New Double Cab Toyota Tundras Are Flying Out Of Dealerships Now...
And they look better in person.
The true four door Tundra is here! If the four door Tacoma sales numbers are any indication, the four door Tundra will do very well. The crew cab style trucks have been selling very quickly because of their ability to fill all the needs of a family, the new Toyota does this in stride. The Tundra might not be the most aggressive looking truck or the most powerful, but you can sure make it so. I've said here before that these trucks will be all over town soon and apparently they are. And lets not forget the reliability of Toyota products. With many full size truck consumers fed up with numerous recalls and manufacture defects, the Tundra as well as the Nissan Titan are destined to be very strong sellers in the U.S. To read more about the Tundra click here.
Most Frequently Stolen Vehicle Award Goes To...
You gotta pay to play.
According to the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) the Cadillac Escalade is stolen at a rate four times higher than average. Don't expect any bargains when shopping for auto insurance with this truck in the family! Being on the top of the list for the dollar value of losses to theft, the Escalade costs insurers $167 for every Escalade on the road. The average for all cars is $15. Kim Hazelbaker, senior vice president of the HLDI said that, “The Escalade has both the highest theft claim frequency and the worst overall theft losses, 10 times the average for all vehicles, indicating it's a top target for thieves." Even though the truck comes equipped with an antitheft ignition immobilizer they don't seem to be stopping Escalades from disappearing left and right.
Most Popular Automobile Colors
Take a look around at what people are driving.
While recently traveling through L.A. I noticed that a majority of the cars were a modest color such as silver, black, dark blue or white. I did some research and found that these are, in fact, THE top five colors of cars sold in North America in the years 2001-2002! These colors represent nearly 80% of cars sold. So if you want to stand out buy a different color of auto. If you would like to blend in and not attract attention here are the colors that you should consider: #1 Silver 2. White Metallic 3. White 4. Med./Dark Blue 5. Black.
Injuries In Sports Are Inevitable But Don't Invite Them!
What is going on with all of these "Extreme" Sports?
I have come across an article recently that REALLY got my attention and I think EVERYONE should read it. This topic affects every single person because it highlights the subject of YOUR HEALTH. Taking risks is part of sports but there is a point at which you lose control and put your life in the hands of fate. I hope that people young and old can learn something from this article and maybe share it with their loved ones. Injuries sustained at any point in your life will almost always affect you later on down the road. Please put aside a couple valuable minutes to read about this important topic. Have a safe holiday everyone!! Click Here to Read Article.
SEMA 2003 - SEE IT HERE!! GO NOW
Have you ever been to an automotive show and wanted it ALL?. SEMA once again put on a huge display. This years show was spread out over some additional and much needed space. The lifted trucks were absolutely massive. The cars were ultra hot looking and heavily modified for speed as well. One of the most impressive new products at the Sema convention was the new Nissan Titan. The Titan is a heavy hitter with plenty of power and it's stout construction. Ford was also showing off their awesome line of new cars and trucks including the new Lightning sport truck. The award for most impressive custom creation, without a doubt, goes to a yellow Dodge Charger that is equipped with a Dodge Viper V-10 engine and drive train. If that doesn't make you drool, nothing will!! All of this can be seen in the pictures section so DO NOT MISS OUT. Go to the SEMA convention pictures section and take a look at the best sights the SEMA show has to offer!! There are so many pictures that we had to divide them up into different sections.See the whole SEMA Las Vegas convention here.
2003 SEMA CONVENTION!!
Absolutely Overwhelming .
SEMA is short for the Specialty Equipment Market Association. SEMA is once again sponsoring and organizing the largest gathering of specialty automotive equipment at the Las Vegas Convention Center . Access is restricted to industry professionals and they come from all around the world to show off and deal new and existing products with others. The 2003 SEMA convention is expected to have over 40,000 attendees who will be flooding the 2 million square feet of exhibits. Over 1,100 products related to the car, truck, automotive, RV and marine industry are going to be unveiled at this years show. This is in ADDITION to what will be displayed in an estimated (believe it or not) 8000 booths!! If that isn't enough the vehicles alone are simply amazing. The stats for this years SEMA show are just as amazing as well as record breaking. Read more about the SEMA Las Vegas convention here.
2003 OFF-ROAD EXPO = Great Show!
The show this year was bigger and better.
Where can you find the biggest product vendors as well as the local machinist showing off his fabrication skills?? The 2003 Off-Road Expo of course! This years show differed from last years show in a very obvious way: it was BIGGER. I was caught off guard with how much the show had grown and I had to pick up the pace in order to spend time at each and every booth there. Camburg and Fabtech were both representing on their home turf as well as the more popular race team Terrible Herbst which decided to pull out all the stops with TONS of equipment including their racing rig. I spotted the first NISSAN TITAN I've seen so far as well as an impressive show of custom rock crawlers. So get ready for some really NICE pictures and head on over to the pictures section!!
Is Showing Off Their All New Full Size TITAN.
The biggest and most powerful import
truck so far.
has definitely shown how to make trucks comfortable
and ultra-reliable. Now Nissan is trying to
add to that by showing how TOUGH their new Titan
is. The Nissan Frontier 4x4 was reported to
have less HP than expected even with the supercharger.
The Titan on the other hand has plenty at 305hp
and 380lb-ft of torque! Besides having all that
power the truck is actually BUILT to take advantage
of it. The frame is fully boxed and connected
to Dana axles. Inside the Titan you will find
large cup holders, mirrors, an optional DVD
entertainment system and an optional 10-speaker
Rockford Fosgate system. The trucks styling
doesn't seem too outrageous considering the
competition and even appears more high-tech.
Check out all of the details about this new
truck at the Titans homepage here.
The Titan has a lot of competition but is sure
to be popular amongst customers looking for
a more modern and powerful full-size.
Is Kicking Things Into Overdrive, No Doubt.
#1 on the Christmas list.
has definitely stepped things up quite a bit
in the past couple of years. With the introduction
of the new Thunderbird and the new Cobra you
can bet that Ford will soon release the revamped
Lightning. If you haven't seen a picture of
one yet, take a look at the Ford SVT website
Reading into the details the roof line has been
dropped to accentuate its short and stout lines.
The rims on the concept are 22 inch and the
exhaust exits out the side right in front of
the rear wheels. I'm not sure what the production
model will have under the hood but the concept
has an all-aluminum 5.4 DOHC supercharged AND
intercooled engine easily pushing 500hp and
500ft. lbs. of torque. Check out the SVT
site for more juicy details.
Show Must Go On!
An enthusiast's candyland
center of the auto world just happens to be
the conventions at which the manufacturers of
all that is trick go to show off their products.
The two largest conventions this year were the
Expo and the SEMA
(Specialty Equipment Market Association). Visiting
every booth at these two conventions was very
exhausting but there were so many new and exciting
products that I want to make availible to you.
There are many products out there that I know
will be hot but just aren't given shelf space
at your local shops. I hope to fulfill your
needs and bring these products to you.
Stay tuned for a live shopping experience that
will feature quality products to enhance the
capabilities and charactoristics of your auto.
We are working day and night on a quality catalog
of products for you. Fourwheelperformance.com
will offer a high speed marketplace that will
be simple, informative and most of all secure.
Please stay tuned and feel free to browse the
pictures we have accumulated in our recent travels
in the autosport world.
Weekend at Pismo Beach, CA.
Camping and off-roading right off the
was a bright and sunny weekend at Pismo
for Memorial Day. Convoys of trucks, trailers
and campers had made their way to the shoreline
from all around the state. The vehicle of choice
out in the sand was the four wheeler but everynow
and then you could spot a Toyota or even an
H2 popping out over the top of a dune. The strip
of sand is the only strip of coastline that
you can drive on with a vehicle and it attracts
hords of motorsport enthusiasts and their best
machines. Take a look of some of the action
in the *Pictures