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1999-2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE WJ DUAL STEERING STABILIZER KIT

BDS Steering StabilizerColdwater, MI—March 1, 2013 — BDS Suspension now offers dual steering stabilizer kits for the 1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ.

The WJ has proven itself to be a capable vehicle off-road, however the front steering design is inherent to front end "wheel shimmy" issues at stock height or lifted. This new BDS dual steering stabilizer kit is designed to control front end feedback and improve drivability for both stock and lifted applications.

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RUGGED RIDGE DEVELOPS ALL TERRAIN MODULAR STEEL BUMPER SYSTEM JK WRANGLER

Rugged Ridge Modular BumperNew, More Affordable Bumper System Offered for '07-'13 Jeep JK Wrangler In Response To Customer Feedback

Suwanee, Ga. (March 5, 2013) – Following the successful introduction of its XHD Modular Aluminum Bumper System, Rugged Ridge today announced it has developed an All Terrain Modular Bumper System made from steel for 2007-2013 Jeep JK Wrangler.

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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

HIll Walking in the English Lake District
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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