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FOX offers Jeep owners a new level of valve with the introduction of the Evolution Series IFP shocks for under $100.

fox vehicle photo08 220x146 FOX Expands Product Offerings with Evolution Series IFP Shocks for Jeep ApplicationsEl Cajon, Calif. – For four decades, FOX has been an industry leader in the design and development of high performance shocks that are tested by winning snowmobile, mountain bike, ATV, UTV, and off-road athletes around the world.  The data collected from these racing efforts is applied to ever consumer level product FOX builds.
FOX engineers have been hard at work to deliver the best possible high performance shock and steering stabilizers for trucks and Jeeps at the most affordable price point to date. The result of this yearlong development phase produced the new Evolution Series IFP mono-tube shocks and steering stabilizers. 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

Systems Pass Federal Rollover Safety Test; Rancho Engineers Integrate Options to Accommodate Varying OE Steering Knuckle Material

Rancho 2014 GMC Sierra 220x131 Rancho® Launches New Performance Suspension Systems for 2014 GMC Sierra 1500Long Beach, Calif., Dec. 12, 2013 – The new Rancho 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 suspension systems recently passed the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126 – Electronic Stability Control Systems (FMVSS-126) test – and were engineered to accommodate the varying steering knuckle materials being used by GMC.

The truck that recently passed FMVSS-126 included the new 6-in. Rancho suspension system, rear Rancho® RS7000MT™ (RS7297) shocks, and front OE struts with spacers. The truck also was outfitted with BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T/AKM2 325/60R20 tires and 20-in. Vision Off-Road Assassin wheels finished in matte black. Read More→

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New for 2014 are aluminum reservoir bodies with integrated O-ring sealed air valve caps and improved universal reservoir mounting clamps

FOX 2.0 Factory Series Reservoir 220x83 FOX Revamps 2.0 Factory Series Reservoir Shocks for 2014El Cajon, Calif. – For decades, the FOX 2.0 Factory Series Reservoir smooth body shock has been the ultimate performance suspension upgrade for stock or lifted trucks and SUVs–but unwilling to rest on its laurels, FOX has gone back to the drawing board to make the 2.0 Factory Series Reservoir shock even better.  New for 2014 are aluminum reservoir bodies with integrated O-ring sealed air valve caps and improved universal reservoir mounting clamps. Read More→

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Two-wheel drive lift technology goes to new heights with 4.5-inch and 7-inch spindle lift systems for 2003-2013 Ram ½-tons

MaxTrac Ram 2WD 7inch lift 220x138 MaxTrac Releases Ram 1500 4.5 Inch, 7 Inch Lift KitsAnaheim, Calif. — MaxTrac Suspension released new lift systems that incorporate the company’s signature lift spindles. For 2003-2013 Ram 1500 2WD trucks, the new MaxTrac knuckles – cast from ductile iron and finished with a durable black e-coat for corrosion-resistance – provide 4.5 inches of lift. This provides enough wheelwell clearance to fit many 35-inch-tall tires without having to trim the fenders. Read More→

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Rancho 2014 GMC Sierra 1500, 2009-2013 Ford F-150 Systems Certified as FMVSS-126 Compliant; BFGoodrich Tires, OE Wheel Works Wheels Included in Testing

Rancho GMC Sierra 220x146 Rancho® Suspension Systems Pass Federal Rollover Safety TestLong Beach, Calif., Oct. 28, 2013 – The Rancho® lift kits for 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2009-2013 Ford F-150 (RS6519B) trucks recently met all requirements of the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126 – Electronic Stability Control Systems (FMVSS-126) test. Read More→

Metalcloak AdjustableRearBumpStopKit 220x127 Metalcloak’s Adjustable Rear Bump Stop System Makes Designing Your JK Suspension EasyMetalcloak continues their trend of innovation with the Adjustable REAR Bump Stop System. Like most of us, you’ve probably guessed what size bump stop you need for your lift kit, fender and tire combination. Guess no more.

Following the success of the Adjustable Front Bump Stop System that uses hockey-like pucks to provide the option of 1” to 4” in Bump Stop, Metalcloak’s Adjustable Rear Bump Stop System for the JK Wrangler allows you to easily change the Bump Stop to fit your JK’s specific needs. Each kit comes with eight rectangular pucks (four for each side) manufactured from trail-proven natural thermoplastic rubber designed to mount in a staggered pattern (1” high to 4” high, depending on need) providing a full and complete bump stop option. Just Install. Test. Adjust. It’s that easy. Metalcloak, It’s Your Jeep, Only Better Read More→

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Superlift Suspension Releases 2.5″ Lift Kit

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Kit fits 2007-2014 Jeep JK Wrangler 2-Door (K932) and 4-Door (K931) – Fits Right and Left Hand Drive Models

SL jk 2pt 1 at 4x4 220x220 Superlift Suspension Releases 2.5 Lift KitWest Monroe, LA — The JK series Wrangler is an enjoyable daily driver with considerable off-road capabilities; a true “double duty” vehicle with mass appeal. The question is how to make a good thing better without sacrificing the on-road driving traits that have helped make this Wrangler the best-selling Jeep in history? Superlift provides the answer with their new 2.5″ lift that allows clearance for 33″ diameter tires, even during extreme off-road articulation. For 35″ tires, Superlift’s optional compression travel dampener kit is recommended to prevent tire / fender scrub during extreme articulation.trans Superlift Suspension Releases 2.5 Lift Kit Read More→

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FOX 4.0 Factory Series Bypass Now Available

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

4.0 diameter bypass shocks provide additional damping and cooling capabilities over smaller options

FOX OFFROAD 40 FACTORY BYPASS DETAIL 2 146x220 FOX 4.0 Factory Series Bypass Now AvailableNow available, the FOX 4.0 Factory Series Bypass shock is the ideal position-sensitive shock for lightweight unlimited offroad racecars and pre-runners.

Bypass shocks allow precise adjustment of multiple stages of compression and rebound damping. The 4.0 Factory Series Bypass shock adds another competitive option to FOX’s already extensive bypass shock lineup. The expanded volume provides a wider damping range and increased cooling—optimizing the suspension and increasing the vehicle’s capabilities. The 4.0 Bypass shock uses the same extended and compressed lengths as the 3.5 Factory Series Bypass for easy upgrading. Read More→

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Quick Adjusting Bypass technology is available as an option for all new 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5 FOX External Bypass shocks or as an upgrade

FOX QAB DEATIL 1 220x146 FOX Quick Adjusting Bypass (QAB) Technology Now AvailableThe FOX Quick Adjusting Bypass (QAB) technology allows you to manually adjust bypass tubes, quickly and easily, making fumbling with tools and visually counting turns obsolete.

The CNC Machined 6061-T6 aluminum adjustment knobs—anodized blue for compression or red for rebound–are knurled for increased grip, with laser-etched arrows indicating adjustment direction.  The adjuster has the same flow and range of adjustment as our regular bypass units. The new design has a definitive click at every quarter revolution of the knob, making adjustments simple and quick—tracking shock changes is now easier than ever. The knobs also feature an O-ring seal to keep moisture and contaminants out, insuring a reliable adjustment turn after turn. Read More→

New Suspension System Includes Components Specifically Designed to Level Popular Diesel Truck Series

Ram2500 RS66450R7 CMYK 220x127 Rancho® Introduces Level It Suspension Kit for Dodge Ram 2500/3500 TrucksLong Beach, Calif., Aug. 12, 2013 – Rancho® now offers a brand-new “Level It” performance suspension system that easily lifts the front of 2003-2012 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 diesel trucks.

Available now through performance retailers, the Rancho Level It Dodge Ram system (P/N RS66450R7) delivers uncompromised on- and off-road comfort and performance.

Easily installs and fits up to 35-in. tires, this new Rancho kit  includes sway bar relocation brackets, a set of front Rancho RS7000MT® monotube shocks and variable rate front coil springs. Read More→