OCTOBER 2012 Denis Snow Greg Adler President & C.E.O. 4 / ORA OCTOBER 2012 ORA HITS PUBERTY! According to About.com - Parenting Teens. Thirteenyear-olds are dealing with the physical and emotional changes in their body. This will cause young teens to feel uncertain, moody and be hyper-sensitive to what others think of them, especially their peers. Well, with this October issue, Off-Road Adventures magazine turns 13 years old and we couldn't be happier, more self-assured and could care less about what our "peer" magazines think of us. Over the years we've had the pleasure of providing our customer-readers the best in adventure travel, interesting feature vehicles, informative tech stories, instructive installation stories, and meaningful project vehicle builds, like the Jeep Commander for the Placer County (CA) Search & Rescue Team, and the Toyota Tacoma Maya Hunter built for Vanderbilt University's Archeology Department (Google these for more info). We're also very proud of our involvement with helping our soldiers with our own, Operation Light Sabre program as well as supporting other programs such as the: Wounded Warrior Project, Operation Gratitude, Stand Down House, and Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors. And we couldn't have done any of these things without your continued support over the years...THANK YOU! PRESIDENT'SCORNER Fall is settling in. The days are shorter as it gets dark earlier. That means it's a good time to outfit your rig with the right set of lights. Our expanded Buyer's Guide is set up with tons of lights from the biggest and brightest names in the industry. You'll also see some great deals packed into the magazine. We kick off this month with our Monster Sale at all 55 stores and online on Saturday Oct 13. Don't miss out on some very scary deals, plus stop by and enter our Hawaii Vacation Package (see more details on page 54). Many of our customers drive newer trucks that still have a factory warranty. They hold off putting a suspension lift and a nice set of tires and wheels on until that warranty has expired. Well now you don't have to wait to upgrade that stock ride. Pro Comp Suspension just introduced their new Lift Shield Warranty which offers a drivetrain warranty for 5 years/60,000 miles. Check out more info on this industry leading program at ProCompUSA.com. Some of you may have seen our call for help regarding Save the Hammers. This effort is documented on our website and social media. The Hammer trails in Johnson Valley are under threat to be taken away from the off-road community. It's estimated that over 1 million enthusiasts visit this place annually. Johnson Valley represents half of the offroad area remaining in California. Help us Save the Hammers for current and future off-roaders. Check out 4Wheelparts.com for more information. Thank you for your business with 4 Wheel Parts and enjoy this month's free Off-Road Adventures magazine. - Greg Adler p Exclusive magazine for customers of 4 WHEEL PARTS WHOLESALERS, 4WHEEL DRIVE HARDWARE and off-roading enthusiasts everywhere 400 W. Artesia Blvd. Compton, CA 90220 310-900-2686 4wheelparts.com offroadadventures.com EDITORIAL Denis Snow Editor/Publisher Tina Favre Smith Managing Editor Lance Pownall Creative Director Jim Allen Technical Advisor Andrea Friedenthal Magazine Administration Ana Herrera Ad Coordinator ADVERTISING Chris Connors Western States Representative 818-223-9880 firstname.lastname@example.org Tom Johnson Eastern States Representative Johnson Media Group Temail@example.com 248-312-0164 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jim Allen, Steve Anderson, Chris Collard, Debbie Economos, Trent McGee, Sue Mead, Allen Merritt, Tom Morr, Trent Riddle, Rick Russell, Sven & Magdalena Schlogl, Steve Temple, Harry Wagner, Larry Walton, Tom Wilson, William Masterson, Bear Updyke, Dr. Jon Solberg, Ricky Berry TAP WORLDWIDE, LLC Greg Adler President & C.E.O. Tim Mongi Chief Operations Officer Mark Lane Chief Financial Officer Rich Botello President, Pro Comp Brent Goegebuer Director of Marketing Every effort has been made to insure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication. Off-Road Adventures, Four Wheel Parts Wholesalers and TAP Worldwide, LLC are not responsible for opinions expressed or information contained in this publication. When installing any part or accessory, be sure you completely read and understand the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Articles contained in this publication are meant to be informative adjuncts to the manufacturer's installation instructions. COPYRIGHT 2012 BY TAP WORLDWIDE, LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED PRINTED IN THE USA To get your free subscription or change your address, go to offroadadventures.com/subscriptions or mail to ORA Magazine, 400 W. Artesia Blvd., Compton, CA 90220.