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Posted February 1, 2006

Jeep TJ Gets Garmin GPS Option
Mopar has added a cool new dealer-installed option to its line of aftermarket Jeep parts. The Trail Guide is a Garmin-built GPS navigation system designed for the Jeep Wrangler that mounts to the dashboard in a custom cradle. Jeep dealers can install the Trail Guide in any '97-'06 Wrangler or Unlimited model. The custom mounting cradle also provides power to the unit and audible voice prompts through dedicated speakers that are said to be easy to hear even when the top is down. The unit can also be removed from the cradle for on-foot travels. The Trail Guide includes detailed street-level maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, with nearly 6 million points of interest, including gas stations, lodging, restaurants attractions, and Jeep dealers and service facilities. It also offers a host of features and capabilities, such as a high-resolution color TFT display, a folding antenna, automatic route calculation, turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions, and automatic route recalculation. The unit is completely waterproof and has an internal lithium-ion battery that provides 20 hours of use outside the mounting cradle. The Trail Guide also accepts Garmin's MapSource U.S. Topo data for off-road adventures. For more information, contact your local Jeep dealership.

BFG Ranks High at CORR Series Finals
Carrying on its victorious reign in off-road motorsports, BFGoodrich earned Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) championship titles in the Pro-4, Pro-2, and Pro-Lite classes at the Nissan Off-Road Nationals presented by Lucas Oil. The series was held in Chula Vista, California, and marked the fifth straight sweep of the CORR year-end Pro-2, Pro-4, and Pro-Lite class championships. Racing on BFG Mud-Terrain T/A KR tires, Pro-2 winner Carl Renezeder remarked, "This is a demanding race, and in order to succeed you need quality tires that can withstand extremely rugged terrain. I'm proud to race on BFGoodrich tires because they consistently perform at the level needed to win an off-road race of this caliber." BFG also made headlines when seven-time AMA Supercross Champion, Jeremy McGrath, raced on to the course in a Pro-2 vehicle equipped with BFGoodrich tires. McGrath earned a Fifth Place Pro-2 finish in Round 13 and a Pro-2 Fourth Place finish in Round 14. In eight consecutive years of CORR events, BFG has won 19 Pro-class championships, reinforcing its position as the tire of choice for the racing series.

Tread Lightly! for Kids
Tread Lightly! recently unveiled its latest effort in teaching outdoor ethics to the growing number of youths recreating with motorized and mechanized vehicles. A new interactive Web site, www.treadlightlykids.com, features Tread Lightly!'s squirrel mascot, Lightfoot, and several of his animal friends, who all teach responsible outdoor use. Kids can enjoy an outdoor quiz and the ATV trail maze, or read the hiking checklist before a trip. A story builder and coloring pages are also offered. Tread Lightly! will also make available a Youth Outreach Kit to government agencies, educators, and other organizations to download. The printable kit includes pledge cards, a kids' principles sheet, a poster, kids' Web banners, and coloring-book pages. For more information, check out www.treadlightlykids.com. Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower generations to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.

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