Mark Polk from RV Education 101 gives a great breakdown on how to install a set of Bushwacker Fender Flares on his Dodge RAM. The video covers painting the flares to match, and the basics of our no-drill installation. Be sure to watch if you’re unsure about installing fender flares:
It seems as if the automotive world is buzzing about the slew of diesel options coming to the market. The new Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, and RAM 1500 have all been given the VM Motori 3.0L EcoDiesel. Nissan has partnered with Cummins to release a 5.0L diesel option for the next generation Titan. Now Chevrolet has thrown its hat into the ring with the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, which will offer a Duramax 2.8L I-4 turbodiesel. Don’t forget the international outliers like the Amarok TDI, and Ranger T6 Duratorq.
It seems as if all the big names are making their moves with diesel, and rightfully so with looming EPA regulations that will require auto manufacturers to provide 54.5 MPG vehicles by the 2025 model year. But where does Toyota stand with diesel technology? Aside from an ’07 Tundra dually concept that featured an 8.0L Hino engine, Toyota hasn’t made any big moves with diesel.
That doesn’t mean they’re not considering some interesting options. In a recent interview with Bloomsberg, Toyota CEO Kazua Ohara noted that it’ll take time to pinpoint exactly what consumers want with a full sized truck like the Tundra. Unfortunately the more time Toyota takes, the more they’ll have to catch up. That is unless they come out with a revolutionary new engine, which some have speculated will be a hybrid diesel engine. Continue reading
Yes, you read that right – Chevrolet is bringing a diesel option to the latest generation Colorado, but you won’t see it until the 2016 model year. Two gasoline engines will be released with the 2015 Colorado – a 2.5L four-cylinder and a 3.6L V6, both mated with six-speed automatic transmission.
Chevrolet claims that the 2.5L will produce 193 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque; the larger V6 should output 302 hp, 270 lb-ft, and be able to tow 6,700 lbs.
The 2016 Chevy Colorado diesel will feature the Duramax 2.8L I-4 turbodiesel, which will crank out approximately 200hp and 368 lb-ft of torque, and has already been proven on the global market – let’s hope they offer it with a manual as well! Chevrolet expects to have class leading fuel economy with the diesel Colorado, that is unless Toyota or Ford (Ranger T6, anyone?) makes a move on the US mid-sized truck market by the ’16 model year. Continue reading
Business Insider recently released this infographic highlighting the best selling vehicles in the country by state. They took sales data from Kelly Blue Book, and compiled this chart for us. As you can see, the Ford F-Series definitely dominates the lineup being the best selling vehicle in over 30 states.
Click the picture below, and then “download” for the full size map.
Are you surprised? Do you think the chart is skewed? Tell us what you think below in the comments.
Originally posted on OffRoad Extreme:
Bushwacker fender flares can lend your pickup truck the look and style you want for any size tire, and keep it street legal. That’s really what it’s all about. And as a matter of fact, Bushwacker executive vice president Kim Ziebell said, “keep it legal,” is exactly the philosophy that guides the company.
“The law requires that a tire be covered and that’s why we have designed our line of fender flares in five different styles. We can offer the customer Street, ‘OE,‘ our Extend-A-Fender, the Pocket Style or the Cut-Out, and each of the five will give the owner a different look and cover a progressively wider tire, while still keeping it covered and street legal.”
Ziebell continued, “and there is no drilling, all of the factory hardware locations are used to attach the Bushwacker flares to the truck’s fenders.” Continue reading
The SEMA Show is THE auto event of the year in North America (let alone the world), and should be on any gear head’s bucket list. There’s no place like it with its countless builds that inspire innovation. This year was no different! Fortunately I was able to capture some of the best looking vehicles at this year’s show, and am happy to share them with you here:
— Bushwacker Inc. (@Bushwackerinc) November 5, 2013
Our friends over at N-Fab recently teamed up with Joe Gibbs Racing to compete in Toyota’s 2014 Dream Build competition, which pits five brand partners against each other to build the ultimate Toyota and win $50,000 towards charity. If the Joe Gibbs team wins, then they’ll donate the pot towards the Aesterisk Mobile Medical Unit and the Road to Recovery Foundation. The competing brands and vehicles are Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Rally Camry, Oakley’s ultimate sky 4Runner, Skullcandy’s Corolla, and Joe Gibbs/N-Fab Moto Tundra; voting is now open and we ask that you cast your ballot now! Continue reading
What would you do with a Jeep Wrangler that was the length of a pickup? We recently asked ourselves this question as we unloaded a Brute double cab kit from AEV Conversions. Our first inclination was to prep it for serious off roading; so we paired it with a 2014 Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon to take advantage of the hardcore 241Rocktrac transfercase.
If you’re not familiar with the Jeep JK Brute kit, it stretches the JK’s original frame 23″ for a total wheelbase of 139″, and adds an injection molded composite bed to the standard JK double cab. Designed to be an overlander’s dream, the Brute double cab draws its inspiration from the Land Rover Defender 130.
We’ve released two fender flare styles for the 2014 Toyota Tundra: the Pocket – with it’s unmistakable bolts and aggressive profile, and the “OE” - the perfect accent for a limited edition look! Both styles are now available to order from suppliers, search our dealer locator to find one near you.
2014 Tundra Pocket & “OE” Style Fender Flares offer Bushwacker’s original styling with additional tire coverage, allowing you to fit larger wheels and tires underneath your 2014 Tundra. Designed for the DIY mechanic, Bushwacker’s no drill process makes installation fast and easy! Available now, each set comes in a matte black finish, but can be easily painted to match.
Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, our 2014 Tundra Pocket Style Flares provide 1.75” of tire coverage, while the “OE” style offers .75″. Each style is made exclusively with Dura-Flex 2000 ABS; this high impact, low temperature material keeps your Tundra like new by deflecting rocks, dirt and debris away from the body. Each set is also 100% UV protected, which prevents chalking, fading, and cracking. Continue reading
Our friends over at Off Road Performance in Kuwait definitely know how to build a truck, Jeep, or SUV. We featured their white 2007 lifted Chevrolet Tahoe earlier this year, and are following up with ORP’s second Tahoe build, which is a 2007 Z71 4WD paired with a supercharger.
This lifted Chevy Tahoe features:
- Bushwacker Pocket Style Fenders
- 6″ Fabtech Lift Kit
- Dirt Logic Shocks
- Total Chaos Upper Control Arm
- 35×13.50R18 Mickey Thompson ATZ Tires
- 18×9 XD Spy Wheels
- 4.56 Yukon Ring & Pinion
- Volant Air Intake System
- Magnacharger Supercharger
- N-FAB RSP Bumper
- Pro Comp 9″ Lights
- 20″ Rigid Industries Light Bar
- N-FAB Wheel-2-Wheel Side Steps
- Corsa Exhaust System
- JBA Short Headers
- RBP Grille
- MAG-HYTEC Differential Cover Continue reading