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A gear head’s Xmas wish

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 Photos by Dino Ray V. Directo III

It’s that most wonderful time of the year once again. There’s a chill in the air as the smell of roasted chestnuts and the sound of  Christmas carols tingle our senses. With Christmas a few hours away, people are adding to the chaos we all know as EDSA. Malls are bursting with shoppers doing their groceries for Noche Buena and that last minute shopping for gifts. 

To make your shopping a bit of a breeze, here are gift suggestions for your car loving Dad and that gear head brother of yours who wishes that Santa Claus would do his rounds on board a Nissan GTR. 

CTEK Car Charger

The best gift any motoring enthusiasts should receive is CTEK. Designed and engineered to extend your car battery’s life cycle, CTEK’s line of 12V automatic battery car chargers comes equipped with an intelligent micro processing unit that utilizes four different modes for charging and an overarching, automated, 8-stage recharging sequence.

The CTEK’s line of car chargers include all the safety features such as insulated, spark-resistant clamp and an automated charging feature that is programmed to prevent overloading your batteries, and the charger will automatically sense when the maximum charge has been delivered, then stop supplying power. The CTEK charger also features a reverse polarity warning light that turns on if you have placed the clamps on the incorrect battery post. One of the best features of the CTEK car battery charger is its ability to charge nearly every battery type available. This includes the common acid-lead batteries found in most automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, golf carts, lawn mower and boats, and can also charge deep-cycle, gel-cell and automated glass mat, or AGM batteries.

MiLi’s Limited Edition Ferrari Powerbanks

MiLi, a premium brand of mobile solution products recently introduced it latest line of power banks and data storage officially licensed Ferrari products. What better way is there to own a Ferrari or show off your love for the Maranello based manufacturer by using mobile solutions emblazoned by the iconic Ferrari Prancing Horse! According to Johann Tiu of MiLi Ph, these products are designed to support your fast-paced lifestyle by providing portable power and storage solutions. The Ferrari Power Miracle III which comes in Black or Red colors is a fast-charging, high-capacity universal power bank with dual USB ports and the Qualcomm QuickCharge feature. It is compatible with most mobile devices and the Qualcomm QuickCharge port which has a capacity pf 10,000 mah charges Qualcomm devices by up to three times faster and can be brought safely into the U.S. And with a capacity of 10,000 mah, it can charge some mobile phones twice over and can be brought safely into the US. The Ferrari Power Nova 1 is MiLi’s

MiLi’s popular ultra-slim, aluminum-finish universal power bank (5,000 mah capacity) now comes in a sleek Ferrari design. It’s convenient with its dual USB ports and also offers fast charging.

KYB performance Shocks

The New SR Special is a premium direct replacement shock absorber that’s designed with greater durability ensuring the quality, structural reliability and safety of a genuine KYB shock absorber. With years of experience in manufacturing shock absorbers, the new SR Special enhances the basic performance of any car, on and off the race track. 

The New SR Special was developed based on motorsports technologies based on inputs from popular Japanese D1 drift and Super GT racecar driver Nobutero Taniguchi aka “NOB” or ‘No One Better’ to test the New SR Sports.  “Car manufacturers usually develop softer suspension based on ordinary drivers preferences. That is the reason why normal cars tend to nose dive when braking hard or roll when cornering. This is why the New SR Special has been designed with improved damping characteristics to reduce rolling and pitching and get better handling

Blade’s Sparco Floormats

Regarded as the country’s largest automotive accessories retail chain with 50 stores nationwide, Blade has carved a respectable niche in the aftermarket industry with its extensive line of affordable automotive accessories and car care products that ranges from car audio-video down to air fresheners and wheels. 

Among their popular brands is Sparco,  an Italian auto part and accessory company headquartered in VolpianoTurinItaly that specializes in producing items such as seats, steering wheels, harnesses, racewear and helmets. In the Philippines, Blade is the distributor for Sparco’s lifestyle products such as seat covers and floor mats. Sparco floor mats are easy to clean and made from a non-skid backing material and designed to universally fit most cars and AUV’s.

Black Rhino Wheels

With its rugged styling inspired by one of the toughest beasts in the African plains, Black Rhino wheels are designed with the off road truck and SUV enthusiast in mind. These wheels are the perfect gift for Dad’s SUV. 

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. The Black Rhino truck and SUV wheels lineup is built with two types of vehicles in mind. The first set-up is for Trucks or SUV’s with negative offset that works perfectly for those wanting an Extreme lift stance. The second is for more street friendly vehicles that you want to give that stylish look to set it apart from all other vehicles.  

Black Rhinowheels 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.

Hippo 3D floormats

Unlike basic universal floor mats which are expensive and hassle to install, Hippo techmats are designed to precisely fit specific vehicles, providing edge-to-edge coverage of the foot wells.  Aside from being the most affordable 3D digital mapped floormats in the market today, Hippo also have raised edges around their perimeters to trap and contain liquid. All of this better protects your car’s carpets from water, dirt, mud and other messy things that can get trapped into the vehicle’s carpets or spilled onto the floor.

With countless hours spent on research and development, Hippo Industries 3D digital mapped techmats are the most affordable and best designed in comparison to its nearest competitor which is double the price. It is also the techmatsof choice of automotive dealers due to its competitive pricing and innovative material Thermo Plasti Vulcanisil B which is weather and scratch proof. Hippo Floormats have precise fitments for the Mitsubishi Montero, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, Honda Mobilio and BRV, Chevrolet variants, and pick-ups such as the Toyota Hi-Lux, Mitsubishi Strada and the Ford Ranger. 


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