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Cooper Tire Continues Series Partnership with TORC for 2015; Cooper Named 2014 TORC Tire Manufacturer of the Year

unnamed 4 220x153 Cooper Tire Continues Championship Relationship with TORC Through 2015IRVINE, Calif. – (Oct. 29, 2014)  TORC: The Off-Road Championship Presented by AMSOIL announced today that Cooper Tire & Rubber Company will continue its relationship as an Official Series Partner for the 2015 season. Cooper was the primary sponsor for 2014 TORC PRO Light champion Jerett Brooks and a sponsor of drivers such as PRO 4WD runner up Mark Jenkins, Arie Luyendyk Jr., Keegan Kincaid, and Doug Mittag. TORC also announced that Cooper has been named its 2014 Tire Manufacturer of the Year.

TORC Series teams count on their race tires to handle some of the most brutal punishment in motorsports. Given Jerett Brooks’ dominating PRO Light championship season and the come-from-behind wins in PRO 4WD by Mark Jenkins, it’s easy to see why so many teams rely on Cooper to provide the rubber for their off-road trucks. Read More→

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ICON 2011-UP Ford Ranger T6 Suspension Systems

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

unnamed 1 220x132 ICON 2011 UP Ford Ranger T6 Suspension SystemsThe 2011-UP Ranger T6 (or Global Ranger) is a mid-size pickup that has been dubbed “the most capable small pickup” that Ford has ever built. With a sturdy body-on-frame construction and a well-designed front and rear suspension layout, the Ranger T6 is a perfect platform for performance suspension upgrades. With this in mind the ICON engineering team went to work on the Ford, assessing the vehicle from front to back looking for possible wheel travel increases, improvements to damping ability, and weak points in the OE components. Read More→

AFR+ Upgrade: Clean Power

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

unnamed 220x68 AFR+ Upgrade: Clean PowerBelgrade, MT – 10/20/2014 – Dobeck Performance has upgraded a number of AFR+ part numbers to now ­­­include a relay harness which will connect directly to the battery. The upgrade is being made to ensure the DP system is receiving “Clean Power” through their electronics. Read More→

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Bulldog LED Lighting and Rockstar Performance Garage have a lot to show off at SEMA 2014

Bulldog LED Lighting manufacturers all their products in the USA and is proud to be working with Rockstar Performance Garage on several specialty builds for SEMA 2014.

unnamed 220x74 Rockstar Performance Garage and Bulldog LED Lighting SEMA 2014 BuildsSan Carlos, CA  (Oct. X, 2014)—  Bulldog LED Lighting is pleased to be working with one of the best in the industry, Rockstar Performance Garage for the upcoming SEMA show.   The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world (PLEASE NOTE: THE SEMA SHOW IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC). It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. As part of the AAIW, the SEMA Show attracts more than 100,000 industry leaders from more than 100 countries for opportunities in the automotive, truck and SUV, powersports, and RV markets, per the SEMA Show website.  Read More→

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. 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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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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