BOLT Locks Now Available At Cabela’s

BOLT LOCKS NOW AVAILABLE AT CABELA’S
MILWAUKEE – Leading outdoor outfitter Cabela’s now offers outdoor enthusiasts the one-key convenience and security of BOLT (Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology) locks, a durable and reliable way to protect trailers and campers while streamlining the number of keys on a key ring.

BOLT locks feature breakthrough one-key lock technology that permanently programs locks to a single vehicle ignition key.  When drivers insert their key into the lock cylinder, spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down until they are matched exactly to that key. The first time the key is rotated, the cylinder is uniquely coded to that key.  When the key is removed, the cylinder moves into the locked position.  When the key is turned again, it will rotate to the unlocked position.

Available online and in all retail locations, Cabela’s features BOLT’s best-selling adjustable Coupler Pin Lock and 5/8-inch Receiver Lock. The weatherproof BOLT Coupler Pin Lock fits couplers from 1/2-inch to 3 3/8-inch and is adjustable in increments of 1/8-inch, allowing for a snug fit in any size. The lock is designed to slide easily along the stainless steel pin and is engineered with no exposed shackle, helping further deter theft. It features a plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping and its stainless steel lock shutter helps keep out dirt and moisture.

“The Coupler Pin Lock is designed for a wide range of coupler sizes, offering towing versatility in addition to the improved level of security BOLT technology provies,” said BOLT National Sales Manager Erika Garcia.

For complete towing security and maximum convenience, the Coupler Pin Lock can be used with the 5/8-inch BOLT Receiver Lock, which is used to lock the trailer to the hitch. The corrosion-resistant stainless steel 5/8-inch Receiver Lock securely locks trailers to the hitch and fit most trucks and SUVs with a Class 1-5 hitch. It is designed with a durable stainless steel pin, an automotive-grade stainless steel lock shutter and a six-plate tumbler sidebar to prevent picking and bumping.

BOLT locks are available for many General Motors, Ford, Chrysler/Jeep, Toyota and Nissan vehicles, and come with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information or to order, visit www.cabelas.com.

Polaris RANGER CREW 570-6

Polaris RANGER Introduces RANGER CREW 570-6

Minneapolis, October 6, 2015 – Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today introduced another new model to the Polaris RANGER model lineup.  The RANGER CREW 570-6 joins the industry’s No.1 selling utility vehicles (UTV) line for the value-minded consumer looking for a multi-passenger CREW option at a great price.

Retailing at $11,799 U.S, the RANGER CREW 570-6 is the ultimate combination of quality, performance and value, with all the features needed to be a hard-working, reliable partner:  seating for 6; long chassis measuring 60 in/152.4 cm wide and 146 in/370.8 cm long;  tubular ROPS; proven 44 horsepower ProStar 570 engine that is rear-mounted for quiet operation and easy access; 1,500 lbs/680 kg of towing capacity and payload; and 800 lbs/362 kg bed capacity.

To keep the ride smooth from the barn to the fields or on the work site, the RANGER CREW 570-6 features the legendary adjustable Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) found on allRANGER vehicles. Whether carrying heavier loads or unwinding with family and friends when the job is done, the versatility of the adjustable rear suspension and shock positions delivers the comfort expected from a RANGER vehicle.

The RANGER CREW 570-6, even at a value price, doesn’t compromise on comfort. Tilt steering, two roomy bench seats for up to six occupants and industry-leading storage solutions are standard premium comfort features available on the vehicle. Polaris will offer a full line of Polaris Engineered Accessories for the new RANGER CREW 570-6 to ensure it is one of the most versatile UTVs on the market. With more than 50 accessories available for the vehicle with revolutionary integration solutions such as easy-to-install Lock and Ride accessories, Polaris Engineered Accessories make it easy and fast to customize RANGER vehicles for a wide variety of tasks. Whether on the job site, in the tree stand or on the trail, Polaris offers intuitive accessory solutions to get the job done.

The RANGER CREW 570-6 will be offered in Sage Green and be available in dealerships in November.

BusBushwacker Pocket Style fender flares for the 2015–2016 Chevrolet Colorado

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 2015

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.

Ride Activities:

  • 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.

Air Lift Adjustable Air Spring Kits for 2015 F-150

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/.

Ram Rebel Headed to Overland Expo

  • 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.

2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Final (retouched)
2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Final

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.

2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab 4x4 interior
2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab 4×4 interior

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.

Performance Updates

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.

Powertrain

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.

Quality

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.

Manufacturing

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.
Compression:  9.0:1
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.

Air Lift’s 2015 Catalog

LANSING, Mich. – Air Lift Company’s 2015 Load Support Product Catalog features the company’s wide range of easy to use air spring suspension products available for towing and hauling use and automotive performance applications.

The catalog describes the towing safety and ride comfort Air Lift load support products provide to half-ton, 3/4-ton and one-ton pickups, vans SUVs and CUVs. Air Lift’s convenient on-board air compressor options, including the exclusive and updated SmartAirTM automatic leveling system, are also included.

For automotive performance enthusiasts, the catalog provides information about Air Lift’s track-proven performance suspension systems for European, JDM and modern muscle vehicles.

Air Lift offers suspension solutions for a wide range of applications, including standard duty, heavy duty, commercial duty and snow plow or fleet applications. To help consumers understand load support technology and choose the best suspension solution, the catalog includes a frequently asked questions section.

“We take pride in providing the highest quality air suspension products and want to clearly explain the benefits and applications of all options,” said Chip Rabey, Air Lift group marketing manager.

The catalog is available at Air Lift dealers nationwide and internationally, and can also be reviewed on the company’s website at www.airliftcompany.com.

About Air Lift
Air Lift Company, founded in 1949, is a third-generation, family-owned suspension specialty company based in Lansing, Michigan.  Air Lift is committed to engineering, manufacturing and selling the highest quality suspension product kits 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 on the web at http://www.airliftcompany.com/ or by calling (800) 248-0892.

 

RAM Power Wagon

America’s Most Off-road Capable Pickup, 2015 Ram Power Wagon Named Four Wheeler ‘Pickup Truck of the Year’

•2015 Ram Power Wagon beats the competition in a series of in-depth on- and off-road tests
•2015 Ram Power Wagon is the most off-road-capable pickup truck with electric-locking front and rear differentials, electronic disconnecting sway bar, Bilstein shocks, 33-inch off-road tires, underbody skid plate protection, 4.10 axle ratio and a custom-built Warn® 12,000-pound winch
•Power Wagon now available in three distinct trim models—Tradesman, SLT and Laramie

March 2, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The editors of Four Wheeler have named the Ram Power Wagon “2015 Pickup Truck of the Year.”

 

“Factory-built and engineered, our Power Wagon is, by far, the most capable off-road pickup available in production,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO of Ram Truck Brand — FCA US LLC. “The Four Wheeler magazine staff is loaded with off-road expertise. We’re honored that they have again named the Ram Power Wagon with their Pickup Truck of the Year award.”

To qualify for the competition, a vehicle must have been entirely new or have substantial mechanical revisions from a previous model year. The award winning Ram Power Wagon features a 6.4-liter HEMI with best-in-class 410 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque. A class-exclusive 5-link rear suspension system was added and the front suspension is uniquely modified with Ram’s “Articulink” to allow additional axle flex and traction.

“The 2015 Ram Power Wagon is simply everything you want a real pickup to be,” said Christian Hazel, Editor of Four Wheeler. “Plenty of power and load-carrying capability for hauling and towing, well-appointed interior comfort and convenience features, great on-road ride and handling, and jaw-dropping capability in virtually any off-road terrain. The Ram Power Wagon didn’t just win Four Wheeler’s 2015 Pickup Truck of the Year, it blew the competition away.”

The 2015 Ram Power Wagon is based on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty 4×4 Crew Cab, but features a number of off-road-specific engineering enhancements, which give the truck a significant advantage over all production pickups.

Vehicles participating in the annual Four Wheeler Pickup Truck of the Year competition were subjected to a week of rigorous testing in five key areas: Trail Performance, Empirical Data, On-Pavement Performance, Interior, and Exterior. Visit FourWheeler.com to learn more about the 2015 Four Wheeler Pickup Truck of the Year competition.

POWERTRAIN
Compelling numbers tell the best-in-class story of the standard 6.4-liter HEMI 16-valve V-8 engine: 410 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and a peak torque rating of 429 lb.-ft. (582 N•m) at 4,000 rpm. The engine calibration is unique to Power Wagon in order to enhance its off-road maneuverability and finesse. When driving in four-wheel-drive “Low,” the throttle response softens and the idle speed increases by 100 rpm (from 650 to 750 rpm) — providing added control when ascending and descending off-road obstacles at slow speeds.

The 2015 Ram Power Wagon is equipped with Fuel Saver technology, delivering more power yet better fuel efficiency than previous generations. When conditions allow, as in highway cruising, the Fuel Saver system seamlessly shuts down four cylinders to conserve fuel.

The engine also features an active dual-runner-length intake manifold optimized specifically for the Ram Heavy Duty lineup. The result is improved low-end torque without sacrificing high-end power.

The 6.4-liter HEMI is offered with the 66RFE six-speed automatic transmission and connects to a part-time, manual-engagement BorgWarner BW 44-47 transfer case.

Built by American Axle Manufacturing, the axles measure 9.25 inches in the front and 11.5 inches in the rear (increase from 10.5 inches), delivering power via a 4.10:1 ring and pinion ratio. Robust rear axle shafts are upgraded to 38 mm, providing rotating force directly to the 33-inch tire/wheel combination. Both axles include electronic locking differentials driven by electro-magnetic actuators. All Ram Heavy Duty trucks incorporate a segment-exclusive front axle disconnect system to reduce parasitic loss and improve overall efficiency.

Additional axle data:

FRONT REAR
9.25 AAM 11.5 AAM
Front Pinion: 98.3 mm Rear Pinion: 121.3 mm
Front Ring Gear: 235 mm (9.25 inches) Rear Ring Gear: 292 mm (11.5 inches)
Front Axle Shaft Diameter: 35 mm Rear Axle Shaft Diameter: 38 mm

SUSPENSION
The Ram Heavy Duty features a unique suspension system, some of which was specifically engineered for the Power Wagon, including Bilstein shocks at all four corners, control arms, spring rates and more than two inches of lift.

In the front, the entire Ram Heavy Duty line features an advanced three-link front suspension to ensure roll stiffness. The Ram Power Wagon packages a unique-to-model design of the standard three-link suspension system. The Ram Articulink design incorporates high movement joints at the control-arm-to-axle mount, allowing for additional flexibility and axle articulation. Additional suspension flex is achieved via the class-exclusive electronic disconnecting sway bar, which allows the front axle to move more independently of the truck’s frame.

Heavy Duty trucks generally have rear suspension equipped for constant, heavy payloads. This usually leads to a harsher ride when unloaded. All Ram 2500 Heavy Duty trucks, including the Power Wagon, feature an exclusive five-link coil design provides better articulation over obstacles than a leaf spring system. The robust coil springs are more than up to the task of handling heavy payloads. Although the 2015 Ram Power Wagon is loaded with off-road components, owners appreciate payload up to 1,490 pounds and towing capacity up to 10,810 pounds.

The 2015 Ram Power Wagon’s combined axle and suspension package adds to greater suspension articulation, a determining factor when negotiating extreme obstacles. With Smart Bar engaged, the Ram Power Wagon reaches a Ramp Travel Index (RTI – a measurement of a vehicle’s suspension articulation) of 510 (26-inch vertical height).

GROUND CLEARANCE AND PROTECTION
Providing optimal balance between on-road civility and off-road capability are 33-inch tires, which feature a beefy tread pattern to help grab ledges along the trail and deliver optimum traction through sand, mud and snow. Larger tires and a suspension lift contribute to the Power Wagon’s 14.5-inch ground clearance, compared to 12 inches on the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty. The truck’s approach angle is boosted to 34 degrees, the departure angle is increased to 23.5 degrees and the breakover angle is enhanced to 25.5 degrees. This gives the Ram Power Wagon significant clearance for navigating a variety of severe inclines and declines as well as providing up to 30-inches of water-fording capability.

Underneath the Ram Power Wagon are generous underbody protection components. Fore-aft bars bring together the transfer case and fuel tank skid plates, resulting in armor that minimizes underside damage and rock wedging.

Ultimate truck capability is now available in three trim levels: Tradesman, SLT and Laramie. The Ram Power Wagon Tradesman offers off-road enthusiasts all of the Power Wagon’s legendary capability in a value-oriented package. The Power Wagon SLT provides a mix of comfort with off-road components and the Power Wagon Laramie offers more comfort and luxury features. Each of the three Ram Power Wagon models has its own distinctive look.

The Power Wagon nameplate was produced from 1945 through 1980. Early trucks were based on the Weapons Carrier (WC) series of Dodge ¾-ton military-use trucks built during World War II. The Power Wagon went on to become a well-known civilian vehicle and continued the lineage of Dodge four-wheel-drive trucks from the 1930s, proving basic four-wheel-drive design concepts and representing a significant predecessor to the many four-wheel-drive trucks in modern use today. The iconic truck was reintroduced in 2005 and now exists as an independent model under Ram Truck Brand.2015 Ram Power Wagon Crew Cab 4x4

About FOUR WHEELER
Whether you’re looking for the scoop on the latest off-road-capable vehicles straight from the factory floor, want to see what others have done to their rides, read up on the latest tech, or keep up with emerging trends from across the off-road world, FOUR WHEELER will bring it to you. FOUR WHEELER gives out two annual awards – Four Wheeler of the Year and Pickup Truck of the Year, and hosts a signature event, the annual Top Truck Challenge. The Four Wheeler Network features off road and 4×4 content from JP, PETERSEN’S 4-WHEEL & OFF-ROAD, DIRT SPORTS+OFF ROAD, 4WHEEL DRIVE & SPORT UTILITY, MUD LIFE, and FOUR WHEELER.

About TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD, and GRINDTV. With more than 50 publications, 60 websites, 50 events, 1,000 branded products, the world’s largest automotive VOD channel, and the world’s largest action/adventure sports media platform, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit enthusiastnetwork.com.

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.

Powerhouse 4000 with EFI

Highly Reliable Portable Power
Powerhouse Inverter Generators Introduces the PH4000Ri/E with Electronic Fuel Injection

Morgan Hill, CA, March 2015 – Being off the grid doesn’t mean you have to be powerless with the Powerhouse PH 4000Ri/E Inverter Generator. Whether you are camping, working or facing a natural disaster, the reliable portable power of the PH4000Ri/E with Electronic Fuel Injection goes wherever you go to deliver the power you need.camping; family camping,
The PH4000 puts out 4000 watts of clean power, which is enough to run a 15,000 BTU air conditioner, lights, fridge and a coffeemaker, or several power tools all at the same time.
The PH4000Ri/E is the first Powerhouse portable generator with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), which gives it a number of very useful advantages including excellent cold weather starting and hot restarts. EFI produces superior horsepower and improves performance at high altitude. Other EFI advantages of the PH4000 include a self-priming fuel system, exceptional fuel economy and cleaner emissions.
Powerhouse 4000The PH4000 has an electric starter with a large battery, which also eases cold weather starting. The included remote control starts or stops the generator from up to 75 feet away.
Powerhouse inverter technology delivers clean, clear power that won’t damage sensitive electronics like laptops, flat screen TVs and game consoles. An onboard digital screen displays voltage, amperage, wattage, fuel level and information from the self-contained diagnostic system.
Quiet enough to meet National Park Service guidelines for campground use, the PH4000 also meets the most stringent air quality standards throughout North America with CARB, EPA and CSA certifications.
The PH4000 features telescoping wheelbarrow style handles and pneumatic tires for easier handling and smooth movement even on rough terrain.
Whatever takes you off the grid, trust the Powerhouse PH4000Ri/E Inverter Generator to get you up and running.

About Powerhouse
Powerhouse Generators is a leading manufacturer of quality inverter generators for use in outdoor sports, construction, agriculture and emergency applications. Powerhouse Generators; http://www.powerhouse-products.com/; 800-495-5858

GEARWAGON Trailer For Small Cars

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Let’s Go Aero (LGA), manufacturer of innovative gear transport and outdoor lifestyle products, brings the RV experience to the small car owner with its ultra-lite and versatile GearWagon 125 Camper. A dual-purpose cargo and camping trailer weighing only 560 pounds, the GearWagon can be pulled by any vehicle including those with Class I, 1,000 pound tow ratings.

An economical and convenient alternative to pop-up or tear-drop campers, the GearWagon 125 Camper provides outdoor enthusiasts with 137 cubic feet of cargo carrying capacity for hauling everything from bicycles, motorcycles and ATVs to camping equipment, sporting gear and lawn and garden tools. For the small car traveler, the GearWagon 125 Camper makes comfortable camping possible by providing a mobile habitat that is easily towed by Class I-rated vehicles, with the capacity to conveniently pack and transport all the outdoor living gear needed for camping and road trips. “Well-suited for off-road use, it can carry an ATV or an ATV can pull it. Then, with the ATV removed, GearWagon 125 becomes a bed for sleeping,” said Marty Williams, president, LGA.

Designed to comfortably sleep two with a large storage area below deck, GearWagon 125 offers a combination of lightness, capacity, transformability and toughness. Measuring 93 inches long, 60 inches wide and 51 inches high, it features a durable, twin-wall polyethylene base and an aerodynamic tonneau-cover style lid that keeps cargo dry, secure and out of sight.

Campers can quickly and easily set up for overnight camping using the GearWagon’s expanded tent enclosure, decking panels and leveler kit components. The waterproof, marine-grade fabric tent includes a main body and a vestibule, which expands the traveler’s living and storage space, providing an enclosed entry way over the trailer’s endgate for more gear, family pets, or just sitting comfortably.

To create a platform for positioning a queen size air mattress or to add another level of storage with 500 pounds weight rating, modular, four-panel decking fits along the width of the trailer using the base’s integrated ledge. When not in use, the panels store along the sidewalls of the trailer.

The Solar Vent feature removes condensation accumulation during the night and prevents mold and mildew from occurring. The solar powered ventilator moves 1,000 cubic feet per hour, and will run for up to 48 hours without sunlight.

For leveling and standing when the trailer is off the hitch, the leveler kit consists of two adjustable stabilizer jacks on the rear of the trailer which provide support for sitting on the endgate and standing inside the trailer bed. To learn more about the GearWagon 125, visit www.LetsGoAero.com, or call 877.GO.4.AERO (464.2376).
About Let’s Go Aero
Established in 1998 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., Let’s Go Aero is the inventor, manufacturer and distributor of unique patented and patent pending outdoor lifestyle products and innovative cargo carrier solutions for the automotive and RV industries. Brand offerings include hitch-mounted racks, enclosed cargo carriers, trailers for utility, enclosed cargo and convertible campers, bicycle racks for vehicles and home storage, adaptive shelters for RV living, tailgating and camping, and silent towing products.

Let’s Go Aero’s creativity and high standards of excellence carry through all aspects of its business, from product design and customer service to responsiveness to market needs. For more information, visit Let’s Go Aero at www.LetsGoAero.com, contact company headquarters at 877.GO.4.AERO (464.2376), email contact@letsgoaero.com or write to 2120 Naegele Road, Colorado Springs, CO, 80904.