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ROUSH PERFORMANCE RELEASES 650 HORSEPOWER 2018 F-150 SC


The all-new off-road tuned 2018 ROUSH F-150 SC features the new ROUSHcharged TVS R2650 Supercharger and is now available for purchase or custom order at all ROUSH authorized Ford Dealers

DETROIT (October 11, 2018) – ROUSH Performance is excited to announce a new era of off-road performance with the 2018 ROUSH F-150 SC. ROUSH combines the new TVS R2650 Supercharger with an advanced ROUSH/Fox 2.0 off-road suspension to provide an unparalleled driving experience. As always, all of this power and performance is backed with a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.

The 2018 F-150 SC builds on the base of the highly capable Ford 5.0-liter V8 engine. When combined with the ROUSH TVS R2650 Supercharger system and ROUSH engine calibration, this platform delivers 650 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque, an increase of 255 horsepower and 210 foot-pounds of torque over factory. ROUSH also turns-up the volume with its dual tip cat-back Performance Exhaust System.

A premium Active Exhaust system is also available as an option. Utilizing electronic valve technology, the system enables drivers to switch between loud, quiet, and custom modes via a mobile app or console mounted switch. The ROUSH Active Exhaust mobile application enables users to have full control over their truck’s sound based on rpm, vehicle speed, and accelerator position.

The F-150 SC gains extra suspension travel and a two-inch lift from a ROUSH/Fox 2.0 suspension upgrade. This suspension kit provides better control over rough terrain, while its heavy-duty reliability provides the confidence to tackle any trail or obstacle. The F150 SC rides on 20-inch ROUSH wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson Baja ATX P3 LT305/55R20 Hybrid All-Terrain Tires providing off-road grip with excellent on-road manners.

“At ROUSH our goal with the F-150 SC was to produce a great blend of performance on and off the road,” said Jack Roush Jr. ”With its ROUSHcharged V8 and Fox suspension, the SC is a mean, dynamic machine.”

ROUSH doesn’t stop at performance modifications; numerous aesthetic changes are highlighted on the F-150 SC to give it an aggressive look on and off the road. ROUSH combines a signature front grille with accent lighting, fender flares with accent lighting, a front bumper cover and a square “R” hitch cover. An optional ROUSH Soft Tonneau Cover by ExTang is also available. ROUSH also offers a fully customizable graphics package for the F-150 SC. Interior modifications include molded floor liners by WeatherTech and a serialized console badge. Optional black and carbon leather seating upgrades, an optional console vault and off-road utility kit are also available. The ROUSH F-150 SC pricing begins at $22,999 over factory MSRP.

Visit www.ROUSHperformance.com today build your F-150 SC and find a ROUSH dealership near you.


ABOUT ROUSH PERFORMANCE
ROUSH Performance was founded in 1995 by motorsports legend Jack Roush, the winningest name in racing.  Combining performance engineering with entrepreneurship, ROUSH began selling designs he had created for his own team to the wider world of motorsports. Based out of Plymouth Township, Michigan, ROUSH Performance, a division of Roush Enterprises, designs, engineers and manufactures completely assembled pre-titled vehicles, aftermarket performance parts, and superchargers for the global performance enthusiast market. For more on ROUSH please visit www.ROUSHperformance.com or call 800.59.ROUSH.

ROUSH PERFORMANCE LAUNCHES 710 HORSEPOWER STAGE 3 MUSTANG


The all-new 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang combines supercharged performance with track tuned technology and is now available for order or purchase at ROUSH Authorized Dealers

DETROIT (October 9, 2018) – ROUSH Performance has announced that the 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang, the highest performance vehicle in ROUSH’s stable, is now being built and shipped to all ROUSH Performance Authorized Ford Dealers.  The 710 horsepower 2019 Stage 3 boasts a 250 horsepower increase over the standard GT with the new ROUSH supercharger and ROUSH calibration.

At the heart of the ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang is the new ROUSH TVS R2650 supercharger.  Based around Eaton’s new R2650 rotating assembly and matched with a newly-designed, high-flowing front inlet, this supercharger improves efficiency and adds serious power. The ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang generates 710 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque from Ford’s 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine. This power is backed up by ROUSH’s 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

The optional ROUSH Active Exhaust System gives the driver total control over the tone of the Stage 3’s exhaust for that signature ROUSH sound. Drivers can customize the sound from a subtle burble to a full-blown roar with a turn of the console-mounted dial.  The fully programmable exhaust enables the driver to be quiet and civilized near home but rowdy and rambunctious on the open road. In conjunction with the console switch, a ROUSH Active Exhaust application enables GPS-targeted zone control of exhaust sound right on their smartphone. The Active Exhaust app gives users full control over valve position based on RPM, vehicle speed, and accelerator position.

ROUSH also raised the bar for performance handling with standard performance one-way height-adjustable coilovers.  These ROUSH coilovers transform the Stage 3 into a dynamic street machine by combining leading ride quality and sport-tuned adjustments. To further optimize the handling of the Stage 3 Mustang for track days or back roads driving, the optional ROUSH Performance three-way adjustable coilover suspension system with ROUSH-tuned valving helps to create relentless grip.  The Stage 3 can achieve 1.07g of lateral grip on the skidpad by independently adjusting the compression as well as high speed and low speed rebound. Finishing the ride and handling package, 20-inch ROUSH quicksilver cast aluminum wheels and 275/35R20 Continental ExtremeContact™ Ultra High-Performance tires come standard.

“At ROUSH we strive to combine race-proven technology with great street dynamics,” said Jack Roush Jr. “When developing the 2019 Stage 3, we have crafted the ultimate, adjustable street and track vehicle.”

The ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang provides dramatic styling upgrades with the ROUSH Aero Body Kit. This kit features a high-flow upper grille with the iconic “3” badge along with a variety of exterior accessories. Each ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang can also be further customized with a wide variety of colors and patterns in the graphics packages.

The modifications continue inside with each Stage 3 receiving ROUSH’s complete Sport Interior Package. Optional upgrades include Recaro “ROUSH” Sport seats, custom six-speed shifter ball, ROUSH billet pedals and a trunk-mounted tool kit.

The 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang starts at $22,925 above the cost of the base vehicle and comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.  For more information on the 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 or any other ROUSH Performance vehicles, visit www.roushperformance.com.


ABOUT ROUSH PERFORMANCE
ROUSH Performance was founded in 1995 by motorsports legend Jack Roush, the winningest name in racing.  Combining performance engineering with entrepreneurship, ROUSH began selling designs he had created for his own team to the wider world of motorsports. Based out of Plymouth Township, Michigan, ROUSH Performance, a division of Roush Enterprises, designs, engineers and manufactures completely assembled pre-titled vehicles, aftermarket performance parts, and superchargers for the global performance enthusiast market. For more on ROUSH please visit www.ROUSHperformance.comor call 800.59.ROUSH


SUPERFORMANCE TO DEBUT “FUTURE GT FORTY” GT40 SUPERCAR IN MAGNAFLOW BOOTH AT 2018 SEMA SHOW


Custom build pays tribute to both the 50th Anniversary of the historic privateer GT40 MkI P1075 victory at Le Mans in 1968/69 and the current Ford GT’s racing success by putting a competition prepped twin-turbo Ford Ecoboost 3.5L with custom MagnaFlow exhaust and a host of aftermarket components in a Superformance MkI GT40 wearing the current Ford GT endurance racer’s livery – creating the ultimate Ford Performance tribute vehicle

Irvine, Calif. (October, 2018) – Superformance, the leading manufacturer of 1960s-era continuation sports cars, has built a one-of-a-kind GT40 MkI that pays tribute to the historic success of the Ford GT40, while incorporating design notes and the EcoBoost V6 powerplant from the current Ford GT. This bespoke race car will debut at SEMA on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Magnaflow Booth #23543.

The launch of this vehicle will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first-place victory at the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race and will pay tribute to the modern Ford GT and its current success in the GT class of the European Le Mans Series. The Superformance GT40 MkI is the highest-quality continuation GT40 available and is the only GT40 Licensed by SAFIR GT40 (owners of the original GT40 Trademarks) and carries the original GT40-P-Series numbers. Built to exacting standards, with over two-thirds of the steel monocoque chassis’ parts interchangeable with an original GT40 car.

This “Future GT Forty” will be powered by a 3.5L Ford EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The engine installation work was handled by the experts at V’s Performance in Orange, California. A handmade and state of the art exhaust system was fabricated by the experts at Magnaflow and the twin turbochargers were provided by Honeywell-Garrett. HRE Wheels supplied the custom pin drive wheels which are wrapped in Michelin tires.  Fuel supply was provided by Aeromotive and HPS supplied the hoses for the vehicle. Other parts include a Centerforce clutch, Ridetech Shockwave air suspension, Dynamat sound insulation, a custom Stitchcraft interior, DEI heat insulation, Speed Hut Custom guages and a Quaife 5 speed transaxle. In addition to supplying the MkI rolling chassis, Superformance and Hillbank Motorsports also painted the current Ford GT livery, added the racing decals and fitted it with modern lighting front and rear.

The “Future GT Forty” will be on display at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas in the Magnaflow booth #23543, located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information on the “Future GT Forty,” Superformance and its full line of continuation vehicles, visit www.Superformance.comor call (800) 297-6253.


ABOUT SUPERFORMANCE
Superformance is a distributor of Complete Continuation and reproductions of 1960s race and street cars and was one of the first players in the industry.  We have earned our reputation with our attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, fit and finish and customer service.  Our products are endorsed by our licensees from trade mark holders which adds authenticity and increases the resale value.  Superformance products are manufactured using all new parts which are factory assembled to ensure continuity and consistency in construction. All GT40 sales are recorded in the Shelby World registry, Safir and Original GT40 Registry’s. Superformance has a dedicated independent dealer network who together have distributed over 4000 cars worldwide.

APR RELEASES 2.5 TFSI TURBOCHARGER INLET SYSTEM


The all-new high flow Turbocharger Inlet System helps unlock an additional 14 horsepower from the 2017-2018 Audi RS3 and 2016-2018 TTRS

Opelika, Ala. (September, 2018) – APR, a leader in Volkswagen and Audi tuning and engineering, has developed a new high flow Turbocharger Inlet System for the 2.5 liter Audi performance engine. The APR inlet system increases airflow by up to 45% compared to stock, increasing horsepower while improving airflow.

APR’s engineering team has utilized extensive testing and prototyping to ensure that the Turbocharger Inlet System’s organic shaping maximizes the cross-sectional area to improve power and response. The stock inlet pipe achieves a maximum flow rate of 490 cfm, while the APR system reaches a staggering 710 cfm. When dyno tested in conjunction with the APR Stage 1+ ECU upgrade, the turbocharger inlet system achieved a gain of 14 horsepower and 11 pound-feet of torque at the wheels. Power figures as high as 569 horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque were achieved on E85 fuel.

The APR Turbocharger Inlet System is constructed with a four-inch carbon fiber inlet tube with a cast aluminum inlet and features interlocking adapter rings to form a port-matched seal with the turbocharger. Larger adapter rings are also available to accommodate larger hybrid turbocharger upgrades. A thick stainless-steel heat shield is integrated into the design to protect the pipe from the turbocharger manifold while an external stainless steel PCV pipe provides proper PCV placement without impacting inlet design.

For more information on the 2.5 TFSI Turbocharger Inlet System or any of APR’s other parts and packages, including finding the nearest APR dealer to you, please visit www.goapr.com.


ABOUT APR
Founded in 1997, APR is the global leader in performance aftermarket products for Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Porsche, and other vehicles. APR develops and manufactures hardware, software, calibration & data-logging tools for engine and transmission controllers, including intakes, exhaust systems, intercoolers, turbocharger systems, suspension, brake systems, wheels, and more. APR delivers software via a 24-hour automated global delivery system from its 78,000 square foot state of the art facility in Opelika, Alabama. Learn More at www.goapr.com.


ADVANCED FUEL DYNAMICS HIRES GRAY FREDRICK AS DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING


Aftermarket industry veteran Gray Fredrick brings sales and marketing expertise to Advanced Fuel Dynamics to further develop the company’s sales and marketing departments. Fredrick joins the Advanced Fuel Dynamics team after serving as the Business Development Manager at BPS Engineering

Troy, Texas (October, 2018) – Advanced Fuel Dynamics, the leading manufacturer of performance flex fuel systems, has announced that it has hired Gray Fredrick as its new Director of Sales and Marketing.

In his new role, Fredrick will look to expand Advanced Fuel Dynamics sales and marketing efforts. Fredrick will also be responsible for growing Advanced Fuel Dynamics’ brand presence and consumer education.

“We are thrilled to have Gray join the Advanced Fuel Dynamics team,” said Advanced Fuel Dynamics CEO William Clayton. “Gray’s background and knowledge of the aftermarket business as well as his innovative approach to marketing makes him a great fit for this company.”

Fredrick got his start in marketing at Louisiana State University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Marketing. An avid car guy, Fredrick pursued further education in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tennessee. After college, Fredrick designed and sold transmissions as the co-founder of American Powertrain. In his spare time, Fredrick enjoys working on his own cars, inventing, writing and frequently contributing automotive tech articles to various automotive publications.


ABOUT ADAVANCED FUEL DYNAMICS
Advanced Fuel Dynamics is the leader in aftermarket flex fuel systems and caters to vehicles in the off-road and performance markets.  AFD has earned its reputation by manufacturing high quality, dyno-proven products to those who want to get the most out of their vehicles and insist on having their aftermarket modifications perform like OEM components. Advanced Fuel Dynamics thoroughly test its products on the street, track and dyno, ensuring the highest-quality product possible. Considering how inconsistent pump E85 is, Advanced Fuel Dynamics is proud that its PROFLEX Commander system gives owners the power to fill their vehicle with their preferred fuel without the worry of a mismatching tune or map. Advanced Vehicle Dynamics allows users to unlock the most power and performance in their performance or off-road vehicle.

APR TO UNVEIL 536 HORSEPOWER VW GOLF R “RLMS” AT SEMA 2018


APR has drawn from its extensive racing background to develop the ultimate touring car-inspired 2018 Volkswagen Golf R

APR, a leader in Volkswagen and Audi tuning and engineering, will be debuting its latest project car, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf R “RLMS” at the aftermarket’s biggest annual trade show, SEMA, in Las Vegas on October 30, 2018. This touring car race-inspired, track focused all-wheel-drive performance hot hatchback features an APR Stage 3+ Turbocharger System, custom 2-piece APR Wheels, Toyo Tires, full wide-body kit, OMP racing harness and fire extinguisher, custom racing seats and a custom roll cage. To see the unveiling live, tune into the APR Facebook page at 1:00PM on October 30.

WHERE: 
APR Booth #22351
SEMA Central Hall/Performance HallWHEN: 
Tuesday, October 30, 1:00 PM
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ABOUT APR
Founded in 1997, APR is the global leader in performance aftermarket products for Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Porsche, and other vehicles. APR develops and manufactures hardware, software, calibration & data-logging tools for engine and transmission controllers, including intakes, exhaust systems, intercoolers, turbocharger systems, suspension, brake systems, wheels, and more. APR delivers software via a 24-hour automated global delivery system from its 78,000 square foot state of the art facility in Opelika, Alabama. Learn More at www.goapr.com.

NEW EXHIBIT FEATURING KUSTOM KULTURE AND CONTEMPORARY ART NOW ON DISPLAY AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM


“Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School” presents the work of more than 50 artists including Robert Williams, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Von Dutch, Kenny Scharf, Shepard Fairey and Mister Cartoon

Los Angeles (October 1, 2018) – On Saturday, September 29, 2018, the Petersen Automotive Museum opened a new exhibit titled “Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School.” Key artists on display include Sandow Birk, Mister Cartoon, Coop, Von Dutch, Shepard Fairey, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Kenny Scarf, Keith Weesner, Robert Williams, Paul Frank and more with work ranging from sculpture to instruments to illustrations.

In addition to the selection of art pieces, the exhibition highlights notable custom cars including the 1932 Ford Roadster named “Prickly Heat” by Robert Williams, “The Orbiton” by “Big Daddy” Roth, “The Kenford Truck” by Von Dutch and the 1959 Cadillac titled “The New and Improved Ultima Suprema Deluxa” by Kenny Scharf.

“At the Petersen, we see cars beyond their utilitarian purpose,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Cars are rolling pieces of art and can exist amongst traditional and avant-garde masterpieces in an equally compelling way. This new exhibit proves this symbiosis, and we’re thrilled to kick off 25 years with this whimsical display.”

Preceding the public opening, the Petersen hosted a preview reception on Thursday, September 27, 2018 with opening remarks from Terry L. Karges, Michael Armand Hammer and Robert Williams, live music and a selection of food by the museum’s exclusive catering partner Drago.

“Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School” will run through June 2019. To learn more about the exhibit or the Petersen Automotive Museum, please visit www.Petersen.org.


ABOUT THE PETERSEN
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $13 for seniors and students with ID, $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.


PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM BEGINS CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN TO RESTORE THE WORLD’S ONLY 1965 CORWIN GETAWAY


The Indiegogo campaign to restore this Los Angeles-built car will run until November 7, 2018 or until the museum raises its goal of $32,000

LOS ANGELES (September 26, 2018) – The Petersen Automotive Museum has begun a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo with the goal of raising $32,000 to restore its 1965 Corwin Getaway—a beacon for ambition, creativity and entrepreneurship in the Los Angeles community. The campaign will run until November 7, 2018.

Built in Los Angeles by African-American Cliff Hall, the Corwin was named after the primary financial backer of the project, Louis Corwin.  The car represents an important early effort to develop a nimble, mid-engine automobile that would help create jobs for the residents of underserved communities in and around Los Angeles. However, a lack of development resources—even with endorsements by high-profile public figures such as Mohammed Ali, Sidney Poitier and Marvin Gaye—prevented Hall from producing the car in quantity, so this prototype remains the only example in the world ever built.

“At the Petersen, we’ve restored many cars through the charitable support of donors from around the world,” said Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Crowdfunding opens up a whole new avenue to spread the word about special projects like this one to potential donors. The success of this campaign means that the museum will be able to restore and display more cars in the future and do so at a faster rate.”

To encourage the community to support work-progress projects, ideas or causes, Indiegogo allows users to claim perks. Backers of the Corwin campaign will be able to claim incentives at all donation levels—starting with a “Wallpaper” pack of exclusive images to a ride around Los Angeles in the car itself. If the Petersen successfully funds this campaign, it could change the way museum funds projects in the future.

For more information about the Petersen Automotive Museum, please visit www.Petersen.org.


ABOUT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $13 for seniors and students with ID, $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.

GEARYS BEVERLY HILLS TO HOST “BACCARAT TAKEOVER” FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER


The iconic French luxury design house will present a more modern, innovative way of showing crystal deco, tableware and lighting, plus prestige pieces that have never been seen before on the West Coast

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. (September 25th, 2018) – Beginning September 28, 2018 through the month of October, GEARYS Beverly Hills will be home to the “Baccarat Takeover”—a modern presentation of deco, tableware and lighting from the French fine crystal manufacturer and designer, Baccarat. The takeover will also welcome a hand-picked selection of prestige pieces that have never been seen before on the West Coast, offering GEARYS clients a unique experience to immerse themselves in the brilliant world of Baccarat.

A high-end timepiece and tableware staple of the Beverly Hills community, GEARYS is the number one retailer of Baccarat on the West Coast. GEARYS and Baccarat have partnered with Editor in Chief of “Elle Décor” Whitney Robinson to curate a selection of featured pieces, titled “Editor’s Picks,” that will be highlighted throughout the month-long display.

To kick off the takeover, Baccarat has invited Robinson to emcee an exclusive preview gathering on September 27, 2018 for designers, influencers and dedicated GEARYS clientele. On the first floor, guests will be welcomed by a Step and Repeat made of broken crystal along with a modern take on Baccarat lighting, which will begin the journey to the second floor known as “Upstairs at GEARYS.” The opening night will also feature a signature cocktail by Remy Martin.

“As a family-run business, we value the relationships we’ve built, and we treasure the legacy we’ve developed,” said President and CEO of GEARYS Beverly Hills Thomas J. Blumenthal. “Throughout the years, many things have changed, but one thing that has remained constant is our belief in the importance of celebrating the moments that matter in life and we are always humbled to be a part of that celebration with our clients. Our partnership with Baccarat for this event is another example of meaningful relationships coming together to create tremendous moments that matter for our clients. We look forward to celebrating and showcasing these amazing prestige pieces with Baccarat.”

“GEARYS and Baccarat have enjoyed an amazing partnership together for almost 50 years,” said CEO and President of Baccarat, North America Jim Shreve. “It’s true, Baccarat is more than 265 years old, but we feel we are more relevant than ever. We state ‘Everyday Baccarat’ because we truly believe Baccarat should be used every day, because every day is all we have. The reality is we all work too hard not to enjoy beautiful things. At GEARYS, we will present a more modern, innovative way of showing deco, tableware and lighting, plus never-before-seen prestige pieces on the West Coast.  We are thrilled to present this at GEARYS.”

For more information about GEARYS Beverly Hills, please visit www.gearys.com.


About GEARYS Beverly Hills
As a Beverly Hills tradition for 88 years, GEARYS continues to celebrate the #MomentsThatMatter by discovering and showcasing an unrivaled medley of luxury brands from around the world including fine china, crystal, home decor and gifts, as well as the most sought after pieces in jewelry and watches. GEARYS’ unique Gift Registry program has been tailored to deliver impeccable service provided by highly trained team members, along with Corporate Gifting and Designer programs that provide genuine white glove service.

About Baccarat
Baccarat (Paris, Euronext, BCRA) is a market-leading designer, manufacturer and retailer of luxury crystal products.  Since its foundation in 1764, the company, whose manufacturing base is in Baccarat in the Lorraine region of Eastern France, has been synonymous with a unique savoir-faire and has come to symbolize an inimitable French Art de Vivre. Baccarat crystal, ranging from lighting to tableware, decorative objects, jewelry and bottle manufacturing, is distributed in 89 countries. Explore the world of Baccarat at www.baccarat.com.

HELLWIG ANNOUNCES NEW PRO SERIES HELPER SPRINGS FOR THE MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER VAN


Bolt-on, two-leaf Helper Springs available for 2017-2018 two and four-wheel drive models deliver up to 2,500 pounds of load capacity in addition to greatly enhanced vehicle control and driver safety

Visalia, Calif. (September, 2018) – Hellwig Products, an industry leading manufacturer of towing, hauling and performance suspension products, has released new Pro-Series Helper Springs for the 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans including both two and four-wheel drive applications. The Pro-Series Helper Springs allow Sprinter owners to better tow and haul heavy loads with improved safety, stability and comfort by maintaining a level ride height, improving overall drive control.

One of the most versatile and popular cargo vans on the road today, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has a multitude of engine and chassis options and has a maximum payload of between 6,521 and 7,500 pounds. While these vans may be rated for relatively heavy loads from the factory, the weight of a heavy trailer or uneven cargo loads will still cause these vehicles to sag in the rear, negatively affecting driving dynamics.  With the addition of the Hellwig Pro-Series helper springs, a more favorable balance of weight to the front tires is restored, resulting in better handling, braking and safety of the vehicle.

The Pro-Series Helper Springs for the 2017-2018 Sprinter (P/N 61614) feature a two-leaf stack rated for up to 2,500 pounds of additional level load carrying capacity. These powder-coated, bolt-on helper springs improve tow/haul performance by keeping the vehicle level even as loads approach the manufacturer’s GVWR. The progressive rate of the Pro-Series Helper Spring only activates when a load is present, allowing the vehicle to drive like stock when not towing or hauling cargo. The user can also further dial-in the load support for an uneven side load using the adjustable U-bolts. These helper springs fit the 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter cutaway chassis, cargo van and passenger van and only apply to the multi-leaf versions of the Sprinter.

The Hellwig 2017-2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Pro-Series Helper Springs can be installed easily with simple hand tools, are made in the USA and come with a lifetime warranty on all steel parts. For more information on Hellwig’s Sprinter Van Helper Springs visit www.HellwigProducts.com.

Part # 61614 – $488.37


ABOUT HELLWIG PRODUCTS:
A family owned business for 72 years, Hellwig Products specializes in American made, precision engineered products. This 4th generation California family run company started in 1946 selling helper springs to customers door to door. In the 72 years since, Hellwig Products continues to help enthusiasts with all their suspension needs. Hellwig is constantly improving their products to develop the best performance suspension parts in the industry. For more information please visit www.HellwigProducts.com