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.