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Greenville, S.C. (Oct 31, 2014)
– BFGoodrich® Tires, the company that created the first all-terrain tire in 1976, has launched its most advanced light truck tire ever with the new All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire. The tire is now available in 12 initial sizes to consumers at more than 20,000 BFGoodrich authorized dealers.

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A few weeks back, Off-Road.com has the chance to travel to Northern Baja to test BFGoodrich’s newest tire, that All-Terrain T/A KO2, a tire that BFG hails as “our toughest all-terrain tire ever.”

GM-Logo-10-21-14DETROIT – Eleven more General Motors facilities have achieved landfill-free status. The running total is 122 manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations spanning Asia, Europe, and South and North America that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations.

“Our landfill-free movement is part of our culture of continuous improvement embraced by teams globally,” said Jim DeLuca, GM executive vice president of Global Manufacturing. “Not only does it make our operations more efficient and help conserve vital resources, but we’re able to reinvest the money we get from recycling into future vehicles for our customers.”

Tread-Lightly-Thumb-9-22-14Salt Lake City, Utah – Tread Lightly! appointed two new members to its Board of Directors at an annual meeting recently held at its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The new board members are Andrew Hoit, Vice President of Sales at Falken Tire Corporation, a global performance tire manufacturer, and Mark MacGuinness, Vice President at Discount Tire Direct, the world’s largest independent tire and wheel retailer.

“Tread Lightly! is committed to protecting access to the great outdoors for the benefit and enjoyment of people of all ages, and our diverse board has a growing interest in the many issues currently impacting access to public and private lands and waters,” said Lori McCullough, executive director and board member for Tread Lightly!. “As a member based organization, Tread Lightly! is also committed to expanding our membership as we approach our 25th anniversary in 2015. We encourage everyone who enjoys the outdoors to consider a Tread Lightly! membership as a way to help support access to our public lands.”

Air-Lift-Workshop-Website-10-20-14No matter what vehicle you drive or what load you tow, Air Lift air spring suspension products can make the trip safer and more comfortable. Whether it’s an SUV towing a boat, a half-ton pickup with a trailer camper, or a one-ton truck hauling equipment to a work site, adjustable air springs solve the common problems related to towing and hauling. Air springs are a relatively small investment that pays off over and over, providing noticeable improvements to a vehicle’s handling, ride, safety, and reduced wear and tear.

Air Lift Company, a dedicated suspension specialist company, is focused on designing, engineering and manufacturing high-quality products for a wide range of towing applications. For over 65 years, the company has made safety-for both driver and cargo-their top priority, currently offering air suspension kits for over 540 different vehicle makes and models.

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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.

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Cypress, Calif.
– Ask any enthusiast what they want out of a tire and the answer you get is almost always proceeded by the word “more” – more traction, more stability, more sound abatement, more tread life, and more style. Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, has listened to enthusiasts and announced the evolution of the company’s flagship light truck and SUV tire – the Terra Grappler G2. Available in both OE-replacement and plus-size fitments, the G2 was engineered to balance enthusiasts’ all-around performance demands with unprecedented treadwear.

Nissan to Equip Next-Generation Titan Pickup with New Cummins Tu
Back in late 2013, Nissan announced some big news when it said its next-generation full-sized pickup would feature a Cummins V8 turbo diesel engine. At the time, only limited details were shared, such as the fact that it will be a 5.0-liter V8 born of a partnership between Nissan and Cummins, that the new motor will feature a horsepower rating of more than 300 and a torque rating in the 500 lb-ft range, and that there will be a commercial vehicle option as well.

CalTrend-Seat-Cover-Chevrolet-9-10-14Santa Ana, CA – CalTrend offers superior quality custom seat covers for 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 series pickups. These seat covers are precision cut to perfectly fit over the vehicle’s front and rear seats, while providing protection against dirt, moisture and excessive wear.  CalTrend seat covers for the 2014 Silverado fit both bucket and split-bench front/rear seat configurations, and include head rest covers, arm rest covers, and feature large seat-back pockets to store personal items.

Using precision computer CAD/CAM systems and superior quality manufacturing techniques, these seat covers fit tight around seat cushions, cup holders, and center consoles. They are also  compatible with side airbags and do not interfere with under seat storage compartments.  CalTrend custom seat covers  are tough and durable, with reinforced seams and resistance to UV light and mildew. Yet, the cushioned foam inner lining provides a soft, comfortable feel that also helps form a perfect fit.

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How do you replace an off-road icon? It’s not an easy question to answer, especially for BFGoodrich as it looks to replace its iconic off-road staple, the All-Terrain T/A KO tire. We’re currently down in Baja putting the new All-Terrain T/A KO2 to the test on the very terrain BFG has made a name for itself in the off-road racing world. This is also where the company has learned much of what has gone into its truck and SUV tires that have been used on the pavement and in the dirt for decades.