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Jeep Wrangler Supercharger - 4X Products

Posted in Product Reviews on April 1, 2005
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Jeep Wrangler Intercooled SuperchargerTwo new Jeep Wrangler superchargers are now available from AutoMotion Performance: a Stage 1 supercharger system, with an output of 265 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque, and the Stage 2, offering 315 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. The ATI ProCharger C-2 is capable of supporting power levels that previously required a much larger supercharger. The key benefit of these supercharger packages are that they are self-contained ProCharger units, with 4.75:1 gear ratios and patented staged-bearing transmissions. They also feature an air-to-air intercooler, a 66 percent horsepower gain, a 66 percent torque gain, and no-ignition-retard systems. The systems use 91-octane pump gas, are easily adaptable to higher boost and horsepower levels, and are a simple bolt-on installation, without body-lift, hood, or computer modifications required.

For more information, contact: AutoMotion Performance, (303) 670-5011,

Aluminum FairleadRusty's Offroad is now producing an aluminum fairlead, designed to work with any synthetic polyethylene rope. CNC-machined from billet aluminum, a super-smooth surface prevents fraying of synthetic ropes. The aluminum fairleads are currently available and ready to be shipped, and can purchased with a 3/8-inch, 100-foot Blue Diamond synthetic winch rope.

For more information, contact: Rusty's Offroad Products, (256) 442-0607,

Extreme-Duty BumpersKoz Off Road builds extreme-duty bumpers that are backed by a no-questions-asked, you-bend-it-or-break-it-they-replace-it warranty. Bumpers for TJs, YJs, and CJs are in stock and ready to ship. Koz also creates custom bumpers and almost anything a Jeeper would want. A guaranteed two-week ship policy is offered; from the day you order it, it's guaranteed to ship within two weeks, or the shipping is free. Koz also builds complete vehicles, including rollcages, high-steering arms, adapters, and much more.

For more information, contact: Koz Off Road, (989) 839-8150,

High Impact Rock 8The new Rock 8 is a steel bead lock, with a new look: eight larger-diameter beauty holes front the same no-nonsense steel bead-lock wheels that High Impact has become known for. These bead locks have a 32-bolt formed-steel lock ring that accurately fits the bead of a tire. This means proper centering, easy balancing, leak-free operation, and a rolled edge that won't cut sidewalls and offers bolt protection. The wheels are available in the following sizes: 15x8, 15x10, 15x12, 15x14, 16x8, 16x10, 16x12 17x8, 17x9.5, 17x12, 17x14, and 17x16 inches in all popular bolt patterns.

For more information, contact: High Impact, (888) 898-4331,

Transfer-Case GearsTrail Tough Products has just released its new 4.24:1 Rockmonster transfer-case gears for the '91-'98 Suzuki Sidekick and Geo Tracker and the '99-'01 Suzuki Vitara and Grand Vitara. The gears are manufactured in Japan by the original-equipment manufacturer. Trail Tough provides the same 1:1 ratio in Hi-range, but your Low-range operation is reduced by 134 percent.

For more information, contact: Trail Tough Products, (877) 789-8547,

New HIDPIAA has recently expanded its lineup of HID lamps with the introduction of the PIAA 800, a powerful 7-1/2-inch-diameter lamp that has proven its worth on WRC Rally applications. The lamps features a clear nonfluted glass lens, coupled with a computer-designed reflector and high-output 35-watt HID bulb rated at 4300K. This combination produces a powerful driving beam for high-speed, off-road, and rally racing applications. The PIAA 800 lamp housing is made from stamped steel, with chrome trim for long life and durability in harsh competition environments. A high-strength adjustable-stud mounting system is adaptable to any type of vehicle. Each lamp comes preassembled with one HID ballast and a wiring harness ready for a two-lamp system.

For more information, contact: PIAA Corp., (503) 643-7422,

Twin-Action Box WrenchThis rugged ratcheting wrench works with no swing required. Spec Tools' new professional Twin-Action Box Wrench, with its low 1/2-inch profile, allows work where conventional box wrenches lack room to move. Using a patented reversible mechanism, the wrench turns 45 degrees with each squeeze of the non-slip rubber-gripped handle. The squeeze handle eliminates the need for swing space, allowing work in incredibly tight spots. Used as a box ratchet, it fits over long bolts that even the deepest socket won't. The professional Twin-Action Box Wrench set comes with 10 metric/SAE inserts, three low-profile metric/SAE sockets, four screwdriver bits (two slotted and two Phillips head), and a 3/8-inch adapter. The adapter fits any 3/8-inch drive socket, extension, or adapter.

For more information, contact: Spec Tools, (800) 775-7732,

Winch and Rope ComboThe new Patriot 9500 with synthetic rope is being introduced as one package. The combo comes with the proven and reliable Patriot 9500 and 100 feet of 3/8-inch Technora synthetic rope. Ramsey's synthetic rope is lightweight, pliable, and easy to handle. In addition, the synthetic rope provides excellent heat-resistance and comes with an oversized 1/2-inch clevis hook with safety latch. Also included in the Patriot 9500 package is an aluminum hawse fairlead and either a 12-foot remote control or the patent-pending wireless remote control.

For more information, contact: Ramsey Winch, (800) 777-2760,

The Triton Power-Steering BoxBTB Products has introduced a specially built heavy-duty power steering box. This variable 16-13:1 turning ratio allows more control on- and off-road. A 3-3/8-inch turning ratio improves steering characteristics at high and low speeds. It also uses a heavier torsion shaft, producing more road feel with a 3/4-inch, 30-spline input shaft. This three-bolt-style box, with O-ring-style fittings, can be used as a direct replacement for '87-and-newer Jeep Wranglers, early Land Cruisers, Jeep conversions, and numerous other applications. It also bolts directly to BTB's mounting-plate kit.

For more information, contact: BTB Products, (702) 568-1511,

ZJ Long-Arm KitA new 5-inch long-travel suspension system for the Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ is now available from Rusty's Offroad. This kit bolts on to the uniframe with minor drilling; no welding is required or recommended. Both the long lower and upper link are completely adjustable. Factory rubber control-arm bushings are used to ensure that no noise or vibrations will be transmitted through the uniframe. The arms are constructed of 2x0.225-inch-wall DOM tubing. The new radius-style arms bolt to a 3/16-inch-thick laser-cut steel crossmember that's surrounded by a 3/16-inch frame reinforcement. The system will allow the use of 33x12.5-inch tires. The kit includes four coil springs, an adjustable rear track bar, an HD adjustable front track bar with a HD frame mount, front and rear shocks, JKS front antisway bar disconnects, front and rear stainless-steel-braided brake lines. The long-arm assembly includes a HD crossmember, adjustable long arms (front and rear), adjustable radius arms, and the frame reinforcement.

For more information, contact: Rusty's Offroad, (256) 442-0607,

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