With Father’s Day just around the corner this weekend, we pulled together a list of 10 different items the off-roading father would appreciate. Check out our list below (and feel free to comment with other great suggestions).

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Tire Pressure Gauge
Showing dad you care doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. Every vehicle should have a decent tire pressure gauge. Airing up and airing down is a regular part of the off-road experience, and the air pressure gauge on air compressors or at the gas station can sometimes be drastically off the mark. There are a number of different options that you can pick up from your local auto parts store, such as this Dual Head Gauge from Slime offered at AutoZone.

MaxTrac-Dodge-Ram-Lift-Spindles-6-5-13MaxTrac Suspension recently added a new application to its extensive lineup of affordable 2WD lift systems. These new spindles fit the 2002-2008 Ram 2500/3500 2WD trucks, achieving 3.5 inches of lift and clearing many 35-inch-tall tire designations.

This simple bolt-on design requires no cutting or welding, keeping install time to less than 3 hours. The one-piece spindles are made from cast ductile-iron and have a black e-coat for corrosion protection. Also included are extended DOT-approved braided steel brake lines, instructions and all necessary hardware. MaxTrac backs the spindles with a limited lifetime warranty.

OGDEN, UT — Edge is excited to announce their latest coverage release in the Evolution CS/CTS platform. 2011-2013 Chevy/GMC Duramax LML 6.6L owners now have access to industry leading power, control, and style.   Adding up to 81HP and 170 lb/ft of torque, drivers will experience the benefits of economy, towing, and performance tunes.  Standard Evolution CS/CTS features, including speed limiter adjustment and tire size calibration, are built-in with the 2011-2013 Chevy/GMC Duramax LML 6.6L coverage.

The Evolution CS/CTS coverage will now include:
• Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500: 2011-2013 6.6L Duramax
• GMC Sierra 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500: 2011-2013 6.6L Duramax

DIAMOND BAR, CA (Jan. 3, 2013) – Applications for automotive scholarships are now available through the 2013 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF) at www.sema.org/scholarships. Students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts industries may be eligible for financial awards of up to $5,000.

The $5,000 Top Student award marks an increase from the award’s previous amount of $4,000. Similarly, scholarships for students attending four-year programs are up from $2,000 to $3,000, and awards for students attending two-year programs increased from $1,000 to $2,000.

Skyjacker Suspensions’ 2012-2013 master catalog is now available in the Apple app store for the iPad and iPhone. The new catalog has over 200 pages, and according to the company it contains “the most complete suspension line in the industry!” Skyjacker manufactures leveling kits, sports lifts and suspension kits for trucks, SUVs and Jeeps.

Skyjacker says this full line catalog makes it easy to find the right leveling kits, suspension lifts, shock absorbers, and steering components for your vehicle. The app page says it all: “You will find our products are made for enthusiasts by enthusiasts!”

For more information or to download the app, visit the iTunes page here.

ARB Intensity Light, JK Wrangler Stubby Bar

ARB launched a few new products at the 2012 SEMA Show, with the new Intensity LED Lights being one and a new its new Jeep Wrangler JK Stubby Bar being the other. The high-tech Intensity lights features LED lights within a traditional round design to provide a blend of spot and spread lighting (essentially combining the benefits of LED lights bars and Halogen and HID lighting). ARB says as 6500 kelvins, the color temperature of the LEDs is as close to daylight as possible with the light tha contains 32 LEDs per light. The lights are sold separately and are offered as a spot or flood beam.

ARB also released its Jeep Wrangler JK Stubby Bar front bumper, which is designed to provide proper clearance for larger off-road tires like 35s and up. The Stubby Bar is only as wide as the JK grille panel. It features outer wings designed to function as Hi-Lift jacking points, and brackets are provided for fitment of driving lights to the bar. The winch platform will fit most low-mount-style winches and narrow competition-type winches. It also features two front “flip up” license plate mounts to move the plate out of the way when the winch is in use. For more information, visit www.arbusa.com.

POMONA, CALIF. – The 2012 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will invade the Pomona Fairplex Saturday, October 6 through Sunday, October 7, with everything off-road including new vehicles, thousands of parts and accessories, ATV test rides, freestyle motocross action, Toyota off-road test drives, RC racing and more. This year’s expo features more than 350 of the industry’s leading manufacturers, dealers and distributors, showcasing all the latest off-road toys, technologies, parts, gear and accessories.

Off-road manufacturer representatives will be on-site to demonstrate and educate attendees on all the latest vehicles and accessories. In addition to the line-up of trucks, Jeeps, UTVs, ATVs, side-by-sides, dirt bikes, sand rails, rock crawlers, parts and accessories on display, the expo will come to life with exciting entertainment features including:

New AMSOIL OE 10W-30 Synthetic Diesel Oil provides outstanding fuel economy benefits for applications requiring an SAE 30 or 10W-30 diesel oil. The new addition to the company’s OE line offers high-quality protection and performance for manufacturer-recommended drain intervals at a very attractive price point.

OE 10W-30 Synthetic Diesel Oil is API CJ-4 licensed and suitable for modern and older, on- and off-road diesel applications. It is an excellent entry-level product for customers who want to move up to synthetic quality, but won’t pay a significantly higher price than a conventional oil or aren’t initially interested in extending their drain intervals.

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA — Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announces a tougher all-terrain tire is now available for truck and SUV owners.  The all-new Toyo® Open Country® A/T II offers over 40% more treadlife than the leading competitors, exceptional all-season performance, an aggressive new tread design, and a quiet ride.

It also comes with an industry-leading 65,000-mile warranty for P-Metric and Metric sizes, as well as a 50,000-mile warranty for LT and flotation sizes.  Last but not least, the Open Country A/T II qualifies for Toyo Tires’ No Regrets® 45-day, 500-mile trial offer.

Improvements in performance and wear are attributed to changes in compounding and design. A new wear-resistant tread compound has significantly increased tread life while maintaining all-season capabilities.  The new tread design delivers enhanced performance on and off the road, including in rain, mud and snow.  At the same time, tread features were developed with low noise and comfort in mind.

OGDEN, UT — Edge Products is excited to announce the release of the EvoHT for the 2011/2012 Chevy/GMC Duramax LML trucks.  The 2012 LML Duramax continues to grow in popularity amongst enthusiasts, daily drivers, and those relying on their truck to tow and haul heavy equipment, livestock, etc.  Edge Products delivers up to an additional 81 horsepower and 170 foot pounds of torque to the EvotHT to enhance the overall performance and driving experience for the 2011/2012 Duramax LML.

The EvoHT tuner is built specifically for consumers looking to tune their truck with safe, smart, reliable power.  Using “white glove” technology, the EvoHT simply plugs into the vehicle’s diagnostic port where the customer can select from four different power levels for their 2011/2012 Duramax LML using the button interface.  With the EvoHT, Edge Products tuning can be installed and used in just minutes with no tools required.  All four power levels for the 2011/2012 Duramax LML delivers tuning with the emission system intact.  Each level is designed for a specific type of requirement. There will be an Economy, Heavy Trailer, Light Trailer, and Extreme power level.