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December 2006 Off-Road Products - New Products

Posted in Product Reviews on December 1, 2006
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Nothing keeps your motor happier than keeping it nice and cool throughout even the toughest and most demanding conditions. New from Chevron, Havoline Extended Life Anti-Freeze/Coolant DEX-COOL contains an advanced formulation providing extended-life cooling capabilities, cooling system protection, and improved component durability. Meeting the demands of virtually all automobile and light-duty truck cooling systems, Havoline Extended Life Anti-Freeze/Coolant DEX-COOL offers extended service intervals to five years or 150,000 miles. To meet the wide variety of OEM requirements, Chevron offers three unique products: Havoline Extended Life Anti-Freeze/Coolant DEX-COOL, Havoline Custom-Made Anti-Freeze/Coolant, and Texaco antifreeze/coolant.
For more information, contact: Havoline,

Installing a new camshaft without damaging your newly installed bearings can be difficult. Proform helps make that install much easier and safer with this new universal camshaft installation handle. The latest addition to the Proform line of engine assembly tools, this easy-to-use camshaft tool works for most domestic V6 and V8 engines. Using this tool provides a better balance and firmer grip, helping to eliminate dings and scratches on the cam bearings. The tool grip is made of flexible material to provide comfort during installation, but still provide plenty of support for the cam.
For more information, contact: Proform, (586) 774-2500,

Flex-a-lite has developed a shrouded S-Blade universal-fit electric fan for vehicles with 16-inch-and-wider radiator cores. The Black Magic S-Blade unit measures 18x16x4-1/4 inches, moves 3,000 cfm, draws up to 19.5 amps, and dissipates over 50-percent more heat than some competitive 16-inch fans on the market. The Black Magic S-Blade's newly engineered blades allow the fan to run quieter and more efficiently.
For more information, contact: Flex-a-lite, (800) 851-1510,

The latest IFS suspension system from BDS Suspension is a 6-inch kit for the '97-'02 Ford Expedition 4WD. This complete bolt-on system features CNC-machined steering knuckles to maintain factory steering geometry. Also included are heavy-duty, one-piece front and rear crossmembers, compression struts, and a differential skidplate for off-road protection. Rear dual-rate coils offer a comfortable ride on-road and more support off-road. An optional stainless steel skidplate is available.BDS Suspension products are covered by the company's exclusive No Fine Print Warranty.
For more information, contact: BDS Suspension, (517) 279-2135,

Need a new stylish way to securely mount your Hi-Lift jack? DeMello Off-Road introduces its new Jack Clamps. They are made from billet aircraft-quality aluminum and can be mounted to your new Toyota FJ Cruiser's roof rack or any 1.75-inch round tube you want to bolt them to.
For more information, contact: DeMello Offroad, (714) 444-4049,

Blown Away Enterprises is now offering its new '99-'03 Ford Power Stroke headers. These headers are made with 5/8-inch-thick flanges and 3mm (0.120) mandrel-bent 304 stainless steel tubing and are a direct replacement for the cast-iron Ford manifold. These headers decrease the turbo response time by approximately 50 percent, lower EGTs, and bring your boost in much faster. You'll think you've put a ball-bearing turbo on your truck. These are very high-quality headers and can be purchased in polished 304 stainless steel or coated 304 stainless steel using PolyDyn's HS Gold coating.
For more information, contact: Blown Away Enterprises, (713) 225-0707.

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