Jeep 4x4 Parts And Accessories - 4x ProductsPosted in Product Reviews on October 1, 2007
Inchworm's latest creation, Lefty, is the only currently available, direct bolt-in, low-geared, single transfer case setup available for the Toyota Tacoma, FJ Cruiser, or 4Runner. Lefty is a complete transfer case that replaces the stock chaindriven unit and comes built with your choice of 4:1, 4.7:1, 5:1 or 5.71:1 gearsets. The beauty of the Lefty is that it bolts up in a few hours with no driveline, floor, or crossmember modifications. It also provides additional ground clearance by clocking the transfer case to keep it tucked away from the rocks. Lefty is the simplest way to get rockcrawling gears in your Tacoma, FJ Cruiser, or 4Runner. Lefty is also compatible with Inchworm's dual transfer-case setup and is available with other options including: heavy-duty output shafts, your choice of driveshaft flanges, twin sticks, and an electric or cable-driven speedometer.
Keep the Fluid Inside Your Dana 44
The new Dana 44 differential cover from Sexton Off-Road has been designed with abuse in mind. When the company sent us a sample, we were told, "This new cover is nearly indestructible. We put a lifetime warranty on it, but we doubt anyone is going to need it."The cover is constructed of nodular iron with ribs for added strength. To add rigidity and eliminate the possibility of peeling the cover off and losing fluid, Sexton designed the flange area to be 1/2 inch thick, and it recessed all of the stainless steel hardware into the flange so the bolts could not be damaged. The fill hole was raised to increase oil capacity and then plugged with a stainless steel fill plug. To ease oil changes and maintenance, the cover comes with a premium, reusable Lube Locker gasket. The cover comes standard with gloss-black, UV-stable powdercoating to reduce fading.
In and Out Storage Solution
It's a beautiful day on the trail and you decide to remove your soft top, but where do you put it? Well, Misch 4x4 Products might have what you're looking for with its new Top Tote soft-top storage tote for Jeep JK models. This unique product attaches to the vertical rollbars directly behind the front seats or the vertical rollbars behind the rear seat and may be used with or without the rear seat in the vehicle. It has been designed to allow for one person to remove and store the factory soft top with ease. The top stores in individual compartments that are padded and won't allow the top's components to touch each other. The Top Tote can be easily removed from or placed into the Jeep with the top inside.
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Mac Tools Has the Edge
Having the right tool for the job makes all the difference - just ask your friend who broke his tie rod last week. Mac Tools is proud to introduce the new Mac Edge 12-piece 1/4-inch nonslip metric socket set (PN: SMGM126BR). This 1/4-inch-drive set includes a fullsize range from 5 mm to 15 mm, including 5.5 mm, and joins the line of 3/8-inch- and 1/2-inch-drive Mac Edge sockets previously offered. Constructed of chrome-moly steel, the patented design allows sockets to be compatible with both normal and damaged fasteners. They are capable of driving damaged fasteners that have been rounded up to 70 percent.
If you've ever wondered how fabrication shops make all those precision cuts to create bumpers, suspension products, and more, typically it's done with a plasma cutter. Hobart Welders has just released a new plasma cutter: the AirForce 250ci. Featuring a built-in air compressor and lightweight inverter technology, the unit offers powerful cutting and weighs just 27 pounds - half the weight of the previous model. The AirForce 250ci is powered by standard 115-vac household current, and it can cut steel up to 1/4 inch thick. The unit allows cutting with an arc up to 3/16 inch long, which is three times longer than some competitive units. The AirForce comes ready to use with a 16.5-foot, ergonomic HP-25 torch designed for increased comfort, more efficient postflow air cooling, and economical replacement tips.
Extreme Onboard Air
Viair's new Dual Onboard Air Systems make installing an onboard air system simple and efficient by including everything you need in one box. With dual compressors, the refresh rate of the tank is lightning-fast, and enough flow is available to run air tools on demand. Dual Onboard Air Systems come with added-value tools such as a tire inflation gun, a 200-psi inline pressure regulator (for air lockers), and a versatile blowgun. Air up tires on the trail with ease or perform roadside repairs yourself using air tools. Each system comes with dual compressors, a 2-gallon (six-port) air tank, pneumatic fittings, a pressure switch, electrical relays and parts, wiring, a dashpanel monitor, all required hardware, and detailed instructions for a flawless install.
A Breath Of Fresh Air
n Help wake up your FJ Cruiser with the new K&N AirCharger High-Flow intake system for the '07 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4.0L V-6 (PN: 63-9030). K&N claims it increases horsepower by 11.95 hp at 4,785 rpm over the stock Toyota intake configuration. To achieve this performance increase, K&N replaces the FJ's original intake assembly, including the airbox, air filter, and intake tube with an all-new intake design. The new system draws air through a K&N high-flow air filter that increases airflow and filtering capacity and never needs to be replaced. Protecting the chrome-topped, cone-shaped air filter and isolating it from engine heat is a powdercoated steel heat shield that replaces the FJ's stock airbox. As it passes the filter, air travels through a roto-molded polyethylene tube shaped to drive a more laminar flow of air to the FJ's engine.
A Wealth Of Horsepower
n You have spent a lot of money building your new custom project, so when it comes time to choose your engine there is no reason to go cheap. Edelbrock makes it easy to put more power under your hood with its Performer crate engine. Edelbrock's engineers have used their dyno-proven Total Power Package recipe to assemble the all-new Performer roller-cammed crate engine. The newest offering is a 350ci small-block Chevy boasting a stout 363 hp and 405 lb-ft of torque. Beginning with a new, lower-cost, Goodwrench 350ci four-bolt GM short-block, Edelbrock adds top-quality components such as its own intake and E-Tec 170 cylinder heads, ARP bolts, red roller rockers, and a high-quality MSD Pro-Billet distributor with Blaster 2 coil. The heart of the engine is Edelbrock's new Rollin' Thunder hydraulic roller cam and lifters.
Increased Factory Strength
So you want more axle strength for your Jeep but are worried about aftermarket components? Well, Mopar Performance has just released its new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon front and rear axle assemblies. These assemblies will provide the next level of off-road performance for your CJ, YJ, or TJ. The axles are shipped with the current Jeep Wrangler Rubicon suspension-mounting brackets installed. They are completely assembled, with 4.10 gears, disc brakes, and a locking differential with locking sensor. A limited-slip rear axle assembly is also available. A few of the features include a 61.9-inch track width; 5-on-5 wheel-bolt pattern; 80mm rear-axletube diameter; 302mmx28mm-wide, vented front-brake rotors; and 316mmx12mm-wide, solid rear-brake rotors.
For more information, visit your local Jeep dealer.