COLORADO SPRINGS, CO FEBRUARY 12, 2014 Friday February 7thmarked the 8th green flag of the now Internationally known Griffin King of the Hammers. JT Taylor is the only racer on the lakebed that can boast seeing all 8 green flags, and has driven the same car at 7 of the 8 events, with a 12thplace finish in 2013. “I am really surprised how time flies, to say that the first race we did was 8 years ago is crazy,” JT said in astonishment. “We just went out and had fun the first time, and I am still doing the same. My car is the original ‘Ol Blue with some modifications changing to King Shocks and BFGoodrich Tires along the way. We recently added Azunia Tequila, but all my other sponsors have been with me since the beginning and for that I am humbly thankful.” Read More→
Discover how ARB Air Lockers will enhance the traction of your 4×4 in any terrain. Designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia. ARB Air Lockers provide the ultimate in traction, control and performance. Now with a five year, unlimited mile warranty across the range.
We are happy to release this new video, as it is the perfect introduction to the purpose and function of the Air Locker product line.
Larson Electronics has announced the release of a powerful new LED spotlight designed to mount to the rails, cages and roll bars commonly found on marine craft and utility and all-terrain vehicles. The BCML-LED25WRE bar clamp mounted spotlight offers high light output in a durable, low profile housing and operates on any voltage from 12 to 32 volts. Read More→
New for 2014 is the TB-1000 bender from JMR Manufacturing. This high quality machine is priced for the hobbyist and produces professional results. A 2-1/2 inch bending capacity and 180 degree capability makes this an amazing value. This unit features 110v electric/hydraulic power with a simple control lever to bend at approximately 3 times the speed of air/hydraulic powered machines. This machine also utilizes a powered cylinder return for faster cycle times and a more consistent zero point. Read More→
GARDEN GROVE, CA - February 13, 2014 - Year after year, the King of the Hammers (KOH) off road desert racing hybrid event has proven to be most challenging for both man and machine to conquer. The Men (and women) are bold competitors who choose to take on the punishing endurance race hoping to claim victory in one of the sports highest honors. The machines are known as Ultra 4 vehicles that race at high speeds through the rough open desert and skillfully climb over difficult trails full of rock obstacles and boulder-strewn canyons. Read More→
Inglewood, CA – PML designed an extra capacity cover for the front differentials on 2003 to 2012 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks. This cover is a bolt on replacement for the stock cover on the American Axle Manufacturing (AAM) 9 1/4 inch ring gear differential used in these trucks.
Because of many clearance problems with steering, U-bolts, and suspension , PML maintained a low profile with partial fins with this cover. Starting in about 2008, Dodge added a U-bolt to the front end design that would contact larger aftermarket covers when at the limit of the steering. This U-bolt was retrofitted on early year trucks during service visits. The suspension on Megacabs would also contact a larger cover when the truck was loaded. PML designed this cover to avoid these problems. Read More→
February 7, 2014 – Auburn, WA – Vision X Lighting continues to expand it’s work-duty line-up with the new Duralux Series LED lights. Designed with fleet vehicles and working professionals in mind, each light combines durability and affordability for many on-the-job lighting needs. Available in 4 or 6 LED and 40 or 60 degree beam configurations, each light provides outstanding distance and more light output than a 100 watt halogen light. Each Duralux light only draws a mere 1.6A (12V) from it’s 5 watt premium LEDS, reducing power consumption, leading to fuel savings and lower operating costs. The rugged die-cast aluminum housing provides superior protection against the elements, and the universal single-bolt mount allows for a great range of adjustment. Each light is backed by the Vision X Lighting Extended Warranty for added piece of mind. For more information visit www.visionxusa.com or call 888-489-9820. Read More→
GARDEN GROVE, CA FEBRUARY 13, 2014: Raceline Wheels is always a major part of the Griffin King of the Hammers, and 2014 was no exception. Among the major events of the week Raceline Wheels co-sponsored the newest challenge: King Shocks Shootout at Backdoor, hosted the best ever Volunteer dinner on Thursday night, saw over half of the field of racers start on Raceline Wheels and had fun clocking 101mph in the Raceline BFGoodrich Teraflex Jeep as it rolled 10,000 miles. Read More→
Tenneco’s Popular Performance Suspension and Shock Brand Becomes Sponsor of Off-Road Business Association
Monroe, MI, Feb. 17, 2014 – Rancho®, a leader in the performance off-road industry, has announced its sponsorship of the Off-Road Business Association, Inc. (ORBA).
ORBA is a national non-profit trade association of motorized off-road related businesses that formed to promote and preserve off-road recreation. ORBA proactively protects recreation access and provides leadership in addressing land use issues by advancing policies that conserve the environment and provide off-road recreation opportunities.
“ORBA’s efforts are unparalled within our industry, and the organization directly impacts off-road enthusiast rights and access to recreation areas,” said Chris Gauss, sales and marketing manager, performance brands, Tenneco. “Ultimately, we’re committed to supporting the sport of off-road recreation in an environmentally responsible manner.” Read More→
Clackamas, OR (2/14/14) — Warn Industries winches are clearly the winch of choice for the top performers at the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tires. A total of $2900 will be paid out to the winners of Friday’s Griffin King of the Hammers race, Thursday’s Smittybilt Every Man Challenge race and Wednesday’s UTV race.
“I have always run WARN and have never run anything else. I probably own 10 of them between all my different cars,” said Loren Healy, the current 2014 King.
Second place Tony Pellegrino commented, “We used the WARN winch three times on race day, and was grateful for it each time! We run WARN on all our GenRight Off Road vehicles and to me it is the standard.” Read More→
Fresno, CA – Trail-Gear has just announced that they will be the title sponsor of the WEROCK Western Series for the 2014 season. “Trail-Gear has been a partner with WEROCK for the past 8 years and will continue to support competitive rock crawling. Competitive rock crawling is still a love of mine and I am very excited to start the new year.” said Matt Messer, Trail-Gear CEO. Read More→