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Greenville, S.C., July 27, 2015 – BFGoodrich Tires has sold more than 1 million All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires in North America, less than eight months after launching in the market.
The Company’s most advanced light truck tire premiered in November 2014 with 12 initial sizes, and since has expanded to 40 available sizes. A total of 61 sizes will be available to more than 20,000 BFGoodrich Tires authorized dealers when the line expansion is complete in the coming months.

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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(MAHWAH, N.J.)
– According to the Strategic Vision Total Quality IndexTM (TQI) study released today, Land Rover is named the best luxury brand in 2015. These results are part of Strategic Vision’s 20th annual Total Quality Index (TQI) study that measures problems and includes over 155 specific aspects of the customer’s experience.

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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.

SEMA-Logo-1-3-13Diamond Bar, CA – Determining the most appropriate wheels and tires is easier than ever, with the use of the SEMA Wheel and Tire Council (WTC) Ride Guide, an easy-to-use manual that includes technical test data regarding the effects of plus sizing wheels for select vehicles.

These guides are designed to equip sales staff with data-supported comparisons to assist consumers in understanding how plus sizing will affect the ride and handling of their vehicle. The goal is to better understand the changes of vehicle handling dynamics in relation to the customization of wheels and tires.

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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.

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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.

Weddle-LS-Chevy-Engine-Mounts-7-13-15Weddle Industries has released its new heavy-duty billet engine mounts for Chevy LS engines. The new engine mounts feature engineered rubber inserts to help dampen engine noise and vibration.