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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. Read More→

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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. Read More→

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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Categories : Dirt Riot

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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Categories : Suspension

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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GearWrench releases new line of standard pry bars

Monday, September 29th, 2014

GW 82404 MAIN 220x78 GearWrench releases new line of standard pry barsSPARKS, MD (September 23, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced several new open stock Standard Pry Bars and a set, further expanding its offering in the popular pry bar category.

“This line expansion demonstrates our commitment to providing automotive technicians with the best range of tools to help them get their job done efficiently,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “These new pry bars stand up to the toughest tasks.” Read More→

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New ARB 4×4 Accessories Full Extension Fridge Slide

Monday, September 29th, 2014

unnamed 1 220x146 New ARB 4x4 Accessories Full Extension Fridge SlideRecently, the product development team created a new product to add to the range of our popular heavy-duty fridge slides. This new slide enables the sliding tray to extend more than the length of the fridge. This benefits customers as the fridge comes out further from the vehicle so you do not have to reach as far (particularly with drop down tailgates). This full extension fridge slide accommodates the ARB 37 and 50QT fridges (PN 10800352/10800472). Read More→

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Categories : New Products

unnamed 220x146 ARB Releases New OME High Performance Bypass Shock AbsorbersBP-51 (Bypass 51mm diameter bore) shock absorbers feature revolutionary, patent pending technology developed to deliver unparalleled on and off road performance for your 4×4.

Developed and extensively tested under the harshest conditions in Australia, these big bore, position sensitive bypass shock absorbers with remote reservoir are designed to bolt onto your vehicle without any vehicle modifications and combine considerable ride comfort around town with significant amounts of end-zone damping for exceptional chassis control and handling off road. Read More→

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Categories : Suspension

Nitto Terra Grappler G2 All-Terrain Tire

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Nitto’s new Terra Grappler G2 all-terrain light truck and SUV tire delivers balanced on-road and off-road performance with a compelling mileage warranty.

12 220x169 Nitto Terra Grappler G2 All Terrain TireCypress, Calif. (September 23, 2014) – Ask any enthusiast what they want out of a tire and the answer you get is almost always proceeded by the word “more” – more traction, more stability, more sound abatement, more tread life, and more style. Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, has listened to enthusiasts and announced the evolution of the company’s flagship light truck and SUV tire – the Terra Grappler G2. Available in both OE-replacement and plus-size fitments, the G2 was engineered to balance enthusiasts’ all-around performance demands with unprecedented treadwear.

Although the G2 visually resembles the original Terra Grappler, the tire has been re-engineered inside and out. The Terra Grappler G2 uses a new rubber compound that’s unique in Nitto’s current Grappler line which significantly improves treadwear. In fact, Nitto’s limited treadwear warranty for the Terra Grappler G2 covers 50,000 miles for LT-metric and floatation sizes and an eyebrow-raising 65,000 miles for hard-metric sizes. Read More→

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Categories : Tire/Wheel