Land Cruiser Aluminum Radiator - 4X ProductsPosted in Product Reviews on June 1, 2001 0) (
Land Cruiser Aluminum Radiator
Advance Adapters has announced that it is carrying the new BE COOL radiator for Land Cruiser V-8 conversions. The aluminum radiator is set up for automatic or manual applications and is designed to be used with FJ40 and FJ45 applications. For more information, contact: Advance Adapters Inc., Dept. 4WDSU, P.O. Box 247, Paso Robles, CA 93447, (800) 350-2223, www.advanceadapters.com.
Following up on its high-pinion Dana 60 housing, DynaTrac introduces a new high-clearance version. It incorporates all the features of the standard unit in a new reinforced, nodular iron-casting. It has a universal design for offset mounting to the left or the right, and offers improved lubrication with steeper pinion angles. The bottom of the housing is machined to provide greater ground clearance without sacrificing strength. It is available as a finished housing, as a package with a ring gear and a modified cover, or as part of a complete axle assembly. For more information, contact: DynaTrac Products Inc., Dept. 4WDSU, 7392 Count Cir., Huntington Beach, CA 92647, (714) 596-4461, www.dynatrac.com.
Air/Fuel Ratio Monitor
For dialing in the perfect air/fuel mixture on carbureted and fuel-injected engines, Powertrain Electronics now offers the AFM1000 Air-Fuel Ratio Monitor. This state-of-the-art electronic instrument uses a highly sophisticated sensor to gain the optimum performance from your engine. For more information, contact: Powertrain Electronics, Dept. 4WDSU, 6600 Toro Creek Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422, (805) 466-5252, (800) 466-5292 (fax), www.powertrain.net.
TJ Front Bumper
New from Challenger Performance is a front TJ bumper that molds around the winch and comes with Hi-Lift Jack mounts already attached. The bumper is made of heavy gauge 2-inch pipe to protect the fenders and hood. For more information, contact: Challenger Performance, Dept. 4WDSU, 2032 W. Melinda Ln., Phoenix, AZ 85027, (623) 879-5111, www.challengerperformance.com.
LT-1 Wiring Harness
Painless Performance now introduces a new fuel-injection wiring harness for the '94-'95 LT-1 engines. The harness includes a piggyback module to disable the vehicle anti-theft system, so anyone transplanting an LT-1 into his truck can complete the job painlessly. The harness uses high-quality, thermal cross-linked wires rated at 275 degrees. All wires are tagged for easy installation and use original GM connectors. The harness plugs into the factory LT-1 computer and will work with both 4L60E and 4L80E transmissions. For more information, contact: Painless Performance, Dept. 4WDSU, 9505 Santa Paula Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76116, (817) 244-6898, www.painlessperformance.com.
Zodi Outback Gear introduces the Zodi Hot Camp Shower. About the size of a lantern, the heating unit operates on propane, while the pump runs on D batteries. Place the pump in a lake, a bucket, or a water jug, and in 20 seconds you have 100-degree water. It comes with a 6-foot shower hose and weighs about 5 pounds. For more information, contact: Zodi Outback Gear, Dept. 4WDSU, P.O. Box 4687, Park City, UT 84060, (800) 589-2849, www.zodi.com.
Portable TIG Welder
HTP America introduces the new Invertig 100 combination TIG/Stick welder. Weighing only 12 pounds and measuring 12x5x8 inches, the Invertig 100 runs on 110V power and draws only 16 amps. For accurate control, power can be adjusted from 5 to 85 amps. For more information, contact: HTP America Inc., Dept. 4WDSU, 3200 Nordic Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005, (800) USA-WELD (872-9353), www.usaweld.com.
Bilstein is now offering its new 5100-series off-road shocks for Jeep TJs with 4 inches of lift. The single-tube gas shocks incorporate split valving for rebound and compression rates specially tuned for the TJ. For more information, contact: Krupp Bilstein of America, Dept. 4WDSU, 8845 Rehco Rd., San Diego, CA 92121, (800) 537-1085, www.bilstein.com.
Heavy-Duty Tie Rods
Currie Enterprises introduces heavy-duty tie rods and steering components for TJ and XJ Jeeps. The kit replaces the complete stock Jeep tie rod system with a 1-1/4-inch chrome-moly drag link, a 1-1/4-inch chrome-moly tie rod with heavy-duty clamps and rod ends, and a special steering stabilizer bracket. For more information, contact: Currie Enterprises Inc., Dept. 4WDSU, 1480 N. Tustin Ave., Anaheim, CA 92807, (714) 528-6957, www.currieenterprises.com.
CJ Aluminum Dash Panels
RJR Products is now producing hand-polished aluminum dash panels for the CJ-5, -7, and -8. All of the panels include glovebox doors and are available either with or without gauge cutouts. For more information, contact: RJR Products, Dept. 4WDSU, P.O. Box 1482, Colton, CA 92324, (800) 632-9192, www.rjrproducts.com.
Tranny & Rearend Covers
The cast-aluminum diff covers from Mag-Hytec include built-in dipsticks and magnetic drain plugs to make checking fluid level and draining the fluid as easy as possible. The covers feature increased fluid capacity for better cooling, and they are available for most Ford, GM, and Mopar trucks. Mag-Hytec tranny aluminum tranny pans are available for the Mopar 727, Ford 4R100-E4AOD, and GM 4L60E and -80E automatics. For more information, contact: Mag-Hytec, Dept. 4WDSU, 14718 Arminta St., Van Nuys, CA 91402, (818) 786-8325, www.mag-hytec.com.
Samurai T-Case Mounts
Designed to replace the factory rubber mounts that tend to tear apart under heavy torque, Rocky Road's new poly T-case mounts are much stronger and eliminate this weak link. The kit replaces all three factory mounts and comes with all the necessary hardware. For more information, contact: Rocky Road Outfitters, Dept. 4WDSU, 438 W. Airport Rd., Heber City, UT 84032, (888) 801-7271, www.rocky-road.com.
New Jerrycans are now available through Back Country USA in 10.0L or 20.0L red (gas), 20.0L blue (water), and 20.0L yellow (diesel) sizes (20 liters equal 5.28 gallons). These cans have reportedly been tested full on a Jeep at more than 13,000 feet and at 125 degrees in Arizona and still did not leak. For more information, contact: Back Country USA, Dept. 4WDSU, 27570 Sierra Hwy., Santa Clarita, CA 91351, (661) 252-5449, www.backcountrytrailers.com.
ProTrux has announced that it will be carrying the full line of Dick Cepek suspension products for GM, Dodge, Ford, Jeep, and Toyota applications. For more information, contact: ProTrux Inc., Dept. 4WDSU, 4118 N. Wells St., Fort Wayne, IN 46808, (219) 496-8789, www.pro-trux.com.
Aluminum Door Panels
Gene's Machine is now producing interior door panels to replace the hard-to-find OE parts. The panels are made of aluminum diamond-plate, and the handles are made of cast-aluminum. The door panels and handles are designed to fit all CJ-7s, CJ-8s, and Wranglers as late as '95 with no drilling required. For more information, contact: Gene's Machine Inc., Dept. 4WDSU, 405 Berwick St., Victoria, TX 77904, (361) 573-7146, www.genesmachine.com.