Model: Ultimate Ride and Smooth Ride
Overview: There’s nothing like the freedom of riding on two wheels, but when it comes time to park, well, there’s nothing like being able to lay it down and hard park. Let’s face it, seeing a bike aired out is unforgiving. It makes us go wild and it’s with good reason because stance is everything.
So when it comes time to get yourself an air kit, then be sure to check out our friends at Arnott. Since 1989, the Arnott name has become synonymous with excellence and performance and their latest offerings are no different. Both their Ultimate Ride and Smooth Ride kits have all been custom designed to provide superior ride, dependability, and control. Both kits also utilize height and rebound-adjustable FOX Shock absorbers, and their patent-pending TruAIR technology performs beyond expectation, thanks to their design, rugged air-spring bladder, and shock damper design.
At the core of Ultimate Ride kits are two custom nitrogen-charged FOX shock absorbers. In addition, Arnott adds a rugged Goodyear air spring to each, ensuring superior comfort, ride quality, and durability. Arnott pairs the shocks with a small but powerful compressor, application-specific mounting bracket, and air distribution valve block, which includes a muffler to control how fast air is released.
Each of their air suspension systems featured newly redesigned kits, which are a breeze to install. In addition, their redesigned line of TruAIR Motorcycle Air Suspension kits are available for many other popular Harley-Davidson platforms as well as Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, Victory, and Yamaha.
Ultimate Ride: Top-shelf premium performance, comfort, and quality for the serious rider. Ultimate Ride kits feature FOX shocks, many with optional rebound adjustment. $1,399 and up.
Smooth Ride: A step up from stock shocks for the motorcyclist about town. Smooth Ride kits offer height and air-spring adjustability beginning at only $599, retail.
Make: Original Equipment Reproduction
Model: 1955-1957 Inner Rearview Mirror Bracket
Overview: If your rearview mirror bracket for your 1955-1957 Chevrolet is in a state of disrepair-or missing-then don’t waste time scouring your local swap meet. Instead, talk to OER (Original Equipment Reproduction) because they make them for both two- and four-door hardtop and sedan models. Each of their pieces are manufactured like the original, in zinc die-cast material. Once pulled from the mold, they are beautifully polished and followed up with superb quality chrome plating for a brilliant factory-original appearance. Each bracket also comes complete with OEM-style installation screws.
As if that weren’t enough to sell you, OER is the leading manufacturer of authentic parts and accessories for the automotive restoration industry. Each OER part is manufactured directly from original factory blueprints or reverse engineered to original specifications down to the smallest detail! Long story short, OER is true to it, and not new to it, so get familiar with the brand that has long offered us quality parts we can count on. Note: Not for use on convertible models.
Make: Vintage Air
Model: ProLine Louver Balls
Overview: Vintage Air, the leading manufacturer of complete performance air conditioning systems for classics, hot rods, and street rods, has announced the release of its all-new ProLine Louver Balls for 1965-1977 GM cars and trucks equipped with factory air. These CNC-machined billet aluminum louver balls are drop-in replacements for the round factory vents and replace the plastic originals.
Factory air conditioning systems that came installed in General Motors vehicles in the ’60s and ’70s all featured plastic air vents louvers, which, over time, have a tendency to become brittle, loose, or broken due to 50 years of repeated use. This leaves you with A/C vents that no longer direct air in the direction you want them too. But with Vintage Air’s new GM ProLine Louver Balls, you can quickly and easily replace those old plastic vents with high-strength billet aluminum units. This drop-in upgrade will not only last longer but are also a great way to update and improve the look of your stock dash.
The new GM ProLine Louver Balls are precision CNC machined from T-6061 billet aluminum and come in the factory 3.050-inch diameter. They deliver maximized airflow and stylistic designs that will complement your stock dash and are multi-directional, rotating with ease within the aluminum bezel.
The Vintage Air ProLine Lover Balls are available in two finishes: machine finish with clear anodizing and full black anodized.