Oslon says its IR Black SFH 4715S is the most powerful, single chip IRED available today.

Oslon says its IR Black SFH 4715S is the most powerful, single chip IRED available today.

Rigid Industries, a leader in forward projecting LED lighting, partnered with Osram Opto Semiconductors to provide tough, extreme tested products for its new off-road night vision lighting series – the E- and SR-series. These new Rigid infrared (IR) night vision lights complement the full line of Rigid’s visible LED off-road lights. Both versions feature Osram’s high quality, high reliability, infrared LEDs (IRED) and visible LEDs.

The new night visions systems from Rigid feature IR Oslon Black LEDs, supplied by Osram Opto Semiconductors because they are similarly tough with superior reliability. IR Oslon Black delivers IR illumination for night vision operation and, with more than 1W at 1A total optical flux,  it is the most powerful single chip, high power IRED available today.

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Steven Eugenio and navigator Steve Covey came away with the 2014 Tecate SCORE Trophy Truck Championship and the Overall Points Championship in their first full season in Trophy Truck.

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Monroe, Mich.
– DynoMax has added a new universal part number to the drone-free DynoMax VT muffler series. The new configuration – ideal for trucks, larger sport utility vehicles and custom fabricated systems – includes DynoMax VT patented valve technology and an innovative, high-flow stainless steel performance design.

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El Cajon, Calif.
– In one of the most grueling SCORE International Baja 1000 races to date Rob MacCachren’s  #11 FOX-equipped Trophy Truck was first to cross the 1275-mile race’s finish line.  Sharing driving duties from Ensenada to La Paz with Andy McMillin, the team conquered the hurricane-ravaged Baja terrain and bested over 200 competitors. With a total time of 22 hours, 31 minutes and 28 seconds, the team claimed victory nearly 29 minutes ahead of the next finisher.

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Long Beach, Calif., Nov. 24, 2014  – The Rancho brand has released a new larger RS5000X™ shock series that helps deliver precisely controlled off-road performance to lifted trucks and sport utility vehicles found around the globe. The new RS5000X shock series includes Cross-Tuned Technology, a new, unique valve design that allows for increased control and consistent ride profile with a larger shock body.

Mickey-Thompson-Logo-2-12-13STOW, OH – Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels’ new Baja MTZP3 tire has earned two 2014 SEMA Global Media Awards.

After reviewing more than 2,000 products at this year’s SEMA Show, journalist Mikhail Lastochkin of The Russian Federation’s Polny Privod 4×4 Magazine and journalist Perry Mack of Canada’s 4WDrive Magazine selected the Baja MTZP3 for these unique awards.

“The Baja MTZP3 is an incredible mud-terrain tire, and we were so pleased that it was selected by industry journalists to receive these special awards,” stated Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson. “This tire delivers rugged style, reliable performance in a variety of terrains, longer tread life and responsive handling on the street.

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The Baja 1000 is the ultimate test for manufacturers of all disciplines in desert off-road racing.  Whether it be suspension components, engines, transmissions or full on racecar builders, a win at the legendary Baja 1000 will boast you to the top of the game.  In just over twenty-four hours, Justin Davis hammered his #185 JIMCO Truggy through the toughest race, both physically and mentally, in North America from Ensenada to La Paz to take the win in Class 1 (5th Overall).

Bilstein-TRD-Pro-Tundra-11-20-14The suspension specialists at ThyssenKrupp BILSTEIN and the team from Toyota Racing Development (TRD) triumphed at one of the world’s most prestigious off-road races, taking first place in the Full Size Stock Class at the 2014 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

The victorious 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Series was modified specifically to compete in the Baja 1000, a race renowned for showing no mercy to man or machine. When Toyota’s race team set out to push the limits of the new Tundra in the harsh terrain of the Mexican desert, they understood that winning the race would require careful consideration of component partners.

Chevrolet unveiled its Colorado ZR2 Concept at the LA Auto Show today, featuring the 2.8L Duramax Turbo Diesel.

Chevrolet unveiled its Colorado ZR2 Concept at the LA Auto Show today, featuring the 2.8L Duramax Turbo Diesel.

LOS ANGELES – Chevrolet today introduced the Colorado ZR2 concept – a vision of how Chevrolet could take the all-new midsize truck’s off-road capability to the next level. It also showcases the new 2.8L Duramax diesel engine that will arrive in the Colorado lineup later next year.

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At the 2014 LA Auto Show today, Ford unveiled its new 2016 Ford Explorer. The new Explorer, which Ford has sold more than 7 million units of to date, will be offered as a global vehicle in its 25th year in 2016, as it will be built out of North American Chicago Assembly Plant, as well as in Venezuela and now, Russia. Ford says it will be sold in more than 100 markets across the globe.