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Porter Mufflers Shorty Mufflers Now Available

Porter MufflerMaple Grove, MN, October 1, 2012 - Porter Mufflers is proud to announce the release of the Shorty muffler to our line up.  Porter Mufflers has shortened the body of the muffler to 14 inches, with an overall length from its inlet to outlet being only 20 inches to create the Shorty Muffler.  Like the Original Porter mufflers, we incorporated the solid steel core that is hand packed with stainless steel, 16 gauge tubing, 14 gauge inlets/outlets, and 12 gauge end caps, make these mufflers heavy duty and long lasting.

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Patented Floor Liners Now Available in Black, Gray and Tan For More Than 75 Different Jeeps, Trucks and SUVs

Rugged Ridge Floor MatsSuwanee, Ga. (September 6, 2012) – Omix-ADA®, a leading manufacturer of high-quality Jeep®, truck and off-road parts and accessories announced today the availability of an expanded line of Rugged Ridge® All Terrain Floor Liners for Jeep, trucks and SUVs with all-new colors and applications. Available in black, gray and tan, Rugged Ridge Floor Liners complement the interior of more than 75 different vehicles from Jeep®, Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Dodge, Ram, Ford, Lincoln, Nissan and Toyota.

Rugged Ridge has taken a completely new approach to floor protection. Unlike most floor liners, which are constructed from an extruded sheet of plastic, Rugged Ridge’s All Terrain Floor Liners are injection molded for superior performance and durability. The injection molding process, though more expensive to develop, enables Rugged Ridge to create a floor liner with a precise fit and a deeply formed perimeter wall for maximum coverage.

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Rugged Coolers Now American-Made


FRANKLIN, TENN – September 4, 2012 – The Outdoor Recreation Company of America opened for business here this week and began production on a line of premium, American-made coolers designed specifically for hunters, anglers and sportsmen and women who expect outstanding performance from their outdoor gear.

ORCA, the acronym for the company’s official name, will manufacture its rugged, roto-molded coolers and other premium outdoor products exclusively in the United States from American-made components, according to owners Jim Ford, Brentwood, Tenn., and Cliff Walker, Knoxville, Tenn. “There is a tremendous demand from outdoor enthusiasts throughout the world for premium coolers that keep ice frozen and perishables edible for several days under extreme conditions,” Ford said. “And, the demands for those coolers to be made in the United States using American-made components at a competitive price is even greater. ORCA’s coolers and its other premium outdoor products will not only meet those demands, our products will be manufactured to exceed those demands.”

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Bracketron To Unveil New Line of Mobile Lifestyle Solutions

Innovative new products are designed to meet consumer’s increasingly “on-the-go” lifestyle.

Minneapolis, MN — January 4, 2011 — Bracketron, the leading manufacturer in mounting solutions for mobile consumer electronics, today announced an exciting new series of mobile accessories designed for use in the home, office or anywhere in between. The products combine trend-forward color, style and function to fit the unique lifestyles of consumers.

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15 tips for the new handheld GPS owner

HIll Walking in the English Lake District

15 tips for the new handheld GPS owner

December 26, 2012 By Rich Owing

If you got a new handheld GPS, I’m hoping the weather is nice enough for you to get out and play with it. Here are some tips to help get you off on the right foot:

Use it around town

Learn to set a waypoint and navigate to it, and how to follow a track or route, before going off into the wilderness. And if you don’t know what those words mean…

Learn the terminology

We’ve got a handheld GPS 101 series just waiting for you.

Let it bake

Not in the oven! Take it outside, turn it on and let it sit motionless under open sky for awhile. It can take up to half an hour to fully download the satellite almanac; do this and when you want to use it over the next few days, it should lock onto satellites very fast.

Read more at: GPS Track Log

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