Driving Force University was launched recently in an effort to provide enhanced support and learning to our customers regarding the Rugged Ridge product line. This particular training called Jeep Transformation is a muti-media presentation designed using Prezi. The training shows how Driving Force built Ray Weaver's 2012 JK Wrangler Rubicon into a very cool ride with Rugged Ridge accessories over the past 3 years. You can even take a quiz at the end to see what you have learned and receive a Diploma from Driving Force University (You will want to frame this:) If you do we would be happy to hear your feedback. You can do so by completing our brief survey.
Here’s a sneak peek at just two of the many vehicles Rugged Ridge will be showcasing at SEMA 2015 - Tanked Jeeps. Other Jeeps to see are “Dune” and the Red LJ. Come by the Rugged Ridge booth #30171 to see these awesome builds that showcase the latest Rugged Ridge accessories.
Rausch Creek, PA – December 30, 2012 - Ray and Izaak Weaver and friend Ethan Taveras set out with Matt Ptak (’03 Wrangler Rubicon) and Karl Kolze (Nissan X-Terra) for a day of winter wheeling in the snow and mud at Rausch Creek. Team “These Guys” as they called themselves, had a great day of fun and friendship! Cold weather wheeling can be challenging, but the winter conditions were no match for the capable rigs—and the Rugged Ridge 10,500 LB winch!
Team These Guys first came upon a group of wheelers from NY who were trying to pull one of their group’s Jeeps out from a nasty, door-high mud pit. Using a Cherokee and a Toyota pick-up strapped together just wasn’t enough. Weaver’s 2012 Rubicon with the Rugged Ridge 10,500 pounder pulled up to the scene and made easy work of extracting the sinking Jeep. Later, when Karl’s Nissan got hung up on a rock coming out of “Frog Hole”, the Rugged Ridge winch saved the day again. By the way, the “deep” side of Frog Hole is a bottomless pit of mud and ice that should be avoided by anyone except the off-road insane—ask me how I know.
Winches can prove invaluable when travelling off road—especially when it’s cold and wet outside and waiting around for help is certainly no fun. It is important to have solid extraction points easily accessible on the front and rear of your vehicle. Tow hooks and D-ring shackles mounted to the vehicles frame are good examples. It is also a good idea to carry a Recovery Gear kit when travelling off road. Rugged Ridge offers recovery kits for full-size vehicles and ATVs which include tow straps, tree trunk protectors, D-rings, snatch blocks, and gloves. Check out the complete line of recovery gear including winches and synthetic rope from Rugged Ridge.