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Rough Country LED Bull Bars - Light Up The Night While Protecting Your Truck!

Looking for Bull Bars for the front of your truck or SUV, but want something a little different than the standard bull bar? Rough Country has your answer.
Rough Country Bull Bars
Rough Country, the makers of industry leading lift and leveling kits, has released a line LED bull bars that are sure to make your truck stand out in a crowd. Made from durable 3-inch-thick tubular steel, these 100% bolt-on bars feature an integrated 20-inch Rough Country LED light bar to not only give your truck that extra protection up front, but will light up the night. The LED light bar provides ample lighting for the trail ahead with 90 watts of power and 7,200 lumens of output.  The all-weather LED lights feature a durable, die-cast aluminum housing and include a waterproof, flat-wound braided wiring harness. A toggle switch and in-line fuse completes the installation. The Rough Country LED Bull Bars feature a corrosion resistant black powder coat finish to ensure it will last for years to come and includes a removable license plate relocation bracket. 
Truck Bull Bars
  • Easy bolt-on install
  • CREE all weather LED’s
  • 3-inch diameter steel tubing
  • Stamped "RC" logo
  • Corrosion resistant black powder coat
  • Includes license plate adapter bracket
  • Adds protection for the front end of your vehicle
  • Integrated 20-inch Rough Country LED light bar, 90 watt and 7,200 lumens
  • Bull bar features 5-year limited warranty
  • Light bar features 3-year limited warranty

Check out the new line of Rough Country LED Bull Bars at or call one of our truck accessory experts at 1-800-358-4751 for more information.

Wurton Scout 5-Watt LED Cube Lights - Big light in a small package

Wurton Light Cube     

Want to add some additional light to your off road vehicle?  Then the new WurtonScout 5-watt LED Off-Road Cube Lights are what you need.  Engineered using the most advanced technology, they are unparalleled in quality and are designed for the demands of automotive, off-road and industrial markets.

Each Scout Cube Light comes with four 5-watt LED bulbs rated at 493 lumens per bulb. That adds up to a lot of light in a very small 3 inch square package and is available in three light patterns; flood, spot and diffused.

Wurton FloodWurton SpotWurton Diffused

Each light cube is IP68 rated for dust and moisture ingress protection and has a 50,000 hour LED bulb life expectancy. 

Available in single or two packs, they include an adjustable mounting bracket, stainless steel hardware and polycarbonate primary lens and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Wurton Single CubeWurton Double Cube

The Scout Cube Light requires 10-30 volts DC operation and draw 1.2 amps per light.


Here is a set installed on an Argo ATV. at Michigan Truck Spring in Saginaw, MI

wurton double cube

Before – replacing old halogen lights

wurton led off road light

On/Off switch and wiring installed

wurton light install

Completed job - Installed Wurton Scout 5-Watt LED Cube Lights


So light up the night with a set of Wurton Scout 5-Watt LED Cube Lights from

Viair 77P Portable Air Compressor, Perfect Companion for Car, Boat or RV

Viair 77P
Need an air compressor that is small and easy to ues? Viair’s new portable air compressor 77P is the perfect choice for your car, boat or RV.  Its small size makes it easy to store just about anywhere and plugs into your cigarette lighter power port for easy operation.  Weighting only 5 pounds, it is capable of inflating up to 225/65/R18 tires.

Viair 77P
It’s built in LED work light and illuminated 80 PSI pressure display makes it easy to work at night and includes a deluxe carry bag with bright orange lining for enhanced visibility. 

 The Kit includes:

  • 10 Foot Power Cord
  • 3 Foot Air Hose
  • Solid Brass Twist-on Tire Chuck
  • Inflation Tips Kit

Available now at online or by calling 1-800-358-4751.

Mile Marker’s New ES Waterproof Winches Take on All Elements

Like any tool, a winch spends most of its lifetime sitting on a vehicle unused. As it is exposed to the elements, dormant parts can pit, rust, and corrode, leading to component failure. Mile Marker’s all new Project ES (Element Sealed) winches feature best in class line speeds, corrosion proof  construction, submersible solenoids with marine-grade connections and have 19 watertight seals to conquer every element imaginable.

MileMarker Winch

Other winches claim “waterproof” or “sealed,” but Mile Marker’s Project ES winches were
independently lab certified to the IP68 standard to be impermeable to liquid and dust.

Mile Marker has a full line of the Project ES Winches ranging from 2500 pounds to 15,000 pounds
available for your Truck, SUV, ATV or UTV.      

MileMarker Winch    

  •  Multi-Mount Submersible Solenoid can be mounted over the motor or over the tie-bars, no added hardware or extra cables needed.
  • Fully Sealed
  • Marine Grade Remote Control Connectors for watertight remote control plugs
  • Corrosion proof construction, no chrome or plated parts
  • Dacromet® Roller Fairlead features world class anti-corrosion metal coating
  • Clockable Gear Side, rotate clutch side of winch in 30 degree increments to accommodate any mount or bumper.
  • Stainless Steel Hardware

If you want a truly waterproof, mud-proof and snow-proof winch, look to Mile Marker ES brand winches for your vehicle.  Available at or call 1-800-358-4751 for more information.

Viair Portable Air Compressor 87P

Viair portable air compressors make sure you never get caught without air. A portable air compressor may sit in your trunk or the back of your truck most of the time and not be the coolest car or truck accessory to have, until you need air of course. Ever have low tire pressure and air is nowhere to be found? With the Viair 87P you will always have air when you need it.

Viair 87P

The Viair 87p connects directly to your car or trucks battery and can inflate up to 31 inch tires. The portable air compressor kits includes a 120 PSI air pressure gauge, a solid brass twist on tire chuck, inflation tips and a built in LED work light with a power indicator. The power code is 10 ft. long and the air hose is 3 ft. long, so you won’t have any problems getting the air to your tires.

The Viair 87P in not only good for emergencies, but did you know you can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.3 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires. With the Viair 87P portable air compressor you can easily maintain properly inflated tires which will save money, be safer and ensure your tires last longer. The proper tire pressure for your car or truck is usually found on a sticker in the driver's side door jamb or the glove box and in your owner's manual. Do not use the maximum pressure printed on the tire's sidewall.

You can order the Viair 87P Portable air compressor online at or call 1-800-358-4751.

The Renegade Tow Rope by Bubba Rope

Bubba Rope Renegade

The Renegade by BubbaRope is a new generation of kinetic energy recovery rope in a compact size.  This 3/4 inch x 20 foot rope has a 19,000 pound break strength and 100% more stretching ability and more pulling power than a flat web strap.

Bubba Rope

The Renegade is perfect for pulling Jeeps and light trucks from mud, snow or sand.  The Military Camo green color is designed to match the military specs this rope was derived from.  The Renegade tow rope includes a mesh duffel bag and camo Velcro wrap. 

The Renegade tow rope is “Gator-ize” giving the rope a durable outer skin similar to the tough hide of a Florida ‘gator.  This process uses two types of high performance elastic polymer coatings. 
The entire rope is dipped and cured in this coating, penetrating deep into the soft nylon rope fibers.  This process helps protect the Renegade Bubba Rope from harmful UV rays, water, mud, sand and abrasion.

If you are looking for a quality tow rope for your vehicle, the Renegade by BubbaRope is your answer.  Order online at or call one of our suspension experts at 1-800-358-4751 today.

Backup Camera Systems Help Prevent Injuries

Every year, thousands of children are hurt or killed because a driver backing up didn't see them. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 228 people die and around 17,000 people are injured annually in backover accidents involving cars, trucks and SUVs.

Backup Camera

About 2,000 of the injuries and about 100 of those deaths involved children under 5 years old. If all vehicles had the new cameras, it would save 95 to 112 lives and eliminate 7,072 to 8,374 injuries a year.

For the most part, back-over incidents take place in residential driveways or parking lots and about three-quarters of the time it is a parent or close relative who's behind the wheel. The main reason that back-over accidents are so frequent is that every vehicle has a rear blind zone, the area you can't see from the driver's seat. And that zone to the rear is bigger than you might think, ranging from about 25 feet for a minivan to 50 feet for some pickup trucks which is plenty of space for an unwary child to be in harm's way. Many new cars have proximity sensors that beep with increasing frequency when you back toward solid objects. They work well as parking aids, but are not informative enough to let you know the presence of a pedestrian or child.

It is likely that vehicle backup safety cameras will be standard equipment in all passenger vehicles by 2014 as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expected to finalize the guidelines for the Department of Transportation.  The mandate is likely to raise a car's base price, as much of the cost will probably be passed on to consumers. Though it will hit economy cars the hardest, the auto industry in general has been heading down this road for some time. Backup cameras have become more affordable and available in recent years.

Backup Camera

So your vehicle does not have a backup camera, what can you do? Add-on camera systems like the Tow Ready Hindsight Single Backup Camera System can reduce the chances of backing over pedestrians, animals and other objects. A camera mounted at the rear end of the vehicle displays an image on a small LCD screen inside allowing the driver to view what is behind them when backing out. This helps to eliminate the rear blind zone.

Whether you’re a teenager just learning to drive or someone that has been driving for many years, everyone can benefit from a Backup Camera System.

You can order backup camera systems by calling Michigan Truck Spring 1-800-358-4751.

CIPA Towing Mirrors

CIPA Mirrors

When you’re pulling your boat, camper or trailer, do you have trouble changing lanes? Does merging onto the highway make you nervous? These problems are commonly associated with the extended blind spots caused by towing. Eliminate or greatly reduce those blind spots with a pair of CIPA towing mirrors.

CIPA Mirrors

Towing mirrors offer several advantages over standard OEM mirrors, especially during towing applications. Towing mirrors increase your viewing angle by extending your field of vision. Towing mirrors extend your field of vision because they are mounted farther from the vehicle than OEM mirrors. Furthermore, because towing mirrors have a larger reflective surface than standard mirrors, they allow the driver to see more of the road at once. With towing mirrors, you will have better control over your towable, making your drive a safer experience.

There are several options for towing mirrors which differ in size, permanence, application, quality and price. There is a towing mirror for virtually any condition. With so many options available, it is important to find the correct towing mirror for your needs.

Two important considerations while selecting a towing mirror:
  • How much additional viewing area do you need?
  • How often will you be pulling your towable?

Towing Mirror Hot Spots

CIPA Mirrors

If your truck came equipped with mirrors that have a large viewing surface, you may only need to widen your viewing angle a few extra degrees. Adding hotspot mirrors are ideal for accomplishing this task. Many stick or clamp directly to the existing mirror making them easy to attach.

If you need more viewing area but do not frequently have a trailer in tow, an attachable towing mirror may be right for you. Attachable towing mirrors are available in two options: universal towing mirrors and custom towing mirrors.

Universal Towing Mirrors

CIPA Mirrors

Universal towing mirrors attach to the preexisting mirrors by clip or suction cup. These towing mirrors can attach to nearly any vehicle and are usually less expensive than their custom fit counterparts. There are several varieties of attachable universal towing mirrors.

Custom Towing Mirrors

CIPA Mirrors

Custom towing mirrors attach by slipping over the preexisting mirror and clamping down via a thumb screw. These slip-on mirrors are a great option because they are made especially for your vehicle’s needs. These custom slip on mirrors will fit perfectly over the housing of your existing mirror because they are designed for specific makes and models. This perfect fit will reduce vibration of the viewing surface, giving you a clearer view of the road.

If you frequently have a trailer in tow it may make more sense for you to invest in a permanently mounted towing mirror. These mirrors are generally larger than their attachable cousins and often feature other benefits aside from the increased view. The two types of permanent towing mirror are mount mirrors and extendable mirrors.

Mount Mirrors for Towing

CIPA Mirrors

Extendable Towing Mirrors

CIPA Mirrors

Extendable towing mirrors are the ultimate in tow mirror options. These towing mirrors extend telescopically, which moves the viewing area as far as possible from the vehicle. With their large viewing surface and far distance from the cab, these mirrors offer unsurpassed visibility for when you really need it. Our extendable towing mirrors have the benefit of a fold-away design that allows you to fit in tight spaces. These mirrors offer several other features, such as electric adjustment and heated mirror surface. Extendable mirrors are fit for specific applications so they require no drilling to install. However, because these mirrors have so many features they are among the more expensive towing mirrors.

We carry many different types of towing mirrors and it is very important that you select the correct one for the make and model of vehicle and the right one for your needs.

If you have any questions about towing mirrors, please do not hesitate to call our experts at 1-800-358-4751.  You can order towing mirrors online at

What is the Duty Cycle of an Air Compressor?

Many Air Compressors are not built to be run continuously and some need time to rest between uses.

Air Compressor The term Duty Cycle refers to the percentage of time an Air Compressor can run before needing time to cool down. The Duty Cycle of an Air Compressor is often expressed as a percentage of a certain amount of time, usually being 10 minute periods. That is, the Duty Cycle measures the proportion of time an Air Compressor can run against the amount of time needed for it to cool.

For example, the Firestone Super Heavy Duty Air Compressor has a 30% Duty Cycle and can be run for 3 minutes, it must then rest for 7 minutes. However, the Firestone Ultimate Duty Air Compressor has a 100% Duty Cycle and can be run continuously without a cool down time. These air compressors usually cost a little more but they are a time efficient alternative to lighter duty Air Compressors.Air Compressor

The Duty Cycle of an Air Compressor is calculated by dividing the total run time by the amount of time the compressor can run before resting. For example:

D = R / T with ‘D’ being Duty Cycle,‘R’ being run time before resting and ‘T’ being the total time.

30% Duty Cycle = 3 minutes run time / 10 minutes total – So an Air Compressor that can run for three minutes before needing to rest for 7 minutes has a 30% Duty Cycle.

Conversely, by knowing the Duty Cycle the run time can be determined by multiplying the Duty Cycle by the total time (usually 10 minutes). For example:

R = D x T

3 minute run time = 30%(.3) Duty Cycle x 10 minutes total – So an Air Compressor that has a Duty Cycle of 30% can run for 3 minutes before needing to cool for 7 minutes.

The below table is based on a 10 minute total time.

Duty Cycle Run Time Cool Down Time Example
15% 1.5 minutes 8.5 minutes Standard Duty Air Compressor FIR9284
30% 3 minutes 7 minutes Super Heavy Duty Air Compressor FIR9285
35% 3.5 minutes 6.5 minutes Heavy Duty Air Compressor FIR9335
70% 7 minutes 3 minutes High Duty Air Compressor FIR9270
100% n/a n/a Ultimate Duty Air Compressor FIR9287