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MOTORING | A Gear Head’s wish list for Christmas

With Christmas just a few days away from today, all of us are busy braving the traffic jams for our last minute shopping and carrying out the agonizing job of completing that Christmas gift wish list for our loved ones. If your significant other is the kind of person who has everything, I am sure that you will agree that getting the gift for your loved one is a task in itself.

In this regard, this writer has prepared a short list of gift ideas for your car enthusiast husband/boyfriend/father and brother. I am sure that these gifts are unique and will definitely make even the most hard to please person smile or even give you a bear hug.

Bike Racks from Rhino RacksJEEP Wrangler Rhino Racks

Built tough from steel and zinc, Rhino Racks Dual Trekker bike carrier are designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor travel. Complete with a universal attachment system to fit Rhino Aero and Euro bars and Montblanc load bars, along with most other crossbar brands, Rhino Racks is the perfect accessory to help you get away for a weekend or holiday.

Available in a variety of different shapes and sizes, the Rhino range of bike carriers, steel mesh baskets and roof box carrying systems offer something for everyone. There is a Rhino Steel Mesh Basket or bike rack to suit your needs, be it a Japanese, Korean, American or European SUV or AUV. Rhino Racks is also an OEM gear for major manufacturers.

Check out Rhino Racks of Australia at the Outdoors Club showroom at the Ground Floor of the Banco de Oro Bldg. 2, Ortigas Avenue, West Greenhills, San Juan.

Unleash the beast! Drift exhaust system

Inspired and engineered from circuit, GT and drift racing experience, I Love KDM.Ph developed its hi-power Drift Xhaust with state-of-the art volume control exhaust system for both turbocharged and naturally aspirated applications. I Love KDM.Ph has 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. “This is achieved by eliminating unnecessary bends for the straightest exhaust path. For turbocharged applications, the large and smooth exhaust flow allows greater exhaust velocity for better mid-range boost response and high-RPM power. Naturally aspirated vehicles also benefit from greater exhaust flow capacity as engine tuning levels increase.” explains GM Bugayong of I Love KDM.Ph.

Drift Xhaust is available at the I Love KDM.Ph shop at the Valley Fair Town Center, Ortigas Avenue Extension, Taytay, Rizal.

Challenge the Terrain! Black Rhino Tanay wheels 2

Recently launched at the World’s biggest aftermarket show (SEMA), Black Rhino Wheels USA introduced the Tanay Off-Road wheels series. The Tanay is a sturdy split 6 spoke with beveled edge with simulated beadlock outer lip style. The Tanay takes its name from an area in the Philippines that borders on to the Sierra Madre mountains that is east of Manila. The Tanay is available in aggressive and standard fitments such as 17×9,18×9, 20×9 and 20×10, with offsets ranging from +45 mm to -12mm. There are a variety of fitments available in 5×127, 5×139.7, 5×150, 6×135, 6×139.7 8×165, 8×170. The Tanay is available in Matte Black with Machine Face & Dark Matte Tint, Silver with Machine Face and Matte Black w/Matte Graphite Lip. 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 those who want to level up their game.

Black Rhino wheels are available in dealers nationwide or log on to

Light it up with PIAAPIAA

PIAA has had a long history of developing industry leading innovative performance products that are rigorously tested and proven in the gruelling arena of motorsport racing (World Rally Championship / Nurburgring 24 hours, Super GT, Daytona 24 hours/Rally America/Baja 1000/Desert Race). Whether it is endurance racing, rally, off-road or for the street, PIAA Corporation has committed to manufacture world-class automotive products that drivers can use with pride and confidence. Today PIAA upholds that commitment by combining desirable products with the latest technology to make night and inclement weather driving as safe as possible. PIAA is a global leader in halogen lamps and has been designing and manufacturing high quality halogen bulbs for nearly a half-century. So no matter who you are or what you drive, upgrading to PIAA bulbs can be nothing short of enlightening. Not only will your car get noticed, you’ll have improved visibility, too.

PIAA is available in select dealers nationwide.

Off-road protection by Overlandoverland

At Overland, they make it their business to protect your SUV from the harsh elements of the off-road environment. Grille guards and brush guards add protection and rugged looks to the front of your vehicle. Bull bars and light bars add good looks without over-powering the front of your vehicle. Most are made from heavy gauge steel tubing grille guards provides the ultimate custom appearance. 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
Protect and enhance the capacity of your SUV with Overland.

Available in dealers nationwide.

Synthetic protection from Motul Motul

With 40 years of development and racing experience, get real protection and performance from the country’s only 100 percent fully synthetic motor oil. MOTUL guarantees total protection for your engine with its line of fully synthetic motor oils. As an industry pioneer in synthetic oils, Motul oils and lubricants were developed to provide lubrication for modern day sophisticated engines, while assuring fuel savings and automotive efficiency.
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.

For details on how to improve your car’s performance, call Autoplus Sportzentrium at 726-0399 log on to Motul oil and lubricants are also available in select dealers nationwide.