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Cooper Tire just announced at the 2013 SEMA Show the introduction of a new Mastercraft mud-terrain off-road tire. As the company states in a press release for the new tire, the Mastercraft Courser MXT is “Built for serious off-road performance, the Courser MXT features the latest in mud-terrain construction and performance, in addition to an aggressive off-road design.”

“With the introduction of the Courser MXT, Mastercraft is expanding its proven family of light truck products to encompass extreme off-road needs,” said Scott Jamieson, Cooper Tire’s Director of Product Management. “We are excited about showcasing it at SEMA and to give our customers an exclusive first look.”

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Cooper says the aggressively styled design of the Courser MXT is perfect for extreme off-roading performance. Its deep, functional “side biter” design enables the tires to propel through even the toughest off-road conditions with maximum traction. In addition, the Courser MXT presents enhanced stud pinning and siping for better grip on wet surfaces and in icy conditions. The Courser MXT will be available in 23 of the industry’s most popular light truck sizes in the off-road segment and is designed for today’s truck enthusiasts.

For more information on Mastercraft tires and the Courser MXT, visit www.mastercrafttires.com.

BDS-Dodge-3500-Lift-10-31-13Coldwater, MI — 2013 marks the the beginning of a redesigned front suspension on the Ram 3500 4WD trucks. After a 10 year run of 4-link front suspensions on the 3/4-ton and 1-ton trucks, the 2013 1-ton models have converted to an all new radius arm front suspension. With this redesign there are a number of challenges that face aftermarket manufacturers developing new products.

BDS Suspension released a 2″ leveling kit to fit the new 2013 Ram 3500 4wd designed to eliminate the front end rake and allow for larger tires to be installed.

Royal-Purple-8-30-11Royal Purple will host a two-day social media photo contest at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas where participants can compete for one of two $150 Royal Purple VISA gift cards.

Participants will be asked to take and submit photos incorporating the Royal Purple “I Bleed Purple” beverage koozie and post them to Twitter or Instagram using the @RoyalPurpleInc handle and tagging the photo with the hashtag #IBleedRP.

Individual gift cards will be awarded to the person that submits the best celebrity/booth photo, as well as the person submitting the most creative photo on Tuesday and Wednesday at the SEMA Show.

Toyo-Tires-Logo-5-16-11CYPRESS, CA – Toyo Tires® will have a bigger presence than ever before when the 2013 SEMA Show opens on November 5, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Attendees will see Toyo Tires exhibits throughout the show including on the first floor of the South Hall; in the popular DUB® Live area located in the parking lot outside the South Hall; and in Toyo Tires® Treadpass™, the new passageway connecting the Central and South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Countless booth and feature vehicles will also don Toyo tires throughout the show.

Off-Road-Motorsports-Hall-of-Fame-9-21-12The Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame inducted five new well deserving off-road legends on Friday, October 4 in Pomona, California.  Reaching its highest attendance yet, the sold-out show consisting of almost 300 guests filled the banquet room and helped in honoring the late Larry Bergquist, Bob Chandler, Frank DeAngelo, Jerry Herbst and Bob “the Weatherman” Steinberger as the Class of 2013.

Bob Chandler is known to many as the creator of the monster truck industry.  His most well-known creation:  Bigfoot #1.  His many years of innovating has led to safety technology and ultimately saving lives. Chandler’s team devotes many efforts to support important causes like Make-A-Wish Foundation, children’s hospitals and the like.

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Bob Chandler

20 Mopar-modified Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat and SRT vehicOctober 8, 2013, Auburn Hills, Mich. – It’s SEMA season. Today Chrysler Group LLC released sketches of select Mopar-modified vehicles that are headed for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. The show takes place Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“We developed these Mopar-modified vehicles to inspire ultimate customization,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “With catalogs full of proven, quality-tested performance parts and accessories, Mopar is a one-stop shop for factory-engineered personalization.”

Off-Road-Expo-Logo-10-2-12POMONA, Calif. – Celebrating all that is off-road, 2013 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will host the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Desert Race official live race drawing for starting positions. On Saturday, October 5, at 3 p.m., the crowds will flock to the expansive SCOREville exhibit in the Pomona Fairplex Building 5, to hear the live announcements and be among the first to see the official race course map.

Set to take place Wednesday, November 13, to Sunday, November 17, 2013, this legendary Baja off-road race will cover much of Mexico’s Majestic Baja California Norte region of the peninsula with a loop course that will start and finish in Ensenada, Baja California. More than 300 entries of cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATV’s will fill 40 pro and seven sportsman classes.

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