Dick Cepek Trail Country EXP first look

The folks at Dick Cepek/Mickey Thompson introduced a new hybrid truck tire just before the SEMA Show, the Trail Country EXP. I love the appearance of this new tread, less aggressive than the Dick Cepek Fun Country I wrote about here Fun Country review, but with deeper tread and more void than the much more conservative Trail Country (no EXP) … Read More

Cooper Discoverer SRX Tires

Our 2005 Lexus RX 330 was one of the cleanest and best maintained used vehicles we ever purchased. For the first 11 years of life it logged just 52,000 miles, and it was religiously dealer-maintained. Still, it needed a few things, new brakes were one and new rubber another. The tires had more than legal tread—though that’s not saying much, … Read More

Elongator Tailgate

Elongator Tailgate The SEMA Show’s size makes it difficult to visit all the booths I have on my list, let alone discover or pay attention to new and interesting things that one might otherwise wiz past. I had glanced at but dismissed the Elongator booth the first time I walked by, thinking the product was just another unimpressive bed-slide or … Read More

Warn M8274-70 winch

70th Anniversary Warn M8274-70 Winch Warn is arguably the most known, respected, and legendary name in the aftermarket four-wheel-drive world. From manual-locking-hubs, winches, bumpers, recovery gear, and more, they have now been building for 70-years. Warn introduced several new products at SEMA in 2018; my favorite is their new M8274-70 winch. Even those less familiar with four-wheel-drive stuff can spot the … Read More

Factor 55 LDP Load Distribution Plate

Another great new winching product from Factor 55, the LDP, Load Distribution Plate, a multiple-load collection point. Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler All Rights Reserved. Resource: Factor 55  

myCOOLMAN Australian fridge/freezers

The new myCOOLMAN Australian fridge/freezers caught my attention. I like the reversible lids. Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler All Rights Reserved. Resource: myCOOLMAN

AutomotiveTouchup Paint Pens and Brush In Bottle

Keeping Your Paint Looking Good With AutomotiveTouchup My paint maintenance and detailing routine is nothing special. I simply wash my vehicles with carwash soap, and occasionally apply Klasse All-In-One polish, an acrylic polish and protectant. But paint still gets chipped and needs touching-up. For several years I’ve been using a simple AutomotiveTouchup pen (ATU) to dab and fill paint chips. … Read More