AMP Research PowerStep is a full length automatic deployable running board that is triggered by the vehicles existing door latching system on your truck or SUV. The board is constructed of high grade aircraft aluminum and has a textured non skip surface specifically designed to prevent any mishaps when entering or exiting the vehicle. AMP Research PowerStep utilizes weatherproof motors from the top industry manufactures. Its durable construction handles just about anything the steps will encounter.
AMP Research BedStep is a step with a high stress spring that folds up neatly under the rear bumper when not being used. Because it does not have a motor, it deploys manually with a touch of your foot. The BedStep is perfect for entering the rear of your truck bed. Its textured, non-skip surface provides added control, durability and safety. The BedStep Line-up is perfect for those that need to load or unload tools and equipment. The New AMP Research BedStep2 is also a great asset when loading and unloading tools from the side of your vehicle.
Getting more usable length from your pickup's cargo bed has always been the dream of the working class men and women who use their everyday trucks for recreation and work. Now the AMP Research BedXTender Max, BedXTender Moto and BedXTender Sport, have answered our prayers. The AMP Research BedXTenders HD are made of the highest aluminum material on the market. Its strength and durability has lasted over the years and continues to be the leader in automotive technology. The AMP BedXTender continues to be used by numerous automotive manufactures and are offered directly to customers at the dealer level.
AMP Research Then and Now. What makes AMP Research so phenomenal? It is their ability to create practical, innovative, simplistic automotive parts that demonstrates their capacity to intuitively comprehend what is needed in the automotive industry. Though AMP Research has recently been sold to Lund International, the same quality and artisanship that AMP Research so meticulously shaped will not be compromised. AMP Research products will be incorporated under the new Lund International collection called "Innovation in Design." Nonetheless, prior to reaching this point of sale, AMP Research has a very distinct and unique history. A history that clarifies why the company has such an outstanding reputation.
Austrian-engineer and motocross champion Horst Leitner has always been a revolutionary with new ideas. His motor-sports company, ATK, produced innumerable advancements in motorcycle suspension, braking, and transmission in the 1980s. However, through the 1970s, Leitner put his engineering brilliance to the test and went to work for Mercedes-Benz and other European automotive and motorcycle corporations.
Working in product-development, Horst, helped to innovate motorcycle design. He came up with suspension-developments that permitted bikes to go faster and father through tough terrain with improved control and safety. Currently, motocross racing-bikes are still benefiting from the innovative genius of Leitner's suspension designs.
Leitner relocated his-family to Southern California, the hub of mountain biking during the 1990s, and decided to take his knowledge of motocross and use it to solve engineering challenges presented by this fresh two-wheeled sport. This was the genesis of AMP Research.
Within a short period, AMP Research produced a large number of new products. The first hydraulic-cable actuated disc-brake, a linkage front-fork, and the well known "Horst Link," or "Four-Bar Linkage," a spectacularly unique rear-suspension design.
As ATK-Motorcycles developed into a bigger company, Leitner started to acquire an interest in launching another company that mainly focused on research and development. This was part of the AMP Research initiation that introduced the AMP-Link chain torque-eliminator, along with an innovative braking and transmission-system for Polaris snowmobiles. This was one of AMP Research's most successful creations, before its complete attention turned to the automotive aftermarket and OE-products. In fact, this product was the forerunner of all KTM link-less, rear-suspension bikes being sold around the world.
Leitner understood that in-order to develop a rear-suspension design that secluded suspension operations from chain-force, he would have to de-couple the existing-rear-axle from the main swing-arm. What happened was that the swing-arm was given more flexibility.
By positioning a pivot faintly ahead of, and somewhat under the rear-axle, Horst's creation managed to produce a way for the axle not to ensue a simple-arc. It can literally track straight-up-and-down as the suspension compresses, decreasing the impact of chain-force and brake-jack on the rear-axle.
AMP Research used the "Horst Link" on their-bikes for a few years prior to selling it to Specialized-Bicycles. Specialized integrated the concept into their Future Shock Rear, FSR, collection of full-suspension bikes. Ever since then, it has-been the basis of their off-road merchandise collection. In addition, this innovative creation is licensed to various manufacturers and believed by many to have been a part-of the transformation of full-suspension mountain bikes after its release in the later part of the 1990s. Still today, the "Horst Link" is used expansively on everything from full-blown downhill rigs to cross-country racing bikes.
Due to the advantages of the idea, a number of manufacturers have paid-Specialized Bicycles licensing fees to utilize the "Horst Link" on bikes on the way to the United States market. Smaller manufacturers, or companies not able or not willing to pay-licensing fees have created their own innovative knock-offs, some have had quite a bit of success. However, the patent for the "Horst Link" is supposed to expire-mid 2013. Since this time has already passed, the jury is still out on whether the stampede has already begun for the "Horst Link."
AMP Research designed products like Running-boards, BedStep2, BedStep, PowerStep, and the BedXTender. The very products, besides the "Horst Link" has made AMP Research a force to be reckoned with. For instance, products like the BedXTender are a novel truck-extender that has been selected by a prominent automotive magazine as a pioneering contender for top innovative product. However, this does not mean that the additional AMP Research products are any less pioneering. AMP Research has been a top innovator in the automotive industry without question. The very name AMP Research is equivalent to quality, innovation, and practicality.
AMP Research is a producer of modern, qualitative, sleek designs for SUVs and trucks. AMP Research automotive creations have also been used on Ford, GM, Hyundai, Kia, Chrysler, Fiat, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Suzuki, and Mercedes-Benz. In addition, AMP Research is owner of an astonishing international and US patents for bicycle, motorcycle, automotive, and various other devices.
The concept of AMP Research is straightforward and simple. They create a product, refine it, finish it, and distribute it. It may sound easy, but these phases are dealt with in a meticulous manner and each product is built to perfection. Complex automotive issues preferably include unambiguous solutions. This is where AMP Research "takes the lead." The automotive products designed by AMP Research are simple, but have their own uniqueness combined with practical application. Common, yes, but there is no other automotive company in the industry that creates practical products for trucks, cars, and SUVs so well!
The ground-breaking products that AMP Research offers the automotive industry are simply another part of a huge market. Though some of these products are already available, AMP Research manages to put their "spin" on the design giving them their own touch and uniqueness. They are always ahead of the pack. AMP Research produces practical commodities while never sacrificing function and quality. Every piece of merchandise is produced to resist all types of weather conditions. They look beautiful, but are made to be used everyday without relinquishing a bit of their "good looks."
Although AMP Research is under a new company, Lund International, AMP Research continuously highlighted products that made their customer's vehicles more functional. With Lund International at the helm, the same AMP Research quality and dependability will be available to their current and new customers.
Whether utilizing the adaptable BedXTender, or, PowerStep, AMP Research merchandise was meticulously designed and built to last for nearly a lifetime. In fact, AMP Research has built such a reputation for superb products they all come with their own guarantee/warranty.
Anyone who prefers top-rated devices for their vehicles will turn to the pioneering products that AMP Research has created over the years. AMP Research makes vehicles more functional and accessible. All AMP Research merchandise is supported 100% by the manufacturer, and Lund International has promised not to change this policy. The "Innovation in Design" series consisting of AMP Research concepts will carry on with the distinction that many have come to equate with AMP Research.
Certainly, AMP Research is capable of standing on its name alone; however, there comes a time when companies must make choices for their future sustainability. All that is known, outside of marketing details, is that Lund International is well qualified to carry the torch of AMP Research commodities. A new phase in the life of the AMP Research legacy has begun. One that is guaranteed to be just as innovative and refreshing as before.
AMP Research took the functionality and appearance of automotive products to the next level. They have the look of a modern-day gadget that is simple to operate, adaptable, and economical. It's no wonder that AMP Research products became the hot sellers that they are today. The company has managed to maintain a reputation for ingenuity and excellence. Starting from 1998, AMP Research set their focus on the automotive industry. Here are several of the most popular AMP Research products created for the automotive trade.
In 2011, AMP Research introduced a newly manufactured and improved tailgate extender and cargo-holder called the BedXTender HD. The creation is the most robust, heavy-duty designed BedXTender on the market. The design incorporates rounded-rectangle tubes and innovative torque-resilient composite uprights.
AMP Research created a means of entering and existing heavy-duty trucks much easier. The BedStep is a cleverly designed retractable-step for trucks that mounts to the bumper chassis attachments to the back-corner of the vehicle. The BedStep can be elongated down with the touch of a foot to simplify the process