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April 1, 2014
by Zone Admin
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Zone Offroad Products Acquired by Fox Factory Holding Company

April 1, 2014

FOX FACTORY HOLDING CORP. CLOSES SPORT TRUCK USA ASSET PURCHASE

Coldwater, Michigan – Fox Factory Holding Corp. (Nasdaq:FOXF) (“FOX”) announced today the closing of an asset purchase transaction, through which FOX acquired substantially all of the assets and assumed certain liabilities  of Sport Truck USA, Inc. (“Sport Truck”), effective March 31, 2014. Sport Truck is a full service, globally recognized distributor of aftermarket suspension solutions. Founded in 1991, Sport Truck primarily designs, markets, and distributes high quality lift kit solutions through its brands, BDS Suspension, Zone Offroad Products, JKS Manufacturing, and 4×4 Posi-Lok.

“We are very excited to have closed the previously announced Sport Truck acquisition and welcome the Sport Truck team to the FOX family,” stated Larry L. Enterline, FOX’s Chief Executive Officer. ”We look forward to leveraging our global marketing, engineering, distribution, and supply chain resources to collectively develop next-generation, lifted truck ride dynamics solutions.”

Mr. Enterline continued, ”Looking ahead, we are well positioned to build off of our positive momentum and continue to deliver strong results in 2014. We believe industry dynamics continue to favor our product categories in premium mountain bikes and powered vehicles. This, along with a shifting consumer preference toward higher performance products will help fuel our growth long-term.”

Steve Olmstead, the President and CEO of Sport Truck, commented, ”We are excited to be joining the FOX team and believe the expected synergies between us will enable Sport Truck to more effectively design and optimize lift kit packages and quickly broaden our combined customer base utilizing FOX’s infrastructure to efficiently deliver aftermarket truck suspension products and services.”

For more on the announcement, please see the press releases from FOX:

March 6, 2014: Fox Factory Holding Corp. to Acquire Sport Truck USA

April 1, 2014: Fox Factory Holding Corp. closes Sport Truck USA Asset Purchase

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. FOX intends that all such statements be subject to the “safe-harbor” provisions contained in those sections. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or FOX’s future financial or operating performance. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as “may,” “might,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “could,” “intend,” “target,” “project,” “contemplate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “likely,” “potential” or “continue” or other similar terms or expressions and such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about FOX’s continued growing demand for its products, FOX’s execution on its strategy to improve operating efficiencies, FOX’s optimism about its operating results and future growth prospects, FOX’s belief that its acquisition of the assets of Sport Truck will enhance FOX’s operations. Many important factors may cause FOX’s actual results, events or circumstances to differ materially from those discussed in any such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: FOX’s ability to improve operating and supply chain efficiencies; FOX’s future financial performance, including its sales, cost of sales, gross profit or gross margins, operating expenses, ability to generate positive cash flow and ability to maintain profitability; factors which impact the calculation of the weighted average number of diluted shares of common stock outstanding, including the market price of FOX’s common stock, grants of equity-based awards and the vesting schedules of equity-based awards; FOX’s ability to develop new and innovative products in its current end-markets and to leverage its technologies and brand to expand into new categories and end-markets; FOX’s ability to increase its aftermarket penetration; FOX’s ability to maintain its premium brand image and high-performance products; FOX’s ability to maintain relationships with the professional athletes and race teams that it sponsors; the  possibility that FOX may not be able to selectively add additional dealers and distributors in certain geographic markets; the overall growth of the markets in which FOX competes, FOX’s expectations regarding consumer preferences and its ability to respond to changes in consumer preferences; changes in demand for high-end suspension and ride dynamics products; FOX’s ability to successfully identify, evaluate and manage potential acquisitions and to benefit from such acquisitions; future economic or market conditions; and the other risks and uncertainties described in “Risk Factors” contained in its Annual Report on Form 10-K or Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or otherwise described in the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. New risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time and it is not possible for FOX to predict all risks and uncertainties that could have an impact on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking information included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by FOX or any other person that FOX’s expectations, objectives or plans will be achieved in the timeframe anticipated or at all. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on FOX’s forward-looking statements and FOX undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Zone Offroad Ford F150 lift kit

March 21, 2014
by Zone Offroad
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Press Release #72: 2014 F150 Zone 4″ Lift Kit

PRESS RELEASE #72

2014 Ford F150 4″ Lift Kits

Fits: 2014 Ford F150 4WD

Kit: 4″ Suspension Lift Kits

Part: #F41/F41N (4″ Lift Kit)

Base Price: $1,299.95

View kits online

Quick Specs:

Skill Level: 3 of 5 Installation Time: 6-8 hrs Max Wheel/Tire Size: 35×12.50 on 17×9, 18×9, 20×9 w/ 5-5.5″ backspacing

  • Thick 1/4″ Steel Crossmembers
  • CNC Machined Steering Knuckles compatible with factory ESC System
  • No track-width change and allows for up to 35″ tires
  • Strut spacers to retain factory ride quality
  • FMVSS No.126 Compliant

Coldwater, MI—March 21, 2014 Zone Offroad Products continues to expand its kit offerings for the 2014 Ford F150 4WD with newly released 4″ suspension lifts to join the current 2″ and 6″ kit options. Now with 2″, 4″, and 6″ lift options Zone Offroad Products allows F150 owners the ability to improve offroad performance and achieve their desired stance without compromising on-road drivability.

This new 4″ suspension lift kit uses a pair of thick 1/4″ steel crossmembers tied together by a differential skidplate creating a rigid subframe and great offroad protection. A pair of CNC-machined steering knuckles reposition the steering and hub assemblies for compatibility with factory electronic stability control (ESC) systems. New upper strut mounted spacers are supplied to reposition the factory struts and retain the ride quality. The front differential is relocated using a 3-piece mounting system designed to keep CV axle operating angles at a minimum. Also included up front are sway bar relocation brackets, new cam bolts, and a billet aluminum driveshaft spacer.

Out back a 4″ offset pin block and u-bolt kit is used to retain factory ride quality and eliminate stacking with the factory blocks. This results in a safer rear lift and a level-to slightly tail high stance. Rounding out the kit is rear brake line relocation along with your choice of Zone hydro or nitro shocks allowing for clearance of up to 35″ tires.

Zone Offroad is excited about this latest release to their ever growing lineup of lift kits. This new 4″ kit is backed by the Factory Protection Plus Program offering peace of mind whether on the road or off. All kits include the Limited Lifetime Warranty, FMVSS No.126 ESC System compliance testing, and 5-year 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty free of charge for the best lifted suspension protection coverage on the market.

For more info on this 4″ lift kit and other options for the 2014 Ford F150 trucks, check out zoneoffroad.com or call (888) 998-9663.

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Zone Lift Kit

Dodge 4″ Lift Kit
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Zone Lift Kit on Ford F150

2014 Ford F150 w/ Zone 4″ Lift Kit
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Zone Offroad Products Ford F150 F40 lift kit

March 17, 2014
by Zone Offroad
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Press Release #71: Zone 6″ Suspension Lift Kit for 2014 Ford F150

PRESS RELEASE #71

2014 Ford F150 6″ Lift Kits

Fits: 2014 Ford F150 4WD

Kit: 6″ Suspension Lift Kits

Part: #F40/F40N (6″ Lift Kit)

Base Price: $1549.95

View kits online

Quick Specs:

Skill Level: 3 of 5

Installation Time: 8 hrs

Max Wheel/Tire Size: 37×12.50 on 17×9, 18×9, 20×9 w/ 5-5.5″ backspacing

  • Thick 1/4″ Steel Crossmembers
  • CNC Machined Steering Knuckles compatible with factory ESC System
  • No track-width change and allows for up to 37″ tires
  • Strut spacers to retain factory ride quality
  • FMVSS No.126 Compliant

Coldwater, MI—March 17, 2014 The latest kit to hit the market from Zone Offroad Products are the 6″ Suspension Systems for the 2014 Ford F150 4WD. Designed and engineered to not only improve the looks of the new Ford trucks, these kits are designed to maximize offroad performance without compromising the on-road drivability. This kit uses a similar design to the proven 2009-13 F150 lift kits with a few updates designed specifically for the 2014.

This new 6″ suspension lift kit uses a pair of thick 1/4″ steel crossmembers tied together by a differential skidplate creating a rigid subframe and great offroad protection. A pair of CNC-machined steering knuckles reposition the steering and hub assemblies for compatibility with factory electronic stability control (ESC) systems.  New upper strut mounted spacers are supplied to reposition the factory struts and retain the ride quality. The front differential is relocated using a 3-piece mounting system designed to keep CV axle operating angles at a minimum. Also included up front are sway bar relocation brackets, new cam bolts, and a billet aluminum driveshaft spacer.

The rear of this 6″ kit a replacement 5″ offset pin block and u-bolt kit is utilized to retain factory ride quality and eliminate stacking blocks. This results in a safer rear lift and a level the stance on the late model F150 trucks that can clear up to 37″ tires. Rounding out the kit is rear brake line relocation along with your choice of Zone hydro or nitro shocks.

Zone Offroad is excited about this latest release to their ever growing lineup of lift kits. This kit is backed by the Factory Protection Plus Program offering peace of mind whether on road or off. All kits include the Limited Lifetime Warranty, FMVSS No.126 ESC System compliance testing, and 5-year 60,000 mile drivetrain warranty free of charge for the best lifted suspension protection coverage on the market.

For more info on this 6″ lift kit and other options for the 2014 Ford F150 trucks, check out zoneoffroad.com or call (888) 998-9663.

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Zone Lift Kit

Dodge 6″ Lift Kit
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Zone Lift Kit on Ford F150

2014 Ford F150 w/ Zone Lift Kit
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February 25, 2014
by Carter
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Zone’s Facebook Page Hits 40,000 Likes

ZoneFB-40K

Social Media is huge these days. With hundreds of choices to connect with friends, news, celebrities and businesses, Facebook remains on top of the list. Zone Offroad started their Facebook Fan Page a few years back to connect with customers, show off some cool rides, cover offroad events, and announce new products. Last night the page hit 40,000 Likes, a big milestone for the brand and we don’t plan on stopping. If you haven’t checked out the page, head on over to see what’s new, hear about special offers, check out photos/videos, and to get your Zone equipped truck featured.

Check out the page and “Like” us at https://www.facebook.com/zoneoffroad

Zone Offroad lift kit d51

February 24, 2014
by Zone Offroad
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Press Release #70: 2014 RAM 2500 4.5″ Suspension System

PRESS RELEASE #70

2014 RAM 2500 4.5″ Suspension System

Fits: 2014 RAM 2500 4WD

Kit: 4.5″ Suspension Lift Kit

Kit ID: #D51 or D51N

Kit Box Breakdown:

(1) #D3401
(1) #D3402
(1) #D1401
(1) #D1259
(2) #4742 or 7742
(2) #4758 or 7758

Base Price: $975.95

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Quick Specs:

Skill Level: 3 of 5

Installation Time: 5-6 hrs

Max Wheel/Tire Size: 37×12.50 17×9, 18×9, 20×9 w/ 5.625″ backspacing

35×12.50 17×9, 18×9, 20×9 w/ 4.5″ backspacing

  • Progressive rate front coil springs
  • Heavy duty radius arm relocation brackets
  • Levels stance and allows for up to 37″ tires
  • Rear coil mounts retain ride and tow capacity
  • 100% Bolt-On

Coldwater, MI—February 24, 2014—The latest products to hit the shelves ready for sale from Zone Offroad Products are complete 4.5″ Radius Arm Suspension Systems for the redesigned 2014 RAM 2500 4WD trucks equipped with factory coil sprung radius arm front suspension and coil sprung rear multilink. This new lift system is engineered to take full advantage of the new radius arm design using a pair of heavy duty drop brackets to reposition the factory radius arms to correct suspension geometry and compensate for the additional height. These new frame mounted brackets tie into both the factory radius arm mounts as well as the frame rails creating a rigid mounting system able to hold up to off-road abuse. The extra height comes from a pair specially designed 4.5″ progressive rate coil springs to offer unmatched highway and trail performance. Due to the unique design on the new trucks, these coils are left-right side specific and marked accordingly.

Steering correction comes from a forged dropped pitman arm and a heavy duty, fully welded front track bar bracket used at the frame mount to properly recenter the front axle. Rounding out the front of this 4.5″ lift kit are a pair of polyurethane extended bump stops, brake line relocation brackets, your choice of Zone hydro or Zone nitro shocks at all 4 corners, and all the necessary hardware to complete the install. Out back a pair of heavy duty 2.5″ rear coil spacers are used to level the stance while retaining the factory ride quality and tow capacity. A rear track bar bracket is used to reposition the rear axle under the truck and a pair of bump stop extensions are supplied to reposition stock bump stops. This system offers great on highway handling and improved offroad performance while allowing clearance of up to 37” tires to be installed. Take your 2014 RAM 2500 to new heights with Zone Offroad.

In addition to this kit, Zone offers both single and dual steering stabilizer kits to fit the redesigned front end. Available in both white (3000 series) and black (7000 series) finishes, these steering stabilizer kits are far superior to the factory stabilizer unit and a great addition when installing larger tires. The single kits are a stock replacement while the dual kits install stacked in the stock location.

For more info on this 4.5″ lift kit and available accessories for the late model RAM trucks, check out zoneoffroad.com or call (888) 998-9663.

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Zone Lift Kit

Dodge 4.5″ Lift Kit
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Zone Lift Kit

Dodge 4.5″ Lift Kit
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Zone Lift Kit on Dodge Ram

2014 Dodge Ram 2500 with Zone Offroad Lift Kit
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