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John Stewart

SuperSteer Introduces Steering Upgrade for GM Trucks

SUPER STEER IDLER SUPPORT ASSEMBLY ELIMINATES STEERING SLOP IN GM 1500-2500 SERIES IFS TRUCKSOwners of ’93-’98 GM 1500-2500 IFS trucks can now enjoy responsive steering with SuperSteer’s new SS170 idler support assembly. Designed as a direct replacement for the factory part, the SS170 features a robust cast-aluminum, powder-coated housing and tapered roller bearings instead of sleeve bushings. The tapered roller bearing design is not only better at carrying load, but can also be adjusted to remove side play for precise movement. The SS170 comes with Grade 8 hardware and instructions. SuperSteer also offers a complete steering upgrade package (#SS170K6) that includes the idler support and a brace kit that ties the pitman arm, center link and idler support together to prevent premature ball socket wear and toe changes. The brace kit is also available separately under #SS1006. For more information on these and other SuperSteer products, contact SuperSteer, (888) 898 3281; www.supersteersuperstop.com.

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SuperSteer, a division of Henderson’s Line-Up, specializes in suspension, steering and brake components that solve common handling issues in trucks, vans, SUVs and motorhomes.

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John Stewart

DuPont, Goodyear Science Creates High-Tech Tires That Rock...n Roll

Technologies with DuPont™ Kevlar® Provide Increased Toughness, Stability and Lighter Weight Tires

Wilmington, DE and Akron, Ohio (Vocus/PRWEB ) July 15, 2009 -- Scientists from DuPont have helped The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company by taking DuPont technology for high-strength Kevlar® products and applying it to Goodyear tires. Goodyear-produced tires with Kevlar® fiber are targeted for use in conditions ranging from tough, rocky terrain to everyday highway driving, and can help provide stability, toughness and comfort.

"DuPont has been working with Goodyear for years to help develop tires that are high-performing," said Thomas G. Powell, vice president and general manager, DuPont Protection Technologies. "For more than 40 years, DuPont™ Kevlar® has been recognized worldwide for its proven performance in a wide variety of safety and high performance applications, including automotive and tires; body armor and protective apparel; aerospace and airplane components; and energy solutions. We continue to focus on reinventing our offering with new technologies that make a difference in everyday life."

“In recent years, we have been using components such as DuPont™ Kevlar® to develop tires that provide relevant benefits to consumers,” said Jon Bellissimo, Goodyear’s North American director of consumer tire technology. “In our extreme off-road tires, the reinforced sidewalls with Kevlar® help increase sidewall puncture resistance. I believe the Kevlar® name also strikes a responsive chord among off-road enthusiasts because of the inferred toughness and the tire’s ability to maneuver on and in many different surfaces.”

Tire reinforcement was the initial application for Kevlar® more than 40 years ago. Using DuPont's knowledge of material properties, the Kevlar® yarns are designed and developed into cords to meet Goodyear’s tire performance needs for passenger cars, trucks and airplanes. The material property advantages of Kevlar® are extensively used globally in developing new tire concepts that help deal with the challenges of the road, ride and comfort, handling, thermal and flame resistance, reduced tire weight and road noise, among others. In addition, development compounds are processed globally each year with Kevlar® Engineered Elastomer (EE) to optimize the mixing process and reinforcements of the different rubber parts of a tire to meet performance goals.

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John Stewart

New 4 Inch Lift for F-150

Rough Country 4 inch Lift for F150

Rough Country Announces 4” Lift Kit for 04-08 Ford F-150Dyersburg, TN (Jul 9, 2009) – Rough Country recently released a new lift kit to their Ford lineup. The new 4” lift kit for the 04-08 F-150 accommodates 35” tires after an easy installation thanks to its computer aided design. New machined steering knuckles are included to help maintain the factoring steering geometry. This kit also includes rigid front and rear cross members, durable differential skid plate for off-road protection, stainless steel brake lines, 2” lift blocks for the rear and rear premium Nitro 9000 shock absorbers. For more information about the new 2004-2008 Ford F-150 4” lift kit, please contact Rough Country Suspension® or call 800-222-7023 today! You may also contact Rough Country® to find an authorized dealer near you.

About Rough Country:Formed in early 1970’s, Rough Country Suspension® Products was one of the founders of the off-road industry and today is one of the fastest growing manufacturers and marketers of lifted suspension packages and off-road accessories for both 2wd and 4wd trucks and SUVs.

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X Rider First Electric Highway Motorcycle to Receive EPA Certification

The Xtreme Green Products electric motorcycle, the X Rider, has become the first electric highway motorcycle to receive a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certificate of Conformity. This certification, which is mandated by the Clean Air Act of 1990, allows the X Rider to legally travel on U.S. highways.Las Vegas, NV, July 09, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Xtreme Green Products, Inc. (XGP), an eco-vehicle company specializing in the development of electric land vehicles and personal watercraft, has announced today that the X Rider has become the first electric highway motorcycle to receive a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certificate of Conformity.The EPA Certificate of Conformity is a required certification for vehicles to operate on U.S. roads and highways. The certification was mandated by the Clean Air Act of 1990 to certify that vehicles conform to all EPA regulations and emission standards.

“Receiving the EPA Certificate of Conformity for the X Rider electric motorcycle represents an important milestone for Xtreme Green Products,” commented Claire Roth, Vice President of Government Affairs at Xtreme Green Products. “For the past six months, we have worked diligently with the EPA to develop procedures for certifying electric motorcycles such as the X Rider. Now that the X Rider is certified, it is now designated as operational on U.S. highways and officially qualifies for electric vehicle tax credits offered through the federal government’s stimulus package,” she added.The X Rider is the ultimate electric, two-passenger, Green Urban Commuter. This powerful, yet efficient, electric vehicle can travel up to 65 miles per hour with a range over 100 miles per charge. Features of the X Rider include a proprietary power management system, allowing added safety and battery life, a built in battery charger that allows the X Rider to fully charged in less than 3 hours, and a 4500 watt, 72 volt proprietary hub motor developed to maximize top speed and range. With an operational cost as low as $0.003 per mile, the X Rider is the perfect eco-friendly alternative to traditional fuel-powered transportation.About Xtreme Green Products, Inc.Xtreme Green Products, Inc., is an eco-vehicle company designing and building revolutionary, electric powered, land and personal watercraft. Our products in development include extreme sports vehicles such as jetboards, jet skis, ATVs, and snowmobiles as well as everyday products such as motorcycles, light trucks, police mobility vehicles, motor scooters, go carts, people movers, and golf cars.
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New 4 inch lift kit for 99-06 Chevy

Rough Country Chevy Lift Kit

ROUGH COUNTRY RELEASES 4” LIFT KIT FOR 99-06 CHEVY 1500Dyersburg, TN (Jul 6, 2009) – Chevy owners now have a new lift kit option available from Rough Country. Designed to allow room for 33” tires, the new 4” lift kit for the 99-06 Chevy 1500 is a complete kit that includes high quality, laser cut components. New lifted knuckles maintain proper steering and ball joint angles while one-piece, high clearance front cross-members give plenty of ground clearance for improved off-road performance. This new 4” Chevy lift kit boasts an easy install and will leave you sitting at a highly preferred level stance. For more information on the new 99-06 Chevy 4” Lift Kit, please contact Rough Country Suspension Products at http://www.roughcountry.com or call 800-222-7023. You may also contact Rough Country to find an authorized Rough Country dealer near you.About Rough Country:Formed in early 1970’s, Rough Country Suspension® Products was one of the founders of the off-road industry and today is one of the fastest growing manufacturers and marketers of lifted suspension packages and off-road accessories for both 2wd and 4wd trucks and SUVs.

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