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Heavy-duty tie rod for GM and Hummer introduced

SUPERSTEER INTRODUCES HEAVY-DUTY TIE ROD ASSEMBLY FOR CHEVY, GMC AND HUMMER APPLICATIONS

If you’ve ever taken your 2001-2007 GM truck, SUV or Hummer H2 off road, then you know how easy it is to bend the stock tie rod assembly. SuperSteer has introduced a permanent solution to this problem with its new heavy-duty tie rod end, which offers numerous improvements to the stock part. First and foremost, it is a full one-inch forging, compared to the factory’s 1⁄2-inch. It also incorporates a 30 mm ball compared to the stock 25 mm, and offers 37 degrees of stud swing compared to only 28 for the factory part. This SuperSteer HD tie rod assembly is available for most 2001-2007 Chevy/GMC 1500, 2500, 3500 2WD and 4WD trucks, Avalanche 2500, Suburban/Yukon XL 2500 and ’03-’07 Hummer H2. For complete applications or for information on 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. Based in Grants Pass, Oregon, SuperSteer products are a direct result of the ongoing research and development at Henderson’s Line-Up—the recognized authority in vehicle dynamics since 1961.

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Open Forum: Calling All Questions…Ask Them Here!

Red Letter Dodge announces an Open Forum: Calling All Questions…Ask Them Here!

Feb 25, 2009 at 4:06PM

OK. So let’s begin by thanking everyone for their past questions to this blog. We’ve done (you may not believe it, but it’s true) our best to get answers for you. There are a lot of things we just can’t talk about, unfortunately.

But that shouldn’t matter. We here at RLD feel like we owe you something better. So we’re going to start a running list of questions. Ask away! ***EVEN IF YOU ASKED ONE BEFORE, PLEASE RESUBMIT IT!*** We might not be able to answer you right now…but we will keep your question in the list until we can…with updates on the progress.

While we haven’t always done a great job of responding, we sometimes can come up with rock stars like Bob Frederick or Mike Accavitti who turn out to be the best in the business at getting you folks information where they can. So, again…ask away…we are definitely listening.

Submit any questions about Dodge or Chrysler LLC. in the Red Letter Dodge Forum. And we’ll keep repeating your questions in future “Open Forum” posts until we can get you an answer.

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2009 Daytona Recap: Dodge Boys Nab Four Top 10 Spots

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Mother Nature played a big role in the outcome of Sunday’s Daytona 500 by halting the event with rain after 152 of 200 laps were completed. Had she intervened just one lap earlier, Dodge would have successfully defended its Daytona 500 title, with Elliott Sadler nearly taking the checkered flag.

Despite this turn of events, four members of the Dodge Motorsports team finished in the top-10. Here’s how the whole team did:

• 3rd – A.J. Allmendinger, #44 Valvoline Dodge Charger
• 5th – Elliott Sadler, #19 Stanley Dodge Charger
• 9th – Reed Sorenson, #43 McDonald’s Dodge Charger
• 10th – Kurt Busch, #2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger
• 29th – Kasey Kahne, #9 Budweiser Dodge Charger
• 32nd – Sam Hornish, Jr., #77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger
• 33rd – David Stremme, #12 Penske Racing Dodge Charger

Elliott Sadler took the lead on lap 122 in the No. 19 Stanley Dodge Charger. He had a strong push from teammate Reed Sorenson from the second spot as reports of rain converging on the 2.5-mile track intensified. Sadler held the point for 24 circuits, but when Sorenson was tapped from behind on lap 146, the rear end of the No. 43 McDonald’s Dodge Charger lost traction briefly which allowed eventual winner Matt Kenseth and runner-up Kevin Harvick to make the pass and take aim at Sadler. The two drafted past Sadler’s No. 19 Stanley’s Dodge Charger just as the rain began to intensify. The caution appeared just after lap 146 was completed. After six laps under yellow, the red flag was displayed and the cars were stopped on pit road. After a 20-minute wait, NASCAR® officials announced the race had been called.

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DIAMONDBACK® TRUCK COVERS INTRODUCES THE OFFICIALLY LICENSED COVER FOR THE 2009 HUMMER™ H3T™


PHILIPSBURG, PA – DiamondBack Truck Covers has established a reputation for delivering truck covers that are As Tough As Your Truck™.  Now DiamondBack Truck Covers is proud to introduce the new DiamondBack H3T Cover for the most highly customizable pickup-style HUMMER yet, the 2009 HUMMER H3T.

Developed in cooperation with HUMMER, this specially designed diamond-plate aluminum cover offers some unique features to fit the lifestyle of the H3T owner. The cover mounts to the utility track system in the H3T where it locks into place providing easy installation and removal. As with all DiamondBack truck covers, this cover locks tight delivering ultimate security for items in the bed of the vehicle, while providing the versatility of a cover that can be opened at either end for hauling. This patented design offers a load-bearing surface capable of supporting up to 600 pounds of cargo on top. Choose from the original diamond plate, or the LINE-X XTRA-coated option in black. Custom bike rack or kayak rack systems are also available as accessories.
 
This officially licensed cover for the 2009 HUMMER H3T is now available at any HUMMER H3T dealer. MSRP for the standard aluminum diamond-plate cover is $1299, and for the H3T coated with LINE-X XTRA, just $1599.

About DiamondBack Truck Covers
DiamondBack Truck Covers manufactures the DiamondBack HD Cover, ATV Solutions, Commercial Solutions, the SE Cover, the Rhino Cover, the DiamondBack-X Cover and the new H3T Cover. DiamondBack delivers the most versatile truck bed solutions available for Ford, Chevy, GM/GMC, Dodge, Toyota, Nissan, and Mazda offering a hauling platform capable of supporting between 400 and 1600 pounds, depending on the model. DiamondBack also offers a full line of truck bed accessories and fleet solutions. To learn more, visit http://www.diamondbackcovers.com, http://www.h3tcover.com, call 800-935-4002, or e-mail to [email protected] View product videos at http://www.diamondbackcovers.com/videos-lo.asp#

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Kelley Blue Book Reports Rise in New-Car Traffic, Leads

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelley Blue Book, www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new- and used-vehicle information, today reports an increase in new-car shopper activity on its top-rated Web site. After a period of consumer cautiousness, which led to lower shopping activity and lower sales in recent months, the average daily new-car traffic on www.kbb.com has increased 20 percent in January 2009 compared to the previous month. This reveals higher traffic levels than any time during the fourth quarter of 2008.

Support for the domestic manufacturers is up during this time as well, with traffic to General Motors reports up 19 percent from December 2008. Ford has 9 percent, and Chrysler has 20 percent more activity on kbb.com compared to the previous month.

"Based on the climb in new-car traffic and dealer leads generated on kbb.com in December and early January, we expect to see a lift in auto sales versus the last quarter of 2008," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book and kbb.com. "Consumers are recognizing great deals are available now, many based on generous manufacturer incentives, making this a great time to buy or lease a new vehicle."

As a further indication that the recent sales freeze may be thawing, dealer leads generated on kbb.com were up 19 percent in the week ending December 28, 2008, compared to the previous week. In the following week ending January 4, 2009, the number of leads jumped an additional 18 percent, creating an overall leads increase of 40 percent compared to two weeks prior.

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