Long Beach, Calif., Dec. 1, 2014 – The Rancho brand will release two new systems soon for the 2015 Ford F-150 4WD truck, including 6-inch (RS66501B) and 4.5-inch (RS66500B) systems that will help to maximize handling and performance off-road and provide a rugged, performance stance to the popular truck series.
Chino Valley, AZ – OR-Fab announced that it is offering the company’s line of Jeep JK Wrangler products in raw-steel. This allows Jeep owners to customize OR-Fab products with custom paint or powder coat colors to personalize their vehicles.
Rigid Industries, a leader in forward projecting LED lighting, partnered with Osram Opto Semiconductors to provide tough, extreme tested products for its new off-road night vision lighting series – the E- and SR-series. These new Rigid infrared (IR) night vision lights complement the full line of Rigid’s visible LED off-road lights. Both versions feature Osram’s high quality, high reliability, infrared LEDs (IRED) and visible LEDs.
The new night visions systems from Rigid feature IR Oslon Black LEDs, supplied by Osram Opto Semiconductors because they are similarly tough with superior reliability. IR Oslon Black delivers IR illumination for night vision operation and, with more than 1W at 1A total optical flux, it is the most powerful single chip, high power IRED available today.
Drake Off Road is proud to announce the release of its new Billet Fuel Doors finished in all black for 2007-14 Jeep Wranglers. These new fuel door assemblies feature precision CNC machined closures with a smooth hinge mechanism and a strong magnetic retainer for easy opening and closing.
Monroe, Mich. – DynoMax has added a new universal part number to the drone-free DynoMax VT muffler series. The new configuration – ideal for trucks, larger sport utility vehicles and custom fabricated systems – includes DynoMax VT patented valve technology and an innovative, high-flow stainless steel performance design.
Long Beach, Calif., Nov. 24, 2014 – The Rancho brand has released a new larger RS5000X™ shock series that helps deliver precisely controlled off-road performance to lifted trucks and sport utility vehicles found around the globe. The new RS5000X shock series includes Cross-Tuned Technology, a new, unique valve design that allows for increased control and consistent ride profile with a larger shock body.
After reviewing more than 2,000 products at this year’s SEMA Show, journalist Mikhail Lastochkin of The Russian Federation’s Polny Privod 4×4 Magazine and journalist Perry Mack of Canada’s 4WDrive Magazine selected the Baja MTZP3 for these unique awards.
“The Baja MTZP3 is an incredible mud-terrain tire, and we were so pleased that it was selected by industry journalists to receive these special awards,” stated Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson. “This tire delivers rugged style, reliable performance in a variety of terrains, longer tread life and responsive handling on the street.
LOS ANGELES – Chevrolet today introduced the Colorado ZR2 concept – a vision of how Chevrolet could take the all-new midsize truck’s off-road capability to the next level. It also showcases the new 2.8L Duramax diesel engine that will arrive in the Colorado lineup later next year.
At the 2014 LA Auto Show today, Ford unveiled its new 2016 Ford Explorer. The new Explorer, which Ford has sold more than 7 million units of to date, will be offered as a global vehicle in its 25th year in 2016, as it will be built out of North American Chicago Assembly Plant, as well as in Venezuela and now, Russia. Ford says it will be sold in more than 100 markets across the globe.
Portland, OR – Jerry Logan, Founder of Bushwacker, awarded truck builder, Josh Ellison, the first Bushwacker Founder’s Award. The Founder’s Award recognizes the builder of the best truck or SUV at the SEMA Show as judged by a panel of industry experts. Josh won $1,500 and a trophy for his efforts in building a stunning custom 2014 Ford F-350 Crew Cab.