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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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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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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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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→

Rancho Releases Several New Systems for Popular Diesel Model

Rancho Ram2500 RS66453B CMYK 220x196 New Rancho(R) 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel Competition Radius Arm Suspension System Passes Federal Rollover Safety TestMonroe, MI, Oct. 3, 2014 – The new Rancho® competition radius arm suspension system for 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD diesel trucks recently met all requirements of the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126 – Electronic Stability Control Systems (FMVSS-126) test.  Rancho also has released a new drop bracket sport system and a “Level It” kit for the popular diesel Dodge trucks. Read More→

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Trail Gear releases Tacoma strut kits

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Tacoma Front IFS 3” Strut Extension Lift

303065 1 KIT 220x146 Trail Gear releases Tacoma strut kitsWant to lift the front of your 2005-2014 Tacoma without the hassle? Our new Tacoma IFS Front 3” Strut Extension Lift is exactly what you need. This IFS Strut Extension Lift is a simple bolt-on kit, eliminating any need to disassemble your front struts. The strut extensions are constructed out of black anodized 6061-T6 aircraft grade billet aluminum and the mounting studs are made out of zinc-plated Class 12.9 alloy steel for superior strength. This kit was designed to give you a 3” lift in the front while keeping the stock suspension feel. Read More→

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unnamed 220x146 ARB Releases New OME High Performance Bypass Shock AbsorbersBP-51 (Bypass 51mm diameter bore) shock absorbers feature revolutionary, patent pending technology developed to deliver unparalleled on and off road performance for your 4×4.

Developed and extensively tested under the harshest conditions in Australia, these big bore, position sensitive bypass shock absorbers with remote reservoir are designed to bolt onto your vehicle without any vehicle modifications and combine considerable ride comfort around town with significant amounts of end-zone damping for exceptional chassis control and handling off road. Read More→

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ICON 2007-UP GM 1500 Suspension Systems

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

FITS ALUMINUM & STEEL SUSPENSION MODELS

4 220x132 ICON 2007 UP GM 1500 Suspension SystemsICON Vehicle Dynamics’ 2007-UP GM 1500 1-3” suspension systems are designed to dramatically increase the on and off-road ride quality of Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. With wheel travel and ride quality in mind, ICON engineers researched each component of the GM platform’s suspension and addressed any areas where performance could be extracted. After this initial step, an array of products including coilovers, rear shocks, and upper control arms were developed and put to the test in varying terrain and extreme conditions. Once these products had seen many miles of on and off-road abuse without failure, they were organized into several stages that deliver unique levels of performance to the vehicle. Read More→

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ICON 2005-UP Toyota Hilux Suspension Systems

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

5ea8daf9 791d 4873 b522 507a0b13fbdc 220x146 ICON 2005 UP Toyota Hilux Suspension SystemsAlthough many think the Hilux is more or less similar to a Tacoma it is, in fact, a very different vehicle. The frame is very stout, and the rear suspension is designed for quite a bit more load and service than a Tacoma. These differences prompted an approach to this international chassis that was quite different than the USDM counterpart. In standard fashion, ICON engineers took an all-encompassing approach and addressed the Hilux’s suspension as a whole rather than focusing on one particular component. The result of this is a dramatic increase in wheel travel and damping ability, translating into outstanding vehicle control and ride quality both on and off-road. Read More→

Rugged Ridge Jeep JK Inverted Drag Link product only High Res 220x220 RUGGED RIDGE’S NEW INVERTED DRAG LINK FOR ’07 ’14 JK WRANGLERS RESTORES STEERING GEOMETRY ON LIFTED JEEPSSuwanee, Ga. (July 22, 2014) – Rugged Ridge®, a manufacturer of Jeep® off-road accessories and suspension kits, today introduced its new inverted drag link for 2007-2014 Jeep JK Wranglers. Specially designed to fix steering geometry issues that plague lifted Jeeps, the new design reduces bump steer and increases ground clearance; keeping vital steering components out of the way from rocks and other obstacles on the trail.

Jeep’s original design has the drag link mounted from the bottom of the passenger side steering knuckle, leaving the drag link especially vulnerable to trail damage. Using Rugged Ridge’s new design, owners drill out the original steering knuckle mounting hole and relocate the new inverted drag link over the top of the knuckle using a connecting sleeve, gaining precious ground clearance. Read More→

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EIBACH ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT JEEP WRANGLER JK

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

EIBACH ALL TERRAIN LIFT JEEP WRANGLER JK 220x172 EIBACH ALL TERRAIN LIFT JEEP WRANGLER JKEibach has captured countless victories in some of the greatest off-road races in the world. Take that same race-winning technology, combine it with Eibach’s legendary suspension tuning and enter: the ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT. Built to withstand anything you can throw at it, the ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT is the perfect balance of off-road performance with on-road stability and ride quality.

The Eibach ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT Kit comes complete with everything needed for installation, Including: Eibach ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT Springs, Shocks, Bumpstop Spacers, Adjustable Endlinks, Adjustable Front/Rear Track Bars, Location Brackets and Stainless-Steel Brake Lines—backed with Eibach’s Million-Mile Spring Warranty, Two-Year Shock Warranty and Made in the U.S.A. Read More→

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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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