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Truck Upfitter "Most of all we just listened to our customers, and they kept asking for new product lines. … As opposed to how some shops do it — where they'll bring in lines and test the demand. we just talked with customers as much as possible and responded to their requests. We didn't want to be in the position of having to create a market." W c D S t o t a Full-size truck bed gives customers an opportunity to touch and see products up close. c b g a — Mike Sines, Global Truck Outfitters Tonneaus, toppers and caps (above) and full commercial/ municipal upfitting (right) are available at Global Truck. 30 Restyling | March 2013 RE-March-2013.indd 30 Diesel performance pros Speed ahead to 2013. In addition to accessories Global Truck Outfitters is one of Maryland's leading A.R.E. Accessories' cap and tonneau distributors and is also quickly making a name for itself as a purveyor of today's leading diesel performance brands. "Today we install just about anything on trucks — even plow setups and dump truck accessories — we only stay away from the heavy commercial trucks," says Sines. "Within that market, diesel performance products have emerged as a great opportunity. "[The diesel performance business] is fair: It's been better but it's also been a lot worse," he adds. "A lot of customers today are looking for the power, but they're also looking for mileage improvements, especially with the new EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) crackdowns." Because of that demand for efficiency, Sines says Global Truck Outfitters today specializes in fuel injection systems, turbos, chips and programmers, and full exhaust system upgrades for lifted trucks. "But today we do everything from installing mud flaps to full performance builds," he says. 2/6/13 2:49 PM

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