Thursday, July 21, 2016

UTV Wolfpack Transitions from Short Course to Desert Racing


The Rockstar Energy, Polaris RZR UTV Wolfpack team decided to make a transition into desert this year building a 2 seat Polaris RZR Turbo to race the BITD UTV class. The Merrell brothers grew up around desert racing, so the transition from short course to desert racing seemed inevitable. They spent the past 2 solid months building this Polaris Turbo beast from a stock machine into a battlewagon.


In which they debut the race RZR at The infamous Mint 400 race in Las Vegas, NV. The Mint 400 has been coined the toughest off-road race in North America, this race is extremely brutal not only for the drivers but the vehicle must be built tough to take the abuse.


Jeremy Merrell met Parker at our Maserati of Anaheim Hills, After briefly discussing our recent Mint 400 desert race and showing photos of the Polaris RZR he was blown away, intrigued and wanted a taste of the off-road experience.

Meet Parker Physique the humble, the gentle giant who is a beast of a man standing at 6'2 230 pounds and has the heart of a lion. Parker grew up in Virginia Beach and has pursued a body building career becoming an icon in the fitness and body building world with over 1/2 million followers in his personal social media network, he has become a familiar face in the fitness industry. 


A few weeks past as the Merrell Brothers raced a Lucas oil short course race and prepared for the next Best In the Desert race. In the meantime Wolfpack had finally finished building the new suspension kit and were waiting on the shocks, when Reid from Walker Evans Shocks contacted the Wolfpack crew to let them know the new Velocity series shocks were ready for pickup. Excited and without hesitation they took a trip out to the Walker Evans facility in Riverside, CA picked up the shocks and quickly installed them we were ready to go test that next morning.

Jeremy Merrell remembered Parker's enthusiasm and excitement about getting a chance to go off-road in the race RZR, so he contacted Parker that evening to see if he would like to go out for the shock test that next morning, Jeremy learned Parker had traveled to Brazil, Sweden, France, Germany, Holland and Norway, doing fitness shows, magazine shoots and autograph signings over the past few weeks. Although Parker was exhausted from traveling, jet lagged and tired he wasn't going to pass up an opportunity to jump in the racecar and experience the scenic desert of California in an offroad race machine.

The Merrell brothers picked up Parker in Norco and headed North up the 15 freeway after a two hour drive they arrived Lucerne Valley, Ca. After winding down 45 minutes of rocky, windy, dirt roads they approached the dry lakebed and decided this would be a great place to set up for testing. The temperatures outside were cold and storm clouds were quickly approaching, they decided they needed to move quickly before the rain started coming down.

  

Once the Polaris RZR was unloaded, Parker and Jason Merrell suited up put on their helmets; radio checked and took off for the first test run. The Walker Evans Velocity series shocks were soaking up the whoops, and the Polaris RZR race UTV was running great.







After they pulled back into camp Parker was extremely impressed and excited about his new off-road experience and wants to get a Polaris RZR 4 seat for the family and can't wait to go off-roading with the Wolfpack crew again soon. 




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Rockford Fosgate Launches autolink Smart Control App for Remote Start Systems

Smart Control App for Remote Start Systems


Multi-Brand Compatible Smartphone Control Includes Lock, 
Unlock, Start, Stop, Vehicle Location via GPS, and Battery Voltage 
Status for Just $99 (Excluding Installation) with First Year Service Free

TEMPE, Ariz. – July 21, 2016 – Rockford Fosgate (www.rockfordfosgate.com), the industry leader in high-performance audio systems, is proud to announce the launch of the autolink smart control app for remote start systems. Sold exclusively through Rockford Fosgate dealers, autolink is offered to consumers for only $99.99 USD (excluding installation), which includes the first year of service at no additional charge. After year one, consumers have the option to renew for just $29 a year. Two and three-year renewal options are also available.

“Consumers have made it clear that they want the ability to control everything from their smartphone,” explained Theresa Anthony, Rockford Corp. vice president – sales and marketing. “But many have waited to add this to their remote start system because the initial retail cost is too great and there are expensive service fees to be paid. That’s why we have worked to bring a solution that is both well-equipped and affordable.”

The multi-brand compatible autolink add-on interface module allows control of an aftermarket remote start system through a downloadable smartphone application. The app provides control of a vehicle from virtually anywhere network service is available. Additionally, an integrated GPS locator will show the user where the vehicle is at anytime from anywhere.

Additional features, specs, and pricing include:
  • Remote start or stop vehicle’s engine
  • Remotely Lock or Unlock vehicle and door lock status
  • Locate vehicle via GPS
  • Battery voltage status
  • Control up to four additional functions from the smartphone such as truck release, heated seats, defrost, windows, and more (functions are dependent upon the remote start system installed in the vehicle)
  • For use with multiple brands - autolink works with most digital alarm remote start systems
  • Supports IOS and Android
  • autolink operates on a nationwide cellular network so user can be virtually anywhere and still control the vehicle
  • App control will function when smartphone has a cellular network connection or Wifi Internet connection

First year is free with autolink purchase

- 1 YR $29
- 2 YR $49
- 3 YR $59

Consumers can purchase autolink at Rockford Fosgate retail locations beginning in late September.

For more information on Rockford Fosgate please visit www.rockfordfosgate.com

About Rockford Corporation

Setting the standard for excellence in the audio industry, the Rockford Corporation markets and distributes high-performance audio systems for the mobile audio aftermarket and OEM market. Headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., Rockford Corporation is a publicly traded company and manufactures or distributes its products under multiple brands: Rockford Fosgate(R), Rockford Acoustic Design(TM), Lightning Audio(R), CrimeStopper, and Renegade. For more information, please visit: www.rockfordfosgate.com, www.rockfordacousticdesign.com, www.lightningaudio.com, www.crimestopper.com, and www.renegadecaraudio.com.

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Rugged Radios Introduces New RM-50R 50-Watt Remote Head Dual Band Radio



The RM-50R remote head dual band radio offers powerful 50-watts in a versatile unit that allows installation in virtually any vehicle. When space is an issue, the RM-50R is up to the task. Simply mount the radio box out of sight and install the compact remote head in a convenient location.

The unique features of the RM-50R is that it's a smaller radio than most traditional 50-watt radios allowing you to use the remote head if you want. By using the remote head, finding a space to mount your RM-50R just became a lot easier. You can mount the remote head on any flat surface such as a dash, trailer cabinet, or center console. The programmable hand mic provides easy "on the fly" changes to station selection and programming without the need for a laptop or software.


In addition, the RM-50R features dual band capability, meaning the RM-50R allows you to transmit on either UHF or VHF, giving you more options when you need them.

The RM-50R features a loud speaker as well as a 3.5mm speaker output port. Depending upon the installation location of the radio unit, you may want to add an external speaker. The included 20' audio cable allows you to mount the radio box anywhere and then connect an optional speaker anywhere in your vehicle.

Whether you're racing or just looking to have powerful 2-way communications for your Jeep, side-by-side, SUV, or 4-wheel drive vehicle, the RM-50R is an ideal choice for communications up to 30 miles.*

Rivaling other radios, for power, performance, price, and features, the RM-50R is destined to be one our most popular radios.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Introducing NEW DWT SECTOR BAJA-HD WHEELS


DWT SECTOR BAJA-HD WHEEL
DWT SECTOR BAJA-HD WHEEL
We've listened to many requests from top UTV/SXS racers for an even stronger beadlock wheel than our race proven DWT Sector. Our engineers went to work doing what they do best and have come up with what many believe is the perfect solution. Once again we have exceeded our own expectations and have come up with what is said to be the toughest UTV/SXS wheel on the planet! Through precision engineering, rigorous field testing and grueling real life race use we've honed in on another true champion grade wheel.

The SECTOR BAJA-HD earned it's champion title at the 2016 BAJA 500 with Team Terabbit Racing by taking 1st place in the UTV Forced Induction class with Wayne Matlock as well as getting on the podium in the Pro UTV Class with Kristen Matlock.

DWT SECTOR BAJA-HD WHEEL

With all of our Sector wheel's great features still in place, we've custom tailored our Sector BAJA-HD wheel to conquer whatever heavy duty Baja desert style racing has to offer. We've added an extremely strong .250 thick beadlock ring as well as a heavy duty .250 thick bell/inner wheel Half. This is surely one of the strongest wheels we've ever engineered and the race results speak for themselves.

DWT SECTOR BAJA-HD WHEEL

Made in the USA, these 3 piece wheels are fully serviceable and constructed of super strong lightweight heat treated T6 6061 aluminum - which makes the metal as hard as it gets. All of our heat treatment is done in our factory, assuring a true and proper procedure. The Sector consists of two aluminum wheel halves which bolt to a stylish billet center. An air tight seal is formed by a strong rubber ring seated in a precision machined groove between each wheel half and the wheel center.

FEATURES:
  • Fully Serviceable True 3 Piece Wheel
  • Heavy Duty .250 thick Bead lock Ring
  • Super Strong .250 thick Bell/Inner Half
  • Super Strong .190 Thick Nose/Outer Half
  • Durable Heat Treated 6061 Aluminum
  • Available in Black Finish
  • Many Offsets Possible
  • Easy Tire Mounting
  • Made in the U.S.A.
More details: www.dwtracing.com

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CAN-AM VEHICLES DRESSED TO THRILL IN TRIPLE BLACK

Triple Black Can-Am 2017 Vehicle Lineup
Triple Black Can-Am 2017 Vehicle Lineup
Valcourt, Québec, July 19, 2016 – Can-Am recently unveiled an all-new Triple Black coloration for eight vehicles in its 2017 off-road lineup. The fierce, new “blacked-out” finish creates a menacing appearance that fully supports the Can-Am brand’s aggressive side. The 2017 Triple Black painted coloration also includes black components to create a stealthy all-black appearance. The new Triple Black family of ATV and side-by-sides has started to arrive in Can-Am dealerships in North America. 

The lineup consists of the Maverick 1000R Turbo and Commander XT-P side-by-side vehicles and four ATVs (Outlander XT-P 1000R/850, Outlander MAX XT-P 1000R/850, Outlander X mr 1000R and Renegade X xc 1000R).

Triple Black CAN-AM MAVERICK 1000R TURBO
Triple Black CAN-AM MAVERICK 1000R TURBO
CAN-AM MAVERICK 1000R TURBO

The Maverick 1000R Turbo side-by-side vehicle, powered by a 131-hp Rotax turbocharged engine, received new front and rear FOX 2.5 Podium QS3 shocks, a standard front sway bar and the new Triple Black coloration for 2017. The new FOX 2.5 Podium QS3 piggyback shocks allow for simpler and quicker compression adjustments, have a tool-free adjuster and numerous fine-tuning ranges. The additional Bottom-Out Control on the rear shocks allows for less compression damping at ride-height to improve comfort and traction, while reducing harsh impacts. The new front sway bar uses a torsional spring design to counter weight transfers to reduce body roll and create an even flatter and more desirable handling experience. The Maverick 1000R TURBO side-by-side vehicle is available in an all-new menacing Triple Black painted coloration (Light Grey, White and Octane Blue is also available).
  • 131-hp Turbocharged Rotax 1000R V-Twin engine w/ high-flow design
  • CVT with Quick Response System (QRS)
  • High-flow dynamics
  • Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) rear suspension with 16 inches of Travel
  • FOX 2.5 Podium QS3 piggyback shocks
  • Front sway bar
  • 88-inch (223.5 cm) wheelbase
  • 14-inch black painted cast-aluminum wheels with 28-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
  • Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
  • Visco-Lok QE
  • Color offerings: Triple Black painted and Light Grey, White and Octane Blue 
  • From $20,499
Commander XT-P 1000
The Can-Am Commander XT-P 1000, available with the Rotax 1000 V-Twin engine, is engineered to withstand the extremes of the trail and has ability to work and play. With beadlock wheels, rock sliders, heavy-duty front bumper and FOX 2.0 Podium QS3 piggyback shocks, it's ready for even the roughest terrain. And now with its Triple Black finish it has an intimidating appearance to match its all-around toughness.

The Commander XT-P also includes Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering, Visco-Lok QE for precision control for chores and trail adventures. Its 27-inch (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires, 4,500-pound (2,041 kg) winch and mud guards means it’s built for nasty off-road situations and work around the ranch.
  • 85-hp Rotax 1000 V-Twin Engine 
  • Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
  • Visco-Lok QE
  • FOX 2.0 Podium QS3 piggyback shocks
  • 12-inch (30.5 cm) aluminum beadlock wheels
  • Heavy-duty front bumper
  • Rock sliders
  • Mudguards
  • Analog / digital gauge
  • Custom steering wheel
  • Color offering: Painted Triple Black 
  • From $17,699
Outlander XT-P 1000 / XT-P 850

The sporty, rec-utility Outlander XT-P 1000R and XT-P 850 ATVs wear the all-new painted Triple Black coloration for 2017 and include all the XT package components and a few of their own specific parts to the make them unique. These ATVs, which both offer class-leading power, use new FOX 1.5 Podium QS3 piggyback shocks and updated black 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels with authentic beadlocks with all-new ITP TerraCross tires.

The sport-utility ATVs also have the ability to work hard with a 300-pound combined rack capacity, front and rear heavy-duty bumpers, skid plate, 1,300-pound tow rating, 5.7-gallon rear storage box and a 3,000-pound winch. The 2017 model year also includes a new Radio Frequency Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.), the industry’s only integrated security system, as standard equipment. Can-Am ATVs and side-by-side vehicles all feature a one-year maintenance break-in period and an easy-to-use maintenance center for convenience.
  • 89-hp, 80º 976cc liquid-cooled eight-valve Rotax V-twin engine / 78-hp, liquid-cooled, 80º 854cc V-twin engine
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • FOX 1.5 Podium QS3 piggyback shocks 
  • Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI™) rear suspension
  • Double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry
  • Surrounding Spar Technology (SST™) G2 Frame
  • Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
  • Visco-Lok QE‡ front differential
  • 14-inch (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum beadlock wheels
  • 26-inch (66 cm) ITP TerraCross tires
  • High-strength multi-function racks with LinQ quick-attach accessory system
  • Water-resistant rear storage box
  • 1,300-pound towing capacity
  • Large 5.4-Gal. (20.5 L) fuel tank
  • Radio Frequency (RF) Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.™)
  • Analog / digital gauge package
  • 625-W magneto
  • 3,000-pound WARN winch
  • Standard skid plate
  • Heavy-duty front and rear bumpers
  • Aluminum handlebars w/ square bar pad and race-type grips
  • Wind deflectors w/ aluminum, full-wrap braces
  • Color offering: Painted Triple Black 
  • From $13,399
Outlander MAX XT-P 1000 / MAX XT-P 850

The 2017 Can-Am Outlander MAX XT-P packages can be purchased with either class-leading Rotax power plant (89-hp 1000-class or the 78-hp 850-class engines). The intimidating Triple Black MAX XT-P package is purpose built to behave as a fully loaded two-up ATV with the ability to transform to a one-up performance 4x4 ATV.

New for 2017 is the updated RF D.E.S.S. key system, painted Triple Black finish, larger ITP tires and black cast-aluminum beadlock wheels and new FOX Podium QS3 shocks. The Outlander MAX package includes the longer 59-inch wheelbase to accommodate a passenger including a removable seat (Convertible Rack System), passenger-focused comfort, handholds, footrests and more. While the longer chassis and wheelbase better accommodates a passenger, they also create a very stable ATV for when used for work and single-rider exploration.

  • 89-hp, 80º 976cc liquid-cooled eight-valve Rotax V-twin engine / 78-hp, liquid-cooled, 80º 854cc V-twin engine
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • FOX 1.5 Podium QS3 piggyback shocks 
  • Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI™) rear suspension
  • Double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry
  • Surrounding Spar Technology (SST™) G2 Frame
  • Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
  • Visco-Lok QE‡ front differential
  • 14-inch (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum beadlock wheels
  • 26-inch (66 cm) ITP TerraCross tires
  • High-strength multi-function racks with LinQ quick-attach accessory system
  • Water-resistant rear storage box
  • 1,300-pound towing capacity
  • Large 5.4-Gal. (20.5 L) fuel tank
  • 59-inch wheelbase
  • Dynamic Passenger Comfort (DPC™)
  • Passenger handholds
  • Passenger footrests
  • Convertible Rack System (CRS™) w/ box
  • Radio Frequency (RF) Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.™)
  • Analog / digital gauge package
  • 625-W magneto
  • 3,000-pound WARN winch
  • Standard skid plate
  • Heavy-duty front and rear bumpers
  • Aluminum handlebars w/ square bar pad and race-type grips
  • Wind deflectors w/ aluminum, full-wrap braces
  • Color offering: Painted Triple Black 
  • From $14,399

Outlander X mr 1000R


Can-Am offers more specialized mud-specific off-road vehicles than any other manufacturer and the flagship Triple Black Can-Am Outlander X mr 1000R ATV continues to reign supreme in its class thanks to its industry-leading 89-hp liquid-cooled Rotax V-Twin mill.

Using the longer wheelbase and MAX chassis, the Outlander X mr 1000R ATV comes complete with FOX 1.5 Podium QS3 piggyback shocks, updated RF D.E.S.S. and new 14-inch (35.6 cm) aluminum wheels. It is also known for being purpose built, as it includes a mud-ready CVT, integrated CVT intake and exhaust, relocated radiator, mud-riding foot pegs, huge 30-inch Gorilla Axle Silverback tires and X-package themed componentry.

  • 89-hp Rotax V-Twin engine
  • Mud-ready CVT with lower “L” gear range
  • Integrated CVT intake and exhaust system
  • Large, relocated radiator
  • 1,300-pound towing capacity
  • FOX† 1.5 Podium† QS3 piggyback shocks
  • Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
  • Visco-Lok QE‡ front differential
  • 14-inch (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum wheels
  • 30-inch (76.2 cm) Gorilla Axle Silverback tires
  • SST™ G2 frame with Geometric Contact Control (59-inch wheelbase)
  • Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) rear suspension
  • Double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry
  • One-year maintenance break-in
  • Easy-to-use maintenance center
  • 3,000-pound WARN winch
  • Mud-riding foot pegs
  • Mudguards
  • Aluminum taper-profile handlebar with square pad
  • Handlebar wind deflectors with aluminum braces (full wrap)
  • Front and rear bumpers
  • Standard skid plate
  • High-strength, multi-function rear rack with LinQ™ quick-attach accessory system
  • Water-resistant rear storage box
  • 625-W magneto
  • Large 5.4-gallon (20.5 L) fuel tank
  • Analog / digital gauge package
  • Radio Frequency (RF) Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.™)
  • Color offerings: Triple Black painted (also White, Black & Can-Am Red)
  • From $14,699
Renegade X xc

The Can-Am Renegade X xc package, offering class-leading performance from its 89-hp, V-twin Rotax engine, supplies exceptional handling and now comes in a stellar Triple Black painted finish for 2017. The FOX Performance Series 1.5 Podium RX2 piggyback shocks have high- and low-speed compression, rebound and preload adjustments to allow riders the flexibility of tuning the suspension to fit the terrain and riding style. Extras include aluminum taper-profile handlebars with a square bar pad and wind deflectors, graphics and seat cover, full floorboards and a kick-up pegs and 12-inch painted black aluminum beadlock wheels.

  • 89-hp, liquid-cooled Rotax V-twin 
  • CVT Transmission with “L” gear ratio
  • Surrounding Spar Technology (SST) G2 Frame 
  • Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) rear suspension 
  • FOX PERFORMANCE SERIES 1.5 PODIUM† RC2 piggyback adjustable shocks
  • Double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry
  • 12-inch (30.5 cm) aluminum beadlock wheels 
  • Aluminum skid plate
  • Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
  • Visco-Lok QE front differential
  • Full floorboards with kick-ups
  • Aluminum taper-profile handlebar with square pad
  • Handlebar wind deflectors with aluminum braces (full wrap)
  • Renegade X xc-specific graphics and seat cover
  • Radio Frequency (RF) Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.™)
  • One-year maintenance break-in
  • Color offerings: Triple Black painted (also White, Black & Can-Am Red) 
  • From $14,149
For more information, visit the Can-Am Off-Road website.

About BRP

BRP (TSX:DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3.5 billion from 107 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,600 people worldwide.

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