10/15/14

Bushwacker $50 Factory Rebate

Bushwacker $50 Factory Rebate

It’s rare that we have special offers, but this is one of those times. Bushwacker is offering a $50 factory rebate on its entire line of fender flares from October, 10 2014 through January 15, 2015. This limited-time offer applies to all seven styles we currently make, so if you’ve been waiting for that just-right time to buy a set of Bushwacker Fender Flares, this is it.

To claim your Bushwacker $50 Factory Rebate:

1. Purchase a set of four (4), or a front and rear correlating combination of Bushwacker Fender Flares between October 10, 2014 and January 15, 2015. Click here for a list of qualifying part numbers.

2. Include the original product packaging UPC code and the original retailer receipt that clearly shows the purchase date and items purchased. For Internet orders please include the full invoice supplied by the retailer.

3. Download the rebate claim form, fill it out, and mail your rebate submission to:

Bushwacker Inc. Rebate 201410
6710 N. Catlin Ave
Portland, Or 97203

Rebates must be postmarked no later than February 16, 2015.

No matter which application you’re interested in, now is a great time to get a set of Bushwacker Fender Flares for your vehicle. You can, of course, check out the entire lineup of our products at Bushwacker.com.

09/3/14

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Configurator Goes Live

2015 Chevrolet ColoradoYou can now build a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado on the Chevy website. The truck will be available in extended cab/long-box, crew cab/shot box, or crew cab/long box configuration. Base power will come from a 2.5-liter direct-injected four cylinder making 200 hp and 191 ft/lbs. of torque; the upgraded engine is a 3.6-liter V6 making 305 horsepower and 269 ft/lbs. of torque. And like we reported before, it looks like we’ll have to wait for the diesel option, as it isn’t listed for ’15. Even in gas form, however, the truck will be capable of getting a respectable 26 MPG (that’s in a 2WD with the V6).

Base price (not including tax, title, delivery) is $20,120 for a four cylinder, 2WD version. Check every option box, and a fully decked-out Z71 with the V6 and 4WD  amounts to $42,890.

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08/15/14

Announcing The Bushwacker Founder’s Award

Bushwacker Founder's Award

The Bushwacker Founder’s Award

At the 2014 SEMA Show, Bushwacker will give the builder of the best truck or SUV our first-ever Bushwacker Founder’s Award. This award will be presented by our Founder, Jerry Logan, and will recognize a builder’s drive, creativity, dedication, and commitment to the automotive aftermarket as expressed through their truck or SUV build. The prize will be $1,500 and the trophy at the left. And if you’re building a rig for this show and it’ll have our products on it, you can also enter. More on that below.

The SEMA Show represents the pulse of the automotive aftermarket. It’s where trends are set, innovations are showcased, and where the world’s top builders come to show their vehicular masterpieces—and that includes amazing truck and SUV builds. We know builders put an incredible amount of time, energy, dedication, and passion into these trucks and SUVs, and beginning at this year’s show, we’re going to recognize that enthusiasm.

The idea behind the Founder’s Award is more than simply recognizing an outstanding truck/SUV at the SEMA Show—it recognizes a builder’s dedication and desire to drive industry passion in the automotive aftermarket. We know the incredible effort and commitment involved in building a SEMA vehicle. Months of hard work, determination, and drive get poured into these trucks and SUVs even though the vehicles are only on display for four days. Nevertheless, year after year builders from around the world present new, fresh, ground-breaking ideas that will set trends and further the automotive aftermarket.

Bushwacker's Founder, Jerry Logan

Bushwacker Founder, Jerry Logan

The presenter of this award, our Founder, Jerry Logan, at left, is a lifelong car and truck enthusiast. He started Bushwacker in 1967 by selling fender flares for Jeep vehicles out of his garage with only a handful of employees. As his enthusiasm for the automotive aftermarket grew, so did Bushwacker. Currently Bushwacker has more than 460 product applications, a 125,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, and 300 employees here in Portland, Oregon. That passion Jerry has for the automotive industry—that unrelenting drive for ingenuity, quality, and style—has never ceased. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

“Bushwacker has always been a business fueled by automotive and industry enthusiasm. For more than 47 years, we have been taking that passion and putting it into the products we manufacture. We will recognize an individual that shares that enthusiasm and present them our Founder’s Award,” says Jerry.

If you’re building a truck or SUV for the 2014 SEMA Show and would like to enter to win the first ever Bushwacker Founder’s Award, visit Bushwacker.com/FoundersAward

 

 

08/11/14

The Ford Bronco was Introduced Today in 1965

According to Motoramic, on August 11, 1965, Ford introduced the world to the Bronco. Yes, 49 years ago, Ford announced it’d offer its soon-to-be-iconic SUV as a 1966 model. In this great vintage commercial above, Ford refers to the vehicle as the “first four-wheel drive sports car.” That’s probably not how most people would refer to it today, but regardless, the Bronco secured its place in automotive history by creating capable, popular 4x4s over the years—sports car or not. The Bronco was offered for 30 years, ending production in 1996. And yes, there was the smaller-sized Bronco II offered from 1984-1990 that eventually gained two more doors and turned into the Explorer.

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06/30/14

Bushwacker at the 2014 NW Overland Rally

A 4x4 van with Bushwacker E350 Extend-A-Flares.

One of several 4×4 vans as the 2014 NW Overland Rally sporting Bushwacker E-Series Extend-A-Fender Flares.

The NW Overland Rally, held outside of Leavenworth, Washington, is a place where overlanding enthusiasts from across the Pacific Northwest (and sometimes from much further away) come to camp, talk travel, check out the latest gear for their vehicles (and campsites), and take classes from experts in their respective fields.

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X Elles Racing‘s Rhonda Cahill (left) and Rachelle Croft, teach a class in navigation.

There were classes in everything from vehicle recovery and navigation, to wilderness first-aid and off-road driving. There were even classes on fly fishing, wine, and cooking. Bushwacker had a booth showcasing its array of products, and we met a host of new customers, old friends, and everyone in between.

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06/18/14

Tiger Automotive Has a Door-Buster of a Grand Opening—Literally


There’s a grand opening, then there’s a door buster of a grand opening. And if you’re Tiger Automotive you do both—literally.

The Canadian automotive accessory retailer, which is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, had quite a bit of fanfare around its new store opening, as seen in the video above. Local news crews came out, and the mayor of Saskatoon, a city of over 200,000 people, helped open the store. And when I say “open the store,” I mean he ripped the door open using a Toyota Tundra wearing a set of Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares. Talk about a grand opening!

And whether you live in Saskatoon, Sydney, St. Louis, or someplace else, you can use our dealer locator to find a Bushwacker dealer near you or find an online retailer. Just be sure to leave their doors intact.

06/5/14

Upcoming Events: June–August 2014

White Bushwacker Jeep

Bushwacker is scheduled to attend these events in the next few months, and we hope to see you at some of them. Whether at a show or a trail ride, it’s always great to get out and meet familiar faces, longtime friends, and new customers. We’ll see you there!

Truckfest
Ontario, CA
June 7- 8

Summit Racing Equipment Super Summit
Tallmadge, OH
June 20-21

Jeep Jamboree
Mullan-Wallace, ID
June 26-28

NW Overland Rallies & Workshops
Leavenworth, WA
June 26-29

Truckfest
Denver, CO
July 12-13

Truckfest
Atlanta, GA
August 2-3

Truckfest
Orlando, FL
August 23-24

05/14/14

Top 10 Reasons Why Ranch Trucks Are Never Stolen

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10. They have a range of about 10 miles before they overheat, breakdown or run out of gas.
9. Only the owner knows how to operate the door to get in or out.
8. It is impossible to make a quick getaway with all the fence tools, grease rags, ropes, chains, syringes, buckets, boots, halters, coats, twine/wire, hats and loose papers in the cab.
7. It takes too long to start and the smoke coming up thru the floorboard clouds your vision.
6. The Border Collie on the toolbox looks mean.
5. They’re too easy to spot. The description might go something like this : driver’s door is silver, passenger door is green and the front fender is rust colored. Continue reading

05/13/14

Putting Bushwacker Hardware to The Test

Bushwacker is dedicated to producing quality American made parts that are engineered to last. This means using the highest quality materials, components, and hardware for every product we manufacture. Every piece of hardware that’s included with our products goes through a rigorous testing process to ensure the best performance. Our stainless steel and coated steel bolts, clips, washers, fasteners, and screws are vigorously tested for environmental and chemical corrosion resistance, including salt spray resistance.

Bushwacker tests all of its hardware at certified and accredited Military and Automotive (SAE) testing facilities. Our hardware is placed in a testing chamber for up to 1,000 hours, where it is checked at regular intervals for corrosion:
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04/17/14

2014 Toyota Tundra Extend-A-Fender Flares Available Now

Bushwacker Extend-A-Fender Flares are perfect for those who like smooth lines and clean appearances. Now available for third generation Toyota Tundras, Extend-A-Fender Flares provide an additional 1.50″ of tire coverage that protects your Tundra from dirt and debris. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, each set is made with Bushwacker, Inc’s exclusive Dura-Flex® 2000 ABS material. This high impact material is UV protected, which guards against fading and cracking.

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Each set comes in an OEM matte black finish, and is ready to paint out of the box. Perfect for the DIY mechanic, Bushwacker Extend-A-Fender Flares are easy to install with a step-by-step no-drill installation process that utilizes common tools and pre-existing factory holes. And like all Bushwacker Flares, Toyota Tundra Fender Flares feature Edge Trim with 3M Adhesive that ensures the tightest possible fit and finish. Give your 2014 Toyota Tundra that Limited Edition look with Bushwacker Extend-A-Fender Flares! Continue reading