June 6-7, 2014 – Awaking from the aftermath of the 2014 King of the Hammers, the Western Ultra4 racing community officially began the 2014 series with the Metal Cloak Stampede in Prairie City, CA – home of the NorCal Rock Racing series. With the largest list of drivers ever entered in a series event, over ninety-nine teams gathered in 100+ degree heat ready to battle it out for top honors. D2R was one of these teams, armed with the newly updated Trent Fab Top Shelf IFS car; this race would be in indicator of what to expect in the upcoming season.
With seating for 5 and outstanding rugged performance, the JK Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (4-door) is a capable vehicle on and off road. It gives owners plenty to smile about but throws up some challenges when considering storage. In order to make the most of the JK’s cargo area and maximize storage and flexibility of use, a new roller drawer module has been developed. The RDRF790 incorporates a single Roller Drawer and an integrated Roller Floor top. The design allows for plenty of accessible and secure storage in the drawer. While the roller drawer function is self-explanatory, the roller floor provides easy access to a Fridge Freezer or other gear. The 37 quart ARB Fridge Freezer (10800352) can be mounted in the traditional front to back orientation. Although a tight fit, a 50 quart ARB Fridge Freezer (10800472) can be oriented left to right across the drawer and rolled rearwards for easier access. Read More→
Wheeling, IL June 17, 2014 – More and more motorists are opting for new “clean diesel” technology, attracted by the promise of improved fuel economy and reduced maintenance costs. But these benefits can only be achieved and sustained if their powerplants are kept in top operating condition. In response to this growing need, The Penray Companies, Inc. has introduced two new products that will help owners of diesel-powered cars and light trucks optimize the performance and economy of their vehicles — Penray Plus™ Diesel Fuel Prep™ and Penray Plus Engine Oil Treatment.
Penray Plus Diesel Fuel Prep is a technology Penray originally developed for heavy-duty diesel engines. This diesel fuel treatment is engineered to keep fuel systems free of deposits and contaminants that can compromise the performance of fuel injectors and other fuel system components, all of which are manufactured to extremely tight tolerances for diesel applications. Keeping injectors clean will minimize plugging of diesel particulate filters (DPF), thus extending the life of the emissions control system.
Another key feature of this new Fuel Prep is the ability to significantly raise the cetane rating of the fuel. Higher cetane numbers accelerate the combustion process to guarantee that the fuel burns where and when it is supposed to for maximum power and efficiency. In today’s modern electronic fuel injection systems, combustion timing is more critical than ever. The new Penray Plus Diesel Fuel Prep helps to reduce maintenance costs and maintain efficiency by keeping the system clean and ensuring that consistent power and performance are preserved.
The second new product for diesel-powered cars and light trucks is Penray Plus Engine Oil Treatment. Diesel engines are very different from gasoline engines in many ways, including operating with very high compression ratios that require the chemistry of diesel fuels to burn properly. A by-product of this diesel combustion is soot, which can find its way into engine oil past the piston rings and valve guides. The problem with soot is aggravated by the higher levels of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) present in some diesel engines.
Penray’s new Engine Oil Treatment combats sooty deposits and other contaminants by dissolving them and holding them in suspension where they can be removed by the oil filter, thus preventing soot and particulates from compromising engine performance and possibly causing engine damage. This new Penray Plus product includes acid neutralizers to prevent corrosion, and also includes supplemental zinc, which fortifies the engine oil. This is especially important since oil formulations have changed in recent years with substantial reductions in zinc, which is a critical lubricant for the camshaft-to-lifter interface and other high-pressure contact areas.
“As the number of diesel-powered cars, light trucks, and SUVs increases, so does the need for technicians and motorists alike to be aware of the differences in the need for periodic maintenance,” explains Mark Kardon, Director of Marketing for Penray. “While diesel engines do not have spark plugs or conventional ignition systems that require regular tune-ups, they do have issues with both the fuel system and the lubrication system that are different from those that motorists are accustomed to with gasoline engines.”
“Our many years of experience in developing innovative and useful chemical additives for heavy-duty diesel engines gives us intimate knowledge of these differences,” adds Penray’s Kardon. “So while diesel-powered light-duty vehicles do not require the regular tune-ups we’re all familiar with, scheduled oil and filter changes are even more critical in keeping soot and particulates from clogging filters and damaging engines.”
“The use of specially-designed additives like these two new Penray products will assure that engine oil, fuel and oil filters, and emission control devices function properly during their normal service life. Combined with strict adherence to recommended schedules for changing engine oil and oil filter, as well as the engine fuel filter, these innovative made-in-the-USA chemical supplements will help keep diesel-powered light-duty vehicles performing at their peak for many thousands of miles,” concludes Kardon.
Since 1951, The Penray Companies Inc. a specialty chemical company has been supporting automotive, heavy duty, private label and export markets with innovative solutions for the transportation industry. Penray’s manufacturing facilities incorporate lean manufacturing techniques for optimal efficiency and quality control. Penray offers a wide variety of maintenance and specialty products available in aerosol and liquid versions.
Information on Penray’s products can be found at www.penray.com
When MasterCraft Safety (MCS) owner Robbie Pierce purchased Impact in 2010, he added a full line of helmets, driving suits, gloves, and shoes to complement MCS’s established line of seats and restraints. Since that time, the influence of MasterCraft Safety on Impact’s product line has been evident, beginning with new helmets like the innovative Air Draft OS20 and the economical 1320 Side Air. Impact’s full line of driving suits have also been updated with modern styles to complement the comfort and safety Impact is famous for. Now MCS and Impact have revisited our driving gloves, producing what are arguably the most comfortable and advanced glove ever offered. Read More→
New to Trick-Tools is the 30F Classic Series English Wheel from MetalAce. This brand new design features a smaller 30 inch throat compared to its 44F companion, but offers enough muscle to form up to 12 ga. mild steel and .125″ aluminum, making this one of the strongest English Wheels on the market today. Read More→
Get the best of both worlds with Rough Country’s 3.75″ Combo Kit for 2014 GM 1500’s! This unique kit combines our popular 2.5″ Leveling Lift Kit with our 1 1/2″ body lift, offering you a big boost at an incredible price!
Gain enough ride height to run up to 285/75 R 17 tires with a set of lower strut extensions, rear blocks, and a set of fiberglass reinforced nylon spacers. Best of all this kit ships with a set of bumper relocation brackets and instruction for lifting the rear bumper using factory mounts, giving your truck a clean, flush look after lifting. Includes a Lifetime Replacement Warranty and is certified FMVSS no. 126 Compliant, proven not to interfere with Electronic Stability Control feature on new model trucks. Read More→
We are very excited to announce the launch of our brand new product line called Bending Edge. Bending Edge is a portable 7″ touchscreen device that will take the guesswork out of specific manufacturing processes. There are three different machine types that Bending Edge has been designed to work with.
Determining the right solution for your vehicle and your requirements demands special attention to many factors. Unlike numerous aftermarket suspension systems, which are only available in a single configuration targeting lift height, Old Man Emu (OME) now offers a range of tuned and matched integrated suspension systems engineered specifically for the Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2. This ensures the right suspension is available to suit how the vehicle is outfitted and the conditions it will encounter. This full line of suspension options will cover the range of builds from lightly built and stock vehicles up to those with 660 lbs. of constant weight being fitted. Read More→
DURANGO, CO – Four Corners 4×4 recently returned from competing in the Dirt Riot Central Series Round #2 race at Canyons Off Road Park near Fredericksburg, Texas on May 31st. The team continued its podium streak for the 2014 season by finishing in third place and advancing a points position as they seek the Dirt Riot 4600 Stock Class National Title.
Team owner and driver, Jason Kaminsky, was back in the car for this race with team crew member Kenn Bates, also of Durango, navigating.
“This event was not a scheduled event for our season,” comments Kaminsky. “But, I felt it was important to our program and to our marketing partners to get out there and preserve, if not improve, our points standing in the National Title chase. Although we couldn’t finish better on the podium, we left the weekend with an improved spot in the national points.” Read More→
Available with Superide, or Superide SS by Bilstein Rear Shocks
Omix-ADA’s new tubs are officially licensed as authentic MOPAR restoration products and come embossed with the authorized Jeep logo. Each tub arrives pre-assembled; fitted and welded together with the cowl panel, rear wheel housings, floor, dash panel and glove box already in place, just like it came from the factory, retaining all major factory mounting locations and channels for body mounting.Suwanee, Ga. (June 3, 2014) – Omix-ADA®, a leading manufacturer of high quality Jeep®, truck and off-road accessories, today announced the availability of new replacement steel body tubs for the 1981-86 Jeep CJ-8/Scrambler.
Constructed from high-quality 18-gauge-steel in the front and rear floor panels, Omix-ADA’s CJ8 bodies also feature heavier 16-gauge-steel construction for all side and tail panels. Read More→