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Xtreme Outback clutches have been synonymous with rugged outback reliability for many years.
Performance, durability and dependability is
the very essence of Dakar, which is why leading
Dakar team Isuzu Motorsports specifically
approached Xtreme Outback's parent company,
Australian Clutch Services, asking for the
development of a bespoke clutch solution for its
front running production class Isuzu D-Max.
The leading Dakar team approached
Australian Clutch Services in order to specially
engineer a solution with specific criteria.
The clutch needed the toughness to cope in
the extreme environments encountered in Dakar,
where the driveline is subject to constant
Also, the clutch system had to be designed
to absorb almost 100 percent of the forces
through the driveline, minimising transmitted
shock load to the drive shafts, differential and
remaining driveline components that are required
by the class regulations to compete in standard
trim.Concessions had to be made with damper
travel, without sacrificing torque capacity or
The Isuzu Motorsports team clutch design
has been a resounding success.
Australian Clutch Services Managing Director,
Brenton Jordan, said because of the success of
this product, along with the entire Xtreme
Outback product range, the company had
to give this brand its own identity and
launch a new website for Xtreme Outback.
"The new global site captures the
uniquely Australian identity of Xtreme
Outback and showcases a product that we
believe is the best in the world," he said.
Xtreme Outback has attained
significant global recognition off the back
of its new website launch.
There is no doubt by any reckoning
that Xtreme Outback offers one of the
broadest 4x4 performance product ranges
internationally, with up to 50 percent of
Xtreme Outback sales already coming
from export markets.
With a number of international clients -
including Isuzu Motorsports requesting product
developed specifically for foreign domestic,
conversion, and bespoke custom applications -
the new website is sure to add weight to one of
Australian Clutch Services' premier brands.
The new global website features social media
and native language integration in English,
French and German with Polish and Chinese on
It was launched with updated catalogue
listings, fresh pictures and media and all new
In the meantime, Isuzu Motorsports driver
Bruce Garland and co-driver Harry Suzuki are
packing up their D-Max and heading off to Peru
in preparation for the first leg of Dakar 2013 in
You can visit the Xtreme Outback website at
www.xtremeoutback.com.au for information
and updates on Isuzu Motorsport's Dakar
progress in early 2013.
XTREME OUTBACK CLUTCHES ARE DAKAR PROVEN
Uncompromising damping power for the wolf among the pickups.
With its Amarok pickup truck
Volkswagen has succeeded in balancin
utility with lifestyle.
Where other vehicles reach their limit
in terms of impassable terrain, carg
capacity, different superstructures or traile
towing, the VW pickup takes everything i
The 'wolf' (amarok in the Inuktitu
language) can deliver maximum power
even when fully laden - without an
compromise in driving comfort thanks t
the fitment of Bilstein B6 Offroad shoc
This is where the Amarok comes into it
own, because VW's modern commercial al
rounder offers both superior off-roa
performance and ruggedness balanced wit
maximum comfort as a travel or towing vehicle.
The precisely-tuned Bilstein B6 Offroad
reduces uncontrolled movements of the raised
bodywork and increases the steering accuracy
and loading capacity of the heavy duty
With the Bilstein B6 Offroad fitted, the VW
arok is equipped to deal with any
The high performance shock absorber
vers class leading off-road performance,
mfort, safety and reliability.
The shock absorber is designed for
vy duty performance and functionality.
The Bilstein B6 Offroad has been
mised to complement both the vehicle's
ndard leaf springs as well as VW's heavy
y option, working peerlessly with either.
Even when carrying heavy loads or on
gh terrain, the VW Amarok has plenty of
For instance with the heavy duty version,
ch is designed to carry a maximum load
1.2 tonnes, the mono-tube gas pressure
rantees precise vehicle control even at
speeds and when carrying heavy loads.
It also ensures safer handling and better
The high performance shock absorber
provides increased ground clearance, making it
ideal for any typically hard working pickup.
The high quality of the materials and
Bilstein's industry leading manufacturing
process means that the Bilstein B6 shock
absorber is extremely durable and hard wearing.
The Bilstein B6 Offroad was subjected to
intensive testing at the company's own test
centre in Papenburg where it was specially tuned
by the Bilstein engineers to match the driving
and load characteristics of the VW Amarok.
The Bilstein B4 shock absorber will soon be
available for the VW Amarok as a universal spare
For more information visit www.bilstein.com
B6 OFFROAD AND BILSTEIN B4 FOR VW AMAROK
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