NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 13, 2015) – The all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup has been named “Truck of Texas” by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in its annual 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo, which puts the industry’s best truck, SUVs and CUVs through a grueling two-day evaluation at the historic Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Texas.

Even though technically it’s a 2016 model yet to see the showroom floor, that didn’t stop the Texas Auto Writers Association from naming the new Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup as the “Truck of Texas” at its 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo (we have more info from the event on the Titan XD here). The award was doled out after a two-day test of trucks, SUVs and CUVs at Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Texas, where a number of new models in these categories are tested by journalists during the event.

Portland, OR
– Bushwacker has released its popular Pocket Style® fender flares for the 2015–2016 Chevrolet Colorado pickup, which provide an additional 1.5-inches of tire coverage. This extra coverage makes the flares ideal for Colorado trucks outfitted with wider tires, and provides a custom off-road style.

– Keeping a vehicle level and stable is critical for driving when towing heavy loads.  Air Lift’s new and improved SmartAir(tm) II automatic self-leveling system is designed to maintain optimum ride height on any road, under any load condition.

Dick-Cepek-logo-1-26-15Stow, Oh. – September 24, 2015 – This year, DickCepek Tires & Wheels launched a rebranding campaign that more authentically represents the company spirit and the high-quality tire and wheel products they make. The rebranding has been incorporated into a new mobile-friendly website, enhanced social platforms, new logos, apparel and a variety of marketing elements.

Established in 1958 by avid outdoorsman Dick Cepek, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels has long been regarded as the innovator of the original adventure tire.

Monroe, MI
– The Monroe “Shocktober” promotion is here for September and October, enabling consumers to get four qualifying Monroe or Rancho shocks or struts for the price of three at a participating vehicle service provider or parts store.

1-KMC-Machete-Falken-Wildpeak-AT3W-All-Terrain-Tread-9-10-15 is one of a handful of outlets to get a sneak peek at Falken’s all-new Wildpeak AT/3W all-terrain tire. We installed a set of the tires on KMC Wheels’ new Machete wheel and will post a review of them on the site shortly.

In the past few years, Falken has made a dedicated push into the off-road segment. If you’ve been in Moab, Utah, for the Easter Jeep Safari, or you’ve taken the modern rock-crawling pilgrimage to Johnson Valley OHV in Southern California for King of the Hammers, you’ve likely seen the Falken crew charging around trails in a Jeep JK Wrangler or other company rig, sporting its Wildpeak All-Terrain tire. Or maybe you’ve seen some of Falken’s sponsored drivers in competition, like Tony Pellegrino of Gen Right Off-Road who finished in second place at KOH in 2014.

Today, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced three separate recalls today that will impact more than 1 million Ram pickup trucks.

Clackamas, OR 
— Warn Industries encourages customers to utilize their consumer rebate program that runs through September 30th. The VR Winch Line is featured in this promotion, and is Warn’s standard winch line. The VR Line includes winches in the 8, 10 and 12,000 lb. capacity with steel or Spydura synthetic rope.

Tapping into the natural instinct of truck owners to lend a helping hand to family, friends and neighbors when a need arises, Ram Truck has launched “Ram Nation” to help its owners and dealers come together for disaster relief and community service initiatives.

– The new Baja MTZP3 from Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels is an incredible mud terrain tire with a unique silica-reinforced tread compound for longer wear, enhanced wet weather capability, and superior cut and chip resistance.