Gram Lights has introduced a new wheel to their collection; the 57 Transcend. The 57 Transcend is a 1- piece cast wheel featuring a 10 spoke design and a concave face. These wheels come in 18″ and 19″ sizes ranging from 7.5-12″ in width. An optional two-step center cap is available in a variety of styles and finishes. The 57 Transcend is offered with a dark gunmetal finish with a machined lip. Another unique feature to this wheel is the machined RAYS logo in the spoke.


– 10 Spoke Design

– RCF Technology [ Light Flow Form Cast Wheel ]

– Machined Rays Logo to decipher from replica

– Optional 2 Step Center Caps

– Super Dark Gunmetal finish

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GSC’s billet camshafts for Honda B-Series engines are now available in multiple forgings which cater to individual performance needs. These cams start off as cold-forged alloy steel bars. This means the steel is pressed into its round bar shape rather than molten steel being poured into a mold, as in cast steel cores. The benefit is that the material is both stronger and more dense, leaving no room for pores or imperfections during the forming of the core. This design sets the base for a stronger building block in advanced camshaft development and design process. Furthermore, on high torsion and shock load camshafts with variable valve timing, the billet cores will provide an extremely high level of reliability over the cast core camshafts.

Shear stresses at all undercuts for oil routing journals are met by the stronger cross-sectional area of the billet core vs. the cast core. Shearing at any of these points in variable valve timing equipped engines is now highly unlikely. The fully turned, ground, billet camshafts are also extremely balanced in order to minimize and/or eliminate all types of added harmonics and vibrations. GSC’s billet camshafts also utilized nitride coating, a protective layer and case hardened shell to help aid in strength as well as lobe surface lubrication.

Engine Applications

Honda B16A
Honda B17A
Honda B18C

Part Numbers / Specifications

– NA Profile for street and light race use
– Billet Core High lobe (IN/EX) 280/276 Dur, 246/240@1mm, 11.6mm/11.5mm, 104/106 Center

– NA Race profile for aggressive street and race use
– Billet Core High lobe (IN/EX) 296/288 Dur, 266/258@1mm, 12mm/11.5mm, 102/104 Center

– Turbo Profile for street and race use
– Billet Core High lobe (IN/EX) 288/276 Dur, 260/254@1mm, 12mm/11.5mm, 109/115 Center

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WeatherTech is here at Cartrix! WeatherTech produces automotive protection accessories such as floor liners, cargo mats, bug shields, mud flaps, side window deflectors, bed liners, car covers, and more. With one of the largest application lists, WeatherTech supports almost every make and model in the automotive marketplace.

Company Background

Since 1989, MacNeil Automotive, the parent company of WeatherTech, has been providing the best in automotive protection and vehicle accessories. The WeatherTech brand has been servicing the world with top-of-the-line vehicle protection, continually exceeding expectations and setting the industry bar that much higher. In fact, MacNeil currently supplies accessories to all four German manufacturers of luxury automobiles as well as a host of other automobile manufacturers worldwide.

Product Lines

Interior Protection

FloorLiner DigitalFit

Floor Mats All-Weather

Cargo Liner for Cars, SUVs and Minivans

AVM All-Vehicle Mats

AVM – Universal Cargo Mat

TechShade Windshield Sun Shade

Exterior Protection

Side Window Deflectors

TechLiner Bed and Tailgate Protection

UnderLiner Bed Liner

MudFlap No-Drill DigitalFit

Stone & Bug Deflector

License Plate Frames

BumpStep Helps Prevent Bumper Damage

Billet BumpStep Helps Prevent Bumper Damage

Sunroof Wind Deflector

LampGard Headlight Protection

Vehicle Care

TechCare Auto Detailing & Cleaning

Car Covers

Battery Charger


CargoTech Cargo Containment System

RackSack Rooftop Cargo Carrier

Pet Barrier

Racing Gear



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Project Kics Lug Nuts, Wheel Spacers, and Hub Centric Rings


Project Kics, a product line consisting of wheel spacers, lug nuts, and hub centric rings is now available from Turn 14 Distribution. Project Kics is a member of the larger KYO-EI industrial corporation, which is located in Osaka,Japan. With a certifications and memberships including ISO, NAPAC and JAB, Project Kics assures the highest quality standards for their products. This product line will drop ship directly from the exclusive USA distributor, Mackin Industries, in Santa Fe Springs California.

Wheel Spacers

Project Kics wheel spacers are sold in pairs of two and are an easy way to bring wheels closer to the fenders or clear big brake calipers. Spacers are available for most popular Japanese applications and come in 10-30mm spacing. A majority of these spacers feature bolt-on design which include new studs and nuts to attach to the existing studs.


Project Kics offers a large assortment of lug nuts including open end, closed end, and locking designs. Some of their most popular lugs include the Racing Composite R26 and R40, Kyokugen, and Leggdura Lightweight Alloy lug nuts which are available in a variety of finishes. Project Kics R26 / R40 Lug Nuts feature an unique seven-sided, heptagonal design that consists of 2 pieces, where the top of the lug spin freely from the tapered centering ring. This ensures a much tighter and precise hold than traditional lug nuts. It also minimizes the chances of scratching your wheels. All Project Kics lug nuts include any needed lock sockets for correct installation. Most Project Kics lug nut sets are available in packs of (16) or (20) based on application. Please make sure to order correctly.


Project Kics hub centric rings are available in a large range of sizes and are constructed from CNC billet aluminum for safe installation of wheel spacers. These hub centric spacers are specifically made for Project Kics spacers and center the wheel on the hub to reduce high speed vibration. Sold in sets of (2).

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Spy Shots—2019 Chevrolet Camaro Testing In the Rockies


This is the ’19 Chevy Camaro, caught while testing in Colorado.

The Camaro will get a mid-cycle lift next year. Based on the camo on this prototype, the front and rear of the standard models will get some comprehensive changes from the A-pillar forward and at the rear.

To keep pace with the Ford Mustang, expect minor engine enhancements and more widespread use of the 10-speed automatic that is now offered on the ZL1. More technology features lifted from the Cadillac ATS are also likely to appear.

There is still the rumor of the return of the Z/28 on the sixth-generation Camaro, too.

Expect to see the revised Camaro next year.


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2019 Ford Ranger Spy Shots

What It Is: The return of the less-than-gigantic Ford pickup. Ford currently sells this mid-sizer just about everywhere except here. But that is about to change in response to the strong-selling Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. The Ranger will also spawn a new Ford Bronco SUV, which will offer some competition to the Jeep Wrangler. Broncos should arrive in 2020 with a starting price of $30,000.

Why It Matters: The sales potential is significant. Toyota has been quietly selling gobs of Tacomas—just shy of 180,000 in 2015. And GM sparked new life in the class, selling more than 100,000 Coloranyons last year. In its heyday, the Ranger shamed them all, selling nearly 350,000 in 1999.

Platform: Our Ranger will use the same body-on-frame construction as the truck sold elsewhere in the world. Like GM’s mid-sizers, it’s only slightly smaller than its big brother; the crew cab is actually longer than a base F-150. But GM has proved that even big small trucks can sell without cannibalizing sales from the full-size lineup.

Powertrain: The only engine currently offered in the global Ranger that would likely come to the American market is the 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel. It’s available in the full-size Transit van and could help the Ranger take away the title of “most efficient pickup” from the 31-highway-mpg diesel Colorado/Canyon twins. Expect an EcoBoost four-cylinder as well as a naturally aspirated gas V-6 in the U.S. lineup. A diesel Bronco sounds pretty good to us, too.

Competition: Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma.

What Might Go Wrong: With the mid-size-truck market on the upswing and the Ranger nameplate’s widespread recognition, the only way this could derail is if Ford executives charge too much.

Estimated Arrival and Price: The 2019 model year, with base prices below $25,000.

Fadi Ajam

Who is Fadi Ajam

Fadi Ajam is the President and CEO of Xanatos Automotive, a growing automotive aftermarket company, based in New Hyde Park, NY.  A seasoned professional with more than 30 years of Managerial experience here in the US and abroad.

A little educational background on Fadi Ajam

Fadi was born in Btteram, Elkoura in 1965.  After High school, he left his home town to pursue University Studies here in the USA.  He graduated with post-graduate degrees in Production and Operation management and International Business.