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MAKE WHEEL INSTALLATION A BREEZE !
We’ve all been there; struggling with a heavy wheel and tire assembly, trying to line up the hub hole and the lug bolt holes, then holding it in place while threading in a lug bolt.
The BAVauto® Wheel Alignment Tool makes this task infinitely easier. Simply screw the tool into one of the lug bolt holes on the wheel hub / brake rotor, position it at 12-O’clock and lift the wheel and align one of the lug holes with the alignment tool ….. then slip the wheel on over the hub flange. Unlike other tools that just slip into the lug hole …. and fall out as you try to get the wheel over the tool …. the BAVauto tool threads securely into the lug bolt hole.
The tools are available in all of the common BMW and MINI lug bolt sizes:
12mm x 1.50
14mm x 1.25
14mm x 1.50
Whether you’re installing track tires on a 2002 or installing a space saver spare tire (on the side of the road) on your 328i or X5, the wheel alignment tool will prevent additional frustration in getting the task completed.
OLDER BMW WITH NO CUP-HOLDERS – TIRED OF REPLACING BROKEN CUP-HOLDERS?
The BMW door pocket cup holder is a great option for BMWs that never came with cup holders or for those models that have flimsy failure-prone cup holders. The cup holder comes with two adapter rings to allow practically any cup or mug to fit. The door pocket cup holder will work on most models that have the common BMW door pockets. The pocket edge just needs to be horizontal and less than 5/8″ thick … and have an area that will clear the front of the seat and the dashboard.
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TIRED OF THAT SINGLE DIM BULB HANGING FROM THE GARAGE CEILING?
Have you priced out the parts and labor (or you time) to install a few 4′ florescent fixtures? Well, the people at Striker Concepts have been there …. done that. Having already developed a unique line of high-power LED lights and tools, the R&D gang got to work on an answer to the poorly lit garage, basement, utility room, etc.
The Striker TRiLIGHT replaces a single standard bulb and nearly quadruples the light output while being 2-1/2 times more energy efficient! Additionally, the TRiLIGHT can be set to turn on/off via a motion sensor or through a standard wall switch.