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Stow, Oh. – September 1, 2015
– Beginning September 1 through October 31, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels is offering consumers a $75 prepaid reward card on the purchase of a new set of four qualifying wheels, as well as a $100 prepaid reward card on the purchase of a new set of four qualifying tires.

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Leitner Designs recently released its new patented rack system for light duty trucks called The Active Cargo System, or ACS. The ACS eliminates what Leitner Designs feels are shortcomings of truck racks currently on the market.

Whew! The next-gen Wrangler will still feature solid axles, and that's great news for off-roaders and the aftermarket.

A recent report says the next-gen Wrangler will retain its core identity in terms of construction and capability, though it will reportedly be able to achieve up to 30 mpg.

A recent story in Automotive News highlighted a conversation with a Jeep dealer who was shown the new Wrangler at a conference in Las Vegas, with the dealer stating the the next-generation Wrangler, which is expected to be a 2018, ‘stays pretty true to its current form.’

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MINNEAPOLIS
— USSOCOM has awarded Polaris Defense a new, sole source, firm-fixed-price contract for the MRZR off-road vehicle platform and vehicle delivery started earlier this month. The $83 million, five year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, signed in July, continues delivery order options on MRZR 2 and MRZR 4 vehicles – along with contractor logistics support (CLS) for spares, training and support as part of the light tactical all-terrain vehicle (LTATV) program. Since 2013, Polaris Defense has been delivering MRZR vehicles to USSOCOM under a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) against a GSA contract.

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Suwanee, GA
– Alloy USA, a manufacturer of performance drivetrain products, today announced the release of its new D44 X-Joints for 2007-2015 Jeep® Wrangler (JK).

Available for Wrangler Rubicon and Rubicon Unlimited models equipped with Dana 44 axles, the heavy-duty X-Joints are a direct replacement for the factory U-joints. The X-Joints are manufactured from 8620 case hardened alloy steel and incorporate a number of design features to ensure the joints stand up to the stresses of off-roading.

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MINNEAPOLIS–(August 24, 2015)-
– Arctic Cat Inc. today introduced the new SPEED brand of race-inspired accessories for side-by-sides at its annual wheeled dealer show. Famed racer Robby Gordon and aftermarket futurist Todd Romano co-developed the extensive line of high-performance products with Arctic Cat.

Toyota unveiled an updated 2016 Land Cruiser recently.

Toyota recently unveiled an updated 2016 Land Cruiser.

Since 1957, Toyota has continually sold the Land Cruiser in the United States. For 2016, Toyota has unveiled an updated version of its beloved capable-yet-luxurious SUV. Both the interior and exterior will receive updates for the new model year, as well as new safety technology, a major drivetrain upgrade and enhanced multimedia updates.

Lucas-Oil-Off-Road-Expo-9-17-12POMONA, Calif. – The 2015 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire brings all-things off-road to Fairplex, in Pomona on Saturday, October 3, through Sunday, October 4. This year’s expo will feature the hottest off-road vehicles, products and accessories, as well as Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing demos, Rubicon Trail off-road ride-alongs, UTV test drives, radio control off-road vehicle demos, autograph signings, bikini contests and more! With more than 300 aftermarket performance vendors and more than 60,000 enthusiasts, Fairplex will burst with a 10-acre off-road party, October 3-4.

In addition to the line-up of customized trucks, Jeeps, UTVs, ATVs, side-by-sides, dirt bikes, sand rails and rock crawlers, the expo will come to life with exciting features and entertainment including:

Rubicon Trail – Off-Road Vehicle Ride Alongs – Expo attendees will get a taste of the infamous Rubicon Trail, as Jeeps are pushed to the limit on a thrilling off-road course. Professional drivers will take interested off-road fans on ride alongs in Jeeps equipped with all the latest performance accessories from Pro Comp, Rubicon Express, G2 Axle & Gear and Smittybilt. The course will feature a 40-ft long rock barrier, steep incline/decline, high leaning curve and articulation moguls! Additionally, Pro Off-Road racer Jason Scherer will make a special appearance and take his new Ultra 4 buggy, dubbed “The Gavel” for a few hot laps on the Rubicon Trail!

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Clackamas, OR
– Warn Industries, the global leader in winching products, is releasing a new high performance lineup: WARN Epic Winching Accessories. Designed to complement the look of WARN winches, each top-of-the-line Epic accessory is carefully crafted to hold up under difficult winching situations. A multi-layered E-coat protects forged steel components from both corrosion and abrasion.

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif., (Aug. 12, 2015) – Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced today that Bob Burnquist has joined the extended family of Zero riders and is now an ambassador for the brand. Burnquist is the most winning X Games athlete in the contest’s history and a globally recognized action sports icon.