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Dana 60 - 4x Products

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Dana 60 - 4x Products

Dana 60 DifferentialRockcrusher Products is proud to announce the new Rockcrusher 60R high-pinion differential housing now available in the U.S. The Rockcrusher 60R was designed for the serious four-wheeler who demands performance and value. Whether you are out on the trail for fun and adventure or pushing the limits in competition, the Rockcrusher 60R will deliver the advantages you are looking for. The Rockcrusher offers 35 percent more clearance, and 80 percent more strength than a standard Dana 60 differential. The Rockcrusher also offers a super-efficient lubrication system with three oiling galleries for reduced pinion-bearing wear. Other features include three integrated mounting plates for custom suspension links or torque bars, heat-treated 100 percent ductile Australian steel casing for strength, a heavy-duty cast cover, and a large-diameter fill hole for easy servicing. The Rockcrusher 60R is 20 pounds lighter than other high-pinion D60 housings and offers thick bearing caps and re-enforced ribbing for strength and reliability. For more information, contact: Rockcrusher Diffs, G & J Gears Australia PTY LTD., Dept. 4WDSU, 100 Cleo Dr., Chickamauga, GA; www.rockcrusherdiffs.com.

FJ Dual Transfer CaseMarlin Crawler has added another quality built product to its formidable line of dual transfer case components, the ToyBox unit (2.28:1 gearing) for the Land Cruiser right-hand drop transfer case. This unit is ready to bolt into a '63-'80 Land Cruiser transfer case behind an SM420 or SM465 transmission. The ToyBox assembly comes with a shift lever and famous Turtle Knob. Optional Low-range gearing of 4.70:1 is also available. For more information, contact: Marlin Crawler, Dept. 4WDSU, 1543 N. Maple, Ste. B, Fresno, CA 93703, (559) 252-7295, www.marlincrawler.com.

Portable WelderExtreme four-wheeling can certainly take its toll on any rig out on the trail. To handle the breakage, it's a wise decision to take along all the necessary tools, especially a mobile welder. Mobile Welding & Power Inc. has released two new products: MOBI-ARC and MOBI-POWER. MOBI-ARC is a highly efficient, completely solid-state control and delivery device designed to connect to virtually any alternator. During normal driving conditions, the alternator is regulated at an automotive-friendly 14.65 volts. When the welding leads are connected to the control unit and an arc is struck, MOBI-ARC automatically and instantly switches the alternator into a high-current mode that protects the vehicle's battery and electrical system. Optional mode select is available for many different usages. MOBI-POWER is an optional accessory that includes a UL-approved, splash-proof, 120-volt DC power outlet that can drive halogen lighting; universal power tools, such as grinders, sanders, and saws; and two performance levels, 2,500 watts and 4,500 watts. For more information, contact: Mobile Welding & Power Inc., Dept. 4WDSU, 2686 Carriagedale Row, 1st Floor, San Diego, CA 92037, (858) 583-2146, www.mobiarc.com.

Convertible Jeep TopBarker Top has just released its new convertible tops for new and used Jeep Wranglers. This is the first convertible soft-top available for Jeep that can easily be retracted in a matter of seconds. The top is made from Stayfast, the same material used on Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, and other luxury vehicles. The frame of the top is made from lightweight 6061 aluminum. To take the top down, simply undo the latches at the window frame and pull the top back; an electric push-button option is also available. One of the country's largest auto dealers, Allan Potamkin, was the first to purchase the tops for personal Jeeps and will be offering them on new Wranglers. For more information, contact: Barker Top, Inc., Dept. 4WDSU, 204 Park Ave., Ste. 1FA, Basalt, CO 81621, (800) 782-2285, www.jeeptop.net.

Aussie LockerTorq-Masters Technology Inc. has announced the availability of the Aussie Locker for Dana 30,35, and 44 differentials. The Aussie Locker is an automatic precision locker differential and has units available for Toyota and earlier Jeep differentials. The patent-pending Aussie Locker has entered the U.S. market with a two-year "no nonsense warranty"; if there are any problems it will be exchanged, no questions asked. Extensive testing in the Outback of Australia and quality manufacturing processes have enabled the company to offer this warranty without limitations such as tire size or engine horsepower. For more information, contact: Torq-Masters Technology Inc., (585) 726-1489, www.offroadlockers.com.

Tire CarrierOff-Road Technology, the manufacturer of rugged Jeep and off-road accessories, introduces its line of integrated swing-out tire carriers for all model year CJ, YJ, and TJ Jeeps and '84-'96 XJ Cherokees. The rattle-free carriers are an innovative combination of bumper, receiver hitch, spare tire carrier, and Hi-Lift jack mount. The swing-out tire carrier is designed and built to endure severe off-road abuse. The swing-out tire carrier comes standard with an integrated Hi-Lift jack mount and padlock tabs for both the Hi-Lift jack and swing-arm for added security. For more information, contact: Off-Road Technology, Dept. 4WDSU, 401 E. Fillmore St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907, (719) 633-1111, www.offroadtechnology.com.

ExtendatrunkThe Bestop Extendatrunk offers maximum secure storage space in the rear of your Jeep with the rear seat removed. The base unit attaches using the original seat hardware and includes 12.5 cubic feet of lockable storage that doesn't require any extra keys. Its quick open lid provides convenient access to valuables, and the whole unit can be removed quickly for carrying oversized loads. The Extendatrunk is constructed of twin-walled super-linear plastic that provides strength and durability to keep its contents safe; it's also weather-resistant. If you're looking for even more storage, the Extendatrunk Cage almost doubles the amount of secure, lockable space available with the Extendatrunk. The Cage mounts to the top of the Extendatrunk in less than a minute with no drilling required and can be removed as quickly as it is installed. Safety rods secure the Cage to the Extendatrunk, while 1-inch steel tubing holds your gear securely within the Cage. The top of the Cage also hinges up for quick and easy access to your gear. Extendatrunk and Extendatrunk Cage applications are available for the '86-'03 Wrangler. For more information, contact: Bestop Inc., Dept. 4WDSU, 2100 W. Midway Blvd., Broomfield, CO 80020, (800) 845-3567, www.bestop.com.

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