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Off Road Truck Parts - New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on July 1, 2002
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Stepping UpDo you have a way to boost yourself up and into your off-road machine? Let Bully Truck Accessories lend a helping hand with its universal multi-level adjustable side step. Not only is this step great looking, but it's made of T-304 3-inch stainless steel tubing for strength, durability, and longevity. The steps feature non-slip high-impact plastic step pads and are braced with a pair of 3/8-inch polished aluminum braces. The steps are made for a universal fit for easy installation. For more information, contact: Bully Truck Accessories, Bully Truck Accessories/Pilot Automotive Inc., Dept. OR, 768 S. Turnbull Canyon Rd., City of Industry, CA 91745, (800) 237-7560,

Level Your Ford Excursion And Super DutyFabtech has the answer to getting that factory sag off the front suspension of your 2000-02 Ford Excursion and Super Duty. This 3-1/2-inch front spring hanger kit consists of oversized heavy-duty hangers that replace the factory hangers without changing the leaf springs. This kit will typically level the ride height of a stock Ford 4WD Super Duty front to rear. The system includes Grade-8 hardware and Fabtech Performance shock absorbers. This kit will allow the use of a 305/75R16 tire on a 16x8-inch wheel. For more information, contact: Fabtech Motorsports, Dept. OR, 1000 Beacon St., Brea, CA 92821, (714) 990-8850,

Clearly Increase Spark And PerformanceDUI Performance Distributors offers its Clear Cap D.U.I., which has been dyno-tested and proven to provide 15 to 40 more horsepower than stock ignition systems. To ensure performance, each distributor is calibrated so that the advance timing is precisely set throughout the entire rpm range. The 50,000-volt D.U.I. coil and Dyna-Module work together to produce a longer-duration spark, burning the engine's fuel more completely. The Clear Cap D.U.I. allows you to open the plug gaps to 0.055-inch. Brass terminals on the cap and rotor ensure maximum conductivity. For more information, contact: Performance Distributors, Dept. OR, 2699 Barris Dr., Memphis, TN 38101, (901) 396-5782,

Goodyear Wrangler MT/R There's good news for big-truck enthusiasts that like to run Wrangler M/T radials: Goodyear has released a 37-inch tire in 15-inch wheel diameters. These tires offer optimum performance and all-weather traction, especially fitting for serious off-road applications. The Wrangler M/T is the most requested tire from Goodyear's off-road and rockcrawling following. Its durability can be attributed to its puncture-resistant Durawall sidewall construction, which is composed of a high-tech silica compound and three polyester plies for maximum cut-, tear-, and puncture-resistance. Twenty Wrangler MT/R tire sizes are now available in 15-, 16-, and 17-inch wheel sizes. For more information, contact: Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Dept. OR, 1144 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44316-0001, (330) 796-2944,

Serious Winch Power MileMarker has released its new 8,000-pound 12-volt battery-powered winch. If you want a tough and dependable winch to pull your off-roader out of precarious situations, then consider the company that supplies the U.S. military with its winches. This 8,000-pound winch features a tough 3/8-inch cable, power in and out, freespooling, and comes with a hawse roller fairlead. For more information, contact: MileMarker, Dept. OR, 1450 S.W. 13th Ct., Pompano Beach, FL 33069, (800) 886-8647,

Big-Bore ShocksSway-A-Way wants to help enthusiasts seeking extra performance on their truck or SUV with its new Big-Bore Shocks. These shocks have 22 percent more piston area than standard shocks and a 5/8-inch Nitro Steel Piston Rod. The shocks are designed to handle serious off-road abuse and punishment. These shocks have the same design features found in Sway-A-Way's off-road racing shocks. The shocks provide an improved ride and control on the street or running trails. For more information, contact: Sway-A-Way, Dept. OR, 20724 Lassen St., Chatsworth, CA 91331, (818) 700-9712,

4-Inch Stainless ExhaustsGale Banks Engineering has launched its new line of Monster exhaust systems for the '98-'02 Dodge 5.9L turbodiesel, the '01 Chevy 6.6L Duramax, and the '99-'02 Ford 7.3L Power Stroke trucks. The Banks Monster exhaust includes a stainless steel, low-restriction Dynaflow muffler. The Dynaflow features a 4-inch outlet that mates to 4-inch exhaust pipes. Built from heavy-duty stainless steel, these mandrel-bent pipes maintain the same diameter through every turn and won't crack or blow. The systems slash backpressure for more power and cooler exhaust temperatures. For more information, contact: Gale Banks Engineering, Dept. OR, 546 Duggan Ave., Azusa, CA 91702, (626) 969-9600,

TeraFlex Heavy-Duty Output Shaft Kit Starting in 1980, Jeep had changed its transfer cases from the Dana 20 to the Dana 300. These new transfer cases were able to handle the V-8 horsepower much better. The only weakness in this new style transfer case seemed to be the output shaft. Tera Manufacturing's new HD300S kit eliminates the weakness of the Dana 300's stock output shaft. The kit's new output shaft diameter is 21 percent greater for improved strength and durability. This kit is great for improved trail durability, high-torque applications, and with Low-range reduction kits such as the Tera Low 300 gear conversion. For more information, contact: Tera Manufacturing Inc., Dept. OR, 9385 S. Allen St., Ste. 115, Sandy, UT 84070, (801) 256-9897,

Toyota Intake SystemsThe key to improved engine performance is a high-flow intake system. AEM has developed an intake system for '97-'01 Toyota Tacoma four-cylinder manual transmission trucks, and it's 50-state smog-legal. Tests on the intake system have shown that, when installed on the Tacoma, impressive gains in horsepower and torque are noticed. The system is constructed from mandrel-bent 6061 aluminum piping with TIG-welded fittings and brackets, a proprietary filter with built-in air horn, and complete installation hardware and instructions. These systems are also available with a zirconia-based powdercoating that reduces heat-soak; colors are red, blue, and silver. AEM is also anticipating the release of an '02-and-newer Tacoma V-6 intake system. For more information, contact: Advanced Engine Management Inc., Dept. OR, 2205 126th St., Hawthorne, CA 90250, (310) 484 2322,

Carburetor Replacement When it's time to replace that worn-out Quadrajet or Carter Thermo-Quad carburetor, check out this Holley 650-cfm spread-bore replacement. This new carb is a direct bolt-on replacement for any Quadrajet or Thermo-Quad. The carb features full electric choke operation and a universal calibration so it will work on a variety of engine sizes without the need for re-jetting. Vacuum ports are provided for EGR, PVC, air cleaner, charcoal canister purge, distributor spark, and power brakes. Power valve blowout protection is built in. For more information, contact: Holley Performance Products, Dept. OR, 1801 Russelville Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42101, (270) 781-9741,

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