What is it: Daystar Stinger bump stops
Why it's cool: Instead of using oil, valving and compressed nitrogen gas, the Stinger bump stops are simple and use EVS, a microcellular foam material that is available in two different densities. EVS has a true progressive spring rate and is designed to be cycled thousands of times without degrading. Each Stinger bump stop can carry between one and three EVS foam inserts, allowing the user to easily adjust the firmness of the Bump Stops. Stinger Bump stops are sold individually in two different lengths, making them adaptable to just about any vehicle. They also work with most racing-style "bump can" mounts, while weld-on and bolt-on mounts are available separately.
Where to get it: Daystar, 800/595-7659, www.daystarweb.com
What is it: RX-T1 suspension seat
Why it's cool: The innovative construction of the RX-T1 allows the seat to absorb energy through its tough, laced inner lining while also moving with your body for maximum comfort and support, even in the harshest environment.
Where to get it: Koronis Parts Incorporated, 320/243-3555, www.koronisparts.com
What is it: Rancho Loaded QuickLIFT
Why it's cool: Provides one to 2 1/2 inches of lift, allowing for the use of larger wheel and tire packages and providing an aggressive vehicle stance.
Where to get it: Rancho Suspension, www.GoRancho.com
What is it: Lokar floor-mounted shifter
Why it's cool: Designed to prevent accidental shifting between selected gears thanks to Lokar's exclusive safety lock-out button, this shifter is perfect for custom 4x4s and tube buggies. Thanks to a rigid mount which is attached directly to the transmission housing, the possibility of faulty shifts associated with frame or body flex is virtually eliminated.
Where to get it: Lokar Performance Products, 877/469-7440, www.lokar.com
What is it: SlamGuard Oil Pan
Why it's cool: This heavy-duty replacement oil pan offers additional protection from trail debris.
Where to get it: Hedman Performance Group, 562/921-0404, www.hedmanperformancegroup.com
What is it: Excalibur 300M competition U-joints
Why it's cool: Available for Dana 30, 44, 60, and GM 8.5 front applications, the Excalibur features a precision-machined cross made from 300M billet material. With no needle bearings to crush or bushings to wear out, these joints can take a serious beating. The come with full circle snap rings and a state-of-the-art heat treating process to prevent galling. Made in the U.S., these joints also come with a lifetime warranty against breakage.
Where to get it: Nitro Gear and Axle, 509/888-2953,www.nitro-gear.com
What is it: E-Tool with serrated blade and pick
Why it's cool: This entrenching tool or "E-Tool" has a serrated edge and a cast pick-attachment for chopping through solid terrain. The powder-coated carbon steel blade is supported by an anodized aluminum shaft and glass-filled nylon handle. Light in weight, this tool is perfect for the trail.
Where to get it: Gerber, 800/950-6161, www.gerbergear.com
What is it: JK crusher corners
Why it's cool: These super-strong corners are made from 3/16-inch steel formed to fit the contours of the JK. The integrated light mounts are designed to work in conjunction with the ORO LED Light Dots or any other flush-mounted round taillight. Each set includes all stainless-steel flush mount hardware and detailed installation instructions. Multiple finish options and tabs for the River Raider tire cage are also available.
Where to get it: River Raider Off Road, 717/262-3079, www.riverraider.com
What is it: Bedliner coating for fuelboxes
Why it's cool: Now your toolbox fuel tank can match your bedliner. The liner is warranted to not crack, peel, or bubble from the Fuelbox.
Where to get it: Zylstra Performance Products, 559/739-0818, www.thefuelbox.com
What is it: Engine Intake for 2007 1/2-'09 Chevy Silverado 2500/3500 Duramax Diesel
Why it's cool: This intake features variable induction technology that's designed to provide added power on demand at any rpm.
Where to get it: Amsoil, 715/392-7101, www.amsoil.com
What is it: Phaze 5 bead lock ring with Rock Starz
Why it's cool: This aircraft-grade alumunum bead lock-ring was designed to compliment traditional five-spoke wheel designs. These are available in a raw, high-polished, or powdercoated finishes and come in 15- to 20-inch sizes.
Where to get it: OMF Performance Products, 951/354-8272, www.omfperformance.com
What is it: Arc Station
Why it's cool: This infinitely configurable fabrication station allows home hobbyists a whole new level of creativity. Features include modular mounts for tubing benders, vices, and notchers. Also included are special c-clamps that lock what you're working with to the table.
Where to get it: Miller Electric Manufacturing Company, 920/734-9821, www.millerwelds.com
What is it: Ball Swappers
Why it's cool: This is the ultimate interchangeable trailer ball system, with a unique patented design and heat-treated stainless-steel components that create the highest tow ratings available.
Where to get it: Premier Trailer Towing Products, 507/402-5499, www.ballswappers.com
What is it: Axle Tube Seals
Why it's cool: These CNC-machined aluminum housings and dual inner rubber seals protect axle tubes from water, mud and debris for JK Wrangler Dana 30 and 44 applications.
Where to get it: Rugged Ridge, 770/614-6101, www.omix-ada.com
What is it: Portable compact CO2 jack
Why it's cool: This compact CO2 jack will lift up to 2,400 pounds; uses 3/8-24 CO2 cartridges (25g or larger) or refillable paintball canisters. It features a 6-inch stroke, a collapsed height that is adjustable between 12 and 18 inches. Also includes multiple jack pad configurations.
Where to get it: Baja Designs/Soltek Light Systems, 800/422-5292, www.bajadesigns.com
What is it: Billet valve covers for Hemi engines
Why it's cool: These 5.7/6.1L Hemi engine valve covers are machined from a 34-pound billet bar down to four pounds.
Where to get it: Moroso Performance Products, 203/453-6571, www.moroso.com
What is it: Split rear exhaust for JKs
Why it's cool: Jeep Wranglers JKs look and sound better with two separate exhaust tips. Available in aluminized or stainless steel.
Where to get it: Gibson Performance, 800/528-3044, www.gibsonperformance.com
What is it: LIFTmachine Multi-Adjustable leveling kit
Why it's cool: This adjustable leveling kit for '09-and-newer Ford F-150s is the only leveling kit that allows consumers the ability to tune in front side-to-side ride height for the perfect result.
Where to get it: ProRYDE Suspension Systems, 888/813-7933, www.proryde.com
What is it: High Density Rollbar Padding
Why it's cool: This roll bar padding is SFI-approved, and sold in two sizes with three color options of black, blue or red. Protect your head and maintain the clean look of your rollcage.
Where to get it: G-Force Racing Gear, 770/998-8855, www.gforce.com