Spring assisted opening and closing is already a feature found on the 2013-2014 Wranglers from the factory; Rugged Ridge’s new retrofit kit brings the same convenience to owners of older Jeeps. Designed to work with Jeep’s factory frame components, the new JK Soft Top Spring Assist kit is relatively easily installed and seamlessly integrates into the soft top as well as other aftermarket factory replacement tops on the market.
Cypress, Calif. – Four wheeling is all about enjoying the freedom to go anywhere, at anytime. But even with the wide range of capabilities that today’s off-road tires possess, the ability to deliver traction in any weather, including ice and snow, is not usually one of them. Now, Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, has announced that it has added a new tire to its popular Grappler series that really is a true all-weather tire – the Exo Grappler AWT.
For owners of Jeeps equipped with the 4.0-liter inline six-cylinder motor, Accel Ignition offers its Super Tuneup Kit. Designed to refresh high-mileage motors, Accel’s tuneup kit for the H.O. fuel-injected 4.0-liter inline six will fit 1994-99 Jeeps.
Toyota today released the pricing for the all-new TRD Pro Series models that are coming soon. As Toyota says, the trucks and SUVs are designed for “Serious off-roaders, professional or amateur, young and old, will soon be able to drive over rough terrain with the most adrenaline-inducing lineup of off-road vehicles Toyota has ever unleashed.”
TORRANCE, Calif. – Toyota today announced its partnership with the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) at an event that also debuted the first gathering of the World Games Global Messengers. World Games officials, Toyota associates and World Games global media partner ESPN gathered to celebrate Toyota’s goal of delivering a front-seat view of the spirit and transformative power of the World Games to the public leading up to and during the competition. The World Games will take place in Los Angeles beginning July 25, 2015.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The only thing that beats staying organized when hauling valued cargo is keeping that cargo well-secured while on the road. To assist, STRATTEC(r) Security Corporation’s BOLT(r) product line has expanded once again with the release of the BOLT Coupler Pin Lock, which features an adjustable pin, making it ideal for many types of couplers and offering travelers peace of mind when leaving hitched vehicles unattended.
The Coupler Pin Lock features STRATTEC’s patented one-key lock technology, which streamlines travel by enabling the lock to be permanently programmed to the vehicle’s ignition key-that means the driver can use a single key no matter how many BOLT locks are in play.
DETROIT – Manchester United will wear its new Chevrolet-branded shirt for the first time during the club’s Chevrolet Cup match against the L.A. Galaxy on Wednesday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. To celebrate, Chevrolet today said it would offer a free livestream of the match to fans around the world at www.ChevroletFC.com.
Suwanee, Ga. – Rugged Ridge, a manufacturer of Jeep off-road accessories and suspension kits, today introduced its new inverted drag link for 2007-2014 Jeep JK Wranglers. Specially designed to fix steering geometry issues that plague lifted Jeeps, the new design reduces bump steer and increases ground clearance; keeping vital steering components out of the way from rocks and other obstacles on the trail.
Heavy duty Ring & Pinions for high shockload applications. Now available, Weddle Racing Heavy Duty VW Type 1 Klingelnberg Palloid Ring & Pinion sets. All Weddle Racing R&Ps are made from a proprietary spec, fine grain vacuum-melt steel, each bar of which is ultrasound tested for internal defects prior to machining. All Weddle Racing R&Ps go through a special multiphase heat-treat and cryogenic process that greatly increases tooth strength and fatigue resistance. Finally, Weddle Racing R&Ps are deburred, shot-peened, and precision ground to combat fatigue and increase gear life. In many of the hardest running vehicles in the world, Weddle Racing gears have been proven to withstand the abuse that causes other gears to fail.
Chevrolet and GMC have confirmed a new eight-speed automatic transmission will be standard on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models equipped with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8.