Fullsize Gearing Options
Fullsize truck guys have yet another versatile gearing option from OffRoad Design. The Magnum Box is 100-percent new, plus it’s lighter, stronger, and shorter than the NP203/NP205 Doubler kit. It also provides a wider selection of gearing options than the Doubler. The Magnum Box features an NV241 six-pinion planetary gearset so when coupled to an NP205 transfer case you get four different ratios including 1:1, 2:1, 2.72:1, and 5.33:1.
Info: Offroad Design
We actually spotted these at the local gas stop. The Stump Stove is a portable, biodegradable camp stove that doubles as campfire fuel when you’re done cooking. The Stump Stove is 10-inches in diameter and features air vents to control the heat for cooking as the wood burns from the inside out. It can even be reused more than once if you extinguish the flames (once you are done cooking) by dunking it in water.
Info: Stump Grill
It used to be that installing coilovers in your Jeep would cost you a small mint in fab work, but that isn’t so anymore. Thanks to the innovative engineering at EVO MFG., you can now install coilovers into your Wrangler JK with this completely bolt-on kit. Achieving an impressive 12-inches of useable wheel travel, the EVO MFG LCG Bolt-On Coilover kit is designed to have the lowest center of gravity possible and uses King coilovers with EVO SPEC valving and spring rates. The install is easily reversible if you ever need to return your rig to stock.
Info: EVO MFG.
Blowers are becoming a popular power-adder for Wrangler JKs and Magnuson, a huge name in aftermarket supercharging, has now turned its attention to the Jeep. Known for OE-quality systems with 50-state emissions certification, Magnuson has developed this complete 100-percent bolt-on kit for the ’07-’10 3.8L-equipped JKs. The MP1320 6th Generation blower hybrid-roots supercharger and optional air-to-water intercooler will add about 40-percent more power to your lethargic Jeep. Applications for the ’11 3.8L and ’12 3.6L are on the way.
Info: Magnuson Superchargers
One of the cool shiny things that caught our eye in Moab was GenRight’s new aluminum inner fenders for YJs and TJs. These inner fenders are laser-cut and CNC-formed using corrosion-resistant aluminum and completely replace the factory inner fender. No drilling is required and they will work with standard suspension or coilovers, as well as GenRight or other aftermarket tube fenders. Plus they just look cool.
We see it all the time, people carrying way-too heavy of a tire on their stock JK spare tire mount, stressing the tailgate and eventually causing rattling, hinge failure, or even body damage. For wheelers who have larger tires, but like the stock spare location, Teraflex has a new spare tire carrier for you. This carrier reinforces the tailgate and uses forged steel hinge bases and a stout cast-aluminum pivot assembly that can safely support up to a 37-inch tire.
Modern Classic Enterprises (MCE), which manufacturers those lightweight, yet tough and flexible fenders for Wrangler YJs and TJs, is now working on flexible fenders for JKs. On display in Moab was an early prototype, but MCE tells us that they will be available later this year.
Info: Modern Classic Enterprises
Building off the foundation of its unique 6Pak shock, MetalCloak trotted out its latest development in Moab—a long-arm upgrade kit. Designed to be used with popular long-arm suspension systems, the MetalCloak kit is available for either 3.5-inch or 5.5-inch lift applications. The 3.5-inch application comes with 12-inch-travel 6Pak shocks front and rear, while the 5.5-inch application gets 14-inch-travel 6Pak shocks in the front, but retains 12-inch-travel shocks in the rear. The included dual-rate coils are said to offer more travel, better ride, and increased stability to your current long-arm suspension.
While Moab tends to be inundated with Wranglers, the XJ guys weren’t left out this year. OR-Fab introduced front and rear XJ bumpers for the loyal Cherokee crowd. These new full-width bumpers are made from 3/16-inch steel, will clear up to 37-inch tires, and are completely bolt-on. The low-profile winch mount-equipped front bumper will accept a Warn M8000 and heavy-duty reinforced D-ring mounts make vehicle recovery a breeze.
Big heavy JKs require stout axles, and you won’t find many as stout as the monsters we found sitting in the Torq axle booth. Torq Development Company now offers its Super-14 crate axle line in a bolt-on, JK-specific version, with or without steering. The Super-14 utilizes GM 14-bolt axle architecture and packages the 10.5-inch ring gear into a drop-out-style third member. These axle assemblies are available now with a wide variety of gearing, hub, brake, differential, and axleshaft options. Upgrades include an SSBC Big Brake package, ARB Air Lockers, and 40-spline axles.
Info: Torq Development Company
While Superlift offers a slew of stabilizer options, ranging from a single in the stock location to duals that mount above the tie rod, we were especially interested in the dual Superide SS model seen here in Moab. Manufactured by Bilstein, the SS monotube stabilizers offer better performance than a twin tube, and the dual opposing stabilizers limit the tendency for some Jeeps to experience pull when using a single monotube stabilizer.
You may remember this Grand Cherokee from our August 2011 (pg. 36) issue, and we found it in the Jeepin’ by Al (JBA) booth in Moab sporting JBA’s 4-inch WK Adjust-A-Strut coilover system. The kit includes Fox emulsion piggyback shocks, new A-arms, 4-inch rear coils, rear Fox shocks, and swaybar links.
Info: Jeepin’ by Al