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Applications for Grants up to $5,000 Now Being Accepted for 2015

Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program - Jeeps on TrailSuwanee, GA (December 9, 2014) Omix-ADA®, the world’s largest independent manufacturer and wholesaler of Jeep® parts and accessories, today announced it will continue funding for its popular Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program for the 2015 calendar year. The program makes grants of up to $5,000 available to organizations helping to advance the off-road hobby. Read More→

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Categories : Press Release

Olympus Offroad to partner with Nitro Gear and Axle

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Parker Colorado – December 5th 2014 Olympus Offroad is excited to partner with Nitro Gear and Axle as the Title sponsor for Olympus Offroad Racing for the 2015 Season. Nitro continues to solidify itself as an industry leader through leading edge products and competitive pricing that is difficult to match. With the addition of their new
Billet third and 40 spline parts, NITRO is setting the bar higher than ever.

“Nitro Gear and Axle will play a vital role in not only the 2015 race season but through the installation in customer vehicles and future builds. Having a solid company to work with aids not only in strong parts for racing success but happy customers with reliable parts. The addition of a second USA based warehouse will decrease shipping time
and increase efficiency.”

Daniel Sach – Owner Olympus Offroad Driver Ultra 4 #4523

Olympus Offroad Racing is a US based team that continues to expand with new team members and sponsored drivers for the 2015 Season. 4 New Additions to Team Olympus Offroad Racing are Carlos Banegas, Cameron Chin, Tim Adkins and Jordan Townsend.

“Winning in the competitive world of off-road racing requires top quality parts and the support of an amazing team.  With our partnership with Team Olympus Offroad and Nitro Gear and Axle I’m confident we’ll be at the front of the pack in 2015!”

Jordan Townsend– Driver Ultra 4 #4580

Olympus Offroad Racing will be represented across the Dirt Riot racing Series and Ultra 4 Racing Nationally. 2015 is poised to be a year to remember.

Team Olympus could not succeed without its Long List of Official Team Sponsors.

Nitro Gear and Axle

F.O.A Shock Absorbers

Corbeau

Factor 55

Rotopax

Liquid Image

Longevity Welding

Metalcloak

Raceline Beadlocks

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unnamed (3)The Ford SVT Raptor is an extremely capable truck that has captured the attention of the off-road community over the past few years. Since the Raptor’s release ICON Vehicle Dynamics’ engineers have pushed this vehicle to extremes in order to develop the most sophisticated suspension components on the market. From the brutal deserts of the Southwest, to the deep snow of Michigan’s U.P., to the wooded trails of the East coast ICON suspension systems have been put to the test and performed flawlessly. Unable to leave “well-enough” alone, ICON is once again aiming to raise the bar in Raptor performance with the introduction of the RXT Rear Suspension System. Read More→

2014 BITD Mint 400Fort 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-CMYKLong 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)Looking 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)Suwanee, 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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Categories : Press Release

VTKitSilverado_Sierra-CMYKMonroe, 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-CMYKLong 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

All 6 Inch 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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THE BATTLE OF THE BAJA

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

unnamed (13)Colorado 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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Categories : Baja 1000

PRP Seats Announces Partnership with Brian Deegan

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

unnamed (12)Temecula, 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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