4 wheel parts
FANS asked for a list of brands?…Here you go!
Fans of ours keep asking us for a list of brand names when it comes to suspension lifts. They also tend to ask for names of shock manufacturers and general questions that are the normal when you love lifted trucks like we do here at SoCal/MidWestern Trucks. So with that said, we found the best list on a site when it comes to brand names of lifts, shocks, accessories, cold air intakes, power steps, fender flares, power chips/programmers, wheels, tires, you name it, each brand for the most part is listed on this site. This is just a great glossary of brands, Check it out!:
SoCalTrucks ALL BRANDS list
(Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with this site or the products. If you see something you like, contact us today for the best possible price as we’ll check with our distributors)
4 Wheel Parts Riverside has a new look
Rebooted 4 Wheel Parts Riverside Store Hitting on All Cylinders
The 4 Wheel Parts Riverside, California store held a November 9 event to celebrate its new, state-of-the-art design. The event featured exclusive onsite discounts, giveaways, installation deals, and free food and entertainment. Referred to as store 2.0, the layout signals the dawning of a new era for 4 Wheel Parts. The revamped location’s leading edge design has interactive, hands-on displays, thousands more products, and areas for customers to learn more about products.
So far, the reboot has met with overwhelming approval from customers. “We’ve had great feedback from the public since the new design,” says Riverside Store Manager Robb Hadden. “Customers tell me they love the interaction and being able to actually touch the products. One guy said it’s not like walking into a Pep Boys where you wander the aisles – it’s more like Disneyland.”
The Riverside location upped its inventory so there is more product in stock on the floor. “The store gives a unique shopping experience closely related to Apple stores,” says Brent Goegebuer, Transamerican Auto Parts’ Marketing Director. “Our customers are staying there longer to try different things.”
Throughout North America, 4 Wheel Parts has over 60 retail outlets selling everything from products for trucks to Jeep Wrangler parts and accessories. All locations, including the Riverside store, have service bays with onsite installation by ASE-trained technicians.
“This marks the start of our retail locations advancing from a parts-focused sales model to a solutions based model,” says Kevin Rourke, 4 Wheel Parts Director, e-Commerce and Internet Operations. “Our retail space has been re-conceptualized to empower customers with informational displays, more learning tools about products, and a more interactive experience.”
The Riverside 4 Wheel Parts store is on the verge of launching an online Google virtual tour of its showroom, allowing users to navigate the premises and service bays. The interactive tour will present high resolution images of off-road 4×4 parts and accessories that will be shareable via social media.
David Beran is a Copywriter at 4WD
Truck & Jeep Fest Rolling Into Ontario
The next stop on the 4 Wheel Parts 2013 Truck & Jeep Fest road tour is the Ontario Convention Center June 8-9. This weekend event will give off-road enthusiasts an opportunity to interact with industry experts, see product demos, and purchase merchandise at factory-direct prices.
Admission is free and the Fest is expected to bring thousands of off-road enthusiasts together under one roof. It will take place in Exhibit Hall at Ontario’s Convention Center in the heart of the Inland Empire.
“People can meet manufacturers one-on-one to have their questions answered and get great deals,” says Brent Goegebuer, Transamerican Auto Parts Marketing Director. “We’ll have experts and off-road enthusiasts from our Riverside, Temecula, and Asuza 4 Wheel Parts stores there.”
Attendees get an exclusive preview of the off-road industry’s cutting-edge technology with professionally customized vehicles on display. 4×4 manufacturers also conduct demonstrations on the latest truck parts and Jeep essentials for highway use and off-road recreation.
The Truck & Jeep Fest will feature hourly gift giveaways on Saturday and Sunday. Vendors will offer deals on merchandise, parts, gear, and accessories, with more than $100,000 of inventory on site. Many of the vendors will also offer free or discounted installation and service for products purchased at the event.
On Saturday the Fest will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday the event will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4 Wheel Parts operates several Truck & Jeep Fests throughout the year on its Truck & Jeep Fest road tour, with events occurring nationwide. The Ontario event is the fourth on the 2013 schedule and future Fests are slated for Denver, Atlanta and Orlando.
David Beran is a Copywriter at 4WD.
If you are a 4WD owner, chances are that you have heard of Smittybilt. If not, let me give you some background. Smittybilt actually began in 1956 under another name. It was first known as Rock-ett Products and it was founded by a man named Bill Smith (Smitty). It began as a small machine shop with a basic product line of after-market 4WD equipment. Smitty’s son, Tom, grew up working alongside his father in the shop which by this time was Smittybilt. Tom started creating products himself and even built the very first Nerf Bar side step as well as tubular Jeep bumpers.
In the 56 years since its inception, the Smittybilt product line has grown by leaps and bounds and now includes over 2000 specific part numbers. While we are not going to delve into the mass of parts made by them today, we will be talking about the Smittybilt winch.
There are a total of 6 winches in this category. The X20 8 is for true off road enthusiasts and has an 8000 lb. line rating. The X20 8 Comp-Series adds to the X20 8. It is basically the same, but has both an aluminum fairlead as well as a synthetic rope. The X20 10 has a line capacity of up to 10,000 lbs. and the X20 10 Comp-Series has the same equipment with the addition of the aluminum fairlead and the synthetic rope. With the X20 12, you get up to 12,000 lbs. of line rating and for those truly serious off road people, there is the X20 15 which has a line rating of a whopping 15,000 lbs.
All of the winches in this category have the same ratings as the ones we just discussed. The only difference in each of them is the difference between the X20 and the XRC. There is a slight difference in the line rating ratio and the size of the cable. There are six winches in this category too and they match the ones in the previous category just replacing the X20 with the XRC in the names.
XRC ATV Winch
Smittybilt offers 5 different winches in this category. The XRC 2.0 is a small 2000 lb. winch. The XRC 3.0 has a line rating of 3000 lbs. and so does the XRC 3.0 Comp-Series; the difference between the two being the aluminum fairlead and synthetic rope in the Comp-Series. The same principle holds true with the XRC 4.0 and the XRC 4.0 Comp-Series. Both have a line rating of 4000 lbs.
*All info and photos provided by 4 Wheel Parts
SoCal Trucks and 4 wheel parts partner for rate my truck competion
Vince Lombardi once said; Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to is. Competition has always been a driving force in sports, business, and the like. As many of us know our lifted trucks and SUV’s are no different. With the emergence of our new “Rate My Truck” section we found it fitting to host the first ever SoCal Trucks competition.
Here’s how it works:
After many calls, emails, tweets and facebook posts regarding our “Rate My Truck” section we decided we needed to make a few changes. You folks asked to be able to rate all features of the posted vehicles and we have responded with an interactive section which gives you control to rate a truck from top to bottom and inside and out.
Beginning March 1st all trucks posted to “Rate My Truck” will be entered to win our grand prize. The contest will run from March 1st through March 31st. At the end of the month the truck with the highest overall rating will be crowned the SoCal Trucks winner. If your truck has already been submitted on “Rate My Truck” go ahead and resubmit it. Votes will only be counted for the month of March.
So what do you win?
Our good friends Chris and Hank from 4 Wheel Parts have generously donated a $100 4 Wheel Parts gift card. Use it however you would like, just make sure to send us a pic of your new purchase. The winner will also receive a SoCal Trucks t-shirt, stickers and a feature story on the SoCal Trucks homepage.
This competition starts today. So tell your friends, take some cool pics, add those last minute mods and submit your truck or SUV. We are looking forward to all of your entries and to seeing some innovative trucks and SUV’s.
Best of luck,