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Chevrolet and GMC have confirmed a new eight-speed automatic transmission will be standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models equipped with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8.

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– General Motors recently announced the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pickups will maintain a 12,000-pound maximum available trailer weight rating as the company transitions to new ratings for 2015 based on SAE J2807 Recommended Practices.

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– GMC recently introduced the 2015 Sierra All Terrain HD, a refined, off-road-inspired execution of the brand’s capability that blends exclusive design features with the versatility of 4WD. It goes on sale this fall.

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– In a continuing effort to quickly address emerging safety issues, General Motors announced today it is recalling about 2.42 million vehicles in four separate U.S. recalls. The recalls are for:

Volant-Powercore-Intake-System5-8-14BEREA, Ohio – Volant Performance has expanded its product line to meet rising demand for performance components for the light truck market. Volant cool air intake systems, which are engineered to boost horsepower by maximizing the engine’s breathing capabilities, are now available for the 2014 5.3L V8 1500 Chevrolet Silverado and 1500 GMC Sierra.

The cool air intakes are available for both the Silverado and the Sierra in a choice of either Volant’s PowerCore(r) Closed Box Air Intake System (part #155536) or Pro5 Closed Box Air Intake System (part #15553).

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GMC revealed the 2015 Canyon recently, an all-new midsize truck the company says will redefine the segment and raises the bar for everything from horsepower and efficiency to quietness and refinement. It will be offered with an available 302-horsepower V6 and a Duramax 2.8L turbodiesel in 2016.

When it goes on sale this year, the all-new Canyon will give GMC one of the only three-truck lineups in the industry. It is expected to deliver class-leading capabilities with the brand’s signature refinement – all in an efficiently sized, maneuverable package for customers who want the cargo-hauling and trailering versatility of a truck without the size of a full-size pickup.

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Long Beach, Calif. – The Rancho RS7000MT monotube strut series now includes coverage of popular Ford, Chevrolet and GMC trucks, including 2014 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 2/4WD and 2010-2013 Ford F-150 truck models.

Now available at performance retailers nationwide, Rancho RS7000MT monotube struts feature vehicle specific valving and engineering, largely due to Rancho’s unique relationship with original equipment manufacturers. Rancho RS7000MT struts can help to quickly dissipate heat to help prevent overheating during extreme use or towing. Maximizing damping efficiency and providing precise control for trucks and SUVs, RS7000MT struts help deliver fast, precise response chararacteristics when driving on- or off-road.

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Line-X, which is now celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, came to the 2013 SEMA Show with a special project vehicle designed exclusively for Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander. The project vehicle, aside from being coated in Line-X all over, features a number of Line-X’s all-new customizable truck division.

“LINE-X is continuously working to create innovative ideas and expand our capabilities beyond the traditional bedliners. Creating the all-new Limited Edition Commander Series truck has allowed LINE-X to showcase the new customizable truck division by offering customers an exclusive vehicle option,” said Kevin Heronimus, CEO of LINE-X Protective Coatings. “Creating the limited edition series truck and the concept vehicle for Willie Robertson has been a great experience and we are looking forward to presenting and showcasing the vehicles to Willie and all SEMA Show attendees. With the vehicle debuts, LINE-X is truly able to showcase the new capabilities to give customers a full menu of options when it comes to customizing their vehicles.”

FMVSS - LogoSkyjacker has tested the new 2014 GM equipped with the 6-7” lift to prove compliance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 126). Through SEMA and the advanced testing by Link Engineering that involves robotic steering and outrigger equipment they have demonstrated compliance with this safety standard and are proud to announce Skyjacker has successfully passed the rigorous FMVSS 126 physical testing.

A series of tests were done to measure the vehicles stability during the FMVSS 126 test. The sensors and monitors kept track of all the vehicles movements and dynamics as it passed down the track. These tests measure with great accuracy how the vehicle reacts after modification and was done to ensure Skyjacker products work in harmony with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The ESC is an active control system that affects both vehicle performance and safety to reduce rollovers.

Rancho-THUMB-6-inch-2014-Sierra-11-5-13Rancho recently announced its 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 suspension system, and at the 2013 SEMA Show the company announced it recently passed the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126 – Electronic Stability Control Systems (FMVSS-126) test – and were engineered to accommodate the varying steering knuckle materials being used by GMC.

The truck that recently passed FMVSS-126 included the new 6-in. Rancho suspension system, rear Rancho® RS7000MT™ (RS7297) shocks, and front OE struts with spacers. The truck also was outfitted with BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T/AKM2 325/60R20 tires and 20-in. Vision Off-Road Assassin wheels finished in matte black.