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N2 Shock Upgrade for Jeep TJ Line

BALANCED RIDE ON AND OFF-ROAD

DYERSBURG, TENNESSEE— How do you make our popular Jeep TJ lift kit line even more attractive? We've upgraded our best-selling TJ kits to include our critically acclaimed N2.0 Shocks at no additional charge! Our TJ lift line - including the wildly popular 4" and 6" X-Series Kits - now include the power of N2.0. Gain balanced handling both on and off-road with a shock like no other; Designed specifically for the weight and ride height of your Jeep TJ, you'll see unparalleled performance at no additional cost!

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Viking Offroad introduces a new winch with a modern look and high performance

Using proven technology from years of research and development, the GS-9 features:Viking TieBridgeTMThe Viking TieBridge provides more room under the traditional chrome tie rods, giving the availability for more rope length. As the rope stacks on the drum, off center, the additional space from the TieBridge lets the rope stack without interference from the tie rods. This bolsters overall reliability and safety. “These winches have been beaten up in Johnson Valley. They’ve been used in Iceland, Russia and Antarctica. They work,” says Jónsson.LightweightAt just over 58 lbs fully outfitted with a Viking Safety Thimble and Hawse fairlead, this full size, full featured package is as light as specialty winches without compromising line capacity or strength. This lighter package reduces load on suspensions and drivetrains by as much as 30% over the competition, all without sacrificing performance.Designed for Synthetic WinchlinesAs the leader in the synthetic winchline industry, Viking has designed this winch to be 100% synthetic winchline compatible. “From the design of the drum, to the type of braking system and the finish of the winch, we integrated design features into this winch from the ground up with the synthetic line in mind,” says Jónsson. “The traditional issues of heat build up are virtually eliminated by this design.”Patented cone brake outside the drum designFriction braking inside of the drum increases the level of heat in the middle of the drum where the line has the largest contact area. By moving the brake outside of the middle of the drum, it lessens the heat buildup and increases safety and line life.Sealed Albright solenoid Providing a water and dust tight environment, the GS-9 ensures dependability in the harshest conditions. These Albright solenoids are the new standard for top of the line winches within the industry. Packaged in a remote mount housing (control box), the solenoid will provide a lifetime of service. The control box is intended to be mounted behind the grill or under-hood, this allows for a lower visual impact from the winch and increased airflow to the radiator. Where hidden mounting is impractical, traditional motor based mounting is provided.There are five models of the Viking Winch GS-9 available. These models offer either an Excel Hook or Viking Safety Thimble, as well as choice of black or orange winchline. The GS-9 comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty for mechanical components and a Limited 1 Year Warranty for electrical components.The GS-9 retails for $1,297.45 with a winchline and fairlead or $949.46 for the standalone winch. The Viking Winch GS-9 is available now from Viking Offroad and Authorized Viking Offroad retailers. About Viking OffroadThór Jónsson founded Viking Offroad to design high quality aftermarket parts for 4X4’s. The Jónsson brothers, Thor and Jon, worked closely together developing the full range of recovery gear using the best materials and craftsmanship available. With a full line of recovery equipment for four wheel drive vehicles with some of the most widely used synthetic winchlines it was a logical progression to winch design. We manufacture recovery and safety equipment for Military, Search and Rescue, Space (our lines were on board the historic Dragon capsule that flew to the Space Station in 2012) and of course the off road industry.View detailed product specifications: Viking Winch GS-9

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15 tips for the new handheld GPS owner

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15 tips for the new handheld GPS ownerDecember 26, 2012 By Rich Owing

If you got a new handheld GPS, I’m hoping the weather is nice enough for you to get out and play with it. Here are some tips to help get you off on the right foot:

Use it around town

Learn to set a waypoint and navigate to it, and how to follow a track or route, before going off into the wilderness. And if you don’t know what those words mean…

Learn the terminology

We’ve got a handheld GPS 101 series just waiting for you.

Let it bake

Not in the oven! Take it outside, turn it on and let it sit motionless under open sky for awhile. It can take up to half an hour to fully download the satellite almanac; do this and when you want to use it over the next few days, it should lock onto satellites very fast.

Read more at: GPS Track Log

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2009-2013 Dodge Ram 1500 2wd/4wd Truck 1.5" Body Lift

For more info on this lift kit and other available options, check out zoneoffroad.com or call (888) 998-ZONE.

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Sidekick's 2013 Off Road Event Calendar Available

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Sidekick Off Road's Off Road Event Calendar for 2013 is now available. The 2013 calendar marks the 24th year in publication. Like in years past, the 2013 calendar has exciting 4WD photos and information about off road events throughout the United States. Sidekick's 2013 Off Road Event Calendar will help you fill the year with four wheeling trips and help you avoid conflicts. Each month has a 12" x 9" full-color photo showing popular trails and areas. The calendar lists information on 180+ nationwide events in over 26 states on the day they are scheduled to happen. Listed events include off road races, guided tours, club runs, expeditions, rock crawling championships, poker runs, association fundraisers, rallies, jamborees, conventions, adventure rides, expos, and shows. Large grid squares each month allow plenty of room to make daily notes of other important events. Sidekick Off Road's 2013 Off Road Event Calendar is available at Off Road Stores for $9.95 or online.  Pickup yours today. Quantities limited. If you need any more calendars for your office, just email your preferred address so we can send them to you!Please let your readers know about this valuable tool for finding events and dates...and let's go wheelin. Thanks!Rick Russell Sidekick Off RoadP.O. Box 727Chino, CA  91708-0727 Toll free:   (877) 628-7227Fax:           (760) 961-9477Email:       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:   www.sidekickoffroad.com

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