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NEW BOLT OFF-VEHICLE COUPLER LOCK DETERS TRAILER THEFT
MILWAUKEE – BOLT, the innovators of Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology, knows the best way to prevent costly trailer theft is with a visible and functional sign of security. To meet this need, the company is introducing its Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock that secures a trailer when it’s not attached to a vehicle.
The Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock is a new dimension in trailer security that features BOLT’s patented one-key lock technology that permanently programs locks to the vehicle’s ignition key for single-key use no matter how many BOLT locks are being used. The lock is easily programmed the first time the ignition key is inserted into the BOLT Lock cylinder through the use of spring-loaded plate tumblers that move up and down to uniquely code the cylinder to that specific key.
Made of hardened steel for extra security, the Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock works with 1 7/8-inch, 2-inch and 2 15/16-inch couplers to keep a variety of trailers secure while unattended. The innovative BOLT lock is a visible theft deterrent that is designed with a unique plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping. A highly durable powder-coated finish is factory applied to the lock to keep dirt and moisture out while protecting the locking mechanism from harsh weather.
“The new BOLT Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock brings the convenience of our one-key technology to those who routinely use and store their trailers, said BOLT National Sales Manager Erika Garcia. “This new addition to our lock line is a highly-visible deterrent that sends would-be thieves on their way and gives trailer owners a piece-of-mind that their investment is secure when not in use. Since the lock works with the vehicle ignition key, you never have to worry about keeping track of an extra key.”
In addition to the new BOLT Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock, the extensive BOLT product line includes Padlocks, Cable Locks, Coupler Pin Locks, King Pin Locking Systems and Receiver Locks as well as a Toolbox Latch Retrofit Kit. For Jeep(r) owners, BOLT also offers a J-Mount, a JK hood lock as well as a spare tire carrier lock. BOLT’s patented technology helps to deter theft in a variety of applications and reduces key clutter by allowing use of the ignition key for numerous locks.
About BOLT (Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology)
BOLT locks come with a limited lifetime warranty. Find a BOLT retailer by using the zip code finder, www.boltlock.com/retail-finder or purchase from the BOLT website at http://www.boltlock.com/shop. BOLT locks are also available at 4-Wheel Parts stores, advanceautoparts.com, Basspro.com, Cabela’s, Pep Boys, and Summit Racing.com. For more information, visit www.boltlock.com or call 844.972.7547.
Maximum versatility and portability with power station and fast charger
TOWSON, MD (June 21, 2016) – DEWALT® announces the 1800 Watt Portable Power Station™ (DCB1800) and Fast Charger (DCB118), new to the wide range of DEWALT battery and charging solutions.
The new 1800 Watt Portable Power Station™ (DCB1800) from DEWALT allows for AC power in remote locations for convenient portable power. Able to run most corded tools, it provides 1800 Watts (15 amps) continuous power and 3600 Watts peak power. The DCB1800 runs on four DEWALT 20V MAX* batteries, and for high power applications, four 20V MAX* 3.0Ah DEWALT Batteries (DCB200) or higher amp hour are recommended to provide the best results. Not only can the 1800 Watt Portable Power Station™ power a corded tool remotely, but it also becomes a multi-port parallel charger for up to four DEWALT 20V MAX* Batteries when plugged into a wall outlet via extension cord (sold separately). Compact and lightweight, the 1800 Watt Portable Power Station™ weighs just 18lbs (without batteries) and is easily portable. Without the need for gas to run, there are no fumes or carbon monoxide emitted from the device. In addition, the 1800 Watt Portable Power Station™ can be used to provide temporary power in areas where noise is restricted such as a jobsite with strict regulations or even camping and tailgating. With an integrated temperature-controlled cooling fan and heavy-duty roll cage, the Portable Power Station™ is a durable and convenient power solution for a variety of uses.
DEWALT also introduces the new Fast Charger (DCB118) which charges DEWALT 20V MAX* batteries in 60 minutes or less. This charger is fan-cooled to reduce charge time on high capacity DEWALT 20V MAX* batteries. With a focus on ergonomics, the Fast Charger weighs just 1.5lbs and is small and compact for storage and transport. It can be wall-mounted to reduce jobsite clutter, and LED diagnostics indicate charging status and a hot/cold pack delay.
The 1800 Watt Portable Power Station™ is available bare for approximately $399 MSRP (DCB1800B) or kitted with three DCB204 batteries and one DCB606 battery for $599 MSRP (DCB1800M3T1). It is also capable of attaching to the DEWALT Tough System™ storage system, available separately for easy transport. The Fast Charger (DCB118) is available for approximately $79 MSRP. Each product is available this fall where DEWALT products are sold and comes standard with a 90 day money back, one year free service, and three-year limited warranty.
*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.
DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial corded and cordless power tools, power tool accessories, and hand tools in categories that include Woodworking, Drilling & Fastening, Concrete & Metal Power Tools, as well as Cutting, Abrasive, and IMPACT READY® Impact Driver Power Tool Accessories. Hand Tool categories include Measuring & Layout, Knives & Blades, Mechanics Tools, and Storage Solutions.
With seven manufacturing locations in the USA, DEWALT remains committed to domestic manufacturing and produced approximately 62 million individual units of Power Tools, Hand Tools, and Accessories in the United States with global materials in 2015 alone.
DEWALT tools can be found nationally and internationally, wherever tools are sold. With more than 1,000 factory-owned and authorized locations, DEWALT has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America. For more information, visit www.dewalt.com or follow DEWALT on Facebook and Twitter.
Real World Tough ATV and Side-by-Side Vehicles Assembled in the USA
KENNESAW, Ga. – June 8, 2016 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, announces its 2017 line of ATVs and Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicles for the upcoming harvest and hunting seasons. Yamaha’s full line of 2017 4×4 and utility-based ATV and SxS vehicles includes:
· Viking and Viking VI SxS models: the leading multi-passenger utility vehicles with best-in-class features
· Wolverine and Wolverine R-Spec SxS models: the most off-road capable with class-leading comfort
· Grizzly ATVs: Full size, full featured, best overall performing big bore ATV
· Kodiak 700 ATVs: Superior performance, comfort and value for hard work and utility
Proven the toughest, most reliable and off-road capable utility-based vehicles that are also fun to drive, all of Yamaha’s SxS vehicles and full-size ATVs are Assembled in the USA at Yamaha’s factory in Newnan, Georgia. For 2017, Yamaha is producing new features, colors and Special Edition ATV and SxS models.
“Yamaha has been making utility-based 4×4 ATV and SxS vehicles for hunters and farmers for more than 30 years, and the 2017 line represents the best-of-the-best in performance, durability and comfort,” said Mike Martinez, Yamaha’s vice president of ATV / SxS operations. “Yamaha is proud to support the hunting, agriculture and outdoors communities, and to produce the most durable and capable ATV and SxS vehicles right here in the U.S.”
With class-leading cab room and comfort, coupled with superior handling and off-road capability, Vikings are the toughest and hardest working utility-based SxS vehicles that are also fun to drive. The 2017 Viking and Viking VI are now offered in a new Midnight Blue Metallic SE with silver cast aluminum wheels, overfenders and silver seats.
Highlighting the 2017 Viking line is the premium Ranch Edition Viking VI in Copper Metallic painted bodywork with color-matched brown interior and soft sun top, silver cast aluminum wheels, review center mirror, mud flaps, overfenders, underseat storage, a rear bed grab bar, a heavy duty front brush guard, and unique Ranch Edition badging, bringing an all-new level of comfort and convenience to tough off-road work.
Viking enhancements carried up from 2016 include automotive-style two-stage door latches and a parking brake warning buzzer. Noise and vibration reduction features include new rubber damper plates, a more rigid chassis, additional sound dampening materials and an engine-mounted torque rod for a more relaxing ride at any engine RPM. The newly reinforced rear steel cargo bed now incorporates mounting points on the bed rails and a rubber cargo bed mat to further reduce sound and vibration, all while improving durability and cargo-carrying options and capacity. Large enough for a fully-loaded pallet, the assisted dump bed can pack up to 600 pounds of equipment and supplies. The standard two-inch receiver hitch is rated to pull 1,500 pounds.
All coming standard with a sun top and at an MSRP starting at $11,999, additional Viking colors include a new Steel Blue with cast aluminum wheels, Hunter Green, Red and Realtree Xtra®. MSRP for the 2017 Viking VI EPS starts at $13,999, with Hunter Green, Red and Realtree Xtra® rounding out the color options.
2017 Wolverine and Wolverine R-Spec – Most Off-Road Capable SxS with Class-Leading Comfort
The new Special Edition (SE) Wolverine R-Spec in Matte Silver features painted bodywork with color-matched seats and springs, convenient under seat storage, and durable injection-molded polypropylene overfenders for increased protection from the elements. The new SE adopts a stout yet lightweight full-length, full-coverage aluminum skid plate set – including the front bash plate, center, rear and side frame skids – aluminum a-arm guards, robust 12-inch true bead lock wheels and a new soft grip over-mold steering wheel with a design exclusively developed for ultimate off-road control and handling. MSRP for the new Wolverine R-Spec SE is $14,799.
New for 2017, every Wolverine R-Spec now comes with Yamaha’s proven Electric Power Steering (EPS), providing precise handling through the best balance of assist and positive feedback from the terrain. In addition to the new SE, the Wolverine R-Spec is now offered in Team Yamaha Blue / White with machined aluminum wheels. Returning colors include the Alpine White with machined aluminum wheels, Hunter Green and Realtree Xtra®. MSRP starts at $13,199.
The 2017 Wolverine (non R-Spec) is a fun, comfortable and off-road capable SxS for trail and outdoors enthusiasts. The Wolverine offers new and existing SxS customers alike a full-featured, supremely off-road capable option at a value-packed price point starting at $10,999 MSRP. Adding to the Wolverine’s value-packed features, the 2017 model is now offered with Yamaha’s durable and reliable EPS system.
Setting the standard in off-road capability and class-leading comfort, all Yamaha Wolverine SxS models feature a new double overhead cam (DOHC), 708cc engine with optimized torque, power delivery and engine character for exciting recreational driving. The Wolverine’s automotive-style cab is designed to provide maximum comfort and confidence for both driver and passenger, especially in extreme off-road environments. Designed and engineered for exploring extreme terrain, the Wolverine features a nimble chassis with a compact design, look and feel, along with Yamaha’s proven core technologies: Ultramatic® fully-automatic transmission, On-Command® four-wheel drive and EPS.
Boasting superior handling, comfort and performance purpose-built for exploring, hunting and recreational riding, the 2017 Grizzly is designed to be the most comfortable, off-road capable and durable big bore ATV. New for 2017 is a Matte Silver SE with machined aluminum wheels, painted plastics and special graphics, a new Alpine White model with machined aluminum wheels, and new Steel Blue model with machined aluminum wheels. In addition, now all Grizzly ATVs will be equipped with EPS. The 2017 Grizzly is also offered in Hunter Green, Realtree Xtra® and the Crimson Metallic Limited Edition (LE) featuring painted plastics, special graphics, machined aluminum wheels, removable fairing with windscreen, heated grips, thumb warmer and heated seat.
The latest generation Grizzly features aggressive styling with redesigned front and rear fenders, a handlebar mounted work light, 26-inch tires, twin-piston four-wheel disc brakes, superior suspension, and Yamaha’s proven core drivetrain technologies. Along with Yamaha’s proven Ultramatic® transmission, the 2017 Grizzly delivers optimized engine character for recreational riding featuring a 708cc engine with more power and torque than previous models. Yamaha Grizzly’s handling, performance and off-road capability provide the rider with confidence and comfort, all at an MSRP starting at $9,699.
2017 Kodiak 700 – Superior Performance, Comfort and Value for Utility and Work-Minded Individuals
Redefining the mid-size utility ATV category, the Kodiak 700 is built for work with a comfortable and compact feeling new chassis. The 2017 line of Kodiak 700s include a new Midnight Blue Metallic SE with silver metallic painted wheels and Yamaha’s legendary On-Command® four-wheel drive system, a new Steel Blue model with cast aluminum wheels, along with Hunter Green, Red and Realtree Xtra® models.
Styling, smooth power and torque create the foundation for a range of features that all combine to make the Kodiak 700 ATVs the most powerful in their pricing categories, while maintaining Yamaha’s legendary durability and off-road performance. The Kodiak 700 features a 708cc engine with engine character optimized to deliver smooth power and strong torque for all-day comfort and ease of use. All Kodiak 700s feature Yamaha’s proven Ultramatic® fully automatic transmission with high, low, reverse and neutral, providing the industry’s most durable CVT transmission and the most natural-feeling engine braking throughout the RPM range. MSRP for the Kodiak 700 starts at only $6,999.
View further details on Yamaha’s all-new 2017 SxS and ATV lineup online at www.yamahaoutdoors.com. Follow Yamaha at www.facebook.com/yamahaoutdoors, www.twitter.com/yamahaoutdoors and www.instagram.com/yamahaoutdoors. #YamahaJune8 #YamahaWolverine #YamahaGrizzly #Kodiak700 #YamahaViking #VikingVI #YamahaOutdoors
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, (YMUS) a leader in the motorsports market, makes the toughest, most capable and versatile ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings also include motorcycles, outboard motors, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, boats, outdoor power equipment, accessories, apparel and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of dealers in the United States.
Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., since its incorporation in 1976, Yamaha also has facilities in Wisconsin and Georgia, as well as factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. For more information on Yamaha, visit www.yamahamotorsports.com.
Dewalt Brushless Cordless Impact Driver
We’re just starting our test of the new impact driver with mode settings for precise torque on lighter jobs. Looks like it’s going to be a great tool in the engine room at Garage 808.
- DEWALT brushless motor and XR Lith-Ion batteries deliver more run time and capacity over standard units
- 3-speed settings for optimized application versatility
- Precision drive in speed 1 for precision applications and added control
- 3 LED lights with 20-second delay after trigger release, provide visibility without shadows
- One-handed loading 1/4″ hex chuck with easy grip sleeve accepts 1″ bit tips
- Compact and lightweight design to fit into tight areas (2 mm shorter than the previous DCF886)
Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares for Chevy Colorado
Portland, OR (10/8/15) – Bushwacker has released its popular Pocket Style® fender flares for the 2015–2016 Chevrolet Colorado pickup, which provide an additional 1.5-inches of tire coverage. This extra coverage makes the flares ideal for Colorado trucks outfitted with wider tires, and provides a custom off-road style.
Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares for the Chevrolet Colorado provide a rugged, bolt-on look without having to drill through or cut the truck’s sheet metal. The flares’ extra tire coverage aids in keeping dirt and mud off the truck’s paint and can help ensure the vehicle complies with local tire-coverage laws.
Made from 100% UV-protected Dura-Flex® 2000 material, these durable flares wear an OE matte-black finish that won’t fade, yet are easily paintable. Installation is simple without the need to cut or drill. All Bushwacker Fender Flares are covered by a limited lifetime warranty and are made in the USA.
Camp RZR is coming back to Brimstone! The world’s greatest trail riding celebration is hitting Huntsville, Tennessee on September 18 and 19. Join the action, and Ride to Rock with more than 300 miles of trails.
Dates: September 18-19
Location: Brimstone Recreation – Huntsville, TN
Prizes and more! – This year at Camp RZR Brimstone® the more you ride, the more you win with up to $200K in rider giveaways.
Epic live music each night from all-starts Jon Pardi & Jake Owen
Get tickets and learn more at CampRZRBrimstone.com.
- Searching for Sasquatch – presented by Jack Links
- Sign up for text alerts to get clues on where to find Sasquatch on Friday from 2pm-4pm. Find all 3 to be entered to win a years worth of Jack Links Beef Jerky.
- Run & Gun – presented by FOX
- Think biathlon but with a Polaris RZR twist! There will be 2 paintball stations where you have to hit the target before you can move on. Join us at the RZR Ridge (Half Cabin Overlook) on Saturday from 11am-3pm to participate. Must be 18 and wear a helmet. All participants will receive more entires to the grand prize giveaways.
- RZR Ridge – presented by MTX Audio
- Enjoy complimentary snacks while you take in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains Saturday 3-5pm. Be on the look out for Old Dominion to do an acoustic set.
- Camp RZR Breakfast Club
- Join us for a group ride along the winding trails of Brimstone® and enjoy a complimentary breakfast with scenic views of the Appalachian Mountains. All are welcome to join. Meet in the event area at 7:30am Saturday morning.
LANSING, Mich. – Air Lift Company offers three new towing solutions for the 2015 Ford F-150 half-ton pickup trucks. RideControlTM, LoadLifter 5000TM and LoadLifter 5000TM ULTIMATE are high-quality air spring kits designed to improve ride, handling and safety when towing and hauling heavy loads.
To provide additional support for the towing needs of the new F-150 models, Air Lift engineered air suspension systems featuring application-specific brackets and air springs. Air Lift adjustable air spring kits ensure that weight is properly distributed to all four tires to maximize vehicle stability, safety and comfort. Working with the existing suspension, air springs improve braking and steering, eliminate squat and sway and maintain ideal ride height.
For standard use, Air Lift’s RideControl kit (2WD/4WD #59570) features fully-adjustable sleeve-style air springs which work with the existing leaf spring suspension to provide up to 2,000 pounds of load-leveling capacity. For heavy-duty or more frequent use, Air Lift’s LoadLifter 5000 kit (2WD #57268, 4WD #57284) works with the existing suspension to provide up to 5,000 pounds of leveling capacity and features durable, reinforced air springs and Air Lift’s exclusive roll plates that help protect the air springs from sharp edges such as brackets or the vehicle’s frame.
For even more ride support, Air Lift’s LoadLifter 5000 ULTIMATE kit (2WD #88268, 4WD #88284) provides all the benefits of the LoadLifter 5000 with the addition of an exclusive, shock-absorbing internal jounce bumper to protect vehicles with heavy loads and eliminate jarring on rough roads. Virtually maintenance-free, LoadLifter 5000 ULTIMATE is adjustable for a safe, comfortable ride, loaded or unloaded.
All three kits are easy to install and are backed by Air Lift’s exclusive lifetime warranty. For convenient air spring inflation and deflation from inside or outside the vehicle, Air Lift offers a variety of wireless and wired on-board air compressor systems. Air Lift air springs and related products can be purchased at most truck accessory retailers and online outlets. To find a retailer in your area, visit Air Lift’s dealer locator at www.airliftcompany.com/dealer.
About Air Lift
Air Lift Company, founded in 1949, is a third-generation, family-owned suspension specialty company based in Lansing, Mich. Air Lift is committed to engineering, manufacturing and selling the highest quality suspension products that fit, work and last. Air Lift products are available at retailers across the country as well as internationally. For more information, contact Air Lift Company by calling (800) 248-0892, or on the web at http://www.airliftcompany.com/.
- Two months ahead of its U.S. market launch, the new 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel pickup truck will make its first Arizona appearance at the Overland Expo in Mormon Lake, Ariz.
- Overland Expo to host Ram Truck press conference and owner clinic
- Mopar Ram 2500 Outdoorsman concept and classic 1986 Rod Hall W150 Baja race truck to join Ram product display
- In addition to a product display, media event and seminar, Ram and Jeep products will be available for customer ride and drives
- The new 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel brings a one-of-a-kind off-road design to the full-size truck segment, offering customers a custom truck with capability
- Equipped with factory lift, 33-inch tires, Bilstein shocks, skid plates, tow hooks and other off-road-ready features, Rebel drops right into a core segment of the truck market with unique design cues and can-do attitude backed by Ram Truck engineering
- New front grille design and “Ram” branding offer a new styling for Ram Truck
- Rebel includes new interior colors and materials, including Radar Red and Black seats with tire tread-matching pattern
May 11, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – On May 16, the new 2015 Ram Rebel will make its first off-road-event appearance since its unveiling at the North American International Auto Show in January. The Ram Truck brand is bringing Rebel — Ram’s new one-off-a-kind half-ton truck — to one of America’s top outdoor adventurer destinations: Overland Expo in Mormon Lake, Ariz.
The Overland Expo draws more than 6,000 explorers, adventurers, off-highway journeyers and their families from around the globe for three days of camping, workshops, classes and outdoor-product demonstrations. Demonstrations and skills challenges are also a part of the Mormon Lake activities.
“The Ram Rebel fulfills customer demand for an aggressively styled, factory-built off-road-style package,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO – Ram Truck Brand, FCA US. “Overland Expo has grown to be a must-attend event for adventurers who rely on their vehicles to get them off the beaten path. It’s a great fit for Ram Trucks.”
Ram will host a special Rebel press conference at Overland Expo at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 16. A customer clinic hosted by Ram product experts will follow at 1 p.m.
RAM 1500 REBEL
The new 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel brings a one-of-a-kind off-road design to the full-size truck segment.
New exterior design highlights
Rebel features an all-new grille with prominent billet silver “RAM” letter badge. Departing from the brand’s iconic “cross-hair” designs, the blacked-out Rebel grille tops a completely new black off-road front bumper design with a durable powder-coated surface, which incorporates a powder coated, billet silver skid plate, new front tow hooks and new LED fog lamps. Black bezel bi-functional projector headlamps with LED marker lights lie beneath an aluminum, twin-snorkel sport hood.
Rebel’s blacked-out front-end continues on the flanks, where black Power Wagon wheel-arch moldings, flat-black badge, mirrors and lower body panels create a distinctive trail-ready presence. The new trim features a two-tone paint scheme with black as a constant on the lower body, front to rear.
The Ram 1500 Rebel features an all-new 17-inch aluminum wheel. Among the most elaborate designs found in mass production, the new one-piece wheel incorporates matte black painted accent pockets and multi-angled surfaces linked to the Rebel’s off-road bias.
Continuing around to the rearview is a bold new “RAM” stamped tailgate with blacked-out lettering. The “Rebel” and “4X4” badge emphasize the truck’s uniqueness. The rear bumper is also treated with durable black powder coating with flared cutouts around dual chrome-tipped exhausts. Tail lamps incorporate black bezels to match forward lighting.
Rebel includes an optional backup camera, providing a better field of vision when maneuvering. A new tri-fold tonneau cover is embossed with the Ram logo.
The Ram 1500 Rebel will be available in five colors, including: Granite Crystal Metallic, Bright Silver Metallic, Flame Red, Bright White and Brilliant Black. Both monotone and two-tone paint options are offered.
Unique interior detailing
Inside, Rebel is every bit as brawny and rugged as it is outside, featuring dramatic, industry-exclusive seating elements.
High-durability technical grain vinyl seats are finished in Radar Red and Black with Sedoso fabric inserts embossed with the Toyo tire tread pattern, matching the Rebel’s actual footprint. Standard heated front seats feature Light Diesel Gray accent stitching, Radar Red Ram’s head embroidery on the headrests and Black with Light Diesel Gray Rebel nameplate embroidered on upper seat bolsters.
The all-black instrument panel, door armrests and logo-embossed center console armrest cover are topped with two-tone Radar Red and Light Gray accent stitching. The center stack and console are finished in Iron Gray Metallic paint giving a cast-iron appearance. An all-new center console bin incorporates a cellular phone/tablet holder with molded insert allowing for various-sized devices. Radar Red anodized vent rings, door accent rings, door trim spears and center console trim ring add color detail to the interior. The Rebel’s heated steering wheel is wrapped with semi-perforated black leather, accented with Radar Red X-stitches.
The upper glove box door is finished with a Rebel nameplate badge.
Deep all-weather rubber floor mats with contrasting Radar Red Ram’s head help contain dirt, snow and debris.
The interior is finished off with a new black headliner and matching upper pillars.
The Rebel’s trail-running capability gets a boost with 1.0-inch raised ride height for improved off-road approach, departure and breakover angles.
Bilstein supplies front and rear shocks with unique tuning and a new steering calibration is matched to the Rebel’s increased ride height. A softer rear stabilizer bar provides improved dynamics.
Beefy 33-inch (LT285/70R17E) Toyo Open Country A/T all-terrain tires are mounted to the all-new 17-inch silver and black cast aluminum wheels.
A new tire offering for Ram trucks, the Open Country A/Ts are versatile all-terrain tires designed for rugged good looks, all-season handling and a comfortable ride. Their aggressive tread pattern offers good traction in bad conditions, on pavement or off. They feature a special wavy sipe arrangement for a comfortable ride and improved snow traction; groove bottom siping for more biting edges for increased traction in the snow and an open shoulder that maximizes water evacuation for excellent all-terrain traction and stability.
The Rebel takes advantage of Ram’s exclusive air suspension system with a 1.0-inch factory suspension lift, which not only helps to clear the 33-inch tires but also contributes to additional ground clearance. A modified alignment of the independent front suspension appropriately adjusts tire angle and aluminum lower A-arms absorb the load. The combination of larger tires and a suspension lift yield best-in-class ground clearance of 10.3 inches, and a new stability program calibration takes Rebel’s modifications into consideration.
Rebel is available exclusively as a crew cab model with 5-ft. 7-inch bed length. Both 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and 5.7-liter HEMI powertrains are offered, as is a choice of either 4X2 (HEMI only) or 4X4 configurations. RamBox is optional.
Ram Rebel is the 10th member of the Ram truck lineup, which includes Tradesman, Express, SLT, Big Horn/Lone Star, Outdoorsman, Sport, Laramie, Longhorn and Limited.
Rebel goes on sale early in the second half of 2015.
The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine (Ward’s 10 Best Engines Award winner three years in a row) with variable-valve timing (VVT) offers 305 horsepower, 269 lb.-ft. of torque and fuel economy of 25 miles per gallon (mpg).
The legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 with fuel-saving cylinder shut-off and VVT provide 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque.
HEMI-powered Ram 1500 Rebel trucks are available in 4×2 or 4×4 powertrains with 3.92 or 3.21 gear ratios. When equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, Rebel is available in 4×4 only with a 3.92 gear ratio, allowing the engine to leverage its power and torque.
Both the 3.6-liter V-6 and 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engines are available with a rear anti-spin differential, which turns both rear wheels in tandem when increased torque is applied – helpful in off-road driving conditions. The design automatically unlocks the differential for normal on-road driving, allowing the wheels to spin independently for improved drivability.
The TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission – standard equipment with the Rebel’s 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar and 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engines, improves drivability and enhances fuel efficiency.
The 2015 Ram 1500 has established what is unmistakably the most advanced and efficient truck in the light-duty category, as evidenced by:
- Best-in-class fuel economy at 28 mpg with 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6
- Exclusive link coil rear suspension and optional 4-corner air suspension
- Only manufacturer in light-duty class to offer diesel, gasoline, and flex-fuel (E85 capable 3.6-liter V-6) engines
- Unsurpassed powertrain warranty – five years/100,000 miles
The 2015 Ram 1500 is backed with a five-year /100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. The powertrain-limited warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair a covered powertrain component – engine, transmission and drive system. Coverage also includes free towing to the nearest Ram dealer, if necessary. The warranty also is transferable, allowing customers who sell their truck during the warranty period to pass the coverage onto the new owner.
The standard three-year / 36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty provides bumper-to-bumper coverage for the Ram 1500, from the body to the electrical system.
The 2015 Ram 1500’s quality is scrutinized at the company’s Chrysler Technology Center’s state-of-the-art scientific labs in Auburn Hills, Michigan, including the Noise/Vibration/Harshness Lab, Electromagnetic Compatibility Facility, Wind Tunnel and the Road Test Simulator (RTS).
For example, the RTS recreates the abuse a truck endures at the hands of a 95th percentile driver – meaning someone who drives the vehicle in more severe conditions than 95 percent of all customers. The RTS can put a lifetime of wear and tear on a truck in about one month’s time. The Ram development team is committed to finding and fixing any issues before the customer does.
The 2015 Ram 1500 is built at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant (Warren, Michigan), which has built more than 12.5 million trucks since it started operations in 1938. Crew Cab and Regular Cab models of the 2015 Ram 1500 are built at the Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant in Saltillo, Mexico.
Mopar Ram 2500 Outdoorsman
For Ram owners who love to head into the wild, the Ram 2500 Outdoorsman elevates the capability of the heavy-duty pickup to the next level. Creating the perfect base camp, the Ram 2500 Outdoorsman is built to blend in with its surroundings with the help of Mopar products and unique camouflage design touches.
Inspired by the Ram brand’s relationship with outdoors outfitter Mossy Oak®, the Ram 2500 Outdoorsman’s unique “Swamp Thing Green” color is further disguised with distinct “camo” flourishes. A Mossy Oak Bottomland camouflage pattern design is smartly applied to the hood, roof and along the length of the lower body.
Three utility hoops used on past SEMA show vehicles as ladder or surfboard racks are reinvented as a camouflaged bed tent, providing shelter from nature’s wrath or extra storage space for gear. Elements pulled from the popular Ram Sun Chaser 2013 SEMA show vehicle include a concept Mopar roof rack and the concept “Flip-Up” seatback tailgate, which converts into a two-seat bench by folding back toward the cab. The RamBox is loaded with Mopar accessories, and a step-assist off the rear bumper helps to access the bed.
The Ram 2500 Outdoorsman sits on Mopar concept 17-inch, eight-lug bead lock wheels, which are capable of dealing with challenging terrain, especially when coupled with aggressive 35-by-12.50-inch R17 Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 BFGoodrich tires. Mopar’s fender flares at the front and rear provide a muscular impression, and the Ram 2500 Outdoorsman can roll with anything thanks to a Mopar leveling kit and Bilstein shocks.
1986 Dodge Ram W150 Baja Replica
Of the more than 500,000 Dodge Ram trucks produced during the 1986 model year, a select few were able to live adventurous lives as modified members of professional race circuits. One of the most challenging work places for such a vehicle is the challenging off-road race course on Mexico’s Baja peninsula. In 1979, a Dodge Ram piloted by Walker Evans was the first pickup to grab the overall win for the demanding Baja 1000 and off-road legend Rod Hall scored an incredible 37 consecutive race victories in Dodge vehicles, including numerous Baja 1000 titles.
In 1987, Walker Evans captured the coveted off-road championship at Baja in an 800 hp Dodge Ram W150. Fitted with Mickey Thompson shocks, extra-leaf front springs, a roll bar, grille guard, driving lights and custom paint, the replica Ram W150 4×4 is the show version of Hall’s competition truck.
Wheelbase: 115 in.
Length: 198 in.
Engine: Overhead Valve V-8
Displacement: 360 cu. In.
Bore/Stroke: 4 in. x 3.58 in.
Transmission: Torqueflite three-speed automatic
Suspension: Four-wheel longitudinal springs, live front axle
Brakes: Front disc, rear drum, hydraulic
ABOUT OVERLAND EXPO
Overland Expo is the world’s most unique event for do-it-yourself adventure travel enthusiasts, with hundreds of session-hours of classes for four-wheel-drive and adventure motorcycling, inspirational programs, the Overland Film Festival, roundtable discussions, demonstrations, food, and a large expo featuring nearly 200 vendors of adventure travel equipment, camping gear, bikes, vehicles, and services.
No other event offers the scope of classes taught by the world’s leading experts alongside a professional-level trade show, bringing together in one place all the camping and vehicle and motorcycle equipment and services adventure enthusiasts need to get outfitted and get going.
About Ram Truck Brand
Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck Brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with one goal: to build the best pickup trucks and commercial vehicles in the industry.
Creating a distinct identity for Ram Trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day in and day out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.
In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.
Moving into the 2015 model year, Ram continues to beat the competition in the two most sought-after titles, fuel economy and towing capacity:
- Best-in-class fuel economy with exclusive EcoDiesel – 29 mpg with Ram 1500
- Best-in-class towing capability – 30,000 pounds with Ram 3500
- Best-in-class payload – 7,390 pounds with Ram 3500
- Best-in-class torque – 865 lb.-ft. with Ram 3500 equipped with Cummins
Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.