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  1. John GorehamContributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com11-8-2018 General Motors made an unusual request today of GM-Trucks.com. Our contact at the Chevy Truck department asked us to report that GM is launching a new campaign to adjust the sensitivity of the airbags in the Chevy Colorado ZR2. This is a refreshing change from the industry standard practice of soft-pedaling recalls and product programs. Here is the unedited information we were asked to convey: As you are aware, there have been reports of Colorado ZR2 owners whose roof-mounted side airbags deployed while off-roading. Upon learning of this issue, Chevrolet took immediate action to understand the root cause and create a solution. Today, we notified Chevrolet dealers of a customer-satisfaction initiative to recalibrate the thresholds for the roof-mounted side airbags for ZR2 owners. The updated calibration is available as of today, and will be installed free of charge the next time the customers takes their ZR2 to a Chevrolet dealer. There have been 11 reports of Colorado ZR2 owners whose roof-mounted side airbags deployed while off-roading. Chevrolet is working to reimburse those ZR2 customers for the cost of repair, provided the event data was available to confirm the incident. We are incredibly proud of the ZR2 and the off-road capability it offers, and are encouraged to see customers are using the truck as intended. If customers have questions, they should contact their local dealer or Chevrolet Customer Assistance at 800-833-2438 GM-Trucks.com readers may recall that in May we covered the news that owners were beginning to report that the airbags in their Colorado trucks were deploying while off-roading (and not in a crash). You can read the prior full report here and see more images. Our reporting leaned heavily on images and reports from GM-Truck.com member Joe F. Since Joe's information was made available, other owners have also reported the same problem. We will do our best to get new information from Joe F. and how he is reimbursed. Our thanks to GM for asking us to be involved in disseminating this important product update program.
  2. Zane Merva & Josh Merva GM-Trucks.com 3/6/2018 Here at GM-Trucks.com, we’ve spent a lot of time upgrading nearly every light bulb in Project Sierra to LED over the past two years. The change has been immense and the high-tech, clean crisp shine our truck now exhibits is one of our most noticeable and favorite upgrades. From brake bulbs to marker lights, interior lighting and replacement daytime running lights, we’ve been tapping Osram-Sylvania LED bulbs as a reliable product produced by one of the worlds largest automotive suppliers. The company offers a wide arraignment of LED aftermarket replacement lighting and we’ve been digging the results on our truck. In fact, we've even just recently moved to LED headlight bulbs, but we'll show you them in another review. A staple in the original equipment headlight and tail light bulb supply chain, it's a guarantee that your truck has some sort of Sylvania product on it as factory equipment. The company also sells straight to the consumer with Silverstar and ZEVO LED aftermarket replacement bulbs. Sylvania introduced their first off-road oriented LED cube light just under two years ago and has been expanding into the segment ever since. The company announced another round of LED off-road lights at SEMA last November, including a 10-inch parabolic spotlight bar. So with two new LED products that caught our eye, we asked if we could take them for a spin. It's rather interesting to see an industry OEM diving head first into the off-road lighting scene that has so far been dominated by LED giants like Rigid Industries, Baja Design, and Rugged Ridge. Especially when those brands sell product that use Osram LED chips. So we ordered up some examples directly from the company and got installing. Here’s our take on these two new and unique LED spotlight products from Sylvania. What are they? Sylvania LED Off-Road 10-Inch Light Bar - SPOT 2300 effective lumens at a 10 degree angle MSRP: TBD, Not on sale yet Longer versions will also be available LED spot light bars are nothing new and as a result they’ve all sorta started to look the same. Now, that’s no longer the case. With a futuristic parabolic reflector, the new line up of Sylvania LED light bars resemble the headlights on the new 2019 Silverado instead of the light bar from your friend’s old beat up Dodge Ram. With the LED chips mounted at a 90-degree angle from the road the curved reflector is the main focal point of the light bar instead of the LED chip or lens. It's a different, high-tech, motif that will look right at home on the 2019 Silverado and Sierra lineup. However, all those good looks would be much less satisfying if this light bar didn't have the performance to match. And, since this light bar is made by Sylvania, it does. This 10-inch spot is designed to send light extremely far down-road. With only a 10-degree horizontal throw the 2300 lumen beam from the 10-LED chips is super concentrated. This spot bar will illuminate hundred of feet away but not right in front of you. That makes it an extremely powerful, albeit niche lighting tool. Packaged with two polished aluminum attachments, the 10-inch spot is fairly easy to mount and and only a little harder to aim. We appriciated the included quick disconnect electrical harness. Sylvania says that these light bars will be available in a range of sizes including a 20+ inch variant. So if 10-inches seems a little small for what you've envisioned for your LED project, rest easy knowing bigger versions are on the way soon. On the downside, like the Cube-X, this spot bar is intended for professional installers and requires electrical knowledge to properly wire. Sylvania LED CUBE-X Cube Light - SPOT 1170 effective lumens / each MSRP: $84.99/each Also available in Flood and Wide Flood There is a massive selection of small square LED spot lights in this world. However, there is only one you can legally use on the road. Meet the Sylvania Cube-X Spotlight. It features an integrated daytime running light “accent” and a powerful 1170 raw lumen spotlight in one package. The obvious benefit of this combination is you now have a light that can be used every time you drive and not just every time you drive off-road. For trucks built before LED daytime running lights became a “thing” (like our 2011), the X-shaped accent light makes for an excellent DRL upgrade. When the situation presents itself, you can also fire up the four Osram LEDs to produce an outstandingly crisp narrow field 20.5-watt spotlight. Simply speaking, the Cube-X is two lights in one. A DRL and an off-road spotlight. The compact and standardized design of the Cube-X allows for mounting in a variety of locations. The included mount kit has all the hardware to attach your Cube-X but comes in a silver color. We would have liked to see a color matched mount. Like the 10-inch spot light, wiring this light is entirely up to you. No switches or harnesses are included. This is ideal for an expert installer who might use their own gear but may be intimidating to a newbie working on their first LED light install. How We Installed Them Above all, we wanted a simple, clean, and purposeful install for our LED spot lights. To accomplish that goal we mounted our five LED lights to an N-Fab light bar that was designed specifically for the 2011 Sierra (and Silverado) ahead of the front grille. To avoid complex switch wiring through the firewall, we ordered up a remote controlled two-channel 12-volt automotive relay and designed an auxiliary power center to control our new lights. Since these lights will pull some considerable wattage, we felt it was safest to create a power tap point that couldn't drain our battery and wouldn't interfere with our truck's sensitive electronics. With this system our lights won't be able to turn on unless the truck is running and charging the battery. They also won't stay on after the truck is shut off. We also limit the DRL lights to only run when the truck is running. Although this system is very DIY, it's an effective and safe way add high power accessories without tapping fuses or wiring harnesses. We'll have a write-up on how to create your own key-on aux power block in the near future. There's also pro versions of this type of aux power system you can buy. Once we had the electrical wires run through flexible conduit (purchased separately) and the mounting hardware tight, we cleaned up the install with wire ties. Some of our Cube-X lights had shorter wire harnesses than others, making a clean look harder than we wanted. You can see on the photo below how we would have preferred the Cube-X wires be longer, so the connections could be hid farther behind the grille. The Results After a smooth installation process with all lights functioning correctly on the first try, we were excited to head out and see just how bright our new LED lighting setup really was. We had high hopes but what we saw really lit up our world (pardon the pun). During the day, the Cube-X DRL lights are bright and serve their purpose of attracting attention. Even in poor weather, our Sierra will be visible from a considerable distance thanks to the four X accents. The spot lights are much much brighter than the DRL. Even in bright sunlight, the spot lights were powerful enough to hurt our eyes. It gave us high hopes that once the sun set, and we headed out to light up some local trails, we'd have all the light we need. Safe to say we were right. Take a look at these comparison photos. As you can see, the four Cube-X lights gave us the most improvement for the largest area. That's no surprise, as the lights are all together "worth" 4,680 raw lumens. The 10-inch spot light excelled in throwing a direct and bright beam farther than the Cube-X lights could but is only rated at 2300 raw lumens. That concentrated beam illuminated deeper and farther ahead than the Cube-X spots. Take a look at this animation to see what we mean. The next day at our garage, we took a more measured approach to comparing brightness using a light meter. We measured the output of our headlights and the spot lights inside a dark room with no outside light to compare them. The results are interesting. With all five LED lights firing, our Sylvania spotlight setup is 14.5 times brighter than our aftermarket LED low-beam headlights alone. All five lights are 4.7 times brighter than just using high-beams. The Cube-X array is 4 times brighter than the low beams. All in all, no matter which way you measure, it's a massive upgrade in light output. Our Conclusion Are you ready for some LED lights that don't cost thousands? We think Project Sierra has never looked better with our new X-shaped DRL lighting. The parabolic design of the 10-inch light bar is unique, modern, and has people asking what it is. At night the combined power of the four Cube-X spot lights brings another level of utility to our truck. Now, whether off-road or in the back yard, if we need massive amounts of light, our Sierra can answer the call. Our truck is now the brightest flashlight in our toolbox. What we like Top Tier Osram-Sylvania LED Chips Full Aluminum Design IP68 Waterproof/Dustproof Affordable Price (Cube-X) Parabolic Design (Spot Bar) What we didn’t like Cube-X wires didn’t come with quick disconnect harness 10-Inch spot's mounting hardware wasn't ideal for fine tuning Lenses are not replaceable or changeable Limited avalability Image Gallery Editor's Note: This product was provided at no cost for the purposes of a review. We only publish our honest opinions and give no consideration for the gratis product.
  3. I have a 2016 GMC Sierra, with the "All-Terrain X" package, and I love it. As a factory package, it's not bad for light off-road use, and I consider it a good starting point. I get a LOT of compliments on the truck from strangers. However, if you know anything about off-road use, you can tell that the fairing on the front bumper is way too low for serious off-road use, since there's very little angle-of-attack for climbing over obstacles or going up steep hills. A few days ago I was involved in a minor traffic accident. It was not my fault, and fortunately, nobody was hurt. However, my truck is headed to the auto paint and body shop for repairs, and since I will probably need a new bumper, I'm considering putting an after-market off-road front bumper on instead of the "stock" factory bumper. Has anyone else done this? Any recommendations? My truck has the collision sensors on both the front and the back that beep and let you know when you're about to hit something. It's sometimes annoying, but sometimes useful. I see that Fab Fours makes a replacement bumper that has the front sensors, but does anyone know of any others? Thanks in advance! MojoTexas Here's the link to the Fab Fours bumper I'm considering: https://fabfours.com/product/premium-front-bumper-9/ Pic of the damage is attached.
  4. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 5/15/2017 Last week we spent two days driving the all new 2017 Colorado ZR2. It was awesome and we'll have our first drive review coming up soon. In the meantime, it's important to understand what makes the ZR2 more than just a lifted Colorado with big tires. Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve, or DSSV for short, is a super high-tech shock technology found in motorsports and other really expensive supercars. It's also the heart of the new ZR2 and the first time this shock system has ever been used on a truck. It's also only the second time the technology has been used in a production Chevrolet (the first was the Camaro Z28). So sit back, relax, and take 8 minutes to learn more about the single most important item on the Colorado ZR2 that makes it far more than just a lifted Colorado with big tires.
  5. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 11-16-2016 Chevy has given the all-new Colorado ZR2 off-road performance truck the green-light. The new truck brings many segment firsts, and Chevy is calling it "A Segment of One." Toyota's TRD Pro has been in this segment of one along with the Nissan Frontier Pro-4X for quite some time, so it will be a fun matchup to see which it crowned the favorite in comparison testing that is sure to follow the truck's media release. Without a doubt, the ZR2 is one of the GM truck line's most anticipated new products in many years. Before we hit the specifications we thought it would be helpful to point out succinctly what the ZR2 brings to this segment. First, it will be available with a diesel engine, which makes it unique in this market. Second, the ZR2 has a new locking differential technology not used by Toyota or Nissan, and third, the new ZR2 will employ dampers unlike what most competitors have used in the past. Tie all this together with the most hp in its gasoline V6, and GM's new 8-speed auto, and the truck is bringing a lot of updates and upgrades to the mid-size off-road performance niche. Of course, the ZR2 has a wider track than the mainstream Colorado and of course, it has a lifted suspension. Those are givens. Colorado ZR2 Drivetrain The Duramax diesel will be an option for the ZR2. It will be interesting to see how many opt for the low-end torque versus the 3.6-liter gasoline V6 with 308 hp. Unless we are mistaken, the ZR2 will not have an available manual transmission. The Tacoma TRD Pro is available with either an auto or a six-speed manual. The Nissan Frontier Pro 4X still uses an old 5-speed auto design. Chevy boasts that the ZR2 will have "The most sophisticated four-wheel drive system in the segment." That is an interesting design choice since simple has its merits in off-road pickups. Chevy goes on to say that the ZR2 will have "... class-exclusive, electronic-locking differentials front and rear." Combined with Chevrolet’s AutoTrac transfer case, Chevy says the ZR2 offers nine drive configurations: -2WD -2WD, locked rear differential -Auto 4WD -Auto 4WD, locked rear differential -4WD Hi, locked transfer case -4WD Hi, locked transfer case and locked rear differential -4WD Lo, locked transfer case -4WD Lo, locked transfer case and locked rear differential -4WD Lo, locked transfer case, locked front and rear differentials There was no mention of a crawl-control mode. However, Chevy does say "Extensive work was done to integrate the electronic lockers and allow them to seamlessly interact with the traction control, stability control, and hill-descent control. In addition, a new “Off-Road Mode” button, in combination with the traction control switch, allows the anti-lock brakes, traction control, and stability control calibrations to be tailored to different driving conditions. Off-road Mode also alters the throttle progression and shifts calibrations to give the driver better control and responsiveness." ZR2 Suspension The biggest news for the ZR2's suspension is an all-new damper technology for this truck. Chevy turned to Multimatic Inc., based in Markham, Ontario, a manufacturer of high-performance Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers for help in making the ZR2 as capable as possible. Chevy had good luck working with DSSV technology in the development of the 2014 Camaro Z/28 and says this is the first use of the dampers for off-road pickups. “Our engineers have been incredibly successful developing Corvette and Camaro performance variants with broad performance envelopes,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The ZR2 applies that same philosophy to off-road performance. You can go rock crawling on Saturday, desert running on Sunday, and comfortably drive to work on Monday. This truck can do it all, and do it all well.” Chevy says that the DSSV Dampers enhanced ride and handling performance off-road and also on-road. The company says that "The dampers are position-sensitive. Their aluminum bodies each house two spool valves providing both compression and rebound damping optimized for everyday driving. During extreme off-road use, a third, piston-mounted spool valve delivers additional, uniquely tuned, compression damping. The front dampers also employ a separate rebound valve, which comes into play when the suspension approaches full extension." The front and rear track of the ZR2 have been widened by 3.5-inches. Unique, cast-iron control arms add durability for off-road situations. The ZR2 is lifted a full two inches. ZR2 - Up-Armored Parts Chevy has added functional steel-tube rockers for scraping and dragging over obstacles while rock-crawling. The transfer case has its own shielding and the radiator and engine oil pan have a thick aluminum skip-plate. To increase tire clearance approaching obstacles, Chevy has tapered the ends of the front bumper. To keep the spare out of harm's way, and to add extra rear-end clearance, Chevy will offer an optional bed-mounted spare tire. The ZR2 will have is own 17 x 8 inch aluminum wheels wearing 31-inch Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires. Chevy should be commended for keeping the ZR2 production vehicle close to the promise of its concept shown in 2014 at the LA Auto show. Whether the truck can go as well as it shows will be proven soon. Chevy has not yet released pricing or availability, but we will bring that to our readers as soon as the information is made available.
  6. Hello all, I am Michael from NASCAR Wheels. We are a wheel manufacturer located in Dade City, Florida. Yes – our wheels are MADE IN AMERICA. I am here to introduce you all to our new line of licensed NASCAR Wheels. We currently offer a dual 6 spoke series (300) and a dual 8 spoke series (400). There are a total of 36 different wheel options. All of our wheels are 20” x 9”. We ALSO offer each wheel in three different offset options - +15, 0 and -15. We are giving you this rare opportunity to order directly from the manufacturer and get the exact wheel you want for your truck. I am also personally going to try to contribute as much as I can to this forum by sharing any and all technical knowledge I have. I am here to answer any questions you may have. Visit our website at www.nascarwheels.com Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nascarwheels Check out our Instagram www.instagram.com/sbwheelmfg/ Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/SBWHEELMFG Email me at [email protected] I almost forgot – we want to give everyone here 15% off of their entire order. Just use coupon code MADEINAMERICA
  7. denali princeton

    My '02 Sierra Denali at the trails end near the summit of Mt. Princeton (summit visible in background), in cental Colorado.
  8. I know the trucks are new but does anyone have any overlanding or longer off roading experience in the twins? I really like the looks and road manners of the Canyon but want to make sure it's capable for long adventures. Thanks for any help the collective group has to offer.
  9. By: Zane & Josh Merva GM-Trucks.com We all love our pickup trucks. No matter the job, our trusty Sierra has never let us down. Our only complaint is that a full-size truck is, well, full sized. There are some projects that need a smaller set of tools. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a “pickup truck for your property?” We’ve found out, there actually is. The Polaris RANGER. A new generation of off-road vehicles Growing up in New Hampshire we loved riding our 1990’s 300CC Arctic Cat ATV around the numerous logging trails, powerlines, and abandoned roads in the area. Needless to say, we wasted many hours and days beating the absolute heck out of that all terrain vehicle; all of them with a huge smile on our faces. So when we had the opportunity to drive a new generation of Polaris off-road vehicles last September in New York, all those good feelings came rushing back. We also felt a little overwhelmed as these types of machines have come a long way in two decades. Just like today’s automobiles, the days of carbureted engines are over. Today’s all terrain and utility terrain vehicles are computer controlled and more capable than ever. After trying out the entire line of Polaris off-road vehicles we instantly fell in love with the company’s lineup of side by side vehicles. Arguably the new hotness in the all-terrain market, side by side all-terrain-vehicles provide the seating, steering and driving experience we all know from driving a car. No more handlebars or saddle-style seating required. In some states you can even drive side by sides on the roads. The company offers three distinct side by side machines; the RZR (pronounced “razer”), the Ace, and the RANGER. While the RZR and Ace are targeted to the sport and trail riding segments, the RANGER is different. It looks like an ATV, drives like a side by side, but also has a dumping cargo box and pickup truck like capabilities. In our mind, that’s a perfect combination and we knew we had to have one. Over the winter we made our pitch to Polaris. Send us a RANGER for a few weeks and we’ll give the world our honest opinion. The company did one better and six weeks ago in late May we took delivery of our brand new Long Term 2015 Polaris RANGER XP900 from HK Powersports in Hooksett, New Hampshire. For the next few months we’ll be sharing with your our “ownership” experience. Meet the RANGER So, what is a Polaris RANGER and what can it do for you? Officially, a RANGER is a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV). It seats three people in a side by side configuration, has a proper steering wheel, and uses a typical gas/brake setup for control. It also has seat belts and features a R.O.P.S compliant safety cage. The RANGER XP900 is powered by a 68-horsepower two-cylinder engine and has three mode selectable four-wheel drive. With lugged off-road tires, the RANGER promises the ability to travel and work nearly anywhere. Our long term tester is even equipped with electronic power steering to cut down on fatigue. On the trail or at the farm, our RANGER seems ready to work or play. The large cargo box and a real hitch receiver give you the flexibility to haul up to 1,500lbs or tow up to 2,000lbs. We’ve already started to use these abilities on some overdue projects around the house and our neighborhood. Ownership So Far We’ve been riding our RANGER for the last six weeks. What we enjoy the most so far is the absolute versability this vehicle offers. From cleaning up fallen trees to blowing off some steam on the trails, the RANGER has done everything we’ve asked and begged for more. Here’s what we’ve been up to: Cleaned up pine logs from fallen trees Recreational riding on unimproved open access roads Volunteering to rake community beaches with a York Rake Commuting to work (yes, we did it!) Over the next few weeks we’re excited to share with you the ways we’re using and owning our Polaris RANGER. That means we’ll cover the good and the bad. As our long term test continues we’ll investigate the true utility capabilities of the RANGER by using it around our property. We’ll then investigate the recreational aspect of RANGER ownership by trailering it to a public ATV park for a fun weekend getaway. Stay tuned as part two of our Polaris RANGER Long Term test comes at you soon! As Tested Details - 2015 Polaris RANGER XP900 EPS Manufacturer Website Price: $15,299 Color: Sunset Red w/upgrade package Engine Type: 4-stroke Prostar twin cylinder producing 68-horsepower Displacement: 875cc Transmission: Automatic PTV with High, Low, Neutral, Reverse, Park Drive System: On-Demand all-wheel-drive, 2WD, and 1WD VersaTrac Turf Mode Front/Rear Suspension: Dual A-Arm with 10-inches of travel Front Tires: 25 x 10-12; 489 Rear Tires: 25 x 11-12; 489 Wheelbase: 81-inches Dry Weight: 1,325 lbs Overall Size: 116.5-inches x 60-inches x 72-inches (L X W X H) Ground Clearance: 12-inches Cargo Box Size: 36.5-inches x 54-inches x 11.5-inches (L X W X H) Fuel Capacity: 10 gallons Total Payload: 1,500lbs Cargo Box Capacity: 1,000 lbs Hitch Towing Rating: 2,000lbs Other notable features: Digital gauge cluster, speedometer, odometer, tachometer, trip meter, hour meter, clock, two 12-volt DC power outlets, waterproof storage, adjustable steering wheel, sliding driver's seat, dump cargo box
  10. Draw your own conclusions about the Edmunds interview. However, it may be good to keep in mind that GM has just trademarked the name "Badlands."
  11. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 3/12/2015 Edmunds.com recently asked GM's Global VP of Product Development, Mark Reuss, if he thought Chevy should take on the new Ford F-150 Raptor. Reuss replied that capital was limited, and that was not a priority. We all know that in business-speak that means "Nope ain't gonna happen." The interesting part of the exchange came next. Asked about the Chevy Colorado ZR2, Reuss replied "We showed the ZR2 and said we would like to do that." One might take from that Reuss meant "Heck-yeah!" Draw your own conclusions about the Edmunds interview. However, it may be good to keep in mind that GM has just trademarked the name "Badlands."
  12. Chevy adds the following other enhancements to the Trail Boss: G80 automatic locking rear differential Transfer case shield (on 4WD) Front recovery hooks Black, three-inch round rocker steps Spray-on bedliner Projector beam headlamps Front fog lamps All-weather floor mats with Z71 logo. The Colorado Z71 Trail Boss will be offered in extended and crew cab configurations, with a choice of a long or short cargo bed and available 4WD. Dealers will be taking orders soon for spring deliveries.
  13. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 3/6/2015 Chevrolet told GM-Trucks.com this week that fully 40% of all its trucks roll off dealer lots with some type of OEM suspension or tire upgrade. Therefore, it is no surprise that Chevy is continuing to bring out new packages for those customers that want to make their Colorado a bit more special. Today Chevy announced the Z71 Trail Boss Colorado. Chevy says the new Trail Boss will feature Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 265/65R17 all-terrain tires and 17-inch dark argent metallic painted cast-aluminum wheels. The Trail Boss also benefits from the cool looks and functionality of the company's GearOn™ moveable cargo tie-down rings, load bar and cargo divider. Black fender flares complete the look. Chevy adds the following other enhancements to the Trail Boss: G80 automatic locking rear differential Transfer case shield (on 4WD) Front recovery hooks Black, three-inch round rocker steps Spray-on bedliner Projector beam headlamps Front fog lamps All-weather floor mats with Z71 logo. The Colorado Z71 Trail Boss will be offered in extended and crew cab configurations, with a choice of a long or short cargo bed and available 4WD. Dealers will be taking orders soon for spring deliveries.
  14. This video by Polaris makes a strong case that what the CPSC is doing makes little sense and asks for your help. You can provide that help by clicking this link. Should you wish to hear the CPSC's side of things, this is a good place to start. If you are an enthusiast, now is the time to get your learn on and take a side. Otherwise, the choice will soon be made for you.
  15. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 2/19/2015 Over the past few years, off-road vehicle manufacturers of all things fun have been doing battle with our government. From the side of the manufacturers, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants to make changes that will have unintended consequences. Furthermore, the safety mandates are said to be untested and likely to make ATVs and ROVs less user-friendly. The government sees these vehicles as tippy death traps dying for seatbelt interlocks, a wider, lower stance, passive protections like side panels where doors would be, and many other changes under the skin to make these vehicles less threatening. This video by Polaris makes a strong case that what the CPSC is doing makes little sense and asks for your help. In response, Polaris and other industry players are fighting back. H.R. 999, the RIDE Act was introduced on February 13, 2015, by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN). The bills sponsors say, "The RIDE Act would postpone the ROV rulemaking until CPSC’s proposals are studied and evaluated by the National Academy of Sciences in consultation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Department of Defense (DOD). " If you'd like to contact your representative about the RIDE act, Polaris has setup a website to make it easy. Should you wish to hear the CPSC's side of things, this is a good place to start. If you are an enthusiast, now is the time to get your learn on and take a side. Otherwise, the choice will soon be made for you.
  16. Lingenfelter and Southern Comfort Automotive have teamed up to build a Raptor-fighting version of the Silverado: Features & options include: · Front clip restyling · High clearance bumper w/ skid plate · Integrated Rigid flood lights · LED running lights · Fox Racing suspension · Supercharger & engine tune · Corsa exhaust · 20" Reaper or 17" bead-lock wheels · 33" off-road tires · Rock Guard side steps · Aux switch panel · Custom gauge package · Custom stitched headrests · Custom exterior badging/graphics Check out the Reaper's dedicated site here: http://reaperperformanceusa.com/
  17. Hey guys I've been debating installing an nfab rsp bumper and some pocket flares on my all terrain...what do you guys think? I'm not sure if it'll look retarded or not since I've only got a level and 33's...lemme know what you think
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