Thumb-gas_prices_6-20-13Gas prices have only increased in recent years. Although they have somewhat stabilized and are not currently fluctuating as greatly as they once were, there’s no doubt higher gas prices are here to stay. Hybrids and electric cars don’t have a place off-road as of yet (and maybe never will), and with modifications for improved clearance and capability on the trail, these upgrades can often reduce fuel economy further. However, there are still ways to reduce fuel consumption and improve your MPG on your off-road vehicle.

Below is a list of 10 suggestions for improving fuel economy. Although some of them may not fit your specific situation, others can certainly help the MPG of your vehicle. Feel free to comment with other suggestions as well.

Porter, TX. – High performance lubricant manufacturer, Royal Purple, today announced the introduction of its newest product, Max-Clean®.  Max-Clean is a state-of-the-art fuel system treatment that cleans injectors, restores fuel economy and reduces both engine buildup and tailpipe emissions.

Royal Purple’s new Max-Clean fuel system treatment is a 3-in-1 fuel additive that keeps new engines clean, removes existing deposits and improves vehicle performance.

Max-Clean’s proprietary technology targets both the intake system and combustion chamber and is effective on the entire spectrum of engines on the road, whether they are new or old, gasoline or diesel, naturally aspirated, turbocharged or supercharged.

Edge Products, a company known for consistently raising the bar on truck performance programming continues the trend with the launch of the EvoHT, a high quality hand held programmer for use with late model Dodge, Ford, and Chevy gas and diesel trucks and SUVs.

The EvoHT is a simple way to quickly upgrade a truck’s horsepower, torque, towing capacity, fuel economy, and shift points in a matter of seconds.  The palm sized device plugs into the truck’s OBDII port.  The user simply inputs the power levels and programming parameters using the button interface on the HT device.  Once the programming is complete, the vehicle is enhanced, and the device can be unplugged and stored until the next use.

The EvoHT features advanced tuning possibilities for more even more transmission tuning and extra applications designed to enhance performance in congruence with other aftermarket products such as cold air intakes.  These tunes vary by vehicle and are available for purchase on Edge’s internet update software specifically designed for the HT.

Powerteq President Dave Martinez is excited to offer an extraordinary driving experience to a whole new group of customers with the EvoHT.  “We wanted to provide a quick and affordable way to enhance a vehicle’s performance with Edge’s quality tunes for customers both new and/or experienced with aftermarket programmers.” Martinez said.

An exclusive rebate featuring a discount on Edge’s popular Insight CS/CTS monitor will accompany all EvoHT products.  The rebate is for customers who might be interested in monitoring key engine parameters with the  digital gauge package offered by the Insight.  The EvoHT coupled with the Insight rebate, creates an incredible package that is right in line pricewise with Edge’s premium Evolution Programmer.

Edge Products is a brand of Powerteq, an MSDP Company, and manufactures a full line of plug-in modules, programmers, and in-cab controllers for all popular late-model domestic trucks, and SUVs.  For more information, contact Edge Products, 1080 S. Depot Dr., Ogden, UT 84404; call 888-360-3343 or, 801-476-3343; fax 801-476-3348; or visit www.edgeproducts.com.

Oshkosh LCV Baja 1000 Just a few days prior to the start of the 43rd Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, the Oshkosh Corporation announced it was entering two of its Light Concept Vehicles (LCV) into the race.

Both vehicles, which are pretty massive in size compared to the traditional Trophy Truck, are running in their own M Class.

Jeep recently invited Off-Road.com to Los Angeles for a lunch at the Automobile Driving Museum. Jeep decided to gather some of the automotive media to highlight some of its 2011 vehicles, including the all-new 2011 Grand Cherokee. Chris Ellis, head of marketing for the Jeep brand, was on hand to walk us through some of the features of the new vehicles. We had the chance to meet Ellis at last year’s Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Jeep has kept a relatively low profile in the past year, which Ellis noted that other than the launch of the new Grand Cherokee, the company has been a little quiet … on purpose.