Versatile Clamp System Can Be Used to Mount Lights, Cameras, Antennas, etc. — Following their debut at the 2013 SEMA Show, Rugged Ridge now has available their new patent pending X-Clamp Mounting System. Designed to be extremely versatile, the new X-Clamp system is an innovative way to mount lights, cameras, antennas and more on any 2.25 – 3-inch diameter tubing, regardless of the vehicle they’re being mounted to.
El Cajon, Calif. – For decades, the FOX 2.0 Factory Series Reservoir smooth body shock has been the ultimate performance suspension upgrade for stock or lifted trucks and SUVs–but unwilling to rest on its laurels, FOX has gone back to the drawing board to make the 2.0 Factory Series Reservoir shock even better. New for 2014 are aluminum reservoir bodies with integrated O-ring sealed air valve caps and improved universal reservoir mounting clamps.
GREENVILLE, SC – BFGoodrich Tires today announced that nominations are now open for the 2014 Outstanding Trails program. The competition invites off-road clubs from around North America to submit trails in their area they believe are worthy of a grant for maintenance or refurbishing. Trails are selected based on uniqueness, terrain type and enthusiast following.
Now in its ninth year, the Outstanding Trails program is conducted in collaboration with United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) and Blue Ribbon Coalition and is dedicated to the responsible use and preservation of off-road trails while promoting the trails’ conservation efforts. To date, the program has awarded grants to 33 off-road trails nominated by 32 clubs throughout North America. The program has provided more than $130,000 in grants in support of the various trails’ conservation efforts.
TORRANCE, Calif., – To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the iconic 4Runner sport utility vehicle (SUV), Toyota is discounting all 2014 4Runner models. The 30th Anniversary Discounts range from $500 for all 4Runner SR5 and Trail models, $750 for all SR5 and Trail Premium models and $1,000 on all Limited models.
Purchase qualifying truck/SUV winches can receive up to a $150 cash rebate. The new ZEON winch line and the premium performance lines are included in this promotion. The VR winch line, Warn’s value truck winch line, is eligible for an $80 cash rebate, with consumer pricing starting at $399.99, after the rebate.
Chino Valley, AZ -Performance Accessories launched its newly redesigned website that allows visitors to easily find the correct leveling kit, body-lift, or Premium Lift System for their specific vehicle application. The new website navigation tools and menu allow vehicle owners to search for Performance Accessories products by category, or by entering their specific vehicle make, model, year, and application.
“Our newly redesigned website is a great resource for truck, Jeep, or SUV owners who want to lift their vehicles anywhere from 3/8 of an inch to 5.5 inches, but without the need to heavily modify the suspension or drivetrain,” says Steve Rezek, President at Performance Accessories. “More people are realizing Performance Accessories leveling kits, body-lifts, and Premium Lift Systems won’t affect the vehicle’s electronic stability controls or void the factory warranty. So we needed to upgrade our website to handle the additional traffic and make it even easier to find the right product for their application.”
Houston - New special-edition ‘Altitude’ models of the 2014 Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler were introduced yesterday at the Houston Auto Show. Featuring unique “blacked-out” exteriors with a distinct and aggressive flair, the vehicles arrive in Jeep showrooms this spring – thanks to a positive consumer response from earlier Jeep Altitude models.
Two years ago, Jeep introduced a production-intent concept Grand Cherokee at the Houston Auto Show, and connected with customers to name the model. More than 100,000 entries were submitted by Jeep enthusiasts, with ‘Altitude’ emerging as the winning vehicle name. The brand then created a limited run of Altitude models across the Jeep lineup.
ATL Racing Fuel Cells of Ramsey, NJ is pleased to unveil its all-new 2014 race catalog. The 28-page catalog is jam-packed with informative product details and features a host of exciting new products.
To some, choosing the correct fuel cell could prove to be a daunting task. To help combat this issue, ATL provides a wide array of valuable information, including charts and graphs, to help simplify the buying process.
Auburn Hills, Mich. – For the second consecutive year, the Jeep brand has set a new all-time global sales record. Sales of 731,565 Jeep vehicles across the globe in 2013 bettered the previous record of 701,626 established in 2012.
“Jeep vehicles have now recorded sales increases both globally and in the U.S. market for four consecutive years, with back-to-back global sales records,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Customers clearly appreciate the new Jeep vehicle lineup that delivers vastly improved on-road driving dynamics and fuel efficiency, in addition to legendary, benchmark 4×4 capability.
Maximize traction with Weddle Industries new VW Type 2 transaxle. In a standard “open” differential, torque is divided equally between the wheels. If one wheel slips and spins, only a fraction of the total torque is utilized. The Mini Locker eliminates this problem by delivering power to the wheel with the most traction. This will help you keep moving instead of getting stuck.
How it works. The Type 2 Mini Locker consists of two bi-directional over-running dog clutches. Each clutch has a driving member (the driver) and a driven member (the existing sidegear). Both clutches are rotated by the differential cross shafts to form a fully locking combination when engine torque is applied. The Mini Locker provides differential action when cornering by allowing the rear wheels to rotate at different speeds. Because the outside wheel is “ground driven” faster than the inside wheel, the dog clutch disengages, allowing the outside wheel to rotate freely; power continues to be applied to the slower (inside) wheel. In low traction situations, the Mini Locker will always deliver power to the wheel with the most grip, with up to 100% of the engine’s torque available to either wheel.