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4x4 Parts - 4x Products

Posted in Product Reviews on November 1, 2006
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357 Under Your Seat
Lovell Engineering has introduced its model 357 transfer case for the serious rockcrawling and rockracing competitor. This unique transfer case features a front/rear output control and also reduces on-course times thanks to instant shifting. It has already been used in competition by some of the nation's leading rockcrawlers. The 357 (so named because it has a 3.57 reduction ratio) uses pneumatic pressure to actuate clutches for the front and rear outputs, allowing engagement and disengagement under any conditions without gear-binding or hanging up.Installing the Lovell 357 is easy because it's a bolt-in replacement for the now-popular Atlas II. 357s are available configured for most popular driveline combinations. The 357's case is made from premium-grade aluminum alloy and can be indexed for either left or right output. The gears and shafts are manufactured from high-strength steel and are rated to withstand loads in excess of 5,300 lb-ft of torque.

Secure Tilt
Custom rigs often mean custom steering systems, which also includes the position of your steering wheel. Comfort behind the wheel is key no matter what the intended purpose of your vehicle is. The new tilt steering wheel system from Off-Road International offers five convenient driving positions and also allows for universal mounting to any rollbar configuration. The wheel assembly features 30 degrees of adjustment, is made with sealed roller bearings for smooth action, and is equipped with a 3/4-inch-bore racing U-joint on a pivot axis.

FJ Easy Access
The all-new '07 FJ Cruiser is the latest celebrated off-road vehicle from Toyota. Westin is proud to announce the release of its Signature and Platinum Series step bars for the '07 Toyota FJ Cruiser. The step bars offer protection against road hazards and provide easy vehicle access with a slip-resistant step pad that won't fade or crack under the harshest UV conditions. Westin's step bars are offered in a 3-inch-diameter tube and are available in a chrome-plated or black powdercoat finish. The Signature steps are made from mild steel and backed by a 3-year warranty. The Platinum steps are made from 304 stainless steel and backed by Westin's lifetime warranty.

Instant Air Conditioning
With a simple push of a button, your windshield can be positioned anywhere from fully open to completely closed with the new Trail View windshield system from Tyson Design Works. The kits are available with or without glass, allowing you to reuse your existing windshield. This is a great choice for the off-road enthusiast who needs a little extra airflow or who has a top rack or snorkel and is unable to lay down the existing windshield frame. The system is also great if you just don't want to hassle with unbolting and storing your side bars. Kits are available for the CJ, YJ, and TJ up to '06.

Grand Cherokee Performance
BDS Suspension has released its new 4.5-inch Pro-Ride suspension system for your '93-'98 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ. This kit provides 4.5 inches of front lift and 4 inches of rear lift. Features include front and rear adjustable upper control arms, front and rear lower control arms, an adjustable front track bar, and a rear track bar relocation system.

The included front Ultimate Sway Bar Disconnects allow easy connection and disconnection of the front anti-sway bar. Completing the kit are rear sway bar links, front stainless Kevlar-lined brake lines, and bumpstop extensions. BDS Suspension products are covered by the company's exclusive No Fine Print Warranty and are only available through authorized BDS distributors.

TJ Coilover Kit
Poly Performance has just released an all-new Jeep TJ coilover kit that is a great choice for when you need to step up to the next level of suspension systems. The kit allows for long-travel, 2-inch-diameter coilovers and 2.5-inch air shocks from 12 to 16 inches of travel for improving off-road driving performance and increasing wheel travel. The TJ coilover kit also allows for easy ride-height adjustments, spring-rate adjustments, and compression/rebound damping adjustments. At each front corner, the optional front air-bump kit introduces race-proven, 2-inch hydraulic bumpstops as secondary suspension to improve off-road comfort and durability. All mounting components are engineered to be compatible with common body lifts, engine lifts, onboard air systems, and most suspension systems. Poly's TJ coilover kit is sold as one complete system or in three individual sections (front kit, rear kit, and/or front air-bump kit).

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Quick Fix
How many times have you cracked a seal and needed a quick fix to get you back on the trail to make it home to safety? Now ask yourself how many times have you reached for J-B Weld products to remedy this situation? New from J-B Weld is the Mini Clear Epoxy Syringe, ideal for metal, antique wood, plastic, ceramic, glass - basically any bike or automotive surface. J-B Mini hardens fast in 5 minutes, so you can get back on the trail in no time. The nozzle, designed for one-time use only, delivers a no-fuss dispense-and-mix formula in a package measuring only 0.2 fluid ounces, so it fits right into your pocket or glovebox.

Better Stopping Power
Nobody likes rust, so why allow your factory brake rotors to degrade and rust over time? Every Pro-Stop drilled brake rotor begins life as a premium-quality casting made in North America or Europe. The hole patterns are carefully engineered and precision-machined to enhance brake pad cooling and out-gassing while maintaining the rotors' balance and runout. The rotors feature gold-cadmium plating to enhance appearance and resistance to rust and corrosion.

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