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Through the holidays our rides and projects tend to take a back seat to the rest of the family and they sit in the garage or shop neglected; dusty and forgotten. Well have no fear, Slam’d Mag has the cure for those holiday project blues! We’ve teamed up with our partners to bring you something a bit different than the boring Holiday Buyer’s Guides you might be use to seeing this time of year, and in true Slam’d fashion we spiced it up a bit, so here’s our version – “The Stuff You Really Wanted For Christmas But Didn’t Get.” That’s right, we gathered up the coolest Slam’d parts, gear, and merch that was probably at the top of your wish list but went ignored by both Santa and Grandma. So take back the socks and sweaters and cash in that change to buy yourself something nice that you will actually use. Here’s our Top 20 Slam’d Must Haves to bring in 2015 with a bang!

Compiled By: Steve Berndsen, Mike Alexander, & Lindsey Fisher

Air Lift Performance
2008-2015 Nissan GT-R Air Suspension Kit
(800) 248-0892
www.airliftperformance.com

Air Lift Performance is a name synonymous with all that is low and their latest kit once again raises the bar with the release of the all-new Nissan GTR R-35 full air suspension kit. With this latest offering from Air Lift, GTR owners are assured of the same flawless handling capabilities that the Nissan and Skyline models are renowned for all the while still allowing the owner to achieve that aired out Slam’d look that we live for! Dropping the GTR more than four inches in the front and 4.5 in the back is done via innovative and quality parts with the expertise truly worthy of a supercar. Utilizing the patented Air Lift smooth-riding, double-bellow air springs paired with black chromed mono-tube threaded body shocks with both the front and the rear topped off with red anodized upper mounts and high-quality mono-ball bearings allows Air Lift to give you the ultra low while keeping superior performance intact. Air Lift is the longest running air suspension company with more than six decades of trusted experience, make sure to check them out for all of your air suspension needs!

 

BST Clothing
Minitruckers Unite Tee
(760) 881-5157
www.bstclothing.com

BST clothing is apparel for the enthusiast and customizer that puts their blood, sweat and tears into everything they do. Owned and operated by mini-truckers born out of the SoCal minitruck scene, BST has been a staple in the local custom automotive scene and supports many local and national brands. With more than a decade of passion and experience, they now distribute their clothing to mini truckers and custom auto fanatics all over the world. They take as much pride in their brand as you do in your ride. Their eclectic roots are inspired through many of the scenes they grew up involved in; from desert racing to skateboarding, hip-hop to punk, and hot rods to minitrucks. They’re not afraid to be original and Live Life Kustom, and above all they service those with the same passions coursing through their veins. Check out more of their custom line-up on their website or at a show near you.

 

CA Tuned 01CA Tuned
CA Tuned Camera Strap
(916) 481-2312
www.catuned.com

This amazing handmade leather camera strap from the crew at CA Tuned is handmade with nickel hardware and is the perfect way for you or your gearhead friend or family member to show their dedication to their hobby and craft. Photography is a true art form and every artist needs a unique way of showcasing their life’s true passions. Made as a limited-run item, hurry and scoop up one of these unique pieces, while supplies last. One cool treat about handcrafted leather is the added wear that comes with use, this bad boy will become more and more of a unique piece the longer you put it to work. Plus, it’s a practical and useful gift and who doesn’t like a gift that’s practical and cool all in one package? Order your camera strap today while you still have a chance, time is running out to get this awesome artsy addition to your or your friend’s gearhead related collection of coolness!

 

Chassis Fab by John
Under Bed Notch Kit
www.chassisbyjohn.com

Chassis Fab by John is your honest suspension shop committed to bringing you the very best in high quality suspension fabrication products and service. They can deliver full one-off custom chassis builds, adjustable suspension or a simple static drop. For those looking to keep their factory bed intact and just get a bit low, introducing the new Chassis Fab Under Bed Notch kit. This kit slides onto 3-inch frame rails (most GM trucks), and welds right in place providing the most clearance without having to cut your bed. In case you haven’t noticed, our theme and mission here at Slam’d is quality throughout and our partners also live by these standards. Mention “Slam’d Mag” and for the next two weeks get free shipping anywhere in the U.S!

 

 

CT Sounds
Thermo Shallow Subwoofer
CT-01(832) 610-2040
www.ct-sounds.com

A true “For the people, by the people” car audio company, CT Sounds is dedicated to bringing audiophiles premium car audio equipment to make their custom builds truly sing. Whether you’re in the market for a whole new stereo system or you just want to really bring out the lows, CT Sounds offers subwoofers for all kinds of custom setups. Perfect for trucks or vehicles with limited room, the new Thermo Shallow-Mount Subwoofer offers a shallow mounting solution with the 10-inch sub measuring at a slim mounting depth of only 3.27 inches! The Thermo woofer features quality push terminals for ease of installation a paper cone and foam surround for fast and accurate bass to reproduce the sound that artists create in the studio without sacrificing valuable space. Rated at 300w RMS Power and 600w MAX Power with a 2-inch voice coil and offered in both dual 2ohm and 4ohm configurations to maximize the output of your amplifier. For more info on these and other great custom audio solutions check out www.CT-Sounds.com.

 

Dakota Digital
Dakota Digital 67-72 GM Instrument Cluster VHX-67C-PA
(800) 852-3228
www.dakotadigital.com

Dakota Digital 01Dakota Digital is proud to expand their VHX offerings for 1967-72 GM trucks. The all-new VHX-67C-PA boasts all the features you have come to love about the high-quality Dakota Digital VHX systems, but adds an analogue clock right above the steering column to keep to that classic look. Twin LCD message centers are still located in the Speedometer and Tachometer for vital information and original turn signal locations are illuminated with green LED arrows for a stock look, and most importantly the system still makes use of a stock or reproduction bezel (available separately). Dakota Digital instrument systems are designed and built in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and carry a lifetime warranty, so you can be assured you’re running innovative genuine Made In The USA products helping to make your ride the best of the best.

 

Grant Kustoms
88-98 Chevy/GM front bumper with bead roll insert
(530) 532-7832
www.grantkustoms.com

Look up the name Grant Kustoms in the dictionary and you will literally read; “Master of Sheet-metal” – ok, maybe we made that up, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true! Grant Kustoms is synonymous with perfectly crafted sheet-metal products from bumpers to roll pans, tailgate skins and everything in between. And best part is, when they’re not busy knocking out new sheet-metal products, they are knee deep in building some of the baddest custom machines on Earth. The newest addition to the GK line-up of metal goods is their bumper and roll pan series “with bead roll inserts” which can be ordered in any configuration and placement. That’s the great thing about offering custom parts, each one can be as custom as the build it is going on, so give them a shout and snag one of these bumpers for your Chev today!

 

Grinder TV
DVD Volume 1
www.grinder-tv.com

The Grinder TV crew is made up of four distinctly different automotive enthusiasts from varying expertise in the automotive industry, but when combined they embody more than 50 years of combined experience and passion in the industry. They have traveled all over the world to film and edit some of the best shows, vehicles, and people across three different continents and six different countries. And lucky for us, they brought us along for the ride! Taking the best footage with individually edited “shorts” from their escapades, they have put together one of the most anticipated automotive films to date. Thousands of miles were traveled, hundreds of hours filmed, and many life-long friendships were forged along the way. As the Grinder TV moto states – “This isn’t a lifestyle, this is our life.” Make sure to scoop up your copy HERE before they are gone!

 

HotRod-02Hot Rod Avenue
Barn Find C10 T-shirt
www.hotrodavenue.com

If you’re a classic Chevy fan, then you or your loved one will really dig this shirt. But if you are a true diehard C10 addict, then you won’t just want this shirt, you need this shirt. The front has the Hot Rod Avenue logo in white on the left chest area while the back shows off the badass classic C10 design. It features a ’64-66 short bed that looks like it was ‘bagged more than 40 years ago, left to rust in an abandoned barn, and then dug up and dragged out of the barn to see it in all of its patina glory. Be sure to check out the site at HotRodAvenue.com for more killer apparel and hot rod show coverage. Order in the next week and take 10% off your order with discount code: SLAMD, you’re welcome!

 

 

Hot Rods By Boyd
Crowbar Wheel New for 2015
(866) 612-2693
www.hotrodsbyboyd.com

Hot Rods by Boyd has been an industry leader for decades, not only producing amazing custom hot rods but also by moving into the custom wheel market and sharing their unique designs with the hot rod community. Going into the new year, Boyd’s legend lives on stronger than ever with his son Chris Coddington continuing on in his father’s footsteps and designing unique wheels for the custom automotive aftermarket. If you’re in the market for some cool new billet wheels for your ride for the New Year then the new Crowbar wheel in the Gotcha Series from HRBB should be at the top of your list! A unique twist on your traditional flared 5-spoke design, these truly directional wheels add a unique look and finish, whether you’re cruising the streets or parking at a show. Available in sizes 17-inch to 24-inch with both 5 and 6-lug options these custom wheels can be built to fit just about any Slam’d ride. Get them in the standard polished finish or get even more creative with charcoal, bronze and polished lip designs, and you could be rocking the coolest wheels around in the coming year!

 

Image Street Rods
Image SR Low-Profile Mufflers
(805) 348-0100
www.imagestreetrods.com

Image Streets Rods & Customs is known for their top quality hot rod and street rod builds from the ground up. Always innovating solutions to set you apart from the rest, Image Street Rods is proud to release their new line of Image SR Low-Profile mufflers and headers. Custom muffler and exhaust solutions help give your Slam’d build that much needed ground clearance while adding a unique finishing touch. A one-of-a-kind rectangular look not only adds custom visual aesthetics and styling, it has also been dyno tested and proven to deliver gains in both horsepower and torque. These unique mufflers and headers are are now available in raw steel, cermakrome, and chrome finish options. The SR low-profile mufflers can be ordered with inlet and outlet configurations to fit your current setup, or with custom applications to accept a full custom Image SR exhaust system. New applications to be released for 2015 so stay tuned!

 

KICKER Audio
KICKER PXA500.1 Mono Amplifier
(800) 256-5425
www.kicker.com

KICKER’s new PXA500.1 Mono Subwoofer Amplifier mixes high power and low current draw with an ultra-small chassis (only 8 inches long and less than 2 inches tall) to add that vital bass your audio system while retaining your vehicle’s factory look. This Class-D amp allows you to restore your classic car to its original glory while modifying the sound system to your personal musical tastes. This sturdy little powerhouse is easily installed, hidden and forgotten until you turn up the radio. A perfect pairing for inconspicuous KICKER thin-mount subwoofers and component speakers, the PXA500.1 rounds out any sound system. A differential audio circuit within the amplifier reduces total harmonic distortion and ensures superior high-volume clarity. The amp includes stainless-steel mounting hardware and a single Molex plug containing all wiring connections for simple installation.

 

Kinetik Power
(866) 892-1122
www.kinetikpower.com

Kinetik Power changes the world of power yet again with its all-new Made In The USA Professional series batteries. The unrivalled performance that you have come to expect from Kinetik is now even stronger with the Kinetik PRO Series line-up. The Kinetik PRO Series offers superior cranking, unrivalled cycling, and super-fast recharge with minimal maintenance all in one very sleek package. Designed with only the best pure lead AGM and advanced stress relief waffle side panels for added resilience under extreme conditions, the PRO series batteries outperform in any environment and lead the market with a 3-year warranty guarantee. Built to exact BCI standards the Pro Series provides accurate OEM fitment enabling you to have a superior factory upgrade providing more power in the same amount of space.

 

madgear-01Mad Gear
Business Card Holders
(702) 469-4562
www.madgearinc.biz

From shirts and hoodies to hats, wallets and sunglasses, Mad Gear brings you some of the coolest hot rod apparel and accessories around. Now you can keep your business cards, credit cards, etc. secure in style with Mad Gear’s new selection of custom card holders. Crafted out of metal and wood, these cool new card holders offer style and class anywhere you happen to pull them out. Choose from the Mad Gear skull or a unique hand-pinstriped design engraved into the card holder and share your hot rod passion everywhere you go. While style is definitely important, so too is protecting your property and there’s no better way to do so for your credit cards and business cards than keeping them in a closed case where they won’t fall out or get bent. Check out these and other goodies from our friends over at Mad Gear online or at a show near you!

 

McGaughy’s Suspension
2014-Up Chevy/GMC Drop Kits
(559) 226 8196
www.mcgaughys.com

McGaughy’s Suspension produces award winning, innovative, and high-quality products that are engineered and built right the first time. From the company that gave you the 2003 SEMA Product Design Award winner with their all-new drop spindle for GM Trucks, you can be assured that these guys know their stuff and build top quality parts that are made to last. McGaughy’s has perfected an all-in-one lowering kit for the new GMT900 Chassis GM trucks. The all-new lowering kit includes McGaughy’s patented drop spindles, drop strut spacers, rear flip kit, rear lift hangers and shock extenders (additional shock options also available). This kit will fit any cab style or engine combination and offers owner adjustability for the perfect wheel and tire fitment. The front drop strut spacers are adjustable in 1/2-inch increments, and the rear is adjustable from four inches of drop up to seven and the shock extenders allow the use of factory shocks making for the perfect complete kit without any unnecessary trips to the auto parts store.

 

Michigan Metal Works 01Michigan Metal Works
Chevy C-10 Control Arms
(989) 750-2689
www.michiganmetalworks.com

Michigan Metal Works offers control arms for a wide range of vehicles, including these designed for the Chevy C-10 Pickup Trucks. They are sold in both budget and Jeebus Joint versions, and can be customized to match any build finish. The Budget Series arms give you a pocket friendly option to lay your truck out on up to 22-inch wheels, and include all new hardware and bushings to replace the old and worn OEM parts. The Jeebus Joint version uses 1-inch teflon-lined spherical bearings, and CNC machined 4340 tapered shafts to gain strength and extra suspension travel allowing vehicles to lay on 24-inch+ wheels, and have a narrowed track width to keep you rolling low. The billet aluminium lid atop the Jeebus Joint is customizable with any design or logo you would want to represent your build.

 

Powermaster Performance
Model A Power Generator
(630) 957-4019
www.powermastermotorsports.com

Powermaster Performance is proud to announce the release of the all-new 1929-31 Ford Model A PowerGEN for 2015. The Model A PowerGEN features all the benefits of a modern day alternator with the correct and traditional period looks of the factory generator. The Model A PowerGEN is available in two configurations, 60amp 6-volt positive ground and a 90amp 12-volt negative ground setup. Both are internally regulated and easy one wire installations. As with all of Powermasters PowerGEN’s the Model A is designed to be a bolt-on install in the original configuration with no modifications to brackets and also includes all necessary mounting hardware to make for a smooth and easy DIY installation. This bad boy is definitely at the top of any Model A owner’s wish list, and will make life much easier so call the fine folk at Powermaster and order yours today.

 

RPM Graphics
Airbag Hat
(504) 481-8705
www.rpmgraphicsandcustoms.com

Looking for something to really represent just how much you love air bags? For when all the ‘bags in your truck or car just aren’t enough, RPM Graphics has the prefect gift for you or that airbag fiend in your family. The Custom Airbag Hat features a custom embroidered surround with real rubber insert. This is only one of the various custom designs offered by RPM as all of their hats are offered in a wide variety of styles and color options. RPM offers more than just custom hats, check them out for all of your custom goods needs including shirts, hats, beanies, hoodies, stickers etc. They also offer custom embroidery, screen printing, digital printing and vinyl graphics all performed in-house to maintain the highest quality control.

 

 

Specialty Suspension Tanks
specialtySeamless Air Tanks
(559) 412-8551
www.specialtysuspension.com

It’s not everyday that a company can come along and revolutionize the air suspension industry with a product that we’ve all been so desperately needing, but the team at Specialty Suspension did just that. They were in the pursuit of building the perfect air tank, something that builders and enthusiasts would finally be proud to display, and that is how the Seamless Air Tank was born. Out of a need for a better solution! And the crew delivered, a true piece of art, the seamless air tank has now become a staple for any high-end air suspension install. The top builders and customizers utilize these tanks in some of the wildest trunk and custom air setups all over the world, and now they are available to the masses. With three different sizes to choose from and multiple port configurations, the only thing left to do is to figure out exactly how many to order to build your next work of art!

 

sundaySunday Funday Brand
California Republic Tee
www.sundayfundaybrand.com

Our friends over at Sunday Funday Brand sure know how to do it big, and with an entire apparel line dedicated to “how champions do it” you can join in on the fun and live life to the fullest. Whether you’re sitting around the BBQ, cruising around town, or wrenching on your ride, you’ve got to look good doing it. Luckily, the good-times brand, Sunday Funday has a solution – offering everything from hats and t-shirts to their new work shirts line-up. The Sunday Funday Brand aims to promote good times with family and friends and they do this by supplying you with the gear you need, no matter the occasion. In their new 2015 catalog, Sunday Funday offers the all-new California Republic tee which is sure to be a West Coast favorite. Also available are Sunday Funday’s unique work shirts, which announce loud and proud that you’re a supporting member of Sunday Funday fam. Be sure to grab yours now while we’re offering this special Slam’d Mag discount (code: SLAMDMAG for 20%) for the holidays!

 

 

Tuckn’ Clothing
Topless Tee
www.tucknclothing.com

Tuckn’ Clothing came about back in 2011 and is currently operated out of Dallas, Texas right smack dab in the middle of the country. This helps tremendously as they are a traveling mini-trucker lifestyle apparel company for the entire family offering everything from shirts, hats, koozies, stickers, tanks, and wallets plus much more. Their brand new t-shirt design “Topless” is a great addition to any car guy or gal with a growing custom shirt addiction overflowing “your side” of the closet (and yes, we’re all quite guilty of that here at Slam’d). Check out their website for more one-of-a-kind custom designs and be on the lookout for more from Tuckn’ Clothing at a show near you!

 

 

Vintage Air
E-Z Clip Universal Hose Kit
www.vintageair.com

Vintage Air’s all-new E-Z Clip Universal Hose Kit was runner up for Best New Street Rod or Custom Car Product at this year’s SEMA show. Their new E-Z Clip Refrigerant Hose system is now available as a universal kit making our lives that much easier. The E-Z Clip refrigerant hose is super easy to assemble and the entire process can now be done in your own garage. The unique smaller diameter hose allows for tighter radius bends, which makes for a much cleaner install in tight package areas. The kit includes adequate hose length to connect most complete systems, as well as nine of the most commonly used, nickel plated steel O-ring fittings, cages and clips. The kit also includes 10 ft. of #6, 6 ft. of #8, and 9 ft. of E-Z Clip hose. Take the guess work out of your A/C system and run new lines to clean up the install to match the rest of your beautifully built rod or custom.