Seeing a motorcycle or an ATV jump a rhythm section is one thing. Being able to hit consecutive jumps in a truck, with more weight and horsepower (and a smaller margin of error), is quite a bit different. Check out this awesome video clip of this pre-runner airing it out on these huge back to back jumps.
Monroe, MI – The DynoMax Performance Exhaust “Muffler Promotion” is back by popular demand, delivering sound, performance and value – in the form of a $25 Visa Prepaid card* – to enthusiasts who purchase a qualifying DynoMax VT or Ultra Flo welded muffler or muffler assembly this fall.
“After a long summer of ‘drone,’ fall is the perfect time to replace your loud performance muffler with a drone-free DynoMax VT muffler or one of our rich, throaty Ultra Flo mufflers,” said Chris Gauss, director, performance products, Tenneco.
Line-X has already enjoyed tremendous success as a franchiser of high-performance spray-on bedliners, but this week at the SEMA Show, the company announced that is expanding its Truck Gear line of aftermarket parts in a unique fashion that stays true to the company’s roots.
Former Indycar driver, NASCAR driver/team owner, short-course race series promoter and desert racing superstar Robby Gordon set the fastest qualifying time in the featured SCORE Trophy Truck division during the special qualifying session held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in conjunction with SEMA week Tuesday night. Gordon will start in the number one spot for next week’s 47th annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.
TORRANCE, Calif. – The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation has a new leader. Longtime Toyota veteran and community activist Michael Rouse, who currently serves as vice president of diversity, philanthropy and community affairs is now president of the Foundation. Rouse assumes this new role in addition to his current responsibilities.
If you love anything automotive, SEMA is a wonderland. The problem is that the general public can’t just buy tickets and stroll in. Nope, the Special Equipment Manufacturers Association Show is for the automotive industry, so unless you know someone or work within the industry in some capacity, chances are you’re not getting in. The good news is that the media is allowed in, so we can show the general public all the cools things they wouldn’t otherwise see at the show.
From concept vehicles to new product unveils, celebrity appearances and booth girls, there’s eye candy in every direction at the Las Vegas Convention Center this week. Check out our photo highlights of the show for all of the coolest off-road vehicles and gear. We’ll update the gallery throughout the week of the show, so be sure to check back and drool a little at all the cool stuff.
MaxTrac Suspension has a new lowering kit that drops F-150s three inches in the front and five inches in the rear. The system is designed for easy installation — no C-notch or gas-tank removal required. Up front, shorter MaxTrac coils replace the stock springs. The rear uses a flip kit and new shackles with the stock leafsprings. Replacement rear gas-charged twin-tube shocks are included, as are U-bolts and all necessary hardware. No cutting or welding is required. MaxTrac also offers other lowering kits and components to drop F-150s anywhere from one inch to six inches. All MaxTrac products are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
The 2011 SEMA Show always provides appeal to automotive enthusiasts. Unless you’re in the automotive industry, you’re not getting into the show, which is a shame because there are some of the most amazing – and sometimes ridiculous – project vehicles you’ll ever see.
In the off-road realm, there’s no denying the popularity of the JK Jeep Wrangler that could be found all over the show. But not to be outdone, a great number of trucks were featured as well, and in a wide variety of different applications. Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Toyota and Nissan were all there. Here’s a look at some of truck we caught on camera.
For more on the 2011 SEMA Show, check out this story.
If you need some new rubber for your off-road rig, this is your chance to win a new set of BFGoodrich tires from Off-Road.com. To celebrate its long history in off-road racing and to coincide with the 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 500, BFGoodrich will be giving away a set of five off-road tires to one lucky Off-Road.com reader.
BFGoodrich has been a staple in SCORE off-road racing for decades. Last year at the 2010 Baja 1000, BFGoodrich celebrated its 35th year racing in SCORE, and drivers Gus Vildosola Jr. and Sr. earned BFG its 70th overall four-wheel victory with the win. At this year’s Tecate SCORE Baja 500, BFGoodrich drivers will be vying for BFG’s 28th overall four-wheel win in the last 31 years.
For the tire giveaway, any BFGoodrich off-road tire can be chosen, including the all-new Rugged Terrain, the All-Terrain T/A KO, the Mud-Terrain T/A KM2, Baja T/A or even the Krawler T/A KX. Any size from 37 inches and under can be selected, so whether you’re looking to upgrade your rock crawler, pre-runner, buggy or tow vehicle, this is your chance to score.
To enter the BFGoodrich Off-Road.com Tire Giveaway, simply head over to Off-Road.com’s Facebook page and Like us (if you’re already a fan of our Facebook page you will automatically be entered). We will select a winner next week after the SCORE Baja 500.
Be sure to check back with Off-Road.com next week for coverage of the 43rd SCORE Baja 500. For more information on BFGoodrich Tires, visit BFGoodrich.com.
CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announced today seven-time Supercross Champion and off-road racer Jeremy McGrath has returned to Team Toyo Off-Road. Competing in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, McGrath will race his 900-horsepower Pro 2 Ford truck on 17-inch Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires.
“I’m excited to have this opportunity to once again be competing on Toyo Tires,” said McGrath. “With the support of Toyo and the Open Country M/T-R tires putting our Roush Yates power to the ground, this Stronghold Motorsports Pro 2 Unlimited program has the total package. I can’t wait for the season opener.”
McGrath raced on Toyo Open Country M/T-R when he made his debut in short course off-road racing in 2007, and again in 2008.
“Jeremy McGrath brings a lot of excitement to the sport of short course off-road racing,” said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “We welcome him back as a member of Team Toyo Off-Road and look forward to seeing him competing on Open Country M/T-R tires once again.”
The 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series begins March 19, with Round 1 at Firebird Raceway in Chandler, Arizona. Learn more about Team Toyo Off-Road drivers and the Open Country line of tires at toyotires.com. Toyo Tires manufactures and distributes a complete line of replacement tires for high performance cars, luxury vehicles, light trucks and SUVs as well as tires for commercial trucks, buses and off-road and construction applications.