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New Master Catalog Cover CMYK 168x220 2014 15 Rancho® Master Catalog Highlights Latest Performance Lift Kit & Ride Control Product Line Expansion Long 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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VTKitSilverado Sierra CMYK 220x146 Drone Free DynoMax® VT® System Available for 2014 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 TrucksMonroe, 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 CMYK 220x143 Rancho® Brand to Release 2015 Ford F 150 Suspension SystemsLong 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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Trail-Gear is now offering LED Light Bars and Covers

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

All 6 Inch Covers 220x146 Trail Gear is now offering LED Light Bars and 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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Categories : Lighting

WARN Spydura Pro and WARN Spydura Rope Extensions Built for all WARN Winches

93120 Sypdura Pro Rope 300x200 220x146 Warn Industries Synthetic Winch Rope Line ExpandsClackamas, OR (11/4/14) – Warn Industries quite literally extends their popular Spydura™ Synthetic Rope line with a series of Spydura synthetic rope extensions. These lightweight, easy to use extensions are a durable choice to extend standard WARN® winch ropes in difficult situations. This new tool in the WARN self-rescue arsenal allows winch users to reach anchor points beyond their standard winch rope length. Strong and supple, with a loop on both ends, the Spydura synthetic rope extensions are ideal for connecting winch hooks with D-shackles and anchor points. Read More→

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WARN WL Series Includes 4” Light Pods and 4” – 20” Light Bars

93940 LED 10inch Bar Spot 001 300x200 220x146 Warn Industries New Series of LED Spot and Flood LightsClackamas, OR (11/4/14) – Warn Industries enters the LED light market with its optically- advanced, energy-saving WARN WL Series LED Spot and Flood Lights. The WL Series LED Lights give off-roaders an edge at night, when unseen, hidden obstacles challenge drivers. Featuring cutting edge optical design, WARN WL Series LED Lights use Refractec (TM) optics to extract the maximum amount of light from the latest generation Cree LEDs. They give off-roaders the lumens and candela they need to see and avoid trail hazards. The new WARN LED Lights come in light pods and light bars. The 4-inch Light Pods are available as spot or flood beam patterns. The Light Bars come in 4-inch, 6-inch, 10-inch and 20-inch lengths, as either spot or flood beam patterns. Read More→

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Rigid Industries gets rough with testing standards, Osram LEDs provide impressive results

Rigid Industries, a leader in forward projecting LED lighting, partnered with Osram Opto Semiconductors to provide tough, extreme tested products for its new off-road night vision lighting series – the E- and SR-series. These new Rigid infrared (IR) night vision lights complement the full line of Rigid’s visible LED off-road lights. Both versions feature Osram’s high quality, high reliability, infrared LEDs (IRED) and visible LEDs.

unnamed 10 220x184 Osram LEDs put to extreme testing in new off road lighting applicationsThe new night vision systems from Rigid feature IR Oslon Black LEDs, supplied by Osram Opto Semiconductors because they are similarly tough with superior reliability. IR Oslon Black delivers IR illumination for night vision operation and, with more than 1W at 1A total optical flux,  it is the most powerful single chip, high power IRED available today.

Before the new products launched, Rigid engineers conducted a series of deliberately intense stress tests to prove that the lights can endure the most extreme real-world off-road conditions. To simulate what can happen when you mix hard-core off-road driving with intense dirt trails and harsh environmental elements, Rigid pushes its products to the breaking point to see how they perform through a series of abusive tests that include using hammers and saws. This type of testing ensures Rigid’s products far exceed the performance needed for a tough and reliable off-road lighting application. Read More→

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95060 MY05 HUB Black 002 300x261 220x191 Warn Industries Locking Hubs for 2005+ Ford Super Duty Trucks are Now AvailableClackamas, OR (11/4/14) – Warn Industries introduced a new line of WARN Premium Locking Hubs for late-model, 2005 and later Ford Super Duty Trucks. Super Duty owners now have the option to outfit their rigs with aftermarket, “new look” WARN Premium Hubs, available through normal WARN distribution channels. These Premium Locking Hubs are built to take the beatings modified rigs with bigger tires often dish out. Easy to install and easy to use, WARN Super Duty Hubs feature something new from WARN—chrome or black powder-coated finish on the all-metal cap and dial.

Durability runs deep in these new WARN Premium Hubs. Heat-treated Cro-Moly steel gears and an upgraded bearing housing provide greater strength. Marine-grade corrosion–resistant stainless steel hardware, and the all-metal cap and dial (with IP68 waterproof rating), make these new hubs shine on the job, or off the road. Read More→

Engineers Combine Classic Rancho RS5000™ Shock Design with

New Features for Added Performance, Global Appeal

RS5000X Strut SS2 CMYK 220x51 Rancho(R) Brand Introduces RS5000X™ Shock Series for Lifted Trucks, SUVsLong Beach, Calif., Nov. 24, 2014 – The Rancho® brand has released a new larger RS5000X™ shock series that helps deliver precisely controlled off-road performance to lifted trucks and sport utility vehicles found around the globe. The new RS5000X shock series includes Cross-Tuned Technology, a new, unique valve design that allows for increased control and consistent ride profile with a larger shock body. Read More→

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‘ZEON Platinum’ Sets A New Benchmark In Performance And Ease Of Use

92820 Zeon Platinum 12 002 300x200 220x146 Warn Industries Introduces a New Line of Advanced Technology Ultimate Performance WinchesClackamas, OR (11/4/14) – Warn Industries has introduced ZEON Platinum™ – the toughest, most technologically advanced truck and SUV winch on the trail today. It’s built for those who push the limits–with double the durability, 20% faster line speed, and extreme IP68-rated waterproofing. Key features include the world’s first remote controlled clutch, and the all-new Advanced Wireless Remote. ZEON 10 Platinum, and ZEON 12 Platinum winches deliver 10,000 and 12,000 lb. (4536 and 5440 kg) capacities, and come with a steel rope and roller fairlead. ZEON 10-S Platinum features WARN® Spydura® Synthetic rope and a polished aluminum hawse fairlead. Read More→

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Amanda Products SEMA 2014 2 146x220 Amanda Products Releases Final Installment of its Road to SEMA 2014 StoryAmanda Products is pulling back the curtain on its unique design process that was used to develop automotive aftermarket prototype parts for the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The three-part story at http://www.amandaproducts.com/sema2014/ offers exclusive photos and interviews with designers, executives, engineers and product developers.

The first two parts of the Amanda Products Road to SEMA Story – INSPIRATION AND DESIGN – documented the brand’s journey from Global Media Award for its innovative SpeedHook™ at SEMA 2013 to development of more ingenious off-road products. Amanda Products brought the real-world feedback it had collected from off-road enthusiasts to intensive group ideation sessions, uniting executives, engineers and designers to generate new ideas for the brand. Read More→

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7075 LockNLoad HiRes Media 220x123 MetalCloak Takes the Bind out of Radius Suspension Systems with the Patent Pending Lock n LoadRancho Cordova, CA - Take the bind out of the radius arm suspension and add additional safety features with The MetalCloak “Lock-n-Load” (Patent Pending ID# 14/469,438)!  The unique design of the passenger side replacement Lock-n-Load control arm allows you to “lock” the control arm in a static “solid” state for added on-road safety and lively road handling.  “Load” the arm to unleash the capabilities of your radius arm suspension – reducing bushing and bracket load like a 3-link but with the added safety of four attachment points at the axle! How? When “loaded” the arm compresses and expands to compensate for control arm length change. Combined with MetalCloak’s patent pending Duroflex vibration dampening bushing, the Lock-n-Load gives you maximum ride quality.  “Lock-it” or “Load-it” – get the bind-free flex you have dreamed of for off-road AND the added stability on-road with just a few twists! MetalCloak, it’s Your Jeep, Only Better.  Information: MetalCloak, 916-631-8071, www.MetalCloak.com

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