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FALKEN TIRE TO PARTNER WITH CLIFTON SLAY AND AMERICAN ROCK RODS FOR 2012 KING OF THE HAMMERS BUILD



02/12/2011

Falken Tire's Off Road program set out last year to begin building its name in a new category for the brand. Heavily focused on its new Wildpeak A/T tire line and the company's well equipped Jeep JK, Falken participated in multiple events across the country including Tierra Del Sol, Moab Easter Jeep Safari, and capped off 2010 as the presenting sponsor of Off Road Evolution's JK Experience. Having recently announced the expansion of the new Wildpeak A/T line to include several 37 inch tire options, Falken is excited to announce the next step in the evolution of their program.

Falken Tire has enlisted the support of Clifton Slay, and American Rock Rods to build their Ultra 4 Series vehicle and begin preparations for the 2012 King of the Hammers event. "We are excited to begin working with Clifton on this project and believe his experience in the category will prove to be invaluable for the program's success", claims Andrew Hoit, Falken's Director of Marketing. "The successful launch of the Wildpeak A/T line has proven how tough our tires are and we believe there is no better event to showcase the tire's strength and durability than the King of the Hammers."

"I am honored to be selected as Falken's designer and builder for this project", states Clifton Slay. "Falken has taken a bold approach into off road motorsports by immersing themselves into the dirt culture as behind the wheel participants. Giving their tire engineers a real world, first hand perspective of the elements necessary to craft a world class off road performance tire. We at American Rock Rods are very enthusiastic to contribute our experience in partnership with the Falken motorsports team to further their upward drive in the off road arena".

To learn more about the the Falken Tire Motor Sports Team visit www.wegetyougoing.com

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I talked to Clifton yesterday... he will start bending tube next week!

Already have some great partners on board for this project!

Mastercraft Safety
Dynomax Exhaust
King Shocks
PowerTank
Spidertrax
Griffin Radiator
PSC Steering
Tom Woods Driveshafts
Turnkey engines

I will post some pictures along the way...

Andrew
 

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Nice to see you guys getting serious about jumping into the off-road world :beer:.

Do you guys have pans to develop an aggressive off-road tire? And if so, will you be making it in sizes bigger than 37"?
 

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Nice to see you guys getting serious about jumping into the off-road world :beer:.

Do you guys have pans to develop an aggressive off-road tire? And if so, will you be making it in sizes bigger than 37"?
We are working on our MT development right now, but we are 18+ months from having them available to consumers. The recent Japan situation has caused some delays. For the initial launch 37's will be the largest. We will be running KOH (2012) with off the shelf DOT 37" Wildpeak A/T's (with a little custom cutting). We want to show their durability and toughness!

are we going to get updates and pics on this thread?
Yes, we will post pictures and updates on this thread.

Thanks,
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We are working on our MT development right now, but we are 18+ months from having them available to consumers. The recent Japan situation has caused some delays. For the initial launch 37's will be the largest. We will be running KOH (2012) with off the shelf DOT 37" Wildpeak A/T's (with a little custom cutting). We want to show their durability and toughness!



Yes, we will post pictures and updates on this thread.

Thanks,
Andrew
so lets see... it should only be 15 months now.... :) jk man
 

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nice lookin build. i'll be watching how it does in the race for sure... you have been getting quite a little following with your tires lately and they've been performing well from the discussion boards.
 

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Are you using the Currie high pinion third members? They only use a 8.8 ring gear and Currie only recommends up to a 35” tire.
I like this option way better!
http://www.truehi9.com/megahi9.html
No, we are using standard low pinion 3rd members for the ultimate in strength. In fact Currie Enterprises offers a 10" ring & pinion option, Trophy Truck style. I appreciate your input, however the full chassis craft does not always have parallels within design or trends that apply to factory frame based builds. Low pinion is how I build them ;)
 

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Clifton

Nice to see you back in the mix! If you guys need any custom arms made out of 7075 AL with joints for this rig, let us know! We are here to help. Especially Andrew at Falken.

Jeremy
 

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The Falken Tire Ultra 4 racer project has left American Rock Rods and is being completed in California by Mel and his capable crew at Off Road Evolution. As the buggy, I too have left ARR to pursue a different career path outside of the off road community. -Clifton
 

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The Falken Tire Ultra 4 racer project has left American Rock Rods and is being completed in California by Mel and his capable crew at Off Road Evolution. As the buggy, I too have left ARR to pursue a different career path outside of the off road community. -Clifton
Good luck Clifton! Youve done amazing things for the offroad community I hope you the best!
 

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Are the falkens they are running extremely grooved or are those just prerun tires or something like that?
 

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Are the falkens they are running extremely grooved or are those just prerun tires or something like that?
I'm pretty sure they are running them grooved like they are in the video
I grooved mine alittle different, I like the way they grooved those though they just separated the lugs
 
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