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New Off Road Products - This Just In

Posted in Product Reviews on December 1, 2007
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If it's a showdown they want then go ahead and give it to them, as long as you're packing a Banks Six-Gun for '06-'07 Duramax LBZ pickups. The package provides up to 140 hp and 230 lb-ft at the rear wheels. The Six-Gun package also allows the timing and fuel pressure to be adjusted in one device as well as providing six levels of power at the touch of a dial. Best of all, the package interfaces seamlessly with Banks' touchscreen Power PDA Vehicle Command Center, which controls, monitors, and records key performance functions. The Six-Gun package consists of a Banks power module, Banks Ram-Air cold-air intake system and a stainless steel 4-inch Monster exhaust system.

For more information, contact: Gale Banks Engineering, (866) 738-5915,

For the ultimate in suspension performance for all '05-'07 Ford Super Dutys, Rough Country Suspension offers a 100-percent-bolt-on four-link system that provides increased articulation and wheel travel. The system includes heavy-duty 1-3/4-inch-diameter links with race-style 1-inch Heim joints rated at 76,000 pounds for superior strength and caster adjustment. Thick 1/4-inch steel brackets secure the four links to the frame without cutting or welding. This system allows the use of Rough Country's replacement performance coil springs and also includes sway-bar link extensions, traction-bar relocation brackets, a new pitman arm, a steering-stabilizer relocation bracket, and all hardware. Rear lift options include a block, add-a-leaf and U-bolt kit, or new rear leaf springs. Shock options include the RC Hydro 8000s, RC Nitro 9000s, and the new RCX 2.2.

For more information, contact: Rough Country Suspension Systems, (800) 222-7023,

Tom Wood's driveshafts are now available for JK Wranglers. Each driveshaft has been designed with the utmost in durability and quality for all of you hardcore off-roaders. The shafts feature new replacement flanges and yokes for both the transfer case and differential.

For more information, contact: Tom Wood's Custom Drive Shafts, (877) 497-4238,

Rock Krawler Racing Development is known for its durable and race-ready kits. The company's new solid-front-axle conversion kit for '00-and-later Chevrolet 2500/3500 4x4 and HD-series trucks is no exception. Available in two complete and separate kits, the first kit has been designed as a prerunner system which contains the frontend components of the kit only. The second system has been designed as a full desert race system that contains the complete coilover system for the front and rear. The front axle utilized in the kit is based off the '03-and-later Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 front axle. Regardless of which system you choose, each kit provides between 8 and 10 inches of lift. An available steering system is sold separately.

For more information, contact: Rock Krawler Suspension, (518) 270-9822,

Just because you're off-road doesn't mean you can't be comfortable. To provide some creature comforts of home, Misch 4x4 Products introduces its new center-console pad for the all-new Jeep JK Wrangler. Easily attached to the factory center-console lid with Velcro strips, the pad provides a much more comfortable feel while going down the trail.

For more information, contact: Misch 4x4 Products, (620) 251-9100,

Based on its popular 5100 Series replacement shocks, Bilstein now offers the 5100 Series in height-adjustable units for coilover-front-suspension trucks. The new coilover-style shocks utilize the vehicle's existing stock coil spring, with applications available for the '99-'06 Toyota Tundra, '04-'06 Toyota Tacoma, Ford F-150, and the Nissan Titan.

Each shock features multiple snap-ring grooves on the body to accommodate the various spring seat positions which allow for height adjustments from 0 to 2.5 inches, depending on the application. Additional features of the shocks are vehicle-specific, split-digressive valving and Bilstein's industry-leading high-pressure gas monotube technology. As with all 5100 Series shocks, these new height-adjustable units feature bright zinc-plated bodies and come with a lifetime aftermarket warranty.

For more information, contact: Bilstein, (800) 537-1085,

If we didn't know better, we'd say that the new Millermatic 252 MIG welder was created for off-roaders. This all-in-one MIG welder contains numerous features that are sure to be hits in our community. The spot/delay feature ensures consistency during repetitive tack welding of tubing all while controlling heat input. The Auto Gun Detect feature allows for easier and faster switching between steel and aluminum materials by allowing the operator to simply pull the trigger on a connected MIG gun, spool gun, or push/pull gun while the machine recalls the voltage, wire feed speed, and timers of the active gun. An EZ-Change cylinder rack allows users to roll the heavy gas cylinders into position, instead of having to lift them into place.

Additional features of the 252 include a large digital display and a built-in digital timer menu for setting standard wire feed run-in, shielding gas pre/post flow, and wire burnback. An angled dual-gear system with a spring-loaded drive-roll assembly makes for easy wire changes, toolless drive-roll changeover, and convenient drive-roll storage. The Millermatic 252 comes with a standard 15-foot MIG gun, which is 3 feet longer than its predecessor.

For more information, contact: Miller Electric Mfg. Co., (920) 734-9821,

SnugTop's new SnugLid tonneau cover is now available for the new and wildly popular Toyota Tundra Double Cab with standard-length bed. Following the Tundra's beefy lines, the low-profile TC model not only helps to protect precious cargo but also provides enhanced fuel economy. The cover is constructed of 1-inch-thick honeycomb material and a strong and durable metal perimeter frame. All hardware is stainless steel to withstand the elements. The finish of the cover is smooth and flat and is color-matched using DuPont's ChromaPremier basecoat/clearcoat process to factory Toyota colors. Best of all, the cover is backed by both a lifetime structural and paint warranty. Available options include a SnugRug headliner and a heavy-duty BedRug kit for the truck's bed.

For more information, contact: SnugTop, (562) 432-5454,

Hellwig's new line of air springs features high-capacity rubber airbags rated between 2,600 and 2,800 pounds of capacity and features all of the necessary hardware for an easy installation. The systems are currently available for Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, and Dodge vehicles. The system is also lifted-truck-friendly, meaning that all the installer has to do is reverse the mounting hardware of the airbags to compensate for the added height of the lifted vehicle.

For more information, contact: Helwig Products, (800) 367-5480,

The latest Jeep Wrangler JK lift system from Pro Comp Suspension is the 4-inch kit made specifically for the two-door JK Rubicon. The Stage II Flex System contains new lower control arms that have been manufactured from CNC-formed, laser-cut, 3/16-inch-thick A36 steel plate. These arms feature 1/8-inch-thick gusset plates for durability and come equipped with rebuildable high-angle spherical ball ends and long-lasting polyurethane bushings. Adjustable-length front upper arms are included to optimize alignment specifications.

Additional features include a heavy-duty adjustable front track bar constructed from 4130 chrome-moly tubing and an adjustable rear track-bar bracket for proper axle alignment. Front sway-bar disconnects, rear sway-bar links, extended front bumpstops, billet rear bumpstop spacers, offset brake-line relocation brackets, vehicle-specific front and rear coil springs, and adjustable MX6 monotube shocks finish off the package and provide an outstanding ride. Best of all, the entire system is completely bolt-on and allows the use of 35-inch tires with no clearance issues.

For more information, contact: Pro Comp Suspension, (619) 216-1444,

Brembo's custom front GT brake system for the all-new '07 Toyota Tundra fullsize pickup truck has been designed to produce the optimum results in every braking situation by utilizing larger, six-piston calipers and larger, two-piece floating discs to increase the brake torque and thermal capacity often required when towing trailers and driving off-road. This upgrade system is a direct bolt-on replacement to the OE system and does not affect any other components of the vehicle such as the brake booster or master cylinder. Best of all, the system is fully compatible with the Tundra's four-wheel ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist system.

For more information, contact: Brembo North America, (714) 641-5831,

Throughout the years, the KC HiLiTES name has been synonymous with off-road lights. Recently, the legendary company has entered new territory with its line of bumpers for the Jeep JK Wrangler. Built to the exact quality and bulletproof specifications as the company's lights, these new, plate-style winch-mount front bumpers are made from solid, 3/16-inch-thick steel and 1/4-inch-thick mounting brackets. Each bumper has integrated fairlead attachment points and 3/4-inch shackle mounts and will accept typical towhooks. The bumpers are predrilled for two lights, and the included lightbar will hold an additional set of lights. Both the bumper and lightbar feature an attractive and durable textured black powdercoated finish.

For more information, contact: KC HiLiTES, (928) 635-2607,

If you're looking for an improved factory ride for your '05-'07 Nissan Frontier 2WD with no cutting or welding and the ability to run 32-inch tires, then CST Performance Suspension's newest 4-inch lift system is for you. In addition to the CNC-machined spindles and hand-fabricated parts for the front, the rear of the truck is raised with a 2-inch lift block and two CST Performance shocks for a level appearance.

For more information, contact: CST Performance Suspension, (951) 328-9902,

If you've been following our FJ Cruiser buildup in recent issues, you will agree with us that the FJ can go virtually anywhere the wheels are pointed. With this said, one of the major contributing factors to having a vehicle go where it's driven is the quality of its underbody protection. The new All-Pro Off-Road heavy-duty transfer-case skidplate is an example of one additional layer of protection to an FJ's underbelly. The skidplate is made from a solid piece of 10-gauge, cold-rolled steel plate that is mated to a piece of 1.5-inch, 0.120-wall, round steel tubing that, when installed, extends to the framerails with the supplied bolt-on backing plates. This innovative design allows for any impacts to be evenly distributed to the frame of the FJ rather than to its transfer case.

For more information, contact: All-Pro Off Road, (951) 658-7077,

Rough Country Suspension's latest line of off-road accessories for the Jeep Wrangler JK is its new Jeep Armor rock sliders. Fabricated from heavy-duty, 1.5-inch-diameter, powdercoated steel tube with 1/4-inch laser-cut mounting plates, these rock sliders will not only add to the aesthetics of your JK but will also help to protect the body panels by serving as rotating points, crush barriers, and jacking points between you and those larger-than-life rocks. As part of the set, stainless steel bolts and hardware are included. The rock sliders are also available for other Wrangler models such as the TJ, XJ, and YJ.

For more information, contact: Rough Country Suspension Systems, (800) 222-7023,

Keeping your valuables from prying eyes and hands is always a consideration, especially when leaving your vehicle open while camping, working, or otherwise recreating. Tuffy's FJ Cruiser security drawers are about as stealth as it gets. Fabricated from heavy-duty 16-gauge steel with an attractive black powdercoat finish, these drawers essentially elevate your cargo area and through the attached side flaps, create a flat floor upon which larger items can be stored. Each drawer is locked using Tuffy's patented Pry-Guard II locking system, which features a 10-tumbler, double-bitted mechanism and heavy-duty latch. An industry first, the drawers may also be elevated up to 4 inches should a storage pocket be desired under them.

For more information contact: Tuffy Security Products, (800) 348-8339,

In the past, whenever installing an onboard air system that would support both air lockers and inflation duties for all four tires, there had to be ample space within your ride to accommodate both the compressor and required air tank. Those days are over now that ARB has released its new low-amp-drawing, high-flowing, onboard compressor kit. Designed to operate ARB air-locking differentials as well as to increase the inflation time on large tires, the CKMA12 compressor is the most high-flowing compressor available on the market with its 50-percent duty cycle at a flow of 2.5 cfm. The unit is also one of the most compact units on the market as well. Fully sealed for dust and moisture resistance with a relocatable splash-resistant air filter assembly for waterproof air-intake positioning, this compressor is well-suited to harsh off-road conditions.

For more information, contact: ARB 4x4 Accessories, (425) 264-1391,

As we all know, it gets pretty dark in the middle of the desert and one can never have enough lights. Enter Baja Designs latest creation: the Soltek modular lightbar, which allows you the ability to custom-make any lighting combination you desire utilizing the company's 4-inch Fuego lights and 8-inch La Paz lights. The modular lightbar is fabricated from individual billet-aluminum mounting "modules," which consist of rings, spacers, and mounting brackets, and each module may be purchased separately and quickly bolts together to create any configuration while retaining Baja Design's patented toolless adjustability. There are two mounting options available for the lightbar: bolt-on and weld-on. The lightbars can be mounted on any UTV, truck, or buggy.

For more information, contact: Baja Designs, (760) 560-2252, And Chevrolet Power PlaysTS Performance's Power Play MP-8 is now available for both 6.7L Dodge Cummins and LMM Chevrolet Duramax engines. Offering up to 100 additional horsepower as well as increased fuel economy and performance, the MP-8 is the hot ticket. Even more enticing is the fact that the unit is easy to install and even easier to remove. An available MP-D monitor is also available for the driver to select the feature of choice, which includes EGT, boost, fuel pressure, and rpm, to display on the vehicle's windshield.

For more information, contact: TS Performance, (270) 746-9999,

Pro Comp's latest Xtreme Mud Terrain tire features a high-void tread pattern with full-length lugs for enhanced on- and off-road traction in mud, sand, dirt, and rock. Incorporated into the construction is the new 10 Degree Radial Angle Technology which provides two polyester body plies and one outer ply angled at 10 degrees to provide maximum puncture resistance. An extra-thick sidewall provides additional resistance to cuts, punctures, and abrasions. A wide variety of sizes is available.

For more information, contact: Pro Competition Tire & Wheel Co., (866) 232-0665,

Superlift's Rockrunner long-arm lifts are available in 4-inch and 6-inch heights for the Jeep Wrangler TJ and Wrangler Unlimited. Both kits utilize high-articulated Rockrunner link arms at each corner to provide exceptional ground clearance, full steering, and incredible suspension flex. Built with quality and durability in mind, the Rockrunner arms feature internal swivels at the Heim-joint ends, steel-encased rubber bushings at certain link-mounting points to ensure bind-free articulation, and vibration dampers. The Rockrunner arms bolt directly to the TJ axles and are anchored to a two-piece skidpan assembly. The desired lift height is derived from taller-than-stock coil springs. The base-model kits include compression-travel-control components, threaded-style sway-bar quick disconnects, and adjustable track bars with mounting brackets. Additional components included in the 6-inch kit are rear sway-bar disconnects, a dropped pitman arm, and extended-length braided-steel brake hoses.

For more information, contact: Superlift Suspension Systems, (888) 299-4692,

Yakima has just released its Jeep Wrangler JK base roof-rack kits. Each kit allows for the use of Yakima cargo baskets and bike, boat, or ski mounts. Included in each kit are custom rails and mounting hardware for hardtop versions or specialized rollbar clamps for soft-top versions. Each system is available for either the Wrangler or Wrangler Unlimited.

For more information, contact: Yakima Products, (888) 925-4621,

A.R.E. has announced it has a Z Series fiberglass truck cap for the new '07 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra pickup in all bed sizes. Each cap features soft and rounded curves, recessed windows, and an LED brake light. For ventilation, each of the side windows is equipped with a screen. For security, each cap is fitted with an ergonomically designed handle and an OE-quality lock with double-sided key. A.R.E. paints each Z Series cap to match the truck's OEM paint code. The cap and its painted finish are backed by a limited lifetime warranty from A.R.E. for the life of the pickup truck it is originally installed on.

For more information, contact: A.R.E. Accessories, (800) 649-4ARE,

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