2014 XDP Open House

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2014 marked the 5th year of the XDP Open House, as this event goes on it gets bigger and better each and every year. With feedback from Fans and manufacturers alike, we’ve been able to constantly fine tune the details to make it even more enjoyable for everyone!

On Sunday morning, we couldn’t ask for better weather. The sun was shining and the temperature was perfect! The entry line quickly filled with our Fans as they came off the shuttle busses put in place to solve the parking issues of years past. At around 11AM, the “gates” opened and the attendees were given food tickets and a schedule of the day’s events. Hundreds entered, quickly filling the XDP Property.

With some extra room this year, the XDP Monster Truck was parked in some newly cleared space on top of a car it crushed earlier in the morning. We even had hand selected show trucks driven in by our customers for display. The manufacturer midway took up almost all the pavement with the biggest names in the industry such as Edge Products, K&N, Industrial Injection, AFE Power, Magnaflow and MORE!

After selling out almost all the dyno spots, we wasted no time bringing trucks in to start spinning the rollers. With several trucks over the 700HP+ range, we knew there would be some good competition. We even had a few max out the torque number on the dyno! While the top horsepower number was made by a Cummins, several Duramax and Ford trucks had their time to shine and put down very respectable numbers.

Inside the building, we had a jam-packed showroom of our local fans looking for the best deal on products for their trucks, while also talking with the manufacturers inside showing of their latest products. Let’s not forget about the 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Slim also on display that XDP, Edge Products and Superchips teamed up to give away that afternoon.

Later in the day, the famous announcement everyone wanted to hear was made- THE FOOD IS DONE! This bought the spectators over to the food setup, where they had their choice of various grilled items. Not to be to be outdone by the biggest treat every year, the hog roast! The BBQ crew was serving up fresh pulled pork sandwiches to all those in attendance.

For the kids, we even had a coloring contest where children would pick their choice of an XDP Race Vehicle to color and be entered to win a free t-shirt. As a family friendly event, we even have special deserts for the kids. The Kona Ice truck handed out custom flavored snow cones served in limited edition XDP/AFE commemorative cups.

After the deals were given out, the food was eaten and the dyno was run, it was time for our Open House raffles! The raffle prizes amount to literally thousands in free giveaways. Thanks again to our supporting manufacturers we had over 20 separate prizes!

The grand finale of course was the 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Slim. XDP, Edge Products and Superchips teamed up to give away the bike to one lucky customer. Every Edge Product purchased over $250 was an automatic entry to win the bike. Our retail finalist was flown in and put up in a hotel courtesy of Edge Products, the wholesale finalist also got the same experience courtesy of XDP. The Open House finalist was picked the day of, through the raffle tickets entered at the event.

Down to the final moment, there were 3 keys and only 1 of them could start the bike. The first picked by the retail finalist didn’t turn the ignition. The second picked by the Open House finalist WAS A MATCH! In just two tries the winner of the bike had been announced and that had concluded the event.  Congratulations to George Stillwell on winning the 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Slim!

The 2014 XDP Open House could not have gone any better. XDP would like to thank all of our Fans in attendance, and the manufacturers that came from all over North America to support us this weekend. We look forward to seeing you all next year at the 2015 XDP Open House!

Dyno Results:

Overall Highest HP Winner:

Andy M. – 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 – 1107HP & 1500 Ft-Lbs (maxed out dyno tq #)

Dodge Winner:

Andy M. – 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 – 1107HP & 1500 Ft-Lbs (maxed out dyno tq #)

GM Winner:

Steve T. – 2005 GMC – 953HP & 1452 Ft-Lbs

Ford Winner:

Mike – Ford F-350 – 880HP & 1295 Ft-lbs.

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