Rugged-Ridge-Rope-Shackles-3-20-2017Suwanee, GARugged Ridge today announced the expansion of its line of off-road recovery gear with the addition of new Soft Rope Shackles for various on- and off-road applications.

Rugged Ridge has taken the same developments in synthetic rope technology over the past decade and applied them to a simple, easy-to –use recovery shackle. The new Soft Rope Recovery Shackles are 7/16-inch diameter section of high-quality High Modulus Polyethylene Fiber (HMPE) rope, which is woven into a “noose” that is stronger than a comparable steel D-ring shackle while gaining infinite flexibility over its rigid steel counterparts. With a 7,500 pound working load limit, they are significantly stronger than a in comparison to a steel shackle of the same diameter.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbion Coalition sent over this note regarding off-road trails on the Winschell Dugway Motorized Trail Project Draft in Idaho. See the details below.

The Caribou-Targhee National Forest (Forest) is inviting comments on the Winschell Dugway Motorized Trail Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The Forest is proposing to construct a motorized trail from Morgan Meadows to Caribou City.

Rock Crawling Fail or Save
This rock crawler is in over his head and cruising for a bruising. Check out the video to see how it ends up.

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Reynoldsburg, OH (March 20, 2017)
— Kenda Tires is now the Official Tire Sponsor of VORE Adrenaline Compound.

“We’re excited to have Kenda Tires partner with VORE,” says Mike Self, President of VORE. “Kenda is hungry and aggressively targeting the off-road market and we are honored to be working side-by-side with them on this campaign. We’ve always been impressed with Kenda’s esteemed tire pedigree, and believe Kenda Tires will provide VORE with the same high level of quality that our unique experiences demand”.

Somersaulting Ford
Sometimes you have to wonder where all the crazy ideas come from or if they’ll ever run out. Apparently not as the Diesel Brothers just keeping coming up with over the top stunts, like this Ford F-250 Somersault.

Dick-Cepek-Fun-Country-All-Terrain-3-17-2017
STOW, OH
– Drivers who choose to blaze trails riding on Dick Cepek’s Fun Country All-Terrain tires can now explore with greater confidence, as the company has upgraded its warranty to 45,000 miles on the tires, which have been billed as the world’s finest hybrid all-terrain tires.

SCORE-San-Felipe-250-2-7-2017ENSENADA, Mexico – While qualifying will be held on race week for three of the top 4-wheel vehicle classes, international rally racer Franciso Arredondo drew the first motorcycle starting position Thursday for this month’s 31st annual SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race in Baja California, Mexico.

Early entries from 24 U.S. States, host Mexico, Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany and Guatemala are preparing for the popular season-opener of the four-race internationally-televised 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship. The event will be held March 29-April 2 in San Felipe, the quaint fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif.

AMP-Research-Override-Switch-3-16-2017
Buford, GA – AMP Research, a brand of LUND International, engineered an over-ride switch that now allows you to manually take control of your PowerStep. Whether deploying them to wash, or retracting them for off-roading, the switch gives you the flexibility you want in a PowerStep.

Bike-Carrier-Rhino-Rack-3-16-2017
For cyclists, the ability to easily load and unload your bike from your car is an integral element to a convenient ride. Leaders in all things rack related, Rhino-Rack have designed their brand new Hybrid Bike Carrier to help you transport your bike with ease, from road to mountain, and everything in between.

Ford Raptor Prerunners
The Ford Raptor is a menacing beast in stock form, but with a few modifications it can be transformed into one of the meanest off-road platforms on the planet. Check out these five incredible Ford Raptor prerunners to see what we mean. (Also, if you missed it, check out our 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor review here.)