September 22, 2014 – Tread Lightly! (http://treadlightly.org), a leading national non-profit advocating for recreational access to public lands, has received more than $55,000 from a Land Rover donation and charity eBay auction.
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.
Not long ago, Toyo Tires brought a new off-road tire to the market in the all-new Open Country R/T. We’ve had a chance to put the tire to the test ourselves and came away impressed (check out the review link below). As Toyo notes, the tire is designed for off-road performance blended with on-road comfort. The R/T is essentially made to be more in line with a mud-terrain in terms of off-road performance but more like an all-terrain in terms of being quieter and smoother on the highway than a mud tire.
Editor’s note: Chrysler posted a story from Brittany and Ashley Hill who attended the family public thank you honoring the life of Jeep icon Mark A. Smith. Images courtesy of Ashley and Brittany Hill, A.K.A. the “Jeep Girls.”
The Smith family’s public thank you to the Jeep community and Jeep Jamboree USA (JJUSA) family for their support of Mark A. Smith’s efforts to promote recreational off-roading took place on Sunday, August 31st at Henningsen-Lotus Park, Lotus, California. The Jeep Girls drove their 2015 Firecracker Jeep Wrangler to say good-bye to an old friend and meet new ones as well.
Chino Valley, AZ – OR-Fab’s new HDX full-width Jeep winch bumper combines heavy-duty trail protection with a slim, aggressive appearance. The HDX front bumper fits 2007 thru 2014 model Jeep JK Wranglers, and is constructed from precision laser cut 3/16-inch thick steel plate. The bumpers are CNC press-brake formed and hand welded, providing the highest quality and fitment available, as well as easy installation into the OE bumper mounts.
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.
Chino Valley, AZ - OR-Fab’s new heavy-duty gas tank and transfer case skid plate kits for 2012 – 2014 model Jeep JK Wrangers, replaces the thin factory units with heavy-duty 3/16-inch thick steel plates. OR-Fab’s skid plates are designed to provide maximum ground clearance and trail protection, yet can be easily removed to service the vehicle’s powertrain.
Toyota today released the pricing on the all-new Tundra TRD Pro today. After having announced pricing on the TRD Pro Tacoma and 4Runner, now the complete line of 2015 TRD Pro models has retail pricing before they hit the dealerships.
Ann Arbor, Mich. – Toyota will move forward with the planning of its new facility on the York Township, Mich., campus of the Toyota Technical Center to accommodate approximately 250 direct procurement positions currently based in Kentucky following approval of state and local incentives announced today by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and York Township.
“We greatly appreciate the support and encouragement of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Ann Arbor SPARK, York Township and elected officials across the state as we continue to expand our presence in Michigan,” said Osamu Nagata, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. “The Toyota Technical Center has been the driving force behind our engineering and R&D activities in North America for more than 35 years, so I am pleased and proud that we will continue to grow these operations. We look forward to strengthening our ties with Michigan even further and making continued investments that will help drive the success of Toyota, our supplier partners and the state for many years to come.”
POMONA, Calif. (August 25, 2014) – The 2014 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire brings all-things off-road to Fairplex, in Pomona Saturday, October 4 through Sunday, October 5. This year’s expo will feature the hottest off-road vehicles, products and accessories, as well as action-packed Red Bull Motocross trials demonstrations, off-road racing demos, Rubicon Trail off-road ride alongs, ATV and UTV test drives, an RC demo track, autograph signings, bikini contests and more! With more than 300 aftermarket performance vendors and more than 60,000 enthusiasts, Fairplex will burst with a 10-acre off-road party October 4 through October 5.
In addition to the line-up of customized trucks, Jeeps, UTVs, ATVs, side-by-sides, dirt bikes, sand rails and rock crawlers, the expo will come to life with exciting features and entertainment including: