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Maybe Ford has small plans, but it’s possible we just never heard about them. Proving that when Ford unveils a plan it does so in a big way, the blue oval recently announced a new truck available to its government and fleet customers. The new F-150 Special Service Vehicle looks to provide a truck solution for law enforcement in need of a capable truck. And in true Ford fashion, it will be offered in many options and not just one package.

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Arlington, Texas
— The Texas Rangers and Toyota today announced that the club and the automobile manufacturer have entered into a multi-year partnership. Under the agreement, Toyota becomes the Official Truck Sponsor of the Texas Rangers. The sponsorship will highlight Toyota’s two Texas-built trucks, Tacoma and Tundra.

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CHATSWORTH, CA
– The ICON FJ44 Petersen Special earned a place in the newly redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum by pairing the open-top styling of the original FJ40 Land Cruiser with state-of-the-art modern performance and luxury. While maintaining the original essence of the classic Land Cruiser, this thoroughly reinterpreted 4×4 packs a Chevrolet Performance E-Rod 6.2L LS3 V-8 engine and Magnuson supercharger good for 530 horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque. The upgraded power allows the contemporary classic to fly from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.7 seconds with an environmentally conscious powertrain emission-certified for all 50 states.

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Taylor, MI: Premier performance manufacturer Team Z Motorsports recently released a 9” Fox Body housing and it’s changed the game.

So what’s all the hype about? Two words: Adjustable mounts.

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LANSING, Mich.
– Now providing Ford F-250 pickup owners with more choices, Air Lift offers side-mount RideControl suspension kits for non-fifth-wheel or gooseneck towers and haulers. The side-mount RideControl kit (part #59556) is compatible with 2011-2016 Ford F-250 2WD and 4WD pickups and work with the vehicle’s existing leaf spring suspension to deliver up to 2,000 lbs. of load levelling capacity. RideControl air springs can be inflated when carrying heavy loads and deflated when riding empty.

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Miramar, FL — JL Audio, known for producing some of the finest audio systems in the, marine, mobile, powersports, and home audio markets, has unveiled a massive, new product line specifically designed for off road, all terrain vehicles. The new MX Series amplifiers, VeX Pod speaker systems, Stealthbox subwoofer systems, and three source units, are designed for the rigors of installation in off-road vehicles that like to play dirty.

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MILWAUKEE, Wis.
– Bolt Locks has released its 2016 catalog, showcasing its expanding line of award-winning locks, featuring Bolt’s Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology.  Bolt offers a wide variety of rugged, weather-proof locks, providing consumers with several options when towing, storing and securing valued items.

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Editor’s Note: Polaris sent out this involuntary recall today regarding certain RZR 900 and 1000 side-by-sides. This Polaris RZR recall does not relate to RZR XP Turbo and RZR 570 units. Read the full release from Polaris below.

MINNEAPOLIS (April 19, 2016) – Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) jointly announced with the  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, today, that the company is voluntarily recalling certain RZR 900 and 1000 off-road vehicles manufactured since model year 2013 due to reports of thermal-related incidents, including fires. Detailed information about the recall is available at www.polaris.com/rzr-recall.

SEMA-Logo-1-3-13DIAMOND BAR, CA – Matt Agosta, Chip Foose and Gary Hooker will receive the industry’s highest honor and be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame.

The new members will be recognized as part of the festivities during the SEMA Installation Gala on Friday, July 29, 2016, at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, CA. They represent an accomplished group of leaders who have shaped and inspired the automotive specialty-equipment market.

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CASPIAN, MI
– John’s Industries, the premier provider of 9” Ford third members, rear axles and housings  to street rodders, drag racers, off roaders and muscle car enthusiasts, introduces the Orbit 480°, a patent-pending fixture that eliminates strain and injury while increasing speed and precision for the assembly of 9” rear differentials.

The design and development of the Orbit 480° was a culmination of John Melchiori’s, owner of John’s Industries, 30 years of experience in the classic car and motorsports industries.  With a focus to increase safety by eliminating potential injury causing actions during third member assembling, the Orbit 480° keeps the assembler in a comfortable, upright position.