BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition today sent out this action alert regarding the potential cutting of funding related to the Recreational Trails Program. See details below.

The full Senate is gearing up to vote on its version of a transportation bill. U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced an amendment to H.R. 22, the DRIVE Act, which would eliminate the Transportation Alternatives Program.

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Back on July 16, FCA quietly made a safety update announcement. The update mostly went unnoticed until news broke five days later on Wired that two hackers were able to access many functions on a 2014 Jeep Cherokee remotely.

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Auburn Hills, Mich. – The one millionth TorqueFlite 845RE eight-speed automatic transmission produced at the FCA US LLC Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.) rolled off the assembly line today. The occasion was marked with a celebratory town hall to recognize the nearly 3,000 hourly employees whose commitment made the milestone possible.

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Tustin, CA –
AMP Research has added a new model to its lineup of PowerStep electric deployable running boards. The PowerStep XL features an additional 3-inches of drop compared to standard PowerStep boards, which makes them ideal for lifted vehicles. This 3-inch drop comes courtesy of an integrated aluminum rail that not only looks great, but also offers additional durability when the steps are retracted. The PowerStep XL also features easy installation with hassle-free plug-and-play wiring. Simply attach the boards and plug the wiring harness into the vehicle’s OBDII port.

4-Wheel-Parts-logo-6-16-15Compton, California (July 16, 2015) – Transamerican Auto Parts (TAP) retail subsidiary, 4 Wheel Parts, the global leader in off-road performance product sales and installation, will hold multiple Grand Reopening events this Saturday, July 18 in Houston, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada, as 4 Wheel Parts continues its national store renovation initiative.

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Buford, GA
– Lund has introduced a new line of steps to its existing lineup of nerf bars and running boards. The all-new Lund Terrain HX Step is an aggressively designed yet functional nerf bar that provides an off-road look while making it easier to get in and out of the vehicle.

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Suwanee, Ga.
– Rugged Ridge today announced the availability of its Exo-Top in new expanded applications for two-door 2007-2015 Jeep Wrangler JK. Previously only available for four-door Unlimited models, the two-door Exo-Top™ features the same innovative, industry-first design that combines open air functionality of a soft top with the utility of an integrated roof rack.

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Warn Industries encourages customers to utilize their winch sales promotion that runs from July 1st to August 31st. Consumers who purchase a qualifying truck or SUV winch, including the new WARN ZEON Platinum winch line, are eligible to receive a free WARN Medium Duty Winching Accessory Kit, a $200 value. Powersports customers who purchase a WARN ProVantage powersports winch are eligible to receive a free WARN Light Duty Accessory Kit, a $100 value.

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GLEN HELEN RACEWAY:
This weekend more than 100 ULTRA4 cars are returning to Glen Helen Raceway for the 5th Annual 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix. The weather is expected to be in the mid 80s during the day and these cars won’t return to Southern California again until next year’s King of The Hammers.

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Jeep announced recently that the “most awarded SUV ever” in its Grand Cherokee ranks highest among Mid-Size SUVs for the fifth consecutive year in AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSAs).