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.
BFGoodrich recently unveiled its newest all-terrain tire, the T/A KO2. This is the fourth-generation all-terrain tire for the company, and it’s the first introduced in 15 years since the T/A KO was launched back in 1999. The KO was greeted with high marks by hard-core off-roaders and weekend warriors alike for its great off-road performance matched with good on-road characteristics, and many ways it was the benchmark for which all-terrain tires were measured over the past decade and a half.
Not long ago, Toyo Tires brought a new off-road tire to the market in the all-new Open Country R/T. We’ve had a chance to put the tire to the test ourselves and came away impressed (check out the review link below). As Toyo notes, the tire is designed for off-road performance blended with on-road comfort. The R/T is essentially made to be more in line with a mud-terrain in terms of off-road performance but more like an all-terrain in terms of being quieter and smoother on the highway than a mud tire.
Editor’s note: Chrysler posted a story from Brittany and Ashley Hill who attended the family public thank you honoring the life of Jeep icon Mark A. Smith. Images courtesy of Ashley and Brittany Hill, A.K.A. the “Jeep Girls.”
The Smith family’s public thank you to the Jeep community and Jeep Jamboree USA (JJUSA) family for their support of Mark A. Smith’s efforts to promote recreational off-roading took place on Sunday, August 31st at Henningsen-Lotus Park, Lotus, California. The Jeep Girls drove their 2015 Firecracker Jeep Wrangler to say good-bye to an old friend and meet new ones as well.
The new Locking Hood Hold Down System from Drake Off Road gives you the ultimate in security and protection with a stylish look for your Jeep. These new high performance hood downs are available for 07-14 JK Wranglers and 97-06 TJ/LJ Wranglers.
Chino Valley, AZ – OR-Fab’s new HDX full-width Jeep winch bumper combines heavy-duty trail protection with a slim, aggressive appearance. The HDX front bumper fits 2007 thru 2014 model Jeep JK Wranglers, and is constructed from precision laser cut 3/16-inch thick steel plate. The bumpers are CNC press-brake formed and hand welded, providing the highest quality and fitment available, as well as easy installation into the OE bumper mounts.
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.
The 2015 Wrangler Desert Trophy presented by Jeepspeed. Is an exciting three event Jeepspeed series sanctioned by Best in the Desert. All races will be recorded and televised. Sponsors or teams can purchase show segments.
Chino Valley, AZ - OR-Fab’s new heavy-duty gas tank and transfer case skid plate kits for 2012 – 2014 model Jeep JK Wrangers, replaces the thin factory units with heavy-duty 3/16-inch thick steel plates. OR-Fab’s skid plates are designed to provide maximum ground clearance and trail protection, yet can be easily removed to service the vehicle’s powertrain.