13 Awesome New Products From Vendor Row At Easter Jeep Safari 2016 #EJS2016Posted in Moab Experience: 2016 on March 24, 2016
It’s been an eventful week with a ton of rigs wheeling the red rocks of Moab and it’s been a blast. We didn’t hit the trails today, instead we went to the vendor show where we talked to some of the biggest names in off-road and what cool new stuff they have. See what Dynatrac, Bestop, ARB, Rampage, Tube Shark Bushwaker, Fabtech, Pitbull Tires, Tom Woods, Evo Manufacturing, Tuff Country and Skyjacker have to improve your rigs off-road performance.
Bestop – Sunrider For Hardtop
We stopped by the Bestop booth to their latest offering for the Jeep JK, the new Sunrider for Hardtop that replaces the existing Freedom Panels and allows you to quickly open the top on a sunny day, while easily closing it if the weather changes.
ARB - BP-51 Internal-Bypass OME Shock
ARB has been making suspension components, and off-road accessories for years, at the vendor show this year they showed us their new BP-51 internal-bypass shock available for the Jeep JK. This adjustable internally bypassed shock offers easy tuning, which allows for a smooth ride on the trail and the street.
Tube Shark - Digital Gauge
Tube Shark is known for making some of the best and most convenient fabrication tools on the market. At this years show they improved on that convenience with a new digital gauge that allows for more precise bends that can be viewed quickly.
Dynatrac - Axleshafts/Brakes/Knuckles/U-Joints
Dynatrac has been making stronger axles, housings, hubs, ball joints for years, this year in Moab they introduced new burly axleshafts in 35 spline and 40 spline, larger, stronger and lighter than stock knuckles, stronger u-joints, and a big brake kit for Jeeps. Dynatrac doesn’t mess around when it comes to making parts that work on the trail and these new parts won’t be changing that.
EVO Manufacturing - Pneumatic Sway Bar Disconnect
Mel Wade at EVO Manufacturing makes killer suspension for Jeeps, races off-road and still comes up with cool products to improve off-road performance. He showed us their latest product, the pneumatic sway bar disconnect. This disconnect replaces the electric factory one that is prone to failure with one that runs off air.
Skyjacker Suspension – Curt LeDuc Series Suspension
The name Skyjacker is synonymous with off-road suspensions and they have been hard at work developing an awesome coilover conversion with Curt Leduc. This new coilover system offers a full conversion front and real with Fox coilovers and bumpstops. The best part of this suspension system is that the racer himself, Curt LeDuc, tuned it.
Tom Wood’s Drive Shafts
Tom has been in the driveshaft game for many years and has been providing wheelers with custom shafts, replacement shafts and excellent knowledge for their wheeling needs. Tom didn’t have anything new to show except the quality of the material that goes into making one of his famous shafts.
Tuff Country has seen a lot of fads in the suspension world over the years, and has been providing components for people who want to level their rig or people who want to lift it sky and everything in between. They brought on of their awesome JKs with plenty of suspension flex and tire clearance that would be awesome on the trail. They’ve been coming to Easter Jeep Safari for 26 years and they don’t plan on missing one anytime soon.
Pitbull Tires - PBX A/T Hardcore
Pitbull brought their new tire to test it out on the slickrock of Moab and we were there to see what it was all about. This all-terrain tire is aggressive off-road yet quiet on the street and meets standards to be a winter tire with mountain snowflake certification.
AMP Research– Jeep JK Fuel Door
The team at AMP Researchmakes cool products for nearly every Jeep and truck on the market. This year they showed us their new fuel door for the JK that replaces the entire stock unit that gives a clean metal appearance with no rattles or unattractive stick on covers.
Fabtech Suspension – 4-Link Long-Arm Crawler System
Fabtech suspension has been hard at work expanding their lineup of suspension products for the enthusiasts. They showed us their new 4-Link Long Arm Crawler System that converts a JK to coilovers with 12-inches of travel and clearance for 37-inch tires.
Bushwacker – Jeep Trail Armor/Hood and Tailgate Protector
Bushwacker showed us the new Jeep Trail armor they have that offers protection for the outside and inside of the doorsill with a good-looking cover. They also showed us the new hood and tailgate protectors that offer protection to the front of the hood and top of the tailgate that install in a snap.
Rampage Products – Jeep JK Upgrades
Carlos from Rampage Products walked us through some of the awesome stuff they make for the JK. They offer a shorty bumper with stinger and winch mount, larger fender flares, locking hood hinges and their newest item, the Trailview Fastback Soft Top. This soft top offers one-handed operation to open the front sun view top as well as removable and storable rear windows.