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4x4 Parts Buyer's Guide - The Holiday Smorgasbord

2007 Jeep Wrangler Jk
Kevin Blumer | Writer
Posted December 1, 2008

Hardware For The New Trail Year

"Gift Guide?" "Stocking Stuffers?" Yeah, right. Unless you come from the planet Opulence you won't find suspension systems or custom axles under the tree, and any off-road hardware bigger than a bump stop isn't going to fit in a stocking. Just the same, the often-frigid holiday season is a perfect time to perform upgrades and repairs on your trail rig. Many trails are closed or frozen over for the winter, so let the wrenching begin. Here's our latest collection of off-road hardware for your consideration and holiday daydreaming. It's time to get ready for the new trail year.

TrueFlow XDI Intake
True Flow is pleased to introduce the True Flow XDI Air Intake system for the 1997-2006 4.0L Jeep Wrangler. True Flow has taken a unique approach to develop an intake system with ultra high flow, aggressive sound and extreme looks.

The Jeep Wrangler suffers from an undersized air filter box and a restrictive air filter that chokes down air flow to minimal engine requirements. True Flow's design team looked to improve on the intake system to achieve maximum performance from the Jeep.

True Flow removes the air box and tubing that connects to the throttle body and replaces them with a smooth tube, silicone couplers and a high flow aluminum canister with a massive 5 inch inlet and outlet. Finally, after extensive research on a flow bench, they changed the direction of the air filter so that the air flows from inside-out of the filter. True Flow calls it "inverted air flow technology." This revolutionary change increases the air flow by over 50 percent and increases power by up to 27 hp and up to 62 foot pounds of torque.

A critical part of the XDI intake system is its True Flow Air Filter. Unique to the industry, foam air filters have awesome performance capabilities and filtration properties, filtering even the smallest debris. These incredibly durable air filters are easily cleaned and offer a limited lifetime warranty with excellent performance.

For more information, contact:
True Flow

OR Fab JK Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier
Carrying a spare tire and extra fuel is essential gear for avid Jeep enthusiasts, but keeping these items protected on the trail and shaking loose on the highway is just as important. That's why OR Fab manufactured its Swing Away Tire Carrier to be nearly indestructible. Made in the U.S.A. from 1.5-inch diameter, .120 wall tube steel, this tire carrier is strong, allows full access to the tail gate and features a heavy-duty hinge with a 500 lbs. lockable draw latch.

The OR Fab tire carrier can hold up to a 35-inch diameter tire, two Gerry cans, and features a location for a Hi-Lift jack and CB antenna mount. Its sturdy design keeps the carrier from rattling on the highway while visually complimenting your Jeep with either a smooth or wrinkle black powder coat finish. The OR Fab Swing Away Tire Carrier is available for the 2007-'08 two and four-door model Jeep JK and is part of OR Fab's complete line of Jeep JK accessories that includes a front winch bumper, rock slider rear bumper and heavy-duty rocker protectors.

All OR-Fab products are made in the U.S.A. and are backed by years of off road experience on and off the trail.

For more information, contact:
Performance Automotive Group 636-7080

QA1 Rock Ends
QA1 Performance Products is proud to introduce the next generation in off-road rod ends - QA1 Rock Ends!

Designed for the hardest of the hard-core builders, fabricators, and off road enthusiasts, QA1 Rock Ends are available with male, female and weldable sleeve style housings and your choice of a replaceable bearing or bushing insert. No special tools are required for rebuilding. QA1 Rock Ends allow up to 44 of misalignment, with most competitive products offering only up to 30.

QA1 Rock Ends feature forged, heat treated, chromoly steel male and female housings with increased cross sectional thickness for greater tensile strength over other designs. QA1 replaceable bearing inserts feature a precision ground 52100 bearing steel ball that is heat treated and hard chrome plated for maximum durability. Modular in design, QA1 Rock Ends with bearing inserts utilize high misalignment spacers to allow for numerous bolt sizes, and provide builders with a wider variety of options than competitive products. QA1 Rock Ends are also available with wear-resistant bonded rubber bushing inserts.

QA1's weldable sleeve-style Rock Ends feature the same replaceable bearing or bushing inserts as the male and female style housings, and are designed for fabricators and builders who require more configuration options.

QA1's Off Road Adventure Series product line also includes shock absorbers, springs, rod ends, spherical bearings and related components.

For more information, contact:

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