Holiday Gift Guide | Great Last Minute Gifts

So you’re looking for some great last minute gift ideas, or maybe you are scrambling to do your Chrsitmas shopping on this last week before Chrsitmas.

Well don’t fret! All of these products have been State of Stance Tested and Approved and are our TOP PICKS for great gist ideas.

#1 GoPro Hero – You in HD!

The guys at GoPro were nice enough to give us a test camera kit complete with mounting brackets and roll bar mount when we met them this past Nov at SEMA. Since then we’ve been palying around with the camera, testing it and recording all sorts of goodies. The SoS Run to SC2 was completely recorded on GoPros (check video here) as well as the ride along vids at The Tandamonium Drfit Event (check video here).

Record up to 2.5 hours on a single charge and up to 9 hours total on a 32GB SD card (not included).

Included are mounts for two helmets and three vehicles, as well as a suction cup for maximum versatility and convenience. The housing is waterproof to 180’ / 60m.

GoPro’s obsession with sound has conquered the wind. At 85 mph on a motorcycle, you’ll enjoy the throaty sound of your motor, not the wind. Inside even the quietest street cars, hear the pull of your motor…not the drone of the wind and road.

Included is a 1100mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts for up to 2.5 hours of constant recording. With optional accessories, you can also plug the camera into a wall outlet, cigarette lighter, or with any USB-compatible power adapter, wire it directly to your vehicle’s electrical system. The battery will charge while you record.

The camera can also shoot automatic 5MP photos at 2/5/10/30 and 60 second intervals during your drive or ride, hands free. Press the shutter button once and record up to 2.5 hours of poster-print quality photos.

Waterproof to 180’ / 60m and protected from rocks and other hazards thanks to its removable polycarbonate housing. Replacement housings and lens kits are available, making repairs or refurbishing your HD HERO camera affordable and convenient. It’s a GoPro…go for it.™

To get more information and order your very own Hero visit them at GoPro.


#2 DryShine Treatments | Beautify – Restore – Protect

Another amazing product that has come across our radar is the Dry Shine Treatments’ Tire Shine. I got the opportunity to meet Robert Vaniglia at Simply Clean II, where he completely blew my mind with his product line. He and I chatted several times and he was gracious enough to send me a complete kit so I can test the product myself.

Let me tell you that I am a believer. We here at State of Stance don’t just put our name on anything, and this is one product that does exactly what it claims and we are happy to back up Dry Shine!

The kit was very neatly packed and included everything I would need, from gloves, to brushes, to towels. These guys are Dry Shine don’t leave a single stone unturned. Very simple and clear instructions are included as well.

Forget anything you ever heard or experienced with ALL other tire shine dressings available today! DRYSHINE is a totally new concept of tire treatment, with features and benefits unlike any other product on the market! Not just a surface tire dressing, but a specially formulated treatment that literally bonds to the rubber for a permanent coating with superior durability and appearance. Gives tires a rich deep black color with a beautiful smooth shine, offering both protection and an enhanced appearance to Sport, Luxury and Recreational Vehicles.

EASY water cleanup
NO oily sticky slime on tires that actually attracts brake dust and road grime
NO evaporation and lack of durability that demands repeated applications with even more product buildup over time
NO deterioration of the factory tire rubber lubricants from repeated cleaning with harsh chemicals and recoating

For more information and to order your Dry Shine kit please visit Dry Shine


#3 Baller Bolts – Feed your Titanium Addiction

The 3rd Product on our list comes from the mind and hands of Ryan Hampton, owner of Baller Bolts. I recevied my 1st order of Baller Bolts in Feb of this year. I ordered heat treated titanium steering wheel bolts. I was so impressed with the level of quality that I have been a loyal customer ever since, buying every new product he releases.

Baller Bolts is your complete one stop shop for everything in automotive hardware. From professional racing to titanium dress up bolts and kits. Thier specialty is titanium fasteners, bolts and nuts. Everything under one roof.

Soon after my addiction to Baller Bolts started with the heat treated titanium steering wheel bolts, I ended up buying a set of heat treated titanium fasteners for my valve cover and coil pack cover.

Then shortly after Ryan sent me an email that he was releasing heat treated titanium strut tower bolts, and so i bought a set of those as well.

By this time Ryan and I were on a phone call basis and he called me to let me know that he was relasing washer seats for the strut tower bolts. And so I ended up purchasing 3 sets. Yes I said 3. Tuns out the washer seats are also a perfect fit for my cooling plate and fender washers and so I gave each of them a little burnt Ti bling.

Many people ask why they would want to change the fasteners on their car or motorcycle. There is one reason for this, the fasteners on your car were supplied by the lowest bidder. You should never use a stock fastener in a high performance application. Whenever we built or assembled a race car, we trash every stock fastener and replace it with a lighter and/or stronger piece of hardware that would not potentially fail at 200 mph. Whenever I stepped into an I.R.L. car for testing I had utter faith that I would not have a control arm come off at 225 mph. You have spent lots of hard earned dollars on parts, now you need to upgrade the most overlooked pieces on your car. The ones that hold it together.

For more informatino on Baller Bolts and to start your taitanium addiction visit Baller Bolts.

#4 Mackin Industries’ Project Kics Neo Chro REVO lugs

Mackin Industries, established in 1972, is a global distribution center for quality performance products. Mackin Industries continues to stay successful by choosing unique durable products for distribution utilizing widespread networks built throughout the world, insuring quality knowledgable customer service with their experienced staff. Mackin Industries is active in Japan, the United States, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Through strong relationship with the world’s most prestigious manufacturers, Mackin Industries is building networks of cooperation and trust on a global scale.

I got the opportunity to meet Jonathan Chou at the Mackin Booth as SEMA and go over some of thier highlighted products. One of those was the Projct Kics REVO Lug Nuts. These are Super light-weight thin-wall contruction lug nuts that use strong light-weight OEM quality materials and oversized and taper seats to ensure best contact. They feature external drive by popular 17mm hex for easier installation, full stud engagement and can accomodate long racing studs. They are built under Japan patented (No. 1192260) and USA patent applied. The lug body is produced by Cold-Forged SCM-435 materiala and feature attached rotating taper-seat made with A7075-T6 aluminum and ultra-hard alumite finish. In addition the REVO lugs feature an additional cap avalaiable in several colors to prevent moisture and oxidation from entering the lug and stud.

We look forward to the arrival of our set from Mackin for us to test on our SoS Time Attack car, but are assured that they perform as great as they look.

For more infromation on Project Kics REVO lugs or to order a set please visit Mackin Industires.

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