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Ford unveiled the payload and towing capability of its new F Series heavy-duty Super Duty trucks, claiming the “most towing and hauling capability and the most horsepower and torque of any heavy-duty pickup truck,” which includes a whopping 925 lb.-ft. of torque and 32,500 pounds of max towing capacity.

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Compton, California (July 15, 2016)
– This Saturday, July 16, 4 Wheel Parts will hold the grand opening celebration for its newest retail store in Richmond, Virginia. The official opening of this 75th retail location represents a new milestone for the global leader in off-road performance product sales and installation. With the company in the midst of an aggressive North American expansion, the event comes on the heels of recent grand openings in Jacksonville, Florida and Langley, BC, Canada.

SEMA-Logo-1-3-13Diamond Bar, CA – Nominations for the esteemed SEMA industry awards are being accepted now through August 1, 2016 at www.sema.org/awards.

Regarded as the highest, most prestigious honors presented to companies and individuals in the automotive specialty equipment market, the SEMA industry awards are presented for the Person of the Year, Rep Agency of the Year, Warehouse Distributor of the Year, Gen-III Innovator of the Year and Manufacturer of the Year.

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At an event in Pennsylvania this evening, General Tire unveiled an all-new tire in its off-road arsenal, the mud-terrain Grabber X3. The new Grabber X3 model will actually replace the outgoing Grabber tire to provide more mass appeal in the marketplace since it will cater to a wider range of SUV and truck owners. The X3 moniker actually relates to the three areas it is designed to excel in for extreme use: mud, dirt and rock.

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Ford today released a video and accompanying press release regarding new driver-assist technologies found in its all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty truck. Ford says there are three new class-exclusive features (meaning, the first time they are found on a heavy-duty truck) found on the new Super Duty, including Adaptive cruise control, adaptive steering, and Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage.

Johnson-Valley-Hammers-3-1-13The BlueRibbon Coalition sent out this update on the upcoming closure of Johnson Valley next month. See the information below for more details.

The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be temporarily closed to the public August 14-21, 2016 while the Marine Corps conducts convoy operations and resupply missions to support a large-scale exercise. It was determined the window of closure for military use could be shortened from the previous announcement of August 1-30, 2016 after the Marine Corps refined the scope of training.

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MIAMI, Fla.
– American Force Wheels is now offering custom engraved wheels, allowing customers to further capture their personality and showcase their own style. Ranging from tribal patterns to polka dots, engravings are essentially limited only by customer’s imagination. The Engraved Series will be offered in 4, 5, 6 and 8 lug.

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STOW, OH
– The popular Baja MTZP3 product line from Mickey Thompson now includes two new 18-inch sizes, the LT275/70R18 and LT295/70R18 covering a wide range of the most popular trucks, SUVs and 4×4 vehicles.

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Visalia, Calif. (June, 2016)
– Hellwig Products, an industry leading manufacturer of towing, hauling and performance suspension products, has released its new rear sway bar for the popular 2016 Nissan Titan XD. Hellwig’s new rear sway bar is available for both stock ride height and lifted two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicles.

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Cypress, Calif. (June 28, 2016)
– Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has announced that it has become the presenting sponsor of Florida Georgia Line’s 2016 Dig Your Roots tour. Not only will Nitto be hitting the road with the Diamond-selling country duo, but it has also built a special Florida Georgia Line-themed vehicle to introduce its newest light-truck tire – the Ridge Grappler.