With Christmas Day just around the corner and traffic getting worse each day, stress levels are going up while Metro Manila is grinding to a halt.
Not to worry. For you gearheads, we’ve simplified and made easy what could be a tedious and time-consuming task of gift-hunting having gone through the process of selecting the best gift ideas. Here are the Standard’s Motoring section gift ideas for the car-loving bloke.
Black Rhino wheels
Man up and get some Black Rhino wheels, which are designed with the off road truck and SUV enthusiast in mind. The rugged styling draws its inspiration from one of the toughest beasts in the world, the Black Rhino.
Each Black Rhino wheel is engineered to carry the heavy loads often associated with Trucks and SUV’s. All wheels are either hub-centric or supplied with centering rings to ensure a smooth vibration free ride.
All wheels are either hub centric or supplied with centering rings to ensure a smooth vibration free ride. The wheels come in a variety of 17”, 18”, 20” and 22” sizes in a variety of finishes – Matte Black, Gloss Black with Machine, Matte Black with Matte Machine, 5,6 and 8 Lug, all depending on what perfectly suits your truck, lifted truck and SUV. So when it comes to choosing well built, tough looking wheels for your off road truck, lifted truck or sport utility vehicle, go on and give it horns with Black Rhino Wheels.
Protect and preserve with Maxliner, one of the world’s biggest outfitters of SUV’s and pick-ups encourages you to maximize your vehicles toughness and reliability with their line of bed liners. Designed and built to ISO 14001 BVQI standards, Maxliner bed liners are made of High Density PolyEthylene (HDPE) material for high impact strength and makes your truck’s bed water and corrosion resistant. Maxliner bed liners have also undergone stringent testing in harsh environments to meet the demands of a global market to conform with global ISO standards.
Maxliner bedliners are also easy to install and fits most pick-up models such as the Isuzu D-Max, Toyota Hi-Lux, Mazda BT-50, Mitsubishi Strada and the Ford Ranger. Based in Thailand, Maxliner is an OEM certified supplier of global brands such as Toyota, Isuzu, Honda, Ford, Nissan General Motors, and Tata. Shown in photo is an Isuzu D-Max fitted with a Maxliner bedliner and the Maxbox Concorde designed to be stylish and to contain your personal belongings safely. Like the bedliner, the Maxbox is tough and designed for all-weather reliability and theft proof for additional safety.
Motul has excellent anti oxidation properties preventing premature thickening and ageing due to thermal stress. Its high performance anti-wear additive increases engine life duration and decreases wear by reducing engine internal frictions resulting in smooth and light acceleration. Motul’s anti-deposit and anti-black sludge power help maintains a clean engine, and also has properties for anti corrosion, anti-foam properties that protects both the oil and engine from unwanted elements the car accumulates from usage. The patented synthetic technology that has been adapted from Jet planes to car racing and has been tested in actual conditions to provide ultra low-friction for more horsepower, incredibly smooth and almost no noticeable drop in rpms when shifting and instantaneous engine revs with noticeable gains in horsepower.
Foilacar Industries, the company which innovated automotive exterior makeovers, is a personalized film protection once exclusively enjoyed by the ultra rich, now made affordable by Foilacar. “It is the ultimate in car protection and aesthetics, initially developed for industrial use. We have different color hues to choose from and a professionally trained service crew. Imagine lesser maintenance and change of color anytime at a practical price. We also offer clear film protection to protect your valuable investment,” adds Lester Codog, CEO of Foilacar Industries.
Trail-proof your SUV
Get tough and rough it up in the jungle trails with an off road gear designed to take on the punishment of Mother Nature. You won’t find a more thoroughly designed and manufactured vehicle protection system than Overland’s line of front, rear and side bumper protection. Engineering a bull bar requires careful consideration of a number of factors to ensure it properly serves its purpose. Factors such as vehicle design, crush rate, air bag deployment, approach angles, accessory fitment, strength, weight and aesthetics are accessed in every Overland bumper before it enters production.
Overland designs are engineered by people who are active 4-wheelers know first-hand the demands made on protection equipment. Overland 4×4 bumpers are designed to minimize vehicle damage and keep you moving. The standard Bull Bar replaces the front bumper completely with a robust steel bumper designed specifically for each application. Jim does not endorse a “one size fits all” approach to design
Brembo’s line of brake pads and discs are coated, slotted discs that optimize performance in wet conditions, constantly renewing friction material ensuring immediate braking response in all situations. The unique conformation of Brembo brake pads and discs ensures increased braking power during the initial stages of braking due to a higher coefficient of friction – resulting in shorter stopping distances and more effective braking action. Special asymmetric grooves on the surface of Brembo products also expel the hot gases released the friction material more rapidly while also indicating the degree of wear of the disc itself.
Designed and engineered to maximize engine output, KDM.Ph developed its hi-power Drift Xhaust with state-of-the art volume control exhaust system for both turbocharged and naturally aspirated applications. “ With our experience in drag and circuit racing, we have incorporated this new competition inspired offset muffler and piping design into a variety of street applications, which offers a greater flow and higher-PRM power gains due to the less restrictive design,” says GM Bugayong of KDM.Ph.
Drift Xhaust with volume control system was developed locally for a variety of applications for Japanese, American, European and Korean high performance sports cars and compact cars. Drift Xhaust systems are made from SUS304 stainless steel muffler and tip assemblies with muffler tips measuring 96mm, 115mm and 120mm in diameter and piping diameters ranging from 55mm to 95mm. It is easy to install and use, just turn the exhaust sound to a minimum volume when passing through a school, village, church or just want to have a meaningful conversation inside the car.
Protecting the car from the elements and preserving its paint from the mud and dirt is Sonax, the world’s most trusted auto care product from Germany. Sonax product range reflects the sum of all the experience gained from more than 50 years of research and development work in car care. Trusted by millions of motorists since the 1950’s, Sonax of Germany has been the car care product of choice by car lovers and automotive detailers in more than 90 countries Worldwide.
Through interchange and scientific institutions and joint research projects with leading automobile manufacturers, Sonax is constantly developing its knowledge of car care and protection even further. The simple yet effective application of products have been accredited and certified by independent and respected automotive organizations such as DEKRA, TUV and ADAC of Germany.