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Trail-GearFresno, CA-Trail-Gear, Inc. released the latest addition to their Rock Ripper™ line today (Monday, May 7, 2012). The Trail-Gear Rock Ripper™ Dust Defense Pre-Filter is made from high-quality polyester with an elastic cuff to ensure a snug fit and is designed to run without oil. It extends filter life by preventing large dust particles from entering the air filter, keeping it cleaner longer. Read More→
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Trail-GearFresno, CA-Trail-Gear expanded its Rock Ripper™ line with the addition of a Cold Air Intake for the 1995-2000, 2.7L, 4 cylinder Toyota Tacoma, which it released today (Friday, April 20, 2012). The Trail-Gear Rock Ripper™ Cold Air Intake can also be used on 1995-2000 Toyota 4Runners. This product will allow consumers to stay on the trails longer before vehicle performance drops off due to a clogged filter. Read More→

Trail-GearFresno, CA-In response to customer demand, Trail-Gear has manufactured a much needed OEM replacement component and filled another need in the Toyota off-roading industry. Trail-Gear is excited to announce the release of their brand new hubs for solid axle Toyota Pick-ups and 4Runners this week (Wednesday, April 11, 2012). Trail-Gear is the first manufacturer to produce this part since Toyota themselves. Read More→


Fresno, CA-Trail-Gear, Inc. has recently developed and released multiple new products designed for Toyota Tacomas made during the years of 1995-2004. “We see the future of Toyota off- road trending toward Tacomas and we want to offer our customers a complete product line,” said Aaron Young, Trail-Gear Engineer. These new products expand Trail-Gear’s existing Trail Creeper™ and Rock Assault™ lines. Read More→

PLACERVILLE, CA   SEPTEMBER 19, 2010:  The Eastern Pro National Series came to an exciting close in Dayton Tennessee with over 2000 spectators in attendance! Congratulations to the Champions Bill Barton in the Unlimited Class, Danny Rohrer in the Pro Modified Class and Duane Garretson in the Modified Stock Class.  The Pro Modified Class had points battles to the end that made every obstacle important for all six competitors going for the title.  The Champions will be presented at the W.E. Rock Grand National Championship, where the East meets the West drivers, at Miller Motorsports Park September 24th and 25th. Read More→

Rock Assault™ 9″ Seal Housing Kit

Friday, June 17th, 2011
Trail-Gear’s 9″ Seal Housing Kit is machined from billet aluminum, has three o-rings on the outersurface of the seal housing, and has a double seal on the inside. The three outer o-rings keepthe outer portion of the seal housing sealed up so that no fluid can leak or flow between theaxle tube and the seal housing itself. The seal housing is tapered on the inside so that the axleshaft is lined up with the seal housing as it is installed to prevent damage to the seals or sealhousing. The seal housing itself is secured in place with a set screw so that it cannot move or bepushed out of place when the axle shafts are installed. The inside of the seal housing has twoseals installed to ensure that even while rock crawling on your side or racing at high speeds, nofluid leaks through or bypasses our seals. This will keep your fluid in your differential where itbelongs, and not on your breaks and tires where it can create a dangerous situation. Read More→

Rock Assault™ Trail Nine Axle Housings

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

After years of competition testing and engineering, we are confident that The Rock Assault™Trail Nine Axle Housing is the strongest 9″ axle housing on the market. This housing has beentested in W.E. Rock, CalRocs, and King of the Hammers, so we know it will stand up to thetoughest terrain on earth. We are so sure that this is the best axle housing in the industry, weare backing it up with our world famous no questions asked warranty.

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Trail Safe Inner Axle Seal

Thursday, April 14th, 2011


Figure (A): Deflection gaps in the Brand X seal are the result of the spring clip opening. Fluid is allowed to bypass the seal lip through these deflection gaps. The result is a leak.

Figure (B): The Trail Safe seal lip is totally supported by a garter spring. The spring applies constant force over 360º, not allowing any deflection gaps. This means no fluid leaks. Read More→

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Trail-Gear Tacoma SAS Kits

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Trail-Gear is proud to be the first in the industry to develop a series of Tacoma SAS Kits for 95-04 Tacomas that are complete, user friendly, and affordable. Trail-Gear has a great respect for the Tacoma and the Tacoma market, so we have dedicated our resources to developing a full line of Tacoma products. Every Tacoma component in these kits have been engineered for maximum durability and tested using the most advanced engineering technology in the industry. With our full color, in-depth installation instructions, anyone with minimal mechanical and welding skills can install these kits in one or two weekends. Read More→

True Tacoma Width Front Axle Housing

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

This exclusive axle design is the first in the industry to be released with all new parts. Our knuckle balls are forged from 1035 steel, making them much stronger than stock, eliminating closed or bent knuckle balls.

The axle tubes have been offset above the housing centerline, so the inner axles ride near the bottom of the axle tubes rather than in the center. The result is an increase of 3/8″ in ground clearance under the axle tubes. The axle tubes are made from 5/16″ thick 1020 DOM tubing with an outer diameter of 3″. Read More→

Rock Recovery™ Suspension Winch 3000

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Trail-Gear understands when you have a link or even leaf sprung suspension, that during a vertical climb or decent, your suspension will unload making your truck less stable as the center of gravity becomes higher. Our answer to this problem is a small, easy to mount suspension winch that will allow you to stabilize your suspension and effectively control how much suspension droop you have during times when having that control makes all the difference.

Most competition buggies and hard core trail rigs have been using thes­e suspension winches for years to get the job done, so Trail-Gear has decided to offer the Rock Recovery™ Suspension Winch 3000. It is compact, reliable, and easy to install. Everything about the Rock Recovery™ Suspension Winch 3000 is tailored so that installation is a snap. Read More→

Another Top 10 Finish For Team Trail-Gear

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Trail-Gear arrived on the lakebed almost a week before the big race to make their final tweaks and get the car fully dialed in. A 9th place finish at last year’s King of the Hammers proved that the 4-cylinder, Ecotec powered engine at the heart of the #17 Trail-Gear Godspeed buggy had what it took to be a contender at the toughest off road race in the world.

“I’ll drive fast enough to put that fire out.” Those were the words of Matt Messer, owner of Trail-Gear, regarding concerns of a potential fire if any race fuel were to spill onto the turbo during refueling in the pits. It was obvious that their only options were to win or break trying. Starting at the middle of the pack in 44th position meant having to reel in a large number of other racers to move into contention. Read More→