Dana unveiled The Ultimate Dana 60 axle yesterday at the 2014 SEMA Show for the JK Wrangler.

Dana unveiled The Ultimate Dana 60 axle yesterday at the 2014 SEMA Show for the JK Wrangler.

Toward the end of the day yesterday at the 2014 SEMA Show, Dana Holding Corporation introduced its newest axle for the Jeep Wrangler JK with The Ultimate Dana 60 front and rear axles.

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Las Vegas, Nov. 3, 2014 –
DynoMax Performance Exhaust will host celebrity off-road racing champion Shannon Campbell at the DynoMax/Rancho booth (No. 25133) in the Central Hall during the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center this week.

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RENO, NV:
2014 King of The Hammers winner, Loren Healy continued his winning streak at the Nitto Tire National Championship presented by 4 Wheel Parts held at the Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno, NV on October 18th. The event featured 106 ULTRA4 teams competing in front of more than 5200 spectators at the first ever ULTRA4 race held at the park.  The Nitto National Champion is determined by the driver with the most points after competing in King of The Hammers, three regional ULTRA4 races, and the season ending Nitto Championship Race. With Healy’s win on Saturday he successfully won all five races and ended the season with a perfect score of 5000 points.

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A few weeks back, Off-Road.com has the chance to travel to Northern Baja to test BFGoodrich’s newest tire, that All-Terrain T/A KO2, a tire that BFG hails as “our toughest all-terrain tire ever.”

Maradyne-CJ-Clayton-Off-Road-Fans-10-21-14CJ Clayton, national sales manager for Maradyne High Performance Fans, has over 25 years of automotive industry experience and a passion for performance, from dragsters and hot rods to off-road vehicles. An electric fan and engine cooling expert, he has outlined some points to consider about the benefits and selection of an electric cooling fan.

Electric cooling fans can deliver a number of important benefits to a wide range of vehicles and driving situations. Optimizing the air movement across the fins of the radiator is essential to prevent overheating, a task that electric fans can often handle better than engine-driven fans.

If your vehicle was always in constant motion, you probably wouldn’t even need a fan. Moving down the road would create enough ambient air flow and would be enough to cool down the car’s coolant. However, when your car stops at lights and occasionally gets stuck in traffic, the air flow assist that cooling fans provide becomes a necessity.

A key advantage of electric fans is increased engine cooling and improved air conditioning cooling at idle, when it is most needed. In addition, replacing an engine-driven fan can increase horsepower and improve fuel economy as the engine drag from turning the fan is eliminated. Electric cooling fans operate like any other electrically-powered accessory on the car. Its source of energy is the electrical system of the vehicle as supplied through the battery in conjunction with the alternator.

Cloakworks-metalcloak-10-16-14Rancho Cordova, CA – As part of Metalcloak’s ongoing commitment to building Game-Changing Customer Service for those passionate about Off-Road, the company officially opened the doors of CloakWorks 4×4, a licensed automotive repair facility (BAR #ARD277786) that will specialize in Full Service Jeep Customization.

Located in a prominent corner of Metalcloak’s 45,000 sq. ft. building in Rancho Cordova, California, CloakWorks 4×4 is the result of “carefully listening to customers and finding out what they need, what they want, and determining what Metalcloak can deliver,” says Matson Breakey, VP Marketing & Sales at Metalcloak. “That feedback has always been a critical part of Metalcloak’s growth and product development.”

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BFGoodrich recently unveiled its newest all-terrain tire, the T/A KO2. This is the fourth-generation all-terrain tire for the company, and it’s the first introduced in 15 years since the T/A KO was launched back in 1999. The KO was greeted with high marks by hard-core off-roaders and weekend warriors alike for its great off-road performance matched with good on-road characteristics, and many ways it was the benchmark for which all-terrain tires were measured over the past decade and a half.

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How do you replace an off-road icon? It’s not an easy question to answer, especially for BFGoodrich as it looks to replace its iconic off-road staple, the All-Terrain T/A KO tire. We’re currently down in Baja putting the new All-Terrain T/A KO2 to the test on the very terrain BFG has made a name for itself in the off-road racing world. This is also where the company has learned much of what has gone into its truck and SUV tires that have been used on the pavement and in the dirt for decades.

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DODGE CITY, KS – Starting the year with a Lucky Dog Racing double finish at the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers when father Brian Shirley and son Levi Shirley crossed the finish line 20th and 21st respectively, would set the stage for their 2014 Ultra4 race around the world. “A lot of people ask what I have accomplished in 2014,” chuckled Levi Shirley.  “Well, lets see, I’m King of the Mountain in Italy, our team has built two cars in two countries and kept two others racing.   My dad and I have both qualified for the 2015 King of the Hammers, we’ve raced two Ultra4 Eastern Series races, two Ultra4 Europe Series races and an Ultra4 Western Series race, not counting this weekends race.  Yes, I’ve been a little busy, but I love every second of it!”

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LOUISVILLE, KY:
The first annual Unlimited Off-Road American Show & Expo fulfilled its tagline ‘East Goes Epic’. It was extremely successful in the eyes of the enthusiasts there to enjoy, exhibitors who were able to show and sell their products, and racers who threw dirt demonstrating their extreme off-road machines capabilities. Offroad and powersports vehicles of all sorts filled the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY Friday through Sunday June 20-22. “We can’t be more excited about the overall feel of the show.  As a first time event, we won’t lie and say we weren’t nervous,” said Erin Freeman, Expo Coordinator.  “The response from everyone has been overwhelming and we look forward to growing into an even bigger event for next year.”