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April 2006 Off-Road Products - New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on April 1, 2006
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Are you like most enthusiasts -- tired of the boring look of your stock gauge cluster but not ready to upgrade to a completely custom dash yet? Nu Image has been producing new-style gauge faces for many years available for the majority of trucks on the road today. Fresh off its production line are the new stainless steel gauge faces for your Toyota Tundra or Tacoma truck. The installation is as easy as removing the gauge cluster from your dash, popping open the clear cover and laying down the new face.

For more information, contact: Nu Image Components Inc., (951) 278-2467, www.nuimage1.com.

The new Air Zenith Fast Air Pump is engineered for air-ride suspension vehicles. It features a 200-psi-rated working pressure, 100-percent duty cycle, and moisture- and dust-resistant, oil-free design. The patented Interchangeable Piston Technology allows users to replace piston rings periodically to prolong air pump life. The Fast Air Pump is equipped with a high-performance, racing-style air filter and a stainless steel braided air hose with inline check valve. It takes less than two minutes to fill up a 5-gallon air tank from 160 psi to 200 psi.

For more information, contact: Air Zenith, (702) 270-7988, www.air-zenith.com.

Off Road Unlimited is now offering an application for '99-'05 GM 1/2-ton 4WD pickups and SUVs. The GM 1500 2-inch Leveling Kit combines torsion bar cogs with extended-length Bilstein 5100-series high-pressure monotube shocks. The ORU system uses special torsion-bar adjuster cogs that are reindexed to level the vehicle without compromising suspension performance. Installation is straightforward and can be accomplished in less than two hours (excluding the required professional alignment). The job requires a special tool -- also available from ORU -- to safely unload and reload the torsion bars.

For more information, contact: Off Road Unlimited, (818) 563-1208, www.offroadunlimited.com.

The popular Bed X-Tender by AMP Research is now available with Quick-Latch mounts for easy attachment and removal. A convenient and easy-to-use release lever on each side makes loading and unloading a snap. Now the Bed X-Tender can be inserted into the universal truck-bed mounting brackets at any angle, making loading larger items quick and easy. To remove, pull back on the spring-loaded release levers located on each side and lift the Bed X-Tender up on one side and then the other and out of the truck or simply rotate the Bed X-Tender vertically and lift out.

For more information, contact: AMP Research, (888) 983-2206, www.amp-research.com.

ARB 4x4 Accessories has just released an updated Deluxe-winch-compatible Bull Bar for the '05 Toyota Tacoma. Constructed from premium sheet steel with a tapered wing design, this bar has been crafted for optimum strength and an improved approach angle. ARB's unique airbag-compatible mounting system ensures both occupant and vehicle safety, and a hard-wearing powdercoat finish completes the look of this stylish new bar. The utmost attention to detail has resulted in a variety of built-in features including recessed indicators and running lights, Warn winch compatibility, Hi-Lift jacking points, driving-light provisions, and twin CB antenna mounting positions.

For more information, contact: ARB, (425) 264-1394, www.arbusa.com.

Having to lug around heavy toolbags is a thing of the past. New from Ready Products is the Retract-A-Bit Mini self-storing screwdriver system, which features bits that can be changed with the push of a button. The bits are integrated into the screwdriver, ensuring that they can never be lost. The screwdriver comes with two Phillips heads, two slotted heads, and one square head bit as well as a ball-point pen.

For more information, contact: Ready Tools, (866) 942-9230, www.ready-tools.com.

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