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ELDORADO FOREST RELEASES LONG-AWAITED TRAVEL PLAN

Supervisor Villalvazo stressed at the meeting that this base route network is a beginning and a foundation for future travel planning on the Forest. He also made a commitment to a volunteer trail program and to work with the recreation community to provide a quality recreational experience on the Forest. Villalvazo specifically noted that his office would continue to work with El Dorado County in developing a master plan forthe world-famous Rubicon 4WD Trail.Don Amador, Western Representative for the BlueRibbon Coalition, observed, "There is certainly frustration by the OHV community regarding the significant reduction from routes historically used and maintained by the Forest. However, we recognize the thankless position of current personnel who inherited a regulatory 'perfect storm' fraught with misinterpretation of rules, regulations and the court order.""This product is far from perfect, but many users will appreciate the agency's effort to provide for meaningful trail mileage, to reduce the wet weather closure period, and to commit to working with the OHV community and other publics on the implementation and improvement of the plan," Amador concluded.Due to the various appeal and administrative time-lines associated with this project, implementation of the decision will likely not occur until January 2009.The recreation groups at the meeting included Friends of the Rubicon, California Enduro Riders Association, American Motorcyclist Association District 36, El Dorado Equestrian Trails Foundation, California Off Road Vehicle Association, California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs, and the BlueRibbon Coalition, all of whom have been active in the administrative process and prior litigation addressing Eldorado travel management.# # #The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible use of public and private lands, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. It represents over 10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization and business members, for a combined total of over 600,000 recreationists nationwide. 1-800-258-3742. www.sharetrails.org
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REVTEK SUSPENSION INTRODUCES 2.5-INCH LIFT SYSTEM FOR ’08 TOYOTA SEQUOIA

REVTEK SUSPENSION INTRODUCES 2.5-INCH LIFT SYSTEM FOR ’08 TOYOTA SEQUOIARevtek Suspension is proud to announce the introduction of its brand new 2.5-inch lift system for the ‘08 Toyota Sequoia full size SUV, two and four wheel drive models. Based on Revtek’s proven Split/Spacer design, this new system incorporates billet aluminum front spacers, steel differential drop spacers, rugged polyurethane rear coil spacers, and all necessary hardware. Designed to work with the stock suspension geometry, this new system does not require new shock absorbers and allows the fitment of up to 35 x 12.5-inch tires. Easy bolt-in installation with no drilling, cutting or welding required. Not compatible with optional air suspension. Revtek Suspension, 877 LIFT TOY; www.revtek.com### Based in Portland Oregon, Revtek Suspension prides itself in producing “real world” engineered suspension systems and components for Dodge, Ford, GM Jeep, Nissan and Toyota trucks/SUV’s. Revtek systems are designed and tested in-house, resulting in the most installer-friendly, best-riding kits on the market.

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Toyo® Introduces 30 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Product Sizes in Last Three Months

February 7, 2008 Toyo® Introduces 30 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Product Sizes in Last Three Months CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announces the availability of 30 new sizes of passenger car and light truck tires, for applications ranging from racing to luxury, and from utility to value. New sizes are available in several of the Toyo® product lines including: Proxes® (high performance and racing for passenger car and light truck), Open Country® (light truck and SUV) and Versado™ (premium luxury passenger car). These OE fitments and plus sizes for custom wheel/tire applications were introduced between Nov 1, and Jan 31. The new sizes apply to either matched-sizing or to a single end of a vehicle that requires a stagger fitment. During this rollout, several new sizes of the Proxes® R888™ D.O.T.-approved, R-compound competition tire were introduced and it was named the official tire of SPEED World Challenge for the 2008 season. In addition, eight new sizes of Toyo’s new Proxes® R1R™ extreme performance tire expand that line for avid performance enthusiasts. “Toyo is proud to offer dealers a complete line of replacement tires that they can draw from when selling to customers whether it is a sports car, a light truck or even a commercial truck,” said Robert Waytashek, consumer products manager, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. ”Voted #1 overall brand seven out of the last eight years by independent tire dealers, Toyo has a goal of providing tires of the highest quality and value for all segments of the market. The new sizes are listed below by product and include an example of suggested vehicle applications*.

For Passenger Cars Proxes® 4™: An ultra-high performance radial with a W-shaped unidirectional tread design and Toyo’s “Generation S™” silica-reinforced, high grip tread compound for exceptional all-season traction and durability. One New Size275/25R26 - (Specialty plus size for “hi-riser” passenger cars.) Proxes® T1R™: Toyo’s flagship ultra-high performance radial designed exclusively for high-end sport sedans and coupes. It delivers high-speed stability in both dry and wet conditions with low noise and ride comfort. One New Size295/25ZR22 – (Plus size for passenger cars.) Proxes® R1R™: An extreme performance 140 UTQG treadwear tire ideal for aggressive street driving, the street touring category of SCCA® autocross and the street classes at time attacks. It is also an excellent choice for drifting, high performance driving schools and track days. Eight New Sizes195/50R15 – (Mazda MX-5 Miata up to 2002, OE.)225/50R16 – (Acura RSX up to 2006, plus size; BMW Z4 up to 2006, OE; Honda Civic, plus size; Honda S2000 up to 2003, OE rear; Porsche Boxster up to 2005, OE rear; Volkswagen Jetta, plus size.)235/40ZR17 – (Plus size for Acura RSX, BMW 3 Series, Honda Civic Si, Hyundai Tiburon and Subaru Impreza WRX.)255/40ZR17 – (BMW 3 Series, OE rear; Porsche Boxster up to 2005, OE rear; Porsche 911 Carrera up to 2004, OE rear.)225/40ZR18 – (BMW 3 Series, OE front; BMW Z4, OE front; Honda S2000, plus size front; Porsche Boxster, up to 2005 OE front; Subaru Impreza WRX, plus size.)245/40ZR18 – (Ford Mustang, up to 2004 plus size; Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, up to 2006 plus size.)255/35ZR18 – (BMW 3 Series, OE rear; BMW Z4, OE rear; Honda S2000, plus size rear.)265/35ZR18 – (Porsche Boxster, up to 2005 OE rear.) Proxes® R888™: An R-compound, D.O.T.-approved competition radial that was introduced in the summer of 2007. Already winning in competition, the Proxes R888 is ideal for road racing, track days and high-performance driving schools Nine New Sizes for Racing Applications:225/45ZR15, 195/50ZR16, 225/45ZR16, 225/45ZR17, 235/45ZR17, 255/40ZR17, 275/40ZR17, 275/40ZR18, 305/30ZR19. Versado™ LX: Toyo’s flagship non-directional, asymmetric all-season tire for the luxury car market features the company’s innovative Silent Wall™ design for a quiet and comfortable ride. Three New Sizes235/50R18 – (BMW X3, OE; Jaguar XJ8, OE; Lexus LS460, OE.)245/40R18 – (Jaguar S Type, OE; Mercedes CLS 550, OE front.)275/35R18 – (Mercedes CLS 550, OE rear.) For Light Trucks and SUVs Proxes® A20™: A direct OE specification replacement for the 2008 Nissan Murano. One New SizeP235/55R20 – (2008 Nissan Murano, OE spec.) Open Country® H/T: An all-season highway tire for urban and highway use that delivers excellent all-around handling and stability in both dry and wet conditions. It delivers exceptional mileage along with a smooth, quiet ride throughout the wear range.Two New Sizes235/55R17 – (BMW X3, OE; Ford Freestar, OE)P285/70R17 – (Nissan Pathfinder Armada w/off-road package, OE; Nissan Titan w/off-road package, OE.) Open Country® A/T: An M & S rated all-terrain dual-purpose tire for exceptional performance both on and off the road. Offerings include OE to flotation sizes for pickups and SUVs. Two New SizesLT285/50R22 (Plus size for Dodge Ram, Hummer H3, and Nissan Titan.)LT305/50R22 (Plus size for Dodge Ram, and Hummer H3.) Open Country M/T®: A mud terrain radial tire that features hook-shaped tread blocks, scalloped shoulder blocks and a high performance cap ply construction for excellent off-road traction. A three-ply casing delivers superior handling both on-and off-road while it is considered one of the quietest mud terrain tires on the market. Three New SizesLT285/75R17 – (Plus size for Dodge Ram, Ford F250 / F350 Super Duty, Hummer H3, and Nissan Titan.)LT285/75R18 – (Ford F250 / F350 Super Duty, plus size.)LT275/65R20 – (Ford F250 / F350 Super Duty, OE option.) Toyo 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. # # # *The fitment information here is intended to serve as a guideline only. Media Contact: Jay Jones, TMCTel. 949-851-6313, Fax. 949-833-0253[email protected]Toyo Media Site: www.toyoeditor.com

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REVTEK SUSPENSION INTRODUCES INNOVATIVE LIFT SYSTEM FOR JEEP JK

REVTEK SUSPENSION INTRODUCES INNOVATIVE LIFT SYSTEM FOR JEEP JKRevtek’s new three-inch lift system for the Jeep Wrangler JK improves off-road capability without compromising ride comfort. Unlike other systems that use coils to obtain lift, this Revtek lift system employs spacers to lift the front three inches, the rear one inch, for a level ride and room for up to 35 x 12.5-inch tires. The rear suspension retains the OEM shocks, while the front is fitted with a pair of Revtek performance shocks and a unique adjustable track bar to prevent bump steer. Also included are front sway bar end links, front brake line drop-down brackets, rear track bar relocation bracket and all necessary mounting hardware. This Revtek lift system installs in just two hours with no cutting or welding necessary.Revtek Suspension, (877) LIFT TOY; www.revtek.com### Based in Portland Oregon, Revtek Suspension prides itself in producing “real world” engineered suspension systems and components for Dodge, Ford, GM, Jeep, Nissan and Toyota trucks/SUV’s. Revtek systems are designed and tested in-house, resulting in the most installer-friendly, best-riding kits on the market.

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Off Road Trail Tools Announces Release of Fold-Down Tray Table

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOff Road Trail Tools Announces Release of Fold-Down Tray TableTucson, Arizona-January, 2008 - Off Road Trail Tools announces the release of their exclusive fold-down tray table for Wrangler TJ & LJ tailgates, available now at offroadtrailtools.com“While my fellow enthusiasts are out on the trail, my attention is focused elsewhere.” Says president Tat Marcy. “Out of the exciting and adventurous stories that I hear, emerge new ideas for innovative solutions to just about anything and everything you can encounter while out on the trail,” he says.

This useful tool was designed for almost anything that requires a flat surface to work on, whether it’s doing a repair or fixing lunch for the gang. This 12”x18” thin and strong tray is made of non-rusting aluminum, laser cut and tig-welded for lasting strength.The fold-down tray table is offered in two finishes: Black Powder Coated, part #5052P for $199.95 and Aluminum Natural Finish, part #5052 for $149.95. Both are currently available at offroadtrailtools.comOff Road Trail Tools is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative tool ideas for prevention and repair for a wide-range of off-road applications. Off Road Trail Tools is committed to delivering vehicle dependent expedition reliability.For further information about this product, contact Tat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W Hutchs Pools PlaceTucson, AZ 85743P.520.579.2079F.520.579.2080
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