Santa JeepEven though this is the January issue, it's still the season to give, and Jeep, the symbol of American individuality, durability, ruggedness, and reliability, offers great gift ideas for everyone this holiday season. The Jeep bicycle line offers 20 different models for both adults and kids. Or choose a piece from the new line of Jeep Extreme Travel Equipment, which features a lightweight design and is constructed of a rugged, heavy-duty, rip-stop fabric. All Jeep products are manufactured and produced under license from DaimlerChrysler. Information: See your local Jeep dealer.
Quick DisconnectsNorthwest Off-Road Specialties' new sway-bar quick disconnects are engineered to allow improved axle articulation, reduce tire lift, and increase traction on '79-'95 Toyota trucks. Products for both stock and lifted applications are available. The disconnects are made of high-carbon steel using CNC machining and feature heavy-duty 11/44-inch pins and urethane bushings. Information: Northwest Off-Road Specialties, Dept. 4WOR, 1999 Iowa St., Bellingham, WA 98226, 360/676-1200.
Q-Jet ManifoldEdelbrock's Performer RPM Q-Jet manifold utilizes some of the latest technology in dual-plane, high-rise designs for the small-block Chevy V-8 engine using a spread-bore Quadrajet carb. The manifold's 180-degree firing order is made to make power in the range of 1,500 to 6,500 rpm. This manifold is constructed for non-computer-controlled applications and can be used with modified, stock, or aftermarket aluminum cylinder heads. Information: Edelbrock, Dept. 4WOR, 2700 California St., Torrance, CA 90503, 310/782-2900.
Traveling TV/VCRThis new Video/TV Traveler from California Car Cover Company was made to help keep your passengers occupied during long trips. Each system consists of a video player, a TV monitor with a 5-inch screen, a carrying case, a headset, and assorted accessories. It operates off of the DC 12-volt plug in automobiles or the AC 120-volt outlet in homes as well as some vans and motor-homes. The system is available in gray, tan, or blue. Information: California Car Cover Co., Dept. 4WOR, 9525 DeSoto Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311, 818/998-2100, www.calcarcover.com.
Start Me UpThis new palm-sized emergency car-battery jump-starter from Future Labs can be operated from the comfort of your cab. A departure from traditional cable jumpers, this one-time-use, conveniently packaged power pack plugs into your vehicle's cigarette lighter and automatically recharges the battery of your other vehicle in about five minutes. Information: Future Labs, Dept. 4WOR, 123 S. Broad St., Ste. 1910, Philadelphia, PA 19109, 215/732-1799
Eaton SpringsEaton Detroit Spring carries all the necessary components for such installations as axle pads, bushings, shackle kits, cage nuts, T-bolts, U-bolts, leaf springs, and coil springs. Eaton's leaf springs are made of SAE 5160 alloy steel. The company uses a library of over 17,000 original blueprints to construct most suspension parts needed. Information: Eaton Detroit Spring, Dept. 4WOR, 1555 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216, 313/963-3839, www.eatonsprings.com.
ArmorThaneThis protective spray-on polyurethane bed coating from ArmorThane thickens your truck's bed by 11/44 inch. Sprayed directly onto the bed (or any high-wear area), it is designed to be a watertight, airtight, and flexible barrier against most chemicals and scratches. It can be color-matched to any vehicle and is made of nonslip, textured, environmentally-friendly, solvent-free polyurethanes. Information: ArmorThane USA, Dept. 4WOR, 800/363-6100, www.armorthane.com