Jeep 4x4 Parts And Accessories - 4x ProductsPosted in Product Reviews on April 1, 2007 Comment (0)
Simple yet Important
Pro Comp has the proper solution for accurate location of the rear axle and changes in pinion angle when a tailshaft kit and CV driveshaft are installed on a '97-'06 Jeep TJ/LJ: the company's adjustable rear track bar, which is made of 4130 chrome-moly tubing and uses an aircraft-quality high-angle rod end to allow full articulation. This is a simple modification that will prove to be very worthwhile out on the trail.Pro Comp(800) 776-0767www.explorerprocomp.com
Bosch's Platinum Ir Fusion is the industry's only spark plug that combines iridium and platinum in a patented, fused fine-wire center-electrode design. This provides a more durable and long-lasting center electrode, better heat dissipation, and lower, more stable ignition voltage requirements. The new plugs feature four yttrium-enhanced ground electrodes that provide exceptional performance life and also an exclusive surface air gap design that delivers a longer, more powerful spark versus the conventional J-gap electrode design. It provides optimal access to the air-fuel mixture and delivers the most efficient fuel combustion for optimum horsepower. Plus, the factory-set gap never requires adjustment.
Tuff Storage for Your JK
Tuffy Security Products has two new exciting storage options for your Jeep JK vehicle. The first is the company's JK Security Console Insert that turns the factory JK center console into a heavy-duty, lockable storage area to keep valuables out of the hands of thieves. Each console features a full-length, marine vinyl pad for comfort and a removable, internal storage tray to keep smaller items conveniently accessible. The console insert is constructed of heavy-duty 16-gauge steel and is finished in a durable and attractive black powdercoat. Each insert features Tuffy's patented Pry-Guard II Locking System consisting of an extremely pick-resistant, ten-tumbler, anti-twist pushbutton lock; a two-point welded striker; and a 1/4-inch-thick steel latch for security.
The other offering from Tuffy is the new JK Security Drawer for the rear cargo area. It provides lockable storage for valuables such as tools, recovery gear, camping gear, and otherwise vulnerable objects. Included in the mounting of the drawer is a riser system which provides the option of easily mounting the drawer higher (approximately 4 inches of clearance) so other objects, such as a tool case, can be stored underneath. The JK Security Drawer will mount in the four-door JK with the rear seat in place or in the two-door JK with the rear seat removed and will work with the factory subwoofer in place. The drawer is contructed with the same heavy-gauge steel as the console insert and also comes with Tuffy's patented Pry-Guard II Locking System.Tuffy Security Products (800) 348-8339www.tuffyproducts.com
Trouble-Free Brake Lines
JKS Manufacturing now offers Jeep owners a solution to their vehicle's most vulnerable brake system component. The company's new HD Extended Brake Lines are direct replacements for the factory rubber brake hoses and are designed to exceed the demands of extreme Jeep applications. The heavy-duty 22-inch hoses virtually eliminate volumetric expansion to provide immediate brake pedal response and improved performance regardless of fluid pressure or temperature. The flexible Teflon inner core is chemically inert and unaffected by aging and atmospheric conditions. The inner core is protected by an exceptionally strong multilayer Kevlar, elastomer, and stainless steel braid. A translucent UV-protected vinyl jacket adds an additional layer of defense and corrosion resistance, and one-piece adapters are permanently crimped onto each end. All HD Extended Brake Lines are pressure-tested to an incredible 4,500 psi and far surpass DOT regulations.
Proper Flow for Your FJ Cruiser
You finally got your FJ home, now it's time to swap out that quiet stock exhaust system with something that will help you gain a few extra horsepower and an aggressive sound. The new Dynomax Toyota FJ Cruiser Ultra Flo welded exhaust system features the legendary Dynomax Ultra Flo welded muffler and all-mandrel-bent, 2.5-inch 409 stainless steel piping. It has been engineered to deliver unrestricted exhaust flow and a throaty, unique tone. This impressive package includes a polished stainless steel tip etched with the Dynomax logo that exits at the stock location. Piping mirrors routing of the OE system. The system also includes all of the necessary hardware required for the install.
The BadMan, a new series of inline induction systems from Triple-D Induction, is now available for small-block Chevy engines. With interchangeable venturi sleeves, airflow ratings are available from 500 to over 1,000 cfm. The unique, all-new Inline Demon four-barrel carburetor combined with a Triple-D Aero-ram intake manifold provides even and superior fuel distribution. The BadMan system allows larger camshafts to operate at low engine speeds with low vacuum and improved low-speed idle, part-throttle driveability, and efficient fuel consumption. The BadMan has no gaskets to leak under float level and has only three adjustments: two idle-mixture screws and one idle-speed screw. Designed with simple carburetor tuning and maintenance in mind, the BadMan is available in two finishes: "as cast" or silver powdercoat (as shown). Models for big-block Chevy and LS1 motors are already under development.
No More Cracking Factory Manifolds
JBA Headers has just released its new Cat4ward Headers for '91-'99 Jeep Wranglers and Cherokees with 4.0L I-6 engines. These headers are engineered as a direct replacement for the restrictive, crack-prone factory manifolds. With simple bolt-on installation, the new headers significantly increase your torque and horsepower throughout the entire rpm range. JBA's unique header design features 1-1/2-inch, mandrel-bent, 409 stainless steel primary tubes; one-piece, 1/2-inch, CNC laser-cut flanges; and JBA sealing dome technology. Each kit includes all necessary hardware, gaskets, and instructions for a professional no-leak installation, and is covered by JBA's limited lifetime warranty. JBA also offers optional crossover pipes, performance exhaust systems, and ignition wires for 4.0L Jeeps.
Get More Being Short
Advance Adapters has some good news with the release of its new 4L60E-to-Atlas-II Two-Speed Shorty Adapter. If you're looking to get more out of your drivetrain length with one of the shortest overdrive transmissions and transfer-case combinations on the market today, look no further. Advance Adapters is not embarrassed to admit that its adapter length is only 0.600-inch. Designed to mate the late-model 4L60E (with removable bellhousing) to the two-speed Atlas, the kit comes with a custom output shaft, input ring, and new crossmember support. The company tells us that an Atlas four-speed kit is coming soon.
Stop Mildew Forever
If you've ever opened your car door to find mildew spots - or worse, the smell of mildew - in your interior, you know it's bad news. Now you can fight those moisture gremlins during periods of storage or summer humidity with Dry-Store. It's considerably more effective than silica gel and comes packaged for cars in big, 6x9-inch, 1-pound bags. A few bags can provide a year's worth of protection for a fullsize truck or car interior.Dry-Store is nontoxic, noncorrosive, odorless, and will not stain upholstery. Toss them on the seats, throw one in the trunk, and protect engine parts from corrosion by placing a bag on the manifold. Dry-Store retails for only $8.95 per bag. A case of 12 gets you a 20-percent discount (each 1-pound bag comes wrapped in plastic and stores indefinitely).