Air It Out
Who: Tyson Design Works
What: Here's a trick gadget for your TJ: a motorized, flip-up windshield, from Tyson Design Works. Using dual electric actuators, this kit includes the mounting system, windshield, wiring and in-dash activator. For a bit of a breeze, you can open the windshield just a touch, or on hotter days, you can completely flip up the windshield for maximum breeze exposure.
How much: $989
Where: Tyson Design Works, 2405 U 50 Rd., Cedaredge, CO 81413, 970/856-8736, www.tysondesignworks.com.
What: If you plan on doing any hard-core 'wheeling in your TJ, you'd better have a quality rollcage. These cages from M.O.R.E. are designed to be an easy bolt-in addition to your factory rollbar. Made from 131/44 x 0.120-inch-wall tubing, these cages will work with the factory hard or soft tops and the factory door surrounds.
How much: $330
Where: M.O.R.E., P.O. Box 843, Rifle, CO 81650, 970/625-0500, www.mountainoffroad.com.
Haul It High
Who: Warrior Products
What: If you need extra hauling space, why not try your TJ's roof? This 45x55-inch rooftop basket is a complete sportrack system with a 400-pound cargo capacity, or 150-pound capacity for trail running. The rack system has three parts that work to make it the ultimate in 'wheeling gear. The front lightbar, which has four light tabs, combined with the rear lightbar, with two light tabs, even gives you a versatile canoe/sailboard rack. The cargo rack's four snap-pin disconnects let you remove the top portion of the rack for folding down the soft-top, a nice touch.
How much: $619
Where: Warrior Products, 11100 S.W. Industrial Way, Tualatin, OR 97062, 888/220-6861, www.warriorproducts.com.
Raised by a Pair
Who: Rock Krawler Suspension
What: Here are a pair of 4-inch short-arm systems for TJs: a Flex System or a Severe-Duty System. Both offer excellent highway ride qualities and exceptional off-pavement ability. The Severe-Duty System features a rear three-link conversion on top of the standard Flex System components, which includes four coil springs, front adjustable antiroll-bar disconnects, rear extended antiroll-bar links, adjustable, high misalignment lower control arms and a solid front track bar. Both kits clear 33-inch tires and are complete bolt-on systems, according to Rock Krawler.
How much: Flex System, $999; Severe Duty System, $1,349.
Where: Rock Krawler, 518/270-9822, www.rockkrawler.com.
Two Stages of Lift
Who: Explorer Pro Comp
What: This 4-inch lift kit is available for '97-'02 TJs in two stages and can clear up to 33 x 12.50-inch tires. It features lower control arms with reverse hourglass urethane bushings, custom springs, extended antiroll-bar links, a rear traction-bar relocating bracket and shifter relocating hardware. The Stage II kit adds Explorer Pro Comp's front track-bar drop with crosslink frame supports and a drop pitman arm.
How much: Stage I, $1,200; Stage II, $1,546
Where: Explorer Pro Comp, 2360 Boswell Rd., Chula Vista, CA 91914, 800/776-0767, www.explorerprocomp.com.
What: This new 6-inch suspension system for '97-and-up Wranglers includes Rockrunner swiveling lower trailing links for the front and rear axles, bumpstop extensions, antiroll-bar extensions, new Superide front and rear coil springs, high-density rubber coil spacers, a dropped pitman arm and new Superide shock absorbers. The system also includes adjustable front and rear track bars to center the axles under the vehicle and to eliminate bumpsteer and wandering. Even better, the kit offers a unique option for folks running Superlift's 2- or 4-inch TJ lift systems: upgradeability. Both of those systems can easily be upgraded to the 6-inch lift. All together, the system provides enough room for most 35-inch tires on standard-offset rims.
How much: $1,905
Where: Superlift, 300 Huey Lenard Loop Rd., West Monroe, LA 71292, 800/551-4955, www.superlift.com.
What: The TeraFlex Three-Inch Suspension system for Wrangler TJs offers the ability to clear up to 33 x 12.50 meats. Each TJ Suspension system comes with TeraFlex's unique control arms, steering-box skidplate, quick antiroll-bar disconnects, springs, and all the necessary hardware. The included rubber bushings in the FlexArms damp road noise and vibration for a quality street ride. Shocks are sold separately.
How much: $1,247
Where: TeraFlex, 8385 S. Allen St., Unit 115, Sandy, UT 84070, 801/288-2585, www.teraflex.biz.
Raise that Spare
Who: Truck Master Design
What: Solve your spare-tire-carrier issues with Truck Master Design's new Rear Spare Tire Relocater Kit for the '97-'03 TJ. Made of 11/44-inch steel plate and E-coated for rust protection, the Relocater raises the spare tire so that oversized tires, like your brand-new 33-inchers, will clear the factory bumper. This kit comes with everything you need, including the Relocater, lug nuts, third-brakelight risers and rubber tailgate mount extenders, washers, bolts and extender tubes.
How much: $117
Where: Truck Master Design, 29189 CR 36, Wakarusa, IN 46573, 574/862-4831, www.truckmasterdesign.com.
What: Perfect for TJ owners with tons of stuff, the newly redesigned Single Compartment Overhead Console from Tuffy is manufactured from 16-gauge steel and has a lockable compartment for securely mounting a stereo, CB radio, speaker or other electronic equipment. The lockable compartment is secured by a double-bitted 10-tumbler lock with built-in weather seals. A bolt-in stereo mounting tray makes installing a DIN-mount stereo or CB a breeze. This expandable product features a protective durable powdercoat. Mounting hardware is provided.
How much: $221
Where: Tuffy Security Products, 25733 Rd. H, Cortez, CO 81321, 800/34-TUFFY, www.tuffyproducts.com.