Adding to its already extensive line of wheels, American Racing introduces the Slider. A spin-off of the classic five-spoke design, this one-piece alloy wheel is available with a chrome or polished finish, and is offered in 15x7, 15x8, 16x8, 17x8, and 18x9 sizes for both five- and six-lug applications. For more information, contact: American Racing Cus-tom Wheels, Dept. 4WDSU, 19067 S. Reyes Ave., Rancho Dominguez, CA 90221, (888) 279-4335, www.americanracing.com.
Get A Grip
When the trail gets tough, RJR Products' new ComboGrip will help keep those rear-seat passengers firmly planted. Using six Velcro straps, the ComboGrip attaches to the rollbar and features a hand grip strap at each end plus two straps in the center to hold a fire extinguisher. The ComboGrip will fit on padded and unpadded rollbars from 2-1/4 to 3-1/2 inches and can be left in place under soft tops and bikini tops. For more information, contact: RJR Products, Dept. 4WDSU, P.O. Box 1482, Colton, CA 92324, (800) 632-9192.
Keep In Touch
Communicating in the backcountry is a whole lot easier with two-way radios such as the new TruTalk TK14 from Maxon. With a range of as much as 2 miles, these radios provide scanning on 14 FRS frequencies, 38 PrivateTalk codes, and an LCD screen that indicates channel, code, and power level. The TK14 also allows the use of ear speakers and lapel microphones. For more information, contact: Maxon America, Inc., Dept. 4WDSU, 10828 NW Air World Dr., Kansas City, MO 64153, (800) 821-7848, www.maxonusa.com.
New Dana 60 Housings
With used Dana 60 housings becoming increasingly difficult to find, Dynatrac has begun manufacturing its own high-pinion front and rear housings. They feature reinforced castings of nodular iron for greater strength and a universal design for offset mounting left or right front axle applications. The high-pinion design creates better driveshaft angles and greater ground clearance. Made entirely in the USA, the new housing is available as a complete custom assembly with gears, shafts, and brakes or as a finished housing if you're building your own axles. For more information, contact: Dynatrac Products Co. Inc., Dept. 4WDSU, 7392 Count Cir., Huntington Beach, CA 92647, (714) 596-4461,www.dynatrac.com.
3-Inch Cherokee Lift
Full-Traction Suspension is now producing a 3-inch lift kit for '84-and-newer XJ Cherokees. The complete system includes front and rear lower control arms, an adjustable front track bar, a rear track bar bracket, front and rear coils, sway bar disconnects, and shocks. For more information, contact: Full-Traction Sus-pension, Dept. 4WDSU, 6951 McDivitt Dr., Bakers-field, CA 93313, (661) 398-9585, www.full-traction.com.
Classic Steering Wheels
Grant Products has extended its line of steering wheels with the new Classic Series. Featuring three- and four-spoke designs, the Classic Series is available with polished stainless steel spokes and either a foam cushion or gloss vinyl grip. The logo of your vehicle is available on one of Grant's Signature Series billet horn buttons. Classic Series wheels are available in 14- and 15-inch diameters with a 2-3/4-inch dish. For more information, contact: Grant Products, Dept. 4WDSU, 700 Allen Ave., Glendale, CA 91201, (818) 247-2910, www.grantproducts.com.
Tera Manufacturing and Metal Made Rite have teamed up to produce the first TeraFlex Revolver shackles. The Revolver design improves off-road performance by using a scissor-type action, which allows for greater droop. Shackles are currently available for front and rear YJ axles and the CJ rear axle. XJ rear and CJ front shackles will be available soon. For more infor-mation, contact: Tera Manufacturing, Inc., Dept. 4WDSU, 8385 S. Allen St., Ste. 115, Sandy, UT 84070, (801) 256-9897, www.teraflx.com.
For those looking for more travel and greater ground clearance in their XJ Cherokees, Cross Enterprises is now building a rear shock hoop. Designed for Cherokees that run without a rear sway bar, the hoop consists of a bolt-in upper hoop and weld-on lower mounts. For most applications, the only modification necessary will be to the tailpipe. For more information, contact: Cross Ent., Dept. 4WDSU, 3841 Old Conejo Rd., Newbury Park, CA 91320, (805) 499-8169, www.crossenterprises.com.
For those inclined to work on their rigs at home, HTP America introduces the new Micro Air 125 plasma cutter. Ideal for jobs such as cutting out the fenders for larger tires, the Micro Air 125 features a self-contained air compressor and plugs in-to any 110-volt outlet. It delivers a cutting current of 12 amps, which is enough to easily cut through 1/8-inch steel or stainless steel, and as thick as 16-gauge aluminum. The Micro Air 125 measures 10x9x16 inches and weighs just 55 pounds. It comes with a 20-foot plasma torch, 15 feet of ground cable, and a 6-foot power cord. For more information, contact: HTP Amer-ica Inc., Dept. 4WDSU, 3200 Nordic Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005, (800) 872- 9353, www.usaweld.com.
Moser Engineering is now building its own 9-inch rearend housings and is offering customers complete setup packages to boot. Buyers have a choice between nodular or aluminum center sections, U.S.-made gearsets, and either a Moser full spool, an Auburn limited slip, or a Detroit Locker. Making the package even more attractive is the guaranteed two-day turnaround. For more information, contact: Moser Engineering, Dept. 4WDSU, 102 Perfor-mance Dr., Portland, IN 47371, (219) 726 -6689, www.moserengineering.com.
Rick Russell's off-road event calendars grace the walls of four-wheelers around the country. Each month greets you with a large 12x9-inch color photo of trails in New Mexico, California, Alaska, Colorado, Indiana, and Utah. And better yet, the calendar lists more than 200 four-wheeling events in 35 states so you'll always know what's coming up and when you need to go. For more information, contact: Side-kick Off Road, Dept. 4WDSU, P.O. Box 727, Chino, CA 91708, (877) 628-7227, www.sidekickoffroad.com.
Warrior Products is introducing a new line of steel body armor for your Jeep. Made of 12-gauge steel and coated in paintable gray, the new armor is avail-able for all the corners, the sides and the back, the gas tank, and the tailgate. For something a little different, you can choose diamond-tread aluminum in-stead of steel when ordering any of these items. For more information, contact: Warrior Products, Inc., Dept. 4WDSU, 11100 SW Industrial Way, Tualatin, OR 97062, (888)220-6861, www.warriorproducts.com.
When Precision Counts
New from Central Tools is the Storm line of precision measuring tools. Ideal for the backyard mechanic, the Storm line includes micrometers, calipers, rotor micrometers, and dial indicator sets. For more information, contact: Central Tools, Inc., Dept. 4WDSU, 456 Wellington Ave., Cranston, RI 02910, (800) 866-5287, www.centraltools.com