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ADS Presser 220x138 LetzRoll’s Andrew McLaughlin Takes First Place in Tucson Dirt Riot with ADS ShocksApril 8, 2014 – Tucson, AZ – Congratulations to Andrew McLaughlin and the LetzRoll Racing Team for their first place finish in the Dirt Riot Race Series in Tucson, AZ in their ADS shock equipped #4493 Ultra4 car.

McLaughlin started the race with eight other cars and maintained first place for the entire race averaging roughly 12 minutes per lap. The Tucson course is a tough course in which only three of the eight cars that started finished the race. Read More→

Jeep Drop in Mirror 220x220 Steinjäger Magnet Drop in Side Mirror for Jeep WranglersSteinjäger, Inc. introduces a new ‘patent pending’ drop-in mirror to fit JK and TJ Jeep Wranglers. This new product uses a magnet to lock the mirror in place in the door’s upper hinge, eliminating the need for tools or set screws.
Drop In Door Side Mirrors have been popular for a number of years with Jeep owners, but most designs require the use of a set screw or other threaded attachment methods to keep the mirror locked in place once it’s installed in the door’s upper hinge.  Steinjäger’s new mirror uses a high strength magnet, in conjunction with a highly toleranced pin that fits inside of the hinge, to hold the mirror firmly in place just by simply dropping it into the hinge.  The mirrors are manufactured in the USA.  Steinjäger will personalize the mirrors for an additional charge. Steinjäger Magnet Drop in Side Mirror for Jeep Wranglers
Steinjäger, Inc, which celebrated it’s one year anniversary on February 4, 2014, designs and/or manufactures 30,000 different part numbers for the automotive, UTV, truck, 4×4, racing and offroad performance aftermarket industry. Products include control arms, four link suspensions, control cables, spherical rod end bearings, tube doors, mirror assemblies, foot rests, end links, front bumper accessories, panhard bars, wishbone kits, unibal kits, polyurethane rod ends and many other products that utilize their tube fabricating, cable manufacturing, wireforming, and rod end strengths.
Steinjäger products are available online at www.steinjager.com, or thru more than 650 resellers located in the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany and the UK. Contact Steinjäger directly for product or dealer information.

ARB: Unlock Your 4×4′s Potential with Air Lockers

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Discover how ARB Air Lockers will enhance the traction of your 4×4 in any terrain. Designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia. ARB Air Lockers provide the ultimate in traction, control and performance. Now with a five year, unlimited mile warranty across the range.

We are happy to release this new video, as it is the perfect introduction to the purpose and function of the Air Locker product line.

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Larson Electronics 25 Watt LED Bar Clamp 01 220x146 New 25 Watt Bar Clamp Mounted LED Spotlight Released by Larson ElectronicsLarson Electronics has announced the release of a powerful new LED spotlight designed to mount to the rails, cages and roll bars commonly found on marine craft and utility and all-terrain vehicles. The BCML-LED25WRE bar clamp mounted spotlight offers high light output in a durable, low profile housing and operates on any voltage from 12 to 32 volts. Read More→

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Categories : Lighting

Trick-Tools JMR TB-1000 Tubing Bender

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

 Trick Tools JMR TB 1000 Tubing Bender New for 2014 is the TB-1000 bender from JMR Manufacturing. This high quality machine is priced for the hobbyist and produces professional results. A 2-1/2 inch bending capacity and 180 degree capability makes this an amazing value. This unit features 110v electric/hydraulic power with a simple control lever to bend at approximately 3 times the speed of air/hydraulic powered machines. This machine also utilizes a powered cylinder return for faster cycle times and a more consistent zero point. Read More→

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Categories : New Products

King Shocks Reign Dominant at 2014 King Of The Hammers

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

King Shocks KOH 01 220x146 King Shocks Reign Dominant at 2014 King Of The HammersGARDEN GROVE, CA - February 13, 2014 - Year after year, the King of the Hammers (KOH) off road desert racing hybrid event has proven to be most challenging for both man and machine to conquer. The Men (and women) are bold competitors who choose to take on the punishing endurance race hoping to claim victory in one of the sports highest honors. The machines are known as Ultra 4 vehicles that race at high speeds through the rough open desert and skillfully climb over difficult trails full of rock obstacles and boulder-strewn canyons. Read More→

PML Ram diff cover 220x220 Ram 2500 & 3500 Trucks Can Have Extra Capacity and  Clearance with New PML Front CoverInglewood, CA – PML designed an extra capacity cover for the front differentials on 2003 to 2012 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks. This cover is a bolt on replacement for the stock cover on the American Axle Manufacturing (AAM) 9 1/4 inch ring gear differential used in these trucks.

Because of many clearance problems with steering, U-bolts, and suspension , PML maintained a low profile with partial fins with this cover. Starting in about 2008, Dodge added a U-bolt to the front end design that would contact larger aftermarket covers when at the limit of the steering. This U-bolt was retrofitted on early year trucks during service visits. The suspension on Megacabs would also contact a larger cover when the truck was loaded. PML designed this cover to avoid these problems. Read More→

VisionX DuraLux 220x153 Doing Work with Vision X Lightings Duralux LED Series LightsFebruary 7, 2014 – Auburn, WA – Vision X Lighting continues to expand it’s work-duty line-up with the new Duralux Series LED lights. Designed with fleet vehicles and working professionals in mind, each light combines durability and affordability for many on-the-job lighting needs. Available in 4 or 6 LED and 40 or 60 degree beam configurations, each light provides outstanding distance and more light output than a 100 watt halogen light.  Each Duralux light only draws a mere 1.6A (12V) from it’s 5 watt premium LEDS, reducing power consumption, leading to fuel savings and lower operating costs. The rugged die-cast aluminum housing provides superior protection against the elements, and the universal single-bolt mount allows for a great range of adjustment. Each light is backed by the Vision X Lighting Extended Warranty for added piece of mind. For more information visit www.visionxusa.com or call 888-489-9820. Read More→

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Tenneco’s Popular Performance Suspension and Shock Brand Becomes Sponsor of Off-Road Business Association

Rancho 220x109 Rancho® Announces Official Partnership with ORBA in an Effort to Help Benefit Off Road CommunityMonroe, MI, Feb. 17, 2014 – Rancho®, a leader in the performance off-road industry, has announced its sponsorship of the Off-Road Business Association, Inc. (ORBA).

ORBA is a national non-profit trade association of motorized off-road related businesses that formed to promote and preserve off-road recreation. ORBA proactively protects recreation access and provides leadership in addressing land use issues by advancing policies that conserve the environment and provide off-road recreation opportunities.

“ORBA’s efforts are unparalled within our industry, and the organization directly impacts off-road enthusiast rights and access to recreation areas,” said Chris Gauss, sales and marketing manager, performance brands, Tenneco. “Ultimately, we’re committed to supporting the sport of off-road recreation in an environmentally responsible manner.” Read More→

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WERock 220x70 Trail Gear is the Title Sponsor for the W.E.Rock Western SeriesFresno, CA – Trail-Gear has just announced that they will be the title sponsor of the WEROCK Western Series for the 2014 season. “Trail-Gear has been a partner with WEROCK for the past 8 years and will continue to support competitive rock crawling. Competitive rock crawling is still a love of mine and I am very excited to start the new year.” said Matt Messer, Trail-Gear CEO. Read More→

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ICON RAM 2500/3500 Coilover Conversion Systems

Friday, February 14th, 2014

ICON Ram 3500 with coilovers 220x132 ICON RAM 2500/3500 Coilover Conversion SystemsThe 2003-2013 RAM 2500 / 3500 chassis is a solid foundation that makes for a competent heavy-duty work truck or a tough weekend warrior that’s able to take some serious off-road abuse. While these heavy-duty RAM trucks perform quite well off the lot, ICON Vehicle Dynamics engineers have spent a significant amount of time at the drawing board developing suspension systems to extract higher levels of performance. ICON’s new 3-5” Coilover Conversion Systems address the issue of a lack of adjustment in OEM components that may force RAM owners to set up their trucks for one situation or another. For example, maximum wheel travel and comfort may be experienced at a particular ride height, but when a winch setup or a snow plow is outfitted to the truck the front end is susceptible to a loss in height or ride quality. With the features of the ICON Coilover Conversion System, RAM owners can now make a simple change to the coil adjuster to acquire the look and performance they desire without adding parts or sacrificing ride quality.

ICON Ram coilover reservoir ICON RAM 2500/3500 Coilover Conversion Systems

The RAM Coilover Conversion System has been tested and tuned to offer comfort, stability, and drivability over a wide range of terrains. 2.5” remote reservoir coilover shocks provide exceptional ride characteristics while tubular steel or billet aluminum link arms add strength and decrease bushing bind. ICON offers several staged systems that include upgraded components and additional features along with all parts required for a straightforward install. ICON’s unique CDC (Compression Damping Control) Valve can be incorporated into the RAM Coilover Conversion System for the ultimate in adjustability and user-defined tuning.

ICON Ram Coilover Kit ICON RAM 2500/3500 Coilover Conversion Systems

Key Features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Adjustable ride height 3-5″ lift height
  • Increased ride quality over stock with no change in towing capacity
  • Decreased body roll
  • ICON engineered 2.5 coilover shocks with Eibach coils
  • Corrosion-resistant CAD plated shock body
  • 7/8 polished NitroSteel® shaft
  • Remote reservoir for consistent damping at extreme temperatures
  • Tubular steel upper and lower links feature dual rate bushing assemblies
  • Correctly positioned steering and track bar components
  • No drive shaft modifications needed

Gen II Swing and Lock Tire Carrier System Offers Full Tailgate Function and Easy, No Drill Installation

Rugged Ridge XHD Tire Carrier installed 220x220 Rugged Ridge Announces New Tire Carrier System for Jeep JK Wrangler

Suwanee, Ga. (February 11, 2014) – Rugged Ridge® today announced the availability of its new Gen II Swing and Lock Tire Carrier for the 2007-2014 Jeep® Wrangler JK, beginning April 1.

Unlike previous designs, Rugged Ridge’s tire carrier maintains full mobility of the rear tailgate and eliminates the cumbersome two-stage opening process present in other designs. Using the factory latch mechanism and a reinforced spindle, Jeep owners have the ability to mount up to a 37-inch tire and operate both the carrier and tailgate simultaneously without any hassle. Read More→

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