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Desert Dirt - Off-Road News - October 2011

Posted in News on October 1, 2011
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Get Your Shocks Sealed was created for the do-it-yourselfers who don’t like paying the high-performance shock absorber prices for seal kits, and for those who could maybe use a little more tech advice when trying to tear apart their own shocks. Shockseals offer years of engineering experience working with all the largest manufacturers and vendors in the seal industry. On top of offering seal kits and oil at low prices, they also offer engineering design services for those wanting to have their own design developed. They also provide rebuild and tech information to help the do-it-yourselfers tackle rebuilds with common hand tools. Fox, King, Walker Evans, Dirt Logic, Icon, and Sway-A-Way are the major brands stocked, but any seal kit can be developed for odd or discontinued units like Kuster. For more information, visit

Wide Open Racing Hits the Podium At the 500
Not only did all three of its entries into this year’s 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 500 finish the race, it brought home second-, third-, and fifth-place ribbons in the Class 10 division. Over the past five years, Wide Open Racing has finished 100 percent of its races. Not many teams can say that. Its crews have entered 62 cars in the Baja 500, Vegas to Reno and the Baja 1000 since 2005. Car No. 1007 driven by Pete Pigott earned second place, No. 1008 driven by J. Allard took third and No. 1006 finished fifth driven by Christian Hammarskjold. For more information, visit

Win Shocks and Go to SEMA!
Have you always dreamed of attending the world’s largest aftermarket auto show? Bilstein is giving away its 9100 Series Suspension Package plus an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas and two passes to the 2011 SEMA Show. This grand prize includes $300 spending money. First prize is a set of four 5160 Series Remote Reservoir shocks, which will go to five lucky winners. To enter the contest, visit and upload your images and video about why your project vehicle should be picked. Be sure to log on often to check out your competition. For more information, visit

GM to Invest $331 Million and Add 110 Jobs in Texas
General Motors plans to add 110 jobs and invest $331 million to purchase tooling and equipment to expand the Arlington, Texas, assembly plant to make future Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades. “This investment will allow us to continue building award-winning fullsize SUVs that offer better fuel efficiency than ever before without sacrificing the features and functionality they’ve come to expect,” said Larry Zahner, GM’s manufacturing manager. “We remain committed to providing customers the utility and capability of our world-class fullsize SUVs.” This announcement is part of the $2 billion in U.S. investment that GM announced for 17 facilities in eight states on May 10, 2011. This is on top of $3.4 billion invested and 9,000 jobs created or retained in the U.S. since mid 2009. The 110 new jobs will be added to an existing workforce of 2,400 hourly and salaried employees at Arlington. For more information, visit

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