The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall for aftermarket company Omix Ada. It also announced three recalls for Jeep models, though FCA reports there are no injuries or accidents associated with any of these campaigns. Read the specifics on each from NHTSA below.
Amid all the hand wringing and social media sobbing over the celebrities we’ve lost in 2016, no one thought to mention the Jeep Compass and Patriot — strong-selling, affordable yet archaic vehicles that were loathed by the automotive press.
We get it. Taking the time to secure a safety line can be a nuisance, and more often than not they get in the way. However, tying off to another vehicle or one of the many trees in the area very likely would have saved this guy from a huge tumble down this hillside. Please excuse the language, as you can imagine, the people standing by were a little shocked.
Auto manufacturers attempt to simulate “real life” situations all the time in order to see how well their vehicles hold up in certain scenarios. When it comes to off-roading, there’s really no sacrifice for real-time experience. If any manufacturers are looking for a roll cage durability specialist, we hear this guy has some availability.
The desert is beautiful, but it can be a brutal and rugged place. It’s not somewhere that most people plan on spending much time. If you’re a Jeep enthusiast, however, the desert is exactly the type of place you want to go and get lost for a few days. See what we mean in this awesome video of a Mojave Desert Jeep Adventure.
Suwanee, Ga. – Rugged Ridge recently announced the launch of its new line of D-Ring Isolators for all Jeep models and off-road vehicles to eliminate the recovery rattle.
The 11th annual Nitto King of the Hammers week will commence with Hammertown opening to the public on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 and continue through Saturday, February 11th, 2017. What is considered the toughest one-day off road race in the world, King of the Hammers (KOH) is also the largest off-road racing event in North America in terms of both competitors and spectators, and the first event of the ULTRA4 Racing season. It combines desert racing and rock crawling, and has expanded from one race to a series of five races held throughout the week and takes place each February in Johnson Valley, CA.
PIAA announces that is has “surgically opened the lighting world with Laser precision.” Designed by PIAA with the laser technology provided by Sharp, PIAA is bringing the first-ever Laser Light to the world of accessory lighting.
MILWAUKEE – BOLT knows the best way to prevent costly trailer theft is with a visible and functional sign of security. To meet this need, BOLT is introducing its Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock that secures a trailer when it’s not attached to a vehicle.