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General Tire Continues as Official Tire of Jeepspeed

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

14bitd mint400 race web 019 220x146 General Tire Continues as Official Tire of JeepspeedFort Mill, SC – December 4, 2014. General Tire and Jeepspeed announced today that General Tire has agreed to a multi-year sponsorship to continue as the official tire of the Jeepspeed Desert Race Series beginning January 2015. Since 2008, General Tire has been the official tire of Jeepspeed with teams utilizing the famed GRABBER tire. The partnership has allowed Jeepspeed to offer its competitors affordable racing within the Best in the Desert (BITD) Series where budget-conscious racers can compete on the same race courses as the pros.

“We’re proud to extend our sponsorship with Jeepspeed,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing for General Tire. “This is an action-packed, affordable race series that continues to grow each year so it’s a great partnership for us.” Read More→

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New Master Catalog Cover CMYK 168x220 2014 15 Rancho® Master Catalog Highlights Latest Performance Lift Kit & Ride Control Product Line Expansion Long Beach, Calif., Dec. 8, 2014 – An expanded product offering of performance lift kits, shock absorbers, off-road protective products and more are highlighted in the new Rancho Master Catalog (RAN-0814). The new catalog – which includes several of Rancho’s new six-inch, U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126 (FMVSS-126) certified kits – also features a new Rancho suspension lookup guide that allows for easier inventory management.

“The new master catalog represents some of the latest, most exciting product innovations and developments in the Rancho product line,” said Chris Gauss, director, performance products, Tenneco. “From reaching new heights with six-inch lift kits, FMVSS-126 certified systems, an expanded performance shock, stabilizer and strut offering and more, this catalog serves as the one-stop spot for anything you need from Rancho.”   Read More→

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Categories : Aftermarket

download 5 Trail Gear is now offering our very own Verso(tm) T Case Adapter and Fully Built Transfer CasesLooking to get rid of your chain-driven t-case and upgrade to a gear-driven transfer case without the hassle and expense of installing a new axle?  Trail-Gear has the answer to your problems with our new Verso™ T-Case Adapter. The Verso™ T-Case Adapter allows for the use of a gear- driven t-case with a driver-side drop front axle. Read More→

Nampa, Idaho Resident Drives Home from Las Vegas Convention Center in Custom Jeep Valued at More Than $45,000

Rugged Ridge 2014 Jeep Giveaway High Res 220x146 RUGGED RIDGE GIVES AWAY FULLY EQUIPPED “READY TO ROCK” JEEP® AT 2014 SEMA SHOWSuwanee, Ga. (December 2, 2014)Rugged Ridge, a leading manufacturer of high quality Jeep, truck and off-road accessories, gave away a custom 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as part of a sweepstakes held at the company’s Off Road Success Center during the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This year’s lucky winner, Jody S. of Nampa, Idaho received the custom Jeep valued at more than $45,000.00. Equipped with Rugged Ridge’s latest Summit restyling package as well as other key products, including Rugged Ridge’s XHD Modular Bumper and heavy duty winch, an upgraded rear tire carrier, fender flares and XHD snorkel, the Jeep should perform as good as it looks when it hits the back roads of Idaho. Read More→

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VTKitSilverado Sierra CMYK 220x146 Drone Free DynoMax® VT® System Available for 2014 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 TrucksMonroe, Mi., Dec. 2, 2014 – DynoMax® Performance Exhaust has added coverage of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 trucks through a new drone-free performance DynoMax® VT® system. The system will be available Jan. 1 at performance retailers throughout North America.

The new DynoMax 2014 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 8-cylinder/5.3L engine (p/n 38531) performance exhaust kit includes a 25-inch DynoMax VT muffler.

This muffler features a precisely calibrated internal valve that provides a drone-free driving experience. Offering maximum performance, the VT muffler design also includes slotted bushing ends; Continuous Roving Fiberglass (CRF) technology to absorb unwanted interior resonance and provide a rich, deep performance tone; and a show- stopping finish that includes an embossed body and high-impact micro-finish. Read More→

F150 RS66500B CMYK 220x143 Rancho® Brand to Release 2015 Ford F 150 Suspension SystemsLong Beach, Calif., Dec. 1, 2014 – The Rancho brand will release two new systems soon for the 2015 Ford F-150 4WD truck, including 6-inch (RS66501B) and 4.5-inch (RS66500B) systems that will help to maximize handling and performance off-road and provide a rugged, performance stance to the popular truck series.

The new Rancho Ford systems will include a newly designed one-piece, re-inforced subframe, constructed from high-strength, low-alloy steel and precision designed for superior fit and finish. The 4.5-inch Rancho Ford F-150 suspension system will be released during December and the 6-inch kit will be released in February 2015. Read More→

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Categories : Suspension

Trail-Gear is now offering LED Light Bars and Covers

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

All 6 Inch Covers 220x146 Trail Gear is now offering LED Light Bars and CoversWant more protection for your TG LED Light Bars? Our LED Light Bar Covers will give you the extra protection you need as well as give your light bars a new stylish look.

Our LED Light Bar Covers come in three different options: Black, Clear, and Amber.

The opaque black covers keep you from blinding other drivers if you inadvertently turn your light bars on when driving on a public street or highway. These covers may be required by law in your state. Clear covers offer additional protection against debris and are great for racing. Amber covers improve visibility in dusty or foggy conditions.

Each cover is sold individually. Read More→

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Categories : Lighting

THE BATTLE OF THE BAJA

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

unnamed 13 220x220 THE BATTLE OF THE BAJAColorado Springs, CO 11/18/14 - We have had several class wins in the Baja but the race is not something you ever really conquer. No matter how many times I race there, it never fails to drop my jaw. It has little to do with a typical American desert race, it is the Baja 1000. The only thing you can prepare for is for everything to go awry. At times the race is peaceful, other times intense with screaming crowds, often terrifying with unseen hazards hiding in a sinister haze.

WE TAKE AN EARLY LEAD

I had the privilege of driving the start of the race this year for the BFGoodrich Tires BC-1 car. The start definitely falls in the “intense” category and I loved every minute of it. The excitement and hazard of the fans lining the course has no equivalent. Fans try to touch the car as it goes by and dumbest of all – even lie in the road on the far side of jumps. While a wild ride, we made it through with nothing but positive experiences and put 35 miles on the 2nd place car in the first 308 miles.  Read More→

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PRP Seats Announces Partnership with Brian Deegan

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

unnamed 12 220x119 PRP Seats Announces Partnership with Brian DeeganTemecula, CA (November 17, 2014) – PRP Seats, one of the top companies in the off-road seat and accessory industry, is excited to announce a partnership with 6-time Lucas Oil Off Road Championship winner and 16-time X-Games medalist Brian Deegan. Starting immediately, PRP Seats and Deegan will work jointly to develop a collection of branded seats and products with a planned initial release of January 2015. These products will be designed with Brian Deegan himself, bringing his signature personality and style to PRP’s line of American made suspension seating. Read More→

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Rigid Industries gets rough with testing standards, Osram LEDs provide impressive results

Rigid Industries, a leader in forward projecting LED lighting, partnered with Osram Opto Semiconductors to provide tough, extreme tested products for its new off-road night vision lighting series – the E- and SR-series. These new Rigid infrared (IR) night vision lights complement the full line of Rigid’s visible LED off-road lights. Both versions feature Osram’s high quality, high reliability, infrared LEDs (IRED) and visible LEDs.

unnamed 10 220x184 Osram LEDs put to extreme testing in new off road lighting applicationsThe new night vision systems from Rigid feature IR Oslon Black LEDs, supplied by Osram Opto Semiconductors because they are similarly tough with superior reliability. IR Oslon Black delivers IR illumination for night vision operation and, with more than 1W at 1A total optical flux,  it is the most powerful single chip, high power IRED available today.

Before the new products launched, Rigid engineers conducted a series of deliberately intense stress tests to prove that the lights can endure the most extreme real-world off-road conditions. To simulate what can happen when you mix hard-core off-road driving with intense dirt trails and harsh environmental elements, Rigid pushes its products to the breaking point to see how they perform through a series of abusive tests that include using hammers and saws. This type of testing ensures Rigid’s products far exceed the performance needed for a tough and reliable off-road lighting application. Read More→

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Engineers Combine Classic Rancho RS5000™ Shock Design with

New Features for Added Performance, Global Appeal

RS5000X Strut SS2 CMYK 220x51 Rancho(R) Brand Introduces RS5000X™ Shock Series for Lifted Trucks, SUVsLong Beach, Calif., Nov. 24, 2014 – The Rancho® brand has released a new larger RS5000X™ shock series that helps deliver precisely controlled off-road performance to lifted trucks and sport utility vehicles found around the globe. The new RS5000X shock series includes Cross-Tuned Technology, a new, unique valve design that allows for increased control and consistent ride profile with a larger shock body. Read More→

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2015DynoMaxFordKit CMYK 220x117 Powerful DynoMax® Ultra Flo™ Performance Exhaust System Now Available for 2015 Ford F 150 TrucksMonroe, Mich., Nov. 11, 2014 – Available now at performance retailers nationwide, the new DynoMax® performance exhaust system for 2015 Ford F-150 3.5L V6/5.0L V8 trucks offers a combination of powerful performance and a smooth, deep tone. The new system improves horsepower by 16 and adds 19-ft. lbs. of torque.   Read More→

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