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ORMHOF Logo 1978 copy 220x100 The Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Announces the 2014 Class of InducteesReno, Nev. (May 19, 2013) – The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) announced today the 2014 Class of Inductees.  Del Albright, David Ashley, Marty Fiolka, the late Nye Frank, and Bill Sanders will have their names added to the venerable list of those who have committed their lives to the off-road community.

The five Inductees’ widespread accomplishments cover a number of arenas in the sport including off-road racing, and acting as pioneers of the industry, journalism and advocacy.  Their legacies will be celebrated and displayed for the public, in Gallery Four within the famed National Automobile Museum – the Harrah Collection – located in Reno, Nev.  They join names synonymous with the sport including Parnelli Jones, Malcolm Smith, Rob MacCachren, Larry Roeseler, Walker Evans, and Rod Hall, as well as many others who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the sport prosper and grow. Read More→

Friese Images Jason Scherer Stampede 3 220x146 Jason Scherer Finishes With Brand New Car at Ultra4 StampedeDANVILLE, CA   JUNE 10, 2014    Jason Scherer’s brand new IFS car is going to be a strong contender in the upcoming Ultra4 series races, as proven by it’s excellent performance at this weekends MetalCloak Ultra4 Stampede race.  Started a short 3 months ago after the finish of the King of the Hammers, “The Gavel” hit dirt for the very first time on it’s way to Friday’s Tech Inspection where it passed with flying colors.  Scherer finished 12th in the main event, after racing up to the lead with just a half of lap to go.  “It was great to see Tom Wayes in the winners circle in the same car that won last years Stampede!” said Jason Scherer, the 2013 MetalCloak Stampede winner.  “We had our fair share of little issues that we had to work out on the new car this weekend. Today’s race was a bit bittersweet, knowing the car is awesome and with a little tuning is a top contender.  But, also knowing that just making a normal pass or probably following the lapper would have been good enough for the win in the car’s debut race.  A little prep, some tuning, and some small mods and we will be ready for Glen Helen on July 11th!” Read More→

WK2 Grand Cherokee ARB 220x146 New Old Man Emu Suspension for Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 (2011 & On)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. New Old Man Emu Suspension for Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 (2011 & On) Read More→

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Team FC4x4 Chases National Title

Friday, June 20th, 2014

TEAM FOUR CORNERS CHASES NATIONAL TITLE

Team Four Corners 4x4 220x165 Team FC4x4 Chases National TitleDURANGO, 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→

Two New Lift Kits from Superlift Suspension

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Superlift 6” Lift Kit for 2009-2014 Ford F-150 4WD

Available with Superide, or Superide SS by Bilstein Rear Shocks

SEI40023 220x220 Two New Lift Kits from Superlift SuspensionSuperlift’s 6″ lift kit for 2009-2014 Ford F150 4WD trucks achieves front lift by installing spacers on top of the factory front strut / coil spring assemblies, eliminating time consuming strut disassembly. The factory upper control arms are retained and remain in their original location, while the factory lower control arms and axle housing are lowered, in relation to the frame. New Superlift replacement steering knuckles made of cast ductile iron, and machined in-house by Superlift, span the increased distance between the control arms without increasing track width. A billet front driveshaft spacer ensures proper driveshaft engagement and length; brake hose extensions are also supplied.
Superlift’s geometry, from steering timing and linkage angles, to driveshaft and CV axle operating angles, yields optimal component service life and exceptional drivability.

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Direct O.E. Replacement Steel Bodies Are a Convenient Way to Restore Rusted or Damaged 1981-86 Jeeps

Omix ADA Jeep CJ 8 Steel Body Tub High Res 220x115 Omix ADA Announces Officially Licensed Reproduction Jeep CJ 8 Body TubsOmix-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→

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Categories : Aftermarket

ICON 2007-UP Jeep JK 4.5″ Suspension Systems

Friday, June 20th, 2014

jeep jk suspension lift stage 1 220x220 ICON 2007 UP Jeep JK 4.5 Suspension SystemsICON Vehicle Dynamics is proud to announce the 2007 to current Jeep Wrangler JK 4.5” suspension system line up. Hours of development on the computer, on the lift, on the shock dyno, in the desert, and on the trails and slick rock of Moab have resulted in what ICON believes to be the best suspension systems on the market for the Jeep JK. While the ability to flex and the delivery of a soft ride tend to be a focus with lift kits, ICON’s 4.5” Suspension System aims to strike a perfect balance between wheel travel, articulation, ground clearance, and precise on and off-road handling characteristics. With these goals met, ICON-equipped JK’s can take on rolling desert whoops at upwards of 50 miles per hour, crawl over obstacle-riddled trails, and drive back home in comfort all in the same day. Read More→

Nico Pecht 4x4 racing team 220x165 Debilitating Multiple Sclerosis is Driving Factor in New Ultra4 Racing TeamLAKE TAHOE, CA      MAY 28, 2014    Twelve years ago Nico Pecht was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) at the age of 24.  MS is an incurable and debilitating disease that effects more than 2.5 million people world-wide.  Over time it has become more and more difficult for Nico to enjoy his time four-wheeling, but with the help of Rory Romero and friends, he has spent the last 7 years dedicated to building his dream machine that is now being raced in the Ultra4 series under driver of record Rory Romero.  “Our intention is to raise awareness about this incurable disease so we can find the cure,” said Nico.  “I want to make a footprint on this earth.  I want to let people know what happens so they can get involved and help.  I don’t want to just sit here.”  Read More→

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  • Saturday and Sunday, June 21-229am to 6pm – Open To Public
  • Friday, June 20, 9am to 8pm – Business to Business

Unlimited Off Road Expo 220x220 This Weekend Hosts the First Ever 2014 Unlimited Off Road American Show & ExpoLOUISVILLE, KY   JUNE 19, 2014:  With the tagline ‘East Goes Epic’ the first ever 2014 Unlimited Off-Road American Show & Expo will kick off with a unique Business-to-Business day on Friday and then open the doors to the public on Saturday andSunday.  Off-Road companies and vehicles of all sorts will fill the massive Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.  “This show is going to be amazing.  We have been building for this weekend for months and seeing all the vendors coming in and setting up today is rewarding,” said Erin Freeman, Expo Coordinator.  “The inside and outside show is everything that we have been talking about and more.  We have been able to add some extra bonuses like the ‘Innovations Walk’ where there will be nothing but new products.  We have a Rock Bouncer style RC Course that everyone will enjoy!  Our very popular Top Rig contest had more than 78,000 votes from 38,000+ unique voters.  The Top 10 Vehicles will be on display with Xtreme Off-Road TV Host, Ian Johnson doing short videos with each rig.  We have an impressive line up of racers and even a CMT hit series ‘Party Down South’ actress Mattie Breaux will be available for autographs.  Like I said, there is no lack of entertainment for everyone in the family all weekend!” Read More→

chevy gmc 2500hd 3500 0 3 leveling system stage 2 220x220 ICON 2011+ GM 2500HD / 3500 Suspension System Update

 ICON Vehicle Dynamics has re-staged our 2011-Current Chevrolet & GMC 2500/3500 HD suspension systems. After long-term ride testing and tuning, ICON feels the front 2.0 shocks are unable to provide a quality riding system both on and off-road without being overworked prematurely. ICON 2011+ GM 2500HD / 3500 Suspension System Update

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Chuck Dempsey Joins Driven Experiences

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Chuck Dempsey Driven Experiences 220x123 Chuck Dempsey Joins Driven ExperiencesGATEWAY, CO   MAY 29, 2014: Driven Experiences is proud to announce Chuck Dempsey as the Race Director of Driven Experiences.  With over 20 years of professional racing experience Dempsey delivers a high level of professionalism and dedication to the sport.  “I am excited to be part of this growing opportunity where anyone can experience the rush of driving a state-of-the-art trophy spec off-road vehicles.  The future of Driven Experiences is already forging ahead and this is one exciting race track to be on!” said Chuck Dempsey.

Chuck Dempsey has raced the Baja 1000 over 27 times and is known for being well respected in the Off-Road Industry and favored by many in the offroad community. With significant Dempsey family history spanning over 40 years, Chuck’s racing career highlights multiple podiums in multiple classes including Honda, Kawasaki and BMW motorcycles, Pro-Trucks, Trophy Trucks and Class 1 cars.  His team management skills have put him at the helm of very successful multi-car race operations and his warm nature and great sense of humor have put him in front of many Off-Road Live Coverage cameras and print media opportunities. Read More→

MaxTrac Releases Dodge Ram 2WD 6-Inch Lift Kit

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

MaxTrac Announces New 6-Inch Lift Kit For 2003-2008 2WD Dodge Ram 2500/3500

MT DodgeHD6inK 220x140 MaxTrac Releases Dodge Ram 2WD 6 Inch Lift KitAnaheim, Calif. — With the prices of 4×4 trucks skyrocketing over the past few years, the traditional truck owner has gone back to the basics by purchasing a 2WD truck to get the job done. But what he had to sacrifice is being able to personalize his truck by lifting it along with larger wheels and tires. Well, that’s not the case any more.

MaxTrac Suspension offers a lower-cost alternative for 2WD owners to achieve the same look as 4x4s without breaking the bank. The company’s newest lift system for 2003-2008 Dodge Ram 2WD HD trucks affordably increases ground clearance. Read More→