 1991, visiting its distributors and customers throughout the region.

In 1992, Mr. Jones realized that an organized training program was needed for an industry that was growing too fast. With no standardized methods for training or schools specifically for 12volt installers, he created Installer Institute in Holly Hill, FL. Since 1992, Installer Institute has graduated thousands of students and helped push MECP and MESA certifications. In 2016, the school became accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training, and most recently had its 26-week program eligible for Title IV funding so that students could apply for federal financial aid to cover their tuition.

Metra Introduces New Brands

In the early 2000s, Metra grew beyond dash kits, creating Axxess® for vehicle integration and Tsunami® for car audio wiring and audio installation accessories. While Tsunami’s brand name evolved into the T-Spec® and Raptor® product lines, Axxess remains a top name among professional 12volt installers. In 2003, Axxess introduced interfaces to retain the door chimes in Chevrolet, which became the start of a long line of products developed to accommodate the ever-changing vehicle technology seen in different makes and models. The Install Bay® brand was also created to offer all of a shop’s hardware essentials in one place, becoming the largest product line in the Metra portfolio. To complete an aftermarket audio installation, Metra created Shuriken High Performance Batteries® along with Ballistic® sound damping. In 2014, Heise LED Lighting® became its premiere LED lighting brand, soon followed by iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp®, Metra Marine®, Daytona Lights®, and a product line of accessories dedicated entirely to Jeeps®.

In 2001, Metra applied its expertise in car audio connectivity to create Ethereal Home Theater®, a division specifically for HDMI® products and home theater systems. Today, this division has been rebranded as MetraAV® and has grown to include Ethereal®, Velox®, Spyclops®, and Helios® product lines. MetraAV is now known as one of the most reliable manufacturers for premium residential and commercial integration products.

75 years after introducing its first automotive radio kit, Metra Electronics will attend the 2021 SEMA Show to celebrate its innovations over the decades. New product highlights include a growing lineup of dash kits and integration products designed to bring upgraded sound systems into older and newer vehicles. Metra will also showcase accessories and lighting packages designed for Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator, new RGB and RGBW lighting kits, redesigned LED lightbars from Heise, and new monitors and cameras from iBEAM. In the off-road/powersports booth, attendees will see universal audio products plus audio accessories designed specifically for Polaris® and Can-Am® UTVs. Daytona Lights will also expand its value series of LED lights, doubling its product offerings. For motorcycles, Metra’s Saddle Tramp® brand will introduce new audio installation products and lighting accessories designed to fit Harley-Davidson®. Product announcements will be released with more details closer to the show.

At Metra, 12volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 75 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp®, Metra Marine® and Daytona Lights®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium AV and surveillance products from MetraAV™. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

The Metairie, LA-Based Company Has Been a Market Leader in Innovative LED Lighting Solutions for the Automotive Aftermarket Since 1999

METAIRE, LA, Oct. 12, 2021 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com) is proud to announce that it has been named a finalist for SEMA’s Manufacturer of the Year. Also, for the third year in a row, founder Justin Hartenstein has been named a finalist for the prestigious SEMA Gen-III Innovator of the Year.

The Manufacturer of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize one company that represents the industry's core values through innovative processes and products, outstanding business practices, workforce excellence, protection of brand equity, and active SEMA participation in the support of the automotive aftermarket.

“We are incredibly proud to be finalists for two industry awards, and it is an honor to be recognized in our first nomination for Manufacturer of the Year,” said Tiffanie Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting Chief Executive Officer. “Our team values the opportunity to be an engaged member of SEMA and to contribute to the continued success of the automotive aftermarket industry. As a company, we thrive on innovation in all aspects and are committed to fostering growth in spite of the challenges our industry has faced. We are excited to represent the values that propel us forward in enriching the aftermarket experience.”

One of just two individual awards that the SEMA organization presents each year, the Gen-III innovator is an honor given to a young innovator who exhibits the same pioneering spirit as the original industry founders. According to SEMA, the Gen-III Innovator of the Year recognizes individuals whose work is changing the way the automotive aftermarket does business. He or she may have been the first to act on a new trend, invented an original product or devised and implemented ideas that better suit the current automotive marketplace.

“It is truly an honor to be named a finalist for an award that recognizes hard work and innovation in such a large and dynamic industry,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development who founded Oracle Lighting in his garage in 1999. “And to top it off, Oracle Lighting has received another prestigious honor as being named a finalist for Manufacturer of the Year. I would like to congratulate our team for making this happen as 2020 and 2021 have been tough on our industry and, despite this challenge, Oracle Lighting has continued to accelerate and grow.”

The SEMA Industry Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the specialty-equipment industry. Winners will be announced and recognized during the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, Thursday, November 4 at The SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

When the Coronavirus pandemic first began, as for many other manufacturers, demand began to decrease as the economy slowed. Being the innovator that he is, Hartenstein pivoted and redirected his energy into an anti-virus device utilizing UV lighting technology. The result was the A.I.R. Device (Antimicrobial Irradiation Respirator), the world's first UV face mask. In 2021, Oracle Lighting donated many of these masks to local Louisiana charities to help slow the spread.

In 2021, Oracle Lighting was also ranked as the third fastest growing company in the entire metro New Orleans area, with a three-year growth rate of 56 percent, according to New Orleans CityBusiness magazine.

Besides being a trend-setter, enthusiast, and innovator, Hartenstein is also an advocate for the automotive lighting aftermarket, making him an excellent candidate for this award. He sees the challenges that are taking a toll on the aftermarket lighting industry such as overseas counterfeiting. After months of working with foreign courts, attorneys, private investigators, and other authorities in China, Hartenstein filed and won legal action against an underground counterfeit factory ring in China that has repeatedly violated not only the Intellectual Property of ORACLE Lighting but of a half dozen other SEMA manufacturers.

In 2021, Oracle Lighting won its legal battle against a Chinese-based manufacturer of imitation products after a failed appeal process by the defendant. Hartenstein hopes to use this experience to create a roadmap for other SEMA manufacturers to follow in order to receive relief from the damage caused by illicit counterfeiting in the industry.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, please visit www.oraclelights.com, call (800) 407-5776, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today's world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

Located just outside New Orleans, Oracle Lighting has received accolades from numerous organizations for our business practices, including being listed on the Inc500 list of the Fastest Growing Businesses in the USA for the past eight years consecutively, winning the 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Consumer Products Company of the Year, and most recently being named The Small Business Administration's Exporter of the Year and a Small Business Champion by the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. In 2012, Oracle was named the Jefferson Parish Small Business of the Year by JEDCO. New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine also named ORACLE Lighting a Top Private Company in the Greater New Orleans Area in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The most powerful JET SKI on the water deserves the most powerful audio system

Libertyville, Ill. – Bestowing massive sound heard miles away on the open water, Hifonics continues its growing partnership with Kawasaki while bringing POWER FROM THE GODS to the ALL-NEW for 2022, Kawasaki JET SKI® ULTRA® 310LX. Take on loud adventures while chasing down the perfect wave with sound heard through any condition and element.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, “Continuing our relationship with Kawasaki has been incredibly successful. We are especially very excited to be a part of this powerful JET SKI ULTRA 310LX partnership. Bringing massive power to the waters and showcasing it in such a powerful machine is what POWER FROM THE GODS is all about. I am looking forward to the future and growing the relationship and bond further between Hifonics and Kawasaki.”

The Hifonics audio system includes a Hifonics Bluetooth controller for ultimate control of your sound and music, a 2-channel THOR Powersports amplifier that enhances and transforms every song with clearer detail and higher power, and speakers that feature a Titanium dome tweeter for very smooth musical response and high output.

FEATURES INCLUDE:

• BLUETOOTH CONTROLLER: IPX-rated and easily connect to your smartphone or device

• THOR POWERSPORTS AMPLIFIER: Digital class, 2-channel amplifier can be packed into a small footprint

• THOR POWERSPORTS SPEAKERS: Titanium dome tweeters bring out higher quality sound while remaining IPX-rated and protected against the conditions and elements

In addition, Project and Quality Manager Mark Lieber commented, “It was a pleasure to work with the great people at Kawasaki; their passion having the very best audio system available, showed through at every step in the process.” Bring out powerful sound that matches the most powerful JET SKI on the water with POWER FROM THE GODS.

No matter the elements that nature may bring, your sound will remain undistorted and LOUD. Take the concert on the water this fall and bring out the best in your adventure and audio with Kawasaki and Hifonics. Full line details are available at the Kawasaki website on the JET SKI® ULTRA® 310LX product page.

Hifonics is the audio brand bestowed directly from the gods above and is known for its bold-looking designs while producing powerful and high-quality sound. Founded by Helmut Stieglitz in 1982, Hifonics continues to bring mortals what they need – amplifiers, subwoofers, car speakers, soundbars, compression horns, marine speakers, and signal processors that are forged by the gods! Our slogan, POWER FROM THE GODS, is the superhuman standard to how Hifonics holds itself accountable for pushing the bar to the absolute limit. Consumers of these products can experience a wide range of audio solutions from delivering their needs from Powersports to marine machines. The Hifonics brand is owned by Maxxsonics USA, based near Chicago, IL. For additional information, go to the brand website at https://hifonics.com/about.

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics USA is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and Powersports audio industries specializing in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics USA is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT vehicles, Kawasaki off-road vehicles, and Polaris® off-road vehicles. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

October 12, 2021 – ZZ2 has released the IT-LR line of interfaces for select LAND ROVER/RANGE ROVER/JAGUAR vehicles.

Rich DeSclafani stated, “We are extremely excited to launch our Wireless CarPlay interfaces for Land Rover/Range Rover/Jaguar. These interfaces provide a complete all in one solution for supported vehicles. They offer wireless connectivity, safety, and convenience. They are exactly what is needed to add the latest technology to these vehicles. The interfaces exclusively use the factory touchscreen to control the interface and come with a 3 year warranty. These products are in stock and available to ship.”

FEATURES:

  • Wireless CarPlay
  • Wireless Android Auto
  • Backup Camera Input (w/Dynamic Moving Lines)
  • Front Camera Input (w/Parking Mode and Forced Front Camera)
  • Smartphone Mirroring/Mirror Link
  • Touchscreen Control

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION: LAND ROVER/RANGE ROVER/JAGUAR PRODUCTS

COMPATIBILITY:

IT2-LR12:

JAGUAR:

  • 2012-2016 XF
  • 2012-2016 XJ / XJL

LAND ROVER:

  • 2012-2016 Discovery 4            
  • 2012-2016 Freelander 2         
  • 2012-2016 LR2
  • 2012-2016 LR4
  • 2012-2016 Range Rover Sport                 
  • 2012-2016 Range Rover Evoque             
  • 2012-2016 Range Rover Vogue           
  • 2015-2016 New Discovery Sport             

IT2-LR15:

Jaguar:

  • 2017 and Up E-Pace                                  
  • 2017 and Up F-Pace
  • 2017 and Up XJ / XJL
  • 2017 and Up XF
  • 2017 and Up XE

Land Rover/Range Rover:

  • 2017-2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport                   
  • 2017-2018 Range Rover Evoque             
  • 2017-2018 Range Rover Sport                 
  • 2017-2018 Range Rover Velar                 
  • 2017-2018 Range Rover Vogue

IT4-LR-DUO:

Land Rover/Range Rover:

  • 2019-2021 Range Rover Velar
  • 2019-2021 Range Rover Sport
  • 2019-2021 Range Rover Vogue
  • 2019-2021 Range Rover Evoque
  • 2020-2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport 

 

WEBSITE: www.zz-2.com

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Phone: 929-220-1212

Toll Free: 877-241-2526

National Automotive Styling franchise shows excellence in industry by making publication’s Top 400 list 

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Oct. 14, 2021 – Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, has been named to the prestigious Franchise Times Top 400 list, solidifying its claim as the No. 1 auto styling center in the world. With a ranking of 363, the company saw a sales growth of 20.9% and a unit growth of 16.4%.
 
“Making the Franchise Times Top 400 list showcases our dedication and commitment to our customers as well as our team’s willingness to go above and beyond,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World®. “Our footprint in the industry continues to grow internationally because of our determination to offer the best automotive styling experience in the world. That is one of the primary reasons we remain competitive and a leader in the automotive styling industry.”

Formerly known as the Top 200+, Franchise Times renamed its annual ranking of the 400 largest U.S.-based franchise systems by systemwide sales to better encompass the biggest brands in franchising. However, despite their list’s increase in growth, the rigorous approach to research remains the same, said Franchise Times Editor-in-Chief Laura Michaels. The Franchise Times’ Top 400 project is the result of a five-month research and reporting effort that leads to the most credible and objective franchise ranking available. Their collection of systemwide sales data also provides useful insight into the franchise industry’s performance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
“While many businesses struggled to keep their doors open throughout the pandemic, the Tint World® team made the necessary adjustments and had the resources in place to power through and keep our stores open,” Bonfiglio said. “None of this would be possible without communication with leaders at every level, from our support staff at headquarters to the individual franchisees. We made sure everyone had the tools to continue thriving despite the pandemic, and this placement is an acknowledgment of that.”

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio-video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more. Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in car and truck accessories, mobile electronics, audio-video equipment, security systems, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, custom wheel and tire packages, maintenance and repair services, and much more. Tint World® services include residential, commercial, and marine window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety, and security films. Tint World® has locations in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with master franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.TintWorld.com or www.TintWorldFranchise.com.

NEW for 2021, MB Quart Polaris GENERAL, Polaris RANGER, and Honda Talon Tuned Audio Kits bring adventure anywhere

Libertyville, Ill. – Embark on an adventure and hear everything with ALL-NEW for 2021 Polaris GENERAL, Polaris RANGER, and Honda Talon Tuned Audio Kits. All of these UTV audio packages showcase massive power while creating undistorted levels of listening and clarity. Creating a soundscape heard from miles away in Polaris GENERAL 2016 and newer vehicles, Polaris RANGER 2018 and newer vehicles, and Honda Talon 2019 and newer vehicles, all of these MB Quart Tuned Audio Kits protect against the elements and conditions while taking on louder sound and deeper depths of audio.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, “These new stage kits solidify MB Quart’s dedication to the Powersports category by providing three new vehicle-specific platforms to the wildly successful X3 and RZR kit programs we’ve been offering the past two years. Like our current products, these also employ advanced development and design techniques to provide better than OEM fit and finish with simple plug & play installation. You don’t need to be a car audio installer or audio expert to efficiently install these kits.”

Featuring compatible vehicle fitment, marine-grade protection/IPX-rating, and an included mount and harness, every MB Quart Tuned Audio Kit delivers easy installation while only requiring standard hand tools. Showcasing the STAGE 5 Kits across the entire lineup, the Polaris GENERAL MBQG-STG5-1 features 500 watts of STAGE 5 power that includes an AM/FM/Bluetooth LED source unit controlling one 5-channel amplifier that powers four coaxial speakers and a massive 10-inch subwoofer in a sealed enclosure that delivers booming bass with all of the necessary mounting panels. The Polaris RANGER MBQRG-STG5-1 makes 800 watts of clean power that also includes an AM/FM/Bluetooth LED source unit that controls two amplifiers powering four coaxial speakers and as well a 10-inch subwoofer in a sealed enclosure. Lastly, the Honda Talon MBQT-STG5-1 brings 800 watts of undistorted power that as well includes an AM/FM/Bluetooth LED source unit that controls two amplifiers powering four coaxial speakers and an 8-inch subwoofer in a sealed enclosure.

FEATURES ACROSS THE ENTIRE FAMILY OF MB QUART TUNED AUDIO KITS INCLUDE:

• COMPATIBLE VEHICLE FITMENT: Polaris GENERAL 2016 and newer Polaris RANGER 2018 and newer Honda Talon 2019 and newer

• MARINE-GRADE PROTECTION/IPX RATING: IPX67-rated (source unit, speakers, and subwoofer) / IPX5-rated (amplifiers) (across the entire lineup of Polaris GENERAL/RANGER and Honda Talon Tuned Audio Kits)

• MOUNT/HARNESS: Plug & Play harness with waterproof connectors and premeasured wires

• TIME AND TOOLS: Standard hand tools are required Hear concert sound right in your Polaris GENERAL, Polaris RANGER, and Honda Talon vehicles with audio that will transform every ride into a personal and immersive concert. Bring out Music. Defined. Attitude on any adventure with Polaris GENERAL, Polaris RANGER, and Honda Talon Tuned Audio Kits. Discover what fitment option will be best for your Polaris GENERAL, Polaris RANGER, and Honda Talon vehicle. Make sure to contact your sales representative or customer service at 847-540- 7700 immediately to secure your order. See complete line details on the MB Quart website.

MB Quart is the high-end audio brand known for its most elaborate and distinctive designs while producing rich sound quality. Found in 1962, MB Quart began producing professional studio microphones and headphones at its headquarters in Obrigheim, Germany. Through research, innovation, and a dedication to the highest standard of sound quality, MB Quart continues to grow its product line throughout its 50-year history. Our slogan, Music. Defined. is the superior standard to how MB Quart holds itself accountable for pushing the bar forward. Consumers of these products can experience a wide range of audio solutions that will deliver for all their needs for Powersports and marine machines. The MB Quart brand is owned by Maxxsonics USA, based near Chicago, IL. For additional information, go to the brand website at https://mbquart.com/about. 

USA Established in 2001, Maxxsonics USA is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and Powersports audio industries specializing in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics USA is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT vehicles, Kawasaki off-road vehicles, and Polaris® off-road vehicles. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

POWER FROM THE GODS meets unlimited boundaries of adventure in the Kawasaki 2022 TERYX KRX® 1000 SPECIAL EDITION

Libertyville, Il. – ALL-NEW for 2022 TERYX KRX® 1000 SPECIAL EDITION chases down adventure with undistorted and untamed levels of POWER FROM THE GODS. Hifonics continues its growing partnership with Kawasaki vehicles in this explosive and vibrant audio package that brings out ultimate adventure-seeking adrenaline. Creating a concert sphere of immersion right in your 2022 TERYX KRX® 1000 SPECIAL EDITION, audio transcends with levels of detail and clarity in every beat.

Brian Sherman, Vice President of Product and Marketing, said, “Continuing this crucial partnership with Kawasaki has been such an important relationship and value to Hifonics. We love bringing high-quality sound that’s detailed and loud that makes every outdoor adventure worth embarking on. I know how critical it is to hear every small detail from my favorite songs and playlists through any condition and element that the outdoor adventure may bring.”

The 2022 TERYX KRX® 1000 SPECIAL EDITION comes complete with 6.5-inch door speakers, a 12-inch subwoofer, a high-grade Hifonics Bluetooth/AM/FM source unit, and a 600-watt, 5-channel amplifier. Giving the dash an interior centerpiece to the vehicle, the high-contrast color LED screen of the source unit is built into the center console. Apple Control enables compatible Apple devices controlled by the stereo through the integrated USB plug in the top dash compartment. A pair of 6.5-inch coaxial 2-way speakers are built into the doors as their composite midrange cones create deep and accurate mid-bass, all while being paired with 0.75- inch titanium dome tweeters for a crystal-clear high-frequency performance. The 12-inch subwoofer was specially designed for the 2022 TERYX KRX® 1000 SPECIAL EDITION and mounts directly behind the seats.

Alden Stiefel, President of Maxxsonics USA, said, “This continued partnership between Kawasaki and Hifonics has continued to grow as newer vehicles become announced. We are extremely proud of bringing POWER FROM THE GODS audio into the 2022 TERYX KRX® 1000 SPECIAL EDITION. Not only will audio expectation be met with superior performance, but also being protected against the elements provides a safe measure of durability and longevity.” When untamed adventure calls, bring undistorted levels of playback into every quest for adrenaline this fall season with the Hifonics audio package. From booming bass that creates immersive dimension to every song, from speakers that transcend quality with undistorted quality of listening into every genre of music – your music will come alive on every outdoor adventure. POWER FROM THE GODS meets the pursuit and demand for a louder listening experience in the ALL-NEW Kawasaki 2022 TERYX KRX® 1000 SPECIAL EDITION. See complete vehicle and audio details available on the Kawasaki website.

Hifonics is the audio brand bestowed directly from the gods above and is known for its bold-looking designs while producing powerful and high-quality sound. Founded by Helmut Stieglitz in 1982, Hifonics continues to bring mortals what they need – amplifiers, subwoofers, car speakers, soundbars, compression horns, marine speakers, and signal processors that are forged by the gods! Our slogan, POWER FROM THE GODS, is the superhuman standard to how Hifonics holds itself accountable for pushing the bar to the absolute limit. Consumers of these products can experience a wide range of audio solutions from delivering their needs from Powersports to marine machines. The Hifonics brand is owned by Maxxsonics USA, based near Chicago, IL. For additional information, go to the brand website at https://hifonics.com/about. 

Established in 2001, Maxxsonics USA is a global leader in the mobile, marine, and Powersports audio industries specializing in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, and accessories branded Hifonics, MB Quart, Crunch, and Autotek. Additionally, Maxxsonics USA is the premier OEM audio supplier of audio solutions/systems for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT vehicles, Kawasaki off-road vehicles, and Polaris® off-road vehicles. For additional information, go to the corporate website at https://maxxsonics.com/.

Optimized for Sound Quality, the 2-, 4-, 5-, and 7-Speaker Kits are Weather-Proof and Resistant to Extreme Environmental Conditions, Offering the Ideal Add-On Solutions for Dealers Improving Factory-Equipped Systems

OXNARD, Calif., Oct. 6, 2021 – SSV Works (www.ssvworks.com), the market leader in powersports and off-road audio systems, is proud to announce that it currently offers the industry’s only in-stock weatherproof Polaris RZR Pro XP full aftermarket audio solutions for both Ride Command and non-Ride Command equipped vehicles.

“With full kits available as well as front and rear-door 6.5-inch speaker pods and a 10-inch subwoofer sold individually specifically for Ride Command-equipped Polaris Pro XPs, SSV Works offers the ideal add-on solutions for dealers improving factory-equipped systems,” said Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO.

SSV Works’ easy-to-install, plug-&-play weatherproof Polaris RZR Pro XP full aftermarket audio solutions for both Ride Command and non-Ride Command equipped vehicles include 2-, 4-, 5-, and 7-speaker kits.

For more information, please visit www.SSVWorks.com, call 818-991-1SSV (1778), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Based out of its 20,000-square-foot facility in Oxnard, CA, award-winning SSV Works®, was founded in 2006 and has since become a global leader in designing the market's best off-road, weatherproof audio systems for today's hottest and most popular UTVs. SSV Works is the original purpose-built audio manufacturer, offering every piece needed for a complete, plug-&-play install. With more than 40 years in audio design and manufacturing experience by team members who are also passionate off-road enthusiasts, SSV Works is the top choice among off-road consumers and professionals worldwide. SSV Works currently offers stereo systems for Polaris, Can-Am, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda, Arctic Cat, and Jeep vehicles. Take your ride to the next level and install an SSV Works system today!

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® returns to co-sponsor the 2021 Car Audio Championships, held at the North Alabama State Fairgrounds in Muscle Shoals October 8-9, and then again at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Bentonville, Ark., October 23-24.
 
The SPL portion of the Championships will take place in Muscle Shoals, coinciding with some additional West-Coast locations. The Sound-Quality Finals will take place in Bentonville two weeks later. KICKER is a sponsor for both events.
 
“The Championships represent the elite of the competition world, both for SPL and sound quality,” said Kevin Campbell, KICKER’s Marketing Director. “KICKER believes in the importance of competition, which is why we’ve supported the sport for so many years. A passion for audio drives these competitors. That same passion pushes us and our products to evolve. It’s a kindred spirit.”
MECA, dB Drag Racing, IASCA and EMMA USA are all partners in producing the Car Audio Championships. Competitors have accrued points throughout the season to gain an invitation to the SQ and SPL championship events. With hundreds of vehicles participating in multiple locations and thousands of spectators, the event will be a destination for all things audio, as local audio retailers are promoting it around the areas.
 
The dB Drag Racing competitors will have the option to compete from Muscle Shoals, or at the Sacramento, Calif., site. Web-enabled competition will allow any competitor to go head-to-head in either location and still be part of one large event.
 
Open triple-point events will also be held at the same time as the invitation-only Championships, allowing local and national competitors have an opportunity to kick off the 2022 competition season with a high-point event.
 
Both Championships will run on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, fans can visit www.caraudiochampionship.com, www.dbdragracing.com, www.iasca.com, or www.mecacaraudio.com.
 
KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at www.kicker.com. Consumers can follow KICKER socially at Facebook.com/kickeraudio, Twitter.com/kickeraudio, Instagram.com/kickeraudio, or Pinterest.com/kickeraudio, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.
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Holly Hill, Fla. – October 6, 2021 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is now shipping two new dashboard panel kits designed to upgrade older model SUVs and trucks with a larger Double-DIN radio. These new solutions give installers an easier way to fit a larger aftermarket radio into the dashboard without labor-intensive custom fabrication, bringing modern technology to older vehicles.
 
DP-5859 for Ford and Lincoln
Metra’s DP-5859 replacement dashboard panel is custom textured and includes multiple trim panels and brackets to cover different vehicle options and trim levels. It is designed to fit 1997 to 2004 Ford and Lincoln SUVs and trucks. Metra suggests that installers paint the factory vents black to match the new panel. An installation video is available at https://youtu.be/1PJpgXl86tE.
DP-5859 Specifications
  • Replacement dash panel for Double-DIN radio
  • Designed to fit:
○      Ford Expedition 1997-2002
○      Ford F-150 1997-2003
○      Ford F-150 Heritage 2004
○      Ford F-250 1998
○      Lincoln Blackwood 2002
○      Lincoln Navigator 1997-2002
 
DP-6551 for Dodge Ram
The DP-6551 replacement dashboard panel is custom textured and designed to fit select 1998 to 2002 Dodge Ram trucks. Is it not designed for 1998 models with a single knob headlamp switch or 12volt power in the upper right corner of the dashboard*. A product video is available at https://youtu.be/2Yq3fasSS98.
DP-6551 Specifications
  • Replacement dash panel for Double-DIN radio
  • Designed to fit*:
○      Dodge Ram 1500 1998-2001
○      Dodge Ram 2500 1998-2002
○      Dodge Ram 3500 1998-2002
These two new dashboard panel kits are in stock and available now.
*See MetraOnline.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific information and additional fitment details.
 
About Metra Electronics®
At Metra, 12volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 75 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp®, Metra Marine® and Daytona Lights®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium AV and surveillance products from MetraAV™. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.
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October 5, 2021 - Ringwood, IL -- Every year, Race Sport Lighting partners with Knowledge Fest to exhibit at a booth and train dealers, installers and counter salespeople at shows around the country. This week at Indianapolis is no exception, as Race Sport Lighting will be conducting two dealer-focused trainings on Friday and Saturday in Room #109. The main goal of the trainings will be to discuss their new lighting technologies and solution-based products to make sales and installs easier on newer vehicles.
 
Race Sport Lighting will also be exhibiting in their 10’x30’ booth for dealers to visit and learn about their new lighting technologies. Staff will be available in the booth all weekend to answer any questions. The booth will feature a custom UTV loaded with their new L8 Series RGB a la carte system including a 40” light bar, (4) L8 auxiliary cubes and a rock light kit. Race Sport Lighting will also have on display their nationwide best-selling Terminator™ LED Kits, the fast-growing DRIVE Series V2 LED kits and their USPTO patented GEN4® LED system launching in November of 2021.
 
“This K-Fest booth is going to light up the hall! Dealers are going to have a ton of great training resources to learn about and see in person. We will have a team communicating in the booth all weekend. We are going to make a clear statement that when it comes to the lighting category, we are the leader. We are the preferred vendor for a reason with 15 years of pioneering the lighting category as we continue to release exclusive patented technologies.” ~Steve Jergensen, President of Race Sport Lighting
 
About Race Sport Lighting
Race Sport Lighting is the leading manufacturer of LED and HID lighting technology in North America, and serves the 12-Volt, Truck Accessory, Powersports, Motorcycle, Marine, and RV industries primarily. Founded in 2007, Race Sport Lighting is coming up on its 15th year leading the way as the Pioneer for the lighting category. They offer the highest quality lighting products to the industry and back it up with award winning customer service and tech support. For more information on pricing and becoming a dealer, please visit us online at https://www.racesportinc.com/customer/account/login/ or call us today at 847-327-0073.

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