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Leading Manufacturer of Jeep® Parts and Accessories Raises Awareness for Charity and Prepares to Give Away Fully Outfitted “Ready to Rock” Jeep

unnamed 220x175 OMIX ADA’S OFFROAD SUCCESS CENTER HOSTS TWO SPECIAL JEEPS AT 2014 SEMA SHOWSuwanee, Ga. (October 21, 2014) Omix-ADA, a leading manufacturer of high quality Jeep®, truck and off-road parts and accessories, today announced its Off Road Success Center (Booth #34000) at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 4 – 7, will showcase two unique Jeeps; one built in support of SEMA Cares that will later be auctioned for charity and the other to be used for a special giveaway promotion during the SEMA Show.

The SEMA Cares Jeep stands as a conversation piece at Omix-ADA’s Off Road Success Center and is designed to raise awareness for SEMA Cares charitable efforts within the automotive aftermarket. The SEMA Cares Jeep was bought using funds from Omix-ADA’s 2013 SEMA Cares donation and was customized through a collaboration between Omix-ADA and the Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts. Read More→

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Motorsports Legend Ricky Johnson to Defend Title at Red Bull Frozen Rush

FrozenRush2015 300x300 220x220 WORLD’S ONLY PRO 4 OFF ROAD TRUCK RACE ON SNOW RETURNS TO SUNDAY RIVER SKI RESORT IN 2015Newry, Maine (October 14, 2014) – The snowy mountains of Maine will once again echo with the throaty roar of 900-horsepower off-road Pro 4 trucks as Red Bull Frozen Rush returns to the slopes for the second year in a row on January 8-9, 2015. The raw power and impressive speed of these machines will be put to the test by some of Mother Nature’s harshest winter conditions, as the trucks race head-to-head over jumps, around gates and down ski slopes. The action-packed competition will air on NBC as part of the year-long Red Bull Signature Series, the most progressive action sports event property in the world. Read More→

Bushwacker Factory Rebate Offer

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Bushwacker Factory Rebate 220x84 Bushwacker Factory Rebate OfferPortland, OR (10/15/14)—For a limited time, Bushwacker will be offering a $50 mail-in rebate on its lineup of truck and SUV fender flares. The rebate applies to complete sets of four or to correlating front and rear pairs of Bushwacker Fender Flares. Buyers must purchase the flares between October 10, 2014 and January 15, 2015, meaning the rebate will extend through the holiday buying season. This is a mail-in rebate program and all information must be postmarked no later than February 16, 2015. Read More→

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Cal4Wheel’s $5 raffle Jeep JK

Monday, October 20th, 2014

2014 CA4WDC Sweepstakes Jeep 001 220x165 Cal4Wheels $5 raffle Jeep JKFor the past 30 years, the California Association of 4WD clubs (CA4WDC) has purchased a Jeep, modified it for real-world four wheeling, and raffled it off for less than the cost of a jumbo mocha. The tradition continues this year with a 2014 4-door Jeep JK Wrangler, custom prepared for overland adventure travel.

This year’s Jeep was given a total makeover by MetalCloak Industries, who fitted it with their high-clearance fenders, MetalCloak Game Changer suspension with Old Man Emu shocks, and heavy-duty Rocker bumpers. A Superchip motivated Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 distributes power to a Dynatrac front axle, front and rear Eaton electric locking differentials, Sierra Gear ring & pinion gears, and G2 axles. Reid steering knuckles control a set of BFGoodrich Mud Terrains mounted on Raceline wheels, and the undercarriage, including a Magnaflow exhaust system, is protected by Rock Hard skid plates. Safety/recovery equipment includes a Warn Zeon 8000 winch, Factor 55 ProLink, PowerTank, and Rock Hard cage, and LED lighting from Rigid, Olympus, and Two Guys Trail Gear. Other enhancements include an AEV snorkel and hood, Kargo Master roof rack, ARB Fridge/Freezer and Simpson III roof top tent, and Daystar Cam Cans.

Don’t worry if you don’t win the Jeep, runner-up prizes will include an Atlas II transfercase from Advanced Adapters. The winning ticket will be drawn February 21st, 2015 at the CA4WDC convention in Visalia, CA, and you need not be present to win.  Net proceeds go directly towards the fight to keep our public lands open! To order tickets go to www.cal4wheel.com or contact Jeff Blewett, 209-210-7880.

Bushwacker to Donate Money to SEMA Cares Committee

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Portland, OR (10/10/14) — Bushwacker will make up to ten $100 donations to the SEMA Cares Committee for the first 10 members of the media who register for the Bushwacker Founder’s Award Press Conference. The press conference will be held at 3:00pm on Thursday, November 6 in the Bushwacker booth (#30017, upper South Hall) at the 2014 SEMA Show; registration begins at 2:45pm. The SEMA Cares Committee, established by the SEMA Board of Directors in 2007, aims to bring the voice and resources of the SEMA community together to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Bushwacker has been active with the SEMA Cares Committee for several years.

The purpose of the press conference is to announce the winner of the inaugural Bushwacker Founder’s Award, which will be presented by Bushwacker’s Founder, Jerry Logan. It will be given to the builder of the best truck/SUV at the show as judged by a panel of industry professionals and journalists. The award is to recognize a builder’s passion and dedication to the automotive aftermarket. The first-place winner will receive $1,500 and a custom trophy.

Builders may enter to win the Founder’s award by visiting Bushwacker.com/FoundersAward and following the instructions and rules located there.

About Bushwacker

Bushwacker designs, engineers, and manufactures premium aftermarket and original-equipment interior and exterior automotive parts and accessories. For more than 47 years, the company has had a commitment to style and innovation, and meticulously scrutinizes every detail using the latest industry standards. Bushwacker products carry a limited lifetime warranty and are made in Portland, Oregon.

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Innovative breakthrough first to market with street legal exterior lighting applications

Farmington Hills, MI…  Philips Automotive North America, a division of Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG), has introduced its newest line, Philips Vision LEDs, as direct replacements for interior and exterior vehicle lighting. These new innovative LEDs are guaranteed to deliver years of dynamic lighting and are backed by a 12-year limited warranty.

Philips is first to market with street legal exterior LEDs. The LEDs feature an advanced design that not only provides a bright, well-focused beam on the road, but also robust enough to handle extreme heat and high vibrations.

The new Philips Vision LED offering includes both interior and exterior applications, and the lights are available to replace brake and taillights, back-up, dome and glove compartment, side markers, trunk, and license plate lights. Philips is leading the way with cutting-edge technology with these innovative Philips Vision LED lights.

Faster driver reaction time
Unlike standard incandescent lights, Philips Vision LED lights turn on instantly. This can help drivers to react faster and increase the margin of safety. In brake light applications, for example, a faster light response can help reduce overall braking distance. At a speed of 75 mph, braking distance can be reduced by up to 20 feet.

Philips Vision LEDs are available as direct replacements for the following lights: 168, 194, 12961, DE3021, DE3022, DE3175, 12854, 12844, DE3425, DE3423, 6411, 578, 211-2, 212-2, 3157, 1156, 1157, 921, 7443, and 7440.

For more information about Philips Vision LED lights and a full application guide, visit: www.philips.com/visionled
or call 1-800-257-6054.

About Philips Automotive
From high performance lighting that improves driver safety, to lighting designed to enhance the style of your ride, Philips offers automotive lighting that will help you make the most of your driving experience.  All Philips Automotive products incorporate the leading edge lighting technology and original equipment quality that have made us the first choice of car manufacturers around the world.

About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 116,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, home and portable entertainment, and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

Not satisfied with ending the season in Cortez, CO with a DNF, Trevor Ritch went to Bridgeport in search of a strong finish

10612796 10203862643479559 6301069072182644769 n 220x123 Crawlorado Racing finishes the season in Second place at the Dirt Riot Nationals in Bridgeport, TxWith Steering issues in the first two races of the season, and a catastrophic suspension failure in Cortez, Crawlorado Racing was looking to see the checkered flag and receive a Finisher pin in in the Dirt Riot National Rampage in Bridgeport, TX. With only a few weeks before the race Trevor Ritch made a last minute decision to get the #76 Rusty Mustard FJ40 back together and head to Texas. Our newest partner, RuffStuff Specialties had exactly what we needed to take care of weak links in the previous design. Read More→

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unnamed 2014 Lucas Oil Off Road Expo Wraps Up Busy Weekend at FairplexPOMONA, Calif. (October 8, 2014) – The 2014 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire drew more than 67,000 fans to Pomona on October 4 and 5, up more than three percent over last year. Fans braved the Southern California heat to check out the hottest collection of off-road vehicles, products and accessories. From Red Bull motocross trials to hands-on off-road ride and drives, the annual event showcased 325 exhibitors, seven interactive demos and more than 10 acres of hands-on off-road fun, at Fairplex.

“The weekend was packed with off-road enthusiasts from all over the country and we are thrilled with the increased fan and exhibitor turnout this year,” said Off-Road Expo Marketing Manager Jessica Kirchner. “Both attendees and exhibitors were extremely pleased with this year’s event and we’re all looking forward to next year’s expo, set to take place October 3 and 4, 2015.” Read More→

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image003 1 220x175 OMIX ADA TO GIVE AWAY FULLY LOADED JEEP® AT OFF ROAD SUCCESS CENTER DURING 2014 SEMA SHOWSuwanee, Ga. (October 7, 2014) Omix-ADA, a leading manufacturer of high quality Jeep®, truck and off-road accessories, announced today that it will use its Off Road Success Center (Booth #34000) at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas on November 6 as the host site for the giveaway of a fully-loaded Jeep.

Visitors to the SEMA Show will have a chance to win and drive away in a brand-new, fully-equipped Anvil Blue 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon as part of the company’s participation in this year’s show. 40 semifinalists will be selected over the course of three days (Nov. 4-6) leading up to the giveaway for the chance to try to start the Jeep using a temporary key they received after entering the contest. Read More→

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Rancho Releases Several New Systems for Popular Diesel Model

Rancho Ram2500 RS66453B CMYK 220x196 New Rancho(R) 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel Competition Radius Arm Suspension System Passes Federal Rollover Safety TestMonroe, MI, Oct. 3, 2014 – The new Rancho® competition radius arm suspension system for 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD diesel trucks recently met all requirements of the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126 – Electronic Stability Control Systems (FMVSS-126) test.  Rancho also has released a new drop bracket sport system and a “Level It” kit for the popular diesel Dodge trucks. Read More→

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Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant (Ret.) and “Full Metal Jacket” Actor to Serve as a New Face of Company at Events and in Promotional Materials

image003 195x220 OMIX ADA NAMES R. LEE ERMEY “THE GUNNY” AS ITS CELEBRITY SPOKESPERSONSuwanee, Ga. (September 30, 2014) – Omix-ADA®, the world’s largest independent manufacturer and wholesaler of Jeep® parts and accessories, today announced that R. Lee Ermey, “The Gunny,” will serve as the company’s official celebrity spokesman.

Ermey, a Vietnam veteran and American actor, best known for his role as the no-nonsense Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, will serve as the face of the company at events across the country and in promotional materials. In working with “The Gunny,” Omix-ADA will make use of the Jeep’s history as an all-American go-anywhere fighting vehicle with a well-recognized, decorated veteran who has personal experience with the brand. Read More→

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Trail Gear releases Tacoma strut kits

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Tacoma Front IFS 3” Strut Extension Lift

303065 1 KIT 220x146 Trail Gear releases Tacoma strut kitsWant to lift the front of your 2005-2014 Tacoma without the hassle? Our new Tacoma IFS Front 3” Strut Extension Lift is exactly what you need. This IFS Strut Extension Lift is a simple bolt-on kit, eliminating any need to disassemble your front struts. The strut extensions are constructed out of black anodized 6061-T6 aircraft grade billet aluminum and the mounting studs are made out of zinc-plated Class 12.9 alloy steel for superior strength. This kit was designed to give you a 3” lift in the front while keeping the stock suspension feel. Read More→

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