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

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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

04/10/14

Jeep Cherokee Dakar Concept Debuts

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From Chrysler:

The Jeep Cherokee Dakar is the most extreme Cherokee ever. The Silver Steel Satin Gloss exterior skin is strikingly set off with prototype Flame Red graphics that encircle the window and wrap around the black hood graphic. The Trailhawk 17-inch polished Satin clear coat wheels feature two large Flame Red pockets, with the Cherokee nameplate also changed to a Flame Red hue.

Front-end features are enhanced by two prototype Flame Red inserts on the traditional Jeep seven-slot grille, as well as through a prototype lower fascia trim. Cherokee Dakar is fortified for off-road action, equipped with Jeep Performance Parts rock rails, an oil pan skid plate, front suspension skid plate, two-piece fuel tank and underbody skid plates. Continue reading

04/2/14

Toyota Tacoma Cummins Diesel Coming 2017?

toyota-tacoma-cummins-diesel-2-8-engineIndustry insiders have revealed that we should expect to see a Cummins diesel engine in the 2016 Toyota Tundra. According to WardsAuto, Toyota is considering the 5.0L Cummins diesel engine in the next generation Tundra, which is the same power plant that will be used in the next generation Nissan Titan. Nissan is also playing with a 2.8L Cummins diesel in their Frontier, which begs the question - will we see the 2.8L Cummins in the Toyota Tacoma?

If the diesel Frontier is more than a concept then we should expect to see it available shortly after the 2015 Titan. Following these timelines it’d make sense that Toyota would release a diesel Tacoma in 2017. It’s pretty obvious that Toyota is watching the mid-sized diesel market from a distance. Similarly to Dodge & Cummins, Toyota scrapped their mid-sized diesel engine project in 2007/2008 when the global economy entered into the recession. Continue reading

03/18/14

2017 Jeep Wrangler Concept Art

It looks like our speculation on the next generation 2017 Jeep Wrangler is taking shape. Allpar recently released this 2017 Jeep Wrangler concept art by Jack Ratchett, which follows many of the concepts we think Jeep will use in the new Wrangler. This includes a more aerodynamic body and a stretched two door, but there’s one major exception: Allpar believes that Jeep is working on an IFS for the next generation Wrangler. Say it ain’t so!

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